Como Park Animal Hospital & AfterHours Veterinary Care

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  • 1014 Dale St N

    St Paul, MN 55117

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  • 651-691-7369

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I was forced to bring my bearded dragon to Como Park Animal Hospital as my normal reptile veterinarian's clinic was not open on a saturday afternoon. While under Como Park Animal Hospital's care, my bearded dragon consumed a large section of paper towel. She has no access to paper towel in my home and could not have possibly been bought with it as she was a mere 12 grams, now over 300. After consuming the paper towel, she was unable to swallow, became severely dehydrated and emaciated due to her inability to eat. It took us 4 months and 1000$ to figure out what was going on as I was unaware of the paper towel blocking her esophagus. My bearded dragon went through immense suffering as she endured diagnostic tests, treatments, multiple fluids, injections, medications, etc. etc. etc. When I brought this to Como Park Animal Hospital's attention, they not only made up inaccurate excuses to deflect the blame, but wouldn't even acknowledge the fact that it was even possible it occurred there. I know for an absolute fact, and would bet my life on it, that my dragon consumed the paper towel at Como Park Animal Hospital. I am a veterinary student at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Thus, I understand mistakes happen, but I am disappointed and ashamed at the response of my future colleagues. DO NOT bring your animals here. If a mistake occurs, they will not assume any responsibility and your animals health, wellbeing, and quality of life is NOT worth the risk. I was not expecting any monetary compensation but simply an acknowledgement that a mistake could have occurred and that they will prevent such occurrence in the future. I received nothing but denial, lies, and excuses.

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I was forced to bring my bearded dragon to Como Park Animal Hospital as my normal reptile veterinarian's clinic was not open on a saturday afternoon. While under Como Park Animal Hospital's care, my bearded dragon consumed a large section of paper towel. She has no access to paper towel in my home and could not have possibly been bought with it as she was a mere 12 grams, now over 300. After consuming the paper towel, she was unable to swallow, became severely dehydrated and emaciated due to her inability to eat. It took us 4 months and 1000$ to figure out what was going on as I was unaware of the paper towel blocking her esophagus. My bearded dragon went through immense suffering as she endured diagnostic tests, treatments, multiple fluids, injections, medications, etc. etc. etc. When I brought this to Como Park Animal Hospital's attention, they not only made up inaccurate excuses to deflect the blame, but wouldn't even acknowledge the fact that it was even possible it occurred there. I know for an absolute fact, and would bet my life on it, that my dragon consumed the paper towel at Como Park Animal Hospital. I am a veterinary student at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Thus, I understand mistakes happen, but I am disappointed and ashamed at the response of my future colleagues. DO NOT bring your animals here. If a mistake occurs, they will not assume any responsibility and your animals health, wellbeing, and quality of life is NOT worth the risk. I was not expecting any monetary compensation but simply an acknowledgement that a mistake could have occurred and that they will prevent such occurrence in the future. I received nothing but denial, lies, and excuses.

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Office staff and employees are very friendly. Everything is way too expensive there. A friend's pet was charged $500 less than mine for the same procedure. Some doctors there only care about high charges just to make money. Go somewhere else if cost is an issue.

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Office staff and employees are very friendly. Everything is way too expensive there. A friend's pet was charged $500 less than mine for the same procedure. Some doctors there only care about high charges just to make money. Go somewhere else if cost is an issue.

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My friend works at an animal hospital and took a look at my itemized vet bill. She was shocked at how much they were charging. I have spent over $1000 on my cat's bladder infection. The first 500 was spent on the initial visit itself.

If price is not an issue for you and you'd rather your animal be prodded than poked (referring to the urine sample extraction choice), the facility is beautiful and the staff is friendly.

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My friend works at an animal hospital and took a look at my itemized vet bill. She was shocked at how much they were charging. I have spent over $1000 on my cat's bladder infection. The first 500 was spent on the initial visit itself.

If price is not an issue for you and you'd rather your animal be prodded than poked (referring to the urine sample extraction choice), the facility is beautiful and the staff is friendly.

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I simply want to add on to all the compliments this facility is getting. They have cared for my Chinchilla for the last 7 years I have lived in MN. Everyone has been so kind, caring and thorough with us. Sadly I lost Chico today but I cannot begin to explain how kind they all were with us, even down to the billing. If you have any type of little friend, don't even give it a second thought and make it down there. It is worth the commute.

