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4590 Indianola AveColumbus, OH 43214
Dr. French was very compassionate and caring when we had to put our dog down today. We love Beechwold and will be forever grateful to Dr. French
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Have been taking my 1 year old boxer and beagle fur babies here since they were puppies. If you want high quality veterinary medicine without unnecessary frills, this is the place for you. Our first visit we realized how much we were overpaying for Petsmart vet services... there is no point. Dr. Rose and staff are friendly and always make time for us without long waiting. They have a pharmacy you can order from online, and medicines usually arrive within 2 days. The groomer is super friendly and patient with my very barky hound dog who doesn't like grooming-- not to mention he is always dirty because he enjoys dirt. The building is older and could probably use a remodel, but honestly I could care less because I'm charged fairly, it's clean, and only the services matter to me.
I brought in a 2-week old kitten. Dr Weisel was informative, gentle and comforting. I was able to get in to see him that very day. Very accommodating, very nurturing and caring practice. Highly recommend!
I have been going here with my furbabies for over 20 years. They are loving and caring and will help you to watch your pocketbook. Cindy at the front desk is fabulous!
I didn't care for the new veterinarian the lady I love Tony aand bill they are great the new lady was very disappointing kind of rude and did not answer my questions. it's very disappointed with her and will not ever go when Tony or bill is not. In office.
I walked in with my kitten just for some vaccinations, since the breeder told me he needed them. I was a little hesitatnt of the area but i'm glad i walked in. There was no wait time and the staff was great. They took the time to answer all my questions and recommendations they explained thoroughly. They were not pushy on what they wanted to do and gave me many options to work with since I had a strict budget to adhere to. I'll be back in a few weeks for our next set of vaccinations, thank you Dr. Rose and staff :)
Been going here for over 20 years. We don't take our dogs anywhere else. I highly recommend to all my friends with pets.
Dr. kooner believed in putting down most animals to start. Now he has sold the business and they now have a completely new requirements for those who visit. I have been taking my dogs in for grooming and the new vet requires a good half dozen shots BEFORE a grooming can be done. No one was informed of the new take over and many cannot afford the extra cost of shots. Beware!!
I have been going here for over 9 years , and they have always gave the best of care for my dogs . I highly recommend them .
We have an aging miniature Yorkshire Terrier who was suffering from a systemic infection and severe dehydration. After visiting TWO other vet clinics in the Westerville area, she was showing very little improvement, and we were quickly running out of patience and resources to afford required daily trips (with a frail animal in frigid temperatures) for office sessions for IV fluids, just to keep her alive. THEN, we found Dr. Nekic. He arrived at our home late in the day after we contacted him, and though it had obviously been a long day with many other appointments, he stayed with us for hours to stabilize our furbaby, and make her comfortable, all while educating us about her further needs to assure a full recovery. It was a pancreatic issue, and treatment included THE CORRECT combination of hydration, antibiotics and a careful probiotic treatment of her digestive system. I credit Dr. Nekic for saving our sweet little creature's life, and I can’t recommend his service enough. :-)
Dr. Cormany is a very kind and knowledgeable vet. We have a large family of pets that are seen in her clinic. She guides us into the best care that is affordable. Never is there pressure to have unnecessary testing, procedures, or treatments. Options are provided up front along with up to date information to make the best decision for our beloved pets.
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.