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31315 Fm 2920 Rd Ste 12Waller, TX 77484
We have taken our two basset hounds to Waller Veterinary Clinic for the past three years. Our four year old basset, Toby, had an swollen and bleeding ankle over Thanksgiving. The clinic was closed Thursday and Friday. They opened Saturday morning and close at noon. They refused to work Toby in S…
28234 Fm 2920 RdWaller, TX 77484
From Business: Established in 2001, Waller Equine Hospital a full service primary care and referral hospital. Based in Waller, Texas, it offers a variety of services in surgery, medicine, reproduction, emergency, preventative care and general health. The center provides several surgeries, such as colic surgery (exploratory laparotomy), c…
38111 Us 290Waller, TX 77484
Dr.Walker is the best. Shes caring with all my animals.And, she went the extra mile for me with my Eva.I highly recommend her. And, all the ladies that work for her are wonderful.Dr.Walker is truly exceptional!Sue Baggett
21002 Briar Meadow RdHempstead, TX 77445
Yes, the clinic is not a typical clinic. It was awkward at first, but then I realized that they only do what is necessary and not rip you off with useless services. My dog got neutered. The vet was surrounded by students (which I did not mind) learning how to perform the surgery. He did a w…
15820 Mueschke RdCypress, TX 77433
Yes!! We are elated with Dr. Hennessey and how he diagnosed and handled our labrador. Our dog loves Dr. Hennessey and his wonderful staff. He’s our Vet!see original review-http://cypressfairhavenanimahospital.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/hes-our-vet/
15040 Fairfield Village Square Dr Ste 100Cypress, TX 77433
My miniature schnauzer has been a patient of Dr. Hicks at Fairfield Animal Hospital for a decade - a testament to how great they are. In fact, we moved out of Fairfield to West Houston 2 years ago and still drive 25 minutes one way to get to the vet. Dr. Hicks loves J as if he were his own dog…
18430 Kz RdCypress, TX 77433
My husband had done some community work for this place and I noticed how well kept the premices were and saw that the cages were clean and the few animals in my sight were well behaved and taken care of they were clean and not overly starving for attention. I have a animal I'm trying to place w…
29607 Nichols Sawmill RdMagnolia, TX 77355
If I could give this clinic a zero I would. DONT EVER TAKE YOUR EXOTIC PETS HERE. I brought my snake in who was very sick. I stressed how concerned I was about her well being. I did everything they told me to. This last time I went in on a Thursday. We collected a sample that was sent off for te…
17719 Fm 2920 RdTomball, TX 77377
We have been going to the clinic since we got Gunner and Dr Bass diagonised him with the seizures. Gunner is not fond of going in for his check ups, but I think he has taken a liking to Dr Bass the Most. They are all great but I think I have to agree with Gunner I think Dr Bass is the tops. A…
28800 State Highway 249Tomball, TX 77375
I have been coming here about 6 years after trying several vets in the area and I just fell in love with dr filip who loves animals and I can see that's why she is a vet. I have a special needs dog who has had total hip replacement and pancreatitis and gastritis and several allergy issues and ch…
17720 Huffmeister RdCypress, TX 77429
From Business: Linda Lundgren has been training dogs and teaching canine education classes for more than 20 years. Before moving to the Houston area and joining Tails of Texas, she ran her own dog training business and taught classes for Capitol Dog Training Club of Washington DC, PR Dogs, Marumsco Dog Training Club, Felicity Dog Trainin…
Awful experience... if you care anything about your pet go elsewhere!They had my dog for a "drop off" appt for vaccinations... for 7 hours! I had to have him there before noon. I dropped him off at 11:30 am. He was never taken out to relieve himself or given water during that entire time! I had …
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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.