Dallas >Veterinary Services > Holt Veterinary Clinic
5619 Yale Blvd, Dallas, TX | Directions 7520632.840053 -96.773195
Good Vet Clinic – I really loved this vet's clinic for my dog. I especially appreciated being able to drop in on weekdays and make appointments on weekends. I've gotten private calls from the vets regarding lab results, etc. I wish we still lived close enough for me to continue going there!
They fixed my Lemon – My dog's name is Ollie, but we call him Lemon! When we got him from the SPCA, he came home with a cold. We took him to Holt Clinic where he was treated by Dr. Baxter with antibiotics and decongestants. Soon, he was back to normal. A few weeks later, he started itching and losing hair. So, back to Holt's where Dr. Bratton diagnosed mange (he got it from his mother as a nursing pup) and a fungal skin infection. This treatment required periodic dips and special pills to get him well.
Two months passed,then one morning Ollie started vomiting,was lethargic, and soon started up with dirrhea that covered his crate and his fur. The smell was awful! This time, he had to stay at Holt's several nights on an IV because lab tests showed that his liver had been damaged. Happily, Drs. Parker and Caldwell got him well and his liver became normal again.
A few months later, he developed a rash on his stomach. Now it seems that he has an allergy to his food, so we are feeding him a rabbit diet prescribed by the vets. And Ollie is barely a year old!
Whenever I take him to the clinic, he always wags his tail and charges around greeting the entire staff--he knows everyone there as well as he knows us at home. Calvin, the kennel guy that did his dippings, usually shouts, "Here comes the Lemon!" Ollie has certainly had more than his share of problems in his young life, and I think his background before adopting him is the reason. I believe that he would be dead now if not for me (and Holt Clinic). They are as passionate and compassionate as I am!
Our other dog, Fritz-the-Lab, has never been sick a day in his life, so he only has to go to Holt's once a year for his check up, and for the snacks that the staff feeds him. So I guess things have a way of balancing out.
Ollie-the-Lemon is already the most expensive dog I've ever owned, but I thank God every day for his wagging tail. And for the great people at Holt Vet Clinic!
Too Expensive - Over $600 to get two cats spayed – We recently had our two cats spayed at Holt Vet Clinic, and were told prior to the surgery that the process would cost $95 per cat. After the procedure, our bill was a page long with separate charges for Intubation, Induction, Anesthetics, Electronic Monitoring, Metacam injection, Flocillin injection, and finally a charge for the actual Hysterectomy. They also threw in a charge for Frontline, even though we had not requested it. The final bill was over $600 dollars.
When we got home, we called our old veterinarian in Austin, and she told us that there is no question that we were over-charged. She said that almost all clinics will spay your cats for about $100 per cat.
So, instead of complaining to Holt, I wanted to tell you our story so that you can avoid being taken advantage of by Holt Vet Clinic.
The most loving vets and staff you'll find – I feel blessed to have found Dr. David Baxter and Dr. Geoff Bratton at the Holt Veterinary Clinic on Yale Blvd very near to SMU. I started going there as a student at SMU and now drive over 20 miles to see bring my dogs for check-ups. Everything about Holt is fantastic - the vets, the technicians (especially Pablo!), the office is sparkling clean and the boarding facilities are great.
My Dog was literally near death over the summer and I think the wisdom and technique of Dr. Baxter saved her life. (She had a spleenectomy).
I can't say enough great things about this vet clinic!
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