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Just wondering

Victoria, TX

#1 Jun 22, 2010
Hello everyone
I am new to the area and curious as to what vet is best/cheapest, or a good middle ground. Sometimes cheaper is NOT better, and vice versa. Also, I am taking a trip in a few weeks and need to board my dog, and wanted to know what facility was best. I made an appointment at Hilltop for some shots, but when I called, the lady seemed very rushed, kept interrupting, and pretty much tried to force a date on me without asking ANYTHING about what time or day would work with my schedule.(Was willing to wait a week or two to get it on my day off, it wasnt Life or Death here). I am debating on canceling, if anyone has any other opinions and/or experiences they could share! Thanks!
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Lake Charles, LA

#2 Jun 22, 2010
Just wondering wrote:
Hello everyone
I am new to the area and curious as to what vet is best/cheapest, or a good middle ground. Sometimes cheaper is NOT better, and vice versa. Also, I am taking a trip in a few weeks and need to board my dog, and wanted to know what facility was best. I made an appointment at Hilltop for some shots, but when I called, the lady seemed very rushed, kept interrupting, and pretty much tried to force a date on me without asking ANYTHING about what time or day would work with my schedule.(Was willing to wait a week or two to get it on my day off, it wasnt Life or Death here). I am debating on canceling, if anyone has any other opinions and/or experiences they could share! Thanks!
VET CARE on Parker Road is good. DR. Reed is very nice. I know some of the workers there and they are good people.
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Lake Charles, LA

#3 Jun 22, 2010
Dr. Reed is very weird and has no personality. Woodsprings Animal Clinic is the best place to take your pet. Dr. Mark Lawrence is very nice and down to earth. They are pretty reasonable as far as pricing.
Yorkie Mom

United States

#5 Jun 22, 2010
I have an 11 yr old yorkie and haven't found any place in Jonesboro where I'm comfortable boarding her. I take her to Wynne, Legend Hill Pet Motel. They have individual runs and also let them out several times a day in a huge fenced in yard. It's also really reasonable,$11 per day for small dogs. They have a website where you can see pictures. Vets in town will board but it's too expensive and they are left in kennels most of the day.

I've tried several vets in Jonesboro, and have found decent, but overpriced care at Jonesboro Family Pet Hospital and VetCare. Started using Woodsprings Animal clinic and have been really happy with care and prices.
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Lake Charles, LA

#6 Jun 22, 2010
I also have a yorkie and we use woodsprings. I would suggest finding a good reliable family friend to take care of your dog while you are away instead of boarding or the pet motel thing.. if something really bad happend to your dog while staying there are they insured and could they do something to help the dog??
Yorkie Mom

United States

#7 Jun 22, 2010
I didn't ask about insurance, but there is a vet very close to their location. I just like the fact that they live onsite and give extra attention, rather than leaving her locked up. I'm fairly new to Jonesboro and don't have friends I could ask to keep her as often as I have to be away for work.
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Lake Charles, LA

#8 Jun 22, 2010
looked at the pet mill hotel thing in wynne. that place looks scarey. my dog would be traumatized going there. :(
Meeeeeee

Big Spring, TX

#9 Jun 22, 2010
I checked out the Pet Hotel and it looked good to me. I can't stand the thought of bording my pets while away, due to being around all of the sick animals...........which rightfully so, the sick animals get most all of the attention too. I will definately check into the pet hotel sometime. It's not a place for 'sick' animals, so the keepers would be under much less stress and with them living on premises, I like that too. Vets offices usually close at 5'ish and then the animals are left alone.
WhoWhat

Ozark, MO

#10 Jun 22, 2010
guest wrote:
Dr. Reed is very weird and has no personality. Woodsprings Animal Clinic is the best place to take your pet. Dr. Mark Lawrence is very nice and down to earth. They are pretty reasonable as far as pricing.
You're absolutely right. I want a vet who tap dances and tells my dog jokes with a dry wit. I would also prefer he enjoy long walks on the beach and reading the collected works of Maya Angelou. Personality is very important when choosing medical care, for your dog or yourself!
Looking

Blytheville, AR

#11 Jun 23, 2010
I agree with the suggestions for Woodsprings Animal. The doctors and staff there are great. I don't know if Kara Fox is still a vet there, but if so she's very good. I've had two horrible experiences with Vet Care and Kevin Reed. The staff were all SO RUDE. And, Dr. Reed. UGH. What a self important ASSHOLE. He was on call one night when I found a poor cat that was literally almost dead. It needed immediate attention. I called him, but he was at a dinner party and said he wasn't going to leave for a stray cat. He said to give it some ibeprophen and call him Monday.(This was Friday evening.) What is the point of being on call if you refuse to help a dying animal?? Because it was a stray meant it didn't matter?? Anyway, I contacted Woodsprings Animal, who actually didn't have anyone on call, and they agreed to come out and helpe me with the cat right away. The poor thing ended up losing one of its legs, but she recovered wonderfully and found a great loving home. She has no idea she is missing a leg... and runs around like crazy, anyway. Regardless, that event with Kevin Reed was the second awful experience I had with him and it was definitely the last.

