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I have been bringing my cats to Dr Kimmel for a couple years now-- he is really great with my babies and is always willing to keep the costs down wh…
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Dr. Lanman is the best of the best. When another hospital failed to diagnosis my beagle (and more than 10K in procedures and MRI etc.) they gave up and offered exploratory surgery and I said good bye. I did a walk into her hospital and fortunately with the help of Julie caught the good doctor on her way into surgery. She said tell me in three sentences or less what's wrong with your dog. She then stated go home bring him in for a xray I think I know what it is. They stood him up poured barium down his throat and there it was mega esophagus. For less than $200. It's been more then a year and he is still with my pack. I bring my entire pack to Petsvet Hospital.
I had made an appointment and when I arrived, the desk people said I was an hour too early. I was told to be there at the time we arrived. The technician that met my cat and I was gentle and good with the cat, but said to allow her to stay loose on the table. My cat is a rescue cat and still not completely socialized. Bad suggestion. When the next person arrived my cat was under a chair, had lost control of her bowels and when the person tried to put her into her carrier it was necessary to use a towel to catch her. Both times I was told not to try to control the cat and I do think that I would have had a better chance to calm her.The desk people were involved in personal discussions the entire time. Bad image for the first time person.
They were absolutely wonderful with our blind dog after her surgery. She did not heal as fast as expected due to the location of the surgery sight. Everyone was so compassionate with us and her, even the persons who checked us out at the end of the visits. Thank you to all the staff of Grandpaws Animal Clinic.
My husband and myself had taken one of our pets mayham here. We had called a week prior but they were not open on Sat when I needed to bring him in. But we decided just from talking on the phone this would be our vet for all our needs after the sat vet appt at Banfield. And we ended up her at purrfurred sooner then we wanted to with same dog. We woke up with him bleeding from a place we never would have thought about and they took us in rt away. We showed up to the owner sitting in the waiting area taking to us while the vet looks over our pup. They did the surgery for way less then we would have thought about for surgery. He is home now since Friday and doing well. We can't thank them enough for taking us in and helping with the surgery for a low cost.
We brought our cat to this vet and our cat seemed to be really sick and they diagnosed her and everything was fine and we thought we loved this vet's office on the first visit. Then our dogs got sick we had two puppies both with the same symptoms both were having diarrhea with blood in their stool. We made an appointment for a one but we thought maybe we could bring both in and if they had another opening we could have him checked out as well. When we got to the appointment last night they stated that only one can be checked we tested for multiple things. Then the test came back that our dog had a parasite. They said the meds were going to be almost $80 for the one puppy. After calling back to see if we could get the same meds for the other dog that's sick they stated no they needed to charger full visit for him plus a full testing on him. We called back multiple times and ask them to speak to a manager to see if we could just bring in the feces and have that tested and then pay for the meds and they stated no they needed to charge for a visit. Makes no sense why two dogs have the same symptoms and if this was a a more personal vet that cares that you would think that they would have said no charge for a visit and since they both had the same symptoms that they would have at least given a discount for having them tested like a multi-family discount period but no they just want our money. I would never recommend this facility and I'm starting to look for a new vet's office.
I love this place. It really feel like the vet is the grandpa of the animals. My dogs just love him and will do what ever he wants them to do. They are always professional. Places is always clean.
Dr. Lanman is amazing- we couldn't think of a better place to bring our animals over the last several years ( 5 dogs, 2 cats, and a litter of 9 puppies). She is patient and never makes you feel silly for being high strung about your pet in a crisis.
I wanted to take my cat here. But, they couldn't make room for a very ill or dying cat. The wait is almost 2 weeks. I thought they cared about pets here.
They have been so wonderful caring and so quick to get back to us on everything that our little Charlie is going through. I would never change doctors and always recommend them to anyone I hear that needs a vet. Thank you to all of you for always making our experience just perfect. Might I add great prices and excellent service. ����
Everyone, from Dr. Waitman, to the staff, are wonderful and caring. Dr. Waitman called me several times to follow up on my cat, Missie and certainly took away my anxiety about her. I would give VCA El Mirage ten stars if I could and highly recommend them for cats, dogs or any other pet. I was at another animal hospital before this and believe me, they don't compare. Althea Hartmann
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.