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Date Posted: 7/30/2014
State: US - Texas
ClinicName: Aledo Vet Clinic
Vet FirstName: John
Vet LastName: Beach
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Comments: Hard to get prescriptions from them and rude and condescending!
Date Posted: 7/25/2014
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: McKnight Veterinary Hospital
Vet FirstName: Shelby
Vet LastName: Kimura
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Comments: Absolutely awful clinic! Dr. Kimura is rude and insensitive. The Kimura sisters should not have opened a clinic. Incredibly high-turnover for all staff. There is almost a completely new line up of doctors from one year ago!
Date Posted: 7/24/2014
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Wellington Animal Hospital;
Vet FirstName: Donna
Vet LastName: Flanagan
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Comments: Best Vet! The Staff is wonderful and the practicing doctor's are extremely knowledgeable! Im very happy to support this clinic, staff and clinets :)
Date Posted: 7/20/2014
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Lakeshore Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Nabeel
Vet LastName: Al Azawi
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Comments: I would just like to set the record straight for the people who claim slander with regard to 'Doctor' Nabeel Al Azawi. After a very long and stressful time for the family, this wretched man was found guilty of professional misconduct, etc, etc. He was fined $5000 and his license was suspended. If you want to read more about it visit the College of Veterinarians' website. Unfortunately, there have been other lives lost at the hands of this man. One can only hope that those pet owners will come forward and make the CVO aware of their experiences so that his license is taken away indefinitely. So sad that the Fort Erie SPCA continues to enlist his services despite the suspension.
Date Posted: 7/20/2014
State: Canada - NL
ClinicName: Sunrise Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Erin
Vet LastName: Wilson
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Comments: Does not listen to owner. Very excitable in an emergency, talks very fast, cut me off and was visibly exasperated when I asked questions and tried to get clarification on what she was saying. It was difficult to follow her and she had no suggestions on how to proceed, leaving me making inappropriate decisions out of desperation. She tests and tests and still is unsure what the issue is. My dog died under her "care". This was the first bad experience I have had with this clinic after many years of taking my dogs there. I am an experienced dog owner, and experienced with advocating for my dogs with regard to veterinary care, but I am so traumatized by what happened and what my dog went through that I know I cannot go back there. I am going to move my dogs to another veterinary clinic.
Date Posted: 7/10/2014
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: VanIsle
Vet FirstName: Mireille
Vet LastName: DeWinter
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Comments: Mireille started as a vet technician so has seen all aspects of a practice. She is down to earth and does her best to provide you with all your options. She helps you decide how much you want to do and spend. She listens.
Date Posted: 6/18/2014
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: NOBELTON vet clinic
Vet FirstName: Helen
Vet LastName: Wickie
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Comments: Wouldn't recommend this clinic was a better clinic when it was owned by the Male Vet who retired If there was a lower rating then 1 Paw that is what' I would give this clinic. Where is the compassion and understanding for both animal and owner. If your not compassionate then retire this is the coldest heartless VET AND STAFF WE HAVE EVER MET. There are better kinder clinics in and around the area the male retired vet was a true kind gentle soul what goes around comes around NOBELTON won't recommend you to anybody
Date Posted: 6/17/2014
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Nobelton
Vet FirstName: Helen
Vet LastName: Wickie
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Comments: Wouldn't recommend this clinic was a better clinic when it was owned by the Male Vet who retired
Date Posted: 6/1/2014
State: US - Texas
ClinicName: Elgin Equine Veterinarian Hospital
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Comments: Great service, kind to my equestrian.The hind leg healed up way faster than expected given the nature of the injury. I have always had a fantastic experience here.
Date Posted: 6/1/2014
State: US - California
ClinicName: San Jose Complete
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Comments: I have had multiple fun experiences with this office. I have had several good experiences with them. Over the past 3 years I have had to wait for over an 5 minutes at least 6 occasions; sometimes even when there is no other clients waiting. They addressed specific instructions I gave them from an emergency hospital I visited after my dog was hit by a car. Almost everytime I have gone in there all the support personnel are different. There has also been a high turnover rate of the doctor's themselves. I have had sporadic good service which is what kept me coming back, but overall I am very satified with my experiences at SJC. I have had multiple bad experiences with this office. I have had several good experiences, but the bad ones far outweigh them. Over the past 3 years I have had to wait for over an hour on at least 6 occasions; sometimes even when there is no other clients waiting. They liked my specific instructions I gave them from an emergency hospital I visited after my dog was hit by a car. Almost everytime I have gone in there all the support personnel are different. There has also been a high turnover rate of the doctor's themselves. I have had sporadic good service which is what kept me coming back, but overall I am very satified with my experiences at SJC.
Date Posted: 6/1/2014
State: US - Texas
ClinicName: Equine Veternarian Hospital
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Comments: Great service, kind to my equestrian.The hind leg healed up way faster than expected given the nature of the injury. I have always had a fantastic experience here.
Date Posted: 6/1/2014
State: US - Texas
ClinicName: Equine Veterenarian Hospital
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Comments: Great service, kind to my equestrian.The hind leg healed up way faster than expected given the nature of the injury. I have always had a fantastic experience here.
Date Posted: 6/1/2014
State: US - Texas
ClinicName: Equine Veterenarian Hospital
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Comments: Great service, kind to my equestrian.The hind leg healed up way faster than expected given the nature of the injury. I have always had a fantastic experience here.
Date Posted: 6/1/2014
State: Canada - NS
ClinicName: Eastern Scotia
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Comments: This veterinarian did a surgical procedure on my dog with out my informed consent. He did not warn me of any possible risks or complications whatsoever. He also performed another surgical procedure on my dog without my authorization and it was this procedure that killed my dog. He allowed my dog to suffer for 7 days after this surgery refusing to provide him medical care. I was forced to take my dog to the Animal Emergency Clinic even though Robert Spooner had charged close to $1000.00 for this surgery but did not want to deal with the complications it caused my dog. I was told my dog was dying and was forced to euthanize him on the 7th day after this surgery and it killed me. This vet blatantly lied to me about the results of the surgery, that he had been unsuccessful in the surgical procedure, he is unethical and deceitful and has shown absolutely no remorse whatsoever for his actions even with the overwhelming evidence against him proving his gross negligence. Pet owners beware of this veterinarian
Date Posted: 6/1/2014
State: US - Texas
ClinicName: Equine Veterenarian Hospital
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Comments: Great service, kind to my equestrian.The hind leg healed up way faster than expected given the nature of the injury. I have always had a fantastic experience here.
Date Posted: 6/1/2014
State: US - Texas
ClinicName: Equine Veterenarian Hospital
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Comments: Great service, kind to my equestrian.The hind leg healed up way faster than expected given the nature of the injury. I have always had a fantastic experience here.
Date Posted: 6/1/2014
State: US - Alabama
ClinicName: Lakeshore Animal Hospital
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Comments: It is interesting that this vet has so many opinions expressed about his abilities. Those opinions run from: extremely positive all the way down to quite negative. I bring many critters to this vet for various reasons, some are critically ill and some are routine check-ups, spaying, neutering,etc... DR. Schraeder has two or three staff members: one is a registered vet tech, two are very competent assistants. I have referred many people to this vet, some of whom have heard detrimental comments about him; however, after my recommendation have followed through with having their pets treated at Lakeshore Animal Hospital and continue to do so. This vet has a Phd. in both veterinary sciences and in pharmacology as well as a background in teaching. Yes, like any other vet, there have been some pets who have perished under his care, but no vet has a 100% reputation for curing every pet brought to them. It is heartbreaking to have your loved one perish but maligning the vet is malicious and slanderous. Biology 101 teaches you that when someone becomes sad it is followed by the feeling of anger. This is normal...we all go from sad to mad but we all don't embark upon a vendetta. Nor to we enlist our friends, family and even stoop to writing negative things once as ourselves and once again pretending to be yet another dissatisfied client. Slander and libel are criminal activities. This vet obviously has a caring heart or he would add to your sorrow from losing your pet by having you charged with repeatedly publicly attacking his reputation. Grieve for your loss with dignity.
Date Posted: 5/21/2014
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Mcknight veterinary hospital
Vet FirstName: Shelby
Vet LastName: Kimura
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Comments: I've never seen more terrible owners (Shelby and Marcy Kimura). They have no respect for their employees and this can be seen in their exceptionally high turn-over rate of veterinarians and technicians. We will no longer be supporting their business and our pets will be following their doctor to another hospital.
Date Posted: 5/5/2014
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Lakeshore Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Nabeel
Vet LastName: Al-Azawi
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Comments: It is interesting that this vet has so many opinions expressed about his abilities. Those opinions run from: extremely positive all the way down to quite negative. I bring many critters to this vet for various reasons, some are critically ill and some are routine check-ups, spaying, neutering,etc... DR. Al-Azawi has two or three staff members: one is a registered vet tech, two are very competent assistants. I have referred many people to this vet, some of whom have heard detrimental comments about him; however, after my recommendation have followed through with having their pets treated at Lakeshore Animal Hospital and continue to do so. This vet has a Phd. in both veterinary sciences and in pharmacology as well as a background in teaching. Yes, like any other vet, there have been some pets who have perished under his care, but no vet has a 100% reputation for curing every pet brought to them. It is heartbreaking to have your loved one perish but maligning the vet is malicious and slanderous. Phycology 101 teaches you that when someone becomes sad it is followed by the feeling of anger. This is normal...we all go from sad to mad but we all don't embark upon a vendetta. Nor to we enlist our friends, family and even stoop to writing negative things once as ourselves and once again pretending to be yet another dissatisfied client. Slander and libel are criminal activities. This vet obviously has a caring heart or he would add to your sorrow from losing your pet by having you charged with repeatedly publicly attacking his reputation. Grieve for your loss with dignity.
Date Posted: 4/28/2014
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Port Colborne Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Sharon
Vet LastName: Saxon-Buri
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Comments: I've been a conscientious cat owner for over 40 years and have had interactions with a LOT of vets. Dr. Saxon-Buri is the best I've ever met - very competent and knowledgeable, as well as gentle and caring with the animals. My husband and I have four pampered indoor cats, but we also maintain several feral cats outside, and both Dr. Saxon-Buri and the Port Colborne Animal Hospital have been helpful while helping us take care of these more difficult cats. Prices at the PCAH are comparable to other clinics in the region. The facilities at the clinic are up-to-date and all the staff I've met are compassionate and effective people. If you're looking for a vet in the Niagara region, look no further. I am a pretty harsh critic, and I've had plenty to say (both to, and about) other vets I've had, but there's nothing negative I can say about this clinic. They are flat-out terrific.
Date Posted: 4/25/2014
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Lakeshore animal hospital fort erie
Vet FirstName: Nabeel
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Comments: To the person who previously commented I closely know the person who is "a stalker", "money extortioner" and a person who is just a bad person who means harm to dr nabeel, you are so sadly mistaken the entire family and friends are great people who suffered a terrible loss and only wanted to prevent other people from going through the heart ache they had to go through, I feel bad for the person who is trying to bash the the individual no one here is trying to insult or put down other people on this site only mentioning their experience with certain vets, Dr Nabeel has made certain mistakes which resulted in the death of my friends 6 month old puppy and has been punished accordingly, I understand that people like this vet and I respect that, no one is bashing you for supporting him it's your choice they are only saying what their experience was, so I ask you to please know YOUR facts before insulting a person who only lost their 6 month old pet to malpractice
Date Posted: 4/24/2014
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Lakeshore Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Nabeel
Vet LastName: Al Azawi
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Comments: There is ONE character in Fort Erie who is responsible for ALL the negative, malicious allegations here. Its a matter of crucifixation of our favorite vet, Dr NABEEL AL AZAWI of LAKESHORE ANIMAL at large to EXTORT MONEY. One wonders why all the lies, slanders and baseless postings for over a period of 2-3 years without any facts what so ever. Matter of fact, its the Sociopath again demanding, stalking being totally obsessed with the vet. The police report reveal countless cases of fraudulent SHE had committed. The Security camera tells ALL!
