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4213 Fm 3349Taylor, TX 76574
I am 100% satisfied with Dr. Dana Boehm and her staff. She is very through with diagnosis of the illness my cat. She took extra time to explain the results of the blood panel and x-rays. The out of pocket expense for the exam, testing, and hospitalization was very reasonable. I highly recommend…
1123 N Main StTaylor, TX 76574
Love Dr. Miller. He has been a wonderful vet to all our animals. As far as trash talking the other "vet" in the area....I trash talk him too. I took my dog to "the other vet" when Dr. Miller was out on vacation and the other vet told that there was nothing he could do and I should put him to …
2715 Red Bud LnRound Rock, TX 78664
I have been going here since 1998 and this is a great place to take your pets. Dr Peck is great but Dr. Carter and Breclaw (sp) are great also. The staff is kind and care greatly about our pets.
5004 Gattis School Rd Ste 280Hutto, TX 78634
From Business: Doctor hours may vary from hospital hours. Please call ahead in urgent situations to verify that a doctor is available before leaving for a hospital. 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…
2201 S Austin AveGeorgetown, TX 78626
This man is a true saint when it comes to human compassion for your pet. I would recommend this veterinarian to anyone who takes care of their pet. I lost my little dog today, and I know he was a God send. God bless this man.
2509 W Pecan StPflugerville, TX 78660
The doctors and staff were so compassionate when they had to euthanize my bunny. They handled him with such care and explained everything to me as they were doing it, and they even took a paw print for me to keep.
301 Chisholm TrlRound Rock, TX 78681
Our cat, Snoopers seemed to be in a lot of abdominal pain one night so we gathered him up and went to the Emergency Pet Care of Round Rock. We had never been to this emergency center before but it was clear that as soon as we entered the front doors we were treated with he utmost respect. And …
1200 W Pecan StPflugerville, TX 78660
I have been going to Central Animal Hospital since we moved to Pflugerville (1984). I have taken four dogs there thru those years. I get the best dog care there thru Dr. Neans and Dr. Modack, there are other doctors there, but Dr. Modack is the one that I've been dealing with mostly. My frien…
100 W Pflugerville PkwyPflugerville, TX 78660
Good days & bad days, everyone has them. I like this Vet because he's willing to work with you. Folks just don't post suspect comments, they call directly & lodge a complaint. I know I have about prescription diet food that my cats & dogs wouldn't eat. They took the food back & g…
301 Chisholm TrailRound Rock, TX 78681
541 Louis Henna BlvdRound Rock, TX 78664
After hearing bluntly with limited information, after a very brief exam from our previous vet, that my cat had lymphoma, I wanted a second opinion. I opted to see Dr. Drake based on a few recommendations from other friends. Dr Drake was very thorough and took time to talk me through possibilit…
1911 N Austin Ave Ste 103bGeorgetown, TX 78626
I used to work here, and I can say honestly that this is a place that cares about the patients and the clients. I know I sound biased, but I have no problem calling out a bad vet! At this clinic, you won't just be another client, but we'll get to know you. I know many of the clients well and hav…
1399 Highway 290 WElgin, TX 78621
I've been taking my fur babies to Elgin Family Pet Center since moving to Manor in 2007. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I've seen 2 vets, Dr. Thevis, and Dr. Brandon. Both are extremely awesome! They are caring and knowledgeable! When my old gal was very sick and on her way to the rain…
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Well, where do I start? That man is a crook! A true to life crook!!! He overprices the pet food he sells, the procedures he does, and he lies about what your pet needs, just to get more money than is truly necessary! He constantly degrades the other Taylor vet clinic because the other gets more business and more than likely, makes more money on a daily basis. The only real customers that continue to visit Dr Miller are the one who have been giving him business since before the other clinic opened. If he would just shut his mouth, do what my pet and I need/want done, and remain constant on his prices instead of fluctuating week to week, he might be able to keep his business open rather than having to sell it!!!!!!
Love Dr. Miller. He has been a wonderful vet to all our animals. As far as trash talking the other "vet" in the area....I trash talk him too. I took my dog to "the other vet" when Dr. Miller was out on vacation and the other vet told that there was nothing he could do and I should put him to sleep. Took my dog back to Miller when he got back...AND THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH MY DOG. If I had listened to the other vet; my dog would be gone.
Love Dr. Miller and his staff. He actually takes the time on your pet without pushing you out the door to get to the next patient.
Tries really hard to get you to buy the overpriced pet food he sells, right from the minute he looks at your animal. Sorry guy, but your argument that pet food companies are not required by law to be truthful about their ingredients is invalid since Science Diet is included in said pet food companies, and is not an exception to that law. He also very openly trash talks other vets in the area. We will see if my animal gets better, if not....I'll be going to the vet he talks trash about for a second opinion. (He never actually looked at my animal for the reason I brought it in for.)
Dr Miller is a great Vet. I have none him for over 35 years. Done a great job on all our dogs and cats. Great supporter of local associations just a great all round small town veterinarian.
Dr. Miller has become the family vet. It all started with Venus the Great Dane my daughter"s dog. She recommended Dr.Miller said he was very caring and compassionate. I stared taking my Beagle as a puppy to Dr. Miller and found he was just as my daughter said. He remembers us he knows us we are not just another ticket. Dr. Miller thoroughly examines my Beagle checking for worms to make sure medicine is really needed. Sherry and Michelle his staff are always very friendly and do the best to accommodate us respecting our time. We gladly drive about 30 miles to use Dr. Miller because the service we get is well worth the drive. It is my pleasure to recommend Dr. Miller and his staff. My three daughters take their pets to Dr. Miller too.
The best place to take your pets. Dr. Miller will take good care of your pet and Michelle and Sherry are really friendly and helpful too. Their prices and services are so good I drive over 30 miles to get there.
We just had a great experience with Dr. Miller and the staff at Taylor Veterinary Hospital! Our cat, Blue, has an abscess that has resulted into an open would about the size of a quarter - Dr. Miller did a great job of taking the time to explain to us the proper way to care for Blue (and keeping our kiddos safe from MRSA which animals can carry) while the wound heals.His staff was super duper friendly!
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.