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7510 Broadway StSan Antonio, TX 78209
Our dog Kanga was in need of surgery and our current veterinarian could not do it because he was out on medical leave. We found this animal hospital on yellowpages.com so we decided to give them a try. They had convenient hours to drop off my dog. Dr. Elizabeth Kemble was really great. She kept …
1634 NE Loop 410San Antonio, TX 78209
You can't get better care than at this clinic. They treat your pets as if they were their own. From Ron, the assistant, to the great doctor that tends to their needs, you cannot do better. Have been to many vets with pets that I have had in the past and have never had a vet as fine as Dr Wood…
8221 Broadway StSan Antonio, TX 78209
I took my kitten to this Animal Hospital thinking that he had an upper respiratory infection and they diagnosed him with one. The service was wonderful they took my animal in immediately and even let me drop him off early before the vet arrived. They offered me a military discount and my cat …
8503 Broadway St Ste 105San Antonio, TX 78217
I took my pet to the center and the staff was great but I had problems getting my pets records. I could not get a hold of anyone besides Vicky who always answered the phone and told me no one was available and her supervisor was not in. I called all the different locations and she kept answerin…
8365 Perrin Beitel RdSan Antonio, TX 78218
I've had several experiences with Perrin-410. The most recent I will base my rating on. Our regular vet wasn't due in for a few hours so being that it was an emergency our office directed us to Perrin. They got us in an exam room quickly. We thought our dog was poisoned so I would have appreciat…
9901 Broadway St Ste 108San Antonio, TX 78217
This place came to my aid when my husband was injured in Iraq and I had nowhere to keep my three animals while he was in the hospital. They offered their services to my family, and we have since switched over to them. They are all wonderful, and I have boarded them there several times, and the…
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With all of these bad reviews, I felt compelled to write this one. I am SO GLAD that Angel of Mercy was there for my family and me last week when our 9 month old puppy started having seizures out of the blue. They were polite and they took great care of my furbaby. Yes, they are a bit pricey but ... that's the nature of the beast (no pun intended) when it comes to an emergency. It's expensive for humans to go to the emergency room so, what do you expect? But the price wasn't so outrageous that I would post a bad review. Not to mention, they gave my a 5% military discount! At least with Angel of Mercy, I had a roundabout idea as to what my bill was going to be. I cannot say the same about Banfield- which is where I was taking my furbaby after I left AoM. Dr. Mikula was up front with everything while I felt like Banfield was grasping at straws. Which is leading me to take my dog back to a private veterinarian. Anyhoo, THANK YOU ANGEL OF MERCY!! You took great care of my Penny and, for that, you are alright in my book. I hope I never see you again but, if I do need emergency care, you have my business. :-)
Highly recommend Angel of Mercy Animal Critical Care!! My kitten and I were treated like VIPs and I was so stressed out that I REALLY appreciated this a couple weeks ago. Dr Babbitt took time with me and my very sick animal and explained everything so well. The technician really cared about my pet...like it was his own baby! I felt very at ease leaving my tiny one in their hands! Everytime I called to check on her, I was not made to feel like a bother but given time and explanation of what was going on. When I requested to speak to a doc, Dr Ridder called me back in a reasonable amount of time. When it was time for me to pick up my kitten, the staff was very accommodating with my crazy schedule! Critical care is expensive (i keep a savings for emergency health care) but this clinic is reasonably priced for what you get in return. Thank you Dr Ridder, Dr Babbitt and all who assisted there at Angel of Mercy for saving this precious kitten that was so close to death. She is thriving now!
