Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
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1114 S Craycroft RdTucson, AZ 85711
We got our kitten ����spayed here last summer and did not have any problems with her surgery or her healing. No infection or discomfort exhibited fo…
2560 S Harrison RdTucson, AZ 85748
From Business: At VCA, your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal. We treat each pet knowing it is an extension of your family. Our dedicated staff …
4982 E 22nd StTucson, AZ 85711
From Business: VCA Valley Animal Pet Resort is a full-service Tucson pet grooming and pet boarding facility for your dog, cat or bird and is proud to be the only pet resort in T…
555 E Whitehouse Canyon RdGreen Valley, AZ 85614
We are wintering in the Green Valley area and we have a 16-year-old Boston Terrier with major health issues. We've been on the edge of no return nu…
141 E Fort Lowell RdTucson, AZ 85705
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Dr. Nunn completely missed symptoms of my dog having just had a seizure and gave her penicillin for no reason after x-rays showed her heart looked "normal". As a result, her brain tumor went undiagnosed for 6 months which shortened her eventual lifespan. Dr. Nunn did not ask good questions or listen to what I was describing (the seizure). I left having no idea what had just happened to my dog. I now do not trust his judgment and won't return to the clinic. Dr. Koski is good (I could not see her due to the emergency nature of the visit after the seizure) but is impossible to reach; the staff keep you from asking her any questions except during the brief time in the exam room. After a surgery I could not get access to her at all. Also the staff kept misplacing my dog's records. Very unprofessional.
My farrier recommended Dr. Robinson. I live in the country, west of Marana, and had been using a "city" vet for several years. Dr. Robinson immediately spotted a thyroid deficiency and eyelid issue in one dog and and a possible skin melanoma and storm related stress in the other. The prior vet was clueless to these ongoing issues. Dr. Robinson is an old school country vet yet has current knowledge combined with acupuncture, chiropractor, and holistic medicinal contacts.
Dr. Callahan and staff are the kindest, most professional and caring I have ever known. My sister has been a client for over 30 years and all her animals have had the best care for very reasonable fees!
If I could do no stars I would One of the worst experiences I've had in general. When I showed up 5 minutes early for my appointment I wasnt even greeted by the receptionist who was too busy talking to someone waiting for their dog to be done with grooming. Ten minutes after my appointment and after the conversation was finally finished, they took me to a room. Fifteen minutes after that the receptionist came in and asked my dog's name and said oh her appointment is tomorrow at 730. I said my wife has a confirmation text for my appointment today at 330. She then offers me a 430 appointment to wait for. Not an easy thing with my 13 week old puppy that has diarrhea. I said no this is not my mistake my appointment is at 330, it is now 4 and I would like for my puppy to be seen. She agrees and says someone will be in shortly. At 430 my puppy started scratching at the window to go outside so I walked out and said I was leaving. My puppy then had worse diarrhea because we waited so long to be seen and she went as soon as I got in the parking lot. They showed no care or compassion for a sick animal and have a terribly run office. I would not suggest this place to anyone and would highly recommend not going here. Unorganized, unprofessional and clearly don't want the business. The vets may be good, but I have no idea because I never even got to see one after a full hour of waiting.
I have never had a problem here. I have a Persian cat named GeeGee and they take very good care of her every time I have a problem with her and I believe that their prices r reasonable.
We have been customers for years and have 2 cats. When Julio caught valley fever, Dr. Van performed her "magic"over several years and saved his life. This was over 6 years ago and he is doing great at this time at 14 years old. The entire staff are animal lovers and We highly recommend the clinic for small animal services. KM & MM
very poor exam and handling of my 14 year old male cat who I brought in for a regular exam and vaccinations. the tech was very rough, seemed very inexperienced and did most of the exam including teeth which I thought was not complete enough. they were unable to get a urine sample using a 22 gauge needle into the bladder area without using a ultra sound which they said they did not use and then tried to push 2 pills down my cats throat with both of us getting scratched so they took him into another room for that to bundle him up all the while I'm trusting that they have drawn blood, have tried to get urine in a barbaric fashion and also gave him the pills. the doctor-dr. luell acted like she couldn't be bothered with questions on diet, age related problems and was very unprofessional and unfriendly. I saw this vet in 2006, did not like her then and definitely did not like her now. their prices were way too high-ended up paying $284.00 with a small bag of charcoal like liter with a pipette to use to extract urine for testing. it was all very uncomfortable, traumatic for me and my cat. the vet also did not give the injections slowly, but very fast and could tell my cat was in pain. I have been to other vets and this type of care and charges was never this bad. do not take your animal there-they really don't care to take the time.
I am extremely lucky to have Dr. Mike Conaway as my Equine Veterinarian, he is professional, knowledgeable, thorough and caring. Reata Equine gives me the information and guidance I need to confidently make the best decisions for the health and caring of my three beloved horses. Thank you so much ����
I took my Mastiff there for a bad ear infection. They were so gentle with him and I felt very comfortable with the treatment plan for him. I would not hesitate to recommend them.
Love these guys and you can tell they really love animals. They all treat my Roxy with love and compassion
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.