Exton Vet Clinic & Stanek Vet

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  • 609 N Pottstown Pike A

    Exton, PA 19341

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  • 610-363-7479

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Mon-Thu 8am-7:30pm, Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 8:30am-12am

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Finding a good vet can be such a challenge. After years of semi-satisfaction with another local vet, we were referred to Dr. Stanek at the Exton Vet Clinic. We were afraid that our elderly samoyed would need to be put down due to hip trouble; he was barely able to get up. What a pleasure to find a vet who does house calls! Dr. Stanek came and spent quite a bit of time with us, and recommended a change in medication and food for our dog. Within 10 days, our dog was like a new dog, moving better, eating better, and generally happier. Since then, Dr. Stanek has provided excellent care, and we have referred several friends and family members to her. Her personal, down to earth approach and dedication to clients is commendable!

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Finding a good vet can be such a challenge. After years of semi-satisfaction with another local vet, we were referred to Dr. Stanek at the Exton Vet Clinic. We were afraid that our elderly samoyed would need to be put down due to hip trouble; he was barely able to get up. What a pleasure to find a vet who does house calls! Dr. Stanek came and spent quite a bit of time with us, and recommended a change in medication and food for our dog. Within 10 days, our dog was like a new dog, moving better, eating better, and generally happier. Since then, Dr. Stanek has provided excellent care, and we have referred several friends and family members to her. Her personal, down to earth approach and dedication to clients is commendable!

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I love the Exton Vet clinic. They are so caring and compassionate to my pets. I rescued a 10 year old chihuaha from Georgia in April. I took her to Dr. Stanek for a check up and she quickly diagnosed my dog with a serious infection plus many other problems. She did emergency surgery on a high risk dog and the end result was wonderful. My Abbey has flourished ever since and is so happy. I would recommend Dr. Stanek and the Exton Vet Clinic to anybody! Holly

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I love the Exton Vet clinic. They are so caring and compassionate to my pets. I rescued a 10 year old chihuaha from Georgia in April. I took her to Dr. Stanek for a check up and she quickly diagnosed my dog with a serious infection plus many other problems. She did emergency surgery on a high risk dog and the end result was wonderful. My Abbey has flourished ever since and is so happy. I would recommend Dr. Stanek and the Exton Vet Clinic to anybody! Holly

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We just had another occasion to appreciate this vet and her staff. We brought another rescue kitty in for a routine dental. This is generally a very healthy 8-9 year old cat whose only real issue has been genetically bad teeth. Well, it turned out to be quite lucky we brought her in for the dental because as they were waking Molly up after the procedure they felt a lump by one of her nipples. They called me right away to ask if they could remove the lump and send it for biopsy. I consented, and it turned out to be cancerous. They did a radical mastectomy on our girl a week later and she is now recovering beautifully. The mass was fairly small, so with chemo we should have another couple of years with our Molly.

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We adopted a 10 year old cat from a local rescue about a year and a half ago. The poor little guy had been abandoned in an apartment when his previous owners abruptly moved (they were about to be evicted). Miraculously, the rescue was able to provide us with vet records going back nearly 8 years--all at the Exton Vet Clinic. Because we felt Mika had already suffered enough upheaval, we elected to continue to take him to Dr. Stanek rather than to the vet we were seeing for our other cat.

The first thing we asked Dr. Stanek to do was a complete blood workup because we suspected Mika might have some underlying problems. It turned out that his kidney levels were off so we started him on some prescription food. We also learned he had infections in both ears (infections he had probably had for more than a year), so we started him on some ointment for that.

After a couple of months, we were unable to get the infection in his left ear to clear up. Dr. Stanek examined him again and discovered he had a polyp growing right beside his eardrum. We scheduled surgery with her to have the polyp removed. She had recently started doing laser surgery and Mika's recovery was very fast and he seemed to have very little pain. Unfortunately, a biopsy of the mass showed it was not a polyp, but a slow-growing cancerous tumor most likely caused by the constant inflammation from the untreated ear infections. So now we have his ears checked regularly and we will have Dr. Stanek remove anything that happens to grow back.

