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Danforth Veterinary Clinic
veterinary clinic
East York, ON
Treats:  Cats
Treats:  Dogs
Services:  Surgery
Ownership:  Private / Single Location
Phone:  +1 416-696-7000
Profile updated: 11/9/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 based on 26 reviews.

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     7/12/13   SYSTEM: location changed from Toronto, ON to East York, ON 
Click to report rating    4/30/13   5     5     5     3   I have been going to this establishment for 13 years with my dog Kelly. I always thought they were a little expensive, but when it came to the end for Kelly they were fantastic. They made sure that there was no one there when Kelly was put down and we were allowed to mourn her passing. They also donated to the PCV fund in her name. When I went to pick up Kelly's ashes, the doctor had taken a couple of pictures of Kelly on her last day and presented them to me. This brought a few tears to my eyes that they would think to do something like that. The staff is considerate and very nice. The doctors were great with Kelly as well. Being a pensioner they are a little expensive but go the extra mile for their clients. RID: 42188
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Click to report rating    4/18/13   4     5     5     2   Far too expensive and filled with ridiculous policies!! They really aren't trying to compete with other clinics. I've come here for many years and have always had a pretty good experience, but that's not to say I can't have a good experience somewhere else for less. RID: 41858
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Click to report rating    2/9/13   5     5     5     5   Very caring environment with friendly staff. Glad they are in the neighbourhood. RID: 40277
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Click to report rating    11/7/12   2     4     4     4   I had taken my cat in for an annual check up and she doesn't like to be handled by anyone. Dr. Au took her to the back room wrapped in a towel to check her teeth. She came back a few minutes later and said everything looked fine. About 2 months later, I noticed my cat had lost her tooth! I think my cat was being a handfull and difficult so they either did a cursory check or gave up. Either way, I would have preferred the truth and figured out an alternative. The staff also kept pushing their cat food brand which we tried but my cat hated. Felt like a beauty salon where they try to upsell you. We have since have found a new vet. The Blue Cross on Danforth is good and less expensive. RID: 38336
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Click to report rating    9/22/12   5     4     5     5   When our beloved pet became ill we sought out three opinions to be sure of the terminal diagnosis. At Danforth Veterinary Clinic, all the staff, (vets, assistants, and administrators) were kind, efficient, effective, and supportive. They neither scrimped on nor padded services, but rather were gently thorough. When Abbey reached the end we sought out this kind, supportive group to help us. Even though they hadn't been our pet care group, they took us in, guiding and supporting us through. We were distressed and distraught, they were gentle and kind. I am, and will always be, extraordinarily grateful to this team of exceptional pet care providers. RID: 37371
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Click to report rating    6/21/12   5     5     5     4   Dr. Au and her staff provide an excellent veterinary experience. The hours of the clinic are excellent, staff very friendly and doctor knowledgeable and also friendly. I highly recommend this neighborhood friendly clinic. RID: 35133
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Click to report rating    5/7/12   5     5     5     5   I have to admit that I am very lucky to have my sister(Anne) whom has known Dr Au for more than 5 years by now. Thus, today I have a chance to bring my 9 years old cat to see Dr Au. At the end of the day, she(Dr) gave us options + her professional advices of what & how to take care of our cat while she(Cat) is ill. From my personal point of view, I can see Dr Au is a "Truly" and "warm" pets lover like most us(Pets Owners) and her price is very reasonable and consideration to most of the pets owners at least to our family's pets. It is because I know many other pets owners have to pay 2 to 3 times more each time when they have to visit the other Vets. Thus, thanks to Dr Au for her generous and consideration of charging our bills or else many cats or dogs would be abandoned due to an expensive medical bills which most pets owners can't afford now a day. Thanks again!!! and also, thanks to the staffs at the front desk for being professional and friendly. RID: 34058
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     4/28/12   4     4     4     1   I was initially happy with Dr. Au until I adopted a 9 mos old Border Collie/cross who was as destructive as an F5 tornado and severely insecure and paranoid to the point that she was unable to enjoy any aspect of life. Her anxiety was an unchartered territory to me and it took its toll on me and my other dog and cat. I felt like I was a prisioner and begun to suffer severe depression. Everyone told me to give her away. I never submit to defeat so I was devasted when I began looking for a new home for Stella. However, I turned to Dr. Au first inquiring about an anti- depressant commonly used for dogs suffering disabling anxiety. I was told that she didn't like the behaviorist I hired and that she wanted me to hire her friend for at least $600/hr, yes, an hour, before considering meds for my dog. She told me to go home and have a glass of wine to calm down. I lived with urine and feces everyday for a year, destroyed furniture, etc...I was pleading for help after a year of hell. Nothing RID: 33841
