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By: Jill M.
Hillcrest Animal Hospital
I've been going to Hillcrest Animal Hospital for over 25 years and wouldn't consider going anywhere else. (I live in west Little Rock and still drive to Hillcrest…that's how good they are!) They have the best vets and Dr. Larry Nafe is one of the most talented surgeons in the world. And when it's time to make the difficult decisions, they are compassionate and patient, while providing the information you need to make those decisions.
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By: purplebrazer
East End Animal Care
I am a new client with two dogs and a cat. I brought one of my dogs to have her spayed. They did a great job with her, she was scared but the staff were patient with her. The surgery went well and at a cheaper rate than my vet I had been using. The staff are all very polite and helpful and will awnser your questions for you. I will not go any where else with my pets!! This is a great Vet and Staff!!
By: Emily D.
Hillcrest Animal Hospital
The doctors at Hillcrest took such good care of my dog! Dr. Butner took a lot of time to help me understand what was happening with my dog. He ended up needing surgery to have a hairball removed from his gut and Dr. Larry Nafe did a wonderful job! I have absolute confidence in them and wouldn't take my dogs anywhere else.
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By: carrinorvell
Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic
The vets at Shackleford Road Vet Clinic are totally awesome! My dog had to have surgery for a torn ACL. She was terrified to be left there. The staff was very helpful and did everything possible to make sure my dog was comfortable for the process. They treated her like a queen. I would recommend this vet to any pet owner.
By: Ginny M.
Southwest Animal Clinic
Good clinic; thoughtful and caring. My baby kitty liked the vet (he was a stray we adopted and he was scared of people). The staff was gentle with my kitty because they knew he was afraid. The clinic is small and older but I really like this clinic. GM
By: Jilly M.
Hillcrest Animal Hospital
We love Dr. Butner. We have been coming here for years with multiple pets and think the entire staff is excellent. They always quote us before any treatments AND they have a board certified doctor on staff. I would not take my pets anywhere else.
By: Payton D.
Hillcrest Animal Hospital
The doctors at Hillcrest animal hospital are amazing. They took such great care of my babies. The people working there are very helpful and friendly and go above and beyond. I will be bringing my two cats here from now on.
By: melanie.keen.58
Hillcrest Animal Hospital
Every time I took my dog to this clinic, the bill was double and sometimes even triple what the cost should have been. Don't go here unless you want to spend a ton of money for services that you could get elsewhere.
By: Will K.
Bowman Road Animal Clinic
The Doctors and staff were very friendly and sweet to me and my Snorkie, Harry. Their prices were reasonable and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a veterinary hospital
By: Tiggy S.
Hillcrest Animal Hospital
The staff and Docters at Hillcrest know how to treat my pets like family. I have been going there for about 3 years and I have never been disapointed in my visits.
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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