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687 E Turkeyfoot Lake RdAkron, OH 44319
My pup (8 yrs. old) has been a patient of Dr. Horst for the last two years and I've been happy. Any questions have been answered and additional time…
5939 Market Ave NCanton, OH 44721
Dr. I treated both of my geriatric cats, who developed kidney and pancreas issues. He is excellent. He diagnosed their illness correctly, and treate…
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This vet deserves absolutely no stars. They had a substitute veterinarian on duty the last time I visited to my severe misfortune. Dr. Robert Mueller administered vaccines on my pure bred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel while I had brought him in for a problem with diarrhea. He shook my hand very aggressively and made both my dogs wince with pain when he did a physical exam and jabbed their vaccines in. With 48 hours my 5 year old dog was dead. This vet refuses to take any responsibility for their misconduct and negligence. I am left with $2000 in vet bills and a the painful loss of my furry best friend. They do nothing but talk in circles and dodge any blame for their actions. They are not concise about anything. They shouldn't get away with this but in the end - the money always wins. If you care about your pets, and your friends pets, do not support this business. They see your pet and they see profit, especially Dr. Mueller, who cannot be called a veterinarian - rather - a cold hearted murderer. And all I can do, is write this review. While he carries on practicing and making six figures.
My son and I would like to thank you for being so kind and gentle at a most difficult time for us in putting our dog down.
They are a great place to take your animals. They treat you, and your animals like family. That have done a lot for us. Thank you so much.
Your generosity of your time, talents, and treasure all will make a huge difference in the lives of those we serve. I am very thankful our paths have crossed and I intend to continue to look for ways to help your business grow as well.
This is late in coming to you, but I was overwhelmed when I got your card. Thank you, I sobbed. You were so compassionate and nice to P and me. She was a wonderful and loving dog and I still miss her. Thank you again for being so sweet and putting up with her. When I got home, my son had a grave all dug out for her. Thank you so much again!
Thank you very much for your generous gift. We can't begin to express all our gratitude and how you have touched our hearts. P. is doing very well. .He is back to work full time although there is still pain and swelling. God has blessed us greatly we stand in awe of all he has done in our lives and everyone whom he brought into our lives through this experience. It has been an incredible journey. One we would not have chosen for our lives but one we would not trade. God is good! Thank you and thank you again!
I wanted to thank you both for the opportunity to spray and neuter the cats last week. I greatly appreciate your time in teaching me proper surgical techniques. Visiting with you over lunch was also nice; we had not a chance to talk in quite some time. Thanks again!
Very beautiful atmosphere and they provide you with the best vet care. I am so glad I found someone who loves animals as much as I do.
Love the service and the people here. If you have an English bulldog like me, listen to me this is the best place to bring them.
I just wanted to send a thank you to both you and the assistant that helped with our dog at her visit last week. You really have a wonderful way with animals. That was the calmest I have ever seen her during a vet visit. I think you've found the right profession. Thank you!
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.