Bayview Animal Clinic

★★★★★
  • 2850 E Commercial Blvd

    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

    Map & Directions
  • 954-771-8520

About Bayview Animal Clinic

Categories
  • Emergency Vets
Hours
M-F 8am-6pm, Sa 8am-1pm, Su Closed
Special Offer
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Year Established
  • 1992
Payment Options
  • Cash

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I was referred to this clinic by a friend and OMG they are great!!!! My cat was suffering from asthma. I brought him to Banfield and they wouldn't help because I didn't have a lot of money . Even after spending $500.00 with them. When I

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I was referred to this clinic by a friend and OMG they are great!!!! My cat was suffering from asthma. I brought him to Banfield and they wouldn't help because I didn't have a lot of money . Even after spending $500.00 with them. When I

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I treat my dog like my son, who has been in my life for ten years now. Trust me when I say, I am extremely critical when it comes to finding a great vet. I struck gold when a friend recommended Bayview Animal Clinic over four years ago,

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I treat my dog like my son, who has been in my life for ten years now. Trust me when I say, I am extremely critical when it comes to finding a great vet. I struck gold when a friend recommended Bayview Animal Clinic over four years ago,

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Thanks Guys

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Took my cat here on a Saturday because she was throwing up and not feeling well. My usual vet Dr. Smith went out of town so the owner Dr. Nelson kept her for 72 hours. I would call for updates and she was either not eating and still sickly

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Took my cat here on a Saturday because she was throwing up and not feeling well. My usual vet Dr. Smith went out of town so the owner Dr. Nelson kept her for 72 hours. I would call for updates and she was either not eating and still sickly

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We tried before some vets help, including a surgery that cost us ridiculous much, until we find this Bayview Animal Hospital. Everybody there helped us as much as our dog was their own. Prices are

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We tried before some vets help\r
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We tried before some vets help, including a surgery that cost us ridiculous much, until we find this Bayview Animal Hospital. Everybody there helped us as much as our dog was their own. Prices are

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This place is awesome! They are so kind and caring, unlike other vets that just seem to want to take your money. Bayview truly cares for the animals and their owners. One of my animals was extremely ill. Bayview went above and beyond

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This place is awesome! They are so kind and caring, unlike other vets that just seem to want to take your money. Bayview truly cares for the animals and their owners. One of my animals was extremely ill. Bayview went above and beyond

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The ONLY place that I would trust my three going to!! Dr. Nelson and the entire staff are above and beyond amazing!! After a very tramatic time at Imperial Point I came here and have not regretted it once. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! If you love

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The ONLY place that I would trust my three going to!! Dr. Nelson and the entire staff are above and beyond amazing!! After a very tramatic time at Imperial Point I came here and have not regretted it once. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! If you love

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Very very unimpressed. Will not return.

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Very very unimpressed. Will not return.

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I just have to say that Bayview is one of the friendliest places in Fort Lauderdale. After I moved here from Michigan, my friend recommended I come here for my 2 dogs and I am so glad I did! All of the staff is always happy to see me and my dogs, and Dr. Smith and Dr. Nelson not only explain everything to me, but are super great with my dogs. I've had to come in on 3 emergencies and Dr. Smith has met me within 15-20 minutes every time. I feel fortunate to have found a vet that I can trust and rely on 24/7!

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I just have to say that Bayview is one of the friendliest places in Fort Lauderdale. After I moved here from Michigan, my friend recommended I come here for my 2 dogs and I am so glad I did! All of the staff is always happy to see me and my dogs, and Dr. Smith and Dr. Nelson not only explain everything to me, but are super great with my dogs. I've had to come in on 3 emergencies and Dr. Smith has met me within 15-20 minutes every time. I feel fortunate to have found a vet that I can trust and rely on 24/7!

