Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
1350 Fm 78Schertz, TX 78154
I took my cat here to get her spayed. About ten days after the procedure, she still wasn't eating and seemed very ill. Now keep in mind, my cat is EXTREMELY tempermental and is a real pain to work with for anyone who is not me or my husband, so they were up against a strong force here. Dr. Rodri…
17244 Interstate 35 N Ste 7Schertz, TX 78154
Everything was great. The treatment and everything was perfect! Thank you!See you in 3 weeks!see original review-http://myreviewz.posterous.com/the-treatment-and-everything-was-perfect
6695 Tri County PkwySchertz, TX 78154
I travel a lot because of work and had a regular pet-hotel in San Antonio I used to board my dog, but I recently had to make a last minute business trip on a weekend and they didn't have any spaces. My sister takes her dogs to Dr. Bammel and she recommended I call. They had space for him and whe…
1706 Pat Booker RdUniversal City, TX 78148
Dr. Wier has treated all of my family’s animal members for at least the past 10 years. In our opinion he is the very best. He is always thorough with his exams and ready to answer any and all questions we have. A compassionate animal doctor that has been practicing long enough to have seen just…
1534 Kitty Hawk RdUniversal City, TX 78148
From Business: Kitty Hawk Animal Hospital is proud to serve Universal City, Live Oak, Converse, Windcrest, Schertz, Cibolo, Selma as well as other surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service. We believe in treating every patient as if they were our o…
2510 Pat Booker RdUniversal City, TX 78148
The staff here is great. The Veterinarians are terriffic . Dr Proctor, Dr Gates have both seen my furry kids and Dr Proctor has been seeing them for eight years now. They have grown so much with clientele they need a much bigger place but that does not in any way decrease the attention to my kid…
128 W Seguin StMarion, TX 78124
one of the best vets i have ever taken a pet. The Drs' and staff at marion animal hospital are courteous and sincerely care about your pet they treat each animal as if it were their own. I have taken my dog "jake" to several other vets as my family is military and we move frequen…
13039 Nacogdoches RdSan Antonio, TX 78217
Received excellent treatment addressing NEUTER, DEW CLAWS, TAIL DOCK, MICROCHIP. Having all four separate surgeries done at same time was convenient, cost-effective and easier for our pet. Dr. McIntosh and Staff at El Dorado Animal Hospital are "off-the-charts awesome" to deal with!
11403 Oconnor RdSan Antonio, TX 78233
I walked in to get a price to have my dog fixed...no one at front desk....someone finally came to front desk...told her what I wanted..she said let me check in back and get a quote...I waited for 10 mins...then left
4215 Sunshadow StSan Antonio, TX 78217
My cat loves Dr. Ayers and Dr. Klecka. She has Feline Herpes and she has t osee them usually every 4 to 6 weeks. They are very thorough and honest. Their prices are reasonable and there are no hidden fees upon checkout. I am most impressed that if you call with a question about your existing pa…
12140 Oconnor RdSan Antonio, TX 78233
We and our dog, Lily, have received nothing but exemplary treatment by the staff at O'connor Road Animal Hospital. Lily is a 3 yr old terrier mix and over the past few weeks, we have to make a number of vet visits due to Lily being in contact with a puppy that sadly later died from Parvo (Lily,…
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I travel a lot because of work and had a regular pet-hotel in San Antonio I used to board my dog, but I recently had to make a last minute business trip on a weekend and they didn't have any spaces. My sister takes her dogs to Dr. Bammel and she recommended I call. They had space for him and when I came to pick him up all the staff knew his name and he didn't come back with any health issues (diarrhea) like I knew to expect when I would take him to the regular spot. It's a bit of a drive for me because it's in Schertz but it's 100% worth it. Courteous staff, professional care, and they really love on the animals there.
The staff here has always gone above and beyond for me and my animals. I am happy to find a vet that truly cares about my pets and what is best for them!
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.