Jefferson Animal Clinic

★★★★☆
  • 8790 Ralston Rd 12

    Arvada, CO 80002

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  • 303-423-3370

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Our 11 year old male retriever seemed fine. A general but slight downward trend seemed easy to credit to his age. However, following the extraction of two broken teeth upon the recommendation of Dr Russ, he has grown a couple of years younger. In the month since the operation, he is far more active, happy and exuberant. His coat is shinier and he sheds less. He even seems to have fewer problems with gas.I understand that infected or unhealthy teeth can "leak" toxins into the system, causing a wide variety of problems. After this experience, I am a believer. Thanks to Dr Russ for recommending and performing the operation.Have your dogs' teeth checked, and take action if it is warranted.

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Our 11 year old male retriever seemed fine. A general but slight downward trend seemed easy to credit to his age. However, following the extraction of two broken teeth upon the recommendation of Dr Russ, he has grown a couple of years younger. In the month since the operation, he is far more active, happy and exuberant. His coat is shinier and he sheds less. He even seems to have fewer problems with gas.I understand that infected or unhealthy teeth can "leak" toxins into the system, causing a wide variety of problems. After this experience, I am a believer. Thanks to Dr Russ for recommending and performing the operation.Have your dogs' teeth checked, and take action if it is warranted.

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I took my dog there initially because he had kidney disease, my regular vet wasn't there and Jefferson was down the street from me. They hospitalized him and they did a great job!

Ok, so after that I took my cat in because she wasn't eating very well and the vet says blood work automatically. Fine, then the bloodwork shows nothing is wrong and he doesn't provide any options.. SO I took her to my normal vet and they ran a test and found a parasite in her system that was causing the problem.

In the meantime, one of my dogs had a stroke and had to rush her to emergency. She recovered but her balance was poor. I thought I would give these guys another chance. I take her in and this guy throws cottom balls at her in the dark! She flinched every time he threw these things at her. I couldn't believe it and the invoice just said "routine exam". I paid the $42 for the cotton ball throwing lesson and took her to my vet who diagnosed her with Megaesophagus. There is no cure and she died at my vets office less than 3 days later. Would you want your vet throwing cotton balls at your pet when you go there to help your animal? My vet did what he needed to. . . .. diagnosing the problem and trying the only way known to medicate her Esophagus and provide counseling for the probability that I would have to put her down.

Five months later, I came home and noticed that the dog that Jefferson treated for kidney disease earlier that year was in the middle of a bad stroke. I drove him immediately down the street and waited and waited and waited for everyone to stop talking about the recent baby that both vets recently had while my dog was in enormous pain. Finally the wife comes in and thankfully she doesn't throw cotton balls at him but wants "blood work" (right, in the middle of a stroke) and prescribes a medication and sends us home.

I get him home and he's still thrashing on the floor. SO, I called my regular vet and explained the situation. He told me to bring him in right away. I did that and let Jefferson know that I wasn't happy at ALL with the little care they gave him, the dog before him and cat before that.

The most AMAZING thing is my regular vet was astounded by the arrogance of Jefferson Animal Clinic in that it took 5 pages and 3 hours the next morning for Jefferson to fax over the information. By the time my vet got the fax, they already had run their own tests and threw out his crap.

If you want lazy and arrogant docs, go there!

EPILOGUE: My dog was at my vet's for A WEEK in the care at my vets. I went there every morning . . . there was talk of putting him down if he didn't improve . . and he didn't. He couldn't get up, couldn't walk, he peed on himself 3 times a day. They gave him baths 3 times a day and everyone prayed for him. I just wanted to make sure before I made the decision and one week later . . he walked out of there. Everyone cried including my vet.

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I took my dog there initially because he had kidney disease, my regular vet wasn't there and Jefferson was down the street from me. They hospitalized him and they did a great job!

Ok, so after that I took my cat in because she wasn't eating very well and the vet says blood work automatically. Fine, then the bloodwork shows nothing is wrong and he doesn't provide any options.. SO I took her to my normal vet and they ran a test and found a parasite in her system that was causing the problem.

In the meantime, one of my dogs had a stroke and had to rush her to emergency. She recovered but her balance was poor. I thought I would give these guys another chance. I take her in and this guy throws cottom balls at her in the dark! She flinched every time he threw these things at her. I couldn't believe it and the invoice just said "routine exam". I paid the $42 for the cotton ball throwing lesson and took her to my vet who diagnosed her with Megaesophagus. There is no cure and she died at my vets office less than 3 days later. Would you want your vet throwing cotton balls at your pet when you go there to help your animal? My vet did what he needed to. . . .. diagnosing the problem and trying the only way known to medicate her Esophagus and provide counseling for the probability that I would have to put her down.

