Santee Pet Hospital

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  • 8936 Carlton Hills Blvd # 81

    Santee, CA 92071

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  • 619-449-4100

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I have been taking my dogs and cats to Dr. Kus for many years. He has always been incredibly caring with all my pets, especially my special needs kitty Fast Eddie. Dr. Kus also keeps very updated on research in his field in order to best diagnose difficult problems as well as to be very informative. I have recommended him to many friends and have no reservations giving him a five star rating.

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I have been taking my dogs and cats to Dr. Kus for many years. He has always been incredibly caring with all my pets, especially my special needs kitty Fast Eddie. Dr. Kus also keeps very updated on research in his field in order to best diagnose difficult problems as well as to be very informative. I have recommended him to many friends and have no reservations giving him a five star rating.

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We have been taking our dog to Dr. Kus for years. He used to be in San Carlos and we followed him to Santee because he is the best, most caring, and resourceful vet we have ever had the pleasure of going to.

Exactly one year ago, our then 16 year old shih tzu started having kidney problems along with other ailments that impact older dogs.Knowing how much our dog means to us, Dr. Kus tried everything to get our pet well again. He came up with a combination of fluids and diet change -- it worked! Our dog recovered and he is still thriving a year later, at almost 18 years old! Another vet had even told us to put our dog to sleep because he couldn't (or wouldn't take the time to) find a remedy. Thankfully, we were under the care of Dr. Kus. He is our hero for saving our dog's life!

We highly recommend him to anyone looking for a thoughtful, intelligent, and helpful doctor for their family member! He earns an A+.

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We have been taking our dog to Dr. Kus for years. He used to be in San Carlos and we followed him to Santee because he is the best, most caring, and resourceful vet we have ever had the pleasure of going to.

Exactly one year ago, our then 16 year old shih tzu started having kidney problems along with other ailments that impact older dogs.Knowing how much our dog means to us, Dr. Kus tried everything to get our pet well again. He came up with a combination of fluids and diet change -- it worked! Our dog recovered and he is still thriving a year later, at almost 18 years old! Another vet had even told us to put our dog to sleep because he couldn't (or wouldn't take the time to) find a remedy. Thankfully, we were under the care of Dr. Kus. He is our hero for saving our dog's life!

We highly recommend him to anyone looking for a thoughtful, intelligent, and helpful doctor for their family member! He earns an A+.

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I have been seeing Dr Persky and Dr Kus with my cats and dogs for 12 years. Both are outstanding vets.

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I have been seeing Dr Persky and Dr Kus with my cats and dogs for 12 years. Both are outstanding vets.

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I can't say enough nice things about Dr. Kus. I have taken my Pit Bull to over 10 vets in San Diego and he is the first vet to properly diagnose her.

I love Dr. Kus because he genuinely cares about my pets. Dr. Kus is very conservative in their treatment. Other vets would push surgeries, treatments and medications when there may be less expensive/less painful options. Dr. Kus isn't pushy and truly wants the best for your pets.

Dr. Kus is also excellent with cats. We have cats that are not super easy to handle and Dr. Kus is very good with them. It's never fun to go to the Vet, but if you do have to go, at least Dr. Kus is there.

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I can't say enough nice things about Dr. Kus. I have taken my Pit Bull to over 10 vets in San Diego and he is the first vet to properly diagnose her.

I love Dr. Kus because he genuinely cares about my pets. Dr. Kus is very conservative in their treatment. Other vets would push surgeries, treatments and medications when there may be less expensive/less painful options. Dr. Kus isn't pushy and truly wants the best for your pets.

Dr. Kus is also excellent with cats. We have cats that are not super easy to handle and Dr. Kus is very good with them. It's never fun to go to the Vet, but if you do have to go, at least Dr. Kus is there.

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We really had a great experience when we went to visit Dr.Zeica sorry to hear the sad news of him passing on.
My daughter recommended him to us and our pets loved him.
Very reasonable and very friendly service.
We will really miss him, our deepest sympathy goes out to his family.
I have heard nothing but good things about Stanley Kus the new Doctor.
Looking forward to meeting him in the near future

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We really had a great experience when we went to visit Dr.Zeica sorry to hear the sad news of him passing on.
My daughter recommended him to us and our pets loved him.
Very reasonable and very friendly service.
We will really miss him, our deepest sympathy goes out to his family.
I have heard nothing but good things about Stanley Kus the new Doctor.
Looking forward to meeting him in the near future

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Dr. Kus is a very knowledgeable, caring and gentle vet. My pets could not have received better care anywhere. I recently moved quite a distance from his practice, but I will happily drive the 60 miles.

