River Rapids Pet Hospital + Clinic - Our Reviews

River Rapids Pet Hospital + Clinic

1615 Coon Rapids Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433




River Rapids Pet Hospital + Clinic - Client Testimonials

 "Went in for a check up on our dog. Dr Hale is the best, going over and above with a concern. I would recommend for anyone. I am sad I am limited to only 5 stars as a rating, she deserves 10!"

John P.

"It was a very positive experience for both my cat, Paula and I. The friendly and competent staff answered all my questions and gave Paula the treatment she needed. I highly recommend this clinic."

 Leanne S. 

"We have been to two other vets before this one since we moved to the area in 2020 and have had less than pleasant experiences.

Dr. Jennifer Hale was absolutely amazing as well as the rest of the staff. Each person was kind, compassionate and informative.

The exam was done with me in the room and she was attentive to my questions without me feeling like they were stupid questions.

We were provided with a quote of cost before the procedure was done and the cost after was the same, no additional unexpected costs. What a relief to be so transparent with cost! (Obviously this might not always be possible, but still very happy it was for us). The last thing you want when you have an unexpected pet cost is to have that cost double without being warned.

I'm happy to say that we have found our new vet in the area. We will be putting our roots here for both dogs going forward. Grateful for River Rapids Pet!"

Ashley J. 

"I brought my cat here this week & received excellent care & support for his issues in his older years. I will be going back."

Lee H.

"We had a FANTASTIC experience there today! So wonderful to see Dr Hale again and meet her friendly staff! What a great addition to the community!"

Shellie R.

"I have had the pleasure of having my fur kids under the care of Dr. Jennifer Hale earlier in her career. She handled routine exams, minor to severe disease/issues, and end of life care with expertise and kindness. When I learned she was opening a clinic, I was ecstatic about introducing my new kids to her.

She has seen my newest dog for a routine exam - a nervous rescue. Dr. Hale and her staff were so patient, welcoming, and thorough with the exam. It was a calm, pleasant experience for my girl and me.

Dr. Hale has also just seen my cat who has been struggling with a mystery illness for the past 7 years, and has been declining rapidly in recent weeks. Again, she was so thorough and gentle, and she uncovered the likely cause of her illness. She was very clear about expectations as my cat is coming to the end of her life, and answered all of my questions in detail. I left the appointment feeling confident about the treatment plan and that we are doing the right thing for my cat.

It's a bonus that the location of the clinic is close to my home, but I would make the drive if it wasn't, and I would recommend River Rapids Pet Hospital + Clinic to anyone in or out of the area. Dr. Hale and her staff are amazing!"

Catherine J. 

"The vet was very kind and accommodating when I had to put my cat down. They were very empathetic and allowed me the time needed beforehand. They made a very hard day a little easier. Afterwards, they even sent a card to me via mail, it was very sweet. I will be going back with future pets!"

Alex B. 

"The staff is absolutely amazing! They take the time to listen to my concerns and questions and put my mind at ease. My puppy loves the attention everyone gives him too. Best veterinarian I’ve found in the area by far."

Kim K.

"Had to find a vet because I moved back to the area. It was kind of an ER situation and I called around was able to get in same day. The Dr and techs are great. We’ve gone back a few times to get B12 shots for the cat and the techs are always so sweet to my cat and take such great care of him. I highly recommend them here. The doctor gave me options as far as a care plan, it wasn’t just one way. I like that a lot."

Paige P. 

"Our granddog was sick. They got her in same day. Very kind, compassionate, thorough care. Highly recommend"

Bonnie M. 

"Absolutely amazing staff. Very good with animals and very friendly"

Mike S.

"Great service!!!!! Great with animals!"

Andre S.

"I love this place! The staff is so kind and reasonable. I will always take my cat here from now on."

Sarah V.

"Tanya and Dr. Hale were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Our cat wasn’t feeling well and we brought her in an hour before close, they stayed late to run tests and ease our worry. Will definitely be our main vet!"

Samantha R.

"Dr. Hale is incredibly professional and caring. We always get personal follow up calls from her and river rapids has great transparent prices. The staff and techs are always incredibly friendly and helpful whether you’re in for a routine checkup or emergency visit. We’ve always been able to schedule visits quickly and gotten great service each time. Can’t recommend them enough!!"

Amelia H.

"Awesome staff!! Able to get my "kid's" in with no waiting. Dr. Hale and her staff are wonderful, caring and so kind!! I've told my family and friends and even stranger's to take their pet's here!!! We are clients for life!!! Reasonable rates. Very clean and kind!!!!"

Lisa H.

"Super friendly staff and really good with Pets they did really well with my little kitty I definitely will be coming back for more pet care!"

Sadie H.

"Great staff! Very thorough with explaining everything from vaccines to nail trimming techniques.
Is nice to find such a caring clinic so close to home."

Sheryl E.

"The most friendly healthcare personal. I've ever had the pleasure of interacting with, that includes my personal healthcare team.

I can't sing their praises enough.

This will be my forever vet"

Anthony K.

