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Vca Animal Hospital - 26 Reviews - 4990 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael, CA - Specialty Animal Services Reviews - Phone (916) 800-0588

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Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
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Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA
Vca Animal Hospital - Carmichael, CA

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I took my dog here on a budget and the vet took quite a long time with my dog to evaluate her diagnosis even though they were extremely busy. He was very VERY helpful and catered ...

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I have been taking my dogs to VCA Carmichael for 5 years. The only Vet I see is Dr. Cathy Grinstead. She is the only one who seems like they know anything there and the only reaso...

a line of crap about animals come first look at the stars 8/31/2011

i havbe a dog right now that is wait for med for an ear in fection i call back the vet and they want to charge me 3 x the price but didn't inform me about they will not verify there meds over the phone for order . a little extortion the only vet i know that took my dog out of the room to check his ears i should of told them no seemed kind of strange they have a free visit watch out they will try to gough you . well i have to take my animal to another vet to get his meds DO NOT TAKE YOUR ANIMALS HERE IF YOU DO BELIEVE ME LOOK AT THERE RATINGS AND THEY WERE PRETTY SLOW WHEN I WENT THERE I READ THE ONE BELOW ME AND IT LOKS LIKE THEY HAD SOMEONE WRITE THAT more

a line of crap about animals come first look at the stars 8/31/2011

i havbe a dog right now that is wait for med for an ear in fection i call back the vet and they want to charge me 3 x the price but didn't inform me about they will not verify there meds over the phone for order . a little extortion the only vet i know that took my dog out of the room to check his ears i should of told them no seemed kind of strange they have a free visit watch out they will try to gough you . well i have to take my animal to another vet to get his meds DO NOT TAKE YOUR ANIMALS HERE IF YOU DO BELIEVE ME LOOK AT THERE RATINGS AND THEY WERE PRETTY SLOW WHEN I WENT THERE I READ THE ONE BELOW ME AND IT LOKS LIKE THEY HAD SOMEONE WRITE THAT more

EXCELLENT and Compassionate for those on a budget! 7/3/2011

I took my dog here on a budget and the vet took quite a long time with my dog to evaluate her diagnosis even though they were extremely busy. He was very VERY helpful and catered to my short budget! I will DEFINATELY be going back and recommend this place to anyone who needs excellent care on a budget! Plus your first exam is FREE! I cannot express how happy I am about this place!! more

EXCELLENT and Compassionate for those on a budget! 7/3/2011

I took my dog here on a budget and the vet took quite a long time with my dog to evaluate her diagnosis even though they were extremely busy. He was very VERY helpful and catered to my short budget! I will DEFINATELY be going back and recommend this place to anyone who needs excellent care on a budget! Plus your first exam is FREE! I cannot express how happy I am about this place!! more

Helpful 6/22/2011

I went to VCA for the first time on Father's Day. They were very nice, helpful and understanding that we couldn't afford big $ testing. Over the last couple days I've called 3 times to ask questions. They spent a lot of time talking to me and answering questions. Although some higher $ testing can be done they advised me to do it but didn't push and they offered advise for alternates to try. I have been very happy with the service I got. I also like the late hours they have available more

Helpful 6/22/2011

I went to VCA for the first time on Father's Day. They were very nice, helpful and understanding that we couldn't afford big $ testing. Over the last couple days I've called 3 times to ask questions. They spent a lot of time talking to me and answering questions. Although some higher $ testing can be done they advised me to do it but didn't push and they offered advise for alternates to try. I have been very happy with the service I got. I also like the late hours they have available more

I agree it is the worst place to take your pet!!!! 12/25/2010

First of all a mistake was made by the receptionist staff upon charging an ER visit when it was actually an appointment visit charge.I kindly let her know there was an emergency charge posted on the invoice instead of an appointment charge even though she responded she will take care of the correction, I felt an underline disgruntle demeanor from her. Well then the cat was being seen for an Bladder Infection and UTI and a basic physical. After the visit was completed the original quote doubled in cost for the procedure that was done. Tests were done without disclosing the cost for them over the phone or with the visit with the Vet doctor at the time of discussing procedure with owner of the cat.At the time of finalizing the vet visit it was at the time for paying the bill the undisclosed amount appeared. The owner of clinic (Manager) co-insided with There were two people in on visit and witnessed to this fact that the test procedure cost was not revealed at the time of visit. The owner of the cat conceded and said it may have been mentioned just to get done with the visit. The third person was in on the visit and did not hear any mention of the cost of the test procedure during the visit. The owner of the cat just said maybe they said it just to get the visit over with and she paid their unreasonable high cost. She only said this because she was tired of the 6 hour visit to the vet.The cat was too sick to deal with waiting to take her elsewhere and it was to late because the undisclosed cost of the test procedure was already done. Price was quoted at half of the amount less at original appointment consultation before bringing cat in for the visit. All I can say I will not ever under any emergency bring in any pet to this VCA due to the fact they are 100 percent for profit only. I was not particularly happy with the 6 hours it took for them to address the complete visit to them for just a simple check. The VCA did not hardly have any customers in it. This is the most horrible vet visit I have ever had to bring an pet. Also at time of original conversation VCA told owner the cat will be released with medications on the same visit. Since the visit was quoted at half of the amount. This was the amount owner brought in. Owner had to go back to the bank and get rest of the money. With this said VCA was going to originally set up a promissary note and allow her to come in on Monday. However the VCA refused to let her have the extremely neccessary medication without paying for the visit in full. What is the sense of signing a prommissary note and having already paid for half of th total cost and saying the medications needed cannot be released for medication dispensng for the sick cat unless the total bill is paid. Signed A Very Dissatisfied Customer more

