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Need a Good Vet for Our New Shelter Puppy!

We live in Stoney Hollow Estates and I'm looking for a good vet that is near for our new puppy. There are several in the area, but I'd like to get a referral.

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Hi J.,

Congratulations on the new puppy! Unfortunately I am very directionally challenged and am not familiar with the location of Stoney Hollow Estates.  However, there is a GREAT animal clinic on Park and Custer. When I moved to Plano this clinic was referred to me and I will not go anywhere else. ALL the people there are absolutely wonderful. I have a 120 lb American Bulldog and two cats that all go to this clinic. The people there truly care about the animals they see. Anyone that gets on the floor and plays with my sometimes (most times)overly excited 120 lb dog is great in my book.  Good luck! I hope this information was helpful.

Parker Animal and Bird Clinic
2129 W. Parker Rd. Ste. A
Plano, TX 75023
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Hi J.: I have a GREAT vet that I've used for 15 years, and I'd never go anywhere else:

It's just west of Custer on Parker, at Parker & Custer in Plano.

The Doctor we use is Dr. Chuck Blonien, but all of them are very, very good...just in case Dr. Blonien is booked.

Parker Animal & Bird Clinic
2129 Custer Rd
Plano, TX

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Good Luck with your pup!

S.

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Hi J.,

Congratulations on the new puppy! Unfortunately I am very directionally challenged and am not familiar with the location of Stoney Hollow Estates.  However, there is a GREAT animal clinic on Park and Custer. When I moved to Plano this clinic was referred to me and I will not go anywhere else. ALL the people there are absolutely wonderful. I have a 120 lb American Bulldog and two cats that all go to this clinic. The people there truly care about the animals they see. Anyone that gets on the floor and plays with my sometimes (most times)overly excited 120 lb dog is great in my book.  Good luck! I hope this information was helpful.

Parker Animal and Bird Clinic
2129 W. Parker Rd. Ste. A
Plano, TX 75023
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S.

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We live not too far from you and take our dog to Murphy Road Animal Hospital off of Murphy Road. It's on the Murphy/Sasche line. The vets have always been great and when we had to have our dog unexpectedly spayed (she was my granddad's farm dog and she lived outside) the called me after the surgery to let me know she was okay and also e-mailed a few days later to check on her. It's probably about 10 min. from your house at the most. Hope that helps!

J., here's one more recommendation for you that's near Spring Creek and Coit in Plano, the southwest corner, a bit south, if that works for you: Dr. James Sharp. He's a wonderful vet and we've been very pleased with him.

Hi J.,

We take our greyhound to Dr. Marijean Grunewald at North Plano Animal Hospital. She spends time with our dog, is knowledgable, experienced and reasonable in her recommendations for his care. The staff is friendly and attentive, and the wait is usually short. The greyhound adoption agency takes all the pups in their care to her. We have been very, very happy with North Plano Animal Hospital. Good luck!

I do not know where Stoney Hollow estates is in plano, but my vet is on Frankford not too far from the Tollroad and he is wonderful.

Jeffrey Kunde

We go to North Plano Animal Hospital - Dr. Andrea Komkov - she is great! The whole staff is really nice - and Dr. Komkov is the best. We have an big older dog with a lot of health issues - and Dr. Komkov comes in and gets right down on the floor with her - so we don't have to put her up on the table. I really recommend them. They are at Legacy & Independence.

Custer Parkway Animal Hospital
2905 Custer Rd
Plano, TX 75075
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My friend is a receptionist there and has worked there for three years now. They care about your animal, not your money. They will even set up payment plans if you cannot afford services! I had to have a major dental surgery on my cat, and owe over $1400, and I am currently paying them $50 a month. They are awesome! I have refferred all my friends and family there, and they agree, even my mother-in-law who has a diabetic dog who takes insulin shots. Please give them a call, they are worth the drive. I drive all the way from Wylie to see them.

I realize you've had a ton of great recommendations. I really love Allen Veterinary Hospital. Allen is just northeast of Plano. I'm not sure where Stoney Hollow Estates are as I've only been in Plano since March, but Allen Vet. Hospital is fantastic and IMHO worth a bit of a drive. It's an older building, but has the feeling of your home town vet. So many vets today want to charge for every little thing. Dr Overton and Coffman are thorough and won't offer a million add on services or use expensive medical tests that aren't necessary. I just took my two rescue beagles today to see Dr Coffman, one I just got last night the other I've had for a year. My older dog had all his vaccines, rabies, bordetella, & the other one I forget, a hearworm test and 6 months worth of heartworm preventative. My other dog got her rabies and 6 months heartworm. The total was $160 for both dogs.

The foster lady from the Lone Star Beagle Rescue has used Animal Medical Center of Plano on Spring Creek & Coit (by Panda Express). She said that the prices have gone up so much there that she's looking to change vets.

If you are transplanted from somewhere where mosquitoes aren't a major problem, you will want to get your dog on heartworm preventative treatment. I'm from San Diego, CA where it's rare to see mosquitoes due to the dry climate. I didn't know this, no one bothered to tell me, so for a year our dog wasn't "safe". At Allen Vet. Hospital, I was charged about $39 for 6 months of Heartgard. I guess that a lot of other vets in the Plano really mark this up. Yes, you can buy it from Petmeds.com or another place online, but the company that makes it will only guarantee it if it's from a vet. The company that makes Heartgard will pay for your heartworm treatment if your dog gets infected while on the pill. A kind of insurance. Personally I thought it was worth the extra $10 difference from the online price. Heartworm treatments - when the dog is infected - can cost anywhere from $400 and up.

http://www.allenvethosp.com/index.htm

Also, in case you are interested, there is a really neat coin operated dog wash in Plano. It's located at Spring Creek and Independence behind the Arthur Murray. It's totally self serve. You just buy the tokens or take quarters - they have changers. They have 2 sizes of tubs so that you don't have to bend down. The hoses work just like those self serve car washes where you dial to rinse, shampoo, conditioner, final rinse, blow dry. You don't have to bring anything, but you might want a towel for the face. They have grooming services too, but I've only used the self serve. As I said I'm kinda new to Plano too, so I just discovered this and thought you might like to know. It's called Bentley's Dog Wash & Spa

http://www.bentleysdogwashspa.com/

Plano also has a dog park located off of Spring Creek, just west of Custer. I haven't been yet, but hope to go soon.

Something to consider is feeding your dog the B.A.R.F. diet. Basically it means bones and raw foods which more closely resembles the dogs natural eating habits in the wild. Anyway, it is supposed to keep the dogs healthier and eliminate the need for all the vaccines and preventative measures. I've just started my dogs on this diet, mostly because my 4 year old dog is overweight. So far it's going really well. Anyway, food for thought : 0 )

http://plano.gov/Departments/parksandrecreation/Parks/Pag...

Good luck to you and welcome to Plano!!

K.
SAHM to 3, ages 7, 5 & 3. A California transplant, I've been married for 11 years.

I am a HUGE fan of Dr Pipes in Garland. My parents used him for all of our pets when I was growing up and I use him for mine now. He is a super nice guy and you cannot beat his prices! Here is a link with the address and phone number if you are interested.. To give you an idea he is at 78 & 190 next to the Albertsons. This website has a few of the comments from others who have used him too. :)

http://www.insiderpages.com/b/3721687081

We've used Dr. Ted Staph at High Point Animal Clinic since we moved here in 1989.
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Dr David Cinclair at Custer McDermott Animal Hospital is great. ###-###-####
They are located at the SE corner of Custer and McDermott; on the north side of the center with the Albertsons.

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