Five months later, I came home and noticed that the dog that Jefferson treated for kidney disease earlier that year was in the middle of a bad stroke. I drove him immediately down the street and waited and waited and waited for everyone to stop talking about the recent baby that both vets recently had while my dog was in enormous pain. Finally the wife comes in and thankfully she doesn't throw cotton balls at him but wants "blood work" (right, in the middle of a stroke) and prescribes a medication and sends us home.

I get him home and he's still thrashing on the floor. SO, I called my regular vet and explained the situation. He told me to bring him in right away. I did that and let Jefferson know that I wasn't happy at ALL with the little care they gave him, the dog before him and cat before that.

The most AMAZING thing is my regular vet was astounded by the arrogance of Jefferson Animal Clinic in that it took 5 pages and 3 hours the next morning for Jefferson to fax over the information. By the time my vet got the fax, they already had run their own tests and threw out his crap.

If you want lazy and arrogant docs, go there!

EPILOGUE: My dog was at my vet's for A WEEK in the care at my vets. I went there every morning . . . there was talk of putting him down if he didn't improve . . and he didn't. He couldn't get up, couldn't walk, he peed on himself 3 times a day. They gave him baths 3 times a day and everyone prayed for him. I just wanted to make sure before I made the decision and one week later . . he walked out of there. Everyone cried including my vet.

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I took my cat Tiger in to see them on a Saturday. It was close to noon and almost closing time. I didn't know if they would see me or not but I was told to have a seat and the doctor would see me when they were available. The people there helped Tiger and went the extra mile to see that he was taken care of before I took him home. I cannot say enough kind things about this clinic. A special thanks goes out to Dr. Colleen for her kind and generous efforts to do what she could to help me out. Dr Russ and Dr. Renee have a great clinic and I highly recommend this clinic to anyone who cares about their pets. Thanks Dr Russ and Dr Renee.

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I took my cat Tiger in to see them on a Saturday. It was close to noon and almost closing time. I didn't know if they would see me or not but I was told to have a seat and the doctor would see me when they were available. The people there helped Tiger and went the extra mile to see that he was taken care of before I took him home. I cannot say enough kind things about this clinic. A special thanks goes out to Dr. Colleen for her kind and generous efforts to do what she could to help me out. Dr Russ and Dr. Renee have a great clinic and I highly recommend this clinic to anyone who cares about their pets. Thanks Dr Russ and Dr Renee.

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This day was horrid, our poor little cat was so sick, urinating on himself, howling in agony. And to the rescue comes Dr. May, she helps our poor lad with kindness and tenderness. It only took a little less than half an hour to get him seen, tested, and diagnosed with meds on the way. They were kind and friendly and loved our little boy as much as we do. He was very comfortable with the doctor and staff, was very relaxed despite his agony. I would recommend them to anyone who needs someone who will care for their extended family members. Besides that they were understanding to our money issues and worked with us. He was cared for, treated, medicated and given a weeks worth of a special diet to help his illness all for under 130.00. Best prices with a vet we have seen in this country. Best vets and techs we have met in this country. Go see for yourself. They will be there to help you with your much loved pets.

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This day was horrid, our poor little cat was so sick, urinating on himself, howling in agony. And to the rescue comes Dr. May, she helps our poor lad with kindness and tenderness. It only took a little less than half an hour to get him seen, tested, and diagnosed with meds on the way. They were kind and friendly and loved our little boy as much as we do. He was very comfortable with the doctor and staff, was very relaxed despite his agony. I would recommend them to anyone who needs someone who will care for their extended family members. Besides that they were understanding to our money issues and worked with us. He was cared for, treated, medicated and given a weeks worth of a special diet to help his illness all for under 130.00. Best prices with a vet we have seen in this country. Best vets and techs we have met in this country. Go see for yourself. They will be there to help you with your much loved pets.

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We have been going there for about a year now because they were recommended to us. On our last visit the bill took us by surprise, so we thought we would look around. We called about four other places and three would have beat their prices for the same dental visit. The people are okay though, not the best, but not the worst.

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We have been going there for about a year now because they were recommended to us. On our last visit the bill took us by surprise, so we thought we would look around. We called about four other places and three would have beat their prices for the same dental visit. The people are okay though, not the best, but not the worst.

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I have very high praise about the professionalism, compassion, positive energy and competency that Jefferson Animal Clinic exudes. My dog has had knee surgeries and cancer surgery; in all cases, Dr. Russ was explicit in his discussions of the problems, options, costs, and prognosis. No pressure, just clearly alot of caring from him and the entire staff. My dog has absolutely no anxiety when visiting the vet....and with his background (abuse, constantly caged, then given over to the Dumb Friends League where I found him...) he should have been nervous....but everyone there put us both at ease and now he LOVES to go! I absolutely recommend this Clinic for you and your critters!

