Sylvan Animal Clinic

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41.7088 -71.1558
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508-679-6122

474 Durfee St

Fall River, MA

02720

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Mon 10:00 AM-05:00 AM;Tue 10:00 AM-05:00 AM;Wed 10:00 AM-05:00 AM;Thu 10:00 AM-05:00 AM;Fri 10:00 AM-05:00 AM

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Places like Sylvan disgust me. Do yourself a favor and don't bring your dog here or any animal for that matter. I took my dog, Chunk, here for his yearly vaccines. I got Chunk from a shelter in California in February of last year and he has been well taken care of with no vet visits since April of last year. I found Sylvan online and really liked how their site said that the money that the clinic makes goes towards the rescue. Well it should have said that in order to do that they do unnecessary testing and charge you for things that they don't actually do. They charged me $45 for an exam that they didn't do. They gave Chunk his rabies, bortadella, and distemper.... that was it. At one point they looked at his teeth and said that I should get them scaled. They also decided to give him a heartworm/ lyme disease test even after I protested and said that he didn't need one since I live in NYC and ticks aren't an issue (I was visiting my grandmother and find it easier to take him in MA than lugging him on to a subway to a vet in NYC). He has also been on Trifexis since I got him so that wasn't an issue either. It was just an extra $40 that they could add on. All in all, they charged me $87 for an exam, blood disposal, and heartworm test that they didn't actually perform or I didn't want. What I actually went there for cost $56. So way to go for making money for the shelter by ripping people off.

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Places like Sylvan disgust me. Do yourself a favor and don't bring your dog here or any animal for that matter. I took my dog, Chunk, here for his yearly vaccines. I got Chunk from a shelter in California in February of last year and he has been well taken care of with no vet visits since April of last year. I found Sylvan online and really liked how their site said that the money that the clinic makes goes towards the rescue. Well it should have said that in order to do that they do unnecessary testing and charge you for things that they don't actually do. They charged me $45 for an exam that they didn't do. They gave Chunk his rabies, bortadella, and distemper.... that was it. At one point they looked at his teeth and said that I should get them scaled. They also decided to give him a heartworm/ lyme disease test even after I protested and said that he didn't need one since I live in NYC and ticks aren't an issue (I was visiting my grandmother and find it easier to take him in MA than lugging him on to a subway to a vet in NYC). He has also been on Trifexis since I got him so that wasn't an issue either. It was just an extra $40 that they could add on. All in all, they charged me $87 for an exam, blood disposal, and heartworm test that they didn't actually perform or I didn't want. What I actually went there for cost $56. So way to go for making money for the shelter by ripping people off.

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I have been taking my animals to Sylvan for quite some time. They are fantastic! We had Dr. Steve most of the time. Recently we brought in our 17 year old Cocker Spaniel, who we thought we would have to put to sleep, but with the patience of Dr. Cynthia Comstock, she took her time in examining her and because of her diligence my dog is doing better each day. This doesn't mean she will live forever, but the time that she does have left will be less painful for her.

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★★★★★

I have been taking my animals to Sylvan for quite some time. They are fantastic! We had Dr. Steve most of the time. Recently we brought in our 17 year old Cocker Spaniel, who we thought we would have to put to sleep, but with the patience of Dr. Cynthia Comstock, she took her time in examining her and because of her diligence my dog is doing better each day. This doesn't mean she will live forever, but the time that she does have left will be less painful for her.

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i worked at sylvan animal clinic in 2007-2008. Dr Steve is the best!!! we were like a family and took awesome care of the animals but the place needed to be renovated..we needed more space for all the customers we had.we worked long hrs sometimes til 11 at night.i recommend sylvan to everyone for good affordable vet care..the place has been renovated since the new person took the whole building over..they are board members that decide what goes on in clinic and owns it

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i worked at sylvan animal clinic in 2007-2008. Dr Steve is the best!!! we were like a family and took awesome care of the animals but the place needed to be renovated..we needed more space for all the customers we had.we worked long hrs sometimes til 11 at night.i recommend sylvan to everyone for good affordable vet care..the place has been renovated since the new person took the whole building over..they are board members that decide what goes on in clinic and owns it

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I can not say enough about the clinic and Dr Robertson. She is very informative and compasionet towards the animals. the animals well being is her number one priority. I have been going to the clinic now for several years and now ask for Dr Robertson. The renovations the have been doing look great.

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★★★★☆

I can not say enough about the clinic and Dr Robertson. She is very informative and compasionet towards the animals. the animals well being is her number one priority. I have been going to the clinic now for several years and now ask for Dr Robertson. The renovations the have been doing look great.

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We took our cat there for her spay and rabies shots. Clinic is clean, and professional. They do seem to be busier then normal vets but that doesn't take away from their quality. If your looking for cheaper vet care and spay/neuter then this is a great place. They are avail. for follow ups. I give them two thumbs up. Very pleased w/ the prices and services.

