Research Blvd. Pet & Bird Hospital

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Great service . Never rush you . Not over priced for shots and check ups for new puppy or older pet .

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Great service . Never rush you . Not over priced for shots and check ups for new puppy or older pet .

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This Animal hospital is absolutely amazing. I'm a dog groomer and I ask many of my customers who they would recommend most of them suggested Research Pet & Bird. When my guinea pig was sick and near death Dr. Reeves took excellent care of her! She was so sweet and gentle with her, as were the vet techs She gave me two very reasonable and helpful choices to may in regards to her medications and cost. They called to make sure she was doing alright before her follow up visit. I just cannot thank them enough for helping me get my baby back in good health.Now she is big and happy and I would recommend them to anyone who asked. As for the people that claim that this place is too pricey: i'm 23. I'm not a millionaire. I have also been to other vets in the area with lower prices-and lower standards. For the first time I feel like I actually know less about what may be wrong with my pets than my vet does. I have met so many vets that will GOOGLE information for me. I can do that at home! I wanted professionals and I found them. Totally worth the cost. your babies are in good hands here!

5
★★★★★

This Animal hospital is absolutely amazing. I'm a dog groomer and I ask many of my customers who they would recommend most of them suggested Research Pet & Bird. When my guinea pig was sick and near death Dr. Reeves took excellent care of her! She was so sweet and gentle with her, as were the vet techs She gave me two very reasonable and helpful choices to may in regards to her medications and cost. They called to make sure she was doing alright before her follow up visit. I just cannot thank them enough for helping me get my baby back in good health.Now she is big and happy and I would recommend them to anyone who asked. As for the people that claim that this place is too pricey: i'm 23. I'm not a millionaire. I have also been to other vets in the area with lower prices-and lower standards. For the first time I feel like I actually know less about what may be wrong with my pets than my vet does. I have met so many vets that will GOOGLE information for me. I can do that at home! I wanted professionals and I found them. Totally worth the cost. your babies are in good hands here!

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We have been nothing but completely staisfied with the staff and service at Research Pet and Bird Hospital. We were not exactly looking for a dog, but while visiting a ranch in the HIll Country our dog found us! We have been taking him to the clinic for vet care and grroming (Randi is awesome) and have really been happy with the level care. The staff are all well trained and really helpful and friendly.
The BEST part has been finding our trainer, Ruben! Our dog, Lucky came to us lacking some of his social skills. Ruben has been working with Lucky (and us!) for a couple of weeks and we have noticed a huge change in his behavior (and ours!) already. Ruben has taken the time to really get to know the dog as well as us. He is super skilled and has a great personality. He is helping us tackle some really challenging behaviors including aggression towards other animals and bikes.
We plan to use the boarding facilities while we are on vacation and have complete confidence that our Lucky will be in good hands.

5
★★★★★

We have been nothing but completely staisfied with the staff and service at Research Pet and Bird Hospital. We were not exactly looking for a dog, but while visiting a ranch in the HIll Country our dog found us! We have been taking him to the clinic for vet care and grroming (Randi is awesome) and have really been happy with the level care. The staff are all well trained and really helpful and friendly.
The BEST part has been finding our trainer, Ruben! Our dog, Lucky came to us lacking some of his social skills. Ruben has been working with Lucky (and us!) for a couple of weeks and we have noticed a huge change in his behavior (and ours!) already. Ruben has taken the time to really get to know the dog as well as us. He is super skilled and has a great personality. He is helping us tackle some really challenging behaviors including aggression towards other animals and bikes.
We plan to use the boarding facilities while we are on vacation and have complete confidence that our Lucky will be in good hands.

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Dr. Paul Skellenger is hands down the best vet I have ever gone to (and I've tried many). He treats my animals like his own. He reads up on the latest techniques. He knows I am interested in vet medicine and explains things in details so I understand exactly what is going on. He tells you the options, explains the pros and cons and never pushes any procedure. Pricing is up front and detailed for any extensive work.

