Cape Veterinary Clinic

Providing Veterinary Services in South Portland, ME Since 1958

Cape Veterinary Clinic

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Cape Veterinary Clinic has been in South Portland serving the local community since 1958. It was originated by Dr. Ladd Hildebrand, and then purchased in 1972 by Drs. Eric and Carol Robison, who laid the foundation for our community-oriented practice. Dr. Davis began working with the Robisons in 2003, so when they were looking to retire, they didn’t have to look far for someone they trusted to purchase the veterinarian clinic. In 2007 Dr. Davis and Dr. Flahive became the new owners of the Cape Vet Clinic. As you can see, we have lots of experience. Explore our veterinary services today!

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★★★★★ We took our sweet 15 year old cat Stormy to Cape Veterinary Clinic and we are so pleased! The care that they provided was great! We did not have to wait for our scheduled visit, and were seen right away. Our Vet did not try to talk us into any unnecessary shots or testing, and gave us a very reasonable price to remove a growth on Stormy's forehead. We have found a forever vet for our animals. Thank you!!Beth D.Beth D. ★★★★★ Staff are always friendly and willing to help as best they can. Often, I don't have to wait long to get an appointment for my pet. Sometimes they even have same day availability.Rory B.Rory B. ★★★★★ Best care that I could want for my two "kids". Very clean facility and caring staff.Meg D.Meg D. ★★★★★ Kind of hard to gauge the future after being bought by Mission Veterinary Partners/Shore Capital. Hope they can keep the small locally owned and operated feel that we all loved.SeabrzSeabrz ★★★★★ My dog loves it here and their friendly staff! Never had a problem and any question I have is always answered and given solutions!Tiff BTiff B ★★★★★ I wanted to give an updated review, although not much has changed! I've always had such wonderful, positive experiences at Cape Vet. The receptionists are always very kind and efficient, and the vet techs and veterinarians clearly care a lot about the animals. My springer Bonnie has been going here since she was 8 weeks old - she's a little testy in the medical environment, but she still gets all the love when she visits Dr. Greenbaum and the rest of the staff. I also take my lucky cat Cricket here - she sees Dr. Conti and I am confident she gets the best of care. I've recently switched my mom's two cats over to Cape Vet as well, with great results. I recommend Cape Vet 10/10K PK P ★★★★★ Great place. They really care for your petsLorrie D.Lorrie D. ★★★★★ Always friendly, always professional, clean and orderly.William MacCallum (.William MacCallum (. ★★★★★ We have taken our pets to Cape Vets for many years, we always appreciate the compassionate and thorough care.Kelly CKelly C ★★★★★ Always responsive and helpful. Great staffAmy B.Amy B. ★★★★★ Always great care.Donald P.Donald P. ★★★★★ They were great and handled my new fur baby very well.Julie S.Julie S. ★★★★★ This place is amazing! They think of your pet like there own! The staff is so nice! Wouldn't bring my pet anywhere else!!!!Jamie L.Jamie L. ★★★★★ Great staff and a wonderful facility.Robert T.Robert T. ★★★★★ The staff are really knowledgeable about your pet and the are really caring for the owner's as well.Ronald T.Ronald T. ★★★★★ Today was my first time at Cape Vet Clinic. I was nervous because even though it was just a cat checkup it had been awhile since our cat had been to the vet and I was nervous for her and for the whole experience. Dr. Risteen and her staff were absolutely DELIGHTFUL and incredible. She was so kind to me, and to my cat. She loved her up, was so knowledgeable and warm and made me feel at ease with all of my questions. I can’t say enough good things about the experience! So excited that we found a place that feels so wonderful!Lauren A.Lauren A. ★★★★★ This clinic is wonderful. From the beginning, they helped revitalize an area of South Portland that needed new businesses. They bought local. They support local vendors. As they’ve grown they’ve kept the right values and attitudes. I’ve always been greeted with a smiling face and eager to assist employees. Even as they’ve gotten larger they continue to keep a clean, safe, inviting and professional environment. This past year or two the demand for animals and their services have increased while supply of workers have decreased (or hard to find) and this clinic has done a great job navigating that water while continuing to grow and not “lose themselves” in the growth. We recently joined the Cape family with our dog, Jack. Our vet was a young grad that was great and very knowledgeable. Not only will you have great healthcare for your