Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Dayton, Ohio area
I've never been to Petco's specifically, but I have been to the VIP Pet Care clinic and had a FANTASTIC experience. It was at my local pet store, Pet Supplies Plus, and the vet who was working it is actually our local fantastic spay/neuter clinic's vet. I was astounded since this walk-in, affordable pet clinic had quite possibly one of the best vets in the entire area working it!
I paid $30 for the rabies shot--Ellie is completely healthy and just needed it to get groomed at Petsmart, so I really didnt want to spend the money at my traditional vet. The vet at the VIP clinic gave Ellie a full exam, checked her teeth, ears, etc. I got the exam completely for free and only had to pay for the rabies shot. It was a great experience.
I saw the sign for Petco's new clinic--and it's even cheaper than VIP Pet Care. I've never been so I can't speak for Petco's specifically, but since I had such a great experience at VIP's I may be willing to check it out.
The only downfall, I'd say, is if your cat is fearful. You do have to wait in a line with dogs that are barking their heads off (or atleast, I did the day I went. It was on a busy Sunday). That part was annoying, but once we got back to the vet's table it was less hectic. Although I'm sure this will depend on the layout of the pet store on if they have a private-ish area for the exam table or not.
Last edited by Mandy and Ellie; 03-26-2016 at 02:52 PM.