Lake City Animal Hospital

★★★☆☆
  • 3671 Cobb Pkwy NW

    Acworth, GA 30101

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  • 770-974-3536

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Mon 7:30am-7pm, Tue-Wed 7:30am-6pm, Fri 7:30am-6pm, Thu 7:30am-7am, Sat 9am-2pm

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On January 27th 2014 my dog whelped 11 puppies. During the whelping process she retained 6 placentas. This could potentially be deadly. I spoke with my mentor and was recommended to immediately get a dose of Oxytocin in her, which is used for this issue, it causes the dog to have a contraction to push anything remaining inside her. I could not get in touch with my regular Dr. so around 3pm on the 27th I called Lake City Animal Hospital. I told the receptionist the situation and that I needed a shot of Oxytocin. I was told to come right in, no need for an appointment. So I rushed to the clinic with my girl. Once I arrived I filled out the necessary paperwork, and to my surprise the receptionist came out and told me that and I quote, "Umm We don't actually have Oxytocin" so they sent me back to speak with the Vet (Toby G. Carmichael, DVM) So He comes in the room and proceeds to tell me that my girl will be fine, and that Oxytocin is only used in Horses, it is no longer needed for Dogs. (NOT TRUE) He proceeded to tell me that he has over 21 years experience and that she will be just fine. Not to worry. So I left and took her home thinking that I was over reacting and that she would be fine. I was to follow up with my vet the next day. Well less than 8 hours later I wake and my girl cannot move, SHE WAS SO WEAK AND COULD BARELY LIFT HER HEAD. Sure enough she had develop Mertritis.
(Metritis is the medical term used to describe inflammation of the uterus. This uterine disease is similar to pyometra but it has some differences. Unlike pyometra, metritis is most often a bacterial uterine infection that develops in the immediate post partum (after giving birth) period and occasionally after abortion or breeding. It is most often associated with retained fetuses or placentas.

What to Watch For

Fever
Dehydration
Depression
Decreased appetite
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Fast heart rate
Vulvar discharge)

She was so weak she was laying on 2 puppies and could not move, THEY WERE DEAD...AND I WAS ABOUT TO LOSE MY GIRL TOO. So I rushed her and 9 puppies to the ER on Tuesday Morning, spent every penny I had to get her stable then transferred her and 9 puppies to my Vet in Sandy Springs, where we ended up stuck there for 38 hours due to the Ice Storm. Every one is Doing well now. Just felt that people need to know about this incident before choosing to come to Lake City Animal Clinic

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On January 27th 2014 my dog whelped 11 puppies. During the whelping process she retained 6 placentas. This could potentially be deadly. I spoke with my mentor and was recommended to immediately get a dose of Oxytocin in her, which is used for this issue, it causes the dog to have a contraction to push anything remaining inside her. I could not get in touch with my regular Dr. so around 3pm on the 27th I called Lake City Animal Hospital. I told the receptionist the situation and that I needed a shot of Oxytocin. I was told to come right in, no need for an appointment. So I rushed to the clinic with my girl. Once I arrived I filled out the necessary paperwork, and to my surprise the receptionist came out and told me that and I quote, "Umm We don't actually have Oxytocin" so they sent me back to speak with the Vet (Toby G. Carmichael, DVM) So He comes in the room and proceeds to tell me that my girl will be fine, and that Oxytocin is only used in Horses, it is no longer needed for Dogs. (NOT TRUE) He proceeded to tell me that he has over 21 years experience and that she will be just fine. Not to worry. So I left and took her home thinking that I was over reacting and that she would be fine. I was to follow up with my vet the next day. Well less than 8 hours later I wake and my girl cannot move, SHE WAS SO WEAK AND COULD BARELY LIFT HER HEAD. Sure enough she had develop Mertritis.
(Metritis is the medical term used to describe inflammation of the uterus. This uterine disease is similar to pyometra but it has some differences. Unlike pyometra, metritis is most often a bacterial uterine infection that develops in the immediate post partum (after giving birth) period and occasionally after abortion or breeding. It is most often associated with retained fetuses or placentas.

