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As medical professionals, we always want to see the science. Show us the proof.
So, when we say we're the best choice for your pet, we wouldn't expect you to take our word for it. The proof is in what our clients say when asked why they bring their pets to us. Here are just a few of our satisfied pet parents:
"We felt immediately welcome and in the presence of experienced professionals who care not only for the pets but also for the "parents" of their pets."
"Because you're kind and you get the job done. I trust you!"
"Because you are the BEST!!! You treat me and my sweet dogs so well. You care!!"
"Because you provide excellent, timely service and are always aware of me and my cat!"
"You always go above & beyond for my two babies, especially Dr. O. My husband & I have thought of moving, but the only thing that keeps us from doing so, is we don't want to leave KVH, because you are simply the best & my Dachshunds deserve that!"
"Dr. Shivley had developed an amazing relationship with Zack. Zack's anxiety made it very difficult for him to handle being at the office. Now, he is not afraid to go to the office and allows her to examine him easily. Thank you!"
"I've been going there, after a recommendation, for about 9 years. You always are this good. Thank you from the bottom of my heart - we love our dog like he was one of our children - and so do you!!"
"We have been taking our pets to the Clinic for years and have always been treated with kindness, excellent professional care and knowledge. Max is our pet that is currently a patient of Dr. Shively's and is happy to arrive at the Clinic."
"Excellent staff and service."
"I have always gone to either Dr. Porell or Dr. O. Both are extremely compassionate and knowledgeable, and I trust them implicitly. I credit Dr. Porell for adding years to my cat Gigi's life, as she was able to diagnose, treat and regulate her diabetes. I've recommended Dr. Porell and Dr. O to many, many people, as I work in the Pet Industry."
"I feel you are the best in the area--extremely knowledgeable, caring and I totally trust everyone in the practice."
"I have been coming to Kennebunk Veterinary Hospital for 10yrs+/- I have had EXCELLENT care for my family. They go above and beyond for all their patients. Dr. Shively is the best. I ALWAYS recommend K.V.H. to everyone I know, & people I meet."
Leighanne R Springer
"Dr. Shively provides the most sensitive and reliable care we could possibly ever want. The women at the front desk are equally supportive and caring--and have a sense of humor!"
Janet Henry and Vernon Moore
"The staff were awesome! Tucker doesn't like nail care and has been a handful in the past. However, this visit after he went back the entire waiting room could hear the soothing singing, praise and clips. Smiles abounded from all. Big tail wags too!"
"KVH is the most caring group of professionals I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. In good time and in bad, I know that you are there to support me and help me and my furbabies through things! Thank you!!"
"Good explanation of things, good recommendations and follow up. Great preventative tips."
"I have much confidence in the care and treatment you give my pets. When you enter, you are always greeted with a smile and pleasant conversation by the front desk professionals. Dr. Shively, who is my primary vet, shows deep concern about all my pets and her return phone calls always give extensive information about the issue at hand."
"Your office was recommended by a neighbor. I continue to come because you have been kind, gentle and informative. You do not rush appointments and the waiting room is not filled to capacity." Elizabeth Cotter
"My kitty was in a very difficult situation. I was impressed by the thorough explanation Dr. Shively gave me. I am also touched by the very obvious love she has for cats. A staff member called me a day or two later to check on how Mandy was doing!"
"Dr. Shively, Dr. O, and your wonderful staff have taken care of our previous pets (Rasberry and Cori) with great love and expertise. We wouldn't go anywhere else to get care for Hammond!"
"Compassion. Respect. Knowledge. Friendliness. Good communication. We are very pleased with your dedication to find solutions and discuss them with us. Your sensitivity and empathy for animals are obvious."
"I was referred by a friend and I have tried other vets in the area and you guys handled my cats the best! You guys have been amazing helping me deal with my dog who has separation anxiety as well!"
Samantha Mantica Blue Higgins
Submitted by Myrna Higgins
"Excellent, sensible, sensitive care! Some years ago, Dr. Shively made an emergency house call to euthanize one of my cats. The blessing of that visit still resonates in my memory." Myrna Higgins
"Have always felt our dog(s) have received great care from Kennebunk Veterinary Hospital. Staff is great to deal with!"
"Thank you to Dr. Porrell for the exemplary care provided to my Bridget. She was confident and sure in her knowledge. She cared for my dog with a strong heart and gentle hand. And thanks to all staff at Kennebunk Vet. It's nice to know you're there for us." Bridget's Mom, AKA Suzanne Farnsworth
"Professionalism of doctors and staff. Cleanliness of the facility. Followup when appointments are due. Quick turn around when I call for unscheduled visits. Compassion shown to us concerning available options when pets are in rapid failing health."
We value our clients' experience at Kennebunk Veterinary Hospital.
If your pet is currently a patient, and we have your email address on file, you'll receive a thank you email after each visit. In that email, there will be a link to review us. We also encourage clients to review us on the following sites:
All the staff are friendly and patient and helpful. Dr. Shively is the BEST! She truly cares about the pets in her care and takes time to explain details the owners need to know, all with a lovely sense of humor.
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