Hillsboro Veterinary Clinic

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  • 301 Meadowland Dr

    Hillsborough, NC 27278

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  • 919-732-9969

About Hillsboro Veterinary Clinic

Hours
Mon-Thu 7:30am-6pm, Fri 8am-4pm

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Pets & Animals
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We started going to Hillsborough Veterinary clinic over 10 years ago. We were fostering a dog through Independent Animal Rescue, and the agency referred us to Dr. Mac to provide heartworm treatment for her. She had been disfigured on the

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We started going to Hillsborough Veterinary clinic over 10 years ago. We were fostering a dog through Independent Animal Rescue, and the agency referred us to Dr. Mac to provide heartworm treatment for her. She had been disfigured on the

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My family has been bringing my dog Baxter to the Hillsboro Veterinary Clinic for almost 6 years now. It is close and convenient, and I've never had a bad experience here. They are a little pricy but, I would pay for it for the excellent

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My family has been bringing my dog Baxter to the Hillsboro Veterinary Clinic for almost 6 years now. It is close and convenient, and I've never had a bad experience here. They are a little pricy but, I would pay for it for the excellent

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I was a regular customer to Hillsborough Veterinary Clinic during my time in the Chapel Hill area (about 1.5 yrs) and we were very sad to leave and start over in the search for a comparable vet (which I have yet to find). The entire staff

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I was a regular customer to Hillsborough Veterinary Clinic during my time in the Chapel Hill area (about 1.5 yrs) and we were very sad to leave and start over in the search for a comparable vet (which I have yet to find). The entire staff

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We have a habit of having "special needs" kitties. Over the years, we've dealt with tumors, FIV, FIP, congenital fused paw, pregnant stray and ensuing kittens, kidney failure, and the like. Dr. Mac and Dr. Goss have seen us through it

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We have a habit of having "special needs" kitties. Over the years, we've dealt with tumors, FIV, FIP, congenital fused paw, pregnant stray and ensuing kittens, kidney failure, and the like. Dr. Mac and Dr. Goss have seen us through it

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My cat was getting old and not doing to well. Had used Piedmont in the past and had a bad experience there. I got a referral to use Dr. Mac at Hillsborough Veterinary Clinic. They were quick to serve me in this difficult time and upfront about the fees. I would whole heartedly recommend Dr. Mac and Hillsborough Veterinary Clinic to anyone without any reservations. Thank you for helping me through this difficult time.
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My cat was getting old and not doing to well. Had used Piedmont in the past and had a bad experience there. I got a referral to use Dr. Mac at Hillsborough Veterinary Clinic. They were quick to serve me in this difficult time and upfront about the fees. I would whole heartedly recommend Dr. Mac and Hillsborough Veterinary Clinic to anyone without any reservations. Thank you for helping me through this difficult time.
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Pros: Upfront about fees

Cons: none

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I have been taking my pets (dogs and cats) to the Hillsborough Veterinary Clinic for ten years and have always been more than satisfied with their care of my animals. Dr. Mac is not only a wonderful vet but he is practical -- I have never felt pressured to spend more on my animals that was necessary and I have always trusted their diagnoses. I had one dog with a torn cruciate ligament which was diagnosed immediately and we were referred to an excellent surgeon in Raleigh to repair it. All of my dogs have various special needs and this clinic has been sensitive to my opinions on caring for each one of them.

I wouldn't trust my dogs to any other vet.

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I have been taking my pets (dogs and cats) to the Hillsborough Veterinary Clinic for ten years and have always been more than satisfied with their care of my animals. Dr. Mac is not only a wonderful vet but he is practical -- I have never felt pressured to spend more on my animals that was necessary and I have always trusted their diagnoses. I had one dog with a torn cruciate ligament which was diagnosed immediately and we were referred to an excellent surgeon in Raleigh to repair it. All of my dogs have various special needs and this clinic has been sensitive to my opinions on caring for each one of them.

I wouldn't trust my dogs to any other vet.

Pros: Kind, practical, professional, knowledgeable

Cons: none

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I have taken my many pets to this practice over the past 24 years and have never had a negative experience. The folks there are helpful, efficient, and knowledgeable. In fact, I think these are some of the kindest, most competent professionals I have ever encountered. There are always relaxed dogs and cats lounging around behind the counter, the entire place is oriented to a love of animals. I have read the negative comments posted by one customer and while I am sorry that bad experience happened, I have never had any problems at all at Hillsborough Veterinary Hospital and entrust my beloved pets to them without hesitation.