What to Watch For

Fever
Dehydration
Depression
Decreased appetite
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Fast heart rate
Vulvar discharge)

She was so weak she was laying on 2 puppies and could not move, THEY WERE DEAD...AND I WAS ABOUT TO LOSE MY GIRL TOO. So I rushed her and 9 puppies to the ER on Tuesday Morning, spent every penny I had to get her stable then transferred her and 9 puppies to my Vet in Sandy Springs, where we ended up stuck there for 38 hours due to the Ice Storm. Every one is Doing well now. Just felt that people need to know about this incident before choosing to come to Lake City Animal Clinic

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On January 27th 2014 my dog whelped 11 puppies. During the whelping process she retained 6 placentas. This could potentially be deadly. I spoke with my mentor and was recommended to immediately get a dose of Oxytocin in her, which is

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On January 27th 2014 my dog whelped 11 puppies. During the whelping process she retained 6 placentas. This could potentially be deadly. I spoke with my mentor and was recommended to immediately get a dose of Oxytocin in her, which is

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The staff is wonderful and all the vets are top notch! I've compared pricing with other area vets, and they are very comparable, if not less expensive. They take great care of my dogs (and me)!

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The staff is wonderful and all the vets are top notch! I've compared pricing with other area vets, and they are very comparable, if not less expensive. They take great care of my dogs (and me)!

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I used this vet because they were on a list for Spay Ga. (a voucher to help with the cost of spaying)..The staff was very nice and caring. Two weeks before the spay I found out that one of my dogs needed FHO surgery, Dr. Carmichael did both at the same time to keep her from being put to sleep twice..The surgery went well on both dogs, the price of the FHO surgery was about $600 less than another vet quoted me..I would use them again.

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★★★★☆

I used this vet because they were on a list for Spay Ga. (a voucher to help with the cost of spaying)..The staff was very nice and caring. Two weeks before the spay I found out that one of my dogs needed FHO surgery, Dr. Carmichael did both at the same time to keep her from being put to sleep twice..The surgery went well on both dogs, the price of the FHO surgery was about $600 less than another vet quoted me..I would use them again.

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I have two dogs that I took to this office, both were to be spayed (using a voucher from spay ga) I got exactly what I paid for and the staff was very nice and helpful..One of my dogs had to have FHO surgery and I was very pleased with Dr. Carmichael and the care that they gave to my baby.

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I have two dogs that I took to this office, both were to be spayed (using a voucher from spay ga) I got exactly what I paid for and the staff was very nice and helpful..One of my dogs had to have FHO surgery and I was very pleased with Dr. Carmichael and the care that they gave to my baby.

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We boarded our 6 month old Golden Retriever with the Hwy 41 and Mars Hill location while we were out of town for Thanksgiving and it was a nightmare from the beginning. When my wife dropped off our dog, they did not give her any paperwork or information, which should have been the first warning sign. My wife made it clear that we intended to pick our dog up on Saturday afternoon, which apparently is a time they are not open, but the office staffperson didn't think it was worth mentioning that. We rushed to return to town from visiting family on Saturday to find they were closed and no staff members present. Upon calling their phone number, we were connected to an answering service that could basically just connect us to the Vet-on-call. Wanting to get our dogs back, I asked to be connected to the Vet, Carl White, who works at their Bartow location. He was rude, called me a liar when I stated that we were not informed of the closing time on Saturdays, and then called the police on us for trying to meet up with the staff to see if there was any way to get our dog. They are closed on Sundays, so we had to wait until Monday morning to pick up our dog, which we did. When my wife went in to pick up the dog, she explained the events of this weekend to the office staff member, who was also rude. After paying for the two additional days (in order to get our dog back), my wife had to ask for the dog bed that we sent him with, which the staff member first denied that we had sent him with one and then finally produced a bed that was covered in urine, ripped to shreds, and missing over half of its stuffing. Judging by this, my dog was not walked regularly (because he would not have otherwise peed on his own bed), not monitored regularly (or else they just didn't care that he was ripping the bed apart), and possibly not feed sufficiently (since he presumably ate the polystyrene filling from within the bed). I'm sick to my stomach even thinking about what our dog was subjected to.\n\nFYI - apparently this facility or its supports are not open to having negative reviews and reported my previous posting as abuse to have it removed. I guess criticism isn't welcome be them.