pets but you’ll be giving back to them and supporting local business. Two thumbs up.Drew H.Drew H. ★★★★★ Very friendly staff and quick service for the fur babieslittlevillinchillinlittlevillinchillin ★★★★★ Always top notch service. Answers all my questions, (and I ask I feel super confident with the care they give to Bentley.Irina E.Irina E. ★★★★★ I was very impressed with the information provided to us, the care given to our dog and the way this procedure was scheduled and orchestrated! I highly recommend Cape Veterinary Clinic!Lorie D.Lorie D. ★★★★★ My family recently relocated to Portland. Good friends of ours recommended Cape Veterinary Clinic because of the quality of care and the value of the services. The staff were professional, helpful, and friendly. This was our very first visit, and I am happy to know that we know have a new "home" vet clinic!Quinn S.Quinn S. ★★★★★ Great place, kind and caring vets and techs, never a problem. Highly recommend.Lisa KLisa K ★★★★★ Great Drs and vet techs. Doing a fantastic job through this pandemic and much better location than previous one on Cottage.Rust L.Rust L. ★★★★★ You guys are the best! Thank you for taking care of our fur-baby, and for allaying the anxiety of the fur-baby's family!Rebecca O.Rebecca O. ★★★★★ My dog has a condition that requires her to have a shot every month so I am a regular. I have other pets that are patients there, too. Professional doctors, professional vet techs and friendly office staff.June H.June H. ★★★★★ I've gone to Cape Vet for many years, for multiple dogs and cats for the past 18 years. They're so attentive, respectful, cheerful and professional. I've never had a bad experience. I highly recommend them!Anna S.Anna S. ★★★★★ Cape Veterinary Clinic is simply one of the best veterinary care facilities around. From the office staff to their doctors, the team at Cape Vet are friendly, knowledgeable, and most importantly, they show your pets (their patients) love with a supreme attention to detail. Our two small dogs have both undergone procedures requiring a general anesthetic, and Cape Vet did a wonderful job each time, setting our worries at ease. Our dogs have had operations with Dr. Davis, with whom we have been particularly impressed.Joe G.Joe G. ★★★★★ My pets have always been well cared for at Cape Veterinary. The staff as well as the owners have been more than responsive whenever my pet's have needed medical care. I am so grateful that I can count on myneighborhood Veterinarian. Dr. Bill was wonderful when my Siamese cat Mia, became sick with terminal cancer. Through the worst of Covid, Dr. Bill and his staff's great care of Mia gave me two extra special months with her.Anne R.Anne R. ★★★★★ Great service in a rush situation.Andy T.Andy T. ★★★★★ Cape Vet takes the best care of my dogs. They are always responsive and I can tell that each member of their staff cares about the health/happiness of my pets!Russell T.Russell T. ★★★★★ Everything went as expected with Neutering our puppy. Great care and service.Richard M.Richard M. ★★★★★ always love the care that they have provided my dogs past and present. .Paul C.Paul C. ★★★★★ Been with Cape vets for years I love them to death , very good people that work there, and most off I love how good they are to my dogs. I will and have recommend them to all my friends and those who are looking for a vet its Cape veterinary clinic in south Portland Me. Hands downLucas C.Lucas C. ★★★★★ Great service! Got me in quick when I needed help with my pup. Very knowledgeable staff!Greer J.Greer J. ★★★★★ We have been taking all of our cats and dogs to Cape Vet Clinic for twenty years. We are totally animal people and we trust Cape Vet Clinic completely. They are professional, caring and communicate well. I recommend them to all of our friends who have pets. Well educated doctors with big hearts.Celeste B.Celeste B. ★★★★★ Cape Vet is wonderful! My dog is nine years old and has been at Cape Vet since we adopted him. The staff is super friendly and helpful and it is clear that everyone who works there does it because they love animals. My vet is just fabulous!! He takes the time to explain what he is noticing about Jonesy as he ages and gives me feedback that works for my life and how I live with my mutt. I never feel rushed or silly for asking questions and showing nervous dog parent concern. I love going to the vet because I know Jonesy will be treated like the prince he is and that I will walk away knowing how to better care for my dog. I cannot say enough positive things! If you are looking for a vet, look no further!Bruce C.Bruce C. ★★★★★ I have been with Cape Vet since the Robisons and continue to be very happy with the care my pooches receive over the years.Tonight, my lab was seen for an emergent eye infection