I agree it is the worst place to take your pet!!!! 12/25/2010

First of all a mistake was made by the receptionist staff upon charging an ER visit when it was actually an appointment visit charge.I kindly let her know there was an emergency charge posted on the invoice instead of an appointment charge even though she responded she will take care of the correction, I felt an underline disgruntle demeanor from her. Well then the cat was being seen for an Bladder Infection and UTI and a basic physical. After the visit was completed the original quote doubled in cost for the procedure that was done. Tests were done without disclosing the cost for them over the phone or with the visit with the Vet doctor at the time of discussing procedure with owner of the cat.At the time of finalizing the vet visit it was at the time for paying the bill the undisclosed amount appeared. The owner of clinic (Manager) co-insided with There were two people in on visit and witnessed to this fact that the test procedure cost was not revealed at the time of visit. The owner of the cat conceded and said it may have been mentioned just to get done with the visit. The third person was in on the visit and did not hear any mention of the cost of the test procedure during the visit. The owner of the cat just said maybe they said it just to get the visit over with and she paid their unreasonable high cost. She only said this because she was tired of the 6 hour visit to the vet.The cat was too sick to deal with waiting to take her elsewhere and it was to late because the undisclosed cost of the test procedure was already done. Price was quoted at half of the amount less at original appointment consultation before bringing cat in for the visit. All I can say I will not ever under any emergency bring in any pet to this VCA due to the fact they are 100 percent for profit only. I was not particularly happy with the 6 hours it took for them to address the complete visit to them for just a simple check. The VCA did not hardly have any customers in it. This is the most horrible vet visit I have ever had to bring an pet. Also at time of original conversation VCA told owner the cat will be released with medications on the same visit. Since the visit was quoted at half of the amount. This was the amount owner brought in. Owner had to go back to the bank and get rest of the money. With this said VCA was going to originally set up a promissary note and allow her to come in on Monday. However the VCA refused to let her have the extremely neccessary medication without paying for the visit in full. What is the sense of signing a prommissary note and having already paid for half of th total cost and saying the medications needed cannot be released for medication dispensng for the sick cat unless the total bill is paid. Signed A Very Dissatisfied Customer more

EXPENSIVE 12/22/2010

I have been taking my dogs to VCA Carmichael for 5 years. The only Vet I see is Dr. Cathy Grinstead. She is the only one who seems like they know anything there and the only reason I go there. She is very caring and friendly. \r I agree with the other reviewers that the fees are VERY HIGH.\r I have also gone into rooms that aren't cleaned btn animals. I am very sensitive to this because I am allergic to fleas, cat dander, and long dog hair. (I have a bichon now and had 2 poodles before-non-allergic dogs.)\r I also agree they upsell and when my 15 yr old poodle was dying, they gave me barbituits for him. It would have been devistating but, for the comfort of the dog they should have euthanized the poor boy. I believed he suffered for 2 weeks before he passed away. That hurts me more. Even though I have adopted a wonderfull dog and I am so happy, that crosses my mind and upsets me when I think about my old beloved boy.\r Also this vet is listed as a boarding hosp, they DO NOT BOARD! more

EXPENSIVE 12/22/2010

I have been taking my dogs to VCA Carmichael for 5 years. The only Vet I see is Dr. Cathy Grinstead. She is the only one who seems like they know anything there and the only reason I go there. She is very caring and friendly. \r I agree with the other reviewers that the fees are VERY HIGH.\r I have also gone into rooms that aren't cleaned btn animals. I am very sensitive to this because I am allergic to fleas, cat dander, and long dog hair. (I have a bichon now and had 2 poodles before-non-allergic dogs.)\r I also agree they upsell and when my 15 yr old poodle was dying, they gave me barbituits for him. It would have been devistating but, for the comfort of the dog they should have euthanized the poor boy. I believed he suffered for 2 weeks before he passed away. That hurts me more. Even though I have adopted a wonderfull dog and I am so happy, that crosses my mind and upsets me when I think about my old beloved boy.\r Also this vet is listed as a boarding hosp, they DO NOT BOARD! more