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★★★★★

I simply want to add on to all the compliments this facility is getting. They have cared for my Chinchilla for the last 7 years I have lived in MN. Everyone has been so kind, caring and thorough with us. Sadly I lost Chico today but I cannot begin to explain how kind they all were with us, even down to the billing. If you have any type of little friend, don't even give it a second thought and make it down there. It is worth the commute.

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I have been thoroughly impressed with the service at Como Park Animal Hospital. They have treated my rat and my aging cat. It was hard to find a vet to care for my ill ratty, but once I found Como and met with the vet tech and vet, I knew that this would be the clinic I would continue using. They have great hours, routinely call to check on your pet, and totally worth the price.

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I have been thoroughly impressed with the service at Como Park Animal Hospital. They have treated my rat and my aging cat. It was hard to find a vet to care for my ill ratty, but once I found Como and met with the vet tech and vet, I knew that this would be the clinic I would continue using. They have great hours, routinely call to check on your pet, and totally worth the price.

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I have been with Como Park Animal for over 15yrs and they have never let me down. I have tried a few other vets who were a bit cheaper but was not at all impressed with the service and care my animals got. I will happily pay the little bit extra it costs on somethings to bring my animals to Como Park Animal. Dr. Jenrich is THE BEST vet I have ever known and is the only vet my border collie mix will let come near him and examine him, he is just that good with animals.

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I have been with Como Park Animal for over 15yrs and they have never let me down. I have tried a few other vets who were a bit cheaper but was not at all impressed with the service and care my animals got. I will happily pay the little bit extra it costs on somethings to bring my animals to Como Park Animal. Dr. Jenrich is THE BEST vet I have ever known and is the only vet my border collie mix will let come near him and examine him, he is just that good with animals.

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Como Park Animal Hospital is conveniently located near our house and we have been there many times for our 3 dogs. From our rough calculations, Como Park Animal Hospital is approximately 25% to 30% more expensive than some other vets we've been to. On 2 occasions they misdiagnosed our dog's issue. The first misdiagnosis was a Retrobulblur Abscess which ended up costing us an additional $3000 in emergency fees because the vet wasn't able to diagnose the dog's eye issue. Another issue that was misdiagnosed was when my dog was pregnant. Because the vet at Como Park didn't know what was happening it left us very concerned over the weekend and we had to pay to visit another vet all to find out what was happening to our dog is completely normal with pregnant dogs. Finally, we recently took a litter of puppies to Como Park for their first set of shots. Two of the 9 puppies had seizures as a result of the immunizations. I'm not sure how their immunizations are different from any other vet, but I don't think it is normal that a puppy has a seizure from being immunized. I did call to alert the staff at Como Park Animal Hospital and nobody called me back.Overall, the staff is very friendly and they have been flexible with their scheduling. They have been able to get us in when they were already booked.

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Como Park Animal Hospital is conveniently located near our house and we have been there many times for our 3 dogs. From our rough calculations, Como Park Animal Hospital is approximately 25% to 30% more expensive than some other vets we've been to. On 2 occasions they misdiagnosed our dog's issue. The first misdiagnosis was a Retrobulblur Abscess which ended up costing us an additional $3000 in emergency fees because the vet wasn't able to diagnose the dog's eye issue. Another issue that was misdiagnosed was when my dog was pregnant. Because the vet at Como Park didn't know what was happening it left us very concerned over the weekend and we had to pay to visit another vet all to find out what was happening to our dog is completely normal with pregnant dogs. Finally, we recently took a litter of puppies to Como Park for their first set of shots. Two of the 9 puppies had seizures as a result of the immunizations. I'm not sure how their immunizations are different from any other vet, but I don't think it is normal that a puppy has a seizure from being immunized. I did call to alert the staff at Como Park Animal Hospital and nobody called me back.Overall, the staff is very friendly and they have been flexible with their scheduling. They have been able to get us in when they were already booked.

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These people have helped me and my pets in more ways than I can describe. They gave my diabetic cat an extra year of good, quality life by nurturing him day by day. They always had an open appointment or an extra minute to "tweak" my cat's meds. When his time came to pass, they helped him across the bridge. They have been so gentle with me and my children and my pets that it defies description. I have an appointment soon for a cat in kidney trouble. I know that my cat and I will be well loved. You really can't top this team.

