02:27 08 Nov 22
Dr. Lavelle and her team are second to none. We have been taking our pets here since 2009 and will not go anywhere else. It's clear to me that they truly care about our pets and there well being. They have helped support us through some very difficult times with sick and/ or old pups and we couldn't be more appreciative of there dedication to making sure... our animals get the best care possible.read more
05:38 09 Aug 22
We were traveling in McAllister and our dog child got sick. I researched and read every vet review within 100 miles. Made decision to try this one. I 100% made the right decision. They took care of Whiskey, ran the appropriate tests and followed up with us the next day. I would literally travel to this place again just so my dog can be assure to have a... pleasant and professional health assistance.read more
16:07 27 Jul 22
Our experience was excellent! Seriously, if you are looking for a vet in the area they should be your only call.
05:15 01 Jul 22
They will hold your pet hostage in order to control clients!! I called PRIOR to bringing my son's guinea pig in for an abscess on his leg and after explaining to Dr Sarah that I am a struggling single mom of three young children and don't have a lot of extra money, Dr Sarah told me that she would be happy to set up a payment plan in order to have him seen.... She did not stand by her word. At the appointment we discovered that our guinea pig would need surgery to remove the abscess. I was told that they could do the surgery that day and he would be ready to go home before closing. I hadn't even made it home from the appointment yet and they were already calling AND texting me about the balance!! They not only refused to set up a payment arrangement but then told me I had 30 minutes to decide if I could come up with the total amount of almost $500 in order to get the surgery done!! After telling them not to do the surgery - that I would just come get him, they informed me that they would not release my pet to me unless I paid the total amount just to have him seen and clip his nails. Almost $100!!! They clearly care more about the money than the animals OR they're clients!!!read more
05:54 14 Jun 22
Dr. Sarah has been my pets' vet for my whole growing up and now my animals as an adult. She is excellent at finding the solution and giving you the options to get the desired outcome. She is very straightforward so I never feel like my arm is being twisted into procedures I don't understand. She also is willing to state her opinion on the issues even though... she gives you more options which I appreciate. I will always take my pets to Dr. Sarah. Featuring Zephyr.read more
16:17 06 Jun 22
My dog gets so excited when we get to the vet and I take that as an excellent sign. Sarah and her team takes such good care of her when we come in and take time to educate me on anything I have questions about. And in emergency situations, they always act quickly and calmly. It’s why we keep coming back!
05:42 17 May 22
Great practice take great care of there guests
06:17 18 Feb 22
Good Dr. And the staff was ok to. Did have a problem with the fact that there was no restroom for customers.
17:33 08 Feb 22
I found Ark through a google search and they were close with good reviews. I'm so happy and fortunate I made the choice to visit them for my dog Neka. The staff here are all very friendly and provide excellent services. The pricing is very fair as well. As long as I am in the area I will take my dog to Ark and nowhere else.I highly recommend visiting them... for you pets.read more
01:47 01 Feb 22
This is the worse veterinary clinic so stay away. There are so many better vet clinics in this area. The veterinarian who owns the practice is known to be extremely rude to the staff and clients. So many pets die post op because she is doesn’t practice aseptic surgical techniques. She is also in the black list at MSU. They told my friend not to do any... externship with her since she is very rude and abusive. She also gives discount to the owners and her staff if they give her a 5 star review and that’s why she has all these fake 5 star reviews .What a fraud! she should be banned from practicing.read more
02:45 20 Dec 21
I'm so glad I was referred to Ark Vet. Dr. Lavelle is absolutely amazing, kind, and patient. It's clear everyone there takes a genuine interest in your pet, and goes above and beyond to make sure you're equipped with all the knowledge you need to care for your pet. I took my hognose snake in, stressed to the max as I was overwhelmed with caring for my first... reptile, and left feeling way more calm and confident than I expected. I even had a minor panic attack recently concerned with a sudden change to my little hoggie, and I got an immediate response from Ark. I didn't even have an appointment (this was over the phone) and I'm sure they were busy, but they took the time to help me out in that moment. I can't express how grateful I am for that.The only downside I have is the wait time for my actual appointment was a bit long, but otherwise, I'm 100% sold. I wish I could rate more than 5 stars, I very much recommend going here.read more
19:09 01 Dec 21
They were more concerned with upselling products and services (deworming, flea and tick meds, heartworm treatment, nail trim, etc) than helping our poor dog that was in pain. We waited for over a half hour in the exam room for a treatment plan/estimate for supposed sedation and xrays. Tech came in and told us to take our dog outside for a walk cause the... estimate wasnt ready yet. I jokingly asked if we were being kicked out cause they needed the room and she admitted thats exactly why. I said its way too cold to go walk outside and she said well go wait in your car and we will call you when we have the estimate ready. RIDICULOUS!!! We were done at this point, paid $57 exam fee for a total waste of my time, all while my poor pup was in pain with a tail that wouldnt move. Took her to another vet the following day and she was examined (no xrays or sedation), diagnosed with limp tail and given pain meds and steroids for inflammation. Our girl was feeling better in less that 24 hrs. Dont waste your time with an unprofessional outfit like this, sad when money is more important than the animal.read more
17:40 13 Nov 21
Dr. Sarah and her staff are absolutely amazing! They will go above and beyond to make sure that your animal is getting the best care. They will get you in as soon as possible and take the time to answer any questions you may have. I highly recommend Ark Veterinary Practice and wouldn't go anywhere else!
