I really appreciate the ease of just showing up without an appointment. I was concerned about my cat, so i just zipped over to his office around 5:30 pm and he checked out my cat and recommended a couple of inexpensive remedies. It was a quick and inexpensive way to get some peace of mind without all the paperwork hassle of other clinics.
Allen Animal Hospital
Dr. Allen is a jewel and I feel so blessed to have him as my animals veterinarian. I have spent years looking for a vet that would give me straight answers to my questions, was reasonably priced and was more concerned with the health and well being of my animals than trying to squeeze money out of their mom with unnecessary medications and procedures.
If you call his office he answers the phone not a vet-tech or a front desk person - it's amazing! When I had my cat spayed Dr. Allen...view more personally called to check on her in the days following her surgery and requested updates from me to make sure all was well. This is the way medicine should be - Doctors who are connected to and concerned for the well being of their patients.
No appointment necessary - fabulous hours (including Saturdays!) and no long waits. I really can't say enough about how wonderful Dr. Allen is - go in for a visit - you, your pet and you wallet will be grateful that you did!view less
I have had a streak of bad luck for years, but by some miraculous fate I found the best doctor for my pets. I do not say this lightly. I feel that Dr. Allen is the total package. He is compassionate, affordable, and an expert in his field. He manifests one of the most compassionate hearts toward pets and people that I have experienced in a long time. He wants what is best for your pet and covers the numerous bases to ensure your furry critter gets what is best for him/her and you under...view morestand how to make it happen. I compared prices before I took my kitties to him and I was suprised to find out that the best care (Allen's Animal Hospital) was half the price of the 3 other veterinarians that I called for estimates. If I had not found him, I would not have been able to afford care for my best friends. I came away feeling that I had taken my kitties to the best veterinarian around (and I have been to many). He knows his stuff! Holding a doctorate in pharmacy and a strong desire to educate myself on my kittie's condition, I thought I knew a great deal about my diabetic cat. But I came away with him teaching me more than one pearl of knowledge. I am so thankful for finding him.view less
I have used the same vet for my precious dogs for the past 9 years and was very reluctant to switch, but the hour ride to and from the vet with today's gas prices, was just too much. I had heard good things about Dr. Allen in the past and decided to try them out. I was very PLEASED! I had an emergency with a tick bite that left one of my dogs hind legs paralyzed and I was in hysterics when I called the office. Dr. Allen talked with me over the phone and helped find the tick, and then ...view moresaw us immediately to check her out further. My baby has fully recovered, and Dr. Allen's personal interaction with my dog was enough to convince me we have a new doctor! The office is immaculately clean and very homey. The office lady is awesome as well!! I don't think there are enough stars for ratings on this office! I would give them 10 if I could!!view less
I'm an owner of 1 jack russell & 4 pit bulls. Needless to say we make alot of trips to the vet .Its hard to keep up with everybodys vaccinations & medications,because there's so many,but Dr Allen keeps up with everything on his computer for me.So i don't have to worry about that, he can tell me when vaccinations are due.I have to deal with allergies,diabetes & one male who feels about vaccinations, like most humans feel about visiting the dentist. We all know times are a li...view morettle hard on the pocket book now days & we pet owners still want the best for our pets. Allen Animal Hospital has the most affordable services around & I live in yancey county.I've been through alot of animals with sickness& death. Dr Allen is always understanding & helpful to me & my pets. I've always recommended him to all my co-workers & friends & I recommend him to anyone who wants the best care for their pets.view less
I've used other vets but Dr. Allen is the best vet I've ever met or used. He's not the best hand holder. He's not the best psychiatrist for YOU. But if your animal is sick or hurt, you'll make a great decision by going to this vet. He told me one time that the reason my puppy had contracted parvo was my fault. I hadn't had him vaccinated. Kinda hurt my feelings but he was RIGHT. I've known people who've used him for 40+ years. I, too, am not thrilled by his manner, but I deal with it ...view morebecause I know he's the best vet. It's not about me, it's about my animals. That's why Dr. Allen is my choice to care for my pets.view less
I grew up in the area and this is the only place I will take my animals. The hours are reasonable with a working family and prices are always fair. The pets love him! As for his attitude (as mentioned in other reviews) I have never been mistreated, always had my questions answered, and he remembers me and my family every time and asks how everyone is doing. In a small town that is out growing itself, this is a lost art!