Skylark Animal Hospital

★★★☆☆
Personal attention is an important part of our care!
29.2019 -82.1031
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352-622-5055

1511 NE 25TH Ave

Ocala, FL

34470

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Hours
Sun Closed;Mon: 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.;Tue: 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.;Wed: 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.;Thu: 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.;Fri: 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.;Sat: 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.;
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I have taken my dogs to Skylark for over 15 years now, and absolutely recommend them! They dumb things down so that the caretaker can understand what needs to be done. They have done MANY surgeries on my (now gone) rottie. All of them went extremely well and were successful hes only gone due to old age. They have been the ones to spay and neuter my dogs and save them from snake venom during the night hours. They also run an exceptional after hours emergency animal hospital and have saved my dogs and kept them over night for treatment. I will keep going there for as long as I have animals.

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★★★★☆

I have taken my dogs to Skylark for over 15 years now, and absolutely recommend them! They dumb things down so that the caretaker can understand what needs to be done. They have done MANY surgeries on my (now gone) rottie. All of them went extremely well and were successful hes only gone due to old age. They have been the ones to spay and neuter my dogs and save them from snake venom during the night hours. They also run an exceptional after hours emergency animal hospital and have saved my dogs and kept them over night for treatment. I will keep going there for as long as I have animals.

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This is the second time i had taken my cat to them. The first time years ago he was not feeling well and after $500 later it was a small infection. Well today my husband took him into them because he's been sneezing and his eyes were watering. My cat is a inside cat and NEVER been outside. I knew it was a upper respiratory infection due to us taking him last night to the emergency vet clinic. They looked him all over and that's what they said. Well again, they told my husband that needed to do all these test for feline aids, etc. AGAIN $500 later and it's a cold. Imagine that.. NEVER EVER AGAIN! I feel they make it sound so much worse and make you feel like you have to do everything you can for you're baby. But when you don't have it and you already had him checked and told by one vet who said just what they said. I pulled all 6 of animals records and will never go back!

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the second time i had taken my cat to them. The first time years ago he was not feeling well and after $500 later it was a small infection. Well today my husband took him into them because he's been sneezing and his eyes were watering. My cat is a inside cat and NEVER been outside. I knew it was a upper respiratory infection due to us taking him last night to the emergency vet clinic. They looked him all over and that's what they said. Well again, they told my husband that needed to do all these test for feline aids, etc. AGAIN $500 later and it's a cold. Imagine that.. NEVER EVER AGAIN! I feel they make it sound so much worse and make you feel like you have to do everything you can for you're baby. But when you don't have it and you already had him checked and told by one vet who said just what they said. I pulled all 6 of animals records and will never go back!

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took all three of my bull dogs their. for rabies shots they failed to tell me they dont carry the tags they sent me over to the county. 55.00 for shots 90.00 for tags at the county. wow. vet tech was not nice. young lady up front not nice.only was worried abouth fixing my male. i said no.very smart mouths,my dogs are not mean their nanny dogs for my grandkids.i will never take my dogs their again. they only wanted money.make sure your vet has the rabies tags.the county said dont go back their.

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took all three of my bull dogs their. for rabies shots they failed to tell me they dont carry the tags they sent me over to the county. 55.00 for shots 90.00 for tags at the county. wow. vet tech was not nice. young lady up front not nice.only was worried abouth fixing my male. i said no.very smart mouths,my dogs are not mean their nanny dogs for my grandkids.i will never take my dogs their again. they only wanted money.make sure your vet has the rabies tags.the county said dont go back their.

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We took our older chocolate lab to Skylark for an issue with his eye on 11/27/2012. His eyes were cleaned, a test done and meds given...Dr. Hendon stated that he also had a hip issue and had been in pain for a long time, placing guilt on us for not taking care of dog...he said he would give us meds (Rimedyl/Carprofen) for his pain and left the room. I was in tears thinking our dog had been in pain, however he never showed any signs of pain. A very young, inexperienced helper came back with meds and walked us out. One week later our dog was paralyzed in back legs, could not go potty and was near death,,,we were hours away from putting him down. Please do not give your dog Rimedyl/Carprofen, not one single pill until you research, esp large breeds older dogs, please. They should be telling you about side effects and doing bloodwork prior to giving meds!! A call to the asst vet(?) to inform them was met with "don't think so", "what do you want us to do", "Dr. will call you back"....never got a call back, they know they were wrong! Be very aware before taking any animal to this clinic!! They just want your money. Thankfully, our dog is recovering!

