I agree with the previous reviewer that the office staff has been iffy on occasion, but, that said, Dr. Valardi is an extremely competent vet and a wonderful man. As a medical professional, I have been impressed with his diagnostic and surgical skills. He salvaged one of my dogs with an impossibly difficult and amazingly successful orthopedic surgery, and persevered until he figured out what was wrong with another, ultimately saving her life. His rates are reasonable and his diagnostic ability is first-rate. I wouldn't consider taking my animals elsewhere.
Posted: 4/14/2011 • Link to this review
So I have a mixed review for Dr. Velardi and the Vancouver Vet Clinic. I love Dr. Velardi - he's always done a great job with my two dogs. Dr Velardi spayed my younger dog, has prescribed a much better anti-inflammatory for my older dog when he first saw her. His advice has always been very good. HOWEVER, I'm less enthusiastic about the service I get from the office staff. I order my dogs med online, and the vet office is supposed to fax the online company a copy of the prescription, but it always seems to take a few phone calls before they do it. They have also mixed up vet records for my two dogs, I had a pet insurance claim for the younger dog, and they kept faxing in the older dog's records! The insurance company came so close to accusing me of fraud because of the mixup! So, love Dr. Velardi, wish the office staff would pay a bit more attention.
Posted: 7/04/2008 • Link to this review