Chester Veterinary Clinic

★★★★☆
  • 264 Middlesex Ave

    Chester, CT 06412

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  • 860-526-5313

About Chester Veterinary Clinic

Hours
Mon 7:30am-7pm, Thu 7:30am-7pm, Tue 7:30am-6pm, Fri 7:30am-6pm, Wed 7:30am-5:30pm, Sat 7:30am-1pm

Pets & Animals

Pets & Animals
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I would like to comment on the entire Staff and Dr. Flowers. I appreciate all the helpf and advice and care for my "Bassets Walk My World" rescue dogs and work. I am always confident that I will get excellent care and the most cost effective ways to deal with these special hounds that sometime come with special needs. I thank you all for your kindness and good advice and for letting me afford to own and care for these dogs, who other wise would not be able to continue thier journeys. Donna and Nathan Wise {Humans} Charlie and Maggie Wise/Basset's with Humatudes to match the Bassitudes.

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I would like to comment on the entire Staff and Dr. Flowers. I appreciate all the helpf and advice and care for my "Bassets Walk My World" rescue dogs and work. I am always confident that I will get excellent care and the most cost effective ways to deal with these special hounds that sometime come with special needs. I thank you all for your kindness and good advice and for letting me afford to own and care for these dogs, who other wise would not be able to continue thier journeys. Donna and Nathan Wise {Humans} Charlie and Maggie Wise/Basset's with Humatudes to match the Bassitudes.

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I have been using Dr. Ficke for more than 10 years, his compassion is overwhelming, his willingness to help unparalleled, his staff friendly, helpful and patient. I have nothing but good things to say about Chester Veterinary Clinic and find it hard to believe the negative comment written. I have 2 big Bullmastiffs and 3 cats and even buy all my animal food from them so I see them weekly. I have never had a problem with anyone that works there. Several years ago I had to have some of my old dogs and cats euthanized and was so impressed with the way Dr. Ficke and his staff handled the sad events. My one dog completely blew out her knee and Dr. Ficke gave me several options without pressure. He reconstructed her knee, recommended some rehabilitation and she is now in great shape, pain free and loves to go visit him. All my animals like him and that says it all. I absolutely love and recommend Chester Veterinary clinic to anyone that loves his or her animals. Thank you.

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★★★★★

I have been using Dr. Ficke for more than 10 years, his compassion is overwhelming, his willingness to help unparalleled, his staff friendly, helpful and patient. I have nothing but good things to say about Chester Veterinary Clinic and find it hard to believe the negative comment written. I have 2 big Bullmastiffs and 3 cats and even buy all my animal food from them so I see them weekly. I have never had a problem with anyone that works there. Several years ago I had to have some of my old dogs and cats euthanized and was so impressed with the way Dr. Ficke and his staff handled the sad events. My one dog completely blew out her knee and Dr. Ficke gave me several options without pressure. He reconstructed her knee, recommended some rehabilitation and she is now in great shape, pain free and loves to go visit him. All my animals like him and that says it all. I absolutely love and recommend Chester Veterinary clinic to anyone that loves his or her animals. Thank you.

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I would not take my animals anywhere else. I trust all of the doctors and staff with my animals health. From dogs to cats to hamsters to guinea pigs! When my dog Fido got hit by a car, they were there to save him, no questions asked. And he received world class surgery from Dr. Ficke. Fido is back to normal. From the awesome receptionists, to the wonderful vets, the staff as a whole is the best around. I would trust them with my own life!

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★★★★★

I would not take my animals anywhere else. I trust all of the doctors and staff with my animals health. From dogs to cats to hamsters to guinea pigs! When my dog Fido got hit by a car, they were there to save him, no questions asked. And he received world class surgery from Dr. Ficke. Fido is back to normal. From the awesome receptionists, to the wonderful vets, the staff as a whole is the best around. I would trust them with my own life!

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My little Yorkie, Emma, passed Christmas week. She had several serious problems- however Dr. Ficke gave her almost an additional yr of life. And it was a great yr for little Emma.I have been a client of Dr.Ficke's for over 20 yrs. My first dog had such problems that 4 other Vets couldn't help or bother to figure out her problem. Dr.Ficke did, and she lived a happy life of 6 more quality years. I have had wonderful medical experiences with Dr. Ficke, Dr. Flowers, Dr. Bernie and the entire staff. I can not say enought good things about Chester Veternary Clinic. They really care!!!
Comment::What some pet owners don't always understand is that when your pet gets sick, it is exspensive to treat sometimes. When you take on the responsibility of an animal it is not just the feeding and grooming but also the medical attention it might need at some point, especially in the mature years. I never found Dr.Ficke to be about the money but about the animals "Quality of Life" as he told me.
Dr. Ficke, Is the best Vet in the area!
Susan in Old Saybrook