21:26 22 Oct 21
Fantastic place with great vets, everyone is always professional and nice. My dog max has gotten to see the same vet each time and he's really comfortable there. They even squeezed him in for an emergency on a bad day for them. Really nice location too.
17:24 26 Sep 21
Dr. Sarah has been nothing but a blessing to our family ♥️ Our boy went to see her for what we thought was an abscess tooth. After her great care and love we found out weeks later it was bone cancer. Dr. Sarah came to our home on a Sunday morning to help our boy Porkchop pass. She was so wonderful and explained everything to our children and I... can’t thank god enough for her ♥️ She is truly an amazing person and Vet.read more
14:01 04 Sep 21
I live in western Washington state and drive to Ark Veterinary Practice in Belgrade MT. because I know that I will received the BEST care for my little dog Louis.
21:40 07 Jul 21
Words cannot express how much gratitude I have for Dr. Lavelle and her entire staff. When my fuzzy little monster, Cody came home with multiple injuries, my heart was crushed. I can't afford to fix my boy... This year cancer became a frequently used word; the hospital, like a second home. Leaving us without the financial stability we once had. The empathy... and gratuity that Sarah shared with our family is something that will never be forgotten. Doctor Sarah is the most competent veterinarian I have ever come across and I would never consider putting my boy in anyone else's hands.To all of the staff at Ark-We are forever grateful.read more
04:35 01 Jul 21
I went to Ark Veterinary, even though I am from Helena and Ark is in Belgrade, because I am the owner of an adorably spoiled bunny. I have always gotten the best medical care available, but something has always been lacking. I want to be there when my bunny is seen. I was to be able to ask the vet questions and be able to ensure my girl is getting the best... care medically as well as at home. I sure did make the right decision on this one!My experience at Ark was like a breath of fresh air! Dr. Sarah Lavelle examined my bunny in my presence. She asked me questions regarding care and also made excellent suggestions. Also, she is the only or one of the only vets to acquire the vaccine for rabbit hemorrhagic fever, thus keeping my little girl safe from such a heinous disease. Both her and her staff were kind, personable, and knowledgeable. In short, Ark was just wonderful! Anyone would be very lucky to have their pets seen by this practice.read more
22:23 24 Jun 21
Dr Sarah has been great with our dog with cancer diagnosis. She is very helpful and listens to my questions. Highly recommend Ark Veterinary!