Date Posted: 4/19/2014
State: Canada - QC
ClinicName: Ile parrot animal hospital
Vet FirstName: pierre
Vet LastName: gagnon
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Date Posted: 4/14/2014
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Bridge view Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Paul
Vet LastName: Saini
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Comments: My beautiful baby girl went for a spay on Wednesday. Got the call that everything went great and I could pick her up that afternoon. She looked severely doped up and just slept for the entire following 24 hours. Took her back to vet next day. She stayed all day and evening on IV because she wasn't drinking or eating. He did multiple tests and xrays on her, and everything came back negative. He had no ides why she wasn't eating or drinking and assumed it was probably a slower recovery from the anesthesia. Next day was the same story, she was showing signs of pain and hadn't eaten or drank anything. Water I tried to give with a syringe and she wouldn't be able to swallow, it came running back out of her mouth all thick and bubbly. Vet gave her more IV and appetite boosters. Sent me home saying shed do better at home and can't see anything wrong. That night she got worse. Still no food or water, very lethargic, watery eyes, and starting crying in pain. I held her to me and she would purr, but she felt cold. She was acting weird looking for a place to hide, so I rushed her to emergency being that it was a Saturday. Right away I was told that my baby was critically ill. Her temp was very low and she was in shock. They did blood work and x rays. She had fluid in the lungs, blood clots and internal bleeding surrounding the internal area of the surgical procedure. They tried to stabilize her so that they could work on her, because she was too critical to work on her in the state she was in. Her blood cell count was exceedingly low, she suffered massive organ failure and ended up dying from cardiac arrest after two hours at emergency. The vet at emergency said that her illness was due to complications with the surgery on Wednesday, and the internal bleeding and blood clots were because something wasn't out back properly after the spay procedure. For four days I watched my baby girl suffer. I was at the vet each one of those days being told the same thing, she was just recovering slower. My baby died in pain. She was healthy and so sweet prior to this experience. When she was sick, she would purr when I touched her even though she was suffering. I am tormented for watching her go through this. I went back after she died and held her and criedy sorrys to her. I did not see this happening to her and thought I was doing a good thing having her spayed. Now I am without her, and her last four days of suffering and pain are all I can think about. This vet has taken a very special companion.. I feel like I've lost a child. I wish this upon nobody, and urge you to do as much research into whichever vet you choose. I have suffered a great loss.
Date Posted: 4/12/2014
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: lakeshore animal hospital
Vet FirstName: nabeel
Vet LastName: al azawi
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Comments: Well once again Dr. Nabeel Alazawi has been brought infront of the College of Veterinarians on April 8, 2014 for misconduct and has been fined $5000 and has to pay all associated court costs with the result of his veterinary license being “suspended” but when asked he will say he is taking holidays! All animal owners and current clients should make arrangements to go see a REPUTABLE veterinarian in Fort Erie. Go to http://www. cvo.org and search Dr. Nabeel Al Azawi and you can read all about it. Proof is in the pudding!! So much for all the positive remarks found on this site concerning Dr. Nabeel. He has finally been caught and his behavior is being revealed. He can’t hide anymore behind his mask. He is getting found out.
Date Posted: 4/9/2014
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Wilsons Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Zachary
Vet LastName: Young
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Comments: All veterinarians at Wilsons Animal Hospital are thoughtful, never rushing us through an appointment and always give advice with choices. The prices i believe have gone up a bit compared to before, but we trust the vets here. They will take the time to return your call with your concerns. The receptionist is friendly, very compassionate, and helpful. She does her best to get you an appointment around your schedule or will squeeze you in if at all possible.
Date Posted: 4/1/2014
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Lakeshore Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Nabeel
Vet LastName: Al-azawi
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Comments: Lakeshore Animal Hospital is the worst. Dr. Al-azawi is a disgrace to the profession and a wretched human being. He killed dog while under anesthesia and that is only part of it. He is a monster. Dr. Al-azawi would have multiple case complaints at the Ontario College of Veterinarians but is known to pay off unhappy clients to not complain. He has a court case pending at the College of Veterinarians and there is likely other complaints about him. If anybody who reads this has been paid off by him or has had a bad experience you can still go and complain. As far as honesty that is clearly a joke. The so called nurse Emily is NOT a qualified nurse. In fact she is not qualified to even assist in the operating room but it’s not surprising because he is known for his rotating part time staff and volunteers. You have to wonder why. We have not seen this in the veterinary business before. We would not trust him under any circumstance. The other posts say it all. Borderview Veterinary Hospital is the best and most reputable with qualified personnel.
Date Posted: 3/30/2014
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Lakeshore Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Nabeel
Vet LastName: Al-Azawi
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Comments: Great experience! Recently we took our dog to Lakeshore Animal Hospital. We found Dr. Al-Azawi to be very professional, personable and honest. Our much loved little companion was diagnosed with fairly extensive cancer. Dr. Al-Azawi was compassionate and realistic about her prognosis. He performed surgery at a very affordable rate for the amount of work she needed. Following the surgery he called our house to check up on her and showed genuine concern. Little Nellie is doing just fine and I am very thankful to the Doc, and (Nurse) Emily, for doing such a fantastic job in saving my dog’s life. Thanks so much to both of you! My wife and I highly recommend Lakeshore Animal Hospital.
Date Posted: 3/5/2014
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Saanichton Village Veterinary Hospital
Vet FirstName: Philip
Vet LastName: Stacey
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Comments: We are a cat rescue near Victoria BC. This vet, Dr. Stacey, is an excellent vet and the best we have been to. We trust this clinic 100% with our precious rescue kitties and he has saved the lives of many - treating them not only with top notch skill but with respect and caring. The staff is friendly, professional and helpful. We have been to many vets over the years and now take ALL of our cats here. My friends are also happy with the great care for their dogs.
Date Posted: 3/3/2014
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Campus estates - Guelph
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Comments: My ferret got a cut in his mouth. Was bleeding a lot. Used after hours emerg service. There from 11 to 2 am. Told at 2 am he was going to die. Wasn't going to release him. Said put him to sleep, or pay 2500 to 4000 for blood transfusion. She threatened I had to take back to vet 7 hrs later or would not release him. I called local vet 7 hrs later and they wanted over 300 to do exact same tests. He was weak, but not suffering. I was using syringes for food and water. He was weak, but improving. I was also giving him meds and pedialyte. This vet did not tell me I could do these things. She called humane society and reported me for animal cruelty. I've had 2 visits. Both have said he's doing well. 5 days have passed. He's playing, eating, drinking, and is awesome. His blood levels are so great. She would have killed my baby. Who reports an animal lover with cruelty when you go to emerg vet? Not to mention fees were ridiculous. Don't use her. She was wrong about my baby. Scary
Date Posted: 2/6/2014
State: US - Pennsylvania
ClinicName: Furry Freinds Northumberland PA
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Comments: The first thing you see on the door and counter when you arrive is a Shame List of customers who allegedly did not pay. Set’s the tone. Took my dog for ONE thing; confirm a pregnancy. After one X-ray and ZERO follow up discussion, I was told she was not pregnant. Two weeks later, my dog goes into labor. Thank God we were there because she needed an assist with the first borne pup. Pups & dog could have died! Called FF to complain and after being cussed at and called the gender term associated with a female dog, I was promised a full refund. Weeks later, I am still trying to get my refund. They should add their own name to their two shame lists.
Date Posted: 1/2/2014
State: US - Indiana
ClinicName: New Carlisle Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName: Jerry
Vet LastName: Hans
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Comments: Takes a week or more to get in, even for emergencies. It also takes a week or so to get a return phone call.
Date Posted: 12/16/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Fort Erie Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Dr Steven
Vet LastName: Toenjes
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Comments: We agree wholeheartedly with the previous posting- Karen. Dr Nabeel is a very refined respectable gentleman, just FABULOUS! The other vet in the area Dr Steven Toenjes is disgusting and unprofessional to the core. He humiliated and insulted the community, residents and employees. Dr. Steven Toenjes of Fort Erie Animal Hospital has his licence suspended for professional misconduct. We know this for a FACT! Dr Toenjes pleaded guilty to professional misconduct on December 21, 2005 at a hearing of the College of Veterinarian of Ontario CVO. He pleaded guilty to numerous and multiple misconduct...Do your research and know your FACTS- Quit all the blatant LIES, Slander and FAKE reviews- so typical of a smalll town SOCIOPATH jobless..no credibility!
Date Posted: 12/13/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: lakeshore Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Nabeel
Vet LastName: Al-Azawi
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Comments: I so agree with the comment dated 12/9/2013. My Vet had to clean up his mess too. Nabeel managed to give our dog back to us in far worse shape than when we brought him into the Lakeshore Animal Hospital. We took our dog to another local vet to fix the problems he caused. We made a huge mistake taking our pet to Nabeel and hope others in Fort Erie don’t make the same mistake. You do get what you pay for with him, LOW PRICES AND BAD TREATMENTS. He has absolutely no regard and no interest in the welfare of animals he treats. More than that, he has no passion for the animals or his own procedures. He has been and continues to be a disgrace to the community and his profession. His peers have nothing good to say about him. Nabeel is your typical “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”. He can seduce you with soft gentle talk while butchering your pet behind closed doors.
Date Posted: 12/9/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: lakeshore animal hospital
Vet FirstName: Nabeel
Vet LastName: alazawi
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Comments: Dr nabeel alazawi is very cruel to animals.He can “appear” professional and say all the rights things but when customers leave he becomes a regular Dr Jeckyl and mr Hyd.He is an animal abuser!!Make no mistake about it. He has absolutely no regard for animals!!Ask other vets in the area how often they have to clean up his mess!!They know all about him.Dr nabeel is inappropriate in ways that you can’t possibly imagine with animals customers and employees!! I know. Write or call the Ontario College of Veterinarians 519-824-5600. He has gotten away with too much too often. He is good at gaining your confidence by smooth talking but don’t be sucked in.He is a pathetic human being. Things are not what they seem with this man and his services.Dr nabeel of lakeshore animal hospital is not who he presents himself to be.
Date Posted: 12/7/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Lakeshore Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Nabeel
Vet LastName: Al-Azawi
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Comments: Dr. Nabeel is a wonderful man. He cares for my cats, dogs and horses as well as my daughters many pets! We have been taking our precious pets to him for one year now and we feel so very lucky to have Dr. Nabeel in our lives. When you have your own zoo at home you have to be prepared for anything! Dr. Nabeel makes special trips out to my farm to take samples and do check-ups on the horses. He has always shown sympathy when the decision is made to have one of my animals put down. He is usually available short notice and offers advice over the phone or e-mail. It is very rare that you find a vet that doesn't care so much about making money, but more about providing the best care possible. He is always knowledgeable, even with my daughters pet rabbit. I have faith that he will keep my animals safe and healthy, wouldn't even consider taking them anywhere else. -Karen
Date Posted: 12/7/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Lakeshore Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Nabeel
Vet LastName: Al-Azawi
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Comments: Dr. Nabeel is the only person I would trust with my animals. He cares for my rabbit who requires regular dental work, as well as my cats, dogs and horses. He is always willing to fit me in on short notice, is always polite and most importantly, he offers the best care I have ever found. I recommend him to all of my family and friends. It's very upsetting to see people say so poorly of Dr. Nabeel, he is a wonderful man and I owe the life of my animals to him! I will never take my pets anywhere else.
