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3705 Rochester RdTroy, MI 48083
From Business: Troy Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Troy, MI. The professional and courteous staff at Troy Veterinary Hospital seek…
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I brought in my new rescue dog and they were great with him and me. They were efficient, friendly and informative. I was referred to them by my neighbor and I would recommend this place to others. Really great!
We have been taking our cat here for as long as I've lived in the area, which is about 3.5 years.I have been very impressed with the friendly staff and knowledgeable care providers. We usually try to get appointments with Dr. Overlea. Our cat suffers from a few medical issues and I feel like Dr. O approached her long and short-term treatment so responsibly. She always takes the time to talk us through what/why she is doing things, which makes us feel much more comfortable.All of the staff is great and we are very thankful we found AAV!
I too have been taking all my animals to Dr Havas for more than 20 years. His love for aimals is beyond comprehension. My dogs and cats are never shaking when we are there and they love him too. I will agree that it is a very busy and you wait but he cares so much ablout my animals that it makes it worth it and he is very affordable. I had taken my dogs for shots somewhere else and it was 350.00 for the 2 dogs and Dr Havas' prices were half of that. I LOVE HIM AND EVERYONE THERE
My Siberian huskies and Pomeranian are my world. I would do anything for their comfort, health, and happiness. I have found in Animal Advocates of Troy, that same commitment. They are diligent, practical, and respectful of my ideas, concerns, and recommendations. We have a partnership in giving the best of care to my fur-children. Prices are very reasonable, never tried to push frivolous services and fees. Most important to me, Laika, Odin, Grimsby and Sandra Rae love them there! Clean office. Never packed in the waiting room, never have to wait, never rushed during our visits. I highly recommend them!
This vet must make a profit on volume. This is a busy place from the moment the door opens until it closes. This would be a great location for a reality shoot, like Dr. Pol.With that being said, I have had 5 pets go through their lifespan at this clinic and have been nothing but satisfied with the results and the prices. Under the conditions this business presents, the staff is great. Not many can work this hard and be continually dedicated.You will wait. You will sit in a chair and stare at your phone and the other animals. Then...you'll wait a little longer. It is what it is and I'll keep coming back.
Love them! Dr Havas is the most caring man. His love and compassion for animals goes way beyond. I've compared his prices to others and your saving probably 85 percent over other vets on many things he does like teeth cleaning etc. And its because he wants them cared for.
If I had the option to give this establishment 0 stars, I would. They do not even deserve the 1 star I am obligated to select. There is only one word to describe my experience here: TRAUMATIZING. I came to this facility under the pretenses that the vet was competent and could properly complete the job of neutering my dog. I was clearly mistaken and disgusted by the negligent care and discourteous service. Pick-up time for the animals is between 4-6pm. I called TWICE to ask for a status update on my dog and the tech assured me he was awake, alert and that surgery went well. I drove all the way to the facility only to be told that my dog was not doing well and had to stay the night. Why would you not notify me of the abnormal swelling and bleeding by phone immediately? Again, negligent. Dr. Havas was an unsavory man with a brash attitude. He answered questions with incredible annoyance in his voice as if I was a burden to him. YOU WORK IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRY WITH CLIENTS. You would think that a vet would have the social skills to appropriately empathize and address concerns with thoughtful feedback and detailed answers. My dog is a part of my family. I didn’t bring an inanimate object in to be repaired. The next morning, the vet said he wanted to keep my dog even longer because of “seeping.” I immediately drove to the office and adamantly requested that I take my dog to my regular vet. Dr. Havas made me wait 20 minutes only to have a conversation where he spoke to me in a condescending tone as if I were uneducated and unable to comprehend anything going on. I finally received my dog, completely bloody and barely able to move. I carried him to my car with no help and immediately took him to an emergency vet. The emergency vet did not even charge me for the examination due to the poor surgical job that Dr. Havas conducted. I had to take my dog to a specialist for an emergency surgery. Dr. Havas originally wanted me to leave my bloody, scared, and hurting dog in his care another night. I have never been so abhorred in my entire life and will make sure to let everyone with animals know to avoid this ill-mannered and inept vet.
They need a new Doctor and staff. Customer service is terrible. Too many patients and not enough staff. Pay attention to your bill because it's not always accurate. He try to accommodate too many patients in 1 day. Not professional just a $$$ thing.
Love LLAH. Affordable, quality care and Dr. Havas is an honest, old-school guy. Expect to wait when you made an apt, but that's when happens when the care is good and they don't charge an arm and a leg. Make an apt first thing in the AM for shortest wait. Cash or check only.
Excellent service both at the desk and in the exam room. I was able to get an appointment in a timely manner and was in and out for a routine kitty check-up.
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.