Kentwood Cat Clinic

★★★★☆
  • 3215 Breton Rd SE

    Kentwood, MI 49512

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  • 616-241-6369

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Hours: Monday & Tuesday: 8:00AM to 1:00PM 2:00PM to 7:00PM Wed. ; Thu. ; and Fri.: 8:00AM to 1:00PM 2:00PM to 5:30PM ; Closed Thu. PM Saturday: 8:30AM to 11:30AM Sunday: Closed

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I've moved around a bit with my cat, and in doing so have had the opportunity to observe several different types of vet offices. This is by far the best vet I have ever encountered. They have always been extremely professional and helpful with all of my cats needs. While providing adequate care for your pet is certainly more expensive than being an irresponsible pet owner, the fact that pets require checkups and occasional treatment (if something ever goes wrong) is hardly something to blame on this wonderful clinic.
My cat recently had a slight reaction to his vaccines, and not only did the office make a point to find time to see us at the end of the very same day (causing the office workers and doctors to stay late), but they were compassionate, obviously talented and deeply knowledgeable. They made a point to explain in great detail everything that might be wrong with my cat, and then suggested several options for how we might proceed. In addition to telling me of what the different treatment options would do, they made a point to discuss the different costs related to each and weighed those against the need of the treatment.
In my several years of going to this vet I have never felt pushed to spend a bit of money more than I was comfortable with. And considering that I am a student with a near chronic lack of wealth, the fact that I can afford excellent care for my pet at this clinic leads me to believe that all those who are begrudging spending any money on their pets for care ought to re-evaluate their understanding of the responsibilities of pet ownership. None of us cat owners were forced to take these wonderful pets, but since we have made that choice, we do have an obligation to act in a humane and responsible manner toward them.

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I've moved around a bit with my cat, and in doing so have had the opportunity to observe several different types of vet offices. This is by far the best vet I have ever encountered. They have always been extremely professional and helpful with all of my cats needs. While providing adequate care for your pet is certainly more expensive than being an irresponsible pet owner, the fact that pets require checkups and occasional treatment (if something ever goes wrong) is hardly something to blame on this wonderful clinic.
My cat recently had a slight reaction to his vaccines, and not only did the office make a point to find time to see us at the end of the very same day (causing the office workers and doctors to stay late), but they were compassionate, obviously talented and deeply knowledgeable. They made a point to explain in great detail everything that might be wrong with my cat, and then suggested several options for how we might proceed. In addition to telling me of what the different treatment options would do, they made a point to discuss the different costs related to each and weighed those against the need of the treatment.
In my several years of going to this vet I have never felt pushed to spend a bit of money more than I was comfortable with. And considering that I am a student with a near chronic lack of wealth, the fact that I can afford excellent care for my pet at this clinic leads me to believe that all those who are begrudging spending any money on their pets for care ought to re-evaluate their understanding of the responsibilities of pet ownership. None of us cat owners were forced to take these wonderful pets, but since we have made that choice, we do have an obligation to act in a humane and responsible manner toward them.

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Not only did they give Izzy exceptional care and were able to diagnose promptly and treat her for the illness, but they followed up the next day with a phone call just to make sure that she was doing okay and that I was able to give the meds! Not many vets do follow-up phone calls anymore. Also, as a new patient her name was on a dry erase board when we walked in welcoming her as a new patient! I felt the love for my kitty and felt valued as a client!!!

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★★★★★

Not only did they give Izzy exceptional care and were able to diagnose promptly and treat her for the illness, but they followed up the next day with a phone call just to make sure that she was doing okay and that I was able to give the meds! Not many vets do follow-up phone calls anymore. Also, as a new patient her name was on a dry erase board when we walked in welcoming her as a new patient! I felt the love for my kitty and felt valued as a client!!!

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Just recently, my daughter, who is a vet tech, convinced me to change vets and go to an all-cat clinic. Kentwood Cat Clinic was the one we chose and I am so grateful that we did. At our first visit, it was discovered that our cat, Ashley, had a tumor in his brain. Our previous vet would have convinced me to put the cat down. Dr. Simmons and Dr. Sadek told us that the tumor could probably be removed successfully.

In Sept. of this year, Ashley went to Detroit to the Neurology Center and had the tumor removed. Over the last 7 months, we have watched our cat improve to the cat we used to know.
Ashley was 17 years old when he had his surgery--came through it like a trooper.

