Leonhardt Melissa DVM

4.3 (6)
1739 Willow Pass Rd, Concord, CA 94520, USA


Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

How to Save Money at Leonhardt Melissa DVM

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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Joshua Peal

My first experience with this hospital was several years ago when I brought my rottweiler in who, as it turned out, an infected uterus . I will save you of the details because they were quite unsettling, but it is suffice to say that despite complications the surgery was a success and it was completed with the most professionalism and compassion one could hope for. Since then I have brought all of my animals here and for each trip I have found the same experience, knowledge and expertise!

posted: 12/07/2015

Roxie Boyd

They charged me $30 for a medicine (pills) to settle my dog's stomach (something like a pepto bismo) 2 pills every 12 hours on an empty stomach. Until they emailed me a copy of the visit report I thought these pills were an anti-biotic. For 3 or 4 days everytime my dog had to poop she squired out black runny stuff and I had to wipe her butt after every bowel movement. After I stopped the pills it took 2 more days for a normal bowel movement. The reason we took our dog to the vet was because a couple days before she had thrown up. Then drank water and threw it up. Oh wait. That wasn't why. She started to become lethargic and lost her appetite. She was dehydrated. I feel that she only needed to be treated for dehydration and that the staff didn't listen to our explanation of our dog's symptoms.

posted: 11/26/2018

Melanie Cook

STW Personal vet for all my pets for the last 10 years. Recently lost 2 friends and they were there through the medical needs; as well as helping me with them as they crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Have adopted 2 new ones & they will be going there as well.

posted: 05/27/2019

judy housand-julian

Great staff, great vets knowledgable, caring, compassionate. understanding staff. Dr B. Is obviously an animal lover as well af the staff. Would and have recommended this place 100%. All veterinary medical costs are high but this place is more reasonable than most.

posted: 11/07/2018

Rachel Hale Campbell

They always take good care of me and my fur babies

posted: 11/02/2018