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9706 Mockingbird DrOmaha, NE 68127
MWV is affiliated with K State University, but they never tell you that. So if you like to pay BIG $$$$ and receive mediocre care and terrible custo…
2323 S 64th AveOmaha, NE 68106
From Business: At VCA, your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal. We treat each pet knowing it is an extension of your family. Our dedicated staff …
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I love Northwest Animal, especially Jodi Hout, vet. She does not treat my dog like a pet, but a family member, which he is to us. She always talks to him and does a thorough job of looking him over. My dog has a lot of allergies and skin issues, so we are frequent visitors. I just love Jodi and find her to be an excellent vet. I also find that they are very reasonably priced compared to other places. Jodi Hout has been his vet for 13 years and I would never take him anyplace else.
Dr. Busselman is really good with my dog jiggy and took his time. If there is a problem in the office he makes it right. I appreciate the way he runs the business.
Dr Trost, I believe it was, he never actually told me his name, was very cold and uncaring. He misdiagnosed my cat, gave wrong treatment for an entire week, and the staff was incompetent, and actually said "cats can't feel pain" when admistering shots. That's when I knew I couldn't bring my cat there again.
I took my two dogs in to the clinic today to get caught up on their shots. I was first told that my younger dog needs a rabies shot something he has already had. After going back and forth with the vet tech and them assuring me their records are accurate I said ok thinking I was mistaken. And then them telling me my older dog needs to be caught up on only the Bordetella shot. They took my dogs in the back room and did their thing. Then after sitting in the room for about 5-10 mins the vet tech comes in and tells me that they mixed up the files and it was my older dog that needs to be caught up on the shots and not my younger one. Then they proceed to tell me my older dog needs his rabies shot to get the other vaccinations. (I've emailed the rabies vaccine certificate to the receptionist 3 times since he was neutered at the humane society and had to get one). So not only did they give my younger dog double doses of shots that should last up to 3 years but they told me they would delete it from the file so I don't have to pay for it. Now my younger dogs records are screwed up bc it doesnt show he got those shots today.Today was the final straw with this vet clinic. I've never had a good experience with them. They have constantly lost my appointments and when I show up they have to squeeze me in last minute which is weird because I have proof from emails with the receptionist that I have made the appointment. I will never take my dogs there again. They are extremely disorganized and have put the well being of my dogs in jeopardy. Beware before you take your dog's here.
You need to update your phone numbers for the right business , this phone number for this business is no longer in service has been changed but the business is still there
Dr. Trost took very good care of my dog for 18 years and my cat almost 21 years. When it came time to relieve them of their suffering Dr. Trost was very gentle to both, and comforting to me as he could sense my pain during the process.8 years later I have another puppy and I wouldn't think of taking him to anyone but to Dr. Trost?
Dr Tierney is the best vet you will find!! I have taken my pets to him for years and have referred many others when their vets could not find answers to their pets health. I have moved away from NE almost 9-yrs now and am on my 3rd vet. They simply don't have the knowledge Dr. Tierney does and will just tell you anything and send you on your way-I however question and don't stop until I get an answer, so I'm sure I am not one of their favorite clients but too bad-my pets are too important!!
This veterinary office is under NEW ownership. Dr. Mongan and Dr. Garner are amazing vets and I would not trust my animals to anyone else. We have been taking our animals to Dr. Mongan for about 20 years now. She is amazing with all of my pets!
We take our dogs to these guys and just love them. Although we do not live near this clinic, I do not mind the drive for the great service we receive. The staff and docs are very knowledgeable and kind as well as priced within reason. Would recommend to anyone.
Benson animal clinic is the best place I've taken all my dogs there the stuff is friendly and dr.zimmerman is great I wouldn't take them anywhere else
Choosing the right vet for your pet can be tough. After all, your furry friend can't tell you how he or she feels about the doctor. Even though you're not the one treated by the vet, whoever your animal sees is obviously your decision. Since many veterinary diseases and injuries can turn into emergencies very quickly, it's important to have a go-to vet. This way, you can ensure you'll know whom to see when your animal needs care.