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We boarded our 6 month old Golden Retriever with the Hwy 41 and Mars Hill location while we were out of town for Thanksgiving and it was a nightmare from the beginning. When my wife dropped off our dog, they did not give her any paperwork or information, which should have been the first warning sign. My wife made it clear that we intended to pick our dog up on Saturday afternoon, which apparently is a time they are not open, but the office staffperson didn't think it was worth mentioning that. We rushed to return to town from visiting family on Saturday to find they were closed and no staff members present. Upon calling their phone number, we were connected to an answering service that could basically just connect us to the Vet-on-call. Wanting to get our dogs back, I asked to be connected to the Vet, Carl White, who works at their Bartow location. He was rude, called me a liar when I stated that we were not informed of the closing time on Saturdays, and then called the police on us for trying to meet up with the staff to see if there was any way to get our dog. They are closed on Sundays, so we had to wait until Monday morning to pick up our dog, which we did. When my wife went in to pick up the dog, she explained the events of this weekend to the office staff member, who was also rude. After paying for the two additional days (in order to get our dog back), my wife had to ask for the dog bed that we sent him with, which the staff member first denied that we had sent him with one and then finally produced a bed that was covered in urine, ripped to shreds, and missing over half of its stuffing. Judging by this, my dog was not walked regularly (because he would not have otherwise peed on his own bed), not monitored regularly (or else they just didn't care that he was ripping the bed apart), and possibly not feed sufficiently (since he presumably ate the polystyrene filling from within the bed). I'm sick to my stomach even thinking about what our dog was subjected to.\n\nFYI - apparently this facility or its supports are not open to having negative reviews and reported my previous posting as abuse to have it removed. I guess criticism isn't welcome be them.

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We boarded our 6 month old Golden Retriever with the Hwy 41 and Mars Hill location while we were out of town for Thanksgiving and it was a nightmare from the beginning. When my wife dropped off our dog, they did not give her any paperwork or information, which should have been the first warning sign. My wife made it clear that we intended to pick our dog up on Saturday afternoon, which apparently is a time they are not open, but the office staffperson didn't think it was worth mentioning that. We rushed to return to town from visiting family on Saturday to find they were closed and no staff members present. Upon calling their phone number, we were connected to an answering service that could basically just connect us to the Vet-on-call. Wanting to get our dogs back, I asked to be connected to the Vet, Carl White, who works at their Bartow location. He was rude, called me a liar when I stated that we were not informed of the closing time on Saturdays, and then called the police on us for trying to meet up with the staff to see if there was any way to get our dog. They are closed on Sundays, so we had to wait until Monday morning to pick up our dog, which we did. When my wife went in to pick up the dog, she explained the events of this weekend to the office staff member, who was also rude. After paying for the two additional days (in order to get our dog back), my wife had to ask for the dog bed that we sent him with, which the staff member first denied that we had sent him with one and then finally produced a bed that was covered in urine, ripped to shreds, and missing over half of its stuffing. Judging by this, my dog was not walked regularly (because he would not have otherwise peed on his own bed), not monitored regularly (or else they just didn't care that he was ripping the bed apart), and possibly not feed sufficiently (since he presumably ate the polystyrene filling from within the bed). I'm sick to my stomach even thinking about what our dog was subjected to.

FYI - apparently this facility or its supports are not open to having negative reviews and reported my previous posting as abuse to have it removed. I guess criticism isn't welcome be them.

