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Shelter Pets Give You So Much Love

Maybe, as you consider buying an animal, you’ve overlooked your community’s animal shelter. Slowly, you’ve been saving up the thousands of dollars you need for that pedigree pet you’ve been waiting for, seemingly forever. Change your focus. Look at rescue pets instead.

You Save a Pet’s Life

Animals in shelters have been relinquished for several reasons. Maybe they were abandoned by their previous owners. Whatever the reason, when you adopt a pet from a shelter, you’re saving its life. If it stays in the shelter, it’s more likely to be euthanized.

No Two Shelter Rescues are Alike

Okay, so a rescued pet may not be a pedigreed animal, but it will, for sure, be one individual, unique animal. You won’t find another like it anywhere else (unless it had a twin). You’ll get so much love, you’ll forget you ever thought of buying a pedigree animal.

Resist Animal Cruelty

Pets bought from pet stores are often “products” of puppy and kitten mills, which don’t always take care to provide the best care for the parents and babies. They may be sick.

Be an Example

If your neighborhood is populated with “pet store” pets, take a walk on the other side of the street. Adopt a shelter animal and, just maybe, you’ll give others the nudge they need to do the same.

Slow Down Overpopulation of the Animal Population

When animals come into the shelter, they are given full health checks, parasite checks, de-wormings, immunizations. . . and they are spayed or neutered. Result: You help to slow animal overpopulation.

Your Rescued Pet Will be in Better Health

This means that, when a pet is ready for adoption, it is in good health and less likely to pass illnesses on to other pets you may have.

Dollars to Rescues. .  .

Compare a pedigree animal’s cost to a rescue pet’s. You’ll spend at least $700 for that pedigree animal. That rescue: At most, $200. All told. Seriously!

You’re Helping Your Community and Shelter

Adopting a shelter pet means you’re helping your community’s shelter. These are chronically short of badly needed funding. When you adopt a rescue, your dollars are used to help get other strays, abandoned or relinquished animals off the streets.

Come On! They’re Waiting!

So, what’s the reason for your delay? Every minute you wait means a minute without the love of a rescued, adopted pet in your life.

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9 Reasons To Adopt A Dog

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Helping to reduce puppy farming and unlawful pet shops

Puppy farming is an illegal process of breeding puppies for sale for the intent of maximizing profit, without any care or empathy for the dogs health and well being. Dogs that are used for the intent of puppy farming are unlawfully forced to breed several times, which has a significant impact on their health and the puppies that are born. They are often kept in terrible conditions without any basic care. Those that run these puppy farms are not concerned about the dogs health as their only vested interest is money made from the sale of the puppies.

These particular dogs often receive ever little, or no veteran healthcare and are often destroyed once they’ve been used several times to produce puppies.
In addition to this dogs and puppies for sale at ‘pet shops’ are products of this unlawful breeding practice and are subjected to terrible circumstances. Adopting a dog or puppy from a reputable breeder, animal charity, or animal shelter, will help toward reducing this awful breeding process and prevent you from funding this illegal trade.

 

Saving a dogs life

Adopting can help provide animals with a second chance that they truly deserve. Many poor animals that have been rescued have often been subjected to horrific conditions such as neglect, cruelty and on some occasion’s abandonment. There are also occasions where the owner is no longer able to care for their animals due to ill health or death.

Those that work at shelters and charities work very hard in nursing the animals back to good health and help them become rehabilitate. Everything is done to ensure that the animal is fully prepared to go to a new home. Deciding to adopt a dog, or puppy can give them a new, loving stable home and help stop overpopulation and there are many lovely dogs for adoption available all over the UK.

 

Can help benefit children

Children can be taught valuable life skills through owning a pet, such as the importance of responsibility. Re-homing a pet will teach you children who to show empathy and compassion for others and make them think of others before themselves. Adopting a pet can also help with children’s anxiety and help provide them with the security, as their safe in the knowledge that their best friend will always be there when needed. Pets can also provide lots of love and companionship.

 

Save you money

Majority of shelters microchip, neuter, vaccinate and spay the animals that come into their care. This can help you save money on the costs to provide this necessary treatment, as you wont have to pay out for this yourself. The cost to adopt a pet is far cheaper than buying a pet from a breeder.

 

Majority of the animals are house trained

Animals that come from shelters, or charities have often been house trained in their previous home if they are older. This can help save you lots of time of training them through this process.

 

Adopting a pet helps supports spaying and neutering

Spaying and neutering all animals is very important in helping control the animal population. Many pets that are not spayed or neutered contribute towards the issue of unwanted animals, which results in over populated animals shelters. Adopting an animal means that your pet has been spayed or neutered.

 

Older animals make wonderful companions

Many of those that consider adopting a pet, often go for puppies or kittens without looking at the advantages of having an older pet. If the pet has already received their training, then your house is less likely to be destroyed from biting, toilet accidents and general issues from having a puppy or kitten. Older pets are much calmer, quiet and love noting more than to sit and relax within your company. Puppies and kittens require far more attention and often are very demanding in their early stages. Older pets have established their personality and behavioural traits, so it’s much easier for you to see which would be the best fit for you and your family.

