Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
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We have a 4 year old weimer "Penny" and decided to change to Rancho Regional Veterinary. She has been by Drs. Berg and Boher and let me tell you that they are the best, they're very thorough and they take their time in explaining Penny's issue she has. Their staff are fabulous.We are here to stay .Thank you RANCHO REGIONAL for your assistance.
Lorries groomed my dog and she was amazing. We recently moved here and had a few bad experiences with local groomers but she was great!! Not too expensive either way better then Petsmart where they are not so experienced and very young.
We LOVE Victoria Animal Hospital and their entire staff! They're very gentle & friendly w/our dog!!!
Dr. MS Sidhu is an outstanding veterinarian. I am impressed with his knowledge and compassion for animals. He also has an outstanding supportive staff. I had an emergency situation with my miniature schnauzer and he took immediate care to my dog. I also appreciate that he is open late at night. I highly recommend Dr. MS Sidhu. Thanks Dr. Sidhu!
This hospital has a great staff and is open late every night. Doctor Sidhu can do othopedic surgeries like TPLO and MPL. Call to make your appointment
It was 14 years ago when I first met Dr. Berg. My cat had eaten some old dead thing and had a 90 degree bone stuck inside with a lot of other bones etc. backed up. He could not eat and was barely holding on. Within three days of seeing Dr. Berg, Casey was running around like nothing ever happened. It was truly like a miracle. Then my dog Mojo decided that foxtails make a perfect salad and ate so many she was pooping them out. Enough said about that, but for her and Dr. Berg the nightmare had just begun. Once again he came to the rescue and somehow removed all of them. Mojo has crossed the rainbow bridge now but I know she is wagging her tail and smiling as I write this. My Cat Smokie also has a lot of thanks and praises as well. I will spare you all the details but in his 14+ years more than nine lives have been lived. And lastly my new baby, Honey Cat was just seen by Dr. Bohrer who surely saved her day. Quick and skilled like Dr. Berg, Dr. Bohrer also takes the extra time to explain everything in a clear concise professional manner so even I can understand! ;-) So it is with great Thanks and Praise to the dedicated and skilled staff at Rancho Regional Veterinary Hospital that I write this review. You guys make an excellent team! -For a super clean place to get Real help for your loved ones make no mistake and go to the BEST.
I have to small dogs and they are treated as part of the RRV family. I am very pleased with their committment to care and service.
I called Dr Lebovic for an inhome visit for my rottweiler. I have to say I am super happy with the outcome of the home visit. My dog received excellent medical attention/treatment from Dr Lebovic. It was challenging for Lebovic since my rott is somewhat agressive with people he does'nt know; but Lebovic made it all happend. My dog oso is fully recovering. I would definitely recommend Dr Lebovic to everyone.
We took our 8 week old puppy to the Doctor today, after a very unpleasant experience in another Hospital (Rancho Cucamonga Regional). We got an appointment right away, the Doctor could see us in less, than 15 minutes! The staff made us very welcome, and our puppy felt super comfortable and safe under the care of Dr Gouda. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience, we won't go to another vet ever! :)
I LOVE THIS PLACE! I've been coming here for years and I have never been disappointed! When it comes to cost, Dr. Gouda does his best to work with me. The staff treats my dogs so good. They are always SUPER loving to my doggies. I would never go anywhere else!
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.