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Forest West Animal Clinic

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5315 Antoine Dr
Houston, TX 77091
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(713) 481-1811
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Forest West Animal Clinic - Houston, TX
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You just found the very best vet clinic. I am the third generation of my family to use this clinic (25+ yrs). Over the years they have treated 12 of our cats and dogs. I tried oth...

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Often FWAC runs specials in the Leader. $8.75 rabies, new well puppy or kitten exam. These are sadly never without strings attached. The clinic must be one that makes very little ...

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/11/2016

I had Patches the cat for 21 great years thanks mostly to Dr.Griggs. She and her team at Forest West Animal Clinic gave him outstanding care. He had multiple problems in his later years, starting with heart trouble. Whatever the problem, Dr. Griggs would work some magic and Patches would be full of life and raring to go again. All the people at Forest West who handled and cared for Patches always took good care of him just like he was their buddy cat. I can never thank everyone at Forest West enough. They are the best, I highly recommend them for care of your pets. If I adopt another cat or cats, never have just one when they are young, they will be going to Forest West for all their medical needs. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/5/2016

We saw Dr Griggs for our regular heart worm checkup-she was wonderful. You can't tell how wonderful they are just by looking at this place. It is in a very divey looking shopping center-Oak Forest. The vet's clinic just reads Animal Clinic on the sign and is in the same shopping center as subway and a few other hodgepodge stores. Definitely a don't judge a book by it's cover sort of thing. Everyone was friendly and the vet was really lovely. The price of the heart worm medicine was much cheaper than other places, too. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 12/28/2015

Dr. Griggs and her team are truly amazing! I've used them for all my vet needs for nine years now. Not only does Dr. Griggs genuinely care for my pets but she is beyond great with my children. My oldest son is eight years old and is autistic. She is always more than eager to answer all of his questions and there are a lot! She even lets him listen to all of our pets heart beats. Dr. Griggs takes the time to make him feel special, which means a lot to him and means the world to me! She is an excellent veterinarian and an even more compassionate and loving human being! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 12/22/2015

This place is the best ever. We have been going there for many years and couldn't possibley get better care for our dogs than we get here. It is not located in the best area but if you want the best, venture on over. Dr. Griggs is as good as it gets. Caring, compassionate. Great service from everyone there. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 12/15/2015

Very reasonable and very friendly. Its a small location which is great if you like a more personal experience versus feeling like a number. Its very convenient if you're in the neighborhood. Dr. Tinkey is very thorough and informative. I've taken all my animals here for spay/neuter, check ups, and vaccines. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 12/6/2015

We have been taking our pets to Dr Griggs since about 1998. They always know our names and our pet's names, but the best part is the excellent vet & staff, that our pets like too. That is critical for us, not do they recognize me. My family has always had pets. I'm 67 and have seen many vets in many cities. I feel that Dr Griggs & staff are top notch. Not all are. Watch how your pet behaves around your Vets office. If they are scared, bring them here. I wish I had more stars to give. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 12/2/2015

Dr. Donna is the best vet ever. She always seems very concerned for your pets, it isn't just a business. We have been going to her for maybe 15 yrs now and she has always been great. The entire staff is very friendly as well. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/24/2015

Small location but big service! Staff is always nice, animals treated very kindly, prices are reasonable. I take my dog and cats there for shots, etc... I would recommend this practice to anyone with animals. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/18/2015

Everyone was friendly and the vet was really lovely. The price of the heart worm medicine was much cheaper than other places, too. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/13/2015

My girls have been going to Forest West for over 20 years and I would not think of going anywhere else. Dr. Griggs is an excellant vet as is Dr. Alborta who recently joined the clinic. Both are compassionate and caring. The staff is great. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 8/24/2014

We have been going to Forest West for 14 years. We've had four dogs and four cats during that time. One dog went back to family member. Three cats and two dogs have passed away. They were all 17 and older! I thank Dr. Griggs for her excellent care over the years. There were many time she went above and beyond the ""call of duty"" to save one of their lives. We are very grateful to have her as our vet.\r The office and clinic is always clean, and the staff is wonderful. The always remember our pets names and our names as well. more

Thank you for everything! 5/25/2011

You just found the very best vet clinic. I am the third generation of my family to use this clinic (25+ yrs). Over the years they have treated 12 of our cats and dogs. I tried others when I moved away or was out of town and noticed the difference. All of our pets have routinely exceeded their typical life expectancy due to routine health care and excellent treatment when illness occurred. I could talk about their referrals to Gulf Coast or their consults with A&M or them going to my mother home to give her dog an IV, etc. etc. You should base your opinion on your visit, not one post on the web. My lab mix (50lbs) is now 16 and near the end. I now drive 186 mi. each way to this clinic because of their level of care and expertise. I find their prices to be a real value for the service received as we typically get what we pay for in life, so I strongly disagree with other comments. I would like to thank Dr. Griggs, Dr. Tinkey and their great staff (Thank you ladies!) for all they hav more