We have been so happy with the treatment Mika received and with the way we were treated by Dr. Stanek and her staff that we moved our other cat to the Exton Vet Clinic even though we were very satisfied with the vet we had been using. The hours and location are very convenient for us, the prices are quite reasonable, and they are never too busy to explain a problem to us or answer a million questions about something. Dr. Stanek has recently added a couple of new vets to her practice, which will no doubt improve the convenience.

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We just had another occasion to appreciate this vet and her staff. We brought another rescue kitty in for a routine dental. This is generally a very healthy 8-9 year old cat whose only real issue has been genetically bad teeth. Well, it turned out to be quite lucky we brought her in for the dental because as they were waking Molly up after the procedure they felt a lump by one of her nipples. They called me right away to ask if they could remove the lump and send it for biopsy. I consented, and it turned out to be cancerous. They did a radical mastectomy on our girl a week later and she is now recovering beautifully. The mass was fairly small, so with chemo we should have another couple of years with our Molly.

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We adopted a 10 year old cat from a local rescue about a year and a half ago. The poor little guy had been abandoned in an apartment when his previous owners abruptly moved (they were about to be evicted). Miraculously, the rescue was able to provide us with vet records going back nearly 8 years--all at the Exton Vet Clinic. Because we felt Mika had already suffered enough upheaval, we elected to continue to take him to Dr. Stanek rather than to the vet we were seeing for our other cat.

The first thing we asked Dr. Stanek to do was a complete blood workup because we suspected Mika might have some underlying problems. It turned out that his kidney levels were off so we started him on some prescription food. We also learned he had infections in both ears (infections he had probably had for more than a year), so we started him on some ointment for that.

After a couple of months, we were unable to get the infection in his left ear to clear up. Dr. Stanek examined him again and discovered he had a polyp growing right beside his eardrum. We scheduled surgery with her to have the polyp removed. She had recently started doing laser surgery and Mika's recovery was very fast and he seemed to have very little pain. Unfortunately, a biopsy of the mass showed it was not a polyp, but a slow-growing cancerous tumor most likely caused by the constant inflammation from the untreated ear infections. So now we have his ears checked regularly and we will have Dr. Stanek remove anything that happens to grow back.

We have been so happy with the treatment Mika received and with the way we were treated by Dr. Stanek and her staff that we moved our other cat to the Exton Vet Clinic even though we were very satisfied with the vet we had been using. The hours and location are very convenient for us, the prices are quite reasonable, and they are never too busy to explain a problem to us or answer a million questions about something. Dr. Stanek has recently added a couple of new vets to her practice, which will no doubt improve the convenience.

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I have a skittish PWD - the Exton Vet Clinic totally understood the breed and their personality and my dog actually calmed down and now jumps right up on the exam table every time.

Dr. Stanek and her staff:
Are all very knowledgeable!
Take their time with each patient!
Don't just ask about medical history they try to get the whole picture of the dog and her owner!
Are helpful and polite (in one word very professional and you can tell they are passionate about their job!!)

My dog is like like a member of the family and at 12 1/2 I want to make sure she is getting the best care - I am glad that I found the Exton Vet Clinic!!!

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I have a skittish PWD - the Exton Vet Clinic totally understood the breed and their personality and my dog actually calmed down and now jumps right up on the exam table every time.

Dr. Stanek and her staff:
Are all very knowledgeable!
Take their time with each patient!
Don't just ask about medical history they try to get the whole picture of the dog and her owner!
Are helpful and polite (in one word very professional and you can tell they are passionate about their job!!)

My dog is like like a member of the family and at 12 1/2 I want to make sure she is getting the best care - I am glad that I found the Exton Vet Clinic!!!

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We switched to Dr. Stanek about 3 years ago, and were pleasantly pleased with both her care and her prices. Our previously vet-nippy elder cat appreciated her respectful handling, and never even threatened to nip Dr. Stanek or her assistant. 2 years ago, we brought in a stray who wandered into our lives, and were pleasantly surprised by her exam of our "female kitten" - he was actually a fixed adult cat, in need of only shots. Our pocketbooks were saved again.

