Alta View Animal Hospital

★★★★★
  • 690 Showers Dr

    Mountain View, CA 94040

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  • 650-948-1021

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We have taken our little dogs to this vet for regular checkups and a few small special issues. We have dealt with both vets who are very professional.

The receptionists are always nice to us and our dogs. The care we have received is always good but we have not had any major issues with our dog so far. The exams are always thorough and the care is holistic not just about charging things. For example, when are dog went in for a skin rash, the vet first asked about possible sources for the allergic reaction and then prescribed an anti-histamine and lotion. We were able to resolve that issue easily with his help.

We've also been able to get appointments on short notice.

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We have taken our little dogs to this vet for regular checkups and a few small special issues. We have dealt with both vets who are very professional.

The receptionists are always nice to us and our dogs. The care we have received is always good but we have not had any major issues with our dog so far. The exams are always thorough and the care is holistic not just about charging things. For example, when are dog went in for a skin rash, the vet first asked about possible sources for the allergic reaction and then prescribed an anti-histamine and lotion. We were able to resolve that issue easily with his help.

We've also been able to get appointments on short notice.

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My dear Snow became very ill and I had to do what was best for him, at 18 years of age, he lived a happy, cared for and beautiful life. And when the time came for that very difficult decision to be made Alta View Animal Hospital was there for me one more time. They treated the situation with respect, gave me my time with Snow and though I could not bear being with him at that final moment, I was reassured that he was treated with the up most respect and dignity. They made one of the most difficult times in my life a little easier for me to bare. I opted for private cremation for him and received in in the most beautiful wooden box with his name engraved in a brass plate on the box, they also included a paw print on clay, very touching. So he sits here in my shelf, I still can touch his case and know he is nearby.

For my next pet and when that times comes, I will definitely make him or her part of the care team at Alta View Animal Hospital.

Thank you for being so caring.

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My dear Snow became very ill and I had to do what was best for him, at 18 years of age, he lived a happy, cared for and beautiful life. And when the time came for that very difficult decision to be made Alta View Animal Hospital was there for me one more time. They treated the situation with respect, gave me my time with Snow and though I could not bear being with him at that final moment, I was reassured that he was treated with the up most respect and dignity. They made one of the most difficult times in my life a little easier for me to bare. I opted for private cremation for him and received in in the most beautiful wooden box with his name engraved in a brass plate on the box, they also included a paw print on clay, very touching. So he sits here in my shelf, I still can touch his case and know he is nearby.

For my next pet and when that times comes, I will definitely make him or her part of the care team at Alta View Animal Hospital.

Thank you for being so caring.

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I've been taking my pets to this veterinarian since 2005. I have never been to a veterinary clinic that had a more welcoming and caring staff. The prices are reasonable (I've checked around and all the places in this area cost about the same.) But, even if this place was double the cost, I would still use them. I love my pets and I love that they enjoy going into this clinic and don't ever seem to be afraid. And Dr Ghumman is so knowledgeable and never do any treatment without getting my approval first. They treat me like a family member, and not just a number, like so many of the other "cheaper-looking" places.

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I've been taking my pets to this veterinarian since 2005. I have never been to a veterinary clinic that had a more welcoming and caring staff. The prices are reasonable (I've checked around and all the places in this area cost about the same.) But, even if this place was double the cost, I would still use them. I love my pets and I love that they enjoy going into this clinic and don't ever seem to be afraid. And Dr Ghumman is so knowledgeable and never do any treatment without getting my approval first. They treat me like a family member, and not just a number, like so many of the other "cheaper-looking" places.

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I was recommended to the alta view animal hospital by a friend of mine in Los Altos. I had to drive in from San Mateo, but I am very glad I did. The ladies at the front desk were very helpful and the vet was friendly and spent a lot of time talking to me about my dog's history and answered all my questions. He was also very good with my dog. My only problem was that my GPS brought me to their old address that they moved from a while ago and the parking in the new place was a bit tight. Otherwise I highly recommend them.

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I was recommended to the alta view animal hospital by a friend of mine in Los Altos. I had to drive in from San Mateo, but I am very glad I did. The ladies at the front desk were very helpful and the vet was friendly and spent a lot of time talking to me about my dog's history and answered all my questions. He was also very good with my dog. My only problem was that my GPS brought me to their old address that they moved from a while ago and the parking in the new place was a bit tight. Otherwise I highly recommend them.

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This is a great pet hospital. My seven year old neutered male beagle developed a large mass on his prenuptial area so I took him directly to my vet in Los Altos. The cell sample taken from the site revealed that he had a dreaded Mast Cell tumor in the area and it tested positive for cancer. My vet wanted to charge me over $3,000 for the surgery. Upon researching, I found that the recommended vet usually charged far more than I could afford. Online reviews led me to Alta View Animal Hospital, where Dr. Paul Ghumman agreed to operate on my dog for less than half the price my vet wanted to charge me. In surgery, Dr. Ghumman found that the tumor had also invaded the lymph node adjacent to the urinary canal; it and the main tumor were removed in a two hour surgery. I cannot praise the quality of the surgery and stitch work enough. It was absolutely beautiful considering what had been done. It is now two months later and my dog has healed beautifully. I know we are not out of the woods because these types of tumors tend to put down roots into many adjacent areas (the books call these tumors 'octopuses' because of all of the tentacles). We did not choose post radiation because of the cost and the burden on the dog (three to five radiations per week for up to five weeks with full sedation each time). Instead, we chose to go with a daily Benedryl and Prednisone cocktail. It is hard to believe that some people can have such deep feelings for animals, but I am one of those. To the entire staff of Alta View Animal Hospital - Thank you from the bottom of my heart. And to Dr. Ghumman , I so much appreciate your time, experience and tremendous work.

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This is a great pet hospital. My seven year old neutered male beagle developed a large mass on his prenuptial area so I took him directly to my vet in Los Altos. The cell sample taken from the site revealed that he had a dreaded Mast Cell tumor in the area and it tested positive for cancer. My vet wanted to charge me over $3,000 for the surgery. Upon researching, I found that the recommended vet usually charged far more than I could afford. Online reviews led me to Alta View Animal Hospital, where Dr. Paul Ghumman agreed to operate on my dog for less than half the price my vet wanted to charge me. In surgery, Dr. Ghumman found that the tumor had also invaded the lymph node adjacent to the urinary canal; it and the main tumor were removed in a two hour surgery. I cannot praise the quality of the surgery and stitch work enough. It was absolutely beautiful considering what had been done. It is now two months later and my dog has healed beautifully. I know we are not out of the woods because these types of tumors tend to put down roots into many adjacent areas (the books call these tumors 'octopuses' because of all of the tentacles). We did not choose post radiation because of the cost and the burden on the dog (three to five radiations per week for up to five weeks with full sedation each time). Instead, we chose to go with a daily Benedryl and Prednisone cocktail. It is hard to believe that some people can have such deep feelings for animals, but I am one of those. To the entire staff of Alta View Animal Hospital - Thank you from the bottom of my heart. And to Dr. Ghumman , I so much appreciate your time, experience and tremendous work.

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A beautiful dog came into my life and I was unprepared. After owning a cat for 17 years, you can imagine, I needed some education on what this Dog Ownership thing was all about. Well, I took 'Tufus' to the Alta View Animal Hospital and had a darn good experience. Dr. Ghumman took the time to educate me on how to care for a dog.....the feeding, the grooming, the exercise programs, the need to shots and other surgical specialties.I left with a bit more knowledge and a happier pet. Will be back this Friday to get Tufus neutered....poor guy, happy me.