 

Improve your health and happiness

There’s has been lots of studies that have shown that owning a pet can elongate your life and help combat stress and anxiety levels. It can also help with depression and may other aliments. The affection received from owning a pet can help form strong bonds. Stroking your pet can help reduce your stress levels and blood pressure and playing with them can increase your serotonin levels and dopamine that your body produce, which makes you feel calmer and relaxed.

Walking with your pet can also help work towards your exercise goals and meet other like-minded pet owners.

 

Forever unconditional love

Finally, the companionship between you and your pet is unbreakable, and they will love you regardless of whatever happens and will always be there for you. It has been said that animals that have been reduced form the strongest bonds and will forever be grateful.

 

Bio: Giedrius loves to write about pets of all kinds and is a regular dog advice blogger at Mypetzilla

22 Ways Cats Make People Happier And Healthier

What would you say if I told you that being a cat parent is adding years to your life by making you healthier and happier? If you’re thinking of telling me to take a hike and get real, hold your disbelief until you check out what we’ve got in store for you today!

I knew that my cats were amazing and that I loved having them around, but until I dug deeper into the research, I had no idea that those little creatures walking around my house were actually adding years to my life.

They keep our blood pressure under control; help us to manage stress, help our heart grow stronger, and much more.

Check out the infographic below to get a detailed breakdown of the many ways that cats can help us humans in a whole lot of different ways. (And hey – it’s even backed up by science and research!)

If you want to learn more about the details behind each benefit, check out the original infographic at catological.com!

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Why You Should Get a Pet

Why should someone even get a pet? Isn’t that too much trouble? To answer these questions, getting an animal companion actually offers more benefits despite the small troubles that accompanies it. These are the reasons as to why you should get a pet and make it a new family member in your home.

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Pets Are Entertaining

It is without a doubt that pets provide entertainment. Perhaps, they even provide a type of entertainment that surpasses movies, TV shows, video games, or other hobbies since having a pet involves another living being. Dogs, cats, rabbits may be popular since they are cute and cuddly but other types of exotic pets such as snakes have been proven to provide amusement for other owners with unique tastes. Whatever animal you decided to become a pet, each animal has its own behavior and unique way in making you feel happy.

 

Pets Reduce Stress

This phrase may have been said a thousand times but this can never be stressed enough. The digital age has brought about information overload that keeps our attention preoccupied which makes the world more stressful recently. Though there are various ways on how to handle stress, owning a pet happens to be one of them. Pets are like non-verbal best friends who are always ready to lend an ear and do so without judgment. There won’t be time worrying about something that you do not have control of because you are pretty much preoccupied with playing or taking care of your pet. With your animal companion, you will definitely feel more relaxed and are able to let some steam out.

 

Pets Provide Companionship

It’s not always that your friends will be readily available for you whenever you need someone to talk your problems to or simply just to hang out with. Your friends may have something more important to do or is just plain unavailable at the moment. However, the same cannot be said about your furry friend. There are countless of stories about people recovering from anxiety or illness just because they decided to have a pet.

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Research suggest that being with a pet can have various health benefits like better heart health, boost one’s immune system, enhance mental health, and ease physical pain.

 

Pets Teaches You Responsibility and Compassion

Pets teaches you to be responsible since they require you to take care of them. This is true especially for kids because it teaches them how to tend to the needs of another living creature. By having the task of giving it food, bath, playtime, and attending to its medical needs with regular check ups to the veterinary clinic, pets are perfect opportunities to teach both kids and adults a sense of responsibility. All of these also makes the person become more compassionate to others and this applies not only to animals but to fellow humans as well. The pet depends on you for their survival and happiness and you respond to their needs as an act of kindness. By being able to tend the needs of another creature, you will be able to look past beyond your own needs. Being more compassionate will certainly improve your relationships with other people which this leads to less stressful situations as well as a brighter life overall.

Veterinarian Near Me – Riverside Veterinary Clinic

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A Veterinarian Near Me – Where Animals are Given the Best Care

Welcome to Riverside Veterinary Clinic, the Riverside County’s premier veterinary hospital so if you live in Riverside and typed in the search bar a veterinarian near me, you just found it! We are thrilled to serve you as well as your pets. We understand how much your beloved companions mean to you, and we completely trust that you will find the right care for your pets at our hospital.




At our Riverside Vet Clinic, you will witness an astounding level of competence and care. The level of veterinary care that we will give to your pet exceeds the industry standards by far. This is because compassion and care are our ultimate goals and we strive to see to it that we give your pet the best care possible.

We treat your pet’s health very seriously. We understand that your pet is an extension of your family. Within our rank and scope of veterinary workers is a team of dedicated staff vets, technicians and board-certified specialists who go out of their way to provide your beloved pet with the best medical care available. We know the importance of having a local veterinary specialist that you can trust and most importantly, a veterinarian who understands your pet just as much as you do. We look forward to our meeting with you and your pet and to demonstrate our resolve to giving your pet the highest quality of care.

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Our Key Services

We offer a large range of veterinary clinic services, which some are briefly explained as follows:

Routine care

  • General examination as well as treatment of cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, ferrets and small rodents.
  • Microchip implants.
  • Vaccination of cats and dogs as well as consultations and health certificates for international travel.
  • General advice and counsel on proper exercise and diet programs.
  • Laboratory tests.
  • Fecal examinations to check if your animal has intestinal parasites.
  • Blood analysis done to screen for various diseases.
  • We send blood samples to diagnostic laboratories for advanced testing.

