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Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
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this office used to be very welcoming and our animals "always" came first. Now its a business thats more interested in collecting payment that taking care of the patients....The former staff was way better.
in the past I have gotten such wonderful care from all the staff from the front desk, the dr and even the back kennel staff.. with in the past 3-4months the office has gotten some new people in there with seems odd because all of the other clines I have had the plusher of talking to in the lobby have all agreed that they loved the since of family, be it some of the staff was actually family or not the staff was cohesive and worked as a well greased team. I was in well some of these changes were taking place before the old staff was let go, and the vibe you got from what I'm guessing is the new office manager (witch I think she was/is a client I had been in well she had her dogs in the waiting room) was just utter hatred towards the staff that myself and other clients have come to love and they loved our furry babies I came to this vet office with the understanding Dr Ayres had Parkinson's, years ago it did not seem to affect the care my furry babies got but in the past 6months or so my trust in Dr Ayres ability to function as a veterinarian with his Parkinson's and it being a progressive disorder my trust is just not here any more, and the actions I saw from this new office manage towards another client was absolutely unacceptable this client felt her animal was so unsafe that she had the police escort her and her still sedated pet to another vet office. and for Dr being the owner of this office allow the office manager to act like this and still be there sickened me I did not even check in I turned around and that is the last time I will ever go back, and from the other things im reading on here may have been true 4-6 months ago the friendly loving staff that treated your furry babies as there own are gone like some one else said they were the hart of this office and if Dr's Parkinson's is affecting his judgment enough to let that go I can not and will not trust him or his new staff with my babies. I I was rating this last year I would give it a 5 star but now I give it a 1 star because I have to give it at least 1
Wonderful veterinary clinic and hospital . Staff very bright and office people are friendly and accommodating.
Do not go there! They are the worst. Went in for a dewormer pill and my kitten threw it up I then went back and they said I had to repay the 8$ to get another one. It is their responsibility to make sure she swallowed thne pill. And this was my third time here for a dewormer pill! That was given by them.
I took my dog there a while ago, a little after we got her. Because the groomers I was taking her to said she might have had ear mites. We took her in and $300 later they just said she had an ear infection but they couldn't see anything because she had hair in her ears so they needed to flush her ears out. A few weeks went by and nothing was getting better. We tool her to another vet and sure enough, she had ear mites. BECAUSE OF THE HAIR IN HER EARS!!!!!!! They pulled the hair out, updated her shots, sent her home with ears drops for alot less than what other vet did. I was so upset. I tell everyone I know to never go there nor to barking lot groomers. If the groomers and vet knew the hair in her ears was the cause of the mites it should have been taken care of and not cost me like $4/500 over all.
Amazing providers. No words can express my love for this place and everyone involved in giving the accurate care for my pet (and sanity for myself- Total care all around)
A very clean and up to date place for your pets.The doctors were great and staffs were very friendly. I would highly recommend to everyone.Thanks Fremont vet.
Fremont Veterinary clinic really came through for our pets on two separate occasions. They are some of the nicest, most helpful and knowledgeable staff I've ever met, and they obviously love animals. They're open on Sundays too, which is awesome! I would highly recommend this office to everyone in need of a good place to trust with their pets.
On July 8, 2015, I brought my elderly dog to be euthanized for throat cancer. They were understaffed and tried to start an IV with one technician. We heard our dog scream and the girl at the desk finally helped hold him. When he died, he screamed the most awful scream I have ever heard, not going to sleep peacefully, lying down. I do not recommend this vet!
Absolutely the best veterinarian there is. Caring, selfless, giving her all to helping animals of many types. Have even taken goats, pigs and chickens to this clinic besides dogs, cats, etc. for a long time. I have personally seen her save many of my animals with life threatening ailments, saying "I will do my best. " And she did. There's a LOT of veterinary hospitals in Stockton that only care how much money they can make. They have no caring of anything but money because of their culture. Dr. Song has always put the animals first. They have been her life for 30 years. I know because I have known her for that long and trust her completely. Not all vets in Stockton are created equal.
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.