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12575 Lancaster St NEMillersport, OH 43046
From Business: The Feeder Creek Animal hospital is in the small town of Millersport, Ohio. Our facility is a modern small animal clinic providing medical, surgical, and boarding…
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This place is a rip off!!!!!!!!!!They will charge you $40 just to walk in the door!!!!!!!!!!TOTAL RIP OFF!!!!!!!!!!I STRONGLY SUGGEST TO go to Brandywine Vets. At least you will get top quality service instead of crap service at olde falls rd animal clinic!!!!!!!!
I highly recommend there service. Mary is very knowledgeable, professional and caring with all my pets. I have always had good service and the prices are very low.
MARY IS THE BEST VET AND MOST SINCERE PERSON I HAVE EVER MET!I don't trust anyone but her and her staff is wonderful also!Great place and they always take the upmost care of our babies.
This is by far the best Vet I have been to between Ohio and Hawaii! If you are looking for a GREAT vet that you can trust with your animals(children I call mine) for a down to Earth price, go no further!! She's the BEST I have came to find! I trust no other. I can't say enough great things about Countryside Animal Clinic. They just built a brand new office and it's such a cozy atmosphere. She's fast, so very sweet and knows what she's doing when it comes to taking care of many species of animals. I sound like a commercial, I'm just a big fan.
I took my great Dane to them as an emergency call because we feared she had flipped her stomach. The ONLY reason I went there was because they had x-ray capabilities and that is the ONLY thing that will say for sure if torsion had occurred. The vet listened to her side, looked at her, gave her a shot that stopped ALL burping and flatulance she was making, and SENT US HOME to see "how it goes". I didn't go home, I went directly to Brandywine Hospital where, by that time, she HAD flipped her stomach (there was a good chance she HADN'T when we went to Muskingum Valley) and we had to euthanize her. She was my "once in a lifetime" dog and I'll never forgive Muskingum Valley for not doing all they COULD have done. At the very least, they could have inserted a tube into her side to release the gas in her abdomen so we could get her to Columbus. I will NEVER go back to Muskingum Valley. Ever.
what a wonderful practice with wonderful people. everyone is so kind and caring.
I wouldn't trust anyone bu Mary with my furbabies. She's the best!!
Mary is a very caring vet, with both my dog and cat, and is gentle with both.
Mary is wonderful very friendly with my dogs!! Live the eve hours!!
A knowledgeable vet and staff. Have any questions, they will give you an answer, if they dont know it, they will find it for you. Very caring, and energetic vet office. They make you and your pet feel welcomed. You dont feel like you are walking into a car dealership. They dont try to sell you expensive over rated items for your pets nor pressure you into things for your pets. You are not there waiting to see the vet either. You come in their office and back into a room where you are seen in an appropriate time frame. I think the longest I have ever waited was less than 2 minutes (that was in the exam room). When an emergency comes, the vet and his staff are right there. They bring you in, take information while the vet is there examining. I would recommend this vet and his staff to everyone.
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.