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1615 S State St Ste 709Provo, UT 84606
From Business: Park Animal Hospital is an excellent choice for quality veterinary care. At our brand new state-of-the-art building, we provide complete medical, surgical, and de…
815 S Main StPleasant Grove, UT 84062
From Business: A full service animal hospital and boarding/dog day care facility providing compassionate routine and advanced medical and surgical care for your beloved dog and …
2530 W 4700 S Suite B-1Taylorsville, UT 84129
This was actually the best vet visit I've ever had. I took my kitty in for bladder issues and Dr. Neville took more time than any other vet I've eve…
1519 W 9000 SWest Jordan, UT 84088
From Business: At VCA, your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal. We treat each pet knowing it is an extension of your family. Our dedicated staff …
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A number of years ago I had a long-haired Guinea pig as a class pet for second graders. One high-needs child was particularly attached to this little pet. The GP developed a cyst in his foot that needed lancing and draining. The vet told me it was very complicated surgery and would be very expensive. As a teacher, with 6 children of my own to provide for, spending $100s on a small rodent didn't seem wise, but I did it because the little handicapped child in my class would have had such difficulty with the loss of "his" pet. I paid the fee for the surgery, the pet got well. The final insult came when I took him back in to have the stitches removed, and they wanted another fee to remove the stitches. I felt it should have been covered in the bill for over $400. I will never go back to them again.
After our experience today, I had to inform others to beware! Last November 2016 we asked Riverwoods to help us get ready for our move to Hawaii (lots of paperwork & medical necessities), giving enough time to complete requirements for transporting our Husky. We're new to this whole process and needed help with the medical portion of requirements. We visited several more times over the next few months continuing to check with them to make sure we were ready to move our Husky. My last visit I was told were on track with everything and to come back a week before departure date to pick up our dog's needed health certificate. We showed up today to do so and couldn't because they neglected to give her a mandatory blood test that takes 4-6 weeks to get back and should've been administered allowing 120 days from a positive result. Our family, especially our children are devastated that our family dog will now have to stay behind for 5 months or more or be quarantined (doggy prison) in Hawaii for 120 days. Either way, this could've been avoided if Riverwoods had understood the requirements. Our bad was trusting that they were helping us with this first time process. Make sure you don't completely trust their word! Sorry this is long, but hope we can help anyone else who will be moving with a pet. They didn't know how to help us. This is just some word of caution. No apology from them makes me never want to refer them to anyone!
This place is like a second home to my kids (2 very small Chihuahua's) Dr. Dobson and her staff are the best! I have been to many vets int the past 20 years, & they are by far at the top of the list. All of her staff are very kind and caring, and they take great care of my kids! Her prices are less than most vets I have visited. I would highly recommend Riverwood's Pet Hospital for all my pets needs!
It is official Dr. Kenneth Coleman preformed a C-section on my dog that ultimately killed her. I have the proof I need and want everyone to know to stay away from this man. He left GAUZE inside of my dog that caused a massive infection and killed her. He claims leaving that inside would not have killed her.. Dr. Kenneth Coleman Veterinary3145 North Canyon Road Provo, UT 84604(801) 812-2077 Stay away from, by the time I am done with him he will never preform another c-section and or any other operation on a animal....
Colman VC was a preferred Vet of my mothers and she loved the care here.We have taken our dogs to Doc Colman for 10 years now because he is easy on our pocketbook and has always given us fantastic service.The location is not as clean smelling as I would have my office yet the care is phenomenal, our pets have never had any post op infections or complications because of this factor but the strip mall it is in is aged. That's alright with me, we are al aye able to fill our dogs medications and quickly and without much difficulty with exception to some of their earlier closing times. The staff has been very friendly and helpful!
We Enjoy coming to your office in the past ...Just not sure about the best friend people in orem so coming back ...To the one I can trust...Thanks,,
These folks are wonderful. Dr. Parks is a real vet, like they used to have. Skill, knowledge, and a real careing staff. We drive from Salt Lake to have him take care of our 3 westies.
GREAT Place to take your dog! Very friendly and genuinely care for animals, they seem to love what they do, excellent customer service - rare these days. Thanks Park Animal Hospital!
I love Dr. Dobson! She has been fantastic with all of our pet rats and provides great care.
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.