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I have very high praise about the professionalism, compassion, positive energy and competency that Jefferson Animal Clinic exudes. My dog has had knee surgeries and cancer surgery; in all cases, Dr. Russ was explicit in his discussions of the problems, options, costs, and prognosis. No pressure, just clearly alot of caring from him and the entire staff. My dog has absolutely no anxiety when visiting the vet....and with his background (abuse, constantly caged, then given over to the Dumb Friends League where I found him...) he should have been nervous....but everyone there put us both at ease and now he LOVES to go! I absolutely recommend this Clinic for you and your critters!

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I have had nothing but the best experiences with Dr Russ and staff at Jefferson Animal Clinic. My dog has had a rough year and if it weren't for Dr Russ it wouldn't have gone as well as it has. If he isn't sure what is going on he consults with other professionals and specialists. No doctor knows everything and I admire the fact that they are willing to say they "don't know" but will check with other doctors who may have more experience with a disease. They have all been very kind and compassionate and I could not ask for anything more.

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I have had nothing but the best experiences with Dr Russ and staff at Jefferson Animal Clinic. My dog has had a rough year and if it weren't for Dr Russ it wouldn't have gone as well as it has. If he isn't sure what is going on he consults with other professionals and specialists. No doctor knows everything and I admire the fact that they are willing to say they "don't know" but will check with other doctors who may have more experience with a disease. They have all been very kind and compassionate and I could not ask for anything more.

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Jefferson Animal Clinic is the best !! I would not entrust my animals to anyone else. The doctors are intelligent, compassionate, and truly care about the animals. The staff could not be more helpful or friendly. I highly recommend them.

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Jefferson Animal Clinic is the best !! I would not entrust my animals to anyone else. The doctors are intelligent, compassionate, and truly care about the animals. The staff could not be more helpful or friendly. I highly recommend them.

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Like most pet owners, we consider our dogs to be family members and we want only the best care for them at all stages of life. That is why we have been bringing them to Jefferson Animal Clinic for over 10 years. Dr Russ and his colleagues are very dedicated, knowledgeable and compassionate professionals. We wouldn??t trust the health of our babies to anyone else. M.F.

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Like most pet owners, we consider our dogs to be family members and we want only the best care for them at all stages of life. That is why we have been bringing them to Jefferson Animal Clinic for over 10 years. Dr Russ and his colleagues are very dedicated, knowledgeable and compassionate professionals. We wouldn??t trust the health of our babies to anyone else. M.F.

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We have taken our two dogs to see Dr. Russ and Staff for the past three years. We have had only positive experiences at Jefferson Animal Clinic, and we recommend their services to our friends and their furry families. Dr. Russ is a caring and knowledgeable veterinarian and has always made an effort to work with us in deciding the best course of action and the best treatments for our pets. Thank you!

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We have taken our two dogs to see Dr. Russ and Staff for the past three years. We have had only positive experiences at Jefferson Animal Clinic, and we recommend their services to our friends and their furry families. Dr. Russ is a caring and knowledgeable veterinarian and has always made an effort to work with us in deciding the best course of action and the best treatments for our pets. Thank you!

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I took my 3 dogs and 3 cats to Jefferson Animal Clinic and I love the attitude and atmosphere of the staff was excellent! My dog needed to have surgery and it was life saving! They did everything possible to keep her safe and healthy. She had the best care and is now doing very well in her older age. The cost is very reasonable and worth every penny! I have tried many other animal clinics in the past and all of them were either cold and heartless or so expensive I would need to sell my soul to pay for the services. I love Jefferson Animal Clinic and all the doctors I have seen. I truly believe my animals receive loving tender care from all the staff! I only wish Human doctors/hospitals were so kind and caring.

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I took my 3 dogs and 3 cats to Jefferson Animal Clinic and I love the attitude and atmosphere of the staff was excellent! My dog needed to have surgery and it was life saving! They did everything possible to keep her safe and healthy. She had the best care and is now doing very well in her older age. The cost is very reasonable and worth every penny! I have tried many other animal clinics in the past and all of them were either cold and heartless or so expensive I would need to sell my soul to pay for the services. I love Jefferson Animal Clinic and all the doctors I have seen. I truly believe my animals receive loving tender care from all the staff! I only wish Human doctors/hospitals were so kind and caring.

