San Jose >Veterinary Services > Camden Pet Hospital
4960 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA | Directions 9512437.247743 -121.908705
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM ; Closed Saturday
Neighborhoods: Cambrian, Kooser
Helpful and friendly – My experience with Camden Pet Hospital over the past few months has been generally good. They have shown themselves to be friendly and responsive to our needs. The facilites are well kept, the quality of care seems to be very good, the doctors and front office staff are personable, and the key indicator, our dog appears less scared with each visit. On the flip side of that same coin, our dog has a cyst which was known to be a non-issue. During a general check up, they choose to voluntarily drain her cyst, which we did not request. After that the cyst became problematic and we have had to spend $$ on antibiotics and elizabethan collars and follow up office visits. I realize that there was no intent, but as a result of this 'good deed' we have been contending now with a cyst that will not close and continues to become infected. I think the law of unintended consequences applies. That being said, unless there is a sudden drop in the quality or value of the services rendered, we will continue to use take our dog here.
Prop 8 - wrong forum – I'm looking for a place to take my sick dog. I don't care if a vet contributes money to a political campaign or not. I don't care if the vets here are liberal or conservative, gay or straight, men or women, black, white, or any other color. I'm trying to find someone that is concerned about my dog's health and is knowledgeable enough to take care of her.
You don't want people to discriminate against you for your beliefs? Stop discriminating against others for their beliefs; you're being hypocritical.
Camden Pet Hospital - I apologize for posting this comment here. This forum should be an avenue for concerned pet owners looking for a vet and seeking some advice from people that have used your services, not people with an axe to grind looking to smear your business. I don't care whether you're for or against prop 8 or anything else that doesn't involve your level of commitment to caring for my pet. I admire your posts here in clarifying your position. I'm sorry that you had to do so.
Camden Pet Hospital LOVES Pets! – I LOVE Dr. Hoffman and my furbabies do too! She has seen us through some pretty harrowing and sad times. A true gem. You can tell that she loves animals. Dr. Hoge is fabulous as well - he performed a pretty intricate surgery on one of my dogs and he was as good as new.
PS - What does Prop 8 have to do with a veterinary clininc? Hmmmm, maybe because pets KNOW how mating is supposed work? It has nothing to do with hate mongering, which it appears the last post is FULL OF.
Wonderful doctors! – I have seen both Dr. Hoge and Dr. Hoffman, both are friendly, competent and very professional.
I am a little partial to Dr. Hoffman. She helped me through a very difficult time with my dog. Staff is okay, I guess. The doctor's make it worth it.
Camden pet hospital – I also love Dr. Hoffman, she is professional, courteous and very loving to you animal (s) but i agree that the office staff has much to be desired. They have been rude in person and on the phone. Not very helpful and I also have had problems with charges. Every time I go get my pets meds the cost goes up. From 1.00 to 10.00 depending on the meds. I was very disappointed and they gave me no explanation as to why the meds increased. I just had to deal with it and pay it. I am also considering going somewhere else. I feel that if the doctors aren't represented well then maybe I don't want to give them my business. I have felt from them that they can afford to loose me as a patient and that doesn't make me feel valued as a customer. Again that is representative of the staff not doctors but the doctors should be more aware of what is going on in their office.
The vets in this office are wonderful and the people handle the animals with respect and care. The front office billing staff are not so wonderful. I have been overcharged hundereds of dollars for boarding today. The rate I was quoted is not the rate I was charged. The office staff are sure this is my mistake. I know that a friend was charged the rate I was quoted only a few months ago. I have paid up to get my pets back after our vacation, but I do not know if I will ever return to the office. Check your bills very carefully here, and make sure you understand the staff is charging you correctly. This is not the first billing error I have caught, but is the first I was unable to resolve with them. The front office was very indifferent, they know you will pay to get your pets back whatever they want to charge, especially if you have your kids with you.
I wholeheartedly recommend the doctors, they have been there a long time and are well respectd in the area and used by many people in the neighborhood. They take good care of your pet and were very nice when our dog had to be euthanized several years ago. We have used this office since the 1980's for two generations of pets, but I can't let this pass. I would have used the Kitty Hotel on Bascom If I had known they would switch the rate on me.
Dr. Hoffman is great! – I may be bias because Dr. Hoffman is best friends with our pup's breeder, so was there the night she was born. She's been great! She took care of all of her shots, her spay, etc. We moved away, and shortly after our pup became sick. It was Memorial day, so we took her to an emergency pet hospital. She didn't recover, so I tried to follow up with the emergency vet. They kept giving me the run around and wouldn't refill the prescription she needed b/c our attending vet was out of town. Dr. Hoffman called for me to try to get another vet in the office to help, to no avail. She went ahead and took care of it herself, faxing us a prescription to a human pharmacy. She really helped us out of a bind. I truly believe she loves pets and would highly recommend her!
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