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By: David J.
Critter Clinic
I am a long time customer of Critter Clinic and I am so thankful for the extremely talented, knowledgeable and compassionate doctors and staff. The facility is exceptionally clean and their Saturday hours are great convenience for those of us who do not always have the opportunity to make appointments on weekdays. Finding a vet that you can trust implicitly with the care of your animal is not an easy task these days; Critter Clinic is that Vet! I highly recommend them to anyone who wants there four legged member of the family to receive the best compassionate medical care.
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By: Becky S.
Countryside Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Julie is truly a dog whisperer. Other places have tried to cut my dogs nails and at one place it took four people to hold down my 50 pound baby. Dr. Julie got down in the floor sweet talked her and had the nails cut before she even knew what was happening! What a wonderful experience ! Their receptionist was wonderful and it was very easy to make an appointment. Getting a new business started is always A little rough, but I'm here to tell everyone this is worth changing doctors !!!!
By: Lisa H.
Critter Clinic
Dr. Becker is amazing! She discusses options with you on your fur baby's care and what works best with costs in mind. She follows up to see how your baby is doing and if further care is needed. Ladies at reception are very nice and make you feel very comfortable. We feel like part of their family :)
By: Margo H.
Critter Clinic
When you go into the clinic, you are greeted by a very friendly staff. The veterinarians are very helpful and understanding. They explained everything very well. I left feeling very confident and happy that I took my animals there.
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By: Vickie L.
Critter Clinic
This is one of the best animal clinics I have been in In 9 years from our first visit till our sad end this clinic had been always clean neat with professional employees Luckily we found Dr Becker she is so kind and understanding
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By: Elizabeth L.
McMillan Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Mitchell is so caring yet very professional. He even called to check on Skipper to follow up on his care. Good to find a place that understands how your pet is family. Yes, I recommend these Veterinarians and the staff.
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By: Debi H.
McMillan Veterinary Clinic
We enjoyed the visit as the doc listened to us and gave us good advice but seemed so relaxed and gave us a lot of time and interaction. She loved on my cat which calmed her down. Excellent care!
By: sue.scheper
Critter Clinic
what an awesome place!!! just moved to the area and this will be the place for my pets!!! huge facility, high tech, knowledgeable staff and vets, and very pleasant!
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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