Welcome To In San Francisco Park Animal Hospital When it comes to veterinary care, you want only the best for your pet. Park Animal Hospital in San Francisco is committed to providing your pet with cutting-edge veterinary services in a caring, compassionate environment. Voted the "Best Veterinary Hospital in San Francisco" in 2004 by the San Francisco Examiner, Park Animal Hospital has provided pets in San Francisco with state-of-the-art veterinary medical care since 1984.
Your pet is an important part of your family and we understand the special bond you share with your animal companion. Dr. Robert Arrick and the entire staff at Park Animal Hospital look forward to working with you to keep your pet healthy and happy—now and for years to come. Urgent Notices Due to a recent outbreak of Canine Influenza in the SF Bay Area, Park Animal Hospital is now recommending all dogs be vaccinated, especially those that go to dog parks, with dog walkers, groomers, and day care/boarding facilities.
Call the hospital for more information. February is National Dental Month and in celebration, Park Animal Hospital will be offering 20% off Routine Dentistry for dogs and cats. Please call the hospital for more information.See Also: Grant County Animal Shelter
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124 1207 9th AveSan Francisco, CA 94122 (415) 753-8485 This place is world class and cares for their clients. I brought my dog here 4 times and the staff has always been so nice and accommodating. The prices are a bit high for an in person visit but it is absolutely worth the money. Dr Robert Arrik is one of the best vets out there and he really cares for the animals and has over 30 years of experience.
He has probably seen it all and never tries to push anything or cheat you in any way. We love this place and the dog is never scared when he comes for his visit. I love this place. It's a little (ok..alot) out of my price range, but for the care they give my cat its soooo worth it. All the vets and assistants and front desk people are so sweet and totally care about the animals. Special shout out to Dr.
Holiday for being seriously the most awesome vet I've ever met. She cares so much and bonds with the animals it's the sweetest thing. Wonderful visit with Dr. Arrick who seems to be one of the more practical vets in the city. Woke up this morning with our dog shaking her head vigorously and often. Applying a slight touch near the base of her left ear caused whimpering, strange for our dog who seems to have a high threshold for pain.
He did a full body examination just to make sure he didn't miss any other health issues, then examined both ears with 2 different sizes of scopes. Although not immediately visible, his instincts suspected that it was a foxtail that had migrated down to her eardrum. Without prompting, I appreciated that he said that he was going to give the issue a deeper look back in his exam room with his staff, but that he did not want to sedate our dear dog.
Any other vet in the city, especially an ER clinic, would have insisted on putting the dog under, and justified doing so because of how deep the foxtail had migrated, and terrified me, the owner, by saying that it could be done no other way. Or possibly worse, because the foxtail was not visible upon first examination, would have assumed it was an ear infection and sent us home with a cream, leaving the object behind in her ear.
Dr. Arrick most assuredly has dogs of his own as he seemed to know that putting our dog under was the last thing we wanted to do, . Our dog is active but older, and sedation is hard for any dog, young or old. But again, we didn't even have to ask, he just knew. Dr. Arrick put on his vet superhero cape and was the right/safe amount of confident that he could remove the object without sedation. He was victoriously back in 5 minutes with a 6-inch long set of forceps with a giant foxtail in tow.
Success! Dog and I were ever so thankful. Not that they need another review, but we too love love love Dr Erik (sp?) and his staff at Park Animal. We switched to this hospital after using VetPronto (mobile vet) for a few appointments for our puppy's vaccines. After being unhappy with our pups care, we switched to Park Animal. It's a far drive for us, but it's so reasonably priced and the all the doctors and technicians are so sweet.
I would never EVER go anywhere else for my puppy's healthcare needs. I wish I could give 10 stars out of 10 because Park Animal Hospital is absolutely phenomenal! Dr. Arrick and the staff is always courteous and professional. I simply love they follow up with reminders for appointments and after to ensure my handsome Cappy is happy and healthy! Over the holidays, out of the nowhere Cappy exhibited some weird behaviors which really concerned me.
I brought Cappy to see Dr. Arrick because he kept showing new symptoms after he was discharged. Over the holidays, I must have brought Cappy in to see Dr. Arrick over 4 times, and every time the team immediately admitted us in without hesitation! After Dr. Arrick pinpointed what was the root cause, not only was I relived but Cappy was also over the moon! He immediately perked right back up and was back to his old self.