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Dr. Kus is a very knowledgeable, caring and gentle vet. My pets could not have received better care anywhere. I recently moved quite a distance from his practice, but I will happily drive the 60 miles.

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I was so glad to locate Dr. Kuz when he moved to Santee Pet Hospital. My dog can't wait to enter the office & easily goes with Dr. Kuz and/or another staff member for exams, shots, etc. Last year she contracted a life threatening immune disease. I tribute her recovery to Dr. Kuz' excellent care, as well as his knowledge & experience. In addition, he explains things in laymen's terms so I can understand exactly what is going on with my pet & he is extremely patient when answering questions I may have. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Kuz to anyone seeking the best care for their pet.

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I was so glad to locate Dr. Kuz when he moved to Santee Pet Hospital. My dog can't wait to enter the office & easily goes with Dr. Kuz and/or another staff member for exams, shots, etc. Last year she contracted a life threatening immune disease. I tribute her recovery to Dr. Kuz' excellent care, as well as his knowledge & experience. In addition, he explains things in laymen's terms so I can understand exactly what is going on with my pet & he is extremely patient when answering questions I may have. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Kuz to anyone seeking the best care for their pet.

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My condolences to Dr.Zeicu's family.

Dr. Stan Kus is now seeing patients at Santee Pet Hospital!

I have used Dr. Kus for many pets over the course of many years. I will happily follow him to any veterinary hospital he chooses. He is an excellent vet who stays current w recent developments in veterinary medicine. He is very intelligent, but can break things down easily to explain to us non-vet types.

Each time he sees an animal he completes a very thorough physical exam. His advice on treatment and diagnostic testing has been invaluable to me in the past in helping me to make sometimes difficult decisions with my pets. He is easy going and focuses on giving you the info that you need so you can decide (never trying to push you toward his choice).

People who have already used Dr. Kus for their animals will be thrilled to find him in Santee! Clients that have been with Santee Pet Hospital for a while will, find his treatment and diagnostic style differs from what has been offered there in the past - but much better for the pets!

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My condolences to Dr.Zeicu's family.

Dr. Stan Kus is now seeing patients at Santee Pet Hospital!

I have used Dr. Kus for many pets over the course of many years. I will happily follow him to any veterinary hospital he chooses. He is an excellent vet who stays current w recent developments in veterinary medicine. He is very intelligent, but can break things down easily to explain to us non-vet types.

Each time he sees an animal he completes a very thorough physical exam. His advice on treatment and diagnostic testing has been invaluable to me in the past in helping me to make sometimes difficult decisions with my pets. He is easy going and focuses on giving you the info that you need so you can decide (never trying to push you toward his choice).

People who have already used Dr. Kus for their animals will be thrilled to find him in Santee! Clients that have been with Santee Pet Hospital for a while will, find his treatment and diagnostic style differs from what has been offered there in the past - but much better for the pets!

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To the person who wrote the last offensive remark, Dr Zeicu, the prior vet at Santee Pet Hospital, passed away unexpectedly in December. Dr Zeicu was on duty 365 days a year, including Sundays and holidays, until his unfortunate passing. The staff at SPH got a new vet on board ASAP - HAVE A HEART!

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To the person who wrote the last offensive remark, Dr Zeicu, the prior vet at Santee Pet Hospital, passed away unexpectedly in December. Dr Zeicu was on duty 365 days a year, including Sundays and holidays, until his unfortunate passing. The staff at SPH got a new vet on board ASAP - HAVE A HEART!

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no doctor on duty today?????? What a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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no doctor on duty today?????? What a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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been taking my pet there for years. love the vet. everyone else is right, the receptionist is so rude. also very short, seems to hate job. ive seen her show up late several times with our early morning appt.s.

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been taking my pet there for years. love the vet. everyone else is right, the receptionist is so rude. also very short, seems to hate job. ive seen her show up late several times with our early morning appt.s.

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Dr.Zeicu has always been extremely caring toward our pets. It says a lot about a vet who really takes the time to gently talk to an animal to put them at ease, His surgeries are the best we've seen, with minimal recup time and quick healing. The prices are comparable or a little less than other vets.

