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02/25/2015
By: Angela D.
Animal Hospital At Southgate
I can not say enough good things about the Doctors and staff. My dog had bladder stones & it required a operation I could not afford. I had to start a go fund me page to raise the monies needed to save my dog. The Doctors and staff all pitched in & did everything possible to give my dog his operation.Buddy received the BEST care. The morning of Buddy's operation I walked into Southgate & Buddy was surrounded by approx 4 staff members. All happy to see him,petting him,telling him they were going to make him better.All my questions were answered before & after Buddy's surgery. They were very helpful with ideas/suggestions giving Buddy his meds (he can be a handful). The care & how we were treated was like you walked into a family members home. Warm,inviting & Comforting you will get treated well at Southgate NOT like some other vets I have been to were they were cold,our appointment was rushed & we felt like a number, just $ signs in their pockets.I would give Soutgate DRs & Staff 10+ stars if it were an option.
07/28/2012
By: catherine.chandler
Animal Hospital At Southgate
The veteranians and staff are very kind to the customers and your pets. I have been going there since I adopted my dog back in 2005. She recently was there for and eye operation with was Benign. But they treated her like one of their on.I have her on Comfortis fleas and tick medicine they stopped selling it but they will give you a prescription for it if you want to buy it online. I have been using this on my dog for about 2 1/2-3yrs and I haven't found a flea or tick on her since I have been using it. it is Great. I wish the vet would start selling it again. They are expensive for 6mos. supply but they are worth it to me not to see any ticks or fleas on her. They run from $90.00-$103.00 for 60 lb dog. cheaper according to dogs weight. But they are really worth the money you spend. I like it at South Gate because they are nice to your pets, and I would rate then a 10 in my book.
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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