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By: Steven S.
VCA Central Park Animal Hospital
dr. baumwell has earned my trust both by his demeanor and with his spot-on diagnoses/treatments. he also follows up with phone calls after office visits. my dog is precious to me and i would not go anywhere else.
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By: Aaron M.
Rogers Animal Hospital
I wish I could give 0 stars. Called early this morning for an appointment for my cat who was urinating small amounts of blood for 1 day. I was the last appointment of the day and the Dr refused to do anything because it was "too late" (it was an hour before they closed!) I expressed my concerned that my cat was in pain and maybe we should begin some kind of treatment since we needed to reschedule for full treatment and the Dr refuses. I told him that this seemed neglectful - the Dr yelled at me that he "has been practicing longer then I have been alive and to get out of his office" HE KICKED ME OUT ! I was shocked ! He was just lazy and wanted to go home. I was a vet tech for 5 years and we never refused to help an animal in pain. You will get lazy veterinary care from a mean old man who refuses to help a cat in pain. Only my cat suffered from this situation, the animal he took an oath to help ! Disgraceful.
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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