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1920 W 250 N Ste 19Ogden, UT 84404
From Business: Millcreek Animal Hospital of Ogden, UT is a veterinarian clinic that cares for your pet providing pet vaccinations and spay and neuter services. At our clinic we …
1221 E 3300 SSalt Lake City, UT 84106
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This urgent care gouges you with their prices and doesn't seem to care that much about the animals. They used anesthesia unnecessarily (which is dangerous for our extra small dog), and misdiagnosed her. We decided to get a second opinion from our regular vet, and he was extremely displeased with the care they had given her and we were told how dishonest this urgent care location is. We definitely won't be going back.
I will never be taking my pets here, ever again. My cat got very sick so I made the decision to take him to one of the only two places in Utah County that are open late. My cat was severely dehydrated so they kept him over night. When I came to pick my cat up at 7 in the morning, I waited for 10 minutes without being helped at all. There was no sign of the staff anywhere. I knocked on the door to their back office, still nothing. I waited another few minutes, then I heard one of the staff members in the back snoring. The staff was sleeping! I had to call them inside their own office to wake them up. The veterinarian herself was uninformative, rude and did not make me feel comfortable about leaving my cat there. Not to mention I had specifically told them my cat had already been tested and vaccinated for FeLV the week before, but they charged me for the test anyway.
We have been here at least six times over the years, probably more, with our dogs and cats. They have always taken good care of our pets in these moments of crisis, which always seem to happen on a weekend or holiday. While expensive, I'm grateful to have somewhere to go when an emergency comes up. The vets we've seen have usually been female and kind, and we had a male in his fifties or sixties once- he seemed gruff but competent. Most of the support staff have been obvious animal lovers and friendly. I'm saddened by the negative experiences others have had, but with the positive experiences I've had, I will still go here.
Chuck 11/20/2015My cat somehow managed to get caught on something and in the process of pulling free managed to rip a 2 inch hole in his side we got right in and they did a great job on him we are back home he is angry because he can't go outside for 2 weeks
My aged parents and I took their dog in on a Saturday. She had been limping and although not urgent, my mother was concerned. I felt the vet was very thorough and helpful. She took time with us and kindly explained correct diet restrictions and options for their overweight dog. She gave us some pain meds to last the weekend and faxed over the exam details to our regular vet to be seen on Monday. My parents overfeed their dog and give treats way too often. I was grateful that she explained the consequences to my parents so they finally understood. The regular vet always seemed to downplay the overfeeding of the dog and would just prescribe pain meds. I'm sorry for the others that have had bad experiences here, with severe consequences, but with our basic needs, our visit was very positive.
I wish it was possible to give no stars. As someone who works in customer service, I am normally very patient and understanding as a customer. This was outrageous though!! Worst experience I've ever had. I feel sick. Not only were they not helpful, they made us wait in the patient room for nearly 2 hours (after waiting in the waiting room for another 2), but they also did not seem to really know what they were doing, and were not gentle with our dog. The vet came to do his "examination" with BLOOD on his hands from a dog he was doing surgery on before! We will never go back and we will discourage others from going. We were overcharged and given four different medications for our dog who had bloody diarrhea. We could hear everyone in the back while we sat and waited and actually heard the nurse tell the vet that "there didn't seem to be anything really wrong" with our dog. He came in, asked us 2 questions, felt her stomach and that was it. They gave her an iv for dehydration but it was administered so poorly that she was whimpering/screaming in pain the entire time and they gave her back to us covered in blood! Horrible experience. Absolutely awful.
The worst place to take your pet, PLEASE PLEASE don,t take your pet there, they will take your money and do NOTHEN for your pet
After my dog was bit by a baby rattlesnake, I took her here because I was told by a Vet it was my only option to get the anti venom shot. They downsized the situation telling me it probably was not a rattle snake and if it was a rattler it probably didn't have full venom. I knew it was a rattler (I was present when the incidence occurred) but trusted them my dog did not need the anti venom shot. After a few hours of med's and a few hundred dollars later they sent me home. Later, While at home, she started frothing at the mouth, went semi-conscious, and her neck started swelling up like a football. I immediately called back this awful place and explained the situation. They told me, "The dog is probably going septic and just going to die." I replied that I should bring the dog back in and they said, "If you think you need to bring her in make sure to call first." Wow, I think that is why I was calling! Luckily, I was able to get her in with a decent vet and save her life. It was a very long hard road of recovery because she wasn't given the anti venom shot here. I also later learned that baby rattlesnake venom doesn't take full effect until several hours after the bite....guess the clinic staff didn't know that either! Pretty sad that I could have lost my dog and saved a great deal of money because they did not treat her properly. Go here only if you have no other option and even in that case no other option might be a better one!
I took my cat here on a Sunday morning. The front desk girl had quite an attitude. The vet, though very nice, does not seem to practice normal veterinary medicine. I understand they everyone has different beliefs, but they weren't very informative of what they were going to be giving my pet, nor are they upfront on pricing. They estimated this and estimated that and said I would get a bill at the end. Once home and reviewing the bill it states that the shot given is approved for use in humans only. She also gave me a 30 day supplement to give to my cat, ensuring that it will vastly improve his internal issues. After giving him the supplement he immediately got sick. I called my normal vet the next day and she was unaware of what this product is. I was eventually able to get an answer from the urgent care vet. It is a supplement sold by an MLM company. I can't help but wonder if she is distributing for this company and climbing the ranks by "selling" this product for her vet patients. I told them that my vet strongly recommended i not give my cat the medicine, but they wouldn't take it back.
I would NEVER recommend anyone going to this Veterinary Hospital. We took our 3 year old dog into them thinking he had a broken leg. We spent almost $500 and were told that if he was not better within 4 to 5 day's that we had the options of either amputating his leg or putting him down. This was the most devastating news ever! We couldn't believe that we had a healthy dog a few hours prior to that. He couldn't even hardly walk he kept falling down every time he tried to walk or move, it was heart breaking. We asked the vet to wrap his paw so he didn’t cut it, when he tried to walk because it was dragging on the ground. So we were sent home with steroids and a muscle relaxer. The next week we took him to our regular vet and found out some real answers. They did blood work on him and a full work up and it only cost us $74 and got more results and spent more time with the vet and was treated better. Come to find out he has a severe infection in his leg which is causing the swelling on his nerves in his leg. If we would have listened to that vet we could have lost our dog or we would have amputated his leg for no reason. We will NEVER take our dogs back to these people again.
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.