TLC Veterinary Clinic

★★★★☆
  • 2766 Martin Way E Ste D

    Olympia, WA 98506

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  • 360-786-1942

About TLC Veterinary Clinic

Hours
Mon. - Fri. 8:30am - 6pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED

Pets & Animals

Pets & Animals
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I have been a client of TLC for more than 20 years with multiple dogs over that time. The staff are very helpful in accommodating clients' disabilities. I use a wheelchair for mobility and my husband is blind. If I need to pick up something for the dogs, the TLC staff will run it out to the car, so I do not have to get my wheelchair in and out. Dr. Millar's care of our animals has always been exemplary. He is the only vet I would trust my dogs with. I have taken my shelties to him for puppy shots all the way to having them put down when they are dying. In each instance, Dr. Millar has listened carefully to the problem, pointed out my options and provided excellent care. Currently, my husband and I are seeing Dr. Millar fairly frequently because my husband's seeing eye dog, Gilmore, is getting older and experiencing arthritis and other age issues. When he needs relief in the dying process, Dr. Millar has said he will come to our home.
The person who wrote the earlier brief statement about the TLC staff regarding a stolen puppy should be ashamed for passing on this kind of damaging misinformation without firsthand knowledge or taking any steps to check out the facts. It makes me very angry to see a caring, competent vet slandered in this way. Thankfully, the person directly involved set the record straight. TLC is a one in a million caring business.

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★★★★★

I have been a client of TLC for more than 20 years with multiple dogs over that time. The staff are very helpful in accommodating clients' disabilities. I use a wheelchair for mobility and my husband is blind. If I need to pick up something for the dogs, the TLC staff will run it out to the car, so I do not have to get my wheelchair in and out. Dr. Millar's care of our animals has always been exemplary. He is the only vet I would trust my dogs with. I have taken my shelties to him for puppy shots all the way to having them put down when they are dying. In each instance, Dr. Millar has listened carefully to the problem, pointed out my options and provided excellent care. Currently, my husband and I are seeing Dr. Millar fairly frequently because my husband's seeing eye dog, Gilmore, is getting older and experiencing arthritis and other age issues. When he needs relief in the dying process, Dr. Millar has said he will come to our home.
The person who wrote the earlier brief statement about the TLC staff regarding a stolen puppy should be ashamed for passing on this kind of damaging misinformation without firsthand knowledge or taking any steps to check out the facts. It makes me very angry to see a caring, competent vet slandered in this way. Thankfully, the person directly involved set the record straight. TLC is a one in a million caring business.

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TLC has been a wonderful member of our extended family. They have been caring and compassionate in dealing with our pet's illnesses and eventual death. They treat both the pet and their family's with respect. We have found the medical care to be superior.

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TLC has been a wonderful member of our extended family. They have been caring and compassionate in dealing with our pet's illnesses and eventual death. They treat both the pet and their family's with respect. We have found the medical care to be superior.

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After reading the other reviews, I just have to speak up. They are no longer my vet only because I moved out of state. But prior to that, they were my vet for more than 20 years, and I had multiple pets. I could go on and on, story after story of how wonderful they were over the years, but a couple will suffice. Several years ago, my cat developed diabetes. They kept her there for a month, trying to stabilize her insulin levels, and I know that Dr. Millar himself was sometimes checking on her weekends and evenings long after they closed. Once it was done, and I saw the bill, I was so shocked - I don't think they charged me half of what it must have cost. A few years later, when it was time for my cat to be put down, they were kind enough to come to my home to do it - so that she could die at home. It meant so much to me. I lived quite a distance out at the time, too.

I also had a dog - an English Mastiff, who had special needs. If you know about mastiffs, you know they are sensitive to anesthesia and can't have the amount of anesthesia they need for surgery determined by weight, as is done with most dogs. So, when it came time to neuter him, we were nervous about the procedure. But it turns out Dr. Millar is one of the vets recommended by the local Greyhound Rescue folks, as Greyhounds have the same problem, and Dr. Millar administers anesthesia to ALL his patients in the safest way - depending on their vital signs rather than weight.For what it's worth, my dog considered a trip to TLC a special treat, too - does that tell you anything?

