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Great reception- all pet lovers there - and vets are not med and vaccine pushers! Love that !!!!


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From my own experience and what I know and have read this clinic is not the safest place for your pets. There are several reasons for this. Refer to some of the vetratingz comments to find out more about people's experiences with the emergency part of this clinic. While you could put in a complaint, they may not be found at fault, for some reason or other, but you would get a copy of your animal's treatment which you should scrutinize since the more you look the more you will find that may be a problem. As for myself, I am appalled at this clinic and their denial of what happened with my pet and their own involvement in it. There are other 24/7 places and it just takes a bit of research to find them, so it would probably be in your best interest and that of your pet's to know where they are, and what the good ones are, in case you ever need them. I suspect that there is a reason why vets in GTA use this place to refer to, but given what has happened to pets at this place, it is questionable if it is due to them providing the best care. Maybe the referral clinic and the specialists provide good care, but for an emergency, it might be wise to choose another clinic. If you must go to this clinic, use the above ground parking as opposed to underground, and try to minimize the amount of time your pet has to stay there. That is what my suggestion is, if you must use this clinic and have no other option.


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We have gone to this clinic since moving into the area in 1995 and had doubts when Dr. Wood sold this clinic. However, we needed to take our dog Mocha in and had the great pleasure of having Dr. Clayton Greenway take a look at our dog. This vet is probably the best vet we have ever had and I would recommend him to everyone. I was really surprised at the extent of time he took with us to explain the situation to us and he was very very knowledgeable.

West Rouge - we have a younger Dr. Woods back at West Hill Animal Clinic with the name of DR. CLAYTON GREENWAY.

Thanks from Mocha Couffin and family.


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I took my 17 year old Persian cat there last night to be euthanized. Even though it is a first come first serve clinic they put us into a room they had prepared for Willow. They made sure she belonged to us and that we had her breeders paperwork as she had not previously been to their clinic. The vet explained what they would do in preparing Willow for the needle. they kindly left us alone with her after she was dead and then when a technician came into the room she asked if we needed more time and we said no she could take her away. the technician came around the table and gave me a big hug which was so very kind of her. with our experience I would give them 5 STARS


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I thought I'd share my ENTIRE experience with this clinic since not all of the reviews are all that thorough, and I disagree with some of them, so. Here's my (very detailed) and honest account of my experience with VETS during the last few days.


I didn't read any reviews when I woke up and my 14 year old cat (who I've had since I was twelve years old) was sick, vomiting and obviously in distress. It was a Sunday morning, I googled which vets were open, and I went immediately. And I'm really glad I didn't have time to read reviews, or I might have gone elsewhere.

My cat (Cleo) has had constipation issues for a long time, and we've taken her to a couple of vets who have given her enemas and sent us on our way.

Dr. Verma gave her a good inspection, and then explained her situation to me thoroughly.

She was extremely dehydrated (not surprising, it's impossible to get her to drink water) and her "little constipation issue" had snowballed. They wanted to get her on IV fluids overnight, take some X-rays to see how backed up she really was (Since they felt around and it felt like she was VERY backed up and likely unable to "go"), and take blood tests to look for things that might indicate organ issues. This, I think, from most of the reviews I've read, seems to be where the problem lies.

When the vet receives a sick pet, the vast majority of the time, they're dehydrated (even if just from vomiting) which is dangerous for a pet in and of itself. The vet can *guess* the issue a lot of the time, but blood tests give them a LOT more information to determine the proper treatment of your pet. X-rays too give them extremely valuable information. In almost EVERY negative review I've seen for this vet, it's people complaining about being "nickle and dimed," by this craaaazy vet clinic that wants to hydrate your pet, find out the underlying issue so it can be treated, and yes, keep them overnight for observation.

Don't get me wrong. When I got the quote, my heart stopped. And I cried a little. It was going to be more money than I had, and this cat is my freakin' baby. Medical expenses are... well. Expensive. Even for pets. We, as Canadians, are not used to paying them as our health care is free, so seeing a bill for an overnight stay at the vet for your pet can be shocking. I chose to apply for a small loan to cover the costs and make sure that my childhood cat was well taken care of.

While talking to Dr Verma (who was thorough in his examination of kitty, and kind and informative to me), Dr. Samson, the founder of the clinic dropped in to hear what was going on with Cleo, and gave me a few kind words (as I was a little teary lol).-----------------

They took Cleo off and told me I could visit whenever I wanted (they're open 24 hours) and call for an update anytime as well.

