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10/15/2014
By: amity.wyatt
Foster Animal Hospital
I've been using this vet for YEARS now. Since I was a teenager with the responsibility of taking care of my first pet all on my own. They successfully diagnosed and treated my baby with liver disease and she led a long, amazing, happy life. I will use this vet forever. Their prices are the best that I have found and the doctor is just wonderful. Linda, the receptionist, is my favorite!! Thank you.
03/01/2014
By: katie.capps.90
The Boulevard Veterinary Clinic
I have a puppy who needed his 3 month shots. I called and they got me right in the next day. Everyone was super nice & Cooper my puppy was all over the staff..{even went potty on the floor} needless to say we found our new vet!!
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08/24/2013
By: Kathryn M.
Foster Animal Hospital
I've taken my dog Ellie there for 4 years and won't take her anywhere else! Dr. Foster is very reasonably priced, very knowledgeable, friendly, and you can tell he enjoys what he does. His staff are great too!
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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