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06/28/2015
By: Marnie G.
Ebensburg Animal Hospital
My friend's cat was either beaten or hit by a car we still are not sure which,we took him to Cambria veterinarian clinic, the vet there was so wonderful, she took xrays and told us his femur was broken and said he would more than likely need surgery and referred us to Dr.Takacs at Ebensburg Animal Hospital, we called and was told to bring him in right away,if I remember correctly, the vet at Cambria called him for us,we drove up there, got lost, but finally found the office, we didn't have a long wait, the ladies upfront saw how nervous we were over Apollo and worked magic I believe to get us to the back as fast as they did! Dr.Takacs met us and I think they redid xrays, and he concurred with the other vet,surgery would have to be done! Dr.Takacs explained everything that he would have to do, he calmed us down, Apollo now is perfectly fine, walks with just a slight stiff leg, but he runs,jumps,climbs everything my other cats do! I have seven cats, six of whom have been seen at Ebensburg Animal Hospital, my seventh one shall be seen soon there!!! I will not take my animals anywhere else for their care! Dr.Takacs and all of his staff are the most kindest and caring people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting let alone take my cats to,they care so much for the animals placed in their care!! God bless you guys! You are the best!!! All my animals will only come to be treated by your office!!! Marnie Gallop
09/10/2014
By: Suzanne G.
Winterset Veterinary Hospital
I have been taking my dogs to Dr Fenchak for years. I love this guy. He takes so good care. And when I had to put my beloved Sheltie to sleep he had tears in his eyes. And just this year my Bailey swallowed a needle he did everything to keep him safe and took the extra mile to make him well. You wont go wrong with this vet. Thank you Dr Fenchak and his caring staff.
07/07/2013
By: jennifer.lightner.7
Ebensburg Animal Hospital
This is the best animal hospital ever. Dr. Takas has saved the life of my dog twice now. They are a very caring service with great employees that are mainly interested in helping animals. Their prices are so reasonable. I highly recommend them. I will never take my animals anywhere else.
09/17/2016
By: Randy R.
Ebensburg Animal Hospital
I don't know how some of these people give a poor rating ! I've been going to Jim for over 20 yrs. and never had a problem getting a appointment or with the care of my pets. He gets the job done and when he has to call you, he does to update your pets care. Never a problem.
01/09/2015
By: Cathy B.
Winterset Veterinary Hospital
I have been taking my cat to Dr. Fenchak for several years now, and I have never found such a kind and caring vet. I highly recommend him! He is very friendly and concerned about each pet that he sees. Thank you for being so good to us!
10/19/2012
By: mina2008
Hilltop Animal Hospital
I really like this veterinarian. I moved out of the area but still take my cat back to this place once a year. The prices are reasonable and I've always been satisfied with how the vet and vet tech treat me and my pet.
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12/18/2015
By: Katie B.
Winterset Veterinary Hospital
I take all of my pets to Dr. Fenchak. I can honestly say he is the absolute best vet I have ever been to! He is very kind and listens to you and his staff is also great! His prices are also very affordable :)
04/20/2015
By: Margie S.
Ebensburg Animal Hospital
Very friendly staff. They kept me sane while my dog was hospitalized--giving me updates any time I called to check on him. Forever grateful. Thank you Dr. Takas!
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09/05/2013
By: Cheryl B.
Ebensburg Animal Hospital
my puppy needed updated vaccinations, not knowing, I was a walk in ... they tended to my puppy with the up most respect ...
08/30/2014
By: Lizelle G.
Ebensburg Animal Hospital
Excellent. Very thorough and caring staff. Our dog is feeling much better after treatment there.
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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