Surgery Services

  • Clean and spacious surgery suite
  • Pre-anesthetic blood screening is also available
  • Laser surgery for less pain, bleeding and shorter recovery time.

Additional Services

  • Cat and dog boarding, with different areas for each
  • We also offer grooming services for both cats and dogs, and we have an experienced groomer.
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Diabetes treatment (canine and feline)• Disease treatment
  • Pet wellness exams
  • Spay and Neuter
  • Weight loss programs
  • Physical examinations
  • Allergy and Skin relief
  • Flea and tick control
  • Internal medicine

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Routine Pet Wellness Checks

We carry out annual veterinary checkups that includes a complete physical exam. This includes checking your pet for all problems that even you may not have realized. Also, we screen senior pets for common diseases like low thyroid levels and diabetes. Checking the gums and teeth for gingivitis and dental tartar is routine since an annual cleaning of your pet by a veterinarian is important even if you brush the teeth of your dog regularly. Your pet, just like you, can lose his teeth as a result of tooth decay and neglect.

We offer high quality treatment and care for your beloved pet, whether you come in our hospital for consultation, sick visit or for routine wellness care.
Our belief is that routine preventive care is an integral part of the health of your pet. Preventive care can stop your furry friend from catching an illness, as well as give a chance to your veterinarian to assess your pet for early disease signs.

Pets can sometimes become sick unexpectedly, which can stress not only your pet but also you. During sick visits, our team of veterinary experts will use various tools to figure out what is ailing your pet. This includes a thorough physical examination and history, and diagnostics procedures like radiographs and blood screening.

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Inpatient or Outpatient

Treatment options can either be inpatient or outpatient. In case your pet needs surgery, we have state-of-the-art surgical suite just for your animal. We fully monitor all animals under anesthesia, and we also provide laser surgery. This is preferred as it causes less pain and bleeding, and also enables faster recovery compared to traditional surgical techniques. Also, we offer an ICU for hospitalization of pets that are critically ill. We also have a mobile veterinary clinic and a fully equipped emergency veterinary clinic.

About Us

Our belief at Riverside Veterinary Clinic is that customers not only deserve excellent service and quality care. We have worked hard to put together a team of veterinary health experts that are committed to providing unrivaled service and veterinary health care. We commit to continue offering world class service as well as state-of-the-art veterinary facility. For more about us please see our about us page.

Location

We are located in Riverside City, just close to Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center. We open at 8.30 and close at 5.30 from Monday to Friday. For emergency services, we have a telephone number that you can reach us on 24 hours a day. With us, help for your pet is just a phone call away. For details of our location including Google maps and direction please see our contact us page.

About Riverside County

Riverside Demographic Data

  • Population (according to Census of 2000) is 255,166
  • The median household income is $41,646.00
  • Median Age: 29.8
  • Real Estate Taxes is $1,097.00
    Total number of households: 82,005
  • The average home value stands at $138,500.00.
  • There are approximately 311,575 people residing in Riverside City.
  • Riverside is the 61st biggest United States city and the 12th largest city in the Inland Empire region of California. Also, Riverside is the 4th largest inland city in California as well as the 14th biggest metropolitan area in United States.

In 2005, the Inc. Magazine named Riverside as the 6th Best Place for doing business. There are a total of 18,887 businesses in the region, most notably Riverside Unified School District, City of Riverside, University of California, Riverside Community Hospital, Fleetwood Motorhome Svc, Riverside Medical Clinic and Parkview Community Hospital among others.

The city is a popular choice for Hollywood film studios, and this is because of the close proximity of the city to Hollywood. There is approximately $45.2 million dollars contributed to the economy each year because of movies. The Inland Empire Film Commission receives a lot of this money and in turn contributes to lots of small businesses within the area. The Riverside Veterinary Clinic is on the list to receive a grant for expansion within the coming year.

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Call Us for World Class Care for Your Pet

If you are looking for world class care for your beloved animal right here in Riverside, you can count on us to give your pet the best care you can find anywhere. Our highly qualified veterinary health staffs always strive to exceed your expectations by going out of their way to provide you and your pet excellent care and services. Just call us today to book an appointment with one of our top animal health experts. You will be surprised at the high level of services that we offer and our charming staffs.




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Mobile Veterinary Clinic – Riverside Vets Amazing Local Service

To get in touch with the mobile veterinary clinic please telephone: 951-200-0127

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29711 Chaparral Way
Canyon Lake, CA 92587




Analyzing the Scope of Services Offered at Riverside Mobile Veterinary Clinic

One of our more popular veterinary services is the mobile veterinary clinic, proven to be a popular option for some pet owners in the area. For most pets, the drive out to the local clinic is always stressful. The change in environment is deemed unsettling as well as cumbersome. For most homeowners, these drives are inevitable, so they basically just go through the motions. Taking the pet miles away from home also consumes a lot of time and gets in the way of daily activities, be it work, studies or family. Some pet owners are disabled while others are simply too old to be moving around much, which means they have to call others to drive them and their pets out to clinics. At times, they end up paying the people who get them to the clinics.

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The Riverside Veterinary Clinic mobile service ensures that all this does not happen by offering assistance from the convenience of the pet owner’s home or at least within a reasonable distance.

