Acacia Animal Hospital in Port Saint Lucie, FL with Reviews - YP.com
07/25/2014
By: Deborah I.
Waggy Resort
This is the first time our Maltipoo has ever stayed away from family in the year we have had him. Initially he was going to be with his sister in her new apartment in Jacksonville but when that didn't work out I scrambled to find a suitable location for an extended period of time that wouldn't break the bank and wouldn't cage him. The online reviews at the Waggy Resort caused me to call to speak to its owner Colleen. After a few minutes I knew that this was the place for our Bailey. He was welcomed into their home immediately and within an hour I was already receiving correspondences and photos letting me know how Bailey was doing. Being gone 17 days was an initial concern, but knowing that Bailey was in a homelike atmosphere alleviated all my worries. Bailey enjoyed playing with the other guests and loved sleeping with the boys. Today, I think he is a little lonely for the boys who looked after him and loved him. Thank you to the entire Gonzalez family! Debbie and Steve
04/14/2016
By: Kaitlin V.
Waggy Resort
I had a to leave on a work trip and was panicking having to leave my baby boy somewhere. I have never put him in a kennel, and being new to the area I was freaking out that I would have to do that. Luckily I ran across Colleen's page and read through reviews, and called her the next day. I could tell by how excited she was that she was definetely a dog person, and that made me feel much more comfortable leaving him for almost a week. I dropped him off, and although he was nervous and had never been around kids within the next day Colleen was giving me great reports! He was doing great, and I felt at ease. She sent pictures and kept me up to date with what was all happening. I will be bringin Black Jack back to her and her amazing family! He came home with smiles on his face and one very very happy mommy!
12/27/2013
By: Jeff A.
Veterinary Medical Center Of St Lucie County
Fantastic service and very compassionate . We had to bring our dog buddy in on Christmas, . We met dr Giovando who took the extra time to explain everything that was going on with our dog, and what our options were for his treatment. This honestly was the best experience I have ever had at a vet. Buddy came home with us and has been doing better than expected! Again this was on Christmas ! I don't think you can find a more professional and caring staff in port st. Lucie . The office staff and the vet tech were also great and comforting. You could honestly feel how much they all care for animals and the people who bring them in. Thanks again.Jeff Almeida psl
04/18/2016
By: Alice B.
Waggy Resort
When we picked up the girls they were happy to see us, and it was very apparent that they had had a great time while in the care of Colleen, Mannie, and the boys. This was the first time I ever left my babies with anyone, and I was very anxious about it, but they sent me emails and photos, and video of the girls every day that I was away. Waggy Resort is just that! My babies got such loving care, and I was able to enjoy my trip knowing that they were in such good care. I highly recommend this wonderful young family Waggy Resort to anyone who especially loves their pet, and wants them to receive loving attentive care.
06/12/2014
By: craigbrockman
North Port Animal Hospital
I have been going to North Port for 12 years now (2002-2014), I have NEVER had an issue while Dr. Gill has been taking care of my boys. We recently lost one of our boys to Cancer (Einstein) - Dr, Gill and his staff were wonderful, caring, compassionate, and Dr. Gill came in on a Sunday just to see us. We have boarded our boys from anywhere from a couple of days, to an entire month at one point. North Port has ALWAYS been accommodating. Dr. O'Malley was a wonderful vet while at North Port, but Dr. Gill is that "Country Doc" that even a guy like myself from Brooklyn appreciates! 4 STARS, 5 if I could leave that! CB
05/19/2014
By: mlp1220
Waggy Resort
First time I had to board my two doggies, Osito and Dulce. So thankful to found Waggy Resorts ! Even better that they offer cageless boarding and a home enviroment..The dogs were in the best hands. Colleen and Mannie took the best care of them! Kept us updated with photos and emails every day. The pups were happy and healthy, they played with their new friends and came back home exhausted... We found the BEST boarding service in all the Treasure Coast and will recommend it to our friends and family! Thank you guys for taking such a good care of our babies! Will be coming back soon! Miriam & David
04/08/2016
By: Debra H.
Waggy Resort
Quotes First time I had to board my two doggies, Osito and Dulce. So thankful we found Waggy Resorts ! Even better that they offer cageless boarding and a home enviroment..The dogs were in the best hands. Colleen and Mannie took the best care of them! Kept us updated with photos and emails every day. The pups were happy and healthy, they played with their new friends and came back home exhausted... We found the BEST boarding service in all the Treasure Coast and will recommend it to our friends and family! Thank you guys for taking such a good care of our babies! Will be coming back soon!
01/26/2014
By: Chris R.
Waggy Resort
I am a regular at Waggy Resort. It is like a second home for my dog, Skye and she loves it! You can always tell when someone LOVES what they do for their job and Colleen definitely does. The care and attention she gives to the animals at her place shows that she truly loves what she does. I was a nervous wreck the first time I had to leave my pup behind and she was so great answering calls, sending texts and lots of pics! It really eased my mind and now my dog spends at least a weekend a month there. I don't know what I'd do without her! Great place to bring your animal!
09/17/2014
By: Sophia P.
Veterinary Medical Center Of St Lucie County
I recently had an emergency with my cat and I tried calling his other doctor but they didn't seem to care how urgent it was. So I called VMC and they told me to bring my cat in right away. As soon as I got there they put him in a room. The staff was incredible. Doctor Fry is incredible. They were all very passionate about what they do. There is no words on how great they treated my family cat. It brought tears to my eyes on how compassionate and caring they were to help him! I will be going to VMC from now on!!!
12/15/2014
By: Rafael U.
Waggy Resort
We recently had to board our four-legged kids (puppies and kittys) for the first time and after researching for a while, we came across Waggy Resort. We were blessed with Colleen and her family. They were fantastic, loving and caring from the first moment we spoke. Their fees are very reasonable and they were also willing to extend the stay without any complications. We wouldn't hesitate to have Colleen and her family take care of them again... Thank you guys! Keep up the fantastic job!!
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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