Blue Cross Animal Hospital

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Dedicated To Man's Unselfish Friend
  • 1318 Kapiolani Blvd

    Honolulu, HI 96814

    Cross street: Corner of Kapiolani & Sheridan St.

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  • 808-593-2532

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M-F 8AM-6:30PM SAT 8AM-3PM BY APPOINTMENT

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Blue cross animal hospital performed the WRONG test on my dog for $400!! I called on 2 different occasions and my husband also called on 1 occasion to ask if they administer the PennHip exam. Every time we called, the answer was, "Yes". I went in for a pre-exam and spoke with the Veteranian at Blue Cross (Dr. Jayne) in person and we set up an appointment for her to do the PennHip assessment.

The first time we dropped our dog off, the exam took so long before they got started that we ended up rescheduling. Very poor scheduling/customer arrive/ communication.

It wasn't until it was time to pay for the services that we were told for the first time that the Blue Cross does NOT do the PennHip exam. It was a different exam (OFA). We paid almost $400 for the wrong exam!!

Also, we paid for additional X-rays and 1 slide was lost. We were charged for a slide we could not verify. The vet lost an X-ray and charged us $60 for it anyway!

Ridiculous experience all around. This vet is a loser.

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Blue cross animal hospital performed the WRONG test on my dog for $400!! I called on 2 different occasions and my husband also called on 1 occasion to ask if they administer the PennHip exam. Every time we called, the answer was, "Yes". I went in for a pre-exam and spoke with the Veteranian at Blue Cross (Dr. Jayne) in person and we set up an appointment for her to do the PennHip assessment.

The first time we dropped our dog off, the exam took so long before they got started that we ended up rescheduling. Very poor scheduling/customer arrive/ communication.

It wasn't until it was time to pay for the services that we were told for the first time that the Blue Cross does NOT do the PennHip exam. It was a different exam (OFA). We paid almost $400 for the wrong exam!!

Also, we paid for additional X-rays and 1 slide was lost. We were charged for a slide we could not verify. The vet lost an X-ray and charged us $60 for it anyway!

Ridiculous experience all around. This vet is a loser.

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I had been taking my found pup there since he was a month old and through the times of vaccination period time. I have came to an understanding.
1.Receptionists are not very up too date on client, animal care. Also via phone etiquette's truly are in dire need of major customer care as well!!
2.Vets: out of the 2 Doc.'s that are working the Female vet is TOP-NOTCH!! Very mindful to the patient (pet) and owner. The Male vet on the other hand... hmmmm nicely put" it's time for him to retire" very callus, temperamental, robotic as well as ruff handling of pet and owner if you can't read his mind on how or how not to interact during medical session.
3.Cleanliness (POOR) scared to see what the over night kennel looks like. FYI: If you must leave over night or more be sure to bring them in your own comfortable carrier and bring own food and water.
4. Cost wise AWESOME very affordable!
So Owner's know this you may request what vet see's your animal as I have. Ask only to have appointments made on the days your favorite vet works. As for the Stooges behind the counter always ask for the Vet if busy leave number for call back. There knowledge of animal care is as grainy as there clientele care. Oh never leave home without wet wipes for your seat and a travel towel blanket something easy to put in purse or carrier to lay on floor for your animals wait so that nothing transferable can claim your pet be it "protected by clothe barrier". Also hand sanitizer a must as well for your own protected barrier...lol.
Remember we as pet owners have the power to make or break our pets comfort and care. Even in a low cost hospital. We as pet owners can either let the vet visit be a nail biting experience for you and your pet or are you gonna take the ranees walk around the walls we face in low cost care!!!
I hope some of the suggestions I had given help you and your babies have many better Aloha days no matter where you at!!!

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I had been taking my found pup there since he was a month old and through the times of vaccination period time. I have came to an understanding.
1.Receptionists are not very up too date on client, animal care. Also via phone etiquette's truly are in dire need of major customer care as well!!
2.Vets: out of the 2 Doc.'s that are working the Female vet is TOP-NOTCH!! Very mindful to the patient (pet) and owner. The Male vet on the other hand... hmmmm nicely put" it's time for him to retire" very callus, temperamental, robotic as well as ruff handling of pet and owner if you can't read his mind on how or how not to interact during medical session.
3.Cleanliness (POOR) scared to see what the over night kennel looks like. FYI: If you must leave over night or more be sure to bring them in your own comfortable carrier and bring own food and water.
4. Cost wise AWESOME very affordable!
So Owner's know this you may request what vet see's your animal as I have. Ask only to have appointments made on the days your favorite vet works. As for the Stooges behind the counter always ask for the Vet if busy leave number for call back. There knowledge of animal care is as grainy as there clientele care. Oh never leave home without wet wipes for your seat and a travel towel blanket something easy to put in purse or carrier to lay on floor for your animals wait so that nothing transferable can claim your pet be it "protected by clothe barrier". Also hand sanitizer a must as well for your own protected barrier...lol.
Remember we as pet owners have the power to make or break our pets comfort and care. Even in a low cost hospital. We as pet owners can either let the vet visit be a nail biting experience for you and your pet or are you gonna take the ranees walk around the walls we face in low cost care!!!
I hope some of the suggestions I had given help you and your babies have many better Aloha days no matter where you at!!!

