Banfield Pet Hospital

4 (132)
1700 Willow Pass Rd, Concord, CA 94520, USA

Hours:

Monday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

How to Save Money at Banfield Pet Hospital

Schedule Regular Vet Visits

One of the best ways to save on vet bills is to prevent expensive health issues before they develop. By scheduling regular wellness checkups, your vet can detect health issues early, helping you to avoid costly treatments and surgeries down the road.

Price Shop for Pet Prescriptions

Oftentimes our fur babies are prescribed human drugs off-label. Your vet is apt to charge more for these medications than you would pay at your local pharmacy. In fact, big-box or chain pharmacies can offer steep discounts. So it’s best to price shop.

Pet Insurance

Most pet insurance providers will pay between 80% and 90% of the vet bill. You can even get coverage for routine care and things like vaccinations and dental cleanings. If you do the math, you’ll most likely find that pet insurance makes financial sense in the long run as well as gives you peace of mind.

How Do You Choose the Right Pet Insurance Provider?

Pet Insurance Review makes it incredibly easy for pet parents to select an insurance provider they feel good about. You can use our handy comparison tool to get the gist of what a company offers. We’ve also collected over 150,000 reviews of insurance companies from real pet parents like you to rank the top providers in the market. Here is the current ranking of each:

Top Pet Insurance Providers of 2024
Rating Provider Total Review
4.4 AKC 889
4.7 ASPCA 11,445
4.9 Embrace 14,311
4.9 Fetch 2,197
4.4 Figo 2,600
4.7 Hartville 164
4.9 Healthy Paws 7,488
4.9 Lemonade 790
3.2 ManyPets 2,173
4.6 MetLife 506
4.8 Nationwide 21,394
4.3 Pet Assure 12
4.7 PetPartners 110
4.5 Pets Best 7,204
4.3 Pumpkin 1,175
4.7 Spot 5,460
4.9 Trupanion 60,328
4.8 Prudent Pet 125

Or, you can simply get a fast quote from multiple providers and go from there.

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Getting to Know Your New Vet: Essential Questions to Ask

Choosing a new veterinarian is an important decision for any pet owner. You want to find someone who is competent, compassionate, and a good fit for you and your fur baby. To help you get the most out of your first appointment, here's a list of essential questions to ask your new vet:

Tell me about your experience with [pet type].

Different vets have different areas of specialization. Some are experts with cats, some dogs, some pocket pets, and some horses. Knowing that your vet has vast experience treating your specific type of pet can bring you peace of mind.

How do you handle emergencies?

You must know what to do in case of a pet medical emergency. Inquire what after-hours policy the clinic has, whether they have on-site emergency care available, and if they have a relationship with any nearby emergency animal hospitals.

How do you communicate with pet owners?

Good communication is key to building a trusting relationship with your vet. Ask how they prefer to communicate (phone calls, emails, online portal) and how often you can expect to hear from them.

Are there any breed-specific health concerns I should be aware of?

Some breeds are predisposed to certain health conditions. Knowing what to watch out for can help you catch problems early and get your pet the treatment they need.

Do you have any questions for me about my pet?

This is a great question to ask because the answer will show that the vet is interested in getting to know your pet as an individual and is willing to listen to your concerns.

Bonus question: Can I take a tour of your facility?

Getting a feel for the clinic's environment can help you and your pet feel more comfortable during your visits. Remember, you’re not just looking for a veterinarian, you’re looking for a partnership. Do not be afraid to ask these questions and any others you can think of. Any vet worth their salt will be happy to answer them. Because the more informed you are, the better equipped you'll be to make decisions about your pet's care! And that should be every vet’s top priority.

Reviews from Google

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Meagan Woolard

Very disappointed with this vet. My husband and I signed our dog up for a wellness plan to include the dental cleaning. We even spoke to Dr Tamura before we made the appointment. We were not notified or even given estimates to warn us of any additional charges if our dog needed to have teeth extracted. After our dog had his teeth cleaned and while he was still laying on a table under anesthesia, Dr Tamura called us to tell us he needed $2000 in addition to the $880 we already paid for the wellness plan to do the extractions. We were shocked and angry. He left us with 2 choices; 1. Pay the money and do the extractions or 2. Take our dog home with loose teeth and risk infection. The only good thing about this office are the employees. The staff are very kind and treat the animals with respect. The vet is questionable. If you bring your pet here be wary of the wellness plans and surprise charges.

posted: 08/03/2023

Brandon McKinley

Very friendly service. Treat you and your animal like family as much as possible. My dog still has her picture up on the wall from over 2 years ago.

posted: 08/06/2023

Diana Inguna Barboza

They take care of my dog as expected! It’s clean too! I like the Walnut Creek location!

posted: 03/19/2023

Simon Gonzalez

I had a wonderful experience today with the staff and with Dr. Quirino. They showed they cared for our puppy Bingo. Took their survey as well and gave them excellent scores. Kudos to a job well done!

posted: 08/13/2018

William Vevoda

Office manager Carlos De La Cruz locked my cat who was already medicated in a room at 10am which was her appointment time and left her there for 4 hours. The Japanese doctor was performing surgery and had not seen my cat. I had to go down there to get this doctor to finally see my cat. The medication had worn off after being in the room for 4 hours and my cat was traumatized and agitated. This doctor had no clue what he was doing. The nice woman doctor we had last year whom I thought was going to see my cat was not there so they gave my cat to him. Believe this Banfield Pet Hospital is a terrible place for pets to go. And the office manager should not have that position at all

posted: 10/06/2022