SAGE Veterinary Centers - Concord

3.8 (273)
2055 Meridian Park Blvd, Concord, CA 94520, USA

Hours:

Monday: Open 24 hours

Tuesday: Open 24 hours

Wednesday: Open 24 hours

Thursday: Open 24 hours

Friday: Open 24 hours

Saturday: Open 24 hours

Sunday: Open 24 hours

How to Save Money at SAGE Veterinary Centers - Concord

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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Sophia Paronian

Thank you to All Sage staff. We appreciate your kindness with a such a delicate and hard decision that we made. All staff: front desk employees, nurses and Doctor are professional kind. It’s hard to make family member pet little dog who is15 years old to go. Thank you for your kindness I hope to see you again with happy situation. Thank you. You are the best team ! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️❤️

posted: 06/16/2023

Eric Fredlund

Sage is a wonderful place! All employees were helpful, patient,and kind. The doctors and nurses saved my dog Thomas's life! I will always be grateful to everybody there! I didn't know if I would ever have him back home! 🙏

posted: 09/19/2023

Emily Morris

We took our puppy to SAGE Veterinary Center in Concord after getting a surgery referral for his broken leg. They were able to schedule us for a surgery consultation within two days, he got the surgery the next day, and was home the day after! Our surgeon was kind and competent, explaining the injury and procedure to us in detail and doing all he could to keep costs low for us. We received excellent customer service on the phone & in person from everyone, including the receptionists and vet techs. Overall, we were very satisfied with our experience with this veterinary center.

posted: 08/25/2023

What Doth Life!?

I brought a kitten in because he collapsed and was wobbling when he did get up. I came in calm and collected and told the receptionist the facts. The receptionist was immediately short with me, rolling her eyes, and acting like I was burdening her. When i told her he is a stray she confirmed that I do not own the cat and I told her I will be happy to pay for treatment but can we please expedite this process, that I am worried, and would like to get him treated immediately. She accused me of having "attitude" and I sighed. I asked her if she was going to deny me service if I have an attitude and she literally said "yes I will deny you service if you are rude to me." I apologized saying "I'm sorry I'm a little stressed given the circumstances" and with a straight face, sitting in her chair with no one else around says "yeah I'm stressed too." This kitten is potentially dying and she's starting an ego battle with me because of having to fulfill the stressful action of typing my name and phone number into the computer. Absolutely pathetic. It took a lot of self-control not to start name-calling or throwing a fit but I placated her because the cats well-being was more important to me than fighting with her colossal ego. Next the nurse came out after fifteen minutes and ALSO instantly got defensive when I calmly answered her questions. I told her the receptionist had been rude and she said it didn't matter and had nothing to do with our conversation. The woman waiting ahead of me made a comment from across the room about how rude the receptionist was to her and the nurse argued with her and I told her that woman's comment was irrelevant to our conversation and she continued to have another ego battle. The hypocrisy and lack of professionalism shown tonight was beyond the pale. Since I got home I read about how strays can only be adopted through Animal Services which I had no idea about. Had they just told me CLEARLY how that works I feel like the process would have been much easier but they were so focused on imposing their fragile egos on me that they confused me. These people are WILDLY unprofessional , unbelievably impatient, combative, lacking empathy, and filled with contempt. I work in customer service in a restaurant. If I behaved the way they do I would be reprimanded and possibly fired on the spot for this kind of behavior. Do not bring your pet here in an emergency if you want efficient or cooperative service. I am and always have been exceedingly polite to people working in customer service but it doesn't matter here. If you don't cater to the receptionists whims they will turn you away with your dying pet in your arms.

posted: 09/20/2023

Toni Cole

We had to put our Boomer to rest. My one difficulty with this whole experience is first of all is why are the same tests repeated when we already presented tests from our VET. The cost of $4,800 could have been far less if they utilized the previous VETs test results which was $1,200! After all that testing we still had to put our dog to rest. It is so unjust!!!

posted: 05/17/2023