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★★★★★

My little Yorkie, Emma, passed Christmas week. She had several serious problems- however Dr. Ficke gave her almost an additional yr of life. And it was a great yr for little Emma.I have been a client of Dr.Ficke's for over 20 yrs. My first dog had such problems that 4 other Vets couldn't help or bother to figure out her problem. Dr.Ficke did, and she lived a happy life of 6 more quality years. I have had wonderful medical experiences with Dr. Ficke, Dr. Flowers, Dr. Bernie and the entire staff. I can not say enought good things about Chester Veternary Clinic. They really care!!!
Comment::What some pet owners don't always understand is that when your pet gets sick, it is exspensive to treat sometimes. When you take on the responsibility of an animal it is not just the feeding and grooming but also the medical attention it might need at some point, especially in the mature years. I never found Dr.Ficke to be about the money but about the animals "Quality of Life" as he told me.
Dr. Ficke, Is the best Vet in the area!
Susan in Old Saybrook

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Must be 20 years ago now, my dog was hit by a car about 9:00 at night. I called my vet and got a recording - call in the morning. I called Dr. Ficke's office and he made a house call.
Ever since, I've taken all my pets to Chester. Both Dr. Ficke & Dr. Flowers and their staff are very compassionate.

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Must be 20 years ago now, my dog was hit by a car about 9:00 at night. I called my vet and got a recording - call in the morning. I called Dr. Ficke's office and he made a house call.
Ever since, I've taken all my pets to Chester. Both Dr. Ficke & Dr. Flowers and their staff are very compassionate.

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We have had Chester Vet seeing either Dr. Ficke or Dr. Flowers for about 20 years. They have taken care of two dogs and two cats for us. I have nothing but good to say about them. They are very caring, concerned pet doctors and send notifications when its time for shots. I changed from another vet and find Chester Clinic to be more compassionate then other clinics. They are helpful by explaining what our pets need and what they have done to insure their health. I will continue to go to Chester vet even when I move a few towns away, I won't trust my fuzzy kids to anyone else! I'm sorry others feel differently, maybe I have learned through experience with other clinics that Chester vet and the doctors are the BEST!!!
Doctor Ficke even showed me how to check a gland in my dogs neck, how many others do you know that would take the time and explain this?

Shi and Tony
East Haddam, Ct.

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★★★★★

We have had Chester Vet seeing either Dr. Ficke or Dr. Flowers for about 20 years. They have taken care of two dogs and two cats for us. I have nothing but good to say about them. They are very caring, concerned pet doctors and send notifications when its time for shots. I changed from another vet and find Chester Clinic to be more compassionate then other clinics. They are helpful by explaining what our pets need and what they have done to insure their health. I will continue to go to Chester vet even when I move a few towns away, I won't trust my fuzzy kids to anyone else! I'm sorry others feel differently, maybe I have learned through experience with other clinics that Chester vet and the doctors are the BEST!!!
Doctor Ficke even showed me how to check a gland in my dogs neck, how many others do you know that would take the time and explain this?

Shi and Tony
East Haddam, Ct.

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My family had used Chester Vet Clinic for over ten years. We had always, without fail, paid up front as required by their policy. When I was a young teen, my mother brought home a beautiful kitten that pretty much adopted me.

By the time I was 17, I took over the vet care for the cat. I was pretty happy & proud to do that. I continued to get regular vet care for my pet.

When I was 22 my cat was hit by a car. I gently wrapped her in a towel & took her on over to the vet. She was terribly broken all over & I was completely heartbroken. The woman vet (I can't remember her name at the moment) told me that my cat needed a surgery that would cost approximately $500-700. I asked her if she would be able to break that up into a few payments & she refused.

I would have been more able to understand if we were new customers, or customers that had a past history of not paying or paying late... but that was not us.

I was told that I needed to make a decision quickly, as she was suffering. I told the vet that I guess we'd have to put her down because I didn't have $500-700 right then. When I got home I told my mother what happened, she called the vet crying. She asked if the cat had been put down yet & she hadn't. It had been about an hour since I left the clinic.

Unfortunately, my parents were not in the position to pay for the surgery either... and I wonder why I was rushed into a decision to put down the cat or have the surgery, but an hour after I left, the cat hadn't been put down yet.

That cat was gorgeous, a bright white long haired cat & glowing blue eyes, not blind or deaf. I always wonder what they did with her... they never told me & I never received a bill for euthenasia. I'm assuming they did the surgery & either adopted her out or kept her for themselves.

They are scum & I never went back.

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★☆☆☆☆

My family had used Chester Vet Clinic for over ten years. We had always, without fail, paid up front as required by their policy. When I was a young teen, my mother brought home a beautiful kitten that pretty much adopted me.

