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4715 Reader DrWarren, MI 48092
From Business: Who is B.C. Veterinary Home Care? Doctor Barbara Corn graduated from the Ohio State University veterinary college in 1991. Since then she spent three years in eme…
20241 Van Dyke StDetroit, MI 48234
Very happy with my new vet! Compassionate..reasonable..worked with issues my dog has..just a much better experience for me and my pet..Definitely re…
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Parkview Animal Hospital 1972 East 11 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48091Parkview has been our vet for a long time now. We highly recommend them to anyone who has a pet they love and want gently treated with as much care love and patience as possible. In times of sadness, emergencies or the loss of a pet they are very comforting and so kind. The whole staff including, Dr. Alexander and her assistant Candie are always so friendly and full of information for any kind of questions or concerns. It is a clean enviroment for our 3 Cairn Terriers. We LOVE our doggies sooo much and we only give them the best care and that is why we take them to Parkview!!!! the only yhing we can think they can improve on is the wait time when you make an appt. (esp. w/ 3 dogs in the waiting room) but other than that we love ParkviewQuality Excellent
I've been taking my dogs here for a few years now and I really love them. There was a time in the beginning when I had to wait way too long and was ready to find a new vet. It seems that they've fixed it, or I just got lucky.My most recent trip was first shots at This vet for my rescue dog Phoebe. I hate when any vet takes my dog in back for shots. I understand some pet parents make their dogs more nervous but I don't think that's my case.Dr. Wilborn is genius and amazing. She had me give Phoebe a tongue depressor with peanut butter to lick as she gave her the injections. Great idea!Prices are very fair. Thank you Parkview. You guys are great.
Great place Dr are so caring
Everyone was very helpful! They took time to let me understand everything I needed to know plus answered all my questions. This is why I came back with out new pet-
The techs and the doctors are nice but talk down to you, the support staff not friendly at all. No one there seems to listen and just want to get you out of there. I only go here because it was cheaper than my previous vet that I loved. I'm thinking of going to a different office.
Love bringing my fur babies to this vet! They're always respectful and give me the most knowledgeable information to give the best care to my pets. The staff is friendly and the doctors are trustworthy. Dr. Cronin and Sarah F were very helpful and I've been coming here for years ��������
I have been taking my dog to this vet for 11 years. The staff has gone above and beyond for my me and my dog. They helped her overcome pancreatitis last year and now she has been diagnosed with cancer. They are very kind to me and most importantly my dog. They are very professional, sympathetic and extremely kind. I have no problems with emergency appointments or getting my dogs meds. They truly are the BEST!!! ❤����
Very friendly staff. Have adopted three of my fur babies from ParkView. They take excellent care of all my babies. Would and have recommend them to all my family and friends.
Worst vet I've ever been to. Ok for vaccines but you better hope you never have an emergency. Been going there for years brought my 10 yr old dog in with stroke or seizure symptoms. She couldn't use her back legs was peeing and drooling. They told me I didn't have an appt they were too busy. They gave me some names of other vets and I was a on my own. I said what if she dies in the var they said sorry were just too busy. HORRIBLE people.I will never step foot in there again. Took her to Moore veterinary and they took us right in with us not even being a patient there. That's how you are supposed to be treated with a member of your family. Parkview has no compassion at all.
My cat mittens just seen Dr Eugene. His office was very clean the doctors in staff were very nice and very professional. He took very good care of my cat I would highly recommend dr. Eugene
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.