Carmel Valley Pet Clinic

★★★☆☆
  • 4182 Federman Ln

    San Diego, CA 92130

    Cross street: Located in the Piazza Carmel.

    Map & Directions
  • 858-259-8881

About Carmel Valley Pet Clinic

Hours
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm ; Sat 9am-5pm ; Sun Closed ; Appointments Available

Pets & Animals

Pets & Animals
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Before my cat received a dental cleaning, I informed the vet and his assistant that he might not be the best patient. They said they handle cats all the time, not to be worried. When I picked my cat up after surgery, I asked if there were any behavior problems (scratching) and was told ??no? by BOTH vet and assistant.
The next night, I noticed that each one of my cat's claws (front and back) were cut down to the quick. In fact, three of his claws were so short they were bleeding and cracked down the middle, causing one of them to be broken in half. I called twice asking what happened since I was not informed of any problems in the first place.
Finally, I was told by the assistant that my cat was friendly at first but then became "upset", which prompted them to cut his nails so ??he could not climb over any barriers.? She told me the doctor was scratched resulting in them cutting my cat??s nails. I stated this was the first time I was hearing about anything negative, especially after four interactions with his office, and had to discover his butchered nails myself.
My experience with this vet was so unfortunate and I will certainly never return. The vet appeared to be knowledgeable; therefore, I felt (notice the past tense used) confident leaving him there. HOWEVER, I caution prospective animal owners to think twice before taking your beloved pet to this facility.

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Before my cat received a dental cleaning, I informed the vet and his assistant that he might not be the best patient. They said they handle cats all the time, not to be worried. When I picked my cat up after surgery, I asked if there were any behavior problems (scratching) and was told ??no? by BOTH vet and assistant.
The next night, I noticed that each one of my cat's claws (front and back) were cut down to the quick. In fact, three of his claws were so short they were bleeding and cracked down the middle, causing one of them to be broken in half. I called twice asking what happened since I was not informed of any problems in the first place.
Finally, I was told by the assistant that my cat was friendly at first but then became "upset", which prompted them to cut his nails so ??he could not climb over any barriers.? She told me the doctor was scratched resulting in them cutting my cat??s nails. I stated this was the first time I was hearing about anything negative, especially after four interactions with his office, and had to discover his butchered nails myself.
My experience with this vet was so unfortunate and I will certainly never return. The vet appeared to be knowledgeable; therefore, I felt (notice the past tense used) confident leaving him there. HOWEVER, I caution prospective animal owners to think twice before taking your beloved pet to this facility.

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We brought our cat here for shots because it was close by but liked it so much that we use this clinic now for all of our pets. Clean exam room and friendly staff

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We brought our cat here for shots because it was close by but liked it so much that we use this clinic now for all of our pets. Clean exam room and friendly staff

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I trusted this vet for over four years. Since then, I have met four people that have lost their pet due to him not diagnosing correctly. My pet is now eaten by cancer because he did not correctly diagnose. Four years ago I had an emergency with my cat's mouth. He did an x-ray before surgery. I recently returned because he was losing weight. He ran a series of expensive tests and sent me home with an antibiotic...his treatment for EVERYTHING! I then met someone that went to him and decided to get a second opinion. Her cat died one week later. I then took my cat to a second vet and picked up all of my records. My cat now has cancer spread throughout his body. Again remember my last visit I was sent home with antibiotic, with no help in his lack of eating...I was left to watch him starve. Going to the new vet, they showed me the tumor from four years ago. If it had been detected, the tumor would have been removed and he would survive. My baby will not survive now, but is in good hands. They are treating him to make sure the rest of his life is happy and not starving. I will not rest until this vet is out of business. DO NOT TAKE YOUR LOVED ONE TO HIM! Like I said, I've now come across four people who have lost pets because he's an idiot. I read one review on him when I was questioning his ability and it said they believe you get what you pay for...well...I paid double what the current vet charged and now my Kitty is no longer starving and is very active even though he has terminal cancer. Another note...he is rough with the animals...my cats freaked going in to his office. He doesn't spend any time with you and seems to want to rush you out and cannot answer your questions. There's a reason that this office can see you at any time...it is because people are very slowly figuring out that he is a quack. Their website tells of a very touching story as to why he became a vet...don't believe it...find another one. I'd give it a no star if possible!!

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I trusted this vet for over four years. Since then, I have met four people that have lost their pet due to him not diagnosing correctly. My pet is now eaten by cancer because he did not correctly diagnose. Four years ago I had an emergency with my cat's mouth. He did an x-ray before surgery. I recently returned because he was losing weight. He ran a series of expensive tests and sent me home with an antibiotic...his treatment for EVERYTHING! I then met someone that went to him and decided to get a second opinion. Her cat died one week later. I then took my cat to a second vet and picked up all of my records. My cat now has cancer spread throughout his body. Again remember my last visit I was sent home with antibiotic, with no help in his lack of eating...I was left to watch him starve. Going to the new vet, they showed me the tumor from four years ago. If it had been detected, the tumor would have been removed and he would survive. My baby will not survive now, but is in good hands. They are treating him to make sure the rest of his life is happy and not starving. I will not rest until this vet is out of business. DO NOT TAKE YOUR LOVED ONE TO HIM! Like I said, I've now come across four people who have lost pets because he's an idiot. I read one review on him when I was questioning his ability and it said they believe you get what you pay for...well...I paid double what the current vet charged and now my Kitty is no longer starving and is very active even though he has terminal cancer. Another note...he is rough with the animals...my cats freaked going in to his office. He doesn't spend any time with you and seems to want to rush you out and cannot answer your questions. There's a reason that this office can see you at any time...it is because people are very slowly figuring out that he is a quack. Their website tells of a very touching story as to why he became a vet...don't believe it...find another one. I'd give it a no star if possible!!

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I have three pets, so I have been to many vet clinics. Some of them are exceptional and some of them are horrible. Dr. Liu's office was not exceptional, but the staff was friendly and honest. Although I did wait about 15 minutes to be seen by the doctor, the assistant answered a lot of my questions, asked a lot of questions about my pet, and was very thorough about the price of any and every test and medicine that the doctor wanted to give my dog. The prices at this clinic did seem quite high to me, but I also am a firm believer that you get what you pay for! At this clinic, you will see the same doctor with every visit, their schedule is flexible and meets my needs, and the doctor seems to not only care about your pet, but ME also! I recommend this clinic to anyone looking for routine vaccines, surgeries and visits. I will be bringing my pets to Dr. Liu from now on, even though his prices are a bit out of my range.

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I have three pets, so I have been to many vet clinics. Some of them are exceptional and some of them are horrible. Dr. Liu's office was not exceptional, but the staff was friendly and honest. Although I did wait about 15 minutes to be seen by the doctor, the assistant answered a lot of my questions, asked a lot of questions about my pet, and was very thorough about the price of any and every test and medicine that the doctor wanted to give my dog. The prices at this clinic did seem quite high to me, but I also am a firm believer that you get what you pay for! At this clinic, you will see the same doctor with every visit, their schedule is flexible and meets my needs, and the doctor seems to not only care about your pet, but ME also! I recommend this clinic to anyone looking for routine vaccines, surgeries and visits. I will be bringing my pets to Dr. Liu from now on, even though his prices are a bit out of my range.

 

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