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A beautiful dog came into my life and I was unprepared. After owning a cat for 17 years, you can imagine, I needed some education on what this Dog Ownership thing was all about. Well, I took 'Tufus' to the Alta View Animal Hospital and had a darn good experience. Dr. Ghumman took the time to educate me on how to care for a dog.....the feeding, the grooming, the exercise programs, the need to shots and other surgical specialties.I left with a bit more knowledge and a happier pet. Will be back this Friday to get Tufus neutered....poor guy, happy me.

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After moving from out of state we had to find a new vet. Dr. Ghumman is a WONDERFUL vet. His vet tech Paul is AWESOME also! High five to you both!!!! I also have to commend the front desk staff for there friendliness and

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After moving from out of state we had to find a new vet. Dr. Ghumman is a WONDERFUL vet. His vet tech Paul is AWESOME also! High five to you both!!!! I also have to commend the front desk staff for there friendliness and

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I have had pets most of my life, and dealt with a lot of veterinarians, and have found Alta View Animal Hospital to be the best, hands down.

I have a 120 lb. Newfoundland, and needed a vet who was familiar with large breeds. Searching Newf boards brought me to Dr. Paul Ghumman, and he is just as good as the recommendations said. Really nice guy who is very knowledgable and capable. Yet he is laid-back and doesn't make you feel stupid. He doesn't pressure you to do anything, just lays out the information and lets you make your own decisions. He cares about the animals, and remembers them as well! He performed a spay and a tummy staple on my dog (large-chested dogs are subject to bloat and torsion, stapling helps) and she did fine. She had extra pain and could not settle, so I called the doctor and asked for a specific pain medication and he prescribed it with no problem. He really is great.

One good doctor does not a great hospital make, and if he were the only one, I might not write this review. But I also took my cats there on separate occasions, for equally life-threatening problems. One of my cats stopped eating...completely. It caused problems with her liver and she was really sick. Trying to get her to eat again was quite the task. Luckily, Dr. Ghumman and others are wonderful! My other cat almost died from a urinary tract infection...twice. Once we switched his food, he has been fine.

In any case, I include those episodes so you know that I have a lot of experience with the hospital,and they are more than capable.

The last thing I leave you with is how the front desk answers the phone:" Alta View Animal Hospital, can you hold or is this an emergency?"

That says it all.

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I have had pets most of my life, and dealt with a lot of veterinarians, and have found Alta View Animal Hospital to be the best, hands down.

I have a 120 lb. Newfoundland, and needed a vet who was familiar with large breeds. Searching Newf boards brought me to Dr. Paul Ghumman, and he is just as good as the recommendations said. Really nice guy who is very knowledgable and capable. Yet he is laid-back and doesn't make you feel stupid. He doesn't pressure you to do anything, just lays out the information and lets you make your own decisions. He cares about the animals, and remembers them as well! He performed a spay and a tummy staple on my dog (large-chested dogs are subject to bloat and torsion, stapling helps) and she did fine. She had extra pain and could not settle, so I called the doctor and asked for a specific pain medication and he prescribed it with no problem. He really is great.

One good doctor does not a great hospital make, and if he were the only one, I might not write this review. But I also took my cats there on separate occasions, for equally life-threatening problems. One of my cats stopped eating...completely. It caused problems with her liver and she was really sick. Trying to get her to eat again was quite the task. Luckily, Dr. Ghumman and others are wonderful! My other cat almost died from a urinary tract infection...twice. Once we switched his food, he has been fine.

In any case, I include those episodes so you know that I have a lot of experience with the hospital,and they are more than capable.

The last thing I leave you with is how the front desk answers the phone:" Alta View Animal Hospital, can you hold or is this an emergency?"

That says it all.

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After a traumatic journey in the car during our move from AZ to CA, our kitty picked up a nasty cat-cold. I called Alta View and not knowing me at all, they provided helpful insight over the phone- not the "bring her in now no matter the symptoms" type advice I expected, but actual practical helpful info. Once we determined this illness wasnt going to magically disappear as we had hoped, Alta View not only accepted her as a walk-in, but also didnt make me feel like a terrible cat mom for not getting her in sooner. Was in and out with meds and peace of mind in 45 minutes. Kitty is well on her way to recovery and should be eating me out of house and home and getting into trouble again in no time.

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After a traumatic journey in the car during our move from AZ to CA, our kitty picked up a nasty cat-cold. I called Alta View and not knowing me at all, they provided helpful insight over the phone- not the "bring her in now no matter the symptoms" type advice I expected, but actual practical helpful info. Once we determined this illness wasnt going to magically disappear as we had hoped, Alta View not only accepted her as a walk-in, but also didnt make me feel like a terrible cat mom for not getting her in sooner. Was in and out with meds and peace of mind in 45 minutes. Kitty is well on her way to recovery and should be eating me out of house and home and getting into trouble again in no time.

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I have been taking my dog to this vet for a couple of years. They have grate doctors but I have always seen Dr.Ghumman. My dog was suffering from chronic ear infections and he was finally able to convince me into getting some sort of scope treatment (along with a dental cleaning) which was pricey but it worked. The receptionists know me by my dog's name and Dr. Ghumman is always very nice and throughly instructs me on how to care for my dog's ailments. I also use their groomer once and the groomer does a good job.

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I have been taking my dog to this vet for a couple of years. They have grate doctors but I have always seen Dr.Ghumman. My dog was suffering from chronic ear infections and he was finally able to convince me into getting some sort of scope treatment (along with a dental cleaning) which was pricey but it worked. The receptionists know me by my dog's name and Dr. Ghumman is always very nice and throughly instructs me on how to care for my dog's ailments. I also use their groomer once and the groomer does a good job.

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About two weeks ago my dog Chip had surgery to remove his teeth due to a severe advanced oral infection. We scheduled the surgery for that same week and felt such guilt that our little Chip was so helpless. The doctor called the next day to follow up and give us further instructions for his care post-surgery. How happy we were to see our baby feeling better. During his follow up visit a few days ago it was discovered he needed another surgery and we promptly took action. This one was scarier than the first, since he was bleeding uncontrollably from his nose after surgery. But the doctors acted quickly and we were able to take him home. Today, one day after the procedure we got a call first thing from the doctor who answered questions we forgot to ask and told us Chip would be doing much better very soon. I'm very grateful to the doctors and staff for providing such wonderful care and attention. Upon writing this review, I noticed that Chip was looking to the pantry as if saying, c'mon lady feed me some food. He ate, drank water, walked the patio and is now resting like a baby. No complaints here.

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About two weeks ago my dog Chip had surgery to remove his teeth due to a severe advanced oral infection. We scheduled the surgery for that same week and felt such guilt that our little Chip was so helpless. The doctor called the next day to follow up and give us further instructions for his care post-surgery. How happy we were to see our baby feeling better. During his follow up visit a few days ago it was discovered he needed another surgery and we promptly took action. This one was scarier than the first, since he was bleeding uncontrollably from his nose after surgery. But the doctors acted quickly and we were able to take him home. Today, one day after the procedure we got a call first thing from the doctor who answered questions we forgot to ask and told us Chip would be doing much better very soon. I'm very grateful to the doctors and staff for providing such wonderful care and attention. Upon writing this review, I noticed that Chip was looking to the pantry as if saying, c'mon lady feed me some food. He ate, drank water, walked the patio and is now resting like a baby. No complaints here.

