Northwood Animal Hospital: Ora H Fife, DVM

★★★★☆
  • 13925 Yale Ave 115

    Irvine, CA 92620

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  • 949-559-1992

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This place is great I have 2 water dagons thta the Doctor has treated she is super caring and if I get any more pets I will maker sur the will only go here GREAT DOCTOR

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This place is great I have 2 water dagons thta the Doctor has treated she is super caring and if I get any more pets I will maker sur the will only go here GREAT DOCTOR

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I love the Northwood Animal Hospital! As a pre-veterinary student graduating from UCI in June, I am very grateful to have worked at Northwood. Their compassion and expertise have inspired me to pursue veterinary medicine with a selfless heart.

During my first week at Northwood, I was really shocked when a client brought in her dog with a potential tick bite, and when Dr. Pursley saw it, she immediately knew that it was just a minor scratch, and told the client not worry about paying anything for the visit. Northwood is not out to get your money. The doctors believe that well-being of the animal is the most important. Every week, Dr. Roberts takes many hours out of her schedule to spay and neuter bunnies for various shelters and rescue organizations at heavily discounted prices. She even travels to Mexico to care for stray dogs on a completely volunteer basis. She genuinely wants to help animals, regardless of whether or not she is getting paid. At Northwood, all the doctors and staff are always very understanding of financial issues. They accept Care Credit, which allows the client to pay their bills in small portions over several months rather than paying everything up front. I have even seen the doctors make exceptions for certain clients. One of their clients has a disability that prevents her from working, and Northwood provides care for her pets at cost.

The doctors and technicians are also very open-minded and modest, even though they have so much experience with veterinary care. They are not afraid to discuss serious cases with other doctors, and have a large database of various veterinary specialties, including behavioral therapy, and even animal acupuncture. They also will respect your point-of-view as the owner, and will not criticize you and condemn you for thinking differently. The staff will treat you like a friend, and your pet as their own. Dr. Fife spends her breaks talking to clients outside the hospital on a personal basis, and whenever the kennel attendants are walking dogs, she will pet the dogs to give them some love. The dogs staying at Northwood always love Dr. Fife and are excited to go and greet her. A few days ago, one of the dogs boarding at the hospital was not eating, and Dr. Fife spent her lunch break patiently kneeling down and hand-feeding the dog.

The doctors at Northwood also will never give up on your pet. They refuse to euthanize animals unless the condition is critical. As long as there is hope, they will continue to do whatever it takes to help your pet recover. I wish that clients could see how the doctors and staff feel when they have to euthanize an animal, so they will understand how much the doctors and staff really care. It is inevitable that euthanasia will happen for critical cases, but the doctors and staff also become very attached to clients?? pets after seeing them for years, and they still will shed tears for the lost loved ones.

Working at Northwood has made me feel that I am part of a large family, and the clients and their pets are also an important part of this family. I would like to give a huge Thank You to everyone at Northwood who has taught me so much and patiently trained me to become successful in veterinary school. I truly appreciate this experience, and am proud to have been a part of such a wonderful team!

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★★★★★

I love the Northwood Animal Hospital! As a pre-veterinary student graduating from UCI in June, I am very grateful to have worked at Northwood. Their compassion and expertise have inspired me to pursue veterinary medicine with a selfless heart.

During my first week at Northwood, I was really shocked when a client brought in her dog with a potential tick bite, and when Dr. Pursley saw it, she immediately knew that it was just a minor scratch, and told the client not worry about paying anything for the visit. Northwood is not out to get your money. The doctors believe that well-being of the animal is the most important. Every week, Dr. Roberts takes many hours out of her schedule to spay and neuter bunnies for various shelters and rescue organizations at heavily discounted prices. She even travels to Mexico to care for stray dogs on a completely volunteer basis. She genuinely wants to help animals, regardless of whether or not she is getting paid. At Northwood, all the doctors and staff are always very understanding of financial issues. They accept Care Credit, which allows the client to pay their bills in small portions over several months rather than paying everything up front. I have even seen the doctors make exceptions for certain clients. One of their clients has a disability that prevents her from working, and Northwood provides care for her pets at cost.

