Reviews of Buck Lake Animal Hospital (Veterinarian)

3514 Mahan Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32308

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REVIEWS OF Buck Lake Animal Hospital IN Alabama

Sam Neel

Love Dr. Varela and the staff here.

Jaymee Bearden

They treat both patient and "parents" well.

Deborah Pace

Perfect place for pets, great Doctor and Staff

James Allen

Very happy with them

susan lindgren

We've been using Buck Lake for over 25 years now and it has ALWAYS been a 5-star facility. Even though the practice has changed owners, the vet care has been the very best. The administrative workers are most knowledgeable and efficient at their work and everyone there provides a most positive attitude. The fact that most of the employees have literally been there for years speaks for itself!

Travis Lloyd

Excellent service and knowledgeable staff who care about your pet.

Ann Bassett

My cats and my dog have always gone to Buck Lake Animal Hospital. The cats are 9 years old and the dog is 6 years old. I love Terry in the front office. She is so understanding and easy to talk to you. Everyone at this vet office treats me and my animals great. Dr. Varela recently did a teeth cleaning on one cat and my dog. Those procedures went very smoothly and my animals recovered very quickly. A great big thank you to everyone at Buck Lake Animal Hospital.

Allison Sullivan

Michelle Bunch

Love Dr.Valero. He fixed my Bunchee.

misty bryant

Jason Riley

Great people great Vet...

Margaret Hartsfield

Judi Davison

While we briefly left Buck Lake Animal Hospital, is was not because of anything other than convenience. Now that we are back it is so reassuring that they are still the highest quality Vet service in the city. Everyone there is well trained and so compassionate towards the animals. Thank you Buck Lake Animal Hospital for all you do.

Jonathan Mortensen

Juan Fuentes

I can recommend Buck Lake Animal Hospital to anyone who needs their furry friend cared for; they display a great combination of friendly professionalism and genuine care.

Dixie Folsom

I love taking my dogs to Buck Lake Animal Hospital. Dr. Varela along with his friendly and talented staff always give Annie and Quincy loads of attention and tummy rubs. I am confident that my sweet animals will always receive the best of care.

Dixie Daimwood

Buck Lake has been our vet for four years. They have loved and cared for each of our animals like they were their own. Their true colors were on full display last week when they put down one of our incredible dogs. They handled our loss with grace, patience, dignity and kindness. They made us a ceramic paw print that we will treasure forever. To top it all off, today we received a condolence card. I highly recommend this family oriented and thoughtful veterinary practice.

Summer Martinez

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Magdalena Figueroa

The Staff and doctor were very caring. They thoroughly examined the dog. The doctor answered all our questions and was very courteous. Excellent service

Renee Law

Amanda Schwab

The staff was compassionate and knowledgeable in helping me deal with the comfort and choices that needed to be made for the passing of my elderly cat. I am very grateful for their help.

Deána Nicole

martha walton

My little four pound, four month old foster had to have emergency GI surgery. Dr Varela and his staff did an excellent job! No swelling, no redness: back to being a healthy, happy little guy in no time! Dr Varela, his wife, Dr. Anderson, and the staff are a compassionate, caring, friendly and personable group. And...I have never had to wait more than 5-10 minutes to be seen.

john davis

I have used Buck Lake Animal Hospital since 1993 and recommend them highly. They have been extremely kind and compassionate with me and my dogs. I have suffered greatly from PTSD and a traumatic head injury that I received while serving my country. They have taken care of several of my dogs from cradle to grave. They have taken extra pains with me as I freak out when my dogs are hurt or suffering as my canine companions are true service dogs. Thank you so much Buck Lake.

Susan Capelouto

I've been using this place since it opened under the original vet. It's very convenient, so I stayed. The new owner is very nice and doesn't insist that I do the full bloodwork unless there's good reason. I have four rescue cats that stay inside so they get the basic shots. Very kind staff and patient.

Sarah Sturges

Dr. Varela and the Bucklake Staff have been wonderful for our family. He has seen our dogs, our cats and even our family hamster. Each time he is respectful, sincere and talks veterinary medicine in a language we can understand. The staff is always courteous and quick to help us get what we need to care for our little zoo. Having a veterinarian who is easy to reach and as helpful as Bucklake Animal Hospital has been a life-saver for our family. We highly recommend Dr. Varela and Bucklake Animal Hospital!