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Listen up all those out there who adore your pets and want the very best possible care for them.\r
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No need searching any further because you have found THE PLACE. No need calling Aunt Mildred to see where she takes her precious Buffy,

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Listen up all those out there who adore your pets and want the very best possible care for them.\r
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No need searching any further because you have found THE PLACE. No need calling Aunt Mildred to see where she takes her precious Buffy,

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These are the Most Compassionate & Caring People you will ever encounter. I was visiting from Oklahoma and my dog Ethel became deathly ill. They took us right in and brought my Ethel back up to speed. Dr. Ghumman was so caring& compassionate while caring for Ethel and conferring with me.They explained everything in great detail. These people will handle your loved one like they were their own. Those of you who actually reside here should consider them a blessing to be a part of your pets life. If I could take them back to Oklahoma with me, I would. My recommendation to anyone in the Mountain View area is to check this place out for yourself and you will see exactly what I mean.

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These are the Most Compassionate & Caring People you will ever encounter. I was visiting from Oklahoma and my dog Ethel became deathly ill. They took us right in and brought my Ethel back up to speed. Dr. Ghumman was so caring& compassionate while caring for Ethel and conferring with me.They explained everything in great detail. These people will handle your loved one like they were their own. Those of you who actually reside here should consider them a blessing to be a part of your pets life. If I could take them back to Oklahoma with me, I would. My recommendation to anyone in the Mountain View area is to check this place out for yourself and you will see exactly what I mean.

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First, I have never experienced vets as friendly, caring, thorough, professional, and compassionate as Dr. Ghumman. He is a rare find and I drive 25 miles to take my pets (I currently have 2 dogs and 1 cat).

Over the past year, I have had to make the incredibly difficult decision to let two aging pets go, and I couldn t have been more grateful for the caring and guidance Dr. Ghumman provided in coming to that decision.

In particular, I had a cat diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago with kidney disease. A vet near my home recommended that I go home, get my thoughts in order, and call him when I wanted to euthanize because there was nothing we could do. My daughter recommended that I see Dr. Ghumman for another opinion, even though I had to drive to Mountain View. Dr. Ghumman helped me manage this cat s disease and we had another 2 years to love and enjoy this animal, who had a wonderful quality of life until the end. And we mostly managed his care with careful diet and very little meds.

I ve never experienced anything but pleasant greetings for me and my pets. They have always been helpful and prompt, always apologizing if they are backed up with other clients and I have to wait. And I ve been in the clinic frequently over the past two years, so if they weren t consistent, I think I would have seen it. Triny, especially, is a sweetheart!

I love, love, love, this clinic and recommend it to anyone who is looking for great care for their pets!

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First, I have never experienced vets as friendly, caring, thorough, professional, and compassionate as Dr. Ghumman. He is a rare find and I drive 25 miles to take my pets (I currently have 2 dogs and 1 cat).

Over the past year, I have had to make the incredibly difficult decision to let two aging pets go, and I couldn t have been more grateful for the caring and guidance Dr. Ghumman provided in coming to that decision.

In particular, I had a cat diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago with kidney disease. A vet near my home recommended that I go home, get my thoughts in order, and call him when I wanted to euthanize because there was nothing we could do. My daughter recommended that I see Dr. Ghumman for another opinion, even though I had to drive to Mountain View. Dr. Ghumman helped me manage this cat s disease and we had another 2 years to love and enjoy this animal, who had a wonderful quality of life until the end. And we mostly managed his care with careful diet and very little meds.

I ve never experienced anything but pleasant greetings for me and my pets. They have always been helpful and prompt, always apologizing if they are backed up with other clients and I have to wait. And I ve been in the clinic frequently over the past two years, so if they weren t consistent, I think I would have seen it. Triny, especially, is a sweetheart!

I love, love, love, this clinic and recommend it to anyone who is looking for great care for their pets!

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Had a great experience here as a new dog owner going on the first vet appointment after we got our little guy.

Suna was great when I scheduled the appointment, Paul was a great technician and Dr. Ghumman was a fantastic vet. The woman at the front desk was great when we were finishing up and bugging her about info regarding pet insurance too.

Prices seemed okay, but I don't really know what the going rate usually is ... $39 or so for the vet appt, $10 for each shot, $29 or so to microchip the dog and another $39 or so to check out his poop for parasites.

Bottom line is, this was a super painless experience for both my other half and I as well as our dog. Would encourage folks to check them out.

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Had a great experience here as a new dog owner going on the first vet appointment after we got our little guy.

Suna was great when I scheduled the appointment, Paul was a great technician and Dr. Ghumman was a fantastic vet. The woman at the front desk was great when we were finishing up and bugging her about info regarding pet insurance too.

Prices seemed okay, but I don't really know what the going rate usually is ... $39 or so for the vet appt, $10 for each shot, $29 or so to microchip the dog and another $39 or so to check out his poop for parasites.

Bottom line is, this was a super painless experience for both my other half and I as well as our dog. Would encourage folks to check them out.

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I love Alta View. Who cares really, my dog LOVES Alta View.

I chose them as my vets because friends use them and they are in walking distance to my house which I was looking for just in case we cannot drive for one reason or another. The staff ate the front desk, the assistants and the vets all are super nice and their goal is to get you out quickly as your pet only enjoys sitting still for so long even though she may be get tasty treats. My dog is not "traumatized" after her visits even if she got several shots, quite the contrary. I also feel well taken care of and advised when I go there.

Luna, my dog, loves this place so much she makes a bee line for it whenever we walk down El Camino. This says it all and I am sure she is counting the days until she can go back for her annual shots!

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I love Alta View. Who cares really, my dog LOVES Alta View.

I chose them as my vets because friends use them and they are in walking distance to my house which I was looking for just in case we cannot drive for one reason or another. The staff ate the front desk, the assistants and the vets all are super nice and their goal is to get you out quickly as your pet only enjoys sitting still for so long even though she may be get tasty treats. My dog is not "traumatized" after her visits even if she got several shots, quite the contrary. I also feel well taken care of and advised when I go there.

Luna, my dog, loves this place so much she makes a bee line for it whenever we walk down El Camino. This says it all and I am sure she is counting the days until she can go back for her annual shots!

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After a traumatic evening looking for Nancy Regan (my cat) and eventually finding her a complete mess with a broken, bloody, leg, and several additional injuries, we called Alta View Hospital and they told us exactly what to do, upon arrival the staff and the doctors could not have been more wonderful, particularly given how upset we were. They were the only place available on a Saturday as well. I feel completely assured that she is getting the best treatment possible. THANK YOU ALTA VIEW!!!!

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After a traumatic evening looking for Nancy Regan (my cat) and eventually finding her a complete mess with a broken, bloody, leg, and several additional injuries, we called Alta View Hospital and they told us exactly what to do, upon arrival the staff and the doctors could not have been more wonderful, particularly given how upset we were. They were the only place available on a Saturday as well. I feel completely assured that she is getting the best treatment possible. THANK YOU ALTA VIEW!!!!

