Testimonials About Stonebridge Animal Hospital in McKinney, TX

Dr. Mapes is the only Vet I’ll use from now

I am writing to tell you about Dr. Mapes. I saw him when he was at the Animal Medical Center in McKinney. My cat had been seen for several years with different problems, and was just treated with cortisone shots and skin cream. He had skin sores that kept coming back, watery eyes and runny nose all the time, and he had red gums in his mouth. Dr. Mapes seemed to know immediately that all of this was caused by an infection called Bartonella. He did a blood test and found it was positive. I was not happy that it was missed for so long. Dr. Mapes is the only vet I’ll use from now on because he seems to know more than other vets. His new hospital is beautiful and that’s where all of my friends will go also.


Dr. Mapes is indeed trustworthy

“Dr. Mapes is indeed trustworthy, honest, empathetic and kind. More importantly, he is a skilled surgeon and possesses knowledge clearly above his peers. My veterinarian of 13 years assured me that a lump on my dog’s leg was nothing more than a benign cyst. I repeatedly returned to his office concerned with the growth and he assured me that I was “overreacting.” When Dr. Mapes examined the dog he recognized that the lump was a malignant tumor and removed it immediately saving her life. My former veterinarian has a great reputation and is, I’m sure, a good doctor. However, when it comes to my pet’s life I want the best. In Dr. Mapes my family of humans and furry members has definitely found the best.” Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity.

Necia Alyne Guidry

Veterinary hospital that is so clean and friendly

I have never been to a veterinary hospital that is so clean and friendly as Dr. Mapes new hospital Stonebridge Animal Hospital. Everybody at Dr. Mapes hospital is very nice and helpful, and I feel that they really care about my dogs. Dr. Mapes saved my dog’s life two years ago when he did surgery and had to take out some of her intestines. My Maggie got over the surgery very fast and we are so glad that Dr. Mapes was her doctor. We will always take our dogs to Dr. Mapes. Tracy Hartman

Tracy Hartman

Dr. Mapes Rescues Lab from DFW Lab Rescue

Stone Bridge TestimonialsHi everyone, I’m Maddie! Guess what? I got adopted this week and boy am I living the life! The rescue has many vets who help us get healthy when we first enter the program. And… Surprise!! Dr. Mapes at Stonebridge Animal Hospital chose me to be his forever friend! I love it here! I can go to work with my dad and play all day with lots of animals! What a lucky girl! I’ll get the best of care, but now I even get to give back to DFWLRR.

Every time a new dog comes to my dad, I can share my story and tell them everything will be ok! He’s the very best! Thank you so much for adopting me! XOXO


Only Vet in the area with NEW technology

Lucky is one lucky puppy to have found Dr. Mapes! Lucky is a 2 year old German Shepherd mix. My husband and I rescued him when he was 8 weeks old, and since day 1 he has more energy and love for life than entire packs of dogs combined. He has two speeds – fast and faster – and when he was diagnosed with severe and early onset hip dysplasia in both hips we were devastated. Lucky started limping in early September 2012, and we could tell he was in visible pain getting up off the floor. The normal course of treatment for such a debilitating condition would be hip replacement surgery on both hips or starting pain medication. Dr. Mapes explained how involved and expensive this treatment was and that there was a higher rate of failure among German Shepherd breeds due to the way their bones are structured. Before complete devastation could set in, he started talking about a new and highly successful procedure called Stem Cell Implantation. It sounded like a miracle – too good to be true. But the cost was significantly more doable than hip replacement, and it was noninvasive. DrMapes took fat tissue from Lucky on Monday, October 29th, sent that tissue to Vet Stem Laboratories where the stem cells were harvested from the fat tissue and sent back for Lucky to have injected into both hips and intravenously on Wednesday October 31st. Before and during the procedure, Dr. Mapes used laser treatment to help speed up the healing process (also a new technology). Lucky was supposed to take it slow for a few weeks, but we could already see the stem cells working their magic by the 3rd day – his visible limp was gone. We increased the length of his walks, and every day he was able to walk longer and longer. It’s now December 19th and he is back to sprinting across his backyard and fetching his favorite toys, smile back on his face. Lucky’s stem cells are being stored at Vet Stem in case we need them again in a few years. We can’t thank Dr. Mapes enough for staying up to speed on the latest in technology in the veterinary world. It has made such a difference in Lucky’s quality of life.

Lisa Waln

Dr. Mapes and Team,

Thank you all for the kind and professional care you provide! I was very impressed with everyone there and with thorough exam given to lucca. So glad to know I have such an amazing them to care for my pets. Thanks again.

Tara and Lucca Walker

Paws down the BEST vet office EVER! You all are absolutely amazing! Thank you for being so sweet and caring always!

Gina Marie

We..and Coco loves Crystal, Catherine, Tera and of course Doc!! : ) Best Vet office Ever! They all worked together and saved my Coco. She turned 16 yrs old on 05/13…had 2nd stroke on 05/02. Worst day of my life. We are forever grateful for their healing hands and their passion.