David E. Riddle

Krys and I have taken our "kids" to Buck Lake Animal Hospital it seems like for ever.. We now have only one "kid" left and Daisy is 14. She can be a hand full just bathing her. She and Kyle have established a relationship. She does not love him but, she trusts him. Guess who gets a bath every two weeks? Not that I like driving across town to take her to be bathed but she trusts Kyle and I trust him too! I in fact TRUST Dr. Varela, Terri and the staff at Buck Lake Animal Hospital with our Daisy and will take any future "kids" to them for care. My hat is off to these folks!

J Kemeny

John Groves

Great local vet. Very personal and offer competitive prices for exams and animal medication.

Shelby Herman

Very helpful when I found a stray kitten

Beth Carey

I have never had anything but great service from Dr.Varela, Dr. Anderson and their staff. It's obvious they all care deeply for animals and are extremely knowledgeable in how to treat their various issues. I would highly recommend Buck Lake to anyone who is looking for a vet's office where their animals will receive excellent care in a warm and compassionate environment.

Nicole Harvell

Expert level of care for my dogs and cats. Plus the staff is loving to my fur babies, and always available to take care of them.

Joseph Milner

For 2 years and five different vets, we have been trying to find a solution to our cat's constant sneezing and chronic conjunctivitis. Yesterday, for the first time, we feel like someone is listening to us and wants to help. The staff and doctor here gave us hope in forward movement after over $1000 at other places. When we left, we were given a prescription for nasal drops (something other vets never mentioned as an option) and our cat, Willow, is almost sneeze free. She lived in misery for too long. And, now, we have a true sense of hope. This is what we wanted in a vet. Someone who loves and cares about our pets as much as we do. Thank you so much for what you have done for us.

Ida Safari-Gashtegani

The vet is friendly and very concern for the health and care of the pets. Their prices are a lot lower than other hospitals, for the same services. Starting from the front desk , everyone is friendly and nice.

September Mayo

The staff is wonderful, and the animals are well taken care of. Thank you

Diana Desilets

Jennifer Dickson

Our puppy is a rescue. Jamie loves visiting all the employees at Buck Lake. Last week our AC broke, last minute I called them to have Jamie stay with them. They were very helpful. I knew Jamie was in great care.

Clara J

Lynne Crosby

Wonderful people here! We are traveling and had emergency situation with our dachshund. They were able to get me in quickly, saw Dr Varela who examined her and gave medication. They charged for meds but no office charge which was extremely kind! Highly recommend!

Richard Mcmullen

The staff and doctors are always courteous, efficient, caring, sensitive to the needs of my girls.

David Hurlbut

I have been going to Buck Lake for at least 20 years and now with the new doc it is pretty much the same. I have had happy times there and also sad ones but everyone there helped me get through it. The new doc is very patient with my cats and is very knowledgeable . David Hurlbut

Bonnie Basham

We were one of the first families to find Bucklake Animal Hospital. WHile the physician is new, the same comfortable, caring feeling still prevails at the office. The doc is just terriffic, very caring, compassionate, complete in his discussions about our animal's health an health care needs and he even answers the phone at the office! I can't say enough about the staff, especially Terri who always has time for anyone and everyone. If you are looking for a new or first time vet, this is the place to come!

bradley rogers

Great staff.

Ronda Parrish

Friendly, professional and they called to check on my furbaby.

Christine Coble

Since 1989, my pets have been going to Buck Lake. It has been an easy transition from Dr. Carter to Dr. Valera. The care and concern Bradley Bear (mixed-beed dog) receives from Dr. Valera and all the staff (especially Terry) is AWESOME. When he was a puppy, he was extremely difficult and staff was very patient. Now that he is a "good boy," the patience shown to him continues. We are very happy with Buck Lake and would recommend it to everyone who loves their pet(s). -Christine

Gerald Grow

Friendly staff, good vets.

Cheryl Gratt

Never disappointed! Dr. Varela and his staff are just the BEST. We feel that our pets get the best care available! Lover BLAH!!!

