By: keila01
Altamonte 436 Pet Doc Hospital
I took my dogie Bella there for the first time 2 weeks ago, at first i was a little hesitant because i had not heard too much about them and there where only 4 review on Google, 2 bad and 2 good. Because i could no longer afford Banfield pet hospital, i took her there for her yearly shots, heart worm test and prevention pills, as well as a sedative for a 6 hour airplane ride. I gotta say the service was amazing, they were very kind to us and i got everything i needed, a doctors exam, blood test, sedatives and also a 6 month heartworm prevention pack for 131.00. Other vet i tried wanted close to 300.00, which as a full time student i could not afford. I highly recommend them to all my friends and wish you best of luck with your baby pets :O)
By: M L.
Westmonte Animal Clinic
Doctor Lisa and staff are very kind and pleasant,. I believe they have quality care as well, but,...what I don't like is how the business is run. I would be the only patient there and would still be waiting 20 minutes to be seen while they're chit-chatting in the back non work related,...this happened all 4 visits so far. The other thing is an assistant would come in with an invoice loaded with suggested procedures, now I'm all for taking care of your pet and I understand this is a business, but I just felt like they put this above the care of my pet because I explained I was out of work and they were willing to let my dog go ill before working with me.
By: annelis.portal
Altamonte 436 Pet Doc Hospital
I am a breeder and always bring my pets to this vet for puppy shots and for care of my pregnant females. They are always polite, quick and I have had no problems with them. The place is small but the prices are super low. Where else can you get vaccines dewormer and an exam for only $30 for puppies? I love this place and will continue to go to them. Highly recomended.
By: Stephanie A.
Westmonte Animal Clinic
I love this vet. She is amazing my 120lb alaskin malamute is a little hard to deal with some times but he loves the whole staff. They even called the next morning when we had to go to the emergency vet one night to check on us and our furry little one.
By: Lori M.
Westmonte Animal Clinic
Kind,compassionate, accommodating and informative staff. Very pleased and happy to have discovered this clinic!
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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