Cleveland Park Animal Hospital

★★★★☆
  • 126 Woodland Way

    Greenville, SC 29601

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  • 864-242-3300

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We moved to Greenville a few years ago and were looking for a vet who would have compassion and understand the special needs of our 13 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback/Pit Bull. Dr. Heather Miller did not hesitate to meet with us to hear our requests and assured us they would be able to handle our unique situation. When the time came to put our beloved boy Buddy down, she and her vet tech came to our house and accomodated our every need. One of our worst days ever was made so much better with the tenderheartedness, empathy, grace, kindness and respect they showed. They allowed our family (and two other pups) to grieve and spend time with our boy before they removed him to be cremated. I cannot thank them enough and highly encourage anyone who is looking for a new vet to consider Cleveland Park Animal Hopsital. Doctor Heather Miller and her staff are one of a kind.

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We moved to Greenville a few years ago and were looking for a vet who would have compassion and understand the special needs of our 13 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback/Pit Bull. Dr. Heather Miller did not hesitate to meet with us to hear our requests and assured us they would be able to handle our unique situation. When the time came to put our beloved boy Buddy down, she and her vet tech came to our house and accomodated our every need. One of our worst days ever was made so much better with the tenderheartedness, empathy, grace, kindness and respect they showed. They allowed our family (and two other pups) to grieve and spend time with our boy before they removed him to be cremated. I cannot thank them enough and highly encourage anyone who is looking for a new vet to consider Cleveland Park Animal Hopsital. Doctor Heather Miller and her staff are one of a kind.

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I would have posted this review much sooner, but I was too emotional at the passing of the beloved cat, Oakley of 5 years. Though as time has passed, I feel strongly that it is my duty to let other pet parents know the true motives of Cleveland Park Animal Hospital of Greenville.

Here is my Oakleys story:
In March of 2015, I noticed a behavior change in Oakley, so I immediately scheduled an appointment with Cleveland Park Animal Hospital. This was my first time at this veterinary clinic for I had just moved to Greenville. At this appointment, I met with Dr. Meighan Hammett and she suspected a UTI, as did I, for he had increased his water intake throughout the day. They also took blood work to examine him farther. The vet reassured me if something serious was discovered then I would get a call about the lab results that weekend, if not then by Monday. AFTER THE WEEKEND, I got a call that he had chronic kidney failure, and she said he didnt have long to live. She even suggested euthanasia while talking with me on the phone.

I have experienced caring for an aging cat before, and she lived for longer than expected, so I decided to travel a distance to my previous vet in Seneca for a second opinion. They did agree that his health was declining quickly. They provided me with a free K-D prescription food sample, along with subcutaneous fluids to administer at home. I did this for a couple days, but then he began to vomit up the food I was feeding him via a syringe. I decided then to call Cleveland Park Animal Hospital for some anti-nausea medicine. Dr. Hammett INSISTED that I bring him in despite my hesitation for I wanted to leave him at home where he was most comfortable in his bed with his sister, my other cat.

Upon bringing him to this visit, is when I felt VERY TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF, Dr. Hammett basically told me to either to hospitalize him overnight for fluids or euthanize him even with her knowledge of the home care I was providing for him. The overnight care would cost around $200, which wasnt in my budget, especially after paying for the other visits. The vet did in fact tell me she felt confident that he would feel somewhat better and that the overnight treatment could slow the progress of his kidney failure with ONE night of flushing his system with fluids. So naturally because of the love for my cat, I checked him in overnight. First thing the next morning, I went to check on him, and upon arriving I saw that his fluids were OFF! NO ONE is there overnight to monitor the animals, but the vet tech said his IV probably just turned off because she needed to change his IV needle. I asked her not to because I was picking him up. She did anyways because I has to wait for the vets approval. Seeing Oakley in such discomfort while being stuck with the needle again and again just about killed me. Also, his health had declined tremendously. Now, HE COULDNT EVEN STAND.

While being in the backroom, I was able to observe the care for the animals, and found the staff negligent. The vet techs ate their breakfast back there on the same tables that the animals are put on, and at one point a dog was brought in and ate a cinnamon bun off the table. The entire staff laughed at this. My thoughts were, what if this dog was on a special diet? This was not a laughing matter at a vet office.