The only thing that would be helpful is to get a receipt for services rendered, so clients would have a record of vaccinations, etc. that were done.

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Dr.Zeicu has always been extremely caring toward our pets. It says a lot about a vet who really takes the time to gently talk to an animal to put them at ease, His surgeries are the best we've seen, with minimal recup time and quick healing. The prices are comparable or a little less than other vets.

The only thing that would be helpful is to get a receipt for services rendered, so clients would have a record of vaccinations, etc. that were done.

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We have always had extremely good service at Santee Pet. In fact, even after moving over 20 minutes away, we continue to bring our dogs there. The doctor is always caring, and the support staff is helpful. Prices are reasonable, and we know we count on them in an emergency!

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We have always had extremely good service at Santee Pet. In fact, even after moving over 20 minutes away, we continue to bring our dogs there. The doctor is always caring, and the support staff is helpful. Prices are reasonable, and we know we count on them in an emergency!

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We have been going to Santee Pet Hospital since we moved to Santee in 1994. We love Dr. Zeicu, who truly loves animals and is wonderful to our children, as well. It's true that this isn't a state-of-the-art facility, but we appreciate that he understands that we're treating animals and that sometimes the best course of action isn't drastic and/or expensive. Instead of recommending a battery of tests, he's more likely to do an exam and recommend observation, thereby saving a great deal of money. He doesn't charge for an exam if vaccines are given, and I don't understand why people are saying he's expensive when he often charges only for the medications he uses. The fact that he's open seven days a week is also a plus. Dr. Zeicu is a wonderful man and we hope he continues to practice for many more years!!

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We have been going to Santee Pet Hospital since we moved to Santee in 1994. We love Dr. Zeicu, who truly loves animals and is wonderful to our children, as well. It's true that this isn't a state-of-the-art facility, but we appreciate that he understands that we're treating animals and that sometimes the best course of action isn't drastic and/or expensive. Instead of recommending a battery of tests, he's more likely to do an exam and recommend observation, thereby saving a great deal of money. He doesn't charge for an exam if vaccines are given, and I don't understand why people are saying he's expensive when he often charges only for the medications he uses. The fact that he's open seven days a week is also a plus. Dr. Zeicu is a wonderful man and we hope he continues to practice for many more years!!

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I read the reviews of other pet owners and think that some of them must be posting on the wrong site. Dr. Pavel has been our vet for over 20 years, while the receptionists have sometimes been a little rude I have never had bad service there. Dr. Pavel won't try to talk you into saving an animal that does not have a good quality of life in front of it and he won't tack on needless procedures or medications. He calls our pets "babies" and that is the way he treats them, as loving and loved members of our family. The 3 times he has been involved in us losing a pet he has always sent a very warm sympathy card because he knows how much it hurts to lose a loved one. I have never been charged more than I was quoted and have sometimes paid less. They are generally less expensive than other vets but there services are basic, no high tech anything just good people who care about the health and welfare of animals.

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I read the reviews of other pet owners and think that some of them must be posting on the wrong site. Dr. Pavel has been our vet for over 20 years, while the receptionists have sometimes been a little rude I have never had bad service there. Dr. Pavel won't try to talk you into saving an animal that does not have a good quality of life in front of it and he won't tack on needless procedures or medications. He calls our pets "babies" and that is the way he treats them, as loving and loved members of our family. The 3 times he has been involved in us losing a pet he has always sent a very warm sympathy card because he knows how much it hurts to lose a loved one. I have never been charged more than I was quoted and have sometimes paid less. They are generally less expensive than other vets but there services are basic, no high tech anything just good people who care about the health and welfare of animals.

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we've taken my pet to this hospital a few times and we love the service and cost. its so fast and easy and we come out of there in a jiffy. yeah its not the best hospital in the world but it works for my pets needs.

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we've taken my pet to this hospital a few times and we love the service and cost. its so fast and easy and we come out of there in a jiffy. yeah its not the best hospital in the world but it works for my pets needs.

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I have been going to Santee Pet Hospetal for 10 years and have found them caring and professional without charging an arm and leg to help sick animals. I have only been able to continue rescue because of their prices and help. This vet comes in on weekends and holidays to serve the community. For many years he didn't charge what other vets around San Diego did, and was very under priced. Office visits and stool checks were free for a very long time. I just hope to god he doesn't retire!

