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6705 E 51st StTulsa, OK 74145
From Business: ASSOCIATION Fellow Academy of Veterinary Dentistry Diplomate American Veterinary Dental College Past President of American Veterinary Dental Society Past Presiden…
9509 E 61st StTulsa, OK 74133
From Business: Offering veterinarians and emergency veterinarians services. We're more than an animal hospital! We're the place where pet parents know they can bring their pets …
3129 S Winston AveTulsa, OK 74135
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 …
9360 S Union AveTulsa, OK 74132
We took our 11-year-old cat into the hospital after we were told she was going to need emergency surgery at another facility. Dr. Yeager was so wo…
1412 S Harvard AveTulsa, OK 74112
I think I've been using Cedarwood for at least three decades. Drs. Poteet and Sales are such caring and dedicated people, along with their staff. Si…
9717 E 93rd StTulsa, OK 74133
I have been taking my German Shepherd and Labrador Retriever to Care Animal Hospital for the past two years. We followed Dr. Downie to the Clinic an…
2732 E 15th StTulsa, OK 74104
I have been a client with Jacox for over ten years, I wouldn't trust my animals to anyone else. Their commitment and compassion shine through everyt…
4820 E 33rd StTulsa, OK 74135
From Business: * Full Medical Surgical And Dental Care Boarding AMENITY The new small animal clinic of Tulsa is a complete, well designed facility optimized to provide a complet…
9380 S Union AveTulsa, OK 74132
Very speedy service and wonderful staff. I felt there was great communication as well as great courtesy.
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If I told my best friend about this place, I'd say that: These people are professional, But as professional as they are, they are compassionate, with PEOPLE TOO. We had a dog , and he was a sickly dog, his whole short life. We loved him very , very much. All the front people were Always so helpful to us, and kind to our Dog. We had to put him down after five years.I was so upset, every day, and I called Dr. Wendy and said "Dr. It would be easier to think about saying goodbye to him if I knew that I was going to see him again, but I don't know fpr sure that Dogs go to heaven", and she replied, in her calm, kind, and tender way, "You will see him in heaven, I know for sure you will." Having that conversation made it a little easier to face this difficult situation. They are members of our family, Dogs, and Cats and all the animlas we love.. I want to say that the day we were to put him back into the hands of our creator, Dr. Wendy, and one of the girls came in the room with us, it was very comforting to have another member of staff in there as well. When Dr. Wendy Salis administered the "Pink" serum, Dylan growled at the assistsnt that was helping, (W laughed, because he was thinking I guess, that she was the one who gave him that first little pinch.They gave him just enough to relax , so that we could say goodbye, and then when she put the rest into him, Both Dr. Wendy, and the girl helping wept alongside us, it was so good to have that compassion there. Thank you for taking such good care of our Dylan -Dog, (As Dr. Wendy would refer to him over the years).At Cedarwood, they treat your beloved family member with dignity, (like you do at home). and they are so consoling for when there are any problems. After Dylan (our dog) passed away, I clle the office a couple of times in my grief just to hear Dr. Wendy say that he is in a better place, and No longer suffering. It is still hard, some days, I just want him back. I look forward to the day that I get to to to heaven and there he will be waiting for me with his little tail wagging...I appreciate you all At Cedarwood...Thank you! Momma Stone, and Bill.
These Doctors and all the staff really love each and every animal that comes in. They are informative, take the time to answer every little question I had. I had a lot of questions. I have four animals two dogs and two cats. One of my dogs contracted parvo (cringe) They took her straight back, put her in their hospital, and treated her. The cost was a lot. However it was less then every one else and they TRUSTED me to pay it out!!!! NO ONE DOES THAT ANY MORE.So I made darn sure not to betray that trust.I adopted a dog from the SPCA, come to find out the animal was sick. Dr. Applebaum worked with me to help figure out her illness as it was a difficult one. He finally cured her and he did not charge me a fortune for all the tests that it took to get her cured. My animals mind them better then they do me. I have since moved away from the area, but make the drive out of the way simply because they are so good. Being the animal lover that I am and having used many of the more well known vet clinics around Tulsa I can tell you this place is truly a dream come true. The prices are totally reasonable and the care is phenomenal. I cant say enough good stuff about them.
