Oakwood Veterinary Clinic

★★★★☆
  • 701 Shroyer Rd

    Dayton, OH 45419

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  • 937-294-7387

About Oakwood Veterinary Clinic

Hours
Mon-Wed 8am-5pm, Fri 8am-5pm, Thu 8am-1pm, Sat 9am-1pm

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Dr. Bielefeld has been our vet for almost ten years. I agree that sometimes I have difficulty understanding what he's saying, but the time it takes to ask questions is a small price to pay for completely reliable care.
After my dog's surgery, we let him play too rough with our other dogs and his stitches were ripped open. Dr. Bielefeld drove over thirty minutes from his home on a Sunday evening to care for our dog, and didn't even charge us even though it was our fault for letting it happen!
For routine care, I believe the costs are higher than other clinics in our area, but the expensive laser declawing for my cats was totally worth it. I'm willing to pay extra for the assurance that my pets are getting the best care available.

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Dr. Bielefeld has been our vet for almost ten years. I agree that sometimes I have difficulty understanding what he's saying, but the time it takes to ask questions is a small price to pay for completely reliable care.
After my dog's surgery, we let him play too rough with our other dogs and his stitches were ripped open. Dr. Bielefeld drove over thirty minutes from his home on a Sunday evening to care for our dog, and didn't even charge us even though it was our fault for letting it happen!
For routine care, I believe the costs are higher than other clinics in our area, but the expensive laser declawing for my cats was totally worth it. I'm willing to pay extra for the assurance that my pets are getting the best care available.

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I adore Dr Bielefeld and I can't imagine him doing any of the terrible things I've read in these reviews. You can tell he really loves animals by his gentle and comforting manner with them. He's been my vet since 2005 with two dogs and

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I adore Dr Bielefeld and I can't imagine him doing any of the terrible things I've read in these reviews. You can tell he really loves animals by his gentle and comforting manner with them. He's been my vet since 2005 with two dogs and

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I have taken 3 pets to Dr. B and my parents have taken 2 of their dogs to him. We have always been completely satisfied with his level of care with the animals and the support staff have always been helpful and patient, even in stressful situations. He can be hard to understand but is always willing to go over things again if you ask him to. But quite frankly, I don't care about that. What is most important to me is how my dog is treated, because that is afterall, the point of the visit. He neutered my dog as well as performed an eye surgery and he was always conscientious about my dog's pain, which I really appreciated. I can recommend this office without hesitation.

5
★★★★★

I have taken 3 pets to Dr. B and my parents have taken 2 of their dogs to him. We have always been completely satisfied with his level of care with the animals and the support staff have always been helpful and patient, even in stressful situations. He can be hard to understand but is always willing to go over things again if you ask him to. But quite frankly, I don't care about that. What is most important to me is how my dog is treated, because that is afterall, the point of the visit. He neutered my dog as well as performed an eye surgery and he was always conscientious about my dog's pain, which I really appreciated. I can recommend this office without hesitation.

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Dr. B is a great vet. Yes he's hard to understand at times but he's very knowledgeable. He saved my dogs life twice.

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Dr. B is a great vet. Yes he's hard to understand at times but he's very knowledgeable. He saved my dogs life twice.

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After reading the other reviews, I will compare and contrast from my 10+ years of seeing Dr. B. Difficult to understand? Yes. Knowledge of what he does? EXCELLENT!!! I have been charged for thing I have not approved, and I am now very clear as to what it is I want. I talk to the front desk, Dr. B., and to the gals who help him out with the animals. If I make myself heard, I get what is needed. If I stay mute, they give me what they think is needed. It is that simple. I keep going back b/c I know my pets get THE BEST care.

3
★★★☆☆

After reading the other reviews, I will compare and contrast from my 10+ years of seeing Dr. B. Difficult to understand? Yes. Knowledge of what he does? EXCELLENT!!! I have been charged for thing I have not approved, and I am now very clear as to what it is I want. I talk to the front desk, Dr. B., and to the gals who help him out with the animals. If I make myself heard, I get what is needed. If I stay mute, they give me what they think is needed. It is that simple. I keep going back b/c I know my pets get THE BEST care.

