Great Bridge Veterinary Hospital

★★★★☆
  • 1010 Cedar Road

    Chesapeake, VA 23322

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  • 757-547-1600

About Great Bridge Veterinary Hospital

Hours
Mon-Tue 8:00 AM-8:00 PM,Wed 8:00 AM-6:00 PM,Thu 8:00 AM-8:00 PM,Fri 8:00 AM-5:00 PM,Sat 8:00 AM-2:00 PM,Sun Closed

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I love Great Bridge. For all those who read this you must realize that every place has its mistakes. They are higher priced but you get what you pay for!!! The staff only care about the pet not money. As far as treatments all medicine is the same. The pet could have mutliple symptoms that would lead into several diagnosis. The only way to find what is wrong with our pets is to rule out diagnosis. THIS IS THE SAME FOR HUMAN MEDICINE ALSO. As far as the price a vet has to school on multiple species but a human doctor has only one species to focus on. The staff is only human and we all know humans make mistakes. The staff does not get any "kickbacks."

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★★★★☆

I love Great Bridge. For all those who read this you must realize that every place has its mistakes. They are higher priced but you get what you pay for!!! The staff only care about the pet not money. As far as treatments all medicine is the same. The pet could have mutliple symptoms that would lead into several diagnosis. The only way to find what is wrong with our pets is to rule out diagnosis. THIS IS THE SAME FOR HUMAN MEDICINE ALSO. As far as the price a vet has to school on multiple species but a human doctor has only one species to focus on. The staff is only human and we all know humans make mistakes. The staff does not get any "kickbacks."

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A trip to Great Bridge Vet Hospital is pleasant and quick. We waited less time than we anticipated and our 'baby' was well treated by each and every one she encountered. The staff is so friendly. You can tell they care for animals and think of them as part of your family. If I bring in only one cat in they ask about the other one.

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★★★★★

A trip to Great Bridge Vet Hospital is pleasant and quick. We waited less time than we anticipated and our 'baby' was well treated by each and every one she encountered. The staff is so friendly. You can tell they care for animals and think of them as part of your family. If I bring in only one cat in they ask about the other one.

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I have always appreciated the information and the help that Great Bridge Vet has provided me over the years. If I have a question about my pet, they have offered to email something so I can show my husband. My human doctor doesn't do that! There is so much to keep up with for my pets and I am glad they don't mind sending the information. My husband like it too.

5
★★★★★

I have always appreciated the information and the help that Great Bridge Vet has provided me over the years. If I have a question about my pet, they have offered to email something so I can show my husband. My human doctor doesn't do that! There is so much to keep up with for my pets and I am glad they don't mind sending the information. My husband like it too.

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The girls at the front desk are well mannered on the phone or in person. You feel like you time is important to them. I love the Drs. Keep up the wonderful bedside manners. Been going to them for about 8 years now.

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★★★★★

The girls at the front desk are well mannered on the phone or in person. You feel like you time is important to them. I love the Drs. Keep up the wonderful bedside manners. Been going to them for about 8 years now.

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I recommend Great Bridge Vet to individuals who want the most current care for their animals. GB is always implementing the newest technology from laser surgery to laparoscopy at their hospitals. This is the type of care that we, as humans, receive. Why shouldn't our pets?
This may also account for why their prices may be a little higher compared to other vets. But if it means better care for my animals, then I am willing to pay the price.
I also purchase all my pets medications through GB. The medications online are NOT guaranteed. I know people who thought they were getting the correct medication, but it ended up being fake.
And yes, if your pet sees the vet, then you need to pay for a vet visit. Honestly, if you visit the doctor, you are expected EACH time to PAY for that visit!
I admit waiting gets irritating, but that's life when you visit ANY doctor's office! Emergencies happen, and if it is your pet you'd want the immediate care.
Some of the staff could be a little more friendly, but I find that is true of everywhere you go.
The doctor's are fantastic and regularly attend classes to advance their knowledge, so they may provide the best care to your pet.

