Pet Samaritan Clinic

★★★★☆
Tender loving care for the furry of your family.
  • 2519 E Burnside St

    Portland, OR 97214

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  • 503-200-2530

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I was really pleased with the help I got from the Doctor, she answered my questions, and let me take as much time as I felt I needed to get all the information. I didn't feel rushed or made to hurry at all. She was very gentle with my cat and seemed to be genuinely interested in what I wanted to know about the care of and needs of Merry the Christmas cat. This cat was rescued and had severe upper respiratory problem so I wanted to make sure I got that fully understood for myself so I could do what was necessary if needed. I want to thank you for your help and caring.

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I was really pleased with the help I got from the Doctor, she answered my questions, and let me take as much time as I felt I needed to get all the information. I didn't feel rushed or made to hurry at all. She was very gentle with my cat and seemed to be genuinely interested in what I wanted to know about the care of and needs of Merry the Christmas cat. This cat was rescued and had severe upper respiratory problem so I wanted to make sure I got that fully understood for myself so I could do what was necessary if needed. I want to thank you for your help and caring.

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THE WORST EXPERIENCE.

This was a few years ago, although I doubt things have changed.

My 7-year-old kitty was diagnosed as diabetic. Can't remember the tech's name but he was a short little dude with glasses with a smarmy personality who gave me a lecture on my first visit about how if I touched my cat during care (I was just petting her, and NO I was not trying to "handle" her during procedures) and was injured they would get sued, etc.

The vet who saw her the first time was a pretty nice guy (I think it was Voorhees...he had just graduated vet school but had been a tech for years). He made the dianosis and started her on insulin. Brought her back a couple weeks later for a glucose curve, during which the animal is left for over 8 hours. When I picked her up at the end of the day, a tech brought her out in her carrier and told me that Erickson (I believe she is the owner) told her to tell me to increase the insulin based on blood sugar readings. When I asked to speak with the vet in person she refused to come out and talk to me; REALLY professional.

Brought my baby girl back in a couple weeks for another glucose curve at 7:30 am; it was a Friday and I did not realize they have different hours of operation. Got out of the car and the same smarmy tech who was a total jerk to me the first day opened the door with me right behind him, ignored my "good morning," and shut and locked the door in my face! When I knocked on the door, he rolled his eyes, opened it, gave me a curt "We don't open until 8 on Fridays" and finally begrudgingly allowed me into the building to wait for them to open. I was so irritated that I opened the door for another woman who was waiting with her dog. While I was waiting, I started leafing through some literature on the counter about drug use. After reading it for a minute, I discovered that it was Scientology propaganda! When the receptionist showed up, I pointed it out to her and she said "Oh yeah...the owner is a Scientologist." I said I didn't think it was too professional for a business owner to push her own theological views onto her clients.

In typical Scientological fashion, a week later I received a packet in the mail. It included all of my cat's records with a typewritten note that said they felt that we shared different philosophies and that it would be in my cat's best interest if I found another vet. No problem! I took her to North Portland thereafter and was much more pleased with them (although they do tend to try to upsell their services).

So far the best practice I have found is Laurelhurst Veterinary on Sandy. Their techs are very patient, prices are reasonable, and Dr. Knox was a sweetheart to my boy kitty when I had to bring him in for fluids.

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THE WORST EXPERIENCE.

This was a few years ago, although I doubt things have changed.

My 7-year-old kitty was diagnosed as diabetic. Can't remember the tech's name but he was a short little dude with glasses with a smarmy personality who gave me a lecture on my first visit about how if I touched my cat during care (I was just petting her, and NO I was not trying to "handle" her during procedures) and was injured they would get sued, etc.

The vet who saw her the first time was a pretty nice guy (I think it was Voorhees...he had just graduated vet school but had been a tech for years). He made the dianosis and started her on insulin. Brought her back a couple weeks later for a glucose curve, during which the animal is left for over 8 hours. When I picked her up at the end of the day, a tech brought her out in her carrier and told me that Erickson (I believe she is the owner) told her to tell me to increase the insulin based on blood sugar readings. When I asked to speak with the vet in person she refused to come out and talk to me; REALLY professional.