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Very knowledgeable and thorough vet. He's very caring of the animals. His voice calms my cat, and he explains things well if you ask. I highly recommend him.

5
★★★★★

Very knowledgeable and thorough vet. He's very caring of the animals. His voice calms my cat, and he explains things well if you ask. I highly recommend him.

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We have went to see Dr. Bielefeld for years. After reading all the other comments the only thing I can say is- Yes he is hard to understand with a speech impediment that happens. We have had the same experience with him giving our animals things we don't approve first, while this isn't the best way of going about things we have come to this conclusion over the years...Mark Bielefeld LOVES animals and can and will give them the care they need, regardless of the owners wishes. Some people may see this as a negative but have always seen it as wonderful. His worry and care about animals is what has kept us going there even if it is a little more expensive then other places. He is slightly impersonal but has always been great with our animals talking to them and comforting them. Our dog is afraid of all other males besides him and my husband. We will continue to take all our animals there until he is no longer open.

5
★★★★★

We have went to see Dr. Bielefeld for years. After reading all the other comments the only thing I can say is- Yes he is hard to understand with a speech impediment that happens. We have had the same experience with him giving our animals things we don't approve first, while this isn't the best way of going about things we have come to this conclusion over the years...Mark Bielefeld LOVES animals and can and will give them the care they need, regardless of the owners wishes. Some people may see this as a negative but have always seen it as wonderful. His worry and care about animals is what has kept us going there even if it is a little more expensive then other places. He is slightly impersonal but has always been great with our animals talking to them and comforting them. Our dog is afraid of all other males besides him and my husband. We will continue to take all our animals there until he is no longer open.

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took my kitten there a month after i got her from the humane society. she had been throwing up that morning and didnt eat her canned kitten food. Dr. B proceeded to trim her nails even after i said i had just done it, and the receptionist was SO rude to me! the doc proceeded to do random things to the kitty and leave for long periods of time. in the end, i got charged for the nail trimming and a can of cat food i didnt even say i wanted! Rude and impersonal!

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★★★★☆

took my kitten there a month after i got her from the humane society. she had been throwing up that morning and didnt eat her canned kitten food. Dr. B proceeded to trim her nails even after i said i had just done it, and the receptionist was SO rude to me! the doc proceeded to do random things to the kitty and leave for long periods of time. in the end, i got charged for the nail trimming and a can of cat food i didnt even say i wanted! Rude and impersonal!

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I take my cats here and they have been great because of it. My pets have been treated well for everything. The doctor is hard to understand sometimes, but you get used to it. He will talk through things if you simply ask him to. This is a good vet clinic, I have no idea why there are so many negative reviews of it.

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★★★★★

I take my cats here and they have been great because of it. My pets have been treated well for everything. The doctor is hard to understand sometimes, but you get used to it. He will talk through things if you simply ask him to. This is a good vet clinic, I have no idea why there are so many negative reviews of it.

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I went back here after taking my dogs to Mark Bielefeld years ago. I drive across town now to take my dogs there. Although Dr. Bielefeld doesn't have the best manner (little eye contact and speaks very softly), he knows his stuff and great at what he does. Seems expensive compared to some, but he's very thorough and I've never had problems w/ the care or his concern for my animals. His ability in laser surgery for front cat declaw was very good (walking around almost like nothing happened later that same day - awesome because was against doing this the dogs thank me) -- and this service and skill is not something many vets have. My only real complaints are that (1) he seems a bit expensive (make sure you get a quote prior and understand possible additional costs) and the (2) customer service of his front desk people -- one in particular, although helpful, is not so friendly most times. Oh well, worth it to see the doc.

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★★★★☆

I went back here after taking my dogs to Mark Bielefeld years ago. I drive across town now to take my dogs there. Although Dr. Bielefeld doesn't have the best manner (little eye contact and speaks very softly), he knows his stuff and great at what he does. Seems expensive compared to some, but he's very thorough and I've never had problems w/ the care or his concern for my animals. His ability in laser surgery for front cat declaw was very good (walking around almost like nothing happened later that same day - awesome because was against doing this the dogs thank me) -- and this service and skill is not something many vets have. My only real complaints are that (1) he seems a bit expensive (make sure you get a quote prior and understand possible additional costs) and the (2) customer service of his front desk people -- one in particular, although helpful, is not so friendly most times. Oh well, worth it to see the doc.