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★★★★☆

We took our cat there for her spay and rabies shots. Clinic is clean, and professional. They do seem to be busier then normal vets but that doesn't take away from their quality. If your looking for cheaper vet care and spay/neuter then this is a great place. They are avail. for follow ups. I give them two thumbs up. Very pleased w/ the prices and services.

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Our experience with the Sylvan Clinic was great. They offer very low cost spay/neuter and vaccines. They are not a full-service vet. They are a clinic. (Because of the low prices, people use them as the primary vet care for their animals.) For emergency care I would go elsewhere. They are not intended or set up to be an emergency clinic. But for basic care - low cost vaccines and especially for spay/neuter I would highly recommend them. They are very nice and the clinic is clean and comfortable.

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Our experience with the Sylvan Clinic was great. They offer very low cost spay/neuter and vaccines. They are not a full-service vet. They are a clinic. (Because of the low prices, people use them as the primary vet care for their animals.) For emergency care I would go elsewhere. They are not intended or set up to be an emergency clinic. But for basic care - low cost vaccines and especially for spay/neuter I would highly recommend them. They are very nice and the clinic is clean and comfortable.

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My dog has been going here for a few years for his shots with no complaints until this last Friday 3/6/09 my dog had got into Lysol so i called right away i was told just to give him kaopectate and he didn't need to be seen i thought that seemed weird since my dog just got into a poison so i ran to the store and got it ,well a little while later i noticed my dog had got it into his eye so i flushed it and call them back well i just got told to flush it again after i told her i already did and his eye is bad hes not opening she just told me again to flush it so i was irritated well later on my dog still had the same problem with his eye so my gut told me to take him in somewhere so i brought him to the er which is much more expensive than the vet. i was told that it was a good thing i did because he would have lost his eye. and he was very dehydrated he was giving medicines for the drinking it and eye creams with a cone for his eyes. so thanks to this clinic my dog would have lost a eye good thing i have more brains than they do to get the dog seen

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My dog has been going here for a few years for his shots with no complaints until this last Friday 3/6/09 my dog had got into Lysol so i called right away i was told just to give him kaopectate and he didn't need to be seen i thought that seemed weird since my dog just got into a poison so i ran to the store and got it ,well a little while later i noticed my dog had got it into his eye so i flushed it and call them back well i just got told to flush it again after i told her i already did and his eye is bad hes not opening she just told me again to flush it so i was irritated well later on my dog still had the same problem with his eye so my gut told me to take him in somewhere so i brought him to the er which is much more expensive than the vet. i was told that it was a good thing i did because he would have lost his eye. and he was very dehydrated he was giving medicines for the drinking it and eye creams with a cone for his eyes. so thanks to this clinic my dog would have lost a eye good thing i have more brains than they do to get the dog seen

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Sylvan Animal Clinic is part of Faxon Animal Rescue League of Greater Fall River, Massachusetts. They run a "wellness clinic" where they do yearly checkups, shots, spays and neuter surgeries and they sell flea and tick products as well as Heartworm medications. Dr. Steve is the best vet in this clinic (they only have 2 vets there at this time I think) and the costs are very reasonable and affordable. My pets always get great care from the vet assistants and the doctor. My only complaint is that they do not seem to be "with the times". They double book appointments so the waiting time when you get there is unreasonably long, even as long as ONE HOUR PAST MY APPOINTMENT TIME. Then, the poor office staff is always rushing around filling out paperwork when there are computers on the desk which obviously are not utilized efficiently. They are awfully under staffed and if you forget when your appointment is and you call them to find out when your appointment is, you may or may not be able to find out because they do not use a computer to book appointments so they can not search to find your appointment. This is something I discovered when I made an appointment for my dogs visit in person and I saw the person grab a appointment book, and which explained a lot. This surprised me?and it made me think. Maybe they would not be running so late all the time if the office were run with computers and made more efficient. This is my only complaint about this practice. Dr. Steve is great which is why I keep going but they need more staff and to get with the times and become more efficient.

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★★★☆☆

Sylvan Animal Clinic is part of Faxon Animal Rescue League of Greater Fall River, Massachusetts. They run a "wellness clinic" where they do yearly checkups, shots, spays and neuter surgeries and they sell flea and tick products as well as Heartworm medications. Dr. Steve is the best vet in this clinic (they only have 2 vets there at this time I think) and the costs are very reasonable and affordable. My pets always get great care from the vet assistants and the doctor. My only complaint is that they do not seem to be "with the times". They double book appointments so the waiting time when you get there is unreasonably long, even as long as ONE HOUR PAST MY APPOINTMENT TIME. Then, the poor office staff is always rushing around filling out paperwork when there are computers on the desk which obviously are not utilized efficiently. They are awfully under staffed and if you forget when your appointment is and you call them to find out when your appointment is, you may or may not be able to find out because they do not use a computer to book appointments so they can not search to find your appointment. This is something I discovered when I made an appointment for my dogs visit in person and I saw the person grab a appointment book, and which explained a lot. This surprised me?and it made me think. Maybe they would not be running so late all the time if the office were run with computers and made more efficient. This is my only complaint about this practice. Dr. Steve is great which is why I keep going but they need more staff and to get with the times and become more efficient.

