Dogwood Park Animal Clinic
6100 Columbia Rd, Grovetown, GA 30813
Fax: (706) 541-1184
Columbia County Humane Society
That's What Friends Are For
Dogwood Park Spay Neuter
Parking: On Site
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
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I have not had good experiences several times at Dogwood, but I did continue to come due to more competitive pricing, but prices have gradually increased to almost regular vet prices. Every time I have brought a pet here, the 2 girls at the front desk were always complaining or talking about people and their animals after they left, or talking about the person they had just spoken with on the phone. So, everyone in the lobby could hear their disgust and how they felt about the situation . This happened several times.
The last time I came to Dogwood was my worst visit. My pet was very sick and I was talked into letting him stay overnight. I was not kept informed on his status properly and was led to believe (over the phone) that another nights stay would help. But, when I said I wanted to bring him home then I was told that he needed to be put down. When I arrived at Dogwood I was presented with a lifeless pet with his tongue hanging out of his mouth. My pet was walking without any problems the day before. When I asked the vet tech what she gave him, she told me Valium . That was given without my consent. I had asked them not to give him anything without letting me know first.
Also, while I am holding my lifeless pet, the vet was defensive and argumentative with me when questions were asked about the situation. The vet was very uncaring when she euthanized my pet and didn't explain anything that she was doing. When it was over she carried him out with his head flopping around. When he was given back to me to take home to bury, I was told they had no boxes to put him in and he was carelessly wrapped in the towel that he had urinated on when he was brought in.
The unprofessional attitudes among the doctor, vet techs and the girls at the front desk is very disturbing and disappointing. I pray no one else has to go through the experience that I went through.
Best clinic in Columbia County. The staff is very well organized and their love of animals shines through. Its nice to have a place where you can get great veterinary service at a fair price. They are there to help animals and the people that love them not to turn a profit.
I have a teacup yorkie that I had spayed here as well as had several teeth extractions. I should have been alarmed upon my first visit when the non-sympathetic veterinarian told me it was no big deal that they had to pull 15 of my dogs teeth when I was obviously very upset about this. We went ahead with the procedures, both which were done November 24th. I dropped my dog off that morning and was able to pick her up around 4 that afternoon. When I got her home I noticed that she seemed to be having problems breathing and was very concerned as she is only 3 pounds, so I called dogwood around 5:00 to see if this was normal or if I should bring her back. I was told this was not normal, but that they could not see her (for what reason I still don't know), so I had to take her to St. Francis and pay an emergency vet fee for them to check her. They were wonderful! They checked her out and ended up changing her medication because dogwood did not give me the proper medication, but this wasn't the end of our problems with dogwood. About 10 days later my dog still had her stitches so I called dogwood to see if they were supposed to give me an appointment to take her stitches out. They said no that the stitches would fall out on their own and that they did not need to remove them. Then, nearly a month later I called dogwood again, my dogs stitches still had not fallen out and they would not do anything about it. They never even asked to see her so she could be checked. So again this evening we went back to st Francis and they removed my dogs stitches at no charge. I will never go back to dogwood again for anything!
If you are like most animal owners and end up with animals that have been abandoned. This is a great clinic the staff is friendly the facility is clean they try very hard. Like most goverment funded they are short of towels pet food ect ... They help many many animals I also had a cat neutered their and they were terrific