I had also been told by our previous vet that there would come a time shortly when he would not be able to treat Ashley because he was so difficult to handle---and he was!

The staff at Cat Clinic are awesome in their handling of Ashley. We have had no problems with him due to their tender care--to the point that he recently had a biopsy done under a local because his heart wasn't strong enough to be under anesthesia. Because they all are so patient and gentle--loving as well with Ashley--he is no longer a problem to take to the Vet.

In a very short time--they have become like family. Had it not been for them--I would have been convinced that Ashley needed to be put to sleep. We have had 7 wonderful months with Ashley we wouldn't have had without the staff at the Clinic.

Unfortunately, Ashley has developed an unrelated tumor which cannot be treated. I know that the folks at the Clinic have explored every avenue to save him but hospice care is all we can do. However,we do not regret doing the brain surgery.

I know that when I have to make the decision to put Ashley to sleep, they will do it with kindness and gentleness as if he were their own.

Thank you for giving us 7 extra months and for treating us as family. I never realized what a difference there could be in the service and care from one veterinary practice to another. You all are so awesome and our family appreciates you all so much.

I just read some reviews from other customers and would like to set the record straight. You do not HAVE to spend a fortune on your pet to go there. The Dr.s are very careful to lay out all the options and they do NOT pressure you to take the most expensive one. Whatever you decide you can do, they will still give your pet the best care available. They were very up front about the options we had for Ashley besides surgery and encouraged us to think carefully about our choice consdering his age. Yes, I have had to make difficult decisons to pay for Ashley's surgery but---both my vet tech daughter and the Cat clinic staff were surprised when we made our decision. Both our daughter and the Clinic carefully laid out our options and the pros and cons.

Cats SHOULD have regular check ups to maintain their health. When you take on the care of a pet, you take on the responsibility of seeing that your pet is well cared for. Had we done this prior to coming to the Cat Clinic, Ashley would not have had the problems he did. I have nothing but good to say about them.

And yes, children need help too and our family does that as well. But my cat is a member of my family just like any of the other members and deserves the best treatment I can give him.

Hard times make difficult decsions and, in another situation, we might not be able to make the choice we did as I am going to lose my job at the end of this year. But don't blame the Clinic when they offer you all the options available. That is what they are supposed to do and if that had been done under Ashley's other vet, we might not have had to face the situations we did. Accept the information and make your own choices but don't blame the Vets!!

I HIGHLY recommend the Dr.s and staff of the Kentwood Cat Clinic. I would never take any cat I might have anywhere else.

5
★★★★★

Just recently, my daughter, who is a vet tech, convinced me to change vets and go to an all-cat clinic. Kentwood Cat Clinic was the one we chose and I am so grateful that we did. At our first visit, it was discovered that our cat, Ashley, had a tumor in his brain. Our previous vet would have convinced me to put the cat down. Dr. Simmons and Dr. Sadek told us that the tumor could probably be removed successfully.

In Sept. of this year, Ashley went to Detroit to the Neurology Center and had the tumor removed. Over the last 7 months, we have watched our cat improve to the cat we used to know.
Ashley was 17 years old when he had his surgery--came through it like a trooper.

I had also been told by our previous vet that there would come a time shortly when he would not be able to treat Ashley because he was so difficult to handle---and he was!

The staff at Cat Clinic are awesome in their handling of Ashley. We have had no problems with him due to their tender care--to the point that he recently had a biopsy done under a local because his heart wasn't strong enough to be under anesthesia. Because they all are so patient and gentle--loving as well with Ashley--he is no longer a problem to take to the Vet.

In a very short time--they have become like family. Had it not been for them--I would have been convinced that Ashley needed to be put to sleep. We have had 7 wonderful months with Ashley we wouldn't have had without the staff at the Clinic.

Unfortunately, Ashley has developed an unrelated tumor which cannot be treated. I know that the folks at the Clinic have explored every avenue to save him but hospice care is all we can do. However,we do not regret doing the brain surgery.

I know that when I have to make the decision to put Ashley to sleep, they will do it with kindness and gentleness as if he were their own.

Thank you for giving us 7 extra months and for treating us as family. I never realized what a difference there could be in the service and care from one veterinary practice to another. You all are so awesome and our family appreciates you all so much.

