Melbourne Animal Hospital
1055 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935
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Horrible! I went there yesterday for the first time to have an ultrasound on my pregnant female. The veterinarian came in put the probe on her stomach for two minutes. Told me she didn't she no pups and left. She didn't take her time to find the pups. So I had to find another hospital to confirm her pregnancy. It was a complete waste of time and money. So disappointed.
Terrible service. My female cat has hyperthyroidism but was not detected by their vets. Every other test was done and I performed two urine tests because they were sure it was a urinary infection or diabetes. Those tests were negative and she was still losing weight so we took our cat to The Cat Doctor and she performed many tests but came back with hyperthyroidism. She is on medication and is back to a healthy weight. I was being charged hundreds of dollars and no help. Please go somewhere else if you love your cat. PLEASE!!
I have always had great results at Melbourne Animal Hospital. My own cats are treated by Dr. Good, who has always been gentle, caring, and honest, and more than willing to answer a ridiculous number of questions from a fretful owner (that being me). I've also had good experiences with Dr. Koestler and Dr. Lepore when treating my foster kittens, with similar patience, caring, and attention.
Their prices are far lower than I was paying with my prior vet in another state, and they're also quite good about approving scripts I order online. Many people don't realize you can simply put in the order and give your vet's contact information, and the seller will have it approved directly. The prices of medications and treatments are largely the fault of the manufacturers. Yes, you can find them cheaper online in many cases. This is largely because a site like 1800petmeds.com orders the items in huge quantities for resale, and therefore receives a discount. A local veterinary office will likely be paying more for the same thing than a large online seller. In the case of antibiotics, you can have them called in to places like Publix where antibiotics are free, and they will do this without hesitation for you.
No, they aren't 24 hours or 7 days a week -- very few vet offices are. There are two local emergency clinics MAH recommends if you call them. They're also insanely busy with a large number of clients, but I've also found that if there's a true emergency during their normal hours, they'll tell you to come down anyway and they'll work you in. They've done it for me and my family multiple times.
I wholeheartedly recommend Melbourne Animal Hospital.
Been a patient for years with dachshund, very very disappointed in one of there receptionist, won't say a name. When my dog was in need of her epilepsy pills she insisted I needed to make an appointment to get her levels checked, which I fully understand but it vwas Friday at 5:30pm and she had one pill left. My fault for that, I totally forgot to make the appointment prior. So I asked the doctor would just give me four pills till Tues, the soonest I can get in. Well..the receptionist told me no, I explained if jazzyndidny get her pill she will gominto a major seizure and could die. Nope, had to have an appointment... So I asked to speak to the doctor, maybe I can get some compasion from him or her. She said they would call me back between patients... So come 6:10 pm I called them back and they were closed. Now I have no pills for her and no call back. They did end up giving me four pills the next morning, thank God. But get this, they just sent me all my dogs record and fired me as a patient... Really???? Is everything about money... Couldn't the receptionist have just a little compassion??? Do they not realize these "dogs" are our family...going out of protocal to save a dogs life to much to ask????? Did this place thinkmi would ever bring my pets there again???? Beware of the not so compassiate receptionist!!!!
I've been going to Dr. Burger (Melbourne Animal Hospital) for many years. He is the best Veterinarian I've known outside of Dr. Zargas (now many years retired) in New Mexico. That means he is a "down-home", truly caring vet who's there for the animals vs. the "see how much $$$ we can get for this one" and all the new "stipulated policies" that are only draining the pockets of loving humans trying to give their furry family good care. He takes the time with you and your pet and explains what's up and what the plans are, in human language. If you're looking for good, quality care for you and your pet, that would be Dr. Burger!
...Dr. Burger... Please don't ever retire!
The vets and vet techs here are the absolute best ever! We have tried a few animal hospitals and medical centers, and MAH is "second to none" in the Viera/Melbourne/Palm Bay areas. Friendly and professional, animal lovers for sure, and compassionate to us and the animals. They go the extra distance and support rescue shelters too! Thank you for all that you do for the animals!
Melbourne Animal Hospital is the best vet in town. I've been taking my animals there for atleast six years. They only do what your pet actually needs, they don't tack things on for money like some that I won't mention. Plus they have the best prices as far as I'm concerned. They actually care about you pets well being. This is the only vet I will go to.