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We took our dog Marley in because of stomach problems that happened every week. She ended up having an infection in her colon that created lumps and major irritation. They charged us $6000 to get lumps from her colon removed. The first 14 days of recovery were horrible and throughout the entire recovery process the doctor - Kyle Kerstetter - decided to go on a vacation without telling us so to this day we still have not been able to get ahold of the doctor that actually did the surgery. The surgery that they did was not what they told us they were going to do. The other surgeon - Maxworthy -told us that our dog had cancer without actually showing us the results from the lumps. The lumps turned out to not be cancerous. Our dog now has a partially blocked colon from scar tissue and they said that we needed to have ANOTHER surgery to remove the scar tissue. We have decided not to do that because that seems counterproductive. Every day is another day of bowel problems and pain for our dog. The only other option was to put her down. We don’t actually know if the surgery was 100% needed. I do not recommend ever going here.
Took my dog to Luv-N-Care Animal Hospital for his neutering because it was the clinic the rescue we adopted him from was using, but would give anything to have taken him somewhere else. Both the veterinarian and the woman working the front desk seemed 100 percent disinterested in the questions I had about my dog's health issues. Not only were they combative with their responses, but did not brief me on the side effects my dog would be experiencing when the anesthesia began to wear off. Instead, I was left watching my dog tremble on my living room floor while searching Google for answers. Turns out shaking/trembling, vomiting and wooziness are common side effects of anesthesia, but I was never told this. Getting a clear answer about the tests recently performed on him from either the veterinarian herself or the woman working the front desk was like pulling teeth. This was not a good experience and I would highly recommend that if you're looking for an animal clinic to take your pet to, that you find another clinic.
Cannot believe how rude the man I just spoke to was. We just moved our 2 kitties here as new clients because it's closer to our new home. They're more expensive than our old vet, but we figured it was worth it for the location. When I called after their appointment with some follow-up questions the man who answered interrupted my question to sarcastically say, "Thanks, have a nice day" and hung up on me. Can't believe they would treat a new client or ANY client like this. Guess we'll be going back to our old vet.
Dr. G and Rachel are the absolute best! I have been coming here for years, and will never go anywhere else! They are always so compassionate and knowledgeable, and truly care about your pet!
STAY AWAY! The other negative reviews on this page are all true. This plays is only concerned with taking your money. They sedated my young cat with very expensive drugs multiple times a day just so they could charge me. The vet I switched to told me that he responds very well to calming pheromones and there was absolutely no reason to sedate him as often as they did. Also, for the outrageous prices they charge, you think they would answer your phone calls. Nope! I would stay on hold endlessly and never got any answers about the health of my pet. I even gave up on calling and drove to their office, only to wait for over an hour and still not getting to speak to the vet. Do yourself a favor and go to a vet that actually cares about the wellbeing of your pet and isn't trying to price-gouge frantic pet owners.
Do NOT take your pets here. I was referred to Dr Aquino in ophthalmology for my 11 yr old dog who had a large ulcer on her eye that didn't resolve after 3 months of eye antibiotics. After seeing Dr. Aquino , she explained my dog needed a "simple" eye procedure that lasted 20 minutes with minimal eye discomfort afterwards. After 45 minutes I questioned why this simple procedure was taking so long. The front desk workers stated they would ask, but 20 minutes went by with no answers still. Finally the tech brought my dog to me and said she was all set to go. I refused since I noticed my dog was in respiratory distress. We were taken back to the original room. Dr. Aquino was very UNPROFESSIONAL &RUDE to me. She stated that I could have the ER doc look at her if I felt my dog wasn't acting right!Really?You think dogs should be in respiratory distress in ANY scenario! My dog almost DIED and they didn't care to make things right! No compassion. Only there for the MONEY.$1300,still a sick dog
I think this place that they call a hospital for sick animals is a disgusting money making operation that preys on the owners in their grief will spend any amount of money with you so called drs to treat a dying animal when you know there is no hope at all. All you vets work together to see how much money you can make from the grieving owners of their pets. My son was told to go there and he was in such pain and grief he would have done any thing and you people knew that. Now he has a bill in the thousands when our little guy died a few hours later. You should be ashamed. And you call yourselfs helpers. Tell that to another sucker
The day after Thanksgiving I found a stray dog! I was up north and I went to their vet and wanted blood work done because let's face it if it had anything terminal like cancer I would not take an older dog. They were going to charge me $300! I decided to get the basics and come back home. In the next few days the dog started to have diarrhea, so I ended up at this luv - n - care one evening desperate. He also received a sample of some pills to help with the diarrhea! The vet listened to me and understood the amount of money that I had been spending. In fact it was $200 cheaper here! Two days later I have my test results, my dog is on medication, and has nothing that is terminal. I'm actually very satisfied with it. The cost. Be. The care of the vet. She honestly understood when I told her about how I do not have a ton of money to spend. And c. How quick I got the results. I am sorry anyone has had a bad experience but honestly I will be using this pet in the future. The dog is at least 7 years old!! I'm glad that there are still in vets out there that actually understand the cost of a dollar in that not everyone can spend an extra hundred dollars on a procedure that should only be a certain amount of money. If you want a good value for your money and care I was just going here.
After reading all the negative comments I was a little apprehensive about taking my dog in for testing. All the staff I dealt with were really nice, from check in, technicians, to check out, very friendly and took time to talk with me and explain everything. As far as cost goes, you are seeing specialists and you are going to pay more, my dog is worth every penny spent on him. I have nothing negative at all to say about this facility.
This is the best veterinary clinic. I have taken my animals here for as long as i can remember and have not once gotten bad service. Dr. Kerstetter is truly the best surgeon. he has done so many surgeries on my animals and not one has gone wrong. I fully recommend going here
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.