A New Best Friend
Buford found me while I was working in New Mexico. Right away we fell in love with each other. She was very skittish around most people. It was clear that someone had badly mistreated her. I took her in and we began traveling the road. Our first stop was in Castle Dale, Utah. Buford was moving slowly and she would only eat her dog if I mixed it with soft food. I took her to Emery & Carbon Animal Health to see Dr Jensen. She had a few bad teeth that need to come out. The people at Emery & Carbon Animal Health took very good care of her during her oral surgery and while she recovered. Now Buford is much happier. She moves better and can eat however she pleases. Thanks to the amazing care she has received from Dr. Jensen and his staff, Buford is probably healthier than she has been in her whole life!
A New Dog
We are so pleased with Molly having her teeth done. We had no idea how much pain that she was in until she had it done. Molly is a new dog and now acts as though she has a new life. We have never seen her act like this before and it is wonderful.
Thanks to the wonderful staff at Emery Animal Health we feel that we will have Molly around for a lot more years. We recommend every one to get their animals teeth checked because just like people just brushing them isn’t enough.
- Dave, Donna, Molly & Ginger
Finding Someone We Can Trust
When we first moved to Emery County a couple years ago we were concerned about being able to find a quality, affordable veterinarian for our aging Shih Tzu in such a small town. We had same friend recommend Emery Animal Health to us and we have had nothing but positive experiences there for our dog. The prices are very fair and reasonable and we have had exceptional customer service. They know our Dog Pepper, her personality, what she likes and doesn’t’ like, and they always make sure all our needs are addressed. We recently had Pepper in to remove some growths from her skin. We had taken her to a different veterinarian about four years ago for the same procedure and the vet only removed a few growths and left others on we had asked to be removed. Emery Animal Health removed 17 growths from her skin (many of which we didn’t even know she had) for barley more than half the price that the other vet charged. We were able to get Pepper back the same day and within 24-36 hours she was back to her old self. It is so nice to know that there is a quality veterinarian nearby that not only provides exceptional care but does so at price that people can afford. Thanks!
Caring for him like he was their own
Riko jumped off our deck at home and shredded his ACL. We brought him to Emery & Carbon Animal Health to see Dr. Jensen. HE informed us Riko needed surgery within the next few days. When we brought Riko in the morning of the surgery we were all very nervous on how he would handle it being such a small dog, the surgery went perfect Dr Jensen told us. Within a few days Riko was getting around good on his own. We were extremely pleased with Dr Jensen and Kyla they were both fantastic, answered all our questions and I felt hey sincerely cared about Riko as if he was their own pet. We will defiantly be back for all of Riko’s needs.
We are the proud parents of YoYo. Our story begins with YoYo in the backyard doing his thing, playing around, sleeping and just being a typical cat, when all of a sudden I heard this terrible screech. I went to see what was going on. YoYo was fighting with something in the willows. We were not sure what it was, but YoYo came running out of there at a very fast pace. We checked him out, but could not find any blood on him. He had a little scratch below his eye.
About a week went by and we noticed that YoYo was not looking or feeling up to his normal self. He wasn’t eating and was barely drinking water. It was now later in the afternoon on Sunday. We called Emery & Carbon Animal Health and thank God Dr. Jensen answered the phone. He told us to bring YoYo in. When we got there, Dr. Jensen was waiting for us. This was the beginning of a new relationship and long stays for YoYo at the Emery & Carbon Animal Health. Everyone at the Emery & Carbon Animal Health was very helpful, kind, gentle, and accommodating to YoYo and us during this critical time.
As time went on YoYo was starting to do better under the 24 hour care of the Emery & Carbon Animal Health facility, but at a very slow pace. He would not eat on his own and the infection would not completely go away. Dr. Jensen kept in very close contact with us, and it was very comforting to be able to go by and see YoYo whenever we wanted.
When we were finally able to bring YoYo home we had to learn how to use a feeding tube, because YoYo still did not want to eat on his own. The staff was very informative on educating us with the cleaning of the tube, making the food moist enough to be able to fit through the feeding tube, and feeding YoYo through the tube. Jesse was very instrumental in taking such great care of YoYo during this very critical time and was very concerned about his well-being. We were still very worried about whether YoYo was going to make it. He had lost a lot of weight and we still did not know why he would not eat and why the infection would not completely go away.
YoYo started to put on some weight but not enough to take him off of the feeding tube. One morning when we went to feed YoYo we noticed that he had pulled the feeding tube out. I called Jesse and she got us in immediately so that we could get the tube back in. Dr. Gilbert went to reinstate the tube and decided to take an x-ray to make sure the tube was in the right spot. The x-ray revealed a lot of fluid around YoYo’s lungs. Dr. Gilbert pulled off a lot of fluid, we were all hoping that this would do the trick for the infection, but as a little time went on, the fluid filled back up. At this point, Dr. Gilbert and Dr. Jensen booked us an appointment to Cottonwood Animal Hospital in SLC for an ultrasound to see where this fluid was coming from.