Last month, our elder cat exhibited some frightening symptoms. Dr. Stanek scheduled us into her lunch hour the same day, examined him, and tentatively diagnosed a heart and possible thyroid condition. She explained our options, and recommended a veterinary cardiologist. While her staff made the appointment with the cardiologist for us, Dr. Stanek did a few tests in her office to save us money. A trip to the cardiologist confirmed Dr. Stanek's dx, and the two doctors worked together to set up a medicine regime to make our gentle cat as comfortable and happy as possible. She even followed up with us to see how Macavity was reacting to his new meds. We are happy to report he's doing much better, and even regaining weight thanks to her care.

On a personal note, it is SO nice to visit a clean-smelling vet's office.

My family wholeheartedly recommends Dr. Shannon Stanek for veterinary care.

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We switched to Dr. Stanek about 3 years ago, and were pleasantly pleased with both her care and her prices. Our previously vet-nippy elder cat appreciated her respectful handling, and never even threatened to nip Dr. Stanek or her assistant. 2 years ago, we brought in a stray who wandered into our lives, and were pleasantly surprised by her exam of our "female kitten" - he was actually a fixed adult cat, in need of only shots. Our pocketbooks were saved again.

Last month, our elder cat exhibited some frightening symptoms. Dr. Stanek scheduled us into her lunch hour the same day, examined him, and tentatively diagnosed a heart and possible thyroid condition. She explained our options, and recommended a veterinary cardiologist. While her staff made the appointment with the cardiologist for us, Dr. Stanek did a few tests in her office to save us money. A trip to the cardiologist confirmed Dr. Stanek's dx, and the two doctors worked together to set up a medicine regime to make our gentle cat as comfortable and happy as possible. She even followed up with us to see how Macavity was reacting to his new meds. We are happy to report he's doing much better, and even regaining weight thanks to her care.

On a personal note, it is SO nice to visit a clean-smelling vet's office.

My family wholeheartedly recommends Dr. Shannon Stanek for veterinary care.

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My first experience with Dr. Stanek & the Exton Vet Clinic was just over three years ago when my 12 yr. old cat became VERY sick very quickly. Dr. Stanek went to great lengths to save my her and literally nursed her back to health for nearly 3 weeks following her surgery. Three years later I have a happy, healthy cat who "vacations" with Dr. Stanek & staff whenever I go out of town, allowing me to have complete peace of mind knowing she is getting her meds and that she is safe and happy.

One of the hardest things to do is put down a beloved pet . . . and that's what I had to do two years ago when my sweet 15-yr. old rescue cat had cancer. The compassion, sensitivity and caring I felt from everyone at Exton Vet Clinic made such a sad experience so much easier for me to go through. They were absolutely wonderful.

It has always been my feeling that this is not "just a business" to Dr. Stanek or her staff. I'm very particular about who is responsible for the medical care of my "babies" but I have complete trust in Dr. Stanek and everyone at her clinic. They are friendly, caring people who are truly concerned about the well-being of my cats. More importantly, I feel confident that my pets get the best medical care possible from the Exton Vet Clinic.

I recommend the Exton Vet Clinic without hesitation. I've had occasion to speak to several other people who entrust their pets to Dr. Stanek and not one of them would even think of going elsewhere.

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My first experience with Dr. Stanek & the Exton Vet Clinic was just over three years ago when my 12 yr. old cat became VERY sick very quickly. Dr. Stanek went to great lengths to save my her and literally nursed her back to health for nearly 3 weeks following her surgery. Three years later I have a happy, healthy cat who "vacations" with Dr. Stanek & staff whenever I go out of town, allowing me to have complete peace of mind knowing she is getting her meds and that she is safe and happy.

One of the hardest things to do is put down a beloved pet . . . and that's what I had to do two years ago when my sweet 15-yr. old rescue cat had cancer. The compassion, sensitivity and caring I felt from everyone at Exton Vet Clinic made such a sad experience so much easier for me to go through. They were absolutely wonderful.