"I was very impressed with the kind and professional service we received. We got in within an hour of our phone call. Highly recommend this place!!"

Joette Z. 

"Their service was excellent and the staff was so sweet! My puppy had a hurt paw and I was able to do a walk in and exam for 120 dollars. I was blown away. 10 stars if I could and I will absolutely be back."

Drew O.

"So friendly and caring! They’ve taken such good care of our old cat and our new kitten. Would definitely recommend. Their attentiveness and care are above and beyond."

Tiffany C.

"Dr. Hale and her staff do a tremendous job looking out for the health and wellness of pets. Huge shoutout to Tanya for being amazing! :)
We just moved to the area, so weren’t thrilled about having to find a new vet, but every experience with the folks at River Rapids has been incredibly positive- we’ve found a new vet for life! Thank you for the love and kindness you put into your work every day."

Lizzy R.

"Absolutely loved them! They understood how to work with our 15 year old mutt and listened to all our questions and concerns.

They took time to give thorough explanations and made sure we understood treatment plans.

They understood and seem fine with working with our reactive dog as well."

Ash C. 

"Just wanted to say I am so glad I switched my 3 Wire girls to Dr Hale and her staff.. I HIGHLY recommend Dr Hale. Her and her staff are caring, compassionate, and very knowledgeable. I have 3 German Wirehaired Pointers age 5 to 14 and she has given all 3 great care as their vet."

Rachel M. 

"Highly recommend
Great service Great staff
Thank you River Rapids for getting my sweet boy in last minute!"

Tammu J.

"I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Hale and her staff!!!! Absolutely amazing! They are so calm and have so much patience. Zeke had zero anxiety there. They made him feel like he was there for a play date. If you have a pet PLEASE visit this new clinic. They are by far the best vet clinic I’ve ever been too. Highly highly recommend them!!!!!! Ten stars!!!!!!"

Michelle V.

"Everyone I interacted with here was incredible! From the front desk to Dr. Hale and everyone in between, everyone was very kind and handled my dog with the best care."

Anna J.

"Dr Hale always takes the greatest of care of our little furballs !!"

Anna J.

"When nobody else could squeeze my sick kitten in River Rapids got him right in. The doctor and staff are fantastic. I highly recommend! Thank you Dr Hale and staff!!!!"

Sandra H.

"This place is wonderful! They treated my kitty so well and were super transparent about pricing. Dr. Hale and all the staff were amazing! Overall a great experience and would definitely recommend."


"Amazing experience and friendly staff. I felt safe with my dog here and I'm sure she would say the same."


"My sister's cat had a swollen lip, and we took her in to get it checked. The veterinarian was very kind and said it was nothing to worry about. It was very affordable and we were happy that it was nothing serious."

Tanya P.

"Great service got my pet in right away over the memorial day weekend. Really appreciate the care. Thanks"

Bruce J.

"This clinic and staff are absolutely amazing. I will be singing their praises for eternity. They have been so helpful, kind & very caring. You can tell the entire staff truly cares. I am so thankful for the clinic and staff and would recommend to any and every one."

Anna V.

"This place is amazing. My dog was sick and they handled him with such good care. I could feel the compassion and caring. I’m grateful I ended up here during this scary time"

Tanya and Chad S.

"Good teamwork helped solve the issue with my pet cat."

Joseph W. 

"Awesome people, good service"

Tim P. 

"Was able to get a prompt appointment for my sick cat, and they were able to take very good care of her. She od back to her usual charming (haha) self after River Rapids found and treated her infection."


"Wonderful clinic, they took very good care of Cleo kitty!"

Stephanie A. 

"Went in to have rabbits checked for mites. Vet did a full exam on each and charged for it."

Jason P. 

"Great Clinic and even better Team!!
They clearly all love their jobs. I am thankful I found this clinic."

Beth D. 

"Absolutely great experience, would recommend to anyone. Dr. Hale and everyone else at the clinic took great care of our puppy!"

Jake M.

"Love this place! Vet Dr Jennifer Hale was top notch. Very caring, very professional. I felt so confident in my kitty's care. The assistants were the same. All were well mannered and gentle. Thank God for this clinic!"

Connie K. 

"They were caring to me and my pet."

Carolyn B

"Dr. Hale and her team provided excellent care and compassion with our dog, Finley! They took their time during the appointment, were extremely thorough, and followed up with us when our dog had a lethargic response to her vaccinations. We feel very confident that our dog is receiving the best care possible at the River Rapids Vet Clinic! Grateful to have found them."

Lindsey S. 

"The entire staff was so helpful, friendly & professional. The facility was clean beyond expectations. I would refer Family and friends here looking for a new place or looking to change current vet."

Robyn J.

