Buffalo Small Animal Hospital

★★★☆☆
  • 243 S. Elmwood Avenue

    Buffalo, NY 14201

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  • 716-852-1112

About Buffalo Small Animal Hospital

Categories
  • Veterinary Services
  • Veterinarians
Hours
Monday: 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Saturday: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Pets & Animals

Pets & Animals
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This will be my dog's first visit. He has had a history of allergies and various treatments for approximately 3 years. He also received injuries from fetching a ball to his cruciate ligament 2 years ago. This problem seemed to be intermittant, but is now lingering and something has to be done. I am hoping this small animal hospital will be the conclusion to my dogs problems. So far the appointment is quick. Wish us luck.

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This will be my dog's first visit. He has had a history of allergies and various treatments for approximately 3 years. He also received injuries from fetching a ball to his cruciate ligament 2 years ago. This problem seemed to be intermittant, but is now lingering and something has to be done. I am hoping this small animal hospital will be the conclusion to my dogs problems. So far the appointment is quick. Wish us luck.

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I have always received excellent care from the doctors at Buffalo Small, which I have never felt was overpriced or unnecessary. My older dog had developed bladder stones and they caught it right away based simply upon a telephone call I placed to the office. Turns out when I brought my dog in for an x ray, they were right and were able to put him on medications so he didn't need surgery. On another occasion my younger puppy swallowed something that didn't sit well on her stomach and began shaking and wheezing. They did x rays (at my request) and gave her antibiotics and she turned out fine. They also took her last minute that day on an emergency basis without charging extra. I dont know what this other woman is saying about them not using antibiotics when they spay, my dog was spayed there last year and they used antibiotics and put her on pain meds (something that the owner had to choose, which I'm sure some do not). I love the hours, including Saturday hours, and the staff has always been friendly and helpful.

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★★★★★

I have always received excellent care from the doctors at Buffalo Small, which I have never felt was overpriced or unnecessary. My older dog had developed bladder stones and they caught it right away based simply upon a telephone call I placed to the office. Turns out when I brought my dog in for an x ray, they were right and were able to put him on medications so he didn't need surgery. On another occasion my younger puppy swallowed something that didn't sit well on her stomach and began shaking and wheezing. They did x rays (at my request) and gave her antibiotics and she turned out fine. They also took her last minute that day on an emergency basis without charging extra. I dont know what this other woman is saying about them not using antibiotics when they spay, my dog was spayed there last year and they used antibiotics and put her on pain meds (something that the owner had to choose, which I'm sure some do not). I love the hours, including Saturday hours, and the staff has always been friendly and helpful.

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After just being seen at my usual vet with my six month old boxer he stopped eating and started vomiting. I was told he probably had a stomach bug and didn't need to be seen. The staff at buffalo animal hospital got us in right away. After an xray they said they could go to surgery, but first they treated him with IV fluids. The next day they called saying the sock passed without surgery.

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After just being seen at my usual vet with my six month old boxer he stopped eating and started vomiting. I was told he probably had a stomach bug and didn't need to be seen. The staff at buffalo animal hospital got us in right away. After an xray they said they could go to surgery, but first they treated him with IV fluids. The next day they called saying the sock passed without surgery.