Speak to your friends and family about vets who've treated their pets. You can even talk to your groomer or an animal shelter worker for referrals. When you visit the clinics you've been referred to, check that the facility is clean, animals are separated and the staff is calm and courteous. Not all clinics are American Animal Hospital Association accredited. This accreditation isn't a legal necessity, though a clinic that's AAHA-accredited is guaranteed to offer high-quality medical care. To receive accreditation, the clinic has to meet the AAHA's standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
If you're looking for a specialist, you want to make sure he or she is board-certified to practice in that specific area of animal medicine. You'll want to make sure your vet is also convenient to visit, so there are factors to take into account.
The type of animal you own should play a part in which vet you choose as well. While your options are vast if you have a dog or cat, you may have to visit an avian clinic for your bird or an exotics clinic for your snake.
Just as there are many types of doctors, there are many types of vets. Some focus on livestock or house pets, while others may specialize in dentistry or surgery. They may work in a veterinary clinic or zoo, working specifically with the animals housed there, or travel to farms to work with livestock. Since horse racing and other equestrian activities are so popular, some vets are trained to work just with horses.
Diseases, like malaria and yellow fever are also transmitted through animals. Some vets have insight to diseases that affect both humans and animals. Vets have contributed to the treatment and cure of many diseases that plagued both humans and their furry friends.
Government agencies employ veterinarians as well. When an animal comes from a foreign land, these vets quarantine them and check for any diseases that may be present in an effort to control new diseases that can be brought into the country. Other Specific types of vets include:
A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. In some cases, they may assist vets in surgery or restrain struggling animals during tests or lab work. The everyday duties of a veterinary assistant include; monitoring and caring for animals after surgery, keeping medical records, cleaning animals' teeth, feeding and bathing them, cleaning cages, sterilizing surgical equipment, giving animals medication, collecting samples for testing and performing laboratory tests, and offering grief counseling to pet owners.
It's a good idea to bring your pet to the vet regularly. This way, he or she becomes familiar and comfortable with the care providers, and you can stay on top of your pet's preventative care. If the animal is small enough, bring it to the office in a carrier. Just as you visit the doctor for a yearly check up, you should bring in your pet for regular check ups as well. During a routine veterinary visit, the vet will probably begin by asking you if there have been any changes in your pet's behavior or habits.
The vet will then take your pet's vitals, like weight, temperature, pulse and respiration rate, and perform a physical examination of the pet. During a physical exam, the vet checks the abdomen for swollen organs, and the legs, feet and joints for any potential problems. Depending on the age, breed or condition of your pet, your veterinarian may also check the eyes, ears and mouth.
When your vet conducts a full body examination, he or she will check out your pet's coat and skin, noting any hair loss, itchy spots or lumps. Keep note of your animal's shedding habits so you can let the vet know if anything seems abnormal. The vet will check for parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms as well.
Vaccinations are also important to your pet, especially if you have a cat or a dog, and your vet will suggest that you make sure they're current. Keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent your furry friend from getting distemper, rabies, hepatitis and lyme disease. Some vaccinations last longer than others, so speak to your doctor about staying caught up with your animal's shots.
Just like your own health insurance, you want to make sure your animal is covered before he or she needs veterinary services. Some common animal surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, and you don't want to end up having to foot a surprise bill that costs more than your paycheck.
There's no set price for pet health insurance. Costs can depend on factors such as where you live, the age and breed of your pet, and how much coverage you want. Before you take out a pet insurance policy, you'll want to meet with your vet to go over what he or she thinks your animal should be covered for. Many vets believe that you should make sure cancer, chronic disease, hereditary and congenital disease, and common breed-related medical conditions are all addressed in your policy.
Some pet owners can't afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. Some pet stores have wellness plans - which tend to be much cheaper than an insurance policy - that offer shots, check ups, screenings and discounts on various procedures your pet may need. A lot of veterinary offices offer payment plans for pricey procedures as well, as long as you have decent credit history. For a last-ditch option, there are even privately funded organizations that offer pet owners financial aid for their pet's treatments.