Best 30 Veterinary Clinics in Superior, Wisconsin with Reviews -

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By: Judie Z.
Superior Animal Hospital
I brought my cats in due to some recent aggressive behavior (two siblings that are in their teens and still cuddle up and groom each other most of the time).The vet quickly jumped to more extreme options: some cats are bullies and simply need to be rehomed or sometimes a third cat helps. I'm at the beginning of this. I wanted to hear about various herbal and other meds, behavioral techniques, etc.When I was done, I was surprised I was charged for full exams for two cats as opposed to one full exam with perhaps a separate fee. My female cat was out of the carrier for less than a few minutes. I didn't see the vet check either cat's heart carefully (critical given breed susceptibility to murmurs), my girl's teeth or her body, etc. She may have done all or some of these things BUT I'm used to a vet who talks through each piece of the physical with me so I know what they're checking and what they're finding. When I asked at checkout where information was showing heart rate, they offered to send it by email. In fairness, I might have gotten a vet that was a very bad match for me. This vet prescribed a medication, but gave no information on how the med will work, side effects, etc. I thought she would be back in the room again. This is the first vet I have seen in MN or WI in 20+ years who has not either told me she would follow up the next day or week or asked me to follow up (and called if I haven't). I was surprised. I will obviously need to talk to another vet before starting this new medication. If this business cares about its reputation and wants to improve its service, it will contact me to offer an appt with a different vet and offer some complementary service or discount for the return appointment. In short, they will show me they can do better and that they care about doing so.
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By: Shannon C.
Superior Animal Hospital
My baby was to two different vets in this area costing me an arm and a leg with no reason why so sick force meds and food down her throat to no relief to her but then brought her to Dr Matt Severs and here wasn't with her 30 minutes and we had answers they stayed with us while we put her down here to come find out she had throat cancer it was one of the hardest day of my and they were there very caring and sympathetic to us had treat her like she was his the prices are reasonable and now we have a new family with them for our pets R I P Ianna
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By: Ann-marie C.
Happy Tails Animal Hospital
Dr. Dahl and his staff are wonderful. Compassionate, caring and they help with your concerns about cost. Great!!!
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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