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8843 Grissom RdSan Antonio, TX 78251
I just finished up at the Great Northwest Animal Hospital! They were amazing! This is our first puppy, and every question I had was answered to my satisfaction. Dr. Johnson was very kind and explained the visit so that I would be fully educated on my puppy's health. I would tell anyone to ta…
13039 Nacogdoches RdSan Antonio, TX 78217
The staff here are the best ,the Doctor is great ,they take such good care of my dog Abbey ,I would never go anyplace else,they don't gouge you at billing either ,( which is why I quit going to another vet with my last dog), you can't go wrong taking your dear pets here .
2822 Pleasanton RdSan Antonio, TX 78221
There was one rep that made all the difference! Her name is Cathy and she was fast, friendly, and knowledgeable. Her professionalism is the sole reason I will go back to give this place another shot. The vet tech was not all that friendly, but began to ""warm up"" to me at the end of my dogs v…
19633 W Interstate 10San Antonio, TX 78257
Consider alternatives maybe staff will change, I tried to make appt-to have my 14 year old canine w/ cancer put to sleep -receptionist grudgingly made appt but wants pets total medical records history/credit records /and their phone numbers from all the vets she has been seen by-she insisted o…
13141 NW Military HwySan Antonio, TX 78231
Dr Hudson is AMAZING.. She talks with you and helps you understand. She is great the staff is great. Thanks to them, My dog looks great and feels great
4831 Rigsby AveSan Antonio, TX 78222
My dog, Fred was very sick. I took him to Rigsby Veterinary Clinic, and he was diagnosed with diabetes. Dr. Luke Proctor, and the staff took charge of Fred, got his blood sugar down, and took VERY good care of him while he was hospitalized. The charges were very reasonable for a week's stay a…
9919 Westover BlfSan Antonio, TX 78251
From Business: *Complete Veterinary Hospital Including Grooming and Kennels; Lang:English, Spanish
15503 Babcock RdSan Antonio, TX 78255
From Business: La Cantar Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary clinic offering a broad range of care including wellness, routine surgeries, sick visits, and in-house specialist consultations. From our on-site pharmacy, diagnostic laboratory, and doctor-supervised boarding, we strive to fulfill all your pets needs.
7510 Broadway StSan Antonio, TX 78209
Our dog Kanga was in need of surgery and our current veterinarian could not do it because he was out on medical leave. We found this animal hospital on yellowpages.com so we decided to give them a try. They had convenient hours to drop off my dog. Dr. Elizabeth Kemble was really great. She kept …
1424 S Ellison DrSan Antonio, TX 78245
I have been to lots of vets and Dr Curd and her staff are amazing. I appreciate that I was able to ask the questions of Dr Curd that I wanted to ask about my dogs situation. I was blown away by the staff, from the receptionist when I called to make an appointment, to the tech assisting Dr Curd a…
8221 Broadway StSan Antonio, TX 78209
I took my kitten to this Animal Hospital thinking that he had an upper respiratory infection and they diagnosed him with one. The service was wonderful they took my animal in immediately and even let me drop him off early before the vet arrived. They offered me a military discount and my cat …
2940 Rigsby AveSan Antonio, TX 78222
Took my pug, Lola for spaying procedure. This animal hospital is absolutely fantastic! The premises are impeccably clean, the staff is friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and professional. NEVER will I ever go anywhere else for my dog's well-being. After the surgery, they even called the foll…
8905 Guilbeau RdSan Antonio, TX 78250
We moved to San Antonio in the early 80s with a dog that had a lot of allergy problems. After a bad experience with another veterinarian, a friend told us about Dr Henry. Since then he has provided the best of care for our dogs and cats, even saving the life of a cat that had serious problems.…
4623 Binz Engleman RdSan Antonio, TX 78219
Kirby Animal Hospital is a wonderful veterinary hospital with a great staff and wonderful veterinarians. Dr. Hill is amazing and has a wonderful way with animals of all kind. They helped me in every way possible while keeping my budget in mind and did everything that they could for my pet and we…
15714 Huebner Rd Bldg 1San Antonio, TX 78248
I bought a puppy from PetLand and in order to activate the warranty, I had to take the puppy to Smith and Shedd for an initial exam. After reading the reviews for Smith and Shedd, I have to say I was a little weary about this place. I work at a doctors office so i know the power the reviews have…
124 Saint Cloud RdSan Antonio, TX 78228
I took my dog into this clinic about 21 hours after getting hit by a car...he was behaving normally but got hit very hard and I was worried about internal bleeding. The doctor was direct, professional, responsive to all my questions, and informative. The price was extremely reasonable despite …
8734 Grissom RdSan Antonio, TX 78251
Highly recommend Angel of Mercy Animal Critical Care!! My kitten and I were treated like VIPs and I was so stressed out that I REALLY appreciated this a couple weeks ago. Dr Babbitt took time with me and my very sick animal and explained everything so well. The technician really cared about m…
12727 Mountain AirSan Antonio, TX 78249
They just helped my cat to come to Japan. There were all the complicated paper works that needed to be done. Dr. Powers and the great staff did everything for us. I have known the vet for almost 10 years. I have been going to Dr. Powers for my dog and cat since they are babies. She and her…
