Planfield Veterinary Clinic

★★★★☆
  • 24000 W Dayfield Dr, Unit 102

    Plainfield, IL 60544

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  • 815-439-8700

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We've been bringing our dogs to PVC for 8 years-- first Gracie (our yellow lab, now a senior dog), and Zoey (golden retriever) since we adopted her last year. We've always had great experiences at PVC-- the doctors and staff are fantastic! Everyone there is friendly and helpful, and the clinic is squeaky-clean!

I have to give a special shout-out to Dr. Blaso-- he is the most caring and compassionate veterinarian we've have ever had the pleasure to know-- and by far the most knowledgeable. He's treated our dogs for nearly everything-- from minor skin irritations, to allergies, to ear infections, to surgeries-- and we've always been more than pleased. He always treats the whole patient-- not just the condition that brings you to the clinic. He doesn't hesitate to refer to a specialist when he feels it's necessary-- but honestly, we're glad that's only been necessary once for us, because we're crazy about him :)

Yes, we've had to wait a bit on occasion, but as other reviewers have stated, when it's our turn and he's treating our dog, it's never rushed-- we're always treated like we're the only ones in the clinic, and that he will spend as much time with us as necessary.

I can't comment on whether PVC is more or less expensive, relative to other vet clinics in the area. We've never shopped around because we have no interest in going elsewhere-- even if we could save a few bucks by doing so. There are other clinics closer to our home, but PVC and Dr. Blaso are worth the extra effort. They give it back 10x over :)

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We've been bringing our dogs to PVC for 8 years-- first Gracie (our yellow lab, now a senior dog), and Zoey (golden retriever) since we adopted her last year. We've always had great experiences at PVC-- the doctors and staff are fantastic! Everyone there is friendly and helpful, and the clinic is squeaky-clean!

I have to give a special shout-out to Dr. Blaso-- he is the most caring and compassionate veterinarian we've have ever had the pleasure to know-- and by far the most knowledgeable. He's treated our dogs for nearly everything-- from minor skin irritations, to allergies, to ear infections, to surgeries-- and we've always been more than pleased. He always treats the whole patient-- not just the condition that brings you to the clinic. He doesn't hesitate to refer to a specialist when he feels it's necessary-- but honestly, we're glad that's only been necessary once for us, because we're crazy about him :)

Yes, we've had to wait a bit on occasion, but as other reviewers have stated, when it's our turn and he's treating our dog, it's never rushed-- we're always treated like we're the only ones in the clinic, and that he will spend as much time with us as necessary.

I can't comment on whether PVC is more or less expensive, relative to other vet clinics in the area. We've never shopped around because we have no interest in going elsewhere-- even if we could save a few bucks by doing so. There are other clinics closer to our home, but PVC and Dr. Blaso are worth the extra effort. They give it back 10x over :)

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I see people are ONLY entitled to there opinion if they agree with you. Every negative post was based on fact even if you don??t want to admit it. What fact is that you ask, the fact that each person had a bad experience like it or not. Further more I will provide you with the dictionary definition of opinion: a personal view, attitude, or appraisal.

I have written a letter that describes in detail my entire bad experience and I would be happy to share that with you so feel free to contact me. I will not repost until I have spoken with you or two weeks pass. No matter how this turns out remember on thing, I AM ENTITLED TO MY OPINION just as you are.

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I see people are ONLY entitled to there opinion if they agree with you. Every negative post was based on fact even if you don??t want to admit it. What fact is that you ask, the fact that each person had a bad experience like it or not. Further more I will provide you with the dictionary definition of opinion: a personal view, attitude, or appraisal.

I have written a letter that describes in detail my entire bad experience and I would be happy to share that with you so feel free to contact me. I will not repost until I have spoken with you or two weeks pass. No matter how this turns out remember on thing, I AM ENTITLED TO MY OPINION just as you are.

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Rich V.,Thank you for your response. I completely agree that people are entitled to their opinions and one of the issues I have with this website is that there is no way to respond to comments. Again, it is not my intention to delete negative reviews based on peoples opinion. And you are right in stating that every negative post was based on the fact that each person had a bad experience whether I like it or not. However, the way the situations were described were NOT truly what happened. In fairness I can not comment on your experience since I was not the Doctor who saw you. That is why I would LOVE to have the opportunity to meet you in person at the office. I am sure you are busy, but 15 minutes of your time would be greatly appreciated. I am not trying to create an argument and quite frankly do not wish to continue responding in this manner. If I did not care I would not be spending this much energy in order to gain and understanding of the situation. If you can not come in perhaps you can e-mail your letter or we can talk on the phone. My e-mail is vetdrb@hotmail.com. Again, your wife has always been a wonderful client and obviously entrusted us with the care of her pet for many years. I am willing to bet that if you had a personal meeting with me you would see why she trusted us with the care of her pet. Hopefully I can regain your trust or at least come to an understanding of what we could do better in order to provide the best care for clients and their pets. I am out of the office until Monday. Feel free to call us and make an appointment to see me. Otherwise I look forward to your e-mail.

