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By: Debra S.
Eskridge J L Dr Vet
My parents have taken their pets to Dr. Eskridge for the last 20 years and have always been very happy with the care. I have taken my pets to him for the last 15 years and I am more than happy. I have 14 rescue cats at the current time and Dr. Eskridge sees all of them. He remembers each cats name. He has never tried to sell me a lot of stuff like pet toys, food or clothes. Some vets have special rooms for that kind of stuff and will try to sell you anything and everything to make more money off of you. Dr. Eskridge really loves animals, you can see the love in the way he treats them. I dread the day Dr. Eskridge retires. He gives loving, caring and reasonable prices to my pets along with great medical care. My entire family is more than happy with Dr. Eskridge!
By: Robert S.
Eskridge J L Dr Vet
We have taken our pets to Dr. Eskridge for well over 10 years. He is the kindest, most compassionate vet you will ever find. I too pass his office everyday going to work. The times I have driven by his office and seen him still there at 6:30 or 7:00pm are too numerous to keep track of. I hate the other reviewer had a bad experience, but if Dr. Eskridge did not draw a line somewhere, he would never have a moment for himself or his family. I for one rue the day he decides to retire because the animals and people he has taken care of for so long, will be much worse off for it.
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By: Michelle R.
Eskridge J L Dr Vet
I have nothing but great things to say about this vet. Always so kind and sweet, very affordable, he is the best around that area!!
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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