Norman >Veterinary Services > Leopard Gloria Dvm
1308 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK | Directions 7307235.234575 -97.485874
I had a cat treated by Dr.Leopard for years. He had a defect in his kidney and requred special care the last years of his life. The vet I used before that not only was ready to put him down but was also the one that recomended the breeder even tho he knew she was breeding pursians with known kidney defects. Because of her care I belive he lived many years longer then he would of under any other vets care. I also took one of my cats to her clinic after an incedent with a car that ended very badly. The doctor and her staff were very good about giving my poor kitty a chance at life but sadley after a week he was only getting worse. They were very compasionate in a tragic situation and I will always be thankful they were there. Doctor Leopard can be very direct. I respect that quality in her. I don't need a vet that is going to more worried about making me their friend then being a doctor. Those that have been harsh toward Dr. Leopard in these comments are better off going to another vet. You are there problem now. I'm sure when they tell you something you don't want to hear you will be right back on here trashing them. Cat's only is the best cat vet in Norman! As someone that has done their research and visited most of the vets in Norman I can proudly say Dr. Leopard will always be my cats vet.
I think these negative reviews are absurd. I don't take my cats to vet so that they (and I) can be snuggled and hugged and talked to in a baby voice. I take my cats to someone who is competent and who knows her trade and has great pride in her work. I am a medical student and back when I was considering vet school, I shadowed Dr. Leopard for a while and I was struck by how seriously she takes her work and how passionate she was about doing things correctly. For example, I remember watching her clean the teeth of a cat and tell me that even though she hates cleaning teeth and finds it boring and tedious but that she always does it thoroughly and properly, unlike many vets, because it's truly important to feline health. She spoke with great anger about a past vet she worked with who missed a serious injury in a cat and how she tried to rescucitate the cat. As a sidenote, that same summer I also shadowed several doctors in the area and they didn't seem nearly as competent or diligent. When my own cat died of kidney failure at an emergency vet clinic, my family was told by the vet there that Dr. Leopard had prescribed 10x the proper dose of meloxicam (he had an injured paw) and had destroyed his kidneys. We were furious when we stormed into her clinic and accused her of malpractice but she was professional and calm and showed us how the dosage was correct because she was using a new formulation of the drug that is 1/10 the standard concentration and was produced just for cats (the emergency vet was not a cat specialist and didn't know). I confirmed this on my own later with a third unrelated vet. A week later my family got a notice saying that Dr. Leopard had made a donation to the Cornell Center for Feline Health in the name of our cat. She hadn't made a mistake, we were already pacified, but she still took the time to do that.
Sure she may be more Dr. House than Patch Adams, I could see why her demeanor might come off as brusque, but these people who wanted a teddy bear veterinarian didn't see how she conducts herself in the actual care of their cats and it was always with utmost professionalism. I've had super nice vets, like the vets at Roserock who botched my cat's surgery (which Dr. Leopard later had to correct). I stay at Cats Only because I know Dr. Leopard is truly passionate about cats and animals in general. And by the way, the cats that roam her clinic are not a "gimmick," they are all unwanted cats that people dumped off on the doorstep of her clinic and that she took in.
Best in Norman – I see several negative reviews here. They are at best inaccurate and at worst posted either by someone shilling for another vet or by one person with a personal grudge who is making multiple posts.
I don't take my cats to a vet looking for an emotional massage. I take them the best vet I can find either to be healed or for preventive care. In any case, Dr. Leopard is definitely NOT a rude person.
Dr. Leopard is perhaps the most knowledgeable and as far as I know the most dedicated cat specific vet in Norman.
Her clinic is not noisy by any means. She has 1 caged bird in the reception area that entertains the cats. It's neither loud nor noisy.
Dr. Leopard's rates are in line with any other clinic in the OKC/Norman area.
I've used Dr. Leopard many years for half a dozen house cats and for 25-30 feral cats. My children use Dr. Leopard for their cats. We've never received anything less than the best care from her and her staff and we've always been treated with courtesy and respect.
its true! the dr's are RUDE – I called Cats Only because I was new in town and needed somewhere to take my vomiting cat. the receptionist at Cat's Only was the most pleasant person I spoke to and told me to hurry in right then.
So I rushed over, only to have one of the doctors (a short woman with short blonde hair) come at me asking if my cat had been tested for feline leukemia and had all it's shots - since i only had him on a leash. she was completely hateful.
why do they have other animals running around in an environment that is for sick animals? and then berate their customers for not knowing how to act around their stupid gimmicks? My cat is sick. he doesnt want these other cats running around him hissing.
The woman continued to gripe at me about how I couldn't be fit in. She was speaking just as poorly to the receptionist. I told them I could tell I wasn't wanted and didnt come to be treated rudely. The doctor tried to be nicer to me after that but Dr. Leopard came out shortly and was just as rude.
The receptionist at Cat's Only needs to get a new job and work for decent human beings. I felt sorry for her and told her bosses that they were rude in hopes that it made her day a little better. :)
Many experiences – Have gone to Dr. Leopard for several years. She
is normally direct and serious about her business,
but not rude. Had a young cat with a serious urinary
blockage. Dr. Leopard took him in immediately and
worked quickly to cure him. She let us come visit him
in his "hospital" cage over the weekend and took the
time to show us ultrasounds, etc. I thought her charges
were very reasonable. Jennifer is a friendly wonderful
assistant and so are some newer staff. I have boarded
cats with "Cats Only" for the first time ever and it is a good place for cat boarding - much better than a dog/cat clinic.
Dr. L's prices are slightly higher than some clinics, but
she is a specialist with cats. My cats are a lot calmer there than my former dog/cat clinic. The only loud bird
is one cockatoo in the front office, but my cats ignore him. The little birds in cages in the examining room are actually a great diversion for the cats. I trust Dr. L
with my precious cats 100% and never felt she was trying to get me to spend extra money. Other family go there also and are pleased with the surgeries, and routine care. Have had some vets that were admittedly more "cheerful and friendly", but they were not nearly as
excellent at veterinary medicine. Dr. Leopard becomes
friendlier the longer she gets to know you, but it has
nothing to do with how much money you spend. I would
recommend this clinic to anyone with cats.
The Doctor is RUDE but staff is nice – First of all, the cats in the waiting room further raised the anxiety of my anxiety ridden cat. There must be nothing worse than having to be stuffed into a crate, put into a car, driven to a vet, and then get to the vet and there are at LEAST 5 cats roaming around taunting my poor cat. Just awful for him!
Then, I'm the concerned mother for my cat and the doctor barely looks at me, talks AT me not TO me, and acts like she's put out. It's no wonder she had an immediate opening! She mustn't have many happy customers! Her personality is ablative and just plain terrible.
I will say this though, the young lady who works up front who has a bit of a Northern accent...short hair...was very nice, very friendly, and very helpful. If it weren't for her...I'd give this darn place 1 star.
It's all about the money here – Had a horrible experience here! Dr. is abrasive (to put it nicely!). Quality of care and compassion for the animals was absent entirely at this visit. Had to call animal control to get her to release the cat to another vets care after staff claimed it bit unprovoked and she insisted on quarantine for 10 days.
They care ONLY about the money! – "Dr." Leopard cares only about the money and she makes it evident in the level of care she gives your cat as well as how she treats their human owners. She will talk down to you and insult you to bully you into doing what she says, which will cost an arm and a leg. I will NEVER take any of my precious animals to her again. Just my opinion, but believe me, I have been to MANY vets and have NEVER been spoken to the way I was with her. Do yourself a favor, if she is pleasant to you, realize you are paying her WAY TOO MUCH MONEY!!!!!!!
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