"Dr. Sands -

I don't know how to begin to thank you for spending time with me and Bella today, your compassion and expertise have given both of us such relief from what was a drowning pool of unanswered questions and distrust in "professionals" who had shown no real interest in solving the medical needs of Bella.

Bella ate her lunch today just as you predicted...warming up the *yummy* food in the microwave brought her right out to her typical 'waiting' place for her food, she came to her bowl and ate as if nothing had ever been different. It literally made me cry with joy. To have watched her over the past two weeks go without food was heart wrenching. So to say a simple thank you doesn't seem to be enough. You literally were a game changer for us!

I am confident that your guidance and depth of knowledge will take Bella to a happy and healthy place.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Best, Lynda

PS - Bella ate her dinner like a champ too.

*YOU ROCK!!!!*"

- Lynda Frankel
"From the moment we entered Dr. Jeffrey Sands "Big Bear Pet Lodge", we felt the warm calm comfort we had hoped for our pets. As many "pet parents", we needed a "home away from home" that gave us comfort that they would be safe, comfortable, happy and healthy.

Dr. Sands together with his well-trained loving staff were exactly what we had hoped to find. The love, care, attention, and dedication was an incredible experience.

Lucinda is gentle, dedicated, loving caregiver who gives her gentle attention to your pet. It is clear that this is not a job, it was care from her heart.

From the moment you are greeted when you enter Parkland Animal Clinic & Big Bear Pet Lodge/Big Bear Pet Lodge, to the confidence knowing your pet is being cared for by a highly-trained veterinarian, to the staff with warm smiles together with the experienced care, leaving our pets was a wonderful experience for us and especially for our pets. Thank you Everyone!!!"

- Cathy Green
"I just wanted to say thank you for being such an awesome person answering lots of questions to put me at ease and for making me feel comfortable giving you my baby for a few hours to do this. Also, I wanted to say that the lady at the front desk with the blonde hair is the most gentle, caring, sweet person I have yet to come across. She instantly relates to dog owners and is beyond super kind, she is a truly a great person and you don’t come across people like that very often if ever. Once again thank you and have a great day!."

- Andrew McFarlane
"Early this morning my little Jellybean suffered a seizure, it felt like it went on for minutes. I can’t say how thankful I am for Dr. Jeffrey Sands and Parkland Animal Clinic. They have taken amazing care of Jellybean and quite frankly me. The compassion, loving care, and holistic approach that they are taking are wonderful. I can’t recommend them highly enough. Thank you from Jellybean and the Six J’s."

- Julie L. Williamson-Bresset

"Beautiful, clean environment. Very ZEN for both my Dog and me. Which is so very important. The front desk is super welcoming and so knowledgeable (she helped me so much with my German Shepard) and Dr. Sands is fantastic. My Dog immediately took to him, without any issues. He must be a dog whisperer. Maverick behaved for Dr Sands better than me! Dr. Sands even gave me a number of a great German Shepard dog trainer, now I feel more confident. We go back in a week for shots and a vet check. The drive was 110% worth it for me. Thank you Cindy and Dr. Sands for all the help."

- Stephanie Feingold Hodges

"Dr Sands is amazing, highly intelligent and experienced! He's gentle and patient with my dogs. They love him. He practices with traditional medicine but is also big on more holistic approaches to healing using laser treatment and underwater treadmill therapy, preventing unnecessary surgeries and medication, ultimately saving money and alleviating unnecessary stress for both parents and animals. I absolutely recommend Dr Sands!"

- Suzanne Snisky-Houghtaling

I was extremely impressed with the service and care we were given. You can tell Dr. Sands truly cares about his patients.

He took his time reviewing my dogs history and developed a plan of care specifically for her. I love that whenever possible Dr. Sands likes to treat things naturally.

The office is very welcoming and friendly. You know you are in good hands! I will never go to another veterinarian again. We have found our home!

- Diane Sadler

Very happy with the treatment our dog Pilot is receiving from Dr. Sands and his team at Parkland Animal Clinic

- Peter Mohammed

Dr. Sands and his staff are amazing. They offer services like no other place I've been in my life and I am "old" and have animals since I was a small child. They offer a holistic and preventative approach and are awesome with my three dogs. I researched and am very happy with my choice to have these folks caring for my precious fur babies!

- Christina Kerrigone

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8017 N. University Dr
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