Connechusett Animal Hospital

★★★★☆
28.062 -82.3938
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813-985-1789

12702 N 56th St

Tampa, FL

33617

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Connechusett came highly recommended by a friend with an older dog, so we took our 8yo black lab to see them when she started growing lumps. They told us not to worry; Portia's lumps were fatty tissue and she was healthy. Well the lumps grew and grew over the next few months, coalescing into one big tumor. They removed the tumor a few months ago but failed to get it all, and tests confirmed it was malignant lymphoma. They recommended more surgery if and when the lumps returned.

Portia was very active, getting a 1.5-mile walk every day, until late last week when she developed a slight limp. Her shoulder began to swell on Friday, but we knew she hadn't been injured. We gave her doggie aspirin and anti-inflammatory meds, and jerry-rigged a shoulder strap to hold an ice pack, hoping she'd walk out her sprain. That seemed to help for awhile, but by Saturday (her 9th birthday, ironically) we knew she needed help.

We called Connechusett the minute they opened on Saturday, explaining that Portia was in pain. Unexpected expenses had drained our checking account that week, and we wouldn't be able to pay them before accessing our savings on Monday. (Connechusett is a bit pricey, so we knew what sort of costs to expect.) Would they take a post-dated check for payment? No. They essentially told us to call back on Monday.

Of course we wouldn't. They'd lost the privilege of ever touching our dog again. No one who cares for animals could have done that. We weren't some random people coming in off the street. Portia was their patient, now in pain. They'd been trusted to cut into her body. We'd spared no expense for them to treat her in the past. And now they couldn't wait a business day for payment? No one with those policies should be a vet, full stop, period.

As Portia grew more ill, we realized the shoulder injury was a massive tumor growing rapidly under her arm. The lymphoma had returned with a vengeance. We dosed her with everything we could find OTC and safe for dogs, trying to minimize her pain, but we barely scratched the surface. We nursed her continuously throughout the weekend, but lying close and talking to her were the only things that helped. We found a vet who would see her at 7am Monday morning, so we loaded her up in back of the station wagon, opened the top and all the windows (which she loved), and drove off. Portia had stopped crying an hour earlier. She was conscious but feeling no pain. She left her body on the way to the vet.

We are comforted in knowing that Portia wouldn't have wanted to leave this life in any other way. But Connechusett could have made her final hours easier. I regret they chose not to. To those reading this review, forewarned is forearmed: Look elsewhere for your pet's care.

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Connechusett came highly recommended by a friend with an older dog, so we took our 8yo black lab to see them when she started growing lumps. They told us not to worry; Portia's lumps were fatty tissue and she was healthy. Well the lumps grew and grew over the next few months, coalescing into one big tumor. They removed the tumor a few months ago but failed to get it all, and tests confirmed it was malignant lymphoma. They recommended more surgery if and when the lumps returned.

Portia was very active, getting a 1.5-mile walk every day, until late last week when she developed a slight limp. Her shoulder began to swell on Friday, but we knew she hadn't been injured. We gave her doggie aspirin and anti-inflammatory meds, and jerry-rigged a shoulder strap to hold an ice pack, hoping she'd walk out her sprain. That seemed to help for awhile, but by Saturday (her 9th birthday, ironically) we knew she needed help.

We called Connechusett the minute they opened on Saturday, explaining that Portia was in pain. Unexpected expenses had drained our checking account that week, and we wouldn't be able to pay them before accessing our savings on Monday. (Connechusett is a bit pricey, so we knew what sort of costs to expect.) Would they take a post-dated check for payment? No. They essentially told us to call back on Monday.

Of course we wouldn't. They'd lost the privilege of ever touching our dog again. No one who cares for animals could have done that. We weren't some random people coming in off the street. Portia was their patient, now in pain. They'd been trusted to cut into her body. We'd spared no expense for them to treat her in the past. And now they couldn't wait a business day for payment? No one with those policies should be a vet, full stop, period.

As Portia grew more ill, we realized the shoulder injury was a massive tumor growing rapidly under her arm. The lymphoma had returned with a vengeance. We dosed her with everything we could find OTC and safe for dogs, trying to minimize her pain, but we barely scratched the surface. We nursed her continuously throughout the weekend, but lying close and talking to her were the only things that helped. We found a vet who would see her at 7am Monday morning, so we loaded her up in back of the station wagon, opened the top and all the windows (which she loved), and drove off. Portia had stopped crying an hour earlier. She was conscious but feeling no pain. She left her body on the way to the vet.

We are comforted in knowing that Portia wouldn't have wanted to leave this life in any other way. But Connechusett could have made her final hours easier. I regret they chose not to. To those reading this review, forewarned is forearmed: Look elsewhere for your pet's care.

