Fair Oaks Veterinary Hospital
2142 Austell Rd SW, Marietta, GA 30008
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Mon - Fri
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fax: (770) 432-6874
ServicesExpert Grooming; Vet Supervised Boarding; Surgery; Radiology; Vaccinations; Dental Care; Internal Medicine; Flea & Tick Control & More
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I love this place! Their staff is so incredibly sweet, smart and understanding. I called to get information on getting my cat spayed, the receptionist was incredibly kind, and patient with all my questions. She was very knowledgeable about what would happen, and gave me an estimate of the cost for her shots and spay. When I brought her in, the receptionist at the front desk, a different lady than the first I had talked to, already knew who we were and what to do, without even my having to prompt her with our information. The surgeon came in and told me all the information I needed to know. He and the assistant were both incredibly good at handling my girl and keeping her calm. She's naturally a bit of a scaredy cat (ha) and can be very skiddish around strangers. She was obviously very comfortable with the both of them. Dr. Holland is incredible. She came in, gave my girl a good look over, sent her into the back to get prepped, and ran over the costs for the procedure, which turned out to be the exact price I had been told in the beginning! How nice! I was given times of when everything would happen, and the assurance I could call anytime to check in. My girl was picked up the next day, with no complications, and no surprise charges. She's at home and doing great now, and her scar is teenie-tiny! Dr. Holland also works with the humane society to do the low cost spay and neuter with the certificate, saying its how she feels she is "giving back." Dr Holland and her staff are truly such a blessing. I will be using them as my vet from now on.
This has to be the best Veterinary Hospital in East Cobb. Dr. Holland and her staff make the comfort and care of our furry children always 1st. priority. My experience here have made a lasting impression and will keep me and my pets coming back for years to come. I wouldn't trust my precious babies with anyone else!
I have been going to Fair Oaks for 37 years. Doctor Holland bought the clinic from Dr. Harrison almost 10 years ago and all I can say is I totally trust her with my most precious possession my Norwegain Elkhound Tank. She takes the time to be sure you know what is going on and what you need to do. She is a wonderful professional and she has an outstanding staff. I feel that her prices are fair and I will continue to take Tank there as long as she is there. I value her expertise highly.
Went to Dr. Holland for our baby, Frank, and ended up needing several procedures and treatments for his various ailments. He is 10 years old, so we anticipated this. Nothing she said was surprising to us. We were quoted a fair price for her services, and opted for surgery to remove some masses under Frank's arm and on his lower eyelid. Dr. Holland could have pushed us to have expensive pathology tests done on the masses, but honestly and clearly stated that at his age, it would not have improved the quality of his life, and could be tested at a later date if the masses returned. Our baby ended up having a prolonged reaction to anesthesia and they urged us to allow him to stay overnight at no additional cost, and even entertained my very worried husband's fears by letting me see the area in which he would be sleeping. Dr. Holland has always been firm and honest with me, and since I consider my pet to be a child under my care, and not a tractor that needs repair, I value her experience and expect full honesty, which I have always gotten.
In addition, when she purchases, transports, stores, and administers ""chicken baby food"" at ""2x"" the store cost, I don't complain because she's incurring the cost of said purchase/transport/storage/administration for herself. Her staff is incredibly friendly and gentle, and I've never waited (in 4 visits) more than 10 minutes with Frank for services. She does not make me feel less than, as some reviewers have mentioned, because when she speaks to me as a professional, I as a layperson, listen and heed her advice.
If Dr. Holland were a pediatrician, I highly doubt she would receive the negative feedback that some seem so eager to heap on her, most of which is comprised of nothing more than whining about the expense of caring for a family member and being overly sensitive to a doctor who cares enough to tell the truth. I'm sure she sees more than her fair share of animals whose caretakers could really care less. I personally could not handle it.
Finally, I'd like to point out, that as a doctor, regardless of her obvious talents and commitment, she can only fight so hard. From what I understand she is devoted to providing compassionate and thorough care to all animals that come her way, including abandoned or neglected neighborhood animals. However, again, these are not appliances, these are animals...lives. If you've lost a pet while under any vet's care, I hope that you realize that life is very precious and very fragile, thus making Dr. Holland's sometimes harsh dedication to the health of the animals in her care ever so much more vital.
Avoid Fair Oaks if you can! The Vet there nickels and dimes you to death... She told me my kitten needed to start over his distemper boosters, but I called another vet in the area that told me it is not true... I would have shelled out an extra $18 without knowing the facts if I hadn't gotten a second opinion. They are overall higher than everyone else, and they will charge you for every little thing like Chicken Baby Food - and the price they charge is 2x what it costs in the store! She also tries to find reasons to keep you coming in, to milk that cash cow. She doesn't review records well before you come in (we told her about a new cat we got, he was already a patient, and she should have known that before we brought our established cat in!). And she somehow makes you feel ""less than"" in the way she treats you. So my advice is to STAY AWAY and find someone else who cares and won't charge you for every single thing!
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