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I was reading all the reviews on the Blue cross animal hospital and felt so sad. I have my baby she is a apricot pug and she has been going to the Blue Cross since I got her at 5 weeks and she will be 2 in November this year. I am Married and have 4 grown children and always wanted to have a dog of my own but had to wait until I had no kids and could afford animal care. So now my kids are on their own and when I got my Bella I researched clinics and found them to be so expensive and i didn't know what to do. When I went to Blue Cross it was great and very affordable, but yes the place is old and could use a little cleaning. The girls in the front are so busy with walk-ins and phone calls that they lose their train of thought and start rolling eyes but they don't mean it. I enjoyed the last year in a half but I think it is time to move on, I want a vet that knows my dog by her name and her diagnosis if any. I want one that will take the time to answer any questions and not hurry me out. So I finally found one that I can afford and is close by where I live, but please don't knock The Blue Cross they do what they can with what they have and if ever I need them again I will not hesitate to go there. Thank you Blue Cross for all you have done till we meet again. Aloha

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I was reading all the reviews on the Blue cross animal hospital and felt so sad. I have my baby she is a apricot pug and she has been going to the Blue Cross since I got her at 5 weeks and she will be 2 in November this year. I am Married and have 4 grown children and always wanted to have a dog of my own but had to wait until I had no kids and could afford animal care. So now my kids are on their own and when I got my Bella I researched clinics and found them to be so expensive and i didn't know what to do. When I went to Blue Cross it was great and very affordable, but yes the place is old and could use a little cleaning. The girls in the front are so busy with walk-ins and phone calls that they lose their train of thought and start rolling eyes but they don't mean it. I enjoyed the last year in a half but I think it is time to move on, I want a vet that knows my dog by her name and her diagnosis if any. I want one that will take the time to answer any questions and not hurry me out. So I finally found one that I can afford and is close by where I live, but please don't knock The Blue Cross they do what they can with what they have and if ever I need them again I will not hesitate to go there. Thank you Blue Cross for all you have done till we meet again. Aloha

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I breed shah tzu's. Dr.Janes did a c-section, I got to help get the pups breathing, in the operating room. The level of care was excellent. Years ago they saved a dog from parvovirus, he lived. Ya, no soft music, doggy facials, just smart, caring staff, two great vets and reasonable prices. I just helped one of my girls deliver ten puppies here at home. I have learned from the vets what to do, when to panic, when not to, they are all doing great.
Blue Cross has helped me be a better breeder & pet owner with their straight shooting advice and knowledge.
I drop off bath towels I buy at yard sales for them, I donate anything I think they can use, I smile and remain patient when the front staff are having a tough day.
I do these things because Blue Cross does so many good things for so many pets in the community without pay or praise.
I try to read up on what disease are around, learn the symptoms, keep my pets clean, healthy, well fed and remember they are vets not Gods, animals get sick, get hurt, and sometimes they die even with the best of care. So I try to understand or try to help when something goes wrong. In closing, I have found B.C. to be a excellent place for my animals to get care. Yes,it is not a spa setting, yes often have to wait, parking often tough, so if those things are how you judge your vet.... Go there... But don't pick on our wonderful little old fashion hospital, they keep all my kids healthy and happy and me too. Oh, Cloe just had another puppy....wow ten.........

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I breed shah tzu's. Dr.Janes did a c-section, I got to help get the pups breathing, in the operating room. The level of care was excellent. Years ago they saved a dog from parvovirus, he lived. Ya, no soft music, doggy facials, just smart, caring staff, two great vets and reasonable prices. I just helped one of my girls deliver ten puppies here at home. I have learned from the vets what to do, when to panic, when not to, they are all doing great.
Blue Cross has helped me be a better breeder & pet owner with their straight shooting advice and knowledge.
I drop off bath towels I buy at yard sales for them, I donate anything I think they can use, I smile and remain patient when the front staff are having a tough day.
I do these things because Blue Cross does so many good things for so many pets in the community without pay or praise.
I try to read up on what disease are around, learn the symptoms, keep my pets clean, healthy, well fed and remember they are vets not Gods, animals get sick, get hurt, and sometimes they die even with the best of care. So I try to understand or try to help when something goes wrong. In closing, I have found B.C. to be a excellent place for my animals to get care. Yes,it is not a spa setting, yes often have to wait, parking often tough, so if those things are how you judge your vet.... Go there... But don't pick on our wonderful little old fashion hospital, they keep all my kids healthy and happy and me too. Oh, Cloe just had another puppy....wow ten.........

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All of my dogs have been Blue Cross clientele, my parents' dogs, all of my family members. Dr. Allison and Dr. Jayne have been their vets for life. While the place does need renovating, the price that you pay for services cannot be compared to anywhere on this island.

When my dog Gizmo, age 18 needed to be put down, I called Dr. Allison and he met me at the hospital on a late Sunday night and allowed Gizmo to pass to the Rainbow Bridge without another day of suffering. There is not a day that I don't think of Gizmo and cry but knowing that he is in a better place gives me relief. I don't know of another hospital that would have been so reasonable, including the cremation and urn.

I am happy and thankful for Blue Cross, most of the staff are nice if you are nice to them.

Don't go there expecting ambiance, there is none. Go in there knowing that your pet will be cared for with reasonable care and no unnecessary expense, Dr. Allison does not believe in overcharging and I thank him for that.

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All of my dogs have been Blue Cross clientele, my parents' dogs, all of my family members. Dr. Allison and Dr. Jayne have been their vets for life. While the place does need renovating, the price that you pay for services cannot be compared to anywhere on this island.

When my dog Gizmo, age 18 needed to be put down, I called Dr. Allison and he met me at the hospital on a late Sunday night and allowed Gizmo to pass to the Rainbow Bridge without another day of suffering. There is not a day that I don't think of Gizmo and cry but knowing that he is in a better place gives me relief. I don't know of another hospital that would have been so reasonable, including the cremation and urn.