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NOT RECOMMENDED. I AM NEW TO THE AREA AND THIS VET IS RIGHT DOWN THE STREET FROM ME. MY FAMILY JUST GOT A NEW PUPPY AND I TOOK HER HERE, BIG MISTAKE. THE DOCTOR IS VERY UNPROFESSIONAL. HE MUMBLES AND DOES NOT TELL YOU WHAT HE IS DOING TO YOUR PET BEFORE HE DOES IT, I FOUND THIS VERY DISRESPECTFUL. HE TRIMMED MY 7 WEEK OLD PUP'S NAILS AND STARTED BLEEDING TERRIBLY, YOU WOULD THINK A PROFESSIONAL WOULD KNOW WHAT THEY WERE DOING. THE VET TECH YELLED AT THE DOCTOR RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. IF THE STAFF TREATS EACH OTHER THIS WAY I DO NOT WANT THEM CARING FOR MY PET. IF THE STAFF CAN NOT TREAT EACH OTHER WITH RESPECT AND DECENCY HOW ARE THEY TREATING YOUR ANIMALS? IF YOU CARE AT ALL FOR YOUR PET DO NOT TAKE THEM HERE. I WOULD NOT TRUST THIS PLACE ALONE WITH MY PET.

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NOT RECOMMENDED. I AM NEW TO THE AREA AND THIS VET IS RIGHT DOWN THE STREET FROM ME. MY FAMILY JUST GOT A NEW PUPPY AND I TOOK HER HERE, BIG MISTAKE. THE DOCTOR IS VERY UNPROFESSIONAL. HE MUMBLES AND DOES NOT TELL YOU WHAT HE IS DOING TO YOUR PET BEFORE HE DOES IT, I FOUND THIS VERY DISRESPECTFUL. HE TRIMMED MY 7 WEEK OLD PUP'S NAILS AND STARTED BLEEDING TERRIBLY, YOU WOULD THINK A PROFESSIONAL WOULD KNOW WHAT THEY WERE DOING. THE VET TECH YELLED AT THE DOCTOR RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. IF THE STAFF TREATS EACH OTHER THIS WAY I DO NOT WANT THEM CARING FOR MY PET. IF THE STAFF CAN NOT TREAT EACH OTHER WITH RESPECT AND DECENCY HOW ARE THEY TREATING YOUR ANIMALS? IF YOU CARE AT ALL FOR YOUR PET DO NOT TAKE THEM HERE. I WOULD NOT TRUST THIS PLACE ALONE WITH MY PET.

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Cons: EVERYTHING

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I started taking my dog there because it was close, but the service went from just ok to truly awful. Go just about anywhere but here, Dr B is MEAN to dogs.

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I started taking my dog there because it was close, but the service went from just ok to truly awful. Go just about anywhere but here, Dr B is MEAN to dogs.

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Our dogs have received excellent care from Dr. B and his staff over the last 5 years. Margaret who is the office manager has always been great. I would highly recommend taking your pet to this clinic. We are moving out of state and hope to find a vet as good as the people at Oakwood.

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Our dogs have received excellent care from Dr. B and his staff over the last 5 years. Margaret who is the office manager has always been great. I would highly recommend taking your pet to this clinic. We are moving out of state and hope to find a vet as good as the people at Oakwood.

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Saved my dog when her own vet clinic failed her. I think Dr Bielefeld is an excellent vet, although a little hard to understand. The staff is friendly and supportive. I have never been charged for extras and I think the prices are competitive.

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Saved my dog when her own vet clinic failed her. I think Dr Bielefeld is an excellent vet, although a little hard to understand. The staff is friendly and supportive. I have never been charged for extras and I think the prices are competitive.

