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2401 W Green Oaks BlvdArlington, TX 76016
From Business: Is your pet's health a priority? We believe that it should be and by bringing in your beloved pet to our office, you can ensure that they receive quality veterinary care in the Arlington area. Take advantage of our over 40 years of experience. Offering concerned quality care in the Arlington area. Enjoy a quick 15-minute p…
2150 W Interstate 20Arlington, TX 76017
We've been taking our dogs to Creature Comfort for nearly 40 years! Their veterinary expertise is second to none. Dr McGrath, and previously doctors Brier and Jenkins, have my respect and admiration. They've been there for us in good times and in bad. Very compassionate! Always top notch medical…
1811 E Park Row DrArlington, TX 76010
Dr. Stephens and her staff are wonderful. We took a feral kitten to her office. The 4-month-old kitten had a foot infection that caused the top of the foot to explode from the pus. Dr. Stephens treated the kitten, sent medication home with us, and went above and beyond in helping to care for the…
1115 W Mayfield RdArlington, TX 76015
The technician that helped me and my two dogs today was fantastic. She was sweet, patient, and made me feel very comfortable with my dogs being there even though one of them has a complete melt down every time we go. Montana, the tech, got on the floor with my dog and pet him till she felt like …
3822 Jason DrArlington, TX 76016
From Business: Jason-Little Road Animal Clinic is a full-service small animal veterinary medical facility located in Arlington,TX. We are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association which means that we voluntarily have our hospital and our protocols inspected and graded by those who set the standards of care for veterinary med…
1701 E Arkansas LnArlington, TX 76010
After calling every vet in the area, and them all insisting a stray dog should be put down because of a bad break, I finally called this place. They said they could do the surgery on the leg and quoted me a price. They ended up not doing the surgery due to scar tissue and the setback in the reco…
5820 W Interstate 20Arlington, TX 76017
This place sucks when it comes to customer service. They are so super freaking rude at the front desk. I Will never bring my dog back to this place ever. Go anywhere but here for your pet care and needs please I'm telling you this place is so trashy.
1408 N Cooper StArlington, TX 76011
~Arlington North Animal Clinic~ on N. Cooper is the ONLY place I have ever or will ever take our beloved pets!!! These people really, genuinely love your pets and do everything to help them! They have never been the kind that take your money like it grew on a tree! They will do anything to help…
3315 S Collins StArlington, TX 76014
From Business: South Arlington Animal Clinic is a full service veterinary facility. Surgery and medical care is offered. We do X-Rays, laboratory testing, hospilization, and outpatient care.
1012 W Division StArlington, TX 76012
From Business: We are a professional veterinary practice for dogs,cats,exotic animals,and pocket pets. Our purpose is to keep your animal friends in vigorous health,so you can enjoy a long and happy relationship with your pet. Visit our Website For More Info!
5800 W Interstate 20 Ste 120Arlington, TX 76017
I took my 10 yr. old Yorkie (Freddie) to I-20 after taking him to Gully Animal Hospital where Dr. Franklin said he needed to be put to sleep! Thank heavens Dr. Welch and her assistant Troy where on call. They reviewed the lab work and saw no reason why he should be put down and hospitalized hi…
5300 S Cooper St Ste 100Arlington, TX 76017
From Business: The Corner Vet is a primary care veterinarian. We specialize in wellness, preventative medicine, and routine minor ailments. We offer annual exams, vaccinations, heartworm screening, parasite screening and treatment, flea and tick treatment, blood work, ear treatment, skin treatment, eye infections, and pet nutrition.
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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.