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Evolution Veterinary Specialists
4.5
Based on 224 reviews
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D K
D K
16:55 29 Jul 21
Great clinic for fur-balls! We were referred to this office by another vet across town (because the first vet was too busy). Our dog, Chicken, had an infection on her paw that needed attention. We walked in to this office without an... appointment, but were still admitted. The front office staff were friendly and honest that there would be a long wait before the doctor could see us. They checked on us multiple times over the course of the wait with snacks and updates, which we appreciated. The doctor was very kind to our hurt puppy and gave us a thorough write-up on how to continue treatment. Chicken is doing much better and is back to her squirrel patrol duty. Thank you again for taking care of our pooch!!read more
B. P.
B. P.
02:25 23 Jul 21
Read the positive and negative reviews before trying these folks out. There's a lot of positive ones, but concerning negative ones as well. We decided to give benefit of the doubt. Big mistake. Extremely disorganized, and our... Physician/surgeon's follow up was seriously lacking. They rely on their techs too much to provide updates - which can't be trusted, since they don't have the schooling a VMD does. The doctor's need to be the ones regularly communicating w/ owners when their dog is seriously ill and undergoing surgical procedures. We were so frustrated, felt treated unfairly - they caused much confusion and we were concerned our girl wasn't receiving proper care. It was very apparent they don''t have enough staff to handle the demand. Generally the staff was nice and pleasant - but the ability to ask questions, get proper detailed answers to questions and good timely follow up and calls from Dr. is lacking. Just because ownership/management has extensive educational background, doesn't mean they know how to operate a large facility like this hospital. Very disappointing.read more
Ian Folker
Ian Folker
15:47 11 Jul 21
I rushed my 11month old Great Dane in for several issues.She was not eating or drinking, and had bad diarrhea and vomiting.The staff here quickly admitted her and started monitoring her, and giving her fluids. They were able to take... x-rays and determine the issue she was going through.They took great care of her over the next 24hrs, and kept me updated on her condition.They were up front with what needed to be done and estimates on cost. They came in under budget, and had a very good plan for how to proceed after I brought her home.She was very comfortable with the staff and facilities, and is doing much better now.read more
Colleen Riker
Colleen Riker
10:55 24 Jun 21
A really great experience to come here for an emergency visit, despite the circumstances. The staff were all very understanding and communicated clearly throughout the process — upfront pricing, flexible treatment options, and I believe... they offered payment plan options, as well.It’s always expensive and stressful to have to visit an emergency clinic with your beloved pet, though it was a bit less expensive here. Dr. Raj I believe was our clinician, and she was very thoughtful when I had questions about different blood tests. She took the time to walk through everything.I will definitely come back to them for future diagnostic/surgery/lab work knowing how well they handle their late-night ER patients.read more
Ricky Schoonover
Ricky Schoonover
23:27 17 Jun 21
Lil Mr. Oreo and Ms. Brownie are mine and my husbands family. Brownie started not being able to keep food down at all. Our regular vet Highlands Animal Hospital (Who are also awesome BTW) But they were too busy at the moment and Brownie... needed help. When another vet recommends a fellow vet, that speaks volumes. We first called and explained that we had been in conversations with our regular vet but they were full and we needed help. Evolution had us come in right away and Brownie had some x rays and blood work. Luckily it turned out to basically being dehydrated. However, they kept Brownie over night and made sure she was OK. All the staff and the doctors were amazing. Brownie was in really capable hands. The care was not cheap, but they are very up-front with the costs and worth every penny. Tabitha, Brownies' tech even took a picture of Brownie and sent it to us to show her worried brother Oreo that she was OK. I hope we never have a need to go back, but if our dogs need urgent care, you better believe we won't hesitate. Thank you Evolution Vetread more
Matt Miller
Matt Miller
16:39 04 Jun 21
They were awesome. They got our pup in quickly and had her feeling much better than when we arrived. We appreciated that they did what they could to help while keeping the costs down. They prescribed her medicine and gave us a detailed... sheet of what they found and what they recommended going forward. Highly recommend this placeread more
Jessica
Jessica
14:06 29 May 21
My experience was very good. They diagnosed my dog, charged a fair price, met my expectations, and went above and beyond for my boy. They are still doing covid precautions, which is fair, just letting everyone know to expect to wear a... mask, have minimal contact with them inside, and they take your temperature. I was pleased with the whole experience. And I'm not easy to please! Thanks again Kim!read more
Rhiannon K
Rhiannon K
14:55 23 May 21
Had an emergency with my animal and the staff was absolutely incredible! Hours and location was convenient, not a long wait, and the staff was compassionate to the issue and gave my fur baby the gold standard in veterinary care! She has... been healing great since under their diligent take home instructions. My first health scare with my older animal and I am SO GLAD I went here! They were also very careful and considerate about their COVID restrictions. Reasonably priced for the amount and standard of care. I will be back if need be, but hopefully not any time soon! 🙂read more
