Irvine >Irvine Veterinary Svc
Horrible... uncooperative... expensive... AVOID THIS VET!.
I'm ok with expensive provided that you get your money's worth-- that is not the case with this vet. They charge hundreds of dollars for procedures you can get elsewhere for a fraction of the price.
On top of the expensive procedures, they try to sell you pet meds at a 100% markup. When you try to use an online pharmacy, they'll refuse to authorize the prescription over the phone or fax like every other vet does. Avoid them at all costs.
Irvine Veterinary Services - Irvine, CA - STAY AWAY. My Chihuahua was having severe diarrhea and vomiting for about 24 hrs when I decided to take my dog to the Irvine Veterinary Services located in Irvine. They said it was very important to bring her in. After running a blood panel, and testing her poop, I was just told to take her home and give her a pill that was to help her tummy. For this I received a $361.00 bill. Come to find out this is common and instead of them telling be to wait a couple days and feed her rice and give her plenty of fluids they said I needed to rush her in so we couple make sure she was ok. What a joke.
Overpriced!!!. This place is quite overpriced. They quoted $1000.00 for dental cleaning for my 2-year old Shih-tzu. I called around the neighborhood and received a price range of $350-600 from various vets. But no where near the $1000.00 quoted by this vet.
Worst Medical Service, Period. Do not bring your pet here. My dog hurt its leg in the late afternoon and I called to find out if they could see me. They told me to come in right away because the doctors were on their way out. I said I was coming and would be there in under 10 min. I made it in the time I had said but when I got there I was treated like they had no idea what I was talking about and said "the doctors want to go home and can't help you tonight". Obviously this made me upset, more so than I am proud of, but it was ridiculous. Finally after getting angry they decided to help me like they had originally agreed to. i told them right were my dog hurt but it took them about 30 min to figure it out, eventually realizing that I knew what I was talking about. then they x-rayed her, saw no breaks, but put a huge splint on her. i can understand the precaution, but the thing was too big for a corgi puppy. On my way out the lady at the front desk wanted to lecture me on not getting upset. I explained that they didn't show any concern for my pet and that they were blowing me off. She had no idea what I was saying. I then immediately took my dog to a different vet and they removed the splint right away saying that it could have hurt the puppy's hip. Do not ever take an animal to this vet.
Absolutely Ridiculous - Overpriced and Difficult. Terribly overpriced. Refuses to participate in online pet med sites (most likely so that they can charge you extra - for a year's supply of heartworm preventative they were charging $30.00 more)! They gave my dog a physical exam, but didn't give him all the shots he needed, which they then told me when I took him in for grooming. So, of course, I had to pay for an extra exam. Very unhappy with the overall service. But, they are friendly as they rip you off!
My cat lingered in agony for days. My cat suffered needlessly. I spent thousands of dollars to help my cat. My cat lingered in agony for days while they ran worthless tests to figure out that my cat was very sick with liver disease. My cat went days without nourishment. He could have been saved had they been interested in treating my cat rather running tests. Their response was always slow in coming. In reptrospect, my cat should have been given a transfusion and a feeding tube immediately upon seeing him. But no, that might have cured my cat! Which meant fewer tests for them to run. After all, my cat was nothing more than a labratory experiment to them! Never again!
Friendly Staff. Quality Service. Somewhat Pricing.
When I call ahead to schedule a check-up, the staff is friendly and the time is convenient. Once I arrived, I waited about 5 minutes before seeing the doc. The doc is very knowledgeable and super nice. When I told her that I'm a first time owner, she provided a package full of information and answered some of my questions. The clinic is very clean and modern. My puppy absolutely loves this place. A few days after the visit, I received a phone call to ask how my puppy is doing and a mail survey for the quality of their service.
One drawback: the price is somewhat expansive.
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