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We have received nothing buy excellent care from both Dr. Ghumman and the staff here at Alta View Animal Hospital. We have our 3 dogs groomed here, this is where we take them when they are sick and we also have them boarded here when we go out of town. The staff literally knows our dogs by name we are here so often! Thanks all your dedication, you guys are the best!

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We have received nothing buy excellent care from both Dr. Ghumman and the staff here at Alta View Animal Hospital. We have our 3 dogs groomed here, this is where we take them when they are sick and we also have them boarded here when we go out of town. The staff literally knows our dogs by name we are here so often! Thanks all your dedication, you guys are the best!

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This is by far the best vet I have ever been to. Me and my gf took our yorkie here for a check up b/c she is a picky eater we wanted to make sure she was OK. Let me start off by saying that the doc was extremely informative. He took time and was in no rush. He is a ln extremely nice guy. The staff is extremely nice and helpful. We even got a tour around the entire facility which offers everything from boarding to grooming and surgery. I deffenitely recommend this veterinary. We will be coming back very soon. I am never taking my dog to petsmart again where I wait hours to see a vet who rushes through everything.\n

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This is by far the best vet I have ever been to. Me and my gf took our yorkie here for a check up b/c she is a picky eater we wanted to make sure she was OK. Let me start off by saying that the doc was extremely informative. He took time and was in no rush. He is a ln extremely nice guy. The staff is extremely nice and helpful. We even got a tour around the entire facility which offers everything from boarding to grooming and surgery. I deffenitely recommend this veterinary. We will be coming back very soon. I am never taking my dog to petsmart again where I wait hours to see a vet who rushes through everything.\n

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We always receive caring and helpful service from everyone at Alta View. Whether it's the support staff or the vets, these people go out of their way to make sure you and your pets are comfortable and taken care of. I really appreciate all the hard work you all have done for foxy and me in the past few years.\n

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We always receive caring and helpful service from everyone at Alta View. Whether it's the support staff or the vets, these people go out of their way to make sure you and your pets are comfortable and taken care of. I really appreciate all the hard work you all have done for foxy and me in the past few years.\n

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We had yet another great visit with Dr. Ghumman earlier this week. Lucky has pretty bad allergies so it has been interesting learning how to deal with all of that to say the least. Dr. Ghumman has always explained everything so well and has just been a great help. The good news is it seems like Lucky has grown out of many of her allergy problems!\n

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We had yet another great visit with Dr. Ghumman earlier this week. Lucky has pretty bad allergies so it has been interesting learning how to deal with all of that to say the least. Dr. Ghumman has always explained everything so well and has just been a great help. The good news is it seems like Lucky has grown out of many of her allergy problems!\n

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I recently brought in Stinkers, my 5 month old dachschund in to see the vet here at Alta View. This being my first pet I was sort of unsure of the whole process and all that so it was kind of nerve racking.

However much to my surprise it was a simple process and the woman handling the front that morning was amazingly helpful knowing I was new to being a pet owner. Anywho... she got me in and out right away, the doctor was cool and gave a complete exam in the room as well as vaccinations. I sscheduled a recheck/follow vaccination then was on my way. Stinkers left happy, and so did I :)

Only 1 issue for me, hardly worth noting, but the parking lot was a pain to maneuver my truck out of haha. 4 solid stars easy.

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I recently brought in Stinkers, my 5 month old dachschund in to see the vet here at Alta View. This being my first pet I was sort of unsure of the whole process and all that so it was kind of nerve racking.

However much to my surprise it was a simple process and the woman handling the front that morning was amazingly helpful knowing I was new to being a pet owner. Anywho... she got me in and out right away, the doctor was cool and gave a complete exam in the room as well as vaccinations. I sscheduled a recheck/follow vaccination then was on my way. Stinkers left happy, and so did I :)

Only 1 issue for me, hardly worth noting, but the parking lot was a pain to maneuver my truck out of haha. 4 solid stars easy.

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I LOVE this vet. I recently switched from a vet in Oakland because i just moved, and what a huge difference! Most importantly, they really seem to care about you and your animal. They are sweet and friendly, definitely show my little Boston Terrorist lots of love, and after he got into something at the beach that made him sick, they went above and beyond to make sure he was ok. They even called me three times to follow up and see how he was doing! \r\n\r\nNot only that, but Dr. Ghumman was open minded to homeopathic solutions to my pup's allergies, which my previous vet wasn't. Bostons are notoriously allergic, and it helps to have a vet that can make suggestions other than cortisone shots every time it gets bad, since that's a pretty harsh form of treatment. He also had great nutritional advice for my pup (I make his food, and my previous vet wouldn't offer any information on this) and offered to refer me to a nutritionist. \r\n\r\nThese guys are thorough, attentive, kind and best of all, they don't take any chances with your wee one.I am definitely a new devotee- these guys are highly recommended :)\r\n\r\n

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I LOVE this vet. I recently switched from a vet in Oakland because i just moved, and what a huge difference! Most importantly, they really seem to care about you and your animal. They are sweet and friendly, definitely show my little Boston Terrorist lots of love, and after he got into something at the beach that made him sick, they went above and beyond to make sure he was ok. They even called me three times to follow up and see how he was doing! \r\n\r\nNot only that, but Dr. Ghumman was open minded to homeopathic solutions to my pup's allergies, which my previous vet wasn't. Bostons are notoriously allergic, and it helps to have a vet that can make suggestions other than cortisone shots every time it gets bad, since that's a pretty harsh form of treatment. He also had great nutritional advice for my pup (I make his food, and my previous vet wouldn't offer any information on this) and offered to refer me to a nutritionist. \r\n\r\nThese guys are thorough, attentive, kind and best of all, they don't take any chances with your wee one.I am definitely a new devotee- these guys are highly recommended :)\r\n\r\n

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Overall wonderful place to bring your pet.\r\nI love Dr. Ghumman, he really takes a personal interest in our 'delicate creature' and called to check up on him when he was really sick. he even gave us his cell phone to give him updates on the weekends. Front office staff is really nice and helpful. \r\nI wouldn't trust another vet.\r\n\r\n

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Overall wonderful place to bring your pet.\r\nI love Dr. Ghumman, he really takes a personal interest in our 'delicate creature' and called to check up on him when he was really sick. he even gave us his cell phone to give him updates on the weekends. Front office staff is really nice and helpful. \r\nI wouldn't trust another vet.\r\n\r\n

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I have been going to Alta View for well over 10 years. Dr.Ghumman He is very good with my animals and is very honest with me, he only recommends what is best for my pets. Sometimes I misunderstand him, but I have no problem asking him to repeat what he said. My pets are my life and my love, I trust the entire crew at Alta View. One day I made an appointment for my dog and I met the new associate doctor, Dr.Gurushau. She is very nice and is very caring with my pets needs, glad she is there.The hospital is very clean and the staff is so nice to visit, they really care when we walk in the door for our visit. Keep up the good work!\r\n\r\n

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I have been going to Alta View for well over 10 years. Dr.Ghumman He is very good with my animals and is very honest with me, he only recommends what is best for my pets. Sometimes I misunderstand him, but I have no problem asking him to repeat what he said. My pets are my life and my love, I trust the entire crew at Alta View. One day I made an appointment for my dog and I met the new associate doctor, Dr.Gurushau. She is very nice and is very caring with my pets needs, glad she is there.The hospital is very clean and the staff is so nice to visit, they really care when we walk in the door for our visit. Keep up the good work!\r\n\r\n

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Dr. Ghumman saved my cat's life when two other local vets said she wouldn't have a chance. I got updates, information and comfort throughout the day while my cat was hospitalized. This vet is good and he cares, and if you haven't noticed this then I wonder who YOU are and what type of client YOU are. I am a small business owner and am forever amazed at how critical people are when in fact it is they who are difficult to deal with. That being said, I give these people 5 stars; from the cute girl at the front desk, to the vets...they have been wonderful.

