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2608 N Powers DrOrlando, FL 32818
My daughter (10yrs. old) told the Dr. she wants to be a Veterinarian when she grows up. The doctor actually allowed her to oversee her cat's examina…
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 …
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…
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This is absolutely the worst Veterinary clinic I have ever seen! Dr. Diaz is the rudest most unprofessional Vet. I have ever met! He never even touched my puppies. He contradicted himself to the point my 13 year old looked at me like “is he nuts?” No one introduced themselves including him! He told the techs what to do and I could tell they didn’t have a clue!! Please don’t take your animals there! It’s not worth the little money you might save and you might lose your pet!! I have never written a review before but felt like I needed to for the sake of the fur babies!
Brought my dog and I was afraid because he was scared of going to the Vet, but at Animal Hospital At Vista Lakes, he wasn't he was calm and relax because of the nice and kind staff and the Vet, will always go there if my buddy is not feeling well or having his shoots. I Highly recommend.
These Vet locations of which there are several in the area, are a danger to pets. Be very careful taking yours here. They are over booked, over worked, and one Doctor on staff. The clinics claim to be a hospital, which is very misleading. At best they are a pill and shot "mill". My pet died because the Doctor didn't listen to me or do a simple exam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I could go on, but will leave it at that...FYI-the complaint email section on the website is a joke..no response. Sent 3 emails.John H
Boarded my Yorkie there for 6 nights. I called a few weeks before boarding her to check to see what shots she would need to board her. I was told only rabies and bordetella. Well when I got there they said she also needed a distemper which I would have gotten her when I took her to traveling pet which is over 50% cheaper. When I picked her up she smelled and looked like she had laid in urine for a few days. After getting her home and having to bath her twice to get her smelling better, I was unloading her bag with her blankets and bowls and found food in the bowl and it was not hers! I specifically wrote on her feeding instructions to not let her have ANY other dogs food or treats due to her stomach issues . So now thinking she was given the wrong food the whole time! Also, I sent a dog treat for her to have once a day , well every treat was still in the bag so she went without. Will not return to this place and highly suggest to use another boarding and Vetrnarian services that actually care.
Everything has changed since Dr. Lipari left. The staff is more friendly and with wellness plans services are more affordable!
We have gone through vets like water in Central Florida. We finally found SOAH and could not be more pleased. It’s funny because they are close to a 40 min drive for us. Every time we are there we see different neighbors! Hidden gem of a vet. Can’t recommend them highly enough.
This is about the old staff. dr lipari and her team of jerks are careless heartless horrible people who slowly allowed my kitten to die. She was not being taken care of and they refused to give her to me just because I wanted her. Her staff was horrible- many aren't there now but they are careless sociopaths. dr lipari was a good vet, but she was cold and evil what she did to me. My pet died as a result and it was all their fault. They were NOT taking proper care of this kitten, who was literally starving and dying, and I kept asking if she was ok, and the female katherine beak who was on a powertrip angrily would say "YES", when it was obvious this cat was really sick. Even the kitten knew she wouldn't survive. She was a runt, who needed special care, and I was there to give it to her and she was mine, but they decided it was better for this cat to be left in a cage for 15 hours straight, scared cold and alone. This is how these idiots treat animals. They purposely kept her away from me because they were on a powertrip and acting like jerks. Dr lipari could care less as she was selling her practice and didn't care what was going on. the other staff member who was terrible and did this too was a psycho by the name of katherine beak who kept messing with my head about the whole thing and did from the beginning. When the kitten died, the doctor stated that "she survived longer than she could have and the girls took good care of her." She said that lie to cover up for the fact that the cat was not being taken care of at all and needed round the clock care which no one was equipped to do. I was but they made sure to keep her away from me ensuring that she wasn't going to survive. Dr lipari said to me "she's a runt and needs lots of care"- I worked from home and had PLENTY of time- and loved this cat but they decided it was better she stay at a cold clinic with no one really taking care of her. Their goal was to make sure I didn't get her because I wanted her. They were literally on a powertrip. They kept her away from me on purpose, while I visited the clinic every other day worried about her well-being. Then they slowly had 'staff' members take her home- THEY got to take her home- not me...they knew this was painful for me, so they continued doing it. They gladly gave her sibling away right away to people who wanted her but just wanted to screw me over because they were terrible jerks. This careless cold staff pretended to be 'friends' but instead screwed me over and allowed a cat to die for no reason. They work together to screw pet owners over. They are liars, psychopaths and really terrible people. For me, as a regular good client, any animal I 'liked" or wanted to care for or adopt, they purposely would try to keep that pet away from me. When I finally was able to get some cats from there, one vet tech complained that I was 'taking their cats away'- rather than appreciating the fact that a kind loving pet owner is adopting animals from them. this is how they treat kind loving caring people who want to adopt pets. The staff here was horrible- cold heartless cruel sick people worked here- very mean cold people.... A year later there was a cat there I liked- no one wanted this cat and they were literally just trying to give her away to anyone. When I expressed I wanted to take her home with me to care for her temporarily since she had been stuck in a cage for months- they again decided to be on a powertrip (dr lipari and her staff member), and not let me take her home. I even wanted to potentially adopt her- and knew they probably would never let me do that- simply b/c as a regular client there they wanted to screw with me everytime there was an animal I cared for. They behaved in a very disturbing sick way towards me, despite me even being almost friends with the other vet tech. An animal I loved very much died in their negligent care, who was not being cared for properly, while there was a loving person gladly willing to
This place is WAY overpriced and they pressure you into more services for your cat, even if you tell them that you cannot afford them. Then they make you feel like a bad pet owner. Even the medication is overpriced. Dr. Avok is super rude, as well as the staff. They only give you limited amount of medication so that you have to keep coming back, a clear money making tactic, along with having zero respect for your time. I would NEVER recommend this vet to anyone, unless you like to spend unlimited amounts of money on your cat and be treated poorly while your at it.
DONT BRING YOUR PET HERE!!! My puppy couldn’t walk, would cry every time I picked her up, and didn’t want to eat or poop for over a month and I kept bringing her back to this doctor just for them to tell me that she would get better and that she was “ faking “ it. They even put her on mood stabilizers which had had her dizzy and slamming into the walls ( The pain and the cries only got worse ). When things started to get very severe we took her to Mayfair in Kissimmee ( GREAT DOCTOR BTW ) which we had always gone to when we lived in Kissimmee. That day they told us that she had an ear infection the whole time, could possibly have meningitis, and was showing signs of having a tumor. They gave me medication and tried to help as much as possible but unfortunately that same night my puppy passed away. Now I can only think about if my dog would be alive right now had I taken her to Mayfair in Kissimmee since the beginning instead of this poor excuse of a pet hospital. By the way I spent over $1400 at this dump!
Great place! Very friendly and took great care of my cat. He always get scared going to the vet, but they were very gentle with him and took their time, and I could definitely tell a difference. Will definitely be back!
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.