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Connecusett is by far the best veterinary hospital I have been to and Dr. Jukoff is a fantastic veterinarian. First and foremost, I am a huge animal lover and have owned many animals. When an animal is sick, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, bewildered, and uncertain. Dr. Jukoff is wonderful at carefully and humanely explaining the issues and all practical solutions. He is sensitive to the emotions of the owner and to the needs of the pet. He never suggests "over-the-top" treatments, instead giving the range of possibilities and a step-by-step, practical approach. He is aware of costs and does not gouge. I feel completely confident with my pets in his hands and the rest of the staff and doctors are wonderful as well. Highly recommended!

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★★★★★

Connecusett is by far the best veterinary hospital I have been to and Dr. Jukoff is a fantastic veterinarian. First and foremost, I am a huge animal lover and have owned many animals. When an animal is sick, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, bewildered, and uncertain. Dr. Jukoff is wonderful at carefully and humanely explaining the issues and all practical solutions. He is sensitive to the emotions of the owner and to the needs of the pet. He never suggests "over-the-top" treatments, instead giving the range of possibilities and a step-by-step, practical approach. He is aware of costs and does not gouge. I feel completely confident with my pets in his hands and the rest of the staff and doctors are wonderful as well. Highly recommended!

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I have used and recommend this facility. It is by far, the cleanest and most professional of local veterinary facilities. I am not familiar with this particular doctor, but have used several others and was always pleased.

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I have used and recommend this facility. It is by far, the cleanest and most professional of local veterinary facilities. I am not familiar with this particular doctor, but have used several others and was always pleased.

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I used to work here not too long ago and I absolutely loved it! The care is great, the prices are awesome and the clients/patients/staff are amazing! By far the best facility I have worked for, and my pets got amazing care here as well! The prices are affordable, I personally feel like you are paying too little for the awesome service you are getting.

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I used to work here not too long ago and I absolutely loved it! The care is great, the prices are awesome and the clients/patients/staff are amazing! By far the best facility I have worked for, and my pets got amazing care here as well! The prices are affordable, I personally feel like you are paying too little for the awesome service you are getting.

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I have been going to connechusett animal hospital for years. They have had the same Doctors for as long as I can remember.Many of the staff have also been there for many years.There prices are phenomenal compared to most other vets and they practice very good high quality medicine.I have many friends that I have recommended them to and they love them also.

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★★★★★

I have been going to connechusett animal hospital for years. They have had the same Doctors for as long as I can remember.Many of the staff have also been there for many years.There prices are phenomenal compared to most other vets and they practice very good high quality medicine.I have many friends that I have recommended them to and they love them also.

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We used to use this vet when they were on Busch Blvd, not since the move they increased prices and even charge to write a RX to buy meds online for your pet.

PROS: new building
CONS: high prices, long waits

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We used to use this vet when they were on Busch Blvd, not since the move they increased prices and even charge to write a RX to buy meds online for your pet.

PROS: new building
CONS: high prices, long waits

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I have a very hyper dog that i take to them for all needs. The last visit was for a tumor my dog had on her foot. They are very good with animals and humans. They also took the time to exsplain what would the the before and after of the surgery in a way I would understand. They have great prices and would tell any friend, family member, or neighbor thats the best vet Ive ever been too.

5
★★★★★

I have a very hyper dog that i take to them for all needs. The last visit was for a tumor my dog had on her foot. They are very good with animals and humans. They also took the time to exsplain what would the the before and after of the surgery in a way I would understand. They have great prices and would tell any friend, family member, or neighbor thats the best vet Ive ever been too.

Pros: Friendly, good for my budget

Cons: none

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I brought my cat Simba here becuase he's had this big laceration on his head for a while and it suddenly started looking worse. I'd assumed it hadn't healed yet becuase he kept picking at it and when it looked worse I brought him here. I'm a college student and have had this cat since I was five; I'm very attached to him and try to take care of him as best I can. But when I told the doctor that he'd had the cut on his head for at least 3 months; all she had to say to me was how awful it was that I hadn't brought him in. I'd told her that he kept bothering with it and I tried to keep it clean. She prescribed him medicine to be given orally and medicine to put on his head. I asked if there was anything else I could do with him but she didn't seem to care. She told me he probably had cancer and they'd need to do a biopsy but that I couldn't make an appointment until his head looked a bit cleaner. Crushed I went home and gave him the medicine as I was told; but as soon as I put the medicine on his head he pawed it off. Finally I took him to another vet; not only did they seem just as concerned about how I was doing as my cat was doing; but they also wrapped his head; cleaned him up; AND took him in the back to check him for anything he might have in the same day.
Turned out he didn't have cancer, he has FIV. Something I would have liked to have known when I first took him to get checked out considering he's an outdoor cat.
I would NEVER recommend Connechusetts to anyone that loves their pet(s) ever.