I am happy and thankful for Blue Cross, most of the staff are nice if you are nice to them.

Don't go there expecting ambiance, there is none. Go in there knowing that your pet will be cared for with reasonable care and no unnecessary expense, Dr. Allison does not believe in overcharging and I thank him for that.

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My cat almost died and is holding on by a thread from us making the huge mistake of taking him to the Blue Cross. I would urge everyone to please not bring your pet to this animal hospital. We brought him in because he was losing weight and were worried, other than losing weight he was eating fine and alert and acting like normal. The doctors there did not do a thorough check of him and gave him a steroid shot which they said would last a month and would increase his appetite. Being concerned owners and wanting the best for him we listened to the doctor and they gave it to him. Since taking him home from Blue Cross he lost his apetite and could not eat for the next day and a half. We woke up in the morning to him being so weak that ants were crawling all over him and he couldn't get up to move. Every time he tried to stand up he would fall over from exhaustion and would lie there listlessly. Finally he would lie on the floor not reacting to anything, gasping for breath before we drove him to the only 24 hour animal hospital on the island. He was hooked up to IV's and put into an incubator because his body temperature had dropped drastically. We hope that he will pull through and were told by the new vet that it was the shot that pushed him over the edge. If my cat does not make it through it is due to the negligence of the Blue Cross. If you do not want the same thing to happen to your pet, do not take them here.

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My cat almost died and is holding on by a thread from us making the huge mistake of taking him to the Blue Cross. I would urge everyone to please not bring your pet to this animal hospital. We brought him in because he was losing weight and were worried, other than losing weight he was eating fine and alert and acting like normal. The doctors there did not do a thorough check of him and gave him a steroid shot which they said would last a month and would increase his appetite. Being concerned owners and wanting the best for him we listened to the doctor and they gave it to him. Since taking him home from Blue Cross he lost his apetite and could not eat for the next day and a half. We woke up in the morning to him being so weak that ants were crawling all over him and he couldn't get up to move. Every time he tried to stand up he would fall over from exhaustion and would lie there listlessly. Finally he would lie on the floor not reacting to anything, gasping for breath before we drove him to the only 24 hour animal hospital on the island. He was hooked up to IV's and put into an incubator because his body temperature had dropped drastically. We hope that he will pull through and were told by the new vet that it was the shot that pushed him over the edge. If my cat does not make it through it is due to the negligence of the Blue Cross. If you do not want the same thing to happen to your pet, do not take them here.

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I should have walked out after the interview. The male vet did nothing but complain about his staff and told me not to bring in anything valuable because his staff would steal it. I came in the next day anyway and it was a huge mistake. The female vet is very rude. I was shown around the building and that was when I decided I was not coming back to work there. There is nothing sterile about this place. Their isolation room is no more than 2 feet from their 'operating table'. And by operating table I mean a thick pitted concrete slab with an IV pole standing next to it. It reeks of urine in the waiting room and I can tell you the stink is so concentrated in the back by the cages it will make your eyes water. Yes their prices are cheap, but you get what you pay for in this instance. I would never take my pets there into those conditions even to receive routine shots. I worked there for a total of 4 hours and walked out in disgust.

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I should have walked out after the interview. The male vet did nothing but complain about his staff and told me not to bring in anything valuable because his staff would steal it. I came in the next day anyway and it was a huge mistake. The female vet is very rude. I was shown around the building and that was when I decided I was not coming back to work there. There is nothing sterile about this place. Their isolation room is no more than 2 feet from their 'operating table'. And by operating table I mean a thick pitted concrete slab with an IV pole standing next to it. It reeks of urine in the waiting room and I can tell you the stink is so concentrated in the back by the cages it will make your eyes water. Yes their prices are cheap, but you get what you pay for in this instance. I would never take my pets there into those conditions even to receive routine shots. I worked there for a total of 4 hours and walked out in disgust.

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First of all ...

If you don't like the hospital because it isn't 'fancy' then why don't you donate some money OR you can go find yourself a 'fancy' Animal hospital and get a 'fancy' Hospital bill.

& these doctor's are not 'Death' doctors, their humans, and they make mistakes. Blaming them WON'T bring back your beloved pet, trust me, I KNOW.

Now as for the women in the front with their STINK attitudes, their just like that, trust me, I've worked with them. Haha.

Prices ? Well of course they vary from pet to pet, BUT I still find them cheap enough that I wont faint when I see the bill, I just puke in my mouth ... a little.

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First of all ...

If you don't like the hospital because it isn't 'fancy' then why don't you donate some money OR you can go find yourself a 'fancy' Animal hospital and get a 'fancy' Hospital bill.

& these doctor's are not 'Death' doctors, their humans, and they make mistakes. Blaming them WON'T bring back your beloved pet, trust me, I KNOW.

Now as for the women in the front with their STINK attitudes, their just like that, trust me, I've worked with them. Haha.

Prices ? Well of course they vary from pet to pet, BUT I still find them cheap enough that I wont faint when I see the bill, I just puke in my mouth ... a little.

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Well first of all the workers there are very nice and friendly. When we first arrived it was okay but when we entered, the building smelled of pet hair and urine. The Air Conditioning system was just making the smell worse. But, they have cheap food and are much cheaper than the other vets on the island.

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Well first of all the workers there are very nice and friendly. When we first arrived it was okay but when we entered, the building smelled of pet hair and urine. The Air Conditioning system was just making the smell worse. But, they have cheap food and are much cheaper than the other vets on the island.