20:32 24 May 21
Dr. Sarah and her staff are AMAZING! We've been going to her since 2013 when we moved to Montana with our 2 lab mixes and she now sees my 3rd rescue who is 2.5. I cannot say enough about the utter professionalism and top notch care all my dogs have gotten through this practice. She diagnosed a malignancy on my yellow lab mix's anal gland when she was 11... and that quick action gave us another 2 wonderful years with Mia. And when it was time for Mia to go over the Rainbow Bridge, she came to our house one very snowy evening and compassionately helped us with one of the most difficult decisions any pet owner has to make. My current rescue Tucker is 86lbs of beans and rubber bands and he adores Dr. Sarah and her staff and LOVES staying there when we have to go out of town. I cannot say enough or recommend this practice highly enough--you will receive undivided attention from ALL the staff and Dr. Sarah and incredibly thorough exams that are fully explained and all questions (I mean ALL) thoroughly answered. Dr. Sarah and her staff are true gifts and I wouldn't go anywhere else--even if I moved!read more
01:06 23 May 21
Ark has been amazing to me and my kitties! After discovering strange health issues with one of my kitties, Dr. Sarah was more than willing to help determine the best choice of action as well as price various options out for me and answer any and all questions I had. She was able to thoroughly explain everything she did or will do when my kitty comes in. Her... instructions and findings are very clear and very well thought out. She is true to her word with respect to procedure and costs. She truly cares for the pets and owners. I have been very impressed with the knowledge of all the employees. I would highly recommend Ark to any pet owners!read more
00:10 22 May 21
Dr. Sarah and her staff are so wonderful. They have been so helpful and amazing with my new puppy and when I lost my baby Bear last year. I will recommend them to anyone and have done so. I am so grateful they are there and so willing to give the best care possible to my fur babies.
22:07 18 May 21
Dr. Lavelle is by far the best and so knowledgeable. As someone who is not only a client but has worked at Ark I can attest to how well Dr. Sarah and her team take care of her clients. She has done several surgeries on my dogs and every time they make it so much less stressful than other vets I've been to in the valley. Take your babies here, she'll treat... you like family!read more
04:06 03 Apr 21
Dr. Sarah is wonderful. We don’t live in the area anymore and have been switching vets constantly because we can’t find anyone even close to comparison. Multiple times we’ve even considered driving hours to go see her for our dogs. She is super smart and direct. I don’t trust anyone more than her with my fur babies.
13:07 10 Mar 21
We have been going to her for months as I was hoping our first few experiences were perhaps an anomaly, or that they were in flux due to covid, but after 6 months, and numerous visits with our different animals I think they are in fact just awful. Dr. Sarah is extremely rude just as several other reviewers have said. Our dog was sick the day of a scheduled... procedure, so I called at the listed scheduled opening of their business. The phone went the voicemail, so I was going to leave a message, but it said the voice mail was full. No problem I thought I will just try calling again in 30. Phone went to the full voicemail again. At this point I figured they would just notice my dog wasn't there when we never checked in. Finally 4 hours later they called, and were extremely rude, and accused me of lying when I explained I had called 2x, but they didn't answer and their voice mail was full. I rescheduled the procedure anyway though. We have had two labs spayed with them only 6 months apart. We asked for a quote both times, and were given the same quote. Just as other reviewers have said quotes mean nothing, and your bill is always way over. The first one was $100 over the next one was $200 over. When I asked why this spay neither matched the quote or the pricing of the procedure I had on the same sized dog I had brought only 6 months ago the tech said she didn't know, and would ask Dr. Sarah who of course never got back to us. Again like other reviewers have said visits take FOREVER. We did a puppy package, so went in for 4 visits to get their shots. Every visit took at least 2 hours three of the four visits they didn't even take our dog until 45 min after our scheduled appointment.read more
02:59 05 Mar 21
I don’t even know where to start with how much I LOVE this practice ! I am so grateful to have been introduced to Dr Lavelle and her wonderful staff ! I have 2 very small dogs and one of them needing mammory gland tumors removed along with a few other things. I don’t know how many people know about small dogs, but it takes a special person to put them... through anesthesia safely . I had previously gone to a different vet and did not feel comfortable after my visit, and felt like they were more interested in money then care . That was NOT the case with ARK . Dr Lavelle spent quality time with my dogs and me . She answered all my questions and there was just a sense of calm, confidence, and genuine care when talking to her . I immediately knew she was the vet for my dogs, and someone I knew I could trust . Ended up signing both my pups up for surgery (one for dental and the other for dental , spay, and mammory gland removal ) . Big surgery for little dog but everything went successfully and they even sent me pictures of my babies after surgery so I could see them , and know they were being loved on by all ! I have met a lot of vets, and my best friend in another state is a vet, and I can say hands down Dr Lavelle is one of the smartest and most caring vets out there . Not that any of the negative comments on here deserve attention , but I can say there are always two sides to a story . People complaining about cost and my response to that is ... wouldn’t you want someone to do all they could to keep your furbaby healthy and make sure they did all they could despite the cost ? I felt comforted knowing that they had , and will always have my dogs best interest in mind when making decisions for their treatment !read more
16:51 14 Jan 21
Best vet experience we’ve EVER had easily. Just moved to area and the Ark had the most enthusiastic word of mouth I had been waiting to hear ?. My dog has always hated going to the vet and started trembling when she realized where she was. Staff were gentle, kind, knowledgeable, and incredibly generous with time, treats lol. They went above and beyond in... their education, recommendations, and evaluation. A 12 year old pup has a lot to check out and be worried about but we left feeling more confident and so taken care of. Thank you!!!-Adam and Bodhiread more
03:05 22 Nov 20
They've done great by us with our dog, our senior dog who passed away and our new rescue with anxiety. We're thankful to have Ark on our side to help us!
