Southcare Animal Medical Center
2915 E Palouse Hwy, Spokane, WA 99223
Phone: (509) 448-2559
Long story short: unless you are 100% confident and assertive about your pet, they will take every opportunity to milk as much money out of you as possible. I have written my full story about my experience below if you would like to read more about why I say this.
I recently found and subsequently adopted an abandoned kitten, and took him to The Humane Society for his first round of vaccines and deworming. He became very lethargic, ran a fever, and his whole body was sensitive to my touch. I was pretty sure he was having an allergic reaction to his vaccines from the previous day, but I was worried and took him to Dr. Sneider at SouthCare Animal Medical Center. Since I did not know the history of the kitten, they manipulated me into getting FIV/FELV testing AND x-rays to rule out trauma, despite me telling them that these symptoms only presented themselves AFTER VACCINES. Dr. Sneider told me, “I’ve been working here for ten years and I’ve only seen one cat have an allergic reaction to vaccines.” Well, my kitten makes two, because 24 hours after paying a $450+ bill and picking him up, he was back to himself and completely fine. The x-rays were pointless, the FIV/FELV testing was pointless, but they manipulated me and took advantage of my love and dedication to my pet. I had previously taken my older cat there for what I suspected was an upper respiratory infection, and I left with a $200+ bill because the doctor talked me into precautionary deworming, flea/tick prevention, and ear mite treatment when my cat didn’t even have ear mites. All in all, I will not be returning to this vet under any circumstance. There are plenty of other vets in Spokane, and I’m sure that I will find one that will treat me and my pets like patients and not like cash cows.
I took my new puppy, Sophie, in today for her 8 week check-up and to start her immunization series. From making our appointment, to filling out new patient paperwork online, to check-in and through checkout we had a great experience. Candace and Dr Wada took great care and time with our newest family member and graciously answered all my questions. They were very informative and patient with both of us.
The facility is very clean and welcoming. And full of reasonably priced necessities for your pet.
The quality of care far exceeds the very reasonable price of exams and immunizations. I highly recommend this veterinarian group.