Good vet in Georgia

We currently take Booger & Lola to Pets Are People, Too purely because of convenience, but we do not like it. Everytime we go in there, they glance at our dogs & then start into a sales pitch for whatever product… not because our dogs would necessarily benefit from said product.
Can anybody recommend a good vet, preferably one with some basenji experience & knowledge? We are in Dunwoody, just north of Atlanta. We don't mind driving a few miles.

If you can e-mail me I may be able to help you with this.

Hi,

Eli_and_Me would you mind posting the vets info or a link to their website in this thread. It is public information and should be ok to disclose on the forum if it is a licensed vet.

Other forum visitors can greatly benefit from this information as well.

Thank you,

Oh, sure….sorry I wasn't sure if it would be ok to post the info or not and I wanted to err on the side of caution.

We use Dr. Marie Lance who is with Heart of Gwinnett Animal Hospital. They used to be owned by the same people who own Pets are People Too but they aren't any more. Phone number is 770-923-7474.

Dr. Lance is 2 hours from us but we still use her for pretty much everything for the dogs. We do have a local vet for generic things like vaccinations or just in case it's something life threatening. (Then we'd just get the dog stabilized for the drive down.) She is an amazing vet and takes the time to listen to what you have to say and truly cares about animals.

I highly recommend the Cumberland Animal Clinic in Smyrna. I have known Dr. DeHaven for 20 years and Dr. Tison for 12 years. Between the numerous Basenjis I have had through the years and all the referrals I have sent their way, the veterinarians and staff have vast experience with the breed and better yet, they like the breed. I have not met the newest veterinarian though so I can't comment on her. If you go, tell them I sent you. 😉

Thank you Eli & Robyn. I will be trying to take the kids for a visit to both clinics & see what we think. I appreciate the leads.

We take Max to the Banfield in the Petsmart on Cobb Pkwy in Acworth. We have gone to many different veterinarians but only found two that we feel comfortable with. We have the Banfield insurance which really helps, but most importantly he is comfortable going there and we trust them. He has been there twice in the past couple of weeks getting a cyst removed. They call in between appointments to check on him and see if we have any concerns. We do not like all the Banfield clinics, in fact the one on 92 we did not like. Another good vet is Randy Esbeck at Sawnee Animal Clinic 770-887-1900. He is a Basenji specialist. It's in Cumming Georgia. It's just to far for us to go.

Good Luck,
Max's Mom (Emily)

@Phebese:

We take Max to the Banfield in the Petsmart on Cobb Pkwy in Acworth. We have gone to many different veterinarians but only found two that we feel comfortable with. We have the Banfield insurance which really helps, but most importantly he is comfortable going there and we trust them. He has been there twice in the past couple of weeks getting a cyst removed. They call in between appointments to check on him and see if we have any concerns. We do not like all the Banfield clinics, in fact the one on 92 we did not like. Another good vet is Randy Esbeck at Sawnee Animal Clinic 770-887-1900. He is a Basenji specialist. It's in Cumming Georgia. It's just to far for us to go.

Good Luck,
Max's Mom (Emily)

As they say, it is not the place but the Vet that is working there…. so while many of the Banfield clinic might not be good, when you luck into a good Vet.. that makes the clinic... IMO

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