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★☆☆☆☆

I brought my cat Simba here becuase he's had this big laceration on his head for a while and it suddenly started looking worse. I'd assumed it hadn't healed yet becuase he kept picking at it and when it looked worse I brought him here. I'm a college student and have had this cat since I was five; I'm very attached to him and try to take care of him as best I can. But when I told the doctor that he'd had the cut on his head for at least 3 months; all she had to say to me was how awful it was that I hadn't brought him in. I'd told her that he kept bothering with it and I tried to keep it clean. She prescribed him medicine to be given orally and medicine to put on his head. I asked if there was anything else I could do with him but she didn't seem to care. She told me he probably had cancer and they'd need to do a biopsy but that I couldn't make an appointment until his head looked a bit cleaner. Crushed I went home and gave him the medicine as I was told; but as soon as I put the medicine on his head he pawed it off. Finally I took him to another vet; not only did they seem just as concerned about how I was doing as my cat was doing; but they also wrapped his head; cleaned him up; AND took him in the back to check him for anything he might have in the same day.
Turned out he didn't have cancer, he has FIV. Something I would have liked to have known when I first took him to get checked out considering he's an outdoor cat.
I would NEVER recommend Connechusetts to anyone that loves their pet(s) ever.

Pros: They're cheap

Cons: don't seem to listen

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I've been taking my animals to Connechusetts for quite awhile now. My cat and 2 dogs are getting older now, and the visits are becoming more frequent. The staff is always eager to help and don't blink an eye at any request made. We see Dr. Tavares everytime. I have never been happier with a vet. Her bedside manner is soft and soothing, especially when the news isn't all that good. She is very knowledgeable and always explains the situation in a way that's easy to understand. Sometimes money is tight, and she does what she can to treat the problem, but keep the bill low. At this point, I wouldn't trust the health of my animals with anyone else. If you're looking for a good vet, I would strongly recommend Connechusetts.

5
★★★★★

I've been taking my animals to Connechusetts for quite awhile now. My cat and 2 dogs are getting older now, and the visits are becoming more frequent. The staff is always eager to help and don't blink an eye at any request made. We see Dr. Tavares everytime. I have never been happier with a vet. Her bedside manner is soft and soothing, especially when the news isn't all that good. She is very knowledgeable and always explains the situation in a way that's easy to understand. Sometimes money is tight, and she does what she can to treat the problem, but keep the bill low. At this point, I wouldn't trust the health of my animals with anyone else. If you're looking for a good vet, I would strongly recommend Connechusetts.

Pros: Caring staff, Excellent doctors, clean facilities

Cons: Haven't found any yet...

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I used Connechusett when I first brought my cats and dog to Tampa, as they are located very near my home. They were pretty good back then. However, over the past few years I've seen their prices go through the roof! If this isn't bad enough, they charge more for "specialty" pet food than other vets in the area, as well as for some prescription services and other pet items.
Also, the staff seems overworked and can be brusque at times. They weren't always like this, but I suppose that with growth comes change. I've noticed the staff seems to pay more attention to people who appear to have lots of $$$ to spend. They are none too happy when someone comes in for basic services, even though they probably make a fortune on the basics, considering their fees!
Their prices for regular, yearly pet check-ups & shots are considerably higher than many other vets I've checked out lately.
To sum it up: they're just not worth the bother! While the pet care is fairly good, you can get great services, excellent customer service, and other pet products from other vets at very reasonable prices. The vet I use now never charges for an unscheduled visit and has great prices!
Also, I would never give a review by a former employee any credibility; I would rather hear from other pet owners, maybe rescue groups, and other vets.
Needless to say, I'VE HAPPILY CHANGED VETS!
Thanks.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used Connechusett when I first brought my cats and dog to Tampa, as they are located very near my home. They were pretty good back then. However, over the past few years I've seen their prices go through the roof! If this isn't bad enough, they charge more for "specialty" pet food than other vets in the area, as well as for some prescription services and other pet items.
Also, the staff seems overworked and can be brusque at times. They weren't always like this, but I suppose that with growth comes change. I've noticed the staff seems to pay more attention to people who appear to have lots of $$$ to spend. They are none too happy when someone comes in for basic services, even though they probably make a fortune on the basics, considering their fees!
Their prices for regular, yearly pet check-ups & shots are considerably higher than many other vets I've checked out lately.
To sum it up: they're just not worth the bother! While the pet care is fairly good, you can get great services, excellent customer service, and other pet products from other vets at very reasonable prices. The vet I use now never charges for an unscheduled visit and has great prices!
Also, I would never give a review by a former employee any credibility; I would rather hear from other pet owners, maybe rescue groups, and other vets.
Needless to say, I'VE HAPPILY CHANGED VETS!
Thanks.

Pros: convenient location

Cons: prices, staff

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