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Dr. Nichols began practice at Crestway Animal Clinic in San Antonio, Texas in 1980 and in 1994 became owner of Crestway Animal Clinic. Our facility is a clean and safe environment for your pets and they will feel relaxed and comforted by our personalized care. Our staff loves animals and treats each patient as if he or she were their own. Crestway Animal Clinic provides services in the following areas: General Medicine, General Surgery, Dentistry, Allergy Testing, Microchipping, Nutritional Counseling, Behavioral Counseling and Medicinal Bathing.

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Northeast San Antonio

Loving and caring staff to tend to your pet

Veterinarians, Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals, Pet Grooming, Pet Specialty Services, Veterinary Specialty Services
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Parking: Lot

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes


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AVOID AVOID AVOID. BUYER BEWARE. This place has had serious problems and Ed Nichols is one of the worst vets imaginable. He has been under multiple investigations by the Texas state board but gets away with it because he is an accomplished liar and has his friends posting ridiculous reviews about how great he is because the truth of what he has been for so many years has finally caught up with him.. Forget these little touchy feely reviews about old ladies and their dead pets. That's what this vampire feeds on. YOU WANT THE FACTS? Read what he did to a cat at The Veterinary Abuse Network and there are other victims too. He then sued the owner of that cat to try to silence her in a vicious, vindictive lawsuit for almost three years and failed to get an injunction against her. THIS IS ALL PUBLIC RECORD so all of his claims that his victims are liars, "disgruntled," crazy, etc. are limp and lame. He knows his faithful clients will believe whatever crap comes out of his mouth without checking the FACTS. Nichols is a BULLY who uses his wealth to try to silence his critics, but there is confirmation by three expert vets in writing how many ways he violated the standard of care in his excessive mistreatment of Suki. ONCE YOUR PET IS DEAD HE CAN TELL YOU ANYTHING HE WANTS AND YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO TELL WHEN HE IS LYING. Once your pet is dead there won't be any "second opinons" to mess up his little routine.. Suki fought for her life for a week with other vets trying to undo the damage Nichols had done, but it was too late.They knew what he had done to her because she was STILL ALIVE even after being gassed by Nichols and pumped full of steroid to make her look better. "Caring"? Suki lay dying in a cage at Crestway for hours, dying slowly of dehydration, anemia, and kidney failure after Nichols put her under anesthesia - PROOF is on his patient chart in his own handwriting that he gassed her with halothane and nitrous oxide without IV fluids or consent from the owner. He later admitted in a deposition that he decides when to get consent from the owner. Suki died but not before leaving behind evidence of what he had done to her for such a long time. Read about the LAWSUIT he filed to try to bully the owner into taking down Suki's story. He failed. Go to Veterinary Abuse Network to get the REAL STORY ON ED NICHOLS AND CRESTWAY ANIMAL CLINIC. NOT ALL HIS MONEY AND LAWYERS COULD SILENCE THE TRUTH. If you love your pet AVOID AVOID AVOID this liar with a good act and the people around him who protect him because he signs their paychecks.




I took my Schnauzer to get shots, and groomed. As well as our chihuaha. Dr. Nichols is great. He has such a great personality that it makes you feel right at home. Nancy, the groomer did a wonderful job on Toby, he was a bit of a mess!! Crestway Clinic is so caring. My Mother recently lost a beloved pet, Sparky. They handled the cremation and were so caring with my Mother. When she returned home, she said I feel so much better knowing they are handling everything for me. My Mother is 84 so needless to say I appreciated the extra attention they gave to her. I cannot say enough about this clinic and it's staff. They are the best. Thank You Guys so much. Linda Hill




I WILL REGRET THIS THE REST OF MY LIFE. If you truly love and care for your pet that's probably why you chose to Google Dr. Edward Nichols to see how many "STARS" he has. Unfortunately I didn't have time because I needed a vet right away. PLEASE do not go here. If you do not take my advice, I'm sure you will find Dr. Nichols to be so sweet and caring, that you will think I'm MEAN for writing a bad review about a "nice old man". The truth is, I owe it to my dog to write this so other pet owners, and especially their pet's won't have to suffer like my dog and family has. If you have a child that needed surgery, and you Googled a surgeon that had a total of 20 reviews. Let's say 14 GOOD and 6 BAD, would you choose that surgeon, or look for another? Anyone in their right mind who loves their child would keep searching. And with social networking nowadays you can find out more about someone than just how many STARS they have on reviews. Choose a different one as you would in choosing a surgeon for your child. STARS don't mean anything. After my dog died I finally Googled Dr. Nichols. I found detailed proof and information of what Crestway Animal Clinic's nice old man did to a cat name Suki. Thankfully the owner of Suki posted "Suki's Story" so people can see PROOF of what he did to this poor cat. People who choose "STARS" could end up with a vet like Dr. Nichols, so please, if you love your pet like a kid then do your research more thoroughly. There are so many other vet's in the area.

