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If i could give a zero it would be in the proffessionalism category. minimal expertise-BE WARNED, the doctor himself is no longer able to operate a vehicle so ya gotta wonder if you want him 'operating' on your pet. I found this out after I had already learned from him that he could not perform the procedure on my cat because of the EKG results. I see that as divine intervention now. I recieved no information, no advice on home care, no even PHONY concern, no paperwork, no reciept for 2 consecutive visits and the wife literally tossed a box of antibiotics at me mumbling the instructions as she was already walking away with her back to me. the good news is that if you attend the same church they do, your chances of getting some of that phony attention improve quite a bit i heard. perhaps they should post a sign stating their preferences in clientelle.DO NOT TAKE YOUR PET HERE. that's my honest advice. I was there two days in a row now tomorrow I have to go shopping for a vet. They did absolutely nothing, I am right back where I started and out a couple hundred bucks. she (or 'him' as the doctor refferred to her as) was there from 9am to 3:00 pm , after the unfavorable ekg results it took them 6 hours to get around to cleaning her wound which i had to REQUEST and i dont think they even did that as it looked exactly the same. he had no chart on her asked me no information about her and one of the pertinent facts I told him I had to tell him five times before he finally said 'oh, really?" I can see why they won't let him drive a car. I can't see how he still has a practice.
Dr. Miller : KILLED MY CAT! TOTAL NEGLIGENCE I WILL NEVER get over it. Keep playing it back in my head , trying to save my cat's life....no second chances here. Bella was a fearful rescue from the street. Because of her fear, she had to be handled gently. Four times Dr. Miller helped her a lot. He only killed her once. On the day I brought Bella to him, I wanted him to take a look at her eyes, because she was having a little trouble seeing, but was still playing and getting around just fine. In order to examine her, he would always have to sedate her quickly because of her fear. She ate at midnight the night before, and then I took her food from her. At 8:30 AM we brought her to him. We had to wait over an hour. I reminded him that Bella had asthma, and sometimes gagged. Milk helped her..I told him that she had an asthma attack from fear 6 months earlier when I tried to pick her up, and she had to be rushed to the emergency room and receive an injection to revive her. I gave Dr. Miller the x-rays from that visit, and also a little jar of milk for Bella, in case she started to gag.. He said he didn't need it, as he "had his own stuff".He said to leave Bella with him, and to call at2:30 PM. So I called him around 2:30PM, and was told he was just about to get to Bella , and I could come get her in 45 minutes. I got ready to go get her, and the phone rang. . He said, "I just looked at your cat's eyes and there's something really bad going on in there. Maybe cancer or something systemic. I took some pictures of her eyes." Alarmed, I asked him why he did that and if he had sedated her first, knowing how scared she was.. He said no because she was so still, it wasn't necessary! I asked him what I should do, and he said "you don't have to do anything because she just fell over and died." No apology. No softening the blow. Almost disinterested. I was hysterical, he just tried to protect himself. We picked up her ashes and they charged us!
I was most impressed by Dr Bakers knowledge of my breed of dog ����... I expressed concerns about my dogs coat to my prior veterinarian ... since I am the owner of the dog grooming business and feed my dog good food and bathe him in the best shampoos and didn't understand why his coat was drying discolored and sparse in areas... dr. Baker explained this may be signs of a thyroid condition after testing Dr. Baker came back with the diagnosis and sure enough his thyroid levels were very low.... after one week of being on medication the difference in his coat and is happy playtime behavior is like night and day.... my Doberman is my constant companion and I'm grateful to find a knowledgeable veterinarian such as Dr. Baker ����❤️��������
Uncaring money hungry unprofessional people .... they could not detect a thyroid condition in my beloved and constant companion Doberman .. it took one visit to a qualified veterinarian to see signs do the test give me results and medicine before I left that office... it was wonderful to see a Real veterinarian with a full staff who is educated in all breeds and caring enough to detect something wrong with my constant companion.... Unlike the Woodhaven animal clinic ! My experience has been they tell you " you are like family to us" take your money quickly and are not qualified to diagnose A problem going on with our beloved pets or maybe they just don't care they just want the money quickly ����
I have been a dog groomer for 32 years I have a beautiful euro doberman I feed him the best food I bathe him in the best shampoo and I was taking him to another vet since he was a puppy. I asked my other vet why my dogs coat seem to be very dry and grow in looking like a dead hair in some areas... his response to me was some of the blue Dobermans and red Doberman have skin issues, and just dismissed the issue!! As a dog groomer I hear many things from people being satisfied or not being satisfied with the veterinarian, so with this information I decided to take my Doberman to see Dr. Baker. After looking over baron Dr. Baker suggested we do a thyroid test because of the spars dry hair in areas and obvious fading and discoloration of the hair as well... at that point I explain to Dr. Baker I spoke to my prior vet about this one year ago.... after the thyroid test Dr. Baker came back with the results and sure enough my sweet Doberman has a thyroid condition.... I am very disappointed and angry with my other vet for knowing my dog for so long and either not caring or not knowing enough to detect this condition.... and I am truly grateful to Dr Baker for her diagnosis after five days of being on thyroid pills Barons coat not only looks better but he's playing with his toys more and he's acting like a young strong the dog should��������❤️
Dr Heller has been my vet for many years. He is a caring professional . He is honest and can be trusted to tell you what is best for your pet. I recommend him highly
Terrible doctors here. Not professional at all. Take your beloved pet anywere but here. They do not have the animal nor the parents best interest at heart. I regret ever stepping foot in this place.
Today I took my 4 lb Chihuahua who had been throwing up and had not eaten in 3 days. She was so sad and I was so scared. Dr. Alfonso was so caring and knowledgeable. A truly caring vet. After Dr. A examined her and gave her antibiotics, Grace is already showing signs of feeling better. Thank you Dr. Alfonso!
Took my Chihuahua to Dr. Miller's office for neutering and vaccines. Dr. Miller and his staff are professional and caring. Prices are fair. I will keep him as my dog's vet. God bless Dr. Miller and his staff.
I am so lucky to have found Dr Oberto and her staff for my fur baby. The staff is so caring. Dr. Oberto listens to my concerns I may have about my cat and she is so patient and caring. I wouldn't trust my cat with any other vet. If your looking for a vet for your fur babies I HIGHLY recommend All Care Animal Clinic. Believe me. They are the BEST in Palm Beach County ��������
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.