5
★★★★★

I recommend Great Bridge Vet to individuals who want the most current care for their animals. GB is always implementing the newest technology from laser surgery to laparoscopy at their hospitals. This is the type of care that we, as humans, receive. Why shouldn't our pets?
This may also account for why their prices may be a little higher compared to other vets. But if it means better care for my animals, then I am willing to pay the price.
I also purchase all my pets medications through GB. The medications online are NOT guaranteed. I know people who thought they were getting the correct medication, but it ended up being fake.
And yes, if your pet sees the vet, then you need to pay for a vet visit. Honestly, if you visit the doctor, you are expected EACH time to PAY for that visit!
I admit waiting gets irritating, but that's life when you visit ANY doctor's office! Emergencies happen, and if it is your pet you'd want the immediate care.
Some of the staff could be a little more friendly, but I find that is true of everywhere you go.
The doctor's are fantastic and regularly attend classes to advance their knowledge, so they may provide the best care to your pet.

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I have been taking my animals to Great Bridge Vet for about 10 years. Upon waking up one Saturday morning and finding my "Mitzi" in a bad way, I rushed her in to see the doctor. I had never had to seek anything other than normal care services and was totally taken off guard. I arrived and they took the time to speak with others in their waiting area explaining that an emergency had presented and handled Mitzi with kid gloves. My initial reaction was of not ever having to experience this type situation and they performed like a professional triage team. Due to their immediate actions, Mitzi was tended to and free of pain. Thank you. I am happy to say that although Mitzi is up in age she has been much better since our visit. I thoroughly appreciated the quick attention.

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★★★★★

I have been taking my animals to Great Bridge Vet for about 10 years. Upon waking up one Saturday morning and finding my "Mitzi" in a bad way, I rushed her in to see the doctor. I had never had to seek anything other than normal care services and was totally taken off guard. I arrived and they took the time to speak with others in their waiting area explaining that an emergency had presented and handled Mitzi with kid gloves. My initial reaction was of not ever having to experience this type situation and they performed like a professional triage team. Due to their immediate actions, Mitzi was tended to and free of pain. Thank you. I am happy to say that although Mitzi is up in age she has been much better since our visit. I thoroughly appreciated the quick attention.

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After visiting many veterinary hopsitals on my way in from the Eastern Shore (where I actually live) with a VERY sick pet...I actually had another veterinarian refer me to Great Bridge Veterinary Hospital. Well, I am happy to say that this happened a few years ago and my four legged family members have been at their best ever since. I realize the travel time could pose a problem in an extreme life or death situation, not to mention the price of gas, but I would certainly consult them before going anywhere else. The staff and the doctors are great. No more sending me to emergency clinics when a vet can't "handle" a situation. They did surgery in the middle of the day to take care of my "Princess". Never forgotten...much appreciated.

5
★★★★★

After visiting many veterinary hopsitals on my way in from the Eastern Shore (where I actually live) with a VERY sick pet...I actually had another veterinarian refer me to Great Bridge Veterinary Hospital. Well, I am happy to say that this happened a few years ago and my four legged family members have been at their best ever since. I realize the travel time could pose a problem in an extreme life or death situation, not to mention the price of gas, but I would certainly consult them before going anywhere else. The staff and the doctors are great. No more sending me to emergency clinics when a vet can't "handle" a situation. They did surgery in the middle of the day to take care of my "Princess". Never forgotten...much appreciated.

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I have never dealt with a veterinary hospital who is more interested in making money instead of taking care of animals. Every time I take my dogs in for grooming, I'm informed they need to have a booster shot to the previous"booster shot" or a fecal sample. The last time my 2 year old poodle mix had a fecal sample, he had blood in his feces for four days. After we first noticed the blood, my husband call the office immediately. He was informed blood in feces is normal after a fecal sample; dogs go into shock and it can be very painful, however, this is how their body deals with the trauma. What a crock! Needless to say my dog continued to pass blood and eventually became very ill. Of course this involved another trip back to vet which cost over $350.00; this was a cheap visit! Take my advice run to another vet who takes care of animals and doesn't create reasons for multiple visits. FYI, on the first visit you will receive a "goody" bag for your pet, this is a strategic tactic that will nail your wallet shut! Oh, if they want to offer the Lyme vaccination, please decline. For every shot sold, Great Bridge gets a kickback.