Much as we never want that to happen with one of our beloved companion animals, mistakes do happen. But in the 20 + years that I brought in my pets - the smallest number I ever had was 5 - I can truly say I never worried about it at this office. I'm sure they do make mistakes, we all do, but I know that they are caring, competent, and very careful at this clinic. They seem to put the animals first, too, and not be as concerned with making the big bucks. I truly wish I could find a vet's office like them here in northern CA.

5
★★★★★

After reading the other reviews, I just have to speak up. They are no longer my vet only because I moved out of state. But prior to that, they were my vet for more than 20 years, and I had multiple pets. I could go on and on, story after story of how wonderful they were over the years, but a couple will suffice. Several years ago, my cat developed diabetes. They kept her there for a month, trying to stabilize her insulin levels, and I know that Dr. Millar himself was sometimes checking on her weekends and evenings long after they closed. Once it was done, and I saw the bill, I was so shocked - I don't think they charged me half of what it must have cost. A few years later, when it was time for my cat to be put down, they were kind enough to come to my home to do it - so that she could die at home. It meant so much to me. I lived quite a distance out at the time, too.

I also had a dog - an English Mastiff, who had special needs. If you know about mastiffs, you know they are sensitive to anesthesia and can't have the amount of anesthesia they need for surgery determined by weight, as is done with most dogs. So, when it came time to neuter him, we were nervous about the procedure. But it turns out Dr. Millar is one of the vets recommended by the local Greyhound Rescue folks, as Greyhounds have the same problem, and Dr. Millar administers anesthesia to ALL his patients in the safest way - depending on their vital signs rather than weight.For what it's worth, my dog considered a trip to TLC a special treat, too - does that tell you anything?

Much as we never want that to happen with one of our beloved companion animals, mistakes do happen. But in the 20 + years that I brought in my pets - the smallest number I ever had was 5 - I can truly say I never worried about it at this office. I'm sure they do make mistakes, we all do, but I know that they are caring, competent, and very careful at this clinic. They seem to put the animals first, too, and not be as concerned with making the big bucks. I truly wish I could find a vet's office like them here in northern CA.

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I am the friend that took my puppy to TLC when he broke his leg. I know the person that posted this review was just trying to be a good friend to me. It is true that 5 days after we got our puppy, in a very upsetting accident, he was dropped and his leg broke. Yes, he had 2 surgeries that were unsuccessful. I don't believe that TLC is to blame for the unsuccessful surgeries. I am just as much at fault; my puppy was/is my first pet ever...I'm a Mom to a wonderful young man...maybe that doesn't make me a great pet owner. I couldn't be with my puppy 24/7 when his leg was attempting to heal. I couldn't keep him calm enough to keep him off his leg. After the 2nd surgery was unsuccessful TLC presented 2 options to me. First, try a 3rd surgery-keeping my puppy at TLC until 100% healed-with no odds on how this surgery might turn out. Keep in mind that if this surgery didn't work then there would be a 4th surgery to amputate his leg. The other option was to let TLC adopt my puppy. He had been in to the TLC office multiple times and all of the staff loved him as their own and they still do to this day! I would have never expected that a puppy would put me this much in debt. I loved him very much and still do to this day; but the bottom line was that my credit card was maxed out and my back was against the wall. So, I let TLC adopt him. I can not even begin to express the sadness that filled my heart upon making this very difficult decision. I was diagnosed as clinically depressed while he was away from us and it was truly the lowest time in my life. I waited several months before calling. My son, not quite 9, kept asking if our puppy could come home. I explained to him several times that he was no longer our puppy. And honestly I wouldn't have been able to get through a visit with him without breaking down and crying my eyes out. So, after we knew he was fully healed and we were emotionally stable we scheduled a visit. When visiting with him we got to meet the wonderful person at TLC that had become his Mother. She was taking excellent care of him and spoiling him tremendously - clothes, new collars, leashes, food dishes, a palace to sleep in, and many new toys. I did make it clear to everyone at TLC that if the situation ever changed we would gladly take him back. The new owner had many positive changes in her life. These changes made her feel like it would be best for our puppy if he came back to us. We will be forever great full to her for making this extremely difficult decision. I have to compliment her because she is not even a parent yet and already carries a very important quality that parents must have = always doing what's best for your kids and pets - even though it may be hard on you.This great quality that she has already mastered tells me that, when she does decide to have a baby, she will be a wonderful Mom! The bottom line is this....TLC healed my puppy when I couldn't. TLC did let me have him back - even though it was very hard for them and not something they had to do. Anyone that meets this special puppy can't help but to fall in love! To the TLC Doctors and Staff I am forever great full and you can always count on my support. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE WONDERFUL JOB THAT ALL OF YOU DO!!!

