My family and I were traveling home to from south Georgia with our 3 K-9 children when the youngest, our little Pippa, seemed to start choking. This continued off and on for a few miles at which time we decided we could not wait until we got back home (40 miles north of Atlanta) to have her evaluated. So...I googled on my phone for a nearby Animal Hospital. While several hospitals resulted in the search, I chose Red Oak Animal Hospital. We arrived there about 10 minutes after my google search. As I walked through the front door I was greeted by a kind gentleman who turned out to be Dr. Ronald Tolbert. I explained our situation at which time he took little Pippa and quickly began evaluating her. He was so kind, gentle and loving to her - I knew she was in good hands. I was very relieved! He thoroughly examined and treated her and found nothing to be concerned about - only mucas in her throat. He even suggested we hang around for a few minutes to see if she had any more problems. She didn't have any more choking episodes, only coughing so he decided to give her an injection to help her with the coughing. She hasn't had any more problems since - thank God! I would highly recommend Dr. Tolbert and Red Oak Animal Hospital to anyone living ,or traveling in and around the College Park area.One more thing.... I know that what I'm about to tell you won't happen everyday because he couldn't stay in business if it did, but I was absolutely and completely caught off-guard by this man's kindness. I had asked for him to please write down what he had given my little girl and he told me would print it out for me so that I could give it to her doctor. As I pulled out my wallet to pay him he handed me an invoice that had the meds he had given her on it ,but to my surprise it had a zero balance. I tried to pay him but he said something about "a coke and a smile" and just told us to do something nice for someone else. Folks, this is unheard of in the greedy world that we live in today, but this actually happened! And then, about a month later I just had to send him a thank you note. To my surprise again, a week or so later I received a full, one page "hand written" letter from Dr. Tolbert just telling me how my kind words reminded him of why he became a veterinarian. Thank you again Dr. Tolbert....you are one of a kind!
I just recently moved to Atlanta, and I live off Howell Mill Rd. I'd seen this place a few times before I decided to give it a shot for my new Vet. My dog's name is Conan, and he's a miniature Dachshund. He hates going to the Vet, but Dr. Monica Daniel and her staff were very kind and gentle with my anxious little pup. They did a good bit of work on him. They performed Vaccinations, stool samples, and a medical inspection. I also got some hearth-worm medication and a Rabies vaccination certificate. The prices were very reasonable, and they gave me a transcript of everything they did with the associated costs. I got 5 vaccinations all for around $15 each, the stool tests were about $18 as well as the heartworm test. Dr. Daniel provided me with a lot of advice about my dog. She recommended the amount of food to feed him, how to help with his anxiety, and why I should get him fixed. Getting him neutered is something I didn't want to do, but I can respect that she offers an unbiased opinion based on her medical experience. My dog got a good report card in the end, and they fed him some treats for being a good boy. I was very happy with my visit here, and it really impressed me. Everything at Ambery Animal Hospital was so much more personable than my last visit to Banfield (Petsmart). I highly recommend Dr. Monica Daniel to everyone out there that loves their pet.
North Hills Animal Hospital
I took my elderly dog in to be seen because he was having extreme pain in his eye (my dog has glaucoma and cataracts and is completely blind), having a really nasty discharge, and clearly was in a lot of pain. I was very glad that they were able to see my dog as I did not get off work until 6pm and they were willing to see us once I arrived. The vet was attentive and friendly, but seemed hesitant to even touch my dog to complete the exam. He did not check my dog's temperature, heart rate, weigh him or anything. In addition, his two young children were also in the exam room both during the exam and prior to. My dog already could not see, was in pain, not to mention my nerves were on edge because I was afraid for my dog, and it seemed that no one saw that this was unprofessional to have your children as part of my dog's treatment. The youngest child even talked me to death prior to the exam and kept inquiring about my dog's health, which obviously being in a stressed state, the last thing you want to deal with is a curious and questionable child. In addition, there was a cat roaming around the office and in the exam room. While I do appreciate his flexibility, I would not recommend anyone go here for THOROUGH veternarian care.
Animal Emergency Center of Sandy Springs
I first called AEC of Sandy Springs to inquire about their pricing/treatment options for my GSD Layla, (not sure who answered) but she took the time to throughly answer all of my questions. Later that night when my husband came home, Layla got a little overly excited & jumped up on him, which resulted in her catheter coming loose. When we arrived to AEC with our moody pooch, we were warmly greeted by this awesome Vet Tech. She went to the back and retrieved some bandages + antiseptic and came into the lobby to take out the catheter for us. Even though Layla was throwing a tantrum (wriggling out of her harness, trying to fit her 75lb body under a coffee table, etc.) the entire time, she was able to get the catheter out & bandage her up for us. When I went to pay, she said, "DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT!" I almost started crying, it was honestly just one of the nicest things anyone has ever done. Needless to say, we will be clients for life!
Cat Clinic Hospital Spa & Hotel
By far THE BEST VET THERE IS!! We are extremely picky when it comes to who takes care of our pets. Hands down, I wouldn't recommend anyone BUT this vet! We have seen our share of vets as we have had cats and dog our whole life. The staff takes such great care of our babies (pets) as well as been very considerate of our needs and wants. They have always been compassionate and caring. Both doctors (Dr. Rowell and Dr. Renah) have always given us honest opinions even when it didn't benefit them but always took into consideration what’s best for our pets! Ashley and Sheila in the front office are always so sweet, helpful, and wonderful with us! Sheena, the tech, is gentle and caring when handling our babies as well as everyone else there! No doubt in my mind, we will ALWAYS bring our pets (family) here and highly recommend them to anyone who truly cares for their pets as we do!
The wonderful doctor at Red Oak Animal Hospital and his great staff save our beloved Diesel. Diesel was quite ill, he could barely stand and was loosing fluids. The Doctor, examined him and x-rayed him but could not find the problem. He gave me the bad news that Diesel would need to be put down. I did all the necessary paperwork to give him the go ahead to put my "D: down. I received a phone call about two days later, the Doctor said "do you want to save your dog"? I was stunned because I knew he had been put down. He explained to me that he did another set of x-rays and found that he had swallowed a corn on the cob and it lodged in an unusal place in his intestines which made it hard to be seen, Due to Dr. Tolbert's persistence, our dog Diesel is alive today. Forever grateful,Theresa Wilkins
Animal Emergency Center of Sandy Springs
We talked with Dr. Biddle, the owner.He was great.He spent maybe 20 minutes [and they were somewhat busy too] with us outlining a strategy for diagnosing liver cancer in our beagle.And it didn't even involve the AEC, and he didn;t charge us.It would have later if we'd had exploratories and biopsies and all that, but he said go to the regular vet and get a Cushing;s test, and see if her numbers get better after 2 weeks.She didn't last that long but that wasn't Dr B's fault of course.Really smart and nice guy, he does care about your 'babies'.The rest of the staff was just as good too, although before we talked to Dr B, we had sort of a high pressure person come in and ask us to say exactly what exams and services we wanted, but we had to ask the Dr., so they got him right away, and he was great.wle