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Click to report rating    4/22/12   1     1     1     1   I had a very bad experience with this clinic and Dr Au, she was very ignorant to my poor cat, while my cat was in a very bad situation she was fighting me over payment, she charged me initially for 100 dollar as a diposit, eventually my cat died because of long delay for treatment and making mistake to give a wrong medication, if you like your pet do not go to this clinic. RID: 33668
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 1/17/12   5     5     5     5   I had a wonderful experience at this facility. I originally had an appointment for 3:30 pm to see Dr. Au but as soon as Dr. Au got to the clinic she had the staff call me and move the appointment up as she feared that my cat had a blockage. They gave me an earlier appointment to see Dr. Grant. She was wonderful, gentle and kind to my 17 year old cat who was having Hematuria, scared, never leaves home and does not go to the vet. She explained everything to me and gave me the options of what steps I could take next. Dr. Grant called me the next day as promised to check on Casper and to explain urology results to me, she was patient and took her time so that I fully understood the next steps. Dr. Grant is highly knowledgeable, skilled and had wonderful interpersonal skills and a great demeanor with Casper. I highly recommend this clinic to anyone who is looking for a good facility and optimal care for their pets. There prices are reasonable and they only do the necessary diagnostic tests RID: 30616
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     8/31/11   SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
Click to report rating    8/28/11   5     5     5     5   Cannot say enough good about this clinic. Caring, compassionate sensible people from animal techs to vets to reception. Thank you. Can't imagine trusting anyone else quite the same way. RID: 27217
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Click to report rating    7/6/11   5     5     5     5   Dr. Au takes her time and is very thorough, polite and knowledgeable. I gained a lot of confidence in her. RID: 26039
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Click to report rating    5/6/11   5     5     5     5   After four years and thousands of dollars spent at various clinics, we found the Danforth Veterinary Clinic. My cat is now happier and healthier than she's ever been in her life. Dr. Au asked many questions and actually listened to my answers. If only we'd found her four years ago we could have saved ourselves a lot of suffering. The staff are also expceptional - I was hysterical when I first called. They were patient, supportive, sympathetic, and quick to get us in. RID: 24832
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Click to report rating    3/23/11   5     5     5     5   Love this place for my dog. Had been to another clinic (King West) where they tried to rip me off and convinced me of an illness only to find out it was not true! Danforth Vet was great with the mature dog spay and very comforting. I was so worried but they were just great. Highly recommend this clinic for your pet. Dr. Grant is very honest and works with you to ensure your pet is healthy and happy. The clinic is not out to get you or take advantage of the vulnerable situation we find ourselves in as owners of sometimes sick animals. Check it our for yourself, you and your pet will be happy! RID: 23779
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Click to report rating    2/8/11   5     5     5     5   Dr Au and Dr Grant are wonderful, compassionate doctors. They are excellent practitioners of medicine and have a practical approach to making things seem clear. The cinic staff are polite professional and caring people as well. The clinic has great hours (7:30 am - 8:00 pm). My animals are very happy to go to the clinic which is a nice treat for me. I can't imagine taking my dogs, cats or rabbits elsewhere. RID: 22690
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Click to report rating    8/26/10   5     5     5     5   This is a GREAT clinic and have more than done their duty by me and my animals. they've been spectacular with my foster dogs and generous with the rescue. They have been very kind when I've had to let any of my personal animals go.Judy is a terrific diagnostician in my experience and a fine surgeon. And she knows dog eyeball issues--which since I have pugs and a shih tzu is a BIG plus. RID: 19429
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Click to report rating    8/11/10   5     5     5     5   I went to this vet with my 13-year old cat today. He had to be put down. I'm heart-broken, but I couldn't be more grateful for the sensitive and professional treatment we received. Dr Au diagnosed the problem within minutes, and didn't mince words, but at the same time was caring and sympathetic. Previously i'd been dealing with a vet chain which was nothing short of a profiteer organization - non-committal, up-selling questionable procedures and surgeries without any regard to my cat's well-being and quality of life. While I'm devastated by the outcome today, I'm glad I went to this vet. I went there because of the ratings on this site. I won't be getting another pet for a good long while, but if I do again, i'll be bringing it here. RID: 19182