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★☆☆☆☆

We took our older chocolate lab to Skylark for an issue with his eye on 11/27/2012. His eyes were cleaned, a test done and meds given...Dr. Hendon stated that he also had a hip issue and had been in pain for a long time, placing guilt on us for not taking care of dog...he said he would give us meds (Rimedyl/Carprofen) for his pain and left the room. I was in tears thinking our dog had been in pain, however he never showed any signs of pain. A very young, inexperienced helper came back with meds and walked us out. One week later our dog was paralyzed in back legs, could not go potty and was near death,,,we were hours away from putting him down. Please do not give your dog Rimedyl/Carprofen, not one single pill until you research, esp large breeds older dogs, please. They should be telling you about side effects and doing bloodwork prior to giving meds!! A call to the asst vet(?) to inform them was met with "don't think so", "what do you want us to do", "Dr. will call you back"....never got a call back, they know they were wrong! Be very aware before taking any animal to this clinic!! They just want your money. Thankfully, our dog is recovering!

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New to the area, I needed to find a local vet for my 2 cats. I tried Bricks City once but my pet and I had a bad experience... Skylark's name was passed to me by my hairdresser. One of my cats had a small fast growing tumor that needed to be removed. From the moment I called Skylark AH and spoke with Cheryl on the phone, I was in good caring hands. Dr. Hendin was friendly, calm and thorough...so was the staff. My cat had surgery and dental work at the same time, and did great! Nice people, great practice! It's smaller, "old school", personal touch...your pet and you are not just one of hundreds seen. If you want a website presence, they don't have one--which made finding them online harder. Don't hold that against them. They do have laser surgery and all the rest of the state of the art things you would want, including 2 talented caring Doctors, 2 talented caring vet techs, Cheryl, and a steady loyal client base...I'm happy to be one of them now. Relieved.

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★★★★☆

New to the area, I needed to find a local vet for my 2 cats. I tried Bricks City once but my pet and I had a bad experience... Skylark's name was passed to me by my hairdresser. One of my cats had a small fast growing tumor that needed to be removed. From the moment I called Skylark AH and spoke with Cheryl on the phone, I was in good caring hands. Dr. Hendin was friendly, calm and thorough...so was the staff. My cat had surgery and dental work at the same time, and did great! Nice people, great practice! It's smaller, "old school", personal touch...your pet and you are not just one of hundreds seen. If you want a website presence, they don't have one--which made finding them online harder. Don't hold that against them. They do have laser surgery and all the rest of the state of the art things you would want, including 2 talented caring Doctors, 2 talented caring vet techs, Cheryl, and a steady loyal client base...I'm happy to be one of them now. Relieved.

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My dogs went in for surgery on January 3rd. I was told by the office staff that I would hear something in 7-10 days about the pathology report. The vet said that one of the dog's tumors did not look good, so, of course, we are worried about her. Today, 18 DAYS LATER, we have heard nothing. I called at 12:00 today to check and was asked if they could call me right back. At 2:00, I called back, still having heard nothing and was told they hadn't found the records. I waited on hold again while they told me that they only had the report for one of the dogs. I asked that they call the pathology company to check on the other report and they told me no. Then they proceeded to defend the fact that I had received NO COURTESY PHONE CALL to let me know the report wasn't back and no information about the report that was back. I was told it WASN'T THEIR PROBLEM. If you care about your pets, don't go there because THEY DON'T!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

My dogs went in for surgery on January 3rd. I was told by the office staff that I would hear something in 7-10 days about the pathology report. The vet said that one of the dog's tumors did not look good, so, of course, we are worried about her. Today, 18 DAYS LATER, we have heard nothing. I called at 12:00 today to check and was asked if they could call me right back. At 2:00, I called back, still having heard nothing and was told they hadn't found the records. I waited on hold again while they told me that they only had the report for one of the dogs. I asked that they call the pathology company to check on the other report and they told me no. Then they proceeded to defend the fact that I had received NO COURTESY PHONE CALL to let me know the report wasn't back and no information about the report that was back. I was told it WASN'T THEIR PROBLEM. If you care about your pets, don't go there because THEY DON'T!!!!!

