Little Shoes Learning Center
I have had my children at Little Shoes Learning Center for over three years. I have never had a problem with the teachers/staff. The facility is always clean, welcoming, professional and it has a home-environment feel. There is always communication between the center and home. Children are sent home with daily sheets which report diaper changes/bathroom usage-for potty training, daily activities (what is being taught-letter C, Number 9 etc.), items of need (extra clothes, diapers, etc.). Additionally, parents can follow along on the Center's private Facebook page, where pictures of your children can be viewed (permission from parents is obtained prior to pictures being posted). There are 3 large storm shelters- this is a necessity in Moore, OK. The children are always engaged in activities at every age. Infants finger paint and bring home adorable parent keepsakes. Older kids work on letters, numbers, colors and skills needed for preschool. All children are learning various skills while playing and the children are introduced to different languages.To respond to a previous post, my children have come home with bites, scrapes, bruises from falls, etc. but each incident was documented and I was informed each time and given complete information on what happened. There has been times where the teacher on-duty did not have all of the information I was asking for but I was able to get in contact with the teacher that was on-duty to get the answers I requested. Video cameras do show each of the rooms so that incidents can be reviewed if necessary. Kids are going to be kids; part of growing, learning, and playing involves getting a few unavoidable bumps here and there. The teachers are not neglectful and they do care for the children they are watching.Little Shoes Learning Center is my children's home away from home. They are comfortable, learning, socializing, and being cared for by loving people. I go out of my way to take my girls to this Center- I won't change.
Southside Dog Cat & Bird Clinic
The prices are reasonable, they do not overcharge. My dog had a problem last year that nobody could figure out...Southside couldn't figure it out, and I also took her to Neel Veterinary. Each place ran all kinds of tests, but all came back negative. The staff at Southside really did all they could to help her, and what I really appreciated was that they didn't charge me for consecutive re-exams for the same illness. Most vets will charge you each and every time you have to take your pet in, but they just charged me for meds when I had to keep taking her back for the same problem. We did eventually solve the mystery; she was having bad reactions to the heartworm medicine she was on. We switched her to another one, and she's been fine ever since. I think they're great. It's not posh, it's not glam...but it's not dirty, (as I saw one post elude to) the building is just an older building, with older furniture, but the clinic and exam rooms are clean. They are first come, first serve. If you don't like waiting, get there first. If you have an emergency and they can't get you in, go to Neel. What you don't want to do, is take your pet to Banfield. Did that done that. They overcharge, and oversell everything. They're more interested in selling you pet insurance than the health of your pet....and your wallet. I'd also like to add that I took an injured dove to Southside once... a wild bird, not a pet, and though she told me they couldn't treat wild animals, I could see it tugging at her. She wanted to help it., but all she could do was hold it and make it comfortable while it expired, so that's what she did. Point is, I don't think they'd let an eight week old kitten, an animal they CAN help...die out in their waiting room as that one post stated. I don't believe that for a minute. Southside Dog Cat and Bird are good people.
I have been going to dr Leighton for over 20 years starting with my childhood pet. He is the most caring vet I've ever had, I always ended up back in his office no matter how far I move because he is absolutely the most respectable vet in Oklahoma City. He never scared me by telling me things that weren't true, when other vet clinics were pretty much telling me my dog was gonna die if I didn't fork out $700 for immediate surgery.. He always rembered my dog and her name, and was very friendly. Prompt service and always had time to get me right in if needed. I want to thank him for everything he has done because he was the only vet that would help me instead of trying to rip me off. He rembered me when I was a little girl bringing my childhood dog in with my grandmother when I was 9 years old. It really means a lot when a business makes you feel like family. Btw my childhood dog was pregnant and a very small chihuahua, I believe he took her home with him to make sure she didn't have any complications throughout the night, she is 18 years old now. We really appreciated all he did, things are a little different now that he is in his 80s, I don't see mr Leighton every time I visit but his staff is great- they are just as caring and friendly as he was. I would recommend him to anyone in Okc. Don't blame your vet for things that are not in their control, things happen that are inevitable and nothing can stop it- not even a great veterinarian. people expect too much, this is a 5 star vet clinic- 5 star staff- with a 5 star willingness for people who need them.
Ranchwood Veterinary Hospital
I respectfully could not disagree with Lilly28 more. The people at Ranchwood were the most wonderful people one could ever wish for during the most devastating time in my life. At my wits end, I called Ranchwood at 6 am and they could not have been more helpful. They met me at the hospital shortly thereafter to help me try to save my beloved family member. Thoughout the last three months of my Samuel's life, they literally did everything humanly possible to help him and me. Ultimately, we lost the battle, but it certainly wasn't due to a lack of willingness to fight. The loss of family is a trying time for even the strongest person and I am a loss for words on exactly how these wonderful people helped me through it. I promise if I ever decide to take in another family member in, the folks at Ranchwood will be the ONLY medical professionals that will ever treat him/her while I am in Oklahoma City. To those professionals at Ranchwood, my sincere thank you will never appropriately explain my gratitude for all you did for Samuel and me.
Regarding most services offered in this world, the old saying applies: You get what you pay for. Dr. Rubin and his staff charge a fair price for highly professional work, simple as that. We have two dear little Yorkies, less than 4 pounds each. When they were pups Dr. Rubin advised to have them spayed but we decided to wait for one (though we might breed her, but too small). At the age of 9 she developed a HUGE infection in her uterus when in season (not all that usual it seems). To cut to the chase things were life threatening for our little dog and as usual Dr. Rubin came through like a PRINCE, literally saved her life. She feels so much better now with her infection gone and she's returned to her usual self - a ball of fire Dr. Rubin is the only vet ever to touch our dogs and always will be. So if you consider you dog the best, then have him/her overseen by the best is my advice.
Air Depot Animal Hospital
Dr. Cindy Newnam and her staff are some of the most compassionate and caring people in the veterinary business. I have visited several clinics in the Midwest City area over the years and none of them have been as accommodating and professional as they are. I have had major and minor emergencies, have been able to bring them in after hours to be treated after a serious dog fight, and always the well being of our pet was more important than getting my money first, unlike at least one other clinic I visited. Her staff stays late and comes in early to take care of the pets that are hospitalized, she has certified people working at all times. Complaints like the one below border on slander, since the accusations of outdated product and equipment are verifiable and simply not true.