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When our dog abruptly began bleeding profusely from her nose at 10 p.m. one night, our regular vet was not available and I found Blue Cross in the yellow pages. The vet was about to leave, but agreed to wait while we drove from across town. He saw our dog, diagnosed her and checked her out. He then had us wait about an hour while he did paper work, so that he could be sure things were under control. The total bill, including blood work, was just over $100. His diagnosis was that someone had put rat poison where she could get it. He handled our dog gently and seemed to know his stuff. I am grateful for the excellent care he provided. We have since seen him for other matters. The place is very busy, and the parking situation is humbug. This is a good place to know about.

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When our dog abruptly began bleeding profusely from her nose at 10 p.m. one night, our regular vet was not available and I found Blue Cross in the yellow pages. The vet was about to leave, but agreed to wait while we drove from across town. He saw our dog, diagnosed her and checked her out. He then had us wait about an hour while he did paper work, so that he could be sure things were under control. The total bill, including blood work, was just over $100. His diagnosis was that someone had put rat poison where she could get it. He handled our dog gently and seemed to know his stuff. I am grateful for the excellent care he provided. We have since seen him for other matters. The place is very busy, and the parking situation is humbug. This is a good place to know about.

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I just want 2 say that there is truly blessed people out there and they know who they are @ blue cross animal hospital!!! I just want to let them know I appreciate everything that has been done for me!!!

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I just want 2 say that there is truly blessed people out there and they know who they are @ blue cross animal hospital!!! I just want to let them know I appreciate everything that has been done for me!!!

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I've been to Blue Cross Animal Hospital with my dog, rabbit, and cats. Here's my take on them. Blue Cross Animal Hospital doesn't charge an arm and a leg for things like many other local vets seem to. A couple of other vets I've visited charge like $35 right off the bat before they've even touched your pet! Cha-Ching! I've gotten good allergy care for my dog at Blue Cross. They also neutered a bunny I had for a much lower price than other places. They also helped one of the semi-feral cats from a cat colony that I take care of. Other places were unwilling to see these wild cats. Blue Cross has also done toe nail clipping for free. They don't charge as much for medicines and they give you samples much more readily than other places. They will see you without an appointment however you MUST be prepared to wait. The wait can take as long as two hours if you don't have an appointment. I've never been sent away because I didn't have an appointment. I like that about them. They do work hard but they work differently from other vet offices.

CONS: The service there isn't fancy. You can see that as soon as you walk in. The place could use a good remodel. It could use new furniture and more seating. They also need better parking but I don't know how much they can do about that since they front Kapiolani and Piikoi. At times I wonder if they are the gentlest people to work with animals. The ladies at the front desk seem somewhat standoffish and very busy. You don't seem them or the vet techs interacting with the pets much. They are very business oriented in that sense. The place smells a bit. I think it could use a good throrough cleaning more often given the volume of pets they see every day.

I would go to Blue Cross Animal Hospital for routine pet problems, shots, allergies, and other simpler procedures. My dog needed a knee operation after sustaining an injury from a fall. We didn't take her to Blue Cross. We took her to Makai Animal Hospital in Kailua. They are expensive but they had more expertise in orthopedic procedures for dogs. I think you have to gauge what your pet needs and decide for that problem if you need to go somewhere where they do those things routinely.

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I've been to Blue Cross Animal Hospital with my dog, rabbit, and cats. Here's my take on them. Blue Cross Animal Hospital doesn't charge an arm and a leg for things like many other local vets seem to. A couple of other vets I've visited charge like $35 right off the bat before they've even touched your pet! Cha-Ching! I've gotten good allergy care for my dog at Blue Cross. They also neutered a bunny I had for a much lower price than other places. They also helped one of the semi-feral cats from a cat colony that I take care of. Other places were unwilling to see these wild cats. Blue Cross has also done toe nail clipping for free. They don't charge as much for medicines and they give you samples much more readily than other places. They will see you without an appointment however you MUST be prepared to wait. The wait can take as long as two hours if you don't have an appointment. I've never been sent away because I didn't have an appointment. I like that about them. They do work hard but they work differently from other vet offices.

CONS: The service there isn't fancy. You can see that as soon as you walk in. The place could use a good remodel. It could use new furniture and more seating. They also need better parking but I don't know how much they can do about that since they front Kapiolani and Piikoi. At times I wonder if they are the gentlest people to work with animals. The ladies at the front desk seem somewhat standoffish and very busy. You don't seem them or the vet techs interacting with the pets much. They are very business oriented in that sense. The place smells a bit. I think it could use a good throrough cleaning more often given the volume of pets they see every day.

I would go to Blue Cross Animal Hospital for routine pet problems, shots, allergies, and other simpler procedures. My dog needed a knee operation after sustaining an injury from a fall. We didn't take her to Blue Cross. We took her to Makai Animal Hospital in Kailua. They are expensive but they had more expertise in orthopedic procedures for dogs. I think you have to gauge what your pet needs and decide for that problem if you need to go somewhere where they do those things routinely.

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I am very upset with the receptionsist service at the Blue Cross Animal Hospital. They would do good to take a phone ettiquette class... and it would be even better if the Vets would know how awful their customer service is over the phone. they are the first impression and they stink Being in the customer service health industry my self I know it gets busy on the front but that is no excuse to be short and rude on the phone. If you can't handle your job then quit!

