9 Ave Animal Clinic is a tiny clinic but filled with staff with big hearts. We had only gone for routine check ups with our dog Bella up until recently. She had a concerning looking growth on her paw that didn’t respond to antibiotics. Following an X-ray to confirm it wasn’t affecting the bone, Dr. W recommended to watch it closely as he believed it might go away on its own. Sure enough, The growth disappeared over two weeks and Bella is back to her crazy zoomie self. We appreciated the conservative approach the team took, and the follow up phone calls they made to make sure things were progressing well. Overall very pleased with our experience at the Animal Clinic!
- Hilary Dickson
Great clinic with knowledgeable staff and vets. They are always flexible and willing to help and answer questions. Every time I have an appointment I definitely get the feeling that they care first and foremost about the pet and not maximizing the number of appointments!
- Stephen Rothwell
I took my cat there yesterday for a check up and vaccination and everything went great! Everyone was super nice and all my costs were detailed and broken down for me.
- Matt Rigby
Staff are very knowledgeable and approachable. My mother-in-law brought our senior cat in on our behalf once and was also very impressed with their service.
- Andrea Broeders
If there was more than 5 stars to give they would have it. We recently changed our vet to this one and it was the best decision. I felt very save and comfortable bringing my little puppy here! It’s very clean and welcoming! The staff are amazing and the vet was full of amazing tips and information! The clinic is super cute and clean, felt welcoming. After having a mishap with some shampoo and a rash, she reassured us that his breed was very hypersensitive and will react to anything. Felt like a safe place to ask any question we had and she was full of amazing information and tips for us! She explained everything that she was doing without us asking and it felt reassuring that he was well looked after! They are very transparent with their pricing and affordable. Would recommend to everyone!
Love working with Fleur! Have had amazing experiences both with the veterinarians, veterinary techs and front desk staff! All are lovely people. I have two dogs big and little both are mutts and they provide realistic guidance and information for owners that match their lifestyle!
- Jill Purdy
We had always a highly welcoming experience when we go to the Animal clinic. The clinic is impeccably neat. The staff members are highly cordial. A very special note of thanks to Dr.Joe such an amicable and down to the earth person. He has an amazing way to communicate to the pet and the pet parents. I will recommend a 5 star. Thanks Dr.Joe and team.
- Anand Thangaraj
We've been taking our animals to see Joe for the past 10 years or so and we can't recommend him the clinic highly enough. They are incredibly compassionate and kind, and our furbabies are always in the best hands. They are super quick to respond, always take the time to answer questions and we've always found the pricing fair. Thank you Dr Joe & Team!
- Princess BT
We have been bringing are dog Munroe to Dr. Joe and the amazing team at the Animal Clinic for over 10 years now. We trust Dr. Waldman very much, he is always calm, pragmatic and friendly. The rest of the team follows his lead and is always every helpful on phone calls, emails and food orders.
- Marnie Mitchell
I've taken my little bit chubby kitty, Charly, to see both Dr. Joe and Dr. Fleur they were both great and made me feel like she is just fine. They both gave me suggestions on feeding ideas so maybe Charly might lose a bit of weight over time. But I definitely felt reassured that my baby is okay and now I have finally stopped worrying. I would definitely recommend Animal Clinic to anyone with a pet. I feel lucky that Charly and I have care and support from these two great vets. Thank you
- Judy Jessen
I've been bringing my cat to the Animal Clinic on 9th for 5+ years now and have no complaints. At first it was just the annual check-ups and shots and as she's gotten older and we've had more health things pop up I've gone more often (she's 13 now). Dr. Joe is always professional and open to listening to my concerns and discussing them. He tries to provide different options and explain what each looks like in terms of what he recommends, what to expect, possible side effects, cost, etc and helps guide you through it. When necessary, he will refer you to specialists and seems to genuinely care about the pets he treats. The ladies at the front desk are also excellent- they are always friendly and responsive and call a few days after an appointment to check in and see how your pet is doing on the new medication or after a procedure. Overall love that this is one of the few remaining privately owned (non-chain) vet clinics and the location in downtown is ideal for pet owners who also live downtown.
- Corrine Holliday-Scott
We recently moved to Calgary and we decided to give this clinic a go because of the location and glowing reviews. We can tell you - believe the hype. You and your pet(s) will feel so cared for and looked after, not just like another number or bill. Everyone at this clinic, from reception to the vets and in between, took their time with us and our little, adopted, afraid dog. She ended up needing dental surgery and the care and phonecalls around the entire treatment was outstanding. This clinic restored our faith in vet services, and we know our little furry one will be in great preventative health for all the years we're lucky enough to spend with her.
