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By: bemckinney
Windcrest Animal Hospital
In writing a review I did not want to boast on my personal experiences because there is almost always an emotional attachment to your words. I would rather give a personal observation. To many of us animals become part of the nuclear family and there is nothing we would not do for our family members. Sometimes emotions become entangled in purse strings and resentments are formed and in our minds comparisons are set to human cost. I wanted to look at the reviews as a complete picture to what was being written by others. Sometimes the wisest words come from the minds of the least expected. I have a quote that covers the experience you will receive at Windcrest Animal Hospital. "“You can judge a man's true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” a quote by Paul McCartney.This is the big picture neither the price nor any plan to lure you in...... there is a compassion that people miss when choosing a veterinarian. This compassion goes beyond anything that is imaginable because the people that become DVM's or Techs have a deep love for animals. Furthermore animal medicine is a bit more complicated because the patient cannot speak. Someone must speak for them. This is what I searched for from almost a two hour drive stretching into Maryland and through Delaware. I found very capable Vets for dogs, cats and cattle but none for exotics. Windcrest Animal Hospital is a compassionate well staffed establishment for the service of veterinarian medicines. Compassion goes hand and hand with empathy and the doctors and staff share your loves and loss in the lives of your pets. Windcrest Animal Hospital was the answer the only place that could take care of my pets. I had been to seven different vets none had the compassion for (particularly in general) my breed of animal. As for office visits the prices are the same in comparison and lower than most. If you have issues with prices I can suggest that you indulge your pet in health insurance through one of the many underwriters available. I did because compassion for my pets is greater than the cost to make them healthy. The staff is a delight as they make you welcome and the waiting time is very short, by the way coffee and tea is available to you as you wait. Anytime you call your calls are returned within a reasonable length of time, with an answer to your concern. I can call today and have an appointment in the AM no problem. I would further recommend and suggest you take your special pet to Windcrest Animal Hospital all their needs including boarding. My own experiences have been bringing my boys to Dr. Anthony Dallatore who I trust whole heartedly and who has all the traits mentioned in this review. My boys are Rats …..literally real rats. “Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
By: rebecca.garagozzo
Concord Pike Veterinary Hosp
They are wonderful, very caring and they are great vets, I took my 3 kitties there for surgeries and all went extremely well. I even brought in a stray cat I found early one morning stumbling in the road. I scooped her up and placed her in a carrier I always have with me and just walked into the hospital and explained what occurred they took the stray into the back exam room immediately. I was shocked when they didn't even take my credit card when offered to them. Sadly the cat was in very bad shape and did not make it, they contacted me by phone to let me know . They never charged me a dime for the stray. They truly care about animals.
By: 3dogsnme
Centreville Veterinary Hospital
Go to Centreville. You will never again have a worry abt Your Pet being in the best Veterinary hands. Have been thier client since 1975, just try to make me stop going here.. As long as this Hospital is Alive, my Pets will all be seeing Dr. Coats & the Staff, Front & Kennel, cannot say enough.
By: wilmingtonmom13
Brandywine Hundred Veterinary Hospital
I have been taking my pets to this vet for years, and they are great. The staff is very caring, and compassionate, and they always greet you with a smile. You can tell they really care about your pets. Their prices are very good compared to some of the other vets I've been to.
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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