Roxy Hill


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Dr. Nichols saved my dogs life.
I had previously had taken my dog to another vet for several years for a diagnosis of pancreatitis and she was being treated and she almost died there. I finally found Dr. Nichols and he saved her life because she did not have pancreatitis.. But I found Dr. Nichols and he is the best VET doctor you could ever find. He has took care of all my dogs and they lived long healthy lives. So I recommend Dr Nichols to everyone that has an animal. Now our new puppy sees him to. He is the VERY BEST DOCTOR!!!!!!




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Dr. Nichols saved my dog's life!

I came across these negative reviews of Dr. Nichols and am absolutely horrified to say the least! Dr. Nichols has been our family vet for 10+ years and he has been amazing!
I have a Yorkie and about 4 years ago he ate a large seed/spore from a tree. This caused him to become very sick and almost die. After finding the problem, Dr. Nichols preformed surgery to remove the seed/spore and saved my pup's life.
He is a wonderful vet and surgeon and this person who is saying otherwise has major issues. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a vet. I will continue to take my animals to Dr. Nichols for as long as he is around!!



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There are no words to describe how incompetent, negligent, and terminally stupid this quack Edward J. Nichols, Crestway Animal Clinic is. What he did to my cat defies description, performing unauthorized and dangerous surgery on her under anesthesia without my knowledge or consent, and then leaving her in a cage to die while never once notifying me. I got her to FOUR OTHER VETS who tried to save her but it was too late. She died a horrible death. Nichols has been under investigation by the state board of Texas but slimed his way out of it, and then came after me with bottom-feeding lawyers to try to get a permanent injunction to silence me from telling Suki's Story. HE FAILED TO DO SO, and I will tell her story forever. Three expert opinions put in writing how many ways this QUACK breached the standard of care. These phony 5 star reviews are from family and friends (e.g. Saenz is an in-law). I cannot overstress this enough: AVOID THIS VET. He is a living, breathing nightmare who should retire already. I pray every day he rots in hell for what he did to Suki. I proudly sign my name, as I have exposed this freak for 12 years and will continue to do so -- Julie Catalano, The Veterinary Abuse Network.



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Top Vet. in S.A.!

We've been to several veterinarians in San Antonio and Dr. Nichols and his assistants are the best! Our pets have had some difficulties in the past and Dr. Nichols has been of great help in caring for them. We recommend him highly.



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Worst Vet in San Antonio!

Have you seen vetabusenetwork dot com ? I sure wouldn't be taking my pet to Crestway Animal Clinic. What a nightmare experience. AVOID this vet like the plague!

Vicki Harrison


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Best vet in the world!!

I have been going to Dr. Nichols since he started practicing in the early 1980s. I trust him completey with all of my animals. He treats each one as if the cat or dog is his own pet. He treats each client as if you are his dear friend. He is one of the most compassionate people I know and truly loves the animals he works with. His practice is still run ""the old fashioned"" way. The environment is friendly and not sterile. The staff is great. I would recommend him to anyone in and around the SA area and beyond. It will be worth the drive!!



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If anyone can save a cat, Dr. Nichols can!!!

Dr. Nichols has been my vet for the last 20 years, first at Northwood and then when he purchased Crestway.
He is probably one of the best animal surgeons in town and truly cares for his patients and their owners.
He just recently treated a cat that I had that had gotten very sick...the cat almost died but Dr. Nichols pulled her through.
I always tell people that if anyone can save a cats life, Dr. Nicols can!!!
I send all my friends and people that get new cats and kittens to him..
They have all been very satisfied...
Please don't believe anything negative you see's just someone trying to be ugly and say many untrue things.
Dr. Nichols rocks!!! 5 paws up!!!