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I brought my pug, Snapps, here recently for a skin infection on his face, growth removal and dental and was very nervous about the procedure because the growth was very close to my dog's eye. Dr. Smith and staff were so kind and patient and gentle with my pet. His eyes, face and teeth look beautiful. Looking at him, you can't even tell which eye had the growth. And guess what, he only charged me for the dental package and the prescriptions I needed to take home. So incredibly fair about the price, which is very hard to find in pet care.\n\nAs for the emergency call number, my brother who has never been there had a scare this weekend with his dog being sick and they talked him through his symptoms, determined it wasn't an emergency but told him how to care for him over the phone and his dog's doing so much better. \n\nAnyone with a pet in the Fort Lauderdale area has got to give this place a try.\n\n\n\n\n

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★★★★★

I brought my pug, Snapps, here recently for a skin infection on his face, growth removal and dental and was very nervous about the procedure because the growth was very close to my dog's eye. Dr. Smith and staff were so kind and patient and gentle with my pet. His eyes, face and teeth look beautiful. Looking at him, you can't even tell which eye had the growth. And guess what, he only charged me for the dental package and the prescriptions I needed to take home. So incredibly fair about the price, which is very hard to find in pet care.\n\nAs for the emergency call number, my brother who has never been there had a scare this weekend with his dog being sick and they talked him through his symptoms, determined it wasn't an emergency but told him how to care for him over the phone and his dog's doing so much better. \n\nAnyone with a pet in the Fort Lauderdale area has got to give this place a try.\n\n\n\n\n

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I have taken all three of my cats in to see Dr. Nelson. You can't fake his caring, knowledgeable way with them.\r\n\r\nHe has personally called me to see how they are doing and with my Sweet Pea terminal I greatly appreciate all the love and care he and his staff have afforded me.\r\n\r\nI too called after hours and spoke to a live person who said they could meet me at the clinic in 15 minutes. \r\n\r\nI can't say enough about this Clinic and Dr. Nelson.\r\n\r\nHe is one of the most caring men I have ever seen and treats our pets with a gentle hand and with dignity.

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I have taken all three of my cats in to see Dr. Nelson. You can't fake his caring, knowledgeable way with them.\r\n\r\nHe has personally called me to see how they are doing and with my Sweet Pea terminal I greatly appreciate all the love and care he and his staff have afforded me.\r\n\r\nI too called after hours and spoke to a live person who said they could meet me at the clinic in 15 minutes. \r\n\r\nI can't say enough about this Clinic and Dr. Nelson.\r\n\r\nHe is one of the most caring men I have ever seen and treats our pets with a gentle hand and with dignity.

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This vet clinic says that they offer emergency services for ""established clients only"". The DO NOT offer emergency services. If you call after hours in an emergency situation you will get a very long message which will then give you another number to write down, hang up and call. You will then listen to another very long message that if ""someone"" has not called you back in 10 minutes ""there may not be a doctor available"". They will then give you the number of a real emergency clinic (which is excellent by the way) VLS 954-641-1100. My dog had a seizure and stopped breathing, I had called all 3 of the numbers wasting precious minutes listening to useless messages from Bayview and was in my car on the way to the real emergency clinic when Marissa called back after finishing her shower to see if I still needed anything. I love Dr. Nelson but emergency services are not available through this clinic, sadly. Dr. Nelson used to be more reliable and was there when I needed him especially in case of emergency. NOT THE CASE TODAY. Do not waste precious time trying to contact Bayview Animial Clinic in case of emergency.

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This vet clinic says that they offer emergency services for ""established clients only"". The DO NOT offer emergency services. If you call after hours in an emergency situation you will get a very long message which will then give you another number to write down, hang up and call. You will then listen to another very long message that if ""someone"" has not called you back in 10 minutes ""there may not be a doctor available"". They will then give you the number of a real emergency clinic (which is excellent by the way) VLS 954-641-1100. My dog had a seizure and stopped breathing, I had called all 3 of the numbers wasting precious minutes listening to useless messages from Bayview and was in my car on the way to the real emergency clinic when Marissa called back after finishing her shower to see if I still needed anything. I love Dr. Nelson but emergency services are not available through this clinic, sadly. Dr. Nelson used to be more reliable and was there when I needed him especially in case of emergency. NOT THE CASE TODAY. Do not waste precious time trying to contact Bayview Animial Clinic in case of emergency.

