|Address:||9975 Pennsylvania Ave, Manassas, VA 20110, USA|
|Working:||7AM–5PM 7AM–5PM 7AM–5PM 7AM–5PM 7AM–5PM Closed Closed|
I wasnt sure if my 11-year old cat needed it, but for peace of mind I decided to get the dental package with Anicira. (A dental cleaning was mildly recommended by my vet where I live in Arlington, but her fees were almost twice as high as Anicira and on par with most vets close to DC.) I evaluated three other vets in Virginia, one was charging suspiciously little but did not cover any extractions, I was afraid theyd be inclined to pull out teeth just to cover their costs. The second had no charge for extractions but apparently did not take x-rays, I was concerned without x-rays they would be unnecessarily taking out teeth they were unsure about just to play it safe. (My concern about extractions is not just financial, with significant extractions I might have to give my cat antibiotics and getting my cat to swallow pills is not something she or I would relish.) The third was Anicira, which took x-rays (and provides them to you when done), did not charge for simple extractions and had a maximum surgical fee in worst-case scenarios for complex extractions so I knew there would be a upper limit to my total cost. It turned out my cats teeth were more or less fine, besides cleaning they did just one simple extraction of a tiny molar (free, with no subsequent antibiotics needed), so I lucked out, my bill was basically the lowest possible and I now have peace of mind about my cats teeth. Giving me further confidence in their integrity was that I had also asked for two optional services, they performed and billed me for just one of them as they had determined that the other one was unnecessary. The technican who performed the procedure also did a nice job walking me through the results sheets and answering any questions I had. So I was very happy with Anicira and would go back to them. Travel tip: for the dental cleaning I was told to drop off my cat around 7am-8am and pick her up between 4 and 5pm. In the interim I spent a pleasant 3-4 hours at James Madisons Montpelier mansion near Orange, Va. ($20 adult admission), an efficient 57-mile drive on Routes 28 and 15 from the vet. If you do this make sure you leave with oodles of time to get back before Anicira closes and you have someone who can pick up your pet in case of an emergency (car breaks down or impossible traffic jam shutting down roads).
I brought my dog here for routine shots. They were kind enough to see me the same day I called since they didnt have appointments available until the following week. I regret making the decision to bring her to this clinic as there cheaper prices dont amount to the negligence and unprofessional-ism. They did not take preventative measures to keep my dog and the vet safe. I guess they trusted that my dog wouldnt bite, as she has no history of being aggressive or has ever bitten anybody before. They didnt place a muzzle on her before administering the shots on her, which is an obvious manner of provocation to the dog. Anytime an animal feels provoked, its natural instinct is to protect itself. Afterwards, they did place a muzzle which was not appropriately fit and too large for my dog. They did not inform me of the incident, rather they called and left a voice mail informing me that "the incident was reported to animal control" What incident? I was never made aware that there was an incident while I was present at the clinic. I think it is pretty important to inform the owner of the pet that they had bitten somebody. At the end of the day these are so called "trained professionals" that should be AWARE how to handle a dog correctly, and should be able to notice signs of distress in order to avoid an occurrence. I am now deeply concerned what kind of trauma my animal received. Did they hit her? Hurt her in a neglectful manner? I asked if they had cameras, because I would like to have proof of how the event happened. They stated they had 4 witnesses, which could also be translated into 4 accomplices. The woman I spoke to did not want to answer my questions and was very unprofessional. I believe the whole situation was due to negligence. I will be taking my dog to a clinic with accredited vets, who are not negligent and are professionally trained to handle dogs in a correct manner. Yeah the prices are great... But the unprofessionalism and neglectfulness would explain as to why charge such a low fee. In order to avoid future occurrences this staff at the Manassas location should be trained correctly, so the vet’s nose stays intact.
I wrote a negative review a few weeks ago because I was upset that they dont offer regular veterinary care; pretty much because I was having a bad day and tried to make an appointment and they ended up being bearing the brunt of my frustration. To make amends, I took it down and decided to write a fairer review: These guys are helping to fight the good fight. Vet care can sometimes be outrageously expensive, and not everyone can afford to pay for certain procedures. Some folks say, "Well if you cant afford to pay for all your pets medical bills, then you shouldnt own a pet!" Well thats a load of BS. Pets are family members, and pets have been shown, scientifically, to benefit the lives of their owners, and sky-high vet bills shouldnt be a prohibitive factor for welcoming a pet into your family. These guys offer some excellent services at very fair prices which help to offset the cost of what can sometimes be expensive primary care. To boot, everyone there is very nice, and helpful, and seemingly really loves the animals that come in. If you need to get your pet spayed/neutered, have bloodwork done, or require some other general surgery, I highly recommend them. They offer a wide variety of other services which are listed on the website, but to be sure, they are not a primary care facility.
Amazing place I only wish I would have found them earlier. I recently moved to the area from Fairfax, VA and didnt have a vet close by and in an emergency I went to the PWC Animal Hospital and was told my 14 yo cat had a tumor near his colon and the surgery would be 3K. Due to his age I declined and opted to make him comfortable. Comfortable was about four days and I didnt want to go back to the hospital b/c they had no bedside manners. I said no surgery and they lost interest in him and let me sit in a lobby for nearly an hour before they brought him to me. I found Anicira and they took me immediately I went there to put him down so he would no longer be in pain. They were so kind they looked at the x-ray I had and the records and did an exam to see if there was anything they could do to help. Unfortunately they could not but they spent so much time with us allowing me to say goodbye and crying right along with me. I will never go anywhere else and five stars all the way! Doctor Robyn OKane and her colleagues were amazing you will love them.
I had a great experience here. My my dog is recovering well after being spayed. The prices are decent for low income owners who love their pets and want the best for them. The employees were very nice and every animal looked happy and well taken care of as I watched them leave with their owners, waiting for my baby. My only concern was giving owners an option for blood work for older pets going under anesthesia. I believe and many would agree, pets older than 5 y/o are required for blood work before going under anesthesia. Its always a risk and youre better safe than sorry. My baby is 7 and a half (I know I waited a really long time to spay her, shame on me), she should always be required as to any other older pets. Some people dont realize there is a risk and it is very important to check your pets heart. They should include that in the price for older pets. Maybe even discount the blood work a little.