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“have moved, and their location is no longer the most convenient for me, but I continue to make the drive because I think they are such great vets!”
“He always discusses ALL of the options, and is never afraid to tell us what each costs, understanding that while we love our pets dearly, money doesn't grow on trees.”
“Otherwise the people are great!”
“When I asked them for their typical price for removing a forign object, they quoted me a flat rate of $600.”
“By the time my cat had the surgery, the string had been in his system so long, the procedure was much more expensive than expected.”
Best Vet in Atlanta.
Been taking my pets here for many years and will continue to do so. The staff is open, friendly and honest. Dr Brower, Dr Woody, Anne and the whole gang know how to make my "big boned" chocolate Lab feel comfortable here.
Keep up the good work guys!
The absolute best. Ansley has been my vet for over 20 years and they are the absolute best. They've seen me through 6 cats and two dogs. I've always gotten honest and thoughtful answers to my questions and concerns. They care for the 4-legged and 2-legged members of the family ... over the years they have educated, reassured, comforted and consoled me. I wouldn't trust any other clinic with my pets.
BEWARE OF UNDER QUALIFIED VETS.
My cat got sick one night, so I brought him in first thing in the morning, to this vet. When I explained what was wrong, the vet said that a lot of times, cats will swallow strings, and you just have to look under the tongue to see if it's caught. That was the first thing she checked, but when my cat squirmed a little too much, she simply moved on to the next possible problem. 5 minutes later, she said to leave him for observation and that they would do some bloood work ($600).
The next morning, a different doctor took a look at my cat, because something didn't seem right, and sure enough, found the string a few minutes later. She recommended emergency surgery. Had the first vet done her job correctly, I wouldn't be out $600 and wasting valuable time.
By the time my cat had the surgery, the string had been in his system so long, the procedure was much more expensive than expected. $4000! I asked the vet if we had found the string sooner, if it would have been less complicated/expensive, and the doctor replied with an assertive "OH YES." She then went on to say that if you catch these things soon enough, often you can just pull the string out of the cat, free of charge.
The vet I had (the quick on) was an older lady with dark hair.
To add some salt to the wound, a few days later they called me back and said that my cat's kidneys were going to fail (according to the bloood work), and without help, he would die in 3 months. With their help, he might live 6 to 9 months.
After receiving a similar pitch with the exact same cost and time frame (for something completely different), I decided to not spend the extra $1000, the two vets wanted for each treatment.
It has now been 18 months, and either I have a bionic cat, or these people play with people's emotions to generate business.
====THE GOOD NEWS=====
I've since been extremely happy with the Atlanta Humane Society, where money is not the motive for treatment. When I asked them for their typical price for removing a forign object, they quoted me a flat rate of $600.
Had I only gone to them first, I may have been out the door the same day with a healthy cat, not to mention save $4000.
Always remember, being a vet is a business. Buyer Beware.
Awesome Vet!. I recently moved back to Atlanta from California, and I was looking for a vet that was reasonably priced, conveniently located, and friendly. I read many reviews for other vets in the area, and the reviews I read for Ansley made me decide to take my cat there. They were very friendly with him, and Dr. Phelps went out of his way to spend time talking to me about the possible treatments for my cat's Asthma. I was so happy with the service, not to mention the reasonable price I was charged, that I have since taken our new rescue dog there. I am so happy that I found a good vet here in Atlanta!!!
Ansley Animal Clinic. I took my cat and new dog there in late September for annual shots and got just about the worst service ever. I went at a time where it wasn't too early or near closing time and still got the "it'll be just a minute" thrown in my face at least three times. The techs kept bustling in and out and throwing instructions in the front staff's faces with zero patience. The vet who was supposed to be seeing my pets was nowhere in sight - I waited for an hour and fifteen minutes. I didn't see the people I had usually seen at the front when I was just there for my cat- not that it really bothered me (I dare dream that the management are bossy and have stiff selection standards), until the girls up front ignored me and one other pet owner completely and loudly started a conversation about tabloid garbage after my check-in. I don't think the front desk staff have the right person for the "new" front-desk manager. I believe her name is Jen. This girl represents the clinic badly. I personally would never put a person with visible tattoos and gaudy attire in the main entrance of a public establishment. Aside from the punk-like dressup, she really had a snappy attitude, rolled her eyes (I have an eagle eye on newbies when it comes to my loved ones) when she turned back to the other front-desk staff (something about a couple questions she obviously demmed stupid from a pet owner) and started a conversation about personal issues in her life (I could probably profile her from what I heard). I didn't say anything to the vet once I got my loved ones seen, but I will say this: Ansley is no longer on my good side. I reccommend other establishments- try any other really- just make sure you don't go too out of your way, have good prices and no drama queens who greet you. Good luck!
Really Great Vet!.
I've been taking my cats to Ansley Animal Clinic for the past 7 years and have nothing but good things to say. When one of my cats had to be put to sleep because he had very advanced cancer, they were so incredibly kind and understanding (unlike the oncologist I had been taking my cat to). They made sure to schedule my appointment when the clinic would not be crowded and let me take care of all of the paperwork at a later time so I could focus my attention on Sam.
I have moved, and their location is no longer the most convenient for me, but I continue to make the drive because I think they are such great vets!
Best Animal Care. Been going to Ansley for 12+ years. Unfortuantely Dr. Woody is not there as much now, he is WONDERFUL, always made time, or called back if I had a concern. So wonderful that when it came time, he came to my house to put my pet down per my request. Just amazing. Even the front desk staff have been there for years, little turn over so that says alot. Since Dr. Woody is not there as much, and I ahve gotten a new dog, I see Dr. Squires and he is just as good. They are caring, they take the time to know your pet and are very thorough. Unlike other places that make you pay monthly fees or take your pet back while you are in the wiating room (which always seems squirrely to me), they are the BEST! I have referred all of my neighbors and we all agree, we wouldn't go anywhere else. Whoile yes it is very busy and sometimes there is a wait, it is well worth it and being busy, should indicate a good sign.
Best vet in Atlanta for past 13 years.
I have been going to Ansley Animal Clinic for over 13 years now with the same dog and the staff (Ann & Dr. Woody) have been amazing the whole time. "Scout Finch" has had puppy skin problems, cancer and now end of life care issues and they have always taken the time to make sure that I understand and am comfortable with their treatment. Because of this personalized attention and the fact that many other people have the same love of Ansley it may take a little longer to get to in to your appointment, but it is 100% worth the wait and far better than being rushed in and out to keep on a 30 minute per pet schedule.
Also, I lived 2.5 hours from Atlanta for several years while at grad school and after trying 2 vets that were local I decided to make the drive (5 hours round trip) to Ansley because for the difference in care, service and professionalism.
For those with negative reviews I hope that by going to other vets you have seen the error in your ways and have returned to Ansley (or realized that everyone has an off day, even the best vet in Atlanta).
There is not a better vet in Atlanta... Dr. Woody only hires the best. They've take care of all our animals since '95
Great vet, great people, They know how to treat you right!.
I would have to disagree with any of the negative comments about this vet. They always have the best service and take good care of me. Willing to go out of their way for me every time I need anything.
Just like today, my dog was sick, they could get me in immediately! Its like a great Family Place!
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