great medical care, bad experience, best dr smollin, love place, always so nice staff, warm bedside, affordable fees
This was my first visit to Winnetka Animal Clinic today with a sick puppy. its in a decent location with easy parking. the offices seem nice and clean. the receptionist is very friendly and makes you feel welcome. the tech(?) was also very helpful and friendly. i brought my sick puppy in who has diarreah and had an accident in his carrier on the way there. the tech took the carrier and cleaned it throughly without me even asking. Dr. Smolins was very nice and answered all of my questions. He was very nice with the pup and gentle too.
the cost was a little more than i was expecting, (read: hoping) but not too high or anything. if you cant afford to care for a pet then dont have them i guess. ive had enough dogs now to know that any visit to the doc will cost you some $. especially if you need some meds and what not. $50 for a dr. visit is fair and you can't expect to see any doctor for free.
Every visit is a pleasure. When we moved to Winnetka, everyone told us about this clinic for our pets. These folks are top notch, friendly professionals. They make each visit as stress free as possbile for your pet. We are moving to Hawaii and it requires lots of paperwork, testing etc. They have been on it from the start. Any mistake could result in our pets being subjected to quarantine upon arriving in Hawaii. Dr. Smollin and his staff have followed the requirements to the letter! This clinic is worth driving a few extra miles if you really love your pet. Can I give them 6 stars?
The BEST!. They are the friendliest people i have met. They love dogs and love their job. Johnny and Tyler have helped me out of situations when i thought i had no other choice. They watch my dog when i am away, walk my dog every day, and have actually become friends through the process. They are wonderful! And anyone would be lucky to have their pet taken care of by them.
Go there if you are rich.
Called them and asked for the price for vaccination and the women insisted that my pet needs a physical examin before they can do vaccination. That is $49 additional charge for a simple vaccination procedure! Sounds like a rip off..
Of course I shop else where.
Only go there if you have extra cash to spend.
Caring, Affordable Vet.
I'd become very vet-averse in recent years - my two indoor-only cats were very healthy, and I'd had so many negative vet experiences (at best, getting overcharged by vets with indifferent manners was the norm) that I'd kind of given up on finding a good, regular vet. But we recently adopted a rescue/shelter dog who had a parasitic infection and will be needing vaccinations, so I called around, did research, and liked what I'd heard and read about Dr. Smollin.
My experience was awesome, right from my first contact with them via phone. Friendly, helpful tech at the desk (I neglected to get her name - shame on me) got us an appointment within an hour of calling. When my poor dog was too scared to come in the clinic's front door, this woman stepped away from the desk and helped lure my dog inside with a treat. We were seen immediately, and I was extremely impressed by Dr. Smollin's gentle and caring manner with my dog, who was a bit nervous. Haven't met a vet this nice in decades. You'd think vets who are especially reassuring toward pets would be the norm, but....sadly, no. Dr. Smollin was exceptional.
Plus they offer discounts on vaccinations on certain days, and discounts if you bring in more than one pet for a visit. I'm planning on returning SOON with my two cats and getting them back in loop of regular visits, and I can do it without the cost being prohibitive.
This really helped me overcome MY own wariness toward vets. I have nothing but positive things to say about this clinic and this vet!
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