Southside Dog Cat & Bird Clinic
7020 S Shields Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73149
Parking: Lot, Free
Specialties: Felines, Avian, Cats, Puppies, Dogs, Doggies, Kittens, Birds, Canines
I have been bringing all my pets here for 20+ yrs. Excellent care from upset stomach and ear infections, broken legs, surgery, kidney failure and end of life care. Couldn't ask for more caring people. They're like family. It is first come first serve to see the vet but that is only fair to everyone. They can be busy because their prices are reasonable and a lot of the time they don't charge you for things. They will explain anything you ask about. very caring people.
I have used this clinic for 9 years now.They have the equipment to give me the answers i need about my Dog.He was almost dead and they took a Blood test that showed several abnormalities.He was treated as best as i could afford.I couldn't afford an IV hooked up so they did an Under skin water Bubble.It didn't appear to bother my little Dog at all and the next Morning my Dog was almost completely normal acting.he had gone downhill for 3 days before i could drive the 120 miles i drive now to see these folks.I have used another Clinic once near where i live but was not impressed and left feeling like i was not a good Dog owner.I was talked down to and i am 58 the Vet was just 30.The Dog,cat & Bird Clinic always informed me what may cause the problems but never made me feel like i was not worthy of my Dog.
I have taken my fur babies here for years. They used to be a A plus place to take them . Since Dr. Harlan stopped seeing pets it's gone to the toilet they only care about your money. They told me my babies had heart worms. He didn't. I've had several including cats that I had to put to sleep . They didn't bother to check for cancer. I got tired of what ever vet I seen didn't know what they was doing (teaching hospital) my babies mean the world to me so I moved over to Grant Square Hospital where I get the best care.
Let's be frank. This isn't going to be the fanciest vet clinic you will ever walk into. This is affordable health care for your pets. It is not an emergency clinic - first come first serve. Dr. Harlin is very knowledgeable and would never do anything to put your pet in jeopardy. As the review below indicates, they are always looking for ways to save you money rather than nickel & diming you to death. I took my dog there in October for a 'lick-sore', we followed up again in April and they didn't charge me an office visit because it was a 'follow-up'. They are doing the best they can. If you need to know every detail of your pet's visit, then maybe you should go to a regular vet office with regular vet prices. You can't have your cake & eat it too!
Roger Harlin, is the most unprofessional and rude person I have the displeasure of dealing with in a quite some time.
I brought my dog into the Southside Dog Cat & Bird Clinic have his teeth cleaned. He is a rescue and had some pretty bad teeth. They cleaned his teeth just fine, but they had to remove 3 teeth because of their condition. The problem I have with this vet is at no point in time did they ever call me and tell me he had 3 bad teeth and they never told me they pulled the teeth. I didn't know until the next morning I noticed teeth missing, so when I went to the office to ask about why they were gone, Robert got defensive and rude. When I told him I was upset, the first words he said to me were, "Well there are other places you can go for this kind of service." He also told me that they did me a service for not charging the $13 extraction fee for each tooth. He never did seem to care that I was never informed that teeth were removed and I was upset because of that. He said, "we probably should have said something."
Do not take your animal there because you never know what they will do to them when you're not there.
The prices are reasonable, they do not overcharge. My dog had a problem last year that nobody could figure out...Southside couldn't figure it out, and I also took her to Neel Veterinary. Each place ran all kinds of tests, but all came back negative. The staff at Southside really did all they could to help her, and what I really appreciated was that they didn't charge me for consecutive re-exams for the same illness. Most vets will charge you each and every time you have to take your pet in, but they just charged me for meds when I had to keep taking her back for the same problem. We did eventually solve the mystery; she was having bad reactions to the heartworm medicine she was on. We switched her to another one, and she's been fine ever since. I think they're great. It's not posh, it's not glam...but it's not dirty, (as I saw one post elude to) the building is just an older building, with older furniture, but the clinic and exam rooms are clean. They are first come, first serve. If you don't like waiting, get there first. If you have an emergency and they can't get you in, go to Neel. What you don't want to do, is take your pet to Banfield. Did that done that. They overcharge, and oversell everything. They're more interested in selling you pet insurance than the health of your pet....and your wallet. I'd also like to add that I took an injured dove to Southside once... a wild bird, not a pet, and though she told me they couldn't treat wild animals, I could see it tugging at her. She wanted to help it., but all she could do was hold it and make it comfortable while it expired, so that's what she did. Point is, I don't think they'd let an eight week old kitten, an animal they CAN help...die out in their waiting room as that one post stated. I don't believe that for a minute. Southside Dog Cat and Bird are good people.
Worst place ever!
The were good with my dog Kane, but my female pitbull Nala was another story. When I had her spayed they left stitches inside of her belly that do not dissolve. She was oozing for a month while they kept giving me antibiotics for an infection that developed there thanks to those stitches( they had to be removed in another surgery).
About a year later I woke up in the morning to my pitbull acting strange, confused, not recognising me, or her surroundings and breathing rapidly. I suspected she had a seizure and took her back to the clinic. The female "doctor" looked at my dog and had the nerve to accuse me that my dog does not look like she had a seizure, but looks like she is high on drugs and asked if I or my room-mate keep drugs like cocaine at our house. Unbelievable, I know, but they kept my dog for few hours for observation and then released her with no improvements. That night my dog died during massive epileptic seizure, I never had the time to take her back to the hospital. I am trying to remember the name of this woman. I will add it as soon as I do.
02/24/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Worst place ever!