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Dr. Ghumman saved my cat's life when two other local vets said she wouldn't have a chance. I got updates, information and comfort throughout the day while my cat was hospitalized. This vet is good and he cares, and if you haven't noticed this then I wonder who YOU are and what type of client YOU are. I am a small business owner and am forever amazed at how critical people are when in fact it is they who are difficult to deal with. That being said, I give these people 5 stars; from the cute girl at the front desk, to the vets...they have been wonderful.

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I've been taking my rescue lab here for about 5 years. I love the vets and the front room staff. They are sensitive to financial issues, send reminders about vaccinations.

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I've been taking my rescue lab here for about 5 years. I love the vets and the front room staff. They are sensitive to financial issues, send reminders about vaccinations.

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Absolutely the best Veterinary practice I've ever experienced!

We've tried a few different places over the years, but when our dog got a bite, I wanted a place that would really care about him. gaby on the iPhone picked out a few "Recommended Veterinarians", and based on the reviews of this place, their straightforward website, and gut instinct, I took LBW over here.

The staff welcomed him in like they knew him, then Dr. Paul Ghumman took care of him, the experience was great and pleasant for him, and the overall Bill was very reasoanble.

Absolutely Marvelous.

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Absolutely the best Veterinary practice I've ever experienced!

We've tried a few different places over the years, but when our dog got a bite, I wanted a place that would really care about him. gaby on the iPhone picked out a few "Recommended Veterinarians", and based on the reviews of this place, their straightforward website, and gut instinct, I took LBW over here.

The staff welcomed him in like they knew him, then Dr. Paul Ghumman took care of him, the experience was great and pleasant for him, and the overall Bill was very reasoanble.

Absolutely Marvelous.

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Brought my lionhead rabbit, little king, here for the first time for a checkup and nail trim. Dr. Ghumman was the one who helped me and he was awesome. It's not easy finding a vet that is experienced with taking care of rabbits but Dr. Ghumman seemed very knowledgeable.

I was very surprised how gentle he handled little king when he examined him. I brought my rabbit to another vet months before coming here and looking back, I feel that vet handled little king like he was getting ready to slaughter him. The first vet experience I had, the vet grabbed him by the neck and held him down on the back to examine his genitals. Over here at Alta View Animal Hospital Dr. Ghumman had an assistant to hold little king up so he could examine the genitals. It was completely a different experience coming here. Another thing about this place is they seem to do all the procedures in the back room.

All the staff were really nice and they seemed experienced with pets. My rabbit is pretty healthy so I can't rate them on how they are with sick pets but I trust they're good with sick pets too. I would definately recommend all pet owners to come here. I couldn't believe they even called me couple days after the visit to checkup on how my rabbit was doing. Awesome service here!!

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Brought my lionhead rabbit, little king, here for the first time for a checkup and nail trim. Dr. Ghumman was the one who helped me and he was awesome. It's not easy finding a vet that is experienced with taking care of rabbits but Dr. Ghumman seemed very knowledgeable.

I was very surprised how gentle he handled little king when he examined him. I brought my rabbit to another vet months before coming here and looking back, I feel that vet handled little king like he was getting ready to slaughter him. The first vet experience I had, the vet grabbed him by the neck and held him down on the back to examine his genitals. Over here at Alta View Animal Hospital Dr. Ghumman had an assistant to hold little king up so he could examine the genitals. It was completely a different experience coming here. Another thing about this place is they seem to do all the procedures in the back room.

All the staff were really nice and they seemed experienced with pets. My rabbit is pretty healthy so I can't rate them on how they are with sick pets but I trust they're good with sick pets too. I would definately recommend all pet owners to come here. I couldn't believe they even called me couple days after the visit to checkup on how my rabbit was doing. Awesome service here!!

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these guys used to be pretty careless, but they do try to keep their costs down for the pet owners. Adobe Pet Clinic across the street costs nearly twice what Alta Vista charges for just walking in the door. \r\nIn an real emergency, it probably doesn't matter, it would come down to whom ever puts the pet back together best and quickest - without making you wait and have your pet suffer would get my vote. But trying to make routine shots and vaccines and pet maintenance affordable is worth the trip to ALTA VISTA.

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these guys used to be pretty careless, but they do try to keep their costs down for the pet owners. Adobe Pet Clinic across the street costs nearly twice what Alta Vista charges for just walking in the door. \r\nIn an real emergency, it probably doesn't matter, it would come down to whom ever puts the pet back together best and quickest - without making you wait and have your pet suffer would get my vote. But trying to make routine shots and vaccines and pet maintenance affordable is worth the trip to ALTA VISTA.

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?I've been taking my cats here for years, The Boys were always treated like royalty. They always enjoyed it when I went on vacation, because this place was there home away from home. The staff was very friendly and always helpful. Dr. Ghumman is so good with them , and i trust the staff cause i know they keep and eye out for my boys

Thanks for everything Altaview
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?I've been taking my cats here for years, The Boys were always treated like royalty. They always enjoyed it when I went on vacation, because this place was there home away from home. The staff was very friendly and always helpful. Dr. Ghumman is so good with them , and i trust the staff cause i know they keep and eye out for my boys

Thanks for everything Altaview
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I highly recommend Dr. Ghumman and Alta view animal hospital. Our kitty is always well taken care of, and Dr. Ghumman is so gentle and understanding with kitty, and so patient with me! He answers all my questions and someone from the office always calls to check up when we bring kitty in for non-routine things. The hours are convenient.

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I highly recommend Dr. Ghumman and Alta view animal hospital. Our kitty is always well taken care of, and Dr. Ghumman is so gentle and understanding with kitty, and so patient with me! He answers all my questions and someone from the office always calls to check up when we bring kitty in for non-routine things. The hours are convenient.

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Very friendly vet assistants and doctors. I never had trouble making appts at a convenient time. Everything I needed they gave me. I've brought both of my dogs to them and will be bringing my third pooch here as well. Let's not discuss my family's obsession with animals now though....I'm just glad these kind folks take care of my family's obsession...and the objects of it. Both doctors are attentive, gentle, and I go out of my way to bring my pets here. I've also bought several products from them, like doggie toothpaste.

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Very friendly vet assistants and doctors. I never had trouble making appts at a convenient time. Everything I needed they gave me. I've brought both of my dogs to them and will be bringing my third pooch here as well. Let's not discuss my family's obsession with animals now though....I'm just glad these kind folks take care of my family's obsession...and the objects of it. Both doctors are attentive, gentle, and I go out of my way to bring my pets here. I've also bought several products from them, like doggie toothpaste.

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We love Alta-view ! Dr. Ghumman is amazing! I tried out a few vets before finally settling on him, and I've been very happy ever since. He always gives my little dog lots of attention and love when he sees her and makes us feel very comfortable. I have had other good vets, but Dr. Ghumman is the first I've had who makes me feel like he actually loves his job and the animals he works with. I really do appreciate how he does his best to keep costs low for us. I don't trust many people with my little girl, but he is definitely one of the best vets I've ever had.

