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General Info
At VCA, your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal. We treat each pet knowing it is an extension of your family. Our dedicated staff of veterinarians, board certified specialists, and technicians strive each day to give your pet the very best in medical care. We understand how important it is to have a local veterinarian you can trust and who, most importantly, knows your pet almost as well as you. With nearly 600 hospitals in 42 States, we've built a network of trusted local animal health providers giving the finest care for the pets in your family. We invite you to get to know our caring staff! New VCA patients are eligible for a FREE First Exam - a risk-free opportunity to learn what makes VCA so different. We're looking forward to meeting you and your pet and demonstrating our commitment to providing your pet the highest quality care!
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Services/Products
Our hospital offers a wide range of general and specialized medical treatments and services including: • Advanced Care Services • Allergy & Itchy Skin Relief • Diabetes Treatment (Canine & Feline) • Diagnostics • Diet & Nutrition • Disease Treatment • Flea & Tick Control • General Care • Heartworm Disease Treatment (Canine & Feline) • Internal medicine • Medications/Prescriptions • Parasite Control • Pet Wellness Exams • Physical Examinations • Preventive Care • Primary Care • Puppy & Kitten Wellness • Senior Pet Wellness • Spay & Neuter • Vaccines & Vaccinations • Weight Loss Programs Please call us today to review your pet's medical and health issues and how we may be able to help!
Brands
wellness
Payment method
amex, discover, visa, master card
Location
VCA operates nearly 600 animal hospitals in 42 States staffed with hundreds of experienced veterinarians.
Amenities
• Caring for your pets the way we care for our own • Convenient, affordable, preventive nose-to-tail care (VCA CareClub) • Educational opportunities for pet owners • Free First Exam for all first time pet visits • Healthy Pet Magazine • Home Delivery of Pet Medications • VCA Big Pet Project • VCA Quality Care Program
Categories
Pet Services, Pet Grooming, Veterinarian Emergency Services, Veterinarians, Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals, Veterinary Specialty Services
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James G.

06/04/2016

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I've been going to Old Canal for about 25 years. Genuinely a fine establishment to bring your pet whatever they may be. Staff is experienced and knowledgeable as well. They're in good hands there.

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We began using Old Canal when we adopted a boxer back in 2002. We decided to use Old Canal as they had been seeing the 2yr old boxer since she was 8 weeks old. Eleven years later, we are still very satisfied patients of Old Canal. Dr. Hexter and his staff are amazing. They have seen us through good and bad times with our dogs, always with kindness and compassion to both us and the dogs. They have been with us as we said goodbye to our beloved boxer at the age of 12 in 2012 and when we had to make the hard decisions for our other boxer earlier this year. There is a lot of support and zero judgement found at Old Canal. And there just wasn't anywhere else we even thought of going when we welcomed new adopted mastiffs to our family.

kerrileathers

11/22/2011

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i would actually never tell an...

i would actually never tell any ione about this place because it sucks and very over priced

keechoo

05/06/2011

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DO NOT go there! They burned m...

DO NOT go there! They burned my sister's cat and it cost her close to $2,000 and 6 months to heal the cat. On top of that, they refused to take responsibility.

caseydylan

03/03/2008

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Outstanding care for your best friend

If you consider you pet your best friend, then he/she deserves the best in health care. There is no better care than Dr Troy Hexter & staff at Old Canal Veterinary Clinic. I tried three other local vet offices before choosing Dr. Hexter @ Old Canal. Some may say I’m picky, but I want NOTHING BUT THE BEST for my dogs.



Like kids, illnesses & accidents to pet seem to usually happen during the night, on weekends, or holidays. Fortunately, Dr. Hexter is as caring as I am for my dogs. Many times I have called him at home with a problem with one of my dogs. I don’t know any other vet who is willing to meet you at the clinic in the middle of the night or as Dr. Hexter did 2 years ago, ON CHRISTMAS MORNING! Most clinics would refer you to one of the emergency hospitals.



Dogs & cats can’t verbalize what is wrong. It takes a skilled, knowledgeable vet to find the root of the problem. Usually tests must be run to find the answer. If cost is an issue, then discuss this with the Dr. or purchase pet insurance. Dr. Hexter really shines when the illness presented is rare or unusual. He depth of knowledge is very impressive and will go the extra mile to do what is best for the animal. He was willing to file a 13-page request with the FDA to allow my dog Casey to use a superior medication for Cushing’s that is not yet available in the US.



As Dr. Hexter’s reputation becomes known more and more, then more and more pet lovers will ask for his services. Since one man can only do so much, there may be a wait to see him. But then again, the best is always worth waiting for. I know my dogs deserve him.

Thanks Dr. Hexter...

Dorothy Paskowski

schipperke

08/09/2007

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Going Downhill!!

I used to bring my animals here, and I really liked it. When my vet left they wouldn't tell me where she went so I started seeing one of their new vets. I liked her a lot but the place seemed really crowded and out of control all the time and half of the staff didn't seem to know what was going on and the other half seemed miserable. I decided to find a place that gave me a better vibe. When I came to my new vet Old Canal wouldn't even give them any information unless I came in and paid 45 cents a page for my records!! The front desk and manager were really rude and nasty to me about the switch and it made me glad I left!