What We Promise to Our Clients

Pets make amazing friends. Whether you keep a dog, a cat or a pocket pet, you always develop a strong sense of attachment over time. It is therefore important to ensure that your friend has regular checkups from time to time to ensure that their health is always in full bloom. At Riverside Mobile Veterinary Clinic, we have a wonderful team of professionals whose expertise lies in ensuring that your pet receives thorough examination in the event of a visit. Their areas of specialization range from vaccination, dental hygiene and overall pet health.

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What We Ask From You

As a mobile veterinary service, we are always interested in the health of your dog or cat. If the animal has been behaving in particular way, always keep notes so that we can make deductions on what the source of the problem could be. For example, when some homeowners buy new puppies, they become concerned because in some cases the pets refuse to eat or use their litter boxes. The real problem here is that these pets eat and use the boxes, only that they do it when no one is around or at least when no one is looking. This points toward a problem with acclimatizing to new environments and not being comfortable with the people in it. For a vet to understand these concerns, there is always a need for the owner to provide some information that shows a semblance of pattern because after all, one day is not enough to make deductions. We therefore ask that you stay informed on what your pet does, eats, and refuses to eat as well as any other relevant occurrence.

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Has your pet been acting strangely lately?

Our Services

Our mobile veterinary clinic offers raft of services designed to ensure that the health condition of pets remains right up there. Below is a rundown of some.

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Time for a check up?

· Routine checkups

While pets are not always that vulnerable and it does not always require the services of our emergency veterinary clinic, it pays to ensure that your pets health is good all the time. When they are not healthy, then they are not happy. They tend to lose passion and the toll it takes on their life is easy to see. However, there are situations in which your pet will not show any signs that they are unwell. There is still a chance that they have health problems simmering from within. At times, it is easy to let things be, thinking that everything is just fine. This is dangerous for both the animal and you as the owner, as aggravated conditions threaten the life of the pet and have a telling financial effect. It is always recommended to book routine checks with us so that you can know where your pet’s health is at.

· Treatment

Owners who monitor their pets all the time notice changes in behavioral patterns. In situations like that, it is always easy for us to examine the pet and advise on further action. Sometimes, we discover that pets that come for regular checkups are actually unwell and need treatment. After careful examination, a determination to move forward is made. The problem is identified and treatment procedures are initiated. We handle a wide array of pet diseases, ranging from worms to infections.

Our aftercare services involve following up on the progress made over time and ensuring that both the owner and the pet are doing everything right. We routinely keep in touch with our clients, staying up to speed with the recuperation process and offering guidance that helps hasten the healing process.
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· Surgery

We have had incidences where pets such as rabbits and cats became ill in ways that could never be solved using regular medication. In cases like that, we offer to perform procedures on the animals. Now, this is a jittery topic with some owners because they feel that surgery is too risky and might lead to the death of their beloved pets. We understand these concerns, and this explains why we have a team whose work is always flawless. In addition to that, we have the latest technologies, which ensures that survival and recovery is almost guaranteed.

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Owners of old pets can face difficult choices if the pet is suffering.

· Euthanasia

It is always a sad day when a decision to relieve a pet of their pain has to be made. Unfortunately, some disorders become too serious and get out of control. You realize that whatever you try can never really guarantee that your pet will resume its vibrancy. Once we realize that the animal is too sick to save, we make an honest evaluation and furnish you with the news. At times, there are no diseases involved, just pets getting too old to move about and live like their kind. When the owner makes the decision to part ways with a pet, we put the final plans in motion. We ensure that at the very end, the pet is in a familiar environment, surrounded by family and patted lovingly throughout. Afterwards, some of our clients request cremation services, something we can help with.
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At Riverside Veterinary Mobile Clinic, we care about the happiness of your pet just as much as we care about you. That is why we always strive hard to make it easy for you to benefit from our services. Our professionals have been in the industry for years and know what to do to get your pet’s health thriving, whether it’s a cat, a dog, a rabbit or a pocket type.




The Many Veterinary Services of The Riverside Vet Clinic

At Riverside Veterinary Clinic, Riverside county, California, we follow a very simple rule; that is, to provide outstanding veterinary services and care and friendly client service to everyone who comes to us, and their animals.

Our doctors and staff fully understand the clients’ love for their pets and that’s why, our main obligation is to provide them with the highest veterinary service available. Our board-certified specialists, interns, residents, students, and nurses will keep all pets healthy, whether they’re birds, cats, dogs, or even exotic pets!

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Veterinary Services Include;




Preventive Care, General Surgery, Emergency Care, Treatment Services

We’re very much aware that every second counts. That’s why our experienced staff and state-of the art equipment which meet the needs of a modern emergency veterinary clinic are here. We’ll provide immediate attention to your pet in case of emergency to ensure that nothing bad will happen to him. It doesn’t matter if it’s at night, or holidays, we’re here to fulfill your emergency needs.

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Vet Small Animal Department offers:

  • Spay/Neuters: This eliminates the unwanted pregnancies and it also provides a lot of health benefits to your pets. For females, it prevents the possibility of getting infected with mammary cancer and for males, It reduces the chances of acquiring cancer in the testicles and prostate.
  • Radiology and Ultrasound: Our clinic promotes non-invasive diagnostics, together with the removal of most foreign objects and biopsies.
  • Endoscopy: Rapid and non-intrusive diagnosis of the heart, as well as other organ disease and other internal anomalies.
  • Dentistry: We are equipped with the latest dental X-ray units, as well as human dental equipment that could thoroughly check your pet’s teeth and provide the kind of dental services they need.

