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I've taken our pet cats to the Cat Doctor for six years and have been so pleased with the care provided. In that time they have primarily had routine exams, although we have had our share of conditions and problems that required more attention. We have always felt completely confident in the care received. Our cats are relaxed and calm in the environment and during exams. We also have boarded our cats at the Cat Doctor and they seem to be really happy (and healthy!) after spending time in the boarding facility. I always know they will receive loving, concerned care (and attention) when boarded there. While the Cat Doctor is more expensive than some vets, in my experience the care and service provided is worth the extra cost to me.
Veterinary care and board for our cats.
Posted: 5/31/2016 • Link to this review
Ok I love this place! Three days ago our 13 year cat (and love of our life) had very grave bloodwork and appeared to be in renal failure. Now he's sitting at the foot of my bed while I write this review. Dr. Redding and Ray were fantastic. They really took the time to explain to us what was going on and what we were looking at. The vet techs were also seemed to really care about cats and their owners. Our cat had to be hospitalized for 2 days however, the Cat Doctor allowed us to come and spend as much time as we needed with our baby in a very homelike setting. As a cat lover I also found it very comforting that he wasn't boarded with barking dogs like other places. Yes, this place might cost a little more than other vets but its worth it. Seriously, I've been a cat owner my whole life and most vets are factories that tend to focus on dogs. If you have a cat that is very special to you consider bringing them here..you get what you pay for and we would have paid anything to have our cat healthy and at home :)
Posted: 7/27/2011 • Link to this review
After years of high fees and charges I hadn't encountered before, I can't help but wonder if The Cat Doctor doesn't place higher priority on financial gain than giving the most effective cat care. Also, he recommends very expensive outside lab tests (with results not immediately available) prolonging the painful situation for the cat and owner. The turning point came when my cat remained lethargic, eating/drinking little after routine teeth cleaning. After 4 days I returned to The Cat Doctor who said she was dehydrated and needed extensive blood tests. Despite comprehensive blood testing ($189) pre-teeth cleaning, this vet recommended an additional $600 of blood work. I opted to give her IV fluids ($98), but he urged me to return for the testing if she didn't improve by morning. The next day I took my cat to another vet who did a $49 blood test and reported 15 minutes later that all my cat's systems were normal. He gave her IV fluids ($25) and said my cat was "off her food". He gave her a pill to increase her appetite and said to feed her baby food which she ate when we got home! By the next day she was eating her regular food and by the following day was back to normal. The solution to my cat's problem was simple, but The Cat Doctor wanted to require highly expensive and unnecessary testing to make a diagnosis. Bottom line—I won't be returning. This is not a veterinarian I trust.
Posted: 6/29/2011 • Link to this review
This is the best, no-stress veteranerian in town. It's for cats only, so no barking, sniffing, peeing dogs to freak out your baby! And it doesn't have that funky vet smell - in fact, it smells so clean and fresh, it's actually soothing. Their waiting room is more like a living room and the staff is great - smart but not snotty if you know what I mean. And, oh yea, the medical care is excellent.... especially if your kitty has some complicated health issues.
Posted: 5/08/2010 • Link to this review
You can trust Dr. Weigner and Dr. Stumpf, and everyone on staff is both kind and intelligent. I have used them for over fifteen years. They are especially good with geriatric cats. My kitty lived for 19 years, and he got me through some of the toughest times of my life. Priceless!
Posted: 4/20/2010 • Last edited: 4/30/2010 • Link to this review
Usually when I am satisfied with a business, I just go back and bless them with my presence. If I don't like them, I never go back. I constantly tell myself, "when I get great service, I am going to tell them so". But, I forget, become lazy and swear one day I am going to do it! Well, after the experience I had at The Cat Doctor, I could not wait to share! I have two cats, and am used to getting, what I consider, great care. My previous vet was really great. However, after my cat's hour long appointment/thorough exam by Dr. Weigner, I know the difference a board certified feline specialist can make! Wow, what a vast improvement! Not only is the physical presence of the building far superior (no barking dogs, any distasteful smells, lobby was clean, beautiful and quiet) but the care and detail of the exam was amazing. Now, I paid a little more on some items (but I expected it based on other reviews and by just walking in their door). You can't expect "The Ritz Carlton" of service with prices of "Motel 6". But, I feel the care matched the price. As a consumer, I want to feel as if I get what I pay for.If you are like me and love great service, a clean and quiet environment, superior staff, and doctors who know and care about your cat, go to The Cat Doctor. If money is truly a very big issue, do what I did, get a quote first. Whew, now I feel better! ~A pleasantly surprised client for life!
Posted: 4/06/2010 • Last edited: 4/30/2010 • Link to this review
Our cats receive the best ongoing preventive care at The Cat Doctor, as well as a great deal of love and attention - the kind that makes them okay with being taken to the vet. This clinic is akin to a pediatrician/specialist. It isn't the corner Doc 'n' a Box. Cats have unique small anatomies and I've yet to find an area Drs. Weigner & Stumpf aren't versed in. When an animal doctor can diagnose over the phone and in a time of crisis, you're blessed. Ours all live to be 18 and 20, and that is priceless.