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Click to report rating    5/8/10   5     5     5     5   Can't speak highly enough of the compassion and care the whole team shows to people and animals in need. They balance animals needs with people's concerns and aren't judgemental. Great hamster vets too ;) RID: 17856
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Click to report rating    4/27/10   5     5     5     5   I have been using this clinic since 1996 when I got my first dog as an adult. Judy Au has been my vet there since 2000 and she is a warm caring individual who gets right down on the floor with the dogs and spends the time required to listen to what I have to say. My dogs LOVE her and are not scared of going to the vet at all. In one of my saddest times, she took the time to care not only about my beloved dog that needed to be released, but she cared about me as well since she knew how devastated I was. Now she has a new partner, Dr. Jackie Grant and Jackie brings to the clinic the same compassionate care that Judy has - they are a terrific team and I would not trust my dogs with anyone else! RID: 17706
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Click to report rating    8/11/09   5     5     5     5   I was desperate to find a vet for my 16 year old female cat who had fallen ill suddenly. Danforth Vet clinic was spotlessly clean,the staff very caring and vet not in a rush as she listened to her history and reviewed her past medical charts. The examination table had a soft towel on it which made it welcoming and the waiting room was a quiet haven. My pet unfortunately needed to be put down and the vet was so kind and careful it was as peaceful of a passing as I could ever have hoped for albeit a sadly tragic one. I wish I had found this vet earlier as I could have spared my cat some traumatic exeriences elsewhere. Don't hesitate to go here. They are truly angels. RID: 13804
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Click to report rating    6/2/09   5     5     5     5   I was very concerned to find a good, local veterinarian. I am incredibly happy to have come across the Danforth Vet Clinic. The Doctors and staff are all great, you can tell they are real animal lovers and have genuine interest in your pets' well-being. I would recommend this clinic for anyone, but especially first time pet owners. Dr. Au fully explained the basics of raising my kittens, including how to properly kitten-proof my home, clip their nails, feed them, etc. She answered all my questions and put me at ease with the concerns I had. The facility is clean, organized and they have a nice selection of products incase you need to pick anything up while you are there. RID: 12985
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Click to report rating    5/5/09   5     4     5     5   Dr. Judy Au really loves animals and brings her heart into her job. You can see in her eyes that she cares about the animals and is not there just to cash in her diploma. She always thoroughly checks my cat and is very willing to answer all my questions (and I want to know everything :)) She seems to be very knowledgeable. I find all her stuff very nice and helpful too. I gave 4 for the facility, because it is small and sometimes cramped with 4 legged patients barking and meowing at each other at the same time, but it is a small house and I guess there is not much to be done about it. RID: 12712
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Click to report rating    12/13/08   5     5     5     4   Dr Au has built a wonderful compassionate team. I have worked with many vets over the years and appreciated nearly all of them but would drive many miles to get my animals to Danforth Vet Clinic. The honesty and compassion shown by the whole team can move me to tears at times (and I don't cry!) RID: 10898
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Click to report rating    2/5/08   5     5     5     5   Highly recommended. Maybe a bit pricey but well worth it. They really care for pets, are open and Dr. Au is the best, best, best. RID: 7202
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Click to report rating    1/19/08   5     5     5     5   Words simply cannot express my gratitude to Dr. Au and her wonderful staff - just this week they saved one of my foster dogs life but they have been going beyond the call of duty for many years. They care deeply about the animal patients and also feel sympathy and empathy for the human part of the equation. (and of course a visit to Danforth may mean getting to visit with Martha, Puchkin or RP) RID: 7005
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Click to report rating    1/6/08   5     5     5     5   Dr. Au and her staff are wonderful. I have three cats, one is diabetic. They remind us when it is time for her blood tests and are genuinely concerned for her welfare. There is also a very happy cat who has the run of the place, so I can see that he is loved and well cared for. RID: 6867
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