Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
1800 E Quinlan PkwyQuinlan, TX 75474
As a lifelong pet owner and dog lover, I have been to many different veterinarians and their respective clinics, but never before have I witnessed such kindness and patience in treating my dog, Kissmas. We recently moved to the Lake Tawakoni area and I needed to establish a vet for my furry fr…
3851 Frankford RdDallas, TX 75287
From Business: Compassionate vet care for dogs and cats. Located in the North Dallas Corridor on Frankford between Midway and Marsh Ln. Bent Tree Animal Hospital, P. A. veterinarians and team members are committed to your pets health. Veterinary services for the animals of Denton, Dallas and Collin counties. Each veterinarian and team me…
1919 Rodeo DrMesquite, TX 75149
I have been going to this Vet for several years now and have NEVER had a bad experience with any services (surgeries, boarding, or just picking up medicines)... The prices are reasonable and with it being more family like and not franchised it's more of a personal experience .. LOVE THE STAFF AN…
1206 N Highway 175Seagoville, TX 75159
Doc.Ronnie is outstanding he has treated our babies for years would never go any place else, all the staff is great they know all my dogs by name .there is not enough words to express my gratitude to doc.Ronnie and his staff. AKA (burt&earnie)Thank yall!
1404 E Tyler StAthens, TX 75751
From Business: Morton Small Animal Clinic in Athens, Texas is dedicated to quality, compassionate and loving care of cats and dogs. By using evidence based research with up-to-date medical technology, our professional veterinarians and clinical staff provide quality medical care for your pet. We are here to meet all of your pet's needs s…
2129 W Parker Rd Ste APlano, TX 75023
I absolutely love this vet clinic and especially Dr Bethany Whetstone! I have a nine year old schnauzer that had been seeing the same vet since she was 6 wks old. After tons of money and misdiagnosis, I found Dr Whetstone who pet my dog on the road to recovery!
2007 S Palestine StAthens, TX 75751
From Business: Syler Veterinary Clinic has been serving Athens, Texas and the surrounding areas for over 40 years. Under the leadership of Dr. Van Der Colff, our experienced, professional, and caring staff is dedicated to providing the most loving environment possible for your little ones. We provide services and products for both small …
833 W. Airport FwyEuless, TX 76040
When our Lab needed emergency care we were fortunate to find Airport Freeway Animal Emergency Hospital. Based on our experience our family and our Labrador highly recommend the AFAEH.
1021 W Mcdermott DrAllen, TX 75013
From Business: At Allen Veterinary Centre, our veterinarians stress the importance of physical examinations which ensure that your pet receives a proactive approach to his or her health. Vaccinations will be customized to your pet's lifestyle and risk level. Frequently they require special diets or medications to maximize their health an…
Ste 106 1332 Plano RdRichardson, TX 75081
Been going here over ten years and love everyone there.. Dr Carl takes great care of my kitties and always has their best interest at heart.. would not go anywhere else! The staff is excellent too.. very thorough and helpful :)
7224 Independence PkwyPlano, TX 75025
From Business: We have low cost vaccination clinics monthly! We also offer Sunday pick ups and drop offs for Boarding! We also do Boarding Dentistry Medicine Surgery Laser Therapy Preventative Care DNA Testing Radiology/Ultrasound Diagnostic Testing Prescription Diets.
