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13125 Ventura BlvdStudio City, CA 91604
From Business: Board certified specialty care of companion animals with disease of the hair coat, skin, or ears. Cases included the diagnosis and treatment of allergy, ear infec…
2038 S Sepulveda BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90025
From Business: General and Holistic Medicine. Cancer Treatments, Skin disorders, Arthritis, Acupuncture, Auto-Immune disease issues, Urinary issues, Dentistry, Senior Dogs and C…
14302 Ventura BlvdSherman Oaks, CA 91423
From Business: **Beverly Oaks Animal Hospital & Emergency Clinic** is the premier 24-hour full service emergency service provider in San Fernando Valley. With a 9700 square-foot…
11207 San Fernando RdSan Fernando, CA 91340
Dr. Hare and the staff at Dill Veterinary Hospital represent the very best care available for your furry family. These wonderful people are compassi…
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Love Dr. Moon he is so good with my kittensMy cats are so calm at there office visit !Also the staff are wonderful all of the girls in the front officeare always with a smile .thank you allLisa Abolofia,PreciousPrincessMuffin Kittys
I was so glad I could get in to see Dr. Silverman on a Saturday. My Boston Terrier had developed something that looked bad. I was worried it could be glaucoma or cataracts. I was relieved to find out it was only a simple infection that the doctor treated easily with drops. I have heard things can get worse quickly in a dog's eye so I was very happy I could get in right away.
Top Cataract SpecialistGreat expertise with cataract surgery. Dr. Silverman was highly recommended by two vets in our area. Our dog was seeing by the end of the day. I could not believe it. When I brought in Danner his eyes were white opaque discs. He had gotten diabetes suddenly and gone completely blind.Luckily, tests showed he was a good candidate for cataract surgery. We set the day and I dropped him off. Cataract surgery has a 95% success rate. It is not inexpensive anywhere but Dr. Silverman gives a month of free rechecks so that helps with the cost. Having been in Sherman Oaks doing cataract surgery since 1999, his expertise with this is evident. Depending on the condition of the animal he also does his best to put in a lens to further enhance vision. There is no extra charge for this either, where my friend was charged several hundred extra for this with another animal eye specialist. I found Dr. Silverman caring, and an all around nice down to earth animal ophthalmologist, with a great outgoing personality. You can tell he cares and is very thorough. When I picked up Danner that afternoon, his eyes had gone from pure white and blind back to their natural beautiful crystal brown. The diabetes had been carefully monitored throughout the entire procedure.When I walked from one side of Danner to the other and his head turned to follow me! Dr. Silverman had completely restored Danner to a happy seeing dog in a few hours which he remains. This was completely worth doing to me.
This Is A Very Ethical Doctor! I was so surprised to only be charged half the price of the orginal quote for surgery for an eyelid tumor on my dog. I was not expecting it. But Dr. Silverman said a lot of the tumor had resolved on its own and did not want to overcharge me. His fairness, integrity and honesty far surpassed my expectations.
Dr. Silverman is an embarassment to the veterinary professional another cog in the wheel of the "eye care mafia" in Southern California, who all circle their wagons when one of the makes a series of enormous errors.So, just so everyone out there knows, these doctors, who are at best marginally qualified are performing eye surgeries which they know are highly risky. Apparently the only good option is to take your animal to UC Davis which has a proper medical center. Anything else is basically playing russian roulette with your pet.When one of them messes up, and you try to get a second opinion, they are happy to take your money for an exam (this has now happened twice after a double botched eye surgery at VCA).But when you actually want them to stand behind their work, and in this case, to perform a life saving surgery which they had already provided a quote for, and said was an emergency (also a lie), they will go behind your back and without permission contact the prior medical professional to collude with them, and then in the end deny care.So after scheduling the pre-op consulation so I can have the "emergency" surgery for my dog scheduled for tomorrow morning, I get a call tonight (the night before) at 5:30, from Dr. Silverman's secretary, Lisa, who tells me that they are cancelling my appointment and that they will not see my dog. They will not provide any documentation from the prior visit, nor will the Doctor himself even get on the phone.They also refuse to turn over the records from the visit and the examination. This is a violation of Veterinary Ethics as "Veterinarians are obligated to provide copies or summaries of medical records when requested by the client" and a violation of California Business and Professions Code section 4855.This is the most disgusting spineless action I have ever experienced from a medical professional and he should be in shame for his renegging on a sick patient at the last minute.
He is a part of our family and we are happy that you were able to make him well again! xoxo
My rescue dog from the shelter developed cataracts in both eyes. The eye surgeon operated on both of them successfully. I found this clinic to be very reasonable when I compared costs.
Thank you for being thorough and prompt. Really appreciate it the service for my dog Loone.
My dog was scheduled to have surgery for glaucoma. When I got to the clinic, the pressures were normal. The animal eye doctor Dr. Silverman was great. He said there was no need for surgery. I was happy and relieved.
I am very grateful to Dr. Silverman for saving my dog's eye without surgery. My dog developed a melting corneal ulcer while I was in New York. I blamed myself but the eye specialist said this could not be predicted. It could progress in 24 -48 hours. He had me do a regiment of drops. It cleared the condition. My Boxer is seeing beautifully now. The staff was great too. Everyone here was knowledgeable, kind and gentle.
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.