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By: M M.
Hamlett Spay & Neuter Clinic
I drove a friend there to get her dog spayed. We got there 10 mins early for her appt & were checked in right away. The receptionist answered all her questions (some of which were pretty basic as this is her 1st puppy ever) & offered good advice for where she could get more info if she wanted it.My friend went back w/ her puppy while I sat in the waiting area. I've worked in the medical field for 25 yrs & thought I'd seen just about every bad, rude, ignorant behavior people can come up w/ when they're stressed out, but some of those customers really were unbelievable. They marched in, making demands, interrupting the poor receptionist when she tried to ask simple stuff like, "Do you have an appt?" They acted like she had a nerve asking that, like whatever their crisis was, the entire clinic, & every other customer & every other pet should come to a grinding halt just because their personal pet was sick. I don't mean to sound insensitive, but why do some people think their sick dog is more important than the sick dog that got their before them, or whose owner made an appt? It's just selfish.I didn't get a chance to tell the staff how amazing they were for putting up with all that because it quite literally went on for nearly the entire 30 mins I was there! 1 owner after another came barging in, demanding they get their pet seen immediately. Seriously - those girls ought to get hazardous duty pay!So, Ladies, I didn't tell you then but I'm telling you now: You are angels! In the face of extreme bad manners & outrageous demands, you kept your tempers, tried to explain things to people who didn't want to listen, & somehow managed to keep things running smoothly. You took terrific care of my friend's puppy, & shared with her things that will help her be a better dog owner. And your extra patience with the little old lady who was hard of hearing, well, you get extra gold stars for that one (I've been there - I know how it is!).Keep on doing the great things you do!
By: Nora B.
Powers Pet Emergency
PPES rocks, especially the amazing, Dr. Ko. I didn't realize that this facility also handled highly specialized services such as MRIs and specialized surgeries until my Ginger, a 12-yr-old heeler, blew out a disk in her neck. It put her in an extreme amount of pain and was quite debilitating. My vet highly recommended him and sent me directly to have her examined. He found that she had herniated a disk in her spine and required surgery. He was so thorough and patient with me and my questions. Shegot an MRI and went into surgery. He kept me informed every step of the way. When I brought her in, she could barely walk and seemed to have no chance of life without pain. Dr. Ko assured me that if the surgery went well her quality of life would likely be very good! He was SO right - we are in day 5 of her recovering at home and she is already trying to dance around prior to her being released for regular activity. In fact, she was up walking the day after surgery! Dr. Ko is my absolute hero!
By: Deneen S.
Yorkshire Veterinary Hospital
We just moved to the Springs and we were looking for a vet that we could trust. Our friends told us about Yorkshire and had nothing but great things to say about it. We were a little hesitant because it is so far away from our house but decided to go anyway. They were awesome! From the receptionists to the staff in the back, they were all great! We have two huskies and one of which is very nervous when it comes to the vet. The veterinarian made him feel at ease every time he got nervous. We were so used to being treated horribly which was by another vet in another town that when we went to Yorkshire we didn't know what to expect, but we will definitely be using Yorkshire from now on. The only thing is that they were a little more expensive than what we were used to, but I would gladly pay how ever much to have my animals taken care of properly and for us to be treated with respect.
By: Laurie A.
High Country Veterinary Hospital
Perfect veterinary clinic in my opinion! I love my animals, but have grown so weary of the high exam fees, battery of shots and tests recommended and exorbitant costs. I found this place based on good reviews online and they weren't wrong. From my original call, to checking me in and out, the desk staff was so friendly, efficient and helpful. Dr. Deb herself was so personable and nice and knew exactly what to do for my Chelsea's ingrown claw. The cost was very minimal, not the usual fleecing I have had to endure from other vets. Even though they are several miles south of my area, and in a very unassuming basic setting, (which I am certain is passed on in the reasonable fees), I will henceforth visit this clinic for all my pet needs. Wish I could give more than five stars! I thank Dr. Deb and her whole staff!
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By: Sally M.
Fillmore Veterinary Hospital
We had been going to another widely recognized vet office and in the last year starting receiving less than satisfactory service. Based on a recommendation, we transferred our dog records here. We have found everyone to be welcoming and professional. Unfortunately, we took one of our dogs in to have a check up because she wasn't acting right. She had a very large tumor in her stomach that was basically inoperable. Dr Alex had never met her before, but during the entire euthanasia process was warm, caring and kept petting her and kissing her. Even after she passed he continued to sit with us and pet her! I have NEVER experienced such compassion from any other vet and we are over 50 years old and have had dogs our whole life. I would definitely recommend this office and specifically Dr Alex.
By: debrathom
Animal Hospital of Colorado Springs
We have been taking our animals here since 1984 when we moved here from Germany. We moved to the Black Forest in 1998 and even though it is a long drive in we have continued to take our animals there. Both Dr. Mitchell, Dr. Boley and all of the staff are absolutely amazing. We were in the mandatory evacuation area of the Black Forest Fire and they called to make sure we were alright and if we needed anything to call them. Our yellow Lab will be 15 years next month and when it is time, we know they will be there for us. Our 11 year Golden was extremely ill in Feb. and they pulled her through. We had gone out of town and they called us twice a day and when she could finally sit up they sent us pictures. They go above and beyond!!! Kudos to ALL. Doug and Deb
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By: Cassia P.
Dublin Animal Hospital
So happy we found this place. We scheduled our cat for a dental estimate for having a broken tooth extracted. The office staff were really friendly and considerate. The waiting room is spacious and comfortable. They have two adorable live-in cats roaming the premises; I think a clinic that has their own little furry mascots says a lot about their love for animals. My cat was really stressed from the drive but the tech and vet were very gentle with her which we appreciate so much. The vet was very well-spoken and explained everything about our cat's blood work, her diet, the intended procedure, as well as cost to us so that we felt completely comfortable. I can't say how much I appreciate how considerate they all were. Just all around awesome!
By: aguacate
Dublin Animal Hospital
Dublin Animal Hospital is one of the very few veterinary offices that you can go to in order to have an exotic pet properly assessed and cared for. They did a fantastic job of helping my iguana recover fully after a horrible injury. They were very caring, professional, and effective. I take my rabbits there because they have the only veterinarian I could find in Colorado Springs whom is qualified to work on them (yes, rabbits are considered exotics). When my mother's cat became ill on the day before Easter and needed to be seen immediately, they took the cat on the same day regardless of the holiday weekend and how busy they already were. I have had only good experiences there!
By: Thomas D.
High Country Veterinary Hospital
My two dogs both developed an itch on their bellies and 3 local vets all said the same thing, they have an allergy. I knew this was wrong, both had the problem. I knew their would be a special vet. with the experience to properly diagnose. A friend recommended Deborah Germeroth at High Country Veterinary and with her experience, she figured it out. She had been a vet in Alaska and saw the problem on sled dogs who laid in hay. We recently had spread hay in the back yard and the dogs got a parasite from it.Deb is one of the very best vets in the area, she is my first choice.
By: Kristi D.
Animal ER Care
I actually think this place is alright. When my 17 year old cat began feeling terrible I took him to our regular vet, but was not happy with their suggestions. I knew his teeth were a problem and decided to try this place for their opinion. I don't remember the doctors name, but he was very informative and gentle. He listened to me too. My kitty was too old to have any major teeth work done, but this man helped. He taught me how to give my boy fluids and provided me with the supplies needed to do so. His health improved once he was hydrated. It meant a lot to me.
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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