Clayton Valley Pet Hospital

4.3 (68)
4801 Clayton Rd, Concord, CA 94521, USA

Hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

How to Save Money at Clayton Valley 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 11,435
4.9 Embrace 14,288
4.9 Fetch 2,137
4.4 Figo 2,596
4.7 Hartville 164
4.9 Healthy Paws 7,485
4.9 Lemonade 786
3.2 ManyPets 2,168
4.6 MetLife 501
4.8 Nationwide 21,393
4.3 Pet Assure 12
4.7 PetPartners 110
4.5 Pets Best 7,200
4.3 Pumpkin 1,172
4.7 Spot 5,410
4.9 Trupanion 60,323
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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Callie Robertson

Despite The “Veterinarian’s Rule” & Dog Bite Law in California, the vet who attempted to give my dog his shots today called and threatened to get police involved and have my dog quarantined after a bite. I left the building after being dismissed by a vet tech. They called back to say I needed to pay for all the services I did not receive which I regret to say I did. I do not believe this establishment is capable of handling more than a small dog or cat. Assumption of risk comes with the job and I was not offered help with restraint (personnel or device). Doctor was rude and condescending before the incident so I can’t say I’m surprised at the way she handled an easily foreseeable event. How they have a 4+ star average with so many 1 star warnings, I couldn’t tell you.

posted: 04/07/2023

Kyle Carbone

AVOID THIS PRACTICE!!! They only have a 5 star rating from reviews 3+ years ago, something has definitely changed since then. I had a HORRIBLE first experience which is why i will not be back. I scheduled an appointment, showed up on time, and was stuck waiting almost 30 minutes in the waiting room when the practice was seriously empty. Then when i was put in a room with my pet, I WAITED ANOTHER 45 MINUTES. While waiting, the door to the back room was open. I was able to see Dr. A and her techs buzzing around the back room talking about some machine that wasnt working properly. I 100% guarantee they forgot about me. I wasnt even updated or a simple "we'll be right with you". After i kept eyeing Dr. A, she finally came into the room and this is where the fun started. I've never met such an arrogant, rude, know-it-all, no-time-for-you person in my life. She barely spoke to me unless it was to scold me about my animal's care. When i asked questions, they were either unanswered or completely disregarded while she went off on a tangent. My pet is also small (can fit in your hand), which she WAVED AROUND WITH HER HAND MOTIONS AS SHE SPOKE TO ME!!! I thought she may be drunk - this was not how a professional should act at all. Then, after the visit, i was charged an exam fee when that is NOT what i was in for and i was told i would NOT be charged for it before entering the exam room. She didnt even examine my pet or let me know how his health was, she literally just trimmed something on my pet. What else i found gross was the practice itself. It doesnt look like its been cleaned or updated since 2002. There was also a vet techs dog behind the desk licking his paw which was really gross looking. apparently they were waiting until the practice closed for the day to examine the employee's dog. TL;DR Overall, not a place i'd recommend to anyone. Wait for them to be bought out or go out of business and cross your fingers that someone ethical and clean comes in.

posted: 05/09/2023

Buster Brown

Took good care of my Russell terrier mix. Did a nice job on his surgery. He walked out the same day and no problems. Unfortunately a couple months later in a different issue he had to be put down. They were very caring and did everything with love and compassion. I will go back with my next dog. Highly recommend.

posted: 02/24/2021

Sue
Sue

Called and said I was new to the area and looking for a new Vet. I asked about getting my dog spayed. I was quoted $1,200. When I questioned the price she was snarky and said around here it was normal. I wasn't impressed. Needless to say I will be going somewhere else.

posted: 12/29/2022

Elena Steele

They charge for everything. We had a dog neutered There and they charged an “office visit” to remove stitches. Never heard of that before and was not told of charges ahead of time. Don’t use this vet!

posted: 06/24/2022