I just read some reviews from other customers and would like to set the record straight. You do not HAVE to spend a fortune on your pet to go there. The Dr.s are very careful to lay out all the options and they do NOT pressure you to take the most expensive one. Whatever you decide you can do, they will still give your pet the best care available. They were very up front about the options we had for Ashley besides surgery and encouraged us to think carefully about our choice consdering his age. Yes, I have had to make difficult decisons to pay for Ashley's surgery but---both my vet tech daughter and the Cat clinic staff were surprised when we made our decision. Both our daughter and the Clinic carefully laid out our options and the pros and cons.

Cats SHOULD have regular check ups to maintain their health. When you take on the care of a pet, you take on the responsibility of seeing that your pet is well cared for. Had we done this prior to coming to the Cat Clinic, Ashley would not have had the problems he did. I have nothing but good to say about them.

And yes, children need help too and our family does that as well. But my cat is a member of my family just like any of the other members and deserves the best treatment I can give him.

Hard times make difficult decsions and, in another situation, we might not be able to make the choice we did as I am going to lose my job at the end of this year. But don't blame the Clinic when they offer you all the options available. That is what they are supposed to do and if that had been done under Ashley's other vet, we might not have had to face the situations we did. Accept the information and make your own choices but don't blame the Vets!!

I HIGHLY recommend the Dr.s and staff of the Kentwood Cat Clinic. I would never take any cat I might have anywhere else.

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We welcome feedback to improve our services and the experience our clients and patients have at the Kentwood Cat Clinic. We are committed to balancing the best possible care for our patients with the economic and time realities of clients.

Targeted treatment of a problem is always best. We may not have adequately communicated the benefits for your pet of regular physical exams and the definitive diagnosis of problems. Cats age much faster than humans (4-7 years per year of human life. The American Association of Feline Practitioners and The American Animal Hospital Association recommend a physical examination every 6 months for all adult cats. Cats are experts at hiding signs of illness. In the wild this is a survival technique to avoid being seen as weak and susceptible to larger predators. Consequently, we must rely on blood and urine evaluations to see signs of illness in the early stages.

From your description, we suspected your cat has chronic gastrointestinal disease. Biopsies and fasting blood tests are the best way to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease or pancreatitis. Some cats (and dogs) may experience good clinical improvement for a while by switching to a hypoallergenic diet, as food allergies can be one of the causes of inflammatory bowel disease.

We have taken an oath to advocate for the care that our patients need. Sometimes we recommend treatment that clients cannot manage. We are always willing to work with the financial constraints of our clients, or go to the next best workable option for them. It is never our intention to make clients feel guilty, but we need to make sure they are making an informed decision in the health care of their pet.

We are sorry that the office visit length was longer than acceptable to you. Most appointments are less than one hour total in length. At times we run longer with complicated cases, stressed patients or unforeseen emergencies.

Please contact us directly if we can be of any help, or to discuss the recommendations we made for your pet.

Sincerely,

Tammy Sadek, DVM

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★★★★★

We welcome feedback to improve our services and the experience our clients and patients have at the Kentwood Cat Clinic. We are committed to balancing the best possible care for our patients with the economic and time realities of clients.

Targeted treatment of a problem is always best. We may not have adequately communicated the benefits for your pet of regular physical exams and the definitive diagnosis of problems. Cats age much faster than humans (4-7 years per year of human life. The American Association of Feline Practitioners and The American Animal Hospital Association recommend a physical examination every 6 months for all adult cats. Cats are experts at hiding signs of illness. In the wild this is a survival technique to avoid being seen as weak and susceptible to larger predators. Consequently, we must rely on blood and urine evaluations to see signs of illness in the early stages.

From your description, we suspected your cat has chronic gastrointestinal disease. Biopsies and fasting blood tests are the best way to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease or pancreatitis. Some cats (and dogs) may experience good clinical improvement for a while by switching to a hypoallergenic diet, as food allergies can be one of the causes of inflammatory bowel disease.

We have taken an oath to advocate for the care that our patients need. Sometimes we recommend treatment that clients cannot manage. We are always willing to work with the financial constraints of our clients, or go to the next best workable option for them. It is never our intention to make clients feel guilty, but we need to make sure they are making an informed decision in the health care of their pet.

We are sorry that the office visit length was longer than acceptable to you. Most appointments are less than one hour total in length. At times we run longer with complicated cases, stressed patients or unforeseen emergencies.

Please contact us directly if we can be of any help, or to discuss the recommendations we made for your pet.

