Bethel Animal Hospital
1800 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220
Phone: (614) 429-1987
Fax: (614) 429-1987
Fax: (614) 457-4646
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This place has convenient hours, decent prices and is walk in. I like never having to make an appointment and never wait longer than 5 minutes to see a vet. They are always friendly and willing to help. Last time the vet trimmed her nails and cleaned out her ears and didn't charge me for the visit just the shots.
12/08/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We've been taking multiple pets to this practice for over ten years (back before they moved, in fact!), and I don't understand some of the negative reviews. We have always gotten in quickly, and have received excellent care for our dogs and cats. They helped us take two Labrador Retrievers to age 17 in good health, and another ""first dog on earth"" mix to age 16.
I particularly appreciate the absence of the ""hard sell"" approach you see at so many vet clinics for tests and medication. They have always given us an upfront evaluation of our critters conditions, and given us options for treatment at different levels of cost . I've voted for this group with my pocketbook for many years, and will continue to do so.
11/29/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I have been going to this hospital since purchasing 3 mastiffs from Petland around 5 years ago. They saved my neo mastiffs (Hooch) life. They all fell in love with him as he had to stay a bit since he ingested a toy and much foreign material. The staff there are wonderful. If you have been working with a vet there you can request to see that vet if they are in that day.
I did recently lose my Dogue
Day Bordeau (Genevive) early in November. We found her dead at home, and after her autopsy report we learned that she had a form of a blood cancer. She had a tumor burst in her heart. I am just happy she went quickly. I am writing this for the person that currently has a sick Dogue. She gave us so much love. Bethel road has helped me with a number of pet issues the were quite servere and they went into action and have saved many over the years. It is a great place!
WORST VET EVER!!! These people do not care about your animal at all. I took my dog in for his one year check-up and shots. The vet knew nothing about my dog and was writing everything on a scrap piece of paper. I asked why he didn't have my dogs file and history and his answer was "because it was too thick." My dog has epilepsy and has been on phenobarbital for the past 5 years. The vet knew nothing about his condition. He never asked for a stool sample to check for heart worm, never checked his ears even after I told him he just had an ear infection. When I told the receptionist how dissatisfied I was she said "i'm sorry and that the vet that check my dog was a fill in for someone that was on medical leave" REALLY??? Needless to say I will NEVER take my dog there again and I told everyone sitting in the waiting room to run if they wanted proper care for their animals. Again, these people do not know what they are doing and do not care for your animal. This place deserves 0 stars but that was not an option.
06/10/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I've been going to Bethel Animal Hospital for 4 years now for the care of my three cats, and small animals. The doctors are very friendly and caring, the facility is always clean and welcoming.
The walk-in method of the clinic's non-surgery cases is both very helpful and incredibly frustrating depending on the time of day you choose to do so. If you go on the weekend, you're in for a long, long wait, as everyone else seems to have the same idea in mind. Middle of the day on a weekday you can pretty much stroll right in and see a vet within 5 minutes.
02/04/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I LOVE THIS HOSPITAL!!! THEY MAKE IT EASY TO GO TO THE VET CAUSE IT IS WALK IN AND OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK. STAFF ALWAYS FRIENDLY, DOCTORS ARE VERY NICE AND EXPLAIN EVERYTHING TO ME SO I CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON WITH MY DOG. I THINK THE PRICES ARE VERY REASONABLE TOO. WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS HOSPITAL.BEEN GOING THERE FOR 5 YRS AND ALWAYS HAPPY.
12/11/2010Provided by Citysearch -
So, I am sort of surprised by all of the negative reviews because I have been going to this vet for almost 7 years now with my oldest dog, and two years with my youngest. My two pet rats had mammory cancer and they both removed the tumors and put them down for me when it was time (and more importantly, didn't laugh at the girl who was crying over something most people try to kill, not keep alive.) They provided end of life care my my Mom's cat, and put her down when it was time. I have always found the employees to be polite and really love animals. I also like the fact that when I walk in with Conan, the employees all know who he is. I am very happy with this Vet and actively recommend them to people.
As far as pricing goes, I have found them to be fair and reasonable. The hours are great, particularly if you are working (how on earth do you get a dog in to see the vet if they are only open until 5 on weekdays?) They even are open Sundays!
The only gripes that I have ever had are (and may actually be related to the mangement issue that other people were complaining about - but the care is being delivered by the staff, not the management, you know?):
1) They recently went to an on-line ordering system for heartworm and flea meds. I really feel they should provide it in-store, I only sporatically had access to internet.
2) They do seem to have some turn-over in their Vet staff, but everyone that I have ever had has been good so I'm not that picky. This is probably not the place for you if your pet has ongoing issues that require a working relationship with a specific Vet.
3) I do find it shady that they had (if they don't still, I don't know) a relationship with PetLand, since in general Vets should be discouraging people getting their pets from pet stores (pot calling the kettle black here by the way, my oldest dog is FROM Petland and thats how I ended up at this vet initially.)
4) I did have a run in once with a well-meaning but not overly bright high schooler working the front counter-who I have never seen since- who felt strongly that I shouldn't buy my flea meds from Target and I quote - 'Because they buy fake medicines from overseas that could kill your dog!!! Are you sooo irresponsible you would put your dog at risk?? You need to buy it from us, we only buy the stuff made in the USA!' -Frontline is manufactured in France FYI.
12/10/2010Provided by Citysearch -
The head receptionist at BAH is awful and impolite. I called with a serious concern about a cat I saw get hit by a car and she LAUGHED AT ME and mocked my concerns while making suggestions to me in a condescending tone. I ended up catching the cat and bringing him to a different vet, who saved his life AND got him adopted to a great family. I wanted to let the owners of BAH know about my bad experience so I went to the clinic to try and speak with them. An employee informed me, much to my surprise, that since the owners live out of state, I would have to write them a letter and bring it back to Bethel Animal Hospital for them to forward via fax. To my dismay, even though I did as they asked, I have never heard from them (this occurred several months ago). I can only assume that either my letter was ""lost"" by the receptionist against whom the complaint was aimed, or that the owners are so unconcerned with the quality of staff they hire that they couldn't even dignify me with a response. I was new to the area and considering bringing my animals there, but now I wouldn't even tell someone I hate to have their pets treated by them.