Woodsprings is great and, actually, the vet clinic in Trumann is super good with animals, too. It's a small practice, but the employees are great and loving with the animals. They board and do a great job taking care of them.(And they're cheap too.)
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Lake Charles, LA

#12 Jun 23, 2010
WhoWhat wrote:
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You're absolutely right. I want a vet who tap dances and tells my dog jokes with a dry wit. I would also prefer he enjoy long walks on the beach and reading the collected works of Maya Angelou. Personality is very important when choosing medical care, for your dog or yourself!
No I just want someone who can carry on a conversation about my dog and not make me feel uncomfortable because he is so awkward. Woodsprings is very willing to help in emergencies..unlike vetcare.
my experience

Clovis, NM

#13 Jun 23, 2010
I have used jboro family pet hospital for over 13 yrs. Dr. Guntharp and Dr. Strickland are both very good vets who go the extra mile for your pet. You can call them anytime, day or night, and expect a call back. I have boarded my dog there many times. I like the security of knowing that they know my dog and will take good care of him while i am gone. As far as prices go, I have called around and they vary per procedure etc. But, if you stick with the one you like it will be close if you compare the services equally. I also have heard very good things about Dr. Reed and Dr. Lawrence and would not be afraid to use them either. The others I cant speak to, but if they are really cheap, I would make sure what I was getting. Hope this helps you make the best decision for your pet.
Guest

Pacifica, CA

#14 Jun 24, 2010
I do have some experience with a few vets in Jonesboro, and to be honest the best vet for medical care & boarding is Animal Medical Center on Gee Street. Dr. Huff and his staff, along with the othe doctors are very kind, knowledgeable, patient, & understanding. They don't price gouge you, but always seem to give the best care to your pets. The boarding facilities are very nice & big....and what makes a big difference in their staff for me is that the people in the kennel that look after & monitor your pet's behaviors are not just young kids who just need an easy job. Their employees (some of them) have been there for over 30 years and one for over 35 years. The best vet in the area in my opinion is Dr. Brent Reddick, at Linwood Animal Hospital, but he is in Paragould. He use to work in Jonesboro but opened a practice last year in Paragould. But it is well worth the short drive for the quality care he & his staff gives to the pets...in my experience anyways. I would STAY AWAY from JFPH...it's always too busy with LONG waits (even with an appointment), the people are rude, & it costs an arm & a leg. And the guy with the hair piece-Guntharp I guess, reminds me of a used car salesman. Just my opinion, but AMC is where I would go if I used someone in Jonesboro. It's worth looking into. Good Luck
guest2

Lake Charles, LA

#15 Jun 24, 2010
Guest wrote:
I do have some experience with a few vets in Jonesboro, and to be honest the best vet for medical care & boarding is Animal Medical Center on Gee Street. Dr. Huff and his staff, along with the othe doctors are very kind, knowledgeable, patient, & understanding. They don't price gouge you, but always seem to give the best care to your pets. The boarding facilities are very nice & big....and what makes a big difference in their staff for me is that the people in the kennel that look after & monitor your pet's behaviors are not just young kids who just need an easy job. Their employees (some of them) have been there for over 30 years and one for over 35 years. The best vet in the area in my opinion is Dr. Brent Reddick, at Linwood Animal Hospital, but he is in Paragould. He use to work in Jonesboro but opened a practice last year in Paragould. But it is well worth the short drive for the quality care he & his staff gives to the pets...in my experience anyways. I would STAY AWAY from JFPH...it's always too busy with LONG waits (even with an appointment), the people are rude, & it costs an arm & a leg. And the guy with the hair piece-Guntharp I guess, reminds me of a used car salesman. Just my opinion, but AMC is where I would go if I used someone in Jonesboro. It's worth looking into. Good Luck
Dr. Huff is the LAST vet I would use. He has had a drug problem..is supposedly doing better.
Guest

Pacifica, CA

#16 Jun 24, 2010
My understanding of that whole issue was that it stemed from complications following radiation from cancer treatment for lymphoma & the drugs that were used for pain management....and that has been like 6-7 years ago I think. I just know I have had heard nothing but good things about them in the past few years. And seriously, do we really want to drag up ALL the personal problems with our Jonesboro vets??? Do we have time for that? JK Who knows...just my opinion is all. That's why I drive to Paragould :) Who do you use?
Woo

Eatonville, WA

#17 Jun 24, 2010
Terry Doyle at Cato Pet Hospital is good. We've been using him for a very long time now. For boarding we use that new place on Gee. It's called Happy Tails and the lady that runs it had very reasonable rates and a nice clean facility.
Supercalifragili sticexpy

United States

#18 Jun 24, 2010
guest2 wrote:
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Dr. Huff is the LAST vet I would use. He has had a drug problem..is supposedly doing better.
Key words (especially since it might not be true) are Had and Doing better. The guy did have cancer, you know. Go take a long walk off a short pier jack hole.
guest2

Lake Charles, LA

#19 Jun 25, 2010
Guest wrote:
My understanding of that whole issue was that it stemed from complications following radiation from cancer treatment for lymphoma & the drugs that were used for pain management....and that has been like 6-7 years ago I think. I just know I have had heard nothing but good things about them in the past few years. And seriously, do we really want to drag up ALL the personal problems with our Jonesboro vets??? Do we have time for that? JK Who knows...just my opinion is all. That's why I drive to Paragould :) Who do you use?
Used to use Huff. Now we go to woodsprings animal clinic along with many of his other former clients. I am VERY pleased with woodsprings. It is a personal problem when you do things at home...but when you are affected by certain substances and then you come into work and operate on precious animals it is a different story.
guest

Little Rock, AR

#20 Jun 25, 2010
Jonesboro Family Pet Hospital
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Hot Springs Village, AR

#21 Jun 25, 2010
I cant stand to go out of town and board my babies in a wire cage for a week while I enjoy my vacation. I found a new place in town that has little rooms for my boys. She lets them roam around during the day sit with her and her helpers to watch TV just hang out like at home. Check out Happy Tails on Gee Street they have a web page too. Really nice friendly place and I think she only keeps small dogs I have not seen large ones there.

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