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By: Mike C.
Belair Road Dog & Cat Hospital
I used this service for 8 years. A very detached vet, who was more interested in the dollar than my pets. Convenient yes, that is why I stayed so long. A very high staff turn over and and a less than desirable boarding program for your dog or cat. Do your homework and read reviews. After 8 years and outta there,Belair Road Dog and Cat gets a D MINUS.
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By: Sarah B.
Cat Hospital At Towson
Dr. Cotrell helped me find the right solution for my cat with a chronic disease. This practice provides a treatment plan with pricing up front. It's important to ask questions to understand all the options. Dr. Cotrell is very responsive and cares a great deal for all her kitty patients.
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By: Alexis N.
Aardmore Veterinary Hospital
I have taken my dogs here for five years, and have always had wonderful service. The staff and vets truly care for the animals, and the prices are much lower than other vets in the area. I love the quality of care at Aardmore so much, that I still go there even after moving an hour away.
By: Chris C.
Aardmore Veterinary Hospital
One of the best veterinary clinics I have ever been! Really great! I never thought that my dog can be healthy again as he is today, and I'm very happy.
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By: rswaring
Aardmore Veterinary Hospital
Been going here for 5 years at least. Wonderful place. Prices so reasonable and great down-to-earth care.
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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