"This vet really intrigued my sister and I for their high rating and positive reviews on google. I will say, they have a high rating for a reason! They got us in ASAP, within a couple of hours. They were so personable, and had great passion for animals and their care. I felt like I was heard on my concerns for my little girl cat Ivy, and they checked her out and offered additional services but they weren’t pushy - they just knew I was a little worried since my last cat had passed and I wanted to make sure she was alright. They did that and more. My kitty and I felt so at home there, she was eating churus treats and getting pets from the nice veterinarian doctor and the veterinarian tech. I hope they see this review and know that I appreciate all that they have done! And how kind and compassionate they are is refreshing. Thank you for taking care of my cat and easing my worries. I’ll be back again for her next shots etc. take care! Also, very clean and sterile environment with comfy seating. Not overpriced."

Rachel R. 

"We recently switched vets as I was not happy with our previous provider and I’m SO glad we did. I felt heard and supported as I navigated my pet’s health. I’ll be transitioning all my pets to this clinic!"
Paige L.
"Great Doctor and employees, got us in fast for emergency surgery for our baby cocker spaniel. We will be back"
Mike W.

"Great staff and doctor. Nice clean office. Everyone was friendly"


"Our cat was sick and he ended up needing emergency surgery. The Dr. and everyone working there were very kind. The surgery went well. We highly recommend them."

Brenda M

"Very compassionate staff/techs"
Danette M.

"Nice place, love the staff"
Daniella Z.

"I've had many vet experiences in my lifetime. This clinic is superior to any of them. Attentive vet and staff. Not chain owned which is a plus. Trusted care."

Theresa N.

"Very caring vet, we had our pup put down here recently due to age related arthritis. They were very kind and caring to us as we said goodbye to our sweet girl."
Mike D. 

"The care and compassion they give at River Rapids Pet Hospital & Clinic is wonderful. They were very kind and loving."
Walter H.

"I heard about this clinic because of the exceptional Google reviews, and I must say, they are completely supported. I'm not one to leave reviews (which is something I need to get better at doing considering how heavily I rely on them), however this clinic, the Staff, and Dr. Hale, completely blew me away. I recently adopted my first pet, a sweet female kitten named Alfie, and was prepared for a standard vet experience, even with all the positive reviews on here. When I say standard, I mean Alfie likely feeling scared and stressed, having to be around strangers and get shots. Most of all, I was prepared to see people handling her in order to get the necessary parts of her check-up taken care of. That expectation was completely wrong.

Both Dr. Hale and the technician waited on the floor with Alfie for several minutes until she felt comfortable with them. Then Dr. Hale introduced herself to me and proceeded with the exam, pausing when necessary to help Alfie feel calm and in control. In one visit, I could tell that Dr. Hale is a master at what she does. And the amount of compassion I felt from both her and the technician was truly moving. I left feeling lighter, knowing that going to the vet could be a positive experience for Alfie and myself.

I will update again after a few more experiences, however, I feel confident saying that the individuals part of this clinic are true animal lovers and their compassion shines though when watching them work. I'm grateful for their work, and as long as I live in this area, this is the only vet clinic I will go to."

Lindsey E. 

"Very considerate to pet and owners. Very polite to patients. Best vet I've seen in years."
Dan B.

"I had both of my dogs Raven and Jax got hit by a car and the vets and staff saved both of my dogs life!! I will never go to another vet clinic besides there's!!"
Rebecca H.

"Very caring staff. They took such good care if my dog that was very ill. Thank you for everything."
Pat G. 

"Yesterday we brought our baby boy Murr in to see Dr. Hale & her team for an exam. We had been looking for a new vet after a traumatic experience in the past & decided to check them out after reading all these rave reviews. So glad we did, because our experience matched every word you see here. The entire team was extremely empathetic with us & did everything they could to help ease our anxieties. It made a world of difference. We had originally scheduled a later date for Murr’s dental work, but when it became clear that the situation was more urgent than we anticipated they made sure to get him in asap. The level of care & attention this team gave us is unmatched in my experience. I feel confident we made the right choice with them & will be sticking with them for sure. Thank you so much team!!! ❤️❤️❤️"
Mary P. 

"We had the best experience at this clinic and so thankful for the staff. My dog needed emergency surgery, and they did everything to help her, stayed late, and followed up with us to make sure our dog was comfortable at home. I would highly recommend them and so happy we found them."

Melissa D. 

"Wow, If you have a dog who has high anxiety, they’re safe here! The Vet Techs understand how to work with your dog. I have a dog who has had past trauma with other vets. He learned with this vet, they work with his boundaries not against them. They were flexible with how to do procedures in a way that worked for him.

We appreciate the reassurance they gave us as well."

Ash C. 

"Dr. Hale and her team are absolutely amazing. The high level of care and COMPASSION found in this clinic is unparalleled. Dr. Hale and her team take time to understand what's going on and actually give your dog a thorough exam. From the second we walked in the door we felt welcomed. I have never felt more at peace in clinic than I have here. I'm beyond thankful that this building remained a veterinary clinic because quality care was getting difficult to find in the North Metro.

This is a high quality operation with all the best for your pets. I think what impresses me the most is the time taken to make sure you as the pet parent understand the treatment options.

Just a wonderful group of humans doing a fantastic job, thank you for looking after my boy who spent a few hours "serenading" you I'm very glad the "Noodle" could bring joy with her sweet nature."
Stephanie M.