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221 N Glenwood BlvdTyler, TX 75702
So i drove into Tyler with my 5 mos. old Yorkie puppy to visit a family member at the hospital who had just had surgery. I live in Louisiana. Since i couldnt leave my little pup in the car i went on YP to find a vet that would kennel her for the afternoon. These ladies were so sweet and precious…
4651 N Belt Line RdMesquite, TX 75150
From Business: The LRH Emergency Pet Care Center is a state-of-the-art facility utilizing the most sophisticated and advanced medical and surgical technology. Our on-site staff, highly trained in emergency and critical care medicine, is there to care for your pet's most difficult moments. In the event of an emergency, or if intensive car…
1129 E Northeast Loop 323Tyler, TX 75708
I love these people! They take good care of all our babies and don't charge a ridiculous amount to do it. They never suggest something be done that is not necessary and always tell you when it is. Been going here for 6 years and will continue as long as we have fur babies.
2711 University BlvdTyler, TX 75701
18421 Point RdFlint, TX 75762
I found Flint Veterinary Clinic to be the best I had ever visited. There are 2 Doctors here and both are friendly and really care about your pet. I never felt rushed during an office visit and have always had the experience of a through examination for my pets. If surgery is necessary, or jus…
5610 S Broadway AveTyler, TX 75703
Hi we had a very sick puppy whom had been throwing up & had horrible diaherria for 2 days, and it was Saturday at 12:30 when I realized she might have parvovirus so I began my vet search via this app, and all I could find was ban field so we took her in, we walked thru the door at 4:40 and t…
3861 Broadmoore CtTyler, TX 75707
Animal Medical Center is the most awesome vet clinic!! Both Dr's Cauthen and Cooper, as well as the staff, have offered amazing treatment to our pets. They are so gentle and loving in they're approach and make our pets feel so at ease. The clinic itself is a wonderful facility which offers separ…
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From our clinic emails- 1/19/2013 I have used the clinic several times over the last 4 years! I take great comfort knowing they are available for my emergency needs as well as always accessible for untimely health concerns for our pets! Thanks for being there!!! 1/14/2013 sweet staff and great care. 1/1/2013 Everyone was very helpful, knowledgeable & reassuring. Our 2 1/2 pound, 7 year old yorkie fell off the couch onto our tile floor & was unconscious for 25-30 minutes. We were scared & your staff was comforting & encouraged us to call or text at any time to check on Nikki. This is the first time we've ever used an ER Vet hospital & I thank God you were here to help us. 1/29/2013 The staff was nice, gentle with my dog, answered any questions asked. Thanks 1/16/2013 This is the third time I've brought a pet in. It offers great peace of mind to know the emergency clinic is there. They have always been wonderful with my pets there. 1/9/2013 thank you for being there. 1/7/2013 Very comforting to know there is help when something unexpected comes up. We love our pets and would be extremely upset to be unable to get emergency care. Thanks. 1/13/2013 We have had excellent service during the unfortunate times with our animals that brought us to your clinic.We've experienced loving, caring concern for our dogs through the years. The other night was no exception. 1/2/2013 Everyone was very nice, took the time to explain things. I left knowing my pet would get great care. 1/22/2013 I am glad there is an emergency clinic open when our regular vet is closed. It seems that any time my dog(s) have become very ill it is always a Friday night or Saturday morning. Thank you for providing this service. 1/1/2013 Great Job! 1/28/2013 Dog later diagnosed with Kennel Cough and kept on the meds you prescribed.Thanks! 1/28/2013 Satisfactory, and quality care and service. Charges are high, but understandable for emergency care. Great that we have this facility available for after hours pet care. 1/22/2013 We are so grateful that you all saved the life of our beautiful doggie baby boy Buster. We took him straight to our Vet and he is getting better.Thank you all so very much. God bless ya'll. Mike & Connie Richardson 1/8/2013 we are so very greatful for the doctor and nurses and staff at the Tyler emergency clinic. Our dog is alive today because of their quick action and care! 1/8/2013 The staff is caring, concerned, and very professional. I had utmost confidence that Rusty was getting the bestcare possible. They were paitent in answering my questions and made me feel free to call back and ask about my pet's condition. 1/14/2013 You took excellent care of Sassy and you were always able to give me an update when I called to check on her. Thank you so much. 1/15/2013 We were amazed at the level of care that our cat received. He was treated with the utmost care and respect. His health was extremely important to the staff and we will be forever grateful for the care that was given to Oz and the sympathy they had for us.