They have additional experts outside of the hospital that they will call in when needed (for example and ultrasound specialist that is so wonderful I have even considered going into that field). I've been going for 15+ years after having a horrible experience with a vet that told me I didn't know anything about vet medicine (I did my homework) and proceeded to show me why with a document over 20 years old. Needless to say that vet was wrong and wouldn't admit it. Dr. S. diagnosed a large kidney tumor immediately on my bunny. We had a weird issue with one of our cats and on a hunch he tested her for fur mites (rare in cats) and was right on, he even took extra time and showed me them in the microscope.

Dr. Clinton saved my friend's cat's life. Her vet recommended him for back/spinal surgery (someone shot her cat with a BB gun and it was close to spinal cord). The cat lived to a long age of 18.

Yes, they are not exactly cheap. But you do get what you pay for and then some here. The techs are superb, they pet and dote over the animals to try and comfort them. I travel over 30 minutes to go there and it's worth it. Most of the people there know me by name and one of my cats is famous there. How cool is that? Not sure what happened to the people that criticize, things do happen, pets die, vets aren't perfect and all knowing, but they do their best and care. What more can you ask for?

I kid my family that if something goes wrong with me, I would rather have Dr. Skellenger treat me than a people doctor. I have total trust in both Dr. Skellenger and Dr. Clinton. And I don't say that lightly.

5
★★★★★

Dr. Paul Skellenger is hands down the best vet I have ever gone to (and I've tried many). He treats my animals like his own. He reads up on the latest techniques. He knows I am interested in vet medicine and explains things in details so I understand exactly what is going on. He tells you the options, explains the pros and cons and never pushes any procedure. Pricing is up front and detailed for any extensive work.

They have additional experts outside of the hospital that they will call in when needed (for example and ultrasound specialist that is so wonderful I have even considered going into that field). I've been going for 15+ years after having a horrible experience with a vet that told me I didn't know anything about vet medicine (I did my homework) and proceeded to show me why with a document over 20 years old. Needless to say that vet was wrong and wouldn't admit it. Dr. S. diagnosed a large kidney tumor immediately on my bunny. We had a weird issue with one of our cats and on a hunch he tested her for fur mites (rare in cats) and was right on, he even took extra time and showed me them in the microscope.

Dr. Clinton saved my friend's cat's life. Her vet recommended him for back/spinal surgery (someone shot her cat with a BB gun and it was close to spinal cord). The cat lived to a long age of 18.

Yes, they are not exactly cheap. But you do get what you pay for and then some here. The techs are superb, they pet and dote over the animals to try and comfort them. I travel over 30 minutes to go there and it's worth it. Most of the people there know me by name and one of my cats is famous there. How cool is that? Not sure what happened to the people that criticize, things do happen, pets die, vets aren't perfect and all knowing, but they do their best and care. What more can you ask for?

I kid my family that if something goes wrong with me, I would rather have Dr. Skellenger treat me than a people doctor. I have total trust in both Dr. Skellenger and Dr. Clinton. And I don't say that lightly.

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Picture this...bird sitting (African Grey & Sun Conure) for folks in Paris, France when Sat morning I awake to blood splatters around the AG cage. I call RPBH & although I've never owned a pet, never used this hospital, they told me to bring him in right away. Dr Skellenger not only took care of the broken blood feather but explained that this was not an uncommon occurrence. He took excellent care of Fernando and lessened my anxiety tenfold. I RECOMMEND Dr. Skellenger and his staff. They have wonderful bedside manners and provided exceptional service!

4
★★★★☆

Picture this...bird sitting (African Grey & Sun Conure) for folks in Paris, France when Sat morning I awake to blood splatters around the AG cage. I call RPBH & although I've never owned a pet, never used this hospital, they told me to bring him in right away. Dr Skellenger not only took care of the broken blood feather but explained that this was not an uncommon occurrence. He took excellent care of Fernando and lessened my anxiety tenfold. I RECOMMEND Dr. Skellenger and his staff. They have wonderful bedside manners and provided exceptional service!

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Started using Dr Skellenger after another vet in town did not treat my dog with its best interest. I was very pleased with the clinic and the vets knowledge of medicine. They always spell out what the treatment is and other options, give you a detailed cost of it before treatment. Many times, they will work with you when there is a money problem. Dr. Skellenger is a wonderful vet who takes all the time you want and loves to teach the patients owners all they want to know. He answers all questions and never rushes you. This clinic is a great place to take any pet that is loved and will receive the best treatment possible. Also they offer a senior citizen discount if you ask for it.