We drove to the Cottonwood Animal Hospital on April 3, 2012 for the ultrasound. After the ultrasound was performed we received some very disturbing news. We had 1 of 2 choices to make. The first choice was surgery and the 2nd choice was euthanasia, which was not an option.
When the surgery was performed on YoYo that same day, the Dr. found that YoYo was probably in a fight with a raccoon and the raccoon had punctured his lung. This puncture did not show any blood on the outside of YoYo’s body, but was doing a lot of damage to the inside of his body. The Dr. figured that a piece of tarter was left in the lung and created an abscess, which in turn was the infection that YoYo could not fight off. The Dr. was not sure if YoYo was going to make it through the surgery, because the abscess was so close to the heart and they had to go around a major artery, so the next couple of days were touch and go. YoYo stayed at the Cottonwood Animal Hospital for the next 10 days. The Cottonwood Animal Hospital took excellent care of our little YoYo. The Emery & Carbon Animal Health staff was staying in close contact with us and the Hospital in SLC, to keep a close watch over YoYo’s progress.
The Dr. at Cottonwood Animal Hospital told us that if YoYo would not have gotten the excellent care at the Emery & Carbon Animal Health YoYo would have had a bigger fight for his life, and may have not made it through the surgery. YoYo had enough strength to be able to get through the surgery and the recovery.
YoYo is now back to his regular weight, and living a wonderful and spoiled life indoors. He is no longer on feeding tubes or long-term antibiotics.
There are no words out there to express how we feel about Emery & Carbon Animal Health. Thank you just does not seem enough for everything that they did for us and there genuine concern for YoYo and us.
I would like to thank Jesse for her comfort to YoYo. YoYo is a very big cat, and at times did not like what was happening to him. YoYo was very scarred and if it weren’t for Jesse’s comfort to him the experience for YoYo would have been much different. Jesse is a very kind and compassionate.
Thank you again for saving our little YoYo’s life!
I Couldn’t Be More Thrilled
Coco is my vivacious little Pomeranian with a healthy appetite, so when she continually refused to eat or play one day I knew something wasn't quite right. I took her to see her vet, Dr. Gilbert, at Carbon Animal Health. The staff were exceptional; they took her blood and ran some tests to determine if something was wrong. When the results came back they were a little concerned about her liver and thought that she may have pancreatitis. Dr. Gilbert put her on a special diet for a few days and told me that I should bring her back if her condition worsened.
After several days, she still refused to eat any food or play so I called the clinic and they told me to bring her back in for a barium x-ray test to see if she had a blockage in her intestine. Sure enough, after they had finished the test, they called me to tell me that they were taking her into emergency surgery in just a few hours to remove the blockage. Once the surgery was finished I received a phone call saying that surgery had gone well and that they retrieved a seed/nut from her intestine. Coco had to spend two nights with the clinic staff as a precaution and, once again, the staff were outstanding to work with. They allowed me to come and visit her while she recovered at the clinic.
It has been several weeks since Coco's emergency surgery and she is back to her vivacious ways. I couldn't be more thrilled or appreciative to the quality of care that she received from Dr. Gilbert and the entire staff. Their quick diagnosis and surgical procedure saved Coco's life, but I believe it was their compassion toward her that helped her to recover so quickly and regain her joyful spirit.
A New Lease On Life
Smoke’s visit was to be a routine teeth cleaning, but turned out to be much more. I was allowed to be present during the procedure. Dr Gilbert and Megan took x-rays first to determine what his teeth were like. They explained everything they did, including what was on the x-rays and what they were going to do. It was decided that he had four teeth that needed to come out. One was an easy pull, the others needed to be extracted and the holes stitched up. Megan first cleaned his teeth then assisted Dr. Gilbert in removing the diseased teeth. They worked on one tooth at a time, removing all the roots and then stitching up the holes. The whole time they were relaxed and explained everything to me. I had an interesting time observing the whole procedure. They made sure Smoke was warm and comfortable while “out”. I was going to have his teeth cleaned prior to this but due to the other health problems Smoke had earlier, I decided to wait. I also need to mention that Dr. Gilbert, back in March 2010 detected a tumor in Smoke’s chest cavity and referred me to Dr. Berry at Timpanogos Animal Hospital in Pleasant Grove. They found a tumor in the chest cavity and also one in the para-thyroid gland. Both were removed successfully and after treatment for several months with vitamin D, Smoke has regained his energy and has re-grown all the fur he lost. I would like to thank everyone at Emery Animal for their help in getting Smoke back to health and giving him a new lease on life. I’m impressed with the quality of care given to Smoke and will continue to take him there for his health care needs. Once again, thank you all for your concern and care.
- Ted and Susan Deffendol