Diana Packard
Diana Packard
13:19 26 Apr 21
Evolution is a great option for our pets when our regular vet is closed. Recently we needed to take one of our dogs to Evolution due to a puncture wound at the base of his tail. They treated the wound and sent him home with antibiotics. ... The wound cleared up quickly. Their staff is always kind and caring to our pets and to us. Their Vets very knowledgeable. This was our second visit to Evolution and we would not hesitate to take either of our dogs their in the future. Evolution is a GREAT EMERGENCY VET!read more
Kristen Dewey
Kristen Dewey
05:35 25 Apr 21
You guys were wonderful with the end of life care of my fur baby, Hunter. You treated him like family, and for that I am so grateful to you guys. Not only were you guys wonderful Hunter, but you guys were so compassionate and amazing to my... son and myself. It's not easy doing what you guys do every day and I want you all to know you are VERY appreciated. Thank you for the loving care you guys gave Hunter on his last day.read more
Lizzy Willits
Lizzy Willits
20:36 01 Apr 21
THE BEST! I have had to bring my dog Bear into an emergency vet twice since getting him and I'm so happy I ended up bringing him here! The staff is WONDERFUL and so caring. They explain every step of the way, give me options and answer any... question I have honestly and thoroughly! I really feel like I am getting the best care for my dog! They are so great, I wish they also operated as non-emergency so I could bring my dog here for his regular check ups! Truly the best experience and care! We love you EVS!!read more
Alli Wittenberg
Alli Wittenberg
20:39 07 Jan 21
We were unfortunately forced to take our young cat Jekyll in for what turned out to be a life-threatening urinary blockage multiple times. After the third time, Evolution Vet recommended surgery which would (hopefully) permanently correct... the problem. Over the weeks we worked with Evolution Vet, they were consistently communicative, understanding, patient and encouraging. Five stars does not nearly convey how much we appreciate them for saving our cat and dealing with our five-times-a-day phone calls with grace and compassion. Thank you to the entire incredible staff!read more
Gina Micheletti
Gina Micheletti
17:47 25 Dec 20
I am so grateful for such wonderful care of my fur baby. When things were scary you were there and helped him. The care is amazing even in these times. Thank you for taking such great care of my loved ones life!
Cheryl Johnston
Cheryl Johnston
18:49 20 Dec 20
Both my cats ended up at Evolution in the past month. Everyone who worked with my cats was extremely informative and caring. One of my pets needed to spend the night and I appreciated the updates on her condition throughout the entire... time. Thanks to their care, my cats are now healthy and back home. My sincere thanks - I highly recommend the team at Evolution.read more
Kellie Alkayam
Kellie Alkayam
01:50 10 Dec 20
My 14 year-old dog Ralph was diagnosed with congestive heart failure a week ago today. My vet put him on some medication, but over the next few days, his condition started declining. I knew I wanted to have him seen by a cardiologist, but... I thought I'd have to wait until the following week to do so, assuming anyone could even fit us in. I did some googling, and came across Evolution Veterinary Specialists. They told me I could bring Ralph in right away, and that they could consult with their cardiologist (who wasn't in at the time) if necessary.I dropped Ralph off with them shortly after the call. It was the first time he had ever stayed at a vet overnight, and I was a wreck. They called me with regular updates, and every time my phone rang, I would panic, but all of the doctors and technicians were so upbeat and optimistic. After two nights, several tests, a pulmonary hypertension diagnoses, and some medication adjustments, I was finally able to pick Ralph up and bring him home.It's been a little over 24 hours, and I can't believe how much better he is doing. It's like night and day. He's back to his old self (though a bit more sleepy), his appetite is coming back, and he seems so much happier. One week ago today, I didn't know if we'd still have him around past the weekend, so I am beside myself.It's also worth mentioning that Ralph is pretty aggressive with anyone who isn't me. I always worry about taking him to new doctors, because he's not an easy patient. They were able to help him despite his grouchy demeanor, and that really means a lot. Ralph's care was not inexpensive, but it was worth every penny to have more quality time with him.read more
Todd Pearson
Todd Pearson
17:20 04 Dec 20
Evolution is awesome. We had an emergency with our 10 week old puppy and our vet recommended Evolution. They took her in without wait, explained their diagnosis, treatment plan and cost estimate in good detail and it all made me feel a lot... more comfortable. They kept her overnight and she was much recovered by the morning. The staff was friendly and professional from start to finish.read more
Lewis
Lewis
18:28 24 Nov 20
After going to other emergency vets over many years we had our first experience with Evolution recently. Short answer, this was the best combination of helpful staff, caring and knowledgeable vet, and fair prices. Couldn't be happier about... the care our dog received here!read more
Nancy Anderson
Nancy Anderson
16:16 09 Nov 20
I became aware of Evolution Veterinary Specialists conducting a blind study to determine the effectiveness of various medications for congestive heart failure in dogs. My dog is part of the study. I am impressed to have in my neighborhood... this facility that conducts advance research. My dog has responded well to the medication, and it feels good to participate in a study that will help other dogs too.All the folks there have been kind and professional in all my dealings with them. My impression is that the hospital and staff are an excellent place for care and treatment of our fur babies.read more