5
★★★★★

Started using Dr Skellenger after another vet in town did not treat my dog with its best interest. I was very pleased with the clinic and the vets knowledge of medicine. They always spell out what the treatment is and other options, give you a detailed cost of it before treatment. Many times, they will work with you when there is a money problem. Dr. Skellenger is a wonderful vet who takes all the time you want and loves to teach the patients owners all they want to know. He answers all questions and never rushes you. This clinic is a great place to take any pet that is loved and will receive the best treatment possible. Also they offer a senior citizen discount if you ask for it.

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The vets at this hospital are very caring and knowledgeable. They have recently added a few younger vets who have a vast amount of knowledge and are willing to take the extra steps to ensure that your pet is taked care of. The only downside is that they can be a bit pricey on some things due to their thoroughness as well as there is usually a bit of a wait.

4
★★★★☆

The vets at this hospital are very caring and knowledgeable. They have recently added a few younger vets who have a vast amount of knowledge and are willing to take the extra steps to ensure that your pet is taked care of. The only downside is that they can be a bit pricey on some things due to their thoroughness as well as there is usually a bit of a wait.

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We used to use this vet clinic a few years ago, but moved and switched. Boy, that was a bad idea! We moved back to our old neighboorhood and our old vet and feel home! I had to take one of my cats in with an emergency , and the staff fit me in that afternoon and the vet, Dr. Weirauch, knew exactly what the problem was and took care of it. The staff is very gentle with the animals and everyone is always so friendly. What I especially like is that fact that the staff will call you a few days after the appointment to see how your pet is doing and answer any questions you may have. I highly recommend this clinic!

PROS: Excellent staff, very friendly, vets very knowlagable, reasonably priced
CONS: Had to wait awhile

4
★★★★☆

We used to use this vet clinic a few years ago, but moved and switched. Boy, that was a bad idea! We moved back to our old neighboorhood and our old vet and feel home! I had to take one of my cats in with an emergency , and the staff fit me in that afternoon and the vet, Dr. Weirauch, knew exactly what the problem was and took care of it. The staff is very gentle with the animals and everyone is always so friendly. What I especially like is that fact that the staff will call you a few days after the appointment to see how your pet is doing and answer any questions you may have. I highly recommend this clinic!

PROS: Excellent staff, very friendly, vets very knowlagable, reasonably priced
CONS: Had to wait awhile

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We have two Bichons and we are wanting to have one litter before we have our dogs spayed and neutered. \r\n\r\nDr. Skellenger to the time to talk to us and perform a thorough exam of our ""kids"". We felt he and the staff went above and beyond in helping us. Even to the point of Dr. Skellenger walking out to the lobby and sitting beside me assuring me that everything would be OK.\r\n\r\nI could never imgaine taking my kids anywhere else. \r\n\r\nIn addition, the fact that Dr. Skellenger was an Aggie didn't bother me ;-) He and the staff are super.\r\n\r\nThankful ""future"" parents\r\n

5
★★★★★

We have two Bichons and we are wanting to have one litter before we have our dogs spayed and neutered. \r\n\r\nDr. Skellenger to the time to talk to us and perform a thorough exam of our ""kids"". We felt he and the staff went above and beyond in helping us. Even to the point of Dr. Skellenger walking out to the lobby and sitting beside me assuring me that everything would be OK.\r\n\r\nI could never imgaine taking my kids anywhere else. \r\n\r\nIn addition, the fact that Dr. Skellenger was an Aggie didn't bother me ;-) He and the staff are super.\r\n\r\nThankful ""future"" parents\r\n

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Our vets, Dr. Anderson and Dr. Schroeder, closed their Milwood Veterinary Clinic practice and partnered with Research Pet & Bird Hospital. Milwood was our neighborhood veterinary clinic and we always felt very comfortable with them. We had been going there since 1993. Milwood had a great staff. We always received friendly, caring, customer service and excellent veterinary care for our pets. Our dog requires particular attention due to an ongoing issue.\r\n\r\nI tried this new location. I don't like it! The staff is not very friendly and I never felt like I had good customer service. When I took my dog in, to have her anal glands expressed, a tech came out to take her, but I couldn't go to the back with her. That never happened at Milwood. The times I went here it seemed as if the staff didn't care and was more interested in moving customers in and out quickly rather than providing any customer service. They were very impersonal. \r\n\r\nI have since found another veterinary hospital where the staff is friendly, provides excellent customer service, and is very caring about my pet's health; like it used to be at Milwood. I'm sorry my previous vets partnered with this place because I will not go back to Research Pet & Bird Hospital.

