Petworth Animal Hospital

★★★☆☆
  • 4012 Georgia Ave NW

    Washington, DC 20011

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  • 202-723-7142

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Mon. - Fri. 10am - 6pm;Sat. 10am - 1pm;Sun. CLOSED

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Dr. Thornburg is a great vet! He treats my cat Molly like a diva everytime I bring her in!! No, he does not always speak or smile at you but he takes great care of my baby and that's what matters to me most. Thanks Petworth Animal Hospital!!!

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Dr. Thornburg is a great vet! He treats my cat Molly like a diva everytime I bring her in!! No, he does not always speak or smile at you but he takes great care of my baby and that's what matters to me most. Thanks Petworth Animal Hospital!!!

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I have been taking the family feral cat to Petworth for 13 years. I travel 100 Miles Roundtrip. The Doctor and the Staff are the "BEST" God Bless Petworth!! Semper Fi!!

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I have been taking the family feral cat to Petworth for 13 years. I travel 100 Miles Roundtrip. The Doctor and the Staff are the "BEST" God Bless Petworth!! Semper Fi!!

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Yes the Doctor may be rude, but he is also very good at what he does. It's just not to the customer or pet that he has a very stern attitude with, he seems to treate his wife and employees the same way. I think it just may be his way. For the quality of work and care, along with the price, Ive learned to have a vert thick skin.

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Yes the Doctor may be rude, but he is also very good at what he does. It's just not to the customer or pet that he has a very stern attitude with, he seems to treate his wife and employees the same way. I think it just may be his way. For the quality of work and care, along with the price, Ive learned to have a vert thick skin.

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I never been at this hospital but I wanted to share my expierence with apaw hospital service located on Goodluck Road just down for doctors hospitl. My pet has been going there for several years and they have professional service they know me and my pet. But when I stand in the lobby there is no waiting they are quick to get you and your pet taken care of. They tell what they going to do and call you through out the day giving updates. Apaw good job

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I never been at this hospital but I wanted to share my expierence with apaw hospital service located on Goodluck Road just down for doctors hospitl. My pet has been going there for several years and they have professional service they know me and my pet. But when I stand in the lobby there is no waiting they are quick to get you and your pet taken care of. They tell what they going to do and call you through out the day giving updates. Apaw good job

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I have been going to this place well should be 10 years but stopped 4 years ago trying my best to support him. I went when I first got my baby and my dog was handle with care. Every year service by the doctor has gotten extremely RUDE to my dog. My dog is nervious when he comes, I'm was trying to calm him down and Doc yells at ME. NOT ME!! Do that to someone who know You! Now I've been force to go to Friendship and LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE IT!!

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I have been going to this place well should be 10 years but stopped 4 years ago trying my best to support him. I went when I first got my baby and my dog was handle with care. Every year service by the doctor has gotten extremely RUDE to my dog. My dog is nervious when he comes, I'm was trying to calm him down and Doc yells at ME. NOT ME!! Do that to someone who know You! Now I've been force to go to Friendship and LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE IT!!

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Vet has generally given good care to our cat.

However, time management is very bad at the office! Whenever we come we have to wait about 2 hours, even if it is just to drop off our animal.

We were given the wrong quote for a surgery, then told we had to pay considerably extra even though they made a mistake.

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Vet has generally given good care to our cat.

However, time management is very bad at the office! Whenever we come we have to wait about 2 hours, even if it is just to drop off our animal.

We were given the wrong quote for a surgery, then told we had to pay considerably extra even though they made a mistake.

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You don't get coddled at Petworth, and you won't like Doc, but he is a good vet and affordable, which is rare these days. He has worked with rescue groups for decades, spaying/neutering hundreds of cats over a weekend. Most of the negative comments seemed to be aimed at his bedside manner and clinic, not his abilities. He is a very intuitive and competent vet, he just won't have a lot to say to you.

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You don't get coddled at Petworth, and you won't like Doc, but he is a good vet and affordable, which is rare these days. He has worked with rescue groups for decades, spaying/neutering hundreds of cats over a weekend. Most of the negative comments seemed to be aimed at his bedside manner and clinic, not his abilities. He is a very intuitive and competent vet, he just won't have a lot to say to you.

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My mini pincher was very ill with a condition. After calling around to a few vets, the quotes I got was $2,000+ I was referred to this vet and took her in. The place was clean and tidy. The vet may not have bed side manners, neither do some ordinary doctors, but he was very professional and has a wealth of knowledge. The price I paid for the operation, meds and follow-up was a few hundred dollars. I was very pleased and satisfied. My pet is healthy and well and it has been 7 months now and she is her usual self.

