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11/20/2012
By: sara.snyder.90226
Grove Center Veterinary Hospital Veterinary House Calls
I've brought my various cats and dog to Dr. Bender for the past 15 years because I trust their care to him. One of my cats is diabetic and Dr. Bender was very thorough in diagnosing and treating Seeley. He took a lot of time explaining diabetic care to me . . . and Seeley has a lot of special needs. Dr. Bender promptly returns call and doesn't seem too busy to explain labs results or answer questions. He is very knowledgable and really cares about the pets in his care. Since I have two special needs cats I am in frequent contact with Grove Center Veterinary Hospital and make frequent visits to the office. Dr. Bender and his staff feel like family. Much of my regular contact is with Kierstin and Mandi . . . and they are so helpful, cheerful, and friendly. All this and Dr. Bender does house calls too! How cool is that? I know my skittish cats thank him for the home visits - they hate that cat carrier. Finally, I think Dr. Bender's charge/fees are quite reasonable and affordable. So I recommend Grove Center Veterinary Hospital (Dr. Bender) for anyone's beloved pet.
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04/15/2011
By: mandielbi
Grove Center Veterinary Hospital Veterinary House Calls
I have been bringing my six pets to Doctor Bender for the past four years and I can't imagine ANYONE having anything bad to say about him or anyone at his practice! The staff is warm, friendly and knowledgeable....and we just LOVE them. Doctor Bender can be a little awkward with people, but it is because of him that two of my "tough" pets were diagnosed with things that no other vet had picked up! He is an excellent diagnostician. He never seems like a vet who is after your money, he just wants to help you take great care of your furry babies! He really cares about his patients, and he'll be our vet for life!
11/14/2012
By: beachybabe84
Grove Center Veterinary Hospital Veterinary House Calls
We love Doctor Bender and would never go anywhere else!! His office staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and they make you feel like family. Doctor Bender is available for house calls and can be paged at literally any hour outside of office hours in an emergency. You get the feeling from him that he just really cares about his patients and their owners as well, and it is always reassuring to know that he is just as invested in getting to the bottom of our pet-issues as we are. I couldn't say enough wonderful things about Doctor Bender and his staff and felt obligated to note how happy we are with him as our veterinarian.
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11/05/2015
By: Amy Y.
Gaithersburg Animal Hospital
We have been taking our beloved family dog to GAH for 12 years. He has had cancer and surgery many times. GAH always works with me to be sure to do the necessary tests but to avoid unnecessary testing that will just run up the bill. I can't say enough good things about the practice or Dr. Lynne Haeussler and Dr. Dan Berbert! The are considerate compassionate vets who always provide top care.
09/03/2016
By: Mary beth N.
Grove Center Veterinary Hospital Veterinary House Calls
Dr. Bender and his staff were exceptionally thorough in examining and diagnosing my twelve year old cat, Molly, who had developed a poison ivy like rash on her paws, ears, and nose and was extremely uncomfortable day and night until she visited the Grove Center Hospital and was diagnosed with an auto immune disease. She now receives medication to control her symptoms and is a happy kitty.
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03/19/2015
By: K W.
Gaithersburg Animal Hospital
We've had good experiences here using their kennel service. The people are friendly. They give a cute little report when you pick up the animal after boarding. Toys and left over food always returned. I don't know the cat "has a good time" but she's not traumatized or anything when she returns home so I feel she is treated well while in their care.
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03/04/2016
By: Ruth K.
VCA Veterinary Referral Associates
We were overwhelmed by the love and caring shown to us and the expert, professional care given to our Buddy. I would not hesitate to recommend VCA for veterinary care for your pet. At every step, they kept us informed of his condition and gave us wonderful advice and supported us in our decision to end Buddy's suffering.
Tips & Advices
Bring medical records and medications that your pet is taking. Also, you should bring your ID and a form of payment.
Yes, there are veterinary clinics that only deal with emergency cases. They generally take walk-ins and referrals from family vets.
Yes, emergency vets treat dental emergencies and dental trauma. Freshly fractured teeth are the main category of dental injury that vets consider an emergency.
To prevent health emergencies, experts recommend supervising one’s pets, and trying to make sure they don’t get into emergency situations. A majority of emergency vet visits happen because animals were struck by cars, bit by other animals, or ingested toxins. Otherwise, the best way to prevent emergencies is by having a go-to vet you can call with any questions, and being vigilant about potential symptoms (i.e. runny stool, or trouble walking) as they appear but before they become extremely serious.
Experts say that the conditions that necessitate an emergency veterinarian visit include collapse, seizures, inability to walk, partial paralysis, and any difficulty breathing (non-stop panting, constant coughing, hyperventilation, or elevated heart rate). Gum color is often an indicator that something is wrong--especially blue gums or very pale gums. Excessive vomiting or a distended abdomen should be considered an emergency situation. Signs of any trauma or excessive bleeding should send your pet straight to the vet. Lastly, for cat owners, urinary obstruction is fatal if not treated, and generally occurs in male cats.

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