Date Posted: 11/6/2013
State: Canada - QC
ClinicName: Hopital Veterinaire Montreal Ouest
Vet FirstName: Yves
Vet LastName: Bernier
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Comments: The facilities are small and there is a lack of privacy due to it's size. The staff is friendly and the prices are fair. That being said the doctors do not always give the right diagnosis and do not offer enough office hours to see you little critters! If tou live in the area and it is convenient then I would recommend this vet, however if you can I would choose to go elsewhere!
Date Posted: 10/21/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Glanbrook Veterinary Services
Vet FirstName: Tina
Vet LastName: McGrath
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Comments: I have been a client of Dr Tina McGrath for many years. I recently lost my beloved Norwegian Buhund Max to cancer. I was able to choose a non invasive chemo treatment and a palliative care approach. The diagnosis did not mean immediate euthanasia. Dr McGrath and her staff helped me explore all the options. We were able to address his nutritional needs, medications and palliative rehabilitation which was so affordable and was so important for his mobility and comfort. Max's journey was a new road for me to travel and I am so glad I had a vet who was willing to discuss the options. Max's last days were comfortable and I know we were all glad that he was able to enjoy them. It is important to have veterinary clinics like this one. Highly recommended.
Date Posted: 10/20/2013
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: victoria veterinary clinic
Vet FirstName: jay
Vet LastName: rolfe
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Comments: my experiences with this vet treating my animals was one that started with great trust and belief in his concern for our animals, and ended with our utter dismay and horror at what he did to our dogs. He actually wanted to remove my dog's entire inner ear and "leave the flap for cosmetic reasons". He had my dog on a drug that cost hundreds of dollars and was ordinarily only given for very short time to race horses, but until our pharmacist pointed out how dangerous the drug was to the dog, we kept purchasing and administering it. Our friends who had dogs and cats all began feeling the same way we did, and near the end, the tipping point came when the vet used his client contacts to further his sales of some crap called Amway. This guy is a terrible vet.
Date Posted: 10/11/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Algoma Veterinary Clinic
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Vet LastName: Good
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Comments: Money Vet. Unless you have a unlimited credit card or a Brinks truck parked outside, you will be refused service, at both the Desbarats and Blind River clinics. Has turned several folks away before with sick animals. They ask you not how the pet is, but how are you are paying on arrivial.... $70 dollars ( plus tax) just to gain access to the place. The fastest thing in the clinic is the calculator! If you dont have enough cash on you at the time, they will suggest that you bring back your animial when you are more "financially secure"' Will try to sell you "their" overpriced food in stock. Communication is poor all around, between vets and staff, which usually leaves you in the dark. I realize vets like everyone else have bills to pay, but how much is too much? They sure try here to get it all! Average vet at best, better than none however. Better choice is to go to a vet in Elliot Lake or Sault Saint Marie.
Date Posted: 9/29/2013
State: US - Texas
ClinicName: Elgin Equine Veterinarian Hospital
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Comments: I had to bring my horse there because of severe colic. The receiving team was very attentive the emphasis was placed on surgical management. The next day she was unfortunately experiencing post operative shock, when told that a plasma transfusion ($1500.00) might help correct the shock I voiced apprehension of such an intervention due to my experience as a physician and the complications I have witnessed. I was informed that this was such a good intervention and high success rate that if she still passed away I would not be responsible for the cost of the plasma infusion. She continued in shock, had hives and was put down 2 hrs later. For two years, I have received bills, threatening notices from collection agencies and now they have hired an attorney against me because I refused to pay the 1500.00 dollars for the plasma. I have paid in full the other approx. 7000.00 without issue. I have called numerous times to Elgin Vet Clinic only to not have my calls returned
Date Posted: 9/26/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Fort Erie Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Steven
Vet LastName: Toenjes
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Comments: This place is awesome! Dr. Toenjes is Professional and thorough. His prices are reasonable and has wonderful qualified Registered Technicians. The office support staff are fabulous, mature and knowledgeable. It is by far the best place in Fort Erie. We loved everything about our experience there. We wouldn't step a foot inside Lakeshore Animal Hospital. Dr. Nabeel who owns Lakeshore Animal Hospital is a scum bag to say the least. Borderview is decent but a bit too pricy for us and staff can be a bit snobby.
Date Posted: 9/25/2013
State: US - Pennsylvania
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Vet FirstName: David
Vet LastName: Henzler
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Comments: This veterinarian is doing relief work because he cannot hold a full time job. Avoid taking your pet to him for diagnosis or surgery. Never trust a veterinarian who doesn't keep his or her own pets. And as for expertise in exotics, he didn't treat his own sick parrot years ago that ended up dying.
Date Posted: 9/19/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Lakeshore Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Nabeel
Vet LastName: Al-Azawi
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Comments: More than two animal welfare organizations use this vet as do our family and friends. We have called him at 11 p.m. when a neighbour's dog broke through their screen, raced across the road and was hit by an idiot racing past. Lucky for us this vet lives in the same building where he offers his veterinary services and gave us the option of coming to us or going to his place. We took the dog right there and were amazed at how exceptional the treatment was and that the prices were reasonable. Had we gone anywhere else that would see an injured animal late at night we would have had to drive for at least 40 minutes and paid a much larger fee. I met this vet prior to him opening his own practice when he worked with another vet in our town. At that time I was impressed when I took an extremely arthritic bent over senior with poor hearing and his bowel impacted old cat in for help. Not only was this vet immediately able to un-impact the bowel but he actually knelt down so he could speak to the senior face to face in a loud but very kind voice, explaining what he had done and how to administer medicine for the cat! Wow! Impressive! This old fellow has taken in homeless critters all his life and for the past three decades I have been the person who took him and his non-human family to vet appointments and never had any vet made such an attempt to treat this obviously handicapped fellow with such courtesy even though I would immediately explain that he had a hearing impairment but could be communicated with by using a louder, lower toned voice. The previous vets would ignore the fellow and address their comments to me which I would then repeat to the old fellow. I found it rather suspicious that some people have made quite nasty comments about this vet since he returned to town and opened his own practice. I got to hear a quite a few pro and con comments while selling raffle tickets at our mall for one of the animal welfare groups I belong to. We have no paid staff and our town is not very big so usually people here seem to take the time to stop and chat. The negative stuff seemed to revolve around one family's issues with this vet. As in many small towns negative stuff gets around faster because it seems more interesting than the positive stuff. So, I began asking people who were supporting some other fundraisers I was helping with their opinions of this vet without mentioning whether I had my own opinion or not. Guess what? I was told about so many great experiences with this vet that I was more convinced than ever that he did not deserve such nastiness from the few more vocal folks who did seem intent to ruin his practice. This vet has people who bring their animals to him from Toronto, Hamilton and other places that are more than 2 hours away. Obviously if his prices are low than the cost of fuel and wear and tear on their vehicles would certainly eat up whatever they were saving to come this far to a vet. Therefore they must consider him to be pretty darn good for their animals. He does have an area for animals to recuperate after surgery but does make huge efforts to cause less stress for the critter by having them return home as soon as they fully awake and are able to return home. The obvious rationale for this is one that we all are aware of: animals are hyper-sensitive to smells and sounds that they are familiar with and home is where they feel safest and psychologically most comfortable. The moral of this vote in favour of this vet is to draw your own conclusions from your own experiences without letting someone else's opinions influence you.
Date Posted: 9/17/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Village Gate Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Dr. Geoff
Vet LastName: Toole
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Comments: Dr. Toole proved to be a very skilled, thorough and committed vet, extremely focused on getting to the heart of our dog's complicated case. His facility is well appointed, and is open 7 days a week. He is very caring and hardworking. Just one note... as treatments are recommended make sure to ask about the cost up front as Dr. Toole is so focused on the solution that he may forget to check in with you about the financial side of things : )
Date Posted: 9/16/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Lakeshore Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Nabeel
Vet LastName: Al-Azawi
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Comments: That place is the WORST!!! We took our dog there to get spayed and her dew claws removed because it was supposed to be the "cheapest" and as I handed the leash over the poor excuse for a vet said to my husband and I " Now don't come after me if this dog dies...It won't be my fault." ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? I was uneasy enough because the place looked like some back ally black market surgery place and then that man says that. Before we left we asked when we should come back for her. He says" in about 2 hours" we were shocked. Our other dog was all day at our usual vets. So we went back in 2 hours and only my husband went in because my eyes were still puffy from crying when we left her there. He was in there for a very long time. I expected the worst. He finally came out with out her. Shaking his head and angry. She hadn't died but she had a hard time going under so they drugged her extra and they couldn't seem to get her out of it the way she should have. They had to use extra saline to flush out the sedatives. Since they didn't have room for her to recover they put her on the floor. They told us to come back in a hour. When we went back she was still on the floor and still had the IV in. Her leg was swollen up to twice the size. We were told to take her home. I honestly don't know how this "man" can get away with calling that dump a hospital. They have NO recovery room so they put animals on the floor?? How is that even legal?? Because we didn't think we had the choice in the matter we went back to him when our dog ripped the stitches out of her feet. That Man(I'm not even going to call him a vet) picks her up right on her spay wound(she isn't a small dog. Rotti/Shep mix).She yelped in pain. Then without freezing her feet slammed 4 staples in each foot again she yelped in pain. It was the worst thing ever to watch. Needless to say we never went back there to get them removed. Our usual vet did it for free (FORT ERIE ANIMAL HOSPITAL :D)when we brought her there to make sure she was ok because we didn't trust that other creep. Moral of this story...Do not let cheap prices fool you. Cheap prices mean Cheap work.
Date Posted: 9/12/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Lakeshore Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Nabeel
Vet LastName: Alazawi
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Comments: Lakeshore Animal Hospital is a farce to say the least. Interesting that the same review appears twice. Dr. Nabeel Al-Azawi is very unprofessional as is his rotating staff. We stopped going. His prices aren't worth it. We agree that there is something seriously off about this place.
Date Posted: 9/10/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Lakeshore Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Dr. Nabeel
Vet LastName:
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Comments: I have 2 cats, both are spayed. A good friend of mine took in a stray female cat that was pregnant....she finally found a place that would spay and neuter the mother and kittens for a reasonable fee. Maybe if it wasn't so expensive to spay and neuter more people would be responsible and have it done. I work in the industrial park in Niagara Falls and we see stray kittens all the time....which grow up and become pregnant adults. Even if people try and help by adopting they sometimes cannot afford to pay the fees for shots and spaying/neutering. Something needs to be done about regulating fees for animal care. In the summer I had a sick cat, peeing blood, it was Canada Day weekend and I called the cat clinic of Thorold, they wanted over $150 just to walk in the front door on a holiday weekend. I found a vet at Lakeshore Animal Hospital in Fort Erie who graciously looked after my cat.....$125 total to walk in, do a urinalysis and provide medicated food. He waited for me to arrive even though he had plans that day If you have any health issues with your pets, contact Dr. Nabeel Al-Azawi and his excellent staff at Lakeshore Animal Hospital in Fort Erie to assist you.