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My mini pincher was very ill with a condition. After calling around to a few vets, the quotes I got was $2,000+ I was referred to this vet and took her in. The place was clean and tidy. The vet may not have bed side manners, neither do some ordinary doctors, but he was very professional and has a wealth of knowledge. The price I paid for the operation, meds and follow-up was a few hundred dollars. I was very pleased and satisfied. My pet is healthy and well and it has been 7 months now and she is her usual self.

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Have been going to this Animal Hospital for 16 years - it's cheaper than most & close to home; but I won't be going back. Last time I was there the receptionist/wife came out and put a muzzle on my 16 year old collie/shep mix - there was no one else in the waiting room and she's known this dog for 16 years, but she seemed to be in a bad mood, so there you go... he started backing into walls and crashing (his hips are weak). She then left us in the reception room. After a few minutes I took the muzzle off. She had an attitude when I came in (10 mnts later) and the dog was not still wearing a muzzle.. I put the muzzle back on - it took three seconds. After that the dr. tells me to put the dog on the table & walks out. Comes back 3 mintues later, "I told you to put him on the table" .... and he walks out again. Told him I'd put him on the table when He, the vet, would be there to look at him.
Also: although this vet has prescribed a pain killer (Metacam) for my dog various times he refuses to allow a reputable online pet pharmacy to get the prescriptioin. First came 2 weeks of run-around and finally: No. The only way he's going to let my dog get this prescription is if I come in and get it and pay $60 where the online pharmacy charges $40.
I'm going one last time - to get my animals' files so I can take them to a different vet.
If - depending on the dr. and wife's mood of the day - you're willing to have your animal and yourself abused to save money, then it's a good place.
I'm not putting myself, nor my animas, through this again, though.

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Have been going to this Animal Hospital for 16 years - it's cheaper than most & close to home; but I won't be going back. Last time I was there the receptionist/wife came out and put a muzzle on my 16 year old collie/shep mix - there was no one else in the waiting room and she's known this dog for 16 years, but she seemed to be in a bad mood, so there you go... he started backing into walls and crashing (his hips are weak). She then left us in the reception room. After a few minutes I took the muzzle off. She had an attitude when I came in (10 mnts later) and the dog was not still wearing a muzzle.. I put the muzzle back on - it took three seconds. After that the dr. tells me to put the dog on the table & walks out. Comes back 3 mintues later, "I told you to put him on the table" .... and he walks out again. Told him I'd put him on the table when He, the vet, would be there to look at him.
Also: although this vet has prescribed a pain killer (Metacam) for my dog various times he refuses to allow a reputable online pet pharmacy to get the prescriptioin. First came 2 weeks of run-around and finally: No. The only way he's going to let my dog get this prescription is if I come in and get it and pay $60 where the online pharmacy charges $40.
I'm going one last time - to get my animals' files so I can take them to a different vet.
If - depending on the dr. and wife's mood of the day - you're willing to have your animal and yourself abused to save money, then it's a good place.
I'm not putting myself, nor my animas, through this again, though.

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In my opinion,as far as Vet services go the services here are Excellent for the animals and Acceptable for the owners.This Dr. is apparently very knowledgeable in his craft.Since Public Relations is in another arena, some things people expect are ridiculous.I will choose Great Pet Care over Excessive charges for unnecessary Frills and procedures.

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In my opinion,as far as Vet services go the services here are Excellent for the animals and Acceptable for the owners.This Dr. is apparently very knowledgeable in his craft.Since Public Relations is in another arena, some things people expect are ridiculous.I will choose Great Pet Care over Excessive charges for unnecessary Frills and procedures.