Awesome Job. 8/13/2010

I've been taking my dog to Dr. Grigs for over 2 years. She is very gentle and patient with my two small dogs. She cares for her patients and loves what she does. :D more

Won't be back. 6/30/2010

Often FWAC runs specials in the Leader. $8.75 rabies, new well puppy or kitten exam. These are sadly never without strings attached. The clinic must be one that makes very little business, because it seems that every time we go in there when we see those specials (and need things done for the dogs or cats) they want to nickel and dime and recommend every single thing they can think of. They sold us a $20.00 shampoo, this, that, the other. It seems that they're always trying to make an extra buck and exaggerate the small stuff. We take our other dog to another vet and have done so for years. That other vet clinic doesn't nickel and dime and recommend the unnecessary (maybe not to them but to me). We are just going to take our dog without issues to Snap for her preventatives and continue to take our other dog with breed specific issues to our regular vet. Furthermore, the staff are not friendly. They never remember us, or our dogs. To get an appointment this last time was tricky because the office lady never called us back and I had to call her again. Those Leader discounts are good, but you will not come out spending less than $130 on simple preventative care.. I guarantee you. Pros: Leader discounts Cons: Nickel and dime you more

An excellent clinic 3/13/2010

We have been taking our dogs and cats to Dr Griggs and her staff since 1998. We have always had excellent experiences. I believe that the negative review on this site and the only other negative one that I know of were written by the same person. They might have had a bad experience in their mind, but we and many others think the world of Dr Griggs and her staff. We are retired and go in during the week. Saturdays can be busy, perhaps that was the negative person's problem. We and our pets are always recognized and greeted by name, but that is not why we go there. (1)They are VERY competent and friendly. (2)Our pets like them, too. We think that it is VERY important to see how your pet reacts. We are old and have used vets all over the country for more than 60 years with a lot of pets, especially when we lived in the country and rescued and placed strays. Some vets over the years really upset our pets. They were frightened to go there. When that happens without good reason, we find ano more

Excellent Vets & staff 3/12/2010

I am sorry that elbowknee is upset. We have taken all of our pets there for 12 years and have yet to have a urine smell, but accidents happen. If true that they would not clean it up, it must have been Saturday, which can be busy sometimes. They always know our names and our pet's names, but I am looking for excellent vets & staff, that our pets like too. That is critical for us, not do they recognize me. My family has always had pets. I'm 66 and have seen many vets in many cities. Dr Griggs & staff are top notch. I wish I had more stars to give. Pros: Excellent Vets & staff Cons: I wish we lived closer more

Great doctor 7/21/2009

Dr. Griggs is a caring, smart vet. As to the bad reviews, they see many, many clients, so if you come in once a year, it may be hard for them to remember you every time. The two bad reviews were obviously written by the same person, trying to influence people more. Pros: Dr. Griggs is the best! Cons: small waiting area, more

BEST VETS EVER 6/7/2009

I WOULDN'T TAKE MY PETS ANY WHERE ELSE! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.\r They are very caring and will do anything to help you or your pets. A wonderful experience every time.\r Dr. Donna Griggs is absolutely the best. She is extremely knowledgeable and simply an excellent Vet. more

Wouldn't take my dogs anywhre else 1/22/2008

Over the years I have used othere vets but after I first took my dogs to Forest West, I have used them exclusively. I have now been going to Forest West Animal Clinic for over 15 years and would not take my girls anywhere else. Both Dr. Tinkey and Dr. Griggs are excellent and caring vets. They take the time to explain what is going on with your pet and any treatment plan needed for their care. The staff is the best and are all very friendly and caring people. more

OK vets but too busy to get to know you, high staff turnover 1/11/2008

This office is close to my house so I can walk there with my dog - that is the only reason to use this vet office. \r I've been taking my dog there for the last 4 years trying to develop a relationship with a vet office close to my house "just in case". \r We had a couple of those this year (a cancerous tumor removal and a close call with poison) and you know - no one in that office even pretends to remember me or my dog. \r This is below my expectations and I would not recommend them. \r Also annoying is that they do not specialize - cats, puppies, and huge sick German Shepherds all are expected to get along in the small urine smelling waiting area. more
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  • * David W Tinkey, DVM<br>* Donna Kmiecik, DVM

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 7am-6pm ; Sat 7am-Noon ; Sun Closed ; Appointments Available
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    American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    North, Oak forest/ Garden Oaks

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