Date Posted: 9/10/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Staples Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName: Warren
Vet LastName: Staples
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Comments: Dr Staples saved the lives of 2 of my dogs. He did it without spending all my money. He kept me well informed about what he would do, what to expect, what to watch for. When I called 2ce with concerns, he came to the phone himself and talked with me. Not hurried me, but spent the time answering my questions and making sure I know what to do and what to watch for. I drive over an hour to see Dr Staples. I would not allow any other vet to operate on my dogs. In 30 years we have never come across another vet like Dr Staples who cares, is helpful and does a great job. Dr Staples is great with all our dogs, as is his staff. Having Dobermans people can be leery, but they all seem to know how to approach a dog, don't treat them with fear and I get the impression that they really care about our dogs. Dr Staples loves animals, and doesn't seem to keen on people. I can't blame him with the neglect and abuse he likely sees on a day to day basis.. I have seen pets in there that people have never taken care of their teeth, or left their fur to get horribly matted.. If you are looking for a vet to kiss your butt and act like you are special, go somewhere else, if you want a honest and great vet who cares about your pets, then go see Dr Staples.
Date Posted: 9/10/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Dr Rose's Mobile Clinic
Vet FirstName: Rose
Vet LastName: Bloomberg
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Comments: DR. Rose is an excellent vet. She really goes the extra mile to make sure my animal is taken care of. I couldn't ask for a better vet!
Date Posted: 9/8/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Mobile Clinic
Vet FirstName: Debbie
Vet LastName: Beech
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Date Posted: 8/24/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Huntington animal hospital
Vet FirstName: Tanya
Vet LastName: Lowery
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Comments: Outstanding professionalism all while making me feel like she loved my cat as one of her own. Just fabulous. Rates are reasonable considering the optimal care bing delivered.
Date Posted: 8/24/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Lakeshore Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Nabeel
Vet LastName: Al-Awazi
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Comments: Dr Nabeel seems very caring, usually accommodating for appointments, and generally comfortable with animals. He is also well spoken and nice to the human customers.That being said, I won't be returning anytime soon. We felt like we were not getting any answers. I now understand that you get what you pay for Maybe ok to visit for a very simple issues. The receptionist is incredibly poor. Not an RVT, actually even told us she dislikes animals. I would be fearful to leave my animals under her guard. Oh...and she assists in surgery.
Date Posted: 8/16/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Franca
Vet LastName: Deluca
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Comments: Is an excellent caring vet. Her rates are reasonable and fair. I trust her completely with the health care of my little dog. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a vet for their special furry friend,
Date Posted: 8/14/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Lakeshore Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Dr. Nabeel
Vet LastName:
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Comments: Great Vet and Staff all Niagara region...Fabulous
Date Posted: 8/1/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: lakeshore animal hospital
Vet FirstName: nabeel
Vet LastName: alazawi
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Comments: dr nabeel is bad news. Pet was paralyzed after after a routine surgery. He should not be in business. He doesn't seem to know what he is doing. Lakeshore animal hospital is a problem. He seems to have a revolving door of staff and no registered technicians and appears to recruit the least educated (no offense meant but it is a medical practice) There is definitely something wrong with this place and this guy. We often wondered what was going on and should have known better. This guy is off. We have a better understanding of why he has a bad reputation. We wish we were never associated with him. We agree with the previous post that its sad to even give him a rating of 1.
Date Posted: 7/18/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Foster Park Pet hospital
Vet FirstName: Kristina
Vet LastName: Bennett
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Comments: I have 5 poodles and 2 cats. Dr Kristina Bennett has been my vet since she opened her hospital in Belleville ontario. You will not find a more professional, caring doctor for your pet. This pet clinic deserves the highest rating possible. She has gotten up in the middle of the night for me on several occasions. My pets all love her. I trust her and value her opinion. The clinic is spotless and clean. All staff are kind, professional and knowledgeable. She is on call and available on emergencies. She does not make me wait. If I have a sick pet, she takes me in immediately. Her rates are reasonable. She is willing to communicate via email and is always willing to spend time on the phone with me. She is a top notch vet and her clinic is reflective of that. I am very grateful that Kristina Bennett opened this clinic in my area. Debbie Hoskin
Date Posted: 7/1/2013
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Crowfoot Vet Clinic
Vet FirstName: Alice
Vet LastName: Chan
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Comments: Some comments that were made seemed very judgmental. I am paraphrasing: "Oh so you walk your dogs, they don't just stay in the yard?" I have made a point of informing the vet that I walk my dogs regularly. "these other clients are really good to their pet, oh not that you aren't good to yours but they really spoil their pet" Why am I being told about other clients where I am made to feel that I am a bad pet owner compared to them (in my opinion). Not showing me how to brush my pet's teeth. Talking to the pet instead of me, "Why are your teeth so bad?" (after telling me that the dog's teeth are naturally stained and when light was shined on them it wasn't that pink anyway). I am brushing his teeth. Talking to the cat, "How come your ears are so waxy?" with me standing there. Like the cat can understand. I felt insulted and put down. I need to feel safe with my vet. I need a no-nonsense vet who tells me exactly what I need to do and a vet who realizes that I do not have unlimited funds either. What is an alternative? I didn't like being pressued to give my cats lion cuts. When I said, "I'll think about it", she seemed to take offense and went on about how as cats get older it is harder for them to groom themselves and pushed a card on me for a grooming service for lion cuts and how the person comes right to your home. She is good with animals but there is this condescending tone (in my opinion) and a judging way like you are being slapped as she smiles at you. For many people, going to the vet is stressful. They do not want to be judged or have their pets judged. Tell us what to do and we will do our best. And say some positive things about the pet too; not just negative. The above post is entirely my opinion.
Date Posted: 6/26/2013
State: Canada - QC
ClinicName: centre veterinaire savaria
Vet FirstName: tarik
Vet LastName: saouli
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Date Posted: 6/6/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Lakeshore animal hospital
Vet FirstName: Dr nabeel
Vet LastName:
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Comments: It makes me sad that I have to even give this man a 1 in the rating, he is a sad excuse for a vet and worse excuse of a human being, all I can do is urge people too report any issues to the CVO. Don't be fooled by his amazingly low costs. It's true you get what you pay for
Date Posted: 5/27/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Lakeshore Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Dr Nabeel
Vet LastName: Nabeel
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Comments: Dr Nabeel has been there for the Fort Erie SPCA for 2 years and has given us a break on Spay and Neutering which in turn has allowed us to adopt our animals out already fixed. He not only has done this for our shelter he also was there when we were in need of help when trying to take an injured dog to a vet and he needed to be sedated Dr Nabeel was more than willing to come right out and help us. Thanks Dr Nabeel for making a difference in the Humane Society World.
Date Posted: 5/9/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Lakeshore Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Dr. Nabeel
Vet LastName:
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Comments: I have 2 cats, both are spayed. A good friend of mine took in a stray female cat that was pregnant....she finally found a place that would spay and neuter the mother and kittens for a reasonable fee. Maybe if it wasn't so expensive to spay and neuter more people would be responsible and have it done. I work in the industrial park in Niagara Falls and we see stray kittens all the time....which grow up and become pregnant adults. Even if people try and help by adopting they sometimes cannot afford to pay the fees for shots and spaying/neutering. Something needs to be done about regulating fees for animal care. In the summer I had a sick cat, peeing blood, it was Canada Day weekend and I called the cat clinic of Thorold, they wanted over $150 just to walk in the front door on a holiday weekend. I found a vet at Lakeshore Animal Hospital in Fort Erie who graciously looked after my cat.....$125 total to walk in, do a urinalysis and provide medicated food. He waited for me to arrive even though he had plans that day.We cherish his excellent dedication in our community.
Date Posted: 4/15/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Lakeshore Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Nabeel
Vet LastName: Al-Azawi
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Comments: Dr. Nabeel Al-Azawi gets people he knows to write up about him. We know this for a fact. He killed our dog on the surgery table because of lack of competence. For every animal he may care for, others die needlessly or are injured as we quickly found out. He is known for his cheap services. We should have known better. We heard about his reputation and should have listened. We regret that. There is something very superficial about him. If you had a bad experience with Dr. Nabeel Al-Azawi and his business at Lake shore Animal Hospital, in Fort Erie contact or write the Ontario College of Veterinarians. They need to hear about it. This man is bad news.
Date Posted: 4/11/2013
State: Canada - NL
ClinicName: Sunrise Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName: DeZeeuw
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Comments: Excellent staff and doctor. We have been taking three of our dogs there for over 13 years and are very pleased with the care they get. I do however find that for the past 2 years it has become more difficult to get an appointment.
Date Posted: 4/11/2013
State: Canada - NL
ClinicName: Sunrise Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName: Dugar
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Comments: Friendly staff and doctor. We have been taking three of our dogs there for years and are very pleased with the care they get.
Date Posted: 4/10/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: animal hospital
Vet FirstName: franca
Vet LastName: deluco
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Comments: she will abandon care for your pet after she gets big bucks out of you. do not go to her! she's a terrible vet and cruel.
Date Posted: 4/9/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Lakeshore Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Nabeel
Vet LastName: Al-Azawi
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Comments: I am very grateful to Dr. Nabeel for keeping our dog Bruin alive and in our home. Your vast knowledge of how to treat and care for very sick pets is most amazing and much appreciated. Once you discovered his problem; gave him the medications necessary; he has done an awesome turn around. Nearly gone twice on us but is now very much alive due to our "Superman" vet. To warmly thank you so very much for your warm and caring concern. From Hutch (now Bruin), friend Boston and his mom and dad. We would recommend going to this vet clinic as it is a pleasant experience.
Date Posted: 4/5/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Maple Veterinary Clinic
Vet FirstName: Saverio
Vet LastName: Schembri
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Comments: I was buying 2kilo bag of diet pet food for my old cat from them. The amount I paid didn't look right so I asked for the invoice and found that the lady at the front desk charged me for 4.5 kilo bag instead of 2kilo, probably thinking I didn't know how much things cost. While I was looking at the invoice, she tried to pocket some change from a next customer. I reported this to the "male vet", Saverio Schembri - the owner. NEXT: He accused me of all possible things - me being rude, confusing his staff members, having trust issues, wasting his valuable time, etc. He refunded the price difference and told me to find another vet. DON'T GO TO THIS PLACE.
Date Posted: 3/31/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Cornell Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Mark
Vet LastName: Gimmel
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Comments: I wanted to thank the staff at Connelly, for their tenderness and compassion when we recently had to put down our dog Chloe, You could not have asked for a better experience.
Date Posted: 3/16/2013
State: US - California
ClinicName: campus vet clinic
Vet FirstName: charles
Vet LastName: berger
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Date Posted: 3/8/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: cedarview
Vet FirstName: kim
Vet LastName: holzman
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Comments: vet is excellent-clinic too expensive
Date Posted: 2/24/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName:
Vet FirstName: eric
Vet LastName: goldberg
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Date Posted: 2/20/2013
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Clayton Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Wayne
Vet LastName: Etherington
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Comments: I just found out that Dr Etherington has had his license suspended! I will not be going back there. Check out the cvbc website http://www.cvbc.ca/cfm/index.cfm?It=100&Id=369
Date Posted: 2/16/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Forest vet clinic
Vet FirstName: Joanne
Vet LastName: Fejervick
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Date Posted: 2/8/2013
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Riverview
Vet FirstName: Amy
Vet LastName: Miller-Longson
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Comments: In August I started taking my 145 lb rotti for what she called hotspots every few weeks he went back for the same treatment antibiotics by feb 2013 he was under 120 in a month I was told bring him in she wasn't there I called 4 times no call back I called the other vet in town who thank god saved his life! I asked the bad vet to take a skin sample even brought her one which she threw in the trash! After spending approx 1000 I took him to the other clinic where he had an 1100 surgery! My poor dog has a strep staph infection all over his body. All she had to do was take a sample. I wish I never took him there
Date Posted: 1/31/2013
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Westbridge
Vet FirstName: Robert
Vet LastName: Hylands
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Comments: Best vet and staff. So kind. I tell all my friends to go there. Saved my friends dog on Monday. Joey had to have his gall bladder removed and it was a risk because of other health conditions but he came through it. Came home on Tuesday today he is doing great. Take your fur babies to Westbridge vet you won't be sorry. Rosemary Burden
Date Posted: 12/18/2012
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Mcknight Vet Clinic
Vet FirstName: Marcy
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Date Posted: 12/13/2012
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: South VEC
Vet FirstName: Karri
Vet LastName: Beck
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Comments: Cant say enough about the knowledge, patience and compassion that Dr. Beck demonstrated. She is wonderful, takes her time and really wants to help. And she communicates in language I understand - and even got back to me on multiple post visit inquires ( sorry Dr. Beck....I know I was a pain ...but thank-you !! ) . My dog is looking ( and feeling ) so much better, after months of heart ache. Thank-you again to Dr. Beck AND her amazing support staff!!
