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Doctor Greene is absolutely the most caring and considerate vet in the area!! My dog has Parvo and he has went far beyond his call of duty to make s…
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This was the most uncaring people I have ever encountered. My dog had a vaginal prolapse and requires surgery to correct it. I was told to be there at 8a.m. they didn't get her back until 5 p.m. and when I called through the day on every call they couldn't figure out what animal I was calling about. When I asked if they could call after surgery the woman said I guess so and took my number. When they did let me know I was told she was out and pick her up tomorrow and hung up. When I did pick my baby up I was not given any instructions or antibiotics. I called and told them the next day she wouldn't eat or drink anything I was told that's what they do after and she hung up on me. My dog got progressively worse and I called the emergency number and nobody to this day has called me back. My baby died before I could get her back to be seen. I would not recommend this clinic to anyone. Very uncaring and unprofessional.
I was very impressed with the professionalism of the staff and the cleanliness of the facility. My dog had his teeth cleaned and had some warts taken off of him as well as a heartworm test. The price for all of this was extremely reasonable. I will be a repeat customer!
If it were up to me the front end would be restaffed. The intake women/counter workers are rude and have zero compassion. A class or two of public relations is desperately needed. I have no idea why people go there.
I, over the years, have taken many of my dogs to the services of Joey Collins and staff. I have HAD to have a couple of my dogs euthanized, and the compassion of these caring people touched my heart like no other. When you see tears in their eyes and have sympathy cards sent, these aren't actions of non-caring individuals.I'm sure that mistakes can be made and death can happen but it isn't always what's seen that causes the death.My male Basset Hound had to be euthanized because at nine years old, he had congestive heart failure and we thought it was a stomach virus ... Unfortunately he had an enlarged heart all of his life and we didn't know it. The X-rays showed everything. I don't always ask for X-rays when my dogs get sick, but it is something from now on I will do. It only makes sense, if I have X-rays for my own physical,why not for them. They can't tell us when they feel bad and it will help me to know more about my fur babies BEFORE something happens that I might think is nothing really to worry about. I highly recommend their services ... Very caring of their patients!
Years ago my Shih Tzu puppy had parvo. We rushed him to see these vets. They kept him there for two nights and saved his life. A few years after that my little dog Nacho (he is my baby) had a big tumor under his right leg. We took him to see Joey. They kept him over night removed the tumor and only charged me one hundred dollars. My sister-inlaw lives in South Carolina. She wanted to get her Dobermans ears done. After we told her how great they are at East Kentucky Animal Clinic, she brought her dog to them and was so pleased. She said if they lived close they wouldn't go anywhere else. My Nacho has what I think is a tumor on one of his toes. I am taking him to see Joey in the morning. I am certain he will be in the best hands. If I wasn't I would not take him there. He is almost thirteen years old now. And like I said he is my baby. My smallest and best friend
Years ago I had my beautiful baby boy dog Brayden. One very cold spring morning I woke up and his back legs were very weak. He had much trouble walking on his back legs. He was an inside pet and NEVER went outside w/o being on a lead. I was sick with a bad cold and called someone to take him to Joey Collin's office for me. I fed him his lunch and he also ate his favorite treats and played with his toys and practiced, 'howling' with us, before the person arrived to take him to the vet. He was left at Collins' office for evaluation. Around one hour and forty minutes later I got a phone call from the office and they told me that my Brayden had DIED!!! (????) This is a dog who had just eaten his lunch, ate treats, was playing with his toys and howling less than two hours before his trip to that office! I asked what was his cause of death, they informed me they gave him a shot of some kind and he died right after they gave him this shot! I have NEVER took ANY of my pets back to that office. I currently have a momma dog and her nine two week old babies that will be getting dewormed and getting their shots. I also have my sweet Annabelle. NONE of my pets will not EVER be taken to that "clinic" again. I blame myself for taking Brayden to that place. I honestly feel if I had taken him to another clinic, he may still be alive today. It is in my opinion that Joey Collins and his staff were neglectful and thus caused Brayden's untimely death. I will never forgot. Rest in peace my sweet Brayden.
Beware of these so called vets, I took my dog that was only 5 years old to them on 8/30/14, they charged me $131.00 then when I brought her home she died. I loved my baby girl and would have done anything for her I should have taken her to another vet. Think twice before going to this vet they may kill you animal next
It is a HORRIBLE place run by MORE HORRIBLE people with ONE decent person of the whole lot of them. AVOID THEM. Pretty sure he called the police on me when I would not let him put my dog to sleep because I wanted to take him home. Dr. Kevorkian. BUT worse than that: HE did NOT GIVE A CARE FOR THE ANIMAL AT ALL.
Worst place to go to, they killed my dog from a neutering! They had 24 other clients. Don't you think thats a little too much? I just wrote a giant review but then I had to sign up and refresh the page so I'm not typing it again. To sum it up, they handled it very poorly (Thats going easy on them). I would rate 0 stars but it won't allow it. Be careful, they may rush a simple procedure and end up killing your dog and they won't show any remorse (they didn't give two dices about us).
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.