Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
7610 Glenview DrRichland Hills, TX 76180
PLEASE READ!!!! DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOUR BABIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DO NOT USE THIS CLINIC OR ANY OTHER PENNY PAWS CLINICS FOR ANYTHING ELSE BUT VACCINES!!!$318 for "teeth cleaning" $856 EMERGANCY VET BILL TO SAVE MY DOGS LIFE!! I went in for a "normal" dental cleaning. Last year around the same…
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…
121 Degan AveLewisville, TX 75057
From Business: Lewisville North Animal Clinic opened as a new business in April of 1971. The clinic was opened by Dr. Walter Legg and his wife Jean in a 600 square foot lease space north of Dalton and Son Funeral Home. In June 1974, Dr. Edward Aycock entered into partnership with Dr. Legg and construction on a new facility began. Most of…
701 Glade RdColleyville, TX 76034
From Business: Colleyville Animal Clinic is a full-service medical facility, including diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of companion animal illnesses, preventative care, full in-house pharmacy and laboratory, dental care, dermatology, surgery, vaccinations, and geriatrics. *We Accept Cash
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…
7817 Jacksboro HwyFort Worth, TX 76135
I took my dog, Moses, in for the first time today for a grooming. Marielle did an outstanding job and we plan to use her exclusively from now on. While grooming, she noticed some redness in Moses' ear and called me to see if I wanted to have the vet check him out. I was very pleased with the ser…
3000 Highway 121Bedford, TX 76021
Kind and attentive. Much lower prices than most vets in town, I won't go anywhere else. My cat, Poe was much more relaxed than normal. The place even smelled like flowers & not a vets office.
8331 West FwyFort Worth, TX 76116
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 of veterinarians, board certified specialists, and technicians strive each day to give your pet the very best in medical care. We understand how important it is t…
2100 E State Highway 114Southlake, TX 76092
From Business: Specializing In Dogs & Cats. Our Goal is to Make Our Clients Feel that Their Animals are Receiving the Absolute Best Care Possible. We Will Make Your Pets Feel So at Home They Look Forward to Coming Back Next Time. CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT!!!
1780 Rufe Snow DrKeller, TX 76248
Absolutely the best care any facility can provide. You simply can't find a better place to take your pet. We had to put our pet down due to age and many other factors and you took such genuinely compassionate care of all of us. We were a mess and you helped us see through our mess and made th…
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.
813 Fm 1187 ECrowley, TX 76036
Terrible receptionists, no urgency, Surgeon had no confidence in skill level, very expensive now since Dr Denton is no longer the owner, he sold it to VAC, beware!! No compassion, no since of urgency, no one checks on the Surgery Pets after hours they are just on their own in those critical hou…
817 N Saginaw BlvdSaginaw, TX 76179
Jada was dying with cancer and was on her last breath. I called Saginaw Animal Hospital and asked them how much would it cost for uthinization and I was told $44.40 which was about the same as other clinics. I live in Saginaw so I though a short ride for my dying pet would be better, so I though…
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.
9006 Highway 377 SBenbrook, TX 76126
They have taken care of our family's dogs for several years now. When one of our dogs got twisted gut they worked quickly and thoroughly to save her life. Dr, Hampton stayed through the weekend with her to ensure her life. Two years later when she developed a brain tumor he cried along with m…
6550 Lemmon AveDallas, TX 75209
I'm visiting in the Dallas area this summer and my cat got sick suddenly. I did some hasty research and found VCA love field. I requested an appointment online around 1:30 am and the next morning I got a call offering an early morning appt. So incredibly pleased with the follow through of this v…
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PLEASE READ!!!! DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOUR BABIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DO NOT USE THIS CLINIC OR ANY OTHER PENNY PAWS CLINICS FOR ANYTHING ELSE BUT VACCINES!!!$318 for "teeth cleaning" $856 EMERGANCY VET BILL TO SAVE MY DOGS LIFE!! I went in for a "normal" dental cleaning. Last year around the same time my dog got a cleaning as well12 teeth were pulled (due to my negligence) and everything was FINE, HINCE why I went back. Cut to this year.... I went to go pick my dog up and she was bleeding profusely from her mouth. In my opinion the vet should have NEVER sent home my dog with me in this condition. They told me she would eventually clot and sent me on my way. An hour later the bleeding had gotten worse and worse to the point that I started to worry about it. I called the clinic back to see what they wanted me to do. OH! and did I mention that I thought they were givingme a "goodie bag" to take home with me only to find out it was SOMEONE ELSE'S BELONGINGS AS WELL AS A PERSCRIPTION FOR THEIR DIABETIC DOG!!!!!The clinic was more concerned about getting the meds and belongings back then they were for my dog!!! I live on the West side of Fort Worth and I hurried back over to the clinic as fast as possible. It was a little after 5pm when we arrived and the all they could do for me was give her a vitamin K shot, which the Dr. Cynthia Garrett even admitted that 'other doctors don't always agree that it is a valid solution to help clot blood' She then told me I had a few options, Leave my dog at the clinic with NO SUPERVISION OVERNIGHT IN A CAGE BY HERSELF and they would 'get to her first thing in the morning', I could take her home with me and monitor her, or HER RECOMMENDATION was to go to an EMERGANCY VET. The girls in the office were telling me there is nothing more that they could do for her and PUSHED us out the door. Dr. Garrett only wants a paycheck and DOES NOT CARE about the animals that she works on. They are obviously just paychecks to her.My question is......WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO IN THE MORNING IF YOU "CAN'T DO ANYTHING NOW FOR HER RIGHT NOW"?! Hope that she is dead so you don't have to deal with it?Rushing her to the hospital where they IMMIDATELY took her back and started to diagnose the problem. They scoffed at the way my animal was treated and solidified the fact that "Vitamin K" was the easy way out of this and it has no relevance with what was going on. After running a few tests I was told that EVERYTHING looked normal from her blood work.THANK GOODNESS I took her to the emergency room because they said she would not have made it overnight. $856 Later and at 6:30AM I went to pick up my Fur Baby. She is doing Wonderful now, NO THANKS to Penny Paws.I have YET to hear from anyone at the clinic since this happened last Monday, March 2nd. I had to call Lori Renfro their Office Manager 4 times before I was able to get ahold of her. The very first thing I asked Lori was if the office indeed had something to stop bleeding her answer, "Um, I'm going to go ahead and say, yes."If you do not have the ability to stop the bleeding but you say you do, Why am I responsible for her Emergency vet bill to ensure my dog would live another day. She Also NEGLECTED to call me back on Monday, March 9th by close as she promised and I didn't receive a call until March 12th. What a great birthday present to hear that she can AGAIN "do nothing for me" and will not be doing ANYTHING for me. This place if full of people who DO NOT truly care about Animals. All they care about is making money and going home at the end of the day. What a group of heartless individuals and all around neglect. PLEASE DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU AND YOUR BABIES!!!!!I am COMPLELETLY Traumatized by this! You have no idea what it is like to look at your little baby and seeblood POURING OUT of that little mouth, not to mention have blood EVERYWHERE with no one willing to help.
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.