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85 W Miller StOrlando, FL 32806
LOCATIONS Throughout FloridaMiami, FL 33169
I was fortunate to encounter Dr Dylan Buss at the Powerline Rd office when my Shih Tzu cut her cornea. Dr Buss treated Lucy with great care & concer…
7424 E Colonial DrOrlando, FL 32807
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 …
2608 N Powers DrOrlando, FL 32818
This is the only pet care pace I would feel good about if I had to leave my animal there.The staff is great. They are very friendly, organized and s…
4900 Lake Underhill RdOrlando, FL 32807
From Business: We are a full service hopital that has cared for very special clients in this area since 1957. Our philosopy has remained unchanged, and is based on the quality o…
5512 Clarcona Ocoee RdOrlando, FL 32810
I highly recommend Dr. & Mrs. Kennedy at Rosemont Animal Clinic. When we moved to Clermont, we tried other veterinarians who over charge or don't r…
645 Avalon BlvdOrlando, FL 32806
From Business: LAKE EMMA ANIMAL HOSPITAL is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in LAKE MARY, FL . The professional and courteous staff at LAKE EMMA ANIMAL HOSPI…
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Ok so I have been going to this vet for over 2 years and one thing I have to say is they are very nice ppl. They call you the next day to find out how your pet is doing and seem to genuinely care. I have taken my mom's yorkiepoo, my yorkiepoo and my Olde English bulldog there and they were always very good to them, no complaints; But recently I bought an English bulldog and that was when everything went down hill. The first time I took her there at 9 weeks they gave her DHPPC. At 11 weeks I took her back and they gave her DHPPCLB, little did I know that the L is for "Leptospirosis" This is a shot they should of asked me if I wanted to give her but they didn't. They just gave it to her and my dog had a very bad reaction and had to bring her back to them for some anti-biotics. Got her back like 2hr later :( and had to give her benydril for the next three days for her to fully recover. Next time I saw them I was asked if I was going to breed her, I said maybe and they said was i aware that she would need a c-section to deliver her puppies and they would charge $2,000.00+ for the procedure; on the other hand if I would want to spay her it will run me $500.00+ but I should do it before her 1st heat cycle. After doing some research I found out that it is not healthy to spay your bulldog so early because they will never fully develop their head and chest if you cut of their hormones so early, I also learned that the prices they were quoting me were off the charts and I should not have to pay so much for simple procedures. Anyways, needless to say, that will be the last time we go there. Thank you and I hope this helped OK so I went back on my word and went back to this place, maybe because I really like the ppl that work there IDK but anyways I was asked about my review that I left on here and was nicely explained about the “Leptospirosis” and the spaying them to soon, I was very happy about how the lady talked to me and explained everything to me. I def see where she is coming from and I understand everything she said, I don’t know if I’m going to keep going back there or not but we’ll see. This here is just what I think about this place and like everything else I do I try and find the best deal for my money so with that said I still think they are pricey in something’s but good with others. Now I have 2 English bulldog and will def be breeding this one but don’t think I would be getting the c-section with them , To end this I would like to say, this Vet is one of the nicest, and caring animal hospital I have been to in Orlando, FL and I am giving them a 4 star because they are good at what they do.
2/19/2014 What can you say about a Vet that has Saved your Best Friends LIFE? Well, that's what I can say about Dr Don Jones of Silver Star Animal Hospital!!! My best friend "Schneider", my lil 4 yr old Schnauzer was sick, lethargic, and going downhill quickly...2 Veterinarians in the town I live in could not figure out what was wrong with him, all the while his condition was deteriorating quickly... At the suggestion of my Brother, I drove the 80 miles to see Dr. Don, and after reviewing the other Vet's notes, and Schneider's records, Dr Don determined quickly what the cause of the problem was, and with a few tests confirmed it! Schneider had a Hepatic Liver Shunt! Dr. Jones immediately took actions, and thru Surgery, Meds and Special Diet, Schneider is Happier, more energetic and ALIVE than he has EVER Been! Moreover, since then Schneider had a Urinary Blockage over the weekend and when no one else would see him, Dr Jones did!!! And Corrected the problem Immediately, using a technique little known to other Vets as I have come to find out...a technique which Dr Don developed over his Many years of working with Animals! In short, I will NEVER Trust MY Best Friend, that means EVERYTHING in the World to me, to ANYONE else....EVER, than Dr Don Jones, and his Partner Dr. Wise. Silver Stars Admin Staff are as "Sweet" as they come as well! The Girls always make me feel welcome, and process all of my Pet Insurance claims, and paperwork flawlessly and with Professionalism! To me...there is no other Veterinary Hospital to go to.....Silver Star, Dr Jones, Dr Wise, and the Gals take GREAT care of us, and I will continue to take my Loved ones there for all of their Care! William Cumbie
About a year ago I decided to take my cat to the vet for her first time, my grandma was already taking her cats to Crystal Creek and suggested I take her there. I'm really glad I did because my untrained eyes didn't notice how sick she was. The first thing that I really like is that there are two entrances, one for dogs and one for cats, that way they are separated in the waiting room. This helped keep my kitty more relaxed since she's not used to being around dogs. The whole office is super clean and organized, and they are really good about explaining everything they are doing and telling you what they want to do and how much everything will cost BEFORE they do anything (which is a problem my mom has with her vet). When they examine the animals they are so calm and they do everything in such a way that its easier for everyone. I can't even describe in words how good they are with all of the animals in their care. When I took my cat in they immediately noticed that she was really jaundice and overall sickly, they told me if I hadnt taken her when I did she wouldve died that weekend. So they took her in immediately and started testing and treating her. She stayed there for about a month with a feeding tube and iv, they nursed her back to health while diagnosing her with pancreatitis. She was on the brink of death to the point where she almost needed a blood transfusion, but the amazing people at Crystal Creek saved her life which I am forever grateful for. They also were really good about my financial situation and let me pay off the bills with a payment plan. I can't stress enough how amazing they are, so if your looking for a Vet to take your pets to I highly recommend them!