Laura Galbraith Craig

Huge thank you to Dr.Mapes, Kathryn, Tara and Crystal for the wonderful care Skye received over the last month. Thank you also for your extra efforts helping us with the documentation needed on our case as well as all you do for the test o…f our pet family. If you truly want the best care, diagnostic skills, treatment(both pet and human) and surgeon when needed, this is where you need to be hands down! Hugs to our friends at SAH

Necia Guidry

Wanted to give a big THANK YOU! to Crystal and Dr. Mapes! My wife and I run 2nd Family Dogs boarding/daycare/grooming center in McKinney. We had a young fellow contact us because he was in the local hospital having a heart attack! His dog was in his truck outside the hospital (AC running) and he needed someone to come get his pup while he got treated. We went and got him but needed to get his dog vaccinated for distemper & rabies. No one could help us, but Crystal at Stonebridge Animal Hospital said, “Bring him right in!”. Now the dog (Lunchbox is his name) is all squared away and in our care until his owner recovers. These guys ROCK! They go the extra mile and I will never forget it!

Bill Barnett (2nd Family Dogs, Owner)

03-12-13 Sydney St Paddy-s Day (3)Thanks so much for your understanding and care with our Sydney this afternoon – we are really excited to have a great vet so close by! I have attached some info regarding Sydney’s history… as well as her latest
glamour shot haha!

Laura Donahue

My dog had a cruciate ligament repair surgery done by a specialist 9 months before I found Dr. Mapes. He had limped on that leg ever since the surgery. Dr. Mapes did a very complete exam and told us the knee was still not stable. We spent over $4000 on the surgery and it didn’t work. Dr. Mapes did his surgery and our dog is walking on his leg just like before he got hurt, and the cost was about a half of the first surgery!
From the second we walked into the hospital I knew is was a great place. The staff was very friendly and made us feel valued. The surgery was done so well and we took him home later that day. He had laser therapy for four sessions to help the healing go fast, and recovered so well it was hard to believe. I will never go to another doctor for any of my dogs or cats, that’s for sure.

Claire Freemont

I took my Rottie to Dr. Mapes because her regular vet had said that the limp that she had in her left rear leg was due to scar tissue between her toes from something that had gotten hung up between her toes at some point in her life. I knew this could not be true because I would have noticed her limping at that time. So I took her to Dr. Mapes for a 2nd opinion and could not have felt more welcome at his office. Montana (My Rottie) and I were treated as though they had known us forever. After Dr. Mapes examined Montana he immediately felt like she had ACL damage and ran test to verify that. It was true and he scheduled surgery for her the next week. The surgery went great and Montana is doing incredible. It has been 3 weeks since her surgery and she is walking without the limp and wants to jump and play. She is a very hyper dog and it is has been a challenge to keep her from doing damage to the knee during her recovery. I cannot say enough about Dr. Mapes and his staff. He is truly an amazing and caring doctor that I would recommend to anyone. He will definitely be the only doctor that Montana ever sees again. Thanks.

Brenda Sanger

Our family just moved to McKinney. We previously lived in Memphis, Roanoke, and Tampa. We took our dog to vets in all of these cities, and nobody could figure out why our dog limped on her rear leg. Then we heard about Dr. Ed Mapes at Stonebridge Animal Hospital from our daughter who lives in Richardson but takes her cats all the way to McKinney to see Dr. Mapes.

The whole staff at the hospital was very nice to us, and welcomed us to the hospital. We felt right at home – which we never felt in any other vet. Dr. Mapes figured out what was wrong with our dog all along. It was a partial tearing of the ACL ligament and he knew just what to do.

He did stem cell surgery and we didn’t have to have major surgery to her knee. The stem cells worked like a miracle and she walks just like normal again!!

We just want to thank Dr. Ed Mapes and Stonebridge Animal Hospital and everyone there who were so kind to us and at last figured out what was wrong with Millie and helped her run again. We wish we moved to McKinney three years ago!!!

Bob and Sarah Tomlinson

Love the new vet recommended by Kristi Herring Johnson!!! Little Shammy had lost weight (and she only weighed 2 pounds when she came to live)!! She was having …runny poops the whole 7 days she has been with us. She was spayed, received her rabies shot, and her FRCV vac on the same day – just three days before we adopted her. Clearly, she was compromised when she came to us. Dr. Mapes (and his excellent LVT Andrea) gave us some food and a supplement designed to replace the good bacteria in her intestinal tract and fatten her up a bit. Dancer is even concerned enough about her to lighten up on the exuberant play tactics. I must admit that I’m worried about her and whether she will pull through. She only weighed 1.8 pounds today!! I am SO pissed that the rescue group spayed her and gave her all these injections on the same day – when I do not believe that she is as old as they are saying she is. This kitty is NOT 11 weeks old. Thankful for Dr. Mapes and Andrea! They may have saved a precious little life today. ‪#‎veryhopefulformybaby‬!!!

Erin Williams