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i took my cat to this clinic to have his front claws removed because they are the only one in the area who has laser removal available. when i droped him off they told me what it would cost me and i told them not to give him anything else since he was up to date on everything and i just wanted the claw removal. they agreed and took him. when i went to pick him up they told me that they gave him his shots and charged me for them even after i asked not to. i expained the situation to them and they told me if i dont pay the extra fees that they would not release my cat. so backed into a corner i paid the ramsom to get my beloved cat back. needless to say i was very unhappy. i was very unimpressed by their work ethics and how they handled the situation. i would tell everyone to not take their animals there. they will not listen to anything you say and continue to do things to your animal that you asked not to. i would never recomend them to anyone unless you wanted to be cheated of your money. their prices are higher than most clinics and they put hidden fees on. it was like going to get and oil change for your car and when you come back for it they tell you they repaced a part that will cost you 50 dollars more

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i took my cat to this clinic to have his front claws removed because they are the only one in the area who has laser removal available. when i droped him off they told me what it would cost me and i told them not to give him anything else since he was up to date on everything and i just wanted the claw removal. they agreed and took him. when i went to pick him up they told me that they gave him his shots and charged me for them even after i asked not to. i expained the situation to them and they told me if i dont pay the extra fees that they would not release my cat. so backed into a corner i paid the ramsom to get my beloved cat back. needless to say i was very unhappy. i was very unimpressed by their work ethics and how they handled the situation. i would tell everyone to not take their animals there. they will not listen to anything you say and continue to do things to your animal that you asked not to. i would never recomend them to anyone unless you wanted to be cheated of your money. their prices are higher than most clinics and they put hidden fees on. it was like going to get and oil change for your car and when you come back for it they tell you they repaced a part that will cost you 50 dollars more

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When I moved I began going to this vet because he was really close to my new house. Big mistake! He has got to be one of the worst in the area. He mumbles horribly, lectures, made me feel like a horrible person for letting my cat get 2 lbs overweight. Two visits in a row he gave an extra vaccine without telling me about them. When I go to pay the bill there is an extra $20 charge for a vaccination the staff have a hard time explaining. At my last visit the vet tech told off the vet when he asked her to get something for him- then she stormed out of the room. When she came back in the room she grabbed my cat so hard her ribs were bruised. I have never heard a cat scream like that before. It was horrible. I do not recommend them at all. Maybe I had a bad experience but I would not risk it. I gave them 2 chances and that is it. I love my pets too much to take them back.

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When I moved I began going to this vet because he was really close to my new house. Big mistake! He has got to be one of the worst in the area. He mumbles horribly, lectures, made me feel like a horrible person for letting my cat get 2 lbs overweight. Two visits in a row he gave an extra vaccine without telling me about them. When I go to pay the bill there is an extra $20 charge for a vaccination the staff have a hard time explaining. At my last visit the vet tech told off the vet when he asked her to get something for him- then she stormed out of the room. When she came back in the room she grabbed my cat so hard her ribs were bruised. I have never heard a cat scream like that before. It was horrible. I do not recommend them at all. Maybe I had a bad experience but I would not risk it. I gave them 2 chances and that is it. I love my pets too much to take them back.

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I went in with a sick pet to get it treatment. The vet let it fall to the floor 4 times. . .yes 4 times. I watched it die. I was devastated. The worst was telling my young son his pet had died.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went in with a sick pet to get it treatment. The vet let it fall to the floor 4 times. . .yes 4 times. I watched it die. I was devastated. The worst was telling my young son his pet had died.

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The head vet, Mark Bielefeld, is sometimes hard to understand when he diagnoses your animal. Ive had problems understanding him in the past, but the rest of his staff is very helpful in answering my questions. The prices are never too astronomical and Im usually able to get an appointment when needed.

The only drawback is that the service is sometimes flakey. Some of the staff doesnt know what theyre doing but for the most part, thankfully, they are able to help you.

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★★★☆☆

The head vet, Mark Bielefeld, is sometimes hard to understand when he diagnoses your animal. Ive had problems understanding him in the past, but the rest of his staff is very helpful in answering my questions. The prices are never too astronomical and Im usually able to get an appointment when needed.

The only drawback is that the service is sometimes flakey. Some of the staff doesnt know what theyre doing but for the most part, thankfully, they are able to help you.

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