If you love your animals but also live on a budget, then this is the place for you! I stumbled onto this vet by horrible chance: my cat decided it was a good idea to play with a car and very badly hurt his leg. I took him to the closest vet at Riverside and Parker because he had been hiding in shrubbery, bleeding for hours! I walked into the vet in a frenzy, and they swooped in to fix him. My kitty had a lacerated vein and a torn ligament. He even got a little kitty cast, etc., and I was very afraid of the bill. However, it all was very affordable. I remembered this place when my other kitty got an abscess on her shoulder.- again, exceedingly affordable. Both of my kitties healed perfectly, and I am utterly grateful to this vet.\r
When I started making more money, I decided maybe I should just take my cats somewhere closer. However, recently, this vet quoted $300.00 for a basic teeth cleaning for my cat + additional charges for any teeth that might need to be pulled- they weren't even willing to tell me how much for each tooth. I immediately thought of the Riverside Veterinary called it up to find out their rates. Sure enough, a standard teeth cleaning was only $80! Also, when I took my cat in for the cleaning, they only pulled one tooth when they could have scored a lot more money by pulling several.\r
Yes, this vet, I guess, is understaffed and doesn't call you about every little thing. You drop your pet off in the morning, tell them what is the problem, and then you basically trust them to do their job. If you want to go in with your pet and make a doctor's visit, then maybe this isn't the place for you, but for me, I utterly trust these people to do their job and will take a lack of customer service for the well-being of my animals. Plus, if it means an animal in a emergency situation gets helped first, then I am totally cool with my cat being at the vet all day before getting his teeth cleaned or other basic services.
Pros: Affordable, Excellent Care of Animals, Nice, Friendly, Trustworthy
Cons: Not very communicative, slow service but WORTH IT!