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After many years ( 36! ) of my pets receiving very good and compassionate care by this practice I hate to rate my last contact as barely satisfactory but I feel I must be honest. Our old and much loved late cat had been frequently treated there for the past 18 months or so for metastatic lymphoma with probable kidney involvement and I admit I probably should have relieved him of his discomfort weeks before, but I couldn't let go. He did rally for a brief period before he escaped from the house a couple of weeks ago and went missing for about 12 hours until located about a mile from home by a wonderful gentleman and returned( kitty always wore a collar w/ tag) . He failed almost immediately after this misadventure. I brought him to the vet a day after this incident and it was obvious he was in serious distress. He was re-hydrated and I was given antibiotic and a systemic flea Rx to dose him ( they discovered fleas) and I did follow the vet's advice against my better judgement: he was severely debilitated and systemic flea treatments are contraindicated with debilitated animals! Why the aggressive treatment with an obvious dying animal with a known history of a terminal condition??? Why wasn't I counseled as to the probable futility of this treatment and why didn't the medical professional recognize the futility of the treatment. I do wish that they had been more subjective and realistic . He did die the next day....in my arms. I will continue to bring my animals to this practice because I recognize that the practice of medicine (both human and animal ) is a practice not a science and it is probably hard sometimes for the practitioner to be subjective.The staff: clerical, techs, and vets, has always treated me well and with respect and I am willing to accept this experience as a lapse in the vet's judgement. I have not shared this experience with anyone other than this forum and intend to keep my feelings to this forum and to myself. Thank you

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★★★☆☆

After many years ( 36! ) of my pets receiving very good and compassionate care by this practice I hate to rate my last contact as barely satisfactory but I feel I must be honest. Our old and much loved late cat had been frequently treated there for the past 18 months or so for metastatic lymphoma with probable kidney involvement and I admit I probably should have relieved him of his discomfort weeks before, but I couldn't let go. He did rally for a brief period before he escaped from the house a couple of weeks ago and went missing for about 12 hours until located about a mile from home by a wonderful gentleman and returned( kitty always wore a collar w/ tag) . He failed almost immediately after this misadventure. I brought him to the vet a day after this incident and it was obvious he was in serious distress. He was re-hydrated and I was given antibiotic and a systemic flea Rx to dose him ( they discovered fleas) and I did follow the vet's advice against my better judgement: he was severely debilitated and systemic flea treatments are contraindicated with debilitated animals! Why the aggressive treatment with an obvious dying animal with a known history of a terminal condition??? Why wasn't I counseled as to the probable futility of this treatment and why didn't the medical professional recognize the futility of the treatment. I do wish that they had been more subjective and realistic . He did die the next day....in my arms. I will continue to bring my animals to this practice because I recognize that the practice of medicine (both human and animal ) is a practice not a science and it is probably hard sometimes for the practitioner to be subjective.The staff: clerical, techs, and vets, has always treated me well and with respect and I am willing to accept this experience as a lapse in the vet's judgement. I have not shared this experience with anyone other than this forum and intend to keep my feelings to this forum and to myself. Thank you

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My dog has chronic (expensive) allergies. Other vets have misdiagnosed him. We moved to Buffalo Small Animal after moving to the city and have been very happy. Some of the vets (a younger woman and anolder foreign woman) are snippy but one (the guy) has been very helpful. Much less expensive than my last vets. I've had a good experience and would recommend Dr. B to others.

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★★★★☆

My dog has chronic (expensive) allergies. Other vets have misdiagnosed him. We moved to Buffalo Small Animal after moving to the city and have been very happy. Some of the vets (a younger woman and anolder foreign woman) are snippy but one (the guy) has been very helpful. Much less expensive than my last vets. I've had a good experience and would recommend Dr. B to others.

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I took my first dog there for spaying, after they operated on my dog they informed me that they did not use antibiotics because their practice is so sterile. Within the week she was hospitalized, at another vet, for pneumonia. I was given information that was gravely wrong stating that she might develop a cough but that it was normal. Thankfully I called a better vet who treated her and she has made a full recovery. But to endanger my pet with what I feel are unsafe practices, and to not tell me of the decision until after the surgery is only describable as reckless and incompetent. To exacerbate the situation, by telling me to ignore her symptoms is unconscionable. Please never take your pet there if you can help it. They in my opinion endanger your pet while the pet is in their care and worsen the care by telling you to ignore what could be life threatening symptoms. Based on the other comments left here my experience is not unique, it doesn't even seem to be in the minority of experiences.