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He stitched up my kitten??s spay surgery site WITHOUT anesthesia, while she screamed!!! If you care about your animal, you won??t go to Petworth!!! My female kitten was spayed at Petworth, unfortunately. She was sent home with NO written post-surgery instructions. I took her back the next day b/c she ripped out the stitches as soon as we got home and had a gaping raw open wound all night long. I had to call an emergency animal hospital to find out what to do since there is no emergency number at Petworth (they don??t care!) The emergency hospital told me to get an Elizabethan collar so she won??t get down to the internal stitches. It would have been nice to know ahead of time what to do. The next day at Petworth, the doctor told me to wait in the waiting room and took her downstairs without any discussion or explanation of what he was going to do. I could hear my cat screaming downstairs from the waiting room, behind the closed door. He stitched her up WITHOUT anesthesia! When I ask if he had done it w/o anesthesia, he said ??Oh it doesn??t hurt. She just didn??t like being held down?? and then he ushered me out the door without letting me ask any further questions. I came back to ask him to at least help me put her Elizabethan collar back on so she wouldn??t do it again on the drive home and he had the guy mopping the floor help me. When I asked for written post-surgery instructions he said they didn??t have any. When I asked why not he said just wait for Maureen to come (when?) and she??d tell me something. I called Maureen later and when I complained she told me that no one twisted my arm and forced me to come there. Let me tell you, they don??t care about you OR YOUR PET. Don??t believe that they do! He doesn??t even give you an itemized bill or an emergency number to call if something goes wrong later. If you get out of there without a problem, you are lucky! He??s a real cheapskate (no anesthesia, no itemized bill, no printed post-surgery instructions, no employees other than Maureen (sometimes) and the mop guy), but interestingly I saw on the internet that he bought an $850,000 house this July 2009 in the worst economy in history! It seems all the cutting corners pays off well for HIM, that??s for sure. It may be a LITTLE cheaper at Petworth but it??s not worth the agony that you AND your pet will go through. My little kitten is now passed out with exhaustion from the whole ordeal and hopefully not in pain. Go at your own risk but don??t say you didn??t know!

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He stitched up my kitten??s spay surgery site WITHOUT anesthesia, while she screamed!!! If you care about your animal, you won??t go to Petworth!!! My female kitten was spayed at Petworth, unfortunately. She was sent home with NO written post-surgery instructions. I took her back the next day b/c she ripped out the stitches as soon as we got home and had a gaping raw open wound all night long. I had to call an emergency animal hospital to find out what to do since there is no emergency number at Petworth (they don??t care!) The emergency hospital told me to get an Elizabethan collar so she won??t get down to the internal stitches. It would have been nice to know ahead of time what to do. The next day at Petworth, the doctor told me to wait in the waiting room and took her downstairs without any discussion or explanation of what he was going to do. I could hear my cat screaming downstairs from the waiting room, behind the closed door. He stitched her up WITHOUT anesthesia! When I ask if he had done it w/o anesthesia, he said ??Oh it doesn??t hurt. She just didn??t like being held down?? and then he ushered me out the door without letting me ask any further questions. I came back to ask him to at least help me put her Elizabethan collar back on so she wouldn??t do it again on the drive home and he had the guy mopping the floor help me. When I asked for written post-surgery instructions he said they didn??t have any. When I asked why not he said just wait for Maureen to come (when?) and she??d tell me something. I called Maureen later and when I complained she told me that no one twisted my arm and forced me to come there. Let me tell you, they don??t care about you OR YOUR PET. Don??t believe that they do! He doesn??t even give you an itemized bill or an emergency number to call if something goes wrong later. If you get out of there without a problem, you are lucky! He??s a real cheapskate (no anesthesia, no itemized bill, no printed post-surgery instructions, no employees other than Maureen (sometimes) and the mop guy), but interestingly I saw on the internet that he bought an $850,000 house this July 2009 in the worst economy in history! It seems all the cutting corners pays off well for HIM, that??s for sure. It may be a LITTLE cheaper at Petworth but it??s not worth the agony that you AND your pet will go through. My little kitten is now passed out with exhaustion from the whole ordeal and hopefully not in pain. Go at your own risk but don??t say you didn??t know!

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I've been to Petworth Animal clinic and I can understand why there are such drastically different reviews.

Yes, the vet has an obvious affection for pets.
Yes, they are very affordable and when you want to take care of your pet, but don't want to (or can't afford to) pay hundreds of dollars, price is important.
Yes, the vet is sometimes friendly and sometimes ...not so friendly.

You know if you are the type that can handle it or can't.

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★★★☆☆

I've been to Petworth Animal clinic and I can understand why there are such drastically different reviews.

Yes, the vet has an obvious affection for pets.
Yes, they are very affordable and when you want to take care of your pet, but don't want to (or can't afford to) pay hundreds of dollars, price is important.
Yes, the vet is sometimes friendly and sometimes ...not so friendly.

You know if you are the type that can handle it or can't.