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I must say, I absolutely love this vet. I just took my 6 year old dog Mia in for her first visit to this clinic and I was absolutely blown away by how friendly the staff was here. The clinic is spotless, the staff was great and Dr. Christopher Smith was an absolute pleasure to deal with. He really went above and beyond my expectations. He really took the time to look over my dog and spent about 45 minutes just talking with me about her health and wellbeing. He honestly cared and didn't make me feel like I was just a number. It is hard these days to find people like that, especially veterinarians. He wasn't pushy like some vets I have been to and their prices are some of the lowest in the area. I would definitely recommend this vet clinic to everyone in the area...

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I must say, I absolutely love this vet. I just took my 6 year old dog Mia in for her first visit to this clinic and I was absolutely blown away by how friendly the staff was here. The clinic is spotless, the staff was great and Dr. Christopher Smith was an absolute pleasure to deal with. He really went above and beyond my expectations. He really took the time to look over my dog and spent about 45 minutes just talking with me about her health and wellbeing. He honestly cared and didn't make me feel like I was just a number. It is hard these days to find people like that, especially veterinarians. He wasn't pushy like some vets I have been to and their prices are some of the lowest in the area. I would definitely recommend this vet clinic to everyone in the area...

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This is a 5 star review of Dr. Christopher Smith and the staff from Bayview Animal Clinic, and a comment to parrotlover2011. However I need to begin with a story first so everyone understands how special this Doctor Christopher Smith IS! I am a 18 year former client of Dr. Zielezienski-Roberts (Dr. Z). She was in my mind the best South Florida had to offer in Avian Medicine, however she passed almost a year ago and I was very upset not only to lose a special friend but a great vet and I know I say that for every other Bird Client she had. Life goes on and we all needed to find a new Avian Vet, Dr. Smith in my opinion fits the legacy that Dr. Z left behind. He has seen all of my birds that I have owned, some for 21 years and yes are all still alive. Dr. Z played a big role and I AM a good mom, but Dr. Smith and other various vets are taking over that role. In my opinion Dr. Smith is the best Avian Vet our there for our Beloved Bird Families. Not only is he knowledgable but he has an outstanding passion for birds. He takes care of clients in not only a timely manner, including his return calls but he also gives the client the feeling of great appreciation for their pets, yes he does all kinds. All of the staff are extremely professional and caring as well. I proudly say if it were not for his encouragement, dedication, compassion and true understanding of this special breed I may not sitll be with 1 of my birds, my Sun Conure. Animal Clinics are busy places but Bayview Animal Clinic is truly commited to the care of all animals and I would go nowhere else!

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This is a 5 star review of Dr. Christopher Smith and the staff from Bayview Animal Clinic, and a comment to parrotlover2011. However I need to begin with a story first so everyone understands how special this Doctor Christopher Smith IS! I am a 18 year former client of Dr. Zielezienski-Roberts (Dr. Z). She was in my mind the best South Florida had to offer in Avian Medicine, however she passed almost a year ago and I was very upset not only to lose a special friend but a great vet and I know I say that for every other Bird Client she had. Life goes on and we all needed to find a new Avian Vet, Dr. Smith in my opinion fits the legacy that Dr. Z left behind. He has seen all of my birds that I have owned, some for 21 years and yes are all still alive. Dr. Z played a big role and I AM a good mom, but Dr. Smith and other various vets are taking over that role. In my opinion Dr. Smith is the best Avian Vet our there for our Beloved Bird Families. Not only is he knowledgable but he has an outstanding passion for birds. He takes care of clients in not only a timely manner, including his return calls but he also gives the client the feeling of great appreciation for their pets, yes he does all kinds. All of the staff are extremely professional and caring as well. I proudly say if it were not for his encouragement, dedication, compassion and true understanding of this special breed I may not sitll be with 1 of my birds, my Sun Conure. Animal Clinics are busy places but Bayview Animal Clinic is truly commited to the care of all animals and I would go nowhere else!