on very short notice. Once again, the visit was a perfect balance between professionalism with a personal touch.I have dealt with all the vets at one time or another, and all have gone out of their way to patiently explain the treatment options, any medications required, and follow up.I can always count on Cape Vet to be there when I need them, and always feel my dog has received the best care available.Louie A.Louie A. ★★★★★ Always pleasant, helpful, and prompt! Was able to get my cat healthy without breaking the bankRobin C.Robin C. ★★★★★ I've been going to Cape Vet Clinic for over 10 years - they love our pets, and are so good to us. They never pressure us to spend more than we are comfortable, and make sure we know all of our options. We love Cape Vet!Claire C.Claire C. ★★★★★ It was all great. I appreciate the work that they all do to keep my animals safe and healthy. I highly recommend.Cathy B.Cathy B. ★★★★★ Outside of the limitations we are all dealing with regarding Covid-19, there wasn't much that I could say could be improved about the process or care provided our dog. Great job by the Cape Veterinary team!Robert S.Robert S. ★★★★★ There is no room for improvement! You people are fantastic! The only change that could be made is making Covid-19 go away!!!!😊Vicki S.Vicki S. ★★★★★ Best care anywhere.Matt M.Matt M. ★★★★★ I have found the staff professional, kind and caring. I had terrific follow up with a phone call. They are there through the Corvid ordeal. The only thing I missed was an emergency connection on a Sunday. We found one in Portland but it was an anxious moment not knowing If I could get care .Ann S.Ann S. ★★★★★ The Docs at Cape Vet always put their hearts into their visits. They go over and beyond what is necessary.Eva G.Eva G. ★★★★★ They balance the line between professional and personable perfectly. Every time we bring our fur babies, they are wonderfulMichael C.Michael C. ★★★★★ It was perfect! Doing a great job even through this pandemic. Very professional at how they are handling pets in this time of social distancing. Very quick and responsive! My kitten is doing much better! Thank you!Liz D.Liz D. ★★★★★ Cape Vet has always treated my fur babies with the best care and compassion! Highly recommend this amazing team!Kim C.Kim C. ★★★★☆ I've been taking my cats to Cape Vet for more than 20 years and have always been satisfied with their caring professionalism.Claudia R.Claudia R. ★★★★☆ Very good service. Love the vets and techs!!Andrea B.Andrea B. ★★★★☆ My mom brings her dog here and has been a long time customer. She says the service and care of her dog is top notch but the prices are too high.Scott A.Scott A. ★★★★☆ The staff is professional and personable. They handle my pets well and are able to explain everything the pets need very clearly. I have been taking my pets here for 6 years.Communication issues have arisen during COVID, such as not being informed of how expensive some not-quite-essential things would be before they were done, which resulted in a shocking bill that I was required to pay on the spot with no way to set up payments. I was also informed that my pet's vaccinations were due today, so we scheduled an appointment. They were not actually due for 5 more months, so we wasted a trip there. HOWEVER, I truly believe the lapses in communication during COVID were because of the general chaos & stress as well as the fact that owners couldn't be in exam rooms with their pets. Things have gone back to normal, though, so I am optimistic that everything will get back to running smoothly soon.Jen G.Jen G. ★★★★☆ I’ve been with this vet for quite some time. My first veterinarian there was the best, had a lot of experience and just knew her stuff. Ever since they moved to their new location in Knightville it’s been a little different. Still very professional and my vet is consistent and cares about my pup but there was something endearing about their old, scrappier location.----js_loader

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Gloria B.

Having trust in your veterinarian is very important because our pets can’t tell us what is wrong. We have full confidence when we bring our pets to Cape Veterinary Clinic, that our dogs will receive the best possible treatment.

Deborah S.

Cape Vet is awesome! They are compassionate, caring, knowledgeable and do an amazing job on all levels!

Denise G.

So thankful to have Dr. Flahive and all of the staff at Cape Veterinary Clinic! They give our four dogs amazing care. Thank you!

Meg D.

One of the best clinics that I’ve been to. So glad to be part of their family.

Kathy H.

Dr. Billy Flahive and his associates have been compassionate, down to earth providers of excellent care for my dogs over the years. Highly recommend their services!