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My zoo animal hospital

1300 e boone industrial blvd
Columbia, MO 65202

User Reviews (24)

  • 1. puppy place

    by: LindseyWolters

    we have been very pleased with the care of our 5.5 year old Boston Terrier, Cali. She has boarded at My Zoo, had check ups, and a few minor surgeries. Dr. Deb and staff are very knowledgable, listen to your concerns, and truly love their animals!!!

    Pros

    knowledgable, affordable

    Cons

    none

  • 2. look carefully under the love

    by: lablover765

    I saw Dr. Deb as did several of my friends. I took four dogs to her over the course of two years. There is no doubt she care about animals. However, she sees too many animals to compensate for her lower rates, resulting in inadequete exams and missed diagnoses mfor even very common ailments. This results in more expensive care and in some cases disability or death. She is a solo practitioner which means she does not have the benefit of ready consultations or after hours rotating coverage. My dog died in front of her, after having a rib fractured. She had intended for the dog to go home that day. Instead of asking me if I wanted the dog revived, she simply said it was dead . I wish she had at least given me the option of resciitating the dog since it was savable and she knew I wanted it saved. Another friend took in a dog for treatment of a lung infection and was given a medication not indicated for that condition, although it was many years ago. I like Dr. Deb and her staff, but I think she is too rushed .

    Pros

    cheap

    Cons

    not very competent

  • 3. lovin' Dr. Deb

    by: SHPRDMON

    Gabe and Lily love you Dr. Deb! Your kind and gentle approach is greatly appreciated.

    Pros

    everything

    Cons

    nothing

  • 4. Avian care

    by: DoxieLover5

    We made boarded our parrot there once. At the time it seemed fine. The price was resonable and they really seemed to care about our parrot. We asked for her wings and nails to be clipped and they asked if I wanted her beak shaped. I was impressed that Dr. Debbie could do this because before we had to go to Chesterfield, MO for this service (2 hours away). When we returned from our trip and picked our parrot up and got home her wings were a mess, all the flight feathers were cut unevenly. Her nails looked exactly the same as they did when we I dropped her off, and her beak looked like it hadn't been touched. I called and asked then if the did her nails and beak. They said that they had, but I couldn't tell it. I attempted to straighten out her wings the best I could, and I clipped her nails. There was no comparing the the wing, nails and beak triming we were used to from our avian vet in Chesterfield with what they say they did at My Zoo. Because it was handy, and I gave them the benefit of the doubt, we attempted to board our parrot there a second time. The rates for boarding went up a again after i made the reservation and was qouted the lower price; that they did not honor. We chose to go to Horton Animal Hospital-Northeast, instead. We will not be returning to MyZoo anytime in the future.

    Pros

    provider of avian services

    Cons

    Raised the price of boarding twice in a year. Poor job clipping wings, and nails, and beak shapping

  • 5. The best vet. Hands down.

    by: Lynnw1968

    I have used many other vets in the 22 years I've lived in Columbia. I've not found any to compare to Dr. Debbie and her staff.

    Pros

    awesome

    Cons

    none

  • 6. My Zoo is great!

    by: Christa7

    I have had great experiences with My Zoo and Dr. Debbie. They are timely, and I can always get an appointment to fit my schedule. I especially appreciate that their prices are reasonable!

    Pros

    Reasonable pricing, knowledgable doctor

    Cons

    None.

  • 7. Great place, great people

    by: Mey09

    I highly recommend Dr. Debbie and the staff at MyZoo Animal Hospital. Nice, clean place and very affordable. They are very caring and full of great advice. Answers questions in an easy to understand way.

    Pros

    Clean, friendly staff, Dr. Debbie, caring

    Cons

    students helping out, don't get same people all the time

  • 8. No one better than Dr. Debbie

    by: Eborcher

    Dr. Debbie and the staff at MyZoo are amazing with my "babies". They are always available to help out and spend time really talking to you, whether it be about animal health or animal behavior. If you are looking for an amazing vet office, look no further!