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I have been going to Santee Pet Hospetal for 10 years and have found them caring and professional without charging an arm and leg to help sick animals. I have only been able to continue rescue because of their prices and help. This vet comes in on weekends and holidays to serve the community. For many years he didn't charge what other vets around San Diego did, and was very under priced. Office visits and stool checks were free for a very long time. I just hope to god he doesn't retire!

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I went there for years, and never had any problems except for the rude young receptionist.
My dog had to have stiches, he quoted me one price and charged me double with no invoice.
The receptionist called other customers I know and told them I was rude and bounced checks all over town especially when I pay with a credit card at all times. When I confronted the receptionist, she was so rude, yelling at me, and try to tell me I was the irresponsible and never paid my bills.They never apologize for the slandering and mistake....I will never go back there and don't recommend anyone to go there.

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I went there for years, and never had any problems except for the rude young receptionist.
My dog had to have stiches, he quoted me one price and charged me double with no invoice.
The receptionist called other customers I know and told them I was rude and bounced checks all over town especially when I pay with a credit card at all times. When I confronted the receptionist, she was so rude, yelling at me, and try to tell me I was the irresponsible and never paid my bills.They never apologize for the slandering and mistake....I will never go back there and don't recommend anyone to go there.

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Sure, the hospital is basic but you're there for the veterinarian. This vet will not have you spend thousands of dollars trying to save an animal that is near the end of his life. He doesn't want to put animals through months of chemo or operations when their quality of life is no longer there. If you have the same mindset then this is the veterinarian for you. He will not do unnecessary operations and I have never experienced being over charged. In fact, my animals have been given care many times and have only been charged for the medicine.

Which would you trust? A vet that wants you to spend $1000.00's of dollars to fix your animal that only has months to live anyway, and preys on your guilt, or a vet that tells you like it is.

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Sure, the hospital is basic but you're there for the veterinarian. This vet will not have you spend thousands of dollars trying to save an animal that is near the end of his life. He doesn't want to put animals through months of chemo or operations when their quality of life is no longer there. If you have the same mindset then this is the veterinarian for you. He will not do unnecessary operations and I have never experienced being over charged. In fact, my animals have been given care many times and have only been charged for the medicine.

Which would you trust? A vet that wants you to spend $1000.00's of dollars to fix your animal that only has months to live anyway, and preys on your guilt, or a vet that tells you like it is.

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This isn't the most high tech Vet. They don't even have computers. I have been very happy with my experiences here. One time the doctor only charged me for the medicine and not the examination. Great place to go for fast and basic Veterinary care.

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This isn't the most high tech Vet. They don't even have computers. I have been very happy with my experiences here. One time the doctor only charged me for the medicine and not the examination. Great place to go for fast and basic Veterinary care.

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Had been useing this Vet for years and had friends and neighbor quit going there for different reasons. My last experience with this Vet caught me off guard. My Golden Retrievers ear had a large bubble on it which i new what it was cause this same thing happened two years ago. So i left my dog this time at the Vet to have him fix her and when i picked her up her bill was three times what i had paid the previous time. Questioned him on the cost and the rude young lady at the front counter tells me she had called other Vets in the area and they were charging 1/3 less than we were being charged . Didn't make any sense to me being an old customer why i would be charged more than what other Vets in the area charged. But they offered no change in the bill so like my neighbors and friends i also will be looking for a new Vet.

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Had been useing this Vet for years and had friends and neighbor quit going there for different reasons. My last experience with this Vet caught me off guard. My Golden Retrievers ear had a large bubble on it which i new what it was cause this same thing happened two years ago. So i left my dog this time at the Vet to have him fix her and when i picked her up her bill was three times what i had paid the previous time. Questioned him on the cost and the rude young lady at the front counter tells me she had called other Vets in the area and they were charging 1/3 less than we were being charged . Didn't make any sense to me being an old customer why i would be charged more than what other Vets in the area charged. But they offered no change in the bill so like my neighbors and friends i also will be looking for a new Vet.

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We have taken our dog to this vet twice and were able to walk right in with just a quick phone call. The Animal Medical Center in El Cajon is always at least an hour wait, and extremely expensive, probably to pay for there LCD TV's in the lobby! Is that really necessary? Anyway, this guy is good, fast, and reasonable.

