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11/17/2015
By: Lyssa I.
Great Falls Vetiranary Services
I took my dog here to get his teeth cleaned and warts removed. The front desk girls were more informative and kind than the doctor. When I'd ask the doc (on several different occasions) information on the procedure, he'd act as if he were in a hurry and annoyed. I told him that I didn't want any prescriptions being sent home that weren't completely necessary, because I keep my pup healthy through natural homeopathy. When I went to pick my dog up I asked the doctor about aftercare instructions and he responded "I thought you knew." In a pretentious tone as if he were offended I didn't want to stuff my dog full of chemicals (that destroy his immune system). I mean, the stitches look clean, but being the person that expects compassion from their vet, I felt like there was none. Just another doctor looking to fill prescriptions with no compassion. I was not impressed with his people skills and because of that he has lost my business. I would not recommend him.
10/15/2015
By: wordsmith7
Helms, Rick
Dr. Rick Helms is an excellent veterinarian. He is a genuinely friendly and sensitive man who is highly skilled in his profession. His love of animals is very evident, and his compassion for their owners is very supportive. His entire staff are the same way.Dr. Helms has taken care of my two cats (litter mates) for 15 of their 16 years of life. In June, I had to have one of them put to sleep. He was honest about what could and could not be done for her, and confirmed that my painful decision to let her go was medically and compassionately correct. He allowed me to be there when he gently put her to sleep, and he stayed with me for several minutes after she died while I cried. Two days later I received in the mail a sympathy card from him and his staff.I highly recommend Dr. Rick Helms to all pet lovers. Your animal friend will be in excellent hands -- and so will you.
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05/27/2015
By: Kimmy S.
Two Rivers Pet Hospital - Mike Petersen DVM
I absolutely love this Vet! I have never met a more friendly staff and Veterinarian before.. Ever! Its super clean and smells amazing! Dr. Petersen listened to all my concerns and was super thorough with our baby.. Kendall and Russ were awesome, friendly, knowledgeable and went the extra mile beginning with the first phone call. :) LOVE THIS PLACE!! TY Two Rivers! :)
01/06/2016
By: J D.
Great Falls Vetiranary Services
I have known Dr. Rick Helms for many years and he has always taken care of our pets and us. He never rushes you as busy as he is. He always returns my calls. He has done top notch A plus vet care to my animals. His staff is very nice and helpful. Out of anyone in town Great Falls Veterinary Service is the place to go. You will be disappointed if you don't.
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08/03/2012
By: lilly_moen
Associated Veterinary Services
I love the veterinary Services, they have treated my dogs and my familys dogs for years and 2 years ago when 1 of my 2 dogs passed they were compassionate and caring as they were cremating my dog and they also caught a health issue on my other dog that i did not even know she had.
11/20/2015
By: Bill B.
Associated Veterinary Services
One of the things I really like about Associated Veterinary Services is that they get right back to you regarding any questions or concerns, even if you aren't there. They're always on top of everything.
06/10/2015
By: Lora J.
Associated Veterinary Services
Dr. Jack is a great vet and very knowledgeable and has always been able to answer my questions, or explain a diagnosis or condition. If he can't, he sends us elsewhere to get the problem solved.
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11/20/2015
By: Brian R.
Associated Veterinary Services
My Realtor's knowledge of the area was excellent. He worked hard to get me the results I was looking for. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a real estate agent they can trust.
06/08/2016
By: Tyler L.
Associated Veterinary Services
I have recommended them to both friends and family multiple times. I actually have quite a few friends who bring their pets to them now.
07/05/2016
By: James D.
Associated Veterinary Services
The doctors here at Associated Veterinary Services are wonderful. They are able to answer any questions or concerns that I ask them.
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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