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2460 Webster AveBronx, NY 10458
First time here it went well treated my dog like it was there's aweeee and the staff are nice..that u bx vet
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Took my mom's dog, Zoey to be put down here. The front desk girl was very compassionate and helped me fill out the necessary forms. The doctor was understanding and helped carry Zoey into the office since he could no longer walk. The procedure was quick and Zoey passed away peacefully. I know her last moments were in great and capable hands.
I have been coming here forever. My whole family comes here. Every doctor at this hospital has cared for my dog, Mister, from time to time and I trust each and every one. Mister has diabetes and this can be an expensive illness.
Very caring staff. On point. They won't steer you in the wrong direction. Always answers your questions without no matter what it is. Thank you YAH....
I am a new client at Yonkers and a new pet owner as well. I just recently adopted a lab puppy and had no clue about anything. After calling the hospital to make an appointment the girl on the phone gave me the info I needed to get started. Then, once I actually went to the appointment, I felt instantly at home in the warm and friendly atmosphere of the office. The people in the waiting room talk to each other and swap stories while they wait for their appointment. The office staff has conversations with regular clients and really seem like they have taken the time to truly make this place feel like you are part of the family. The doctor who did the exam was patient with my questions and really gave me some helpful tips on raising a well-rounded puppy.
My Pomeranian Chichi has an anxiety problem. I went to other places for this same problem and nothing was helping. Chichi would not stop barking and I was at my wits ends. A friend recommended this office and the doctor that I saw gave me a calming collar and some tips on how to make chichi a bit more confident. It took about a month but the results have been astonishing. Chichi no longer barks for hours on end when I am not home. My neighbors have finally stopped complaining to me. I am so happy and grateful. Thank you Yonkers Animal Hospital.
My cat, Cliff has been coming to the hospital since he was a kitten. I always had a pleasant experience with every person in the office until recently i only had to bring Cliff in for shots and nail clips. Last week, Cliff's ear swelled up and I called the office asking to come in for an appointment because I thought he had an ear infection. I called and the young lady on the phone advised me I should come as soon as possible because it did not sound like an ear infection to her. Turns out Cliff had a hematoma and needed surgery to drain the blood that pooled in his ear. The surgery was reasonanly priced and Cliff was home two days later. Cliff is now doing fine and had it not been for the girl on the phone urging me to come in, cliff would not have gotten the treatment he needed as fast as he did.
This is a busy office, very busy but they are great! Appointments are not typically hard to get and you never feel rushed once you are here. The doctors really get to know you and your pet. the technicians handle with great caare and proficiency. A great experience, each and every time.
New to the area and was recommended to come here by my new neighbor. she said the prices were reasonable and she was right. i was abole tto get an exam and they treated her like aprincess. As staff walked thru room they would smile and say "hello" to me and Fifi
I brought my dog Porkchop in for a groom last week and the results were tremendous. My dog's hair was matted and the groomer was able to make him look like a show dog. he shaved the matts off and left Porkchop smelling fresh and clean. The office staff was also very friendly and knowledgeable.
I have been coming here forever. My whole family comes here. Every doctor has cared for my dog Mister, from time to time and I trust each and every one of them.
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.