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Had an emergency ear infection with my dog. They squeezed me in on a Saturday. It was quick, thorough, friendly, and professional. Been looking for a good vet for ten years. Found one !!!
I usually don't post reviews but I made it a point to about this place... Do not take your pet here, I repeat, do not take your pet here! This's the worse establishment that I've ever dealt with in all of my years being a consumer in Richmond. My dog needed a couple of teeth pulled, was told that I would need to bring in a deposit of $150 to get it scheduled, went in to pay the deposit but then was told that I would have the pay the whole amount when they noticed that I was a Black person LOL! I guess if one don't pay then we all don't pay since we're all the same. Decided to get my dog groomed on his initial visit, I don't think Freddy Kruger himself would have sliced him up any better... These people are rude on top of rude. Cheapest place in town and that's not necessarily a good thing, but they'll try to squeeze every nickel out you they can by forcing unnecessary medication that your pet probably doesn't need down your throat... If you love your pet like I love mine then you should avoid this place!
The best veterinary clinic in town. If you love your pets, you should bring them here every now and then.
AMAZING! I cannot say enough about this clinic. First thing, hats off to Dr. Evan!, he is amazing doctor. He went in after a tumor on my cat's paw that another vet wanted to amputate. The willingness to save quality of life for my pet and hopefully yours speaks volumes of the medical prowess and steel nerves of the doc's on staff here. Get your second opinion here!, they are not a chop shop, price gouger and honor their commitments to your loved family members. Unbelievable bedside manner, the willingness to go the extra miles and do everything in their power is the hallmark of outstanding medicine the world over. With over 20 years being around medicine this was an extremely impressive practice. Thank you Dr. Evan for buying my good friend some more quality time with my family.
Excellent Vet! I took my 10 month old Puppy Jaxson to them yesterday. They were so sweet with him. They seem to be very caring and gentle. I'm happy that Jaxson now has a regular Vet!!
Well I have used Dr Grey for ?? 30 yrs to do all my dogs litters ear cropping and tail docking and I have never had any issues with them . I was always treated nice and greeted well.. I used that lady Vet mostly for routine stuff Dr Grey tended to be just more for the ears and taiis , I took a dog to them in 1973 that was hit by a car they were close I told them I did not have money at that time and it was not my dog they set the leg and all and allowed me to pay them as I kept the little puppy .. I'd never consider another vet service..
The staff at this clinic are rude and REFUSED to help treat a very sick service dog the day before NYE!!! I will NEVER go near that place again, nor will I recommend that anyone bring their beloved pet to them.
Best Dang Nappit Animal Hospital in RVA! Keep up the good work Nan!!
Never tried a mobile vet b4..I will never go to any other vet in town. Dr. Dexter is soo pet friendly. She knows all my pets on a first name basis .. I have 3 shih tzu's and 2 alley cats.. She treats them all with the utmost of care!
As someone with pets that are part of the family, there is no other place that I would want to treat my animals. Capital Home Veterinary Care is convenient because they come to your home. They always offer loving and professional care and are a pleasure to work with.
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.