They were good with my dog Kane, but my female pitbull Nala was another story. When I had her spayed they left stitches inside of her belly that do not dissolve. She was oozing for a month while they kept giving me antibiotics for an infection that developed there thanks to those stitches( they had to be removed in another surgery).
About a year later I woke up in the morning to my pitbull acting strange, confused, not recognising me, or her surroundings and breathing rapidly. I suspected she had a seizure and took her back to the clinic. The female ""doctor"" looked at my dog and had the nerve to accuse me that my dog does not look like she had a seizure, but looks like she is high on drugs and asked if I or my room-mate keep drugs like cocaine at our house. Unbelievable, I know, but they kept my dog for few hours for observation and then released her with no improvements. That night my dog died during massive epileptic seizure, I never had the time to take her back to the hospital. I am trying to remember the name of this woman. I will add it as soon as I do.
02/15/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Best Animal Clinic in Oklahoma City!!! I've been taking my pets to this clinic for over ten years. I even drive over 20 miles just to take my pets to this clinic! All the staff I've dealt with (with the exception of a few) have been very kind, compassionate & caring. Dr. Harlan knows his stuff, & even after all the years in Vet Medicine, he seems to be one of the few Vets I've ever known, that has not ""calloused"" with time in the profession! I love that!
Pricing @ this clinic is very very reasonable in comparison to most other clinics in town! (Do the homework)
I've had few problems at this clinic. All staff are human. You can't expect everyone to be perfect all the time. That clinic is high volume, high stress!
I've read some of the negative reviews here & am just stunned that people are so ignorant!
Interesting to note ... To the man who claims ""they killed my puppy"" & the one who says, ""worst clinic in Okc"" ... How's this for you? My aunt called me, says she's sick, (out of the blue). I took her to Integris Hospital E.R. They gave her some meds; insisted she would be fine. But, then she died in less than a week & the doctors had no explanation. What?!? Am I supposed to be mad at the hospital & the doctors because there was probably something more wrong with my aunt than was originally discovered? Am I supposed to go around telling everyone that ""THEY killed my aunt""?
Get over it people!!!
It is the PRACTICE of MEDICINE... not a fine science!!!
In contrast, my dealings with a certain ""northside"" ""24-hr - Emergency Animal Clinic"" on N. MacArthur, in OKC, that will remain nameless here, is a place I will NEVER EVER take my pets!!! (& it is within 5 miles of where I live!) Talk about really rude, hateful and disrespectful??? ... NOW if you want real incompetency, & to be treated rude, then I suggest you go to THAT clinic & get charged out the wazoo to boot!
Southside Dog Cat & Bird Clinic is the Best in Oklahoma City! You're in good hands! :)
09/11/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Took my dog here after my mother's dog died of ""hook worms"" - They said dog did not contract anything from my Mom's dog and sent him with on his way with a few vaccinations - Fast forward a month, my dog suddenly becomes sick and starts throwing up and not eating or drinking. We take him to the clinic who tells us he has ""hook worms"" and prescribe him some medicine to be taken daily. He was going to be fine they told us.. This was on a Friday, over the weekend he become WORSE and started vomiting brown liquid. We thought this was a reaction to the medicine and believed he would be FINE!! He died today 09/11 - He suffered... and all thanks to Southside Dog Cat & Bird ....
07/06/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I took my puupy there today for being lethargic and no appetite, I was told that he did not have parvo but he did have hookworms they gave me antibiotics and dewormer for 150.00 bucks and assured me that he will be ok over the next 3 days but as soon as I got him home and took him out of the car my puppy died, I called them back and I was told very rude that it wasnt nothing they did to have caused my puppy (A little yorkie) to die plus the doctor was gone for the day and wont be back til friday. Now what am I suppose to do???
12/23/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I've taken my animals here for over 20 years, I moved to piedmont a while back and still drive all the way across town just to take them here.
I've been to several other clinics over the years and really don't have a problem with any others but it just seems the farther North you go the more expensive they are. Every other Vet wants to charge 3-5 times as much and constantly try to up-sell other products and services. I've never had a problem with wait times or rude staff, sure they're busy sometimes but thats to be expected... Clinics with nobody in the waiting room are that way for a reason.
I love Dr. Harlin and his group. I can call anytime I have an emergency and they have seen us through some really rough times (one of the dogs had cancer). This is the only vet that my dog won't bite and they have done an emergency c-section and spaying on another one of our babies. (we have 5 dogs). I can always know that my pets will be well loved and pampered when they go there.
My family has taken ALL our pets here for 30+ yrs and have NEVER had a bad experience. I think the bad reviewers are only trying to get business for Ban---- (since this name is used). There can be a wait sometimes, but this is because it is first-come first-served (unless it is an emergency). I have lived in various places, including overseas, and Dr. Harland runs a top notch clinic. We drive over 45 mins to this clinic and will continue to do so!!!
I recently lost my dog Buster whom I loved very much. He was 10 1/2 years old. I've taken Buster to the Southside Dog Clinic he's entire life. We have always received excellent care and kindness from all the staff - from the front desk to the doctor to the surgeon. When I took him in this last time he was in a very bad way but they took him back immediately, worked very hard to revive him and they cried along with me as he passed. I have taken all my animals for the past 20 plus years to this clinic and I have been very satisifed with them. I have tried other vets that are closer to me but I didn't like them manner. It has always been worth the drive. The waiting is long sometimes depending on the day of the week. It's because they do everything possible to keep the price down to a minimum for the max. care. I will continue to use them when I have the heart to find another dog to love as I did so much for Buster.