Due West Animal Clinic

★★★★☆
33.966 -84.6636
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770-419-3381

3801 Due West Rd NW

Marietta, GA

30064-1017

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I had a terrible experience with the staff. The doctor double vaccinated my dog and charged me for it. Staff was rude and never even asked if my dog was ok when I called about charges. Wish I would have read the reviews first bc the clinic is unprofessional.

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I had a terrible experience with the staff. The doctor double vaccinated my dog and charged me for it. Staff was rude and never even asked if my dog was ok when I called about charges. Wish I would have read the reviews first bc the clinic is unprofessional.

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My dog needed enough pain meds to get through to when I will be putting him to sleep soon. I went in and told them I needed a refill, they said Dr Best was out of town but they said they would ask the fill in vet. They said I might have to bring my dog in for an appointment to get the meds even though I spend $115 on an office visit 10 days earlier. I told them I wasn't willing to pay for another office visit and they said they would ask if he would refill it. An hour and 15 minutes later the fill in vet came out, talked to me for 2 mins and filled the prescription. After I checked out I realized they charged me an office visit!!!! The clerk kept saying "you have to pay anytime you talk to the vet" which has never happened before. The office staff was insensitive, as usual. Dr. Best is always very generous but every time I check out the clerk has tried to maximize the charges. Had I not been crying from grief of losing my dog soon, I would have caught it before my card was charged. Dr Best is so very sweet but its so sad the clerk is so insensitive AND that his office is portrayed this way while he is out of town. I left a message for the office manager.
UPDATE: The manager called and was sincere and compassionate and offered to mail me a check for the office visit. She agreed that the clerk needed sensitivity training. I am happy with the response I received.

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My dog needed enough pain meds to get through to when I will be putting him to sleep soon. I went in and told them I needed a refill, they said Dr Best was out of town but they said they would ask the fill in vet. They said I might have to bring my dog in for an appointment to get the meds even though I spend $115 on an office visit 10 days earlier. I told them I wasn't willing to pay for another office visit and they said they would ask if he would refill it. An hour and 15 minutes later the fill in vet came out, talked to me for 2 mins and filled the prescription. After I checked out I realized they charged me an office visit!!!! The clerk kept saying "you have to pay anytime you talk to the vet" which has never happened before. The office staff was insensitive, as usual. Dr. Best is always very generous but every time I check out the clerk has tried to maximize the charges. Had I not been crying from grief of losing my dog soon, I would have caught it before my card was charged. Dr Best is so very sweet but its so sad the clerk is so insensitive AND that his office is portrayed this way while he is out of town. I left a message for the office manager.
UPDATE: The manager called and was sincere and compassionate and offered to mail me a check for the office visit. She agreed that the clerk needed sensitivity training. I am happy with the response I received.

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I'd like to respond to some of these reviews:
Bill S. If you are going to come here and slam a person I have known for 18 years, a vet as caring and as ethical that exist, and a clinic that is filled with competent staff, grow a pair and at least say what it is that bothers you.

Rich S. Take some responsibility for your own actions or lack of. While there are sometimes 2 Vets there at the same time now (Dr Best and Dr Contarino) chances are you showed up without an appointment and pulled a Vet out of surgery to treat a skin rash. Steroids are the correct choice and I doubt the Vet gave your dog the wrong dose and I'm also certain she can spell steroids which you cannot. I also don't see a DVM beside your name so where do you come off criticizing her treatment choice? Further, your dog had a skin rash, not an emergency, and the Vet was kind enough to run out of surgery and see your pet. She told you she had to get back in surgery because there probably was a pet under anesthesia she needed to monitor. Your dog was on steroids 6 days. They didn't kill her. On the day she died did you not notice her breathing was getting worse? You probably asked for an appointment and were given the first open. Had you told the staff your dog had severely labored breathing I guarantee you would have been told to come right in. Instead, you sat and watched your dog have difficulty breathing and died at 12:30. You could have run her in at 11 and someone would have seen her. There is also a 24 hour emergency clinic 15 minutes away. You could have taken her there. Instead you chose to watch her die. Don't blame the vet for your lack of action.