Back to Oakleys story, Dr. Hammett finally arrived and examined him, which they stuck me in a separate room without him at this point. When she spoke with me she basically told me that he needed SEVERAL more days of day and night care there. When I said no, and that I just wanted to take him home, she gave me a look of disgust and said I should euthanize him instead. They wouldnt bring him to me until I paid. Looking back now, I should have let myself in the backroom and took my baby home without giving Cleveland Park Animal Hospital another cent.

Cleveland Park Animal Hospital is money-hungry and does not have the best interest for your fur baby in mind. Oakley died a matter of hours upon being home. On any good note though, he was in a comfy bed with his sister by his side.

I have never experienced a vet telling me to kill my animal so persistently. I believe with all my heart, the vet was only after money either by keeping him there longer or putting him down because both would put cash in their drawer. BEWARE of Cleveland Park Animal Hospital and especially the vet Meighan Hammett.

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I would have posted this review much sooner, but I was too emotional at the passing of the beloved cat, Oakley of 5 years. Though as time has passed, I feel strongly that it is my duty to let other pet parents know the true motives of Cleveland Park Animal Hospital of Greenville.

Here is my Oakleys story:
In March of 2015, I noticed a behavior change in Oakley, so I immediately scheduled an appointment with Cleveland Park Animal Hospital. This was my first time at this veterinary clinic for I had just moved to Greenville. At this appointment, I met with Dr. Meighan Hammett and she suspected a UTI, as did I, for he had increased his water intake throughout the day. They also took blood work to examine him farther. The vet reassured me if something serious was discovered then I would get a call about the lab results that weekend, if not then by Monday. AFTER THE WEEKEND, I got a call that he had chronic kidney failure, and she said he didnt have long to live. She even suggested euthanasia while talking with me on the phone.

I have experienced caring for an aging cat before, and she lived for longer than expected, so I decided to travel a distance to my previous vet in Seneca for a second opinion. They did agree that his health was declining quickly. They provided me with a free K-D prescription food sample, along with subcutaneous fluids to administer at home. I did this for a couple days, but then he began to vomit up the food I was feeding him via a syringe. I decided then to call Cleveland Park Animal Hospital for some anti-nausea medicine. Dr. Hammett INSISTED that I bring him in despite my hesitation for I wanted to leave him at home where he was most comfortable in his bed with his sister, my other cat.

Upon bringing him to this visit, is when I felt VERY TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF, Dr. Hammett basically told me to either to hospitalize him overnight for fluids or euthanize him even with her knowledge of the home care I was providing for him. The overnight care would cost around $200, which wasnt in my budget, especially after paying for the other visits. The vet did in fact tell me she felt confident that he would feel somewhat better and that the overnight treatment could slow the progress of his kidney failure with ONE night of flushing his system with fluids. So naturally because of the love for my cat, I checked him in overnight. First thing the next morning, I went to check on him, and upon arriving I saw that his fluids were OFF! NO ONE is there overnight to monitor the animals, but the vet tech said his IV probably just turned off because she needed to change his IV needle. I asked her not to because I was picking him up. She did anyways because I has to wait for the vets approval. Seeing Oakley in such discomfort while being stuck with the needle again and again just about killed me. Also, his health had declined tremendously. Now, HE COULDNT EVEN STAND.

While being in the backroom, I was able to observe the care for the animals, and found the staff negligent. The vet techs ate their breakfast back there on the same tables that the animals are put on, and at one point a dog was brought in and ate a cinnamon bun off the table. The entire staff laughed at this. My thoughts were, what if this dog was on a special diet? This was not a laughing matter at a vet office.

Back to Oakleys story, Dr. Hammett finally arrived and examined him, which they stuck me in a separate room without him at this point. When she spoke with me she basically told me that he needed SEVERAL more days of day and night care there. When I said no, and that I just wanted to take him home, she gave me a look of disgust and said I should euthanize him instead. They wouldnt bring him to me until I paid. Looking back now, I should have let myself in the backroom and took my baby home without giving Cleveland Park Animal Hospital another cent.

Cleveland Park Animal Hospital is money-hungry and does not have the best interest for your fur baby in mind. Oakley died a matter of hours upon being home. On any good note though, he was in a comfy bed with his sister by his side.

