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Dr. Donahue and his staff are excellent. We've been using his specialty services for our dog, which has had recurring eye problems over the last two and a half years. Each visit has been successful. We are highly impressed with Dr. Donahue's level of expertise, treatment, and information regarding our pup's eye problems. Thank you for being there, Dr. Donahue
Dr.Donohue and the two woman that work with him were not only professional, they were so kind to us and my little old dog, Mitzy. I was a bit hestitant after reading the reviews, but went on the strong recommendation from my Vet. We are so glad we did. Not only did she recover quickly, she looks like her eye was simply erased and not frighteningly removed. Everyone comments on the clean job that he did and most importantly she is so much more comfortable. We are not only pleased, we are relieved. Going back over the reviews now, reminds me that some people are hard to please...
Our ten year old dog was diagnosed with glaucoma by her vet so we had her examined by Dr Donahue. She needed surgery. All our questions were answered thoroughly and the surgery was performed without issue. Our dog has made a full recovery and is no longer in pain. I highly recommend Animal Eye Specialists and would not hesitate to use them again if needed. Staff was extremely helpful and professional.
Dennis Donohue is NOT a real Dr he is a used car salesman for animals.This man is a liar and thief.I cannot find on any state website where he is a board certified dr at all and his practice and methods prove it
very disappointed with the level of care they charged me $1000 dollars for 10 mins of time and couldn't fix my dogs red eyes and then I caught them in a lie about a test they charged me $300 dollars for so instead of refunding me the money that they agreed too they double charged me, and there excuse was some people here don't know what they are doing. I question there ability to even run a veterinarians practice from the top to bottom
Extremely expensive. Charger for taking urine samples that we had to collect. When discussing the overall costs with receptionist, she stated things that later other employees said were not true. Lab lost the blood work. Was asked to come in before 6pm to take more blood and no one was there to take blood at 5:15pm when we showed up.I would be ok with paying for great service, but every appointment or phone call was torture.
Very friendly staff but I took my dog in for a cherry eye operation -The operation was successful. However, the avg cost for this operation nationwide is $350 but has been known to be as much as $1000 by some eye specialist vets (according to several websites). I was charged over $1800! Two other vets heard this story and were horrified at this cost.
I brought my dog here because he had entrpoia.(sp?) The vet could not even look at my dog unless we gave him pills to sedate him. We had the sugery and everything looked good until he took out stitches, immediatly after that his eye was just like before and he could not even open it. After spedning $1900.00 to have surgery we were told he needed it again and would cost approx $1000.00 do redo as well as we were told his other eye had conjunctiveitis (SP?). I decided to get a second opinion and took him to another eye specilist in Hanover, He told us the dog needs sugery in BOTH eyes, NEVER needed to sedate my dog to look at him and my dog loved him never growled or barked or anything. The surgery for both eyes will cost $1100.00. I really feel ripped off !! Seems the surgery was WAY OVERPRICED and he didn't even fix the problem!! Had to make my dog take pills that knocked him out the whole day everytime we visited (about 3 times). This new vet can handle the dog NO Probem with no medication necessary, said he stands behind his work and has NEVER had to redo his surgery! and cost less. I would pay whatever I had to to help my dog and fix his eyes...Just would like it to be fixed after I shell out all the money. Would not recommed this guy to anyone!
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.