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1811 Spring Cypress RdSpring, TX 77388
I have taken dogs to this practice since it opened. The entire staff is knowledgeable and caring. When I recommend this practice to others, I state it is like taking your pet to the Medical Center downtown if they were a person! Your pet receives the best possible care. My current dog broke her …
428 Rayford RdSpring, TX 77386
I took my puppy in to VCA, the women at the front desk were friendly, the vet assistant took the time to answer any questions and the vet was pleasant and informative ... the service was fine, but the prices as I have since found out are outrageous, it was almost $600 for the puppy shots which i…
5703 Louetta RdSpring, TX 77379
I would recommend this place to all my friends and neighbors. From the moment I called and talked to the lovely receptionist who was very professional and informative, and when it came to my appointment they where able to get me in within 10 minutes of getting there. Of course it was mostly me s…
22707 Gosling RdSpring, TX 77389
I grew up in Northampton, the neighborhood that feeds most of this Vet's business and watched my parents take all of our animals there as a child. And for the last 14 years, as a young adult, I have continued to use this Vet, even driving over 60 miles roundtrip!I have to be honest with you and …
1646 Spring Cypress RdSpring, TX 77388
So far, we have been pretty happy with NHVS. They still have our very sick 10-year old dog but he should come home tomorrow. He had complications from cancer tumor removal surgery at VCA Spring and we brought him here for 24 hour CCU care. Yes, their callback procedures and timing could be be…
10807 Kuykendahl Rd Ste 406Spring, TX 77382
24403 Aldine Westfield RdSpring, TX 77373
In short, Cypresswood Animal Clinic killed our kitten. Through a combination of cost savings and incompetent procedures what started as a routine neutering turned in to $~1800 worth of completely avoidable but ultimately futile treatment. Their failures were many but I will keep this brief. To s…
1144 Rayford RdSpring, TX 77386
If there were more stars I would choose them. I was looking for an animal hospital to take my baby to that would have a great vet and staff and that wouldn't rip me off. My little girl was sick and I knew I would have to put her down soon. Not a good time to be in the market for a vet. When I we…
22732 Cypresswood DrSpring, TX 77373
We couldn't go to our usual vet... they were to busy. I ask a friend about Treaschwig Veterinary Clinic and she highly recommended them, so I called and made an appointment. Dr. Garrison and her staff were amazing. We brought in a stray cat I and although we had not had him very long we loved…
16736 Stuebner Airline RdSpring, TX 77379
I have been taking my pets to Dr. Rocky and Dr. Murphy for 23 years. They are knowledgable and compassionate and really care about your pet. They are not in practice just to make a buck. They take your finances into consideration and are usually able to offer you less expensive options to…
8620 Spring Cypress Rd Ste HSpring, TX 77379
I have 2 dogs, a Chihuahua named Napoleon and a French Bulldog named BoBo, anytime that we have any questions they are so quick to get us an informed answer. They spoil their patients just like I spoil my boys. :) Love them!
