Oakwood Animal Hospital Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Susan Pettis

2 years ago

Absolutely the best! Dr Barkow is the hardest working, kindest and most caring veterinarian I have ever met in a lifetime of having dogs. Simply the best in Kalamazoo!

Matt “Telemachus” Overbeek

2 years ago

Brought our dog in for emergency treatment. The doctors had to stay late to get to our dog and whatever they did worked well. Our dog is better because of the efforts of the employees there. They were all very friendly and incredibly talented.

Lori Nemeth

2 years ago

The caring veterinarians that take the time with each pet

Jill Alo

2 years ago

Highly recommend, great attention to my rescued dog and equally good communicating with me

millie karnemaat

2 years ago

Very thorough; very courteous; very accommodating; very caring.

Bernadette Hymes

2 years ago

Dr Duncan is the best! He is the only vet that diagnosed my dog correctly and gave me 6 more productive years of her life! She unfortunately passed yesterday but again Dr Duncan was right there with me and extremely compassionate wonderful veterinarian. I will forever be grateful for him and the Oakland Animal Hospital. Thank you for your wonderful service!

bobbobbie Reish

2 years ago

Our baby Zelda broke her jaw after hours and Dr. Barko took care of her as if she was one of his own. Every time we call to see how she is doing he takes the time to talk to us. Such a great vet.

Lisa Lishman

2 years ago

Dr. Martinez is so caring and thorough, and the staff has always been helpful and kind. My dogs are in the best hands here.

Kaile Myers

2 years ago

We have had some health issues with our puppy since we got him. Oakwood has always been there to see him, even in last minute situations. They make us feel at ease, especially with not being able to go in with him. They call and explain everything in detail, so we’re not ever left questioning our next steps. Also, being able to get medications is fast and easy. We will definitely continue to send our puppy to them!

Richard Martin

2 years ago

The staff is very professional in all my contacts with them

Michael Nemeth

2 years ago

Dr Barkow and Dr Martinez are great with my dogs we appreciate them greatly

Amy Webster

2 years ago

Oakwood always has the best interest of my babies at heart. Dr. Martinez is a joy to work with and I trust her to steer me in the right direction when it comes to making decisions about my pets!

Sally Pearson

2 years ago

The entire staff is friendly and caring. Our kitties always receive the best care. We are given a lot of information about their health.

Elizabeth Billis

2 years ago

Dr. Barkow is one of the finest vets and surgeons. His skills, experience, love and understanding of animals attribute to this. He also is able to educate the pet owner around the "why" and how to best take care of your pet. Our pup means the world to us, and knowing that she is under the care of Dr. Barkow brings comfort, surety and gratitude. A big thank you to Dr. Barkow and team for a successful operation for our furry baby!

Janine Black

3 years ago

Dr. Barkow took care of both of our dogs for almost all of their 15 years who both passed last year. He is caring, compassionate and an excellent veterinarian.

Julia Young

3 years ago

Drs. Barkow and Martinez have been mainstays of our dog's care. Dr. Martinez even ran back to the car to emphasize how good a boy he had been, which is nice to hear since our dog has a lot of vet anxiety and is not above lots of growling while he's there. They're excellent at getting back to us with his test results, too.

Vanessa Graham

3 years ago

As of June of 2021 they’re not accepting new patients. This is great when I have a time concerning fracture and I’m just pushed away by every vet clinic known to man. They don’t care about your pet.

Mary Frederick

3 years ago

The veterinarians & staff at Oakwood Animal Hospital are always caring & explain any difficulties with my cats. They have a great deal of knowledge & use it to help my cats feel better & become healthier.

Bill Becker

3 years ago

Where to start, there's so much we want to say about our friends of more than 30 years at OAH. Between our own companions and those we fostered and rescued they have treated dozens of animals for us. In all these years, in all the routine treatments, in all the emergencies, in all the tough, tough euthanasias and all the joy and tears we've shared throughout, they have unfailingly delivered the absolute best in care, treatment, compassion and genuine friendship. We were co-founders and long term members of an animal rescue group and, as such, dealt with a number of local veterinarians. All were good and caring or they wouldn't have become vets in the first place, but none in our estimation checked all the top boxes like Drs. Jonathan Barkow and Dawn Martinez and the staff who upheld their high standards. We recently moved across state and will no longer be able to call on them for everything having to do with the best for our pals. That's our loss--a big one--but we're grateful for what they've given us and wish them many more years of doing great things for the animals entrusted to their care.

annie swier

3 years ago

Oakwood Animal Hospital is phenomenal. We have a dog who had severe deformities in one of his legs, and they referred us out to a wonderful expert to fix his situation. They have cleared schedules to treat my animals in emergency situations, and when my old cat couldn't be helped, they gave me the time I needed to make decisions and go through with what was best. They provided me with both privacy and comfort before, during, and after the procedure. As long as I have pets in this area, they will be in the great care of the vets at Oakwood Animal Hospital.

