Kirkwood Animal Hospital in San Jose, California with Reviews -
By: Pat M.
Canyon Creek Pet Hospital
I have 2 spoiled cats named Muffy and Dahlia who needed to find a new vet since we just moved into the area. I was very happy to find Canyon Creek Pet Hospital to take care of my babies. They were both due for heartworm tests and medication plus my older cat Muffy was not acting like she felt good. Dr. Gill examined her and took a blood test. It turns out she was diabetic. She acts like she feels much better now that she is taking the medication she needed and eating a proper diet. Muffy is precious to me and I feel better knowing that I have a good vet to take care of her.
By: Heather J.
Canyon Creek Pet Hospital
Dr. Gill has taken care of my Sheltie since he was a pup. Buster has needed veterinary care for allergies and chronic dermatitis most of his life along with low allergen prescription food. Dr. Gill has always been there for us through every crisis – for me with comfort and assurance that Buster will be OK, and for Buster with excellent treatment. I am grateful for his expertise. Buster is getting old now and I am planning to get a new puppy soon. One of the first outings my new puppy will make is to Canyon Creek Pet Hospital.
By: Mel F.
Canyon Creek Pet Hospital
Nobody really wants to go to the veterinarian I guess, especially in an emergency, but my first experience with Canyon Creek Pet Hospital was terrific. My cat suddenly started having trouble urinating which scared me to death. But I was able to get her in to see the vet right away and the doctor said she had a urinary tract infection which they treated with medication and she is much better 2 days later. I learned that this problem is not only common but very dangerous for cats. Relieved and problem solved.
By: Anne B.
Canyon Creek Pet Hospital
First-rate Veterinary Hospital! Very nice facility. Dr. Gill has been my vet for several years. I can always rely on him and his staff at Canyon Creek Pet Hospital to handle any health issues for my 2 senior dogs and now my new puppy Laser. Their hours are terrific – open early and late 7 days a week. I like the atmosphere and the way my dogs are handled when we visit. Having a vet I can depend on is very important to me. I can count on receiving quality care and thoroughly professional treatment there.
By: Muriel S.
Canyon Creek Pet Hospital
Immediate and terrific emergency attention! I cannot say enough good things about this veterinary hospital. My cat suddenly was having trouble urinating so I called for an emergency appointment and they got me right in. Turns out it was a urinary infection and kidney problems which I know is very dangerous in cats. I was given the proper medications on the spot and my baby was getting better within hours. In 2 days she was back to normal. I am very grateful.
By: Marcus M.
Canyon Creek Pet Hospital
I have been very happy with Canyon Creek Pet Hospital for over 3 years. My 2 dogs have gotten good care and I have gotten good advice about how to feed them right and provide them with proper preventative care. I as well as my dogs are older and they both need veterinary care for arthritis plus one of my companions has occasional skin and ear problems due to allergies. I really appreciate the pleasant environment and compassionate care givers there.
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By: Carrie L.
Burbank Pet Hospital
I feel so comfortable about bringing my dogs here to Dr. Kumar. I've been coming here for many years. I feel Dr. Kumar cares about the animals that come through his office. When ever I bring one of my dogs in for their shots, he always asks how my other dogs are doing. And remembers their names. Office staff is awesome too. They make me feel welcomed all the time. I recommend Burbank to anyone that asks. And I always say to ask for Dr. Kumar.
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By: Mary ann P.
Piedmont Hills Animal Hospital
My 19 month old puppy, Leia, boarded there for the first time a couple weeks ago. She had to have meds given to her. The staff was VERY pleasant, professional and caring for my pup's needs. I felt good and relieved knowing she was being looked after by an amazing staff!! Highly recommend this place for peace of mind if you have to travel and leave your beloved pet overnight. Thank you Piedmont Hills Animal Hospital. You are the bomb!!
By: Cameron F.
Canyon Creek Pet Hospital
Dr. Gill is the greatest and I would not trust anyone else with my little Dachshund mix. Buster has had several health crises and each time Dr. Gill has pulled him through. I am totally reliant on Canyon Creek Pet Hospital for my veterinary needs and grateful for the quality vet care I have received. I do not think Buster would be with me now if it were not for Dr. Gill and the excellent care provided by his staff.
By: Peggy B.
Canyon Creek Pet Hospital
My 3 cats and I are very happy with Dr. Gill at Canyon Creek Pet Hospital. All 3 are older so I take them in regularly for checkups and medications as well as special food. One thing that helps make me such a conscientious and vigilant feline mom is the pleasant and friendly staff and the great overall environment at this beautiful veterinary hospital. You are all great!
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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