All G- You are even worse. Sometimes reminders don't get sent out on time, sometimes a pet is overlooked. But you're blaming Dick for her not being on heartworm prevention is idiotic. You KNEW she needed preventative and what did you do? Nothing!! Why didn't you go buy some? Had you gone to DWAC, you would have at the very least had a heartworm test performed and put on preventative. That said no one in their right mind would suggest being off preventative 2 months or 8 months overdue vaccines would kill your dog. Of course, since your post was simply a little kid whining, we don't even know what your complaint is. You have known Dr Best for years. You have to know the kind of man he is. There are not a lot like him left and you're going to leave him due to your not receiving a yearly reminder? What's really bothering you?

This is clean facility with no smell. The entire staff is competent and professional. Dr. Best is among the last of a breed: a Veterinarian that knows what he is doing, stays current, cares about his clients, is ethical, works hard without complaining, and puts his patient's needs first.

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I'd like to respond to some of these reviews:
Bill S. If you are going to come here and slam a person I have known for 18 years, a vet as caring and as ethical that exist, and a clinic that is filled with competent staff, grow a pair and at least say what it is that bothers you.

Rich S. Take some responsibility for your own actions or lack of. While there are sometimes 2 Vets there at the same time now (Dr Best and Dr Contarino) chances are you showed up without an appointment and pulled a Vet out of surgery to treat a skin rash. Steroids are the correct choice and I doubt the Vet gave your dog the wrong dose and I'm also certain she can spell steroids which you cannot. I also don't see a DVM beside your name so where do you come off criticizing her treatment choice? Further, your dog had a skin rash, not an emergency, and the Vet was kind enough to run out of surgery and see your pet. She told you she had to get back in surgery because there probably was a pet under anesthesia she needed to monitor. Your dog was on steroids 6 days. They didn't kill her. On the day she died did you not notice her breathing was getting worse? You probably asked for an appointment and were given the first open. Had you told the staff your dog had severely labored breathing I guarantee you would have been told to come right in. Instead, you sat and watched your dog have difficulty breathing and died at 12:30. You could have run her in at 11 and someone would have seen her. There is also a 24 hour emergency clinic 15 minutes away. You could have taken her there. Instead you chose to watch her die. Don't blame the vet for your lack of action.

All G- You are even worse. Sometimes reminders don't get sent out on time, sometimes a pet is overlooked. But you're blaming Dick for her not being on heartworm prevention is idiotic. You KNEW she needed preventative and what did you do? Nothing!! Why didn't you go buy some? Had you gone to DWAC, you would have at the very least had a heartworm test performed and put on preventative. That said no one in their right mind would suggest being off preventative 2 months or 8 months overdue vaccines would kill your dog. Of course, since your post was simply a little kid whining, we don't even know what your complaint is. You have known Dr Best for years. You have to know the kind of man he is. There are not a lot like him left and you're going to leave him due to your not receiving a yearly reminder? What's really bothering you?

This is clean facility with no smell. The entire staff is competent and professional. Dr. Best is among the last of a breed: a Veterinarian that knows what he is doing, stays current, cares about his clients, is ethical, works hard without complaining, and puts his patient's needs first.

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We just came home today from having our beloved four-legged child of 15 years euthanized. The staff at Due West Animal Clinic and Dr. Best treated us and Holly with extraordinary compassion, dignity, and empathy during this difficult decision. I would recommend this clinic to anyone at any time. We cannot express enough gratitude to them. Thank you all so very much.

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We just came home today from having our beloved four-legged child of 15 years euthanized. The staff at Due West Animal Clinic and Dr. Best treated us and Holly with extraordinary compassion, dignity, and empathy during this difficult decision. I would recommend this clinic to anyone at any time. We cannot express enough gratitude to them. Thank you all so very much.

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I have known Dr. Best since 1975. There is no better vet on the planet. I bring my dogs to him when I need expert advice on my dog's condition. I now live in another state, I still drive 5-6 hours to bring my dogs to him and have brought other peoples dog to him as well. There is no way to please veryone, but you will not find another human being that cares for animals the way that Dick does.
Anyone that is displeased should try him again, he is truly the best there is.

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I have known Dr. Best since 1975. There is no better vet on the planet. I bring my dogs to him when I need expert advice on my dog's condition. I now live in another state, I still drive 5-6 hours to bring my dogs to him and have brought other peoples dog to him as well. There is no way to please veryone, but you will not find another human being that cares for animals the way that Dick does.
Anyone that is displeased should try him again, he is truly the best there is.

