4224 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA | Directions 1514640.433006 -79.757369
We took our kitten to avets when she appeared to be having a seizure very late at night. Yes, they were caring and eager to help. We were (as expected) charged about $120 just to walk in the door. I don't have a problem with that. We were told that to identify the cause of the seizure would be $2000 to $3000, and the alternative was to put our kitten to sleep. To be fair, they gave her medicine to temporarily treat the seizure, which worked very well. In the morning we called our vet, and had her checked out. He did blood work, prescribed medication for seizures, and said if there were no more seizures, we could taper off the medication. Total cost at our vet, approx $250. and NO MENTION OF EUTHANASIA. While the treatment at avets may be good, the methods used to maximize profits are deplorable. Just to clarify, I'm NOT saying to avoid taking your pets to avets. If it's the only place open and your pet needs urgent care, by all means, use them. Just don't believe the "Give us $3000 or your pet will die" prognosis.
We are extremely grateful to AVETS for all their help with our new puppy. They took excellent care of our baby the entire time. We would definitely recommend this place to others!
My wife and I felt that the doctors and staff were exceptionally caring and attentive to our dog during his visit. They were extremely helpful in diagnosing my 11 year old dog. Dr. Smarick was very patient and more than willing to explain our options. Avets was a little bit more expensive than our regular vet, but worth it in our opinion.
Just an all-around great place! You could tell that the doctors and staff really care about your pet and want only the best for them! I've only had good experiences.
I took my dog Nellie to Avets because she looked to be in pain while trying to go the bathroom. The medical staff was extremely caring and accommodating during the examination. The doctor was very positive through the entire process and reassured me they would find out what was wrong with her. That ended up being the case. They found out that Nellie had a bad urinary tract infection and immediately treated it. I am extremely happy and relieved that my dog is back to her normal, playful self. No one likes to see their animal suffer.
My wife and I recently relocated to Western PA. We took our 4 year old chocolate lab, Milly, to the hospital because she kept throwing up and couldn't hold down any food. Not knowing what it was we felt it best to take her to a vet. After several hours later and some medicine, she is doing much better now. We were both very impressed with the hospital staff and it's general cleanliness. We would more than likely return to AVETS, should an another emergency arise.
Very pleased with the level of service! Took my dog here a several weeks ago. He had some issues urinating. Ended up being some bladder stones. My wife and I elected to get the surgery for him. The surgery was successful. He is doing much better now and almost back to his old self!
I wanted to pass along some important information. I took Rudy to AVETS yesterday. After his diagnosis, they told me he needed it drained. I asked what was the max cost for the procedure and was told 50 dollars. When it was done they told me 140 (and this was on top of the 120 fee to walk in the door.
When I protested I was basically told that it's 270 right now to get my dog back. They made me wait 45 minutes till I paid.
This is the worst kind of scum. They take advantage of people who are already upset and rake them over the coals. I had no recourse if I wanted my dog back.
Please take your beloved animal else where to a place where the animal comes first not the almighty dollar. They should be ashamed of themselves.
Oh and my dog isn't any better. A special place in HELL for these awful people. I am calling the BBB to complain.
Extremely pleased with Avets services – We are extremely pleased with Avets services. We have been to other vets in the area in the past and they are not nearly as thorough as Avets. My husband and I do not have a problem paying a little more for the emergency service, if we know our pets are getting the highest quality of care. Everyone at Avets was extremely nice to us during our dog emergencies over the past couple of years.
Expensive but the care was great – Took our cat there due to a urinary blockage. Wait was somewhat long, however, they took great care of him. We did end up having to hospitalize him for a few days. During his stay we felt welcome to call or visit at anytime of day or night. The staff, especially Mary Anne, nurses and Drs. were awesome. They seemed to truly care about the animals they were caring for. The accommodations were very nice. We were able to speak with a Dr. each time we visited. They took as much time as we wanted in a private room. The Drs. and nurses also kept in touch w/ us by phone. I highly recommend for emergency care. They are quite expensive and do require payment before anything is done. However, we were able to apply for CareCredit on-site and get approved. While I do say they are expensive I also understand that they are an emergency care facility and that is not cheap but I can see where some folks may have a lot of trouble b/c not everyone can afford or qualify for credit. Payment plans would be helpful. I do recommend them highly.
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