2184 Mcgee Rd, Snellville, GA | Directions 3007833.854613 -84.033384
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM M-F
8:00 - 12:00 Sat
I am not currently a customer of Gwinnett Animal Hospital, just googled to see if Dr Churchill stilll resided there, its great to see she is, and great to see how much the practice has grown. I took my first min pin to Dr Churchill back in 1990, another vet in Loganville said my min pin, Baam Baam, was uncontrollable and had to be muzzled because he bit. I never saw this in my min pin, neither did I see it when I saw how wonderful Dr Churchill was with him. He absolutely loved her, he didnt dread going into their office. I have lived all over the US, I have been able to find wonderful vets just like Dr Churchill, she set the standard of what I look for in the health and well being of my pets.
Professional and Knowledgable Care – Our dog was diagnosed with allergies by our previous vet, but I was not happy with their treatment. I spent over an hour with Dr. Zaidspiner and she explained allergies, their testing, and treatment. She gave me options and offered a range of treatment options including dosages for multiple over the counter meds, so I could treat our dog at home. She was informative, thorough and gave me complete control of treatment. Ultimately, I learned that the food the previous vet prescribed was one of the main allergens for our dog! I would highly recommend Dr. Zaidspiner for every-day treatments and check-ups as well as hard to diagnose conditions.
Best Bet - these Best Vets – This is the best, most knowledgeable, caring and experienced group of vets I have ever encountered. We've taking our pets here for about 10 years after having tried 3 other vet practices in the area and are always pleased with the thoughtful and insightful care our pets receive here. Every one of the doctors will explain whatever you should know about your pets' conditions and needs, will answer your questions and will listen to what you say about your pet. They will phone you personally with results and follow up to see how your pet is doing between visits. They have diagnosed and successfully treated or improved our pets' lives for years, and also incorporate valuable holistic methods in their treatment and recommendations. Veterinary costs are never cheap, but this practice will work with you in that area. There is very little turnover in vets, so your pet will get a continuum of care and you can request a specific vet if you want. You just can't top this veterinary practice.
previous poster is out of line- GAH is GREAT! – WOW- I don't post alot, but I have to speak up regarding the last poster! I was actually there in the office to drop my cat and dog for weekend boarding when the angry poster was there (it HAD to be her) SCREAMING (couldn't help but hear her!) about her defective foster dog that noone would adopt and that she was considering taking back to the pound! I personally saw both the doctor and one of the staff (don't know her name) offer her rescue information which she refused to even look at (I remember her saying that she wasn't willing to make a bunch of phone calls to rescue groups!). As for the snow/ice storm, I was thrilled that they cared for my pets for an additional 3 days AT NO CHARGE until I thawed out enough to get there on Thursday- when I asked how they were able to get in to care for the boarders, I found out that 2 staff members live close enough to walk, and did so! Since your profile says you live in Snellville, why was 40 minutes not enough for you to get to the clinic- even on bad roads- Snellville is not that big!
Oh, a shout out to Dr. Zaidspiner- I've been bringing my fur-babies to her for almost 12 years now- she and the rest of the GAH gang are great!!
Avoid – II see that others have complained online of being “fired” by this clinic. It may also be accompanied by a mean phone call, topped off by a flippant “Have a nice life!”
They may even threaten to sue you, if you speak up! It is truly as in the Irish expression, beyond-the-beyonds with these people.
It must have all begun last fall, when I found I was being pursued to cover a billing error—no explanation. Then the phone calls began. It took months for the realization to dawn--they believe I spotted a large expense was not included in the invoice at the long-ago checkout, and I deliberately concealed it in order to cheat them! I did not.
So I resolved to find another vet, but hadn’t. Then my foster dog had a sudden problem. I had the misfortune to encounter a vet there I never met before. She blamed me for not being able to find the rescue dog a home, launched into a tirade about what was wrong with me, spouted trite pop psychology, and made petty gestures of temper.
There was certainly no screaming on my part! This is a hyperbole.
The vet’s approach was very depressing and unhelpful to me. Other helpful staff gave me one point of contact to help find a home for the dog, whom I did contact, but who never replied. It is not true I was offered the famous ’27 page’ list of rescue groups, though it is true, it was featured in the vet’s jeremiad against me.
I was exhausted, and needed to board the dog for the weekend. I was then accused of trying to force them to find the dog a home for me! Again, completely untrue. I began to wonder if they always impute the worst motives. Why? And to just me, or others?
I had come feeling discouraged, and I left deeply discouraged. I had a dream of rescuing other urgent cases from animal control, but no more.
You might want to seek another place. Oh, the others are just fine, the staff is more than helpful, although you might find the reckoning leaves you light in the wallet. However, what if you run into this temperamental vet on a bad day? You’ll just have to weigh the risks.
Amazing practice! – I have a pack of 5 dogs: 2 senior GSDs, a 16 month old siberian husky, a year old GSD, and a 6 month old rottie.
My eldest GSD is the reason I sought out this practice. My pack is on raw food, which helped eliminate some issues the pack was having, but the eldest was experiencing arthritic conditions. He is a retired working dog, trained for patrol, and can be very intimidating to employees at vet offices. The staff just treated him like a big old sweet puppy and he fell in love them instantly.
This office is simply amazing. Dr. Churchill discovered his entire spine has fused, and he has arthritis in one hip. The spine meant no chiro could be done, but the laser acupuncture has already improved his health a lot.
My rottie pup (a rescue) was very nervous about vet visits since I got him. I brought him here on an urgent care visit (he saw Dr. Diehl) and they really worked hard to make him love the office. They offered that I can bring him any time for a "happy visit" so we can get him really loving the docs. He came back to see Dr. Churchill about possible hip dysplasia and there was already a marked improvement. He loves everyone here :)
In a separate event, where we thought a pack member had ingested some ammonium chloride/copper sulfate, Dr. Harris went the extra mile and helped me figure out with poison control what the best method was to handle it and what to watch for.
If you're looking for a raw friendly or holistic vet, this is the place to be. Incredible staff, incredible doctors, and chiro/acupuncture is affordable and tremendously helpful.
I'll be bringing the rest of the pack in as they need it. I'd recommend this practice to anyone!!
Contradiction to last post – I have to question the previous entry as I know most of the staff at Gwinnett Animal Hospital and have for many, many years. They are always VERY accomodating to their clients and thier only interest is high-quality medicine for their patients. I also know that although Dr. Connolly has reduced his hours, he is not ready to retire. He still has a strong presence there and probably always will. I would guess that for the previous situation to have occurred, there's more to the story!
Asked to leave practice after 25 years – I had been a client of this practice for over 25 years and received a phone call today asking me to seek vet care elsewhere. The office manager stated that I was perceived as unhappy with the practice and "always" had an issue when I was in the office. I set high standards of care for my animals which Dr. Connolly and Dr. Harris have always exceeded. Until the last 4 months, I have had 7 animals in this practice. I lost my lab of 15 years 2 weeks ago. Excellent timing on their part. Dr. Connolly is moving into retirement. Sad for this practice as he is no longer in charge.
Great visit! Loved Dr. Zaidspiner – I am VERY picky about where I take my dog. I always take her to a holistic vet and decided to try Gwinnett Animal Hopsital after being disatisfied with my previous vet. This visit was wonderful. She was patient and explained all of our silly questions. Didn't pressure us into a pricey "senior blood work" for my 10 yr old dog. She explained all costs ahead of time. I couldn't be happier with our new vet. Dr. Zaidspiner practices conventional medicine but there are other drs on staff that do chiropractic, homeopathy, etc. Highly recommended.
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