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good clinic has great staff

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good clinic has great staff

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First of all I would like to say that Dr. Best is by far the Best Doctor my dogs have ever seen. My daushund was not moving very good when he was walking. If I touched his back he would scream. I called the staff (who are fantastic too) and they said to bring him right away. I thought the worst for my dog but Dr. Best assured me that it was just an inflamation in his discs in his back. He gave me medication for him and he was running like a puppy inside of two weeks. He is honest and knows what to do and also assures you when you are worried most. I recommend this facility to anyone who needs veterianary services. They are the Best +++++

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First of all I would like to say that Dr. Best is by far the Best Doctor my dogs have ever seen. My daushund was not moving very good when he was walking. If I touched his back he would scream. I called the staff (who are fantastic too) and they said to bring him right away. I thought the worst for my dog but Dr. Best assured me that it was just an inflamation in his discs in his back. He gave me medication for him and he was running like a puppy inside of two weeks. He is honest and knows what to do and also assures you when you are worried most. I recommend this facility to anyone who needs veterianary services. They are the Best +++++

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It's taken time for me to write my review on Due West Animal Clinic. My 8 year old Lab mix was taken to Due West by a relative as a favor on August 19th with a skin rash...When they got to the clinic after waiting to get in they were finally able to see a doctor ( I use the term loosely) She came looked at her and never touched her, she kept telling them she needed to get back to surgery...If she was that busy, they should have sent someone else to look at her. The doctor prescribed sterrod medication which I think was to strong. I gave it to her as the doctor had written, by August 25th she had died. I tried to call the office to see if I could get her in to see someone right a away, when I noticed she wasn't breathing right, the office said to bring her in at 3:00, she died at 12:30...So, much for their interest is trying to help...If I ever get another animal I will never use this office again, we had been with them for several years...I will also not send anyone else to them either... The fornt offiec staff are also not very helpful either....Find someone else for your pet...

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It's taken time for me to write my review on Due West Animal Clinic. My 8 year old Lab mix was taken to Due West by a relative as a favor on August 19th with a skin rash...When they got to the clinic after waiting to get in they were finally able to see a doctor ( I use the term loosely) She came looked at her and never touched her, she kept telling them she needed to get back to surgery...If she was that busy, they should have sent someone else to look at her. The doctor prescribed sterrod medication which I think was to strong. I gave it to her as the doctor had written, by August 25th she had died. I tried to call the office to see if I could get her in to see someone right a away, when I noticed she wasn't breathing right, the office said to bring her in at 3:00, she died at 12:30...So, much for their interest is trying to help...If I ever get another animal I will never use this office again, we had been with them for several years...I will also not send anyone else to them either... The fornt offiec staff are also not very helpful either....Find someone else for your pet...

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After 2 other local Atlanta vets misdiagnosed my 8 year old lab, I took her to Dr. Best at Due West Animal Clinic on referral from a family friend who has taken her animal there for years. I will only take my animal children to Dr. Best now. DR. BEST SAVED HER LIFE. I can't begin to imagine what would have happened to my sweet Bailey if Dr. Best and his team had not been so insightful and wonderful.

Thank you for saving my beloved dog's life, Dr. Best.

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After 2 other local Atlanta vets misdiagnosed my 8 year old lab, I took her to Dr. Best at Due West Animal Clinic on referral from a family friend who has taken her animal there for years. I will only take my animal children to Dr. Best now. DR. BEST SAVED HER LIFE. I can't begin to imagine what would have happened to my sweet Bailey if Dr. Best and his team had not been so insightful and wonderful.

Thank you for saving my beloved dog's life, Dr. Best.

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I have always used Dick and will NEVER be back. Due to their office's negligence and lack of sending a notice, my dog was overdue for her yearly shots for 8 months, and was 2 months overdue for her heartworm medicine during the hottest summer in history. My messages were never returned when inquiring about when she was due. I would NOT recommend this clinic anymore, as it seems they are loosing their edge.

