Thank you Dr. King and team!!!!
We live in CDA for 7 months out of the year, and typically use a vet in San Diego. When our brown lab, Moca, injured her knee, we went to Dr. King at Lakewood without really knowing what to expect. A short time later, our yellow lab, Gus, developed a hematoma in his left thigh. Again, we went to see Dr. King.
Wow, were we surprised. Dr. King is compassionate, patient, and a great doctor. He is well educated, well read, and takes time to listen to us. His knowledge is amazing, as are his treatment plans. Today, Gus had a tooth pulled and a tumor removed from his hip. We got the same great treatment. I have seen a lot of vets over the years, and Dr. King puts them to shame. I will not go anywhere else.
Dr. Bruce ROCKS!! He is our vet and has been since Lakewood opened. Great staff also!! :D
If you are in the CDA area I very highly recommend Dr king! He is so compassionate and will always listen and never make you feel rushed!
I wish she was Sarah Clemens. He woukd be wonderful
Sarah - that's who I go to and he is THE BEST!!!
He is absolutely amazing!!!
Dr. King has found the answer to my cat, Rocky's, colon problems. Royal Canin High Friber Digestive Health. We highly recommend Dr. King, all the staff at Lakewood who take such good care of Rocky while we are traveling, and Royal Canin food.
Amy Langenbahn Pennington
Great response. U can be seen the day u call or correspond with dr king via email with same day response. Very clean clinic. Attentive staff
I would not take my babies anywhere else but to see Dr. Bruce King and staff.
In March of this year a local referred me to Lakewood Animal Hospital because one of my pups was in need of care. I know it is only October but I have been here far too many times. Bellie has managed not only to get a stomach virus, burn all pads on one paw and get a gnarly ear infection; All of these were properly diagnosed and treated by Dr. King or a fill-in... Both dogs got their vaccination here this year as well.
Today was 'D' day, time to remove Bellie's lady bits! I brought her in around 9:30, they showed me a print out of the costs, itemized and detailed and off they went... My baby girl going o surgery. The office called after initial bloodwork, when they took her into surgery and when she came out; I really appreciate the updates, I am a worry wart when it come to my kids. I picked her up at 4:30 and was given great aftercare homework.
There are a couple added bonuses...
1.) The staff will photograph your pet and add it to their paperwork. Also, they give you that photo, in a frame!!! I will post pictures of the pictures soon enough. The massive computer screen is mounted on the wall and the screensaver is a constant rotation of different a pets, their name and the year.
2.) The staff is spectacular and the fill-in vets are wonderful but I prefer Dr. King because Bellie prefers him too.
3.) beautiful bathrooms with lots of room. It is nice that for once a vet recognizes you will probably be in there with your pet! Ha
4.) I have rushed Bellie in with no appointment and only a call on the way and they got her in for her burned paw.
I respect this practice and am happy to have a great doctor for the kids!
Thank you for reading, it is long!
I would highly recommend this vet
I have been taking my animals to Dr. King for almost 10 years. He is always loving and kind. Moreover, he is one of the smartest vets you'll ever run across. Very down to earth, easy to talk to. Actually gets on the floor with my dogs. I've had vets yank my 15 year old retriever up onto a metal exam table with no regard for her comfort. Not Bruce. His staff is great and always caring. I've been there when someone just walked in needing to put a dog down. The staff was caring and didn't care that he had not been in before. Just helped him in a time of need.
Anyway, I can't say enough about Bruce and his staff.
Dr. King treats me like gold when I go in with my dogs. He is super down to earth and easy to talk to. My kids beg me to go to the vet clinic because there have a toy chest, and they get toys every time we go in. Nice staff. The place is really clean too.
I have been going to Dr. King for 3 years now. He is the best vet I have ever had in my forty years of owning dogs. He has the cleanest, best smelling animal hospital - you would never know there were animals in there. He is very smart - graduated number one in his class. He always takes the time you need with the dogs. I would highly recommend him to you. They also board animals & they are well taken care of when boarded.
Dr. King and his staff are the best. They treat each animal like it is their own cat or dog. I always feel confident that my dog will get the best care possible.
When I first moved to cda, I went to a couple of other vets. I had driven by Lakewood but assumed it was overpriced because of the beautiful facility. When a friend recommended Dr. King, I made an appointment. It was no more expensive than the other clinics I had been to and the service was outstanding. I did not have to wait more than a few minutes to see the vet. Dr. King spent a long time with my dog in the exam room and answered all my questions. He then called me a few evenings later with the results of my dog's labwork. Even though it was eight at night, he was willing to explain it to me and answer more of my questions. I thought he might be paying extra attention to me because I was a new client but my friend informed me that he is always that attentive to every patient and she has been taking her cat to him for years. I had been paying just as much or more to take my dog to a place where I had to wait a long time to see the vet, rarely saw the same vet and never received the care and concern that Lakewood gives. If you are not taking your pet to Lakewood then you aren't getting your money's worth.
This is the vet I have used since getting my dog. Dr King is just awesome. Everyone is very friendly. I have had appts for all the puppy shot visits and neutering. They send reminders for appts and Dr King personally calls after major procedures regardless of the time or day of the week.
Dr. King examined Bella, took her temperature, and examined her mouth. He was very gentle and kind, as was all the staff. She received a long acting antibiotic injection and he asked if I wanted her nails trimmed. Of course I did. The visit was short and he said to come back in for a anti-vomiting injection if she was still vomiting. I made an appointment to have the dogs teeth cleaned without anesthetic. I highly recommend this facility. I thought I would have to pay for x-rays as well. Dr. King didn't feel x-rays were necessary.
Kathryn Henneman Tessendorf
We were very impressed with Dr. King and his staff. They were friendly, professional, knowledgeable and easy to talk too. We are new to the area and are very happy to have a vet we trust. Top notch clinic!!
Hello, just wanted to give thanks to your awesome staff and Dr. King for taking such good care of our greyhound Daisy yesterday. We've been quite worried about her and it's so comforting to know that we have a vet like Dr. King who is not just incredibly knowledgeable, but most importantly- truly cares. That's HUGE. I've said it before and I'll say it again - he's the best. Thank you!
Dr King and his support staff are really wonderful. My husky had an infection that was hard to cure and made her and I miserable. Got on the right meds and she is doing great.
Dr King is very caring, takes his time with a diagnoses, does not recommend costly tests. He is competent and usually can figure out quickly what the issue is.
Best vet ever !! Thanks !!