15:32 31 Oct 20
unfortunate that the owner is flaunting COVID guidelines and is exposing clients and coworkers
16:04 04 Oct 20
Couldn't be happier to have finally found a knowledgeable veterinarian! My pup has a less familiar auto immune disease that requires very specific care and she happens to have treated 30 prior patients. So thankful to have her helping me through this chapter of my pups life's. She also has a team of specialists she is able to consult when questions arise.
07:31 06 Mar 20
The best vet and great workers who really care.
15:24 07 Feb 20
Great vet, especially for exotics. Only vet I'll take my snakes to.
16:23 30 Jan 20
Our dog had a very large growth on the side of her face. We took her to some different veterinarians that told us that it was too big and without chemotherapy, our dog would die. We were recommend to Dr. Sarah Lavelle. She took the time and studied several x-rays. After careful consideration, she decided to operate and removed her growth. No other... veterinarian would touch it. She performed an incredibly difficult surgery flawlessly. Her skill level was absolutely incredible! Our dog is now happy and healthy. I believe that she is the best veterinarian I've ever seen. I'm not overstating the fact when I say that she is the reason our dog is alive and well. We will never see another veterinarian. She is absolutely extraordinary!!!read more
04:33 22 Jan 20
Thank you Ark Veterinary in Belgrade!!!!!Queenie made it!!!! She survived a near death sentence medical issue. A huge thank you times a million to the amazing staff at Ark veterinary!!!! I caught it early this time and they were able to make emergency room when I called in on my way. Even though Dr. Levelle hadnt seen this problem before she called on her... expert friends at Washington State University for a second opinion that saved her life. After a long intense day not being sure if she could be saved or not, the amazing surgical skills of Dr. Lavelle came through to do a tiny surgery that saved her life! Last time this happened to my rat, Gabby RIP, All West said the only option was euthanasia... Dr. Lavelle made it possible to save her life on a reasonable budget. She was kind and caring and determined throughout the whole ordeal! I will be taking my animals to her in the future for sure!!!read more
17:45 27 Sep 19
I came in this morning to get my Italian mini greyhound treated for a wound injury on her foot. Sarah and Megan were absolutely wonderful!! Sarah was very very thorough with walking me through cleaning /treatment process i cant even begin to tell how great she and her staff treated me and my pet let alone were ok with my two year old in the room. Hands down... the best vet in the valley!!! Shes not going to rip you off and she takes so much time making sure you understand what shes going to do as well as financial situations. Thank you guys so much for what did for Daisy today! It relieved alot of stress knowing she was in good hands.. Especially after having a horrible experience a few days prior with baxter creek staff that do not care whats so ever. I would recommend everyone to come check them out-they will treat ur pets as thier own. You made my day. 🙂 🙂 🙂read more
16:35 10 Sep 19
This vet is the best!!! She has helped my fur baby out when I thought I was going to loose him!! He will continue to go here as long as I live in Montana!!!
01:04 30 Aug 19
Staff is amazing, very caring, flexible and your pet is definitely in good hands!
23:17 14 Jul 19
Sara is a delight. She will care for your pets professionally and lovingly. Prices are competitive.
