I started taking my 11 yr old Golden Retriever to Dr. Partin senior dog issues - stiffness and weakness in back legs. Chiropractic, acupuncture and Chinese herbs have made a tremendous difference... and he's showing more flexibility and strength. The staff is very kind as well. I'm so glad I found them.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
I just got home from bringing my cat to Hickory Flat Animal Hospital. Dr. McDuffee was kind to not only my cat, but me also. She was very informative and explained everything in detail giving me... options of treatment. This was the best veterinary experience I've ever had.I find comfort knowing that I have a friendly place to bring my animals for preventative and emergency situations.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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I started taking my 11 yr old Golden Retriever to Dr. Partin senior dog issues - stiffness and weakness in back legs. Chiropractic, acupuncture and Chinese herbs have made a tremendous difference and he's showing more flexibility and strength. The staff is very kind as well. I'm so glad I found them.
I just got home from bringing my cat to Hickory Flat Animal Hospital. Dr. McDuffee was kind to not only my cat, but me also. She was very informative and explained everything in detail giving me options of treatment. This was the best veterinary experience I've ever had.I find comfort knowing that I have a friendly place to bring my animals for preventative and emergency situations.
The vets and staff at HFAH are wonderful. I leave there always feeling like my pet got the personal attention it should. Each person on the staff is so unique, and they are a joy to work with. They are kind and caring, and take the time to get to know the pets I bring there. I recently found out that they have Thrifty Thursdays, where they give you 10% off your bill. That was a nice surprise from a vet clinic I am quite comfortable taking my pets to.
I brought my dog to this clinic for 1 check up and 2 follow up visits after $350 they said they couldn't do anything and referred us somewhere else after another $75 fee.
I have been using Dr. Partin and Hickory Flat Animal Hospital for about 12 years now. I have many animals, and some who are no longer with us. I would not consider taking my beloved animals anywhere else. They are professional, assist me in making the best decisions for my animals, really listen to me and include me as a team member in my animals care. It is so comforting to have a vet and supportive staff that take into account my animals absolute best interest and welfare. I wish that all animals could be so blessed as to have this level of care.
I have been taking my dogs to Hickory Flat since 1994. The very first visit was with a stray someone had abandoned at work. When Dr Partin discovered that she had heartworms, she immediately went to work making calls to help defray the costs to help this sweet puppy! That is the type of person she is and that is the type of staff she employs. Everyone at Hickory Flat truly care for my dogs as if they were their own. That single experience in 1994 made me realize this was the vet for me and all my pets. My Boxer lived nearly 11 years, despite multiple cancers and my Lab is now more than 13.5. I credit the care we received from Hickory Flat to my boys living longer, healthier lives than they might have otherwise. Contrary to other experiences I've had, my dogs actually loved going to the vet! When the time came to put my Boxer down, Dr Partin was so compassionate and cried right beside me. I feel like my pets get the best care possible, whether it is traditional or holistic and the staff are not only extremely competent, but very caring and compassionate. The prices may be somewhat higher than other places but the quality of care we receive is well worth it. I couldn't ask for a better vet for my babies and I highly recommend them!
We've taken several of our animals to Dr. Partin over the years. I have never had a bad experience with Dr. Partin or any of the staff. My basset hound was totally paralyzed in her rear legs, and another vet insisted that surgery was our only option. Dr. Partin treated Mamie with acupuncture and an herbal supplement, and the results were fantastic. My old girl runs and plays like a puppy now. When we had our 5th treatment, Dr. Partin was very honest with me, and told me that if it did not work this time, she probably could not help us. Some vets would have strung us along, collecting our money. I have found Hickory Flat to be more expensive than other vets, but I feel that they are truly worth it.
I want say that after 20 plus years living in Hickory Flat and using 3 other vets before I can say that Hickory Flat Animal Hospital is the very best. Dr Partin is absolutely the best. She is kind, caring, sensitive, and always interested in you and your pets. She is like family after all the years and taking such good care of our dogs. We lost our Lab and Pug after 15 years and they showed great compassion. They are the very best. For those that complained, sometime you have to look at who is complaining.
I was happy with Hickory Flat Animal Hospital until I took my newest cat there because she was always scared and jumpy. The vet gave her a lower dose human prescription and we to it to the grocery store to have it filled. The pharmacist asked how much our cat weighed and we told her 10 pounds. The pharmacists told us not to give our cat the medicine because it was too strong for her so we didn't give it to her. When we went back to the vet and told her what the pharmacist said she was furious and told us that she new what she was doing and she was going to call and have that pharmacist fired. The vet also told us to give that medicine to our cat so we did. Our cat turned into a vegetable and acted like she was 90 years old even through she was only 2 and practically still a kitten. She would just sit in her bed and stare into space and the hobble over to the food and take a bite of food and hobble back to her bed and repeat. We stopped giving her the medicine but she has never been the same since. I feel sorry for her because she seems so unhappy and she is still scared of everything so she is way worse off. It has been 3 years since we took her off the medicine and she is still not back to her old self. we think she is permanently brain damaged.
Unless you believe in witch craft this is not the place to take your dog. This hospital has a rude and uninformed staff and a very low level of medicine.
I cannot adequately put into words my appreciation, respect, admiration, and gratitude that I have for Dr. Partin and the Hickory Flat Animal Hospital. My family and I have brought our pets to Dr. Partin for probably close to two decades. We travel great lengths to see her and would travel even farther if we had to. Dr. Partin is a special person- one you don't find that often. She is one of the most compassionate, understanding, connected, knowledgeable, and wise women that I have ever met. Her expertise is beyond superior, but in addition to that, her bedside manner is remarkable!!! It feels like "going home" when we take our pets there. Thanks, from the bottom of my heart, for who you are, and all you do, Dr. Partin! Sincerely, Joey Pulley
10/7/09 My husband called to speak to the Dr about my sick puppy. The staff was very rude and uncaring, not only would they not allow my husband to speak to the Dr, they did not take a message. They did not give him any advice either. I always assumed that most people that worked with animals were very caring, well I guess this is not the case at this office. I will be taking my business and sick puppy elsewhere.
I purchased Laxatone 2.5oz and when I went home found out the the previous purchase of Laxatone 4.5 from Towne Lake Animal Hospital was $4.21 less for more product. When I went back to return it no more than 10 minutes later with proof of my last purchase at another vet they were rude and would not take back the product. In these times, that's terrible.
I have been using Hickory Flat Animal Hospital for over 12 years. I would not take my Dachshunds anywhere else, unless recommended by them. We have always been treated like family and nothing less. Dr. Partin & Dr. Richards have always done their best when it came to my dachshunds and I would recommend them always. The staff is as great and very loving. I have had 3 miniature dachshunds over the last 12 years and when I lost my first one back in 2005 you would have thought it was their dog that had passed away. I have recently lost another one and I know they still feel the same way. You can say that their rates might be higher than other vets, but I would say that you get what you pay for.
Dr. Julia Partin is the best vet you'll find. She knows her stuff! She took great care of my family dog (mutt) when I was growing up, and she cried when she had to put him to sleep, she takes great care of my parents current dog (mini daschund), and she's been amazing with our new boxer puppy! I'm willing to drive from Dallas to Canton...40 miles to take him to see her. Hickory Flat Animal Hospital, in general is the best place for your pet! My puppy also had to see Dr. Richardson because Dr. Partin wasn't there; Dr. Richardson is awesome, too! She's very friendly and loving towards my puppy!