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I have never dealt with a veterinary hospital who is more interested in making money instead of taking care of animals. Every time I take my dogs in for grooming, I'm informed they need to have a booster shot to the previous"booster shot" or a fecal sample. The last time my 2 year old poodle mix had a fecal sample, he had blood in his feces for four days. After we first noticed the blood, my husband call the office immediately. He was informed blood in feces is normal after a fecal sample; dogs go into shock and it can be very painful, however, this is how their body deals with the trauma. What a crock! Needless to say my dog continued to pass blood and eventually became very ill. Of course this involved another trip back to vet which cost over $350.00; this was a cheap visit! Take my advice run to another vet who takes care of animals and doesn't create reasons for multiple visits. FYI, on the first visit you will receive a "goody" bag for your pet, this is a strategic tactic that will nail your wallet shut! Oh, if they want to offer the Lyme vaccination, please decline. For every shot sold, Great Bridge gets a kickback.

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The staff is always professional and respectful of both the pets and pet parents. The doctors are wonderful with my pets and takes their time to make them feel comfortable and safe. And they don't lose their patience or become frustrated if the animal is not cooperating with the exam.

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★★★★★

The staff is always professional and respectful of both the pets and pet parents. The doctors are wonderful with my pets and takes their time to make them feel comfortable and safe. And they don't lose their patience or become frustrated if the animal is not cooperating with the exam.

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I had many problems with this vet from the beginning. We adopted a dog in March 2007, and decided to go to GB Vet because that's where my mom has always gone. What a surprise I was in for!!! The money I paid them was insane. From shots to medications. At first, I thought maybe this was just how expensive pet care was supposed to be. Then I asked around, and it is not normal to pay $50 for a doctor visit or $40 for heartworm tests. Then they insisted that my dog was too "violent" without sedation, because she wouldn't hold still. I asked if she had tried to bite? They said no.But I still had to sedate her for being violent??? So every time we went I had to give her a pill that would leave her dopey for days.
We adopted her from a shelter, she had lost a leg in a car accident before! Of coarse she hates the vet. The vet we have now has no problem with her, and we don't need to sedate her anymore. The vets at GB just didn't seem to even like their jobs. My husband said they act like they're people doctors, and just do this on the side or something. And the front desk girls, for the most part, are very rude. I stood there at the desk on more than one occassion and waited to pay my bill for almost 30 minutes each time. They pretend like you're not even standing there. Not to mention all the times they messed up appts, and told me we didn't "hug" our dog enough. What?! And they were never happy that we got our dogs medications elsewhere. (CHEAPER!!!) If it wasn't for the doctors' poor 'bedside' manner and the over-the-top prices, I would go back. To be fair, some good things about them were:
Never had to wait too long. Some of the girls up front were nice. :) Availability for appt times. Location. Print out records of every visit and what was done, and what needs to be done in the future at the bottom. Magnets and pens, always good. Nice nurses.

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★★☆☆☆

I had many problems with this vet from the beginning. We adopted a dog in March 2007, and decided to go to GB Vet because that's where my mom has always gone. What a surprise I was in for!!! The money I paid them was insane. From shots to medications. At first, I thought maybe this was just how expensive pet care was supposed to be. Then I asked around, and it is not normal to pay $50 for a doctor visit or $40 for heartworm tests. Then they insisted that my dog was too "violent" without sedation, because she wouldn't hold still. I asked if she had tried to bite? They said no.But I still had to sedate her for being violent??? So every time we went I had to give her a pill that would leave her dopey for days.
We adopted her from a shelter, she had lost a leg in a car accident before! Of coarse she hates the vet. The vet we have now has no problem with her, and we don't need to sedate her anymore. The vets at GB just didn't seem to even like their jobs. My husband said they act like they're people doctors, and just do this on the side or something. And the front desk girls, for the most part, are very rude. I stood there at the desk on more than one occassion and waited to pay my bill for almost 30 minutes each time. They pretend like you're not even standing there. Not to mention all the times they messed up appts, and told me we didn't "hug" our dog enough. What?! And they were never happy that we got our dogs medications elsewhere. (CHEAPER!!!) If it wasn't for the doctors' poor 'bedside' manner and the over-the-top prices, I would go back. To be fair, some good things about them were:
Never had to wait too long. Some of the girls up front were nice. :) Availability for appt times. Location. Print out records of every visit and what was done, and what needs to be done in the future at the bottom. Magnets and pens, always good. Nice nurses.