Marykaye Blasius

3 years ago

Dr. Barkow was thorough and informative as always. The staff is always helpful and friendly. Great vet office. Highly recommend.

Paul Mudry

3 years ago

A Great veterinarian facility with caring and thoughtful personal.

Paul Honeysett

3 years ago

I was up three nights with one of my three boys, and I was thinking only things would get better. Not so. Called the next morning, I am sure with panic in my voice and told them that my little guy needed to be seen. Informed them how he had been up for the last three nights , unable to sleep, (me too)and that he seemed in discomfort. As always the girls at the desk with no appointments available said they would talk with Dr. Barkow about what to do. I was told to drop him off and they performed multiple test on his busy day, and we came up with a plan, and today I have a dog who slept through the night, and took a good walk with the sun shining. This has happened to us multiple times as my dogs and their strange health issues keeps us on our toes, and the staff at Oakwood continue to take care of them with love and respect, and that is how I feel about Oakwood. Thank you at the front desk for always relaying my concerns to the doctors and the doctors calming my fears about my three boys, two who are 12 and one who is 10.

Peg Lauer

3 years ago

We have taken our fur family to Oakwood Animal Hospital for over 30 years. Our pets receive top notch care by the compassionate and professional staff.

Michelle Swyrtek

3 years ago

Oakwood Animal Hospital has the most caring, empathetic, and knowledgeable veterinarians. My cat got very ill during the Holidays and it all happened so fast. I felt so thankful to be able to call the after-hours emergency number several times during the evening, weekend, and even on New Years Day to get expert advice on how to care for him. Dr. Barkow always answered my calls and communicated everything very thoroughly to me. On New Years Day and many week days around the Holidays, Dr. Barkow, Dr. Martinez, & Dr. Kim stayed late into the evening doing all they could to care for him. Sadly, I had to put my kitty down the day after New Years, but I can rest assured knowing they tried everything they could before we got to that point and they made sure he wasn't experiencing any pain, this means so much to me. I am forever grateful and if I ever have another pet, I will no doubt take them to Oakwood Animal Hospital.

Sue Robinson

3 years ago

I get very informative information from everyone there. I value their handling with my kitty and they are all very friendly. I wish I could establish a regular vet that saw my cat every time I brought her in. The office is always clean and convenient from my home.

Nancy Schemanski

3 years ago

Oakwood animal hospital is very cautious about the coronavirus, and that’s a good thing. After my cat’s visit, the vet called me at home the next day to check on how my cat was doing and if I had any questions about my experience. I remember when MDs used to do that, many many many years ago. It was a breath of fresh air!


3 years ago

I just spoke with Alyssa at Oakwood. It’s important to note that right now ALL animal hospitals and vets around here seem to be completely overwhelmed by COVID-19 and many simply can not accommodate new patients. Alyssa was amazing. She talked to me on the phone for 15 minutes (and I know they’re busy) and walked me through every single question I had about treatments, plans, prices, etc. I somehow figured she might get “credit” for selling me a “Puppy Plan” (discounted/packaged services) and she said no they do not. She was great — made me feel super comfortable and answered every single question for me in detail. It’s been 12 years since we had a dog and we live in a different community but we will still bring our new puppy to Oakwood Animal Hospital because of people like Alyssa.

Patricia Resetar

3 years ago

Having been taking my pets to this veterinary clinic for decades. They are very concerned about the health of your pets, and I don't see myself going elsewhere.

Sue Caulfield

3 years ago

Wonderful care here. This was the first time I had a cat needing surgery that was more than an abscess, but Dr. Barkow did a great job of explaining why the surgery was necessary as compared to alternative treatment. He and others did a great job, my cat is quite content, and I am very pleased.

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Oakwood Animal Hospital, Michigan, Kalamazoo

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