Sincerely,

Tammy Sadek, DVM

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My cat is seven and in very good health, but this clinic likes you to bring in your cat every 6 months for a full, couple hundred dollar work-up. They are very good at what they do, but tend to want to rule out the most expensive possibilities if your cat is sick first before trying anything else. I adopted my cat from a shelter and he was having some bowel issues. I took him to this vet to see what was going on, they tested him for everything and wanted to send out samples to Colorado (which was going to cost about 300 dollars) and then biopsy his colon (which would have been even more). Finally a vet TECH talked me into trying him on a hypoallergenic diet. Hundreds of dollars, and multuple tests later he was cured just by switching his food...They also make you feel very bad when you deny certain procedures. I have been to this vet only three times and each time I have gone, it has taken me around 2 hours for his visit. Having the boarding available has been very nice, but not worth it and I will be switching to a new vet for his next appointment. If anyone has any reccomandations I would appreciate it.

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My cat is seven and in very good health, but this clinic likes you to bring in your cat every 6 months for a full, couple hundred dollar work-up. They are very good at what they do, but tend to want to rule out the most expensive possibilities if your cat is sick first before trying anything else. I adopted my cat from a shelter and he was having some bowel issues. I took him to this vet to see what was going on, they tested him for everything and wanted to send out samples to Colorado (which was going to cost about 300 dollars) and then biopsy his colon (which would have been even more). Finally a vet TECH talked me into trying him on a hypoallergenic diet. Hundreds of dollars, and multuple tests later he was cured just by switching his food...They also make you feel very bad when you deny certain procedures. I have been to this vet only three times and each time I have gone, it has taken me around 2 hours for his visit. Having the boarding available has been very nice, but not worth it and I will be switching to a new vet for his next appointment. If anyone has any reccomandations I would appreciate it.

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If you are the type of cat owner who loves your cat like a child and will shell out hundreds of dollars for top notch medical care, this is the vet for you. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and very up to date on the latest treatments and equipment. They treat your cat like royalty and the vets are very nice. You can tell they genuinely love cats.

If you are the type of cat owner who views your cat as an animal (not a human baby), this cat clinic may be a little beyond your means. The vets tend to pressure you to get expensive tests for your cat to diagnose conditions that if your cat has, will not be treatable anyway. One of the vets told me to "save up" or use my tax refund to get a $2000 biopsy of my cat's liver to find out if he really had irritable bowel syndrome or if it was just allergies. They encourage yearly dental cleanings at $300 a pop. They encourage year round heartworm prevention. For medications, they charge about 2-3 times the amount you would pay at 1800Petmeds.com. They even gave the 17-year old office cat chemotherapy when it got cancer. I don't know about most people, but I find that cruel. Chemo is bad enough for humans, but for a poor animal who doesn't understand what's happening to it, it must be hell. Just because it's possible to give a cat advanced medical care, doesn't mean it should be done. Think of how many starving children in Africa a $2000 cat biopsy bill could feed.

So yes, they provide excellent veterinarian care and boarding for your cat. You will be treated well by the friendly staff. Just be prepared to take on a second job to pay for the vets' nice cars and houses.

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★★★★☆

If you are the type of cat owner who loves your cat like a child and will shell out hundreds of dollars for top notch medical care, this is the vet for you. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and very up to date on the latest treatments and equipment. They treat your cat like royalty and the vets are very nice. You can tell they genuinely love cats.

If you are the type of cat owner who views your cat as an animal (not a human baby), this cat clinic may be a little beyond your means. The vets tend to pressure you to get expensive tests for your cat to diagnose conditions that if your cat has, will not be treatable anyway. One of the vets told me to "save up" or use my tax refund to get a $2000 biopsy of my cat's liver to find out if he really had irritable bowel syndrome or if it was just allergies. They encourage yearly dental cleanings at $300 a pop. They encourage year round heartworm prevention. For medications, they charge about 2-3 times the amount you would pay at 1800Petmeds.com. They even gave the 17-year old office cat chemotherapy when it got cancer. I don't know about most people, but I find that cruel. Chemo is bad enough for humans, but for a poor animal who doesn't understand what's happening to it, it must be hell. Just because it's possible to give a cat advanced medical care, doesn't mean it should be done. Think of how many starving children in Africa a $2000 cat biopsy bill could feed.

So yes, they provide excellent veterinarian care and boarding for your cat. You will be treated well by the friendly staff. Just be prepared to take on a second job to pay for the vets' nice cars and houses.

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