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08/22/2016
By: Jesse P.
Highway 30 Veterinary Clinic
I have been taking my female dog "sugar" to this vet clinic for as long as I can remember. my dog isn't the "dog friendly" type. she's mix pit-bull and something else, were not exactly sure. she's a rescue dog that no one wanted so we took her in when she was 6 mos old and have happily had her for 8 yrs. its hard to take her to most vet clinics bc of this. they are patient with her and work her in every time she needs to make an appt. there is hardly any wait when dropping off and picking up, maybe 5 mins or so. prices are reasonable and has a family type atmosphere. couldn't ask for a better vet clinic and will continue taking her here.
01/07/2016
By: Elizabeth K.
Highway 30 Veterinary Clinic
I have worked in the Veterinary industry for 8 years before moving to College Station. Including working at 2 doctor practices up to managing a 30 doctor specialty practices. This is the worst practice that I have ever been to or worked for. The main doctor, Dr. Lackey, seems ill-prepared for his appointments and when delivering test results he seems to not refer back to his appointment notes and therefore makes assumptions about the pets’ situation which require reminding him during the conversation. He also agreed to continue a previously prescribed medication but when refills come around he declines them without informing the client and had to again be reminded the reason my pet was on the medication and at that time he approved the medication . Altogether not a good veterinarian, in my opinion. Recently there has been a new veterinarian, Dr. Hilburn, who seemed to be more prepared during appointments. We decided to start seeing her before we left this vet all together. Initially, she seemed great however, during our last appointment she decided to switch our pet’s diet and at the conclusion of the appointment she stated that she would email the specific diet to us later that day and asked me to write down my email address. That email never came even after a week. I decided to give the doctor the benefit of the doubt due to the holidays and called to check the delay. They stated the doctor wasn’t in so they could take a message and attempt to contact her and confirmed my email address which was incorrect in the computer which later I find out is what she used rather than the email address she asked me to write down. Later in the day, I received an email from the clinic stating the attached was the image was the food that the doctor wanted me to switch too. Unfortunately, there was not image attached. I called the clinic to see if they could verbally tell me the food, and I was told that there was never an image attached. The receptionist/technician informed me that in my record it stated that I was to put my pet on Royal Canin Digestive Comfort but she will still confirm with the vet but I might not hear back until the doctor was in (when we had an appointment). When doing research to find the food I find out the food is only offered in Canada, and I called the clinic to let them know and they again stated that they would leave another message for the doctor. At this point, along with other situations in the past I start discussing with the receptionist my concerns about communication and medical treatment with regards to my pet. I was polite and respectful and understanding since I have been in their position in the past. I just wanted to express my concerns rather than switching vets without trying to figure out the disconnect. The next day at work I receive 5 phone calls from the vet and final a voicemail stating that my appointment the next morning is cancelled and I can call tomorrow to find out why. I call the clinic to see if the doctor was still in and to let them know that I would like copies of my medical records. The doctor was not in but the receptionist stated that I could come and pick up my records any time. I picked my records up that evening since I had scheduled another appointment with a different vet the next day and found a letter firing me as a client. This was not a problem since I was planning on firing them but I still don’t have the medical information to help my pet and now have to start all over again at another vet. This is why I feel this is the worst vet I have ever been too.
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11/09/2015
By: Diana N.
Southwood Valley Animal Hospital
My Mother and I have been using Dr. Bond since we moved to Texas in 1996. He has helped us care for not only our own animals but all of the foster animals we have had over the last twenty years. He and his staff are kind, caring and empathetic and have provided a wide range of services for our family and fur pets over the years.
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08/03/2015
By: Vicki B.
Anderson Ridge Veterinary
Dr. Scamardo is a very caring and loving man to our animals. We have used him for 20 years.
01/08/2015
By: Jm M.
Southwood Valley Animal Hospital
We love Dr Bond and his staff. Have taken all our last 7 dogs to him and he is very caring and a great vet. This former Veterinary Technician trusts him completely. As far as heartworm meds & not signing off, that is pretty standard practice in all the vets I have ever been to in Texas.
08/15/2013
By: chris.tesch
Southwood Valley Animal Hospital
My family has been taking their pets to Dr. Bonds for almost 15 years. He is wonderful! Recently my grown daughter's cat developed cancer. He was an angel not only to the cat but to my daughter. Our extended animal family between my three adults kids and mother in law and ourselves includes 4 dogs and 3 cats and every one of them are patients of Dr. Bonds.
04/09/2013
By: aero_aggie
Southwood Valley Animal Hospital
I've never had a good experience at Southwood Valley Animal Hospital, but it wasn't until recent events that I finally left.A year after adopting my first dog, I adopted a second from a shelter. Between the time I picked her and the time I actually brought her home, I ordered heartworm medication for her (like a good dog owner). Dr. Bond refused to sign off on the order because he "had never seen her (the dog) before." I was finally able to get medication from another clinic that works closely with the shelter. I wanted to get my first dog neutered, so I made an appointment with Dr. Bond. The soonest appointment was a month later. So I waited. The Saturday before the appointment, his staff called me and told me that I needed to reschedule (the appointment was for Monday). I am a very busy person between work and school, so I asked my boyfriend to take my dog and pick him up on the day they wanted to reschedule the appointment (Thursday). On Monday, my boyfriend got called on orders (he is in the military) and had to leave. I called Southwood Valley Animal Hospital to reschedule. They were very rude and said that they could only reschedule me for a month later! I had already been waiting a month!Needless to say, I am now going to a different vet clinic that pays attention to my needs and even offered to have someone meet me before they opened to drop off my dog so I could get to class on time. If you expect respect from a vet clinic, don't go to Southwood Valley Animal Hospital.
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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