River City Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, FL with Reviews - YP.com
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By: dmbatten
Ark Animal Hospital
1. Overpriced - $66 for antibiotic injection; 2. Fee for service - $5 to have prescription written DURING office visit3. Lab happy - wanted to run unrelated tests instead of taking a LOGICAL step by step approach4. Can't be with your animal while being examined; they are taken in the back while you wait UNLIKE most vets--- STAY AWAY
By: Kim W.
Ark Animal Hospital
How is Anna Maxwell even a vet? How can someone so heinous, miserable, rude and horrible work with animals and even more so, WHY is anyone trusting their pets with this woman?????? There is no way this woman cares about your animal. She is only interested in your money, which is Obvious by the bribery they provide of you write them a good review. They will give you $5 whole dollars for a proven 5 star review. We met with this awful woman one time for a routine wellness and senior arthritis visit. She never once looked at our dog. She was so gruff and rude the dog literally hid in the corner cowering from Maxwell the entire visit. After 10 minutes of her questions and snide comments regarding our dogs health (which was perfect other than a little arthritis, the dog even has sparkling white teeth) she sent her tech in to finish our appointment and while standing in the doorway of the exam room she said "Muzzle that damn mutt". MUZZLE??? The dog was COWERING in the corner with face buried hiding from this beast of a human. HOW is this woman still in business? The arthritis treatment plan we were quoted was $35 per visit but two days later the receptionist called and told us "After Dr. Maxwell reviewed her notes, she's decided your weekly treatment will be $175 PER VISIT". i clarified with the receptionist who sheepishly confirmed. When I said "Clearly she doesn't want our business because we will never come back" the receptionist laughed and nervously thanked me. Never Ever go here. Never. I can't even stress this enough. This woman is so mean it makes me absolutely sick that she touches anyone's pet.
By: Valerie M.
Mandarin Veterinary Clinic
I have been taking all my precious pets to Dr. Kandra Jones for over 25 years. She is the most knowledgeable and kindest person and veterinarian that I have ever known. She always shows her concern and does not sugarcoat the diagnosis but tells you the truth. When I started rehabilitating wild animals, she always charged me a nominal fee if any. When I got a raccoon that I decided to raise as my pet, she was the ONLY vet that was knowledgeable of the treatment for him and the ONLY vet that was more than happy to care for him. Since that time, I have raised 4 other raccoons. TobywanCOONobie is still Dr. Jones' patient after 16 years. She has also cared and treated all my dogs and cats during that period of time. I would NEVER take my babies to anyone else. I love them way to much!I am also very pleased with all her staff. They are always very cheerful and helpful. If I have any requests for information, they always get right back to me. Dr. Jones always returns my calls when I need to speak to her and she always calls me on how my pet is doing or if she has additional questions. When one of my pets passes, she sends my husband and I a sympathy card.She is not just ANY veterinarian, she is the BEST!God Bless you Dr. Jones,Valerie and John Mayfield
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By: Christina A.
Vet-I-Care Animal Hospital
I had three dogs that were bitten by snakes. The ER vet on site didn't know much about snake bites at all. There was no sense of urgency from them. We were left alone just waiting the majority of the time we were there. Since I was there, I have learned from other vets what should have been done. I'm sorry I ever went here and because I did, my dog is no longer with us. I hope they learn from my experience so no other family goes through what we went through. I have left other reviews on sites and the she has responded with lies. Just please, beware of using them. There was no compassion.
By: Nelly B.
Lakewood Animal Clinic
I had been taking my cat to Lakewood for a over a year. My cat fell ill suddenly, I took him into the vet & he tells me this is due to FIV AIDS! That he tested positive a year ago!! #1 I was never told about this #2 it wasn't in any of my previous paper work #3 prior to getting a 2nd cat I told them that I wanted to adopt another cat & they told me "great, we could recommend a place for you to go to adopt!" Instead of saying no you can't take in another animal because your cat has AIDS! My cat had been there for multiple issues never did they mention this was all due to AIDS. The vet said if I had approved a blood test a few months back they could of caught it in time! After spending $700+ in dental work I thought it was a routine blood test so I thought it could wait. Again, they didn't say we need to get this done because he has AIDS. Sad story is my cat had to be put down after a day & a half & this vet still didn't even mention bringing in my other cat to have him tested!
By: Kathy P.
St. Francis Animal Hospital
To make a long story short . St. Francis let my dog suffer waiting on ultrasound when he could have been treated with prednisone for both IBS and Cancer. He has cancer and has been give prednisone to help give him quality of life for the time he has left. It took going to another vet to get the ultrasound and help for my dogs. I am writing this to help other pet not go throw what my dog did.
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By: Cheryl D.
Jordan, Tammy L
Have seen her mant times for mine, family and friends horses. She is very knowledgeable, kind caring. Would highly recommend her
By: Cathy W.
Herschel Animal Clinic
Everyone here has been very helpful, courteous and understanding with my questions and concerns for my dog and our elderly cat. They have been extremely compassionate toward our dog as she is a rescue and very skittish. Thank you all for your kindness and care.
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By: Dianne W.
Coastal Veterinary Hospital
I've been taking my pets to Coastal for years and have had very good experiences. I have even taken my dog in without an appointment and Dr. Bissell stayed way past office hours to treat an abscess on his paw. They are kind, true animal lovers and while I'm the pickiest thing on earth about a vet for my babies, I have been extremely happy at Coastal.
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By: Beth D.
Graden, Guy W
Wonderful horse vet! and wont break your pocket 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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