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1659 E Los Angeles AveSimi Valley, CA 93065
11152 Balboa BlvdGranada Hills, CA 91344
From Business: We have been offering quality veterinary care services in the San Fernando Valley since 1983. Our veterinarians are highly skilled professional with decades of ex…
22123 Ventura BlvdWoodland Hills, CA 91364
Dr. Bianco is fabulous. He's been caring for our elderly lab who has bone marrow disease. Dr. Bianco has provided over a year of good quality of li…
20051 Ventura BlvdWoodland Hills, CA 91364
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…
701 E Port Hueneme RdPort Hueneme, CA 93041
From Business: Welcome to Port Hueneme Animal Hospital! We are experts in pet healthcare. We offer comprehensive veterinary care for dogs, cats and small Pets. Our pet care serv…
4570 Moorpark RdSanta Rosa Valley, CA 93012
From Business: Welcome to At Home Veterinary Care - Bradley Patterson DVM. Our office is staffed with highly trained and compassionate professionals who all love animals. That l…
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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Never in my life have I experienced a business relationship that was so compassionately handled, with extreme kindness and consideration, that I felt a personal care. The entire staff, at Dr. Ron's Animal Hospital took care of my Miss Cookie, like she was their family. Life has a few uncompromising and awful moments of pain, suffering and loss, and Dr. Ron's office and staff helped to ease that moment, for both my baby and me. Best example of human empathy and tenderness, I have ever encountered. I sincerely appreciate the kindness.
I have tried 3 different vets in Simi Valley before going to Dr Ron's. In my opinion he is one of the best in the city. His prices are reasonable and his care has been exceptional. His staff is ALWAYS pleasant and professional. One of my dogs often has health issues and several times I have called to get him in right away and I have never been turned down, they have always fit us in even though they have a very tight schedule. I also love that he offers a low cost vaccination clinic at the local pet store and all the records go directly to his office, this saves me money not having to pay a office visit. I highly recommend Dr Ron and his staff.
This place is amazing!! Everyone was so kind and understanding of our dog's needs while we were there. We had originally taken our dog to another vet and he gave us completely different (and wrong) information on our dog's wound. We figured we'd get a second opinion and we are glad we did! They patched up our furry baby in minutes. We will definitely recommend this place to anyone and everyone.
We have 2 dogs and 2 cats and we do not hesitate to take our animals to Dr. Ron. Recently our oldest dog (2 years) had a seizure on a Friday night, I took her to the animal hospital in Thousand Oaks and after hearing the prognosis from Doogie Howser I decided to bring my dog home and take her to Dr. Rons the next morning. After his examination and diagnosis we left the office much more assured of her situation. I found his care very experienced and compassionate. The staff has always been very helpful and friendly. I get costs up front so that there are no surprises when I pay. Our animals will continue to see Dr. Ron forever.
keep up the good work we appreciate it! .
Dr. Ron and Dr. Fransen and the staff are the best! I know my pets will receive the best care. We have been bringing our pets there for over 8 years and they are always well taken care of. Cara and the staff are so friendly and caring. I hope you guys stay around for a long time!
About a month ago, we had to put our beloved 13 year old Fred to sleep. It was an agonizing decision and all I can say is that we were treated with dignity and respect at Dr. Ron's. Whoever answers their phone is wonderfully compassionate and helpful.We also were given an estimate of various treatments which we chose not to pursue given that it seemed Fred had numerous health issues and was really suffering. We were impressed with the estimates as they were very reasonable. If Fred were a younger dog, we would have pursued the treatments.We have had the "shakedown" experience where we're handed an estimate that's off the charts by another clinic in town.Long story short, we are picking up our new puppy in a week and plan to take her to Dr. Ron's for her care.
First off, both my husband and I deal with the public in heping professions and know from experience that no matter how competent and professional one tries to be, there are always angry people looking to spread hostility-and those are the ones who complain the loudest. Secondly, we are both in the medical profession, and deal with emergencies on a regular basis. That said, when our newly adopted, 6 lb, scruffy, stray dog began seizing after eating snail poison we knew he was going to DIE if he did not get the best emergency attention immediately. It was 10pm, and our only option-we thought- was to go to a 24 hour animal hospital that we had prior experience with and were not impressed with. Our neighbor offered to call Dr Ron Resnick -of Dr Rons animal Hospital in Simi Valley. He was planning to open a 24 hour hospital in the near future, and so we agreed to impose on him at home, as he is also our regular vet. Upon hearing our dogs symptoms he simply said MEET ME AT THE HOSPITAL NOW and with in 5 minutes he was there, in tennis clothes -unlocking the office, turning on lights and single-handedly beginning full resuscitation efforts on our beloved pet. My husband, children and I witnessed a true expert at work- This Dr knew his business and carried it out right in front of us! ( Many Doctors will NEVER let themselves be watched under stressful situations- and with myself and my children sobbing, I give him extra points for staying cool!!) My husband and I both have decades of experience working with emergency room doctors, and know a good one when we see one!Due to Dr Rons expert emergency care our little guy did survive...and is a healthy thriving member of our family today!
Great professional service! The best in Simi Valley. I have been using Dr Ron for over 6 years. Always a friendly staff.
We arrived for our 3pm appointment after following instructions to not feed our pup after 8am and with a stool sample in hand. We were told we did not have an appointment and that we needed to pay an ADDITIONAL $33.00 to set a vet. Since this was not an emergency (and we felt we were being scammed since last time we were in we had a charged for X-ray not rendered and had bill adjusted) we left.This vet is good for emergencies at night and on weekends only.
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.