They kept her overnight, did her X-rays, did her blood tests and kept her on IV fluids. They called us that night to give us an update, and had us come in the next day. At this point, I was dealing with Dr. Mitelman. I must say, he was phenomenal.

When we went in, things with Cleo weren't so great. They brought her out to us in a blanket with her IV tubes all wrapped up to her paw so we could cuddle and comfort her while Dr. Mitelman explained to us in an extremely thorough, kind, non-condescending manner the EXACT situation with Cleo.

Through Xrays, they had found that she had full-blown "mega colon" now, a dangerous kitty condition where she can't get herself "going" on her own and gets constipated to the point that the fecal matter gets too big to come out. He took us into the back and showed us Xrays of a normal kitty colon compared to Cleo's Xray, and showed how backed up she was. Then he showed us an Xray of a cat who was worse off than Cleo-- "To put things into perspective," he said. (Which was a very nice thing to do, I think.) He also showed us her blood tests and explained what the elevated levels meant (she has some liver damage).

He also showed me a sample of her stool, which was completely black. Unless she had been eating something like coffee grains or soil, he said, it was probably dried blood. (And then he quizzed me for several minutes about things that she might have gotten into at home, which I thought was impressively thorough.) Since I couldn't think of ANYTHING, this meant that she might have some internal bleeding-- indicative of something more serious going on (possibly kitty cancer). He laid out our options, saying that if money was no object, he would do x, y and z to find out what was going on. Unfortunately, I couldn't afford these things, and he didn't try to pressure me at all, just laid out our plan for managing her mega colon.

He explained their planned course of action, how they needed to keep her again overnight, hydrating her and continually manually remove the blockages until she was able to go on her own. I asked about the cost and was told that they wouldn't charge me any more than I'd already been quoted.

Cleo had to stay at the vet from Sunday morning until Wednesday. For three days, they periodically manually extracted feces and waited for her to be able to go on her own--- and they didn't charge me an extra cent more than the initial quote. I called constantly for updates, and whenever a vet was available they'd call back to give me an update on how she was doing within 2-3 hours. On Tuesday morning, a friendly vet tech who answered the phone told me that she'd just seen her and Cleo was bright and alert and "very chatty this morning," which was a really wonderful thing to hear. Not just that kitty was doing well, but that the tech answering the phone knew my cat by name, and had seen her recently enough to know how she was doing.

Dr Mitelman was always exceptionally kind and wonderful on the phone, reassuring me sweetly that I "wasn't alone," and giving me informative updates that always left me feeling better, rather than worse when I got off the phone (even when the news wasn't overly positive).

I did find it a little frustrating that I kept calling to see when I could come get her and it would take a few hours to hear back from them-- and the news was usually that they wanted her to stay on overnight again. But that was really me being an over-bearing pet owner... when I think about the fact that they have a LOT of animals going through there every day (many of which are emergencies), it's actually pretty wonderful that I was able to chat to a vet twice a day for the entirety of her stay.

On Tuesday night, Dr Mitelman returned my 7 pm check-in call at 9:30 pm to let me know that they had removed the last couple of "chunks" (ick!) and she was all cleared up! (yay!) He also gave me some tentatively good news-- that the feces had turned from black to brown! It could be a bleed that temporarily stopped, he said, or it could have been something she ate that I'm not aware of.
He told me that "Her momma can probably pick her up tomorrow!" much to my elation.

On Wednesday, I called in the early afternoon when I was out of work to let them know that even if she couldn't leave yet, I was coming to visit! They told me to come on over, and within an hour or so of arriving, Dr. Benjamin was telling me that Cleo was ready to go, and was walking me carefully through her three medications (including one for the potential bleed, just in case) and the new food they were sending me home with for her.

Though clearly busy, Dr Mitelman dropped in to the room to say hi and gave me a big hug, which was super adorable.

As a last nice little warm fuzzy, when one of the two techs at reception was getting my invoice together, she mentioned "Cleo" by name, and the other tech's head shot up and she said, "Oh no, Cleo's leaving!? I'm going to miss my cuddles!" It was *wonderful* to know that someone had been giving her some loving attention, because she's a nervous cat as it is, and I had been imagining the worst in my mind for days-- my kitty feeling abandoned and scared and totally alone.

Overall... was it cheap? God no. But over the course of my cat's stay with VETS, I experienced warmth and compassion during a stressful time (a LOT of which was Dr Mitelman), updates as to my pet's condition, wonderful care for her, and a cat who returned home in a surprisingly chillaxed state when I had been anticipating traumatized agitation after a 3-night stay at the vet.

I can't say enough wonderful things, and I appreciate everything they've done.