5858 Babcock RdSan Antonio, TX 78240
I highly recommend this clinic to all my friends, and family. I have been taking my pets to Dr. Guerra's clinic since 1994. She has a genuine compassion and desire to provide the best care for the animals she cares for. In 2001 my dog Max was diagnosed with Lymphoma, she directed us to one of t…
11214 Iota DrSan Antonio, TX 78217
my cat witches is a manx with nerve damage, kidney failure and urinary incointence. hes at this vet alot. they just love him there. dr. sartor is the most wonderful man in the world. one time witches was boarding there and he ran out of his meds and dr. sartor went and out of his own spare time …
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I took our two cats to be spayed here. I was contacted with an appointment within two days of filling out the online form. The appointment was within a two week period. The people are very nice and efficent. Of the 40 or so people in line on a saturday morning, they made quick work of signing everyone in. It was the after care that I was unimpressed with. Upon arrival home, after the surgery, my cats were going crazy trying to get out of the kennel. They never settled down. You'd think after a surgery they would just laydown and sleep it off. They were up all night. I called the emergency number that night with no luck. I also called on Sunday, no answer or return call. (you have to leave a message on the emergency line) In despiration I gave them some pain meds I had from my dog's surgery (at our real vet) and they finally laid down and slept. I called the emergency line on Monday to ask questions, no return call. I called the emergency line on Tuesday and finally recived a call from a vet tech at almost 5pm. She said that wasn't right and maybe someone forgot to give pain meds before they left the hospital. She said she'd get the vet to call me. The vet didn't call until Wednesday afternoon. We were not given any pain meds for the cats when we left the office. The post op care was non existent. The emergency number is not monitored with any sense of urgency. Don't expect to talk to a person if you call any of the phone numbers listed. If you need low cost spay or neuter, this is the place to come, just don't expect good post-op care.
I recently had an experience at I-10 Pet Emergency that I wanted to share. I had a 12 year old diabetic German Shepherd who inexplicably began having labored breathing. I went to my regular veterinarian at Hill Country Animal Hospital with Dr. Lori Stephens and she recommended that I go to I-10 for further diagnostics and hospitalization since it was a Saturday. Long story short, my dog ended up having a tumor in her heart and had to be euthanized but I cannot say enough good things about the staff at I-10. The nurses who worked with me, Brian and Katie were so wonderful. They took great care of my dog and also great care of me and my husband. The compassion they showed for my dog really meant a lot. They did everything they could to make her comfortable until a diagnosis was reached and we could make a decision. Not only were the nurses great, but the doctor, Dr. Heron was absolutely wonderful! I can't say enough about how great this emergency facility is and how great the staff is. No one hopes to have an emergency with their pet, but I know that if I ever do, I will definitely go back to this place. Thanks to the staff for all the great work they do!
I cannot say enough positive things about the Alamo Feline Health Center! Due to the utter negligence of the general vet I had been seeing, my cat was literally at death's door. His lungs were collapsed and he was suffering from histoplasmosis (a really nasty fungal disease). On the recommendation of one of the workers at the emergency animal hospital, I brought my cat to Alamo Feline Health Center. If it hadn't been for the excellent care provided by Dr. Norsworthy and his staff, my cat would not be here with us today. Dr. Norsworthy and his staff are extremely knowledgeable and friendly; they actually care about the health and well-being of your cat and thoroughly discuss any issues with you. While my cat was in surgery, they called to give me status updates, and again after he came home to make sure he was doing okay. Their office is always clean and inviting, and wait times are kept to a minimum. Being that it is an all cat facility, you don't have to worry about the added stress of a vet visit of loud dogs and other strange animals. I have taken my cats to many vets over the years, and this is, by far, the best place we have ever been.
We picked up this hospital because it only 5mins driving from our house. The cost was alright but the staff I talked on phone before the first visit gave me the wrong information. Later I found out that it would cost us $86 more. Both Dr. Johnson and Dr. Meztler are great. They explained everything we needed and answered all the questions very patiently. We had our new kitten checked up, vaccined, neutered and declawed. Dr. Meztler called us everyday after the surgery to check on our kitten. Unfortunately our kitten got an infection on his claws we had to take him back to get him on antibiotics. I have a 3 years old and an infant. Every time I went there I was too hand-full to open the heavy door. The glass door is see through, the staffs can see exactly what we needed every time. But they NEVER came out to give us a hand. They just watched my little one struggled from trying to open that heavy door minutes and minutes. They love animals so bad that the human beings just don't matter anymore?
