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924 S Haskell AveDallas, TX 75223
They were always incredibly helpful and kind to my animals, I was always able to get an appointment quickly, I was always confident and the doctor always explained carefully any problems. Love this place.
3949 Saint Francis AveDallas, TX 75228
I would not let this place take care of a goldfish, much less my dog. They are responsible for losing TWO dogs. One is still missing and the other got hit by a car because of how careless they are with their animals. I hope by leaving this review I help to save someones dog from the same outcome…
7331 Gaston Ave Suite 140Dallas, TX 75214
From Business: 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 lab work-ups, to dental cleanings, X-rays and surgery, our full-service pet hospital is committed to the long-term health of your pet. Let us show yo…
3337 N Fitzhugh AveDallas, TX 75204
I recently lost my best friend aka dog and after she passed we called and asked what services they provided for cremation. They were nothing but kind, consoling, and willing to help not only over the phone but also when we arrived at the clinic with the dogs remains. The whole City Vet system, w…
2730 S Buckner BlvdDallas, TX 75227
From Business: The Buckner Animal Clinic in Dallas, TX is a full service companion animal hospital. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as you…
4151 McKinney AveDallas, TX 75204
From Business: Katy Trail Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing the best in veterinary care and customer service. That philosophy is reflected in the experienced doctors who treat the patients with compassion and skill, in the support staff who greet and assist clients and their pets with a caring attitude, and in the clean and well-…
8541 Ferguson RdDallas, TX 75228
Dr. Ellsworth provides exceptional service! She and the entire staff are very kind and caring. She really loves and knows her animals. She doesn't try to over sell you nor over speak you, meaning she sees the value in educating her pet owners so that they can become better care givers. Dr. Ells…
1221 N Beckley AveDallas, TX 75203
After moving to south Dallas two years ago, I needed a new vet. I can't say enough about Dr. DeJong. He was very thorough, took his time, and answered all of my questions in great length. I've read negative reviews regarding Dr. DeJong. Please note this is NOT an animal hospital but an excellen…
6150 E Mockingbird LnDallas, TX 75214
Dr. Merrill is ""the"" most compasionate vet I have ever experienced! She always is on the floor playing with my dogs, and she is very honest and educated! Dr. Merrill takes such good care of my pets! Her clinic is very clean, never smells, and her staff are very knowledgable and so friendly!
From vacation ideas to gardening preparation, check out our September checklist to enjoy the rest of summer and get ready for fall.
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Just like the planning that went into your vacation, there is prep work to do before boarding your pet. Here are some do's and don'ts to help make the process a little easier.
If you care at all about your pet, and you want the very best diagnosis and treatment for your pet, Dr. Archie Underwood is the vet for you to see. Dr. Underwood spent at least 15 - 30 minutes with me over the telephone explaining many sources of a HEART MURMUR, and the treatment thereof. We never even met before, and he took a genuine interest in helping my small dog and I. Several of my friends suggested getting a "SECOND OPINION", after my dog was diagnosed with a "3 to 4 HEART MURMUR" from another vet. So, I did a google search on "vet near me", and that's how I found Dr. Underwood. So, I scheduled an appointment.Boy, was I ever blown away. I got to stay the entire time with my 16 year old small dog, and got to watch and ask questions as he examined her. And, his PRICES ARE VERY REASONABLE, and when you are on Social Security, that makes a huge difference.All in all, my little sweetheart does NOT NEED ANY RX at this time, she got the best treatment, examination, tests, and I did not have to get a loan.I have had dogs since I was five years old, 1949, and have seen many vets in my day, but never have I ever seen a vet that has THE ENTIRE PACKAGE. i.e. Treatment, lets you stay with your pet throughout the entire visit, and at a cost that is very reasonable.If your pet is old, and needs to see a vet, I beg you to see Dr. Underwood.Better yet, if you are a new pet owner, see Dr. Underwood now, and don't wait till they are ill.Oh, one other thing. Dr. Underwood's assistant has been working for him FIFTEEN YEARS! That speaks loud and clear about the mans character.
I contacted Dr. Paul Carroll and Angelica when and I realized I needed to be in a more medically driven type facility and at a difficult time, and late in the game so to speak. When my girl had a cantalope size abcess a Dr. was telling me I could get an appointment in 2 weeks. I was devastated by the ongoing disconnect of how fast and wrong this situation could turn. There were turning on the sweet talk all the time my girl was getting sicker. I contacted Dr. Carroll's office who promptly sifted through the facts, important details, and got my girl help. It was like day and night compared to prior care. The approach at Midway Hollow is a sophisticated awareness of situations that comes from having a solid medical background and responding ethically and timely. Unfortunately, too many offices have focused fluff talk they forget lives are in danger. Thanks from the bottom of my heart. Barbara and Rosie.
I've been using North Tollway Pet Hospital for over 5 years, I have several pets, who all have special needs (2 snakes, 1 dog, 3 cats.) I would not trust ANYONE else with the lives of my pets. All the staff there really takes time to FIND out whats going on, and the Doctors are BEYOND amazing. I am sad to see some bad reviews. I feel like some of them leave things out, the just want to complain in some cases. I realize it is going to COST me money to have my pets taken care of. That is part of the responsiblity of being a PET OWNER. I even called around a few weeks ago just to compare prices, and this clinic is right on cost with alot of the other vets in the area. I will keep using North Tollway Pet Hospital- because it's hard to find a vet that CARES as much as the doctors here do.[BTW, Dr. Stramel doesn't even work there anymore!! Some of these reviews to be updated :) ]
My daughter referred us to Dr. Hernandez a few years ago. She always calls him the Dog Whisperer, and I believe she's right. He is an awesome vet who goes above and beyond the norm, even calling to see how our pets are doing after he's treated them. When my daughter's dog was bitten on the neck by a squirrell several years ago, Dr. H even made house calls or met her at the clinic after hours to be sure the wound was clean and not getting infected. He and his staff are the best I've ever found. Thanks Dr. H for all you do. It's greatly appreciated.
Dr.Hernandez has been our vet since our dog was a puppy , we had her spayed there and it was the most professional job ever you can't even see the scar , and even though our dog is not friendly towards people she always feels comfortable around Dr. Hernandez , and his assistants , our family is moving to Plano but it doesn't matter how far we go Dr. Hernandez will always be our vet of choice no matter what .
I can not say enough good things about this place! They are absolutely wonderful! They have taken care of both my dog's with professionalism and love. I have a special needs dog and they work with me on getting her meds and bringing her in. I recommend this place to anyone that loves their pets.
Staff and Dr. Hernandez show sensitivity, care for one's pet and certainly Dr. Hernandez demonstrates expert attention and treatment. I cannot recommend him and his staff highly enough. Anne Walker
Nelson is a truly gifted vet. He takes really good care of the animals he treats. That said he is a lousy turkey caller.
Have been a client at DVC for almost 6 years. They are caring, compassionate folks. Great customer service.
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.