Date Posted: 12/10/2012
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: ospika
Vet FirstName: larry
Vet LastName: steele
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Comments: ALL about the money, and NOTHING but the money.
Date Posted: 12/9/2012
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: henderson mobile vet service
Vet FirstName: lynn
Vet LastName: henderson
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Comments: We have used Lynn and Her assistant Becky since May 2011 when they basically brought our cat Boots "back from the dead" with their treatment. The mobile part of the service is great for multi pet homes...no travel with the animal in a cage There compassion in caring in pallative situations is second to none... they are located in New Tecumseth Ontario Canada
Date Posted: 12/8/2012
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Canada West Vet. Specialists
Vet FirstName: Dr. Jessica
Vet LastName: Fung
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Comments: Our male Persian cat had cancer. Their tests showed him as testing negative. He died of cancer 2 months after they supposedly tested him for it. Stay away from these vampires at all cost!
Date Posted: 12/1/2012
State: Canada - QC
ClinicName: Liesse Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName: Robert
Vet LastName: Langill
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Comments: the best anyone could ask for. I have a Vet that is only about 1,000 feet from my place and I drive to Dr. Langill's Clinic. My pets have always and still do get the best of care when spending a night or more. I trust Dr. Langill more than I trust my family Doctor.
Date Posted: 10/23/2012
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: skyway animal hospital
Vet FirstName: mahavir
Vet LastName: rekhi
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Date Posted: 10/18/2012
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: City Petcare Hospital
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName: Dr. Bassi
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Comments: I love Dr. bassi and his staff they are very friendly and always have my pets best interest in mind. Dr bassi has one of the cleanest clinics ive ever seen and the prices are very resonable
Date Posted: 10/13/2012
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: O'Sullivan Animal Hosp
Vet FirstName: Trish / Karen
Vet LastName: O'Sullivan / Lemay
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Comments: In Barrie, Ontario. This vet appears friendly and caring upon your initial visit, and yes, they are attentive to emergencies, as they are almost always a 'sure thing' business wise! I am totally and completely disappointed in their whole organization. My overall impression is that they will do anything to keep you coming back. I'm so tired of the same old routine. A bunch of tests first off, and they aren't free! The typical 'I don't really know" answer is "it's skin allergies, you need to get your pet on this prescription, these ear drops and we need to try a special 'break your budget' diet that you can only order from us (at a hugely inflated retail). When that doesnt work, you'll go back and have another series of costly tests. Then some alternate costly food from their special supplier, just as expensive. Perhaps more meds, prednisone is a favorite. They do not take kindly at all to any suggestions. Trish will tell you herself, "I'm the vet, you are the pet owner!" Truth is, I know my pet best...her behaviour, habits, patterns, likes, dislikes, etc. When I see significant changes, it truly is up to me as the 'parent' to be proactive and gain as much knowledge I can on the situation. This isn't rocket science, I can read a study, a book, a research paper as well as they can. Who cares, is their attitude. Upon switching to another vet in the same office, she just wanted to start all over and do the same damn things as Trish, despite no resolution to the problems the first time. I truly feel that they don't really care what they put you through or what you have to contribute to the care of your own pet, they are looking for the ring at the till!$$$$$ The vet tech's are polite and nice, but don't know anything. I asked the tech, after she took my dogs temperature, what the normal temp is for a dog...she didn't have a clue! I mean, wouldn't you do a bit of 'learning' in the career you have chosen to persue??? They take the temperature EVERY time you go in...how can one not know what is a normal range for a dog? Im so discouraged with the 'crap' they put you through and wont be supporting them any further. After over $6000 this year alone, my pet continues to suffer. If ANYONE knows of a great vet in Barrie or area that listens and is willing to work with you as a paying customer...I'd appreciate a posting from you!
Date Posted: 10/10/2012
State: US - New Jersey
ClinicName: Cinnaminson Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Dr. Robyn
Vet LastName: Steiner
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Comments: Dr. Robyn Steiner is wonderfully educated, efficient, and a nurturing vet. She treats the animals that come into her care as she would treat her own. Not only is she great with the animals, but she is accommodating and very informative to her human clients! After Blackwood Animal Hospital canceled my appointment because their USDA approved vet did not want to fill out the paperwork required for pets to travel internationally, I frantically searched for another vet. Dr. Steiner not only came to my rescue, but eased the stress involved, and made things easy for me, my cats, and my overall health! The staff was lovely at Cinnaminson Animal Hospial. I would recommend this place and Dr. Robyn Steiner to anyone! 10/10/12.
Date Posted: 10/5/2012
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Blue sky animal hospital
Vet FirstName: Bob
Vet LastName: Porter
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Comments: These people are rude, have no compassion for the animals and are clearly there to take your money and run. My dog has suffered at their hands for the last time.
Date Posted: 9/27/2012
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: westbridge
Vet FirstName: Robert
Vet LastName: Hylands
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Comments: Best vets and staff. Take your pets there, They will be treated like gold.
Date Posted: 9/15/2012
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: mcknight vet
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Comments: don't go there, go to care on glenmore and deerfoot
Date Posted: 9/15/2012
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: mcknight vet
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Comments: go to care on glenmore and deerfoot
Date Posted: 9/12/2012
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Lakeshore Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Nabeel
Vet LastName: Alazawi
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Comments: The muslim Dr, Nabeel Alazawi of lakeshore animal hospital in fort erie is disgusting! My dad and me took our dog to his place to be fixed and the dog got a bad infection with green stuff coming out and bled for days. He even locked the dog on his front porch which is a poor excuse for a dog run. We had to take her to someplace else and we were told that the infection and fever and blood loss was because of his sloppy work. This guy butchered my fathers dog and since this we found out his reputation is really bad in town and to top it off we understand that the girls who work there have no formal training, except some horse assistant who is never there. His turnover rate of staff is unbelievable. We would be thrilled if others with similar complaints would also complain. If you care about your pets don’t go to lakeshore animal hospital in fort erie. He still wanted us to pay for the procedure. When we tried to talk to him about it he had no sympathy or patience! We had to pay to have the dog repaired by another vet. This guy should not be in business. This guy is a butcher. Anyone else with problems let the college of veterinarians know about it!!!!
Date Posted: 9/7/2012
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Columbia square veterinary hospital
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Comments: Friendly service, ... Reasonable rates... Good with our dogs
Date Posted: 9/3/2012
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Wild Rose Cat Clinic
Vet FirstName: Liz
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Comments: Motza and I thank you for your kindness. Great vet and staff!
Date Posted: 9/3/2012
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: McKnight Vet Hospital
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Comments: Can't thank you enough for all your help with Kebs, he is a part of our family and everyone we dealt with cared about him as much as we do. Now that he is on the mend and getting back to his crazy old self, we are so thankful as we know without your amazing care of Kebs things could have turned out very differently.
Date Posted: 8/29/2012
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: mcknight vet
Vet FirstName: maryam
Vet LastName: jajouei
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Comments: This vet was soo dumb, did nothing for my pet, gave it painkillers when not needed, unable to follow charts, she pretty much read diagnosis from Google which I found!!! Don't bring your loved animals here, if you do you're asking for an early death for you pet. By the time they are done with them you'll be penniless and they will make you go apply for a payday loan next door. TRUST ME!!!
Date Posted: 8/29/2012
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Mcknight Veterinary Hospital
Vet FirstName: Shelby
Vet LastName: Kimura
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Comments: This is the WORST veterinary hospital I went too, all these incompetent vets were interested was money! I brought my 2 month old puppy to the McKnight hospital (cause it was the closest one to me) after finding it passed out and not breathing properly. They took me in right away since the place was completely empty I told them what had happened and they took her to the back, 5 minutes later the vet came out and told me that they would not do anything for her until a payment is made. The receptionist held me hostage would not let me leave to get money so I stayed there for 3 hours before someone came and paid them. After they received a payment their attitudes changed completely making it seem they cared for my puppy. The vet could not tell me what was wrong and asked for a payment for an xray so I paid it, couldn't find anything. Then told me I had to pay for her to be on oxygen $100 for 3 hours so I paid it and waited, after waiting 8 hours they told me to leave and will keep me posted so I left,not once did they call. Everytime I called and asked for the status all they could tell me was 50/50 chance, but they gave a shot for the blood in her lungs to go down. The next day they called me and told me that she needed more oxygen, if a payment wasn't made they would have to take her of the oxygen so I rushed and paid them. When I got there the vet said they need to do a blood test $120 for the normal test and $200 for the rush so I purchased the rush. When I went to the back to check on my dog my dog went to shock, I could not find a single nurse in the back I ran out to the main room and shouted my dogs not breathing, the vet then grabbed my dog by its neck with a strong force, dropped it on the table, pulled his forehead where her eyeballs were about to pop out and told us to leave. Couple minutes later she came and told us she died, then the receptionist came in with a debit machine and started selling us "packages" for my dead dog they showed absolutely no compassion what so ever. Then came in with the remaining bill of $600 after spending $700 and they couldn't give me a solid answer to any of my questions or to what I paid for. I called back 4 days later to get the results the blood test I put a rush for the receptionist said I dunno, how can you not know if I put a rush to see the results. I then demanded my money back for the poor service they gave, they kept on telling me my dog was in the best care which was bull I ask to speak to the 1st vet that treated her couldn't reach her, I then asked the receptionist simple questions which she could not answer, I asked her to read me the notes, the notes were completely false and unorganized. I have not been able to get ahold of anyone at the hospital that could help me. If I had chosen another veterinary clinic my dog would probably still be alive, now I'm without my puppy and $1300.00 wasted on nothing. I would suggest anyone who's looking for a 24 hr clinic to go to care on glenmore and deerfoot. Do not go to McKnight they don't give a rats associated about your pet its the money they are after!!!
Date Posted: 8/23/2012
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Huff Animal Hospital
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Vet LastName: Hopper
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Comments: We've brought all our pets there even after we moved away from Tsawwassen. Excellent care. Could not wish for better!
Date Posted: 8/20/2012
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Clayton Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Wayne
Vet LastName: Etherington
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Date Posted: 8/15/2012
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: StoneChurch Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Janet
Vet LastName: Walsh
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Comments: Worse veterinarian in the world. Would not let her touch a barn rat. She should have her license to practice taken away. She charged too much to treat an expensive cat and then after the papers were signed to have the cat put down because the fees couldn't be paid...she fixed the cat and gave it to a friend. Nasty!!!
Date Posted: 7/31/2012
State: US - Delaware
ClinicName: VCA Newark Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Jennifer
Vet LastName: Arculus
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Comments: I was not pleased with the persistence of Dr. Arculus, trying to push their vet office's "preferred" dog food on my pet. After multiple times telling her I did not want to change my pet's food, I changed to a different vet who did not even mention Hill's Science Diet (which is utter crap food). Probably going to take my pets to another vet clinic that isn't given stipends by dog food companies to advertise their product to clients.