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We boarded our 6 month old Golden Retriever with the Hwy 41 and Mars Hill location while we were out of town for Thanksgiving and it was a nightmare from the beginning. When my wife dropped off our dog, they did not give her any paperwork or information, which should have been the first warning sign. My wife made it clear that we intended to pick our dog up on Saturday afternoon, which apparently is a time they are not open, but the office staffperson didn't think it was worth mentioning that. We rushed to return to town from visiting family on Saturday to find they were closed and no staff members present. Upon calling their phone number, we were connected to an answering service that could basically just connect us to the Vet-on-call. Wanting to get our dogs back, I asked to be connected to the Vet, Carl White, who works at their Bartow location. He was rude, called me a liar when I stated that we were not informed of the closing time on Saturdays, and then called the police on us for trying to meet up with the staff to see if there was any way to get our dog. They are closed on Sundays, so we had to wait until Monday morning to pick up our dog, which we did. When my wife went in to pick up the dog, she explained the events of this weekend to the office staff member, who was also rude. After paying for the two additional days (in order to get our dog back), my wife had to ask for the dog bed that we sent him with, which the staff member first denied that we had sent him with one and then finally produced a bed that was covered in urine, ripped to shreds, and missing over half of its stuffing. Judging by this, my dog was not walked regularly (because he would not have otherwise peed on his own bed), not monitored regularly (or else they just didn't care that he was ripping the bed apart), and possibly not feed sufficiently (since he presumably ate the polystyrene filling from within the bed). I'm sick to my stomach even thinking about what our dog was subjected to.

FYI - apparently this facility or its supports are not open to having negative reviews and reported my previous posting as abuse to have it removed. I guess criticism isn't welcome be them.

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I acquired a certificate for my Lab to be spayed at a low cost. I called Lake City to make an appointment, as they are on the list of providers. I had her shots updated at a facility in Canton (also at a reasonable cost). I guess they may have been offended. I dropped my dog off that morning. The ladies were nice at the front desk. I was informed that there would be a $42 charge for preop blood work which to my knowledge was covered under the certificate. So never mind that. I went to pick up my dog and they told me there would be a "heat" charge of an additional $41. NO WAY POSSIBLE!! My female dog had been in heat in February which means she isn't due til August. Right? Right!!! I asked to see my dog and they proceeded to pretend to page for her to be brought out to me. Then as I'm waiting to talk to the dr. some ***** pops in to tell me I won't see my dog til I pay my bill. I stated I won't pay my bill til I see my dog. The dr tried with her stare to insist my dog was in heat. There was no way possible. I didn't trust what they may be doing to my dog while I was trying to handle the issue of the charge I didn't feel was accurate. Needless to say I saw my dog before I paid anything. And they charged me for pain meds that were also to be included in the certificate. As the dr said, well you can decline the pain meds. What parent in their right mind is going to let their pet go without pain meds after surgery? So they got me. I should have known better than to take my dog there. But I gave them a second chance. Years back I had a cat that was hit by a car and took her to them. She sat there with NO IV, NO PAIN MEDS, NO XRAYS.....FOR 4 HOURS. She had not even been touched. My husband went to get her and they tried to charge him.... FOR WHAT? They hadn't done anything. He took her to another Vet in town. Within 30 minutes she had IV, PAIN MEDS, AND XRAYS. They called to inform me her jaw was broke in 3 different places. I've already wrote the State Secretary once on this practice from my experience at the Cartersville office. I WILL NEVER EVER USE THEM AGAIN!!!!!!!!! One star for the one check out lady.

