|11-11-2020 06:47 AM|
Calgary Vets - Avenida/VCA Calgary North Emergency
Avenida is under new ownership now, and the new vet, Dr. Milcius, is delightful! He's very well versed in exotics, and I will be taking my new baby hoglet to him when the time comes. He currently sees all my other exotics except the birds.
VCA Calgary North is 24-hours so if you need an emergency exotic vet, this is the place to go! I see Dr. Weger usually, but all of the emergency staff have been amazing and they're more than happy to team up if you bring in a critter someone is unfamiliar with.
|01-05-2017 11:52 AM|
Ottewell Animal Clinic
I have been here twice and have had nothing but amazing experiences. Dr. Pettifor is an exotic vet with extensive experience with hedgehogs. Twice she has been able to detect what was wrong with Wilbur depsite his screenings (skin, mouth, weight, etc) all appearing to be perfect. Also, the prices are very affordable, when he had a URI the entire exam, anesthetic (happy gas), nail clipping and his medication costed only costed $95.00. They also have great availability and I have never had to wait more than a day to get my little guy in.
|09-15-2015 04:21 PM|
South Side Animal Hospital
South Side Animal Hospital, 6003 104 St NW Edmonton AB (on Calgary Trail Southbound and 60th Ave)
Dr Heather Steele and Dr Tanya Marrazzo both helped me with my little guy - they know their stuff and are comfortable with our prickly friends! We just had to put him down (3.5years old with lymphoma) and they were caring and compassionate for the whole journey.
|03-05-2015 01:10 PM|
DeWinton pet hospital was wonderful! Lindsey in reception was very friendly and fit us in for an emergency that day. Obviously I really appreciated that.
We saw Dr. Eva. She was extremely through, knowledgeable and very personable. She made sure I knew exactly what was being done. My hedggie required anesthesia and she knew I was nervous about it. She took the time to do everything in her power to reassure me.
They told me she would be finished with him in about 40 minutes and she was done in 20 minutes.
I am very pleased and will continue to return with our hedgehog
|12-01-2014 12:16 PM|
I took Tinkerball to Calgary North, and they were very kind and helpful. The doctor I saw knew a lot about hedgehogs and respected Tinkerball and the fact that she was terrified and in pain and that I had only had her for one week so I wasn't much comfort either. I was very happy that she was given pain medication, and so was she.
However, I would not go to Calgary North unless it was an emergency, as I ended up spending nearly $500 when all was said and done. I spoke to my friend who has experience with hedgies, beardies, ferrets etc., and she told me that Avenida is about half the cost of Calgary North for the same procedures and medications.
Also, I was quoted $90 as a consultation fee, and then on my bill it was $110. When I took my dwarf hamster to Avenida, the consultation was only $80 and I paid what I was quoted.
|12-01-2014 08:45 AM|
Calgary's Avenida All Pet Clinic is where I take Finnick the hedgie along with all of my other exotics. Doctor Phillips is very knowledgeable across a wide array of animals. She is however, extremely set in her ways. I personally don't think this is a persistently negative trait, but it's good to be aware that you may need to put up a fight if you have strong opposing views (such as on mite treatment).
She will suggest operations other vets won't if she believes it is in the animal's best interest, and she will then perform the operation herself, which is excellent in the case of cancerous growths. She operated on my dwarf hamster's ear to remove a lump.
She is rather expensive (at last visit ~$80 for just a consult of an exotic animal with bloodwork, fecal exam etc adding to the total) but I definitely trust her and I know she and her team genuinely care about the wellbeing of my pets.
|11-07-2014 07:15 PM|
|poppyblossom||I have gone to Park Veterinary Centre for many years. They are knowledgeable and compassionate. I've seen both Dr. Bousquet and Dr. Meckelborg. I would highly recommend them.|
|02-01-2014 12:01 AM|
Avenida All Pet Clinic #607 12445 Lake Fraser Dr. SE
Calgary, Alberta T2J7A4
Super helpful, very sweet, and seemed rather knowledgeable.
|12-31-2013 12:38 AM|
|11-19-2013 08:44 PM|
|wonger||Seen Dr Kerry korber at calgary avian and exotic pet clinic in calgary. Seemed knowledgeable and very caring. kept asking me if i had any more questions which shows that she cares and makes sures i understand everything.|
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