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I have taken my many pets to this practice over the past 24 years and have never had a negative experience. The folks there are helpful, efficient, and knowledgeable. In fact, I think these are some of the kindest, most competent professionals I have ever encountered. There are always relaxed dogs and cats lounging around behind the counter, the entire place is oriented to a love of animals. I have read the negative comments posted by one customer and while I am sorry that bad experience happened, I have never had any problems at all at Hillsborough Veterinary Hospital and entrust my beloved pets to them without hesitation.

Pros: experienced, competent staff and easygoing atmosphere

Cons: none

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Last year my dog had a partially torn cruciate ligament. (Reader FYI: torn cruciate ligament is like a torn ACL--painful and will cause a severe limp) When symptoms first appeared, I made an appointment at the close by Hillsborough Vet Clinic. The first vet we saw there was very nice and recommended an XRay of her knee, even though he indicated it was probably a torn ligament. (X-rays do not show any damage to soft tissue--a wasted $150). We went back for a 2nd visit, since the x-ray was "inconclusive". We saw a different vet this time, who suggested that my dog probably had an insect borne disease--so she ordered a bunch of expensive blood work (and scared the living-bejesus out of me). When those tests came back inconclusive, I brought my dog back a third time--for the lyme disease specific blood test that this doctor kept insisting must be the problem. Though I was under the impression the lyme disease titer would be performed, the doctor repeated the same expensive tests she had done on the last visit--we were now up to almost $200 in blood work. Our visit became an even bigger nightmare after that. The receptionist indicated the clinic would give my dog her rabbies vaccine, since it was due "soon". After a quick peek at her chart, I said No (to receptionist, tech and vet) to the vaccine because she wasn't due for another 8 months. My mistake was leaving the exam room to go to the bathroom. Upon my return, the vet was in the process of vaccinating my dog. NEVER have I heard of a vet doing this after a client specifically says no. The icing on the cake? They charged me for the vaccine (oh yeah, another $80). Don't risk your pets' health with this group. Over $400 later, I still had no solution to my dog's ailment. (to put this in perspective, this was ~20% of the total cost to have the leg fixed by top-notch surgeons in Cary)

My solution? Dr. Szabo, Hidden Valley Animal Hospital in Raleigh. In 20 min and $45, he determined the cause of her limping (partial tear of her C. ligament), offered us several methods to manage her pain, and told us what to look for if/when the ligament tore fully. He was worth every bit of the 45 min drive from Hillsborough.

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Last year my dog had a partially torn cruciate ligament. (Reader FYI: torn cruciate ligament is like a torn ACL--painful and will cause a severe limp) When symptoms first appeared, I made an appointment at the close by Hillsborough Vet Clinic. The first vet we saw there was very nice and recommended an XRay of her knee, even though he indicated it was probably a torn ligament. (X-rays do not show any damage to soft tissue--a wasted $150). We went back for a 2nd visit, since the x-ray was "inconclusive". We saw a different vet this time, who suggested that my dog probably had an insect borne disease--so she ordered a bunch of expensive blood work (and scared the living-bejesus out of me). When those tests came back inconclusive, I brought my dog back a third time--for the lyme disease specific blood test that this doctor kept insisting must be the problem. Though I was under the impression the lyme disease titer would be performed, the doctor repeated the same expensive tests she had done on the last visit--we were now up to almost $200 in blood work. Our visit became an even bigger nightmare after that. The receptionist indicated the clinic would give my dog her rabbies vaccine, since it was due "soon". After a quick peek at her chart, I said No (to receptionist, tech and vet) to the vaccine because she wasn't due for another 8 months. My mistake was leaving the exam room to go to the bathroom. Upon my return, the vet was in the process of vaccinating my dog. NEVER have I heard of a vet doing this after a client specifically says no. The icing on the cake? They charged me for the vaccine (oh yeah, another $80). Don't risk your pets' health with this group. Over $400 later, I still had no solution to my dog's ailment. (to put this in perspective, this was ~20% of the total cost to have the leg fixed by top-notch surgeons in Cary)

My solution? Dr. Szabo, Hidden Valley Animal Hospital in Raleigh. In 20 min and $45, he determined the cause of her limping (partial tear of her C. ligament), offered us several methods to manage her pain, and told us what to look for if/when the ligament tore fully. He was worth every bit of the 45 min drive from Hillsborough.

