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760 E Lincoln WaySparks, NV 89434
From Business: Our animal clinic is family owned and operated in order to provide the personal attention to detail that our patients and their owners deserve. From conducting ge…
2435 Sutro StReno, NV 89512
Been going there for 30 years after trying other vets around town. They have always treated me and my animals with respect and care. I read in the c…
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Very nice and professional. It is nice that we see the same vet every time. Got my cat off of a medication that head been taking for 4 years. Now he is a much happier cat .and his health is much better
Would not recommend this vet to anyone. She will put your horse on too many drugs. She is not very personable and doesn't care about the animals that she works on or her customers. I had a horse that she put on steroids and when his skin issue didn't go away she put him on even heavier doses. Guess what, still didn't go away. Took my horse to another vet that gave me some cream to soothe on his skin. His skin condition was gone within a week. All she does is complain about how much she has to work. Perhaps she shouldn't be in that profession.
Hate to say it but I felt ripped off too. We put down our dog. Yes the Zen room was great. But why couldn't they have made a clinical judgment call before more XRays and blood work. So 600 dollars later, they tell us he needed to be out down. They put him on oxygen for a few hours, then put him down. Yes zen room and care was exceptional. But they are Drs! Make the call. Stop the testing!! That is pet owner abuse. You could have done the whole thing for 400 not 1,200. Just saying
LOVE THEM! Could not ask for more compassionate care. Everyone was friendly and the explanation of my dogs treatment was thorough - Dr. Martini is awesome!!
My pets have been going to Klaich Animal Hospital for years and the vets there really want the best for your animals.
I had a great experience with this vet office. I took a rescue dog there who has behavioral problems and they were so helpful and encouraging. He was neutered there and caught up on his vaccines, plus they recommended a dog trainer for me. I checked around and their rates for the services I received were comparable to other vets in town, plus they gave me the estimate for the services ahead of time and it was accurate. I recommend them.
Best Veterinarians ever used. Complete confidence in both Tom and Sharon. PS. they are not rude. Never have been.
How have they tried to kill my dog, let me list the ways... I so wanted to like this veterinary office, but alas they do not know what they are doing and they have no passion for saving sick animals. As soon as I walked in with a sick dog the vet was certain he was dying and would be dead soon, terrible bedside manners. She has continued to tell us he is not going to live much longer, but he has. Sadly, I knew more about the physiology of my dog than they did, I had to tell them he was exhibiting signs of albuterol toxicity after I called poison control in the waiting room. She told us to go home and turn on a humidifier for his aspiration pneumonia, which he got from vomiting after taking the meds they prescribed, a simple web search shows that is the EXACT OPPOSITE of what you do for a dog with pneumonia. The HOSPITAL owner refused to work with us on our bill even though the reason my dog is sick is because they prescribed a medication that made him ill. When PRESCRIBED THE MEDS I asked if the medication had any negative side effects (because I was not going to give my 15 year old dog a dangerous medication) the vet tech says NO - NO negative side effects. The sad thing is the vet that prescribed THE MEDS had the flu, but the owner was making her work through the flu. She was so sick she wasn't there to answer questions so the vet tech was. After giving my dog the meds she prescribed he became ill, however they did everything they could to cover it up, telling me I needed to get a battery of tests done which would cost thousands of dollars. We were charged frivolous fees such as a monitoring fee, a recheck fee, and this is all on top of the already $600 they were charging to run tests that were not necessary. All they see is money signs over there. If you love your pets stay away!!!
Check under Southwest Veterinary Hospital- Overcharging people is why they have so few patients.
My dog needed to get her teeth cleaned, they wanted to charge an office visit $49 plus $135 for blood work, plus $700 to $900 to do the cleaning. Mind you, the excuse for the pre-cleaning appointment was to give me an estimate, but they couldn't even do that. I was quoted $120 for the office visit and the cleaning. I guess there is a really good reason they are not busy, because they overcharge everyone.
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.