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It's true that both the vet and the receptionist lack people skills. He IS a good vet, so I could overlook the brusque treatment, BUT their lack of organization borders on incompetence. I took a foster cat in for a blood test that was necessary for the new owner to take the cat overseas (the adopter is in the Foreign Service). The vet drew blood on FRIDAY and results should have been in the following Tuesday or Wednesday at the LATEST. When I called to get the results I found out they didn't even submit the blood sample to the lab until THAT DAY (Wednesday)!!!

Their sloppy business practices and lack of attention to detail nearly cost this woman her cat, since she was on a timeline to get all her paperwork in order. What should have been plenty of time to get things done turned into a last minute scramble because this vet and his wife couldn't get their act together.

I appreciate the care he takes with his patients, but perhaps he should fire his wife and hire a competent business manager so he can actually stay in business.

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It's true that both the vet and the receptionist lack people skills. He IS a good vet, so I could overlook the brusque treatment, BUT their lack of organization borders on incompetence. I took a foster cat in for a blood test that was necessary for the new owner to take the cat overseas (the adopter is in the Foreign Service). The vet drew blood on FRIDAY and results should have been in the following Tuesday or Wednesday at the LATEST. When I called to get the results I found out they didn't even submit the blood sample to the lab until THAT DAY (Wednesday)!!!

Their sloppy business practices and lack of attention to detail nearly cost this woman her cat, since she was on a timeline to get all her paperwork in order. What should have been plenty of time to get things done turned into a last minute scramble because this vet and his wife couldn't get their act together.

I appreciate the care he takes with his patients, but perhaps he should fire his wife and hire a competent business manager so he can actually stay in business.

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Obviously all these people who write bad reviews have not lived in this neighborhood for long or are used to upscale hoity-toity Vet clinics. Petworth Veterinary clinic is AMAZING. The vet has never been a people person, and they do have some pretty wonky hours, but they are NOT an emergency vet clinic so the hours aren't an issue if you know them and/or shedule an appointment. My last dog I had for fifteen years and the vet there took EXCELLENT care of her from the time she was six weeks old up until her last days and after she passed he even sent a handwritten condolence card!!!!!!

I also just got another dog and I fully intend to take her here just as I did my last.

The clinic is very small, and it could be a tad bit cleaner but, like most every business around here it is inside of a converted town/row house. Also, I know that they keep their waiting room very sanitized, I have watched the receptionist/wife come out every once in awhile and spray down the waiting room as well as mop when it is empty and I have walked in on her cleaning several times.

Yes the windows are covered in paper so that you cannot see beyond the receptionist but that is because the examination room is DIRECTLY beyond the door and pets just like people require privacy.

If you're looking for a palm trees and elevator music kind of vet then this is not for you, but if you care about good service and excellent treatment, with a nice price, this is an excellent vet.

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Obviously all these people who write bad reviews have not lived in this neighborhood for long or are used to upscale hoity-toity Vet clinics. Petworth Veterinary clinic is AMAZING. The vet has never been a people person, and they do have some pretty wonky hours, but they are NOT an emergency vet clinic so the hours aren't an issue if you know them and/or shedule an appointment. My last dog I had for fifteen years and the vet there took EXCELLENT care of her from the time she was six weeks old up until her last days and after she passed he even sent a handwritten condolence card!!!!!!

I also just got another dog and I fully intend to take her here just as I did my last.

The clinic is very small, and it could be a tad bit cleaner but, like most every business around here it is inside of a converted town/row house. Also, I know that they keep their waiting room very sanitized, I have watched the receptionist/wife come out every once in awhile and spray down the waiting room as well as mop when it is empty and I have walked in on her cleaning several times.

Yes the windows are covered in paper so that you cannot see beyond the receptionist but that is because the examination room is DIRECTLY beyond the door and pets just like people require privacy.

If you're looking for a palm trees and elevator music kind of vet then this is not for you, but if you care about good service and excellent treatment, with a nice price, this is an excellent vet.

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When it came to my love Candle ( sweet dog ) they treated her like a queen. She always got the very best of care. I have another love and they will also be there for her, thank U Petworth from a greatful heart.

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When it came to my love Candle ( sweet dog ) they treated her like a queen. She always got the very best of care. I have another love and they will also be there for her, thank U Petworth from a greatful heart.

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Petworth Animal Hospital was great for my pocket book and my cat. The service was great. Had I gone by some of the reviews I read before going I would have made a big mistake. Anyone thinking of going and thinking of changing your mind because of bad reviews go and see for yourself you can always leave if on that day you find what some others did.

