Orchards Veterinary Clinic
6307 NE 117th Ave Ste F, Vancouver, WA 98662
I take every animal I own to this vet (excluding the horses). Dr. Rick has always been wonderful with all of our regular cats, as well as with the many litters of kittens that we've fostered from our barn.
Dr. Eric is fantastic with my dog! He never asks if he's going to bite or acts afraid (breed prejudice) because he's gotten to know my Otis on a personal level. Otis is never afraid to go into the back room with Dr. Eric (he's a shy dog). When Otis tore his ACL, Dr. Eric explained the options and gave me honest information without trying to pressure me into doing the surgery at orchards. He actually gave me the information for a specialist.
I have nothing bad to say about orchards vet clinic and I will never take my animals anywhere else if given a choice!!
We took our cats in for grooming and vaccines. We were forewarned that there would be an extra $45 charge if they had to be sedated on top of the $50 we were already paying for their grooming. We've had both cats groomed several times before and while one cat typically had a harder time, we have NEVER had to have them sedated. I called the office during the day to check on the cats and was told they were ready to be picked up and that ONE of the cats had been mildly sedated. When I picked them up expecting a $150 bill I was told that the charge was actually $324!!!! When I asked what happened they then tried to say that the second cat seemed a little stressed so they just went ahead and sedated him too. The second cat especially has never had any problems with grooming before!! I was furious!! I honestly think that they were just trying to screw us out of more money, especially since I was told initially that only one cat was sedated. If you don't want to pay out the nose, and you don't want your animal unnecessarily sedated then DO NOT take your pet here!!
08/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Dr. Rick has taken care of my dogs for the past 30 yrs. and I would never consider anyone else to care for my well-loved animals. He is tremendously compassionate and skilled. He has performed surgeries that saved my dog's life that were next to impossible because unusual and unpredictable injuries. He gives advise that is for the better health of the animals. He is concerned and sensitive for the feelings of the animals as well as the owners. His gentle voice and ways with owners and pets show his love for each one. He is always willing to help educate owners about their animals.