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★★★☆☆

I am very upset with the receptionsist service at the Blue Cross Animal Hospital. They would do good to take a phone ettiquette class... and it would be even better if the Vets would know how awful their customer service is over the phone. they are the first impression and they stink Being in the customer service health industry my self I know it gets busy on the front but that is no excuse to be short and rude on the phone. If you can't handle your job then quit!

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The Blue Cross Hospital is an okay place to let your pet go to. I would give this place a 3 star. Its cheap but its a dirty place :O I let my dog stay here for 1 month because i had to go to Vietnam for a trip. So i had to board my dog at the Clinic. VERY BAD IDEA. When i came back, my puppy was as skinny as a stick. And she got bitten bu other dogs on the ears >:O. On the other hand, they give your dog a toenail clipping, WITHOUT ASKING! And the price is very reasonable too.

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The Blue Cross Hospital is an okay place to let your pet go to. I would give this place a 3 star. Its cheap but its a dirty place :O I let my dog stay here for 1 month because i had to go to Vietnam for a trip. So i had to board my dog at the Clinic. VERY BAD IDEA. When i came back, my puppy was as skinny as a stick. And she got bitten bu other dogs on the ears >:O. On the other hand, they give your dog a toenail clipping, WITHOUT ASKING! And the price is very reasonable too.

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Blue Cross Animal Hospital on Kapiolani. Vet ethics. What is acceptable? Should a beloved pregnant mother cat dropped off a vet (I was told to leave her) be given surgery to deliver five live babies, and then the after care neglected so much that four of the five babies die? Does not 24 hour emergency care denote proper feeding of five innocent newborns that must be fed every two hours? They never had a chance! They let them starve to death, nor were we given the option to take the babies home and bottle feed them ourselves. After paying HUNDREDS of dollars for their care we are now grieving the loss of innocents that should still be alive. I am filing ethics complaints to every agency I can think of. May they be accountable for their bad business practices and lack of compassion.

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Blue Cross Animal Hospital on Kapiolani. Vet ethics. What is acceptable? Should a beloved pregnant mother cat dropped off a vet (I was told to leave her) be given surgery to deliver five live babies, and then the after care neglected so much that four of the five babies die? Does not 24 hour emergency care denote proper feeding of five innocent newborns that must be fed every two hours? They never had a chance! They let them starve to death, nor were we given the option to take the babies home and bottle feed them ourselves. After paying HUNDREDS of dollars for their care we are now grieving the loss of innocents that should still be alive. I am filing ethics complaints to every agency I can think of. May they be accountable for their bad business practices and lack of compassion.

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I have been to alot of veterinary clinics in my short life time because growing up i've had the priviledge of being able to have quite alot of animals and when i say alot i mean alot!but anyway coming to blue cross has made me so happy to be able to surrounded by different types of animals it fulfills my day. I must say even though it is old-fashioned there and Dr. Allison and Dr. Jayne are one of the very many hardest working people that i've come across when it comes to helping you with your pets needs this is the hospital i would certainly recommend can't get any better than that. may be a little old a little fix here and there but how's that supposed to help your pet i'm sure your pets there to get better not to ensure blue cross is hi-tech and all so thats all for now!

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I have been to alot of veterinary clinics in my short life time because growing up i've had the priviledge of being able to have quite alot of animals and when i say alot i mean alot!but anyway coming to blue cross has made me so happy to be able to surrounded by different types of animals it fulfills my day. I must say even though it is old-fashioned there and Dr. Allison and Dr. Jayne are one of the very many hardest working people that i've come across when it comes to helping you with your pets needs this is the hospital i would certainly recommend can't get any better than that. may be a little old a little fix here and there but how's that supposed to help your pet i'm sure your pets there to get better not to ensure blue cross is hi-tech and all so thats all for now!

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I really appreciate the vet and his staff at this clinic.
They have treated my dogs and cats over many years.
They are dedicated. Staff is always pleasant.
They care about animals.

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★★★★☆

I really appreciate the vet and his staff at this clinic.
They have treated my dogs and cats over many years.
They are dedicated. Staff is always pleasant.
They care about animals.

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I was put off a bit by some of the negative reviews but when our 6 yo dog of 1 month (off Craigslist) fell very ill very fast I took her to another vet who checked her for heartworms (negative), tested positive for a tick borne disease (EHRLICHIOSIS she was tick infested when we got her) and then wanted to hospitalize her and run more tests amounting to $1k, I just couldn't afford that (and believe me a got a good dose of self-righteous attitude and guilt tripping for that fact - and I will add for one simple visit, test, and bottle of antibiotics it was well over $100). I got the round of antibiotics for the Ehrlichiosis and thought to wait for a few days before doing anything else since she was still eating (though I had to hold her by the food because she was too weak to stand). I was distraught. My husband wanted to put her down because she wasn't getting better.

Out of desperation I called Blue Cross and they said to come in there was no wait. The doctor not only saw her immediately but was very practical, clear, obviously knew his stuff, and non-judgmental about my financial situation. He ran a first run of blood tests to check her liver, blood count etc (a test that the previous vet said would be another $120 and take a day to get back) for and affordable $30 and said from there we would be able to see what direction to go. Everything checked out fine. He had a deep knowledge of the island (wanted to know what part of the island each of my dogs (2 - both gotten from C-list) were from) and of the illness in general. I was impressed. In a nutshell he was able to allay my fears (we thought she was dying), test and treat her (gave her an injected antibiotic which he was surprised the other vet didn't) and give her injected pain killers and vitamins for her low red blood count. All of that (in 20 min) and I bought a bag of science diet for our other puppy for well under $100.

