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"We noticed the tooth discoloration on Friday night, so Saturday morning I called to schedule an appointment. The receptionist explained they had walk-in hours until" noon. I asked if I could make an appointment but she reiterated the walk-in hours. We promptly left and arrived at the office around 10:30AM. From the time we arrived, to the time we left, we were here for a total of 5 hours, so I looking back, I REALLY wish we could have just made an appointment. The office staff were very nice and welcoming. This was my first time visiting this clinic as I'm new to the area and I'm still trying to find MY vet. After waiting for literally hours, we were met by a vet tech. We explained the situation and she looked at the tooth. A doctor then came in and told us the tooth was dead and needed pulled. She gave my dog a thorough examine just to make sure everything else was alright and in good order, which is was. We spoke with her about options for my dog's tooth. Because it's such a large tooth, we wanted to save it so a root canal was discussed. The doctor explained they could not do that at this clinic and referred us to another veterinarian. However, before we left, we were given a long list of small things they wanted to do with her. They gave us a list of services they wanted to perform, none of which were necessary, but all were just 'because' work, such as a blood draw for nothing in particular, a vaccine that wasn't needed (she was up to date on all of her vaccinations), etc etc. The estimated total cost was about $400. I turned down everything with the exception of a months worth of flea medication. In the end, we paid about $175 for about 15 minutes with a doctor and some flea medication and 5 hours of waiting. Not exactly what I had hoped for. Their staff and vet were REALLY friendly and it was obvious how much they cared about animals, but that wait and ultimate nickle and dime to death bill was really unfortunate.

-Phylicia B.

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Veterinarian is a very nice veterinarian. The closeness of them and they were less expensive than who we went but the price is not bad. He" is willing to work with people and he will offer care only as far as he wants not beyond that or not less than what you want. They're good people.

-Wendy H.

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The first answer is pretty thorough but I would like to add a few points. 

First.. the type of food you are feeding your dog may be the key.  If you are using a food that is grain, rice or corn based in the first three ingredients, please change to a food that is meat or chicken based.  Many dogs are allergic to grain, rice, wheat and corn and these things are used as primary ingredients in many well known, name brand dog foods.  Secondly, all treats that have these ingredients should be cut out.  It takes weeks to months before a food change can show results so you must be patient.  Jumping from one food to another will be counter-productive. 

Some dogs are so allergic to flea or other insect bites that one or two bites can cause a severe reaction.  Once the itching/scratching cycle begins, it is hard to stop it.  Benadryl is good but I suggest liquid form.  You can get it inexpensively at one of the dollar stores.  The pills take time to break down in the digestive system so you get better and faster results with the liquid.One tsp= 5cc and most dogs of average size can tolerate that much and more if the dog is a larger breed.  

Allergy testing is very expensive and most dogs will test positive to some things.  That does not mean that the itching is coming from those things as many things in the environment can trigger positive test results.  Breaking the cycle of itching is primary and that can be done with prednisone ( short term and last resort after benadryl and bathing), allergy shots( same deal, last resort after easier methods).   This spring and summer have been particularly hard, weather-wise.

Good luck!

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After you search for the company, you should get the "no results" page. Scroll down just a little bit, and you'll see a button and a link that say "Add this provider." Click on that to add them to the List! Thanks for the great question.
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I'm really sorry! It looks like we made some site changes I hadn't noticed before and it made things just a little more confusing (for me, too!). We'll have to look into this to make it easier.
In the meantime, here's what you do:
1) Look for the Submit a Report button. It's yellow and on the right-hand side of the page.
2) Search for the animal cancer care clinic you're looking for. The search box should be inside a yellow bar.
3) You should see a list of potential matches, but on top of those, there should be "add a provider to the List" text in blue, which is where you'll click to get to the add page.

Let me know if you have any trouble. Sorry, again, for this being so confusing.

