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Highway 80 EGladewater, TX 75647
Everyone I know told me that Jody Syring was the best vet there is, and they weren't wrong. Dr. Jody has been a Godsend to me this week. Having a terminally ill pet is heartbreaking but having such a wonderful professional on our side has given my husband and I a lot of peace--and, thanks to som…
1903 Tolivar RdMarshall, TX 75670
From Business: All Cypress Veterinary Hospital offers complete animal health care services to make sure your pets stay happy and healthy. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. All Cypress Veterinary Hospital offers progressive veteri…
2500 Estes PkwyLongview, TX 75602
I have been with Longview Animal Hospital since returning to Longview TX. It is hard to find words that truly describe Dr. Foye, his wife Jill and their staff. They are awesome! Every appointment that I have had with Dr. Foye and his staff has been a great experience. Dr. Foye and his staff …
Serving the Waskom Area.
From Business: Dr Terry Ray, DVM & Assoc. Kilgore Small Animal Hospital Online has a new look! You'll find many of the features you are used to, including information about our clinic and how we can help make life with your pet more fulfilling through quality patient care, preventative medicine, and client education. Visit our website fo…
Serving the Waskom Area.
From Business: The LRH Emergency Pet Care Center is a state-of-the-art facility utilizing the most sophisticated and advanced medical and surgical technology. Our on-site staff, highly trained in emergency and critical care medicine, is there to care for your pet's most difficult moments. In the event of an emergency, or if intensive car…
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Tillers is a great vet, and very well known for wide variety of animals! The ladies are nice,and friendly.
Office staff is very rude. They do not tell you at the time of check-in when you have a heartworm test done that he won't give a written prescription to order anything online. they are overpricing heartworm medicine by at least 20 bucks. I called after the fact just seeing if they would at least fill it through 1-800- petmeds and Tonya at Tiller's said if you woulda asked we woulda told you in a nasty tone. being very rude!!!
I Have brought all my pets to him since 1984 and never had a bad trip there . always fair and pretty fast and will meet you at 4 am if needed.best doctors and staff around.
The best Doctors!!! My rescue dog had heart worms and the staff called me 4 times during the day of the procedure to update me!!! Not only did my baby get top notch care but the cost was half of what the vets in Shreveport wanted to charge!!! I love my dog and would only take him to the best!!! You can see how much the Doctors really love animals and it shows in how they care for your pet!!
Very disappointed in tillers vet. They said they would take a payment plan and decided when it was time to set it up they wouldn't do it unless we had checks. And the entire time our two dogs where there I don't think a single person talked to or pet our puppys. While sitting in the waiting room to get our dogs a worker in the back was yelling at the dogs to shut up multiple times. And above all of that, there prices are outrageous. I will never again recommend tillers vet to anyone
I've used Dr. Tiller for years and have been very satisfied. His prices are very reasonable and they treat my dog and cat very well. I've also used the kennel service for my dog 3 times. We love coming here.
I've been using Dr. Tiller for years and have always had excellent service and everyone has been so nice. Seems like every time I go I run into someone I know from Shreveport and they have been very satisfied.
I had the worst experience at this place!! Butcher shop with high prices. All the prices were more than they told me over the phone, and my dog was given to me still bleeding all over the place from surgery. When I expressed my problem in a civil way I was took outside by the owner and basically told to leave.
I've spent hundreds of dollars at this clinic. Dr. Tiller is O.K. but I don't know if he has a handle on the rest of his operation. We boarded our dogs there last year for a week. When we picked them up, they stunk, there was dog feces in their beds, and they looked like they weren't taken care of properly. Less than two months ago, I paid eighty dollars to have one of my dog's teeth cleaned. I moved out of state and had to take this dog to a local clinic. The vet examined his mouth and said my dog's teeth were badly in need of a cleaning. I told the vet that I paid to have those services done a few weeks earlier. The vet said it didn't look like they were cleaned at all. Later on that day I called Dr. Tiller's office and asked to speak with him. I was told he was not in the office but would be back later. I left the receptionist my number but never heard back from him. I called again later. A young girl answered the phone. I told her about the situation with my dog and she was rather caddy in her attitude with me. Well, I never heard back from Dr. Tiller. Now, after spending hundreds of dollars at his clinic, he doesn't have the decency nor concern to attempt to rectify this situation. His employees are not exactly topnotch either. There is an older lady who works the desk whose attitude is dreadful. I've seen turnips with better personalities. If you do decide to let these people handle your pets, I would suggest that you be present when ALL services are rendered and I would NOT recommend boarding your pets there.
They saved my dogs ear when two previous clinics recommended amputation. They also cured his eye infection. They were thorough, decisive and more importantly effective. My dog is so happy and has regained his energy and eyesight and at amazingly low price. They are traditional vets that apply many years of experience to give your dog the best care.
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.