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Best Vet Clinic we ever took our pets to. Dr. Gussman and staff are the best. They are all compasionate and kind professionals. We could not be more pleased with the care which our pet received.
This is the first vet I took my dog Aurora to when I got her as a puppy. Dr. Bates took the time to make sure she was really comfortable because she can get anxious. The staff is great with her, and they always send reminders for vaccines. They are very professional and caring.
I took my cat to the Jolly Pond Veterarian for a routine blood check up My Cat saw Dr. Hill, my cat was doing fine health wise. Dr. Hill took my cat to the back room where I could not see to get the blood work and when I got my Cat home, she was throwing up all over the place. I just took my cat there for a regular check up and my cat was dead with in a week. I don't know what Dr. Hill did to her, but she died with in a week after seeing Dr. Hill. Before my cat died, Dr. Hill called my residence and left a message, it sounded like he was saying AWWW that's too bad, in his tone. I personalyl think and believe that Dr. Hill done something to my cat when he took her in the back where I could not see him. I read another review where another patient had a very similar experience with Dr. Hill, only their pet died the next day. I think all people should be aware of Mr. Hill at Jolly Pond veterinarian when two pets die almost immediately after he sees them. Dr. Guzman is not much better, when my cat was meowing one day, Mrs. guzman said to me, that my cat was just "bitching". I don't think people should take a chance with the Dr. Hill. In addition Mr. Hill tried to jack up the price on me for an emergency visit, when I confronted him with it, he blamed his mistake on Dr. Fiddler's coffee.
The veterinarians at Jolly Pond appear to be from the bottom of the class. For example, Dr. Hill examined my dog on a Saturday and said he would be fine and then he DIED the NEXT DAY. Note that my dog had been under their care since he was a puppy. Dr. Brown, the proprietor, has shown no interest in the matter nor have any of the other doctors who treated him-Dr. Fidler nor Dr.Gussman. However, they are more than happy to take your money but you will not get anything close to excellent service. They just don't care that much. So do your pet a favor and hunt for a GOOD vet or your dog could end up DYING prematurely as well.
Been taking animals there for years and so have other family members. Today I had an emergency about my cat and brought her there .They said I had no appointment and they cannot help me . So I say to them piss off I will tell everyone about your lack of concern for sick animals
James city veterinary clinic is very helpful and organized. I always knew when my pets' shots, etc. needed updated and I always knew when I went on vacation that my dog was taken care of here. They also were very helpful and understanding when my cat Pauly took a turn for the worse. The vet walked me thru it and explained everything about what was happening. They did everything they could to help her but she passed away due to the condition she had. They were very respectful with my feelings and let me come back to see her whenever I could before she passed. I really appreciate everything they did for her in that short time to try and save her. Thank you! C. Dumont
ALWAYS Available.. They are great with sending reminders for check-ups... there when emergencies happen they were very supportive for our pet and what she was going through. No extra charges or "scare tactics" . Real Doc who gives a hoot. Definitely encourage others to visit .
I have been taking my pets (babies) to Dr, Bates who has a one man veterinary clinic for two years. He and the staff are very personable and knowledgeable. I never leave his office in Williamsburg with unanswered questions. I would highly recommend anyone seeking any type of treatment for their pets to give James City Vet, Dr. Bates a call. It will not be a wasted appointment .
Nina loves good people and found them we found them here, professional and caring.
The best clinic I have been to. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The doctor was very caring and explained everything to me so I could understand. Highly recommend!
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.