11816 Classic LnForney, TX 75126
Dr. Williams has been my vet for probably 15 years. She has seen me and my pets through many highs and lows. Her fees are fairly priced. I think she has always shown my pets and me a great deal of respect especially when it has come time to say our farewells to one another. She does not push …
3475 S Belt Line RdBalch Springs, TX 75181
I have many fur babies that I bring to this hospital. I love how the vets and staff take time to explain what's going on with your pet. One of my pets needed surgery once and they did everything within their power to keep it very affordable for me and provide what I felt was the best care possib…
615 S Bryan Belt Line RdMesquite, TX 75149
Dr. Pirrung is a great vet. He has taken care of 6 of my dogs over 20 years. He really loves his patients (furry, not human) and you can tell by the way he treats them and talks to them. He has gotten a couple of my pets thru some serious illnesses. If I have questions, he will take as long …
4651 N Belt Line RdMesquite, TX 75150
From Business: The LRH Emergency Pet Care Center is a state-of-the-art facility utilizing the most sophisticated and advanced medical and surgical technology. Our on-site staff, highly trained in emergency and critical care medicine, is there to care for your pet's most difficult moments. In the event of an emergency, or if intensive car…
4444 Trinity Mills RdDallas, TX 75287
From Business: Our goal is to provide the finest veterinary ophthalmology services in the world to our clients, their pets, and our referring veterinarians. To accomplish these goals we maintain a dedicated and highly trained staff and employ state-of-the-art equipment and techniques in our treatments.
3009 W Pioneer Dr, Irving,Irving, TX 75061
From Business: Ready Vet Go is a 27 foot Mobile Pet Hospital providing veterinary care for your pet at your home or office. The Mobile Pet Hospital is fully equipped with an electric lift exam/treatment table, Idexx laboratory capable of performing blood counts and blood chemistries, high frequency x ray machine, digital x ray processing…
5858 N Jupiter RdGarland, TX 75044
From Business: At Kindness Small Animal Hospital, you will receive the finest veterinary care and service available. We will treat your pet with the same love and care as we do our own pets. Our professional and courteous staff will work hard to exceed your expectations.
1520 Loop 7Athens, TX 75751
We met Dr. Barlow and her staff after our dog suffered a traumatic injury. The first thing Dr Barlow did when she met Blackie was grab her face and kiss her on the nose. I knew we were in the right place! We received estimate invoices during our lengthy ordeal so we always knew what to expect …
4365 Lovers LnDallas, TX 75225
Compassionate and caring vet toward for our Wheaten Terrier, takes the time to explain what's wrong, cares about your feelings for the animal and is not so highly priced - you don't have to think twice before going to Park Cities Animal Hospital!
202 E Us Highway 80Forney, TX 75126
What a wonderful, professional and friendly staff these guys have. From the very beginning, they made me and my canine children feel right at home. A clean, beautiful facility that is comfortably spacious for animals and humans alike! Price was a little steep for general services, but other than…
3010 Ridge RdRockwall, TX 75032
This place is amazing! The entire staff are the nicest people and I can tell that they truly love my pets and take the best of care of them. I use them for all services including boarding and have always received the highest quality of service in every department. I would recommend this place t…
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MY dog was attacked by another dog and we rushed him to the vet clinic and they wouldn't even come out to the car to even look and see if they could help him! my dog went into shock before I could get him to another vet and later passed away. I would never bring any of my pets to this careless office!
bad place to take your pet the lady vet just wants your money did not help us at all just took the money tried to get us to do a bunch of test totaling 100s of dollars sent us home with 80.00 of meds. our little dog died that same night if we would have spent the money on test would have got the same results ond been out 100s of dollars waiting 2 weeks for results on test never use again BAD VET CLINIC
As a lifelong pet owner and dog lover, I have been to many different veterinarians and their respective clinics, but never before have I witnessed such kindness and patience in treating my dog, Kissmas. We recently moved to the Lake Tawakoni area and I needed to establish a vet for my furry friends, but was a little reluctant to go to the Quinlan Animal Clinic as it was a humble little building absent of flashy signs and gimmicks on Hwy 276. However, it was so close to my home I decided to give it a try. My dog is very shy and timid but not aggressive. In the past, vets have placed a muzzle on her to restrain her but the staff and Dr. Hendel just took a very gentle and soft approach allowing Kissmas to relax (and me too). They went above and beyond the reason for our visit, making comments about her overall health and appearance. At the end of the visit, we promptly checked out and felt like we had a home vet. I would HIGHLY recommend this establishment to pet owners. One other comment, their prices were the lowest I found too!!Dr. Julianna Royston
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.