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★☆☆☆☆

I took my first dog there for spaying, after they operated on my dog they informed me that they did not use antibiotics because their practice is so sterile. Within the week she was hospitalized, at another vet, for pneumonia. I was given information that was gravely wrong stating that she might develop a cough but that it was normal. Thankfully I called a better vet who treated her and she has made a full recovery. But to endanger my pet with what I feel are unsafe practices, and to not tell me of the decision until after the surgery is only describable as reckless and incompetent. To exacerbate the situation, by telling me to ignore her symptoms is unconscionable. Please never take your pet there if you can help it. They in my opinion endanger your pet while the pet is in their care and worsen the care by telling you to ignore what could be life threatening symptoms. Based on the other comments left here my experience is not unique, it doesn't even seem to be in the minority of experiences.

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My 2 puppies recently got into some of my medication and immediately fell into comas. Had it not been for Dr Wagner and the staff at Buffalo Small Animal Hospital, they would not have made it through. I am forever greatful for all they did to save Sonny and Sophia.

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★★★★★

My 2 puppies recently got into some of my medication and immediately fell into comas. Had it not been for Dr Wagner and the staff at Buffalo Small Animal Hospital, they would not have made it through. I am forever greatful for all they did to save Sonny and Sophia.

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Reasonably priced but service was terrible. In four visits:
(a) they misbilled me each time (including for services I didn't use)
(b) they made mistakes in my dog's records that I caught
(c) they accidentally gave my dog two rabies shots in a month (once without my permission when she was being spayed) and then treated this as if it were no big deal, and
(c) the spaying led to complications.
I didn't have a visit where there weren't problems. After those experiences, I switched and am much happier. It'sjust not worth the lower cost.

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★☆☆☆☆

Reasonably priced but service was terrible. In four visits:
(a) they misbilled me each time (including for services I didn't use)
(b) they made mistakes in my dog's records that I caught
(c) they accidentally gave my dog two rabies shots in a month (once without my permission when she was being spayed) and then treated this as if it were no big deal, and
(c) the spaying led to complications.
I didn't have a visit where there weren't problems. After those experiences, I switched and am much happier. It'sjust not worth the lower cost.

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My 12 year old terrier has been coming here since he was a puppy. Last year he became violently ill after hours and had to go to the emergency overnight place on Kensington near Main. $700 later, after X Rays, etc. they said he would be OK after he had a BM. I then brought him to Buffalo Small Animal where it turned out he had swallowed a foreign object and needed an immediate operation. He almost died, but thanks to Dr. B. - he had a complete recovery. They have always been most thorough, professional and caring.

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★★★★★

My 12 year old terrier has been coming here since he was a puppy. Last year he became violently ill after hours and had to go to the emergency overnight place on Kensington near Main. $700 later, after X Rays, etc. they said he would be OK after he had a BM. I then brought him to Buffalo Small Animal where it turned out he had swallowed a foreign object and needed an immediate operation. He almost died, but thanks to Dr. B. - he had a complete recovery. They have always been most thorough, professional and caring.

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We had been coming here for years, and since our pets were realatively healthy, we continued to come out of convenience in spite of the over officious office help, merry go round of vets, pushing unnecessary services. That is until misdiagnosed and would have killed one of our pets had we not abandoned treatment and switched Vets. Beware: rigid, insensitive, impersonal and sometimes just wrong.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had been coming here for years, and since our pets were realatively healthy, we continued to come out of convenience in spite of the over officious office help, merry go round of vets, pushing unnecessary services. That is until misdiagnosed and would have killed one of our pets had we not abandoned treatment and switched Vets. Beware: rigid, insensitive, impersonal and sometimes just wrong.

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When my friend got a new puppy we brought him here. He liked it because it was cheaper than some of the other places, but myself having gone to many other vets found the service to be good, but not as good as some others. He still goes here, but I usually spend a little more money going someplace where I know the people better.

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When my friend got a new puppy we brought him here. He liked it because it was cheaper than some of the other places, but myself having gone to many other vets found the service to be good, but not as good as some others. He still goes here, but I usually spend a little more money going someplace where I know the people better.

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