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12140 Oconnor RdSan Antonio, TX 78233
We and our dog, Lily, have received nothing but exemplary treatment by the staff at O'connor Road Animal Hospital. Lily is a 3 yr old terrier mix and over the past few weeks, we have to make a number of vet visits due to Lily being in contact with a puppy that sadly later died from Parvo (Lily,…
8520 Fourwinds DrWindcrest, TX 78239
From Business: Banfield Pet Hospital® - Our veterinarians are proud to partner with you to proactively monitor the health and wellness of the pets you love. From thorough physical exams and lab work-ups, to dental cleanings, X-rays and surgery, our full-service pet hospital is committed to the long-term health of your pet. Let us show yo…
2510 Pat Booker RdUniversal City, TX 78148
The staff here is great. The Veterinarians are terriffic . Dr Proctor, Dr Gates have both seen my furry kids and Dr Proctor has been seeing them for eight years now. They have grown so much with clientele they need a much bigger place but that does not in any way decrease the attention to my kid…
1350 Fm 78Schertz, TX 78154
I took my cat here to get her spayed. About ten days after the procedure, she still wasn't eating and seemed very ill. Now keep in mind, my cat is EXTREMELY tempermental and is a real pain to work with for anyone who is not me or my husband, so they were up against a strong force here. Dr. Rodri…
13039 Nacogdoches RdSan Antonio, TX 78217
The staff here are the best ,the Doctor is great ,they take such good care of my dog Abbey ,I would never go anyplace else,they don't gouge you at billing either ,( which is why I quit going to another vet with my last dog), you can't go wrong taking your dear pets here .
11214 Iota DrSan Antonio, TX 78217
my cat witches is a manx with nerve damage, kidney failure and urinary incointence. hes at this vet alot. they just love him there. dr. sartor is the most wonderful man in the world. one time witches was boarding there and he ran out of his meds and dr. sartor went and out of his own spare time …
4623 Binz Engleman RdSan Antonio, TX 78219
Kirby Animal Hospital is a wonderful veterinary hospital with a great staff and wonderful veterinarians. Dr. Hill is amazing and has a wonderful way with animals of all kind. They helped me in every way possible while keeping my budget in mind and did everything that they could for my pet and we…
4215 Sunshadow StSan Antonio, TX 78217
My cat loves Dr. Ayers and Dr. Klecka. She has Feline Herpes and she has t osee them usually every 4 to 6 weeks. They are very thorough and honest. Their prices are reasonable and there are no hidden fees upon checkout. I am most impressed that if you call with a question about your existing pa…
17244 Interstate 35 N Ste 7Schertz, TX 78154
Everything was great. The treatment and everything was perfect! Thank you!See you in 3 weeks!see original review-http://myreviewz.posterous.com/the-treatment-and-everything-was-perfect
4831 Rigsby AveSan Antonio, TX 78222
I took my Pitty Azia, there not knowing what was going on with her. From the time I arrived I was given the attention I was hoping for at the time I had no idea what was going on with my pitty Azia but I was so emotionally hurt of possibly losing her broke my heart. Check -In was pleasant when s…
8221 Broadway StSan Antonio, TX 78209
I took my kitten to this Animal Hospital thinking that he had an upper respiratory infection and they diagnosed him with one. The service was wonderful they took my animal in immediately and even let me drop him off early before the vet arrived. They offered me a military discount and my cat …
2940 Rigsby AveSan Antonio, TX 78222
Took my pug, Lola for spaying procedure. This animal hospital is absolutely fantastic! The premises are impeccably clean, the staff is friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and professional. NEVER will I ever go anywhere else for my dog's well-being. After the surgery, they even called the foll…
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My significant other recently had an emergency with is pregnant dog and it looked like she may require an emergency C-section. This vet hospital was the closest one to him that had the equipment for the delivery, should that be required, so that is where we took the dog. After $400 for an x-ray and exam, he was told that the dog was not going to be able to deliver naturally and would, indeed, need surgery, which would run between $2000 to $3800. Neither of us had that kind of money and in the end, he was forced to do the only other thing he could do - euthanize her. Through all of this, the veterinarian and vet techs were cold and appeared completely uncaring while watching someone cry his heart out for his baby. This dog was just under 2 years old and healthy otherwise. No other options offered. No other ideas for being able to save an otherwise healthy and happy dog. I've never seen vet staff so uncaring about their patients and family. I can say with certainty we will NEVER use this vet hospital again and I will do my best to steer people who care about their babies away from these people.
Pleased with the care they gave my dog, but the doctor claimed that they charge cost for rattlesnake antivenin at $1,100.00/vial. He stated, without any prompting, (while going over the estimate)- "We charge cost for the antivenin. We charge you what we pay. We don't make any money on it. The mark up on the human side is even worse, like $54,000." We thought that sounded very honorable, but later found out that is more than 300% mark up, meaning they made back at least three times what they paid for it. Another emergency hospital would have charged $450 per vial which I would consider a reasonable mark up (for emergency care) of about 75%. No animal clinic in our area could afford to keep multiple $1,100 vials onsite. Total bill was $2,000, and they pressured us to return the next day- never giving us the option to have him rechecked by our (fully capable) regular veterinarian- as most emergency clinics usually do. My pet is worth it, but I will never return or recommend them specifically because he willfully made such an untruthful claim in order to gain our trust.