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Surgeries We Offer

  • We have the best veterinarians, and we’d make every effort to ensure that your pet receives the best care possible. We focus on animal safety, pain management, and we only utilize the most current veterinary practice available.
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Tonometry: We can measure the pressure in your animal’s eyes. This would help us screen if he’s suffering from glaucoma.

Pet Illness Treatment Services

We’re experts in treating pet illnesses, no matter what it is. Just like you, your pet also suffers from some form of sickness every now and then– we’re here to diagnose and treat that right away.

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Vaccinations

We follow the guidelines to give our customers the guarantee that we’ll only make the best vaccine choice for your pet. Our vaccinations aren’t only safe and effective, they’re also a very important piece to your pet’s health care plan.

Routine Wellness Exams

These are vital and the goal is to diagnose the health problems before they turn into something serious.

Vaccines we offer:

  • Cat vaccines
  • Dog vaccines
  • Kitten vaccines
  • Puppy vaccines

Large Animal Department offers:

In House Endoscopy: Our fiber optics allow us to examine your pet’s oral and nasal cavities, as well as the esophagus, small intestines, stomach, and colon with the use of an endoscope.

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Veterinary Nursing

The services we offer are augmented by an elite team of veterinarians. Thus, each technician specializes their skill in an area of veterinary medicine and our clinic consists of the full spectrum of veterinary clinic jobs.

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Digital Radiology

These are performed in-house as a way to evaluate different conditions. Our clinic has an on-site machine that allows us to evaluate urinary, gastrointestinal, cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, and reproductive conditions.

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Ultrasonography

We’re equipped with ultrasound machines, allowing us to evaluate the organs, soft tissues, and cardiac examinations without the need of an invasive surgery. Likewise, most of our doctors have completed a formal ultra sound training in order to effectively diagnose and monitor your pet’s condition.

Tonometry

We have a device that allows us to measure the pressure in your pet’s eyes to see if he’s suffering from glaucoma or other eye conditions.

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Parasite Control

We have the necessary equipment and medicines needed to detect and treat your pet for both internal and external parasites. We’ll start by testing for internal parasites – usually done to animals at a very young age. This is carried out, because some ‘worms’ can be passed from the mother’s womb to the new kitten or puppy. It’s also essential to detect these parasites as some can be passed from animals to humans.

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In-House Lab

We’re equipped with an in-house lab and that’s why we can get results in a timely manner to ensure your pet’s health. But don’t fret if you are unable to get here, we also have a fully equipped mobile veterinary clinic. Here are some of the services we offer for the in-house lab:

  • Lyme disease testing
  • Parasite testing
  • Heartworm testing
  • Pre-surgical Blood Work
  • FeLV testing
  • Ehrilichia testing
  • Complete blood count

In-House Pharmacy

It doesn’t matter if you’re visiting for a scheduled appointment or you’re just here to pick up the supplies, we’ll make sure that you’ll save time and money as you fulfill your pet’s prescriptions.

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Internal Medicine

We’ll diagnose and treat both serious and chronic health problems in your pets. This includes treating infectious diseases in all animals, endocrinology, gastroenteritis, nutrition, and urology to name a few.

Pediatrics, Genetics, and Reproduction

This is dedicated to pursuing both clinical and laboratory research in regard with hereditary diseases of your pet:

  • Pediatrics: Aside from preventive health care, we also provide a diagnosis and treatment for disorders on both puppies and kittens.
  • Medical Genetics: This will help us determine if your pet is suffering from any form of hereditary diseases.
  • Small Animal Reproduction: We’ll help your small animals and assist them with their reproductive needs.

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High-Speed Dental Equipment

Our high speed dental equipment will give results in a faster and safer manner. Thus, your pet doesn’t need to undergo anesthesia for a long time.

Digital X-ray Machines

The digital x-ray machines we have made it easier for us to evaluate the anomalies happening inside your pet’s body. These images can also be enlarged or enhanced depending on the attending physician’s needs.

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FAQS About the Veterinary Services We Offer

  • 24-hour Emergency Care: We offer extended weekend and weekday hours, especially for urgent care needs.
  • Micro-chipping Services: We also offer microchipping services. This will create a bond between you and the bet you love. Don’t worry about your pet getting lost again.
  • Euthanasia: In the event that you have finally made the decision to end your pet’s suffering, we’ll offer you end-of-life professional and compassionate veterinary services you can choose from.

We take pride in treating pets professionally. We believe that they deserve the same quality and care humans expect from their doctors and we’re here to provide them that.




Affordable Pet Clinic for Animals in Riverside

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For those who own pets, they are part of the family and we love playing with them and having them around. We value them as much as you do and that is why we are offering affordable vet care to ensure your pet goes on living a healthy life to the fullest extent possible. We have a team of fully qualified veterinarians who are experienced in all forms of health care related to animals both minor and major problems. We also have several vet nurses at the clinic so you can be sure that your pet is in safe hands. Our veterinary clinic is a compassionate low cost vet clinic near you in Riverside.




