For pet owners with money to burn.
Great place...if you're made of money.
Doctors and staff are truly friendly, but HOLY COW are they expensive! I told the receptionist that I had read some pretty negative reviews about their fees and asked if they could verify this or not, and she said she "wasn't aware of this", and that people had told her "we're actually much cheaper". So I did some investigating myself. I called the next closest vet and asked for the fee for a dental cleaning for my dog. The range was $220-300 plus $20 per extraction. Cedar quoted $300-500 plus unspecified additional fees for extractions! In addition, the cost for heartworm test: Nokomis $32, Cedar $65. They may be good, but twice the price? You can do better.
Great Vet Clinic. I have been using this vet clinic for a few years now and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for competent, honest, Knowledgeable and friendly service. On top of that, they have some very good prices on their services compared to alot of other places in or around the area. They don't overcharge or charge you for alot of unnecessary services.
Out for profit, not for animals. As many petkeepers, I have a modest budget, but still want the best care for my animals. If this is you, don't go to this veterinarian. I phoned them because I had a dear pet frog who had lived to the end of her years, and I wished to have her pain ended. When I conveyed this to the clinic, they let me know that they could oblige---for $150.00. They had an aggressive list of charges, including an "examination fee", a special fee for the euthanization, and additional charge for cremation. I contacted a pet care provider in St. Paul who agreed to see us the same day at a cost of $30.00.
True story: Took my dog in with a cracked tooth. Was told after examination it would be $500 to remove the tooth. I replied, "Wow, $500 to remove a tooth, I had one removed a few years back for $100!" It was explained to me that the tooth was in a problematic place (lower jaw where the jaw was weakest), hence the price. I paid the exam fee and went across town to another vca hospital in St. Paul.
Before going over I called, they quoted me $225 on the phone. I figured right away I was headed in the right direction. Once there the vet ( 25 yer veteran) looked at the tooth, reached in with her fingers, removed the crackedd piece and gave us a script for antibiotics. Total charge $80.
Money matters more than care. After spending thousands of dollars at this vet clinic for routine as well as emergency surgery (and the staff was kind and helpful), I one day needed an ear infection checked out for my dog - which they did. I have a vet credit card which didn't process correctly and they publicly shamed me and kept me and my dog hostage for about an hour. Eventually they "let me go" with a payment plan and much admonishment; I paid them promptly. However, before I could "break up" with them, they wiped me from their mailing list. I had had one emergency surgery for over a thousand dollars done there, and had paid up front... If they want to do business like that, fine. But they lost a loyal customer (I'd even recommended their services prior to this incident). I think if they are going to be like that, they should require payment before any services occur. And had I not been able to pay over 1000 dollars the day my dog needed it? I'm assuming they would have turned me away... If you need a payment plan, or flexibility, don't go there!
These people don't seem to care about animals as much as they care about money.
I live in South Minneapolis and usually take my pets to the St. Francis Animal Hospital, which is well worth the drive. After the collapse of the 35W bridge, I called to see if I could get my dog's follow up shot at Cedar. It was the second in a series of standard vaccination. The people from St. Francis called over to make that easy for me and to supply any information that Cedar might need, including the fact that she had had a full exam from a vet only 4 weeks earlier.
Cedar told me that in order to administer the shot, (remember, this is a FOLLOW UP SHOT) I would need to pay for ANOTHER EXAM by one of their own vets. Absolutely ridiculous.
These people are rip off artists.
The didn't mind taking my money when I purchased Heartguard there.....without an exam. I guess the mark up on prescriptions is higher than on the vaccinations.
Excellent Vet Care. I took my dog to Cedar Pet Clinic for the first time today and have never been happier. She had a minor skin infection and kennel cough and the staff was wonderful. They got me in immediately and cared for dog with a true love for animals and exteme compassion. The doctor took extra time to explain everything and even gave me great free samples to begin brushing my dogs teeth! Cedar Pet Clinic exemplifies what a vet experience should be for people and pets alike! I will continue to take both my cat and dog to the Clinic and encourage anyone else with pets to do the same!
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