I also really love this place because I went to see my pups X-Rays in the back room, I noticed that they had someone in the kennel room who recognized my pup immediately and gave her a very friendly hello. At that moment, I was sold on this place. I hate to think about my little dog having to sit alone and scared in a kennel all day, especially after getting put under, so I was so happy to know that Alta-view had someone there with all the animals checking on them and keeping them company.

I also really like the front desk staff here. I've had to call a lot with questions and concerns and they are always very friendly and helpful.

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We love Alta-view ! Dr. Ghumman is amazing! I tried out a few vets before finally settling on him, and I've been very happy ever since. He always gives my little dog lots of attention and love when he sees her and makes us feel very comfortable. I have had other good vets, but Dr. Ghumman is the first I've had who makes me feel like he actually loves his job and the animals he works with. I really do appreciate how he does his best to keep costs low for us. I don't trust many people with my little girl, but he is definitely one of the best vets I've ever had.

I also really love this place because I went to see my pups X-Rays in the back room, I noticed that they had someone in the kennel room who recognized my pup immediately and gave her a very friendly hello. At that moment, I was sold on this place. I hate to think about my little dog having to sit alone and scared in a kennel all day, especially after getting put under, so I was so happy to know that Alta-view had someone there with all the animals checking on them and keeping them company.

I also really like the front desk staff here. I've had to call a lot with questions and concerns and they are always very friendly and helpful.

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I have a 3 year old lab who got very long object/piece of fabric stuck in his stomach and intestine. Dr. Ghumman was amazing. He clearly set the treatment expectations and procedures. After the major surgery was completed he set my dog up with a post care clinic for observation, and 3 days later my dog is back to himself. You can never prepare for the emotional and financial impact of an emergency like this, but Dr.Ghumman walked me through every scenario.

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I have a 3 year old lab who got very long object/piece of fabric stuck in his stomach and intestine. Dr. Ghumman was amazing. He clearly set the treatment expectations and procedures. After the major surgery was completed he set my dog up with a post care clinic for observation, and 3 days later my dog is back to himself. You can never prepare for the emotional and financial impact of an emergency like this, but Dr.Ghumman walked me through every scenario.

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My cat lily had seen dr. Paul since 1999 for checkups, boarding and for a year now for his kidney failure. I had to see Dr. Paul last week when I made the difficult decision to put one of my cats down. He had an advanced form of kidney failure that the doctor had explained would involve daily medication for the rest of his life. I love my cat and to put him through pain every day would not seem fair. Dr. Paul was very helpful, if I ever get another pet i will definitely bring him to Alta view

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My cat lily had seen dr. Paul since 1999 for checkups, boarding and for a year now for his kidney failure. I had to see Dr. Paul last week when I made the difficult decision to put one of my cats down. He had an advanced form of kidney failure that the doctor had explained would involve daily medication for the rest of his life. I love my cat and to put him through pain every day would not seem fair. Dr. Paul was very helpful, if I ever get another pet i will definitely bring him to Alta view

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\r\nI've been bringing my cats here since 2003. I've even boarded my cat here, and the people are really reasonable, whenever I pick up my cats Mr. Knee and Chiquita there are always clean well feed and seem happy. The guys that work there are just grate and I always feel safe living my cats whit them. I recommend this place\r\n\r\n

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\r\nI've been bringing my cats here since 2003. I've even boarded my cat here, and the people are really reasonable, whenever I pick up my cats Mr. Knee and Chiquita there are always clean well feed and seem happy. The guys that work there are just grate and I always feel safe living my cats whit them. I recommend this place\r\n\r\n

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\r\nI would recommend this hospital to anyone who wants great patient care and personal attention. The service is fast and the prices are reasonable. When we went there we expected to pay A LOT, since we had a lot of work done to my dog, but it was actually a great price and a lot lower that we thought. The staff does a great job on taking good care of my dog. My dog loves the doctor and is always happy to see him. This place is the best\r\n

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\r\nI would recommend this hospital to anyone who wants great patient care and personal attention. The service is fast and the prices are reasonable. When we went there we expected to pay A LOT, since we had a lot of work done to my dog, but it was actually a great price and a lot lower that we thought. The staff does a great job on taking good care of my dog. My dog loves the doctor and is always happy to see him. This place is the best\r\n

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I would recommend this hospital to anyone who wants great patient care and personal attention. The service is fast and the prices are reasonable. When we went there we expected to pay A LOT, since we had a lot of work done to my dog, but it was actually a great price and a lot lower that we thought. The staff does a great job on taking good care of my dog. My dog loves the doctor and is always happy to see him. This place is the best

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I would recommend this hospital to anyone who wants great patient care and personal attention. The service is fast and the prices are reasonable. When we went there we expected to pay A LOT, since we had a lot of work done to my dog, but it was actually a great price and a lot lower that we thought. The staff does a great job on taking good care of my dog. My dog loves the doctor and is always happy to see him. This place is the best

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When our dog twist had a serious kidney ailment Dr. Paul explained all the details and types for treatment available. Dr. Paul and he is experienced and caring. Ever sense I have been bring twist to Alta-View for check up and boarding. The doctor is very good with our pet and helps with any problem we have I can't imagine going anywhere else. Alta-View has done a great job and I thank them for it.

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When our dog twist had a serious kidney ailment Dr. Paul explained all the details and types for treatment available. Dr. Paul and he is experienced and caring. Ever sense I have been bring twist to Alta-View for check up and boarding. The doctor is very good with our pet and helps with any problem we have I can't imagine going anywhere else. Alta-View has done a great job and I thank them for it.

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I take my birds to Dr. Paul at Alta View Animal Hospital and he is excellent. The staff is very knowledgeable and caring as well. If you are looking for a great avian vet - this is the place. They are proactive, educational, and sell great bird food (Harrisons) and bird toys too at reasonable prices. They obviously love what they do and love teaching people about handling birds.

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I take my birds to Dr. Paul at Alta View Animal Hospital and he is excellent. The staff is very knowledgeable and caring as well. If you are looking for a great avian vet - this is the place. They are proactive, educational, and sell great bird food (Harrisons) and bird toys too at reasonable prices. They obviously love what they do and love teaching people about handling birds.

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Wow another great experience at this hospital. I have been going to Alta View Animal Hospital for a long time. I thoroughly trust Dr. Paul and also genuinely like him. Because my cat is older and has been on long-term steroids for asthma, and had recently lost over a half a pound, Dr. Paul recommended doing some blood work to make sure my cat wasn't having kidney or diabetic issues. I said I wanted to go home and think about it, and he was very respectful and didn't pressure me into making a decision on the spot.

Then two days later when my cat vomited up all of her breakfast, I was ready to find out what was going on. I made an appointment for later that afternoon. The next day, Dr. Paul called me with the test results that had come back so far, and we are waiting for rest to come in.

Dr. Paul has taken the time to explain to me what the various issues are and options for dealing with them. I feel that he is a very caring doctor, and feel confident bringing my cat there. He is so kind and sweet.
Also... Pricing was amazingly fair!

