Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
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34664 Alvarado Niles RdUnion City, CA 94587
I took my long-haired lab/retriever to get a haircut and bath at All About Pets a few times and every time I got my dog back he was COVERED in his o…
27641 Mission BlvdHayward, CA 94544
My kitty had been showing signs of being sick for a while, I just couldn't afford to bring her in, so I waited. I went to another vet and since I …
1500 Washington BlvdFremont, CA 94539
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 …
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Dr. Gill and his staff are wonderful. They have been seeing and treating our 4 year old pitbull and have recently been taking care of our 4 month old. SERVICE: Dr. Gill provides great service and prompt responses to same day appointments. His staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Cleanliness: This office is always clean and does not even smell like a vet! They have a office cat but it neither bothers our dogs nor stinks up to office. :) Affordability: VERY AFFORDABLE. We get all our shots here and Dr. is very honest to not charge us for unnecessary procedures. OVERALL: Great Vet, Good Response Time and Perfect place to bring your fur babies.
Our 1 month old kitten Penny Layne gives a BIG thank you to Dr. Gill and his helpful, friendly & caring staff...She found us about a week ago, and not in the best shape. So we called the nearest vet office closest to our house. He was able to get Penny in next day to begin her treatment. After 1 week, her infection has cleared up and already gained 1 pound, yep my little piggy!! She feels so much better and is a happy healthy baby!!Office exams, vaccinations, reasonable rates!!! We highly recommend Dr. G and this is our new furry family Dr.
Dr. Gil provides excellent service! My rotator came in with ear infections in both ears, Dr. Gil was efficient, knowledgeable, and affordable. I brought my dog back for his check up and shots and his tech staff was very impressive, especially Felicia! Upon leaving his staff gave my dog a kong toy! VERY MUCH APPRECIATED! Looks like I found my dog's permanent vet! A great experience and I'm very thankful to them for fixing my baby up!
Cody, my cat, just got his teeth clean by Dr. Gill. Cody is a bit of a handful, but with Dr Gill's gentle care, he came through the procedure just fine. Dr. Gill has cared for my two Shelties and numerous cats over the few years I have going to the Vet Medical Center. All of the staff are very caring and gentle folks. It is without reservation that I recommend Dr. Gill for the best care for your pets.
They were very friendly and informative as I brought my first new pet English bulldog there. The Dr. gave me plenty of advice to how to take care of the dog with eating habits, etc. The wait was not long at all, and they gave me information on what vaccinations that my puppy needed
Dr. Gill is very knowledgeable and puts in the research to make sure your animal is taken care of. He will not push expensive procedures. He knows what people expect from a vet, good service at a good price. Over the last 8 years we have taken 10 puppies and 2 dogs to Dr. Gill. He has done; tails, dew claws, teeth cleaning, ear surgery and yearly vaccines. I asked Dr. Gill what was the best dog food on the market I could buy for my boy yorkie; he said "the food that makes him healthy, you have to try a few out and his stomach will decide". He didn't push any brand yet recommend the ingredients to watch out for.
Dr gill has taken care of my Pomeranian for the last 3 yrs ,the original owners were not honest about her age turns out she is older than they said she's had many health problems an Dr gill has really helped her out he has been very caring. An totally honest about her health if you want a honest vet who cares i recommend Dr gill
Dr. Gil has been taking care of my dog since we moved to Fremont 4 years ago. He has always been kind, caring, and understanding of our needs. He always clearly explained the options whenever our dog required treatment and never pushed for optional procedures. We feel she is in good hands in boarding our dog there when we travel. The only drawback is that the boarding area is small. It is understandable because this is a small operation and not set up to be a boarding kennel. I would be somewhat hesitant to board a dog larger than 40 lbs. there.
After reviewing his itemized quote, we were able to negotiate a fair price for all the required services plus suggested neutering services which would also be included in final cost estimate; so we agreed to move forward. Surgery treatment began by early p.m and I was called by 5p.m; so I picked up my mended Pup by end of day. Eventhough this whole event turned out to be very co$tly for us, the most important aspect was the value that we received as to how quickly and efficiently this facility was able to help us with our pets medical concerns and peace of mind when other places would or could not deliver at a time of need. The follow-up care, meds and routine visits for our K9 were also an added bonus with Dr. Gill's constant guidance, instruction and professional concern favoring the well being of our furry-kid throughout this whole climatic experience...Thanks again Dr. Gill!
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.