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01/15/2014
By: Joan D.
Maus, Chetica A
Dr. Chetica Maus is the best veterinarian anywhere. She is compassionate, caring and knowledgeable. She has taken care of our dog for years and I would not consider going anywhere else. She will do whatever is necessary to keep your pet healthy and well. Please if you truly love you pet, take it the best veterinarian in this area. My husband refers to her as "The Doc" and when our dog needed a surgical procedure done recently, he said only if "The Doc" does it. Thank you, Dr. Maus.
09/11/2014
By: Jody Y.
Veterinary Care Of Venice
Dr. Nicole and her staff are, by far, the best veterinary care team I've ever known. We met her under unfortunate circumstances, when our beloved Artemis was diagnosed with cancer, but her caring personality and extensive knowledge helped make a difficult situation a little easier. She is always one to take the challenge and dig down to find the root cause of the symptoms, not just give a cortisone shot and hope it goes away. I'm so grateful for all that she has done!
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09/19/2015
By: Jane O.
Veterinary Care Of Venice
Dr. Nicole and her team are THE BEST Veterinary Care in the Venice/Sarasota area. You will feel very welcome and know that your pet is being loved while they are under Dr. Nicole's care. She is so gentle and cares for all the animals. Her knowledge is top notch and she takes the time to explain the situation and outline options. Dr. Nicole is the ONLY vet for our rescue kitties!
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06/19/2015
By: Chris C.
Iulo Steve DVM
Dr Stephen is just awesome awesome awesome treats your animal like it his never met such a sweet and caring vet in my life...
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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