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Petworth Animal Hospital was great for my pocket book and my cat. The service was great. Had I gone by some of the reviews I read before going I would have made a big mistake. Anyone thinking of going and thinking of changing your mind because of bad reviews go and see for yourself you can always leave if on that day you find what some others did.

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I'm assuming that if you have no questions about the services that they provided for you and your pet......then their good. The location is perfect! However, the lobby was very dirty, the windows to look beyond the "Receptionist Desk" was papered up... IT'S NOT WELCOMING AT ALL" Receptionist/Wife was very condescending (with the eye rolling, the neck twisting), she has no professionalism to her at ALL. I requested additional information (as far as what was done to my pet) and explained to her that I wanted it on paper, instead she told me that that is a legal document that could not be given to us!!! They diagnosed a pet without blood work (they just went the what we told them) and gave him medicine for it. By the way, prior to this incident, we took three feral cats to get spayed and they let one go! I guess it's true, it's pretty cheap compared to others, but regardless if I pay $1 for a service "I WANT INFO".

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I'm assuming that if you have no questions about the services that they provided for you and your pet......then their good. The location is perfect! However, the lobby was very dirty, the windows to look beyond the "Receptionist Desk" was papered up... IT'S NOT WELCOMING AT ALL" Receptionist/Wife was very condescending (with the eye rolling, the neck twisting), she has no professionalism to her at ALL. I requested additional information (as far as what was done to my pet) and explained to her that I wanted it on paper, instead she told me that that is a legal document that could not be given to us!!! They diagnosed a pet without blood work (they just went the what we told them) and gave him medicine for it. By the way, prior to this incident, we took three feral cats to get spayed and they let one go! I guess it's true, it's pretty cheap compared to others, but regardless if I pay $1 for a service "I WANT INFO".

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GREAT VET!I have to say that if you want to be pampered take yourself to a spa this is a vet. The doctor is very experienced and treats all of our pets very well. When we got our new puppy he checked her out thoroughly and he talked to her like a baby. The waiting area is clean and the people are friendly. If you want to waste your money go to upper northwest. This vet definitely does do s great service for the area.

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GREAT VET!I have to say that if you want to be pampered take yourself to a spa this is a vet. The doctor is very experienced and treats all of our pets very well. When we got our new puppy he checked her out thoroughly and he talked to her like a baby. The waiting area is clean and the people are friendly. If you want to waste your money go to upper northwest. This vet definitely does do s great service for the area.

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They have no concept of customer service. I called earlier that week (8/10/09) to make an appointment and was told that I didn't need to make one, so I asked about Saturday hours and the person on the phone said they have Saturday hours from 10-1. That was the time for her to say, "But this Saturday we will be closed for a week for vacation". But instead she just let me believe that they would be open that Saturday.

So I show up on Saturday (8/15/09) after fighting to get my cat into her carrier, I get there and some woman comes out the door hitting me and the cat a bit and then says "We're closed" and points to a handwritten sign. I was so furious! . I mentioned that I called earlier that week to find out about their Saturday hours, but she wasn't the least bit concerned. She kept walking.

I would not recommend going to this place. I understand that it's not about the humans, it's about the animals, but you still have to treat us with some decency as well.

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They have no concept of customer service. I called earlier that week (8/10/09) to make an appointment and was told that I didn't need to make one, so I asked about Saturday hours and the person on the phone said they have Saturday hours from 10-1. That was the time for her to say, "But this Saturday we will be closed for a week for vacation". But instead she just let me believe that they would be open that Saturday.

So I show up on Saturday (8/15/09) after fighting to get my cat into her carrier, I get there and some woman comes out the door hitting me and the cat a bit and then says "We're closed" and points to a handwritten sign. I was so furious! . I mentioned that I called earlier that week to find out about their Saturday hours, but she wasn't the least bit concerned. She kept walking.

I would not recommend going to this place. I understand that it's not about the humans, it's about the animals, but you still have to treat us with some decency as well.

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He's the greatest. You won't get any of that butt-kissing that upper Northwest types are used to, but he saved my cat's life and is an excellent vet.

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He's the greatest. You won't get any of that butt-kissing that upper Northwest types are used to, but he saved my cat's life and is an excellent vet.

