Plano >Parker Animal & Bird Clinic
I am not a person who usually writes a review on a place, but on this place I felt the need! Dr. Blonien has the worst way of treating animals. Our dog has seizures and one night he started with one to finish out at 13. We first took him to the Animal Hospital off of Custer. They took great care of him. The next morning we went to Parker Animal Clinic. We started to tell Dr. Blonien about our dogs history. He asked if he was up to date on his shots. Which of course I admitted I was an irresponsible pet owner and no he was not. So Before he would go any further with our dog he automatically says I am going to treat him as if he has rabies. He wrote out a waiver and had my husband sign it. He said he would administer the seizure meds, but Lucius would go into quarantine and we would go from there. He showed no care with our dog who was on sedatives at the time. He grab the leash and started dragging him through the other door. Lucius ran into the table and the Dr still showed no sympathy! After 6 hours of waiting and us having to call the Dr back... He said we could come get him, because he had not had another seizure. When he called us back into the room he left the door open, and proceeded to tell us he still thinks our dog has rabies and if he bites anyone and they die it is our fault. He gave Lucius potassium bromide and phenobarbital. Hmmm is that not what you treat an epileptic dog with. He said he was cleansing out the toxins, but still rabies was at the top of his list. Our dog has not bit anyone nor has he been attacked. I also told the Dr. Blonien this and he said he hears that all the time! We are taking our dog today to another Vet. The girl on the phone was very positive and understanding! I do not recommend this clinic to anyone unless you fit the profile that is acceptable to them. My dog and my family were treated will unwarranted disrespect! Also this man apparently has no problem with letting dogs with "rabies" leave his establishment.
I've used Parker Animal clinic for years, but found out yesterday that they cannot tell a cat's age. I have a kitten that's 5 months old and not a day older and the vet said he was a year old. They used to be cheaper than anyone else, but not anymore. $80 for neutering a 5 month old kitten is way over priced. I will be looking for a new vet and a closer one to home.
I've been to the Parker Animal & Bird
Clinic for my cat and my dog, and have never had a problem. But with a recent event dealing with my sister's dog..I will NEVER go there again and I will certainly NEVER allow my animals to be taken care of by Dr. Blonien
She took her dog to get a routine heart worm check, so he needed his blood drawn. They were told to muzzle him several times, it was even on his chart that he has high anxiety. Well, they didn't muzzle him and a tech was bit. Whose fault is that, really? They talked down to my sister, blamed her for the situation that COULD have been prevented and were extremely rude.
They kept him over night in quarantine and did not feed him that morning him or take him out to go to the restroom. When they picked him up his behind was covered in his own feces. It's one thing to keep an animal in quarantine, and it's another to leave an animal in filth. Especially in a place that is supposed to take care of animals.
A lot of people go here because it's affordable and easy. But I personally am willing to pay a little extra money to assure that my animals are being taken care of properly with the attentiveness and care that an animal clinic is supposed to give.
Dr. Bethany Whetstone~the best ever. Dr. Whetstone is incredible! She is the first vet that my lab, Chewy, had ever visited where he didn't shake, rattle and roll!!. She always gave him great care and attention. This past Friday, Chewy left us for the heavens. Dr Bethany was so kind, caring and careful with him. As a result, he was so peaceful. Up until now, I have had a dog in my life for over 38 years. I have had a number of vets who have been very good. But she tops them all because she is focused on what is going on in front of her no matter how many patients she may have waiting. She showed us compassion and didn't rush herself or us. I cannot recommend her highly enough~~~an amazing lady for sure!!!!
not all is made out to be.
…as I write this, I feel sick of my stomach knowing that I may have put to sleep an animal that could have been saved, but we will never really know.
About 2 months or so ago, I brought a feral cat to Parker Animal and Bird Clinic at 2129 W Parker in Plano. I thought I had found a great clinic. Wow, was I wrong, I found one great vet in Jennifer Thedford, but not a great clinic as you will see. Today I had to bring in another feral cat to the clinic, but this time Jennifer was off. I was assigned Dr Blonien, what a mistake. From the start I saw he had an attitude towards the feral animal, then, when we entered the room he removed the really weak animal onto the table, first by titling the cage and then just lifting it and allowing her to flop onto the table.
What a disgrace and lack of care. During the “so called” exam, the Dr. did not draw any blood, did not take her temperature, nor did he do anything to the animal…did not even touch her, he was surely thorough in charging for the exam. In conversation he said he felt surely that she was at “death’s door” as he put it and should be put down. Told me how much it would cost and that was it. I was afraid to release the feral animal in her weak state and have her die during an attack by another animal, or hide and the linger with the suffering so I went along with it, as she was lifeless .
During my first visit with Jennifer it was pretty much a similar situation, but she took the animal’s temperature and even suggested a less expensive test that though could not confirm anemia 100% would show the likelihood of it. She cared about the animal and although I left the office sad, I felt we had done the right thing. No so today, Dr. Blonien may be sure, I am not and how would he know…he just looked at her on the table, never even touched her once. I called the office back to let them know how bad the vet was, only to be shocked and find out that Dr. Blonien is the owner of the clinic, shame on him, he should change his line of work.
I will never use him again, end of story.
Dr. Blonien, these ferals may not mean much to you as it was obvious today, but to us, the feeders that use our own money, go and see the animals in hot weather, snow, ice, rain each and every day for many years and sometimes in not so nice or safe environments, they mean something to us.
Great vet; Great value.
My local vet in a very nice neighborhood has very high prices and many on staff didn't seem to be overly concerned with my pet or my own welfare.
I was told to try Parker Animal & Bird Clinic off of Custer and Parker. The whole staff was very friendly, concerned and helpful. Just as important, they were VERY reasonably priced. They delivered the services with love for my dogs and yet also found ways to save me money (double up one dogs meds instead of two charges for both or telling me that they have specials on Thursdays for neuters). All in all my costs were more then half of the other vet I looked at and the service, compassion and care was better. Plus, I am an Aggie and two of their vets have degrees from there. No better credentials then a vet from Texas A&M...Gig Em!
Thanks PA&BC! I will be using you regularly now!
Fantastic Vet!. We have been going to this vet since we came to Texas in 2009. Awesome clinic! Very insightful and caring! We have 2 cats, and 4 dogs and wouldn't think of going any where else.
Fantastic Care & Great Prices too!. We love this vet! Can't say enough wonderful things. Dr. Whetstone usually takes care of us, but we've also seen Dr. Singh. This entire staff loves our pets as though they were their own. When our cat had kidney failure, they cried with us. When our puppy was bleeding from her eye, Dr. Whetstone even called us back after hours. I could write a novel - these guys just go above and beyond. They are very busy because they are very GOOD! :)
Best rat care ever!. Dr. Thedford is a loving rat owner herself: ALL RATS SHOULD COME HERE. She provides sound guidance and a compassionate perspective on rat treatment. Dr. Blonien, though not a rat specialist, called me on a Friday evening when the clinic was officially closed and I had a rat emergency. Their staff are caring and sweet to all animals. Their waiting room is crowded for a reason: these people know and love animals. Their treatment costs are more than reasonable -- you know they're in it for the love, NOT for the money -- but everyone in this line of work deserves to earn a living.
Great Vet Clinic. This clinic is awesome! I have taken all my animals there. The front desk staff is very friendly, the doctors are all very kind. The prices are unbelievable for Plano! Do expect to wait as they are always swamped, but never very long even as a walk in. They have been top notch and I say this after trying several other vets in North Dallas and Plano and feeling very taken advantage of
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