I first heard of this place from a referral from my mother, who -- like I -- also has two cats. After having problems with one of my cats, I decided to go there rather than the VCA of Allen Park on Allen Rd (which I don't recommend going to).
With Southpointe -- unless it's an emergency -- you can request to see one doctor continuously. This is a plus as the doctor should start to remember the ailments and behavior of your pet the more you come in. This is a plus.
Just like a good auto repair shop, in medicating your furry friend, the doctors will tell you the options, prices, positives and negatives for each type of treatment that go along with the ailment your pet may have.
They also have a pretty up-to-date webpage. This is something that is not found with most Downriver businesses. Their Case of the Month will go into detail about the diagnosis and successful treatment of a particular ailment. Being an Internet-savvy 20-something, I tend to look for this when I try out new businesses.
PROS: stay with one doctor, they adopt out cats and kittens, quick to see doctor with an appointment, clean and spacious waiting room, friendly staff
CONS: might be a bit hard to drive to
The office is recently expanded with a waiting section for dogs and a separate section for cats. The staff there is very supportive, informative and informed.
Dr. Hibbard recognized that one of my dogs had an unusual type of hernia and sent us to the appropriate specialist. No matter which veterinarian is available, they are all very caring and concerned about your pet.
I have been taking all of my animals there for over 10 years. They have great people working there that love animals. I have had to leave pets there over night and even though it is hard I wasn't afraid because I knew that they were in great hands.
CONS: small office, long waits