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After waiting in the dirty waiting room (I saw two large centipedes crawl across the floor in our ten-minute wait), the extremely rude receptionist called us back. The woman took the kitten downstairs (we weren't allowed to go!) and then proceeded to bring her back up and give us antibiotics. Well, we got home and read the date on the antibiotics, and they were three months expired. Unacceptable. I called the office and the veterinarian told me, "well they're still good." He wasn't the least bit surprised that they gave us expired meds! No apology or anything. We will NOT be returning.

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After waiting in the dirty waiting room (I saw two large centipedes crawl across the floor in our ten-minute wait), the extremely rude receptionist called us back. The woman took the kitten downstairs (we weren't allowed to go!) and then proceeded to bring her back up and give us antibiotics. Well, we got home and read the date on the antibiotics, and they were three months expired. Unacceptable. I called the office and the veterinarian told me, "well they're still good." He wasn't the least bit surprised that they gave us expired meds! No apology or anything. We will NOT be returning.

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Love that Vet,
He loves animals and that's what counts. Those who want special attention remember this is a vet, let your pet have their day.
I recommend everyone with pets to go to Petworth. I love the cat that walks around if he owns the place.
I have a Rotti and the Vet picks her up put her on the table and try her like the queen she is.

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★★★★★

Love that Vet,
He loves animals and that's what counts. Those who want special attention remember this is a vet, let your pet have their day.
I recommend everyone with pets to go to Petworth. I love the cat that walks around if he owns the place.
I have a Rotti and the Vet picks her up put her on the table and try her like the queen she is.

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Vet is definitely not a people person- but I have been going there for umpteen years, so what does that tell you.
No problem with surgeries, no complications, no post visit fleas as with another fancy place. Prices are reasonable and affordable. Staff is pleasant and nice. Office is in need of some paint at least, but it is clean. Office is on a busy street so take care.

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★★★★☆

Vet is definitely not a people person- but I have been going there for umpteen years, so what does that tell you.
No problem with surgeries, no complications, no post visit fleas as with another fancy place. Prices are reasonable and affordable. Staff is pleasant and nice. Office is in need of some paint at least, but it is clean. Office is on a busy street so take care.

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My husband took our then 3 month puppy for a routine visit, the doctor was very thorough with his examination and shared information about our particular breed. He was very pleased with the service and the receptionist was pleasant as well.

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★★★★★

My husband took our then 3 month puppy for a routine visit, the doctor was very thorough with his examination and shared information about our particular breed. He was very pleased with the service and the receptionist was pleasant as well.

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I agree w/last review. The doc is definitely more of an animal person than a people person but it so obvious that he loves animals. AND it IS a much needed service for the area. So for all the newbies to the area, just remember where you are and what the purpose of a "clinic" is - to serve everyone not just those who can afford it. The place isn't dirty at all, it's just old and hasn't had a face lift in awhile. My guess is... instead of adding all the fancy stuff you get w/other vets and charging you more to pay for it, it's just the basics to keep costs low. He's been there for years and the treatment area is exceptionally clean and the doctor and the nurses are professional and knowledgeable. We take our dog annually for her shots and other necessary visits throughout the year. And the mix of people in the waiting room is great! Everyone is always very friendly. If you want no frills (just a vet), great treatment for your pet at an affordable (not inflated) price, than definitely visit Petworth. It's worth it! love the doctor, he loves my pet, and i would recommend this doc to anyone anywhere.

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★★★★★

I agree w/last review. The doc is definitely more of an animal person than a people person but it so obvious that he loves animals. AND it IS a much needed service for the area. So for all the newbies to the area, just remember where you are and what the purpose of a "clinic" is - to serve everyone not just those who can afford it. The place isn't dirty at all, it's just old and hasn't had a face lift in awhile. My guess is... instead of adding all the fancy stuff you get w/other vets and charging you more to pay for it, it's just the basics to keep costs low. He's been there for years and the treatment area is exceptionally clean and the doctor and the nurses are professional and knowledgeable. We take our dog annually for her shots and other necessary visits throughout the year. And the mix of people in the waiting room is great! Everyone is always very friendly. If you want no frills (just a vet), great treatment for your pet at an affordable (not inflated) price, than definitely visit Petworth. It's worth it! love the doctor, he loves my pet, and i would recommend this doc to anyone anywhere.

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I love this vet. Down to earth and is aware of the clientel he serves and he makes it possible to all kinds of people to provide decent care to their pets. The prices are great. No, this is not your chi chi pet spa--there are many of those available for those who do not mind forking over the thousands-but if you need good decent service from a caring vet (behind a somewhat stiff exterior), this vet is for you. He should be applauded for making pet ownership and decent pet care available for so many and the work he does with Metro Ferals is also very commendable. I thought the receptionist was just fine. There often is a line in the waiting room but you can call and see how much of a wait there is before you go. Somethines there is no line.