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Our vets, Dr. Anderson and Dr. Schroeder, closed their Milwood Veterinary Clinic practice and partnered with Research Pet & Bird Hospital. Milwood was our neighborhood veterinary clinic and we always felt very comfortable with them. We had been going there since 1993. Milwood had a great staff. We always received friendly, caring, customer service and excellent veterinary care for our pets. Our dog requires particular attention due to an ongoing issue.\r\n\r\nI tried this new location. I don't like it! The staff is not very friendly and I never felt like I had good customer service. When I took my dog in, to have her anal glands expressed, a tech came out to take her, but I couldn't go to the back with her. That never happened at Milwood. The times I went here it seemed as if the staff didn't care and was more interested in moving customers in and out quickly rather than providing any customer service. They were very impersonal. \r\n\r\nI have since found another veterinary hospital where the staff is friendly, provides excellent customer service, and is very caring about my pet's health; like it used to be at Milwood. I'm sorry my previous vets partnered with this place because I will not go back to Research Pet & Bird Hospital.

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We have been taking our 6-7 cats to this clinic for 18+ yrs. We have seen some of the other vets in the clinic but our favorites are Dr Skellenger , Dr Clinton, and Dr Lewelle.. When we have seen some of the other doctors and vet techs who we did not care for, all we had to do is tell the front staff and they changed us to a different doctor immediately and took our complaints seriously. \nWhen the cats first started getting their dental cleanings I requested that if the cats had any cavities to fill them if the teeth were fixable. Dr Skellenger was great in fixing the teeth that needed it. He helped us understand feline dental cavities and gave us a lot of information on dental health. They now have digital xrays which are easier and clearer to read and also less radiation for the animals. \nWe've also had some of our cats with problems, heart murmur, kidney problems that were all addressed very assertively. \nWhen any of the cats had to go under anes. for surgery or dental or even if they were sick, the staff would also call either that night or the next day to check on the cats status.\nWhen our cats quality of life is no longer good and their life ends they,staff and doctors, are very compassionate and comforting. They even gave us a paw print clay cookie with the pets name on it. WE have 4 of these now.\nThe staff has always been polite. There are days that they are swamped and extremely busy and the front desk can get overloaded but they try very hard to be pleasant and efficient. \nWhen I had to board the cats I checked multiply clinics and most were open cages with cage floors and very very small but RPBH kennel area was the best that I found, they were like kitty apartments, one room for litter box, one room for bed. The area was very clean. When I picked up the cats they all smelled clean and were healthy.\nOverall we have been extremely happy with RPBH,

5
★★★★★

We have been taking our 6-7 cats to this clinic for 18+ yrs. We have seen some of the other vets in the clinic but our favorites are Dr Skellenger , Dr Clinton, and Dr Lewelle.. When we have seen some of the other doctors and vet techs who we did not care for, all we had to do is tell the front staff and they changed us to a different doctor immediately and took our complaints seriously. \nWhen the cats first started getting their dental cleanings I requested that if the cats had any cavities to fill them if the teeth were fixable. Dr Skellenger was great in fixing the teeth that needed it. He helped us understand feline dental cavities and gave us a lot of information on dental health. They now have digital xrays which are easier and clearer to read and also less radiation for the animals. \nWe've also had some of our cats with problems, heart murmur, kidney problems that were all addressed very assertively. \nWhen any of the cats had to go under anes. for surgery or dental or even if they were sick, the staff would also call either that night or the next day to check on the cats status.\nWhen our cats quality of life is no longer good and their life ends they,staff and doctors, are very compassionate and comforting. They even gave us a paw print clay cookie with the pets name on it. WE have 4 of these now.\nThe staff has always been polite. There are days that they are swamped and extremely busy and the front desk can get overloaded but they try very hard to be pleasant and efficient. \nWhen I had to board the cats I checked multiply clinics and most were open cages with cage floors and very very small but RPBH kennel area was the best that I found, they were like kitty apartments, one room for litter box, one room for bed. The area was very clean. When I picked up the cats they all smelled clean and were healthy.\nOverall we have been extremely happy with RPBH,