Brought my baby girl back in a couple weeks for another glucose curve at 7:30 am; it was a Friday and I did not realize they have different hours of operation. Got out of the car and the same smarmy tech who was a total jerk to me the first day opened the door with me right behind him, ignored my "good morning," and shut and locked the door in my face! When I knocked on the door, he rolled his eyes, opened it, gave me a curt "We don't open until 8 on Fridays" and finally begrudgingly allowed me into the building to wait for them to open. I was so irritated that I opened the door for another woman who was waiting with her dog. While I was waiting, I started leafing through some literature on the counter about drug use. After reading it for a minute, I discovered that it was Scientology propaganda! When the receptionist showed up, I pointed it out to her and she said "Oh yeah...the owner is a Scientologist." I said I didn't think it was too professional for a business owner to push her own theological views onto her clients.

In typical Scientological fashion, a week later I received a packet in the mail. It included all of my cat's records with a typewritten note that said they felt that we shared different philosophies and that it would be in my cat's best interest if I found another vet. No problem! I took her to North Portland thereafter and was much more pleased with them (although they do tend to try to upsell their services).

So far the best practice I have found is Laurelhurst Veterinary on Sandy. Their techs are very patient, prices are reasonable, and Dr. Knox was a sweetheart to my boy kitty when I had to bring him in for fluids.

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Dr. Davies is wonderful.. She has a real heart for veterinary work and is very personable. She explains things clearly and concisely. When investigating a helath problem, she sorks step by steo, rather than leaping to the most extreme and expensive option, first.

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Dr. Davies is wonderful.. She has a real heart for veterinary work and is very personable. She explains things clearly and concisely. When investigating a helath problem, she sorks step by steo, rather than leaping to the most extreme and expensive option, first.

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I have taken my pets to Pet Sam for 15 years, they have helped me with the lives of many of my pets as well as their passing, we have come full circle in the past 15 years, and have a new batch for them to care for! They are always great, compassionate and understanding. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Erickson and Dr. Davies. You will not regret having Pet Sam as part of your pet family!

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★★★★★

I have taken my pets to Pet Sam for 15 years, they have helped me with the lives of many of my pets as well as their passing, we have come full circle in the past 15 years, and have a new batch for them to care for! They are always great, compassionate and understanding. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Erickson and Dr. Davies. You will not regret having Pet Sam as part of your pet family!

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I have taken both of my cats to Pet Samaritan Clinic for various reasons. I am always able to get an appointment right away and the staff are very friendly and will even offer advice over the phone. They have always been so good with my pets and even my VERY timid cat (who usually tries to hide at other clinics) lets them take his temperature with no fuss!

PROS: great staff, clean facility
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I have taken both of my cats to Pet Samaritan Clinic for various reasons. I am always able to get an appointment right away and the staff are very friendly and will even offer advice over the phone. They have always been so good with my pets and even my VERY timid cat (who usually tries to hide at other clinics) lets them take his temperature with no fuss!

PROS: great staff, clean facility
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It's hard to find vets and nurses that really do care about the pets, not jsut money. My dog Dodo has ear infection that we believe may cause his loss of apptite. We take DoDo there and the staffs there were the most friendly groups of vet there. Before diagnose DoDo, they take a thourough look at hime and run series of test. They also do an allergy test, which was really rare for pets. After two days, my DoDo was back in shape and we coudn't happier. Thank you Pet Samaritan

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★★★★★

It's hard to find vets and nurses that really do care about the pets, not jsut money. My dog Dodo has ear infection that we believe may cause his loss of apptite. We take DoDo there and the staffs there were the most friendly groups of vet there. Before diagnose DoDo, they take a thourough look at hime and run series of test. They also do an allergy test, which was really rare for pets. After two days, my DoDo was back in shape and we coudn't happier. Thank you Pet Samaritan

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This is a dying breed -- a neighborhood pet clinic with staff and doctors that really know what they're doing. They treat all types of cats, dogs, birds, ferrets, etc. and they all know and care about each individual pet. They do allergy testing as well, which is a service that's hard to find. They're open on Saturdays, are very reasonably priced and will work with anyone to make sure their pet is happy and well.

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CONS: No boarding facilities

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★★★★☆

This is a dying breed -- a neighborhood pet clinic with staff and doctors that really know what they're doing. They treat all types of cats, dogs, birds, ferrets, etc. and they all know and care about each individual pet. They do allergy testing as well, which is a service that's hard to find. They're open on Saturdays, are very reasonably priced and will work with anyone to make sure their pet is happy and well.

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CONS: No boarding facilities

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