Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
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Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
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So I've been helping my best friend with thier beautiful new furbaby. At first i was happy with dr. Nawar. But after several trips back to thier office. I can honestly say the staff does not follow thru with nothing. They are only interested in making money. I can not believe how many people have said the same thing after talking with them in the waiting room. My friend has spent over $1500.00. I can not believe that this place is still open. Seems dirty and the vet looks like he just got out of bed every time we went.
My sister took her best friend for a teeth cleaning and they killed him. He had just had a well puppy check and was only 5 yrs old. He was very healthy and happy and we are broken hearted. The 1 star rating is only because I couldn't review without one.
I am so very pleased to have Dr. Nawar at Green Valley Veterinarian Clinic following the retirement of Dr. Ellis. I found Dr. Nawar to be a very competent Veterinarian and I believe he will be a great asset in Yucaipa. Dr. Nawar listened to our concerns regarding our Yorkie and discussed issues he found. Dr. Nawar is a soft spoken gentleman who looks at your eyes when he talks, making me feel that he really shares my concerns about the health of our pets.Yucaipa should be proud to have a man the caliber of Dr. Nawar as the new owner of Green Valley Veterinary Clinic. I am happy to have had the privilege of meeting Dr. Nawar, and look forward to visiting him in the future when our pets have medical issues.
I am so appreciative of Dr. Morgan for his professionalism and his kindness to my shelter cats over the past months from spay and neutering to treating my little one after an accident; my pets never fear going to the vet because they are so well taken care of.Everyone at the Yucaipa Animal Hospital loves animals and is there to help. They understand your worry when your pet is ill and will do everything they possibly can to make them better and comfortable. I have also boarded my animals there for over a week and they were so well taken care of and safe that I would highly recommend their boarding services. Yucaipa Animal Hospital is simply the best and I highly recommend them for all their services.
I had adopted two shelter cats that became very sick and I was both overwhelmed and frantic as the kitten became deathly sick. From the receptionist's getting me in ASAP to Dr. Hoffman being incredibly knowledgeable, thorough and kind to help me save the lives of two shelter animals.Yucaipa is very blessed to have such a wonderful Animal Hospital & a group of animal loving people driven to care for the health of all animals with integrity & respect. If I could give the hospital staff 10 stars I would because of how well my cats & I were treated. They truly believe in their mission statement and I am beyond grateful for everyones understanding and kindness shown to me and my family of kitties.
This vet is a sick joke. I took my rabbit in for a skin and eye problem. I cant be more specific because no one ever could tell me what the problem was. I do know that they ran a test for ringworm, for $60, then they called and said they contaminated the sample so they would need us to bring my rabbit back in. I called them, just to test them, and was told the results came back negative. They gave me a medicine which my rabbit reacted badly to, then when I went in to ask for something else they just threw some cream at me, which is not made for an animal as small as a rabbit, which I only know because the label says so. We have made two requests over the course of three weeks for the vet to call us, and was told "she will try to get back to you this week," we still have not heard from the vet. They also clipped the fur off of my rabbit's problem areas, the only helpful thing they did, but not without knicking him twice. I understand rabbits arenotoriously hard to clip but I seriously dont think they even noticed, and if so they they neglected to inform us of his injuries. I hate this vet, I am so angry at them and at the fact that they scammed over a hundred dollars out of me to do nothing for my pet.
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.