Best of 2018 Jacksonville
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Northside Animal Hospital has been our veterinarian for all our fur babies for the past 16 years. The care and compassion they give to all animals is extraordinary. In addition the staff is extremely knowledgeable. I’ve had many conversations with the staff on the best ways to car for my fur babies and they are always patient and answer my questions. The front desk is beyond exceptional. They are always pleasant and so very helpful. They have quite often worked with me to get my fur babies vaccinations scheduled out so I don’t have 3 fur babies due all at once, which helps make it much more affordable. They also have worked to find appointments that I can fit into my work schedule. I just can’t say enough good things about Northside Animal Hospital. I won’t take my fur babies anywhere else.
– Jamie L Customer since 2005
They have always made sure my girls were well taken care of and when we had to send our Sassy over the Rainbow Bridge, they were there for support and just to talk. They are giving and showing our Alice the same care and support. Thank you for everything you do.
– Teresa H Customer since 2002
I was pleased with our visit. It was the first time there and everything went great.
– G. Schmidt
The doctors and staff at Northside Animal Hospital are awesome. They are always friendly and professional. I’ve recommended Northside Animal Hospital to some of my friends and co-workers with animals and will continue to do so.
– D. Evans
I want to thank you Dr. Branch so very much for what you did for Bella. I know you saved her life, she could not have gone much longer in that condition. She was so miserable and in pain. I love you for what you did for my sweet little Bella. She’s back to her normal self now . Again I want to say Thank you so very much.
– Kathy French
I love this place! The doctors and the staff are fantastic!
– Andrew R.
I appreciate that you make me feel like part of a family. Thanks for taking care of my puppies, I know they feel welcome, as well.
– James P.
So happy with these Veterans who are Veterinarians! They required recent exams, vaccines and fecal exams for all boarded animals so I know my fur babies were coming home healthy. The facility was very clean and boarded animals are kept in climate controlled areas with plenty of walks and attention. Reasonable prices too! I definitely recommend them!
The doctor’s and staff at Northside are absolutely the BEST !! They always want nothing but the best for our four legged children, we completely trust them and their recommendations. Thank you all for everything that you have done for the Griffis Family.
-Thor, Betsy and Tinker
I have all the respect for Northside Animal Hosp. The staff is most friendly and knowledgeable. I always feel like I’m at home. The Dr.’s are the GREATEST!!!!! Dr. Branch saved Thor’s life and for that we will always be grateful.
Hello Jennifer and all of your staff.
I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful donations you provided for us here at the Highlands Branch Library. I have come to you previously with my animals. You have a wonderful staff and perform excellent services.
I really enjoyed each time I came into your office.
(otherwise known as Jean Russell’s granddaughter)
Pets: Ginger, BJ, and Midnight
To: Northside Animal Hospital Staff:
This past Monday, I took my German Shepherd, Ava to Northside Animal Hospital for her annual with Dr. Branch. While there, something happened in the waiting room which still moves me and I just have to share this touching story with you.
When we entered your office, there was a man sitting there with his dog. His dog was about 50 pounds, and was comfortably bedded inside a wire crate. While I talked with the front desk, Ava walked over to greet his dog. They sniffed each other through the crates wires. We sat down then Ava walked back over to the crate. She sniffed the dog once again, then sat down across from the man and looked at him for a while. She walked around the crate next to him, and gently pushed him with her nose. He reluctantly reached for her to pet her. Knowing that many people are afraid to pet a strange dog, especially a large breed like a German Shepherd, I told him, You can pet her if you like. Ava is a friendly dog. He petted her and Ava licked his face, pushed him again with her nose and then came back to sit with me.
I asked the man, So, what is it with your doggy? Suddenly, he started to cry and in tears he said, She’s gonna be put to sleep. Ava walked back over to him and licked his tears. The tech came in the waiting room and called him in. She wanted to help him carry the crate, which was quite heavy, but he insisted to carry it all by himself. He walked in, the door was closed behind him and Ava and I were alone in the waiting room. Ava knew what was going on, before I did. She usually does not walk up to a stranger, pushing and licking the face; she usually only sniffs the strangers hand for a greeting. But that day, was different. She felt this man’s pain and gave him comfort. What a wonderful gesture of unconditional love! I was proud of Ava for doing what she did. She is smart and a very good dog. It also made me think about the little time we have with our pets. We will be in this mans situation one day, but until this moment arrives, we should enjoy every single day we have with our pets. And with the help of our vet, we make sure that our pets stay in good shape along the way, until it is time to say good-bye. I want to thank the entire team of Northside Animal Hospitalfor doing a wonderful job, especially Dr. Branch, Mrs. Gladis and Amanda who have accompanied Ava for the past 5 years from puppyhood on.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
To the wonderful Staff at Northside Animal Hospital,
Bill & I can’t thank you enough for the awesome care you gave to our Angus. We believe you saved his life. Thank you for your professionalism in our time of need. Your caring and compassion came shining through and we’re so glad that we have chosen you to care for Angus and Princess as our veterinary services. We’ll never forget what you’ve done for Angus.
Andy and Bill Nichols
Dear Northside Animal Hospital;
I took our dog Lucy to you last Monday suspecting she had a UTI. The doctor said she might have, and we also discussed issues with possible allergies. The doctor even took the time to show me where and how it might be affecting her.
I missed your call when you called to check on her. I wanted to let you know that I very much appreciated our first visit to our office and your great service. We intend to use your office from now on moving forward. The doctor put her on antibiotics and recommended trying 180 mg of Allegra for her allergies. Since she has started both, her UTI symptoms AND the licking of her paws etc. have stopped. I just wanted to thank ya’ll. I will recommend your office whenever I can!