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10/18/2014
By: Amy J.
Adams Nathalia DVM
I have a 3 year old Black Lab who developed a cyst on the top of his head about 6 months ago. At first our family was not concerned because we had heard it was common in his breed and would not get very big. Yet in a few months it had quadrupled in size. Our household has 4 animals 2 cats and 2 dogs all rescues from dire situations except for one. (my husband jokes that I am the animal rescuer) Over the years I have found and homed 5 stray dogs because I love animals but our family is at the max capacity. I called over 25 clinics looking for ONE vet who could help him and provide us with a payment option or an affordable quote. NONE of them even consider a payment plan. We take all our LOVES to the LOW COST SPAY AND NEUTER on Sunset for their vaccines and all of our pets were spayed and neutered there. Yet they do not do surgeries or check ups. We used an animal hospital off Teasley for the check ups but NEVER AGAIN. They too would not allow payments even though we had used them for check ups. I was desperate and Sad because our family does not have the cash at hand for such a surgery. And then my mother recommended Nat Adams. A true BLESSING is this woman. She not only quoted me $200 dollars less than the other vets who would give a quote; She allowed me a face to face visit to discuss payment for the surgery. She did not even charge me for the initial visit due to the fact it was a pre operation evaluation. She gave such a reasonable price for shots that I was not aware my Lab even needed and she was straight forward with all cost that may or may not arise. All of my Vet needs will be FOREVER with her clinic. The staff was beyond compassionate, the clinic was clean, and I actually got to speak with Nat Adams, DVM without feeling like I was an imposition to her. She took the time to hear Chompers life story(thats my Lab) and shared her own animal rescue stories with me. She saved my mothers rescue terrier from heartworms when all other vets prices were too much. She is Awesome and you will NOT find a better Veterinarian in Denton Texas. She may not do payment plans with everyone because Denton is a college town and each case is different. Yet we were able to work out an agreeable deal with a considerable down payment and due to the fact her overall cost is so much lower than other vets in the area; Our family will actually be able to pay most of the cost sooner than we had discussed. This Veterinarian and her absolute awesomeness is our "Chompers" Savoir.
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09/09/2015
By: Joe R.
Texas Coalition for Animal Protection
i have 5 dogs and have been taking them to the denton location for years. I have nothing but high praise for what they do. Folks if you want a high touch experience with all of the bells and whistles, go to a full vet and pay 5 times as much. The vet at the Denton office is a very competent professional (he is an Aggie after all). Some of the negative reviews complain about pain meds, well I hate to break it to you but, yes you have to buy pain meds after a procedure its part of the deal. I have used all of their services and I really like their dental cleanings - great outcome at a 5th the price my regular vet charges.
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06/03/2017
By: Jackie C.
Southridge Animal Hospital
We have taken our pets to Southridge for over 10 years. They have always been compassionate, caring and genuinely care about their patients. When our Basset Hound developed kidney failure, they took amazing care of her, answered all of my questions and patiently showed me how to give her IV fluids so we could treat her at home. When the time came to put her to sleep, they were so sweet and kind to us and our girls and I will forever be grateful for all they did for us that day. The vets and staff at Southdridge are truly phenomenal and your fur babies could not be in better hands.
09/26/2015
By: susanpotter
Southridge Animal Hospital
I have gone to Southridge for many years and Dr. Jones and his staff have always been excellent in their care of my 4 legged babies. They diagnosed my dog with Addison's disease because they listened to me. I am grateful to Dr. Shores for her excellent care in taking such care. She kept me posted on all his labs and made sure if I had any questions they were answered. Not only would I never go elsewhere they are also very reasonably priced and have seen them work with others on financing the care of their pets
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06/07/2015
By: Lynn R.
Texas Coalition for Animal Protection
Amazed at the negative reviews. Yes, there is a line waiting to get into the office in the morning. That helps with efficiency of making sure everyone is there on time and schedules can be adhered to accordingly. Yes, there were barking dogs. That happens everywhere. But the care. Wonderful treatment and friendly, caring people there. Obviously for the price you're not going to have tea and crumpets served while you wait :) But we go there for excellent care, not for humans to be pampered.
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11/10/2016
By: Linda B.
Texas Coalition for Animal Protection
I have taken 5 doggies and 2 kittens to be neutered or spayed at the Denton location. They did an amazing job, you can barely see a scar. The staff was awesome. They did better then an actual vet clinic that I took my foster doggies too. That vet left a horrible scar and it looks hacked up. I definitely trust the vet at the Denton location.
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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