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06/07/2013
By: samiam222
Wayne Heights Animal Hospital
We were at a rabies clinic and ended up talking to the Veterinarians at Wayne Heights.They were so personable and friendly, we decided to bring our pets here. We have had such a positive experience, they are always helpful.
05/10/2013
By: jeremyuconn
Wayne Heights Animal Hospital
At Wayne Heights Animal Hospital, the doctors and staff really do treat your pet like it was one of their own. They are all very compassionate and caring and do the best to provide the best possible care for your pet.
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11/23/2015
By: Carissa T.
Wayne Heights Animal Hospital
I've never been to another vet that wasn't Wayne Heights Animal Hospital but I know that they are the best. When we had to ultimately put our dog down, they came to visit me and that really meant a lot.
02/27/2015
By: Gene N.
Wayne Heights Animal Hospital
I once adopted a dog that had some liver problems and we knew he wouldn't last long, but the folks at Wayne Heights helped me with him for over a year and kept him feeling good.
03/03/2016
By: Jack P.
Wayne Heights Animal Hospital
A friend of mine who was taking her dog to Wayne Heights for acupuncture recommended I take my pets there. I was very happy I did because their services have been great.
10/17/2014
By: brendar12
Wayne Heights Animal Hospital
I have adopted a new dog and have a few others that all go to Wayne Heights. All the animals are fine with going to the vet and the staff does a nice job with them.
11/26/2013
By: Janelle N.
Wayne Heights Animal Hospital
I am very satisfied with Wayne Heights Animal Hospital. Dr. Barnes is an excellent Veterinarian, very knowledgeable and friendly and always answers my questions.
08/26/2014
By: barrys990
Wayne Heights Animal Hospital
The staff at Wayne Heights is good about explaining medications and treatments for your animal. If I have questions or need an explanation they have me covered.
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10/27/2015
By: Jim R.
Wayne Heights Animal Hospital
It's not just a business at Wayne Heights Animal Hospital. It's a place where they remember you and your pets after just one time of going in there.
04/05/2016
By: Tay L.
Wayne Heights Animal Hospital
Wayne Heights Animal Hospital has nothing to improve if you ask me from my own perspective. I will continue bringing my pets to the animal hospital.
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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