Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
3909 New Boston RdTexarkana, TX 75501
I have been using Westridge for around 7 years after moving here from Louisiana . They are awesome caring doctors . The staff is great . They have taking care of at least 4 of my fur babies . I just had to let one of my fur babies of almost 18 years gain her wings 3 days ago . Dr. Morgan had…
6229 Mall DrNash, TX 75569
We want to thank Dr. Rankin and his staff for being there for us and the kindness they showed us when we lost our Chihuahua, Sassy we will never forget their kindness. We are from out of town and only here for a couple of weeks but that didn’t matter to Dr. Rankin he showed so much kin…
1414 N Jefferson AveMount Pleasant, TX 75455
CAN NOT BE BEAT/I HAVE USED THIS BUSINESS FOR YEARS. I THINK ITS THE ONLY ONE. I TELL EVERY ONE TO GO TO BRUECHNERS IF YOU WANT TO BE TREATED RIGHT// THEY TREAT YOU PETS LIKE THEY WERE THEIR OWN. I LET THEM KEEP MY LITTLE POODLE WHEN I HAVE TO GO OUT OF TOWN. NEVER WORRY ABOUT HER, I KNOW SH…
4651 N Belt Line RdMesquite, TX 75150
From Business: The LRH Emergency Pet Care Center is a state-of-the-art facility utilizing the most sophisticated and advanced medical and surgical technology. Our on-site staff, highly trained in emergency and critical care medicine, is there to care for your pet's most difficult moments. In the event of an emergency, or if intensive car…
1708 Richmond RdTexarkana, TX 75503
The people who work there make me feel confident in their knowledge of animal health. There is also a feeling of ease that is the direct result of genuine concern shown by the staff. My dog was treated by Richmond road for three days and I knew that was going to be stressful. I was comforted by …
616 E Main StAtlanta, TX 75551
I have had all kinds of experience with veteranarians, and I can say that The Ark is one of the most best animal doctors around. I had gotten a new addition to my family about 2 years ago. Nicky, our ferret, he is the ruler of this house. On the day I had bought him, he had a knot on his head, a…
102 E Pinecrest DrAtlanta, TX 75551
The love of my life my boxer baby Lulu died today after her visit to class co vet. She was hit by a truck. My husband rushed her to cass co vet because it was the closest vet from where she was hit She was brought in around 10 am they said they ran test. Did blood work. And X-rays told m…
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I have been using Westridge for around 7 years after moving here from Louisiana . They are awesome caring doctors . The staff is great . They have taking care of at least 4 of my fur babies . I just had to let one of my fur babies of almost 18 years gain her wings 3 days ago . Dr. Morgan had left for the day ( she had been treating her for a few months ) but when I got home from work I knew it was time . Hardest decision I’ve ever made . She was my baby . But the staff on hand and Dr. Murry made it as easy as to be expected . We Thank them all for caring so much . And just today I got the most beautiful card in the mail from Dr. Morgan and the others . It truly touched my heart and also gave me confidence that I took Bug to the best vets office in Texarkana . I just had a untamed cat spayed that decide to claim me as her human . I named her patches . Well I had to catch her in a animal cage to get her there to be spayed but westridge didn’t hesitate a second on getting her in and spayed . Patches is doing awesome . Shes still not sure she wants me to pet her , just wants me to feed her . But by summer she will be crawling in my lap like my others . Sorry so long . But I can’t say enough about all the Doctors and staff their awesome .... BIG SHOUT OUT FOR WESTRIDGE ❤️
I had to pay more to get wisdom's mistake fixed. I had to get my weimrainers whole ear removed because of them.
These people have mishandled our kitty cat. They have told us multiple times that they would take care of him. My goodness they do NOTHING they say. I recommend no person should ever ever trust them with their kitty cat.
I've been using Wisdom for 7 years. I've had huge emergency night visit bills that they let me pay out. I recently moved 35 miles south of Texarkana, but continue to use Wisdom AC because they've known my pups their whole life and I've never had any problems.
Dr. Murray is the doctor I am most familiar with at this clinic. He is thorough and very kind. He is pleasant to talk with, as he does just that. He doesn't talk to you or at you, he talks with you; there is a difference. He is also wise rather than being strictly knowledgable. Again, there is a difference. If he shows no cause for concern, you can relax. I have had horrible experiences with a different clinic. Rather than trusting me when I told them my baby was sick, they passed it off as being OCD while she steadily declined and passed on. I bring this up simply to say this; Dr. Murray told me, loosely translated, that "if a client walks in with a dog they know well and says something is wrong, then something is wrong." He said "you don't have to be a doctor to figure that out", and he "trusts the caregiver of the pet." I wish I had known Dr. Murray a long time ago, because I believe I might not have lost my baby girl if I had, or at least increased her quality of remaining life in her body. He is incredibly tenured and seems to keep up with new technology and changes in the field of veterinary medicine. My dogs are active, hunting dogs that go everywhere with me. They have their own chair next to mine at home. I speak of multiple dogs only because of the dogs I have had the pleasure of teaching and loving in the past. However, I keep only one dog at a time, thus they are incredibly close to me, garnishing all of my attention. They are the children I never had, and I love them that way as my best friends, hunting buddies, and lap dogs. I am very, very specific to details, and this doctor has satisfied the needs and greater good of my dogs thus far. Ask him a question, and he will take time to answer. However, I usually come in with a number of questions that he answers before I even get a chance to ask because he is just that good at what he does. I wish I knew more about the other doctors, but since I don't, I won't say anything about them yet. I never, ever write reviews about anything on the net, so I came here specifically to write this one. I saw a low rating due to just 2 reviews and knew this was unjustified. Yet the bad review still acknowledges Dr. Murray in a good way. If the length of this review shows anything about the level of detail I am accustomed to in my everyday life, then believe that I am difficult to win trust with. If I could use one word only to describe the level of experience and care Dr. Murray provides, it would be the word "proficient." Unfortunately, that word just doesn't do justice for matters of the heart. I lost my baby boy recently and I am heartbroken, but the care he received from Dr. Murray was more than adequate. While I grieve deeply, I know I gave him the best I could. In closing, let me say this; in 25 years, I have met with scores of veterinary doctors from small local levels to specialists in Dallas and the Texas A&M veterinary medicine school, largely because I treat them better than myself. Love for my dogs isn't something I chose; it chose me. The specialists were incredibly knowledgable. I wouldn't say that Dr. Murray's name should be juxtaposed to theirs regarding their level of wisdom as compared to knowledge, I would say their names should be juxtaposed to his. If you love your pet, give them the best. This is the best level of veterinary care I've experienced thus far, and I hope it stays that way as I raise another pup to be as awesome as his predecessors. He deserves it.
Love this vet. My dogs will beat me to the door to go in.
They have been awesome with all my animals and even let me pay out my bill great people
I am at the clinic now. The girl at the front desk was bothered that she had to wait on me. Now I've been in a room for over 30 minutes & they will not take appointments. Thinking I will find another vet!
The people who work there make me feel confident in their knowledge of animal health. There is also a feeling of ease that is the direct result of genuine concern shown by the staff. My dog was treated by Richmond road for three days and I knew that was going to be stressful. I was comforted by their desire to help my dog feel better. I can say with confidence my pet was in the best hands.
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.