Irvine >Veterinary Services > Camino Pet Hospital
5408 Walnut Ave Ste C, Irvine, CA | Directions 9260433.689237 -117.770941
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm ; Sat 7am-3pm ; Sun Closed
Neighborhoods: El Camino Real
Wonderful vets with excellent care. – I drive 20 miles to take my dogs to Camino Hospital. They are very reasonably priced and take wonderful care of my animals. In all of the years that I have been coming here, they have taken great care to keep costs down while doing what is best and necessary for my pets. Dr. Shoolman always calls to check up on my dogs if they've been into the office for a problem (like getting into the trash and eating who knows what) to make sure that they're feeling better. Wonderful office, wonderful staff, I'd not take my pets anywhere else in Orange County!
Knowledgeable and caring vets offering affordable services! – Camino pet hospital is a fantastic choice for all of your veterinary needs! I have never found a more knowledgeable staff that was SO reasonably priced. Over the years I have had all kinds of treatments done at this vet hospital... dental work, c-section, spay/neuter, routine check ups, x-rays... you name it. I've had great experiences with each and every vet in the office. All of my animals received great care and recovered exceedingly quickly from each procedure they'd had done. I would never hesitate to use the services of Camino Pet Hospital and the only reason I would take my animals anywhere else, is in a case necessitating a specialist.
From a long time customer with varying experiences, I would highly recommend Camino Pet Hospital to anyone in search of great vet services at a low cost!
BEWARE OF THE KILLER VET DR. SHOOLMAN – ****BEWARE*** DR. SHOOLMAN WILL KILL YOUR DOG IF YOU GO IN FOR DENTAL WORK*****
I was referred to Dr. Shoolman by a friend.I recently took my two little maltese's in for dental work. When I left his office I brought home one of my dogs and paid for the cremation of my younger dog! First he passed the procedure on to a less experienced Vet without advising me. And then I was told that during the procedure after the anethesia she was left unatended and when they found her she had stopped breathing and was blue!
I dont know how many people this has happens to, but I had my dogs teeth cleaned before and she never had any issues. The worst part of my experience was the after math and the way Dr. Shoolman handled it. He became RUDE, DEFENSIVE, said this happens all the time , stated that in his practice at least one dog a month will die of complications, and the icing on the cake was when he said " at least your other puppy is alive and doing well."
I asked him for his liability insurance which he didnt supply and when I went to pick up my LIVING Puppy he didnt even have the decency to meet with me in person, he had his rude receptionist handle everything along the with the Vet who performed the procedure.
Oh and last, he was kind enough to waive the fees for my dead puppy but he made sure I paid for the cremation!
So there you have it, if you still feel like he's a good vet just remember you take your dogs there at your own risk because he will run, hide, lie and cheat to make a buck!
Excellent and caring doctors – I have been taking my pets to Dr. Shoolman and his staff since 1987. My first pet, a cat named Taby, lived to be 20 years old. Unfortunately, my dog Sandy got stomach cancer at 9 years old and had to be put down by Dr. Shoolman when she could no longer even stand up. Dr. Shoolman was very kind and caring during this time and allowed me to stay with my Sandy as long as I needed afterwards. I have 2 cats right now and both of them are cared for by Dr. Shoolman and his excellent staff.
I know I can count on Dr. Shoolman in all circumstances regarding my pets. I know he will always do what's right for them and will always give me the best advice to keep them active and healthy for as long as possible.
Dr. Shoolman has always been very personable and he knows my kids and always asks about them and how they are doing. He takes an interest in his patients and their families to ensure both are healthy and happy.
talked down to – we took our dog to dr. schoolman for a limp. he took xrays and said it was a slipped disc. we could see nothing of the sort when viweing the xrays. my friend had suggested the dog was limping from straining to go up and down the stairs in our house. sure enough, when we moved into a one-story house, the dog's limp went away. i should have paid my friend the $400.00 rather than to a vet who misdiagnosed my animal.
VERY COMMON TO GET A BILL FOR SERVICES WITHOUT APPROVAL – Please choose a different Vet if you can. I came for my dog's check up. Nurse takes my dog out for a Urine sample. And comes back 10mts later. Here comes a doctor I do not know (not the olddoctor we have been seeing). Anyways after the check up, she mentions "according to our ultrasounds we do not see any kidney stones etc. And I insisted on looking at the images (I am an ultrasound tech). These images were noteven taken the right way. You can not see the bladder clear, Kidney's were no where to be found. According to the Vet these images are not clear enough to shoe anystones etc. We can try next time for better shots. And I wasslapped with additional$140 for this ultrasound without any permission or approval. Staff memebers donot clearl tell you the charges either. You would know after show sign and look atyour summary. It's not worth it.
DON'T GO – Started to go there years ago for my 1st free visit the doc was great I thing it's was doctor Mc maren or something like that but she left and then everything got worse and worse staff was very rude and it look like the only thing that mater is how mush you going to spend and if you are not willing to spend a lot you get treated like a peace of sh.......... I will never ever go back
Best Vet in the County! – I'm very overprotective and I've taken my dog to many, many vets from the Central Coast to Irvine. We even had a stint at acupuncture for her pinched nerve! My dog has had many minor and major surgery's in her 11 years and almost every Vet gave me the run around when it came to these tough times. As all of them would offer me multiple options for medicating and pain management ect.. I just want it straight. When I first meet Dr. Shoolman for a quote he came in hundreds less than my other vet and he gave me STRAIGHT ANSWERS and no B.S.. I feel that Dr. Shoolman provides the proper care and does not overcharge for what is not necessary. I honestly would not take my dog elsewhere as Dr. Shoolman has been extremely professional and straight shooter with me.
They truly care – I take my pets to Camino Pet Hospital and I will not go anywhere else. I love love Drs. Murphy and Fluent (I think she's a new grad)! They are always so knowlegeable and caring and never overcharge for their services. The receptionists are a little rude though and need some training in how to treat clients. Overall though, the prices are VERY reasonable and the doctors are excellent. I recommend Camino to all my friends/family.
Our Trusted Pet Care Provider – We've been taking our Morkie to see Dr. Shoolman since puppyhood. Dr. Shoolman can be gruff on his bad days, but you choose a vet because he's good with animals, not necessarily people, right? In any case, he's become much friendlier with us over the years. I suspect it's mostly because our dog is fit, active, and social. The doc seems to have a disdain for owners who allow their dogs to be overweight or timid. I'm not defending his very apparent air of judgmentalism, but I see it as yet another sign of how much he cares for your pet, if not for you.
I saw his associate once; she was okay, but I prefer Dr. Shoolman's expertise.
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