Veterinarian reviews in Colchester

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I like that for the vet you don't need an appointment; they accept walk-ins. For boarding, they text pictures every day and they take care of everything. The vet is there if there are any problems, and they trim my cat's nails and give her a bath before I pick her up from boarding.
- Emilie Y.
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I have used her several times. She has tender loving care, she is nice, and truly cares about your pets. They are good people. She is wonderful and has a great bedside manner.
- Darlene G.
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I love my vet. My doctor that I love there is Dr.
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. He's great. He's very personable. We love our animals, but we do believe there is a line, when you have to let them go. we've had some very old dogs. If you
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a pet, then he sends you a sympathy card. They send Christmas cards every year. He does little things like that. We had a dog that was very sick and he told us to take her to
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and spend over $1,000, and still they might not be able to save her. But he said she's not going to exist this way. It helped me, because we believe in keeping our pets as healthy as possible and comfortable. But when we reach the point that we can't keep them comfortable, he gives us peace of mind to let them go.
- Jane P.
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I have been using this vet clinic since the year 2000 for all of my pets needs. I currently have 3 lg. dogs and 2 cats so the time and money spent there is considerable. The service has been exceptional and personable everytime, from the front desk to the Dr.. The cost of the visit is very acceptable. They always take the time to explain problems and/or reasons keeping the animals best welfare in the forefront. They are very accomadating to my schedule and any unexpected issues that arise. My daughter uses this clinic for all of her pets since 2000 also. It is small enough to be personable and extremely capable of handling all of our pet needs. They make all of us feel like family, especially my animals.
- elizabeth S.
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It was very good. We are really pleased with the place. We are going to definitely keep going to them. It was our first time. We moved down from out of state and we looked for an established new veterinarian for our dog down here. The doctor was very helpful in explaining things. We had a problem with the dogs having fleas for the first time. She gave some medication that helped alleviate their scratching and get rid of the fleas. We are happy. The cost for 2 dogs including the medication was $150.
- Dante P.
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I was super impressed with Dr.
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Hilsenteger. She was very caring and thorough with their exams. I appreciate her listening to my concerns and recommending a flea treatment that is less toxic to my cats, revolution is the new flea treatment. I'm happy my cats are healthy and taken care of for another year.
- Valance B.
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We took our sick dog to this emergency animal hospital and they told us it would cost between $500 and $750 to evaluate her.



The veterinarian asked what was wrong and when we tried to tell her what was going on and what we had done, she said everything we did was wrong and that the dog might have internal bleeding or renal failure. The vet did not really listen to anything we said, and frankly did not know what she was talking about. She stated she could euthanize her but that they would have to catherize her before they euthanized her if we wanted to be present. That would have been cruel. We decided to take her home and let her go naturally. She died in my arms five minutes after we left the vet. At least she was not put through the wringer by this place who only seemed to be interested in money. I am a nurse and so is my sister. The care we provided before taking her to this "animal hospital" was appropriate, we used our knowledge and researched everything we did for our pet to be sure we were not doing anything inappropriate. This place is not somewhere I would ever recommend anyone taking a pet that they loved.
- Patricia S.
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I will start off by saying the staff was wonderful but the veterinarian I saw had terrible bedside manner. He came into the room abruptly which caused my Min Pins to bark of course and he remarked sarcastically what a nice family I had. Great start to the visit. During the examination I felt like he was taking down to me by his demeanor. It didn't feel like he really cared about animals all that much, bad feeling coming from a veterinarian. And when he left the room after the examination he left the door wide open and one of the veterinary techs had rush to close it. Im a military wife and have moved numerous times and seen a few veterinarians. This one was the worst I've seen. I wanted to like this place because I have heard good things about it and it is close to home but I want a veterinarian that seems to have a little more compassion. The staff was wonderful but I can't get past the attitude of the veterinarian.
- Dana H.

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ADVANCED VETERINARY CARE

376 SCOTT SWAMP RD
Farmington

Advante Members Only

140 E 28 th St

ALL FRIENDS ANIMAL HOSPITAL

420 NEW LONDON TPKE
Norwich

ANIMAL ALLERGY & DERMATOLOGY

1209 MERIDEN WATERBURY TPKE
Plantsville

Animal Care Experts

1387 Thompson RD
Thompson

Animal Hospital of Rocky Hill

588 Cromwell Ave
Rocky Hill

Animal Medical Care Of Ct

490 Cornwall Ave
Cheshire

Animal Medical Clinic

200 Sheldon Rd
Manchester

APPLE VALLEY VETERINARIANS

1218 S MAIN ST
Plantsville

ARTHUR J LAMME DVM

77 N MOODUS RD
Moodus

BANFIELD THE PET HOSPITAL

1520 PLEASANT VALLEY RD
Manchester

Bloomfield Animal Hospital

77 Old Windsor Rd
Bloomfield

Bolton Veterinary Hospital

222 Boston Tpke
Bolton

BROOKFIELD ANIMAL HOSPITAL

329 FEDERAL RD
Brookfield

Burlington Veterinary Center

17 Covey Rd
Burlington

Burlington Veterinary Center

17 Covey Rd
Burlington

CATS LIMITED VETERINARY HOSPITAL

1260 NEW BRITAIN AVE
West Hartford

Chippens Hill Veterinary Hospital

595 Clark Avenue
Bristol

Colchester Veterinary Hospital, LLC

364 Old Hartford Road
Colchester

COMPANION ANIMAL HOSPITAL

5 KIRBY RD
Cromwell

Companion Animal Hospital

801 Poquonnock Rd
Groton

Companion MRI (CICNE)

