All Creatures Veterinary Clinic is a local pet clinic serving Carrollton. It mainly deals with canines and felines, with up to four levels of preventive care for each.
We really like the variety of services being offered here. Its services include preventive care, diagnostic care, dental services, laser therapy, and many more.
The clinic also offers care services for puppies and kittens, which include vaccination, microchipping in case they get lost, and neutering. On the flip side, All Creatures Veterinary Clinic also provides care to elderly pets.
Its clinic features state-of-the-art equipment and is regularly sanitized. Its facilities, in general, are well-kept and maintained whenever possible.
According to many former clients we spoke to, the vets working in the clinic are all nice and polite. When it comes to emergencies and serious pet illnesses, the vets are calm and encouraging.
Most times, they will calmly explain what procedures are needed to be done in order to keep the pet healthy. This attention to detail is definitely appreciated, especially when it comes to healthcare.
Moving on to customer service, All Creatures’ secretaries are very accommodating. Reaching the clinic is also very easy as its management tends to answer calls almost immediately.
They are also easy to talk to, especially when it comes to scheduling appointments. But we do think it’s one of the more expensive clinics, especially when it comes to consultations.
2. Highlands-Eldorado Veterinary Hospital
Services: Preventive care, surgery, laser therapy, dental care, senior pet care, pain management
Highlands-Eldorado Veterinary Hospital is one of the more established pet care services in Dallas. For over 20 years, the clinic has provided care for pets from senior pet care to diagnostic care, surgery, and many more.
The clinic also offers pain management services for pets that are experiencing diarrhea, crying, restlessness, loss of appetite, and changes to mobility. We really like that other than taking medication or supplements, Highlands also has laser therapy.
This type of medication requires multiple sessions and is quite pricey. But in turn, prevents long-term illnesses.
When it comes to specialized surgeries, this clinic is one of the only ones in the city that provides ACL treatment.
ACL treatment and injuries concerning a pet’s knees are on the cheaper end as other clinics will refer clients to other specialists. Of course, prices can be negotiated depending on the severity through scheduling an estimate.
Unfortunately getting a consultation and estimate here isn’t free. However, something we really like is that the clinic’s front desk team is very flexible when it comes to scheduling.
Phone calls will definitely be answered right away, while emails will be responded to within the day. The clinic also serves last-minute clients, depending on their workload.
3. VCA Preston Park Animal Hospital
Services: General surgery, dental care, preventive care
VCA Animal Hospital is one of Dallas’ premier pet healthcare facilities. With many branches across the country, it’s definitely a popular choice for many pet owners.
With over 140 positive reviews online, the VCA Animal Hospital at Preston Park has retained a high standard of quality that can be seen in any of its branches. We really like its extensive team composed of 4 veterinarians and 12 support staff.
Being a popular animal hospital makes work busy for the employees, which in turn trains them day-by-day. Each staff member is also specialized for certain tasks whether it’s a lab technician or specializing in preventive care.
Of course, they are proficient in all-around animal healthcare as well.
When it comes to its management, we think its customer service is handled pretty well. According to some of the pet owners we talked to, calling is easy, with its front desk answering phone calls as soon as it rings.
Scheduling an appointment is also straightforward. There are, however, times when the hospital is too busy, and getting an appointment can take a few days.
Regardless, a scenario like that is few and far in between. Pet owners in emergency situations are also allowed to drop by on short notice.
As a veterinary clinic with branches across the United States, its standards are high with an equally high service fee. This can be a downside for pet owners with a limited budget.
4. East Dallas Veterinary Clinic
Services: Puppy care, kitten care, grooming, preventive care, cancer treatment, deworming
Customer service can take a bit of time to process documents
East Dallas Veterinary Clinic offers the most comprehensive animal healthcare services in Dallas. Its services range from animal grooming to cancer treatment — there is little that this clinic does not offer.
One thing we really like about it is that despite being one of the older clinics in the city, operating since 1972, it has kept a well-maintained facility. Through the years, it has also added more infrastructure and updated its equipment.
The clinic primarily deals with the health of cats and dogs with its 6 doctors. They’re also surrounded by a highly competent staff specializing in animal grooming and care, as well as vet assistants and technicians.
Its customer service, however, can be hit or miss. As it is a well-known veterinary clinic within the city, management can sometimes take time when processing documents or setting appointment schedules.
Regardless, they will definitely follow up within 3-4 business days at the most. The East Dallas Veterinary Clinic also accepts emergency patients, which will cost extra fees on top of the healthcare service.
One thing we really like about this clinic is its flexibility when it comes to payment options. It offers low monthly payments of up to 3%, as well as interest payments for 6 months for fees over $200.
These can all be seen on the clinics’ website, as a show of transparency to pet owners.
5. Holt Veterinary Clinic
Services: Internal medicine, physical exams, pet baths, surgery, vaccination
As one of the oldest veterinary clinics in Dallas, the Holt Veterinary Clinic has been taking care of pets for over 75 years.
It has certifications from the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice, the International Boarding and Pet Services Association, and many more.
One thing we really like about this clinic is that it is one of the few that offers healthcare services after working hours. It also has a companion app that pet owners can use to answer immediate questions.
It prides itself on its bathing services. We really like that the clinic is trained in fear-free bathing for pets as well as grooming services, from cutting nails to trimming fur.
Despite being a clinic that’s been open for more than half a century, its services are pretty modern. It is one of the few that have an online pharmacy.
All pet owners need to do is open an account on their website.
When it comes to its customer service, some clients have pointed out that its front desk has its moments of miscommunication. There are who feel that unknown fees were charged without being communicated properly.
Of course, most of these issues were resolved right away. Regardless, this clinic is a safe bet for pet owners who seek animal healthcare.
FAQs about Vet Clinics
What services do vet clinics offer?
Vet clinics offer four main services: disease prevention, illness treatment, artificial insemination, and human health protection.
How much does a dog blood test cost in a vet clinic?
Taking a blood test for a dog can be a bit expensive as it ranges from $170 to $200.
What do I need to bring to a vet clinic?
There are numerous documents any pet owner should bring before going to a vet clinic. These include past veterinarian records, any prescribed medicine, and the owner’s current identification card.
Should I call the vet clinic first?
Yes, many pet illnesses can be addressed over the phone. Should the situation be serious, the veterinarian will ask the pet owner to drop by the clinic.