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By: Vivian K.
Somerset Animal Hospital
I took my dog in for her rabie shot and got her nails done and bought a pill for fleas and a few days later a noticed my dog started shaking her head a whole lot and found out she caught ear mites from Somerset Animal Hospital
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By: Jennifer M.
Midway Veterinary Hospital
Dr.Jasper has no bedside manner he was rude and arrogant we brought a very sick iguana in that we had rescued but was very sick he told us we where using wrong lighting which he was clueless about went to two different chain pet stores both told us samething to use so $200 later we had basics for his cages which over the years has been several more the same he was malnutrition which is why he was brought in BC he had not been eating so right there shows he does not listen he was feed a proper diet of organic veggies and pellet food so before u down some one u might want to ask these questions because being a jerk to ppl that loved him did not set right with me so when a family has to put a per down instead of being a butt maybe a I'm sorry u r losing a family member might be a nice start I will never recommend this place or never ever take another animal here!!!
By: Krystal P.
Van Der Ploeg, Tim
We didnt get to meet the good doctor as his wife (I assume) basically was the most unprofessional person Ive ever encountered when presented with an injured animal. I dont think she has any qualifications to be the only person on staff during working hours when the doctor is in surgery. There should really be a vet technician present at all times to help cases of urgent care. However, I had to interupt a personal conversation to be noticed with a bleeding animal in tow. I was asked to take responsibility for the kitten that was ran over. I was lectured about billing. I was told that I would be waiting for an undisclosed amount of time until the doctor was out of sugery (which I understand but still I had to work and had to get my son to school). Yet, when confronted with the situation of help or this animal may die, there was no compassion, no professional advice nor attitude.
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By: Andrew P.
Veterinary Center of Somerset
I can't speak of the Doctor himself because the lady, I'm assuming his wife, made sure we wouldn't get that far. I saw a kitten ran over in the road and took it to be seen, had to interrupt a personal conversation to even be waited on, then was told that it would be at least an hour before the doctor would be out of surgery. Things happen, I understand, yet I thought that if your a veteranarian you would have people working who ALSO care about animals. Wrong! She couldn't care less about this dying animal. In fact after leaving and treating the cat with limited knowledge I posted a review on Facebook to have her personally respond and then block me from any further resolution. Wow! That's professional and by professional I mean cowardly. That's my opinion. I hope the good doctor finds real help instead of letting this lady turn away people and animals that should matter and then behaving like a jerk. Hope you have a BLESSED day!!!!
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By: Ken H.
Van Der Ploeg, Tim
Dr. Tim has treated our animals for almost 10 years now. He is thorough and asks how you wish to continue after giving the options available. They just don't get any better in my opinion. He has a new clean facility and he cares for large animals as well as our cats, dogs and guinea pigs.
By: allisonrutar
Somerset Animal Hospital
There is no better Vet. in Somerset. Skilled, personable, informative and caring. We raise AKC Havanese and wouldn't take our dogs anywhere else.
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By: Beth C.
Somerset Animal Hospital
Having had a bad experience at my prior vet (they allowed my dog to be attacked by another, resulting in his death) I switched to Somerset Animal Hospital and they are awesome. Always have the time to talk about the cases.
By: capt46
Veterinary Center of Somerset
Dr VanDerPloe is a excellent veterinarian. His love for animals shows through in his personality. Dr VanDerPloe's knowledge of medicine is very impressive. He is very easy to talk to and takes the time to explain it to you. Very easy to reach. I personally can attest to! THANK YOUDR TIM for taking great care of my dog......
By: Tony R.
Veterinary Center of Somerset
Dr Tim and Dr Connie came to our house for 3 hours to care for our 18 rescue cats and dogs. We said we wanted we wanted every thing for all of our babies. Most of which came from abusive pasts. This leaves them very easily scared. The doctors spent 3 hours getting bit, scratched, kicked and hissed at. Doctor Tim would just smile as he wiped his wounds and say the animals did not know better. He showed every one of our pets the love you show to a child. Fortunetly he knew all types of ways to safely hold and control the animals so none were injured. He even treated the animals that other vets refused to look at. He even checked out our 14 aquariums for problems. When they were all finished, I asked how much we owed them. The bill was not near what we expected compared to years of using other vets. Later that day I broke it all down on paper. I contacted them and said there must have been a computer error figuring the bill. They have a sophisticated portable computer system they use. He responded back that he double checked the bill and found no errors. And, it was a house call. And they seemed more like regular family friends instead of stuffy doctors. These friendly people are just incredible professionals. We not only found a great new vet for our pets. We found truly caring friends. We love them. I can not say enough good things about our expierence with these doctors. We will never go to anybody else to get our babies cared for. Tony Raines.
By: Lisa D.
Veterinary Center of Somerset
VCS is AWESOME! Dr. Tim VanDerPloeg an extremely talented, caring and compassionate veterinarian. His new temporary facility is great, and I'm betting that the new permanent building will be gorgeous AND functional!
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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