Veterinary Services Offered

Our affordable pet clinic offers veterinary services to all animals including cats, dogs, birds and other animals. We know how much you value your pets so our team will ensure we give them the best possible and affordable vet care so that they can get well as soon as possible and reunite with you. Some of the services we offer include:

  1. Routine Checkups: We perform checkups for your pets once in a while to determine whether they are healthy. This is important since we can be able to recognize a problem that cannot be easily recognized and treat it immediately so that it does not become uncontrolled or very serious.
  2. Diagnosis: If your pet is not feeling well, our qualified veterinarians will do a thorough examination and diagnose your pet with the illness it has. Prompt treatment will follow.
  3. Vaccinations: We determine the most suitable vaccinations for your pet to ensure they regain their health and remain in a healthy state for the longest time possible. The vaccines we offer include dog vaccinations, cat vaccinations, puppy vaccinations and kitten vaccinations. You can be assured that all the vaccinations we have are safe and effective.
  4. Radiology and Ultrasound: If your pet has any foreign objects in the body, we have the tools and expertise needed to remove these objects. Our diagnosis tools used for such cases are non-invasive hence, your pet will be safe and comfortable during the procedure. Digital radiology is available in the large animal department. It allows our vets to evaluate your pet’s reproductive, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary conditions. If your pet requires any assistance including reproductive assistance, we will gladly provide it.
  5. Endoscopy: We can diagnose the heart and other internal body organs rapidly and in a non-invasive method which is safe. The equipment used for this has advanced technology and this will help us do a thorough
  6. Neuters; This reduces the risk of cancer of the mammary glands in females. It also lowers the risk of cancer of the prostrate and the testicles. There are many other health benefits of neuters apart from these.
  7. Surgeries: Our veterinarians who perform surgeries are gentle, acknowledging the feelings of your pet. During the surgery, they keep in mind the safety of your pet as well as pain management. They also use the most advanced methods available in the industry. We perform orthopedic surgeries, soft tissue surgeries and tonometry. The equipments used are modern and safe.
  8. Euthanasia; We understand that you do not want to see your pet suffering continually due to an illness that cannot be treated or any other reasons. We thus offer the euthanasia service to end your pet’s life in a compassionate way.

We also have a fully equipped emergency veterinary clinic which is available for 24 hours every day including weekends.

Our Facilities

  1. In-House Lab: In this lab, we test for a variety of things including blood count, lyme disease, FeLV and parasite testing among many other things.
  2. In-House Pharmacy: The pharmacy is very convenient since you can get medication for your pet right from the clinic instead of going to search for them elsewhere. It also saves you time. The pharmacy is also beneficial to us since we can administer medication to your pet in emergency situations that require fast treatment.

Riverside Veterinary Clinic Vet with Animal

Our Mobile Veterinary Clinic

We understand that you may not always be able to come to us and that is why we are offering to come to you. Our mobile veterinary clinic is an extended low cost vet clinic. Our mobile clinic is aimed at saving your pet the trouble of having to travel a long distance while unwell since this may make it feel even worse and exhausted. A variety of services are available including:

  • Checkups; A check up every now and then is essential even if your pet is feeling well. At times, they may develop illnesses that do not show any signs. The earlier we diagnose it the better so that your pet can be treated early and avoid situations whereby it is too late to administer any treatment. You can book a check up with us.
  • Treatment; We are equipped with tools and medication required in case we discover any illnesses in your pet or in case there is an emergency situation that may require surgery promptly. All the equipment required for diagnosis and treatment is available in the van.

We love to do our best to help your pet get back to good health as soon as possible. However, did you know you can also play a part in its well-being? You can do so by observing it closely and keeping records of things that you may think are irrelevant. Keep track of times when it is not eating normally, if it is behaving in a strange manner or if it is not as playful as it normally is. This information can be used by our vets to come to a conclusion on what the problem could be.

Our clinic does not only offer medical services but also another important service that will ensure you do not part with you beloved pet. We insert microchips in your pet so that you can easily trace them if they get lost.

If your pet is unwell, do not hesitate to visit our clinic which is located on 9120 Magnolia Ave, Riverside. On weekdays, we are open from 8:30am to 5:30pm. On weekends, we are available on Saturday from 8:30am to 12.00pm. You can contact us via email on admin@riversideveterinaryclinic.net. You can also call us on (951) 688 1620. So for affordable low cost vet care we have you covered.




Five Veterinary Clinic Jobs to Pursue

A number of veterinary clinic jobs are available for those who love and care for animals, most of which do not require pursuing a veterinary degree. The compassion of these professionals for animals makes the whole experience of visiting the clinic comfortable for pets as well as their owners. It takes the teamwork of a number of different professionals to ensure the smooth operation of a veterinary clinic. Here are the different jobs or career paths available to opt for in a vet clinic.




Receptionist at Veterinary Clinic enjoying a cat

1. Receptionist

Running the front office of the clinic, the receptionist is perhaps, the very first one among the vet clinic staff to meet clients and their pets. Answering phone calls, entering and maintaining computerized billing data, scheduling appointments, filing patient charts and processing bill payments are some duties of the receptionist.