00:47 20 Jun 19
Dr. Sarah and her staff are so friendly and extremely helpful and knowledgeable! Dr. Sarah has spayed our King Charles Cavalier, done ear surgery on our Cocker Spaniel and removed a very infected eye and growth on the back of our guinea pig. Sarah is very concerned for the animals wellbeing and takes all precautions necessary to insure the best,... healthiest results with her procedures. She goes above and beyond for the pets and her clients! I cannot recommend her enough! She will forever be our veterinarian!We and pets are very blessed to have her as our vet. Thanks Sarah and the ARK team! You’re the best!!!read more
12:22 13 Apr 18
Dr. Sarah has been my pets vet for at least 12 years now. She is a wonderful vet. Cares very deeply about animals. She is also realistic and doesn't push you into unnecessary things. I highly recommend Ark Vetenary.
01:52 16 Nov 17
Please notice how most of the reviews are repeated, i suspect fake reviews have been posted over and over again as to up their star level, please read with decernment.I personally would not recommend going to ark veterinary practice in Belgrade and here are a few reasons why; my best description is 'practiced thieves,' they know how to talk fast and use... medical terminology to manipulate you as a client for profit.You are paying $45 for a cheerful greeting that is it. She immediately started pushing de-worm pills of which is $20 for each pill when I could of bought a whole pack of de-wormer for that price. Then even after I told them I was on a budget they tried pushing $80 and another $50 unnecessary blood tests of which I wouldn't of known the prices if I hadn't of asked; I said no but she continued pushing me to at least get the blood drawn for later which would of been another unnecessary charge and another vet visit. This was all before she even knew that my cat had a bite wound on his leg of which she then charged me $20 for a simple wound cleaning of which I've been doing myself. At the end of the visit they said "we are going to GIVE you cleaning wipes for the wound," but at payment they charged me another $20. a bill that should of been $45 plus a $10 treatment turned into a $95 visit.I left the practice feeling used, raped and pillagedread more
08:14 14 Nov 17
Sarah went to my son's home to euthanize his beloved pet. I was there with him for support. He wrote his credit card number on the paperwork that she brought to pay the $360 charges. Three weeks later, I took my older dog to her for a checkup. He takes medicine for arthritis. She said she would price match with the online pharmacy where i had been getting... his meds. After 2 hours & in between three other customers, I FINALLY left with meds. When I called the next week to pay the rest of the bill, I ask how much the meds were since they weren't listed on my reciept. Sarah got on the phone, said she called the pharmacy(they said she had not)& simply refused to give me the charges. She said that I had wasted half an hour of her staff's time-2 of her "staff" later called to apologize for her bad behavior. Sarah then told me she just charged my son's credit card for MY BILL & hung up on me. I encourage you to check her prices BEFORE you let this "sweet, soft spoken" phony woman take care of any of your animals. And, heaven forbid, you have other family members using her that paid with a credit card. If you question her prices after the fact she MAY charge them for your services. All Sarah needed to tell me was.that she had charged about $,20 more per pill. $.20 for the price of integrity? Sad story.read more
19:20 15 Sep 17
What a fantastic experience! I called first thing this morning for my dog having a big lump on his jaw. They got us right in to look at it. And while we were their she removed a mass on his head for a fraction off the cost I was quoted at another vet. We have found our vet for everything we need. They were very plesesnt and freindly to work with.
15:06 10 Aug 17
Dr. Sarah and the staff at Ark are amazing! They are so accommodating. They were prompt and very professional. Our kitten is a little wild but they handled her with care and compassion. They are willing to work with you on the kind of care that works best, making suggestions but never pressuring you. Even sending us home to administer booster shots on our... own. Taking time to make sure we were instructed thoroughly on the proper techniques and making sure we felt confident. We would highly recommend Ark to anyone looking for a great vet!read more
23:07 09 Aug 17
Dr. Sarah is a wonderful doctor. She gives very thorough exams and is very loving. I love how she explains all test results in details and gives you options on courses of treatment. She was able to tell something was wrong with one of my dogs just by her very thorough exam. If it were not for her, we would not have even known something was wrong. After... getting test results she was able to find out what could be going on. Dr. Sarah and her staff will go the extra mile to ensure your pets are healthy and happy. Her office is very professional and clean and she has some of the friendliest and knowledgeable staff. Thank you Dr. Sarah and her staff for taking great care of my best friends!read more
1740 East Baseline Road
Belgrade, MT 59714
Belgrade, MT 59714
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: By appointment only!
Available 24/7 for client emergencies!