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11/26/2014
By: Stephanie C.
Beechwood Veterinary Clinic
I made the change to Beechwood just this week. My cat, Tiger, is 10 years old and he's never had so much as a cold in all his life. I was worried when he started developing these sores on his body. My current vet was unprofessional and just didn't seem to care. I felt like Tiger and I were just another paying customer for them. I decided to go to Beechwood for a 2nd opinion. I was absolutely amazed from the time I walked in the door at Beechwood. It's smelled great (not like a vet) and was so warm and inviting (not like a sterile operating room). Kayla & Dr. Beyer were the most compassionate people I have ever met (along with other staff I met in passing but didn't learn their names). I couldn't have made a better decision to go to Beechwood. I will never go anywhere else! It was determined that Tiger needs a minor surgery to determine what is wrong, but I feel so much more comfortable leaving him for the day with the staff at Beechwood. They have gone above and beyond to be sure that I am informed on the procedure and as comfortable as possible during this difficult process for our family pet. Thank you to everyone at Beechwood!!
04/28/2017
By: Sue G.
Beechwood Veterinary Clinic
I would highly recommend Dr. Beyer and her staff for your animal care. Always kind, patient, professional and thorough. Dr. Beyer will call you back or e-mail you herself to give you advice, test results, and answer any questions about your pet(s). Beechwood has been a pleasure to work with, and we look forward to their continued care for our dog(s).
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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