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03/15/2013
By: tonya.vena
South Hills Animal Hospital
After seeing seversl quack vets in the area I took my dog winston to the south hills animal hospital.not only was I impressed but I was so very thankful.if you need a real pet doctor, not a nail trimmer, I highly recommend them.they knew what was wrong w/winston and performed a 4 1/2 hour long surgery that saved my beloved pet dog.i cannot express the magnitude of appreciation and pure respect that I give these doctors because they fixed my dog.i am taking him in again today for something I pray isnt life threatening.i wouldnt dream of trusting his life to any other vet around here.thank you s.h.a.h.thanks for doing what you do.know that you are very much appreciated for sure.sincerely, tonya lee
02/03/2016
By: Hugg_54@yahoo.com L.
Vine Animal Clinic
I had used this vet clinic last year and loved the service I received for my cat. So when I needed to put my older dog down I called them first.Today the first response was do I want to cremate my dog and did I want to be with himwhen they gave the shot.I asked what was the fee to put him downand received a quote of $140. I had to tell them I couldn't afford at this time.So nice no one cared my dog is in pain and has lost the use of his back legs. All I wanted to do first was take care of him and then I wouldhave made arrangements.I won't be using this vet again.
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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