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By: solstice3445
Pets On Budget Veterinary Hospital
I took my dog and cat to this new practice. I saw Dr Umeukeje Patrick I called him Dr Patrick. He was so kind and warm and hospital is so clean. I brought my dog in on my first visit for vaccines and a breathing problem. I took him to other vets and was over charged and they gave me tons of medicine that never helped the breathing. My last vet didn't have a digital xray and blood testing. We took an xray and he saw something obstructing his breathing. All this time these crappy vets with crappy equipment missed that he had swallowed something. The the dr removed it and was very caring and when I think of all the money I spent with other vets and no one found this! I am happy to say my sweet Riley had the hair tie removed and he is great! I brought Sasha my cat back and we took blood and she has a clean bill of health and I will not go back to hospitals that aren't capable of diagnosing a problem with poor quality equipment. I am glad they are in my neighborhood. Very fair and honest I am relieved to go there.
By: Ocasiom@comcast.net O.
Pets On Budget Veterinary Hospital
Love Dr. PatrickI have been taking my dogs to Dr. Patrick since I've had them. My first dog was born without a tail. He would get infections around the area that the tail was suppose to be. Dr. Patrick would care for him in such a compassionate manner. He was getting what we thought were colds, flu and pneumonia until x-rays were taken and was diagnosed with cancer and was not treatable. I had to put him down. Dr. Patrick was so compassionate and consoling. I got a new dog soon after and Dr. Patrick is soooo good with him. His new clinic is really modern, clean and his staff is very friendly welcoming Dr. Patrick listens to your concerns, asks questions and explains things in an understandable way. If you're looking for a vet that is attentive and caring, see Dr. Patrick.
By: latintemptress
Pets On Budget Veterinary Hospital
I brought in a cat that had been hit by a car. The cat was extremely injured and the staff and vet were very gentle. She had to be put down because she was bleeding internally but their compassion was awesome. As she was injected, the tech held her and gently stroked her until she passed. Today I received a beautiful condolence card. These people care about animals. I'm so glad for their extended hours and that their open on weekends. My regular vet was closed but Pets on a Budget was open and it was a Sunday.
By: Frank V.
Pets On Budget Veterinary Hospital
The first visit was free but it still cost us $200 for Meds and the diagnostics of a cold. Anything but a budget although the place is proper and the Vet was kind . New to the Pet world so not use to paying more for a Docs visit than I pay to see my own. Beware the cost of the visit is not the only thing you will have to pay. Will not return.
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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