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I've heard good things about Dr. Nelson and his dog practice. Maybe he's great but I will never take my dog there. Our experience with Dr. Christopher Smith was so appalling that I want anyone with an avian to know--this veterinarian doesn't possess the communications skills necessary or the desire to help a bird owner in an emergency. \n\nAfter paying for lab tests and such (not inexpensive), I continued to phone Dr. Christopher Smith daily during business hours for results. I finally heard from him after 6:00 p.m. on Friday night. His office informed me, each time I phoned, that the doctor was in surgery. That's ok, if someone else communicates, but no one did. And calling after 6:00 p.m. on Friday night, even when I called back within seconds, got the office voice mailbox. For an extra emergency fee, the doctor was available to meet me at the clinic, though.\n\nI requested a phone call from the very busy Dr. Christopher Smith, and was told by the emergency line that she would let him know that I wanted a phone call--and that extra charges would apply since I was calling the emergency line. I didn't receive a phone call, nor did I receive an email message of any kind (though I requested it) with a contact number.\n\nWhat was the strategy? To make us drive to the clinic for an emergency consult? It sure seems like a possibility! But if you know anything about parrots, dragging them around when weak and sick isn't a good idea.\n\nThe following morning, Saturday, the super-busy Dr. Christopher Smith mentioned that he'd sent an email--to the wrong address.\n\nMaybe these folks treat canine patients well, but they don't know anything about birds (other than what they've read in textbooks). \n\n

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I've heard good things about Dr. Nelson and his dog practice. Maybe he's great but I will never take my dog there. Our experience with Dr. Christopher Smith was so appalling that I want anyone with an avian to know--this veterinarian doesn't possess the communications skills necessary or the desire to help a bird owner in an emergency. \n\nAfter paying for lab tests and such (not inexpensive), I continued to phone Dr. Christopher Smith daily during business hours for results. I finally heard from him after 6:00 p.m. on Friday night. His office informed me, each time I phoned, that the doctor was in surgery. That's ok, if someone else communicates, but no one did. And calling after 6:00 p.m. on Friday night, even when I called back within seconds, got the office voice mailbox. For an extra emergency fee, the doctor was available to meet me at the clinic, though.\n\nI requested a phone call from the very busy Dr. Christopher Smith, and was told by the emergency line that she would let him know that I wanted a phone call--and that extra charges would apply since I was calling the emergency line. I didn't receive a phone call, nor did I receive an email message of any kind (though I requested it) with a contact number.\n\nWhat was the strategy? To make us drive to the clinic for an emergency consult? It sure seems like a possibility! But if you know anything about parrots, dragging them around when weak and sick isn't a good idea.\n\nThe following morning, Saturday, the super-busy Dr. Christopher Smith mentioned that he'd sent an email--to the wrong address.\n\nMaybe these folks treat canine patients well, but they don't know anything about birds (other than what they've read in textbooks). \n\n

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I have been a client of Bayview animal clinic for years, and my animals and I have always been treated with compassion and respect whether we were there for the pets' shots or most recently on an emergency. Two of my dogs got into a fight which resulted in my little one getting bitten on the eye very badly. I called the emergency number and Dr.Christopher Smith met me at Bayview within 20 minutes even though it was a friday night. He looked at my dog and explained to me what he was going to do to fix my dog in great detail and made sure everything was okay with me before he proceeded. (something which is greatly appreciated!) My dog's eye is completely back to normal now, which at the time of the fight I thought would never happen, and I am so appreciative of Dr.Smith for not just his personal time he took to meet me, but his obvious compassion for my dog's well being. He is the vet I will use for all my animals! If you want a great vet, you will find him at Bayview Animal Clinic!