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I have always used Dick and will NEVER be back. Due to their office's negligence and lack of sending a notice, my dog was overdue for her yearly shots for 8 months, and was 2 months overdue for her heartworm medicine during the hottest summer in history. My messages were never returned when inquiring about when she was due. I would NOT recommend this clinic anymore, as it seems they are loosing their edge.

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I have been taking my dogs to Dr. Best for more than 20 years, and wouldn't dream of going anywhere else! He is truly the BEST and most caring Vet I have ever encountered. Yes, sometimes you have to wait . . . but my babies are worth it. I don't mind waiting to make certain my animals have the best care.

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★★★★★

I have been taking my dogs to Dr. Best for more than 20 years, and wouldn't dream of going anywhere else! He is truly the BEST and most caring Vet I have ever encountered. Yes, sometimes you have to wait . . . but my babies are worth it. I don't mind waiting to make certain my animals have the best care.

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I'm a new 'forever' client at Due West Animal Clinic and could not be happier! Most importantly, my dog and kitties are VERY happy.Dr. Best and all the girls there are so sweet and helpful-many times they give me samples of medicines to try before I have to pay for a full prescription. I usually have to wait a little bit, but that's because Dr. Best gives everyone as much time as they need - so I really appreciate that full attention when it's my turn. I used to go to Lost Mountain,but that Dr. Newsom is all about how much money you can pay first. They wouldn't give you a paper bag over there and they make you sign that you'll pay before they'll do anything! Thank goodness my neighbor told me about Dr. Best - I'll never go anywhere else, even if I have to wait!

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I'm a new 'forever' client at Due West Animal Clinic and could not be happier! Most importantly, my dog and kitties are VERY happy.Dr. Best and all the girls there are so sweet and helpful-many times they give me samples of medicines to try before I have to pay for a full prescription. I usually have to wait a little bit, but that's because Dr. Best gives everyone as much time as they need - so I really appreciate that full attention when it's my turn. I used to go to Lost Mountain,but that Dr. Newsom is all about how much money you can pay first. They wouldn't give you a paper bag over there and they make you sign that you'll pay before they'll do anything! Thank goodness my neighbor told me about Dr. Best - I'll never go anywhere else, even if I have to wait!

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I took my cat to this clinic on a Saturday for the first time so we saw the part-time vet. He not only misdiagnosed my cat but he gave me EXPIRED medication that cost $45. When I called to ask for a refund for the medication, I was told someone would call me back but they never did. I have called 3 more times. Each time I was told that I would get my money back and someone would return my call. It's 2 weeks later and still nothing. Good thing I went to a different vet who knows what they are doing!!!
Do NOT bring your animals here!

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I took my cat to this clinic on a Saturday for the first time so we saw the part-time vet. He not only misdiagnosed my cat but he gave me EXPIRED medication that cost $45. When I called to ask for a refund for the medication, I was told someone would call me back but they never did. I have called 3 more times. Each time I was told that I would get my money back and someone would return my call. It's 2 weeks later and still nothing. Good thing I went to a different vet who knows what they are doing!!!
Do NOT bring your animals here!

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I stopped taking my dog a couple years ago after a bad experience. I went to clinic for an appt. I thought was at 4:00. I was told I was mistaken the appt. was for 5:00. Did the staff try to work me in? Nope. I actually waiting until 5:30 until my pet was seen. I guess all the people who gave 5 star ratings must have been seen right on time. My second issue: my dog was getting an annual required shot that I was being charged $300 for. When I found my new vet, I got that same shot for $100 and it lasts for 3 years. Though Dr. Best is the closest vet I will never take my pets there nor would I recommend him. I'm glad everyone else is so pleased. I was not.

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I stopped taking my dog a couple years ago after a bad experience. I went to clinic for an appt. I thought was at 4:00. I was told I was mistaken the appt. was for 5:00. Did the staff try to work me in? Nope. I actually waiting until 5:30 until my pet was seen. I guess all the people who gave 5 star ratings must have been seen right on time. My second issue: my dog was getting an annual required shot that I was being charged $300 for. When I found my new vet, I got that same shot for $100 and it lasts for 3 years. Though Dr. Best is the closest vet I will never take my pets there nor would I recommend him. I'm glad everyone else is so pleased. I was not.

