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Chico Animal Hospital

3015 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95973
530-342-0518

User Reviews (16)

  • 1. Chico Animal Hospital Very Good

    by: novia123

    I have been g oing there for a year and the staff always answeredmy questions pretty thoroughly and knowledgeably. When my dog was howling and was put in the back room temporarily to wait her turn for her shot, I wanted to be with my dog when she got her shot and the staff let me be in the room when they gave her her shot. They gave her the shot quickly and easily and talked to her nicely to calm her down. They could only empty one side of the anal glands so they didnt charge me for it, that was nice of them. They explained each medicine and even told me I could find other lower cost places to buy medicine than the vet office. The vet left me detailed voice mail messages while I was in school, so I knew what was going on with my dog when she had injured her leg and might need further treatment. They promptly gave me my dog's medical records when I asked for them and explained the different vaccinations I needed. I appreciated their time, courtesy and explanations. Overall rating: very good.

    Pros

    Knowledgeable staff, clean, organized, DVM very friendly

    Cons

    Not able to accommodate walk in needs or brief exams well

  • 2. Great vet

    by: Dempseylola

    Chico Animal Hospital is great!! The vet and the staff are knowlegable and friendly. My dog always gets treated great and all his needs are met. I also like that the vet is open to alternatives, like herbs and such. being an acupuncturist for small animals is an added bonus!! I can only highly recommend him.

    Pros

    Great vet with super friendly staff

    Cons

    don't have any

  • 3. Be aware of expiration dates

    by: seenicgo

    I love this place as a vet's office but be aware when you purchase food there. They don't have the turn over of merchandise that a pet store, etc. would have. When I purchased cat food there I was unaware that it was expired and it made my cat sick. Just check dates. They were very good about the return and gave me the option of getting my money back or crediting my account.

    Pros

    Availability of specialty items

    Cons

    outdated food

  • 4. Best vet in town

    by: seenicgo

    Dr. Callen and his staff are the friendliest in town. They genuinely care for animals and it is obvious. I have been to other vets in town for various other reasons but once I came here I have stayed and have been happy. All of my pets like this staff as well and that is the most important consideration for me.

    Pros

    They keep my pets healthy

    Cons

    none

  • 5. Great Vet and Staff

    by: chicopam

    I really like Dr. Callen and all his staff. They love my dogs and treat them so well. I had both my dogs neutered there. The price was reasonable and Dr. Callen did an excellent job. The staff monitored them very closely after surgery and took such good care of them. Dr. Callen is so popular that it is a bit hard to get a quick appointment, however, but if you can wait it is well worth going in to this clinic. They always trim my dogs nails when I take them in, which I really appreciate!

    Pros

    Friendly and knowledgable. Good prices

    Cons

    Busy office, sometimes hard to get an appointment soon

  • 6. Excellent care

    by: PittsPackLeading

    I like this place! They take great care of animals. Many of my friends with exotic pets like taking their animals here.

    Pros

    Excellent, caring atmosphere!

    Cons

    Marielle no longer works there

  • 7. My doggies Vet

    by: Mia2003

    When I first moved to Chico, Dr. Callen and staff came highly recommended by my co-workers. Once, my dog had the flu and was running a very high fever. They took him immediately and observed him overnight, reassuring me in the process. The next day he came home just fine. The staff is very good w/both of my dogs and always gives them treats after they get their shots. I also love that Dr. Callen ALWAYS has a big smile on his face under that big moustache!

    Pros

    Animal friendly staff, reasonable costs

    Cons

    other patients who aren't leashed

  • 8. Our dog's second home

    by: rsdgriffin

    We acquired our American Eskimo after my husband's father died. We travel quite a bit so needed to have a place to take Penny to when we are gone. The staff have been very good to Penny and us, and help us feel a little better about the amount of time she spends with them. Penny runs in as if she knows everyone. She has not had too much occasion to see the doctor, but he has been very helpful when she did see him. Our only problem is when they are full and we have to figure out where else to take her. They have recently remodeled and redecorated and made the place much more attractive.

    Pros

    very friendly staff

    Cons

    they are sometimes full when we need to make a reservation

  • 9. A Great Veterinarian with an Awesome Staff

    by: Secrist3

    I have been taking my pets to Chico Animal Hospital for over 14 years. They have always been friendly, compassionate, caring and helpful. From routine vaccinations to emergencies, Dr. Callen and his staff are the best in Chico. I once had to take Abby to the emergency veterinary clinic on Skyway and it was a nightmare. I was so happy when we could get her in to see Dr. Callen, he cleared up her ear infection at half the cost of what I was charged at the other vet. I really like that you can drop your pet off in the morning and they will take a look in between patients and get back to you about what your pet needs.

    Pros

    Helpful, knowledgable, reasonably priced and compassionate

    Cons

    None

  • 10. Chico Animal Hospital is the best

    by: Danorbarn

    Dr. Callen and his staff are the best people I could hope to ask for. I only wish I could find a doctor for myself that cared about my health as much as Chico Animal Hospital does for their patients.

    Pros

    Dr. Callen and staff truely care for your animals

    Cons

    I don't honestly have any

  • 11. Great vet

    by: ChicoAnimalLover

    Chico animal hospital is a great vet. They are very nice and also really convenient for all the houses that are right by it. We love to go here!

    Pros

    nice, convenient

    Cons

    hard to get in sometimes

  • 12. Great Vet!

    by: imaprincess626

    Dr. Callen is one of the friendliest small animal vets I have met. He is also very skilled, I have been very happy with his work. The staff is also very knowledgeable. If you call them with a question they can answer over the phone they will, instead of having a costly office visit over nothing. You can tell that they really care about the animals. They also have reasonable costs, not charging for things you don't really need.

    Pros

    Very knowledgable staff

    Cons

    Very busy

  • 13. Wonderful hospital.

    by: rujual

    This veterinarian took me right in after find my abandoned, starving kitty. They were kind and informative and I appreciate their help so much. Annie thanks them also.

    Pros

    Helped me so much

    Cons

    None

  • 14. Lifesaver

    by: baxtersmommie

    Doctor's and staff took my dog in as an emergency and saved his life. My dog had run through my sliding glass door and severed the tendons in his wrist and nicked his artery. Chance was bleeding badly and they kept me calm and fixed Chance up immediately. They were very compassionate and treated Chance very lovingly. I highly recommend this hospital for all of your vet care needs.

    Pros

    Extremely Affordable for all pet owners

    Cons

    Very Busy office

  • 15. helpful

    by: trulytuly

    quality stuff, just not much of it. The staff know their products.

    Pros

    helpful

    Cons

    small

  • 16. Great place

    by: trulytuly

    Dr Callen is wonderful. A good friend recommended me to him and I've in turn told many pet owners about him as well. I take both my dog and my cat to him and he's great.

    Pros

    great staff, wonderful with the animals

    Cons

    none.