Thanks to Dr. Joe and staff for recent condolences on the loss of Max. It has been a blessing for me to know that I could count on the clinic to provide good and compassionate care for Max over the past eleven years. I will certainly recommend the Clinic to my friends. Sandra Darlington
- Sandra Darlington
Dr Joe and the whole staff at Animal Clinic are absolutely wonderful. They provide such great care to our dog Millie. She is a curious pup and has gotten herself into a few situations that have required urgent visits to the vet. Recently, we suspected she had some foxtails embedded in her paw and Dr Joe gave us clear instructions of what to look for at home and we were able to work together to locate the signs, and bring her in for a surgery to have the foxtail removed. I always feel like Millie is in good care at Animal Clinic. Thank you to the whole staff for your kindness and care.
- Amanda Ierfino
Dr. Joe and his staff are the most caring and compassionate group. They are the utmost professionals in animal care. Dr. Joe has always been dead on in his diagnosis offering the best and easiest solutions with only the health of the animal in mind, not profits. His no nonsense practical and careful approach has earned my full trust over the many years he’s cared for my little guy who always comes out better after seeing him. He takes the time to listen and explain. He never rushes or seems distracted although this is a very busy clinic for good reasons. This is the only vet I trust and will always recommend. I feel truly blessed and lucky to have them on my side and just blocks from my home. I know Dr. Joe sincerely cares about my little guy and this means more than anything to me.
- Azure Andersen
The Animal Clinic has been our vet for almost a year. When we first got our puppy, we were very new to the game and didn't know what to expect. We are very grateful to the Animal Clinic for answering many questions about our dog's health over the phone. During the pandemic we were unable to attend vet visits with our dog, but always felt that he was treated well when he was returned to us. I received follow up calls from both the veterinarian and his staff to make sure that I was well informed and that my questions had been answered. I have been very happy with the service received from the Animal Clinic and will continue to support them going forward.
- Casey Jost
I've been taking my dog here since I got him. They have neutered him, fixed an umbilical hernia, helped treat his skin issues, and more! Their times fit around my schedule, and the prices aren't bad considering the service. Dr. Fleur and Dr. Joe are always willing to listen to concerns and never make me feel rushed through the appointment.
Dr. Fleur Bennett & Dr. Joe Waldman have been caring for my cats for over a decade. This is a professional clinic with highly attentive & caring staff. I would highly recommend this business if you live on the Beltline or downtown.
- Gulam Variety
Only the most positive experiences for the last ten-plus years. Dr. Waldman is not just wise, knowledgeable and experienced, he is kind, compassionate, and patient. He doesn't push expensive treatments or tests unnecessarily and is a great listener. I'm so glad to have Animal Clinic as my veterinarians
- Vivienne Rundle
Hands down one of the best vet clinics in the city. Dr. Joe Waldman has been my cat's vet for over 14 years. He is knowledgable, up to date with the latest research, considerate, and fair. He has respectfully answered all of my questions and I leave knowing my cats are well taken care of.
- Nicole C
I go to this clinic even though I live in Midnapore. The staff are caring and compassionate. Dr. Waldman is extremely knowledgable, caring, compassionate. I have gone to different vets and initially thought they were good, then something happens, usually a missed diagnosis and my pet has then suffered needlessly. In the years that I have taken my pets to Dr. Waldman stuff like that has never happened. I have to have a lot of faith in my vet and this clinic gives me that confidence.
- Charlene Cochrane
So impressed!Dr. Bennett and all the staff are great! Welcoming and a delight to deal with. New to Calgary, we had to find a new vet for our 12-yr-old cat. The care and attention we received was fabulous. Highly recommend them! I love how the team has carried on during this pandemic. The health and safety of our beloved pets has continued throughout. So impressed with the measures they've taken. Keep up the great work! Stay safe!
- Linda McClure
I wholeheartedly trust the Animal Clinic and Dr. Joe to provide the most incredible care to our dog, just as my parents had for each one of their dogs (all of whom Dr. Joe still remembers by name). I seriously doubt there are many other vets with the depth of knowledge, experience, and sensitivity as Dr. Joe and his team at the Animal Clinic. The office calls to follow up after appointments, even if it was at an emergency clinic elsewhere, and are always helpful with submitting insurance claims. They are second to none. I highly recommend this team of health care providers for the furry friend in your life!
- Amy Barrington