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09/04/2017
By: Leigh K.
Dr. Mark Williams
We literally just moved to Batesville less than 10 weeks ago for job reasons. Our beloved poodle Wendy was bleeding from her paws due to a bad grooming experience (I won't say who did the grooming), but you might see that in a separate review), and despite it was a holiday, despite the fact that the sign on the door said "closed," Dr. Williams saw us and took OUTSTANDING care of our dog/daughter to repair the damage that the groomer had done. I KNEW I would need to find a doctor for Wendy once we got settled in, but it wasn't pressing because all of her shot records and well dog visits I took care of before the move from Virginia, but I trusted in God, that He would lead us to the right one once we needed one, and He did... well and the help of Google, too. Dr. Williams is our veterinarian for as long as we live here, which I hope is a very long time. THANK YOU so much for your expertise and loving care of Wendy. We look forward to many long years with you. Leigh King.
06/26/2017
By: Victoria H.
Dr. Mark Williams
I normally have very good experiences with Doc Williams's office; however, that was not the case today. I had an appointment scheduled at 10:45am. The place was busy, as per usual, so the (very unkind) receptionist told me to have a seat. She still hadn't gotten my name after 20 minutes, so I finally went up to the desk and told her my name. I thought, "Okay, now we'll get moving." WRONG! After over an hour of waiting, my name still had not been called. People who walked in after me were being called in front of me! And, that's not the worst part. While I was waiting, I overheard the receptionist answer several phone calls in such a rude manner, that I couldn't imagine how the people on the other end of the phone felt. It was ridiculous. I finally got up, slammed the door, and left. Never in my life have I had such poor customer service-- which is a shame, because Doc WIlliams is great.
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05/19/2017
By: Ambra H.
Dr. Mark Williams
Best vet in the area! You can tell he has a love for my pets! He works with you at see that your pet has the best care possible.
05/30/2017
By: Diana L.
Dr. Mark Williams
A lifesaver! My lamb was near death & he knew just what to do to save it. THANK YOU for helping me & Dolly!
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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