Posted: 11/17/2009 • Last edited: 3/28/2010 • Link to this review
I want my cats to have care selected in the manner in which I would select my own medical care. Feeling cared for and safe are #1 on that list. Price falls somewhere in the middle. I don't want to be ripped off but am willing to pay more for a superior experience. The Cat Doctor delivers care on par with what I would want for myself. The office is spotless and the all cat environment makes my 2 cats feel at ease. That nasty antiseptic smell at some vets? Not here. They truly care about your animals and know how to care for them. I only wish my primary care physician took as much time at my examiniation as these two DVMs do!
Posted: 12/05/2008 • Last edited: 4/30/2010 • Link to this review
I have been a client of this practice on and off for 9 years partially because I moved but when one of my cats had a strange problem I went back. Both Drs. Weigner and Stumpf are very knowledgable, gentle and caring. But they are outrageously expensive - especially since they moved from one "house" to another. I don't want to pay for the coffee/tea/snacks, fancy soap and lotion in the restroom, etc. They charge $19 to clip my cat's nails - that is $1 less than I pay for a 45 minute manicure. Dr. Weigner said to me on a couple of different visits "I can charge whatever I want" and he does. A friend of mine recently had a ridiculous fee for simple bloodwork and when she questioned it, Dr. Stumpf said "Well, we are feline specialists". The staff is very nice - Gretchen the vet tech has been there as long as I remember. That is always a good sign to me. My last visit was a year ago;after spending $700 at the e.r. vet, I took my cat to Cat Doctor. Dr. W told me it would probably be $1300; it ended up costing $2100 and I had to have my cat put to sleep. The clincher was I didn't get a statement when I left and the charge showed up on my credit card.
Posted: 9/16/2008 • Last edited: 4/30/2010 • Link to this review
Yes, the Cat Doctor is very expensive. But they really do love cats and I know that my cats will be treated well when I leave them here. They have nice boarding facilities and take good care of their boarders. I watched the Dr. during an appointment and was surprised at how calm my cats were during the exam. Discomfort to the cats was minimized by the cat-friendly equipment used.
Posted: 9/13/2008 • Link to this review
I first took my cat to the Cat Doctor for a second opinion and he had a problem with his tooth. After spending over $500 (which included a service that I did not okay), I pitched a fit and received a gift certificate for half the amount. I used this for the next few years to pay for his annual exams and then just recently took him in for his annual and to check his weight. He has kidney disease so it was time to do some bloodwork. I was quoted a price of $800. After I gulped I quickly began to research other cat vets because their prices are simply ridiculous. I found Paws, Whiskers, and Claws and have found heaven for my cat. They have been amazing. And so far I have spent under $300 for full bloodwork, another exam, fluids for cat including a free lesson on how to administer and tons more information than the Cat Doctor (and the vet before them) ever gave me. I feel I can truly now take care of my cat because of the expertise this new vet has provided. I do not want to go to a place that I feel takes advantage of people by charging enormous prices and providing mediocre care to cats. I also don't want to pay for chocolates and fancy furniture either. Stay away from this vet.
Posted: 9/06/2008 • Last edited: 9/07/2008 • Link to this review
Recently my cat became anemic and obviously did not feel well. I took her to the Cat Doctor, who recommended the $800-900 full bloodwork. Now, she had a flea infestation, and it was pretty clear that was the cause of the problem. Unfortunately, I fell for the $900 bloodwork. Guess what? A thousand dollars of tests, and the vet could not tell me anything at all. She did say that it *MIGHT* be because my cat has worms, so I took her in and paid another $150 for worm shots and pills. Then, I took her to an emergency clinic, who gave her a shot of some fluids and a flea-killing capsule. She bounced right back, and after a couple days recovery time, is 100% fine again. So, at the Cat Doctor, I blew around $1200 and got no value at all. Completely wasted my money. At the emergency clinic, I paid $340, but got X-rays and a healthy cat. Ironically, the Cat Doctor actually charges more for a simple office visit ($100) than the emergency clinic charged for an emergency room visit ($80). Bottom line? I would go to a different vet, and take your cat to a specialist clinic if the vet cannot help.
Posted: 8/07/2008 • Link to this review
I had been a regular client at The Cat Doctor, not minding too much that their prices were a lot higher than other clinics where I had been because their service was good, and my cats liked it there. However, for ONE visit, an enema cost me $900 !!! I did not get a quote because in the past other vets had charged $200 or less for the same procedure. They did not tell me how much the procedure would be, or I would have gone elsewhere. Now I DO GO ELSEWHERE! For their "bankers'" hours and lack of specialized equipment (like ultrasound), I do not recommend it as a place to get your money's worth. But it you want to wash your hands with a real towel, it's the place to go!
Posted: 7/01/2008 • Link to this review
I took my cat here for an annual checkup. I wish they had told me how much it would cost. A full check up costs close to a grand. ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS. $175 of that was just to see the vet. I pay less for my doctor visits. When I mentioned to the front desk at check out how extraordinary the prices were for blood work, they said that it's unheard of to charge less. Less than $800 for blood work? I felt conned. I tried to negotiate and failed. I'm a student and they didn't notice my crappy car in the parking lot? Did they not question that I could afford the visit? Could they not have told me upfront what it would cost? I left in tears over all the money I threw away. Other vets charge between $150-$225 for the services my cat requires. The office is comfortable and well-decorated, Laura Ashley style, complete with a table of biscotti and coffees. I have a feeling old rich women take their cats here.
Posted: 4/29/2008 • Last edited: 4/30/2010 • Link to this review