The women at the front were nice and helpful. He was a gruff, direct, older haole guy who knew his stuff and wouldn't give you any BS. Yes it is "low tech" - no fancy shmancy computers and it is very worn and "old fashioned" but if that translates to low cost for quality health care and good "old fashioned" veteran experience in veterinary care then it is totally worth it.

Most Vets are capitalizing on rich people's ( or people whose animals are their only kids) concern and ability to pay premium for their pet. I care deeply for our dogs, but don't have the funds to spend a couple thousand and be able to feed my family. Every town should have a low cost clinic like this for folks who love their pets but can't afford several hundred dollars for even a regular visit or thousands for an emergency.

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I was put off a bit by some of the negative reviews but when our 6 yo dog of 1 month (off Craigslist) fell very ill very fast I took her to another vet who checked her for heartworms (negative), tested positive for a tick borne disease (EHRLICHIOSIS she was tick infested when we got her) and then wanted to hospitalize her and run more tests amounting to $1k, I just couldn't afford that (and believe me a got a good dose of self-righteous attitude and guilt tripping for that fact - and I will add for one simple visit, test, and bottle of antibiotics it was well over $100). I got the round of antibiotics for the Ehrlichiosis and thought to wait for a few days before doing anything else since she was still eating (though I had to hold her by the food because she was too weak to stand). I was distraught. My husband wanted to put her down because she wasn't getting better.

Out of desperation I called Blue Cross and they said to come in there was no wait. The doctor not only saw her immediately but was very practical, clear, obviously knew his stuff, and non-judgmental about my financial situation. He ran a first run of blood tests to check her liver, blood count etc (a test that the previous vet said would be another $120 and take a day to get back) for and affordable $30 and said from there we would be able to see what direction to go. Everything checked out fine. He had a deep knowledge of the island (wanted to know what part of the island each of my dogs (2 - both gotten from C-list) were from) and of the illness in general. I was impressed. In a nutshell he was able to allay my fears (we thought she was dying), test and treat her (gave her an injected antibiotic which he was surprised the other vet didn't) and give her injected pain killers and vitamins for her low red blood count. All of that (in 20 min) and I bought a bag of science diet for our other puppy for well under $100.

The women at the front were nice and helpful. He was a gruff, direct, older haole guy who knew his stuff and wouldn't give you any BS. Yes it is "low tech" - no fancy shmancy computers and it is very worn and "old fashioned" but if that translates to low cost for quality health care and good "old fashioned" veteran experience in veterinary care then it is totally worth it.

Most Vets are capitalizing on rich people's ( or people whose animals are their only kids) concern and ability to pay premium for their pet. I care deeply for our dogs, but don't have the funds to spend a couple thousand and be able to feed my family. Every town should have a low cost clinic like this for folks who love their pets but can't afford several hundred dollars for even a regular visit or thousands for an emergency.

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As a former vet tech of almost 10yrs, the only advice I would give potential clients is to do your homework. Ask the veterinarian specifics on his or her specialties. Inquire about how many times he/she has done a procedure. If it is something routine, it would be up to you at the time, anything more than that, I would suggest looking elsewhere, but I also can understand cost. So, if it is a last resort, the bottom line is your pet needs help. Over the years, I have encountered many second opinions and outraged people who have entrusted their pets to Blue Cross. Seeing their pet first hand and reading the diagnosis and/or seeing the service (or high lack thereof) was an eye opener. I've never heard so many overall bad complaints and of animals dying for no preventable reason in all the years I've worked with animals. Staff may be friendly and helpful, but remember, they are not the doctor. They just follow procedure. Just a heads up for anyone inquiring.

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As a former vet tech of almost 10yrs, the only advice I would give potential clients is to do your homework. Ask the veterinarian specifics on his or her specialties. Inquire about how many times he/she has done a procedure. If it is something routine, it would be up to you at the time, anything more than that, I would suggest looking elsewhere, but I also can understand cost. So, if it is a last resort, the bottom line is your pet needs help. Over the years, I have encountered many second opinions and outraged people who have entrusted their pets to Blue Cross. Seeing their pet first hand and reading the diagnosis and/or seeing the service (or high lack thereof) was an eye opener. I've never heard so many overall bad complaints and of animals dying for no preventable reason in all the years I've worked with animals. Staff may be friendly and helpful, but remember, they are not the doctor. They just follow procedure. Just a heads up for anyone inquiring.

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This is an excellent animal clinic and hospital. Our male cat suffered a blockage and was an inpatient for more than a week. We have transferred our other three pets' records there.

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This is an excellent animal clinic and hospital. Our male cat suffered a blockage and was an inpatient for more than a week. We have transferred our other three pets' records there.

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When I applied for a position as a vet tech at this hospital, I thought that I would be doing something that I loved, helping animals, while gaining valuable experience. However, from the first day that I worked, all that I heard from the others who worked with the animals was how incompetent and abusive Dr. Allynson is. I heard horror stories of dogs being punched and of cats dying from burst bladders because the vet pressed far too hard when he was trying to evacuate them. One of the most responsible and capable people there said that the only reason that she continues to work there is to save the animals from the vet, i.e. she does a lot of the work that he would be messing up if she weren't there. The day that a perfectly healthy dog died because it had apparently been given a double dose of drugs was my last day working at the facility. (The dog had come in for a routine teeth cleaning.) The conditions are horrible; I wonder if he even knows the definition of the word sterile. If you care about your animals, do not take them here for anything beyond their vaccinations. It would be ideal if you didn't even take them there for those, because this man really needs to be put out of business. He may be cheap, but in this case you aren't even getting what you pay for...you're paying little and getting less.

