Orr Animal Hospital in Cumming, Georgia with Reviews - YP.com
04/08/2014
By: Linda C.
Orr Animal Hospital
I've been taking my pets to Orr Animal Hospital for over 20 years. They have an excellent team of Vets as well as assistants that truly care about the animals, and they offer reasonable fees for their services too. Its true that they haven't been accepting new patients for many years, but that's because THEY HAVE A HUGE, LOYAL CLIENT BASE BECAUSE THEY'RE SO GOOD. That being said, it would definitely be worth calling them periodically to see if they are accepting new patients. They're not perfect, but who is? Yes, sometimes there's a long wait, etc. which might really tick some people off, but the positives here far outweigh any negatives. I've never had a bad experience; quite the contrary, I've been very pleased with their service.I'll leave you with the story of one of my former dogs. When she was getting older, she suddenly started walking in circles, always the same direction, and seemed clumsy, disoriented, and not eating much. I took her to the emergency vet just down the road since this was after hours and Orr Animal Hospital was further away. The vet at this emergency clinic said that she needed to be put down and that it was probably a brain tumor, etc. I didn't let them put her down, and immediately took her the next morning to Orr Animal Hospital. Dr. Nathan prescribed some medicines that he believed would work (I forget what he called what she had, but its a "syndrome" of some sort that seems to occur in older dogs, frequently female dogs.), and it worked! I was THRILLED to see my dog recover, and I was able to enjoy years with her after that. I had two dogs at that time, and about a year later, the other dog came down with the same thing (but she walked in the opposite direction in circles). I took her to Orr Animal Hospital, and she too recovered as well. I could give you more stories, but suffice it to say that I value and appreciate them! I highly recommend!
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03/22/2016
By: Edna M.
Cat Clinic of North Georgia
I went for the first time to the Cat Clinic (Cumming) last week because a foster kitty had been throwing up and I needed to get her in quickly to see someone. I also already know the Vet who is there now, Dr. Joanna Bowyer, and she is just brilliant. It was easy to get an appointment. Reina, the receptionist, was very easy to communicate with. (I don't know the ladies mentioned by Amy in the other review, and my experience was excellent). The office is very nice and quiet so kitties don't get scared by noises. I was seen shortly after arriving. My little foster kitty loved both Reina (Vet Tech) and Dr. Bowyer and she rolled onto her side to allow rubbing on her belly for both - she rarely does that for anyone. Dr. Bowyer had elevated liver values diagnosed quickly and we got meds for the issue with great education, and we were on our way. I would strongly recommend this practice to anyone, and I've dealt with a lot of different practices, being an animal foster for a local rescue.
06/24/2013
By: nandamontilha
Orr Animal Hospital
Amazing!Dr. Orr is not taking in new patients. However, they made an exception since my dog's breeder is a client of his for years. My dog was gonna die if I hadn't taken him there. I had been taking him to Banfield Pet Hospital for several weeks without seeing any improvements. My puppy had bladder stones and couldn't urinate and his blood became inflamed due to toxins. He would have died and my bank account been drained if I kept taking him to Banfield. I was under so much emotional distress and desperate! Dr. Orr received us at 9pm and did surgery on my dog first thing in the morning. He kept him there under observation for a week. I thank God for people like him who truly love what they do and have sensibility with animals.
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08/03/2015
By: Chad C.
Big Creek Animal Hospital
This is by far the very best I have ever seen treat animals. My Australian shepherd border collie mix broke his femur and it was Sunday. Other offices were closed but these people took my dog in and has treated me, my wife, and our dog like royalty. I am glad they opened up and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that they are my permanent vet. Dr. Meyes is an awesome Dr. And know one but him or his staff will ever work on any of our pets. Well trusted and happy environment. May god bless u and your staff Dr. Me yes. And a special thanks to the other vet in there office Pamela. Thanks so much for your help
05/13/2016
By: Sue T.
Orr Animal Hospital
I have been using Dr. Orr (and now his children) since 1980. I have to drive an hour, but for the care my animals receive, there is no other place I will ever go. Dr. Aaron is my primary vet. She is wonderful, caring, very knowledgeable and compassionate. She and Amber make a great team. I cannot thank their family enough for all they have done for me over the years. Many of my animals would have died without them because other Vets gave up. Dr. Nathan is also great. He sees animals of all kinds. This is a wonderful family and a wonderful place!! God Bless!
09/16/2016
By: Sonya S.
Cat Clinic of North Georgia
Dr. Bowyer saved our cats! She went above & beyond to seek a new strategy with her colleagues and saved his foot after a botched declawing job done in another city! They educated us about this subject and we recommend not to declare.They really know what they are doing here and deliver service with extreme compassion!Thank God for these amazing professionals!I recommend them highly for all your needs.We couldn't have stood the loss of our beloved Delta. Now they are helping with our other cat Shadow.
12/02/2015
By: Mike G.
Big Creek Animal Hospital
I am so pleased with this full service practice. They have vet's there seven days a week! I boarded my 3 dogs there and they had a window in their suite, the doggie day care was convenient too!! I will definitely utilize this place!
12/03/2012
By: tyler.abramson
ValueCare Cat Wellness Clinic
The veterinarian and staff are very knowledgeable, professional and extremely caring. The clinic is a safe and clean environment for my cats, and I feel very confident entrusting my "childrens" care to this great clinic.
02/01/2017
By: Lauren M.
Big Creek Animal Hospital
I love all of the Doctors at this practice! I can go to Big Creek for all of my pet's needs...The groomer Shalea is great with my dogs. They are even open 7 days a week! YAY!!!!
01/02/2017
By: Steve F.
Coal Mountain Animal Hospital
Absolutely the best vets I've ever been to. The care given to my two dogs and cat (and me!) was amazing.
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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