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★★★★★

I am the friend that took my puppy to TLC when he broke his leg. I know the person that posted this review was just trying to be a good friend to me. It is true that 5 days after we got our puppy, in a very upsetting accident, he was dropped and his leg broke. Yes, he had 2 surgeries that were unsuccessful. I don't believe that TLC is to blame for the unsuccessful surgeries. I am just as much at fault; my puppy was/is my first pet ever...I'm a Mom to a wonderful young man...maybe that doesn't make me a great pet owner. I couldn't be with my puppy 24/7 when his leg was attempting to heal. I couldn't keep him calm enough to keep him off his leg. After the 2nd surgery was unsuccessful TLC presented 2 options to me. First, try a 3rd surgery-keeping my puppy at TLC until 100% healed-with no odds on how this surgery might turn out. Keep in mind that if this surgery didn't work then there would be a 4th surgery to amputate his leg. The other option was to let TLC adopt my puppy. He had been in to the TLC office multiple times and all of the staff loved him as their own and they still do to this day! I would have never expected that a puppy would put me this much in debt. I loved him very much and still do to this day; but the bottom line was that my credit card was maxed out and my back was against the wall. So, I let TLC adopt him. I can not even begin to express the sadness that filled my heart upon making this very difficult decision. I was diagnosed as clinically depressed while he was away from us and it was truly the lowest time in my life. I waited several months before calling. My son, not quite 9, kept asking if our puppy could come home. I explained to him several times that he was no longer our puppy. And honestly I wouldn't have been able to get through a visit with him without breaking down and crying my eyes out. So, after we knew he was fully healed and we were emotionally stable we scheduled a visit. When visiting with him we got to meet the wonderful person at TLC that had become his Mother. She was taking excellent care of him and spoiling him tremendously - clothes, new collars, leashes, food dishes, a palace to sleep in, and many new toys. I did make it clear to everyone at TLC that if the situation ever changed we would gladly take him back. The new owner had many positive changes in her life. These changes made her feel like it would be best for our puppy if he came back to us. We will be forever great full to her for making this extremely difficult decision. I have to compliment her because she is not even a parent yet and already carries a very important quality that parents must have = always doing what's best for your kids and pets - even though it may be hard on you.This great quality that she has already mastered tells me that, when she does decide to have a baby, she will be a wonderful Mom! The bottom line is this....TLC healed my puppy when I couldn't. TLC did let me have him back - even though it was very hard for them and not something they had to do. Anyone that meets this special puppy can't help but to fall in love! To the TLC Doctors and Staff I am forever great full and you can always count on my support. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE WONDERFUL JOB THAT ALL OF YOU DO!!!

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I am very disappointed in the integrity of this long time Olympia area veterinary clinic. A friend of mine took her puppy to Dr. Miller's clinic to fix a broken leg. After multiple surgeries it was expressed that she would be required to leave her puppy with them until the leg was allowed to fully heal. After several months she is now ready to bring her pet home and they said NO, they have fallen in love with the puppy and refuse to return him. FOR SHAME DR. MILLER AND THE WHOLE TLC CLINIC!

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I am very disappointed in the integrity of this long time Olympia area veterinary clinic. A friend of mine took her puppy to Dr. Miller's clinic to fix a broken leg. After multiple surgeries it was expressed that she would be required to leave her puppy with them until the leg was allowed to fully heal. After several months she is now ready to bring her pet home and they said NO, they have fallen in love with the puppy and refuse to return him. FOR SHAME DR. MILLER AND THE WHOLE TLC CLINIC!

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