My cat was failing despite the attempts of 2 other small animal vet offices trying to determine the cause of her condition. I finally took her to Bay Hill because I figured a cat specialist may be familiar with this specific disorder. Boy, was I right... Dr. Morford had a good idea what it was in about 5 to 10 minutes and a simple x-ray confirmed it... an impacted colon which was dealt with efficiently and expertly. I left much-relieved with a kitty no longer in painful distress and in fear for her life and a plan of action to ensure that it not happen again. Dr. Morford herself called me at home in due time to make sure her patient was progressing well. I am completely convinced that this is the place to bring my cats when they need informed, caring, and complete care. I never felt rushed while with the doctor, and didn't wait at all to see her. Every question and concern I had was answered, and the possible procedures were patiently explained and presented with their costs in a list. It was really easy to understand that way. I did not find the cost of their services more expensive than any other small-animal vet. The staff is knowledgeable and professional with a friendly touch and takes the time to attend to your needs.... it's not one of those too-busy offices that don't have the time of day to give you. I will not hesitate to visit Bay Hill again, despite the fact that I have vets much more close-by. Please give them a try!
I have very high standards, specially when it comes to my pets. I am a HUGE animal lover; I ADORE my cats ! When choosing a Veterinarian, not only was I looking for a medical expert, I was looking for someone to meet my needs, and those of my pets; a doctor who had people as well as animal skills. I found that at Emergency Pet Hospital of Orlando. Dr.Hassan, and the staff are so caring, calm, courteous,and extremely friendly. I was very impressed with their customer service and professionalism. They made me feel that my pet's health was their first priority. The service you receive and the general atmosphere and surroundings will probably tell you much of what you need to know. Stop by and meet Dr Hassan and staff and see for yourself! I know you want the best for your pets as much as I do... Thank you Dr Hassan and staff for always going above and beyond to take excellent care of my pets. Thank you, Jessica Keysor
Your pets will get excellent care at this hospital--my only pet peeve is the pricing. My former vet in NY never charged me constantly for everything separately the way Banfield does. I took my cats for rabies and distemper shots, and they gave the rabies shots, but made me come back for a separate visit for the distemper shots, meaning a separate visit fee, as well as the fee for the shots. And I didn't bother to sign up for the "insurance plan". I have cats--they stress easily and hate being out of their familiar surroundings--they hate going to the vet. Constant vet visits shouldn't be necessary---I saw my NY vet once a year as long as my cat's blood tests came back normal, or unless the vet saw something that he felt I should address. The care is good, but start saving--you'll need it.
AKC Grand CH Le Glorious Lombardi du NOLA's Caniche Rouge will have his next show this upcoming weekend. His leg injury is healed and the stitches left only a tiny scar. Thanks so much to Dr. Young and his staff, who provided the Best care to my special boy! We were in town for the Eukenuba Dog Show and located Dr. Young and the Animal Health Center using yp.com. The receptionist was personable AND knowledgable when I called with questions. Dr. Young took time explaining our care options and did a wonderful job with Lombardi - who is my pride and joy and my heart! We'll be returning for the Eukenuba Dog Show in 2013. Hopefully we won't need Dr. Young and his staff. But if I ever need a vet in Orlando, FL. It will be Animal Health Center I call.
I went to Universal Animal Clinic for the first time last year after a friend recommended Dr. Khanna and I got sick of the long wait times and obnoxiously high prices at my old vet and had a great experience. The location was easy to get to from anywhere in Orlando, right off 1-4 and the staff is very attentive and kind. Dr. Khanna is absolutely terrific and any pet owner who's looking for a wonderful and experienced vet should try this Vet. My Peek's teeth and breath had become unbrearable (since he was a nightmare to try and brush) and another vet quoted an outrageously high price for cleaning and several extractions, but the pricing at Universal Animal Clinic was significantly less and the job he did was remarkable! Great vet!!
I can't say enough positive things about the veterinarians and staff at Sand Lake Animal Clinic! I have been a client for nearly 20 years (and 5 dogs). Today was a reminder that I sometimes take for granted how much they care. My older Frenchie has a congenital spinal deformity causing progressively weak hind legs. Dr. Rodrigo Rivera has been following her for quite a while, and let me know there was a "doggie wheelchair" in the back that she could try when the time came. Today, he spent nearly an hour fitting her and making adjustments until it fit just right. Drs. Spurgeon, Nash, and Rivera, along with many of the techs and office staff, witnessed her maiden voyage and seemed almost as happy as I was when she ran down the hall!
The vet at Eastwood Animal Hospital was able to cure our cat with a chronic sneezing & congestion problem. We had been taking our cat to the Waterford Lakes Animal Hospital and the vet there kept asking us to order alternative remedies and herbs online. After 2 years with no results, we switched to Eastwood Animal Hospital. The vet ran a thorough series of tests and gave us a prescription. In just a few weeks our cat's health issues have cleared up (after 2 years of no results with Waterford Lakes Animal Hospital). The prices are higher, but our pets are members of our family and we are willing to pay for their health. Eastwood Animal Hospital is the best place to care for your pet in East Orlando.
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.