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By: Violet L.
Paw Prints Veterinary Clinic
I took my dog to Paw Prints for the first time today, for a few vaccines. I was astonished to find out the office visit was $57.00! I repeat the office visit was $57.00! I was informed that visits after that would be $47.00. I'm new to the area, but the MOST I have ever paid for an office visit is $25.00 and I have NEVER paid an office visit for vaccines. I have been to numerous vets as I travel/move a lot for work. The staff was nice enough but nothing spectacular. I will not be back.
By: tlc54
Paw Prints Veterinary Clinic
They were just fine with my 7 year old female Doberman Pincher. Anyone who has ever owned a Dobe for any length of time would agree with me that they are a pretty good judge of character and mine took right to the Doctor and Assistant. They checked out my dog and even told me that they could sell me the anti-biotics or write a prescription so I could get them cheaper at the drug store. I will, and already am recommending them to friends.
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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