Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
2490 Milam Rd ESanger, TX 76266
I could not be happier with my experience(s) at this clinic. Dr. White and Dr. Stucky are by far the best veterinarians I've had the privilege to have care for my furry family. When my 15 year old golden mix needed to cross the rainbow bridge, everyone was so kind to us. They allowed us to come …
900 E Mccart St Ste 300Krum, TX 76249
They really care about what they do! They were very helpful and have continued to follow up with me and make sure that my cat is better. The doctor really explained her thoughts to us and she really examined my pet well. I would recommended them to everyone who is looking for a caring and pro…
1441 S Loop 288Denton, TX 76205
From Business: Doctor hours may vary from hospital hours. Please call ahead in urgent situations to verify that a doctor is available before leaving for a hospital. Banfield Pet Hospital® - Our veterinarians are proud to partner with you to proactively monitor the health and wellness of the pets you love. From thorough physical exams and…
713 Sunset StDenton, TX 76201
I have taken 5 doggies and 2 kittens to be neutered or spayed at the Denton location. They did an amazing job, you can barely see a scar. The staff was awesome. They did better then an actual vet clinic that I took my foster doggies too. That vet left a horrible scar and it looks hacked up. I de…
8720 Highway 377Pilot Point, TX 76258
I called on a Sunday afternoon, my normal veterinarian was out of town and my horse was in down with pneumonia after treating her for over a week she was in horrible condition and in a lot of pain. Crystal had not ever met me, but after listening to the symptoms, she was out in 15 minutes. Sh…
111 N Highway 377Aubrey, TX 76227
Country View is the best place to take your beloved pets. I have always received the best of care, same day appointments, and great prices! Dr. Sammons is absolutely fantastic and really loves all the animals she cares for.
1235 S Highway 377Pilot Point, TX 76258
Would give zero stars if optional. Took my dog in because he was acting lathargic. The vet did no blood work and prescibed a pain/anti inflammitory for a "pinched nerve". Turns out my dog had a pre-existing kidney problem that we were unaware of. Ultimately the medicine prescribed by this vet ca…
2010 Denison StDenton, TX 76201
I have good things to say about Dr. Valenciano, and his staff. I am happy to have him as my vet. He takes good care of my cats. He is gentle and honest. He has a heart for the people who love and care for their animals. Orio, the cat, takes the time to send Dr. Valenciano a hard thank you from t…
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I have used this vet office for several years now. When Dr. White was there he took excellent care of my baby. Last night we had an emergency with my dog and I contacted the office. They have an after hours line and this is one of the reasons I chose them over others to care for my pets. When I received a return phone call from Dr. Stucky, I explained my situation (my dog got out and a neighbors dog attacked him. This was around 5:45pm) and Dr. Stucky said these exact words to me... "I am in a meeting, you are wasting my time, take him to the emergency vet clinic". I'm sorry but this is not the kind of person I want taking care of my pets. Seek care somewhere else!
I could not be happier with my experience(s) at this clinic. Dr. White and Dr. Stucky are by far the best veterinarians I've had the privilege to have care for my furry family. When my 15 year old golden mix needed to cross the rainbow bridge, everyone was so kind to us. They allowed us to come in before any other appointments were scheduled, and we were able to leave through the back of the clinic. We were given all the time we needed in order to say our goodbyes and Dr. White made sure that our beloved pet was comfortable and loved while he left us. After he passed over, we were told to take as much time as we needed with him. Please consider bringing your pets to this clinic. I assure you, you won't be disappointed.
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.