24950 Spring Ridge Dr Ste BSpring, TX 77386
AMAZING!!..Outstanding level of care and compassion for animals Fantastic customer service ...They truly care.. about what they are doing with ..animals and clients ...Texas Litter Control is my go to .They are Awesome ����������������
6700 Woodlands Pkwy Ste 430Spring, TX 77382
Wonderful practice with caring, animal loving professionals. Prices are competitive with all other vets in the area. My little dog just got neutered there with laser and he healing without event. 4 days post op he is as if nothing happened, He is not at all concerned with his surgical site no li…
3730 Fm 2920 RdSpring, TX 77388
It's always worrisome to find a new vet when you move and have an issue with your pet. I am happy to have found and I highly recommend Four Seasons Veterinary Hospital for their concern and professionalism. Everyone has been friendly and attentive to all of my questions. I feel that my pet is b…
6545 Augusta Pines Pkwy E Ste 104Spring, TX 77389
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…
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If there were more stars I would choose them. I was looking for an animal hospital to take my baby to that would have a great vet and staff and that wouldn't rip me off. My little girl was sick and I knew I would have to put her down soon. Not a good time to be in the market for a vet. When I went there for the first time, Dr. Webb saw my baby and did a thorough exam. She very gently told me the bad news. She didn't give me false hope or try to get more money out of me. She was very kind and considerate to not only me but my dog too. The staff was amazing and very kind and understanding. Dr. Webb gave me some medicine to give to my dog and told me to check back after a few days. Well I, of course, forgot because I was so caught up with my dog and making excuses for the inevitable. So she called me to check in on my baby and myself. I have NEVER had a vet do that and I thought that was the best. So when I made my appointment to put my dog down the girls at the front explained everything to me. I told them that I wanted to be with my baby and hold her during the process. When I got there, they took myself, my baby girl, sister and my mother into the room. when we walked in, they already had a mat and blanket down on the ground for my dog and I. When all three of us and my dog were on the floor, the staff and Dr. Webb were completely understanding and worked around ALL of us. I am sure that wasn't easy. They gave me all the time I needed and not once rushed me and my last bit of time with my sweet girl. When it was done, I sat outside the room and one of the the staff came over to me and gave me the best big hug. The next day my door bell rang and I opened the door to a delivery guy. He was there with a rose and vase with a card from the animal hospital giving me their condolences. I could not have found a better place and a better group of people to help me through such a heartbreaking time. I highly recommend them to anyone and everyone!! I will definitely be going to them with my next dog, without a doubt. Thank you soooooo much True Comanpion!! You will always have a special place in my heart.
We couldn't go to our usual vet... they were to busy. I ask a friend about Treaschwig Veterinary Clinic and she highly recommended them, so I called and made an appointment. Dr. Garrison and her staff were amazing. We brought in a stray cat I and although we had not had him very long we loved him from the time we first laid eyes on him. He had been abused when he came to our home, but we gave him love and kindness to show him that their still were people in the world who cared. Dr. Garrison was straight up with us and said the best thing to do for him was to put our beloved Stumpy down. He was very ill and would be suffering. My heart broke and the tears steamed down my face and do you know what Dr. Garrison did for me....she hugged me and told me how sorry she was...Dr. Garrison had never met us but she felt our deep sorrow none the less. This is how caring she and her staff were. I then understood that we were supposed to come to her....fate....had our usual vet, that we had been going to for 20 years not been constantly busy we would have never known to come here. We buried Stumpy in our backyard today and we bought a chime that they sell at her clinic so every time the wind blows we will know he is ok now and that he finally found the love he was looking for. Dr. Garrison will be our new vet from now on and we are very grateful to have a place that we can bring our little guys to and feel comfortable and know that they are in wonderful caring hands. Thank you Dr. Garrison and all your wonderful, caring staff.
Our bloodhound was really sick we didn't know what was wrong. She wouldn't eat, barely drank and had not life to her. She could barely get on the couch. It was the weekend so we took her the the animal clinic were they said she needed surgery, and showed me a x-ray of her with two objects in her. Well she eats everything so we were upset. We couldn't get the money til Monday so they said take her home and bring her back monday. She seemed to get worse so on monday we got the money and took her to Treaschwig Veterinary clinic. This is where she regulary goes. We gave the doc the x-rays from the emergency clinic and she took Lady bird and said she would call us. It turned out that she didn't need surgery. The objects were the dones she ate. She had phnuemonia. The doctor kept her for 3 days. We got her back and she was her self again. Ohh and the cost was no where near the price the emergency clinic gave us. We will never go anywhere else. Ladybird loves the Treashwigh Veterinary clinic. So do we.
