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28800 State Highway 249Tomball, TX 77375
I have been coming here about 6 years after trying several vets in the area and I just fell in love with dr filip who loves animals and I can see that's why she is a vet. I have a special needs dog who has had total hip replacement and pancreatitis and gastritis and several allergy issues and ch…
17719 Fm 2920 RdTomball, TX 77377
We have been going to the clinic since we got Gunner and Dr Bass diagonised him with the seizures. Gunner is not fond of going in for his check ups, but I think he has taken a liking to Dr Bass the Most. They are all great but I think I have to agree with Gunner I think Dr Bass is the tops. A…
802 W Main StTomball, TX 77375
Within the town of Tomball, also known as Hometown with a Heart, resides a GREAT vet with a Heart as well. I recommend Tony Folton and the Tomball Animal Hosiptal to anyone looking for personal, heartfelt services for your pet.
14420 Fm 2920 RdTomball, TX 77377
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…
101 Epps StTomball, TX 77375
Linda Oliva, DVM,has been the veterinarian for my animals since June 2007. My only regret is that I did not start with her as soon as I relocated to the area in June, 1998. She is brilliant in her field of small animals with a personal touch and concern each time we visit. Dr. Oliva and her …
321 W Main StTomball, TX 77375
I have used this vet clinic for years and they are absolutely hands down the best clinic ever. Dr. Pusok and Amanda are awesome. They care as much for your animals as you do. I drive from Katy to bring my dogs to Dr. Pusok when there are vets all around me but none like him.
9955 Fm 2920 RdTomball, TX 77375
I have been bringing my sweet baby here for grooming for about three years, the girls working the front always welcome us politely. Some even know us by name, such a comforting feeling. I can always count on them to make my baby feel beautiful, I will always recommend anyone I can to them. Board…
12043 Spring Cypress RdTomball, TX 77377
I am sorry to see some bad reviews because we have never had anything but stellar service here!After reading the bad reviews it is obvious that the complaining customers were the problem!Our dogs love it here and the staff has been wonderful! They even allowed early check in when we were leaving…
Spring, TX 77386
From Business: Veterinary Reproduction and Genetics, PLLC (abbreviated VERGE) is a mobile veterinary practice established to provide reproductive and herd health services to livestock species with a special emphasis on whitetail deer. The practice was started by two classmates at the Texas A&M college of veterinary medicine who saw the d…
21167 State Highway 249Houston, TX 77070
After trying multiple ways of trying to discourage scratching of unacceptable things (furniture, carpet, doors, etc.), SoftPaws, and other alternatives, i began to research laser declawing. i am happy to report that the procedure was a COMPLETE success on my strictly indoor cat (front paws only)…
8901 Louetta RdSpring, TX 77379
We took our lovely dog to them Tuesday morning. At that time, he looked ok and relatively healthy! At least he can run, walk, etc. And the doctor at the Animal Hospital Champions NW said ?he doesn?t look that sick? (compare with his bloood test we got from the emergency clinic). So he was admit…
22707 Gosling RdSpring, TX 77389
I grew up in Northampton, the neighborhood that feeds most of this Vet's business and watched my parents take all of our animals there as a child. And for the last 14 years, as a young adult, I have continued to use this Vet, even driving over 60 miles roundtrip!I have to be honest with you and …
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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.