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By: April H.
Brookside Veterinary Hospital
We have been going to this clinic for over ten years now and have always received the best care! Our first dog, an American Bulldog, was a rescue and in his first year in our care, it was found that he had arthritis in his left leg. Over the course of 9 years, Brookside Vet continually gave him the best treatments available and made his 9 1/2 years of living, the best possible. When he passed, the compassion for him and us, displayed by the staff and Dr. of Brookside was overwhelming. Dr. Woods was on call at the time and she stayed with our sweet Diesel, as well as a tech and my husband, as he slipped away. The doctor and the tech cried as he took his last breath. A few weeks later, they sent us a beautiful card, signed by all the staff as well as a plaque they made with Diesel's paw print pressed into the clay. You cannot miss their love for each animal they treat. We saw them once at a dog fair and Diesel knew them immediately and had to go over to see them. This is no ordinary clinic. I highly recommend them!
By: Carolyn A.
Brookside Veterinary Hospital
Money IS the issue under a false facade. Don't waste your time. Take your animal to another vet with compassion, empathy, hind site and understanding. Dr. Jeykel and Mr. Hyde personality.
By: cterenzi
Bayside Animal Lodge Ltd.
I wanted to update my 2007 review of Bayside Animal Lodge with a report of my recent experience with Robert (owner) and the B.A.L. staff. While I was on a recent business trip, my elderly Lab became ill (GI distress) right before my return. Robert immediately consulted with my Vet and then provided my pet with focused, compassionate care. Fortunately, she did not require a trip to the Emergency Vet Clinic (although B.A.L. was prepared to take that step, if necessary). When I went to pick up my girl, Robert was waiting for me with a detailed report of exactly what was done (and why) and he had a vet appointment already made for me. My girl has made a full recovery and I want to thank Robert and the B.A.L. staff for taking such excellent care of her. We will be back again next month! Thanks Robert and your great staff….you are the best!
By: bethh0953
Brookside Veterinary Hospital
I have been taking my lab to Brookside for over 7 years and I find they are always kind, courteous and very loving to my pet. My dog actually loves going there. I have always been confronted with costs upfront. I did have an older cocker spaniel that was very ill and they always saw her when she was sick. When the office is closed and you do have an emergency, we do have to cross the bridge to Tacoma for care. I have done that too. Its just the way it is. When my mother has an emergency I also have to cross the bridge to the ER so I dont see why any one would be upset about that. I love Lisa and her staff. If you want your pet to be pampered and loved and get excellent care....this is the place
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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