The doctors and technicians are also very open-minded and modest, even though they have so much experience with veterinary care. They are not afraid to discuss serious cases with other doctors, and have a large database of various veterinary specialties, including behavioral therapy, and even animal acupuncture. They also will respect your point-of-view as the owner, and will not criticize you and condemn you for thinking differently. The staff will treat you like a friend, and your pet as their own. Dr. Fife spends her breaks talking to clients outside the hospital on a personal basis, and whenever the kennel attendants are walking dogs, she will pet the dogs to give them some love. The dogs staying at Northwood always love Dr. Fife and are excited to go and greet her. A few days ago, one of the dogs boarding at the hospital was not eating, and Dr. Fife spent her lunch break patiently kneeling down and hand-feeding the dog.

The doctors at Northwood also will never give up on your pet. They refuse to euthanize animals unless the condition is critical. As long as there is hope, they will continue to do whatever it takes to help your pet recover. I wish that clients could see how the doctors and staff feel when they have to euthanize an animal, so they will understand how much the doctors and staff really care. It is inevitable that euthanasia will happen for critical cases, but the doctors and staff also become very attached to clients?? pets after seeing them for years, and they still will shed tears for the lost loved ones.

Working at Northwood has made me feel that I am part of a large family, and the clients and their pets are also an important part of this family. I would like to give a huge Thank You to everyone at Northwood who has taught me so much and patiently trained me to become successful in veterinary school. I truly appreciate this experience, and am proud to have been a part of such a wonderful team!

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I've been going to Northwood for about 3 years now and have always received impeccable service.The staff are extremely helpful and will take the time to answer any and all questions that I have. You can just tell that the techs and vets truly care about animals and make a point to keep me in the loop so that I'm not confused about any procedure, possible side effects (of medication or treatment) or anything on the bill.

I find the costs extremely reasonable. It's actually quiet amazing that I get quality veterinary services for these prices. My pets are my furry children and would not fathom going to anyone else to care for them when they're sick. Therefore, I really don't mind paying those extra few bucks for post operational pain management and monitoring since I know that my babies will feel better after major surgery and will heal faster. (This is in direct contrast to quick, cheap slice & sew spay clinics...shudders!)

I would definitely recommend this animal hospital to anyone who wants compassionate service for affordable prices for their furry babies. :)

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★★★★★

I've been going to Northwood for about 3 years now and have always received impeccable service.The staff are extremely helpful and will take the time to answer any and all questions that I have. You can just tell that the techs and vets truly care about animals and make a point to keep me in the loop so that I'm not confused about any procedure, possible side effects (of medication or treatment) or anything on the bill.

I find the costs extremely reasonable. It's actually quiet amazing that I get quality veterinary services for these prices. My pets are my furry children and would not fathom going to anyone else to care for them when they're sick. Therefore, I really don't mind paying those extra few bucks for post operational pain management and monitoring since I know that my babies will feel better after major surgery and will heal faster. (This is in direct contrast to quick, cheap slice & sew spay clinics...shudders!)

I would definitely recommend this animal hospital to anyone who wants compassionate service for affordable prices for their furry babies. :)

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I would not go back to this vet. This was a very disappointing last visit. This vet is very unprofessional.

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I would not go back to this vet. This was a very disappointing last visit. This vet is very unprofessional.

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I have brought my Shih Tzu to them since 1999. They have always been very good with terrific followup. However, they are expensive and now that I have two dogs, I am going elsewhere. For example, they wanted over $600 to spay my new puppy; I can get that at Affordable Spay & Neuter in Laguna for $100.

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★★★★☆

I have brought my Shih Tzu to them since 1999. They have always been very good with terrific followup. However, they are expensive and now that I have two dogs, I am going elsewhere. For example, they wanted over $600 to spay my new puppy; I can get that at Affordable Spay & Neuter in Laguna for $100.