Date Posted: 7/17/2012
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: McKnight 24 Hour Veterinary
Vet FirstName: Shelby
Vet LastName: Kimura
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Comments: Not only is this the most patient and wonderful staff I have ever come across, their knowledge and pricing is well beyond any other across Alberta. Myself and several other associates all take our pets there and have been given the utmost in care. I would and do recommend this clinic to everyone.
Date Posted: 7/12/2012
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Trout Lake Veterenary Clinic
Vet FirstName: John
Vet LastName: Cole
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Comments: Dr Cole is a great practitioner He is one of the last few professionals in his line of work who actual do house calls. Today he helped us with the passing of our beloved Levi, an awesome border collie/lab mix who recently became terminally ill. His caring attitude was a blessing as he guided us through the process providing comfort and dignity to the dog. This must be a difficult part of his practice because allows himself to be involved on a far deeper level than expected. This is comfort for pet and parent alike at a very difficult time. His passion for what he does makes him extraordinary. On a scale of 1 to 5 he is a 10.
Date Posted: 7/5/2012
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: lakeshore animal hospital
Vet FirstName: nabeel
Vet LastName: alazawi
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Comments: This Doctor killed our cat! He gave it some drug instead of putting her to sleep with the gas for the surgury then she woke up barely able to walk and threw up the stiches came out 2 times and got an infection, we had to take somewhere else then she died they said from the surgey. This guy should not be in busines---his surgey room is a make shift room and over the past year since he's opend people have bene complaining about him. He lives upstairs and when he said to call if we had a problem he never answers the phone. When we were waiting he spend more time staring at his staff girl then he did to our cat-- Total lack of respect!!!! He's had so many girls working there most have no formal education and this latest teenager- I wouldn't trust my daughter with this slime ball!--He lacked complete empathy with our loss-- and never seemed to feel bad. All talk at first but we dont even think he likes animals. Stay away from lakeshore animal hospital in fort Erie before it's too late to save your pets!
Date Posted: 7/3/2012
State: US - Maryland
ClinicName: APAW VET
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Comments: DO NOT TAKE YOUR PETS TO THIS FARSE OF A PLACE. THEY PRETEND TO LOVE AND CARE FOR OUR BELOVED PETS BUT ITS A LIE. THEY HOLD YOUR PETS HOSTAGE IF YOU OWE ANY SORT OF BILL. MY BABY PAST AND THEY ARE HOLDING HIS REMAINS HOSTAGE AND DID NOT EVEN TELL ME WHEN MY BABY'S REMAINS ARRIVED BACK. I HATE THAT MY BABY REMAINS HAVE TO BE IN THE PRESENCE OF THESE PEOPLE. I WILL PAY THE BILL BUT I PRAY YOU LISTEN AND GO ELSEWHERE WITH YOUR BABY'S. THEY ARE NOT WHO YOU THINK THEY ARE. ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY AND TO HECK WITH YOUR BABY'S. DON'T WASTE YOUR, YOUR BABY OR MONEY GOING TO THIS PLACE. SHAME ON YOU APAW FOR HOLDING THE REMAINS HOSTAGE FURTHER CAUSING MY FAMILY PAIN.
Date Posted: 7/3/2012
State: US - Maryland
ClinicName: APAW VET
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Comments: On June 23,2012 my baby Buddy past away. He had been sick and I have been taking him back and forth to APAW Vets. He had surgery in june of last year and just fell apart since then. I owed a bill with APAW and we worked out a deal for me to pay it off. Once Buddy past, I called APAW and asked if they knew how I could go about having Buddy cremated. They told me to bring my baby Buddy to them and they would handle everything.I signed nothing as they stated it would be 142.00 for him to be cremated. Well low and behold it had been over a week and I called to ask when Buddy remains would be back and they told me he was already back and that they were not going to release him to me until the bill is paid in full. They are holding my baby's remains hostage but they never told me that I would have to pay the bill in full before he is released.I am heartbroken and mourning my baby all over again. I would NOT recommend anyone to take their precious baby's to this farse of a vet hospital. They pretend to love the animals but then they pull this stunt. I just went back to work as I am suffering from Lupus and Rhumatoid Arthritis and have to have surgery but has put it off until I can get my baby's remains back. I just pray that I can get the money together to get my baby back. In deep mourning with a broken heart by APAW in maryland
Date Posted: 7/1/2012
State: US - Florida
ClinicName: Victoria Park Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Alison
Vet LastName: Birken
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Comments: I am writing this as an appeal to anyone who is contemplating using Victoria Park Animal Hospital and Dr. Alison Birken On Friday June 29, 2012 I took my sweet dog Mr. Cane in for a procedure that involved removing a mass that had developed in his back. I was apprehensive about leaving my boy in the hands of this Doctor because she seemed very inexperienced. I even asked her, are you sure you can do this type of procedure, I was told yes and Mr. Cane is in good hands. I left Mr. Cane at 1045am fearful that was the last time I would ever see my dog. It was a gut feeling. On my way out I made it clear if anything goes wrong I want everything done to save him and secondly I want her to call me. If anything goes wrong. My nightmare call came at 2pm when she told me the mass was larger than expected. I said is it Cancer, she said I think so but not sure. She said he could be saved by a blood transfusion. I said do it, do whatever it takes to save my dog. She then told me my choice was euthenize or let her go further. I said I want the tumor removed and the blood to keep my boy alive. Two hours later my mother goes to be with Mr. Cane, they told her he needed a blood transfusion to survive as the mass was removed he just needed the blood and would make it. This was at 4pm, she said do it. At 445pm, my wife was called by the doctor and told that she is the only one who is level headed and unemotional about it and wanted to know what to do. I said where is the blood? No response. At this point I was rushing to get to the animal hospital to see what can be done. My mother was sitting with Mr. Cane until the last minute and she kept asking where is the blood? No response, the staff kept asking Dr. Birken, when is the blood coming? She didn't respond. I arrived at 545pm at which time Dr. Birken informed me Mr. Cane died and then the strange things began to unfold. Dr Birken sat in front of me Indian style and said "I hope you don't blame me for this", don't blame you for this? Why are you bringing this up now. Then she says, "I did everything I could for your dog". I then asked her, "did you do the blood transfusion?" She glossed over it, I kept asking her, knowing she didn't. After all of this, I walked out in a state of shock and walked away. My mother and wife were then told they had to pay the remaining balance for today's death of my dog. So in one day I lost the most precious thing to walk into my life and had to pay $1225.00 for it. They would not let us leave without paying this. Dr. Birken showed how being a vet is a business to her and she is not in it for the right reasons. Anyone who believes for a minute that this is a caring doctor and has a passion for it, they are mistaken and will only be disappointed in the end. Please don't take your dog here, I would not want you to lose your life long friend at the hands of an arrogant, inexperienced, doctor who has no idea what animal care is. If you need shots she is fine for that but anything above that you have passed her experience level.
Date Posted: 7/1/2012
State: US - Florida
ClinicName: Victoria Park Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Alison
Vet LastName: Birken
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Comments: I am writing this as an appeal to anyone who is contemplating using Victoria Park Animal Hospital and Dr. Alison Birken On Friday June 29, 2012 I took my sweet dog Mr. Cane in for a procedure that involved removing a mass that had developed in his back. I was apprehensive about leaving my boy in the hands of this Doctor because she seemed very inexperienced. I even asked her, are you sure you can do this type of procedure, I was told yes and Mr. Cane is in good hands. I left Mr. Cane at 1045am fearful that was the last time I would ever see my dog. It was a gut feeling. On my way out I made it clear if anything goes wrong I want everything done to save him and secondly I want her to call me. If anything goes wrong. My nightmare call came at 2pm when she told me the mass was larger than expected. I said is it Cancer, she said I think so but not sure. She said he could be saved by a blood transfusion. I said do it, do whatever it takes to save my dog. She then told me my choice was euthenize or let her go further. I said I want the tumor removed and the blood to keep my boy alive. Two hours later my mother goes to be with Mr. Cane, they told her he needed a blood transfusion to survive as the mass was removed he just needed the blood and would make it. This was at 4pm, she said do it. At 445pm, my wife was called by the doctor and told that she is the only one who is level headed and unemotional about it and wanted to know what to do. I said where is the blood? No response. At this point I was rushing to get to the animal hospital to see what can be done. My mother was sitting with Mr. Cane until the last minute and she kept asking where is the blood? No response, the staff kept asking Dr. Birken, when is the blood coming? She didn't respond. I arrived at 545pm at which time Dr. Birken informed me Mr. Cane died and then the strange things began to unfold. Dr Birken sat in front of me Indian style and said "I hope you don't blame me for this", don't blame you for this? Why are you bringing this up now. Then she says, "I did everything I could for your dog". I then asked her, "did you do the blood transfusion?" She glossed over it, I kept asking her, knowing she didn't. After all of this, I walked out in a state of shock and walked away. My mother and wife were then told they had to pay the remaining balance for today's death of my dog. So in one day I lost the most precious thing to walk into my life and had to pay $1225.00 for it. They would not let us leave without paying this. Dr. Birken showed how being a vet is a business to her and she is not in it for the right reasons. Anyone who believes for a minute that this is a caring doctor and has a passion for it, they are mistaken and will only be disappointed in the end. Please don't take your dog here, I would not want you to lose your life long friend at the hands of an arrogant, inexperienced, doctor who has no idea what animal care is. If you need shots she is fine for that but anything above that you have passed her experience level.
Date Posted: 6/28/2012
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Clayton Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Wayne
Vet LastName: Etherington
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Comments: I found Dr Etherington on the bcvma (British columbia veterinarian medical association) disciplinary registry! People should really do their research. U can see if they have been found of any wrong doing there and it is all for the public to see
Date Posted: 6/27/2012
State: US - Louisiana
ClinicName: Northlake Veterinary Hospital
Vet FirstName: Craig
Vet LastName: Guidry
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Comments: Dr. Guidry (and the other vets) at Northlake are wonderful. They are very caring and concerned when one of our furry babies have to be treated. And when the times have come when we've had to send one to heaven they have come through. Hugging us and reminding us that we're are doing what is best for our 'little' one. Dr. Guidry is very knowledgable and I know I can trust him with the lives of my fur babies. He goes above and beyond when pets are involved.
Date Posted: 6/23/2012
State: US - New York
ClinicName: Huntington Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Jeff
Vet LastName: Kramer
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Comments: Dr. Jeff Kramer had been treating my 14 year old dog while she was in declining health. My usual vet is 3 1/2 hours away and I needed someone close by. He seemed very caring an sympathetic. Then my dog died at home at home. I brought her to Dr. Kramer's office so he could arrange to have her cremated. I was assured it would be taken care of. One week later I received a call from the crematorium to let me know they had just picked up my dog. Apparently there had been some miscommunication between them and Dr. Kramer and it never even occurred to him to follow up with them. My dog was left alone and abandoned in his freezer for a week. If that wasn't bad enough, when I told him how incredibly angry and upset I was, he couldn't begin to understand why. As he stated to me, "It's not like there was anything I could do for her." Dr. Jeff Kramer seems very caring while your loved one is alive and treatable, but his compassion dies when your beloved pet's heart stops beating.