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Incredible Vet Clinic. Dr Kato and Dr Hammond are amazing and they and the entire staff really do care. They have served myself and my girlfriend's literally dozens of animals, always to the most professional and educated treatment.


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Because I demand the very best in medical treatment for my companion animals, I only take them to Yorkville Animal Hospital.

Dr. Allen Gignac and his team are dedicated to the well-being of those in their care and obviously love the animals. The staff are knowledgeable and patient and always greet you warmly upon arrival - regardless of who is on duty in Reception.

I have been so impressed by Dr. Gignac's veterinary medicine and he NEVER pushes for additional, unnecessary treatments. On occasion, I have suggested a treatment and he has assured me that it was an additional expense that was not required. He cares about the animals - NOT the fees.

In addition, the Clinic runs a terrific cat adoption program which I and a number of friends have taken advantage of. As well, Dr. Gignac's clinic is involved with a program that provides temporary homes for the animals of abused women, as they shelter themselves and their children. When the women are re-established safely, they take their animals back.

I cannot speak highly enough about this clinic; if you are considering looking for a new veterinarian, I strongly encourage you to visit Yorkville.

Thanks to Dr. Gignac (Allen), Chris, Tiffany, and all the staff for the ongoing exceptional care you provide for my feline family.

Doreen


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  • By: AGIGNAC ( Company Rep. )
    May 22nd, 2013

    Thank you so much for your very kind words, Doreen. It really helps keep us going, knowing that our efforts have been appreciated. Thank you :)

    Allen Gignac, DVM
    Yorkville Animal Hospital


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Dr. Geoff Toole truly has a heart of gold and is so wonderful for myself and my dog, Sophie.

Sophie was hit by a car last week and we thought we were going to lose her - it was such a traumatic experience.

Dr. Toole is so dedicated to the animals and families he helps. He found the best medication combination to keep Sophie as comfortable as possible, he checked on her multiple times during the day and night, and even offered her homemade food when she wasn't eating. I was encouraged to visit her as often as I could and met other animal parents who were also doing the same.

I truly believe that thanks to Dr. Toole Sophie is resting here beside me. I have never met another vet who is so dedicated to his patients.

Thanks again for your truly exceptional expertise.


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I bring my cat here regularly for vaccinations etc. always have a great expereince.


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I have had an exceptionally good experience at the John Street Animal Hospital. I found myself the owner of a 2 month old puppy and knew nothing about dogs. Thankful to a friend that referred me to the clinic and Dr. Cumberbatch, I have learned how to properly care for my dog. I was advised on how to successfully potty train, clip nails, brush teeth, provide healthy nourishment and avoid bad habits. My now 1.5 year old dog has been spayed with loving care, yearly shots, frantic last min cheek ups but what I remember the most is the thoughtful follow up calls. I am so happy with the care my dog receives that I drive past the vet hospital across the street to travel 30mins to John Street Animal Hospital. I would refer anyone seeking a clinic that is professional but provides your beloved animals with loving care!


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My dog Nick , who passed away yesterday was a patient at Mavis Clinic for almost 12 years.
During this time he had an excellent care from Dr Ted and his team. They're always very attentive to his needs during the course of his life. The team is extremely caring , genuinaly interested in the animal's wellbeing and there are no words to describe their professionalism.
I'm very thankful to Dr. Ted and his team for all support before and during Nick's final weeks.
Jucelei Pereira


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I have had dogs all my life and Dr. Hanna is the best vet I have ever had. Not only is he knowledgable but he CARES! I would highly recommend him.


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I have had three different dogs in the past seventeen years and I have taken every single one to this clinic. The staff is friendly and personable, and always made both my dogs and I feel welcome. Recently, we had to put or Great Dane down. We were given a private room to say our final goodbyes in and our dogs was given the utmost dignity. I highly recommend taking your pets here.


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My pets mean the world to me , so finally finding a vet who we can truly trust and count on and whose priority is the well being of my cats issuch a relief !

Dr. Serge Gotovac came so highly recommended by a friend, it was hard to believe. Each and every review echoed the same high praises . During the first visit, we understood why people value Dr Gotovac so highly.

After bringing our first cat to Rouge Valley Veterinary Hospital, all
our others followed. Dr. Gotovac was wonderful with our cats and took care of all their problems.

I am speaking with the experience of 30 years of cat ownership,

Dr Gotovac and his staff's focus is doing the best for your pet. He is extremely compassionate, dedicated , caring and down to earth. He is conscious that people have budgets, respects that and clearly explains the options for the care of your pet. He also has excellent hours, even open Sunday.

