Bird Doctor in Reno, Nevada with Reviews - YP.com

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02/21/2013
By: rottiff
Brian McLaughlin DVM
I love them there. I've been through most of the clinics in this town. They have NEVER overcharged me, in fact they've been so upset about the genetic defeat that Breeder was refusing to honor in our contract and there is nothing they can do about it Dr. Koehm told the front staff to charge me an Office Visit ONLY as an established patient. In fact I have an appt. with them in 45 minutes; so I have to run b/c they are 20 miles from my house and WORTH THE DRIVE. The difference is all their Vets and most of the Techs are Specialists. I've had to train so many Vets in this town it is ridiculous b/c they didn't know about this or that or even a certain disease one of my Mastiffs had. No Vet in this town at that time had even heard about it. They all know about it now though. U.C. Davis, when they did the crystals biopsy. The Vet called and YELLED at me for allowing my dog to wake up from the surgery. #1 We were at the all night E.R. Clinic. The Vet on duty had never seen neon green bladder stones before nor had Dr. Wilson, who I've known for years when he saw them the next morning before the courier got their to p/u their specimens. These were not stones they were a crystal from a dual hereditary disease. They pulled 5 handfuls of crystals out of him. Being a Mastiff they actually removed his bladder from his body to flush it hoping to get all the bladder stones. U.C. Davis told me I was stupid and my dog would be dead or have to have surgery again in 6mos, He lived another 6.5yrs w/o any other occurrence. He's the oldest Mastiff I've ever bred, let alone owned. Why b/c I refused to follow U.C. DavDietitian'san's instructions on what to feed him. He needed his urine alkalized. They wanted him on SD for kidneys which is made to acidify the urine. I juiced for him every day for the rest of his life to bring his pH up to where it should be. He passed away from old age as a Mastiff's lifespan in only 6-8yrs, he was 12.5yo. He went HOME b/c he was bitten by a brown recluse spider bite when he was 6mo on his hock that was now making his back leg fail. He got to go HOME with 3 women loving and petting him while he got to lay on their cool floor. What more could a man ask for?So if you wish to go to a cheap Vet, go ahead but my Service Dog deserves better than that. Yes, I have been totally disabled for 7yrs but I don't look it. I'm one of these people you get mad at for using the Handicap Space. If you have a problem with their prices ask. I can remember when Vets didn't charge for office visits either. My new Service Rott can detect if I'm going to have a Seizure, my Heart is going to start acting up or I'm going into either a Passout or Blackout Syncope. She almost as many medical problems as I do. She has a Grade 3 Wry Bite, is Auto-Immune, Dysplastic in both hips and 1 elbow, has genetic heart problems and several of other problems. My normal Vet there is Dr. Connelly and I love her so. All the Staff there is great.Since YP just dumped over half of my review, I'm not going to go further into how great she is besides to say she is normally their Surgeon but will take patients when possible.
01/28/2013
By: kimberly.a.maxwell.5
Mount Rose Animal Hospital
I love this vet service it was a little expensive. my dog need further care but it adertisings as a hospital but it is not it sends you to the Animal hospital which is very expensive. I will have ti choose a vet that has its own over night services,
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07/15/2015
By: Stephanie M.
Southwest Veterinary Hospital
LOVE THEM! Could not ask for more compassionate care. Everyone was friendly and the explanation of my dogs treatment was thorough - Dr. Martini is awesome!!
01/19/2015
By: Carolyn C.
Doses Pet Vets LLC
Best Veterinarians ever used. Complete confidence in both Tom and Sharon. PS. they are not rude. Never have been.
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03/19/2010
By: softy16
Doses Pet Vets LLC
Experienced, inexpensive, quality care!!A must to take your pet to!
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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