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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I took my small dog here over 5 months ago. She was spotting blood. She is an older girl and I was told she would need to be spayed or she would end up dying soon. The vet told me their was no hope for my sick dog and painted a very bad picture of her future and the only hope for her was a very expensive surgery. I thought she had an infection and asked if they could at least give her some antibiotics for now. The vet gave my dog a shot and sent me home with some pills for a 10 day course of antibiotics. The vet told me they would help but as soon as my dog finished them her sickness would come back full force. I was presented with a bill of 589 dollars for an exam x ray and in office blood test. Well my dog is fine and back to herself. My instincts told me that 10 days of antibiotics was not a long enough treatment for elderly sick dog. She was put on another antibiotic 2 x a day for 21 days and then 1 x day for additional 7. She completely better and the infection is gone and has not returned and my elderly dog did not need the risky surgery that would probably would have killed her. They where quite convincing and had me in tears that my dog was doomed without the surgery that would have cost me close to 3000 dollars plus additional cost if she made it through the surgery. Just be careful and get a second opinion when it comes to surgeries and expensive treatments that may be recommended here. I know the Vet had her opinion and diagnosis but she was clearly wrong as to the surgery was the only cure and answer for my dog. I am very glad we chose to get a second opinion and others with sick pet should consider it also. In the end my dog is well again, happy and a joyful little cutie.Delete review
We've been taking our 3 dogs and cat here for nearly 3 years. dr. sanders is the best! you never feel like he's rushing to get to the next patient, even though the practice is busy. he doesn't want to do unnecessary procedures or tests, and is very straightforward about costs/value. dr. dowling and dr. wehrmann have seen our pups on a few occasions where dr. sanders was unavailable, and they also are smart, kind and professional. the vet techs and the office staff are terrific. i would highly recommend this practice.
If you want your animals to suffer and your heart to ache retain their services!!! All others stay away!!
Dr. Anders is great. I highly recommend him for his honesty, intelligence, experience and concern for his patients and their owners.
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Took my dog into the clinic at 10:30 pm. He was lathargic and could not stand up. They took temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, mm /crt, attutude, body condition and xray. After 4 hours and $603.00 it was determined that my dog had slight heart mummer, his digestive was distended firm, his musculoskeletal was a bit off ( but not the issue) . Their assessment was Lameness (couldn't stand (KEPT falling over) and heart mummer. The xray was to take up to an hour to read. It took over 2 hours. My dog received pain med and a muscle relaxer. Both shots and some fluid. We went on our way. If they had taken a stool sample, they would have known the problem. Took my dog to my vet the next day. The reason he couldn't stand up was because of pain in his abdomen. ER clinical noticed gas in colon, but did not do a stool sample. My vet infored me that when there is pain in a dog''s stomach, it can radiate to his back. That is why he couldn't stand up. We spent $603.00 and left there not really knowing the real problem. Found out from my vet that my dog has a bacterial infection. My vet took stool sample is how vet knew. Terrible experience. We only think it right to get our money back or at least part of it Terrible experience and a group that let me take my dog home that could not stand up. I would rate them one star because Collett (tecnician) was very nice to do his vitals. Can't say a lot about the rest of the crew
Wonderful place the staff there is amazing. The love and care they give is like no other. I trust my babies with no other.
Veterinarian and vet tech were both very thorough, patient, kind and funny. I had a pleasant time during my visit at Central Animal Hospital with my dog and plan to bring my cats for any vet needs as well. Prices are reasonable. I did not wait long at all. Above all, the veterinarian made sure that all of my concerns and questions were resolved before he moved forward with any tests and treatments. My dog felt very comfortable here as well, which is unusual for him. This says a lot, to me, about the staff and the atmosphere at Central Animal Hospital. I highly recommend this location.
1 review5.0 star rating 11/1/20165 stars does not justify the quality of service I received! I called many electrical contractors in the area and found Pinellas County Electric the only one who returned my calls. I spoke with a girl name Sara in the office and the gentleman who came out name was David. He provided me with a quote to upgrade my electrical panel box. They came out when they said they would and billed what was agreed on. I cant thank Pinellas County Electric enough for their hard work. I will recommend them to all of my friends and family.
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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.