I have been using Cedarwood for about 25yrs. Starting when the office was still on 11th street in a small strip mall called Cedarwood. Have never used another vet since then. They are fantastic! Caring, compassionate but professional. They have taken wonderful care of our many animals over the years. Because I help with animal rescue I have been to a few other vets over time for that purpose. Have never found any of them to be anything other caring & generous but in my book you can't beat Dr Poteet & Dr Wendy. When a puppy we got was found to have distemper, we were crushed thinking he would have to be put to sleep. But I decided to try to nurse him through it, so they supported my decision & were there when I needed help. Dr Wendy went as far as bringing a neubulizer to our house so I could use it for him! Can't beat that. And by the way, he made it! He is now a somewhat cranky old man at 11! Lol I named him Eli b/c of a discussion I had with Dr Wendy. She had a little girl named Ellie & was pregnant with a son & she liked the name Eli but thought it was too close to Ellie's name. So Eli became Eli. I thank them for everything they do!
I think I've been using Cedarwood for at least three decades. Drs. Poteet and Sales are such caring and dedicated people, along with their staff. Since October, 2016, they have been helping me care for my bully mix, Diamond, my rescue from a northside neighborhood. Diamond and my other two pit bulls had problems adjusting off and on. Right before Thanksgiving Diamond ended up getting her legs badly damaged in a fight (with my other getting some facial damage). The damage was so bad I honestly thought she was going to lose one of her legs. Cedarwood took such great care of her (and me) and she was with them for about two months. She has full mobility and energy once again and also both her front legs. The ladies that work at Cedarwood have been supportive and understanding, all giving me valuable advice. Though I wasn't able to find another adoptive home for her, I now am armed with plenty of information and a new way of working my home situation. These people work so hard every day with lots of clients. Of the two months I had been going by to see Diamond, I think there was only one morning of quiet. Everyone here deserves kudos!
I have been with Marina since about April 2011. I had a brand new girl puppy given to me by strangers who told me she was up to date with her shots. She was my first fur baby I'd ever owned. About six weeks later she came down with parvo and I was told by several people I might as well have her put to sleep cause most puppies don't pull through that horrible desease. Someone recomended I try Marina first to see if they could help her. They confirmed she had parvo and said we could try daily injections of a good amount of fluid containing an antibiotic and an anti-nausea medicine. I took her in to their office every morning at 8:00am. On the 4th day she woke me up wagging her tail and showing me the first signs of making it through this. I've been taking my baby girl to Marina Animal Hospital ever since and she has gotten ALL her shots on time every year. I can never thank Marina enough for saving my precious baby girl. I'll never, ever trust anyone but Marina. They're the VERY BEST! Ramona & Nana.
Amazing vets who truly care about their clients- the pets and their human owners. Their hours are great; they are open 7 days a week and stay open late. This means I don't have to take off work to take my dogs to the vet. Dr. Henshaw, Dr. Musgrove, and Dr. Beakman are all wonderful. I've taken all of my dogs there for the last 6 years and will always take them there. They will work with you on treatment plans and options if you just let them know what you can afford. I think you still have to be realistic and know that good service doesn't come free and it shouldn't be expected based on the high level of care they provide at the clinic.
Excellent Animal & Pet care with a Heart! Very knowledgeable, professional, and thorough. Dr. Cason explains to your level of understanding down to lay terms if need be. Excellent dedication to the health and wellness of all pets. I simply LOVE how caring and loving they are with our animals. My family members have been clients for many, many years. Truly a treasure to find Daniel Cason, DVM's team due to their dedication to caring for and nurturing animals. Their hearts are in it for the right reasons & prices are reasonable. Thank you Dr. Cason & team for all you do! Friendly, eager to help, and extensive diagnostic skills.
I have searched for many years for a clinic that meets my particular standards for Vet care. With four adopted dogs, issues do arise. Some simple, some serious. No matter what the case, their needs are ALWAYS addressed by this exceptional clinic. Not only have they met my standards, but have exceeded them as well! Don't wait for your furry friend to get sick to locate this place. Their preventative care is the finest I've come across. I drive 55 miles (One way) in order to make sure my dogs receive the hope/help from this wonderful Veterinary Hospital! Trust me, you won't be sorry!
Dr. Appelbaum has been our veterinary of choice for several years. He has continued to be our veterinary of choice although he has moved his practice across town from us. We have always found him to be caring, compassionate, and practical when treating our pets. He takes the time to explain treatment options and diagnoses at a level that is easy for the layman to understand. He doesn't try to pressure you into expensive treatments or make you feel guilty for not pursuing "hail Mary" type treatments. If you want a caring, practical vet, Dr. Appelbaum should be your choice.
I have been a client with Jacox for over ten years, I wouldn't trust my animals to anyone else. Their commitment and compassion shine through everything they do, from soothing the terror of a first-time office visit, to ending the chronic pain of a lifelong companion and friend at the end of life. and everything in between. The office is always clean and the staff friendly to both man and beast alike. I recommend them to everyone I know and to some who were total strangers lol. Check them out! You will be glad you did as will your furry companion.
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.