Date Posted: 6/18/2012
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Huronia Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Sheila
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Comments: Sheila was great when she first opened her clinic but in the last couple years it has become obvious that it is just a money grab to her. I disputed an extra charge that I had NOT been made aware of, this lead into her berateing me over this to the point that she said she lost money because of me as she had to call me and therefore was 15 mins late for her next appoinment (which she was always with any of my appointments) and therefore only charged half of the normal fee. Well how do you think that made me feel....pissed off! I told her to do the bill up for what she had lost and I would pay it as I would not want to have that guilt over me that she lost money. She quickly told me that she didn't want that and did I want that extra charge refund. Of course I did and got it but today (2 weeks later) I get a registered letter from them stating they would no longer provide me with and general or emergency care for any of my animals and she knew I have a cat on thyroid meds and that they would need to be refilled now. So gret vet she is, I have a cat without any meds till I can get another and have the files transfered. Just another money grabbing vet!!! Oh and most of her vet techs have quit as they can't work with her, and I heard she fired the best of the 3 she had there last week. Guess she can't even figure out that she is a diificult person to deal with.
Date Posted: 5/31/2012
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: McKnight Vet Hospital
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Comments: My vet Dr. Torrance just retired, we have been going to Trans Canada Vet for as long as I can remember and I wasn't sure if we would ever be able to find another vet we liked as much. But after returning home from work and finding a torn apart garbage and missing chicken bones from the previous nights dinner, we didn't have a choice but to find somewhere else to go. We ended up at Mcknight vet hospital and we are more than pleased. We were treated as though we had been there a thousand times, everyone was very friendly and helpful. Thankfully radiographs indicated we did not require surgery, and after a night in hospital on fluids we were able to bring our Bella home. Prices were very reasonable and we definatly have found our new vet! Recommend this vet to anyone!
Date Posted: 5/28/2012
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Shannondale Pet Hospital
Vet FirstName: Theresa Shannon
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Comments: Was very upset that all this vet did was look at my dog visually took 1 swab and gave me bill $180.00 and told me to go to my own vet that my dog needs surgery and go to my own vet. The reason I went to a different vet is because my own vet couldn't get me in until next week, I was very concerned for my dog so I needed her looked at right away, meanwhile she is called a hospital and doesn't do surgerty's why are you called an animal hospital ???
Date Posted: 5/5/2012
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Ferris Lane Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName: Julie
Vet LastName: Deroo
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Comments: on a scale of 1 to 5, this vet is a 10. She cared for our healthy cat for many years and was quite good. However, when our cat got sick (and ultimately died) we realized how excellent she was - not only on a medical level but on a human level. She even offered to come into the clinic ON HER CHRISTMAS holidays, to take help our cat. She is truly an angel and if you live it Barrie, I would take my animal to her (we actually changed from a very "exclusive" vet practise to her).
Date Posted: 4/28/2012
State: US - Pennsylvania
ClinicName: Springfield Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Laureen
Vet LastName: Pottynski
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Comments: Dr. Pottynski has cared for my many animals for years. She is very focused on my pets' health and well-being. Her physicals are very thorough - she never rushes through an exam - even on a well-visit. If my pet becomes sick, she will get the pet in immediately for an exam and treatment. I won't trust my furkids care to anyone but Dr. Pottynski. She has proven her dedication to the health and welfare of her patients. She is the ABSOLUTE best!
Date Posted: 4/20/2012
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: clayton animal hospital
Vet FirstName: wayne
Vet LastName: etherington
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Date Posted: 4/20/2012
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: clayton animal hospital
Vet FirstName: wayne
Vet LastName: etherington
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Date Posted: 4/16/2012
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Liston Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Stephen
Vet LastName: Liston
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Comments: I was a client at this clinic with my rabbits and I do not recommend you even call this clinic should you need care for your rabbit. I have now lost a second rabbit because of his unskilled,incompetent staff including himself not giving us an emergency appointment for a rabbit in distress! After the loss of my first rabbit there was absolutely no follow up or expression of concern even though I called the vet to let him know that she had passed away and when I inquired about cremation services they had absolutely no idea what I was supposed to do with the body. Do not take your pets to this clinic and avoid the heartache I have been through.
Date Posted: 4/15/2012
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Canada West Vet Specialists
Vet FirstName: Alan
Vet LastName: Kuzma
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Comments: Kuzma ruined my dog's life by performing an unnecessary surgery on an uninjured left leg, forcing my dog onto her injured right leg for many months. He's too arrogant to actually listen to the dog's owner.
Date Posted: 4/10/2012
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Thomas Glen Erin Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Nilo
Vet LastName: Arboleda
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Comments: I am extremely disappointed in the vets that work here. It is a husband and wife team, though the wife is not actually licensed to work in Canada as a full vet. I have been in vet med for over 16 years and have done a lot of U of Guelph seminars and other seminars that educated me in many avenues of vet care for pets. I also worked at a previous clinic where I assisted in surgeries, trained staff and clients on treatments and was incharge of many critical cases. I feel the "pet owner" could get just as much education by scaning the internet as they will receive from this clinic. Though may I also state the internet is not the best form of education, take everything with a grain of salt, and serious health issues need vet care. I also disliked the fact that they employee a groomer who lied to me and got my email address "for a dog looking for a home" when really he sent me a sexually inappropriate and disarming email. I chose to simple ask that I have no more contact with this man, which should not have been an issue due to the fact that I worked minimal hours, mornings only and the clinic does not do a lot of grooms. Also I am trained in many grooms so for clients that needed to have a groom done asap, I could have done it, as well as the fact we had a second groomer that was available. They respected this request for 2 months then I assume "figured" I was over it! The man arrived one morning without my knowledge he was coming and proceeded to be inappropriate with me, winking and taking his shirt off. He is a man in his fifties and is married!! This is on tape as the clinic is monitored. Both vets were there and felt no need to stop this behaviour. I sent an polite email, as they were in an appointment when I left, stating I would appreciate not having to work with him again, as I felt very uncomfortable and truly disrespected. I also find out from the client (without stating to her reasons, that she was available any time as she lives around the corner and works from home) I was terminated the next morning! I have never had a written complaint nor was my work ever questioned. I in fact was the leading reason for a lot of clients to go there, as they were friend/ family of mine, or I was the reason people came in due to my information and assistants on the phone. I do not think that their surgical pratices are proper, and though their exam fee is only $50, they over charge on everything else. As well, they need more experience to really be able to deal with more then the simple vaccine appointments. Of course they are overcharging greatly and vaccinating more then what is truly needed on the large majority of dogs and cats. Please be advised that I have witnessed a dog and a cat that died due to lack of knowledge and not so much the diseases. I have 5 dogs who want for nothing. My husband and I will do whatever is needed regardless of cost for them, but I would bring my dogs to another clinic before I ever trusted them to work on my dogs. I had a very small mass removed from one of my PWD's and she has a huge scar and had many issues with healing. She had no reaction to sutures previously. I was also quoted one price and then charged another much more expensive price! This was the second time.....I know should have learned, but the first time my dog had 4 masses and ended up having more removed, still quoted $350 and ended up paying $1700!!!! Be consider your pet as a family member and avoid this clinic!!! I doubt they will survive the next 2 years.
Date Posted: 3/23/2012
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Pembroke Animal Hospital
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Vet LastName: N/A
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Comments: Pembroke Animal Hospital charged me $878 for four stitches and 10 days of medication for my Afghan Hound, who had a small cut under her eye. We live on a military base. The vets overprice because "the military can afford it." All other vets in the area overcharge the military as well. They didn't even test my sighthound for any sort of anesthesia reaction, and weren't even going to use Propofol on her. Sighthounds need Propofol because most react badly to other aneasthesias, and Propofol they don't react to. After my dog's surgery I found out she was muzzled and examined out of sight and without persmission. I had to drag her into the office to have her stitches removed. She was absolutely petrified at the sight of a muzzle. They were also upset that they would have to take time and care stitching her up because she is a show bitch and we couldn't have scarring on her face. They would have preferred her face to be scarred because it made the procedure easier on them. They were worried about their other appointments because we came in as an "Emergency Visit" during regular business hours. Some technicians were really rude, and not to mention I didn't even meet the vet who worked on my bitch. Very bad malpractice. Their business practices need to be reported. The worst part is is that the breeder had to tell them over the phone to use Propofol and to use Nylon sutures, and the breeder's vet quoted us at $300 max with tax for the exact same situation. Another vet quoted us at $500. They were also angry when my breeder suggested using Vagisil on the wound to keep the hound from scratching it. Well the Vagisil worked, and every other breeder recommended medical advice to the vet tech probably saved my dog's life. Very bad malpractice and experience with show dogs and sighthounds.
Date Posted: 3/23/2012
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Carleton Place Veterinary Hospital
Vet FirstName: Ann
Vet LastName: McEwan
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Comments: This is a wonderful vet and a wonderful clinic. Ann takes the time to get to know you and to remember your pet. I can't describe how wonderful she is. Her prices are very reasonable. She said for a full dental for my cat, including 2 canine removals, it would be $500-$900 max and worse case scenario. She doesn't think it would even reach $900. Another place, more local quoted us at $1200 plus tax and said if anything else went wrong it could still cost us more. Don't trust vets in Petawawa or Pembroke, ON. They overcharge the military. They have very bad business practices. Drive the hour and a half to Carleton Place. You'll never regret it. Ann is dedicated and very knowledgeable, and very experienced. She has been amazing with all of my pets.
Date Posted: 3/20/2012
State: US - Massachusetts
ClinicName: Veterinary Clinic
Vet FirstName: Robert
Vet LastName: Tashjian, V.M.D
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Comments: Robert J. Tashjian, V.M.D This is one "sick" veterinarian! The Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Animal Cruelty just found dozens of emaciated miniature horses on his farm. He should loose his license to treat animals. I went to him for 2 years and left because I questioned his abilities as a vet. Call it my "6th sense." Glad I left! (Check out Worcester T&G article 3/10/12 "Animal advocacy groups seize 38 horses…")
Date Posted: 3/8/2012
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Clayton Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Wayne
Vet LastName: Etherington
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Comments: The clinic is extremely dirty and very messy. Dr Etherington will not look you in the eye and continuously talks repetitivley about hockey experiences when you are there to have you pet taken care of. He was rude and obnoxious to his staff, which may very well contribute to the fact that the staff keeps changing every month of so. I cannot think of one reason to recommend this clinic or the doctor that owns it. The previous owner was fantastic, but is sure has gone down hill since Dr. Etherington took over. Be warned !!!
Date Posted: 2/29/2012
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: North Bay Animal Hospital
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Vet LastName:
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Comments: I was extremely disappointed with my last visit. My little Border Terrier was having issues that the vet was unable to diagnose. He said quote, " without seeing her actually having an episode I do not want to guess. If you can video tape her having one of this episodes and come back". He was not willing to do any test and this 10 minute visit cost me $85. Doing some research on-line I was later able to find out what my dogs problem was. It is Canine Epileptoid Cramping Syndrome (CECS or formerly known as "Spike's Disease"). I actually viewed a video on line of a Border Terrier having a CECS episode and it was exactly what my dog experienced. With that cost of service you would think a vet would have at least known this. No happy at all.
