629 E 23rd St S, Independence, MO | Directions 6405539.078706 -94.407157
We have been taking our pets to JCAH for over 30 years, and we have always received very professional and compassionate treatment there. The staff is very friendly, and they go out of their way to answer questions and to soothe the worried pet owner (me). I never hesitate to recommend JCAH to pet owners looking for good veterinary services. Contrary to a comment made here earlier by someone else, I never feel rushed when discussing a concern with the veterinarian, and I truly feel that my pets' best interests are being considered. The only negative I might mention is that I wish they had a bigger parking lot!!!
Depends on what you want – This place is good for cheap medications and visits but every time we saw the vet it was basically "what can we do/say/sell that is the quickest answer" instead of actually taking time to really care/discuss the situation and figure it out. Also they do grooming but I could have done a better job myself at home. There's a reason they only charge $18 and found that out that frustrating way! My advice is to go there for meds but dont trust much else.
Good Place – I took my dog to this place to get his tooth pulled and cleaned and overall had a great experience. I drop off my dog at 8 in the morning and was told to call around 2 to see when to pick him up. At 2 I called the place and was told he was doing find and I could pick him up around 4:30. I did ask over the phone how much it would cost and was not given an exact amount. That made me worried. When I got to the vet I was told that they had to remove two of my dog's teeth instead of one. I wasnot told this until then and was worried that they were tring to nick and dime me. But when I talked to the vet she showed me the teeth she pulled and sure enough they both did need to come out. I was not charged for the second tooth just the first and the cleaning. I could tell that my dog was well taken care of. He was happy and running around. The staff here was very friendly and helpful, the office and rooms were very clean.The price that I paid was very fair and I am very happy with the service that I got. I plan on taking my dog to no other vet but this one.
RE: Horrible if you could have heard her cry. – There are several flaws in your rambling review of Jackson County Animal Hospital. Let me start by saying that me and my family (parents AND children...3 generations) have been taking our pets exclusively to this clinic for more than 30 years and have yet to witness a single incident in which an animal was mistreated. I'd also like to mention the fact that the proprietor has been practicing Veterinary Medicine for more than 40 years and successfully owned and operated 3 small animal practices as well as 2 large animal operations. It is ridiculous to assume that someone who went through so many years of college and dedicated his whole life to animal care would be incapable of finding a dog's uterus/ovaries is a total fabrication. He is nationally recognized for much of the work he has done and is well respected by many other practitioners of Veterinary Medicine as well as several generations of animal lovers in Independence. Whatever issues you had with your visit to this establishment are yours and yours alone. You might want to calm down and brush up on your grammar.
horrible if you could have heard her cry. – This guy should never be around animals. He was supposed to fix (spayed) a female dog. Half way into the procedure he called to say he couldnt find the uterus or ovaries and asked if she had been fixed before. When told that no bought as a puppy and was only around a year old so she hadnt had time to be spayed before. He then kept her overnight. When she was returned the next day he said he could only find one ovary but he hadnt removed it and he could not find the uterus (ok, why!! wasnt this whole reason for the surgery? he said he wasnt sure that it was the ovary ) The dog kept crying and he said she was just acting like a baby. He didnt send home any pain medicin or any antibiotics. And the only instructions were to keep her quite. She cried all night and when her dressing was changed the next day it was soaked .
He had been called the night before about her pain but he was getting ready to close and didnt want to wait till someone could get there to give out pain medicine and said to give her a 1/2 a baby asprin. (this is post op and bleeding is an issue already the asprin just made it worse.) Its taken 2 more trips to a differnt emergency vet to have stitches put in correctly as she was getting ready to eviscerate because he had cut her open as far as he could and not stitched except for ONE stitch. You wouldnt want to be treated this way and neither should your animals The cost now to have her fixed has run over $600 and still the dog is not yet fixed but has suffered and suffered. This is a crime .
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