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They truly have a passion for animals. Like many of you, I'm sure you feel your dogs are like your children and have a very special place in your heart. I looked everywhere for a vet this great!! I will never go anywhere else!! They are so gentle and clean...Highly recommended!!

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They truly have a passion for animals. Like many of you, I'm sure you feel your dogs are like your children and have a very special place in your heart. I looked everywhere for a vet this great!! I will never go anywhere else!! They are so gentle and clean...Highly recommended!!

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No wonder Bill only used his last initial...S... Because he is full of it. Perhaps he was at the office during a particularly busy day, or maybe even during an emergency that Dr. Best needed to attend to immediately. I have been taking my dogs there for over 3 years, one that is being treated for epilepsy, which is not a pretty sight. Dr. Best tried everything prior to prescribing phenobarbitol, for fear that it does shorten the dogs life span. I once asked Dr. Best if he would do a DNA test on my mutt, and rather than charge me the $150 or so for the test, he simply said " I can tell you what kind of dog you have.... he is the perfect mixed-breed dog". That's all I needed to know....

Bill, I hope the next time you are walking your pet, you step in a big ol' pile of "S"!!!!!

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No wonder Bill only used his last initial...S... Because he is full of it. Perhaps he was at the office during a particularly busy day, or maybe even during an emergency that Dr. Best needed to attend to immediately. I have been taking my dogs there for over 3 years, one that is being treated for epilepsy, which is not a pretty sight. Dr. Best tried everything prior to prescribing phenobarbitol, for fear that it does shorten the dogs life span. I once asked Dr. Best if he would do a DNA test on my mutt, and rather than charge me the $150 or so for the test, he simply said " I can tell you what kind of dog you have.... he is the perfect mixed-breed dog". That's all I needed to know....

Bill, I hope the next time you are walking your pet, you step in a big ol' pile of "S"!!!!!

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My name is General Chin Li. I am a 14-year-old-going-on-a-hundred shorthair white & black pussycat. I'm here to testify to how grateful I am that my domestic slaves, Mr. & Mrs. Sayyah, saved my life by placing me in the care of the pet pros at Due West Animal Clinic& Dr. Best!
Being a general by rank, I insisted on being treated for what was a life-threatening tumorous ear infection by the best pet-vets, bar none; Dr. Richard Best & his great staff at "Due West!"

Two other pet-care clinics advised that (due to my age, the costs of surgery & medications, and a likely painful & extensive recovery period, because of me scratching at the wound) I be put to sleep. Of course, at first that sounded great since I love to sleep. BUt, when I learned that "Put to Sleep" really meant "KAPUT," I growled & told my servants to keep on searching.

Well now, I thank Catwoman, that we were led to Dr. Best & his Due West team! He examined me, found I was in great health, operated on my tumor, housed, fed & nursed me for 3 days. His staff treated me in the royal fashion to which I am accustomed, of course. They catered to my every need affectionately and, at times, with embarrassing pettings (in front of other "Due West" inmates). On the fourth day I came home with no bandages or e-collar. It was magical!

Instead of using conventional surgery as the other vets proposed, Dr. Best applied a state-of-the-art "Cauterizing" & bloodless procedure, that removed the tumor and, at the same time, sealed-off the capillaries so that stitching and bandaging was not necessary. I am alert and fit as a fiddle. Thank You Dr. Best, and the Due West staff for the love & care that saved my life!

PS: The total cost for everything was extremely reasonable, too! However, this kitty, being of such royal stature, and a general to boot, cannot be bothered with trivia like getting a job or paying bills, etc. why I have all I can do to guard the homestead against chipmunks, squirrels, and birds and such! Working, paying bills and other menials I leave to my servants. (PURRR)

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My name is General Chin Li. I am a 14-year-old-going-on-a-hundred shorthair white & black pussycat. I'm here to testify to how grateful I am that my domestic slaves, Mr. & Mrs. Sayyah, saved my life by placing me in the care of the pet pros at Due West Animal Clinic& Dr. Best!
Being a general by rank, I insisted on being treated for what was a life-threatening tumorous ear infection by the best pet-vets, bar none; Dr. Richard Best & his great staff at "Due West!"

Two other pet-care clinics advised that (due to my age, the costs of surgery & medications, and a likely painful & extensive recovery period, because of me scratching at the wound) I be put to sleep. Of course, at first that sounded great since I love to sleep. BUt, when I learned that "Put to Sleep" really meant "KAPUT," I growled & told my servants to keep on searching.