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★★★★★

Rich V.,Thank you for your response. I completely agree that people are entitled to their opinions and one of the issues I have with this website is that there is no way to respond to comments. Again, it is not my intention to delete negative reviews based on peoples opinion. And you are right in stating that every negative post was based on the fact that each person had a bad experience whether I like it or not. However, the way the situations were described were NOT truly what happened. In fairness I can not comment on your experience since I was not the Doctor who saw you. That is why I would LOVE to have the opportunity to meet you in person at the office. I am sure you are busy, but 15 minutes of your time would be greatly appreciated. I am not trying to create an argument and quite frankly do not wish to continue responding in this manner. If I did not care I would not be spending this much energy in order to gain and understanding of the situation. If you can not come in perhaps you can e-mail your letter or we can talk on the phone. My e-mail is vetdrb@hotmail.com. Again, your wife has always been a wonderful client and obviously entrusted us with the care of her pet for many years. I am willing to bet that if you had a personal meeting with me you would see why she trusted us with the care of her pet. Hopefully I can regain your trust or at least come to an understanding of what we could do better in order to provide the best care for clients and their pets. I am out of the office until Monday. Feel free to call us and make an appointment to see me. Otherwise I look forward to your e-mail.

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I know that ANY vet clinic can be hectic and misunderstandings can occur. However, I believe some people don't take responsibility for their part. It's easy to take potshots at someone in a posting, but I'll bet it would be interesting to get "the rest of the story" as it were. I was introduced to the clinic when I came to this area from Germany in 1998 and brought my greyhound with me. One of the greyhound rescue organizations in this area uses the main vet clinic exclusively for their dogs. I was never disappointed in the care I received for any of my pets, which numbered four at one time (1 dog & 3 cats). I clicked with one particular vet who became my absolute favorite and I began to request her exclusively. I was never more pleased with the care she rendered to my pets and believe me, I am a picky pet parent. She decided to pursue more schooling in another state, but told me she would hand-pick her replacement for me before she left. At that point, she no longer had to remain loyal to her employer, so she could have picked anyone in the area. As it turns out, she selected Dr. Blaso at the Plainfield Vet Clinic and he has been nothing short of AWESOME!! He is easy to talk to and sincerely cares about animals. It's tough to walk that fine line between what he feels is the best option for treating a pet versus what a customer wants and/or can afford. Funds have been an issue for me many times, but Dr. Blaso always offers me options - - not what he CAN'T do but what he CAN do. When I had to put down my much-loved black cat (who also came with me from Germany), Dr. Blaso actually sat on the floor with me so we could observe my pet and discuss numerous options. He finally told me, in the most compassionate way possible, that "We can spend money hand over fist, but this cat is never going to be well again. The best we can hope for is to extend her life for a few months, but it is entirely your decision." That doesn't sound like someone who is just interested in making money to me! He said he would leave me in the room with my pet and thatI could take as long as necessary to make a decision. I finally admitted that she was shutting down (at 16 years old) and I knew what I had to do. Dr. Blaso told me to take as much time as I wanted to say goodbye - - I was not rushed in any way. I got to hold my sweet girl while she was being put down, albeit crying the whole time, and was allowed to take as long as I needed before leaving. Dr. Blaso was very gentle and compassionate through the entire ordeal - - I could not have asked for better! Then, a couple of days later, I received a card from Dr. Blaso expressing sincere condolences at the loss of my sweet cat - - something I HAVE NEVER experienced in all my travels to different locations during 24 years with the military!! To me, this said that Dr. Blaso was born to be a vet - - and an excellent one he is! He is VERY smart and is always open to discuss and share ideas - - there isn't an arrogant bone in his body when it comes to what is best for his patients! Now, are you going to listen to someone who has seen Dr. Blaso ONE TIME, or someone who has been with him for YEARS?! And I'll bet money that the reason the unhappy customers went to this clinic was because they were equally unhappy with another clinic, and would even go so far as to say that they probably wouldn't be happy with ANY vet clinic! As far as the prices, I have checked around over the years, just to stay on top of things, and I have actually found most of the other animal clinics to be MORE expensive! I can emphatically say that I trust Dr. Blaso IMPLICITLY and I am blessed to know him!! I will also say that even though I've had to wait for a while, I was never rushed when it was my turn. I take the responsibility to make sure I understand the instructions and to question whatever I need clarification on, rather than to blame someone else for everything - - some things are beyond control and it takes two to tango. If Dr. Blaso ever leaves this clinic I hope he stays in the area because I will definitely follow him to where ever he practices veterinary medicine!