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Wow another great experience at this hospital. I have been going to Alta View Animal Hospital for a long time. I thoroughly trust Dr. Paul and also genuinely like him. Because my cat is older and has been on long-term steroids for asthma, and had recently lost over a half a pound, Dr. Paul recommended doing some blood work to make sure my cat wasn't having kidney or diabetic issues. I said I wanted to go home and think about it, and he was very respectful and didn't pressure me into making a decision on the spot.

Then two days later when my cat vomited up all of her breakfast, I was ready to find out what was going on. I made an appointment for later that afternoon. The next day, Dr. Paul called me with the test results that had come back so far, and we are waiting for rest to come in.

Dr. Paul has taken the time to explain to me what the various issues are and options for dealing with them. I feel that he is a very caring doctor, and feel confident bringing my cat there. He is so kind and sweet.
Also... Pricing was amazingly fair!

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Dr. Paul Ghumman has had years of experience with dogs & cats. Alta View Animal Hospital took care of all our pet's health needs for several years. They were always available when we needed an appointment. The staff is friendly to both us and our pet??s.

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Dr. Paul Ghumman has had years of experience with dogs & cats. Alta View Animal Hospital took care of all our pet's health needs for several years. They were always available when we needed an appointment. The staff is friendly to both us and our pet??s.

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Dr. Paul Ghumman has been the veterinarian for all three of my cats. He is very competent. For example, he was able to do an echocardiogram of my cat Meow, something that is usually performed only by a specialist. And he cares very much. I remember one Easter Sunday he came in to his clinic to help me with a pet emergency! Dr. Paul communicates important detail clearly. This is especially valuable because I can be quite stressed-out when any of my cats are not well. I have confidence that I'm making the right decision for my pet, in partnership with Dr. Paul. And when I recommend him to friends with pets, I tell them "He's the best."

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Dr. Paul Ghumman has been the veterinarian for all three of my cats. He is very competent. For example, he was able to do an echocardiogram of my cat Meow, something that is usually performed only by a specialist. And he cares very much. I remember one Easter Sunday he came in to his clinic to help me with a pet emergency! Dr. Paul communicates important detail clearly. This is especially valuable because I can be quite stressed-out when any of my cats are not well. I have confidence that I'm making the right decision for my pet, in partnership with Dr. Paul. And when I recommend him to friends with pets, I tell them "He's the best."

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I have been a client of Dr. Paul for five years. Dr. Paul and his staff provide outstanding service and excellent care of my dogs. My dogs have had surgery at the clinic and have recovered wonderfully. Dr. Paul always goes the extra mile to provide all the necessary care for the animals, such as, following up with us on results and making sure the dogs are all caught up on shots and regular care. We highly recommend that you choose Dr. Paul and his staff at Alta View Animal Hospital so your pet can have the best care!

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I have been a client of Dr. Paul for five years. Dr. Paul and his staff provide outstanding service and excellent care of my dogs. My dogs have had surgery at the clinic and have recovered wonderfully. Dr. Paul always goes the extra mile to provide all the necessary care for the animals, such as, following up with us on results and making sure the dogs are all caught up on shots and regular care. We highly recommend that you choose Dr. Paul and his staff at Alta View Animal Hospital so your pet can have the best care!

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I went to Dr. Ghumman at Alta View because of a friend's recommendation. When I first took our cat to this vet, it was for a routine check up and shots. The doctor commented that she seemed to have lost weight recently. I am embarrassed to say I hadn't noticed, but my husband agreed with the doctor. He cautioned us to closely monitor her eating habits and let him know if she wasn't eating.

A week later, we took her in because her condition had deteriorated; she was not eating or passing excrement. Dr. Ghumman told us she was very sick, and had lost 15% of her body weight from that of her previous visit. He sent blood for lab tests, kept her overnight, and gave her IV fluids. His staff hand fed her. She seemed to be improving somewhat. We saw the doctor again the next day, and got the results of the lab tests. Not good. Some liver problems indicated.

He told us of our different options, from the least to most expensive. He left us time alone to decide the treatment plan we felt comfortable with. I appreciated his calm, thorough approach. He took the time to explain everything to us, and left us with an easy feeling that he would work with us whatever decision we made. We agreed with having a liver biopsy done, to rule out the most severe possible diagnoses.

Fortunately, though she had "fatty liver", she did not have a more serious condition. Over the next few weeks, we had her in and out of the vet's office many times, and she was a guest there overnight for at least two weeks. At all times, we felt that the entire staff was there rooting for Dolly's recovery. The person at the front desk even volunteered that she spent time talking to and petting Dolly during her break and lunch. We knew our cat was well cared for. It took a long time, but Dolly healed and eventually put on weight again. Her progress was evident both from her increased energy and from improving scores on repeated blood tests.

We just went in for our one year check-up, shots and blood tests, etc. Dolly now weighs 12 lbs. (from a low of 8 lbs.), and seems to have made a complete recovery. We will hear tomorrow about the blood test results, but expect a good report.

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I went to Dr. Ghumman at Alta View because of a friend's recommendation. When I first took our cat to this vet, it was for a routine check up and shots. The doctor commented that she seemed to have lost weight recently. I am embarrassed to say I hadn't noticed, but my husband agreed with the doctor. He cautioned us to closely monitor her eating habits and let him know if she wasn't eating.

A week later, we took her in because her condition had deteriorated; she was not eating or passing excrement. Dr. Ghumman told us she was very sick, and had lost 15% of her body weight from that of her previous visit. He sent blood for lab tests, kept her overnight, and gave her IV fluids. His staff hand fed her. She seemed to be improving somewhat. We saw the doctor again the next day, and got the results of the lab tests. Not good. Some liver problems indicated.

He told us of our different options, from the least to most expensive. He left us time alone to decide the treatment plan we felt comfortable with. I appreciated his calm, thorough approach. He took the time to explain everything to us, and left us with an easy feeling that he would work with us whatever decision we made. We agreed with having a liver biopsy done, to rule out the most severe possible diagnoses.

Fortunately, though she had "fatty liver", she did not have a more serious condition. Over the next few weeks, we had her in and out of the vet's office many times, and she was a guest there overnight for at least two weeks. At all times, we felt that the entire staff was there rooting for Dolly's recovery. The person at the front desk even volunteered that she spent time talking to and petting Dolly during her break and lunch. We knew our cat was well cared for. It took a long time, but Dolly healed and eventually put on weight again. Her progress was evident both from her increased energy and from improving scores on repeated blood tests.

We just went in for our one year check-up, shots and blood tests, etc. Dolly now weighs 12 lbs. (from a low of 8 lbs.), and seems to have made a complete recovery. We will hear tomorrow about the blood test results, but expect a good report.

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-----BEWARE!!!!!----- the cost was excessive, our questions regarding treatment were vaguely answered. i was told one price on the phone which we paid in full by credit card over the phone - an hour later when we picked up our beloved pet the cost had gone up $1000.00. i asked for an itemized written explanation. they denied unless we paid in full first and said if we weren't going to pay right now they would keep the cat and KILL IT . i got our pet and got out while the doctor his son and members of his staff screamed obscenities at us all the way to the parking lot. i can hardly believe this actually ocurred i wish my cat could talk and tell what her level of care truly was. THIS PLACE IS A SCAM I GIVE IT O STARS

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-----BEWARE!!!!!----- the cost was excessive, our questions regarding treatment were vaguely answered. i was told one price on the phone which we paid in full by credit card over the phone - an hour later when we picked up our beloved pet the cost had gone up $1000.00. i asked for an itemized written explanation. they denied unless we paid in full first and said if we weren't going to pay right now they would keep the cat and KILL IT . i got our pet and got out while the doctor his son and members of his staff screamed obscenities at us all the way to the parking lot. i can hardly believe this actually ocurred i wish my cat could talk and tell what her level of care truly was. THIS PLACE IS A SCAM I GIVE IT O STARS

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I'm used to seeing Dr. Cameron in Sunnyvale whose clinic I highly recommend and will continue using...

