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6650 W Indiantown Rd Ste 120Jupiter, FL 33458
1800 NE Savannah RdJensen Beach, FL 34957
I would definitely recommend this place!!! With a friendly staff they treat your animal with respect and love!!! I took my dog there to be neutered …
1360 Us Highway 1 Ste 1Vero Beach, FL 32960
Very nice and caring Staff. Only Negative! regarding the Leptospirosis Vaccine and the so called epidemic. This dangerous and vaccination contains …
1537 Us Highway 1Vero Beach, FL 32960
From Business: Healthway is Vero's largest health food store. We have all major brands of vitamins and a large variety of wheat-free & gluten-free products. The first weekend of…
1795 10th AveVero Beach, FL 32960
Wow! After going through 2 vets within a few months, we found Dr. Herman & OMG our prayers have been answered! Finally, an amazing vet & staff that'…
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If we had not gotten a second opinion, our puppy would have died. We had established with Kindness a few weeks before. They misdiagnosed him as having a parasite when he had an obstruction and needed surgery. We told them initially that he had eaten a toy, but thy were reluctant to do an initial xray and then said that the xray was clear. Our dog was shaking all night in pain and their only response was that he must have a fever and to keep giving him the antibiotics they prescribed. The staff was difficult to deal with. They were annoyed with our questions and concerns. The doctor wouldnt speak to us over the phone about our concerns. We only dealt with rude and unprofessional front desk staff. This was a really awful way to find out we needed a new vet. If zero stars were an option, this would be my choice.
I would not recommend this office for anything except grooming. Vaughn is wonderful, but all else is less than stellar. The staff was not friendly, my dog came out and was shivering and scared (which is not normal for him). We won't be back for vet care.
This whole office is amazing. The front desk is knowledgable. But mainly Dr Kelly cared for my cat as if he were her own. He needed emergency surgery and instead of sending me to the 24 hour animal hospital she rearranged her whole schedule to stay extra late on their already late night to operate on my boy. She is a life saver and so kind hearted. 5 stars all day!!
You will get dedicated professional service. You will be treated as if you are the only one there and your pet will actually like going to the vet. I have used Kindness animal hospital for nearly 12+ years. My dogs and cats love them. I greatly appreciate great service. DENISE AVERILL
Awesome place... my cat started having seizures and I didnt know if hed make it but dr strauss and his receptionist made him all better and even called to check up on him several times...thank you dr strauss and staff from me and from spazz :-)
They saved our baby's life when Dr.Amanda diagnosed him with Addison's. She is the best and the staff fits their name perfectly. We wouldn't take our pets anywhere else.
My family has used Animal Kindness for over a decade. We love the quality care and staff.Bonerba Family
This hospital has such a warm and friendly environment! The staff were so kind and compassionate when we had to put our little dog to rest a few months ago. I would definitely recommend them! :)
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.