While it is not mandatory to hold a college degree for this position, many receptionists possess a degree in communications or business. It is required to be well-versed with the terms and procedures of a veterinary clinic to become a receptionist. Excellent communication skills, organizational skills as well as being comfortable around animals are essential to deal with clients and the animals entering the clinic.

The job for a receptionist at a veterinary clinic pays an average yearly salary of $25,000 as confirmed by the salary survey conducted by Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, the average income per annum can range to a maximum of $36,000 in Riverside County, California.

Veterinary Clinic Office Manager

2. Office Manager

The office manager at a vet clinic makes sure that the clinic runs perfectly, thereby letting the other animal care staff and veterinarians focus on the well-being and health of the animals. They perform several management tasks including interviewing and training new employees, personnel management, shift scheduling, taking inventory, ordering supplies, overseeing payroll and tracking payable or receivable accounts. The vet is no more required to deal with personnel and business details. This usually leads to an increased profit margin in clinics with an office manager.

Although, there are no specific educational requirements for a vet office manager, they may hold a certification, training or degree in management or administrative fields. Apart from that, it is essential for an office manager to have excellent leadership and organizational skills.

The average salary for the post of a Vet office manager is around $66,000 per annum which can witness a little variations in the different areas covered under the Riverside County, California.

Veterinary Clinic Kennel Assistant

3. Kennel Assistant

A kennel assistant is in charge of the basic care of the animals coming to the clinic, whether for a short span of time or for several days while owners are unavailable. Kennel assistants are responsible for cleaning cages, walking the dogs, providing them with food and water, bathing or grooming dogs as well as assisting with simple clean-up jobs in the clinic. Sometimes, a kennel assistant may be required to help the veterinary technician or veterinarian with changing bandages, medical procedures and administering medication.

A high school diploma works as an advantage, though no formal educational qualifications are required for becoming a kennel assistant. Those with a good experience with animals are preferred for hiring by employers. Additionally, kennel assistants must possess problem-solving skills and patience as they are often required to deal with injured or sick animals while working in a veterinary clinic.

When it comes to the staff positions in a veterinary clinic, the job of a kennel assistant is placed at entry level. Thus, the salaries usually begin near minimum wages for those with a little or no experience. The average compensation for a kennel assistant is around $20,000 per annum.

Veterinarian Technician

4. Veterinary Technician or Assistant

Veterinary technicians are professionals who provide assistance to veterinarians with the different health care procedures in the clinic and help with the day to day veterinary clinic services. Administering medications, assisting with surgeries and routine examinations, collecting urine, blood and tissue samples for testing, performing lab tests, monitoring animals at the time of operations, taking and processing x-rays, updating patient records, performing dental cleanings, cleaning and sterilizing equipment as well as filling prescriptions are the major responsibilities of a vet technician. Veterinary assistants keep the animals clean and safe, maintain the charts recording daily care as well as educate and assist pet owners in pet care.

The most significant factor that differentiates a vet technician from a vet assistant is that the former must complete a two year associate degree and pass a national licensing exam, whereas veterinary assistants are not required to hold any degree or certificates, thus they are not qualified to perform certain duties. They learn gradually by gaining hands-on experience in the veterinary clinic and will often accompany the veterinarian when performing mobile veterinary services.

The average salary for veterinary technicians in a veterinary clinic in Riverside County, California is approx $32,000. Wages for veterinary technicians and assistants can vary based on years of experience and specialty skills.

Veterinarian
Veterinarian Dr Katie Voitica.

5. Veterinarian

Animal practitioners who work from a clinic maintain a veterinary office and the aforesaid staff to provide medical care mostly for cats and dogs. However, they may also treat other pets, including ferrets, birds, and rabbits. Duties of a veterinarian include performing routine examinations, treating wounds, evaluating tests, prescribing medications, giving vaccinations against infectious ailments, giving immunizations, diagnosing diseases and medical conditions affecting animals, performing medical and treatments, perform surgeries, responding to veterinary emergencies as well as advising owners about proper pet care.

Becoming a veterinarian requires a degree in veterinary medicine along with great effort and time. It takes three or four years to complete the Bachelor of Science, followed by pursuing a veterinary degree. An even greater deal of academic and practical experience is required for becoming a specialist.

In Riverside, California, the average salary for veterinarians in private practices through clinics averages to $97,000 for small animal practitioners, about $103,000 for large animal veterinarians and nearly $83,000 for equine practitioners. Board certified specialists and practice owners are likely to earn a salary quite high than the specified.

While there are general responsibilities and duties that are inherent in the aforesaid job classifications, different veterinary offices or clinics in the Riverside County of California may have slight differences in the duties to be performed by each member of the team working in a vet clinic.




Emergency Veterinary Clinic

Call Animal Emergency Clinic (909) 825 9350

emergency veterinary clinic treated dog for broken leg

An emergency veterinary clinic nearby can be a godsend. If you live in the Riverside county area you are lucky because our clinic is always on stand by for animal emergencies. When it comes to emergency services, even seconds matter. Our veterinary staffs can make the difference of whether your animal dies or leaves to see another day. Whether your beloved animal has swallowed a fishhook, kicked by a moose or it has developed a life threatening condition, you can count on Riverside Veterinary Clinic’s team of highly skilled doctors and veterinary clinic technicians to give it the care it needs to survive. We offer 24/7 compassionate and affordable critical and emergency care.