We found the same level of dedication with his staff. Julie, Amber & Jill all provided professional, wonderful care. They, along with Dr. Gotovac , made my cats, my husband and myself feel very welcome and respected . In this day and age I find those qualities hard to find.

Dr. Gotovacs and his staff's focus truly is providing the best quality of care.

We were so fortunate to find this truly one- of- a- kind outstanding vet. My only regret is not finding Dr. Gotovac sooner !


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Don't let them fool you; they talk a good talk however the only thing this Clinic is interested in is your MONEY!

I took my cat there for years however in time of need when my cat was sick when I called to make an emergency appt the only thing the receptionist and manager were concerned with was the schedule suggesting I wait until the next day to bring her in. My cat was suffering, now. And after convincing them to squeeze me in they would not waive the emergency fee after having recently spent over $1,000 for care. Yes, they knew how sick she was; I finally went to another clinic for euthanasia.

This is a BUSINESS not a caring animal clinic that it claims to be. At least the other animal clinics in the city do not profess to be more than they are.

East York Animal Clinic has turned out to be a very big disappointment after all of these years. Having a dying cat is difficult enough without having to deal with cold-hearted administrative staff.

I will never go back to this clinic.


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Baker Animal Clinic in Whitby is ABSOLUTELY the BEST Clinic I have had the pleasure of taking my many pets to.
They are caring, thorough, and by far the most knowledgeable group of professionals around.
I have two dogs and 4 cats. The most recent of my additions, was cat #4, now named Jersey.
Jersey was found behind my shed by one of my dogs. Jersey seemed, at first, to be very pregnant and I assumed that someone had dumped her after finding out that she was expecting. She even had a flea collar on (no good what so ever).
We left her be for a bit, hoping that she would find her way home, but she did not. It was chilly in the evenings, so I set her up in my shed with blankets, food, and a heater, until I was sure she was healthy enough to bring into my home, out of fear for my other animals.
I took Jersey for a check up and was given a grave diagnosis. I took her to a vet clinic, not Baker, purely out of convenience to my home. This is a mistake I will never make again. I could not believe that this loving, affectionate cat who was eating, playing and purring like crazy, could be so sick and not pregnant at all. I was advised to be kind and let her go to a “better place.” I left her overnight, as they could not euthanize her right away and needed to book me an appointment two days later. When I went to visit her for a bit the next day, she had gone downhill and could barely stand up.
I contacted Baker to see if they could help her transition over to “the better place” so that she would not need to suffer, and they said they would fit me in, no problem.
When I got to the clinic, Dr. Cheryl Birss and Dr. Dave Sutherland did another examination for me, just to be sure. Jersey had been misdiagnosed and my tears gave way to hope 
Jersey, by the next day, was taken in for an exploratory surgery and it was determined that Jersey had a severe form of pyometra. This is a condition that can be fatal for cats or dogs that have not been spayed. She was FULL of infection, but we were hopeful that we could help her.
Jersey is coming home with me today!!!  She will be the most spoiled cat and have a loved-filled life for as long as she wants to stay on this earth.
If it wasn’t for the caring and knowledgeable staff at Baker, Jersey could be gone by now, and I’d never know any better. I’m a strong believer that everything happens for a reason and I believe that Baker Animal Clinic can make miracles happen.
My many thanks, my admiration and my heart is with them always!!! They may consider this to be their profession, but I feel as though they are angels sent to all of us to look over, care for and protect our furry family members!!
I will recommend Baker Animal Clinic to absolutely anyone who cares about their four legged family members!


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I live in New Market, but I have been coming down to The Animal Clinic for the last 8 years. I would not trust anyone else with my dog and my kitty. They are thorough, honest and truthful. There was a time when I could not afford my dog's treatment and the practice manager allowed me to pay in installments over 6 month. No other clinic would do that.

A loyal client.


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The best hospital in town. Great doctors, very reasonable fees. Caring and compassionate. Wouldn't go anywhere else.


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Dr. Terp and his staff are the best...so kind and caring.I have had one male cat and two cats fixed at the clinc...no problems and a very tiny incision on the female cats.
My senior cat of 19 recently passed away at the clinc with care and compassion.He had been under Dr. Terp's excellent care for chronic kidney disease for a very long time.
I will always take my pets there. Thank you Renforth Veterinarian Clinc!


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I've been a client of Bowhill for over 10 years. I can't believe Rappaport was rude unless she was spoken to that way by the individual who complained. I've had a disagreement with her and she listened even though she didn't completely agree. Some people get back what they give.

I've found Rappaport to be a competent and caring Vet who often does more than she charges for. That's a nice and reasonably rare extra.


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