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Serving the Ormond Beach Area.
I loved what you guys did for my dog! Was wondering if you could do my late mom? She was about the same size as the dog.
411 Ridge BlvdSouth Daytona, FL 32119
I have 2 rescues that I've had for 7 years. A Maltese and a schnauzer/dachshund mix. The Maltese is usually pretty good with getting groomed. Howeve…
1300 E Moody BlvdBunnell, FL 32110
I would like to Thank Dr. Kim and Her Staff, for taking care of our Lucy and helping us get thru a most difficult time today. It is so good to find…
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I believe that Mark Salzburg is a good manI have been taking my 3 cats to Mark for years for minor ailments like fleas, allergies & ID chipsThis week... MondayMy tabby, OC, developed swelling on his left cheekMost likely from a fightThough my neighbor saw him investigating a black snakeTuesdayThe swelling had grown quicklyWednesdayOC was in pain and had labored breathingI called Salzberg Animal Clinic & made an appointment for 9:15am, ThursdayThursday (7-27-17 @ 9:15am)I took OC to Mark SalzburgMark said he could treat OC with antibioticsAlso that I should have OC neutered to prevent more fightingMark assured me that this would be routine andI would pick up OC by the end of the dayAbout noonI got a call from MarkHis team had done a feline aids testOC was positiveMark said my options were - Treating OC - Killing OC - or Giving OC to a home for cats with feline aidsI asked what treating him would cost meMark didn't know and said he would have his office staff call me, immediatelyTwenty minutes later, I called and a staffer said $320 to $355. I said, "for 350 bucks... help my friend"About an hour later, Mark called and stated that, "OC had died under anesthesia"Mark gave me several excuses why...1. Compromised immune system from Feline aids2. More advanced abcess that he thought3. Swelling effected OC's breathing more than he thoughtWhat happened was, We crossed over the limit of Mark's Education, Knowledge & ExperienceMy friend paid for that limit with his lifeIt is my faultI trusted Mark's recommendationI should have known not to put an animal with an advanced infection & labored breathing under anesthesiaI will live with that decision for the rest of my lifeI miss my friendPlease God... take care of my OC---This review is 100% true These are the Facts as they happened on Thursday (7-27-17)I will defend what I have said here it in court.Michael Grady(386) 256-6917
My family went to Dr. Leffler for a few years. Took my cat in for a procedure and he over anesthetized him to the point that when we brought him home he literally could not move for over 18 hours. A few weeks later my daughter took a stray kitten that she had found to him and when she walked in the door he yelled "I don't do cats". Don't know if he's just getting dementia or what. We have new vets now.
I have 6 birds 2 cockatoo's, African grey, Quaker, sun conure & a parrotette All purchased here & groomed here for the past 4 years. They treat me & my birds like family! Always helpful & supportive...I love these guys ❤️
So Sorry Nora P. That a incompetent so called " Vet" Theresa Harty yet again KILLED your dog, just like she murdered mine with her negligence, and what seems by her methods, her actions and delusional words, to be a danger to have in any medical setting or around animals. This is far from the first negative reviews by OTHERS than myself about Theresa Hasty Harming, Misdiagnosing, and killing . Hope Nora P did file a formal complaint with Licensing board. As well as the others I have seen writing about what she did to their animals!!! And also name the receptionist who was the one involved in her dogs ashes being put under the desk . Believe me they are all involved in covering up the truth when it comes to the negligence there , the office manager Sue, Annie at front desk, Techs, All of them will cover their asses, and Theresa Hartys negligence, as Nora P found out with her dog, whom they rushed to cremation to hide evidence of Theresa Hartys negligence!!!!Disgusting!!
When I found them it was great since I am unable to clip my birds wings and his nails. However on my third trip, they indicated I was not welcome there anymore since I did not purchase anything. Mind you I paid for the clipping
Called for a quote on teeth cleaning and the woman on the other ended rudely informed me "We don't take people that price shop!" WTH? First of all a client refered me, I'm not happy with my current vet and I pretty new to the area. I was treated so poorly. They never have to worry about me stepping foot in their business ever. Thanks for not wasting my time or money.
says no vet in office on Wednesdays on website - does not say that in this listing for YP. What if you didn't know and went there for care based on this listing?
Dr. Leffler's vet practice in Ormond Beach, FL has become dangerously incompetent. What was once a friendly, neighborhood vet has taken a downward spiral as of late; scheduling errors, misdiagnosed conditions, mix up of records, lying to cover up mistakes, and not believing that he should be accountable for what happens in his office. If you value the life of your pet get your records out now; check them thoroughly, and look for another vet. One of my dogs almost died because of his mismanagement!
Do NOT take your pet here! I took my dog because he wasn't eating or drinking and was very lethargic. They gave me antibiotics and pain pills. A few days later, he still could not eat or drink. They refused to see him saying I didn't give it enough time. I took him to another vet and my dog had a Tumor the size of your fist in his stomach!!! I just had to put my dog down :(
Dr. Leffler is the ABSOLUTE BEST vet you could bring your dog (or cat) to. He is a wonderful & caring man & his prices are very, very reasonable. As far as I am concerned, the best in Volusia County.
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.