As a person who had always lived with dogs, it was a new world for me when I became the roommate of a cat. I found Sophie at the SPCA, scared to death and sick with a cough and fever. At first, I just kept going to general veterinarians for my new feline friend. It just wasn't satisfactory but I didn't know why. When I took the advice of a friend who recommended Dr. Norsworthy and his staff, I really understood the difference. These folks really understand cats in a way I never knew was possible! My first cat, Sophie, was soon joined by James, my lovable ginger Maine Coon (also from the SPCA). When we found out that he has a heart condition, I was truly worried. James is still doing well with the tender loving care of Dr. Norsworthy and his crew. We're still hoping to keep James around for many more years, and at least I know he is getting the very best care at AFHC. We only look to the positive and each visit is uplifting. I wouldn't trust my two sweet friends to anyone else.
EXCEPTIONAL & COMPASSIONATE CARE - We want to express our sincere appreciation for this great facility. On a Saturday night in December we rushed our 13 yr old rescue dog to them. She was very ill and we didn't think she would survive the night. She stayed for a week and we were kept informed of her condition frequently. Less than 2 weeks later our 14 year old Sheltie was in distress. It was early Christmas morning but when we called they said to bring him in. We were met at the door and the doctor and staff determined he was in serious condition. He stayed for a week , we were updated frequently, and in both cases we were allowed to visit day or night as much as we wanted. Throughout this traumatic 4 week ordeal we were treated with genuine care and concern by the expert and compassionate staff. While we hope we don't have to return we are comforted to know I-10 Pet Emergency is there.
I was referred here by a family member.now i know this is a vet office but there was dog pee in the middle of the floor in the lobby area.I did like the Vet,overall she is the reason that im giving 2 stars instead of 1 stars.what i absolutely did not like was how the redheaded male assistant smacked my dog in the nose for flinching or twitching when he got 3 back to back shots.I thought that was rudiculous and then he preceded to tell me that i should pick up that habit too of smacking his nose because of his behavior with nail clippers.on top of that they overcharge by $80-$200.why should 2 puppy booster shots cost $250 all together? I decided to go to ingram park animal hospital and am greatly satisfied with how they treated my dog and was more of a reasonable price compared to this place.do not take your dog here.i never write reviews but i felt this needed to be said
I was so grateful for the kind, compassionate and caring service provided by Dr.Pittman and her husband, Derling. My sweet dog was 14 yrs old and could no longer get up. I knew the day was coming- but you will never be ready when it does. Promised Land made this very difficult and emotionally distressing process less traumatic for me and most importantly for my dear dog, Heather. My sweetheart was in her home, on her pillow in her favorite spot in front of the window. She was allowed to pass peacefully from this Earth in the place she was most comfortable. I loved my dog like a child. Dr. Pittman and Derling were so kind and gentle with my dear Heather. The service they provide is invaluable and I can't understand why anyone faced with this difficult decision would ever put their beloved pet through the trauma of spending their last moments in a vet's office.
I took my senior cat to this vet for a respiratory problem. The first thing they wanted to do was bloodwork (very expensive) just because she was an older cat. They had stated it was standard procedure to do this on a senior cat whether it had any thing to do with her problem or not. I was given anti-biotics, which didn't help, and charged over $200 for the bloodwork which wasn't even necessary for her problem. A 20 minute session cost me over $250 with no resolution. They also took my cat into a different area and left me waiting in the exam room by myself. They didn't necessarily do any thing terrible or wrong, I just didn't get a comfortible feeling with them and I felt they were trying to get as much money out of me as possible. I went elsewhere for her follow-up and have decided not to got back to Leon Valley Veterinarian Hospital.
Five stars is NOT ENOUGH for this Business. I PRAY you guys don't need this like I did yesterday, but I wanted to share in case you do. My 15 year old lab decided THIS was the weekend (yes a Holiday weekend) to die, and he could not even get up and walk. I will spare you all the details, but it was bad. I'm a RN and you guys KNOW how picky and critical Nurses can be. I found the link online and I called her. The Vet and her technician came to the house and helped my "Lucky" go Home comfortably and with dignity. On a scale of 1 and 10, she is absolutely a 20 with sincere and heart felt compassion. Just wanted to share so you will have a place to call when you need it for your pet so you won't go through the stress we did of not being sure we would find the RIGHT doctor. We ABSOLUTELY found and Angel on Earth.... Linda/RN
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.