Pros: pros....?

Cons: Unnessary testing, vaccinating after told not to

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I brought my cat there because he was not feeling well, and Dr. Goss really took the time to discuss everything that might be wrong, and offer alternatives, and trying to keep the cost down. I was so happy that I brought my dog their for a second opinion on ACL surgery. Dr Mac spent alot of time discussing the options including the possibility of skipping the surgery. The staff was great, and the doctors took the time so that I understood and felt that I was making the right decisions. This is where I take my pets from now on.

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I brought my cat there because he was not feeling well, and Dr. Goss really took the time to discuss everything that might be wrong, and offer alternatives, and trying to keep the cost down. I was so happy that I brought my dog their for a second opinion on ACL surgery. Dr Mac spent alot of time discussing the options including the possibility of skipping the surgery. The staff was great, and the doctors took the time so that I understood and felt that I was making the right decisions. This is where I take my pets from now on.

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Dr. Roy MacDonald is the most honest, professional, caring, funny, sweet, experienced and knowledgeable veterinarian I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He's the very, very best. The front desk staff is incredible. The best, bar none. The most caring and lovely people. The prices are low compared to the rip off on Churton Street. Churton St. staff is the worst I have ever experienced. Their motto? "We won't thank you, YOU THANK US; we won't call you, YOU CALL US. We could not care less about your pet or you, but we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your money, SUCKER!"I have (regretfully)tried the other vet in town(Churton St.Animal Hospital) <<<<>>>> BEYOND BADLike night and day...HVC is day, Churton street is night; HVC, good, Churton St., bad and will rip you off with their highly inflated prices.DO NOT, I repeat, do not make the bad mistake of using Churton St. They will use YOU.Only use Dr. Mac and HVC. You'll never regret it.I have three dogs and they are all under Dr. Mac and staff's care and always will be.Sincerely,Animal Lover1Cor.15:1-4

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Dr. Roy MacDonald is the most honest, professional, caring, funny, sweet, experienced and knowledgeable veterinarian I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He's the very, very best. The front desk staff is incredible. The best, bar none. The most caring and lovely people. The prices are low compared to the rip off on Churton Street. Churton St. staff is the worst I have ever experienced. Their motto? "We won't thank you, YOU THANK US; we won't call you, YOU CALL US. We could not care less about your pet or you, but we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your money, SUCKER!"I have (regretfully)tried the other vet in town(Churton St.Animal Hospital) <<<<<AWFUL>>>>> BEYOND BADLike night and day...HVC is day, Churton street is night; HVC, good, Churton St., bad and will rip you off with their highly inflated prices.DO NOT, I repeat, do not make the bad mistake of using Churton St. They will use YOU.Only use Dr. Mac and HVC. You'll never regret it.I have three dogs and they are all under Dr. Mac and staff's care and always will be.Sincerely,Animal Lover1Cor.15:1-4

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Hillsborough Vet Clinic is where my dog Casey goes, and he's very happy with Dr. Mac's easy going, professional care. The location is on the other side of the pond from the SportsPlex, for those of you who know the area. That means I can get Casey out of the car, take him for a quick walk and then get great, professional vet treatment.
There's a groomer next door, but Casey doesn't want to be groomed.
The prices are well in line with usual good vet costs, and the staff takes time to explain uses and has good background in helping harried owners with little issues. They all care for your pet, since this is really a home-town vet. Of course, they have all the usual meds.

I can't imagine the one disgrunted pet owner's problem not being solved or apologized for by the folks at Hillsborough Vet Clinic. I know sometimes an emergency happens, but I've never had to wait more than maybe 10 minutes for my turn.
Dr. Mac and Dr. Goss are the kind of vet that gives the hometown vet a warm spot in your heart, since now having a pet is having another member of the family.

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Hillsborough Vet Clinic is where my dog Casey goes, and he's very happy with Dr. Mac's easy going, professional care. The location is on the other side of the pond from the SportsPlex, for those of you who know the area. That means I can get Casey out of the car, take him for a quick walk and then get great, professional vet treatment.
There's a groomer next door, but Casey doesn't want to be groomed.
The prices are well in line with usual good vet costs, and the staff takes time to explain uses and has good background in helping harried owners with little issues. They all care for your pet, since this is really a home-town vet. Of course, they have all the usual meds.

