Companion Animal Clinic, Escondido

★★★★☆
We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet, and giving them the same loving attention and care.
  • 1215 S. Escondido Blvd.

    Escondido, CA 92025

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  • 760-743-2751

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Fair prices and knowledgeable, experienced veterinarians.

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Fair prices and knowledgeable, experienced veterinarians.

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Everyone there is so caring. They give the best care and the staff is so wonderful.

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Everyone there is so caring. They give the best care and the staff is so wonderful.

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It's easy to make appointments, the staff is caring and experienced.

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It's easy to make appointments, the staff is caring and experienced.

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They are extremely knowledgeable and caring. The doctor is wonderful and knows what he's doing.

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They are extremely knowledgeable and caring. The doctor is wonderful and knows what he's doing.

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Low cost Spay and Neuter, you decide... .
I took my male and female cats into have their procedures done at Companion Animal Clinic. I read their reviews and I thought this is the place for me. When we were going over the aftercare instructions, they told me my kittens had fleas. No WAY. They were checked for fleas when I got them and brought the home to live with me. I also have 2 adult cats and when I got the kittens home after the procedure I had the adults checked, NO FLEAS. My opinion is, they got the fleas at the clinic. No other explanation. So I had to spend an extra $30.00 for Advantage for my 2 girls at home. I don't want to get fleas in my home. Besides, if they came in with fleas they would charged me for the Advantage that they gave me for the kittens when they them home.
I asked if my little girl could have antibiotics. I was willing to pay for it, i was told it was not normally offered. Okay..I understand it is not standard, however I did want it as a precautionary measure. She is only 6 mos old, a kitten hard to keep still even though she is caged while healing. They would not give it to me. She had collar on and could not eat or drink water very well, so I shorten the collar and as luck would have it...she got an infection. The nurse and Doctor said it was because she was able to rub the collar against the incision site. However I do not believe it could it could reach the incision, but okay, I am willing to accept the blame. I was told that she needed an antibiotic (of course), A shot of Amoxicillin 250ml for $49.50 and I was to take home Clavamox 15ml for $44.50 to give to her twice a day. I was shorted by 4ml.
I volunteer for a friend that has a cattery and she was flabbergasted that I was charged such a huge amount of money for these antibiotics, especially the Clavamox. I then called around to other Vet clinics, they charge HALF what he charged me.
So much for low cost! I believe, he knows where to make his money back!
I called the clinic and spoke with Dr. Knox and he gave me a choice I could have another bottle of Clavamox, To make up for my shortage of 4ml and for the high price or half my money back, $22.25 for the Clavamox. I choose half my money back. When I picked up my check I canceled my follow up appointment as I would not be going back.. So I did receive my check for the Clavamox. I canceled my follow up appointment when I picked up my check. And luckily I did not have to call for my records because he knew I did not trust him or his clinic any longer as he mailed me my records stating that very thing.
So... YOU DECIDE.
Hopefully if you go, your experience is different than mine. Good Luck

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Low cost Spay and Neuter, you decide... .
I took my male and female cats into have their procedures done at Companion Animal Clinic. I read their reviews and I thought this is the place for me. When we were going over the aftercare instructions, they told me my kittens had fleas. No WAY. They were checked for fleas when I got them and brought the home to live with me. I also have 2 adult cats and when I got the kittens home after the procedure I had the adults checked, NO FLEAS. My opinion is, they got the fleas at the clinic. No other explanation. So I had to spend an extra $30.00 for Advantage for my 2 girls at home. I don't want to get fleas in my home. Besides, if they came in with fleas they would charged me for the Advantage that they gave me for the kittens when they them home.
I asked if my little girl could have antibiotics. I was willing to pay for it, i was told it was not normally offered. Okay..I understand it is not standard, however I did want it as a precautionary measure. She is only 6 mos old, a kitten hard to keep still even though she is caged while healing. They would not give it to me. She had collar on and could not eat or drink water very well, so I shorten the collar and as luck would have it...she got an infection. The nurse and Doctor said it was because she was able to rub the collar against the incision site. However I do not believe it could it could reach the incision, but okay, I am willing to accept the blame. I was told that she needed an antibiotic (of course), A shot of Amoxicillin 250ml for $49.50 and I was to take home Clavamox 15ml for $44.50 to give to her twice a day. I was shorted by 4ml.
I volunteer for a friend that has a cattery and she was flabbergasted that I was charged such a huge amount of money for these antibiotics, especially the Clavamox. I then called around to other Vet clinics, they charge HALF what he charged me.
So much for low cost! I believe, he knows where to make his money back!
I called the clinic and spoke with Dr. Knox and he gave me a choice I could have another bottle of Clavamox, To make up for my shortage of 4ml and for the high price or half my money back, $22.25 for the Clavamox. I choose half my money back. When I picked up my check I canceled my follow up appointment as I would not be going back.. So I did receive my check for the Clavamox. I canceled my follow up appointment when I picked up my check. And luckily I did not have to call for my records because he knew I did not trust him or his clinic any longer as he mailed me my records stating that very thing.
So... YOU DECIDE.
Hopefully if you go, your experience is different than mine. Good Luck

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After over 14 years with Companion Animal Clinic, Escondido, CA, I am still impressed with the professionalism, knowledge and gentle nature of Dr. Knox and his staff. They are one of the best that I have ever seen! Dr. Knox is such a Blessing.

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After over 14 years with Companion Animal Clinic, Escondido, CA, I am still impressed with the professionalism, knowledge and gentle nature of Dr. Knox and his staff. They are one of the best that I have ever seen! Dr. Knox is such a Blessing.

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Very kind, compassionate staff and veterinarian, who truly love animals. Previously had to put a dog to sleep and they were fantastic.

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Very kind, compassionate staff and veterinarian, who truly love animals. Previously had to put a dog to sleep and they were fantastic.

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This 24 hour emergency veterinarian did their best to help us save our beloved pet. When it became obvious that it wouldn't be enough they were kind and compassionate in our time of grief. They allowed us as much time as we needed to hold her and say goodbye. Then contacted the cremation facility for us. I hope I never have need of them again but will not hesitate to rush any animal there in need of emergency care.

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This 24 hour emergency veterinarian did their best to help us save our beloved pet. When it became obvious that it wouldn't be enough they were kind and compassionate in our time of grief. They allowed us as much time as we needed to hold her and say goodbye. Then contacted the cremation facility for us. I hope I never have need of them again but will not hesitate to rush any animal there in need of emergency care.

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We have only used this clinic once, when our cat got extremely ill. Even though it was obvious she would not recover despite their best efforts late at night the staff at this clinic was understanding and kind to us with both the treatment and the payment required. When our pet died they recommended another good business to help us pick up the pieces.

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We have only used this clinic once, when our cat got extremely ill. Even though it was obvious she would not recover despite their best efforts late at night the staff at this clinic was understanding and kind to us with both the treatment and the payment required. When our pet died they recommended another good business to help us pick up the pieces.

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