    Pros

    Great hours for working people, friendly and caring staff, always time for patients and parents.

    Cons

    None

  • 9. MyZou is great

    by: thornep

    We met Dr. Debbie when she worked at another clinic. At first we felt loyalty to stay at the other clinic but after a bad experience we changed over. I'm so glad we did, we are much happier. A few weeks ago our old cat had to be put down and Dr. Debbie and her staff were awesome. I can't say enough good about everyone at the clinic. All the staff is top notch and I feel like they care about my pets.

    Pros

    Great clinic, great staff

    Cons

    none

  • 10. Very Amazing

    by: puresunny

    My Zoo Animal Hospital is one of the best veterinary hospitals that I have every taken my pets to. They are able to get you in to see them very quickly, the building is clean and the staff is very friendly. Dr. Debbie is very knowledgeable and seems to greatly love her patients.

    Pros

    Very quick service and very knowledgeable

    Cons

    Location

  • 11. We LOVE Dr. Debbie!

    by: jillabean

    My Pets love Dr. Debbie. We have a cat who is older and cranky. She hates everyone and even she loves to go to Dr. Debbie. We have a new puppy and she remembers the staff when we go and they remember her! Our puppy loves to be kenneled here and is excited from the time we pull up in the driveway.

    Pros

    Very Fast Service, Inexpensive, My pets LOVE Dr. Debbie!

    Cons

    none!

  • 12. Love My Zoo

    by: Akirasgirl

    We actually just got back from picking up my sick puppy Dakota from My Zoo. We had taken her in to see Dr Deb, when she was throwing up and couldn't keep anything down. Dr Deb prescribed some meds for her, but she was still throwing up. They requested right away to have her brought in for test, and to start a IV. After 24 hours, my puppy is feeling better, and able to keep her dinner down. Thank to Dr Deb and her staff I felt safe knowing that Dakota was being taken care of. The My Zoo staff will also call every day for the next week to check up on her. We have never had this happen before with other vets. The best thing is that Dr Deb doesn't upcharge alot of her services, so it makes pet care very affordable.

    Pros

    Late hours, and very friendly staff

    Cons

    Don't have any

  • 13. Animals first

    by: amaroqhope

    I first went to My Zoo for a job interview a couple of years ago and their staff was fantastic. I was very comfortable with the process and I found that the entire staff seems to truly care about the animals that come in as patients and not just somebody's pets.

    Pros

    Really care about the animals

    Cons

    Too far away from where I live

  • 14. Great Place

    by: bloodyshot

    Their prices are reasonable. The staff is helpful, friendly, and are very concerned about your animals health. The place is spotless.

    Pros

    Extremely helpful

    Cons

    Have too many animals

  • 15. WONDERFUL!!

    by: cpenn

    I first went when to Dr. Debbie when a friend's Chinchilla that was in my care fell sick. Dr. Debbie was the only person available in Columbia with the knowledge and schedule to see her right away. She explained everything in great detail to us. When it came time to find a vet for my own pets, I've taken them all to her! The other staff are so nice and helpful and really caring!

    Pros

    Always willing to take my calls, answer my questions, and flexible with appointment times!

    Cons

    Had to think hard...unfortunately rangeline is undergoing a lot of construction but that's in no way the vets fault.

  • 16. We love My Zoo!

    by: KellerKlan

    We have been going to My Zoo for the last 2 years and we love them! The entire staff is great and prices are very reasonable.

    Pros

    Everything!

    Cons

    None

  • 17. The best boarding

    by: erinblaise

    I you need to board your pet, they are absolutlely the best. They spoil the animals and the dog runs are immaculate. The outside pet area is huge and very secure. The only complaint I have: one of my dogs got sicker taking a medication they prescribed. When I called to let them know, someone on the phone (not the vet) told me I needed to keep giving it to her. When I took her to another vet, they switched her to something else and she got better immediately.

