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2192 Central AveMemphis, TN 38104
LOVE LOVE LOVE, EXCELLENT SERVICE, WONDERFUL EMPLOYEES AND THEY TOOK GREAT CARE IN HANDLING MY ENGLISH BULLDOGS! THOSE SUMMER TIME ALLERGIES WERE G…
1262 Getwell RdMemphis, TN 38111
From Business: Serving Memphis' pet owners for over 25 years. We offer a wide range of services and products for your four legged friends, including: General Veterinary needs, A…
1157 Madison AveMemphis, TN 38104
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This vet. hospital is the best. They really do care about animals and its obvious the way they treat all the pets that come into their place.
I have had two bad experiences with the business first of all I took my cat and my dog to be a flea treated and they claim they put flea treatment on my cat she did not have any flea treatment on it but I did pay for it they said they gave my dogs pills but they still kept fleas but I paid for them , second thing was I loaned a pet carrier to a friend of mine she took her cat in she didn't go back and get her cat because the cat was sick and they wouldn't work with her on the billing of it she wind up leaving her cat and I called and asked them could I get my carrier back and they told me I could and I left it to see if my friend was going to go get her cat and then she didn't and they claim that the police are going to take her to court that I can get my carrier back after that but the cat in the carrie was not there anymore then I called back to ask them when was I going to get my carrier back and they told me the cat in the carrier were still there but they have not been to court yet I asked them why did they lie to me the first time and told me that the cat in the carrier we're not there anymore they hung up on me
Dr. Garner has been with my pets every step of the way. Experiencing the joy of our new puppy to ensuring a peaceful transition of senior animals.
I had my first visit at Big Creek Animal hospital and it was to put my dog down. They were beyond amazing and gracious. They made a very difficult situation a little easier.
Super fast service! Our two horses needed coggins and they were able to get them both done, in the heat, in under 30 minutes. Highly recommend.
Dr. Garner and her staff at Big Creek are great. They will go the extra mile for you and your pet. I'll tell anyone they should bring their pets here.
This is the most amazing place I've ever taken my pets! I absolutely love Dr. Garner and her staff!!
I have been using Big Creek Animal Hospital for over a decade. Dr. Garner is wonderful and have been perfect for that entire time.
I've been taking my dogs and horses to Big Creek Animal Hospital for almost ten years. I stick with them because that actually care.
Big Creek Animal Hospital is sincere when taking care of your little furry friend. They want whats best for the pet, and will make sure that they don't take advantage of you with prices.
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.