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These people have helped me and my pets in more ways than I can describe. They gave my diabetic cat an extra year of good, quality life by nurturing him day by day. They always had an open appointment or an extra minute to "tweak" my cat's meds. When his time came to pass, they helped him across the bridge. They have been so gentle with me and my children and my pets that it defies description. I have an appointment soon for a cat in kidney trouble. I know that my cat and I will be well loved. You really can't top this team.

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I absolutely LOVE this clinic!! I first came to them with my two sugar gliders. Dr. Casey was phenomenal with them and very experienced and knowledgeable about them and their care. I then started bringing my cat here even though it was quite a trek after we moved. We switched vets to a closer one after our 2nd move because of busy schedules/lack of time to travel. We just adopted a puppy and were not impressed at all with her vet. Our cat also had an issue arise with his vet (different from our pup's). So alas, we are going back to Como Park and we'll be there to STAY!!

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I absolutely LOVE this clinic!! I first came to them with my two sugar gliders. Dr. Casey was phenomenal with them and very experienced and knowledgeable about them and their care. I then started bringing my cat here even though it was quite a trek after we moved. We switched vets to a closer one after our 2nd move because of busy schedules/lack of time to travel. We just adopted a puppy and were not impressed at all with her vet. Our cat also had an issue arise with his vet (different from our pup's). So alas, we are going back to Como Park and we'll be there to STAY!!

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We found this hospital to be expensive for what it offered. However, treatment was sufficient and the staff was fairly knowledgeable. We gleaned as much information as was in our consultation just from surfing the net.

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We found this hospital to be expensive for what it offered. However, treatment was sufficient and the staff was fairly knowledgeable. We gleaned as much information as was in our consultation just from surfing the net.

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The vets at the clinic practice the upmost quality care and are so friendly and helpful especially with my exotic pets! I would highly recommend this clinic to any pet owner especially exotic pet owners!

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The vets at the clinic practice the upmost quality care and are so friendly and helpful especially with my exotic pets! I would highly recommend this clinic to any pet owner especially exotic pet owners!

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PROS: loved Dr. Christa Troye--really tried hard/communicated well
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PROS: loved Dr. Christa Troye--really tried hard/communicated well
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I just happened to pick this vet for my dog randomly bcause were Iadopted from gave me a free visit, and this place was close to me, but I am really glad I did! One of the best things is that they are open late 5 days of the week so I can take my dog in after work, and they are open on saturdays. Also, they have 4 or 5 vets, and it is easy to get your pet in at short notice (for pressing issues, sometimes its a one or two day wait for normal checkups, or if you like a specific doc)
All their help love animals, and they knew my pets name after one visit.
They also treat exotic pets, my brothers likes them for his strange pets.
Much cheaper than those national chains.

PROS: they are clean, cheap(for a vet), have walk on scales, are friendly
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I just happened to pick this vet for my dog randomly bcause were Iadopted from gave me a free visit, and this place was close to me, but I am really glad I did! One of the best things is that they are open late 5 days of the week so I can take my dog in after work, and they are open on saturdays. Also, they have 4 or 5 vets, and it is easy to get your pet in at short notice (for pressing issues, sometimes its a one or two day wait for normal checkups, or if you like a specific doc)
All their help love animals, and they knew my pets name after one visit.
They also treat exotic pets, my brothers likes them for his strange pets.
Much cheaper than those national chains.

PROS: they are clean, cheap(for a vet), have walk on scales, are friendly
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Message from Como Park Animal Hospital & AfterHours Veterinary Care

Como Park Animal Hospital, located near Como Park in St. Paul, MN, is dedicated to providing high quality, progressive veterinary care for animals and to deliver exceptional service to our clients. Whether you have been with us since 1982 when we first opened our doors, or are new to CPAH, we look forward to making you and your pet feel welcomed and at ease. We are proud to be an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited veterinary practice. To qualify and earn this prestigious honor, we have demonstrated our commitment and adherence to exceptionally high standards of medical care. It is our belief that by undergoing rigorous inspections, and following the leading medical protocol, we can provide our clients and their pets with the very best veterinary care available. Also we were proud to announce the opening of AfterHours Veterinary Care in October 2012, a full-service urgent and emergency care clinic which operates in our same facility evenings, overnights, weekends and all major holidays. Every member of our staff is committed to treating our patients as well as we would treat our own pets and show their owners the kind of care and concern that each of us would like to receive. It is an honor and a privilege to care for our clients and their pets. We'd love to give you a tour of our facility, and get to meet you and your pet. We welcome your questions, comments and suggestions. Please contact us for all your pet health care needs.

 

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