I have taken dogs to this practice since it opened. The entire staff is knowledgeable and caring. When I recommend this practice to others, I state it is like taking your pet to the Medical Center downtown if they were a person! Your pet receives the best possible care. My current dog broke her front paw last fall. Rather than put her leg in a cast and cause strain on her other legs weakened by arthritis, the vet recommended crating her for 6 weeks. My Internet searches indicated that the current belief of the best treatment for dogs with her condition is total rest. So, it is not all about the money as the other reviews state. Putting her leg in a cast would have been much more expensive than crating her. I cannot begin to describe how much confidence I have in the staff at this practice. All my beloved pets have received the best possible care that I felt prolonged their lives and provided a good quality of life. I highly recommend this practice to anyone.
Place is awesome! Called & brought my male cat in with a partially blocked bladder and they immediately worked him in and got him in the back to start working on him. Completely explained everything about the condition to me, what causes it, how to check him in the future, and stressed the severity of it. My old vet - "oh it's typical for male cats just watch him" put him on a special diet and said once it passed, then put him back on his regular cat food (which is what causes the problem to flare up!!) I wish I brought him here a year ago when this happened the first time and we wouldn't have had to take him in today. Reasonably priced - I was thinking it was going to be much more expensive when they told me all the tests they were running - I was shocked when I got the total! I will be taking all my animals back to Critter Fixer and not going back to their old vet! Thanks to the awesome staff and vet today for saving my kitty's life!
I took my puppy in to VCA, the women at the front desk were friendly, the vet assistant took the time to answer any questions and the vet was pleasant and informative ... the service was fine, but the prices as I have since found out are outrageous, it was almost $600 for the puppy shots which is twice (at 1 clinic 3 times) the cost at the other area clinics (I called several vet clinics in the area). To spay a 18 pound dog $375 approx., I am having my puppy spayed at a clinic about 2 miles further away and it is costing me $156 and they also give fluids during surgury as all vets do. I understand that I should have made the calls BEFORE I took her in the first time and the money I spent was on my best 4 legged friend so it was still well spent but think of the doggie treats she could have had with the $300 I could have saved on just the puppy shots if I had just made a couple of calls.
I would recommend this place to all my friends and neighbors. From the moment I called and talked to the lovely receptionist who was very professional and informative, and when it came to my appointment they where able to get me in within 10 minutes of getting there. Of course it was mostly me since I wanted to make sure I filled out my primary reason why I was there. Then when they got me into a room they offered me and my pet some water! I was so surprised to hear them ask me that. And then I got to meet a young female doctor who not only answered all my questions but even found a lump I had never noticed! The veterinary technicians were great as well in between my pets diagnostics they offered me more water and even came in to update me about how much longer it was going to be. In all my years of going to a vet hospital I have never seen such good service and prices until I came here!
Wonderful practice with caring, animal loving professionals. Prices are competitive with all other vets in the area. My little dog just got neutered there with laser and he healing without event. 4 days post op he is as if nothing happened, He is not at all concerned with his surgical site no licking, scratching, or pain. The incision is very small with no redness or swelling. He barely noticed he had surgery. The vet sat down with my husband and I and explained everything to expect post op and also gave us written instructions with her personal cell phone in case of emergency. Appointments are easy to book and they send reminders to my phone which I appreciate. Just a great place to take your 4 legged or other pet family member.
This clinic staff and doctors esp Dr. Penney are wonderful. Dr. Penney took care of my calico cat that had seizures her whole life for many many years. She had several other problems as well but thanks to the great care that she received I was able to have her with me for 13 years before I had to make the decision to let her go 2 years ago. Even when I moved I traveled the hour and a half to 2 hour drive to take her to Dr. Penney; no matter when we called or if they were closing Dr. Penney was always there when she had one of her many spells. Thank you so much. She is greatly missed! Would rec this clinic to anyone and I have sent several people that way when asked.
I've been taking my 4 pets to My Family Vet since 2008 and can't imagine going anywhere else! The staff and doctors are amazing and treat my pets like they are a part of their own family. Whether its general exams or an upset tummy I always feel like I get the best care possible and that I'm never taken advantage of with pricing. I always ask for a medical care plan so that I know ahead of time what the cost will be and they try to keep my bill where I can afford it. I tell all of my friends and family about My Family Vet and anyone I've recommened to has never been dissapointed.
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.