By: Anthony U.
Animal Clinic of Edgewater
I have owned multiple dogs as many as 6 at a time and have lived in volusia county for 20 years. I went through several vet clinics before finding kim castro. I can say this about this clinic. They are the most compassionate clinic I have been to by far and have kept all my fur babies healthy and happy. She has also saved the life of my miniature pincher when he was attacked by my other dog. He was basically in "shock" for 3 full days after what took place. Animal clinic of edgewater took excellent care of him and honestly his condition he could have went either way. Over the years I have had nothing but positive things to say about this place.Dont make the mistake of going elsewhere.
By: wendy.s.sheehan.1
Animal Clinic of Edgewater
Animal Clinic of Edgewater is the best. They are truly a blessing in our community. Without Dr Kim I would not have found out about my dogs stomach blockage. She truly wanted to help my dog and help me in making him feel better. She is caring, loving, and is a veterinarian who is in practice for caring for pets. She is more concerned about helping animals than she is about making money. Most vets only care about the mighty dollar. Dr Kim and her entire staff care more about your pet's welfare and your position in their care. I trust Kim 100% and will be a client forever...I appreciate you Dr Kim more than you can imagine....God Bless!!!!!
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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