Pros: front and back staff, doctors, office

Cons: no after hour care except at emerg. clinic

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My cherished relationship with Dr. Skellenger and the staff at Research Pet & Bird Hospital started about a decade ago and is still going strong to this day. Dr. Skellenger's knowledge and dedication to his patients and their owners is second to none. Here's my story... My dog Barkley (the love of my life) and I started out seeing Dr. Skellenger for routine exams and dental cleanings when needed. As Barkley got older, I learned the importance of the ""Health Plan"", which is simply a more comprehensive set of routine tests to make sure all of his systems were functioning properly. Through the years, the test results showed some changes and with medication we were able to slow the aging process and keep Barkley as healthy as a puppy! Dr. Skellenger was truly instrumental in prolonging Barkley's quality of life for many additional years. Honestly, without Dr. Skellenger I would have lost Barkley years ago. Unfortunately, Barkley had to be put to rest this past September, which was in a word, devastating! Dr. Skellenger stood by us and was so compassionate during this difficult time. \r\n\r\nIn addition to caring for Barkley, Dr. Skellenger also cares for my other dog Hailey, and my two cats, Ringo and Mia (my little princess).\r\n\r\nAlso, I have gotten to know the staff pretty well at RPBH and must say that they are some of the best folks around! I'm always greeted with a smile and love when we get the chance to chat. To me, the staff and Dr. Skellenger are family.\r\n\r\nI would never consider taking my beloved pets anywhere but RPBH.\r\n\r\nThanks,\r\nJennifer Christena

5
★★★★★

My cherished relationship with Dr. Skellenger and the staff at Research Pet & Bird Hospital started about a decade ago and is still going strong to this day. Dr. Skellenger's knowledge and dedication to his patients and their owners is second to none. Here's my story... My dog Barkley (the love of my life) and I started out seeing Dr. Skellenger for routine exams and dental cleanings when needed. As Barkley got older, I learned the importance of the ""Health Plan"", which is simply a more comprehensive set of routine tests to make sure all of his systems were functioning properly. Through the years, the test results showed some changes and with medication we were able to slow the aging process and keep Barkley as healthy as a puppy! Dr. Skellenger was truly instrumental in prolonging Barkley's quality of life for many additional years. Honestly, without Dr. Skellenger I would have lost Barkley years ago. Unfortunately, Barkley had to be put to rest this past September, which was in a word, devastating! Dr. Skellenger stood by us and was so compassionate during this difficult time. \r\n\r\nIn addition to caring for Barkley, Dr. Skellenger also cares for my other dog Hailey, and my two cats, Ringo and Mia (my little princess).\r\n\r\nAlso, I have gotten to know the staff pretty well at RPBH and must say that they are some of the best folks around! I'm always greeted with a smile and love when we get the chance to chat. To me, the staff and Dr. Skellenger are family.\r\n\r\nI would never consider taking my beloved pets anywhere but RPBH.\r\n\r\nThanks,\r\nJennifer Christena

Pros: Very Knowledgable, Caring, Warm, & Friendly

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\r\n\r\nMy experience was one of perfection and ease. Timing was crutial and they had my dog Buddy on time and ready to go. They really care about their customers and their pets.

5
★★★★★

\r\n\r\nMy experience was one of perfection and ease. Timing was crutial and they had my dog Buddy on time and ready to go. They really care about their customers and their pets.