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When I applied for a position as a vet tech at this hospital, I thought that I would be doing something that I loved, helping animals, while gaining valuable experience. However, from the first day that I worked, all that I heard from the others who worked with the animals was how incompetent and abusive Dr. Allynson is. I heard horror stories of dogs being punched and of cats dying from burst bladders because the vet pressed far too hard when he was trying to evacuate them. One of the most responsible and capable people there said that the only reason that she continues to work there is to save the animals from the vet, i.e. she does a lot of the work that he would be messing up if she weren't there. The day that a perfectly healthy dog died because it had apparently been given a double dose of drugs was my last day working at the facility. (The dog had come in for a routine teeth cleaning.) The conditions are horrible; I wonder if he even knows the definition of the word sterile. If you care about your animals, do not take them here for anything beyond their vaccinations. It would be ideal if you didn't even take them there for those, because this man really needs to be put out of business. He may be cheap, but in this case you aren't even getting what you pay for...you're paying little and getting less.

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I have a 12.5 y/o male part Dalmatian (neutered) that I adopted from the Honolulu Humane Society in Aug 2002. At the adoption, I was informed that my dog had a bad case of heart worms, I educated myself on the disease and shopped around for suitable treatment. What a shock to learn about treatment costs: $700-$1500!

Blue Cross Animal Hospital provided professional treatment at about a third of the cost that other clinics were charging. I was skeptical (you get what you pay for...) but low on funds. So, my dog underwent treatment, completed same, and was back to his old energetic self in no time. He survived treatment in fine form. I also use a military vet for routine care. For the big stuff, I go to Blue Cross Animal Hospital, e.g., rt lower molar extraction, teeth cleaning, dog bite on front paw. and so forth.

Yes, the building is old and could use some new paint. The waiting room is cramped with shelving for pet products leaving room for only a few seats. Yet, the waiting room is almost always full, sitting and standing room, with both appts and lots of walk-ins. There are two benches outside the front door with access to a grassy area. Parking is limited in front of the building but there is metered 2-hr street parking.

The actual exam room is very spartan but functional. An office visit is $20 and medications are way less expensive than other vets. The clinic has an onsite lab to run most tests. The staff is very polite and patient, especially to constant pet owner questions. Very patient!! I know first hand. Appts are at least 30 days in advance. A "wait list" is available.

I avoid being a "walk-in" unless absolutely necessary. I do my part to keep the vet's stress level low. Dr. Allyson, the only vet at the clinic, sees pets during the day and I heard he does the surgeries in the evenings...a very busy man. So, give the guy a little slack, avoid being a walk-in, help him live a long life so he can provide affordable quality care for our pets.

Anyway, what I really like about the "grumpy old guy" is his ability to examine my dog and give me his opinion straight and honest...frequently without a lot of lab tests; this is what you need to do; here are the meds (if needed); done. I frequently go to the clinic for a second opinion because I believe Dr. Allyson will always give me a straight answer. His opinion helps me make an informed decision about pet care.

In summary, if one wants a lot of glitz and fancy facilities, go elsewhere. If one wants good quality affordable care for their pet/s, come to the Blue Cross Animal Hospital. Ignore the cosmetics. After having Dr. Allyson take care of my dog since Oct 2002, I believe that the Blue Cross Animal Hospital is the best bargain in quality affordable pet care in Honolulu.

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★★★★★

I have a 12.5 y/o male part Dalmatian (neutered) that I adopted from the Honolulu Humane Society in Aug 2002. At the adoption, I was informed that my dog had a bad case of heart worms, I educated myself on the disease and shopped around for suitable treatment. What a shock to learn about treatment costs: $700-$1500!

Blue Cross Animal Hospital provided professional treatment at about a third of the cost that other clinics were charging. I was skeptical (you get what you pay for...) but low on funds. So, my dog underwent treatment, completed same, and was back to his old energetic self in no time. He survived treatment in fine form. I also use a military vet for routine care. For the big stuff, I go to Blue Cross Animal Hospital, e.g., rt lower molar extraction, teeth cleaning, dog bite on front paw. and so forth.

Yes, the building is old and could use some new paint. The waiting room is cramped with shelving for pet products leaving room for only a few seats. Yet, the waiting room is almost always full, sitting and standing room, with both appts and lots of walk-ins. There are two benches outside the front door with access to a grassy area. Parking is limited in front of the building but there is metered 2-hr street parking.

The actual exam room is very spartan but functional. An office visit is $20 and medications are way less expensive than other vets. The clinic has an onsite lab to run most tests. The staff is very polite and patient, especially to constant pet owner questions. Very patient!! I know first hand. Appts are at least 30 days in advance. A "wait list" is available.

I avoid being a "walk-in" unless absolutely necessary. I do my part to keep the vet's stress level low. Dr. Allyson, the only vet at the clinic, sees pets during the day and I heard he does the surgeries in the evenings...a very busy man. So, give the guy a little slack, avoid being a walk-in, help him live a long life so he can provide affordable quality care for our pets.

Anyway, what I really like about the "grumpy old guy" is his ability to examine my dog and give me his opinion straight and honest...frequently without a lot of lab tests; this is what you need to do; here are the meds (if needed); done. I frequently go to the clinic for a second opinion because I believe Dr. Allyson will always give me a straight answer. His opinion helps me make an informed decision about pet care.

