Kent Farms Animal Hospital

4.5 (62)
2259 Kent Dairy Rd, Alabaster, AL 35007, USA

Hours:

Monday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

How to Save Money at Kent Farms Animal Hospital

Schedule Regular Vet Visits

One of the best ways to save on vet bills is to prevent expensive health issues before they develop. By scheduling regular wellness checkups, your vet can detect health issues early, helping you to avoid costly treatments and surgeries down the road.

Price Shop for Pet Prescriptions

Oftentimes our fur babies are prescribed human drugs off-label. Your vet is apt to charge more for these medications than you would pay at your local pharmacy. In fact, big-box or chain pharmacies can offer steep discounts. So it’s best to price shop.

Pet Insurance

Most pet insurance providers will pay between 80% and 90% of the vet bill. You can even get coverage for routine care and things like vaccinations and dental cleanings. If you do the math, you’ll most likely find that pet insurance makes financial sense in the long run as well as gives you peace of mind.

How Do You Choose the Right Pet Insurance Provider?

Pet Insurance Review makes it incredibly easy for pet parents to select an insurance provider they feel good about. You can use our handy comparison tool to get the gist of what a company offers. We’ve also collected over 150,000 reviews of insurance companies from real pet parents like you to rank the top providers in the market. Here is the current ranking of each:

Top Pet Insurance Providers of 2024
Rating Provider Total Review
4.4 AKC 889
4.7 ASPCA 11,508
4.9 Embrace 14,463
4.9 Fetch 2,378
4.4 Figo 2,619
4.7 Hartville 164
4.9 Healthy Paws 7,498
4.9 Lemonade 795
3.2 ManyPets 2,268
4.6 MetLife 528
4.8 Nationwide 21,394
4.3 Pet Assure 12
4.7 PetPartners 111
4.5 Pets Best 7,216
4.3 Pumpkin 1,257
4.7 Spot 5,787
4.9 Trupanion 60,410
4.8 Prudent Pet 125

Or, you can simply get a fast quote from multiple providers and go from there.

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Getting to Know Your New Vet: Essential Questions to Ask

Choosing a new veterinarian is an important decision for any pet owner. You want to find someone who is competent, compassionate, and a good fit for you and your fur baby. To help you get the most out of your first appointment, here's a list of essential questions to ask your new vet:

Tell me about your experience with [pet type].

Different vets have different areas of specialization. Some are experts with cats, some dogs, some pocket pets, and some horses. Knowing that your vet has vast experience treating your specific type of pet can bring you peace of mind.

How do you handle emergencies?

You must know what to do in case of a pet medical emergency. Inquire what after-hours policy the clinic has, whether they have on-site emergency care available, and if they have a relationship with any nearby emergency animal hospitals.

How do you communicate with pet owners?

Good communication is key to building a trusting relationship with your vet. Ask how they prefer to communicate (phone calls, emails, online portal) and how often you can expect to hear from them.

Are there any breed-specific health concerns I should be aware of?

Some breeds are predisposed to certain health conditions. Knowing what to watch out for can help you catch problems early and get your pet the treatment they need.

Do you have any questions for me about my pet?

This is a great question to ask because the answer will show that the vet is interested in getting to know your pet as an individual and is willing to listen to your concerns.

Bonus question: Can I take a tour of your facility?

Getting a feel for the clinic's environment can help you and your pet feel more comfortable during your visits. Remember, you’re not just looking for a veterinarian, you’re looking for a partnership. Do not be afraid to ask these questions and any others you can think of. Any vet worth their salt will be happy to answer them. Because the more informed you are, the better equipped you'll be to make decisions about your pet's care! And that should be every vet’s top priority.

Reviews from Google

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daniel weber

I love Kent Farms animal hospital, we have been taking our six fuzz kids there since they opened. Their prices are reasonable and they have a great location for our commute. The staff is friendly and they all have great customer service Plus the doctors are very professional and get you in and out quickly. Thank you Kent farms, keep doing what you're doing :-)❤️

posted: 05/10/2023

Buddy Smith

Sara grooms our Rough Coat Collie every month and does an excellent job. He is well treated and loves to go every month.

posted: 05/23/2023

Katelyn Martin

This is now the only vet I will take my husky to. They take such great care of her and she never leaves there scared. My girl is a senior at 13 years old and they are so patient with her and kind. You can truly tell the staff love what they do!

posted: 05/01/2023

Kay Goke

Took our dog, Boudreaux, there to get groomed today after a long time taking him elsewhere. I was so impressed with the facility, the customer service, and how quickly they finished grooming our XL doodle in 2.5 hours (other places took 5-6 hours). They did a great job as well. Will be going back for grooming and boarding.

posted: 08/03/2022

Leigh Williams

I cannot sing enough praises about Kent Farms. We have had a very stressful week. We have 3 dogs, none of whom were patients. They were kind enough to work us in last Saturday after our youngest furbaby injured her leg. She will require knee surgery which they are able to do in house. Wednesday, our ancient Bassett hound, who we suspect had cancer, did some thing that injured the nerves in her hind legs. She was unable walk. She was over 16 years old. So we made the heartbreaking decision to have her put to sleep. They placed in a room set up like a living room and let us have as much time as we needed loving on her. When we felt it was time, they came into the room and gave her the injection. We were able to be with her when she left our world peacefully. The staff were so caring for her and us. I opened our mailbox today and there was a card from them with notes from all the staff and they had made a small canvas with Margie's footprint on it. Since we can't have her here in this world, we have this memento of her. To make things worse, our chihuahua mix baby was starting to cough and wheeze. Once again the worked her in on a Saturday. We found out she was in Congestive Heart Failure and with meds she still won't likely see Christmas. Throughout this the staff and Doctors have been top notch. I am a customer for life! They are the best at what they do!!!!! We are so thankful we found them!

posted: 03/26/2022