Pros: Friendly competent people

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The only reason I went to this clinic is that they are part of Pet Assure, a discount plan. The only reason I am part of Pet Assure is that I have two dogs; one who is a senior, and one who was born with two congenital defects: subluxated patellas and seizures - a double whammy! Needless to say, insurance is out of the question due to pre-existing conditions.\r\n\r\nI arrived at the clinic early on a Saturday, and there were already people lined up. The front desk staff was not very friendly, and acted like I was bothering them. \r\n\r\nThe veterinarian who examined the dog with the two conditions saw dollar signs in her eyes! I have consulted with other vets about his condition, and due to the danger of the weakening of his liver, they recommended that unless his seizures occurred on a daily basis, to hold off on seizure medications. This vet seemed to think that since my dog has one seizure a month, he needs blood work, diagnostics, labs and meds, a whopping total of only $800! Then when I asked about dental work for the same dog due to a strong breath odor, she came back with an estimate for a teeth cleaning of a mere $299! Egads! To think... my primary goal was to bring in the older dog for anal gland secretion, and now this! To top it all off, after the vet tech brought the senior dog in from the back, he was not paying attention, and my dog slid off the edge of the counter. He barely caught her by her collar inches from the cold, hard floor!\r\n\r\nNeedless to say, I am never going back to that used car lot of vet clinics! The reason I switched vets was that I moved to Central Austin, and my regular clinic is in Cedar Park. Also, I thought I would save a little money with the Pet Assure plan of 25% off from participating veterinary clinics. Wasn't I shocked when I compared numbers after the visit from hell?! As a comparison:\r\n\r\nAnal Gland Secretion \r\nResearch Pet & Bird $31\r\nPremier Animal Hospital $15\r\n\r\nDental Cleaning\r\nResearch Pet & Bird $299\r\nPremier Animal Hospital $160\r\n\r\nYou do the math!!!\r\n\r\nI won't keep ranting and raving. The economy is on the fritz, and everyone needs to save some money. That is the goal of my writing this, to save others from being conned out of hard-earned dollars. My best advice would be (if you are anywhere near Cedar Park) to give Premier Animal Hospital a try. Dr. Daigle has a great ""bedside"" manner, and the staff is gracious. They are open on Saturdays as well. My parents and I have been taking numerous family pets there over the years, and have always had a good experience.\r\n\r\nThank you, and good night! :)\r\n\r\nSide note: I also canceled my membership with Pet Assure!

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★★☆☆☆

The only reason I went to this clinic is that they are part of Pet Assure, a discount plan. The only reason I am part of Pet Assure is that I have two dogs; one who is a senior, and one who was born with two congenital defects: subluxated patellas and seizures - a double whammy! Needless to say, insurance is out of the question due to pre-existing conditions.\r\n\r\nI arrived at the clinic early on a Saturday, and there were already people lined up. The front desk staff was not very friendly, and acted like I was bothering them. \r\n\r\nThe veterinarian who examined the dog with the two conditions saw dollar signs in her eyes! I have consulted with other vets about his condition, and due to the danger of the weakening of his liver, they recommended that unless his seizures occurred on a daily basis, to hold off on seizure medications. This vet seemed to think that since my dog has one seizure a month, he needs blood work, diagnostics, labs and meds, a whopping total of only $800! Then when I asked about dental work for the same dog due to a strong breath odor, she came back with an estimate for a teeth cleaning of a mere $299! Egads! To think... my primary goal was to bring in the older dog for anal gland secretion, and now this! To top it all off, after the vet tech brought the senior dog in from the back, he was not paying attention, and my dog slid off the edge of the counter. He barely caught her by her collar inches from the cold, hard floor!\r\n\r\nNeedless to say, I am never going back to that used car lot of vet clinics! The reason I switched vets was that I moved to Central Austin, and my regular clinic is in Cedar Park. Also, I thought I would save a little money with the Pet Assure plan of 25% off from participating veterinary clinics. Wasn't I shocked when I compared numbers after the visit from hell?! As a comparison:\r\n\r\nAnal Gland Secretion \r\nResearch Pet & Bird $31\r\nPremier Animal Hospital $15\r\n\r\nDental Cleaning\r\nResearch Pet & Bird $299\r\nPremier Animal Hospital $160\r\n\r\nYou do the math!!!\r\n\r\nI won't keep ranting and raving. The economy is on the fritz, and everyone needs to save some money. That is the goal of my writing this, to save others from being conned out of hard-earned dollars. My best advice would be (if you are anywhere near Cedar Park) to give Premier Animal Hospital a try. Dr. Daigle has a great ""bedside"" manner, and the staff is gracious. They are open on Saturdays as well. My parents and I have been taking numerous family pets there over the years, and have always had a good experience.\r\n\r\nThank you, and good night! :)\r\n\r\nSide note: I also canceled my membership with Pet Assure!

