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12/01/2016
By: Mike H.
Countryside Veterinary Clinic
WAS... Liking them. I just started a 2x, 2 days in a row, 5 minute, "on hold" rule. Hire more receptionists. I don't even want to know what I alone have spent there in the past 3 months. 2 years....? Not even, including,"pay up front for stool sample test, and we'll notify by phone if any problems", (because you've only been here 15-20 times, and we don't think you'll pay us, even though you've got 30 minute drive to get to work, and you start in 30 minutes). Still same stool problem BTW is why I was calling. Hate to change, but..., I'm changing. UPDATE:Giving benefit of a doubt, I mentioned blood and pencil size stool, and I do remember them saying, "He should be seen", I didn`t have time, so I just dropped off stool sample. )And had to wait in line to pay. Apparently they do not have an X-Ray machine, as I asked one time for his knee crunching, they said they`d have to refer to...? Like I said, I always liked Dr. Hardy. The times I saw her. Others were younger doctors, or Tech`s? I didn`t ask. I am trying to be as honest as possible.The one thing also I do not like, is NOT being present. Especially after reading that one review about large dogs. I WAS present, with my NEW vet, and I witnessed my 110lb`r, screaming noises I`ve never heard before. Luckily it`s NOT cancer, it is "Severe Proctitis". He will be OK. P.S. I saw his X-Rays finally
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04/30/2015
By: Patty H.
Countryside Veterinary Clinic
I have been taking my fur babies there for 16 years, even with vets changing I have always trusted their advice and my babies always get the highest quality of care I stayed with them even after moving a half hour away. my sister and brother now take their pets there after my recommendation. they even have reasonable prices compaired to other vets in the area. Dr Wishko saved my dogs life, from crashing with addison's disease She put him on a shot schedule and meds and hes been doing great since. Addisons is very hard to diagnosis and she hit the nail on the head started treatment right away and saved him from crashing. I will be loyal until they no longer will accept us. highly recommended I never had a problem and don't forsee any in the future.
07/01/2013
By: sblajszczak
Countryside Veterinary Clinic
I have been taking my pets to Countryside for 2+ years. We always get an appointment when we need one and everyone is very helpful and nice. We recently put our 9 year old mastiff down and Dr. Hardy was extremely instrumental in us making the right decision. Without her I probably would have made a very selfish decision. She stayed with me the entire time and knew just what to say. A few days after, I received a card in the mail, hand written by Dr. Hardy, and an ink paw print of my best friend. Their compassion can't be beat. Some people are very good at finding fault in the little things but if you want a vet that truly cares about your pet then Countryside is where you need to go.
12/31/2014
By: Don N.
Countryside Veterinary Clinic
She's the best! (Don at Hectors)
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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