Isabetta Black

Great place

Theresa Stancil

I have worked at Buck Lake Animal Hospital for over 26 years. When I first brought my pets to BLAH I was a client. Dr. Carter was incredible. I acquired a job working with Dr. Carter and have been there since. My love of pets and there their families, good or bad, happy or sad has been a rewarding experience. Almost 2 years ago Dr. Carter retired and I was worried the Dr. who purchased the practice could stand up to the same standards that we worked so hard to establish. It was an easy transition since Dr. Varela has taken command and discovered that he is as compassionate and knowledgeable as the Dr. I had worked for, for over two decades. I have no doubts that Dr. Varela is more then capable to meet your needs and I continue to work there for the love, devotion, care, and the knowledge that we can and will always treat all your family members with the same care and love that we do our own pets. Those of you who know me, Gretchen (office dog in charge) agrees.

A Liopaco

I was very impressed with the level of care Dr. Varela of Buck Lake Animal Hospital provided for my two cats. It was an amazing experience meeting Dr. Varela and his staff as I was able to see how well my animals were treated and I was dealt with compassion, professionalism and respect. I was devastated when my 16 yr old cat Paco was infected with a feline calicivirus infection when I previously took him to another veterinarian for a regular exam. The flu spread to my other cat and I’m grateful Dr. Varela took care of both of them. I thank him for taking his time for explaining to me all the options with such professionalism. I was upset to see how sick my two cats were. Dr. Varela and his staff are absolutely the best and I highly recommend them for their quality of services. The respect and good disposition they showed was great. Dr. Varela and his staff are absolutely the best and I highly recommend them for their compassion and care to animals and owners.

Joan Batten

BLAH has been our "other family doctors" for 20 years and we have all ways been happy with them. The staff and Dr. V are professional and very caring. Our cats are treated with gentle hands which they appreciate in such a stressful situation. Thanks to them we have 2 very happy healthy cats.

Elizabeth Oliver

Great vet and staff

Michelle Peterson

Always attentive to our pets needs abd my numerous questions! Wouldn't take my fur babies anywhere else!!

Merlinda Borgersen

I was surprised with prompt , efficient service and friendly staff.

Matthew Watson

Excellent service with a knowledgeable staff who really care about you and your pets. Fairly priced and flexible with their schedule when they can be.


Speedy, caring treatment. What more can you ask for?

Steve Rutledge

I love Buck Lake Animal Hospital. While I miss Dr. Carter, we have had a GREAT new experience. We have been going there now for three dogs. Dr. Valera is AWESOME, while he is new to the practice, I LOVE HIM! Nugget can be protective of me and he did an AWESOME job keeping her relaxed and examining her. He is VERY caring. Tess is very fearful and he was caring and compassionate to making her feel comfortable. I refer everyone I know to Buck Lake. Office staff is GREAT! Especially Terry - she always seems to care about me and my concerns of my dogs.....


Thank you to the talented Vet that took care of my dog

Latin Barbie

Doctor V was very nice, attentive and friendly. The male vet tech was also very nice, warm and friendly. The reception area, not so much. Seem either tired or not happy, didn't feel very welcomed, not very polite. If I recommend this place it would be for Dr. V as he was warm, friendly and attentive.

Anna Friars

We have had two great experiences so far with our foster pup Lucky. We are looking forward to our next two visits.

Kenny Schultz

I have been taking my pets to Bucklake Animal Hospital for almost 20 years. I have never been disappointed in the care my animals have received. Over the years I have had 5 dogs and 3 cats that have been taken care of by Bucklake and I will continue to take them there !!!!

Pamela Monroe

As much as Luke hates coming to the vet, he loves the friendly staff and Dr.Varela! Great care and advice and there is never a long wait.

Kelly S

They take great care of my four legged babies. We are starting heartworm treatment on our pup next week and I know she'll be in great hands. They clearly love all the animals they take care of. I couldn't be happier with a vet.

Debbie Pahl

My little dog, "Tashi", went in to have her teeth cleaned on July 30. She had to have a tooth pulled, but Dr. Varela called to let me know and to assure me "Tashi" was doing fine. When I picked her up that afternoon, "Tashi" came bounding right out to me like nothing had happened. I saw Dr. Varela before we left. He explained about the medicine he had prescribed and I got a detailed statement of the charges. I have been taking my little ones to Buck Lake Animal Hospital for almost 30 years and I have always found the doctors and the staff to be knowledgeable, caring and efficient in all capacities. As far as I am concerned, it's definitely the only place for "Tashi" and me.

L Mauldin

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