...however I wanted to get a rabies vaccination for my cat during the holiday (it's a long story but basically she needs to be travel worthy and there is a 6month wait period after she gets the vaccine.)

Anyways, after seeing the InsiderPages score for Alta-View and noticing that their location is close to my house I decided to give them a try.

1) after check-in there was a 30minute wait in the front room before going to an exam room. The reception staff were courteous, but the wait seemed to be unjustified.

2) While waiting in an exam room, a few staff members poked their faces in the door without apologizing or even acknowledging they had made a mistake. I asked the technician who weighed the cat if "you are always this backed up..." He shrugged and smilingly said "yes."

3) finally after an additional 15minutes the doctor showed up. He administered both shots (FELV and Rabies) within a few seconds. Then, he asked to "borrow the cat" so he can take her temperature in the back room out of site. My instincts told me that this is dodgy. Every other vet I've been to has examined the cat in my full view. Taking a rectal temperature reading is not hard to do! They seem to have some protocol which states "we must take the pet in the back for about 10minutes for unknown procedures before returning them." I asked the tech about this procedure and all he could say was "I don't know...we have people in the back to do this." I'll let you decide for yourself.

4) I requested that the vet scan the cat's chip as a part of the cat's required travel documentation. After a few minutes, the tech emerged from the back room explaining that "our battery is not working and we can't scan it..." I find this level of ineptitude unacceptable.

The charges are reasonable, I must admit. However, given the dodgy environment, the very slow staff, the unexplainable "take the pet to the back room for 10minutes to do God-knows-what", and the lack of working equipment (microchip reader) I have to say I will not be recommending Alta-View Animal Hospital to friends.

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I'm used to seeing Dr. Cameron in Sunnyvale whose clinic I highly recommend and will continue using...

...however I wanted to get a rabies vaccination for my cat during the holiday (it's a long story but basically she needs to be travel worthy and there is a 6month wait period after she gets the vaccine.)

Anyways, after seeing the InsiderPages score for Alta-View and noticing that their location is close to my house I decided to give them a try.

1) after check-in there was a 30minute wait in the front room before going to an exam room. The reception staff were courteous, but the wait seemed to be unjustified.

2) While waiting in an exam room, a few staff members poked their faces in the door without apologizing or even acknowledging they had made a mistake. I asked the technician who weighed the cat if "you are always this backed up..." He shrugged and smilingly said "yes."

3) finally after an additional 15minutes the doctor showed up. He administered both shots (FELV and Rabies) within a few seconds. Then, he asked to "borrow the cat" so he can take her temperature in the back room out of site. My instincts told me that this is dodgy. Every other vet I've been to has examined the cat in my full view. Taking a rectal temperature reading is not hard to do! They seem to have some protocol which states "we must take the pet in the back for about 10minutes for unknown procedures before returning them." I asked the tech about this procedure and all he could say was "I don't know...we have people in the back to do this." I'll let you decide for yourself.

4) I requested that the vet scan the cat's chip as a part of the cat's required travel documentation. After a few minutes, the tech emerged from the back room explaining that "our battery is not working and we can't scan it..." I find this level of ineptitude unacceptable.

The charges are reasonable, I must admit. However, given the dodgy environment, the very slow staff, the unexplainable "take the pet to the back room for 10minutes to do God-knows-what", and the lack of working equipment (microchip reader) I have to say I will not be recommending Alta-View Animal Hospital to friends.

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I had a 3pm appointment for my 6 week old puppy. I stood at the front counter for a good 8-9 minutes waiting for someone to come up to the front counter to assist me. 4 different employees walked by me and made eye contact with me so I know for a fact that they saw me standing there and not a single one even acknowledged my presence! It would have been nice to have had someone say something like "someone will be right with you" or "I will be with you in just a moment". But no, they just looked at me and then looked away and kept walking. It was me that had to say loudly "Excuse me, I have a 3 O'clock appointment, could you please come give me the paperwork that I need to get started on"

Once i was finally given the paperwork to fill out, I had to wait another 45 minutes before I was taken into a room. 25 minutes into me waiting for the room, I asked the girl at the front counter how much longer it might be. She is horribly vague and refuses to give any form of a definitive answer. She leaves you feeling like you are not important enough and that you can just wait.

Once I was called into the room, the DMB came in within 5 minutes which was nice, but when he went to get my puppy her first shot, it took him 20 minutes to return! I used to work at a vets office...IT DOESNT TAKE THAT LONG TO GET AN INJECTION TOGETHER FOR A 1.25 lb. DOG!!!

Since this is my first puppy, I had some very basic questions which the DMV was not interested in answering any of! My fianc and I were left with the feeling that our puppy was not important nor were our questions.

Sadly, the room that I was put in with my puppy was filthy! How was I supposed to want to put my puppy that has not had any shots yet on a filthy table?! And to make matters worse, ever since she left Alta View, within 12 hours, she has developed some sort of sneeze that is progressively gotten works. I know she did not get it room my home because she is kept indoors away from ALL other animals!

The prices are good in terms of injections, but the front office and veterinary staff lacks severely in the customer service department and leaves much to be desired.

This place is horrible!

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I had a 3pm appointment for my 6 week old puppy. I stood at the front counter for a good 8-9 minutes waiting for someone to come up to the front counter to assist me. 4 different employees walked by me and made eye contact with me so I know for a fact that they saw me standing there and not a single one even acknowledged my presence! It would have been nice to have had someone say something like "someone will be right with you" or "I will be with you in just a moment". But no, they just looked at me and then looked away and kept walking. It was me that had to say loudly "Excuse me, I have a 3 O'clock appointment, could you please come give me the paperwork that I need to get started on"

Once i was finally given the paperwork to fill out, I had to wait another 45 minutes before I was taken into a room. 25 minutes into me waiting for the room, I asked the girl at the front counter how much longer it might be. She is horribly vague and refuses to give any form of a definitive answer. She leaves you feeling like you are not important enough and that you can just wait.

Once I was called into the room, the DMB came in within 5 minutes which was nice, but when he went to get my puppy her first shot, it took him 20 minutes to return! I used to work at a vets office...IT DOESNT TAKE THAT LONG TO GET AN INJECTION TOGETHER FOR A 1.25 lb. DOG!!!

Since this is my first puppy, I had some very basic questions which the DMV was not interested in answering any of! My fianc and I were left with the feeling that our puppy was not important nor were our questions.

Sadly, the room that I was put in with my puppy was filthy! How was I supposed to want to put my puppy that has not had any shots yet on a filthy table?! And to make matters worse, ever since she left Alta View, within 12 hours, she has developed some sort of sneeze that is progressively gotten works. I know she did not get it room my home because she is kept indoors away from ALL other animals!

The prices are good in terms of injections, but the front office and veterinary staff lacks severely in the customer service department and leaves much to be desired.

This place is horrible!

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