5
★★★★★

I know that ANY vet clinic can be hectic and misunderstandings can occur. However, I believe some people don't take responsibility for their part. It's easy to take potshots at someone in a posting, but I'll bet it would be interesting to get "the rest of the story" as it were. I was introduced to the clinic when I came to this area from Germany in 1998 and brought my greyhound with me. One of the greyhound rescue organizations in this area uses the main vet clinic exclusively for their dogs. I was never disappointed in the care I received for any of my pets, which numbered four at one time (1 dog & 3 cats). I clicked with one particular vet who became my absolute favorite and I began to request her exclusively. I was never more pleased with the care she rendered to my pets and believe me, I am a picky pet parent. She decided to pursue more schooling in another state, but told me she would hand-pick her replacement for me before she left. At that point, she no longer had to remain loyal to her employer, so she could have picked anyone in the area. As it turns out, she selected Dr. Blaso at the Plainfield Vet Clinic and he has been nothing short of AWESOME!! He is easy to talk to and sincerely cares about animals. It's tough to walk that fine line between what he feels is the best option for treating a pet versus what a customer wants and/or can afford. Funds have been an issue for me many times, but Dr. Blaso always offers me options - - not what he CAN'T do but what he CAN do. When I had to put down my much-loved black cat (who also came with me from Germany), Dr. Blaso actually sat on the floor with me so we could observe my pet and discuss numerous options. He finally told me, in the most compassionate way possible, that "We can spend money hand over fist, but this cat is never going to be well again. The best we can hope for is to extend her life for a few months, but it is entirely your decision." That doesn't sound like someone who is just interested in making money to me! He said he would leave me in the room with my pet and thatI could take as long as necessary to make a decision. I finally admitted that she was shutting down (at 16 years old) and I knew what I had to do. Dr. Blaso told me to take as much time as I wanted to say goodbye - - I was not rushed in any way. I got to hold my sweet girl while she was being put down, albeit crying the whole time, and was allowed to take as long as I needed before leaving. Dr. Blaso was very gentle and compassionate through the entire ordeal - - I could not have asked for better! Then, a couple of days later, I received a card from Dr. Blaso expressing sincere condolences at the loss of my sweet cat - - something I HAVE NEVER experienced in all my travels to different locations during 24 years with the military!! To me, this said that Dr. Blaso was born to be a vet - - and an excellent one he is! He is VERY smart and is always open to discuss and share ideas - - there isn't an arrogant bone in his body when it comes to what is best for his patients! Now, are you going to listen to someone who has seen Dr. Blaso ONE TIME, or someone who has been with him for YEARS?! And I'll bet money that the reason the unhappy customers went to this clinic was because they were equally unhappy with another clinic, and would even go so far as to say that they probably wouldn't be happy with ANY vet clinic! As far as the prices, I have checked around over the years, just to stay on top of things, and I have actually found most of the other animal clinics to be MORE expensive! I can emphatically say that I trust Dr. Blaso IMPLICITLY and I am blessed to know him!! I will also say that even though I've had to wait for a while, I was never rushed when it was my turn. I take the responsibility to make sure I understand the instructions and to question whatever I need clarification on, rather than to blame someone else for everything - - some things are beyond control and it takes two to tango. If Dr. Blaso ever leaves this clinic I hope he stays in the area because I will definitely follow him to where ever he practices veterinary medicine!

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First let me say that all the 'negative reviews' are so far off base it's not even funny. My 2 1/2 year old Doberman, Denali, has just been through hell and almost died. With the help of Dr. Blaso, Kat, Jen, Gerri and all the employees at PVC, he is alive and getting stronger by the day.

They have spent hours upon hours with me over the past two weeks helping me nurse him back to health. They have stayed with me, while I sat on their VERY CLEAN floors in the back of the hospital, way past the close of business, to make sure we were missing nothing and went to great lengths to make sure that we did whatever was medically necessary to help my big boy survive. Dr. Blaso has also spent a great deal of time on the phone consulting with specialists to ensure we are missing nothing. I have been involved with every step of his care and they have run no tests or performed procedures without my knowledge, consent, and often times help. They have allowed me to stay right by his side through everything, which has not only helped Denali emotionally, but helped me as well.

Being in animal rescue for years, I have visited many, many other vet clinics an I can tell you that I do not trust any other clinic with the care of my own, personal multiple pets - or my rescue dogs for that matter. They treat my pets like their own and are familiar with them all.

Over the past couple weeks I have had many employees of PVC praying and rooting for Denali to heal and be well again. We are there every other day now and everyone is excited to see him every time we walk in. They have all taken a personal interest in him, and I respect them all so much for that.

