I have been to four of the vets at Small Animal Hospital after my pet went into kidney failure, possibly due to contaminated pet food. One of the vets was pretty insistent on euthanizing the cat, a second vet trained me to give IV fluids at home even though she really pushed "E&D" (euthanasia and disposal)--but I just couldn't let my cat die alone in the hospital. After some research and a third opinion (and lots of advice, hope and alternative medicine) from an out-of-town veterinarian--I started using Small Animal Hospital as my primary neighborhood vet, and about 6 months after the kidney crash, my cat started to stabilize and resume her former health and quality of life. She is now almost 18--it's been over a year since she was declared "dead." I LOVE the staff and technicians at this clinic--my favorite vet is Dr. Bennetts--also a rabbit specialist, fyi. For the vet who will keep your costs down, won't scare you, and reassures you when it's something minor rather than catastrophizing, see Dr. Keefe. Based on my experience, this clinic is well-equipped to deal with most problems, and I have nothing but appreciation for the folks at SAH. However, if you are in a position where you are facing lengthy hospitalization and/or euthanasia and need the most knowledgeable vet possible and more options, I would have recommend a different vet clinic--see my other review.
Pros: reliable, friendly, efficient staff and doctors
Cons: a bit overpriced, not all vets are the same