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3429 Highway 6Sugar Land, TX 77478
From Business: We are a full service animal hospital providing comprehensive healthcare services to pets in Sugar Land and the surrounding areas. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical and dental services in our veterinary clinic. We provide complete care for our patients
15575 Southwest FwySugar Land, TX 77478
From Business: At VCA, your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal. We treat each pet knowing it is an extension of your family. Our dedicated staff of veterinarians, board certified specialists, and technicians strive each day to give your pet the very best in medical care. We understand how important it is t…
1515 Lake Pointe PkwySugar Land, TX 77478
Refreshing quality of service and care by the obviously well-trained and quality staff.
I tried this vet clinic to get my pet's annual check up done and I thought they provided great information. Information like prevention for my pet to help keep her healthy and the nurse was very helpful with my needs and answered any of my questions. The doctor was very thorough and kind to my p…
103 Mayfair CtSugar Land, TX 77478
When I first started going to this clinic I got great service. I am sorry to say this is not the case. This place is very, very expensive and the front staff are rude. They put you on hold before you even have a chance to say its ok, and you don't even get to see the doc anymore unless you ha…
13040 Dairy Ashford RdSugar Land, TX 77478
Pet owners beware!!! We have been going to Dr. Wilson at the Sugar Mill Animal Clinic in Sugar Land for four years and, outside of feeling rushed during our visits we have not had too many complaints. The level of professionalism and care have deteriorated to a point where we are pulling our bus…
16655 W Airport BlvdSugar Land, TX 77498
From Business: We are a full service animal hospital providing quality medical and surgical pet care to Sugar Land and the surrounding areas. Our veterinarian offers a wide variety of animal care including: routine pet care, surgical services, pet dental care, and emergency veterinarian service. Our goal is to not just simply treat your …
2627 Cordes DrSugar Land, TX 77479
Lexington Blvd. Animal Hospital has alot of vets on site, so the wait time is very minimal. The vets and all the vet techs and staff are all very knowlegable and caring. Everyone seems happy to be working there, and the environment as a whole is very comforting to both pets and pet parents.
11930 S Highway 6Sugar Land, TX 77498
I had never been to ABC Animal and Bird Clinic before the day my rabbit became ill. My original vet said that they only did yearly physicals but did not deal with anything major when it comes to rabbits. So they sent me to ABC. And I am so thankful for that. My rabbit, GiGi, is my life. I raised…
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I had never been to ABC Animal and Bird Clinic before the day my rabbit became ill. My original vet said that they only did yearly physicals but did not deal with anything major when it comes to rabbits. So they sent me to ABC. And I am so thankful for that. My rabbit, GiGi, is my life. I raised her from when she barely had her eyes open. I had to bottle feed her and we have a bond that is unlike anything else I have ever experienced. To lose her would have devastated me. But with Dr. Roset and the other employees there, they saved my baby. They had to open up her stomach and remove a mass. I was so scared but Dr. Roset saved my baby and I will be forever grateful to her and the whole place! I cannot recommend them enough! And they have my eternal thanks for saving my baby's life.
Unfortunatley we had to bring one of our three Jacks the clinic after an infection set in after a little brawl over a bone. Being new to the area we have not established a vet locally and still maintain our louisiana vet due to regualar visits back home. The staff was very understanding to our sitiuation and took very good care of our little Abby as well as us during such a difficult time. We even recieved a credit in the mail a few weeks later when the clinic later learned of a slight over charge to our account! AWESOME!!
I tried this vet clinic to get my pet's annual check up done and I thought they provided great information. Information like prevention for my pet to help keep her healthy and the nurse was very helpful with my needs and answered any of my questions. The doctor was very thorough and kind to my pet. The priceses where reasonable for all the stuff you have to buy for your pet. Also, the location of this clinic is in a Petsmart, where everything that my dog needed, I found. It's like taking your dog to a doggy mall.
Our beloved dog,Zeke Diggs, was referred on an emergency basis. Drs. Medici and Hennessey did everything to save him, but were notable to. Their care and compassion have made this difficult time for us more bearable. They have answered our questions and have called us back when we had more questions. Dr. Medici was off the next day after Zeke's death, but called us upon her return to express her condolences. This gives us great comfort knowing he was so well cared for during his last hours of life.
From the first consultation with Dr. Novosad, we were immediately comfortable with having our dog treated there. He presented all the options and was very thorough in explaining the condition our dog was in. We truly appreciated the work performed and the care given. We felt he truly had her well being in mind. Dr. Zimmerman was terrific and appreciated the follow up call after her surgery and when we got home. She did. Wonderful job on her. Our dog is cancer free thanks to slvs.
A little pricey but very good vets and the staff is very caring. I had to put my cat to sleep due to his suffering from a terminal illness and I was comforted by everyone as I went through this horrible experience. One of the vets there, Dr. Fisher, was able to diagnose a problem with my other cat that other vets could not figure out. I have a high level of respect for this vet, but all of the vets here are very good. Very nice facility and people. Worth the price.
My Yorkie had an attack of Pancreatitis (although I had no idea what was wrong with him when we arrived, just knew he was VERY sick) and I was extremely worried. Dr. Douglass and the receptionist/technician saw us immediately (at 3:30 in the morning), diagnosed his condition within about 30-40 minutes, eased his pain, and treated us with respect and concern. I would highly recommend Dr. Douglass and this facility to anyone I know. Thank you so much!
My wife and I are most impressed and happy with the treatments and the successful surgery performed on our beloved poodle Max whose health has remarkably, if not miraculously improved. Now, we can look forward to more happy years with our beloved Max. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you very much Doctor Zimmerman and Doctor Douglas, you are the best. We also express our deep appreciation for your wonderful, kind and helpful staff.
This is the second time I've had to visit this clinic and I will not hesitate to return. The staff is always friendly and makes me and my pet feel welcome. I've never had to wait when I've visited either which is very important, especially at 7:00 on a week night. The staff always tells me what's going on with the process and best of all...they don't look at me like I'm crazy when I bring my dog in and explain the reason why.
We and our cat received immediate, comforting care (physically and emotionally) from the moment we arrived to the time we p/u our Kitty-Ah. It's like the staff reversed the declining physical drama of our cat's condition due to their professional actions. We felt they literally saved our cat's life(good thing Kitty-Ah has those '9 lives'!).Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Love Ya.
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.