I was referred here by a family member.now i know this is a vet office but there was dog pee in the middle of the floor in the lobby area.I did like the Vet,overall she is the reason that im giving 2 stars instead of 1 stars.what i absolutely did not like was how the redheaded male assistant smacked my dog in the nose for flinching or twitching when he got 3 back to back shots.I thought that was rudiculous and then he preceded to tell me that i should pick up that habit too of smacking his nose because of his behavior with nail clippers.on top of that they overcharge by $80-$200.why should 2 puppy booster shots cost $250 all together? I decided to go to ingram park animal hospital and am greatly satisfied with how they treated my dog and was more of a reasonable price compared to this place.do not take your dog here.i never write reviews but i felt this needed to be said
I was so grateful for the kind, compassionate and caring service provided by Dr.Pittman and her husband, Derling. My sweet dog was 14 yrs old and could no longer get up. I knew the day was coming- but you will never be ready when it does. Promised Land made this very difficult and emotionally distressing process less traumatic for me and most importantly for my dear dog, Heather. My sweetheart was in her home, on her pillow in her favorite spot in front of the window. She was allowed to pass peacefully from this Earth in the place she was most comfortable. I loved my dog like a child. Dr. Pittman and Derling were so kind and gentle with my dear Heather. The service they provide is invaluable and I can't understand why anyone faced with this difficult decision would ever put their beloved pet through the trauma of spending their last moments in a vet's office.
Five stars is NOT ENOUGH for this Business. I PRAY you guys don't need this like I did yesterday, but I wanted to share in case you do. My 15 year old lab decided THIS was the weekend (yes a Holiday weekend) to die, and he could not even get up and walk. I will spare you all the details, but it was bad. I'm a RN and you guys KNOW how picky and critical Nurses can be. I found the link online and I called her. The Vet and her technician came to the house and helped my "Lucky" go Home comfortably and with dignity. On a scale of 1 and 10, she is absolutely a 20 with sincere and heart felt compassion. Just wanted to share so you will have a place to call when you need it for your pet so you won't go through the stress we did of not being sure we would find the RIGHT doctor. We ABSOLUTELY found and Angel on Earth.... Linda/RN
Office personnel were wonderful. I needed a Bordatello shot for our pup as my vet was closed and we were leaving our dog in a Doggie Spa for a few days. The girls took all the info and told me I could come right in as we were pressed for time. The young tech came out and she couldn't get the needle in our dog's neck so she gave it in the back. Our dog never even whimpers when our vet gives shots and if my husband hadn't been holding the dog's head she would have bit the girl. I really feel the girl needs a little more training both in giving shots and customer service. I hate to complain as the other girls were so pleasant and very helpful but this one really needed a attitude adjustment and more schooling. Thanks
I took my Schnauzer to get shots, and groomed. As well as our chihuaha. Dr. Nichols is great. He has such a great personality that it makes you feel right at home. Nancy, the groomer did a wonderful job on Toby, he was a bit of a mess!! Crestway Clinic is so caring. My Mother recently lost a beloved pet, Sparky. They handled the cremation and were so caring with my Mother. When she returned home, she said I feel so much better knowing they are handling everything for me. My Mother is 84 so needless to say I appreciated the extra attention they gave to her. I cannot say enough about this clinic and it's staff. They are the best. Thank You Guys so much. Linda Hill
I see quite a few displeased customers. I am a vet tech that works here. Kat is definitely not a people person. I love seeing people ask for me to be their tech, or tell me they were happy I was working today. If there is a problem then you can always ask for another tech. I do apologize for any mistreatment by our staff. Dr. Young can be rough around the edges but he absolutely melts at the sight of any animal. Dr. Martin is a little different from him, by being more empathetic and chatty Kathy. But this is one of the best veterinary establishments I've seen and I've been in this practice for 1.5 years now. Just ask for Jami.
You can't get better care than at this clinic. They treat your pets as if they were their own. From Ron, the assistant, to the great doctor that tends to their needs, you cannot do better. Have been to many vets with pets that I have had in the past and have never had a vet as fine as Dr Wood, compassionate, professional, and knowledgeable .You cannot find a better vet for your pets.
We have been utilizing this facility for years. Dr Young his Doctors and staff have been great. Dr Young has been absolutely the best at treating our Bulldog's Cullen and Tonja and showed such love when we brought Tonja in when he passed away. Christine rt the front desk is amazing and I am sure all the super employees here will ensure that appropriate customer service is conducted.
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.