    Pros

    The cleanest, nicest boarding

    Cons

    some staff is not very well trained

  • 18. Very friendly and knowledgeable

    by: JanetteChape

    I have taken both my male and female chameleons, as well as my Japanese chin to My Zoo. Dr. Debbie gave the greatest advice and I dont plan on taking my pets anywhere else. A great place!

    Pros

    Friendly, knowledgeable, informative, very nice building

    Cons

    No cons!

  • 19. My Zoo is the only place for "MY ZOO"

    by: thespurgeons0708

    They are the best. They make sure to tell you things you should know without you having to ask, but they also don't make you feel like an idiot for not knowing. The fees for the services are very conservative. All-in-all, I don't know what I'd do without them!

    Pros

    They care about your pets just as much as you do!

    Cons

    A little far away from my house

  • 20. We love Dr. Debbie!!

    by: luvrudyg

    I first meet Dr. Debbie to get a second opinion for our dog. Dr. Debbie reviewed all tests and advised us he had spleen cancer. In great detail she explained his cancer and ALL of our options for treatment. His cancer was very advanced so we decided to make him comfortable. Every time I called with a problem Patty advised us to bring him in right away. We finally knew it was timeto put him down. Taking him to the office was possibly the worst experience in my life...but they made it bearable. Debbie explained in detail how the euthanasia drugs work and what he would feel. Then they allowed us as much time as we need to say good bye. Not once did I ever feel rushed that they may have needed that room. So when we got our new dog...who was a very sick stray...we took him straight to her. She diagnosed him with heart worms and he spent a couple of days at My Zoo. Once again after our return home I called with "issues" they were always very willing to say try this or that. If it didn't work we always had the option to bring him right in. I am so grateful to Dr. Debbie and her staff for saving his life and giving our family this beautiful dobermann.

    Pros

    Great people, great service and great hours!!

    Cons

    Nothing!

  • 21. Our dogs love Dr. Debbie

    by: Melinda48

    Our dogs love Dr. Debbie and so do we! She had been there when we had to put two of our dogs down (old age; one 19 and one 17) and is a great vet - all round!

    Pros

    kind, carting and knowledgeable

    Cons

    none

  • 22. My Girls LOVE Dr. Debbie

    by: PuppyFashionista

    My girls absolutely LOVE Dr. Debbie and all of her staff. My oldest has had a couple of health problems over the last 6 months, but her tail wags and she can't wait to go inside whenever we turn into the parking lot. (She used to throw tantrums when we used another vet. BIG change!) All of the staff know both my dogs by name, so I only have to say their names whenever I call. Also, MyZoo is open until 7 and on Sat. so I don't have to take vacation from work whenever we need a vet visit.

    Pros

    Friendly staff, open late, know your names

    Cons

    None

  • 23. I love Dr. Debbie!

    by: CindyRK

    Dr. Debbie is very knowledgable in the field of Veterinary Medicine and she has been a vet for my last Weim and now for Bella and also fo my sisters Weims and friends' pets. Everyone loves her. She always has a smile for you and her staff are so helpful and friendly. I lost my first Weim after almost 12 years and it was REALLY hard but Dr. Debbie made it easier for me. Her staff were all very sympathetic and ready to hug me when I cried. Bella started out very sick in her first few months and Dr. Debbie was always available to meet me when I needed her and did everything she could to make help my puppy get better. Bella loves the staff there and they always give her treats and greet her like she is their own. Thank you for being so wonderful!!

    Pros

    Knowledgeble, friendly, sympathetic, available all the time

    Cons

    None

  • 24. Dr. Debbie is the best!

    by: adahman

    Dr. Debbie and her staff at My Zoo are awesome! Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I appreciate Dr. Debbie's no-nonsense approach -- she won't recommend a lot of expensive tests or procedures if she doesn't think you need them up front. You can call any time with questions, and she takes the time to talk to you. As a first-time dog owner, I was very anxious, but Dr. Debbie's calm demeanor and approachability is so reassuring.

    Pros

    Friendly, convenient, affordable

    Cons

    Nothing!