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I brought my sick parakeet to them and was supossed to be seen by an avian vet associate that worked there.Instead,Dr.Hendon and a cold hearted vet assistant lied [held the truth] from my parakeet being seen by an qualified avian vet[Hence I made the appointment with an avain vet there.].Apparently,the avian vet left for the day and he did not have the decency to inform me that during the appointment. I didn't know untill after the paying a 100.00 bill for a 10minute rushed visit,not to mention a rude vet assistant making a rude comment, on my sadness and speaking to my bird while she was getting checked out [ME knowing my parakeet needed some encouragement and support],she said, 'The bird can't understand you and doesn't care what your saying'.That was cold and VERY UNCOMPASSIONATE! Dr.Hendon also said my bird was a male when I have had her for 5 years now knowing she is a girl ,for I have done extensive research validating her sex prior to naming her.I was in and out in 5 minutes and he quickly left,said she was constipated and would be fine -just give her this antibiotic ........And two days later she passed away.She most likely had egg binding -and needed a qualified avian vet to carefully examine her, [that he falsely played] just to make a quick 100.00 dollars. Beware with any of your animals: birds ,cats,and dogs, they are an act ,have poor ethics,and only see dollar signs in there minds, all day long!

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★☆☆☆☆

I brought my sick parakeet to them and was supossed to be seen by an avian vet associate that worked there.Instead,Dr.Hendon and a cold hearted vet assistant lied [held the truth] from my parakeet being seen by an qualified avian vet[Hence I made the appointment with an avain vet there.].Apparently,the avian vet left for the day and he did not have the decency to inform me that during the appointment. I didn't know untill after the paying a 100.00 bill for a 10minute rushed visit,not to mention a rude vet assistant making a rude comment, on my sadness and speaking to my bird while she was getting checked out [ME knowing my parakeet needed some encouragement and support],she said, 'The bird can't understand you and doesn't care what your saying'.That was cold and VERY UNCOMPASSIONATE! Dr.Hendon also said my bird was a male when I have had her for 5 years now knowing she is a girl ,for I have done extensive research validating her sex prior to naming her.I was in and out in 5 minutes and he quickly left,said she was constipated and would be fine -just give her this antibiotic ........And two days later she passed away.She most likely had egg binding -and needed a qualified avian vet to carefully examine her, [that he falsely played] just to make a quick 100.00 dollars. Beware with any of your animals: birds ,cats,and dogs, they are an act ,have poor ethics,and only see dollar signs in there minds, all day long!

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Dr. Hendon has cared for all our pets since we moved to Ocala. He always takes time with each one to make it feel comfortable and he gives excellent medical care.

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★★★★★

Dr. Hendon has cared for all our pets since we moved to Ocala. He always takes time with each one to make it feel comfortable and he gives excellent medical care.

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Don't bother ... There are better animal clinics that are more reasonably priced, have payments plans and care about YOUR animal instead of making money off of you.

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Don't bother ... There are better animal clinics that are more reasonably priced, have payments plans and care about YOUR animal instead of making money off of you.

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We recently lost our boy to feline leukemia. He was the sweetest most friendly cat you could have.When were faced with the decision to put him down the doctors and staff were so gentle with Luke. They truly care for your pet as if were their own.

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★★★★★

We recently lost our boy to feline leukemia. He was the sweetest most friendly cat you could have.When were faced with the decision to put him down the doctors and staff were so gentle with Luke. They truly care for your pet as if were their own.

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We recently had to take our little dog in with dental issues. He had developed a foul odor in his mouth, and we were concerned. Not only did they get us in right away, they suggested that we withhold his food over night, just in case surgery would be needed (so that he wouldn't have to wait another day). Our little guy had developed a MAJOR disease causing his teeth to rot. Without their quick thinking, we could have lost our little guy. Thanks to the quick thinking of the staff, we now have a very happy dog.

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★★★★☆

We recently had to take our little dog in with dental issues. He had developed a foul odor in his mouth, and we were concerned. Not only did they get us in right away, they suggested that we withhold his food over night, just in case surgery would be needed (so that he wouldn't have to wait another day). Our little guy had developed a MAJOR disease causing his teeth to rot. Without their quick thinking, we could have lost our little guy. Thanks to the quick thinking of the staff, we now have a very happy dog.

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