I can't imagine the one disgrunted pet owner's problem not being solved or apologized for by the folks at Hillsborough Vet Clinic. I know sometimes an emergency happens, but I've never had to wait more than maybe 10 minutes for my turn.
Dr. Mac and Dr. Goss are the kind of vet that gives the hometown vet a warm spot in your heart, since now having a pet is having another member of the family.

Pros: Hometown friendly, professional staff and great location.

Cons: None

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My neighbor recommended Hillsborough Veterinary Clinic last year, and I couldn't be happier with them. My kitty has had lots of various problems last year with a very confusing autoimmune issue and urinary blockage. Dr. Karen Goss has been consistently excellent both at appointments and in emergencies. She throughly researched our issue, presented every possible option to care for him, and then recommended an option that was actually the least expensive (but effective). I have been to other vets in the area that try to charge you for every little thing they can think of. I could have easily been squeezed out of hundreds of dollars but was not.

My experience has mainly been with Dr. Goss, and she's terrific. She always talks to me like I'm a friend instead of just another number. She knows me and my family when we come in, and has taken the time to talk to me on the phone on several occasions. I saw Dr. Mac for annual exams with my other three cats, and he was also personable and knowledgeable. The crew at the front desk is also terrific, and is extremely helpful and friendly if you have little kids in tow (as I often do).

Just a wonderful place in every way! I can't recommend it enough!

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My neighbor recommended Hillsborough Veterinary Clinic last year, and I couldn't be happier with them. My kitty has had lots of various problems last year with a very confusing autoimmune issue and urinary blockage. Dr. Karen Goss has been consistently excellent both at appointments and in emergencies. She throughly researched our issue, presented every possible option to care for him, and then recommended an option that was actually the least expensive (but effective). I have been to other vets in the area that try to charge you for every little thing they can think of. I could have easily been squeezed out of hundreds of dollars but was not.

My experience has mainly been with Dr. Goss, and she's terrific. She always talks to me like I'm a friend instead of just another number. She knows me and my family when we come in, and has taken the time to talk to me on the phone on several occasions. I saw Dr. Mac for annual exams with my other three cats, and he was also personable and knowledgeable. The crew at the front desk is also terrific, and is extremely helpful and friendly if you have little kids in tow (as I often do).

Just a wonderful place in every way! I can't recommend it enough!

Pros: Wonderful, friendly staff and doctors. Inexpensive and knowledgable.

Cons: Can't think of any

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Drs. Roy MacDonald and Karen Goss are excellent, caring vets! Their entire staff is superb, organized, and look me in the eye. Dr. Mac has been very thorough in the recent treatment of our australian shepherd mix. Their office has promptly followed up with us on her care and has been very helpful in her treatment referral to a specialist. Their fees are not exhorbitent. Their office is easy to find and very nice. These people are true animal caregivers. They helped our cats cross over to the rainbow bridge last year in very humane methods and sent us sympathy cards. They even made a research/student donation in honor of our male kitty.

Major Kudos to each person who works at Hillsborough Veterinary Clinic!

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Drs. Roy MacDonald and Karen Goss are excellent, caring vets! Their entire staff is superb, organized, and look me in the eye. Dr. Mac has been very thorough in the recent treatment of our australian shepherd mix. Their office has promptly followed up with us on her care and has been very helpful in her treatment referral to a specialist. Their fees are not exhorbitent. Their office is easy to find and very nice. These people are true animal caregivers. They helped our cats cross over to the rainbow bridge last year in very humane methods and sent us sympathy cards. They even made a research/student donation in honor of our male kitty.

Major Kudos to each person who works at Hillsborough Veterinary Clinic!

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I have been taking my dog to Hillsborough vetrinary clinic since he was a puppy years ago. I have been thrilled with the care that they provide. I feel like they really care about my dog and remember us both from visit to visit. I would not want to go anywhere else. Dr. MacDonald and the other vets are wonderful

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I have been taking my dog to Hillsborough vetrinary clinic since he was a puppy years ago. I have been thrilled with the care that they provide. I feel like they really care about my dog and remember us both from visit to visit. I would not want to go anywhere else. Dr. MacDonald and the other vets are wonderful

Pros: Great Care

Cons: Wish they were open later on Saturday's

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I would never recomend anyone to take your pets there at all!

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I would never recomend anyone to take your pets there at all!

 

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