Arrow Animal Hospital

4.6 (171)
334 W Arrow Hwy, San Dimas, CA 91773, USA

Hours:

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 – 12:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

How to Save Money at Arrow Animal 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.

Thinking of insuring your pet?

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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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Gene Ausili

Dr Patel and his staff are still my favorite vets… they take great care of all of my animals. They always make me us feel like we are important and have genuine concern to make us comfortable and understand what may or may not be needed. Highly recommended.

posted: 08/23/2023

Nicolle Quenga

I took my one year old Lab in for his annual follow up. I moved a year ago an hour away but since I was familiar with this office, I decided it was worth it to make the trip. I appreciated that they got me in for a next day appointment, especially because we just purchased pet insurance and I needed an updated check up to send over to them. The lady (who I believe is the Dr’s wife) tells me it’s $55 for the check up. I bring in my lab who for whatever reason gets very anxious around men. He was anxious with the male vet tech and with the vet himself. Unfortunately, the Dr was unable to perform the orthopedic portion of the exam (which I understood). He spent about 15 minutes in the room just visually inspecting my lab, listened to his heart and checked his rectum. I go to the front desk and the lady tells me it’s now $85 for the annual exam. I asked her how it could be $85 when I was told over the phone it was $55? She then proceeds to go into this rambling about how this was considered a “difficult exam” therefore they would now charge me $85. I told her out of courtesy and professionalism, the staff should notify the pet owner of that upfront and beforehand. She continued to go back and forth with me arguing that how could she predict the exam would be difficult if they haven’t seen how he reacts yet. This office has been around long enough that they should be well aware that in any business, you ALWAYS tell a customer upfront how much a service costs and should there be any added expenses for whatever reason, here’s what they are. You give the customer the opportunity and the choice to decide whether they want to give you their business or not (or can even afford it for that matter). In my case, I was not given the choice or the full, honest information upfront. Not only is that bad business, it’s disrespectful. Now looking at others reviews and seeing how people have experienced the same issues, it makes sense that they are over charging and being shady in how they do it. $85 for a 15 minute exam where my dog wasn’t even able to get the full work up is OUTRAGEOUS. And to top it off, I asked for a copy of the visit to send to my insurance and the lady tells me that she doesn’t have a copy to give me and that the insurance would need to request medical records. Big waste of time and waste of money. They have definitely lost my business.

posted: 07/28/2023

Linda Maldonado

Love it❣️Great Vet! Very nice, knowledgeable, & gentle w my doggie. The staff is Awsome as well! Friendly, helpful & sweet! I would highly recommend them🐾❣️🐾

posted: 07/16/2023

Janine Hernandez

In November of 2017 I took my eight year old, very sick, Dodger dog to Dr. Patel and his team, for the first time! He was diagnosed with diabetes. For the past almost six years they have been his team of doctor, and providers of his health journey. On Monday, February 13th we rushed Dodger in after a terrible seizure that seemed to never end, it would be our Dodger's final visit to see his Dr. Patel and team! We will always be so grateful for the love, kindness, understanding, compassion and overall amazing care the team at Arrow Animal Hospital gave to our Dodger and us! They are the best!!

posted: 02/17/2023

renee houlemard

Your pup will be in good hands. Only wish they saw humans too! My 14 year old feeling much better 😌

posted: 05/22/2023