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By: Janet F.
Lamczyk Veterinary Clinic
We are glad we ignored the poor reviews some disgruntled customers gave. We are very pleased with this Vet Clinic. We were traveling with our miniature Poodle when he had gradually come down with a cough that kept us up at night. He became less and less active and we were concerned. By the time we got to Mt. Vernon we knew we needed to take him in somewhere. On the recommendation of the RV park owners, I called and we were fortunate to fit in between busy times. Dr. Hindman prescribed some meds and "Peanut" was some what better but still coughing. We took him back for blood work and xrays early the next morning. They confirmed the diagnosis. Now sure that they were the correct meds, plus a new one, Peanut was back on his feet, if not well, by late afternoon. All the employees were pleasant and seemed to genuinely like their jobs. Dr. Hindman took the time to explain everything and was patient with us as we asked and answered questions. We'd be their customers always if we lived near here.
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By: Danielle A.
.Thomas Animal Hospital
Dr thomas is absolutely amazing!! However his staff is rude and disrespectful!!! I walk in to check in and just stand at the desk while the lady right in front of me doesn't say a work to me. I clear my throat so she knows im there and she looks up and says who do you have with you! No hello or anything. Then a lady comes in concerned about her cat and the same lady just says to her well it needs to be seen. The lady goes on to say that she wants to make an appt but thought she might have an idea of what she can do in the meantime until he could get seen. The receptionist just starts reading a piece of paper and just walks away from her completely ignoring the lady!!!!! Really!!?!? She needs to be let go and they need to get a friendly face in there. Someone who wants to smile and interact with the customers!! I would have rated it a 5 if it was based just on the Dr. But the lady at the front desk almost made me want to walk out and not come back!! Lucky I love the Dr.
By: Jasmine H.
Jefferson Animal Clinic
Love this vet!!!! I've taken 3 dogs and 2 cats here. Very polite and friendly! My puppy got ran over and had never been seen and my husband brought her in and she needed to be put to sleep the damage was so bad and they didn't charge us to do it. They were amazing!
By: Jasmine H.
.Thomas Animal Hospital
Dr Thomas is awesome but receptionist is extremely rude! All 3 times within 2 years I've been in all the receptionists either ignore you or have a huge attitude with you! They need to fire them ASAP!
By: kenzie.adams.773
Lamczyk Veterinary Clinic
I love this clinic. Great customer service and patient care. Wouldn't go anywhere else!
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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