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★★★★★

I love this vet. Down to earth and is aware of the clientel he serves and he makes it possible to all kinds of people to provide decent care to their pets. The prices are great. No, this is not your chi chi pet spa--there are many of those available for those who do not mind forking over the thousands-but if you need good decent service from a caring vet (behind a somewhat stiff exterior), this vet is for you. He should be applauded for making pet ownership and decent pet care available for so many and the work he does with Metro Ferals is also very commendable. I thought the receptionist was just fine. There often is a line in the waiting room but you can call and see how much of a wait there is before you go. Somethines there is no line.

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We need more no-nonsence, no-BS type of vets.
The receptionist/nurse was very sweet and to the point, and helped get us all through the long wait. She was very patient with some of the older women who had brought their pets and wanted to chat chat chat. (I'm speculating that the other folks are talking about someone else but even so, she may have her bad days, like the rest of us)
Doctor Thornburgh was not your gushy, coddling vet but I overhead him whisper affectionately to my cat when he met her "I bet you are a coconut" and that was his little moment that revealed his care/concern. He diagnosed the problem after a thorough examination and it was clear that he has that touch, and that he knew what he was talking about.
Bottom line: if you need coo-ing and coddling as much as you coo and coddle your pets, spend your money at a chi-chi animal spa. If you appreciate years of experience and don't mind the wait for a great doctor and fair price, then bring a book and be prepared for small talk with the other waiting room folks.

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★★★★★

We need more no-nonsence, no-BS type of vets.
The receptionist/nurse was very sweet and to the point, and helped get us all through the long wait. She was very patient with some of the older women who had brought their pets and wanted to chat chat chat. (I'm speculating that the other folks are talking about someone else but even so, she may have her bad days, like the rest of us)
Doctor Thornburgh was not your gushy, coddling vet but I overhead him whisper affectionately to my cat when he met her "I bet you are a coconut" and that was his little moment that revealed his care/concern. He diagnosed the problem after a thorough examination and it was clear that he has that touch, and that he knew what he was talking about.
Bottom line: if you need coo-ing and coddling as much as you coo and coddle your pets, spend your money at a chi-chi animal spa. If you appreciate years of experience and don't mind the wait for a great doctor and fair price, then bring a book and be prepared for small talk with the other waiting room folks.

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Yes, the waiting room is dingy and if you enter the place expecting something fancy you will be disappointed but the receptionist is nice (she doesn't go overboard but remains genuine) the doctor is helpful and good at his job, they are associated with Alley cat allies (which is a great organization) and their prices are great. They let the common man make sure their pets are healthy. IF you need coddling at the vets and want to make small talk with a receptionist, and want no wait time this is not the place for you, other wise I think they are great.

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★★★★☆

Yes, the waiting room is dingy and if you enter the place expecting something fancy you will be disappointed but the receptionist is nice (she doesn't go overboard but remains genuine) the doctor is helpful and good at his job, they are associated with Alley cat allies (which is a great organization) and their prices are great. They let the common man make sure their pets are healthy. IF you need coddling at the vets and want to make small talk with a receptionist, and want no wait time this is not the place for you, other wise I think they are great.

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The doctor was rude and appeared to be bothered by the fact that he had to deal with my dog. He cut her nails too short and didn't answer any of my questions. The cost was low- but you get what you pay for. I refuse to ever go back.

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The doctor was rude and appeared to be bothered by the fact that he had to deal with my dog. He cut her nails too short and didn't answer any of my questions. The cost was low- but you get what you pay for. I refuse to ever go back.

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The first experience with this vet was a dirty broken down building. I walked inside to an even more broken down and filthy waiting room. They were to start seeing patients at 4:30 but decided to make a dozen people and their pets wait for 25 minutes. The wife never said hello to anyone as she opened a locked door surrounded by bulletproof glass, she just started barking out peoples last names in a demining manner! Go elswhere for vet care unless you like being treated badly. They act as though they are better then you!

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★☆☆☆☆

The first experience with this vet was a dirty broken down building. I walked inside to an even more broken down and filthy waiting room. They were to start seeing patients at 4:30 but decided to make a dozen people and their pets wait for 25 minutes. The wife never said hello to anyone as she opened a locked door surrounded by bulletproof glass, she just started barking out peoples last names in a demining manner! Go elswhere for vet care unless you like being treated badly. They act as though they are better then you!