By the time I was 17, I took over the vet care for the cat. I was pretty happy & proud to do that. I continued to get regular vet care for my pet.

When I was 22 my cat was hit by a car. I gently wrapped her in a towel & took her on over to the vet. She was terribly broken all over & I was completely heartbroken. The woman vet (I can't remember her name at the moment) told me that my cat needed a surgery that would cost approximately $500-700. I asked her if she would be able to break that up into a few payments & she refused.

I would have been more able to understand if we were new customers, or customers that had a past history of not paying or paying late... but that was not us.

I was told that I needed to make a decision quickly, as she was suffering. I told the vet that I guess we'd have to put her down because I didn't have $500-700 right then. When I got home I told my mother what happened, she called the vet crying. She asked if the cat had been put down yet & she hadn't. It had been about an hour since I left the clinic.

Unfortunately, my parents were not in the position to pay for the surgery either... and I wonder why I was rushed into a decision to put down the cat or have the surgery, but an hour after I left, the cat hadn't been put down yet.

That cat was gorgeous, a bright white long haired cat & glowing blue eyes, not blind or deaf. I always wonder what they did with her... they never told me & I never received a bill for euthenasia. I'm assuming they did the surgery & either adopted her out or kept her for themselves.

They are scum & I never went back.

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Went to them for many years with cats. When they got kidney disease they charged me $21.00 for each sub-q bag with needles and one cat needed 2 a week! With a prescription I could pay $6.00 a week and I would still be going for vet visits. Vet got furious when I asked for a prescription because it was too expensive. They gouged me on every prescription and even tried to push expensive flea stuff on me all the time when they knew they were indoor cats. They didn't care about the cats or us - just get the money. We were forced finally to go to another vet just to be able to afford to keep our cat alive. Were we used.

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Went to them for many years with cats. When they got kidney disease they charged me $21.00 for each sub-q bag with needles and one cat needed 2 a week! With a prescription I could pay $6.00 a week and I would still be going for vet visits. Vet got furious when I asked for a prescription because it was too expensive. They gouged me on every prescription and even tried to push expensive flea stuff on me all the time when they knew they were indoor cats. They didn't care about the cats or us - just get the money. We were forced finally to go to another vet just to be able to afford to keep our cat alive. Were we used.

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Dr. Flower: wonderful, patient, easy communication, compassionate. I've reached her 12:00 midnight for emergencies, and Sunday mornings in her office. Willing to allow me to give certain treatments at home allowing me to be with my ill pets as long as possible. I lean on her, trust her decisions in the worst of times, and the best. I travel quite a distance to get there, but it is very worthwhile when you have a wonderful vet, clinic and staff. The staff are incredibly helpful, polite, empathetic, animal lovers. My last visit, I had suffered a bad back spasm, the staff was so helpful, carrying my things to the car for me, handling my dog, and putting her safely in the car for me, all of which I couldn't do at the time. No one could ask for anything more then this clinic does for its clients and pets. Thank you!!!!

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★★★★★

Dr. Flower: wonderful, patient, easy communication, compassionate. I've reached her 12:00 midnight for emergencies, and Sunday mornings in her office. Willing to allow me to give certain treatments at home allowing me to be with my ill pets as long as possible. I lean on her, trust her decisions in the worst of times, and the best. I travel quite a distance to get there, but it is very worthwhile when you have a wonderful vet, clinic and staff. The staff are incredibly helpful, polite, empathetic, animal lovers. My last visit, I had suffered a bad back spasm, the staff was so helpful, carrying my things to the car for me, handling my dog, and putting her safely in the car for me, all of which I couldn't do at the time. No one could ask for anything more then this clinic does for its clients and pets. Thank you!!!!

Pros: inexpensive , good parking, dependable

Cons: none

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I would highly reccommend Dr. Ficke for his compassion, experience, empathy for the pet, and the family. I have had excellent communication with him, great response and communication from the very friendly and helpful staff. The doctor offered to mail my dog's medication so I could avoid a trip in, has called meds in to my local pharmacy again helping me stay close to my dog at home. He offered hope and optimisim where another might not have. Sometimes this is the most important quality of all. The office hours are unsurpassable! My dog is doing well, I am so glad I found Dr. Ficke and my dog is too! Thanks!!

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★★★★★

I would highly reccommend Dr. Ficke for his compassion, experience, empathy for the pet, and the family. I have had excellent communication with him, great response and communication from the very friendly and helpful staff. The doctor offered to mail my dog's medication so I could avoid a trip in, has called meds in to my local pharmacy again helping me stay close to my dog at home. He offered hope and optimisim where another might not have. Sometimes this is the most important quality of all. The office hours are unsurpassable! My dog is doing well, I am so glad I found Dr. Ficke and my dog is too! Thanks!!

Pros: inexpensive , good parking, knowledgeable

Cons: none

 

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