By: summersnow.creator
Butterfield Animal Hospital
Our Rue, a 14 year old dog, was with her Veternarian Dr. Oren Drelich today.We are so satisfied with Dr. Drelich, who last year performed surgery on Rue when he removed a very large tumor from her right hindquarter. This surgery was very questionable due to the large size of the tumor, but Dr. Drelich was fanominal not only with Rue's surgery, but with her follow-up care and his calls to our home to find out how Rue was recovering and her demeanor. We appreciated the time he took to inquire as to Rue's recovery and his sincere attitude.Also, Fauna, a 17 year old, Rue's mother, was recently in to see Dr. Drelich due her back legs "giving out" and her seeming to be in discomfort. After Dr. Drelich's thorough examination, he determined that Fauna was possibly suffering from arthritis and prescribed arthritic and pain medications. A month later after taking the prescribed medications, Fauna is doing much better and is able to use her back legs and is up and about. Fauna has responded to the medications Dr. Drelich prescribed which we are very grafeful for. Again, Dr. Drelich called our home to find out how Fauna's recovery was proceeding. We appreciate his sincere care and consideration.Dr. Drelich is very consciencious and informative. He is very thorough in his explanations, physical examinations, and conclusions. We feel very fortunate having found Dr. Drelich for Rue and Fauna, and will continue to use his expertise in the care of our animal companions.
By: E S.
Vail Ranch Veterinary Hospital
This vet is a nice change from my previous vet who was nice but horribly overpriced and rarely returned phone calls. I found this vet easy to talk with AND understand (and I'm a speed talker) and not at all the kind to suggest superfluous testing or procedures. Twice I've had what I thought were emergencies but he assuaged my fears and we took the conservative approach first and it worked out for my dogs. His office ALWAYS returned phone calls within the day even when they were not emergent or had to do with just pricing of meds, etc. When my dog stopped walking Christmas Eve they rushed me in and stopped his pain and my tears, saving our holiday season. Finally, when I inquired about a lost dog I found (I needed it checked for a microchip) he quickly asked me if I needed him to board it; he specifically didn't want me dropping it off at some shelter and risking its chances. NICE CHANGE from some places that make you wonder why they went into the animal saving and loving business. I recommend this place fully and without hesitation.
By: meagan.farthing
Temeku Equine Inc
Dr Moss and Temeku equine provide excellent care. Easy to get a hold of, great communication, and the office staff is just as friendly and knowledgeable. Finally a veterinarian that helps owners to fully understand treatments, diagnosis, options etc. I feel like all of my questions were answered fully, all of the options discussed, and the best care was given to me horse. I highly recommend Temeku Equine to anyone looking for a horse vet.
By: happy46375
Butterfield Animal Hospital
We are going to visit today with Lillie, one of our pets. We have found Dr. Drelich and the staff at Butterfield animal hospital to be outstanding since we got out here to California!Dr. 'D' has brought our cat Tuffy back to health and we are so grateful for all he continues to do for all our animals.Bless him.
By: Michelle C.
Butterfield Animal Hospital
All staff, veterinarians and office and techs alike demonstrate sincere caring toward their furry patients/customers. I've been taking my little rescue dog there for over five years and have never been disappointed. These people absolutely know what they are doing! My thanks-
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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