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My pet was there for a grooming appointment and the staff said she need a rabies shot. So I agreed not realizing I had to pay for a Dr. visit also. I pay of course, but I'm thinking that I could go anywhere else and just pay for a rabies shot. Then I took my dog back in December for a grooming appointment and the staff informs me that my pet needs another shot and I would have to see the Dr. again and pay for another Dr. visit. I complained and they refuse to listen. The vet gave my pet an exam only 4 months ago. I have been using this vet for years and they treated my very unkindly. I would not recommend this practice to anyone. Save your money and go to another vet.

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My pet was there for a grooming appointment and the staff said she need a rabies shot. So I agreed not realizing I had to pay for a Dr. visit also. I pay of course, but I'm thinking that I could go anywhere else and just pay for a rabies shot. Then I took my dog back in December for a grooming appointment and the staff informs me that my pet needs another shot and I would have to see the Dr. again and pay for another Dr. visit. I complained and they refuse to listen. The vet gave my pet an exam only 4 months ago. I have been using this vet for years and they treated my very unkindly. I would not recommend this practice to anyone. Save your money and go to another vet.

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Great Bridge Veterinary Hospital treated our dog for years. The veterinarians were wonderful. They were patient and knowledgeable. I would recommend them to others.

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Great Bridge Veterinary Hospital treated our dog for years. The veterinarians were wonderful. They were patient and knowledgeable. I would recommend them to others.

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When my dog became extremely ill, the doctors resorted to the trial and error method of treatment (which quickly added up to thousands of dollars). They finally decided that it was either inflammatory bowel disease or cancer; the difference is that IBD can be treated. The vet had us come back every couple days for follow up. She felt our pet was at a critical stage and stressed the need to closely monitor the situation. As we approached a long holiday weekend, we were instructed to call Friday morning and update her. We called and left a message but she never called back. The office was closed on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Our pet was starving to death in front of us and we didn't know what to do. We left a number of after hours messages but the doctor on duty never called.

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When my dog became extremely ill, the doctors resorted to the trial and error method of treatment (which quickly added up to thousands of dollars). They finally decided that it was either inflammatory bowel disease or cancer; the difference is that IBD can be treated. The vet had us come back every couple days for follow up. She felt our pet was at a critical stage and stressed the need to closely monitor the situation. As we approached a long holiday weekend, we were instructed to call Friday morning and update her. We called and left a message but she never called back. The office was closed on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Our pet was starving to death in front of us and we didn't know what to do. We left a number of after hours messages but the doctor on duty never called.

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I've been to clinics like this before. More concerned about the bottom line than your pets. Not all the staff is this way, just those with an owners stake. Don't waste your money. Try Dr. Klemm at Hickory Veterinary Hospital, the absolute best.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been to clinics like this before. More concerned about the bottom line than your pets. Not all the staff is this way, just those with an owners stake. Don't waste your money. Try Dr. Klemm at Hickory Veterinary Hospital, the absolute best.

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Great Bridge Veterninary Hospital provides excellent care for your pets. When we first moved to Chesapeake, our dog fell sick and we took her in and she received the most special, thorough care imaginable! The vets and vet assistants are just wonderful here. If you love your pet, give them the best, which is why I recommed Great Bridge Veterinary.

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★★★★☆

Great Bridge Veterninary Hospital provides excellent care for your pets. When we first moved to Chesapeake, our dog fell sick and we took her in and she received the most special, thorough care imaginable! The vets and vet assistants are just wonderful here. If you love your pet, give them the best, which is why I recommed Great Bridge Veterinary.

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