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13599 SW Pacific Hwy Ste CPortland, OR 97223
A good vet is hard to find. Tigard animal hospital is a great vet. Their prices are extremely reasonable, the staff is very nice (to both people and…
3000 N Lombard StPortland, OR 97217
this is one of the best vet clinics in the city (i've been to several). i've only had a bad experience with one doctor, but have heard good things a…
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After giving this vet another chance, they showed me again today that all they care about is how much money they can get from you.Their vet, Jill DeSau, is on such a power trip she refused to discuss an end of life plan for my older dog. She is crazy enough to chase me and my children out to the reception after I refused to continue the appointment. While in the reception area she had the nerve to say an exam was done because she "fondled my dogs balls and penis". She said this in front of my children. She informed me my opinions and wishes for my pets don't matter and that I was required to do what THEY wanted. STAY AWAY from this vet, its all about selling their Paw plan and overpriced medications.
Very reasonable prices, always available to see my pets when I need to bring them in.
You have such caring & compassionate staff. I always feel I am in good hands. Thank you so much.
Awful. Do not take your loved ones here. Undertrained staff, very unfriendly, extremely overpriced, horrible location and dirty clinic.
If I could rate the staff at Broadway Vet Clinic with ten big gold stars, it still wouldn't be enough! I have been in contact with receptionists, technicians and doctors there regarding their exceptional care and compassion for a poor little abandoned cat whose future would have been very grim without them. I have been treated with genuine friendliness and professional attitudes from each individual with whom I spoke. In my own experience and opinion, these people truly care about their patients. Dr. Carroll had been my vet for many years and he has always shown great skill and compassion for his furry patients. Dixie could not have been in better hands...all of them. Thank you BVC!
Don’t trust member of your family with these folks. I took my puppy to be spayed and following day after the procedure we noticed blood in her urine. We thought it might be related to the procedure so we took her back be checked out. The vet says she has urinary tract infection (UTI) and is no way related to spaying. Did little research and apparently UTI can occur after spaying procedure. Not sure why vet lied. DON’T TRUST THESE PEOPLE. they are not even worth one star!!!!
Disappointed is the best word I can use to describe my last visit – I brought my 3rd animal into the clinic to get her de-worm and spay. When I called for prices, I was advised that there would be a charge of $14.50 should she have fleas. I have 4 cats – all indoors, never outside – I was confident that the flea charge wouldn’t be applicable in my case. When I arrived to pick her up, I was told she had fleas and they had charged me. I asked the receptionist about it – what it was they found to warrant charging me cause I’ve had her for over 2 months inside with all my other cats and NOT ONE FLEA has been spotted on her or on any of my other cats. The receptionist told me she’d go speak with the vet tech to find out. She returns a few moments later with a flea comb and shows me what is a live flea along with some dander – says she just brushed this off my animal. At this point, I was frustrated because spotting a live flea on an animal that is sharing space with other animals in a vet clinic isn’t indicative of a flea problem – unless the facility has a flea problem. Plus – 100% confident that I didn’t have fleas in my personal animals – when I told this to the receptionist she suggested I treat my other animals and possibly fumigate my house. I’ve been a pet owner all my life. I’ve had flea problems. We don’t have fleas in our home or on our animals. I bathed the cat as soon as we returned home and amazingly I couldn’t find one flea or any debris on her to indicate she had fleas. To this day – almost a week later, there has been no issue. I have no idea where the receptionist got the flea she showed me – unfortunately I was so upset that I didn’t demand to see her go and comb the cat myself – but I also wasn’t informed that was what she was going to do. While it was $14.50 - and not the end of the world – it’s a less than customer friendly approach to handling. What would have been more appropriate is for the receptionist to take me back with her to show me the combing of my pet and/or to bring a vet tech up front to speak to me. Unfortunately, this will be the last straw for me – I won’t be returning- I’ve spent a lot of money in your facility and I love Dr. Phelps – but with this treatment, I’ve decided I need to find a more forthcoming and honest veterinary clinic to take my service to.
Everyone was very pleasant and very helpful. Other places I have been to are not very courteous.
VERY BAD place to take your pets. Too much UPSELLING -- read the past reviews. I own a several businesses and I teach sales -- this is USED CAR SALES poorly done.......Unfriendly staff. Wow -- can't imagine how they are still in business with the staff that pretends to work there.Unknowledgeable very young vet. After this experience - I would have to question credentials (again - read the past reviews on incompetency). I was charged for 7 very expensive pills for my dog and given only 5 pills. The quality control here is sub-standard or nonexistent. When I complained about the wrong amount on the pills - they treated me as if I was wrong and said they felt "sorry" for my dog. REALLY?? When you leave a place of business - you should leave happy and satisfied ----- I left wanting to write a review..........
You have great staff and I have chosen you as our Pet Clinic. Thanks.
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.