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I acquired a certificate for my Lab to be spayed at a low cost. I called Lake City to make an appointment, as they are on the list of providers. I had her shots updated at a facility in Canton (also at a reasonable cost). I guess they may have been offended. I dropped my dog off that morning. The ladies were nice at the front desk. I was informed that there would be a $42 charge for preop blood work which to my knowledge was covered under the certificate. So never mind that. I went to pick up my dog and they told me there would be a "heat" charge of an additional $41. NO WAY POSSIBLE!! My female dog had been in heat in February which means she isn't due til August. Right? Right!!! I asked to see my dog and they proceeded to pretend to page for her to be brought out to me. Then as I'm waiting to talk to the dr. some ***** pops in to tell me I won't see my dog til I pay my bill. I stated I won't pay my bill til I see my dog. The dr tried with her stare to insist my dog was in heat. There was no way possible. I didn't trust what they may be doing to my dog while I was trying to handle the issue of the charge I didn't feel was accurate. Needless to say I saw my dog before I paid anything. And they charged me for pain meds that were also to be included in the certificate. As the dr said, well you can decline the pain meds. What parent in their right mind is going to let their pet go without pain meds after surgery? So they got me. I should have known better than to take my dog there. But I gave them a second chance. Years back I had a cat that was hit by a car and took her to them. She sat there with NO IV, NO PAIN MEDS, NO XRAYS.....FOR 4 HOURS. She had not even been touched. My husband went to get her and they tried to charge him.... FOR WHAT? They hadn't done anything. He took her to another Vet in town. Within 30 minutes she had IV, PAIN MEDS, AND XRAYS. They called to inform me her jaw was broke in 3 different places. I've already wrote the State Secretary once on this practice from my experience at the Cartersville office. I WILL NEVER EVER USE THEM AGAIN!!!!!!!!! One star for the one check out lady.

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I took my 5.5y old Saint Bernard in for an exam because she stopped eating in Sept 2007. They did an exam and basically told me they felt she probably has cancer somewhere inside and needed more tests and without treatment may only have about 6 - 9m to live. Well, I took her home and got her to eat and after a few days she was better. I suspected a pesticide the lawn people used a day or two prior to her sickness. I took her back in Sept 2008 (LOOK SHE SURVIVED ANOTHER YEAR) for a one week boarding and had her UTD on shots. She went in at a healthy 106 lbs and was given back to me at 96 lbs!!!!. When I asked if they noticed her not eating, they said they never got a slip saying she WASN'T eating. She was brought to me unsteady on her legs as I walked her out to the car and home. I brought her back the next day. They noticed her lymph nodes were swollen and called it LYMPHOMA!! What ever happened to calling it an infection first and treating for that before we go to DOOM AND GLOOM DIAGNOSIS. Well, after 2 prescriptions of antibiotics and another week without, her lymph nodes went back to normal size. Would lymphoma just go away???? I still have a very healthy dog - and she even gained and is up to 110 lbs another YEAR later at 7.5years. I would not bring my dog back there. They earn only one star for their friendly staff up front but somedays even that was very questionable.

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I took my 5.5y old Saint Bernard in for an exam because she stopped eating in Sept 2007. They did an exam and basically told me they felt she probably has cancer somewhere inside and needed more tests and without treatment may only have about 6 - 9m to live. Well, I took her home and got her to eat and after a few days she was better. I suspected a pesticide the lawn people used a day or two prior to her sickness. I took her back in Sept 2008 (LOOK SHE SURVIVED ANOTHER YEAR) for a one week boarding and had her UTD on shots. She went in at a healthy 106 lbs and was given back to me at 96 lbs!!!!. When I asked if they noticed her not eating, they said they never got a slip saying she WASN'T eating. She was brought to me unsteady on her legs as I walked her out to the car and home. I brought her back the next day. They noticed her lymph nodes were swollen and called it LYMPHOMA!! What ever happened to calling it an infection first and treating for that before we go to DOOM AND GLOOM DIAGNOSIS. Well, after 2 prescriptions of antibiotics and another week without, her lymph nodes went back to normal size. Would lymphoma just go away???? I still have a very healthy dog - and she even gained and is up to 110 lbs another YEAR later at 7.5years. I would not bring my dog back there. They earn only one star for their friendly staff up front but somedays even that was very questionable.

