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At the time of this writing, there were only 2 other reviews (both negative), which is obviously an insufficient sample to be representative. For a more accurate picture of the high-quality service at Whiskers to Tails, see some of the numerous reviews on other sites, such as Yelp:https://www.yelp.com/biz/whiskers-to-tails-cat-hospital-pasadenaAbout Our Review and Experience with This Facility: This is a post from real customers (my wife and myself), and we've been taking our cats here since 2012. Among our many cats, some have had serious issues such as injuries and diabetes, which are a good test of a vet's effectiveness. We credit our cats' wellness to the treatment and advice of Dr. Iburg, and believe her to be the best vet any of our pets have ever been treated by. We are truly thankful to have found her. About Dr. Iburg: She is extremely knowledgeable, experienced, intelligent, professional, and empathetic. She has a gentle and calming demeanor that cats respond extremely well to. She really listens to owner's questions and concerns, and responds thoughtfully and thoroughly. Because she takes extra time in consultation when needed, she's often running a bit behind schedule, which is the only (relatively minor) negative thing we've experienced here.About the Practice and Facilities: The waiting room is pleasantly appointed and comfortable, and usually populated with a few of the uber-friendly in-house cats, as well as by several other owners and their cats. But most of the building's space is devoted to numerous rooms for consultations & treatment, grooming, diagnostics, boarding, and surgery.The doctor employs highly-competent office staff and technicians. In fact, Rosie (at the front desk) is so knowledgeable that one might think she is a vet! And they're always dependable with appointment reminder calls, and mailings regarding shots that will soon be due, etc.They stock many supplies, which is quite convenient, but at the same time will also let you know if you can get something cheaper elsewhere, as well as where to find supplies that you want but which they don’t carry. Our Conclusion:We highly recommend Whiskers to Tails to all cat owners in the area. And as long as Dr. Iburg is practicing (it's been over 23 years so far), we won't be looking for any other vet for our cats! 😺 👍🏼👍🏼
Whiskers and Tails. I brought my cats in to be fixed. Apparently the vet and/or staff did not know they were my pets. They thought the cats were from a wild cat colony. My cats were not given pain medication to go home with like other cats I saw leave after same surgery. Also 4 of them came home with MANGE. The mange started In their eye area where they put lubricant for surgery preparation. An employee by the name of Rosie was rude, disrespectful, and in sensitive. I mentioned to her I had 2 of my cats in the garage so they could not get pregnant. It was around the 4th of July and was over 100 degrees. Rosie responsed by saying "I don't care". I asked if I could speak to the Dr. I was told "no". I told a Spanish staff member what happened she got mad. I told a different staff member her response was "that's your pet"? I said "yes". Then I was able to speak to the Dr privately. As soon as she finished discussing my cats issues. I tried to discuss my experience with Rosie. Our meeting was terminated.
Always courteous and helpful. I would highly recommend this vet as they are great I have been coming here for over 15 years
My cat had a ruptured abscess on her rear end. I took her in at 11pm on a Friday night after keeping an eye on the wound for 24 hours. I was seen quickly and the staff was courteous but the nice review stops there. I was charged $168 for absolutely nothing but a referral and some wound flushing solution. I understand if the doctor doesn't know how to fix her but at least cut me some slack on the 10 second exam that took place only to find out that vet didnt have the necessary skill. Waste of time and money. I paid $65 to get her all fixed up in West LA. That's the only good that came from this and I just choose to look at it as paying $168 for the best vet referral ever! VCA West LA. Save time and money and just go there. It's worth it if your pet needs proper care.
They can careless about your pet's eyes. They only care about that you pay them for everything they recommended at a very steep price. Did not take their time to diagnose my dog's eyes and recommended all kinds of useless things such as a wrong kind of medicines and a dog collar. Definately get your second opinion at a different location. You will see the difference.
I live close by to this Vet. I called at 5pm and got an answering service. (They stay open until 6) I explained this was an emergency. My papillon was bitten by another larger dog and the wound was deep and bleeding. The answering service said she would have someone call me right away. I asked if they took walk-ins for this type of situation. She said yes and they were open until 6. At 5:15 I decided to jump in my car and head straight there. My little girl was in shock and crying from pain. I arrive at 5:25. I tell the receptionist what happened. She said the docs were with other patients. However, she would see what she could do. It is now 5:38. She returned stating they close at 6 and would not be able to see her. I told her I could wait as this was an emergency. She said she was sorry they close at 6. I was in complete and utter shock. Anyone who cares about animals could see my little girl was in dire need of attention. Guess what, they CLOSE at 6!!! This is the most uncaring clinic I've ever experienced.
This facility seems to be fine for routine care, but they really seem to fall down when it comes to other things. Case in point: if you have a pet that you've just spent hundreds of dollars on to find out that they have cancer and should be humanely euthanized, would you call, expecting a sympathetic ear based on these reviews? What do you get instead? "Oh, we're sorry, we're not taking any new clients right now." Oh, BTW, so you won't take my pet even though she had an appointment 2 days from now? "No, but we'll go ahead and cancel that appointment." Yeah. Good job. Lots of empathy there.make sure your pets have their flea meds. My indoor cat, who doesn't have fleas, spent a day there for a biopsy and picked some up. Which also happened to carry typhus and knocked me down for two weeks. So, being responsible and wanting to let them know, in case anyone else has gotten sick, what do I get? Defensiveness, attitude, denial. Good show office staff. Ignore the fake reviews on Yelp
Pets? Yep, got em. Foothill has been our go-to vet hospital through thick and thin. Their vets are caring and capable, and with the flexible hours including Saturdays, they accommodate our busy lifestyle. From hosting training classes through puppy needs and geriatric and special needs, I strongly recommend Foothill and the team.
Dr. Sari Kanfer specialize in rabbits. She's gentle and caring. Friendly staff and clean office. Their price keeps going up but it's hard to find rabbit doctors so we still come to her.
We were referred by a friend to Dr. La Bounty. When we called his office number it was forwarded to Rose City. We were informed that Dr. La Bounty had retired and that they were now seeing his patients and or taking his calls. We were calling to set-up an appointment to have our pit-bull's ears clipped who was 5 months old in April. We were told by the Rose City receptionist that their schedule was full and she did not yet have the schedule for May and not to worry, pit-bulls could have their ears clipped within the first year. She then took our information and told us she would call us in May and let us know what the schedule was so that we could make our appointment. May came and went and we did not hear back, but we were not concerned because the receptionist said we could do it within the first year. We called again in June, now our pit is 7 months old, and scheduled an appointment for July and paid a $100 deposit. At our appointment on July 3rd we were informed by the vet that our dog was not a good candidate because she was more than 7 months old and that her soft cartilage had already started to form. So, our pit did not get her ears clipped and we were only returned $50 out of our $100 deposit. Our experience with this office obviously was not a good one. Unfortunately, we can't turn back time so make sure you do your research and double check the information given if it is anyone other than the vet!
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.