VCA Bayshore Animal Hospital

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  • 233 N Amphlett Blvd

    San Mateo, CA 94401-1805

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  • 650-513-0453

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The doctor and staff are cheerful and gentle with the animals. I brought my dog in last night, after she took a bad fall. While waiting for x-rays, I saw how the other animals are treated with kindness and love. Our doctor was very helpful and skilled at avoiding any unnecessary pain. The x-ray showed no fractures. A little medication was prescribed. A good night of sleep and Jackie is feeling better today. I highly recommend these people.

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The doctor and staff are cheerful and gentle with the animals. I brought my dog in last night, after she took a bad fall. While waiting for x-rays, I saw how the other animals are treated with kindness and love. Our doctor was very helpful and skilled at avoiding any unnecessary pain. The x-ray showed no fractures. A little medication was prescribed. A good night of sleep and Jackie is feeling better today. I highly recommend these people.

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I've been completely underwhelmed with Bayshore. At first, I was grateful to find them, open on a holiday weekend, and able to see my cat right away (who wasnt eating well and was losing weight).

But I have repeatedly been disappointed. The hospital is in a horrible neighborhood. The vet acted clueless about what might be going on and after some overpriced blood work, sold me some overpriced pills to stimulate my cat's appetite. She essentially said she didn't know what was wrong but these pills will help. They did...but they also totally sedated my cat, even at 1/4 of the dose the doctor advised. I called the vet and she said she didn't know the medication was sedating--but every website Id read about the drug said that was the #1 side effect. Her only advice was lower the dose and consider a $350 ultrasound which may or may not diagnose the problem.

I subsequently brought my cat in for boarding and was shocked at the charges. Each day was like $16 PLUS 5 bucks a day just to give her a pill. They also charged a "hazardous waste disposal fee" to get rid of the cats droppings, and charged me for the "routine bath" that they usually do after boarding an animal. The vet who evaluated my cat during the stay (at my request) was puzzled about the appetite issue, but didnt suggest any testing, and instead just gave me some samples of a prescription cat food which would cost an arm and a leg to keep giving.

I don't mind the cost if I feel like its worth it. But $5 a day to give a pill? Charging me to dispose to cat waste? Being totally clueless about the drugs they prescribe and the tests they order? Thanks, but no thanks.

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I've been completely underwhelmed with Bayshore. At first, I was grateful to find them, open on a holiday weekend, and able to see my cat right away (who wasnt eating well and was losing weight).

But I have repeatedly been disappointed. The hospital is in a horrible neighborhood. The vet acted clueless about what might be going on and after some overpriced blood work, sold me some overpriced pills to stimulate my cat's appetite. She essentially said she didn't know what was wrong but these pills will help. They did...but they also totally sedated my cat, even at 1/4 of the dose the doctor advised. I called the vet and she said she didn't know the medication was sedating--but every website Id read about the drug said that was the #1 side effect. Her only advice was lower the dose and consider a $350 ultrasound which may or may not diagnose the problem.

I subsequently brought my cat in for boarding and was shocked at the charges. Each day was like $16 PLUS 5 bucks a day just to give her a pill. They also charged a "hazardous waste disposal fee" to get rid of the cats droppings, and charged me for the "routine bath" that they usually do after boarding an animal. The vet who evaluated my cat during the stay (at my request) was puzzled about the appetite issue, but didnt suggest any testing, and instead just gave me some samples of a prescription cat food which would cost an arm and a leg to keep giving.

I don't mind the cost if I feel like its worth it. But $5 a day to give a pill? Charging me to dispose to cat waste? Being totally clueless about the drugs they prescribe and the tests they order? Thanks, but no thanks.

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I am very displeased with the service and vets at Bayshpre Animal Hospital . From my experience the vets now seem to not be that knowledgeable and when asked a question, don't really know how to answer. Wait time became extremely long and when i wanted to voice my concern i was referred to a office manager. They advised that he will call me, but no call so far. It's been over a couple of months. This is just my humble opinion and i am taking my dogs elsewhere."

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I am very displeased with the service and vets at Bayshpre Animal Hospital . From my experience the vets now seem to not be that knowledgeable and when asked a question, don't really know how to answer. Wait time became extremely long and when i wanted to voice my concern i was referred to a office manager. They advised that he will call me, but no call so far. It's been over a couple of months. This is just my humble opinion and i am taking my dogs elsewhere."

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I have had to utilize this hospital in the middle of the night before. They are a 24 hour hospital which really does make life easier for everyone. Having a sick pet is bad enough, but when a pet gets sick in the middle of the night it can be a confusing time. This place makes it easier for all of us by being there when we need them most. The staff are courteous and friendly and the doctor is very well versed in animal care.

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I have had to utilize this hospital in the middle of the night before. They are a 24 hour hospital which really does make life easier for everyone. Having a sick pet is bad enough, but when a pet gets sick in the middle of the night it can be a confusing time. This place makes it easier for all of us by being there when we need them most. The staff are courteous and friendly and the doctor is very well versed in animal care.

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I tried this animal hospital because it seemed very cutting-edge and the website had a sort of "Kaiser" feel to it, which at first I thought was a good indication of superior service. My experience was horrible. It was difficult to find, and once there, didn't seem very clean. The worst part about it was they took my cat into another room to examine him. I don't know what they did to him, but he was traumatized, and so was I. When I asked for his medication, they lied and told me it wasn't manufactured anymore but they had some special food to sell me that would be just as good. Overall a horrible experience for both human and feline.

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I tried this animal hospital because it seemed very cutting-edge and the website had a sort of "Kaiser" feel to it, which at first I thought was a good indication of superior service. My experience was horrible. It was difficult to find, and once there, didn't seem very clean. The worst part about it was they took my cat into another room to examine him. I don't know what they did to him, but he was traumatized, and so was I. When I asked for his medication, they lied and told me it wasn't manufactured anymore but they had some special food to sell me that would be just as good. Overall a horrible experience for both human and feline.

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Message from VCA Bayshore Animal Hospital

At VCA, your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal. We treat each pet knowing it is an extension of your family. Our dedicated staff of veterinarians, board certified specialists, and technicians strive each day to give your pet the very best in medical care. We understand how important it is to have a local veterinarian you can trust and who, most importantly, knows your pet almost as well as you. With nearly 600 hospitals in 42 States, we've built a network of trusted local animal health providers giving the finest care for the pets in your family. We invite you to get to know our caring staff! New VCA patients are eligible for a FREE First Exam - a risk-free opportunity to learn what makes VCA so different.

We're looking forward to meeting you and your pet and demonstrating our commitment to providing your pet the highest quality care!. Our hospital offers a wide range of general and specialized medical treatments and services including:
• Advanced Care Services
• Allergy & Itchy Skin Relief
• Diabetes Treatment (Canine & Feline)
• Diagnostics
• Diet & Nutrition
• Disease Treatment
• Flea & Tick Control
• General Care
• Heartworm Disease Treatment (Canine & Feline)
• Internal medicine
• Medications/Prescriptions
• Parasite Control
• Pet Wellness Exams
• Physical Examinations
• Preventive Care
• Primary Care
• Puppy & Kitten Wellness
• Senior Pet Wellness
• Spay & Neuter
• Vaccines & Vaccinations
• Weight Loss Programs

Please call us today to review your pet's medical and health issues and how we may be able to help!

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