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This is the most professional, caring, wonderful hospital to bring any kind of pet. The staff is polite and courteous. The doctors have unparalleled diagnostic and surgery skills. I would not hesitate to recommend this office to anyone who has a pet with a medical issue, or for annual care.

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★★★★★

This is the most professional, caring, wonderful hospital to bring any kind of pet. The staff is polite and courteous. The doctors have unparalleled diagnostic and surgery skills. I would not hesitate to recommend this office to anyone who has a pet with a medical issue, or for annual care.

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The staff was uncaring and out right rude when I had to have my cat put to sleep. She was 17 years old and I had been a regular client since she was a kitten. After waiting over an hour for the scheduled appointment and my cat started to die on her own; I left and went to a wonderful emergency clinic that treated us with real compassionate care. After that, Northwood actually had the nerve to send me a bill for the euthanasia they didn't even perform. This place is horrible and the back office is filthy. I wouldn't go there if it was the only vet in Orange County!

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The staff was uncaring and out right rude when I had to have my cat put to sleep. She was 17 years old and I had been a regular client since she was a kitten. After waiting over an hour for the scheduled appointment and my cat started to die on her own; I left and went to a wonderful emergency clinic that treated us with real compassionate care. After that, Northwood actually had the nerve to send me a bill for the euthanasia they didn't even perform. This place is horrible and the back office is filthy. I wouldn't go there if it was the only vet in Orange County!

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Clean and friendly but high priced. My dog dislocated his hip. They charged an awful lot considering they only Xrayed and referred me to a surgeon. The surgeon's fee was $2500! I would not recommend.

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Clean and friendly but high priced. My dog dislocated his hip. They charged an awful lot considering they only Xrayed and referred me to a surgeon. The surgeon's fee was $2500! I would not recommend.

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Northwood Animal Hospital is the best place where all my pets needs were fullfilled, The doctors are well qualified and provide personalized services. Their charges are also reasonable and as per service provided. Their support staff is also good and they take care of pets personnally. They have good parking space available for customers. This hospital have all kind of facilities available which is required for the treatment of the pets. I always prefer them for all my pet needs.

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★★★★★

Northwood Animal Hospital is the best place where all my pets needs were fullfilled, The doctors are well qualified and provide personalized services. Their charges are also reasonable and as per service provided. Their support staff is also good and they take care of pets personnally. They have good parking space available for customers. This hospital have all kind of facilities available which is required for the treatment of the pets. I always prefer them for all my pet needs.

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this place is another wonderful place. Expensive, but worht it. They do specialize in cats and dogs, but do save other animals. very kind people here and treat the animals with respect.
There basic checkup starts from 60.00 and up depending on if it is a cat or dog or any other animals. There is also a place here where you can leave the animals, perhaps if you are going out of town. There boarding area is very clean and comfy for the animals.

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this place is another wonderful place. Expensive, but worht it. They do specialize in cats and dogs, but do save other animals. very kind people here and treat the animals with respect.
There basic checkup starts from 60.00 and up depending on if it is a cat or dog or any other animals. There is also a place here where you can leave the animals, perhaps if you are going out of town. There boarding area is very clean and comfy for the animals.

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Message from Northwood Animal Hospital: Ora H Fife, DVM

Our mission is to assemble the most caring, compassionate, and competent team possible to provide the most up-to-date corrective and preventive veterinary care to each pet and old-fashioned customer service to the pet's owners at competitive prices, so that each owner and pet can have the longest, most enjoyable relationship possible.

We believe that clear and open communication with your pet's medical team is essential in providing the longest and healthiest life possible for your pet, so our doctors pride themselves on their accessibility for your questions and concerns.

More about Northwood Animal Hospital: Ora H Fife, DVM

Northwood Animal Hospital of Irvine has been providing quality medical and surgical care for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, rodents, reptiles and other exotic pets since 1986. We also offer boarding and bathing. Headed by Drs. Gayle Roberts, Ora Fife, and Jennifer Pursley, the staff at Northwood prides itself on genuine, compassionate caring for our patients and their human families.

 

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