23365 Us Highway 281 N, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7825829.658166 -98.450256
Neighborhoods: Stone Oak
I will never go anywhere else! Craig and Lesley are the most compassionate people. They have taken care of so many of my dogs and cats and when it came time to put my sweet Bailey to sleep Craig let me take my time to say goodbye before the injection and let me cry as long as I needed to before I took her home. He never rushed me even though the waiting room was full. They both are the best vets and I will be forever grateful for their knowledge and care.
Best vet ever!!!!! My dog was dying and no one could save but this doc could. Great vet!!!!!
I am very grateful for the care my dog received at this clinic. I appreciated how Dr. Degan took time to explain to me about my dog's condition. I could tell Dr. Degan is very experienced and knowledgeable, and felt comfortable leaving my dog's care in her hands.
Dog's best friend! – Dr. Degen and Dr. Elbel, you're the greatest! You have helped the rescue community receive affordable care for years. You came to our rescue with our personal pet after a reaction from recent surgery. You were still working and available to us after 7 p.m. We could have spent a lot of money at the after-hours emergency vet, but you were there to help us and our elderly dog. Thank you for all you do.
Thank you Dr. Elbel and staff – Lord I thank you for honest, hard working people who actually have a love and passion for what they do. I will recommend Bulverde Bexar Veterinary Clinic to everyone I know and come in contact with. It's refreshing to know that these folks aren't sold out to greed. They treat each patient and owner with the care you would a dear loved one!
many blessings ...
Finally! A vet that doesn't take my entire paycheck! – I am still in the process of rescuing a Husky that I found in the neighborhood I work in. I first took him to a vet close by. I had him boarded there for a couple of days and they kept trying to get me to pay for them to run tests on him. Each test was around $40 and I had already spent close to $200.
A woman at Humane Animal Friends organization recommended I get him vaccinated and tested at this clinic. An annoying drive up 281 was very much worth it. I was astounded by the prices. Everything is so cheap. I don't care if it's more 'homey' than most vets. The medicine is the same and the animals are treated with care and respect.
The vet everyone is talking about does look tired, but I imagine he has good reason to. He's got a lot of patients and he's doing things virtually for free. He doesn't have time to put on a 'everything's perfect' facade. He will tell you what you need to know and is very direct. It's better than a whole bunch of suggestions and very little certainty as I've experienced elsewhere.
Best Vets in ANY city! – Dr. Elbel cares about animals. He wants to be sure they have good quality of life and radiant health. If you need a fancy schmancy office and cadillac treatment, go pay the prices elsewhere. If you want the truth about your pet and its health, go to Dr. Elbel.
We adopted our lab-border collie-terrier-dobie mix from an animal shelter. He has been treated like a pure-bred superstar everytime we went to see Dr. Elbel. Both of the vets in this office are fantastic and you can't go wrong with the care you receive here! You'll just pay one heckuva lot less.
My dog HATES men, but he loves Dr. Elbel...my daughter and I have been very blessed to have him for a vet.
Affordable and conscientious – We have been a customer of Dr Elbel's for 20+ years. He has cared for over 10+ of our animals over those years. Dr.Elbel is kind & cares about the animal ;their quality of life- and not yours. Once you understand that, you understand him. He does not want the pet to go thru pain, unnecessary surgeries, just cause a human wants them to live a little longer. The facility is basic, You get what you pay for. This vet is good for basic care (shots) and basic problems (nuder,cuts) your pets may have. However, if your pet needs major surgery (reconstructed pelvis) ; has cancer and you want chemo treatments for it , then take your pet to a "city" vet. Craig is our "country" vet -deals w/ large animals too (which requires house calls) but he & the office are very 'basic'-no frills here. We love him just the way he is ! Terrific !!!!!!
Not happy with the care my kittens received – I went to this vet after picking up two kittens on the side of the road that had what is probably an upper respitory infection. My regular vet (Ben Kyzar) was more expensive because I would have had to pay for two office visits because it was two kittens. I read the reviews and called to see how much the office visit would be. After they told me I would only be charged for one visit ($40) I decided to go.
There are no appointments here so you wait a while, that didn't bother me. The place is small and out in the sticks, that didn't bother me. There were a lot of animals there at one time which can be a problem if there are two aggressive dogs there, but that didn't bother me either. What bothered me was the room on the left hand side after the waiting room had a dish drainer by a sink that was filthy. Plastic dishdrainers get dirty and scummy, lysol or bleach cures that and kills any germs. It was obvious this had not been cleaned in a while. I decided to go ahead with the visit because the kittens needed medicine.
The male vet, no idea what his name was, was tired looking and kindof unkempt. I even mentioned to him "you look tired" he agreed he was. There was a elderly woman inside the room with us that was typing on the computer the whole time and she kept reminding him of his upcoming surgery. Anyway, I had TWO kittens, he looked at one only and when she proved difficult to obtain a temp from he forgot about it. He gave me one bottle of antibiotics and didn't really answer my questions about this being enough for them. He just told me if they weren't better in a week then they probably had leukemia. The only type of medical care that was actually given for my $40 was he took the weight of 1 kitten and gave it the meds. The other kitten I gave the meds to myself after he dismissed me. I asked how old they were and got a 4 month response and that they need their shots.
I'm not a picky uppety person but this was not vet care that I would expect anywhere. The really bad thing is that while sitting in the waiting room there were people there that had paid a lot of money for their pets and spoke about how much they like this guy. While i was waiting this made me feel like I had made a good choice. Maybe he only likes locals, I have no idea but I should have spent the extra $40 at my vets, at least I would have known they were examined.
No Bells and Whistles, Just honest Affordable Pet care – I called Bulverde Bexar Veterinary Clinic from a search I did on Google and found the review here on Citysearch. I was a mess before I called and spoke with Bobbie, the nice lady that manages the front desk. She advised me that the office does not do unnecessary tests and that the clinic is located in a blue house. Right there I knew it was the place for me and my babies. The minute I walked in and saw all the cool drawings kids had made it confirmed it. The other people in the waiting room were really nice too. It's not the place for uppity people. Let them pay more at other places. The Vet was the kindest I have ever met. He was very informative and explained what would help fix my kitty up. It was a relief to not have to take a loan out to have her seen since I lost my job recently. Thank you so much for your loving staff and I will definitely return and refer people I know who will appreciate y'all like I have.
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