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I have been a client of Bayview animal clinic for years, and my animals and I have always been treated with compassion and respect whether we were there for the pets' shots or most recently on an emergency. Two of my dogs got into a fight which resulted in my little one getting bitten on the eye very badly. I called the emergency number and Dr.Christopher Smith met me at Bayview within 20 minutes even though it was a friday night. He looked at my dog and explained to me what he was going to do to fix my dog in great detail and made sure everything was okay with me before he proceeded. (something which is greatly appreciated!) My dog's eye is completely back to normal now, which at the time of the fight I thought would never happen, and I am so appreciative of Dr.Smith for not just his personal time he took to meet me, but his obvious compassion for my dog's well being. He is the vet I will use for all my animals! If you want a great vet, you will find him at Bayview Animal Clinic!

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New to the area and needed a vet. Read some reviews online and decided to give Bayview a shot. Got in immediately when our appt was scheduled. Dr. Christopher Smith was great! Absolute animal lover that my dog thought was his new best friend. Explained everything very well and did not try and recommend 100 different vaccinations. We were in and out in no time. Staff is all great! Definitely the best vet experience I have ever had!

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New to the area and needed a vet. Read some reviews online and decided to give Bayview a shot. Got in immediately when our appt was scheduled. Dr. Christopher Smith was great! Absolute animal lover that my dog thought was his new best friend. Explained everything very well and did not try and recommend 100 different vaccinations. We were in and out in no time. Staff is all great! Definitely the best vet experience I have ever had!

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I first started bringing my 14 year old persian to Dr. Nelson on the advice of my neighbor, Karen, who has rescued a lot of puppies. Our first test results were a little confusing, b/c Dr. Nelson himself called me and told me there was good and bad news. Turns out the BAD news was my cat was also allergic to me!!! My cat was treated for his arthritis with injectible drugs, and he went from an old man to a kitten. Dr. Nelson gave my cat three fabulous years of life that if I had seen another vet, they would have had me put him down. I also had the most beautiful experience when Harley finally succumbed to Heaven before we got to Dr. Nelson's office. I carried him in after he fell into Heaven in my arms, and the whole staff, including the doctor, were all in tears and so respectful of my time I needed with Harley, and that I wanted a lock shaved. I had them carry out the cremation, and the urn that came back with his ashes is gorgeous, and so appropriate. I had expected he would come back in a plastic bag looking like cat litter like my grandmother did!\r\n My neighbor Karen let Dr. Nelson knew I had talked about I was ready to adopt a new kitten, and now I am fostering three beautiful black and white kittens who have the most amazing perisonalities, are so very good, and are totally litter trained. I can only keep one, so anyone who is willing to go through a greuling interview to take the other two, please contact me, and only snuggly inside cat parents need apply.\r\nXOXO!\r\nKirsten

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I first started bringing my 14 year old persian to Dr. Nelson on the advice of my neighbor, Karen, who has rescued a lot of puppies. Our first test results were a little confusing, b/c Dr. Nelson himself called me and told me there was good and bad news. Turns out the BAD news was my cat was also allergic to me!!! My cat was treated for his arthritis with injectible drugs, and he went from an old man to a kitten. Dr. Nelson gave my cat three fabulous years of life that if I had seen another vet, they would have had me put him down. I also had the most beautiful experience when Harley finally succumbed to Heaven before we got to Dr. Nelson's office. I carried him in after he fell into Heaven in my arms, and the whole staff, including the doctor, were all in tears and so respectful of my time I needed with Harley, and that I wanted a lock shaved. I had them carry out the cremation, and the urn that came back with his ashes is gorgeous, and so appropriate. I had expected he would come back in a plastic bag looking like cat litter like my grandmother did!\r\n My neighbor Karen let Dr. Nelson knew I had talked about I was ready to adopt a new kitten, and now I am fostering three beautiful black and white kittens who have the most amazing perisonalities, are so very good, and are totally litter trained. I can only keep one, so anyone who is willing to go through a greuling interview to take the other two, please contact me, and only snuggly inside cat parents need apply.\r\nXOXO!\r\nKirsten