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We have gone rather infrequently to Petworth for both our animals. Our cat, unfortunately went there for the last time, after suffering what was thought to be a lymphoma in her chest. She was so ill(temperature 95, breathing labored) we made the difficult decision to have her euthanized, since even doing all the diagnostics needed to confirm it would have been futile.The doctor was completely honest with us, without being abrupt and allowed us to make the decision, cry, say goodbye and then pick her remains up later for burial. It was clear that he genuinely cares for animals. The total fee for the visit was $75. Regarding another review as it relates to the receptionist. She can be abrupt and gets easily frustrated if there are a lot of animals waiting and she is trying to get everyone's chart together. However, behind the door with the pets she is exceptional in her interactions and then relates one on one quite well. She is also quite helpful on the phone.

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★★★★★

We have gone rather infrequently to Petworth for both our animals. Our cat, unfortunately went there for the last time, after suffering what was thought to be a lymphoma in her chest. She was so ill(temperature 95, breathing labored) we made the difficult decision to have her euthanized, since even doing all the diagnostics needed to confirm it would have been futile.The doctor was completely honest with us, without being abrupt and allowed us to make the decision, cry, say goodbye and then pick her remains up later for burial. It was clear that he genuinely cares for animals. The total fee for the visit was $75. Regarding another review as it relates to the receptionist. She can be abrupt and gets easily frustrated if there are a lot of animals waiting and she is trying to get everyone's chart together. However, behind the door with the pets she is exceptional in her interactions and then relates one on one quite well. She is also quite helpful on the phone.

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I called and the Receptionist was very down to earth and gave me all I needed to know as far as pricing. Which was CHEAP!!! When I arrived the waiting area was full of Cats/Kittens/Hamster & 2 Beautiful Blue Pit Bulls and their Parents. I knew I was in the right place when you have such a services being adminstered to such a Diverse group of Animals. The office also has a black cat named Midnight who was not bothered at all by the 2 pits and came out to stroll the waiting area and clean her self. Once I was in the back the Receptionist swooped my lil 5 month old god-dog up and kissed and cuddled it before telling me when I could pick her up after her Spay. The Dr. came out and greeted me and took her to the back. When I came back at 5:30 to get her they brought her out and let me pet her, but not take her home b/c the Vet thought she needed to stay an x-tra day just to rest. I was okay with this but her mother put a fight about taking her home w/Medicine. We left w/o her but I felt soooo good about the experience b/c most Vets would send her home or charge an x-tra fee to have her stay another day. Petworth did not! I picked her up the next day and she was a bundle of Joy not the doped up dog I saw the day before. I LOVE THIS VET!!!

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★★★★☆

I called and the Receptionist was very down to earth and gave me all I needed to know as far as pricing. Which was CHEAP!!! When I arrived the waiting area was full of Cats/Kittens/Hamster & 2 Beautiful Blue Pit Bulls and their Parents. I knew I was in the right place when you have such a services being adminstered to such a Diverse group of Animals. The office also has a black cat named Midnight who was not bothered at all by the 2 pits and came out to stroll the waiting area and clean her self. Once I was in the back the Receptionist swooped my lil 5 month old god-dog up and kissed and cuddled it before telling me when I could pick her up after her Spay. The Dr. came out and greeted me and took her to the back. When I came back at 5:30 to get her they brought her out and let me pet her, but not take her home b/c the Vet thought she needed to stay an x-tra day just to rest. I was okay with this but her mother put a fight about taking her home w/Medicine. We left w/o her but I felt soooo good about the experience b/c most Vets would send her home or charge an x-tra fee to have her stay another day. Petworth did not! I picked her up the next day and she was a bundle of Joy not the doped up dog I saw the day before. I LOVE THIS VET!!!

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The veterianian may be just perfect; however, i just can't get past the rude and hostile receptionist. While I have participated in the spay and neuter clinic offered at Petworth, I'm not sure I would take my pet to an office where the receptionist can't be bothered with a question. I think one can be reasonable in drawing the inference that the service would be sub-par.

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The veterianian may be just perfect; however, i just can't get past the rude and hostile receptionist. While I have participated in the spay and neuter clinic offered at Petworth, I'm not sure I would take my pet to an office where the receptionist can't be bothered with a question. I think one can be reasonable in drawing the inference that the service would be sub-par.

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