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Absolutely love Dr. Wolfe and Dr. Girabaldi. Both have taken excellent care of of all my pets for over 15 years. Dr's and staff go above and beyond to help . They have actually taken a sick cat of mine home to watch during the night. Can't say enough about them.
Wow I was wondering why Grafton Animal Hospital has so many great reviews. They recycle them with fake names. They've used my moms review from 2011 where she's clearly signed it "anne" but now it's under someone named Deneen P. In 2015. My mom has Alzheimer's and hasn't used a computer in years. Don't believe everything you read.
I put down my 4 year old gerbil. I've put my gerbils down before (at another exotic vet) and it costs around $40. I saw Dr. Laura Raiff (she was very nice). I figured it would cost around $50 for a gerbil...$71 for the physical examination$100 for the euthanasia$65 for sedativesGrand total: $234Note: this is after the physical exam, before the euthanasia process. I should have gotten the estimate up front.They claim it is Virginia law to do a physical exam before euthanising and they needed the sedative because he was squirming. My last exotic vet in MI put down my gerbil in the carrier cage I brought him in, where squirming wasn't an issue, and didn't charge for examination. I don't know why it cost $100 and not $50 for the euthanasia itself. Lesson learn, I'm not using an exotic vet for euthanasia.Quotes from other local vets:Gloucester Vet Hospital: $62Yorktown Animal Hospital: $73Animal Care Gloucester: $65Abingdon Animal Clinic: $53.25
I have trusted my many cats over the past 16 years to these veterinarians exclusively. I have NEVER had a bad experience. Not only is the entire staff friendly and knowledgeable, they are reasonably priced as well. I found Dr. Weidinger through a friend when I worked with a cat rescue organization. And although we moved to downtown Hampton in 2004, I continue to drive to Yorktown to get the superior care for my cats, because they are family. More than once I thought perhaps that it was my kitty's time to go, but I almost always am pleasantly surprised that with the right diagnosis they have gotten well. Even when I have to take one to the ER at night, they always call to see how the kitty is doing, even though they did not see the cat personally. I recommend them without any reservations.
I'm very happy with the care my animals get at Magruder Tabb Animal Clinic. Dr. Wallace is very knowledgeable and honest. He cares not only for your pets but the owners too. The office staff are wonderful and very kind. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great place to take your animals. Robin Meekins
From the friendly answer of the receptionist to the greeting when I entered, I knew I was in the right Vet's office. Our appointment was with Dr. Raiff. She listened as I described the symptoms and then thoroughly examined my pet, addressing each concern. Always accompanied by an assistant, they too exhibit knowledge and professionalism. I will confidently return with my pets in the future for problems and for routine examinations.
So very disappointed !!! It looks as if you board a bird it is great but not a dog. I was unhappy last time I left him but tried again. I called before I picked him up and asked if he already had a bath. He was there over a week so it was complementary. She said "oh we are really busy so he may not be dry because he was just towel dried. Don't you love the smell of wet dog. Its freezing here too and so it wasn't good for him to be wet in a cage, even if it is inside. When I asked why they didn't use a blower she said if I was paying for the bath they would use the blowers, but since its complementary and they were soooo busy it wasn't guaranteed. REALLY I would have paid extra. When I arrived they told me they wont charge me for the extra play time because he wouldn't go out...I have a timid dog, REALLY you could not coax him out???? I am sure they just got lazy and only tried once. The reason I am sure of the lazy part is because when I was ready to go I asked where his bed was, the one I brought from home and left. They responded "he had an accident." I asked when , they said "we don't know". Maybe if they had taken him out for some play time he would have not had an accident,THEN they kindly offered me the opportunity to take the wet bed home and wash it "because they didn't have time to launder it". I realize the stay was over Christmas and New Years so there wasn't a lot of staff. Not my problem. I felt that staff was just trying to get it done and not take the time to coax him outside. That's what I paid for ...I pay $250.00 for the week. I would expect they would have a better handle on my dog...Changing kennels for sure
Fantastic Staff, caring techs, and outstanding Doctors. Dr Bockelman has cared for our bird and I can not imagine taking our little green member of the family to anyone else. She went over avian diet, care, and necessary tests to ensure that my little bird was healthy from the moment that we brought him home. The clinic is extremely clean, the front desk crew is excellent at handling pets as they come and go, and the care from the Vet Tech's is exceptional. The staff makes sure that I am in an exam room as soon as I get checked into the clinic so that my nervous bird will not have to "see" the dogs and cats that are coming and going which I greatly appreciate. They also have an exam room that is dedicated to avian care--a huge bonus! I always receive follow up calls, emails, and even texts from the clinic about everything from test results to appointment reminders…I wish that my human DR's were half as good as this clinic! As a military family, one of the hardest things about moving is finding all the new medical services that you need for the family--one of which is a good Vet. If anyone is PCS'ing to Ft Eustis/Langley AFB I would highly recommend that they check out Grafton Animal Hospital in Yorktown.
This is absolutely the best veterinary practice in the area. I have gone to a few others in Yorktown and Newport News, where the receptionists act like they can't be bothered to schedule appointments, they open their doors 20 minutes late, and the staff act like they never want to see another dog or cat again. This is so not the case with Yorktown Animal Hospital. I love the location, the friendly, helpful receptionists, and everyone that comes in contact with you and your pet makes you feel like they really care and understand that your pet is special to you. I take my dog here and feel confident that she's getting the best care. I even suggested my fiance take his two dogs there and he loves it. Can't say enough good things about Yorktown Animal Hospital.
If you want personal attention and time, this is the only place you can find it. Dr. Gross has a way of making you feel as though you are his ONLY patient. I appreciate his time, (most will rush you right back out) he teaches, listens, and gets involved. I can't imagine going anywhere else, he is an Excellent Doctor!
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.