It has always been my feeling that this is not "just a business" to Dr. Stanek or her staff. I'm very particular about who is responsible for the medical care of my "babies" but I have complete trust in Dr. Stanek and everyone at her clinic. They are friendly, caring people who are truly concerned about the well-being of my cats. More importantly, I feel confident that my pets get the best medical care possible from the Exton Vet Clinic.

I recommend the Exton Vet Clinic without hesitation. I've had occasion to speak to several other people who entrust their pets to Dr. Stanek and not one of them would even think of going elsewhere.

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I did some online vet research before adopting our beagle from the Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland. I decided that the Exton Vet Clinic in Exton, headed by Veterinarian Shannon Stanek, looked like a promising place. A few days after we adopted our beagle, she started having accidents where urine would just dribble out and you could tell that she didn??t know it was going on.

My wife took Merry (our beagle) to Stanek??s clinic in hopes of a diagnosis and treatment. Here??s what they did (directly from the receipt):

Detailed Problem Exam: $47.25

Lab Urinalysis In House: $38.25

Ultrasound ?? Bladder For Cysto.: $41.25

Lab Anaerobic Culture & Sensitivity: $112.65

Total: $239.40

My wife was surprised initially because there was another ??new? vet at the clinic (her name is eluding me and it??s not on the receipt) and we had heard nothing about her. Merry went through the testing and my wife said that things went okay. They said Merry had a UTI and a struvite stone, and prescribed her Science Diet S/d and Clavamox (a hefty $70 extra). The first bad thing I heard was that the vet prescribed Science Diet S/d BUT she didn??t know how much we should feed her and how often. I didn??t think it was acceptable to hear that from a doctor, would you?

I did some calling around to see if the surrounding vets had cheaper prices for all of the items listed above and every one that I called had lower prices. I know this may differ for different services, but we just moved into a new house and finances are a little tight. I called them Tuesday July 21, 2009 and asked if they could have all of Merry??s records ready for me the next day. After being on hold for two minutes, the receptionist returned to the phone and said, ??Yea, we can have it ready for you tomorrow.?

When I drove to the Exton Vet Clinic on my lunch break the following day, I asked for the records and they presented me with a receipt of services that we had already received at the first appointment. A lady from the back came out and said, ??Oh I??m not sure if anybody called you but [Merry??s] test came back negative.? I replied, ??So does that mean she doesn??t have a stone? Her: ??No I don??t know. We??d have to do another ultrasound to determine that.? Me: ??Well didn??t you guys do an ultrasound last Friday?? Her: ??That was just so that we could extract the urine properly.? Then she walked away and I said, ??Why wouldn??t anyone have called me?? The receptionist apologized and didn??t know.

I was a little annoyed at this point because I was trying to figure out what I had paid for. I told the receptionist that all she gave me was a receipt and that there were no results on the page. I also needed my previous veterinary records that we brought to them at the first appointment. The receptionist told me, ??Oh the veterinarian is out to lunch now and she took the file with her to review.? I said, ??I??m confused. I called yesterday to ask if the records could be ready for me and I was told they would be ready.? She was very apologetic and said that she would fax them to me later in the day. I was calm the whole time because I??m getting used to expecting this kind of thing from businesses these days.

So here I am with no solid answers. I should also mention that they have an advertisement in front of the clinic for Science Diet. This isn??t too surprising, but it makes me uncomfortable that Science Diet S/d was prescribed to my dog without knowing how to administer the food. Should it even have been prescribed? Is there something better available? What does ??the test came back negative? even mean if you can??t put it into context? Shouldn??t the people working there have a clue as to what is going on? Why was Dr. Stanek reviewing my file at lunch on the Wednesday after meeting with my wife and dog the Friday prior?

I??m getting a new vet. If you choose to go to Shannon Stanek??s Exton Vet Clinic, I hope you have a better experience than I did.

