07/01/2008
By: dgrinokc
Awesome Care Veterinary Hospital
I am extremely picky in choosing the best health care for my Great Danes. Awesome care has provided me and my Danes with exceptional service for many years. My last Dane lived to be almost 12 years old because of the superb treatment that she received at Awesome Care, and my 2 year old Dane has been receiving the same quality of treatment as well.I receive cards in the mail and phone calls when my pet is sick to check on my pet and remind me to bring her in for a final checkup after medications are given. I receive reminder cards for all the shots, preventative treatments and tests that pets need in order to keep them happy and healthy. I can call and speak to my pet's Vet and ask questions and get advice. During the several years of regular visits to this clinic, I have been very impressed by the thorough tests they perform to ensure that I make the best treatment decisions for my pets. For instance, today I took my Dane to Awesome Care for a swollen eye and red spots on her abdomen. Although Dr. Julieta was certain that it was a chemical reaction from my swimming pool water, she advised me to allow her to scrape some of the tissue from my Dane's abdomen to test it to make sure that there wasn't something else going on with my pet since she had gone to a Doggy camp last weekend to play with her doggie friends. She also tested her cornea for damage to make sure that it was in fact just an allergic reaction. Thank you Dr. Julieta! Dr. Julieta has a beautiful accent, but speaks clear and fluent English and is always very thorough with treatments and is always very kind and loving with my pets. THEY LOVE ALL THE VETS AT AWESOME CARE and they have such a positive experience every single time. I also want to add that the cleanliness, and professionalism at Awesome Care is superb every single time I visit!Thank you for giving my pets such "AWESOME CARE".
02/23/2013
By: riki925
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.
09/25/2014
By: Tat C.
Leighton Animal Hospital
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.
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07/01/2008
By: ghussar342
Awesome Care Veterinary Hospital
I just want to thank you, and let you know how pleased we are with the care our dogs have received when visiting your clinic! As a long time animal owner, I am very picky about where I take my animals for their health care. Each and every time we have been to your clinic, we have been greeted by a happy caring staffmember. They immediately make you feel right at home. I think it's wonderful that they do provide service in both English and Spanish, as Oklahoma has a large Hispanic population. The clinic is clean and sanitary, as are all the staff that I have come into contact with. When one of my dogs get sick, after visiting with Dr. Jaime Cowdrey, I always get a follow up phone call the very next day, to see how my dog is doing. My own "people" doctor doesn't even do that for me!! We have been part of a rescue organization for Husky and Alaskan Malamutes. Both doctors at this clinic were happy to work with us for these dogs, both on health, and pricing. We have had other vets in the past who may have been a tiny bit cheaper to go to, but let's face it, you get what you pay for. When my animals go to this clinic, I KNOW that they will receive the best of care, both medically, and compassionately. We would not even think of going to anyone else. I encourage both Dr. Julie, and Dr. Jaime to keep up the great work. It is such a relief to know that should my animals get sick or hurt, I can count on them to do everything in their power for them. God Bless Awesome Care!!Mom to furbabies:Jake, Rags, Munroe, and Maximillion
10/23/2013
By: zahafa
Boyer Veterinary Clinic
I’ve brought my dog and cat to Boyer's Veterinary Clinic for the past eight years and am very pleased with the service I have received. There are three veterinarians in the office and I have used all of them, although clients can request a specific doctor if they wish. They have ample appointments available and have always been able to get me an appointment for the same day when necessary. They have evening hours three days a week which makes it easier for me to schedule appointments after work. The doctors in this clinic are conservative and take the high cost of veterinary care into consideration when making recommendations for pet care. I appreciate this as I have been to other clinics that try to guilt clients into purchasing unnecessary and expensive treatments for their pets. All of the doctors are great, but I especially enjoy working with Dr. Bentley. She is very devoted to my dog and recently went to great lengths to find a diagnosis. She took time to speak with me and explain test results and the diagnosis in laymen’s terms and provided me with literature to read at home. I know she has both my dog’s and my best interest at heart and I feel confident in her abilities.
07/20/2012
By: sooner123fan
Pet-Vet Supply Inc
I have been to this store a few times and overall they were friendly and knowledgeable. The same cannot be said for the Vet portion of the store. I believe they are called Veterinary Technicians and one of them was extremely rude. She made it seem like all the clients were in her way and she had a rude tone when speaking to anyone! Even one of the Veterinarians! She rolled her eyes at the Veterinarian when she simply asked a question. I will NEVER go back to the Vet portion because of this one woman which is unfortunate because the Vet on staff that day was very kind. I think her name was Dr. Fruitt (I had to look her name up on their website!) and I found her very pleasant and kind. Maybe if they hired nicer Technicians then I would go back. If you go to this clinic beware of this one Technician! You will know her when you see her. Probably late 20's with glasses and an attitude from you know where. I was surprised by her demeanor because when I called to make the appointment the girl on the phone was very nice. I would have given this place one star but I decided on two because the Vet was so nice.
04/11/2013
By: larryb128
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.
07/01/2014
By: William j. Y.
Quail Creek Veterinary
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.
08/15/2014
By: Ashley R.
MacArthur Boulivard Animal Clinic
I love this vet because he's reasonable on prices and my pets are always treated well but I've had to reschedule my cats appointment several times because they tell me to drop them off between 7am-12pm and they aren't open. Under personal circumstances I had to move to Enid and I am totally willing to drive 2 hours to have this vet take care of my pets but I am not going to waste my time and gas for a vet that lies about when they are open and when I am able to drop off my pets. Even in the past 2 years when I lived in okc I would make appointments, show up and they would be closed with no notification on the door or any business hours posted not do they call to let me know if hours have changed or anything. If I were them I would become more professional and be open on the hours they say they are open especially for appointments that I wait a month to almost 2 months for
12/15/2016
By: johndouglasphotography
Cherokee Hills Veterinary Hospital
I saw the post showing the $10 offer and I counted the number of posts to make sure it was past 10 so you would know I am not writing this for a credit. I will bet you that anyone, except that post, would gladly have written a review for them without any "gift." Not to mention what a great vet he is, he and his staff are the nicest people you will ever deal with. They care for our "children" as if they were there own. If one of our pets was sick, and needed treatment there was always follow up calls to make sure they were getting better. Got a pet who just needs some medical advice, give them a call, they will try to help you on the phone without asking you to come in and pay for an office visit.I have been using to Cherokee Hills for over 20 years and would not think of going elsewhere. Best,John Douglas
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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