I have never experienced a vet telling me to kill my animal so persistently. I believe with all my heart, the vet was only after money either by keeping him there longer or putting him down because both would put cash in their drawer. BEWARE of Cleveland Park Animal Hospital and especially the vet Meighan Hammett.

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Kristen – We were all very sorry to hear of Oakley’s passing and please know we are thinking of you as you grieve. As pet owners ourselves, we fully understand the stress and anxiety involved when a beloved pet is ill as well as the anger that can be part of the grieving process. Oakley’s kidney disease was an exceptionally serious condition and, as we explained to you when he was first diagnosed and as your regular veterinarian concurred, Oakley’s prognosis was not good. We honored your initial decision not to treat him and explained, when you returned a week later, that his unresponsive condition was such that anti-nausea medication would not have helped and intensive care was the only other option. Knowing how much your cat was suffering, when you expressed you were unable to consider intensive treatment, the only humane options we could offer were hospitalization with fluids or euthanasia. We deeply wish there was something more that could have been done for Oakley. Again, please accept our condolences at his passing.
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If anyone ever wants to experience what a caring, wonderful animal hospital is all about, Cleveland Park Animal Hospital is the place for your pet(s)...and you. \n\nAll of the folks at CPAH give your pet the best treatment and care available; and when the time comes when you have to let your pet go to Heaven, the same kindness and compassion is right there with your pet (and the family) until the very end. \n\nCleveland Park Animal Hospital is the place when you only want the best treatment for your pets. They care about your pets and it shows. Why would I trust my ""best friend"" with any other animal hospital? :)

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If anyone ever wants to experience what a caring, wonderful animal hospital is all about, Cleveland Park Animal Hospital is the place for your pet(s)...and you. \n\nAll of the folks at CPAH give your pet the best treatment and care available; and when the time comes when you have to let your pet go to Heaven, the same kindness and compassion is right there with your pet (and the family) until the very end. \n\nCleveland Park Animal Hospital is the place when you only want the best treatment for your pets. They care about your pets and it shows. Why would I trust my ""best friend"" with any other animal hospital? :)

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You get what you pay for and if your pet needs vet care, this is the best place to get it. I have taken pets to them since I was a little girl....about 30 years....They are simply the best. They truly care about the pets and they know how to take care of them. For annual visits and shots, you may consider a lower cost alternative. But if your pet is in trouble, this is the most high quality care around.

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★★★★★

You get what you pay for and if your pet needs vet care, this is the best place to get it. I have taken pets to them since I was a little girl....about 30 years....They are simply the best. They truly care about the pets and they know how to take care of them. For annual visits and shots, you may consider a lower cost alternative. But if your pet is in trouble, this is the most high quality care around.

Pros: Knowledge, Care, Compassion, Vets, Staff

Cons: more expensive

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Other than our children, our pets are the most precious being for whom we are responsible. Caring for their well being is crucial and it matters that you are taking them to a vet who loves them not just does a job. It is also important that your vet hospital is concientious of the human side of veterinary service. Cleveland Park has always provided that service to my four animals - and me. I have four dogs I have rescued and that comes along with medical issues and everytime I needed my vet to care for them, and me (because I am emotional regarding sick animals) I have felt secure knowing they were being helped by the best.

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★★★★★

Other than our children, our pets are the most precious being for whom we are responsible. Caring for their well being is crucial and it matters that you are taking them to a vet who loves them not just does a job. It is also important that your vet hospital is concientious of the human side of veterinary service. Cleveland Park has always provided that service to my four animals - and me. I have four dogs I have rescued and that comes along with medical issues and everytime I needed my vet to care for them, and me (because I am emotional regarding sick animals) I have felt secure knowing they were being helped by the best.

Pros: Staff and convienence to downtown (right by dog park)

Message from Cleveland Park Animal Hospital

Our Mission



“To protect and celebrate the human-animal bond by utilizing a highly-trained healthcare team to provide meaningful client education, exceptional patient care, and outstanding customer service to each and every client.”



Our Vision



“To help our patients and clients share a joyful life together.”

More about Cleveland Park Animal Hospital

From humble beginnings, one doctor and a rented barn on Woodland Way, we’ve grown to three beautiful, well-equipped animal hospitals in South Carolina. Our veterinarians work together with a highly trained and committed staff. And with digitally connected hospitals, our client records are easily accessed in all three locations at any time.

 

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