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9265 S Broadway Unit 300Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Every time we have gone to Annie's Animal Clinic, we have had a positive experience. We started taking our older cat Kramer there in 2005 when we m…
7243 Federal Blvd Unit 150Westminster, CO 80030
From Business: Banfield Pet Hospital® - Our veterinarians are proud to partner with you to proactively monitor the health and wellness of the pets you love. From thorough physic…
4690 S BroadwayEnglewood, CO 80113
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I recently switched to this vet and am so much happier with them than my previous one. I've brought my chihuahua in three times and am pleased with …
5195 Fontaine Blvd Ste 4Fountain, CO 80817
From Business: At Healthy Pets Animal Hospital our primary task is to encourage the pet family bond by maintaining the highest standards in veterinary medicine. Our staff is hig…
800 Kinner StCastle Rock, CO 80109
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Thank you for providing such great care to our 4 dogs! We love having a team of a pet professionals that we can rely on!!
Unhappy with another big vet office in Parker for horrible customer service, pushing of unneeded surgeries and an overall lack of compassion, we switched our two older large dogs over to Advanced Pet Care of Parker and could not be happier! Marissa and Dr. Shawn are the best Vet team that we've ever dealt with and the compassion and knowledge they show towards our two big guys has been unparalleled! This is an office that not only has an excellent practice, but also has a staff that truly cares and puts you and your pet before their bottom line. Dr. Shawn gave us a lot of options when it came to dealing with our 9 year old's arthritis and even called and had us come in to make sure our guy was getting better on the meds. Advanced Pet Care of Parker is affordable and is not in the business of profiting off of animals. I cannot say enough good things about Advanced Pet Care of Parker- when your pets are such a big part of your family, you want the best for them, and Advanced Pet Care of Parker is the best!
Your staff was wonderful and took Sully at the last minute to help me out. Wonderful Service.
I'd like to send a big thank you to Dr. Wesley and the other staff members who cared for Twiggy. She is back on her feet and appears to be recovering well. I appreciate the excellent care and compassion all you provide!
We love your clinic and would not go anywhere else. Everyone is great and friendly. We especially love Dr. White. Thanks for being there for us.
I am very pleased with the care and treatment that Princess received this week
Had my dog Kina's teeth (15) extracted due to Stage 4 dental disease. They saved her life and added some extra healthy years to her. Her breath is no longer bad due to the infection! Highly recommend this staff and facility!
I would like to sincerely thank you for the wonderful care that Aspen and I both received on our first visit. From working us in quickly to the doctor running in house labs and test (I was stressed about his health) everyone was kind, caring and professional (and we had immediate results to help allay my fears). You have a great team!!!! Thank You!!!
Very unhappy with their rude staff... Posted July 2015
I would like to thank the staff for their kind attentiveness over the years. Dr. Smith had seen to the care of my beloved Tucker and Brodie for more than 14 years, always with their best interest.. As I consider raising a new pup, I will return to the comfort of Animal Clinic of Parker!
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.