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09/01/2016
By: Carlette T.
Governor Animal Clinic
I LOVE this place! I've always been terrified when it comes to taking my high energy, possessive, stranger aggressive, fearful, strong, unstable (you get it) Austrailian Cattle Dog to the vet. It's never been a good experience and given me as much anxiety as it does for my dog (Tucker). Since I had no choice but to go because it was time for his shots, I called GAC and made an appt. I told the receptionist I spoke to all of Tucker's behaviors problems with dogs and people and she and the whole staff at GAC paid such special attention to myself and Tucker from start to finish. I can't thank them enough for making our experience so easy and comfortable. Dr. Marie Benitez is amazing and all the staff as well. Thank you, thank you!
08/09/2017
By: S F.
South San Diego Veterinary Hospital
This place is great!!!! They take excellent care of my dogs and they are very professional. I drive over 40 miles to go see them because they care and it's worth it. I'm very pleased with the service they offer and the rates are amazing. I've already referred them to my friends and family and I will continue to do so.
Tips & Advices
Bring medical records and medications that your pet is taking. Also, you should bring your ID and a form of payment.
Yes, there are veterinary clinics that only deal with emergency cases. They generally take walk-ins and referrals from family vets.
Yes, emergency vets treat dental emergencies and dental trauma. Freshly fractured teeth are the main category of dental injury that vets consider an emergency.
To prevent health emergencies, experts recommend supervising one’s pets, and trying to make sure they don’t get into emergency situations. A majority of emergency vet visits happen because animals were struck by cars, bit by other animals, or ingested toxins. Otherwise, the best way to prevent emergencies is by having a go-to vet you can call with any questions, and being vigilant about potential symptoms (i.e. runny stool, or trouble walking) as they appear but before they become extremely serious.
Experts say that the conditions that necessitate an emergency veterinarian visit include collapse, seizures, inability to walk, partial paralysis, and any difficulty breathing (non-stop panting, constant coughing, hyperventilation, or elevated heart rate). Gum color is often an indicator that something is wrong--especially blue gums or very pale gums. Excessive vomiting or a distended abdomen should be considered an emergency situation. Signs of any trauma or excessive bleeding should send your pet straight to the vet. Lastly, for cat owners, urinary obstruction is fatal if not treated, and generally occurs in male cats.

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