Status: Open (Call business to confirm holiday hours)
Northside Animal Clinic practices at 4830 US Highway 98 North, Lakeland, FL 33809.
Veterinarians offer general and emergency pet care services. Some veterinarians offer 24 hour emergency services-call to confirm hours and availability.
To learn more, or to make an appointment with Northside Animal Clinic in Lakeland, FL, please call (863) 858-6044 for more information.
Serving Lakeland since 1979
Disclaimer: the following is merely opinion, and should therefore be treated as such.
If you value your pets and their safety, DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES visit Northside Animal Clinic. The main (and to my knowledge, only as of today) vet there, David W. Saylor (stocky white male with glasses and white hair, approximately 70 years old), is a HORRIBLE excuse for a veterinarian. He's VERY rough with the treatment of animals, and has a TERRIBLE bedside manner. This man attempted to bully me into putting my 15 year old dog in poor health under anesthesia despite my concerns, completely ignoring the risks associated with the procedure. He showed no sensitivity toward me or the condition of my dog whatsoever. He had an extremely condescending and overbearing attitude; at times he was downright belligerent. He would snap at me for asking simple questions (he was literally yelling at me at one point). I've never met anyone in medicine even remotely as rude and obnoxious as he was.
Additionally, he charged me for several services without prompting me, including medicine that he subsequently refused to issue a refund for. Compared to other vets in the area, his prices are absolutely ridiculous. He clearly got into veterinary medicine for monetary purposes, not for the well-being of animals. To top it all off, they refused to release the medical records for my dog when I attempted to retrieve them. It was an absolute nightmare.
This man has an EXTREMELY negative reputation throughout the veterinary community in Lakeland. If you don't believe me, just ask around at other vets. Incidentally, multiple people have subsequently contacted me disclosing similar experiences at this vet, seemingly confirming his reputation. DO NOT VISIT THIS VET UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. He is a danger to animals, and should not be practicing medicine. He is completely and totally incompetent. Right now he's got a billboard up saying he's accepting new customers: DON'T FALL FOR IT. There's a reason the parking lot of this clinic is usually barren.
If you've had a negative experience with this vet, please don't hesitate to file a complaint at: www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/vet... (Edited March 28, 2009)
Doctor Saylor has retired and is no longer affiliated with this clinic. We are now open Monday thru Saturday, 8-6. Stop by to see the changes that are being made or call to set up an appointment with the new doctors.
Dr. Saylor was fabulous and his staff was so kind. THe last time my pet went to a vet she FREAKED. But the people here were so gentle. She just laid down and let them baby her. The doctor was honest and gave me a fair assessment and offered estimates before the care. Very affordable, and flexible. Thanks so much for your care.
Serving Lakeland since 1979
Northside Animal Clinic can be found at Us-98 N 4830. The following is offered: Veterinary Medicine. The entry is present with us since Sep 9, 2010 and was last updated on Nov 14, 2013. In Lakeland there are 7 other Veterinary Medicine. An overview can be found here.
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