He loves Dr. Arrick and all of his team members! I really appreciate their attention to detail and care for not only my reassurance but also to my loving Cappy! I love Linda. She is my go to gal and Dr. H. Did a damn fine job on my Client 's dog. Can we say they are pure professional??? My thing about most Place is they can give a Bleep Bleep about you but not this place. We came here cause Dr Holiday came here from Balboa pet.
She was our vet with our beloved cat Agnes and was so comforting when it was time to put her down. When we got our new kitten Ethel I knew there was only one Dr I wanted to take care of her and that's Doc Holiday would follow her anywhere. The staff is great and the Vet tech Hui is wonderful too. A HUNDRED STARS for Park Animal Hospital's staff, Dr. Arrick and Dr. Holliday. Literally life savers, for me and my mini-dachshund, Percy.
Long, sad story that I won't recount, they have been amazing in caring for Percy through his back injury, and now after his recovery, helping me manage his chronic back condition. For dachshund owners who are seeking experience with non-surgical treatments for spine/nerve injuries, this is your place. During Percy's critical time last year, I spoke with several SF vets who I didn't feel had enough experience with (non-surgical) treatments and options (everyone pushing me to opt for expensive and frankly unnecessary surgery for his specific injury), but found the team at Park willing to work with me on his meds, incorporate acupuncture (Dr.
Holliday!) and they now offer laser treatments for pain that work incredibly well. So if the didn't have a lot of experience with this specific sort of injury before last year, they certainly do now! Dr. Arrick is so kind, patient, responsive and collaborative. He owns small dogs too, and understands their specific needs. Dr Arrick and his entire staff are amazing. I have a 7-year old black lab and they have taken care of our every need since he was a puppy.
They keep us on track with his shots and check-ups and the few times he has gotten really sick, they get us right in and take excellent care of him. Dr Arrick is incredibly knowledgeable, has a great manner with the animals and always is on top of his game. Would give 6 stars if I could!! Had to bring my baby in to treat an ear infection- they were super busy but managed to squeeze us in I really appreciated the unasked for demonstration on how to apply the ear drops! Love this place! Learned from talking to patients human companions that Dr.
Holliday is an amazing animal acupuncturist too nice vet and staff but overcharged me. At first,I called for an appointment for the rabies vaccination,but they wanted me to know more about the other vaccination when I got there. However, the vet didn't give me an explanation of vaccination, she just asked me several simple questions: is your dog eating well, any flea problem or any bowel problem.
. Afterward they charged me extra $64 for this wellness exam plus vaccination fee. Park Animal Hospital has gotten me through some bumpy times. I have used Dr.s Melman, Arrick, and others and they have all been great. I feel very good leaving my nervous dogs with the vet techs and the staff up front are always helpful and knowledgeable. I had an elderly dog that was seen here right till the very end and now I have a younger dog who has had elaborate dental work done and will be seen here from now on.
Having worked in the horse business and knowing a number of vets, I am very particular about what kind of care my animals get and I am always satisfied with Park Animal Hospital even in the most difficult times. I'd been bringing both my pups to the SFSPCA since moving to the city, and only recently began bringing them here. I moved a few blocks from PAH last year, but didn't check them out until my old lady chi threw her back out one day, and I needed emergency vet care! I showed up at 8am, and we were being seen by Dr.
Arrick within 30 minutes. He was able to treat her back with meds immediately, and also advised that I handle her dental work, for fear that she was in even more pain than just her back. I made the appointment, which I knew would cost a small fortune, but it was comparable to what I had been quoted by the SPCA, so I didn't feel like I was paying any extra. I really appreciated that Dr. Arrick himself wanted to handle Eleanor's procedure, especially since I couldn't tell you the names of anyone at the SPCA, even after taking both my pups there regularly for over 3 years! Sure enough, within days of having majority of her teeth extracted, she was smiling and her entire mouth appeared to loose all signs of swelling, something I had not even realized I had occurred until Dr.
Arrick advised her mouth was swollen and I would notice a difference within a few weeks. I decided to bring my other pup in, who was always getting quoted insane dental costs from the SPCA, and Dr. Arrick actually said that her teeth were not nearly as bad as I'd been told, and that it would likely be a much more affordable procedure than I was expecting! He also remembered me and Eleanor, which, I genuinely appreciate! I'm so thankful to have such an honest and considerate vet center so conveniently located to me.
