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08/07/2015
By: Nicole C.
Cny Veterinary Services At Animal Kingdom
I would like to start the review with pointing out that the vet we saw, Dr. Tuma, was very good. She was courteous, and very good with our dog. She made quick work of the appointment, got us what we needed and we were on our way no muss no fuss. She didn't try to make the appointment more work than it needed to be, and didn't try to recommend all sorts of crazy testing for a simple ear infection.With that said, the rest of the visit was interesting. We walked in to a slightly chaotic scene. The ladies behind the front counter seemed to be flooded and were running around like they had no direction. But even through the crazy, they were still polite and well mannered. A few of the workers though (I assume work over in the day care part) I couldn't actually tell if they worked there the way they were dressed (VS yoga pants and hoodies rather than scrubs or logo polo shirts). There was a pair of intact male dogs wandering around, unleashed and owner-less. They kept coming into the waiting area "greeting" people unsupervised. One of them actually nearly left the building when another pet parent came in. One of the employees kept showing up trying to get them under some semblance of control, but I'm pretty sure they were just free roaming the building. I almost didn't notice the cat taking a nap on top of the benches until it stretched out. Price wise, It was about the same as my normal vet. I only made an appointment with this office because I had been told they're cheaper than most of the "nicer" vets offices in the area. Call me cheap, but I didn't want to spend $300 on 10 minuets and a bottle of antibiotics. I spent probably the same I would have anyways.They do have later hours though than my normal vet, which can come in handy if you work a 9-5.
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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