Columbus >Veterinary Services > Care Pet Clinic
785 E Main St, Columbus, OH | Directions 4320539.957946 -82.978439
Neighborhoods: Olde Town East
Dr. Beers is nice, but most of his staff is incompetent and/or rude. The receptionist usually acts like you are inconveniencing her by being there. Exam prices are low, but made up for charging you for medications you don't need - including ones they don't even tell you they are including. The woman I saw before Dr. Beers came in lied to me about my dogs having fleas (I got a second opinion and the vet couldn't find any) and then forced me into buying preventative medicine instead of treatment. I received nothing from them for actually treating the fleas she claimed my dog had. When I tried to return the preventative medicine (because I use an all-natural repellant instead), I was told they couldn't because it was "prescription medication." This makes absolutely no sense since my dogs were never given a prescription and you can buy the exact same stuff (at a fraction of the cost) online without a prescription. It's a scam and I will never go back.
Honestly, this place is one of the best I have been to, I actually found the staff and Doctor Beers more friendly than previous vets I have been to. I find them to be professional, knowledgeable and VERY kind and sensitive. I agree that you have to be proactive about asking questions. I have a cat with some health problems, I have never waited more than 10 minutes in the lobby, I have always seen Dr.Beers at every visit, and I have always had all my questions answered. The first time I came to Dr.Beers, we actually sat and talked for a while about my cats past problems, ways to solve current issues, and foods that Dr.Beers recommends. Unfortunately I do see the place busy sometimes, and I would guess that perhaps he could not show this attention every time..but I personally have never had this problem. I have been to other vets that have charged me upwards of 4 times what I get charged at CPC. So I think for the money, this place is amazing I would recommend it to anyone with cats, (I don't have any other animals so I could not speak to that.)
Another thing is part of owning a pet is doing some of your own research about foods, toys, ect. I am proactive in caring for my pets, (not saying everyone isn't!!I swear I am not judging anyone who previously commented) but I can always call CPC with questions or concerns, and they always steer me the right way.
Basically I love this Vet.
Best Vet in town – Dr. Beers is the friendliest most knowledgeable vet in town. We have taken both of our pitt bulls there and they have helped our pups with everything from needed surgeries to basic check ups. The staff is friendly and they try their level best to give affordable options.
Saved my dogs life – Dr Beer and the staff at Care Pet Clinic are AWESOME !!!!!!!
My 9 yr old beagle collie was extremely sick and needed emergency surgery and he was able to do it for half of what the other vet was quoting....This hospital saved my dog's life....they are the friendliest people and the hospital is extremely clean as are the kennels..I was able to call and check on her and even spent a couple of hours with her in her kennel....I have felt very loved throughout the whole process....I highly recommend this clinic to anyone with an animal....
Prices Low-Treatment Inadequate – The prices are great and Dr. Beer himself seems knowledgeable and professional---if you're lucky enough to see HIM. But...........
One of my dog's surgeries was botched--it actually looked like a rookie intern did the procedure.
Getting staff to just fill out and sign insurance paperwork is nearly impossible. You have to constantly stay on top of them to get anything done. Getting forms faxed to your provider? Forget it. You can also forget calling them to get a refill on meds or any other type of request most vets/clinics would gladly do. It seems most problems are with the admin. staff-poor attitude-poor service.
The Best! – My dog and I moved to New Jersey three years ago. We fly back just to see Dr. Beer because no other vet is as good as him. It's worth every penny.
Great Veterinarian – Dr. Beer and his staff were wonderful! My dog is huge, aggressive & fairly unmanageable. I had gotten quotes of $1000 and more to have his surgery. And that wouldn't have taken care of my fear of the dog's acting up and being untreatable. Dr. Beer took time to talk to me, gave me a do-able quote, and was perfectly ok with treating my wildman. Thank God for him and his patient staff! I know how bad the dog is, but now the dog's arthritis is better, he thinks he's a pup again, and I have a vet that I know will help me!
Lovely Staff, Care Pet Clinic is Great – I took my dog in to be treated for a prolapsed rectum. When we arrived we were the only ones in the waiting room. We were seen promptly. The staff was friendly and polite.
The doctor took his time with us and explained the treatment plan.
I felt very comfortable taking my pet there.
Dr. Beer is wonderful so is the staff – Dr. Beer always spends allot of time with us, we take all three animals to him. You have to ask questions, give symptoms and he will go over all of the options for your pet. We have a cat who has had problems with UTI's for years and he helped us solve her problem. Our dog has allergies and he has really helped us with the care of his skin through food and shampoo. Very expensive allergy testing was done but was inconclusive, dog is much better with the food and shampoo. We love him but one of our cats literally hates him, but she hates everybody except us.
Great affordable care, long wait – I've been taking my cats to this vet for two years now, and I've always had good experiences. Maybe it depends on the day or how you yourself act toward them, but I've never felt that the staff didn't care about me or my pets. I get the same nurse (is that the right term?) every time and she always remembers me and the details about my cats even if it's been months since the last visit. Truthfully I've only seen Dr. Beer twice, but both times have been for more serious reasons than a simple immunization visit. The last time I saw him he was very helpful. I can see why some people had an issue with getting advice or follow-up instructions. One of my cats also has/had Giardia and he told me he would prescribe him some medicine. At this point he seemed about to leave the room, but that's when you have to be forward and actually ask him questions. A lot of professionals are so used to what they do it may not occur to them that you need extra information - they are only human, after all. I'll leave Mom2Two06 a comment telling her what he told me to do.
The only drawback I find with this vet is the long wait, I've waited up to an hour before getting into one of the rooms.
Overall I find this to be a good vet, especially at their prices, and haven't had any major concerns with them. I would definitely recommend this vet.
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