This facility saved my dogs life. It's a really long story, but the short version. I took my dog Friday to her regular vet's office, and then again Saturday night/Sunday morning to the Emergency Clinic and neither one seemed to make my girl better. I took her to Banfield Sunday (my 20th birthday) to get another opinion and they did blood work, which led to another x-ray, which led to an exploratory surgery to remove a mass that could be seen and felt in her abdomen. Come to find out she had drinken pond water from our pond. eaten grass to try and make herself sick and the water was sitting in her stomach and the grass was in her intestines blocking it. I truley believe she would have not made it another few hours if we had decided to wait to see her regular vet until Monday. She had a whole list of other complications from having those things inside her and she still has a long road to fully recover, but they did everything in their power to save her. It's now been a little less than 48 hours since her surgery and this is the best she has looked and acted since Friday. She is slowly eating and drinking, her eyes are brighter than they have looked in days. It's because of this facility and it's employees that my birthday ended in excitement because I had my dog back.
Hi we had a very sick puppy whom had been throwing up & had horrible diaherria for 2 days, and it was Saturday at 12:30 when I realized she might have parvovirus so I began my vet search via this app, and all I could find was ban field so we took her in, we walked thru the door at 4:40 and the man said they were no longer seeing animals for the day, so needless to say I had a bit of a meltdown and used some foul language but none the less I got my point across and they went ahead and seen my puppy. The staff were excellent and totally understanding of my state of mind and concern. The vet tech was the most awesome, but I didn't catch her name. Anyhow my puppy was positive for the parvovirus and of course we didn't have the 500.00 to put her in the ER for overnight so the vet worked with us, and let us buy the Iv, and subcutaneous meds and sent us home and wished us luck. And she is doing great! Today makes day 3 and she is already off the subcutaneous fluids and meds and is eating and drinking again. So a huge thank you goes out to the staff that were working on 2/16/2013.
I have used City Small Animal Clinic for 12 years, and have had nothing but professional and friendly service from the doctors and vet techs there. I have come to them with many problems, including a stray cat who needed to be put down, a diabetic cat, a cat who fell out of a tree and a cat with an abscess the size of half a tennis ball, among many others. In every instance, with these and many other situations, the staff was knowledgeable, helpful and prompt with information and instructions, both in person and over the phone. I credit CSAC's care with helping one of my cats to reach a ripe old age of 20.5 years, and with their great skill in making hard times a little less painful for me, as well. I've been satisfied with presentation of treatment options, and a great atmosphere there. I have recommended CSAC to several friends, and all who have switched have agreed with me that it's a great place to take your pets for care.
This vet clinic is the best one I have been to by far. I had a 7 wk German Shepherd rot mix. We had to currently put him down due to a neurological spinal condition. But however the first sign there was something wrong with bow we went up there asap. The lady penny at the front desk greater us with a smile and concern for my puppy. Doctor Alexander was very efficient and knew exactly what he was talking about. He was not rude or hateful towards us and he explained everything about our questions. He gave us direct answers without hesitation. All in all I recommend this emergency clinic because of how they were with us and my puppy. And I am greatful for them helping us.
Our family has trusted Dr. Starnes and his staff at The Animal House with a total of three cats and two dogs. We won't take our beloved pets anywhere else! Dr. Starnes and his staff are loving, competent, and caring people who really have a heart for animals. Through the good times and the bad times with our family pets, we have always known that Dr. Starnes is the best vet in town. And the lovely Boots, the once stray cat that the staff adopted who now lives in the clinic, is hysterical! He is sweet and friendly to everyone he meets, whether they be cat, dog, or person.
Animal Medical Center is the most awesome vet clinic!! Both Dr's Cauthen and Cooper, as well as the staff, have offered amazing treatment to our pets. They are so gentle and loving in they're approach and make our pets feel so at ease. The clinic itself is a wonderful facility which offers separate examination rooms for dogs and cats. The costs of treatment are very much competitive with other local vets in the area. This clinic offers high class service at a reasonable price. I recommend Animal Medical Center to all of my friends with pets.
Great service! My girlfriend and I adopted "Charlie" a couple of months ago and this is where her mother said we should take him. I missed out on the first appointment but I was able to go the second time and I could see right away why they were recommended. The doctor was professional, great with Charlie (who was totally at home haha), and even provided a great military discount. The assistant was also so lovable with Charlie and did a great job. Will return for every appointment. Thanks guys!
So i drove into Tyler with my 5 mos. old Yorkie puppy to visit a family member at the hospital who had just had surgery. I live in Louisiana. Since i couldnt leave my little pup in the car i went on YP to find a vet that would kennel her for the afternoon. These ladies were so sweet and precious! No doubt little Bella was in great hands! They didnt even charge me for the pup sitting!!! This vet clinic has been opened since1938! I got a big taste of why they've lasted so long!!!
There isn't another Veterinary clinic anywhere near Tyler that provides better Veterinary expertise than Glenwood Animal Hospital. The 3 doctors at the clinic have combined experience of over 70 years! They take steps that other offices do not take to diagnose illnesses. If there is somehting wrong with your animal, they WILL figure out what it is and if it can be cured, they will do it! I would NEVER EVER take my animals anywhere else!
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.