Well now, I thank Catwoman, that we were led to Dr. Best & his Due West team! He examined me, found I was in great health, operated on my tumor, housed, fed & nursed me for 3 days. His staff treated me in the royal fashion to which I am accustomed, of course. They catered to my every need affectionately and, at times, with embarrassing pettings (in front of other "Due West" inmates). On the fourth day I came home with no bandages or e-collar. It was magical!

Instead of using conventional surgery as the other vets proposed, Dr. Best applied a state-of-the-art "Cauterizing" & bloodless procedure, that removed the tumor and, at the same time, sealed-off the capillaries so that stitching and bandaging was not necessary. I am alert and fit as a fiddle. Thank You Dr. Best, and the Due West staff for the love & care that saved my life!

PS: The total cost for everything was extremely reasonable, too! However, this kitty, being of such royal stature, and a general to boot, cannot be bothered with trivia like getting a job or paying bills, etc. why I have all I can do to guard the homestead against chipmunks, squirrels, and birds and such! Working, paying bills and other menials I leave to my servants. (PURRR)

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Dr. Best's facility and staff continue to impress us! Our dog has demonstrated extreme anxiety in the past and always hated to be boarded - but since becoming a member of Dr. Best's family our dog has calmed down considerably. He always enjoys his visits for annual check ups, and 'recovers' from his time away from us much quicker when left in the competent hands of Dr. Best's staff. Our family is very pleased with the world class service our dog receives and we appreciate the positive and professional attitude toward those of us who consider our pets' well-being as important as our own.

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Dr. Best's facility and staff continue to impress us! Our dog has demonstrated extreme anxiety in the past and always hated to be boarded - but since becoming a member of Dr. Best's family our dog has calmed down considerably. He always enjoys his visits for annual check ups, and 'recovers' from his time away from us much quicker when left in the competent hands of Dr. Best's staff. Our family is very pleased with the world class service our dog receives and we appreciate the positive and professional attitude toward those of us who consider our pets' well-being as important as our own.

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Dr. Best has taken care of all of my dogs for the last 18 years. He is the most compassionate doctor I have ever meet. He spends time with his dogs. He answers all of your questions, no matter how long it takes. He cares.

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Dr. Best has taken care of all of my dogs for the last 18 years. He is the most compassionate doctor I have ever meet. He spends time with his dogs. He answers all of your questions, no matter how long it takes. He cares.

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I am new to the area and have been taking my puppies to this clinic. They are very knowledgeable about the breed and fawn all over the dogs when I take them in. Dr. Best's experience with the animal control law enforcement in Cobb County shows he really cares about animals and how they are treated. I am very satisfied.

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I am new to the area and have been taking my puppies to this clinic. They are very knowledgeable about the breed and fawn all over the dogs when I take them in. Dr. Best's experience with the animal control law enforcement in Cobb County shows he really cares about animals and how they are treated. I am very satisfied.

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I moved to Georgia 6 years ago and looked for a vet before I even found a MD. Dr. Best is the most professional, caring, and "medically - up - to - date" vet I have ever met. I have recommended friends to his practice and they are all exceedingly pleased with the care he takes with their animals as well.

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★★★★★

I moved to Georgia 6 years ago and looked for a vet before I even found a MD. Dr. Best is the most professional, caring, and "medically - up - to - date" vet I have ever met. I have recommended friends to his practice and they are all exceedingly pleased with the care he takes with their animals as well.

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I have been going to Dr. Best and his clinic for years. I have used them for boarding my greyhound, and for care for her and my cats. I have been pleased by the care my animals have received but the reason I keep going back is that Dr. Best and his staff are compassionate and just really love the animals they care for. I think they loved my greyhound as much as me, and they were in the room crying with me when I finally had to put her to sleep. They have diagnosed problems and done surgeries with all my animals. I recommend them to anyone who loves their pets.

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I have been going to Dr. Best and his clinic for years. I have used them for boarding my greyhound, and for care for her and my cats. I have been pleased by the care my animals have received but the reason I keep going back is that Dr. Best and his staff are compassionate and just really love the animals they care for. I think they loved my greyhound as much as me, and they were in the room crying with me when I finally had to put her to sleep. They have diagnosed problems and done surgeries with all my animals. I recommend them to anyone who loves their pets.