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Dr. Russell misdiagnosed and performed unnecessary surgery on our 8 year old dog last summer. He urged us to make a quick decision about removing a suspicious lump using one faulty sample as a justification to operate. He lied to me about performing a secondary sample that I had requested be done before the operation started. Complications arose after the surgery - loose stitches which fell out caused a gaping hole in his chest, lack of proper wound dressing, and inflamation/fluid build up occurred. We had to return to Dr. Russell's clinic 6 times to address each complication. Because of this misdiagnosis, our dog suffered. He was restricted from normal outdoor activity and had to wear a compression bandage for three weeks. We were burdened with the multiple trips to the clinic for follow up visits as well as financially burdened with the $700 vet bill that ensued. Recently I submitted a complaint to the Colorado Veterinary Board and await final results. I will not bring my animals back to this clinic and have found a more competent vet for future issues.

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Dr. Russell misdiagnosed and performed unnecessary surgery on our 8 year old dog last summer. He urged us to make a quick decision about removing a suspicious lump using one faulty sample as a justification to operate. He lied to me about performing a secondary sample that I had requested be done before the operation started. Complications arose after the surgery - loose stitches which fell out caused a gaping hole in his chest, lack of proper wound dressing, and inflamation/fluid build up occurred. We had to return to Dr. Russell's clinic 6 times to address each complication. Because of this misdiagnosis, our dog suffered. He was restricted from normal outdoor activity and had to wear a compression bandage for three weeks. We were burdened with the multiple trips to the clinic for follow up visits as well as financially burdened with the $700 vet bill that ensued. Recently I submitted a complaint to the Colorado Veterinary Board and await final results. I will not bring my animals back to this clinic and have found a more competent vet for future issues.

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My wife and I took our 1 1/2 year old kitten in three weeks ago to this vet as she wasn't eating. Dr. R stands back with his hands crossed and tells us 'I don't know what's going on here'.

He wanted to run blood work, xrays, ultrasound etc. at an estimated cost of $800. My wife and I decided we needed to get a second opinion.

We paid the exam fee and took her to the Arvada Veterinary Clinic on Wadsworth. Dr. Houchens found the problem right away. Our kitten had an abscess on her paw. Total cost for the antibotics and exam was $70.

I don't recommend going to a vet that tells you 'I don't know' unless you want to pay to educate them. That's what they go to veterinary school for!

PROS: None
CONS: Don't pay to educate them

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My wife and I took our 1 1/2 year old kitten in three weeks ago to this vet as she wasn't eating. Dr. R stands back with his hands crossed and tells us 'I don't know what's going on here'.

He wanted to run blood work, xrays, ultrasound etc. at an estimated cost of $800. My wife and I decided we needed to get a second opinion.

We paid the exam fee and took her to the Arvada Veterinary Clinic on Wadsworth. Dr. Houchens found the problem right away. Our kitten had an abscess on her paw. Total cost for the antibotics and exam was $70.

I don't recommend going to a vet that tells you 'I don't know' unless you want to pay to educate them. That's what they go to veterinary school for!

PROS: None
CONS: Don't pay to educate them

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Jefferson Animal Clinic is the place to go with your beloved pet. Dr. Russ is a wonderful, kind, compassionate veterinarian. He makes the animals feel comfortable and liked, he will get down on the floor and talk and play with your pet. My doggie loved Dr. Russ and never did mind going to see him. Today, it is really hard to find a trusted doctor for your animal babies, but Jefferson Animal Clinic is a great place. They take the time to explain to you what is happening and why. Not only does Dr. Russ make his patients feel comfortable, he makes mom and dad comfortable too.

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Jefferson Animal Clinic is the place to go with your beloved pet. Dr. Russ is a wonderful, kind, compassionate veterinarian. He makes the animals feel comfortable and liked, he will get down on the floor and talk and play with your pet. My doggie loved Dr. Russ and never did mind going to see him. Today, it is really hard to find a trusted doctor for your animal babies, but Jefferson Animal Clinic is a great place. They take the time to explain to you what is happening and why. Not only does Dr. Russ make his patients feel comfortable, he makes mom and dad comfortable too.

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Jefferson Animal Clinic was established in 1967 as a one-veterinarian clinic. It was operated by Dr. John Gray from a converted house near what is now Old Town in Arvada. As a young veterinarian, Doc Grey had a deep love for animals and a vision of a veterinary hospital that treats pets with the same level of medical care and attention given to human patients. It was his insight and dedication to veterinary medicine that has brought the Jefferson Animal Clinic to where it is today: a three-veterinarian, full-service facility offering the most progressive and up-to-date treatment for pets throughout Arvada and surrounding communities. Although we operate out of the same facility, we have been through 2 major renovations and countless equipment changes that allow us to give the highest level of care to your pets. We pride ourselves on our expert preventative dental care with the availability to provide much higher quality dental programs than most hospitals offer.

 

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