Pros: Veterinarian seemed relatively knowledgeable

Cons: They are all salesmen there

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My little girl has 2 new best friends - Dr. Skellenger & Dr. Lewellen. She is getting older in age and yet they never see her like that. They see her as my baby dog and treat her as if she is in the beginning of her life. I have been taking her to see them since I first moved to Austin almost 8 years ago and wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. We have always received friendly and prompt service whether it's a simple vacine or a tumor in the ear. They have always treated her as if she was their own pet and me as a friend. I strongly urge anyone looking for a new vet to visit this clinic!!!

5
★★★★★

My little girl has 2 new best friends - Dr. Skellenger & Dr. Lewellen. She is getting older in age and yet they never see her like that. They see her as my baby dog and treat her as if she is in the beginning of her life. I have been taking her to see them since I first moved to Austin almost 8 years ago and wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. We have always received friendly and prompt service whether it's a simple vacine or a tumor in the ear. They have always treated her as if she was their own pet and me as a friend. I strongly urge anyone looking for a new vet to visit this clinic!!!

Pros: Warm, Friendly, Knowledgable & Caring Staff

Cons: Have yet to find one

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I took my dog here when she was in pain and having trouble walking, and the Dr. (whose specialty was orthopedic surgery) recommended $2000 worth of surgery to open the channel in her spine even though the xrays showed minimal if any arthritis there. I took her to Westgate, and they immediately found a softball-sized tumor on her spleen by simple palpitation, which was even more obvious when the xrays were sent there from RP&BH. I would never take an animal to RP&BH again. Absolute incompetents.\n\nAlso- look at the reviews- notice there are only 5 star and 0 star reviews, and that the reviews that are 5-star are generic where the zero star reviews are specific. That is a certain sign that the 5-star reviews are shills, and the minute you step into the lobby you'll see an office full of miserable animals and clients- it's difficult to imagine anybody giving this place more than one star. Also- if you care about your pet, don't go to a place that touts low cost in their sham reviews- no good vet is cheap and it means that there isn't much else to recommend them.

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★☆☆☆☆

I took my dog here when she was in pain and having trouble walking, and the Dr. (whose specialty was orthopedic surgery) recommended $2000 worth of surgery to open the channel in her spine even though the xrays showed minimal if any arthritis there. I took her to Westgate, and they immediately found a softball-sized tumor on her spleen by simple palpitation, which was even more obvious when the xrays were sent there from RP&BH. I would never take an animal to RP&BH again. Absolute incompetents.\n\nAlso- look at the reviews- notice there are only 5 star and 0 star reviews, and that the reviews that are 5-star are generic where the zero star reviews are specific. That is a certain sign that the 5-star reviews are shills, and the minute you step into the lobby you'll see an office full of miserable animals and clients- it's difficult to imagine anybody giving this place more than one star. Also- if you care about your pet, don't go to a place that touts low cost in their sham reviews- no good vet is cheap and it means that there isn't much else to recommend them.

Cons: Complete misdiagnosis

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they took care of my pet that was on deaths door and brought him back to life!!! They work with me on cost and gave many great ideas to help with my pet! I have been to all kind of vets. These guys are 5 stars in my book.

5
★★★★★

they took care of my pet that was on deaths door and brought him back to life!!! They work with me on cost and gave many great ideas to help with my pet! I have been to all kind of vets. These guys are 5 stars in my book.

