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3370 Pet Country CtOviedo, FL 32765
I never had any problems coming to this vet, They always treat my pet with the most care.
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
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My poor beagles who have separation anxiety went in for boarding and I clearly mentioned they belong in one cage (as they always are - my 5th time using them for boarding). I was told they at some point put them in separate cages because the employees wanted to. I then picked up my poor beagle pup and his nose is all tore up and bleeding from trying to get into the kennel with my other beagle (where he belonged).They then tried charging me for 2 kennels instead in which I said I'll pay for one and consider if I will ever come back again.They are never sure what price to charge -- everyone says a different rate. They can't make "reservation"-- since the whole point of a reservation is to hold it.
I called Aloma Jancy for my blocked male cat. Rather than have me bring him in right away, as I later found to be common Vet practice for this life-and-death issue (bladder could rupture any moment), I had to wait 5 hours for an open appointment. Once my cat was seen, they determined he needed catheterization, which I approved. $600 and 48 hours later, they released my cat late in the evening. Once home, I noticed my cat was still blocked. I called AJ as soon as I realized this. Rather than getting a 'bring him in right away', I was informed the next available appointment was 4 hours out.Needless to say, I called a different vet who did say 'bring him right in - we will work him in to our schedule'. This vet stated that he was indeed still blocked and asked what the previous vet's x-ray results were since this is a standard test for this type of issue. Aloma Jancy did not x-ray my cat so I had no results to provide. The new vet found numerous stones in his bladder which, unless removed, would cause blockage again (as we already found out).The good news is my cat survived the inadequate care from Aloma Jancy and is now receiving the treatment (surgery) he requires. The bad news is that I was taken for $600 by these guys.Very disappointed in Aloma Jancy as I WAS a client for 20 years. Obviously, I will never go back after this episode.
Terrible, terrible place! Highly unprofessional! They have no idea what they are doing. Their files are inadequately kept, they are disorganized and they will lie to you! I have heard multiple emergencies come in and voila, all of them ended up dying. You hear and see the people coming in and then historically crying. They so very often have misdiagnosed our dogs that it's not even funny! Or they just simply won't tell you what's wrong with them. Each time you go in, it's a different vet that does not diagnose well. Let me not mention the 1-2 hours wait time! They are rude. Once I was asked "have these been here before"? These referring to my two small dogs who have been going there for about 2 years! Their MVP program is a lie! Their staff gives inaccurate information regarding their pricing and programs! Techs will openly complain about their working environment and how much they hate having to come to the front. They are not cheap whatsoever! And let me tell you about the time that we were turned away with a sick dog grasping for air because they did not have a vet in until 10am. At an animal hospital! I have no words how bad this place is! Thankfully we switched before it was too late! And let me not mention how the owners veterinarian license was revoked due to him abusing the meds. No need to say anymore about this place! If you love your pet, 0eade run the other way! This place is dangerous for your loved animals!!!
Clean, professional environment! The staff are all friendly and make me feel welcome. Dr. Murray and Dr. Evers are the top of their league! I would recommend this hospital to everyone in 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.