Vca Animal Hospitals Locations & Hours Near Hinesville, GA -
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By: Kh W.
Coastal Community Veterinary
They REFUSE to answer their phones and will not return your messages! I have attempted to call this clinic several times with no answer.
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By: Gail A.
Beatie Center For Animal Medicine
I really tried to post my tragic and very true story about this place but I think it may have been too long. Please search all reviews on this place some are not listed but you can find them on yelp. Please read them carefully and not brush them off! I don't think this clinic deserve even 1 star but I had to at least give 1. I wish I had read the reviews prior to taking my dog there. I'm sure she would still be here today!
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By: Sara S.
Beatie Center For Animal Medicine
He may be a kind man who helps you save a buck, but Beatie is not a professional. He failed to look at our dog's patient history and she died.----This is the one year anniversary of my beloved dog's tragic death, and I have hesitated to post a review here because I didn't want my emotions to override the facts. That being said, I used to recommend Beatie to everyone because of his "down to earth" way of giving care, without a lot of fluff or expensive medications. The prices were certainly right, which helped me overlook the poor customer service skills of the staff (though it was clear they all liked animals).We had been taking both of our dogs there for about a year, when my 4 year old German Shepherd suddenly began peeing in her sleep and gulping water during the day as if she could never get enough to drink. We immediately took her to Beatie where they tested her urine for a UTI, it came back negative. They gave us a round of antibiotics for a suspected bacterial ulcer.After a week she showed no signs of improvement, but we were supposed to continue the medication for 14 days. In the meantime she stopped wanting to eat and would suffer terrible diarrhea and would vomit. We took her back and Beatie spent about 4 minutes with us and gave us medication for heartburn. This didn't seem to make sense, but we gave it to her while continuing the ulcer meds too.No improvement, and a few days later it was apparent she was in some kind of pain. She walked very slowly and seemed stiff. We took her in again and Beatie quickly declared she had arthritis because she was a German Shepherd and they are prone to that. We asked if it could be related to the other symptoms and he didn't seem to know what we were talking about. He said to give her half a pill of Aleve a day because the dog medication was just Alleve but three times as much in cost.We felt uneasy but trusted him in the end, so added Alleve to her pill regimen.Two days later it was obvious things were getting worse. We called Beatie to report that our dog was vomiting bile and a red substance (blood) and hadn't kept any food down for two days. The receptionist said they were closing and we might be able to get an appointment after the weekend. We begged her to let us come in and she curtly said we could for an extra $80 on top of the visit fee,We decided to take her to the Savannah Emergency Pet Clinic. What a difference in care! The vet saw us immediately and listened to our story. She quickly put the pieces together: our dog had kidney failure, which should have been one of the first things Beatie tested for with urinary and thirst symptoms. She was amazed he hadn't. She couldn't believe he told us to give our dog Alleve as dogs can easily overdose and die, and it severely damages kidney function. Beatie had made our dog's kidneys worse than they already were.The emergency vet began an IV to treat her severe dehydration and asked to keep her overnight. My dog laid her head in my lap and looked up at me... and I knew she was telling me goodbye. She wasn't going to make it. I began to cry and the vet confirmed that, yes, our dog has progressed to a bad point and things did not look good.We had to leave her there as it was already midnight and we had our baby with us. We got a call at 3 am that our dog had died.I know hindsight is 20/20 but we trusted Beatie to be the expert, to look at our dog's visit history over the course of a few weeks and see a medical explanation, not just give us whatever explanation seemed the easiest solution. I can't help but feel guilty not finding my dog better care, she might have been saved.I tell everyone to stay away from him. Your pet is worth more than a cheap vet.
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By: Salem C.
Fish World and Pet Shop
This place is disgusting. I went in to buy a rat, which they didn't have any for sale. No biggie they were babies.Cockroaches all over the cages, in the bedding, in the food, in the toys, and everything was over priced/.Their mammals are left in this tiny little side area that they have to show you because without I would have never seen it. Never going back, but if I do it's to save poor ratties from that disaster of an environment.
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By: Hope S.
Fish World and Pet Shop
Today I decided to go and get my latest addition Natalia my hamster. When I went to the store there were only two imployees. They keep the Syrian hamsters together and they only sold small overpriced cages. They did not have many options of food or substrate. They did not have many toys also. All in all it was an okay experience and Natalia is in great shape.
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By: John S.
Fish World and Pet Shop
Great place. Large selection of fish and pet supplies
By: Maria M.
Liberty Veterinary Clinic Inc
Very caring for our Cat Meisje!!
By: Jaimee K.
Beatie Center For Animal Medicine
Dr Beatie and his staff has the the most amazing Vet Care you can ever need for your pet. We had an emergency and they were able to see our dog that same day we called. They provided great explanation and care. You can tell that Dr Beatie and his Staff care about your pet and they meet your needs and understand. I would recommend this establishment to all pet owners. Call Dr Beatie for an appointment!
By: ajares
Beatie Center For Animal Medicine
Dr. Beatie really knows his stuff! An honest man who won't push for unnecessary treatments or procedures.
By: josh.mckenna.581
Beatie Center For Animal Medicine
I've been there twice now, first time we had to wait 2 1/2 hrs and this last time we left after 45 minutes. The staff is rude and I will not be going back.
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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