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San Bernardino, CA 92401
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This place is an absolute nightmare. Horribly rude, incompetent, and dishonest front desk staff. They are always surly and act like their jobs are a chore. Worse, they lied to my face saying they had done procedures which they obviously had not. The communication between the front desk and the medical staff is terrible. Ask a question, front desk goes to let medical staff know about the question, question doesn't get answered and I have to ask again. Ask for a specific procedure, it doesn't get done. Give feedback about the poor performance and you are met with defensiveness if not outright hostility. The management here is a disaster- don't trust your loved ones to these people. Go somewhere where the staff know how to behave like professionals.
The doctors here are amazing. We brought our pup here when she was feeling ill and could not be happier with the care she received. This hospital is very clean and reasonably priced for emergency services. We will be recommending this hospital to everyone around.
This place is fantastic! I recently found out about this place. I use to go to the Grand Terrace emergency animal hospital, and I will never go back there again. The staff at this place are kind and caring. They did not cop and attitud e like the Grand Terrace. Grand Terrace made me feel like they were doing me a favor, whereas this place genuinely care. Also, I loved the fact that my pet was taken to the back to have him seen by a doctor right away. I'm not a doctor and don't know what my pet had was serious or not. At Grand Terrace, I had to sit out in the lobby for hours before my pet was seen. I went to an emergency animal hospital. I don't think emergency situations should be kepted waiting for hours like I had to at Grand Terrace. Finally, I loved the fact that this hospital was so clean and smelled nice!
The staff is friendly and caring. The doctor was knowledgable and answered all my questions. The wait time was minimal (which I think is great) compare to the one in Grand Terrace, where the wait time is always so long! And, to top it all off, the hospital was VERY clean....again, which I can't say the same about compare to the one in Grand Terrace. I will refer all my friends and family to this place.
My dog was quite sick one night. She was vomiting and very lethargic. I called the hospital for some advise and they asked me to bring my pet in for an examination. When I did, my pet was promptly taken to the doctor and was I was seen by the doctor shortly thereafter. The doctor was very professional, sympathetic, and explained and answered all my questions. My pet was hospitalized overnight and now the little guy is doing so much better. I highly recommend this place. The doctor and staff were great! I will certainly tell everyone about how great they were.
Dont bring your dog there, especially small dogsThey gave dangerous drugs / overdosed without any monitoring and my dog was found dead in the kennel while on their propofol infusion drug for one hour without ever being checked. They checked only the first 15 min after the infusion started for seizures and they continued the medications even after seizing stopped and then called me stating they found her dead at the kennel! Dr Renee Joo also wrote: stated since I refused to euthanazise her, the only option is to give continuous propofol infusion ( to kill her).My dog was not sick, eating playing normal 4 hours before she got in the hodpital
Had to take my dog here and regret everything about this visit. "Vet" agreed with my uneducated guess of vestibular disorder or seizures. Said he was in no pain. Discharged with anti nausea pills. He was in obvious pain for the rest of the night. Next morning his vet took one look at him and knew he'd hurt his neck. How do you miss a neck injury?
Unfortunately I had to visit this hospital last night with my sick cat, he was not happy to be there, but they took such good care of him. He was 100% better when I picked him up this morning, like a whole new cat. The office is clean and odor free, the staff was very kind and helpful and I can't say enough about how great Dr. Troxel was. I will always use this place for my emergency needs. Thanks to you all, we really needed a place like this.
HOURS are not CORRECT we are trying to fix it. We are OPEN Mon-Fri 6 pm-8 amSat 12:00 pm noon to 12 am Midnight.Sun: 24 hrs
Spoke to an awesome last there and was very helpful but when my mom took the dog in to be euthanized (due to the fact that he got hit by a car) he was rude and pretty much told her that if she couldn't take care of a dog she shouldn't have any. She knew that his injuries were bad so that's the resin she took him in...do he wouldn't be in pain anymore. She just recently lost her husband so when the very told her this she felt horrible. Thank you East valley animal hospital for putting more stress on a grieving woman!
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.