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I'll start by admitting that I am biased, as Dr. Carmichael is related to a good friend. That being said, he is the best vet I have ever used. My husband and I had a vet within walking distance of our home, but he was always brusque and seemed to try to ""sell"" too much. When one of my dogs began limping, he told us that she needed knee surgery; she was only a year old at the time. The surgery was over $3000, not to mention the toll it would surely take on my young pup. I wanted a second opinion and took her to Dr. Carmichael. He determined that the other vet was correct in his diagnosis--her kneecap was slipping out of joint (common in older labbies)--but wanted to try a joint supplement versus invasive and expensive surgery on such a young dog. Since starting the supplements, her kneecap has not popped out of the joint once! She's completely normal for her age. I immediately changed vets and now take both my labbies and our cat to Dr. Carmichael. I have to drive quite a bit farther, but it's worth it to know that my animals' best interests drive the practice. In addition to that incident, last summer my other labbie experienced an allergic reaction on a Sunday. When I called the office for a referral to an emergency vet clinic, I discovered that one of the vets in the practice is always ""on call"" and Dr. Carmichael happened to be the vet that called me back. Not only did he return my call within 5 minutes, but he knew my pet's exact weight from memory and advised me of the proper Benadryl dosage. I was considerably calmer after speaking with him because I was confident that he knew everything about my animal and knew what to do to make him better. Dr. Carmichael is fantastic and truly cares for his patients. I will always take my ""babies"" to his office. I've read other reviews that the front desk staff is curt or rude; I have never experienced this. They are extremely busy and sometimes the wait can be longer than I would like when I have 2 70+ pound dogs and a miserable kitty in a crate, but they give me a multi-pet discount because ""I'm brave enough to bring them in all at once."" :) I love this practice!

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★★★★★

I'll start by admitting that I am biased, as Dr. Carmichael is related to a good friend. That being said, he is the best vet I have ever used. My husband and I had a vet within walking distance of our home, but he was always brusque and seemed to try to ""sell"" too much. When one of my dogs began limping, he told us that she needed knee surgery; she was only a year old at the time. The surgery was over $3000, not to mention the toll it would surely take on my young pup. I wanted a second opinion and took her to Dr. Carmichael. He determined that the other vet was correct in his diagnosis--her kneecap was slipping out of joint (common in older labbies)--but wanted to try a joint supplement versus invasive and expensive surgery on such a young dog. Since starting the supplements, her kneecap has not popped out of the joint once! She's completely normal for her age. I immediately changed vets and now take both my labbies and our cat to Dr. Carmichael. I have to drive quite a bit farther, but it's worth it to know that my animals' best interests drive the practice. In addition to that incident, last summer my other labbie experienced an allergic reaction on a Sunday. When I called the office for a referral to an emergency vet clinic, I discovered that one of the vets in the practice is always ""on call"" and Dr. Carmichael happened to be the vet that called me back. Not only did he return my call within 5 minutes, but he knew my pet's exact weight from memory and advised me of the proper Benadryl dosage. I was considerably calmer after speaking with him because I was confident that he knew everything about my animal and knew what to do to make him better. Dr. Carmichael is fantastic and truly cares for his patients. I will always take my ""babies"" to his office. I've read other reviews that the front desk staff is curt or rude; I have never experienced this. They are extremely busy and sometimes the wait can be longer than I would like when I have 2 70+ pound dogs and a miserable kitty in a crate, but they give me a multi-pet discount because ""I'm brave enough to bring them in all at once."" :) I love this practice!

Pros: Caring and knowledgable vets

Cons: Sometimes there's a wait.

