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Toni H.


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I was a first time visitor to this clinic, having just recently moved up here from down Chas.-way. I can tell you first hand that vets are MUCH less expensive "up here"!
Unlike the person below, I have no complaints. It had a clean, pleasant waiting room, the staff was very congenial and most importantly APPROACHABLE!...I could tell they were ALL animal lovers. There's no way to fake that.
As to a few young staff.. well, they have to learn the ropes SOMEWHERE! I didn't get the feeling that they weren't at least very well supervised in that endeavor by a senior, more experienced staff member.
As to cost, well, it helps if the "pet-parent' is informed enough to know what is needed for their individual pet vs. what can wait, what may be dispensed with entirely, etc.
A vet can only recommend based on his general knowledge of the animal/situation it lives in. It makes no sense to blame him for the cost of tests he may think necessary if you're not smart enough to know if it applies to you and your individual pet's lifestyle, your financial situation,etc. and otherwise inform him of what may or may not be relevant in your case.
If you need to, ask up front the cost BEFORE treatment and/or what other options may be available!
for example: is a heart worm test really necessary for a 15 year-old collie with no symptoms???
Or can one stretch out the test to every other year if one has been very DILIGENT regarding heart worm meds??
Also, when is "passive heart worm treatment" for an otherwise healthy and young animal a better option than the more intensive traditional treatment?
And hey, some pet meds can be filled GENERICALLY at a human pharmacy if cost is an issue.
The owner just has to use a bit of common sense and educate themselves!!
And by the way, animal lovers or NOT, veterinary clinics ARE a business!! These people paid a LOT for their education (and probably STILL are paying!) and have a right to eat and pay their bills, too!!
SOOO cut 'em a little slack, already!

Hope R.


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Very disappointed in Pickens Animal Hospital. Our dogs have been patients here for years. This morning our dog got stung by 3 wasps and started to have an anaphylactic reaction. We attempted to intervene at home, but it was clear she needed further help. It happened around 7:30 so it was quicker to drive to our vet (15 mins away) rather than the emergency vet (45 mins away). We got there around 8 and talked to a vet tech. She told us there was nothing she could do that their vet wouldn’t be in until 8:30 and we needed to find another vet to take her to. My dog was in respiratory distress and she didn’t even lay eyes on the dog to ensure it’s wellbeing. So we had to drive 20 mins with a dog in distress to barely make it in time for her to be treated by someone that cared and where she isn’t even a patient at. We will be reevaluating where we take our dogs since my dogs safety was not in Pickens Animal Hospital best interest this morning.

Kay P.


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The vets and staff are absolutely amazing..they saved my 3 month old Chihuahua puppy from parvo ....she only weighs 1.6 lbs...I'm so grateful to them

Cerrie N.


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I have been taking our pets to PAH for over 17 years. Those the younger staff members come and go, but the overall quality of this vet has never diminished. Most recently, I have seen Dr Burton and Dr Bennett and the level of care and professionalism is unparalleled. They have nursed our middle aged Jack Russell through an tear in the eye and bladder stones- just in the last year!
I will admit they have higher prices than most and the up front staff has been short and testy at times but the Vet staff is terrific.
Even with the price issues, they have let me always know up front the cost of medicine there and that it may be a little cheaper elsewhere.
Both Vets (and techs!) are very informative and will answer every question to our satisfaction.
The most amazing experience we have had is about 6 years ago when we had to have our 14 year old boxer mix put down due to brain tumors. The staff was so caring and understanding! We had her cremated and within a few days received the kindest condolence card with all the staff signing sympathy remarks. It made us know that our pet was loved and will be missed.
I highly recommend Pickens Animal Hospital for their excellent care...but get the pet meds elsewhere.

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horrible place

do not go here
this is an inside tip.
the place is unsanitary disgusting uneducated staff just out of school veterinarians money hungry business.
they will give you test you don't need overcharging for procedures and smile and shake your hand and be your best friend and pretend they really care about your pet.
they killed my pet don't let it happen to yours
I will repost repost repOst tell anyone I come into contact with about this place please do the same how they got a business I have no idea
a bunch of idiots work there.

Kim B.


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This practice has 1 fairly good vet, who is extremely hard to get an appointment with. Otherwise, I wouldn't recommend taking your pet there. My cat was seen, labs were ordered, and we were prescribed antibiotics and told that she was not in great health (which we knew) but that we had months with her. Two days later we were in the emergency clinic with a very sick cat and a $400 bill and were told that she had a day or two to live. You cannot call anyone after hours at PAH, you can't even leave a message for them. The specific vet in that office that treated our cat, if you want to call him that, was vague and uncaring in regards to our cat and certainly gave us no idea of the true gravity of the situation. I would never see this vet again.



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If you want the best veterinar...

If you want the best veterinary hospital in Pickens County, Pickens Animal Hospital would be the one. The doctors are extremely knowledgeable, exhibit such caring concern for each pet, and are excellent surgeons. Over the years, several of my pets have had to have serious and delicate surgical procedures performed. Each time the procedure was explained, I was personally updated on my pet's condition after the surgery, and they followed up till all was healed. Routine visits are thorough, the hospital is one of the cleanest I have been in, and boarding facilities are great. I have been a client for twelve years and have never been disappointed. The entire staff is friendly and eager to serve both you & your pet's needs. They treat YOUR pet as if it were their own! ... and that says a lot!



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So I'm one of those people who...

So I'm one of those people whose dog is like her child .... and I get a little crazy when she is sick. The people at Pickens Animal Hospital were incredibly kind to both me and my fur-baby. Everyone - from the friendly people on the phone to the knowledgeable helpers to the veterinarian - was great.



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This animal hospital has the m...

This animal hospital has the most professional and courteous staff of any I have ever been to. The doctors are very nice, but most of all, knowledgeable. My dogs love to go there for all the attention and treats they get. I highly recommend this vet!!!!



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Very informative and outstanding service! My questions were answered and I did not have to wait. I have been to many animal clinics and this is truely the best so far. Thanks!

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