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My rat terrier, Diesel, had a pretty bad case of KCS that led to corneal ulcers on both of her eyes. Her regular veterinarian referred us to Companion Animal Eye Center. Dr. Sillerud and her staff did an outstanding job calming me down and assuring me that Diesel could be treated. Her surgery was scheduled and performed and I was surprised when the cost came out on the low end of the estimate! In the four years that Diesel was a patient, I never once felt like I was being overcharged and I wasn’t made to bring her in for an excessive amount of appointments just to get my money. When I would call to order a refill of Diesel’s medications, they knew who I was just by my voice and if the doctor saw me picking up medications, she always stopped to ask me how Diesel was doing. Diesel may have crossed over the rainbow bridge, but Companion Animal Eye Care Center are responsible for saving her vision and helping live out her senior years in comfort.
Our family has been well served by every single person at RRAH, from phone contact, vet tech, and all the vets. Our kids gave the hamster a bath--got eye infection--the vet didn't miss a beat in my quest to use the teachable moment. Soon after that we got our first dog, and the kids learned so much, again with the kindness of vet tech's, secretaries and of course Drs. Morrow, Brewer, and Hanson. She developed cancer, they referred us to the U of MN, and let us decide best course of action. After several years, and one summer where we were at RRAH nearly weekly, the ultimate was when we had to put her down and it was handled sensitively as possible. Now with 2 collies we are always in good hands. Some people say this place is more costly, I say, it is an excellent value for my hard-earned dollars since I am always given good information, options, and cost estimates before making choices. I definitely do recommend RRAH.
I have been taking my animals to Blue Cross for 10 years. I have taken a cat and 3 dogs there over the years. These women (it is all women) are some of the most compassionate and attentive doctors I have encountered. They have diagnosed major ailments and minor injuries with the same level of concern every time. My dogs actually like going to the vet because they know they are going to get lots of cookies and love from the people there. If there is something they can't do, they will refer you to someone who can (My lab needed hip surgery and they urged me to take her to the U of M, which was the best choice). As long as I am in the Cities, I will use Blue Cross.
My parents have been going to Blue Cross Animal Hospital since I was a pup and now my adult children go there as well with their pets. The staffs over the years have always been very qualified and compassionate! One of our pets had a rare disease and the staff went above and beyond to connect nationally for the best treatment. When our dog was at the end of life the staff's understanding and compassion for our loss was such a comfort during such a difficult time. Over the years I have lived in different suburbs of the Twin Cities and never hesitate to drive to Blue Cross Animal Hospital for my pets care.
I feel compelled to write about this clinic. We have gone there for nearly 25 years, after it being recommended by friends who had gone there nearly 5 years. During this time, we have had 3 dogs (2 Old English Sheepdogs and 1 LhasaPoo). Over time, I believe we have seen all the doctors. Each and every visit has been wonderful. The are all helpful and compassionate, including the receptionists and tech reps. My LhasaPoo can get very nippy, especially when his ears are in pain, and they take it all in stride. I would recommend anyone to this clinic at any time.
My dog Zambezi died on April 20th 2012 and was in the care of Doc Kathleen, She worked my dog for a long time, giving over the counter meds instead high price prescriptions. She worked every angle and to the end let us have the hard news that we saw with my dog. I could not be more grateful for her approach. I called 2 days before and she wished my dog well into the next life. I still have one more dog that sees her. Thank you Blue cross Animal hospital for the care you have given my dogs, Thank You
I LOVE this vet. I have two five-year-old toy poodles. We've been heading to Blue Cross Animal Hospital since their birth. The staff is great, the vets are knowledgeable, they listen and care about our animals. We had a toy poodle previously for fourteen years. We took her to Minneahaha Animal Hospital on Chicago Ave. It was fine, but Minnehaha was much more expensive and I find at Blue Cross I don't have to wait as long, they are more relaxed and it's a heck of a lot cheaper!
My first experience was with our 17 1/2 year old cat. She had a tumor that had caused an infection and didn't have the strength to go through an operation that may not have worked. The whole staff was just wonderful with CeBe and our family. This was very different from the year before when we had to have our 19 year old cat put down at another clinic. That clinic was very cold and impersonal. I'll take the warm fuzziness any day - it helps get you through the rough times.
I cannot recommend this clinic enough. Not only did my cat receive AAA+ care, but that same caring attention was shown to me. All the staff were attentive to my cats needs. Dr Nick Gatto has a very calming air about him, while also assuring you he has things under control. Their fees were very reasonable. I will, without a doubt, trust my best friends health and wellbeing to Best Friends Animal Hospital in the future. Thank you, Dr Gatto and Claudia!!!
I just recently recommended her to a co-worker who has medical issues with her kitty and wanted a good place to bring her. Ive been going there for 4+ years and highly recommend them to everyone who is looking for excellent personal care and love for their pet. They accepted monthly payments from me so I could get the treatment my pet needed at the time. It truly comforts me to know my pet is receiving the best care possible.