Best 30 Veterinarians in Midlothian, VA with Reviews -
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By: Judy F.
Woodlake Animal Hospital
Dr. Jones and her staff are wonderful!!! They are always sure that I understand the health situation with each of my pets and are willing to answer any questions, even multiple times if needed. We began seeing Dr. Jones because she offers alternative and natural medicine. She comes at any problem from a fresh perspective. She worked with me and my wolfhound to find the proper treatment for his arthritis after he was unable to tolerate any oral medications. He is a happy, active boy today. Thank you Dr. Jones and staff.
By: robert.christian.963434
Banks, Lisa
I am writing to you all because as my wife and I have grave concerns about the care given our pet, Ernie (a 12 year old cocker spaniel) at Deer Run Animal Hospital in Midlothian, Virginia.On Sept 3, 2013, Ernie had surgery at Deer Run Animal Hospital to remove a massive abdominal tumor.  Prior to taking him to Deer Run, we had taken him to Crater Road Animal Hospital in Petersburg and Centralia Animal Hospital in Chester. The vet at Crater Road strongly advised against surgery because Ernie had a serious heart mummer  (grade 3 to 4).  However, her stepson at Deer Run, Dr. Marc Nay, agreed to do the surgery.The week before the surgery we had in initial consultation with Dr. Martin at Deer Run. After performing an EKG (costing around $450) on Ernie his inclination was that he was a good candidate for the surgery in spite of the heart mummer.   He estimated the surgery would cost about $1000. When we arrived on Sept 3 we were given an estimate ranging from $1450 to $1850  The final bill turned out to be much more than the initial estimate. It was $2400On Sept 5, the doctor from Deer Run called and informed us that Ernie, my pet, was ready to go home. My wife and myself then went to Deer Run to take Ernie home. When they brought Ernie out, he was walking fine but then immediately started to collapse on the floor.  Dr.Martin said he was just weak and the floor was slippery. After collapsing like this, we were  expecting them to keep Ernie for further observations, but instead Dr. Martin carried him out to our car. After about 10-15 minutes of driving, he stopped breathing and died. They should have kept him in their hospital when he started collapsing in their office.We really believe Dr. Nay should have concurred with the other vets and refused to do the surgery due to his serious heart condition and age. For such a very expensive procedure, we were not expecting to have Ernie die 10 minutes after getting him back.If you love your pet and do not want to see them suffer right up to the very end, please consider going somewhere else.
By: clines0605
Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center
So I know my review is higher than the others and I'm sorry that the others had a bad experience. My husband and I had a wonderful experience. Our boxer had an allergic reaction and after giving her some Benadryl the welts would not decrease We took her straight to the emergency vet at 7:00 and was welcomed by a very nice guy named spencer. They took our girl straight back and immediately administered medication to help with swelling. While we waited for the medicine to kick in we were greeted by dr Krause. I have to say that if I lived in Richmond she would have been my main vet. She was knowledgeable and informed us that she has a specialty in dermatology. She also took the time to explain to us what signs we needed to look for incase of an emergency and offered to have our dog come back the next day for another shot of Benadryl if needed with no consultation charge. I know every vet is different and I would highly recommend dr Krause especially if your animal has any sort of skin issue. We love our dogs like they our children. Also this is my first online review because I felt the need to let everyone know how great the staff was the night of 12/23/2012.
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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