In summary, if one wants a lot of glitz and fancy facilities, go elsewhere. If one wants good quality affordable care for their pet/s, come to the Blue Cross Animal Hospital. Ignore the cosmetics. After having Dr. Allyson take care of my dog since Oct 2002, I believe that the Blue Cross Animal Hospital is the best bargain in quality affordable pet care in Honolulu.

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I went to Blue Cross after adopting a pitbull mix puppy from the Humane Society(you get a free check-up when adopting a pet) I had read the previous reviews and wasn't expecting much. I'm not sure if it was the low expectation but I really liked the place. It wasn't the most updated building but the staff was friendly. They were booked solid when I called but was told that I could come in on a walk-in basis. I was there for a total of 2 hours which isn't great but at least I didn't have to wait till October to get an appointment. The Vet was nice enough and smiled at my dog and said he was cute. I'm a first time dog owner and I felt comfortable asking questions and got the answers I was looking for. I also got a free puppy pack with a food sample and info about pet insurance with a 2 month free offer from Imas.(which I took advantage of) Overall I would say I was very satisfied with my visit and will be taking my dog there for his other needs.

PROS: friendly staff, cheap
CONS: long wait but had no appointment, not much parking, not many seats inside

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★★★★☆

I went to Blue Cross after adopting a pitbull mix puppy from the Humane Society(you get a free check-up when adopting a pet) I had read the previous reviews and wasn't expecting much. I'm not sure if it was the low expectation but I really liked the place. It wasn't the most updated building but the staff was friendly. They were booked solid when I called but was told that I could come in on a walk-in basis. I was there for a total of 2 hours which isn't great but at least I didn't have to wait till October to get an appointment. The Vet was nice enough and smiled at my dog and said he was cute. I'm a first time dog owner and I felt comfortable asking questions and got the answers I was looking for. I also got a free puppy pack with a food sample and info about pet insurance with a 2 month free offer from Imas.(which I took advantage of) Overall I would say I was very satisfied with my visit and will be taking my dog there for his other needs.

PROS: friendly staff, cheap
CONS: long wait but had no appointment, not much parking, not many seats inside

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Even though this clinic is not in a tip top shape, it is good value for our money. I have once spent $500+ at other vet clinic and ended up with no result on my dog skin problem but when I brought my dog to blue cross, and with one diagnose, his skin problem goes away immediately and just ended up spending $18 + a bottle of shampoo.

I know the vet is not what I would call friendly, but in order not to pass the overhead to its client, it has to eliminate any additional assistant in the room when it is not needed. If you are looking for a first class service in a vet office, I would not recommend it but if you are interested to get the result fast, Blue Cross will be the place to go.

PROS: Efficient, and value for your money
CONS: Not exactly clean and high turnover

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★★★★☆

Even though this clinic is not in a tip top shape, it is good value for our money. I have once spent $500+ at other vet clinic and ended up with no result on my dog skin problem but when I brought my dog to blue cross, and with one diagnose, his skin problem goes away immediately and just ended up spending $18 + a bottle of shampoo.

I know the vet is not what I would call friendly, but in order not to pass the overhead to its client, it has to eliminate any additional assistant in the room when it is not needed. If you are looking for a first class service in a vet office, I would not recommend it but if you are interested to get the result fast, Blue Cross will be the place to go.

PROS: Efficient, and value for your money
CONS: Not exactly clean and high turnover

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I had the worst experience at this clinic! I took my pomeranian here to get her microchip since Blue Cross was participating in the program. Big Mistake!
As I entered, yes the place definitely need some upgrading. The receptionsts were okay, nothing spectacular. Which is not a big criteria.
When it was my turn, the vet did not even acknowledge me. He was an old grumpy man. My dog is a cutie and the vet didn't even look at her twice. He went straight to injecting her and she struggled. He got mad and asked why I did not hold her down. I said "I didn't know I had to!"
I had my heart broken that day because my dog was in pain and she screamed soooo loud because the second injection was so rough on her. The lady outside later told me that she thought it was a parrot's scream. =(

I would never go back there for my dog again. I have heard nightmare stories from my friends too. I'm sorry but first impression is the most important and I am scared away for life.

They do, however, have a large clientele as I waited. So I'm not sure if they are just cheap or I was one of the few with a bad experience.

PROS: NONE.. maybe cheap services
CONS: mean vets

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I had the worst experience at this clinic! I took my pomeranian here to get her microchip since Blue Cross was participating in the program. Big Mistake!
As I entered, yes the place definitely need some upgrading. The receptionsts were okay, nothing spectacular. Which is not a big criteria.
When it was my turn, the vet did not even acknowledge me. He was an old grumpy man. My dog is a cutie and the vet didn't even look at her twice. He went straight to injecting her and she struggled. He got mad and asked why I did not hold her down. I said "I didn't know I had to!"
I had my heart broken that day because my dog was in pain and she screamed soooo loud because the second injection was so rough on her. The lady outside later told me that she thought it was a parrot's scream. =(

I would never go back there for my dog again. I have heard nightmare stories from my friends too. I'm sorry but first impression is the most important and I am scared away for life.

They do, however, have a large clientele as I waited. So I'm not sure if they are just cheap or I was one of the few with a bad experience.

PROS: NONE.. maybe cheap services
CONS: mean vets

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This is a small and old looking Animal Hospital. Although the prices are low here (probably because overhead is low), this hospital needs to be moved to a better building and location. The service is good but the building and office needs to be renovated!

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★★★☆☆

This is a small and old looking Animal Hospital. Although the prices are low here (probably because overhead is low), this hospital needs to be moved to a better building and location. The service is good but the building and office needs to be renovated!

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