I, too, have experienced a wait when I go to see them for an appointment, but I know why I wait. They take their time with the animals they are caring for, answer the owner's questions, return phone calls, consult specialists, CLEAN.......most often in between appointments. After every visit they have to plug your pets care and any medication information into their computer. God forbid an emergency comes in. Would you like them to turn those animals away so as not to 'inconvenience' you? This all takes time. I have seen the process and appreciate how hard they all work. I have seen and know how the animals are treated when they are taken in back for care, vaccinations, etc. They do care for and are gentle with the animals. I would rather wait and know that my pet and the ones of others before and after me are being given the attention they deserve and need.....especially since the animals can't speak to tell us exactly what's wrong.

I personally refer everyone to Plainfield Vet Clinic....my friends, neighbors, family and rescue adopters. Incompetent, unprofessional and unfriendly.......NO WAY!!!

The staff there may never truly know how much of a difference they have made in Denali's life and mine. My pets are my children and the extra 100 miles they have gone for Denali will never, ever be forgotten. They have all my respect and I highly recommend their clinic any day of the week.

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First let me say that all the 'negative reviews' are so far off base it's not even funny. My 2 1/2 year old Doberman, Denali, has just been through hell and almost died. With the help of Dr. Blaso, Kat, Jen, Gerri and all the employees at PVC, he is alive and getting stronger by the day.

They have spent hours upon hours with me over the past two weeks helping me nurse him back to health. They have stayed with me, while I sat on their VERY CLEAN floors in the back of the hospital, way past the close of business, to make sure we were missing nothing and went to great lengths to make sure that we did whatever was medically necessary to help my big boy survive. Dr. Blaso has also spent a great deal of time on the phone consulting with specialists to ensure we are missing nothing. I have been involved with every step of his care and they have run no tests or performed procedures without my knowledge, consent, and often times help. They have allowed me to stay right by his side through everything, which has not only helped Denali emotionally, but helped me as well.

Being in animal rescue for years, I have visited many, many other vet clinics an I can tell you that I do not trust any other clinic with the care of my own, personal multiple pets - or my rescue dogs for that matter. They treat my pets like their own and are familiar with them all.

Over the past couple weeks I have had many employees of PVC praying and rooting for Denali to heal and be well again. We are there every other day now and everyone is excited to see him every time we walk in. They have all taken a personal interest in him, and I respect them all so much for that.

I, too, have experienced a wait when I go to see them for an appointment, but I know why I wait. They take their time with the animals they are caring for, answer the owner's questions, return phone calls, consult specialists, CLEAN.......most often in between appointments. After every visit they have to plug your pets care and any medication information into their computer. God forbid an emergency comes in. Would you like them to turn those animals away so as not to 'inconvenience' you? This all takes time. I have seen the process and appreciate how hard they all work. I have seen and know how the animals are treated when they are taken in back for care, vaccinations, etc. They do care for and are gentle with the animals. I would rather wait and know that my pet and the ones of others before and after me are being given the attention they deserve and need.....especially since the animals can't speak to tell us exactly what's wrong.

I personally refer everyone to Plainfield Vet Clinic....my friends, neighbors, family and rescue adopters. Incompetent, unprofessional and unfriendly.......NO WAY!!!

The staff there may never truly know how much of a difference they have made in Denali's life and mine. My pets are my children and the extra 100 miles they have gone for Denali will never, ever be forgotten. They have all my respect and I highly recommend their clinic any day of the week.

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Dr. Blaso is great. He took time to know my pets and to know us. Yes, they're a bit pricier than other vets in the area, but they know what they're doing.

Take time to get to know the Doctor's and their knowledge. They're smart. I've never had any problems there and they're very willing to work with Dog Taxi's.

PROS: good grooming job (get alterna-chick or sharon rhine to cut), smart dr's.
CONS: long waiting lines at times, staff is busy

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★★★★☆

Dr. Blaso is great. He took time to know my pets and to know us. Yes, they're a bit pricier than other vets in the area, but they know what they're doing.

Take time to get to know the Doctor's and their knowledge. They're smart. I've never had any problems there and they're very willing to work with Dog Taxi's.

PROS: good grooming job (get alterna-chick or sharon rhine to cut), smart dr's.
CONS: long waiting lines at times, staff is busy

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I was surprised to read the other two reviews. I have had good experiences with Plainfield Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Blaso was extremely helpful with our Sharpei puppy when she came down with a case of swolen hock syndrome. He even did further research on the subject due to the fact that they don't see many cases of it. He really seemed to care. He is the only doctor we have seen there so I can't comment on the others.

PROS: Clean - friendly staff.
CONS: None yet

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★★★★☆

I was surprised to read the other two reviews. I have had good experiences with Plainfield Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Blaso was extremely helpful with our Sharpei puppy when she came down with a case of swolen hock syndrome. He even did further research on the subject due to the fact that they don't see many cases of it. He really seemed to care. He is the only doctor we have seen there so I can't comment on the others.

PROS: Clean - friendly staff.
CONS: None yet

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