993 North Main Street
West Hartford

Connecticut Veterinary Center

470 Oakwood Ave
West Hartford

Cosmic Cat Veterinary Clinic

220 East Main St
Branford

Deepriver Animal Hospital LLC

171 Winthrop Rd
Deep River

Durham Veterinary Hospital

178 Parmelee Hill Rd
Durham

Dwight Veterinary Clinic

305 S Old Rte 66

East Brook Animal Hospital

143 Storrs Rd
Mansfield Center

Foster Vet

9 Cucumber Hill RD

FOUR PAWS VETERINARY SVC

151 Cowhill Rd
Mystic

Glastonbury Animal Hospital

55 Grove St
Glastonbury

GROTON-LEDYARD VETERINARY HOSP

5 LORENZ INDUSTRIAL PKWY
Ledyard

Housekatz.com

58 Plum Tree Ln
Trumbull

JG McGinness Foot Orthotics

1445 Dekalb Street

Kensington Bird and Animal Vet

977 Farmington Ave
Berlin

Lebanon Veterinary Hospital LLC

920 Trumbull Hwy
Lebanon

Macdonald Veterinary Hospital

267 Cottage Grove Rd
Bloomfield

Maple Ridge Kennels LLC

30 Affeldt Dr
Groton

Montowese Veterinary Clinic

101 Quinnipiac Ave
North Haven

New England Cat Care

186 Amity Rd
New Haven

Niantic Animal Hospital

9 Lake Ave
Niantic

North Torrington Veterinary Hospital

493 Winstead Rd
Torrington

North Windham Animal Hospital

99 Boston Post Rd
North Windham

Northford Veterinary Clinic

1411 Middletown Ave
Northford

NORWICH VETERINARY HOSPITAL

439 SALEM TPKE
Bozrah

OXFORD VETERINARY HOSPITAL

487 QUAKER FARMS RD
Oxford

PAW PRINTS ANIMAL HOSPITAL

35 LEBANON AVE
Colchester

Pet Shield Veterinary Hospital

2033 Foxon Rd
North Branford

Petcare Veterinary Services

64 Raymond Rd
West Hartford

Petco - Waterford

825 Hartford Turnpike
Waterford

Pieper-Olson Veterinary Hospital

730 Randolph Rd
Middletown

Plainfield Veterinary Hospital

PO Box 203
Plainfield

Salmon Brook Veterinary Hospital

136 Salmon Brook St
Granby

SAND BANK VETERINARY HOSPITAL

1320 Peck Ln
Cheshire

South Windsor Veterinary Clinic

69 Oakland Rd
South Windsor

SOUTHINGTON VETERINARY ASSOCIATES

35 DARLING ST
Southington

Spring Glen Veterinary Clinic

1632 Whitney Ave
Hamden

STACEY H GOLUB DVM

PO BOX 416
Middlefield

Torrington Animal Hospital

765 E Main St
Torrington

Twin Pines Equine Veterinary Services, LLP

1130 Voluntown Road
Griswold

VCA Animal Hospital of Vernon

155 Talcottville Rd
Vernon

VCA Baybrook Animal Hospital

56 Quirk Rd
Milford

VCA Bristol Animal Hospital

865 Terryville Ave
Bristol

VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital

1572 S Main St
Cheshire

VCA Cromwell Animal Hospital

547 Main St
Cromwell

VCA New London Animal Hospital

122 Cross Rd
Waterford

VCA Old Canal Animal Hospital

49 E Main St
Plainville

VCA Twin City Animal Hospital

49 E Main St
Plainville

VCA Valley Animal Hospital

39 Patria Rd
South Windsor

Veterinary Specialists of Ct PC

993 N Main St
West Hartford

WATERFORD ANIMAL HOSPITAL

14 MINER LANE
Waterford

Westchester Pet Vaccine

111 Loomis Rd,
Colchester

YALESVILLE VETERINARY HOSPITAL

322 CHURCH ST
Wallingford

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