Dr. E. Henry Meyer at Riverside Veterinary Clinic
2400 East Oltorf St, Suite 10A
Austin, TX 78741
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 7am - 6:30pm
Sat: 8:30am - noon
Dr. E. Henry Meyer at Riverside Veterinary Clinic is an Austin institution and his clients love him, as you will see from all the pet photos lining the walls of his clinic. Here is why I am recommending him:
On the afternoon of 3/7/11, my cat broke a fang tooth at the gum line. I called the animal hospital where I had been taking my cats since 2004. They quoted me between $550 and $618 to remove the root of the tooth. But, they could not do the operation until 4 days later. My cat was in pain. I called Dr. Meyer, who had spayed my cat after I rescued her (she was feral). I was quoted $85. Dr Meyer was going to be out of the office at continuing education the next day, but, he said if I could bring my cat to his office within the hour, he would stay late and do the surgery that night. Which he did. When I collected my cat the next day, she was in an excellent mood, and the total bill was $97 because she needed antibiotics that Dr. Meyer charged $12 for. (I had payed $25 for the same antibiotic at my regular vet on 9/30/10 because the area around her fang tooth was inflamed (the tooth was cracked even then, but her yearly exam at my regular vet ($190.48) did not disclose this fact.) I took my cat back to Dr. Meyer on 3/16/11 to have the stitches removed (no charge.)
Although Riverside Clinic is not convenient for me, I now will be taking all 4 of my cats to Dr. Meyer for all their medical needs. He went beyond the call of duty for my cat.
Positives: Competent, caring service at a very reasonable cost. Willing to work around his regular schedule to help a cat in pain. Front desk employees have always been exceptionally kind and helpful to me.
Negatives: Owners can't go to the exam room with their pets. They take your pet to the back, then return the pet to you in the waiting room.