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I wish there was an option for zero stars. Continually experienced a general condescending "sass" amongst the staff including the Dr. Dr. prescribed a medication under one set of instructions and then blamed me for misuse when the script was filled and sent with different directions. They make it difficult to purchase medications through anyone but themselves. Dr. always made my dog uncomfortable when he'd come into the exam room. Called about an emergency with my dog and instead of helping they stated that they weren't comfortable assisting my situation and told me to find somewhere else. Everywhere else was closed. Thank you ARAH. I am sensitive about my animals and therefore am in search of a veterinarians office that is better equipped to provide quality care without the focus on revenue. Please, if you're a neurotic fur-mom, take your pets elsewhere.
The doctor and his team handled our dog passing with expertise that otherwise would have made our millie's death traumatic for her. TOP NOTCH VERY CARING AND COMFORTING IN THE TIME OF NEED.
I have been coming to dr.knepper for almost 4-5yrs, my decision to bring my lil furry buddies here was based on his experience of how long and the research I pulled up on him, And the results were amazing, hes so gentle with my animals and dr.knepper is very quite smart on finding out what's wrong when there is something wrong ,,, I love you dr. knepper for all the time u spend w/animals.
We had a wonderful experience with Dr. Thomas and his staff. All were caring and professional. Our dog had to have surgery on both knees and they both healed wonderfully. They explained the surgery and we were given detailed instructions for follow up care. I would recommend this place to everyone.
I move frequently for my job, and have seen a number of vets for my doxie. When I moved to Toledo, our neighbor recommended Dr. Bart. I have so far been very pleased with his services. That being said, it seems a lot of other people trust him as well, and getting an appointment with him may take a few days. If you have an emergency, he is probably not the one to call. Rather, I have an emergency vet number with 24 hour service saved in my phone.
We have taken all of our pets to Inverness veterinary Hospital Ican remember the Dr. from when my grandma took her dogs there. He is a very honest Doctor with great compassion for every animal. You will be sure to be able to see a few house animals,and they're welcoming. He is very reasonable in his prices. He still see's our love Steeler. My son has a dog that uses the same vet. WONDERFUL PLACE TO GO.
The entire staff is simply wonderful! They are all so personable and knowledgeable. The vet is the best around and always makes my pup better (: I'll never go to another vet!
LOVE LOVE LOVE Airport Animal Hospital! Very knowledgeable staff and very caring! As a kid my Mom took our pets there, and now that I am back in the area I do as well! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
Been to many vets over the years but have never found a more caring , compassionate and knowledgeable staff. Would highly recommend to all.
Love Airport Animal Hospital! The staff are friendly & caring & Dr. Cuesta takes his time & explains & addresses all of your needs!
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.