Debbie Glovatsky (aka GLOGIRLY)
Debbie Glovatsky (aka GLOGIRLY)
16:46 04 Nov 20
Evolution Veterinary Specialists are absolutely outstanding. As much as I don't want to be bringing my kitties in for emergency care, I've used Evolution three times over the past few months. Their staff is knowledgeable, compassionate,... and always there for me. The fact that they are open 24/7 gives me great comfort when I need it the most. Dr. White is fabulous. I wish she could be our regular vet! But very grateful she is there when we're worried and in crisis. Thank you!!!read more
Jessica Heller
Jessica Heller
18:17 20 Oct 20
I had an emergency after two of my dogs got into it one evening. I hurried my more injured dog in around 8pm on a Friday night and was seen immediately! I originally went to Alameda East, but they informed me how busy they were and... recommended Evolution. I am very pleased with the recommendation and will be letting all of my pet parent friends know that this is the best spot for an emergency situation. The staff was so accommodating to my dog and my needs and were super friendly with the whole process. On top of all that, it was not a crazy expensive visit either!If you are in need of a wonderful, honest, well priced veterinary clinic, I HIGHLY recommend Evolution.read more
David Mowers
David Mowers
13:42 12 Oct 20
My wife and I would like to say thank you for being in our lives at such a tragic time. It was a terrible loss for us to lose our dear pet, but you were so helpful and handled everything with honesty, grace, and style. You made us feel... comfortable through your confidence.read more
Marc Bennett
Marc Bennett
08:36 11 Oct 20
Couldn’t be happier! The staff was super attentive and very knowledgeable! We would recommend them to anyone! Our little guy had eaten one of his toys and was sick for a week. We took him to another vet and he didn’t take very much time... with him and it was in and out the staff at Evolution were amazing and madeMe and scout feel comfortable the whole time and felt very safe leaving him there overnight. (Even though it was the hardest thing ever) 😢 thanks again Evolution you’re the best!read more
Selene Velveteen
Selene Velveteen
00:11 09 Oct 20
My little girl ( 4 yr. old black cat) had a bad reaction to a rabies vaccine and they were able to get her all fixed up late at night and reassure me everything was going to be alright and it was. I thought it was going to cost me an arm... and a leg but the price for what was done was pretty reasonable. I highly recommend. A compassionate and knowledgeable team works here.read more
Vicki Schwarz
Vicki Schwarz
23:50 07 Oct 20
Great urgent care veterinary hospital. Very friendly, clean and efficient. Allowed us to go in with our dog with COVID strict safeguards in place. April, vet tech Britany and Dr. Koehler took great care of us in a professional and timely... manner. Very thorough and caring. Our Shiba was more relaxed then normal vet visits.read more
Cashie Rohaly
Cashie Rohaly
20:18 11 Sep 20
I moved to the area about 3 months ago and due to COVID many primary vets are not taking on new clients at this time, so I was referred to Evolution when I called one vet about my dog (Reggie, 2 y/o shepherd mix) who we suspected had... kennel cough.Evolution was able to get us in right away you could tell they were dedicated to keeping both the animals and the people coming in to their building safe.Because of the symptoms I mentioned over the phone, the vet tech had me come in through a separate entry to avoid Reggie contacting any other dogs/spreading his cough. As for me, they were sure to clearly explain all the social distancing measures they were taking in order to ensure their staff and visitors. The room was very clean and the vet tech (I forget her name but she was so nice!) and the vet (Dr. Liz!) were extremely kind and thorough.Reggie is my first dog ever and this was the first time we've had to come in for something beyond vaccinations and a regular check up. I was so grateful to the team at Evolution for encouraging me to express all of my questions and concerns and to clearly walk through their answers.I recommend Evolution to anyone who is looking for quality care for their fur baby!read more
Staci Moore
Staci Moore
00:38 08 Sep 20
Thank you so much to the kind, caring and compassionate humans at EVS. Our Mazie Moo was given a fighting chance with their expertise and I was guided along the way with some very tough decisions. Dr. McGuire was amazing, in the tough... phone call to myself to meeting my husband at the front door at 11pm just so he could say hi to our pup. Expectations were clear and we knew she was in the best, knowledgeable hands. A special thank you to the nurse who spent an hour explaining, planning and teaching me how to care for my moo at home, your kindness did not go unnoticed.As I did many times, I broke down at one point and said "I'm sorry I'm crying, I just love her so much and want to do what's right". The response from Dr. McGuire was exactly what I needed to hear to make my decision, she said "never apologize for loving you animal". I can't tell you how much we appreciate you giving us more time with our pup! She is the light of our lives!read more
Kelsey Campbell
Kelsey Campbell
08:21 21 Aug 20
Everyone here was kind and helpful the whole time my dog was hospitalized. It was a hard moment for us, but knowing he was in good hands was calming. They kept us up to date on how he was doing, as well as what we could expect to happen.... They also explained everything, including the treatments and medications, to us in great detail making sure we knew exactly what was happening.read more
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