Pros: will work with your cost and pet

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I only give this place one star because there is no lower choice. The vet I saw does not have her named listed, and honestly, I don't remember it, but I have never had a worse experience with a vet. They recommended treatment for my rabbit that would have probably cost her life. Luckily, I followed my instincts and went to another vet for a second opinion. Too bad I had already waister nearly $150 on the poor treatment they offered at Research Blvd. Pet and Bird. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I only give this place one star because there is no lower choice. The vet I saw does not have her named listed, and honestly, I don't remember it, but I have never had a worse experience with a vet. They recommended treatment for my rabbit that would have probably cost her life. Luckily, I followed my instincts and went to another vet for a second opinion. Too bad I had already waister nearly $150 on the poor treatment they offered at Research Blvd. Pet and Bird. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

Cons: Nearly cost my bunny's life

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My pets have been seeing Dr. Morelli and Dr. Weirauch for a year and a half now and my fiance's family has been bringing their animals here for years. I always receive a warm greeting at the door and Dr. Weirauch and Dr. Morelli are extremely knowledgable and have the best bedside manner. They always make my pets feel welcome and I know that they are receiving the best possible care.\tI would highly recommend this clinic to anyone with a furry, feathered, or scaly friend that need veterinary care.

5
★★★★★

My pets have been seeing Dr. Morelli and Dr. Weirauch for a year and a half now and my fiance's family has been bringing their animals here for years. I always receive a warm greeting at the door and Dr. Weirauch and Dr. Morelli are extremely knowledgable and have the best bedside manner. They always make my pets feel welcome and I know that they are receiving the best possible care.\tI would highly recommend this clinic to anyone with a furry, feathered, or scaly friend that need veterinary care.

Pros: Warm enviornent, knowlegable staff

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Dr Morelli?s indiscretion and inexperience nearly cost my dog his life.\n\nI transferred my dog to Research Pet & Bird clinic while he was on O2 @ 7am in the morning directly from the emergency animal clinic on 183N. Dr Morelli did not examine my dog until 2pm. After x-raying my dog and discovering that he had pneumonia she proceeded to put him under an anesthetic for further examination, which is life threatening for my breed (brachycephalic) of dog.\n\nAfter the examination her ONLY recommendation was euthanasia, she never once discussed treatment options. The clinic receptionists also tried to persuade me into euthanasia after I declined their euthanasia recommendation.\n\nNeedless to say I did not heed her advice and have a happy & healthy dog.\n\nThis is the worst vet clinic I have ever been too. I would not recommend this vet clinic to my worst enemy.\n

1
★☆☆☆☆

Dr Morelli?s indiscretion and inexperience nearly cost my dog his life.\n\nI transferred my dog to Research Pet & Bird clinic while he was on O2 @ 7am in the morning directly from the emergency animal clinic on 183N. Dr Morelli did not examine my dog until 2pm. After x-raying my dog and discovering that he had pneumonia she proceeded to put him under an anesthetic for further examination, which is life threatening for my breed (brachycephalic) of dog.\n\nAfter the examination her ONLY recommendation was euthanasia, she never once discussed treatment options. The clinic receptionists also tried to persuade me into euthanasia after I declined their euthanasia recommendation.\n\nNeedless to say I did not heed her advice and have a happy & healthy dog.\n\nThis is the worst vet clinic I have ever been too. I would not recommend this vet clinic to my worst enemy.\n

Pros: Dr Skellenger & Dr Clinton are excellent

Cons: Dr Morelli & Dr Weirauch are incompetant

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Dr. Weirauch posseses everything you owuld want in a vet - she's thorough, she presents all the options for care & treatment, she is compassionate, she takes the time with your animal and with you. To back her up, the staff makes you feel special and they almost always know your pet AND you by name. I have been going there for 9 years and will continue to go.

5
★★★★★

Dr. Weirauch posseses everything you owuld want in a vet - she's thorough, she presents all the options for care & treatment, she is compassionate, she takes the time with your animal and with you. To back her up, the staff makes you feel special and they almost always know your pet AND you by name. I have been going there for 9 years and will continue to go.

Pros: Friendly, Knowledgable, Nice Wtg & Patient Rm

Cons: Okay Parking

Message from Research Blvd. Pet & Bird Hospital

Welcome to Research Pet and Bird Hospital We are your trusted and dependable provider of medical and surgical care for your pet since 1976. Our hospital has outstanding doctors, state of the art diagnostics, and a dedicated staff who care about you and your pet. We are a full service veterinary hospital. We take care of everything from routine check ups to the most critical illness. We also have a boarding facility for dogs, cats, birds, and just about any species you can imagine. We are fortunate to have a wonderful professional groomer as well. We help take the worry out of your pet's medical care.

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