Campus Veterinary Clinic
1807 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone: (510) 698-2149
Phone: (510) 990-0981
Phone: (510) 982-5267
Phone: (510) 486-1726
10/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I love this place! Everyone was very warm and welcoming to my very very very shy dog and my outgoing friendly one as well . The receptionist I spoke with on the phone was very sweet and offered me several appointment times when I gave her the date I wanted to come in. She waited patiently while I fumbled with my calendar and had to put her on hold.
I saw Dr. Reid for my first visit and she was great with my dogs. She listened well and didnt try to rush me out of the room. She gave me estimates for the dental procedures my pooch's badly needed and didnt pressure me to schedule right away.
My second visit was with Dr. Yen. He clearly has a great amount of knowledge and his quiet demeanor worked wonders on my usually terrified dog. He figured out one of my dogs has a pancreatic issue and we have been successfully treating it ever since..yea!
The cost of this clinic is equal to other area clinics and I truly believe I have gotten more than my money's worth here. If you are searching for super duper low cost clinics you will find that their service and care for you animal is as low as their price...experienced price shopper speaking here.
I really like this place and have recommended it to several friends who are also fans!
08/12/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Receptionist are horribly rude, please avoid interaction w/ them.
Their medications are overly priced, please buy them somewhere else.
Dr Yen is out of this universe, no smile, no feedback, dont tell you anything, he is terrible
Dr Reid is a new add on, she seems nice/friendly, but I do care about how well she does with pets, unfortunately she failed twice diagnosing my pet's illness.
The manager (a blond) she should not be around animals, she is only after your $$$.
Re: $$$, Dr. Yen wanted ~$500 for one procedure, which costed me only $210 somewhere else.
Conclusion: they are banking on animals, they are simply a fake business, maybe criminals!
Only go here if you like to over pay for services and be treated rudely by staff with no genuine care about your pet. Client loyalty does not seem to be a factor here, only how much money they can get from you. Although they are nearby, I'm forced to go to a better, more caring, reasonably priced vet. Maybe it's a blessing.
04/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
These guys are excellent. I stopped in a couple of days ago and saw Dr. Reid for routine vaccines. She looked my dog over from head to toe and he seemed to enjoy the whole exam. She was very gentle and extremely thorough. I have also seen Dr. Yen in the past ,and he did a great job pulling a bunch of my pooch's loose and infected teeth. Since the procedure I really think he feels like a million bucks.
I would recommend this wonderful little neighborhood gem to anyone.
03/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
These guys are really good. Like everyone, I liked Dr. Berger, but Dr. Yen and Dr. Kisamov are quite good too. Dr. Yen has a very mild bedside manner. I think that he cares very much, but just is more reserved, which may be a cultural difference. They have done a lot for my cat, including emergency surgery, helpful recommendations, regular check-ups, and useful referrals. I would recommend this office to anyone.
I have been going to Campus Vet for well over 10 years and, yes I liked Dr. Berger and was shocked when he said he was going to retire, but we all get to do that (someday). I just read an awful review by someone that made me mad and about the new owner Dr. Yen. He is very good with my animals and is very honest with me, he only recommends what is best for my pets. Sometimes I misunderstand him, but I have no problem asking him to repeat what he said. My pets are my life and my love, I trust the entire crew at Campus Veterinary Clinic. One day I made an appointment for my dog and I met the new associate doctor, Dr. Reid. She is very nice and is very caring with my pets needs, glad she is there. I liked Dr. Bela and get to see her once in a while. The hospital is very clean and the staff is so nice to visit, they really care when we walk in the door for our visit. Keep up the good work!
Only once have I ever been to a vet who cared as little about animals as Dr. Yen, and that was years ago at a dispreputable nationwide chain where I should have expected it. He doesn't bother to even greet the animals or talk soothingly to them and in spite of the valiant attempt by one tech the whole experience felt surprisingly cold and inhuman. I've long had a wonderful vet who, along with his whole staff, absolutely adores animals but last year moved to Berkeley and tried Campus Vet Clinic. I was shocked to find Dr. Yen to be so utterly unsympathetic and cold to my dog. He didn't even bother greeting him or talk soothingly as he did the exam, and while my dog had always been thrilled at the love he got at the other vet (regardless of what they did, even clipping his nails!) he was VERY uncomfortable in Dr. Yen's hands. He is entirely used to strangers petting him and paying attention to him because he is a strikingly odd but friendly looking dog that seems to draw the attention of just about everyone who passes so this says a lot! I brought him to Campus Vet late last year and only thought to write this when searching for a different vet to try. I won't say Dr. Yen is medically incompetent, but when it comes to animal care a passion for their patients' comfort and wellbeing is absolutely essential. A complete lack of empathy and, to be honest, basic human manners as well is unacceptable.
Heed what others said about running up the bill. Would you let your human infant be given dental x-rays when you'd brought them in for vaccinations? I could buy a NICE new car with the amount I've spent on vet care in last few years and didn't flinch one moment, but that was all vital. It's offensive to have useless tests pushed.
There are great vets in Berkeley, ask around. I feel sorry for the one vet tech I encountered who really did love animals - hope they've found a better place to work because we need compassionate techs and she'll burn out otherwise.
10/14/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I loved Dr. Berger and continued to go after he left-- What a mistake! Dr. Yen has little connection with animals and is always trying to upsell products. Just because they bought a new dental x-ray machine does not mean every patient needs x-rays to help them pay for it! Come on, why would I get a full dental on a 6 month old kitten??? The staff used to be the one benefit of going there, but lately they seem to get an entirely new set of techs monthly. They are very disorganized, losing the samples they took from my animals before the labs were run. Not only did they make me bring my dog back in to take new samples, but they wanted to charge me for another office visit!!
DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!!!!!
01/20/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I went to Campus Vet twice in late 2006 for my 2-month old kitten. I picked them based on online reviews. The experience was slighlty unpleasant for two reasons. First, no one there seemed to like pets - not the doctors, not the nurses, not the receptionists. No one spoke to or about my *adorable* kitten during my visit there. It was very business-like and a but depressing. Second, they seemed to overcharge/oversell services: requiring me to come in more than once for something and get stuck with an additional exam charge I didn't ask for, telling me to bring in a sample and not charging me until a month later, etc. I just went to Berkeley Dog & Cat Hospital and it was a much more pleasant and trustworthy experience. I have a colleague who felt the same way about Campus Vet and switched to another vet, as well.