NO APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED FOR SERIOUSLY ILL OR INJURED PETS

If you find that your pet is suddenly seriously ill and you don’t know what to do next, just give us a call and talk to any of our highly skilled triage specialists. The experts will help assess the situation as well as determine whether the pet needs to be examined further by our emergency staffs. We offer a full range of veterinary services which cater to the following emergency situations and more:

injured dog brought to emergency veterinary clinic

TRAUMA

broken bones, bite wounds, hit by car, distended abdomen, eye injuries, excessive bleeding, inability to walk, breathing difficulty, choking, gagging, burns. And if you are unable to get your pet to us we have a mobile veterinary clinic so we can get to you instead.

Cat distemper disease at emergency veterinary clinic

DISEASE/ILLNESS

These include:

  • Difficulty in breathing, sneezing, coughing
  • Behavior, appetite or stools change
  • Bumping into things or becoming disoriented
  • Pregnant pets that have not delivered for more than three hours
  • Inability to urinate or straining to pass out urine
  • Allergic reactions that include rashes, swelling or itching
  • Signs of pain like shaking, whining, dull behavior or hiding
  • First time seizure or seizure that lasts over three minutes or even multiple seizures
  • Diabetic animals that refuse food
  • Vomiting blood or passing blood in the urine or stool

Where circumstances allow, kindly call us prior to coming so that we can prepare for your imminent arrival.

puppy treated for indigestion at emergency veterinary clinic

INGESTION

Substances like mushrooms, onions, chocolate, antifreeze, household plants, rat poison, insecticide, pool chemicals, human medication, household cleansers, pennies, bones, excessive amounts of garbage or food and other foreign objects can cause indigestion problems. We will help your animal get back to wellness as soon as is practically possible.

Medicine shelves at Riverside Veterinary Clinic

You Can Count on Us to Help You at Anytime

Holidays or weekends, day or night, we are always here to help in case your pet needs help. We handle just about anything, from get hit by speeding cars, heatstroke or choking with foreign objects, we are always prepared with:

  • Fully-screened vet blood bank (this has been donated by pets that live with their families)
  • Latest pet surgery equipment and facilities
  • Well-stocked pharmacy that supports pain management and recovery
  • In-house X-rays, ultrasound and lab services
  • Ready access to animal internal medicine experts in neurology, cardiology, dermatologist, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, oncology, orthopedics and endocrinology among many other experts.

What Makes Us Unique

Riverside Emergency Veterinary Clinic is not your ordinary emergency clinic because we work round the clock to ensure that your pets are perfectly hale and hearty. We will be there for your animal 24/7 every single day of the year. This means that at no time can your animal fail to find life-saving medical care.

Our popular emergency vet clinic specialist as well as highly trained staffs, has the most current diagnostic tools. Also, they practice in a state-of-the-art facility which ensures that they give your pet the best veterinary care. Every time you need us, we will be here for you. Just get in touch with us. Our doctors are on call 24/7 to make sure that there is rapid response for veterinary emergencies and critical care. This is what makes us tower above the competition.

Riverside-veterinarian-with-puppy

Our Unique Selling Propositions

• Experienced Professionals

Riverside Emergency Veterinary Clinic is a leader when it comes to offering top-tier critical care and emergency services. We have very experienced doctors who do everything in their power to ensure that your animal is in perfect state of health. Since we don’t know when your animal will need emergency services, we operate 24-hour a day, every single day of the week and throughout the year with the aim being to provide compassionate and comprehensive treatment for your companion.

Riverside Veterinary Clinic Vet Nurse with Ferret

• Compassionate Care

Our highly trained technicians, veterinarians as well as a welcoming legion of support staff are always at your beck and call any time you come. We will work hand in hand with your family vet to ensure that we give your pet the best care. Because seconds really count in times of emergencies, the talented vets of our hospital will make a difference.

• Dedicated Team

The vets, technicians as well as the support staffs within the employ of Riverside Veterinary Clinic have extensive training, certification as well as supervision in critical and emergency care services. Also, our staffs are highly adept at providing emergency and critical care for your seriously ill family member.

OUR PROMISE

At Riverside Emergency Veterinary Clinic, we promise to provide to our clients highest quality veterinary medicine in professional as well as compassionate manner. We also promise to provide exceptional customer service through managing every patient and client interaction with courtesy and respect. Riverside Emergency Veterinary Clinic experts and staffs are very knowledgeable in treating your pet with utmost compassion and attention at all times.

Located right at the center of Riverside, we take pride in being the focal point of premier veterinary care. You can count on our team of experts to be there for your animal at his greatest hour of need. It is advisable to take our number so that in times of emergency, you can call us ahead of your visit so that we prepare. But even if you don’t call us in advance, you can be sure that our expert staffs are always on standby to attend to any emergency situation. No one knows when a calamity will strike and so preparedness is the key.

Veterinary clinic vet patting Spaniel

Call Us Today – Ph: (909) 825 9350




If your dog or cat or any animal shows any of the emergency signs discussed above, just pick the phone and give us a call. We will be able to advise you on the best course of action according to your animal’s unique circumstances. Upon arrival, we will thoroughly examine your animal to determine the cause of the problem. If need be, we can recommend further analysis by our expert emergency team. Whatever it is, you can trust us to help your animal. Do not hesitate to call us. We are here for you.