I took my Pitty Azia, there not knowing what was going on with her. From the time I arrived I was given the attention I was hoping for at the time I had no idea what was going on with my pitty Azia but I was so emotionally hurt of possibly losing her broke my heart. Check -In was pleasant when speaking to the ladies at the counter Mirna O., Ronnie S., Connie...soo many to name but I can't forget Nancy her immediate attention on my pitty kept me speechless. Dr. Luke Proctor was quick to try and find out the cause and did everything he possibly could. Dr. Luke Proctor was very attentive and detailed of the test and medication to keep my pitty living. The attention that I was given of comfort that Azia was in good hands I could only pray �������� that she gets better. Well after a few days results came back from a poising and they tried everything they could to possibly reverse it. It definitely hurt and broke my heart ❤️ when I received the news after a week of antibiotics and fluids. Had no choice but was the hardest decision In my life to lay her down so she doesn't go through this pain any more. She wouldn't eat for days and vomited liquid fluids. Even from the personalized card I received post mail it emotionally touched me of the caring people that all work at Rigsby Veterinarian office and it made me get emotional you will forever be my family. They even took care of the arrangements of the " All Paws " pet crematory. Which I was great full for. My Azia will never be forgotten she will be in my heart ❤️ always.Thank you for every thing Rigsby Veternarin clinic!I commend you ALL of all the long hours and work you all do for our furry friends.
Rigsby vet is wonderful!! Dr Procter and his staff take wonderful care of all my babies when they are sick. Always nice and helpful even though this fur mom can be a little crazy!
These folks are great. From the staff to the Vets. Would highly recommend to all pet owners. Also quite conveniently located.
After bringing our animals to your clinic for over 20 years you couldn't spare a shred of humanity while my parents were out of town and help their dog without being paid the same day. Thanks for nothing during one of our darkest hours.
I asked a question about my dog's flea treatment and was subjected to abusive language and threats from the dog groomer, who then claimed to own the place. I've used this facility for 20 years, but no more.
Dr Luke and Dr Sheryl Proctor have seen my furry kids over a period of 8 years. They have always been great and up front with us. Superb skills. Love them both..Denise C
I took my cat ther because she was twitching and having muscle spasms uncontrollably. She was foaming at the mouth and would fall over as if she was exhausted. After their exam the vet told me that she had toxic poisoning from the flea drops we gave her the day before. He told me that she would have to be hospitalized for 3 to 7 days. The tèatment she needed was going to cost $2000 to $3000. I was very upset because I knew I couldn't afford it and I did not want her to suffer. I assumed that my only other option was to put her down. My wife was at work at the time and we were texting back and forth. She said that one of our other cats had experienced the same thing and all she did was give him a bath and he came out of it and was fine. The vet said that the poison was in her muscles and would require the teatment. They give me two quotes one for the treatment and the other for the cost of putting her to sleep. I listened to my wife and took her home and bathed her really good. Around four hours later my cat was doing a lot better. She wasn't showing any of the things she had before taking her to the vet. And by the next morning she was back to her old self, playing, eating, and purring. I can't believe that this vet was going to let me kill my cat. They had to have known that her condition wasnt life threatening and that a bath would probably bring her out of it. All they care about is the money!!!! I was literally crying for her in the way home thinking that I was going to lose her. And they let me think that way. They did nothing to give me hope or to change my grief. Never take your animal there. The staff were very nice but other than that they either need more experience or they purposely allowed me to think that my cat was sicker than she really was. I hope they go out of business and never make another dollar!!!!
I've had several experiences with Perrin-410. The most recent I will base my rating on. Our regular vet wasn't due in for a few hours so being that it was an emergency our office directed us to Perrin. They got us in an exam room quickly. We thought our dog was poisoned so I would have appreciated seeing the vet immediately however the first thing was the tech came to ask the problem and then we went to go take blood samples and stool samples. I felt the the first thing should have been temp. They wanted to take my pup to the "back" to take blood and stool samples. That could have been done in the exam room IMO. Whatever, I'm not leaving my dog with any vet or tech I don't know so I went along. Anyway, the vet didn't seem my being there but oh well too bad-they should understand. After running the tests which took some time, the tech came and showed us a tallied bill before the vet would come in. After another amount of time, the vet Dr. Ramsey showed up. He seemed OK. He didn't speculate much other that what we had already surmised but of course as a pet owner we want answers and he really didn't have any. That is extremely frustrating. He did give us the option to go to my regular vet to get treatment. If that was an option I would have already gone but anyway, I went to go square things up with the front desk while my pup was getting a couple of shots of medicine and I asked the receptionist would I be getting medications to take home. The tech came back and said yes the vet wanted us to get some "if we could". No wonder! It really jacked up the bill. One thing I will tell you about Perrin-410, they are available, they have everything there; vets, lab equipment, medicine etc, and they have people who know their stuff. Another thing I will tell you is that you won't get out of there without spending $800-$1200. If you love your pets like children, take them to Perrin-410.
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.