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i don't know what Bill S. is talking about but i assure you Dr.Best and his staff are the most polite and caring people. sorry for the confusion Bill S has caused. Due West animal is wonderful (:

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i don't know what Bill S. is talking about but i assure you Dr.Best and his staff are the most polite and caring people. sorry for the confusion Bill S has caused. Due West animal is wonderful (:

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I have filed reports with Cobb Animal Control,Cobb Humane Society and the Secretary of State, license review board for his objectionable & unconscionable behavior;please e-mail me for copies of my letters.

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I have filed reports with Cobb Animal Control,Cobb Humane Society and the Secretary of State, license review board for his objectionable & unconscionable behavior;please e-mail me for copies of my letters.

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Dr. Best has been taking care of me dogs since moving to Georgia 6 years ago. He and his staff always smile and greet my dogs first! He also takes time to listen and consider all aspects of my dogs' health as he and I decide on treatments and checks.

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Dr. Best has been taking care of me dogs since moving to Georgia 6 years ago. He and his staff always smile and greet my dogs first! He also takes time to listen and consider all aspects of my dogs' health as he and I decide on treatments and checks.

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We recently had to have our 12 y/o welsh corgi put to sleep and Dr. Best and his staff took very good care of us and our dog. They are compassionate, wonderful professionals and I highly recommend them! Thank you. Susan

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We recently had to have our 12 y/o welsh corgi put to sleep and Dr. Best and his staff took very good care of us and our dog. They are compassionate, wonderful professionals and I highly recommend them! Thank you. Susan

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Dr. Best and his staff are compassionate and knowledgeable about all types of pets. They were especially compassionate when we had to euthanize our cat. Dr. Best explained our options and at the time the only option was to put her to sleep since her quality of life had deteriorated so much. He was kind, sympathetic, and just plain sincere. I was very impressed when 2 days later I received a condolence card in the mail from them. It is truly heart warming to know that there is an animal clinic who cares 1st about the animals and their owners.

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Dr. Best and his staff are compassionate and knowledgeable about all types of pets. They were especially compassionate when we had to euthanize our cat. Dr. Best explained our options and at the time the only option was to put her to sleep since her quality of life had deteriorated so much. He was kind, sympathetic, and just plain sincere. I was very impressed when 2 days later I received a condolence card in the mail from them. It is truly heart warming to know that there is an animal clinic who cares 1st about the animals and their owners.

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After some bad experiences with other boarding facilities, it was great to find a different scenario at Due West Animal Clinic. The kennel staff here does a great job in caring for your pet. They apparently have been well trained and seem to be animal lovers. I understand they offer pet obedience training classes as well.

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After some bad experiences with other boarding facilities, it was great to find a different scenario at Due West Animal Clinic. The kennel staff here does a great job in caring for your pet. They apparently have been well trained and seem to be animal lovers. I understand they offer pet obedience training classes as well.

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Dr. Best and his wonderful staff have been caring for my Yorkshire terrier's and puppies for the past 5 years. After many visits to other non friendly, over charging, over testing, unsimpathetic vets in the past it is refreshing to see someone who truely loves animals and wan't to help them. So intellegent but down to earth type of man. He also takes care of battered and abused animals from the animal shelter and takes care of our Cobb county's finest police dogs. This is a small facility with a huge heart, you just feel so at home here(at least I sure do) Many of my new puppy owners see Dr. Best too, and are just as satisfied as I am. I can not boast enough on the best vets office in West Cobb, Georgia!

PROS: Pet friendly,Caring, Loving, reasonably priced
CONS: Nothing!

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Dr. Best and his wonderful staff have been caring for my Yorkshire terrier's and puppies for the past 5 years. After many visits to other non friendly, over charging, over testing, unsimpathetic vets in the past it is refreshing to see someone who truely loves animals and wan't to help them. So intellegent but down to earth type of man. He also takes care of battered and abused animals from the animal shelter and takes care of our Cobb county's finest police dogs. This is a small facility with a huge heart, you just feel so at home here(at least I sure do) Many of my new puppy owners see Dr. Best too, and are just as satisfied as I am. I can not boast enough on the best vets office in West Cobb, Georgia!