EXPENSIVE 12/21/2010

I have been taking my dogs to VCA Carmichael for 5 years. The only Vet I see is Dr. Cathy Grinstead. She is the only one who seems like they know anything there and the only reason I go there. She is very caring and friendly. more

EXPENSIVE 12/21/2010

I have been taking my dogs to VCA Carmichael for 5 years. The only Vet I see is Dr. Cathy Grinstead. She is the only one who seems like they know anything there and the only reason I go there. She is very caring and friendly. more

Super petty bill 3/16/2010

Dr. Malka took good care of my Iguana when she needed eye surgery, BUT I was very unhappy to be charged for 1 vial of antibiotics I never used. They were recommneded OF COURSE, but I declined and my Iguana has been just fine w/out them. Anyhow, I asked "Why do I have to pay for antibiotics I did not use?" Response was somethig along the lines of because we put the medicine in the vial, medicine was dispensed. Something super petty and dumb like that. Reading these other reviews I guess I won't return. I spent well over $1,000 for my Iguana's surgery which including exams, bloodwork, procedure, unfortunately not the antibiotics. It is so RETARDED to be sent to collections over $30 after spending so much money on your animal. They seriously could have let that one go. Now they lost a good customer that now has even more animals that they will never see. Oh well, they don't care anyways lol! more

Super petty bill 3/16/2010

Dr. Malka took good care of my Iguana when she needed eye surgery, BUT I was very unhappy to be charged for 1 vial of antibiotics I never used. They were recommneded OF COURSE, but I declined and my Iguana has been just fine w/out them. Anyhow, I asked "Why do I have to pay for antibiotics I did not use?" Response was somethig along the lines of because we put the medicine in the vial, medicine was dispensed. Something super petty and dumb like that. Reading these other reviews I guess I won't return. I spent well over $1,000 for my Iguana's surgery which including exams, bloodwork, procedure, unfortunately not the antibiotics. It is so RETARDED to be sent to collections over $30 after spending so much money on your animal. They seriously could have let that one go. Now they lost a good customer that now has even more animals that they will never see. Oh well, they don't care anyways lol! more

Not recommended 2/27/2010

They are more interested in making $ than caring for your pet. This place demands that you have a medical exam before they will give a simple rabies shot. At the exam, they will try to guilt you into more expensive procedures and tests. more

Not recommended 2/27/2010

They are more interested in making $ than caring for your pet. This place demands that you have a medical exam before they will give a simple rabies shot. At the exam, they will try to guilt you into more expensive procedures and tests. more

Wonderful Avian Vet! 9/22/2009

I was looking for an avian vet, and stubled across Dr. Malka at the VCA Sacramento. He was knowledgeable and very kind to my cockatiel. Highly recommend, also because I booked online and was a new to the practice, I was able to print a coupon to waive the price of the initial exam. more

Wonderful Avian Vet! 9/22/2009

I was looking for an avian vet, and stubled across Dr. Malka at the VCA Sacramento. He was knowledgeable and very kind to my cockatiel. Highly recommend, also because I booked online and was a new to the practice, I was able to print a coupon to waive the price of the initial exam. more

Worst place to take your pet 5/10/2009

Very poor medical diagnosis of my cat, who a vet at VCA Sacramento advised to put to sleep twice. My cat is still here almost 9 months later! I'd advise you to go to another vet for a second opinion or change veterinarians like I did. I also saw Dr. Blake (he has since left the clinic) and totally agree that he was one of the most uncaring vets out there. He didn't seem to have any type of compassion or understanding and was totally distant. I recommend you go to another clinic. You'll be thankful; I know I was. Pros: Clean, one nice person up front (tammy) Cons: Everyone else is condescending, poor medical advice more

Worst place to take your pet 5/10/2009

Very poor medical diagnosis of my cat, who a vet at VCA Sacramento advised to put to sleep twice. My cat is still here almost 9 months later! I'd advise you to go to another vet for a second opinion or change veterinarians like I did. I also saw Dr. Blake (he has since left the clinic) and totally agree that he was one of the most uncaring vets out there. He didn't seem to have any type of compassion or understanding and was totally distant. I recommend you go to another clinic. You'll be thankful; I know I was. Pros: Clean, one nice person up front (tammy) Cons: Everyone else is condescending, poor medical advice more
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