Fairview Veterinary Hospital is Erie's finest choice for affordable, finest quality, personalized pet health care. Whether your pet requirements preventive care vaccines, yearly check-up, heartworm test, flea & tick preventives, spay, neuter, etc. or care for feeling sick, our whole staff is committed to keeping your pet bright-eyed and bushy-tailed!

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  City Fairview, PA
  Zip Code 16415
  Address 7733 W Rdg Rd
  Phone Number (814) 474-1504

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Dr Scott Johns and our team are dedicated to your best friend’s wellness. Our focus is on keeping your furry best friends happy, healthy, and smiling. With over 24 years of clinical experience caring for more than 28, 000 pets, rest assured that your pet receives the very best veterinary care in our region. Fairview Veterinary Hospital provides full service veterinary care including:

Low–Cost Wellness Care, Vaccine, Spay, Neuter:—We use the highest quality Merial and Zoetis vaccines and price them to fit tight budgets. Our low cost Spay and Neuter are affordable yet equal or exceed the safety features that other veterinarians charge over twice as much for. Pain control is never an extra cost: Our standard of care already includes excellent pain control protocols, including a minimum of four (4) modes of pain control during surgery and recover plus two (2) modes of pain control home.
Affordable sick pet care: We have the expertise, experience, technology, and medical/surgical knowledge to effectively treat your pet if the need arises.
Pet dentistry at hometown prices:—Dr Scott Johns is the most experienced dental veterinarian in our region. Let us help you enjoy your pet's great smile

  • I would not recommend this business
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  • Unprofessional

11/6/20: I have updated my review of 11/5/20 to make it as clear as possible.
On 11/3/20 at 9:22 PM, the night before an appointment I made about two weeks earlier, FVH texted me from (970) 822-0069: "Due to a family emergency Fairview Veterinary Hospital has to cancel [my pet's name] appointment tomorrow. We apologize for the inconvenience. Because she is a sick patient we are referring you to the Erie Pet Emergency Center, which we recommend you take her to tonight. Best regards, the FVH team." It was weird, there was no offer to reschedule the appointment, and my dog wasn't sick requiring emergency care. She had been vomiting off and on and I just wanted to check on it.
I texted them back at 10:17 PM: "Ok never mind. It seems you are having a lot of challenges. I hope things work out. I guess I should get another vet?" They did not reply.
On 11/4/20 at 10:36 AM, I was emailed the records for my animals from a no-reply email address. I texted FVH at 12:07 PM: "I received medical charts for my animals. Does this mean that you are not in business anymore?"
On 11/4/20 at 12:12 PM they replied: "We are most certainly in business, having our best year ever! You have received your records because you have been dismissed as a client for repeated rudeness to our team. Best wishes." I was shocked and baffled. I had no idea what they were talking about. I've always had great relations with them and have always enjoyed my experience there. I've taken several of my pets there, and there was never even the hint of an issue. Dr. Johns, his staff, and I were always really nice to each other. It seemed this is a case of mistaken identity. They must be confusing me with someone else, right?
On 11/4/20 at 6:04 PM I replied: "I beg your pardon? What rudeness? I think you are confusing me with someone else. I've been coming there for 10 years or more and never had an incident or conflict with anyone. I hope you can discover your error. Otherwise I will be contacting Dr. Johns himself. And I will be posting what I think of your treatment of me everywhere I can. Yes, I'm upset. I will be posting a review about this. If you apologize and make it better then I will fix the review."
On 11/5/20 Dr. Johns himself apparently responded to my first version of my review with a bunch of really damning religious talk. I was flabbergasted. I texted him about it his hypocrisy, and he texted me to "cease and desist". He then revised his reply and toned down the religious rhetoric, but still managed to threaten me with the PA State Police. Wow, talk about getting out of hand. This reminds me of dealing with a narcissistic personality. It's impossible.
Initially, I thought about contacting Dr. Johns to let him know about all of this craziness and that he had must have a rogue employee there, but at this point, it's not worth my trouble. I don't need him or anyone there calling the police on me for trying to help sort out the mess they made. I can imagine him charging me with harassment or "extortion". I've already been kicked in the a** once, I don't need to invite another kick.
One thing I know: I've never been rude to them unless you consider my texts above to be rude.
Honestly, I've always been very happy with the service of FVH up until their weird text on 11/4/20. That's why I always drove across town to go there even though I move away from Fairview almost 5 years ago.
At this point, I'll take my business somewhere else where they appreciate me and I'll be sure to spread the word about my treatment by FVH wherever I can. Something is really wrong there, and I wouldn't want anyone to be treated like I have been treated without at least a warning.
BOTTOM LINE: I DO NOT TRUST FAIRVIEW VETERINARY HOSPITAL WITH MY PET, OR WITH ME. BIG BIG THUMBS DOWN.
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Jim Cairns

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  • I would recommend this business

Had some work done on my dogs and had another neutered.
I used to be a vet tech and can easily recognize a good and honest doctor in the vet business. Dr. Johns was extremely personable and down to earth.

The staff was also extremely helpful when one of those same dogs was hit and killed in the road in front of my house. They helped me emotionally and walked me through my hardest times with my pets. Thank you FVH.

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  • I would recommend this business

Everyone was very kind. They made the appointment during this difficult time with Covid-19 very safe. We felt very comfortable taking our Harley there for her first visit. Dr. Scott was very kind. The prices were very fair and I didn't feel guilted into getting unnecessary shots for our girl. Will return and highly recommend.

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  • I would recommend this business

I have been bringing my 3 cats here for over 4 years and have always gotten excellent and affordable care. As my cats have gotten older and their health status has changed, Dr. Scott encourages my questions and answers them all, taking as much time as necessary to be sure I understand what's going on with my cats. Back before the days of COVID when I could go in the exam room with the cats and was able to see his interactions with them, he would even sit on the floor with my cats to examine them so they would be more comfortable. Even though I no longer live in Fairview I still travel out here for all of their care and I will continue to do so!

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  • I would recommend this business

Dr. Scott and his staff are wonderful. He has always gone above and beyond when caring for my pets. He really takes time to explain things thoroughly and kindly.

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  • I would recommend this business

My old vet told me it was going to cost me lots and lots of money to help Kona with her allergies but Scott helped me right away and Kona isn't itching anymore! They did all the shots right in front of me and loved Kona so much even though she was being vocal with all the other dogs lol! So happy with our first visit!

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  • I would recommend this business

The staff here is wonderful very caring

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  • I would recommend this business

They always take good care of my special needs cat. Really miss them as I have moved out of the area.

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Great and friendly service! Price for our puppies teeth removal seamed high. But overall wonderful experience.

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  • I would recommend this business

The dr cares greatly about your pets health. He helped me take care of my oldest dog until we had to put him down and everyone was so nice and helpful whenever I had questions.

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