Mason >Veterinary Services > Patterson Veterinary Hospital
812 Kerns Rd, Mason, MI | Directions 4885442.594600 -84.459108
FAMILY VET FOR HALF A CENTURY – We have been taking our pets to Dr. Patterson's office for nearly 50 years. My parents started taking our animals to Dr. Patterson when I was young and I'm 58 now. All of our family uses Patterson's for our veterinary services and we are multiple pets families.
Patterson's will refer you to MSU if they are not able to do what your pet needs, such as an ultrasound for my dogs shoulder, or a cardiologist for my sister's cat. Anyone that thinks that Patterson's is parochial about their patients hasn't become very familiar with the vets there. They are patient, helpful, and caring and knowledgable about many different animals. I've even taken a goat to them. I would recommend Patterson's to anyone, and have to many.
By the way, for those who think the hours are wierd, Patterson's office is essentially open all day M-W, 10 until 8. They stop taking patients in at noon and 3 to catch up because it's a first come, first serve office. They are also open 10 til 3 on Fridays with a lunch break 12-1, and open Thursday and Saturday mornings. That doesn't sound wierd to me. It sounds like they are trying to provide the best care for the most people for a reasonable cost as opposed to most vets that charge outrageously, by appointment so they can get one patient to cover most of their expenses.
Patterson's was very helpful & very professional – We became owners of a puppy who as all pups are is very adventurous. One morning when I let her out, I turned my back for a moment and Abby had run out into the street. She got hit by a pick-up truck and she was able to crawl back to our yard. I called around a couple of places and finally decided to try Patterson's after hearing about them for years. As soon as we got there, they put us in a room away from the other animals to keep Abby calm. Dr. Gill did his initial assessment to make sure it wasn't life-threatening and then attended other patients. We waited for a very long time (2 hours) but I still say it was worth it. They had to put her to sleep to take an x-ray and told us she had a broken hip. We could spend the next few years worth of Christmas money to have surgery or we could try immobilization. We tried immobilization for about 2 months and Abby recovered. We took her back in for a follow-up x-ray and had to immobilize her a little longer. Abby hasn't been back in yet to find out if she is all the way healed but she has been her active self. I am so thankful that the total cost was about $140 and that they were available when we needed them.
When I noticed that Abby still appeared to be in pain after getting her home, I called and talked to Dr. Patterson to see if I could up her pain meds. He asked what she was taking, I told him, and he said yes. It was nice to be able to talk to the vet and not have to be placed on hold while the receptionist asked the vet.
If you take your pet in, be prepared to wait with several other pets and owners and be aware that not all animals can be sociable. I have to take another dog in and also take Abby in to get spayed/neutered and am looking forward to another positive experience with Patterson.
Pattersons Vet Clinic – My family has taken their dogs to Patterson's for years. They have always been friendly and accommodating.
That being said, we never had to treat any serious ailments or had to get any type of surgery for one of our pets.
I took one of my own dogs in because of a small lump that developed on his chest. I did not receive any real diagnosis of the lump, but a vet eyed it up and said it might be an infected hair follicle. A few months later the mass had increased in size and on a second visit it was diagnosed as a tumor. I scheduled surgery through Patterson's immediately.
I went to pick my dog up after surgery, where he had been recovering for around 6 hours or so after waking up from anesthesia. The first thing I noticed was that he was still incredibly unaware, clumsy, and lethargic as if he had received way too much sedative. The other thing was that his incision looked as if it had been stitched by a 10 year old using some hefty thick rope. It looked like someone performed an emergency field surgery, not a professional operation inside of a clinic.
Two days later half the stitched busted open, leaving my dog with a large gaping wound which appeared infected. I took him back in to get looked at and I was told that sometimes stitches wont hold and that I should let it air out, then I was sent home. This was a friday and by saturday all the stitches were out and the whole wound was open and infected. I rushed my dog to Waverly Veterinary Hospital and the Vet there was amazing, very professional and she took my dog in right away for emergency surgery (which she did herself) she called me multiple times to update me on his progress and ask me questions. I picked him up a couple hours after he woke from surgery and he was alert and ready to go. His wound was stitched so well that you couldnt even see that he had an operation, you could only see his shaved fur.
It is a long story but that experience has told me that Patterson's is a fine place to take your dog in for its routine shots and immunizations, or for a condition that is very minor. But if there is absolutely anything serious wrong with your animal, or if your animal is suffering from a condition that is at all mysterious, its best that you take it to a professional animal hospital.
You get what you pay for.
patterson's:not bad, and not brilliant either – Patterson's vet is a great vet to go to for routine things. Shots and spays/neuters, heartworm medication and worming. The cost is really almost nothing compared to other vets, and the staff is friendly and obviously loves animals very much.
