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09/09/2013
By: edmundh
County Line Animal Hospital
I have 3 small dogs that I have been taking to County Line Animal Hospital since I moved to Florida in 2009. Recently, I took two of my girls there, Lexi and Tess. Lexi had her annual checkup, vaccines, blood test, etc. In addition, I picked up a month supply of Comfortis for all three girls. The main purpose of bringing Tess was to see if the vet thought it would be ok for Tess to be spade, considering her age. He told me it wouldn't be a problem. I also asked if a little bump on her back was a tick. He said it wasn't, that it was a harmless mole. I scheduled Tess for her operation that will be performed later this month. I was charged $184.00 which I paid and left. This past weekend, 9/7/13, I was thinking about the visit and thought the cost seemed a little high. After looking more closely at the bill, I realized that I was charged $41.00 for an OFFICE VISIT/PHYSICAL EXAM for Tess. I called and spoke with Gary. He told me I was charged $41.00 for the vet to look at the mole. WOW!!! It seems to me that he should have performed the COMPLETE PHYSICAL EXAM for which I was charged $41.00. I suspect that would have included, telling me that Tess didn't have a tick. Look folks, as far as I'm concerned this is a TOTAL rip off. The main purpose was Lexi's annual and to ask the vet about Tess regarding spading. If they are going to charge for a PHYSICAL EXAM they should do one. Isn't there a law or something about truth in charge disclosure....You know like the vet saying... If I tell you what that little bump is, it will cost $41.00 dollars... And, if there is nothing in the law about disclosing truth in charges, how about a little, oh geeeeezzzzz, I don't know... CUSTOMER COURTESY. I know these vets are worth it, but $41.00 cost a working stiff, making minimum wage of $7.79, over 5 hours of work to pay for. Finally, I do want to commend the vets and technicians that work there. They are all very professional. I suspect that Gary, the jack of all trades guy, gets most all of the customer arrows and has become somewhat hardened (customers can be wrong contrary to popular belief) but that doesn't mean that you folks are never wrong and charging me $41.00 and not getting at least a physical exam is one of those times. Remember, 90 percent of the time businesses don't know why they lose customers. Be happy when someone complains. It can only serve to make you do a better job, if that is something that interests you.
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01/24/2009
By: 1tabbysquiggles
Garrison Animal Hospital
As a pet owner for close to 40 years now i value and understand that good veterinary care is expensive. I have run into many vets over the years that offer basement bottom prices for substandard care. The vets there are knowledgeable, honest, caring, and the staff is terrific. If you want cheap prices, cheap services, and substandard care go elsewhere. The vets and staff there are terrific and i wouldnt think of going anywhere else!!!
02/27/2013
By: jeff.kell.378
Garrison Animal Hospital
If you have not used Dr. Jones at garrison Animal Hospital, do yourself a favor; stop by and check it out. Dr. Jones and his staff display a genuine care for all animals. The service is always timely, diagnosis is accurate, and treatment is correct. I've tried several vets in the Nature Coast areas over the past decade. I will use no one but Dr. Jones for my six pets from now on.
09/25/2013
By: eagle8332003
Garrison Animal Hospital
The new vet Dr Hamilton is great. He is very personable and caring.He is knowledgeable and tells you the problem on a level you understand.Very down to earth and cares deeply about your animals.They are changing the name to Gulf coast Veterinary and moving across the street soon.
08/09/2012
By: patti.fagan
County Line Animal Hospital
The costs for care are quite reasonable and Dr. MacMahon is an attentive, kind and extremely competent vet. I have been going here for more than 10 years and have tried other vets that were closer to my home, but was never satisfied.
12/22/2011
By: canoe63
County Line Animal Hospital
The front office staff is rude, uncaring and unprofessional. There are a lot of vets in the area, and I prefer to bring my pets where they receive professional, compassionate care from check in to check out.
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10/23/2014
By: Tina S.
County Line Animal Hospital
The staff is so kind and gentle and made my LillaBelle feel comfortable and loved. Highly recommend this professional group of caring animal lovers!
04/07/2014
By: donna.brock55
Garrison Animal Hospital
Dr Jones has taken very good care of my fur baby. I would not trust my baby to anyone else. Ty Dr Jones.
03/29/2014
By: gemma.snider
Animal Medical Clinic
Love how much they care for our dogs.
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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