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We have taken our dog to this vet twice and were able to walk right in with just a quick phone call. The Animal Medical Center in El Cajon is always at least an hour wait, and extremely expensive, probably to pay for there LCD TV's in the lobby! Is that really necessary? Anyway, this guy is good, fast, and reasonable.

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My newborn baby was diagnosed with ring worm from our pediatrician. We went to Santee pet hospital to have our cats examined, assuming that they must have given this to our son. we were told we have to give our cats de-worming pills - which we later find out has nothing to do with ring worm. ring worm is a fungus not an actual worm. then they ran tests, culturing some of their pet dander - saying that the tests came back positive & the cats have ring worm. Almost $700 later, we find out our son & myself actually have Lupus, a chronic disease - not ringworm. I would have been fine with them being honest with me if they would have said we couldn't locate any ring worm, do you want us to continue with the=treatment, but they were dishonest with me. now I have numerous doctor visits for my son & my actual illness - lupus. plus the very expensive medicines we have to get. we could have used the $700 we wasted on this vet to good use on our actual illness. I will never return to this hospital for our pets & will recommend to everyone I know will pets to never go to the santee pet hospital as well.

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My newborn baby was diagnosed with ring worm from our pediatrician. We went to Santee pet hospital to have our cats examined, assuming that they must have given this to our son. we were told we have to give our cats de-worming pills - which we later find out has nothing to do with ring worm. ring worm is a fungus not an actual worm. then they ran tests, culturing some of their pet dander - saying that the tests came back positive & the cats have ring worm. Almost $700 later, we find out our son & myself actually have Lupus, a chronic disease - not ringworm. I would have been fine with them being honest with me if they would have said we couldn't locate any ring worm, do you want us to continue with the=treatment, but they were dishonest with me. now I have numerous doctor visits for my son & my actual illness - lupus. plus the very expensive medicines we have to get. we could have used the $700 we wasted on this vet to good use on our actual illness. I will never return to this hospital for our pets & will recommend to everyone I know will pets to never go to the santee pet hospital as well.

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had dr lindsy for my vet, she is a vet for vets that are on vacation, so she moves around alot. loved her!!! explained every thing and took her time ask me questions and also answered them. shes a keeper but where will she be next?

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had dr lindsy for my vet, she is a vet for vets that are on vacation, so she moves around alot. loved her!!! explained every thing and took her time ask me questions and also answered them. shes a keeper but where will she be next?

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Always leave the Santee pet hospital feeling like I got screwed. They never know what's wrong with my animals and always charge too much money. I will never go back.

PROS: Very kind Vet
CONS: Not at all helpful and very expensive

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Always leave the Santee pet hospital feeling like I got screwed. They never know what's wrong with my animals and always charge too much money. I will never go back.

PROS: Very kind Vet
CONS: Not at all helpful and very expensive

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Went in thinking my dog had allergies. Came out thinking my dog had allergies for $100. Said if I wanted to know which allergy I would need to see a specialist, gave him a shot and charged me $95.

PROS: Two receptionist. One is very kind and helpful. Very friendly Doctor
CONS: The second receptionist is rude and short tempered.

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Went in thinking my dog had allergies. Came out thinking my dog had allergies for $100. Said if I wanted to know which allergy I would need to see a specialist, gave him a shot and charged me $95.

PROS: Two receptionist. One is very kind and helpful. Very friendly Doctor
CONS: The second receptionist is rude and short tempered.

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I highly recommend this vet if you happen to live in the area. The employees are friendly and the veterinarian is knowledgable and likes animals. It is somewhat expensive, but they do not seem to be out to gouge you for money. Unfortunately, this vet isn't the most advanced in terms of technology and treatments. For example, it has no antivenom. If your dog is bit by a snake, you must take them elsewhere. The vet can be contacted 24/7 in case of emergencies. Overall, a good place to take your animals when in need.

PROS: Friendly, helpful
CONS: Somewhat expensive, a bit of a primitive facility

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I highly recommend this vet if you happen to live in the area. The employees are friendly and the veterinarian is knowledgable and likes animals. It is somewhat expensive, but they do not seem to be out to gouge you for money. Unfortunately, this vet isn't the most advanced in terms of technology and treatments. For example, it has no antivenom. If your dog is bit by a snake, you must take them elsewhere. The vet can be contacted 24/7 in case of emergencies. Overall, a good place to take your animals when in need.

PROS: Friendly, helpful
CONS: Somewhat expensive, a bit of a primitive facility

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