If you live in the Inner Sunset and are not hung up on your vet, consider bringing your fur babies here! I've been taking my two cats here since I first adopted them. It's really easy to get an appointment and the staff are very friendly. I always feel like my kitties are loved and taken care of when they go here. And after they get their shots, they aren't in any way grumpy with me! I wish this place was also a human hospital.
The staff is super friendly and Doctor Holiday is the best. You will always feel like your pets are in the best of care. The only reason I give it four stars is the $$$ it costs to give your pets this quality care. We've been taking our dogs here for a few years now! Not only is it convenient since we live in the neighborhood, but they staff is excellent! They are so compassionate and you can tell they really care about their jobs and the pets.
I brought one of our dogs in today just for some blood work and his harness happened to snap while I was in there. He's absolutely terrified of going to the vet and always has been, so its usually a little stressful to bring him. Not only do they make me feel at ease even when he's panicked, but one of the wonderful women who work there found an extra harness so I wouldn't have to walk him home on his collar.
Thanks, Park Animal Hospital! You guys rock! Ok, very weird check up. I bring my cats in very year to get a wellness check up. I expect a huge vet bill for it too because they are supposed to do blood work and check the teeth and all that. Usually the vet that handles us is very good, obviously a cat person and not afraid of cats. I have a cat who hisses if a stranger touches her in certain ways but she won't hurt you, just has to let you know she's now pleased.
This time, the vet was obviously pregnant and when I asked if she checked the cat's teeth, she put her hands around her baby bump and said she didn't want to risk getting bit of scratched because she was preg. My cats are old so they NEED everything checked. I felt that if this vet couldn't bring herself to do all of her job in favor of protecting her own self, then (1) they shouldn't charge for a full work up (which they did) and (2) she needs to take a leave of absence or arrange to do other things (like do all the spaying or neutering) in exchange for not having to do the normal vet exams which may threaten her own health.
Then waiting for the follow-up call to report what all the test results were...ok, my answering machine decided to completely burn out right then, but I got a new one the next day, yet I got no call. No report was mailed out either. I still don't know what the results are for the second cat. Sending out the medical report ought to be part of what you pay for and if they don't get it to you you shouldn't have to pay for the tests.
I still don't know what the test results are for one of my cats. The other cat had to be taken to the AIMSS hospital down the block because although Park said the cat's blood work shows she was in good health, she got real sick, Park was closed, and she needed help NOW. She's still at AIMSS IV'd to antibiotics and fluids. This lapse in vet care is giving me second thoughts about Park, but most definitely about that specific vet (we did see a different vet after the cat got sick and that vet seemed to be far far more able to do her job, diagnosed the cat, looked at her teeth and everything).
I really can't understand why there is such a high turnover of vets too--we have yet to see the same vet twice, it's always a different vet, and we've been coming here for years. Very odd. To clarify, I think this vet hospital is a good one and we've never had problems in the past, and I intend to continue to use them as our primary wellness vet. It was just this one incident that I found very strange.
In the past, the vets have all been wonderful and have kept my pets in good shape. I don't expect a vet to be God (well, ok, I do; I want them to cure my pets, save them, make them be healthy and live with me forever--is that so much to ask???) and Park Animal is a really good pet place. Just through I'd clarify my above-entry a little. I was initially attracted to this vet office because it was within walking distance, had nice staff and Dr.
Arrick was a fellow Lowellite! Alas, thanks Dr. Arrick and staff for making my dog afraid of you guys. He used to enjoy going to your office when we saw Dr Maxman and now he cowers in fear when we walk near your office just to grab lunch. Now that I've started going elsewhere for his vet services, he no longer trembles and cowers. It took several years to unwind what your office did. I don't know what you did to him but glad to be out of your office now.
My pup deserves better. This review is only for their front room staff -- I came here to pick up cat food for a friend's pet. They didn't have the cat's name on file, but once I said I was looking for dental cat food, they pulled out a bag and suggested taking a picture of it to send to my friend. It ended up being what I was looking for and after a swipe of my credit card, I was on my way! Side Note: There's an adorable German Shepard that sits on one of the chairs behind the front desk and just stares at you.
He's cute and slightly intimidating at the same time, haha! I just brought in Emma, my 17 year old Himalayan for her annual checkup. She's IT now that her brother, Bubba is gone. They are the gentlest, most caring group of people at Park. Due to her age, i guess, they did a blood test and the doctor said she's very healthy...whew, that was a relief. Can't imagine going anywhere else.