South Orlando Animal Hospital
11265 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL 32837
Providing the care and support for your loving pet you want for the rest of your family.
Fax: (407) 857-1376
South Orlando Animal Hospital has been an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) since 1992. Only 14% of the veterinary practices in the United States and Canada have made this commitment to excellence. Member hospitals must voluntarily submit to periodic on-site evaluations where their facility, staff and services are judged on over 800 standards.
At South Orlando Animal Hospital (SOAH), our mission is to provide the level of medical care and support for your loving pet you want for yourself and the rest of your family. Sincere concern. Prompt attention. We offer the latest equipment and methods provided by knowledgeable, experienced professionals who stay on top of the constantly changing body of knowledge. Thoughtful, complete and clear definition of options. Guidance to help you make the right choices.
Specialties: Felines, Cats, Pocket Pets, Puppies, Dogs, Doggies, Kittens, Canines, Small Animals
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The vets and staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. That is where my positive experience ends with this vet BUSINESS. After looking at my cat's itemized bill I was shocked. First off, when I took my cat in and they discovered that he had a bladder stone that had blocked his urethra I was quoted an estimate of $350 to $500 for treatment. An hour after leaving the office I received a call saying that they wanted to do an x-ray for $100. I OK'd this charge. When I picked up my cat the bill was close to $900. The amount that this vet charges for different things is ridiculous. $38 for an antibiotic that cost less than $9, $31 for each shot given to my cat, and $71/day to keep an 11 pound cat (after calling around to several vets this week the average fee is less than $35 in South Orlando). When I picked up my cat the vet happily said I am not going to charge you for one day because of the holiday. But they charged me for the entire stay. In a separate case I happened to inquire how much they charge to spay a 4 month old kitten....to my surprise they quoted $224 as long as there are no complications. Calling other vets in this area I found the most expensive vet was $99. There is some disconnect with this office. I will NEVER take one of my animals to this office. Furthermore, I will tell everyone that I know with animals to avoid this office at all costs.
We had our pitbulls ears cropped with Dr. Finnell. He was professional, clean, very kind and well knowledged. He showed us a few pictures of his past work and I must say the ear trim he did on our Rednose was perfect in every way. It was exactly what we wanted and more. He did an extrodinary job and has an art for what he does. He is overly highly recommended and I will tell everyone I know about him. He is amazing and careing! woot!
07/26/2010Provided by Citysearch -
SOAH is not the place to take your ill pet. They have several vets under one roof, and our dogs(s) got lost in the shuffle, passed from vet to vet. Our first dog was very sick. We know our dog well, and we kept insisting the vet check his prostate. The vet kept blowing us off. My husband wouldn't back down, and the vet agreed to check our dogs prostate. Indeed our dog had an enlarged prostate, and was dead 6 mo. later from prostate cancer.
We were stupid enough to go back to get our 2nd dogs teeth cleaned and infected teeth pulled. It was a horrible experience for her. They kept her in back for a long time, did her teeth, and when we went back to pick her up - she was in agony. Wimpering and moaning. i knew domething went wrong. We demanded to see our vet, but of course he wasn't there, so we saw another vet who said ""I don't know, I mean,she just had her teeth pulled, so yeah, she's gonna hurt"". She totallly blew us off.
We had another terrible experience on the phone when we were transferred to a vet tech and we asked about information on a particular illness we thought our dog might have. The vet tech said""Huh? I never heard of that."" then she started laughing with the other vet techs about our question...Ironicallly, we were trying desperatly to find answers for our sick dog. Our dog died just weeks later.
in my opinion, this place is cold, overpriced and if your dog isn't sick with a typical illness, they throw in the towel. i am writing this because as pet owners, my husband and I dropped the ball by going to this place.
We failed our dogs miserably. We now take our remaining dog to another vet.
Don't make the mistake we did. there are good, fairly priced caring vet offices out there. This is not one of them. I am writing this to pay tribute to my two dogs that passed because I let them down. Perhaps this will enlighten you. Be a smart shopper, folks.
don't make the same mistake we did.
03/09/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I've been taking my pets to Dr. Mingle at the South Orlando Animal Hospital for years and I have never had anything short of an excellent experience with them. Dr. Mingle is a phenomenal veterinarian that really knows veterinary medicine inside and out and you can tell that she genuinely cares about the animals. One thing that I love about going there is that she is actually the person that spends the most time with my pets, she always explains the health issues and their solutions to me and never puts my pets (or my wallet) through unnecessary tests (unlike the other vet offices where I spend 20 minutes waiting, 20 minutes with a technician and 2 minutes with a Dr, then end up paying hundreds of dollars on curing a disease that I have no knowledge about). I live almost an hour away from their office and there are many vets that are within 15 minutes from my house, but I would not put my pets' health into anyone else's hands. I give them 5 stars and would recommend them to anyone, anytime.
12/27/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I took my cat there for shots and too be declawed. I told them my cat already had his rabie shot . I took him in there and before I new it he needed this he needed that AND THEY GAVE HIM ANOTHER RABIE SHOT the total was $317.00 .When I picked him up they said he needed too come in for a follow up . So I called the day of his appointment to see what they were gonna do . Now it is $27.00 for and examine ( Which he was just in there less than 3 weeks ago ) and than there is a booster shot another $14.00. Oh and another dewormer which is $ 17.00. These people love your money . I was in there with another cat less than 3 weeks ago and had to have him put to sleep . They did and xray . I was devasted with my lost oh but they charged me $237.00. How's that for compassion. LOOKING FOR ANOTHER VET.
11/14/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Dr. Finnell has treated my two dogs for the last several years and performed surgery on the one of them (a thirteen year old mutt). I have found the quality of the care and compassion exhibited to be exceptional. The entire staff has been helpful and caring for my animals. I would not hesitate to recommend this clinic to anyone.
08/23/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This Vet Hospital might be a little overpriced, however, my pets health do not have a price tag.
I taolly trust Dr. Veal. I've had a dog with cancer who has been diagnosed about 8 years ago and he is alive, happy and healthy.
Dr. Veal has always been caring, attentive, extremely nice, professional and a GREAT vet!
Recently I took my cat to be seen by her because at another vet clinic (I had moved from the area and came back just to see Dr. Veal) I was told he had to have his leg amputated!
Dr. Veal saw him and totally discarded the need for that...it was simply a node from an infection he had in his paw...she also cleaned his ears (I told at the other clinic he needed it to be done and they never did it...after performing 3 surgeries on my cat...).
To sum it up...I will ALWAYS come back to this clinic...ALWAYS come back to Dr. Veal...
She treated all the pets I've had here in Orlando...she is THE BEST!
04/26/2007Provided by Citysearch -
My husband was born and raised in Orlando and this is the vet that he has always taken his pets to. However, when I took my cats there to get declawed I wasn't quite satisfied. The nurses were not overly friendly and although the vet was very nice, it was the prices that I was unhappy with. I know from being a previous cat owner the approximate price of this procedure. They charged me far beyond that. I tried to justify it to myself by thinking that I would rather have my pets in a place I can trust than to go somewhere cheaper but not feel good about leaving them there. They also told me after the fact that the cats had an ear problem that they treated while they were under for the declawing. I found that absurd that they would just perform a procedure without asking for owner's permission and expect me to pay. I guess they just assumed we had to pay it since it was already done. The whole thing ended up costing about $500!! Needless to say, I was not a happy camper. The overall experience wasn't bad and I know that it is a very reputable place but I was just not happy with how it was handeled. I think I will be finding a new vet.