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2297 W Highway 287 BusinessWaxahachie, TX 75167
I have been using Dr Menser for years and he is great with my pets. The clinic is very reasonably priced and his staff are always very pleasant. I would recommend him to anybody who is looking for a vet.
2300 Brown StWaxahachie, TX 75165
This veterinary clinic is awesome! From the front desk staff, all the way back, they take great care of the pets and the pet owners. Dr. Villareal really took the time to look over our two rescued cats both times we have taken them in. She and the tech's are awesome! This is my favorite Veterina…
840 E Main StMidlothian, TX 76065
The staff here was amazing, so friendly and helpful. Walked in without a appointment and they got me in right away. My male cat was having trouble urinating and they got him in immediately and started treatment on him. After 24hrs in the hospital he came back happy and healthy! I cannot say enou…
420 S 14th StMidlothian, TX 76065
Dr.Rooke and his staff are awesome!!!! He has been my vet for over 20 years and and always has gone above and beyond my or anyone's expectations. I recently lost my my beloved Rocky P Cody and they made arrangements to have him cremated and presented me with the most awesome memorial memento eve…
2001 N Kaufman StEnnis, TX 75119
If I could give 0 stars i would. The lack of heart for animals this man has is sad. Turning a crying woman away because she can't afford a $250 down payment for treatment. This dog is family and being a vet I thought her life mattered to you.
3357 Ovilla RdRed Oak, TX 75154
We've used this vet clinic several times. The first time, we brought in our bearded dragon because this was the only place that sees exotic animals anywhere near us. We had excellent service. They explained everything they were doing, and educated my son on how to properly take care of his pe…
504 N State Highway 342Red Oak, TX 75154
I love Dr Rogers! She's very knowledgeable & I love how she cares about my fur babies. I do not like the brunette young new girl she has working there. Very unprofessional. I'm hoping that will be taken care of very soon.
4470 E Main St Ste 600Midlothian, TX 76065
From Business: We are a veterinary clinic specializing in the care and health of your family dog and cat. We provide preventative and wellness care. Our goal is to give you many good years with your four-legged family members.
200 N Hampton RdDesoto, TX 75115
they are an emergency animal hospital and clinic both. Hospitals are not cheap, you are basically paying for their overhead, just as you are at a human hospital. Being an illegal immigrant would more than likely get you a discount, before you would as a senior.
416 E Pleasant Run RdLancaster, TX 75146
This is the best vet clinic in the entire Metroplex, would recommend it to any one the Dr and his entire staff is top notch. They saved my dog that is 15 for at least another year or so. God bless everyone of you at Lancaster vet cl8nic. Warmest regards.
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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.