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111 Farm Road 21Mount Pleasant, TX 75455
Came in for a snakebite on our puppy. They got us in immediately at 8am. Very knowledgeable and enjoyable to see the exotics around-Never seen a baby kangaroo in diapers. Would be back but we live in Austin. Dr Cranmore was a pleasure.
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.
1508 Us Highway 259 NKilgore, TX 75662
From Business: Dr Terry Ray, DVM & Assoc. Kilgore Small Animal Hospital Online has a new look! You'll find many of the features you are used to, including information about our clinic and how we can help make life with your pet more fulfilling through quality patient care, preventative medicine, and client education. Visit our website fo…
1404 E Tyler StAthens, TX 75751
From Business: Morton Small Animal Clinic in Athens, Texas is dedicated to quality, compassionate and loving care of cats and dogs. By using evidence based research with up-to-date medical technology, our professional veterinarians and clinical staff provide quality medical care for your pet. We are here to meet all of your pet's needs s…
9728 State Highway 31 WAthens, TX 75751
From Business: Henderson County Veterinary Hospital in Athens, Texas is a full service large and small animal hospital. Drs. Jesse and Doug Richardson, and their staff have been helping clients in Athens, Texas, as well as Anderson, Navarro, Kaufman, and other surrounding counties for over 30 years. It is our commitment to provide qualit…
1520 Loop 7Athens, TX 75751
We met Dr. Barlow and her staff after our dog suffered a traumatic injury. The first thing Dr Barlow did when she met Blackie was grab her face and kiss her on the nose. I knew we were in the right place! We received estimate invoices during our lengthy ordeal so we always knew what to expect …
2500 Estes PkwyLongview, TX 75602
I have been with Longview Animal Hospital since returning to Longview TX. It is hard to find words that truly describe Dr. Foye, his wife Jill and their staff. They are awesome! Every appointment that I have had with Dr. Foye and his staff has been a great experience. Dr. Foye and his staff …
6014 N Loop 256Palestine, TX 75801
We have been using Dr. Hardt for 13 years- since we moved here. Not only has he cared for our pets, but for all the strays and dumped animals that have come to my home. We have had to put a few animals down, but we have saved more. We feel great trust in him and his ability. More important maybe…
711 E Gillespie StPalestine, TX 75801
From Business: Southwest Hills Veterinary Clinic, serving Palestine, Texas and the surrounding Anderson County area, provides the ultimate in quality healthcare for your pet. Our services include: Small animal medicine and surgery, Boarding for dogs and cats, Hill's Science Diet foods, Indoor & outdoor kennels. Call us today to schedule …
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I won't take my cats to any other vet. Friendly, professional, caring, compassionate. Seperate exam rooms for cats and dogs.
Best veterinary! They have a customer for life. We came in with our sick puppy, and the doctor was very nice and took very good care of him. If I could give 10 stars I would. Thank you everyone who helped us!
I used them to board my dogs for five days. I was afraid my blue heeler would be aggressive towards staff, but was told when I called to check on them that they were loving it there and the staff too. Max had no problem with the male groomer, he even allowed him to cut his nails without being sedated! I will make sure I use the Animal House for ALL my dogs' needs. They are definitely Animal lovers!!!
THE ABSOLUTE WORST VET I HAVE ENCOUNTERED!!!!! THEY DONT EVEN DESERVE A STAR.On Friday, May 8, 2015, two of my dogs got in a horrible dog fight and left one almost dead. She is a rat terrier. My mom rushed outside to get the hurt dog and called me and it was around 6:00 p.m. She told me she didn’t think the dog was going to make it by the time I could get there. So I asked her if she thought we could save her if we could get her to a vet. So I called around until I found the Tyler Emergency Clinic which is the only open that I could find. Told them what had happened they said bring her on. I got there first and filled out the paperwork that way we could take her straight back when my mom arrived with her. When she arrived we immediately took her in a room and the vet came to look at her and said she was just trying to go in shock and she has severe cuts/rips on her back, around her neck and even puncture holes around her throat. So they took her to the back and we sat up front in waiting area. The vet came up front to get us and we went to back to see her and they had her in a kennel covered up and with an IV. He said they would get her stable through the night and we would see on Saturday what could be done with the cuts/rips as far as sewing her up. So we left after we paid $410.61 Friday night. I called Saturday, May 9, 2015 around 2 pm and the staff told me the vets were changing shifts and that for me to call back about 3 pm. So I did and the vet said she was doing good, he was not going to sew her up because it would not be beneficial. I said well you are the vet and know what is best. I said when is she able to come home. He said you can pick her up tomorrow. I said okay thank you. So I called Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 2:45 pm and asked what time should I be there to pick her up and he told me 8 pm. And I asked why in the world so late when you said she is doing great? He was very short and snappy and told me if it was an inconvenience I could come get her now. I told him I did not say it was an inconvenience I wanted to know what was going to be done to her for the next 6 hours being I am the one paying the bill. He said well you have already paid for the IV bag and her meds so you might as well let her stay on them as long as you can. I thought this was very strange but he is the vet so I said okay. I arrived at 8 pm to pick her up. Paid another $260.75 which brought my total to $671.36. So on that Monday I took her to my vet and had her looked at. She stunk so bad by the time I got her to my vet. He said she was eat up with infection and that is what the smell was. The entire weekend her wounds were not cleaned nor cared for and the vet over the weekend said she did not need to be sewed up. But my vet had to sedate her again clean her wounds put in a tube for drainage from the infection and then sewed her up and she was nearly dead from all the infection she got while sitting in a kennel and not being cared for. All the weekend vet did was give her medicine and that was it. To say I am highly unsatisfied is an understatement. To charge someone that and nearly kill there animal is ridiculous. The vet’s name who nearly killed my dog is Marcus R. Alexander. IF you cherish your animals DO NOT TAKE THEM TO HIM.
I always have a pleasant experience & the people truly care about your pets health & well being.
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.
Dr. Alexander was the one who removed my dog's eye after an altercation. He was no nonense, informative and logical--which is what people need when they're panicking. He did a great job with the surgery and I appreciate his honesty and advice during a stressful and traumatic experience. The reception staff was sweet, and I appreciate all they did for us!
The BEST VET in Tyler, TX. I highly recommend him and his caring staff.
this vet is vary nice but sometimes It takes almost an hr pass your appointment time to be seen. but other then that they are vary nice people and I like the way they cared for my 2pets
From our clinic emails-1/19/2013I 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.1/1/2013Everyone 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. Thanks1/16/2013 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 Richardson1/8/2013 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!1/8/2013The 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.1/15/2013We 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.
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.