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I did some online vet research before adopting our beagle from the Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland. I decided that the Exton Vet Clinic in Exton, headed by Veterinarian Shannon Stanek, looked like a promising place. A few days after we adopted our beagle, she started having accidents where urine would just dribble out and you could tell that she didn??t know it was going on.

My wife took Merry (our beagle) to Stanek??s clinic in hopes of a diagnosis and treatment. Here??s what they did (directly from the receipt):

Detailed Problem Exam: $47.25

Lab Urinalysis In House: $38.25

Ultrasound ?? Bladder For Cysto.: $41.25

Lab Anaerobic Culture & Sensitivity: $112.65

Total: $239.40

My wife was surprised initially because there was another ??new? vet at the clinic (her name is eluding me and it??s not on the receipt) and we had heard nothing about her. Merry went through the testing and my wife said that things went okay. They said Merry had a UTI and a struvite stone, and prescribed her Science Diet S/d and Clavamox (a hefty $70 extra). The first bad thing I heard was that the vet prescribed Science Diet S/d BUT she didn??t know how much we should feed her and how often. I didn??t think it was acceptable to hear that from a doctor, would you?

I did some calling around to see if the surrounding vets had cheaper prices for all of the items listed above and every one that I called had lower prices. I know this may differ for different services, but we just moved into a new house and finances are a little tight. I called them Tuesday July 21, 2009 and asked if they could have all of Merry??s records ready for me the next day. After being on hold for two minutes, the receptionist returned to the phone and said, ??Yea, we can have it ready for you tomorrow.?

When I drove to the Exton Vet Clinic on my lunch break the following day, I asked for the records and they presented me with a receipt of services that we had already received at the first appointment. A lady from the back came out and said, ??Oh I??m not sure if anybody called you but [Merry??s] test came back negative.? I replied, ??So does that mean she doesn??t have a stone? Her: ??No I don??t know. We??d have to do another ultrasound to determine that.? Me: ??Well didn??t you guys do an ultrasound last Friday?? Her: ??That was just so that we could extract the urine properly.? Then she walked away and I said, ??Why wouldn??t anyone have called me?? The receptionist apologized and didn??t know.

I was a little annoyed at this point because I was trying to figure out what I had paid for. I told the receptionist that all she gave me was a receipt and that there were no results on the page. I also needed my previous veterinary records that we brought to them at the first appointment. The receptionist told me, ??Oh the veterinarian is out to lunch now and she took the file with her to review.? I said, ??I??m confused. I called yesterday to ask if the records could be ready for me and I was told they would be ready.? She was very apologetic and said that she would fax them to me later in the day. I was calm the whole time because I??m getting used to expecting this kind of thing from businesses these days.

So here I am with no solid answers. I should also mention that they have an advertisement in front of the clinic for Science Diet. This isn??t too surprising, but it makes me uncomfortable that Science Diet S/d was prescribed to my dog without knowing how to administer the food. Should it even have been prescribed? Is there something better available? What does ??the test came back negative? even mean if you can??t put it into context? Shouldn??t the people working there have a clue as to what is going on? Why was Dr. Stanek reviewing my file at lunch on the Wednesday after meeting with my wife and dog the Friday prior?

I??m getting a new vet. If you choose to go to Shannon Stanek??s Exton Vet Clinic, I hope you have a better experience than I did.

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We have used Dr. Stanek for 2 years as a housecall veterinarian. We love her personal care and compassion. She has done a wonderful job caring for our 20 year old cat that we were told by another vet that she would not live for more than 2-3 months prior to meeting Dr. Stanek 26 months ago. Twit is still going strong. She has also helped us tremendously with our 5 dogs, both as housecalls and at the clinic. We thank God daily that Dr. Stanek has come into our lives.

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We have used Dr. Stanek for 2 years as a housecall veterinarian. We love her personal care and compassion. She has done a wonderful job caring for our 20 year old cat that we were told by another vet that she would not live for more than 2-3 months prior to meeting Dr. Stanek 26 months ago. Twit is still going strong. She has also helped us tremendously with our 5 dogs, both as housecalls and at the clinic. We thank God daily that Dr. Stanek has come into our lives.

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