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same thing here needed cost effective spay for my little
feline, (she cost me 50bucks). They wanted six times that. There's no way i'm paying that much. The poor thing I feel sorry for her when she is in heat. However I feel sick to my stomach when I think of how human greed Is whats preventing her from getting it. Animals are so much more beautiful than humans will ever be!

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same thing here needed cost effective spay for my little
feline, (she cost me 50bucks). They wanted six times that. There's no way i'm paying that much. The poor thing I feel sorry for her when she is in heat. However I feel sick to my stomach when I think of how human greed Is whats preventing her from getting it. Animals are so much more beautiful than humans will ever be!

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I called for a quote to get my cat spayed and it was $185 PLUS another $35 for ""an exam"". What a joke! This is supposed to be a ""low cost"" facility? In relation to what? Even without the ""exam"", they're outrageous. THEY need the exam, not the pets!

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I called for a quote to get my cat spayed and it was $185 PLUS another $35 for ""an exam"". What a joke! This is supposed to be a ""low cost"" facility? In relation to what? Even without the ""exam"", they're outrageous. THEY need the exam, not the pets!

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I have taken advantage of this ""low cost"" place to help me with routine vet needs for my dog and cat for the last 3 years. Just last week I made an appointment for my dog to have ""nails but & anal glands taken care of"". They gave me an appointment, I went and the bill was $55! At check out they informed me that every visit requires a physical. I said why didn't you tell me that when I made the appointment. And...what physical? The vet asked me how she was lately and weighed her. I didn't ask for that and they made me pay for it. The visit should have been $20 +-.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have taken advantage of this ""low cost"" place to help me with routine vet needs for my dog and cat for the last 3 years. Just last week I made an appointment for my dog to have ""nails but & anal glands taken care of"". They gave me an appointment, I went and the bill was $55! At check out they informed me that every visit requires a physical. I said why didn't you tell me that when I made the appointment. And...what physical? The vet asked me how she was lately and weighed her. I didn't ask for that and they made me pay for it. The visit should have been $20 +-.

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Sylvan is a great place for cheaper vet care w/ trained staff and very clean. They did seem to be a busy clinic but definitely had enough staff on hand. The staff was friendly and office was clean and seemed well suited for the volume of clients they set appointments for. If your looking for low cost spay/neuter this is definitely the best place on the south coast. Their prices for vaccines is better then average. Couldn't have asked for better quality care for the price. Part of the fee also helps fund the Faxon animal rescue which is major plus, helping others as well as your pet.
Only con is parking in rear is a little tight so get there early as alternative parking is parallel street parking.

5
★★★★★

Sylvan is a great place for cheaper vet care w/ trained staff and very clean. They did seem to be a busy clinic but definitely had enough staff on hand. The staff was friendly and office was clean and seemed well suited for the volume of clients they set appointments for. If your looking for low cost spay/neuter this is definitely the best place on the south coast. Their prices for vaccines is better then average. Couldn't have asked for better quality care for the price. Part of the fee also helps fund the Faxon animal rescue which is major plus, helping others as well as your pet.
Only con is parking in rear is a little tight so get there early as alternative parking is parallel street parking.

Pros: prices, care, clean, well staffed

Cons: parking but hardly a major con

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Sylvan Animal Clinic fills an urgent need by offering low cost spay/neuters in a clean, comfortable setting. They also offer basic care such as nail clipping and vaccines. They are not set up to be an emergency facility.

We found the staff to be friendly and caring. These folks are obviously in it for the animals as they can not be making any real money here. The prices they charge most likely cover their costs and maybe help support the shelter next door. I would highly recommend this shelter for routine care. Please spay/neuter your pets - at this clinic there is no excuse not to.

5
★★★★★

Sylvan Animal Clinic fills an urgent need by offering low cost spay/neuters in a clean, comfortable setting. They also offer basic care such as nail clipping and vaccines. They are not set up to be an emergency facility.

We found the staff to be friendly and caring. These folks are obviously in it for the animals as they can not be making any real money here. The prices they charge most likely cover their costs and maybe help support the shelter next door. I would highly recommend this shelter for routine care. Please spay/neuter your pets - at this clinic there is no excuse not to.

Pros: low cost, clean, nice staff

Cons: routine care only - not an emergency clinic

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