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I'll start by admitting that I am biased, as Dr. Carmichael is related to a good friend. That being said, he is the best vet I have ever used. My husband and I had a vet within walking distance of our home, but he was always brusque and seemed to try to "sell" too much. When one of my dogs began limping, he told us that she needed knee surgery; she was only a year old at the time. The surgery was over $3000, not to mention the toll it would surely take on my young pup. I wanted a second opinion and took her to Dr. Carmichael. He determined that the other vet was correct in his diagnosis--her kneecap was slipping out of joint (common in older labbies)--but wanted to try a joint supplement versus invasive and expensive surgery on such a young dog. Since starting the supplements, her kneecap has not popped out of the joint once! She's completely normal for her age. I immediately changed vets and now take both my labbies and our cat to Dr. Carmichael. I have to drive quite a bit farther, but it's worth it to know that my animals' best interests drive the practice. In addition to that incident, last summer my other labbie experienced an allergic reaction on a Sunday. When I called the office for a referral to an emergency vet clinic, I discovered that one of the vets in the practice is always "on call" and Dr. Carmichael happened to be the vet that called me back. Not only did he return my call within 5 minutes, but he knew my pet's exact weight from memory and advised me of the proper Benadryl dosage. I was considerably calmer after speaking with him because I was confident that he knew everything about my animal and knew what to do to make him better. Dr. Carmichael is fantastic and truly cares for his patients. I will always take my "babies" to his office. I've read other reviews that the front desk staff is curt or rude; I have never experienced this. They are extremely busy and sometimes the wait can be longer than I would like when I have 2 70+ pound dogs and a miserable kitty in a crate, but they give me a multi-pet discount because "I'm brave enough to bring them in all at once." :) I love this practice!

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I'll start by admitting that I am biased, as Dr. Carmichael is related to a good friend. That being said, he is the best vet I have ever used. My husband and I had a vet within walking distance of our home, but he was always brusque and seemed to try to "sell" too much. When one of my dogs began limping, he told us that she needed knee surgery; she was only a year old at the time. The surgery was over $3000, not to mention the toll it would surely take on my young pup. I wanted a second opinion and took her to Dr. Carmichael. He determined that the other vet was correct in his diagnosis--her kneecap was slipping out of joint (common in older labbies)--but wanted to try a joint supplement versus invasive and expensive surgery on such a young dog. Since starting the supplements, her kneecap has not popped out of the joint once! She's completely normal for her age. I immediately changed vets and now take both my labbies and our cat to Dr. Carmichael. I have to drive quite a bit farther, but it's worth it to know that my animals' best interests drive the practice. In addition to that incident, last summer my other labbie experienced an allergic reaction on a Sunday. When I called the office for a referral to an emergency vet clinic, I discovered that one of the vets in the practice is always "on call" and Dr. Carmichael happened to be the vet that called me back. Not only did he return my call within 5 minutes, but he knew my pet's exact weight from memory and advised me of the proper Benadryl dosage. I was considerably calmer after speaking with him because I was confident that he knew everything about my animal and knew what to do to make him better. Dr. Carmichael is fantastic and truly cares for his patients. I will always take my "babies" to his office. I've read other reviews that the front desk staff is curt or rude; I have never experienced this. They are extremely busy and sometimes the wait can be longer than I would like when I have 2 70+ pound dogs and a miserable kitty in a crate, but they give me a multi-pet discount because "I'm brave enough to bring them in all at once." :) I love this practice!

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I am a longtime client of this vet's office. They have saved my pet's lives many times and provided care that I could not put a price on though their prices are very reasonable. Both the vets and staff truly care about what they do. I could not recommend them more highly.

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I am a longtime client of this vet's office. They have saved my pet's lives many times and provided care that I could not put a price on though their prices are very reasonable. Both the vets and staff truly care about what they do. I could not recommend them more highly.

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I went to that place for a job, and both times I've been
there, the staff gave me this look as if I've sprouted
horns on my head!

They have the coldest attitude of any place I've ever
been to. Unless it's because I'm "non white" applying
for a job in an all white enviroment. That's the feeling
I had. Did not bother to ask what type of job I'm looking for or anything about my experiences, just
handed me an application and that was that!!

I would never visit that place again! Thank God there
are other animal hospitals to go to.

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I went to that place for a job, and both times I've been
there, the staff gave me this look as if I've sprouted
horns on my head!