Pros: Treatment, prices, followup

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When I first moved to Florida in 1982 I brought my ""Baby Buttons"" to Dr. Brunz and he took care of her for almost 17 years . . . he is the most caring, loving vet in the world. After she passed we brought our new little ""furbaby"" Muffyann to Dr. Brunz and Dr. Nelson and she is now 15 years young and I believe it has been the excellent care, compassion and kindness that everyone at Bayview Animal Clinic gives to our pets that helps us keep them healthy so long. Again, this is the best Animal Clinic in Sourth Florida and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants quality care for their pets ;)

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When I first moved to Florida in 1982 I brought my ""Baby Buttons"" to Dr. Brunz and he took care of her for almost 17 years . . . he is the most caring, loving vet in the world. After she passed we brought our new little ""furbaby"" Muffyann to Dr. Brunz and Dr. Nelson and she is now 15 years young and I believe it has been the excellent care, compassion and kindness that everyone at Bayview Animal Clinic gives to our pets that helps us keep them healthy so long. Again, this is the best Animal Clinic in Sourth Florida and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants quality care for their pets ;)

Pros: Best staff

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We had an emergency with our dog when in town recently and chose to rely on the advice of this website and the recommendations in it. After calling for an appointment, Dr. Nelson saw our pet almost immediately. He was compassionate and knowlegable, an obvious lover of animals first and foremost. The office was very clean and the staff very pleasant and cordial. Other owners we spoke to in the waiting room only had the greatest things to say about both doctors and staff. Our dog got better, and we cannot say more than ""The Absolute Best"" when rating Bayview Animal Clinic. Thanks to Dr. Nelson and everyone there!\r\nCharlie

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We had an emergency with our dog when in town recently and chose to rely on the advice of this website and the recommendations in it. After calling for an appointment, Dr. Nelson saw our pet almost immediately. He was compassionate and knowlegable, an obvious lover of animals first and foremost. The office was very clean and the staff very pleasant and cordial. Other owners we spoke to in the waiting room only had the greatest things to say about both doctors and staff. Our dog got better, and we cannot say more than ""The Absolute Best"" when rating Bayview Animal Clinic. Thanks to Dr. Nelson and everyone there!\r\nCharlie

Pros: Good parking, great service, good value

Cons: Absolutely none

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Dr. Nelson is St. Francis, the saint of all animals. Not only is he amazing with animals, he is also amazing with people. There is nobody else in the world that cares for animals like Dr. Nelson. He treats animals as if they were his own animals or his own children. It's hard to find any doctor for animals or for people that will go beyond the call of duty. He is there for you 24/7. But please don't call him 24/7...he already doesn't get enough sleep :-)

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Dr. Nelson is St. Francis, the saint of all animals. Not only is he amazing with animals, he is also amazing with people. There is nobody else in the world that cares for animals like Dr. Nelson. He treats animals as if they were his own animals or his own children. It's hard to find any doctor for animals or for people that will go beyond the call of duty. He is there for you 24/7. But please don't call him 24/7...he already doesn't get enough sleep :-)

Pros: Everything

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I have used Bayview for over twenty years. Dr. Brunz and Dr. Nelson are the best, most proffesional, yet caring vets I have ever used. They have cared for my dogs from pups to elderly in the kindest way possible. I have recommended them without question to many people, and they have all been grateful.\r\nI have had a Great Dane, Standard Poodle, Corgi and now two dogs with pups and I feel very confident that\r\nall of them have had the very best of care at all times. The staff is caring and helpful as well. \r\nTheir fees are very reasonable.

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★★★★★

I have used Bayview for over twenty years. Dr. Brunz and Dr. Nelson are the best, most proffesional, yet caring vets I have ever used. They have cared for my dogs from pups to elderly in the kindest way possible. I have recommended them without question to many people, and they have all been grateful.\r\nI have had a Great Dane, Standard Poodle, Corgi and now two dogs with pups and I feel very confident that\r\nall of them have had the very best of care at all times. The staff is caring and helpful as well. \r\nTheir fees are very reasonable.

Pros: Best

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