However, the waits are long. Long long. There are no appointments, and people are attracted by the cost- Patterson's is popular. The hours of operation are also weird, it's best to call ahead before you need to go to make sure they'll be open. If in doubt, every weekday they are open 10:00am-12:00noon. Anything else is kind of a crap shoot and varies from day to day.
Don't go on a Monday morning unless you're okay with waiting two hours. They aren't open on the weekends, so everybody comes in at once. Also, don't expect to get called in the order you arrived. Emergencies go ahead of you, as do things like post-spay/neuter check-ups. Don't complain. Everybody in there has had to wait while other people cut ahead of them.
And if your pet is seriously ill, if something is wrong that isn't simple- you should probably go somewhere else. I'm not saying Patterson's is bad, but this is a little country practice.
X-rays are only a hundred dollars a pop- but there is no ultrasound machine, and they are going to give you the simplest, cheapest solution first. They aren't diagnosticians, they aren't up on the latest in veterinary medicine. But they will charge you a pittance for shots and medication, and remember your name and ask about your kids at home. They are very nice, and they do what they do for as close to free as any vet I've ever seen.
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Dr. Patterson is great his staff is questionable at best, he has several people at his counter that should NEVER have a job dealing with the public they are rude and unqualified to to any job!
The staff was much better before the unfortunate loss of Mrs. Patterson she was fantastic.
Dr. Patterson fills a void that no other vet in the area can or will. He supplies a low cost and reasonable service so those who normally wouldn't take proper care of their animals can afford the expense.
Misdiagnosed!!!! – I went to Dr Patterson office and saw Dr Gill...my dog had a fever of 105.7...I had them do blood test...he said my dog had bacteria infection and treated him for that gave him 2 shots, and 2 different meds...went back couple days later, he gave me another med to give my dog...my dog still had the 105 temp, went back again another few days later, my dog still had temp of 105, did xray and was told bacteria infection and peritontis. Gave him another few shots and more stronger pills. A week later, my dog still having 105 temp I went to patterson office, got all the records and went to MSU Vet hospital. Within the first 5 minutes, using only the information from Patterson's office, they instantly said that my dog had a severe liver disease/possible cancer. 2 days later my dog had passed. i was told that antibiotics can make liver disease worse. I WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THEM AGAIN. THEY HAD ALL THE INFORMATION RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM AND THEY DID NOTHING, BUT TAKE MY MONEY AND LET MY DOG GET SICKER AND SICKER. I am not a vet I trusted them, but never again!!!!
I love Patternson's – MSU Vet estimated cost of stomach surgery on large dog: $1975
Dr. Patterson's total cost: $510 with free boarding for a week to observe
Luv this place!! – The best prices around, loving, friendly, and aren't afraid to give advice over the phone...UNLIKE other offices which are pining for an office call in their pocket every time. Always calls promptly when after hour messages left on their machine. The wait can be long. But has always been worth it. I recently moved 65 miles away and still make the trip with both my dogs. I do this because of service AND prices. I hope they never change the way they do business. No complaints and lots of referrals from my standpoint. You can't go wrong**
Patterson Veterinary Clinic - – First I would like to say, I wouldn't listen to a review from anybody, knowing that the person giving the review is the competition.
Of course the review will be negative, it's from the competition!
So here is my review, based on my personal experiences with Dr. Patterson & his staff...
I would not take ANY of my animals to anybody other than Patterson Veterinary Clinic.
I have been taking my pets to Dr. Patterson for years, and my animals and myself, are treated absolutely wonderful every time we are there.
And, 2 of our pets are still with us today, because of Dr. Patterson.
The staff has NEVER been anything but polite to my entire family and all of our pets.
We have NEVER been overcharged.
My pets have NEVER been misdiagnosed.
My pets have NEVER had unnescessary testing done to them.
We have NEVER been rushed. Every vet in the building will spend as much time as needed/required with your pet and you.
We have NEVER left Dr. Patterson's office feeling confused or boggled. Because he makes sure all of your questions are answered, and that you completely understand the current situation before you leave his office.
Dr. Patterson's prices are way beyond affordable and reasonable.
He has waived office fee's for us many times if we had something else to pay for, such as a prescription, etc..
Dr. Patterson's staff will send you email reminders if it's nearing time for vaccinations, or surgeries. Which is very helpful, especially if you work alot or have other things going on, like I do.
Hours vary, but the evening hours are great if you work days.
Yes Dr. Patterson's office is a "first come first serve" set-up, and yes, emergencies will get handled first. Just like at a hospital emergency room.
Sometimes the wait can be lengthly, but I would rather wait patiently then to take my animals to another vet.
I would recommend Dr. Patterson to ANYBODY looking for a good veterinarian.
You will be very satisfied at the service you & your pets recieve.
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