PROS: Pet friendly,Caring, Loving, reasonably priced
CONS: Nothing!

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My name is General Chin Li. I am a 14-year-old-going-on-a-hundred shorthair white & black pussycat. I want to tell ya'll how grateful I am that my domestic slaves, Mr. & Mrs. Sayyah, saved my life by placing me in the care of the pet pros, Due West Animal Clinic& Dr. Best! \r\n\r\nBeing a general by rank, I insisted on being treated for what was a life-threatening tumorous ear infection by the best pet-vet, bar none; Dr. Richard Best & his staff.\r\n\r\nTwo other pet-care clinics advised that (due to my age, the costs of surgery & medications, and a likely painful & extensive recovery period, because of my scratching at the wound) I be put to sleep. Of course, at first that sounded great since I love to sleep! BUt, when I learned that ""Put to Sleep"" really meant ""KAPUT,"" I growled & told my servants to keep on searching.\r\n\r\nWell now, I thank Catwoman, that we were led to Dr. Best & his Due West team! He examined me, found I was in great health, operated on my tumor, housed, fed & nursed me for 3 days. His staff treated me in the royal fashion to which I am accustomed, of course. They catered to my every need most affectionately! Though, at times, I had to endure their embarrassing pettings in front of other ""Due West"" inmates.\r\n\r\nOn the fourth day I came home with no bandages or e-collar. It was magical! Instead of using conventional surgery as the other vets proposed, Dr. Best applied a state-of-the-art ""Cauterizing"" & bloodless procedure, that removed the tumor and, at the same time, sealed-off the capillaries so that stitching and bandaging was not necessary. I am alert and fit as a fiddle. \r\n\r\nThank You Dr. Best, and the Due West staff for the all your tender love & care that saved my life!\r\n\r\nPS: The total cost for everything was extremely reasonable, too! However, this kitty, being of such royal stature, and a general to boot, cannot be bothered with trivia like getting a job or paying bills, etc. why I have all I can do to guard the homestead against chipmunks, squirrels, and birds and such! Working, paying bills and other menials I leave to my servants. (PURRR)\r\n\r\n

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My name is General Chin Li. I am a 14-year-old-going-on-a-hundred shorthair white & black pussycat. I want to tell ya'll how grateful I am that my domestic slaves, Mr. & Mrs. Sayyah, saved my life by placing me in the care of the pet pros, Due West Animal Clinic& Dr. Best! \r\n\r\nBeing a general by rank, I insisted on being treated for what was a life-threatening tumorous ear infection by the best pet-vet, bar none; Dr. Richard Best & his staff.\r\n\r\nTwo other pet-care clinics advised that (due to my age, the costs of surgery & medications, and a likely painful & extensive recovery period, because of my scratching at the wound) I be put to sleep. Of course, at first that sounded great since I love to sleep! BUt, when I learned that ""Put to Sleep"" really meant ""KAPUT,"" I growled & told my servants to keep on searching.\r\n\r\nWell now, I thank Catwoman, that we were led to Dr. Best & his Due West team! He examined me, found I was in great health, operated on my tumor, housed, fed & nursed me for 3 days. His staff treated me in the royal fashion to which I am accustomed, of course. They catered to my every need most affectionately! Though, at times, I had to endure their embarrassing pettings in front of other ""Due West"" inmates.\r\n\r\nOn the fourth day I came home with no bandages or e-collar. It was magical! Instead of using conventional surgery as the other vets proposed, Dr. Best applied a state-of-the-art ""Cauterizing"" & bloodless procedure, that removed the tumor and, at the same time, sealed-off the capillaries so that stitching and bandaging was not necessary. I am alert and fit as a fiddle. \r\n\r\nThank You Dr. Best, and the Due West staff for the all your tender love & care that saved my life!\r\n\r\nPS: The total cost for everything was extremely reasonable, too! However, this kitty, being of such royal stature, and a general to boot, cannot be bothered with trivia like getting a job or paying bills, etc. why I have all I can do to guard the homestead against chipmunks, squirrels, and birds and such! Working, paying bills and other menials I leave to my servants. (PURRR)\r\n\r\n

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