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895 Bridgeport AveShelton, CT 06484
My baby went in for collapsing trachea and difficulty breathing on 6/25 , he was there for 3 days. He went from 6.73lb on 6/25 to 5.88lb on 6/29/16.…
181 Kings Hwy EFairfield, CT 06825
From Business: Engelberg-Kristy Animal Hospital LLC is a full service veterinary facility, serving dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, and other companion animals. Professional servic…
356 Boston Post RdOrange, CT 06477
From Business: Orange Veterinary Hospital was founded in 1974 by Dr Michael Lender. It began as a 1500 square foot building, and quickly grew to 6000 square feet. It is staffed …
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r Milos is a very kind and thoughtful Doctor. However, in todays times when money is tight especially for seniors on a fixed income as myself, His office should not over charge for their medication. Most Vets in the area will price match but they do not. On 4/8 they prescribed Triz Ultra Keto Flush which can be bought for $8.09 - Shakespeare charged me $27.50 and the Ketoconazole 200mg at 1800 pet med is 7.26 for 4 pills where as Shakespeare charged me 21.00 for the same 4 pills. Overcharging me $ 33.15 for the two medications. Shame on them!!! They should do the right thing and credit my account for the $33.15. Even if you get the name of your medication from your invoice and order from 1-800 PetMed with shipping you still come out way cheaper.
I just brought my 16year old african grey parrot to Dr. Milos at shakespeare vet. hospital.My bird is healthy and happy...just needed wings and nails cut.This was the first visit there and the very last.....he didn't even know how to pick up the bird, or interact with it. He was putting his fingers right in front of the birds face, trying to touch the top of his head (you never put anything over a bird's head because they don't feel safe). While holding him in the towel, my bird's tail started thrashing and his eyelids were opening and closing and starting to wail. He let go of the bird and it couldn't stand up...legs were sliding out from under him. He was making this very loud groan/moan and I thought the bird was going to die right then and there. Dr. said "he's having a seizure". The bird flew to me and I put him back in the carrier and left. He said to my husband "I didn't squeeze the bird"!! He later called my home and left a message saying the bird had the seizure because he is calcium deficient. He didn't even give a blood test!!!!!!!!!!!!Not that I would have ever let him get that far....It was a very upsetting experience and I can't imagine bringing any animal there. First impressions mean everything...He talked about plants being more intelligent than people....very strange
Please, do not go here, especially if you have small animals. I am begging you. The woman in the review saying that he squeezed her bird, she was right. He squeezed my boyfriend's mouse. To death. She is dead. The man is in his 80s or 90s (yes, 90s!) and does not understand how to hold small animals and needs to retire immediately. He also drops them, because his hands are too old to hold on to them. The reason we had taken our mouse in was for a possible ear infection. An. Ear. Infection - She is dead. He literally, in front of our eyes, squeezed her to death as he was trying to look at her. In the exam room. Then said sorry, and had us be on our way. I cannot urge you enough; do NOT take your animals here, especially small or exotic. He will do more harm than good and possibly even kill your healthy pet right in the office in front of you. Do not experience what we did, we wouldn't wish it on anyone.
I am so thankful to have found Shakespeare Vet this past weekend. Saturday I suspected my dog had a bladder infection. I called my regular vet and was refused an appt until Monday. Shakespeare squeezed us in and the vet that saw us was extremely patient and compassionate. Dr. Muoio was very kind when she gave us the shocking news that she suspected Lymphoma and not a bladder infection. She called us with lab results on Monday and referred us to an oncologist who was also extremely kind and was able to see us immediately. I fear my dogs prognosis would be a much more bleak had it not been for Dr. Muoio.
Both Dr. Wong and Dr. Pieper at Barnum Animal Hospital are the best vets I've ever dealt with. Compassionate, skilled, and wonderful bedside manner with my pets. I highly recommend them both; the techs and office staff also very helpful and efficient.
Highly Recememded By Turner Hooch Henthorn.Hi!... I'm a 10 year old golden retriver with bad kidneys... I've spent the past 2 days with Dr. Pieper & I'm home now acting like a puppy again. I've seen 3 other Veterinarians in Stratford in my life !!!!!!Doc Pipe is the only one whom ever made me feel better. You Da Bomb Doc !!!!!!This guy agrees, & he's been my people for a long time --> Brian Henthornbrian.email@example.com
Dr. Pieper and Dr. Wong also take excellent care of dogs and cats; I have been bringing my pets to them for many years and they have great respect for, and affinity with, animals. I would recommend them over any other vet in Stratford!
I am very glad to have found Shakespeare Vet which was highly recommended by a friend. I had my golden cared for by another vet from adoption to age 10 and the prices became absurd. I took him to Shakespeare and found i had been receiving inferior care and didn't know it. That vet was very nice but always cut one or more of his nails to the quick and told me it was because he had gone too long without a trim. He also sold me services and products I didn't need. Shakespeare vets care about my animals and take the time to talk with me. They are friendly, good at what they do and conservative in their approach to treatment. They've never once cut a nail to the quick. I will always be grateful for the way they took care of us when I had to bring my 14 year old golden in for the last time. My son said I wasn't being fair to the dog by carrying him out to do his business the last month and he was ready to go. I made the decision early in the morning, called before they opened and got the receptionist. She said they were fully booked that day and she would see what she could do. This is one of the hardest things I've ever done and didn't want to wait any longer. She called me back and said they would open early for my dog. They were kind and gentle with us and I could see they felt and understood the loss. I will always be grateful for the way they handled that. Even now, two years later they still remember that dog and treat my two new dogs with care.
Run away ! , I have a parakeet -needs it's beak trimmed ! that's all .Because I never been here Before it's a $75.00 charge ?? WHAT ??Give the bird a check up ??all I want is it's beak trimmed !... Rip Off !
We have been coming here for several years and we love it !!! We have 2 cats, 3 turtles and a Comombian red tailed boa...The office staff is wonderful. The prices r not OUTRAGEOUS like other vets in the area and we have generally been very happy with them. This is the only vet in the area that treats exotic pets and am so glad they do !!! I just wish they would get their website finished so can see what other services they offer...We need cat grooming BADLY !!!!
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.