They have the coldest attitude of any place I've ever
been to. Unless it's because I'm "non white" applying
for a job in an all white enviroment. That's the feeling
I had. Did not bother to ask what type of job I'm looking for or anything about my experiences, just
handed me an application and that was that!!

I would never visit that place again! Thank God there
are other animal hospitals to go to.

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I took my puppy in for a weight and Frontline that was it... I ended up being there for over 30 minutes. I was very disappointed and will never go there again.

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I took my puppy in for a weight and Frontline that was it... I ended up being there for over 30 minutes. I was very disappointed and will never go there again.

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Dr. Carmichael and the front office staff at Lake City Animal Hospital are so amazing and attentive. They are always happy to see us, and always concerned with providing the absolute best care for my dog. They stay busy, so you might be put on hold when you call - but they are very helpful over the phone, and quick to see you once you are in the office. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Carmichael and the Lake City staff!

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Dr. Carmichael and the front office staff at Lake City Animal Hospital are so amazing and attentive. They are always happy to see us, and always concerned with providing the absolute best care for my dog. They stay busy, so you might be put on hold when you call - but they are very helpful over the phone, and quick to see you once you are in the office. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Carmichael and the Lake City staff!

Pros: Open later, amazing front office staff, super wonderful vet (Dr. Carmichael)

Cons: N/A

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The folks here really seem concerned about the animals and the vets seem knowledgeable. Be warned, though, this is a very busy practice and you WILL wait with your pet (and all the other animals) in the crowded waiting room. When I've been there, I've usually had the only cat in a room full of dogs (some loose though well behaved). Instead of taking my cat in on his leash, I've had to put him in a cage, which made the whole thing even more stressful for him. I'd be nervous of taking a child there with all the big dogs roaming around. I think they are competent and caring, but definitely "dog people"! Not that there's anything wrong with that :-)

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The folks here really seem concerned about the animals and the vets seem knowledgeable. Be warned, though, this is a very busy practice and you WILL wait with your pet (and all the other animals) in the crowded waiting room. When I've been there, I've usually had the only cat in a room full of dogs (some loose though well behaved). Instead of taking my cat in on his leash, I've had to put him in a cage, which made the whole thing even more stressful for him. I'd be nervous of taking a child there with all the big dogs roaming around. I think they are competent and caring, but definitely "dog people"! Not that there's anything wrong with that :-)

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I took my precious Maltese Dog to Lake City Animal Hospital. They are great doctors and I would refer them to other people in a heartbeat.
I enjoyed my office visit with them

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I took my precious Maltese Dog to Lake City Animal Hospital. They are great doctors and I would refer them to other people in a heartbeat.
I enjoyed my office visit with them

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The Doctors and staff here are caring and professional. Although they have a busy practice, they are considerate to get you in and out as quickly as possible.

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The Doctors and staff here are caring and professional. Although they have a busy practice, they are considerate to get you in and out as quickly as possible.

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I took my cats there for their checkup and shots. I called and they were so kind to work me in since I was remiss in getting this done before going out of town.\r\nThe price was very reasonable. Their demeanor was so kind and caring and the office staff was so polite and helpful! Highly recommend this Vet Practice.

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I took my cats there for their checkup and shots. I called and they were so kind to work me in since I was remiss in getting this done before going out of town.\r\nThe price was very reasonable. Their demeanor was so kind and caring and the office staff was so polite and helpful! Highly recommend this Vet Practice.

Pros: clean office, kind office staff, good customer service

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I have taken my cat here for three years and I love this vet clinic. The staff is so helpful and always pleasant to be around. The office staff and Vet workers are all very sweet and full of good advice. I always walk out learning something new that is helpful to me!!!

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I have taken my cat here for three years and I love this vet clinic. The staff is so helpful and always pleasant to be around. The office staff and Vet workers are all very sweet and full of good advice. I always walk out learning something new that is helpful to me!!!

Pros: Helpful, Nice staff, Fairly priced

Cons: None!!

 

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