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By: Wendy V.
Riverside Animal Clinic
Approximately 1 year ago our little fur baby started having seizures and we also found out he has problems with his liver, that is when we first encountered Dr. William Cline. I had previously been to other veterinarians in the Saginaw area. And although I felt that they were adequate and that they provided appropriate care, I had never before encountered the type of compassion and the willingness to discuss in great length with us the concerns and the necessary treatment to help our little guy. We have received multiple phone calls from Dr. Cline with test results and options. He has seen us in his clinic after receiving panicked phone call with surprising shiftness. The clinic provides great care and yet the cost is always below what I estimate. I can not praise Dr. Cline and his entire clinic staff enough. Since finding him and his wonderful clinic, I will never feel comfortable taking my fur family members anywhere else.
By: saracoo
Great Lakes Pet Emergencies
I had a good experience. My dog was treated well (even though she can be a cranky old girl). Staff was friendly and doctor took time to explain things and options. Though, I wish it were like a human hospital where you are told what is going to be done (as apposed of giving me options). But I understand it is different. And looking at the crazy angry negative comments, it all seems to be about the money with those people (which makes me believe they have no money to do things). A little bit more expensive then my vet, but it is an emergency clinic, so not a surprise. I think the angry comments expect free care (which they probably get free government money and expect all things for free). Sophie (my dog) did well with surgery for a cut on her side. Funny bald spot where surgery was, but the fur grew back fine, though a slightly different color.
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By: elhunt7
Gratiot Animal Hospital
The entire staff, from the front desk, to the vets, is great! I've been taking my mini schnauzer here since we got him, 3 years ago, and I've been happy every time I've been there. I've seen every vet, including Drs. McNally (father and son), Dr. Mayer, and Dr. Gilbert. All are compassionate and caring and clearly love animals and what they do. They are attentive to your pet's needs and your concerns and even take the time to talk to you on the phone to answer any questions you may have. They are willing to work with you on costs, as well.I highly recommend Gratiot Animal Hospital and know that all of the vets are highly qualified and will provide your pet with exceptional care and give you peace of mind.
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By: Jennifer S.
Agawa Companion Animal Hospital
This Vet is amazing. I have many pets and have never seen a Vet that cares so much and is willing to take the time with you to make sure your pet gets the best care possible all around. I have taken my pets to Dr. Leis for 15years now. Her surgeries are beautiful with little to no scarring at all. She is truley Gods gift to animals. I always feel confident leaving my animals in the care of Dr. Leis and her staff.
By: Stefan K.
Agawa Companion Animal Hospital
I have worked at and been to a number of vets offices. They were wonderful people and provided great service for my animals. I would highly recommend this vet to anyone I know. Amazing people and amazing service. They aren't the vet out to get your money. It's obvious they are in it to help animals.
By: Jean J.
Boardwalk Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Winter and her Asst. are both very wonderful and caring people.I have taken 3 cats had them declawed and fix and my Puppy had been neutered by her. and they all have had their shots.I hope she is around for a long time.. Thank you Both very much.
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By: Karry K.
Gratiot Animal Hospital
I can't say enough about the drs and staff they definitely enjoy their work and love all the animals very professional and loving I wouldn't take my pet anywhere else
By: deborah.gleissner.35
Agawa Companion Animal Hospital
Dr Leis saved my pet's life. This staff goes out of its way to serve animals and their owners!
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By: A j S.
Boardwalk Veterinary Clinic
Great small clinic, however they don't do reptiles or exotic animals. Neither do they board.
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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