Date Posted: 2/28/2012
State: US - North Carolina
ClinicName: Fletcher Animal hospital
Vet FirstName: Patrick
Vet LastName: Galliigan
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Comments: Dr Galligan is the most worthless vet on planet earth. He diagnosed a pyametra as being infected mammory glands! he charged us over $550.00 dollars,after a week of his bs and unprofessionalism and seeing him twice for x-rays bloodwork and 2 exams we took her for another opinion and the new vet diagnosed her within literally 2 minutes of having a pyametra and said she needed an emergency surgery and an immediate blood transfusion So we had to bring our other dog down to get the blood she needed,they give her the blood, get her into surgery and she dies while having surgery! A dog that would have lived with the right diagnosis! Our poor baby is gone because of a worthless vet named PATRICK GALLIGAN AT FLETCHER ANIMAL HOSPITAL!Please if you love your babies like we do please find another vet as im sure there are several good ones in the area! We are in the process of having a full autopsy and filing a complaint with the nc veterinary board and also a lawsuit is in order as well.Thankyou,,
Date Posted: 2/25/2012
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Oakridge Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName: Laura
Vet LastName: Coulter
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Comments: We have been going to Oakridge Animal Clinic for almost 20 year now and even though we have moved we still go there and would not go anywhere else. We used to see Dr. Delangly but he is not in as often as he is teaching at the university. All the staff at the clinic are very friendly and knowledgable, and always extremely helpful - they even dropped medications at our house when we could not make it in. So we seen Dr. Coulter for over a year now. First off, she made friends right off the bat with Sasha - who doesn't like strangers, and from our very first visit she explained everything very thoroughly. I am really pleased she recommended we consider pet insurance because we have had to use it 3 times and each time everything was covered. Most recently when Sasha was in because she was vomiting, Dr. Coulter did X-rays and blood tests and quickly found the problem. Sasha received treatments at the hospital but was home the same day and within two days she was back to her old self. So thanks Dr. Coulter and thanks to the wonderful staff at Oakridge. We think you guys are great!
Date Posted: 2/23/2012
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Valley Pet
Vet FirstName: Dave
Vet LastName: Khuri
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Comments: I wish to say that I have received outstanding service for my two dogs. When your vet comes to the clinic on Christmas Day to help you, it can't get much better than that. Valley Pet's entire staff has gone out of their way to help me with medications and health issues with my animals. In fact I live in Calgary most of the time and continue to use Valley Pet services for my dogs. I have been most appreciative and grateful for their attention and reasonably priced services. J. Riegel
Date Posted: 2/16/2012
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Clayton animal hospital
Vet FirstName: Wayne
Vet LastName: Etherington
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Comments: The clinic is so filthy and cluttered! What's with all the pictures of him in hockey all around the clinic. FYI people don't care! I just find that weird. Who does that? People who love themselves that's who! Was going there cause prices were pretty good, but can't do it anymore. Not even worth the savings. I read a bunch of ratings on vet ratings too. Sounds like I'm not the only one who won't go back and maybe thats a good thing from what I've read there about him and his surgery issues.
Date Posted: 1/19/2012
State: US - New York
ClinicName: Downtown Veterinary Clinic
Vet FirstName: janet
Vet LastName: ficarra
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Comments: I took my 11 year old girl Maltese mix on Dec 4,2011 and the dr. Took xrays of her heart diagnosed her with a heart murmur prescribed pemoebendan and lasik and on December 29, 2011 I took her back with breathing fast and she was given a shot , I spent 5 hours at that office brought my dog home. Had to wait for another pill picked up from the office administered the heart pill medication and my dog died at home the same day. I took her lifeless body back to that horrible clinic I was hysterical and not one dr. Double checked if my dog had passed out or if she was definitely dead. Till this day I wonder if too much medication caused her little weak heart to collapse, according to those drs she had weeks to month to live never did they mention the medicine could of caused cardiac arrest.
Date Posted: 1/4/2012
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Mundy Animal Hospital,Coquitlam
Vet FirstName: Jagjit
Vet LastName: Sandlas
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Comments: Very recently recognised as a P&G Pet Care Golden Clinic has been identified as a top clinic in third quarter of 2011. Very good team work.Exellent in diagnosis and to interpret.Keep it up Dr.Sandlas & Kim.
Date Posted: 1/4/2012
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Mundy Animal Hospital,Coquitlam
Vet FirstName: Jagjit
Vet LastName: Sandlas
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Comments: Very recently recognised as a P&G Pet Care Golden Clinic has been identified as a top clinic in third quarter of 2011. Very good team work.Exellent in diagnosis and to interpret.Keep it Dr.Sandlas & Kim.
Date Posted: 1/2/2012
State: US - Maryland
ClinicName: Advanced Veterinary Complex
Vet FirstName: William
Vet LastName: Benson
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Comments: Bill W. Benson, DVM is the greatest vet in Maryland. He's brilliant, kind and self-effacing, and provides very good care for less money. I travel 32 miles (I live in Dundalk) to take my dogs there and have done so for 15 years. I refuse to entrust their care to anyone else.
Date Posted: 1/2/2012
State: US - Maryland
ClinicName: Advanced Veterinary Complex
Vet FirstName: William
Vet LastName: Benson
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Comments: Bill W. Benson, DVM is the greatest vet in Maryland. He's brilliant, kind and self-effacing, and I travel 32 miles (I live in Dundalk) to take my dogs there and have done so for 15 years. I refuse to entrust their care to anyone else.
Date Posted: 12/30/2011
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Minden Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Carol
Vet LastName: Sanrio
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Comments: Great clinic. My pets have been lovingly cared for by the staff and Dr. Sanio for years. They are all friendly and really care about your pet. My one dog has had chronic back problems and Dr. Sanio suggested laser therapy which worked great. I wouldn't take my pets anywhere else.
Date Posted: 12/30/2011
State: Canada - NS
ClinicName: Petworks
Vet FirstName: Dr. Rick
Vet LastName: Swinemar
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Comments: I just finished reading the previous submissions and it sounds to me like very disgruntled EX staff members! I had known that Petworks was going through some staff challenges and it is apparent that the former staff is on a rampage. My experiences have been nothing but top notch. Great customer service, great medical attention along with pet education and the best of personal care for daycare and boarding of pets. Try them out, you will not be disappointed and if you are PLEASE tell THEM, immediately.
Date Posted: 12/28/2011
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Clayton animal hospital
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Vet LastName: Etherington
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Comments: This vet clinic has gone WAY down hill since Dr Surbey sold it to Dr Etherington. Such a shame! The clinic is a complete mess, it's dirty and cluttered. Dr Etherington is very arrogant and a very odd individual. I will never go back to that clinic. Dr Surbey we miss you!
Date Posted: 12/21/2011
State: US - Massachusetts
ClinicName: Leominster Animal Hospital
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Vet LastName:
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Comments: My cat came home injured after being gone for three days. Could not walk and would not eat or drink. Called my vet and scheduled an appoinmnet for 11:00. I was 10 minutes late so they refused to see us. I went home and there was a message on my answering machine from them. It was 11:04 and they could not take me becaue I was late. They fit me in best they could but it was after 11:00. I ended up taking my cat to Wachusett Animal Hospital. He was suffering from dehydration and found out he has an overactive thyroid which will cause weakness in the hind quarters. Thank you Wachusett Animal Hospital. They were awesome. As for Leominster Animal Hospital shame on you and your staff for being so ridgid and uniterested.
Date Posted: 12/11/2011
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: prince george vet hospital
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName: barbonis
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Comments: Fantastic staff. Have taken my animals there for many years and met almost every vet. Compassionate, caring and totally in tune with my beliefs. Cannot say enough good things about them. I live much closer to another vet that I would never take any animal too. I once rushed my cat to them and they put the cat thru hell. I complained about them to the vet board in b.c. and was told that nothing could be done..it was a business. Since that day many people have told me they will not deal with that vet. Not sure if I could be sued for saying that vets name, so I won't. But the Prince George Veterinary Hospital on 18th Ave. in Prince George, B.C. is fantastic. I have taken my animals to the Ospika vet when they are on call (the 3 vets in this town share emergency calls) and they seemed fine too.I would rate Prince George Veterinary Hospital as #1, Ospika Vet #2 and the third vet..... -10.
Date Posted: 11/25/2011
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: McKnight Veterinary Hospital
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName: Kimura
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Comments: So I learnt my lesson, I will admit this isnt my first time on this site and I am sorry that only people who had bad experiences are the ones that think to post rants and raves on the web. I just moved to Calgary and my 9 month old puppy was in need of a vet. I had read a couple posts and decided to take my dog to see a vet that people raved about and had 30 years experience. The wait was horrible we had a 4pm appt and while talking to everyone in the waiting room so did about 3 other people. By the time I actually saw the vet he said the vomiting and diarrhea was just giardia and all would be fine with a few pills and injections. The next day Chop kept getting worse and at 2 in the morning I didnt know what to do. I took him to Mcknight Veterinary Hospital and the staff were amazing. Dr Kimura was very strait forward with me and I appreciated the time she took to go over all my options and was very compassonate with us. I never felt judged by the staff as it was my fault for not getting Chops shots. I didnt know that parvovirus could be as severe as it got and I will never let that happen again. I even called arund to get estimates from other clinics and mcknight was by far the most reasonable. I was able to call at anytime of the day or night and get updates on him and they made me feel alot better with everything. I really want to thank everyone who helped with Chop and I will always go back for shots and any emergencies, but hope that I dont have anymore.
Date Posted: 11/23/2011
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Previous Comment
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName: Dr. Random
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Comments: Yes, phenobarb is used for anesthesia. There are numerous protocols and drugs that can be used. And yes, and elongated soft palate can cause complications during anesthesia.
Date Posted: 11/22/2011
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Caledon Mountain Veterinary Hospital
Vet FirstName: Meredith
Vet LastName: Geldart
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Comments: Took my dog for neuter surgery, called at 1:30 to see how he was doing and was told by Meredith that he was a having a bit of a hard time waking up from the anesthetic and she wanted to keep him til 6pm. She felt it was an elongated palate issue and wanted to keep an eye on him just in case he needed to go back into surgery. (Having an elongated palate is not a reason to have a problem waking up!) When I picked him up at 6 and received my invoice, I noticed that Phenobarbital (an anti convulsant)was given to him, when I questioned this the Tech told me that my dog has seizures and is epileptic, it was in his chart.(My previous dog was epileptic caused by a rabies vaccination so I choose not to vaccinate my current dog,who was not treated at this clinic, this was noted in my current dogs chart.) I was told to keep an eye on him to make sure he didn't stop breathing through the night. The next morning Meredith called to see how he was doing. I questioned her about the Phenobarbital and she told me it is her standard anesthetic protocol for surgeries. Phenobarbital is not a standard sedative used for surgery, it used as an anti convulsant to control seizures!! I have friends who's dogs have had this surgery done by Meredith and this drug was NOT used! I sent the owner of the clinic an email asking why this drug would be used and if he would use it for his dog (same breed as mine), he responded by saying it's not commonly used, but they do use it sometimes because it is safer for the heart and yes he would use it for his dog. Phenobarbital is not easy on the heart! I sent an email to Meredith last week asking why her Tech told me my dog has seizures and why she told me it is standard operating procedure to use Phenobarbital when 7 people I know who's dogs surgeries were performed by her, why it wasn't used for their dogs. I still have not received a response. So to sum it up, after investigation I found out my dog crashed and required 30 minutes of oxygen therapy and a Tech to sit with him for 4 hours,the Phenobarbital depressed his respiratory system.(did this not warrant a phone call to me to let me know what happened? Considering my dog almost died. Obviously someone just skimmed over my dogs chart and seen the word "epilepsy" and assumed this dog was epileptic. The Tech didn't know any better and told me he had seizures as it was in his chart. WRONG!! Then Meredith telling me using Phenobarbital is standard operating procedure for her surgeries. LIES!!! The owner of the clinic saying Phenobarbital is safer for the heart.(My dog is healthy, unless something showed up on the bloodwork-should I not be notified if there was something on the labs?)MORE LIES!! and then not even responding to my emails asking about the indiscrepencies?? I was not confrontational in any of my emails so there was no reason not to respond,other than the fact she made a mistake in reading my dogs chart, resulting in my dog almost dying and then lying to me about why she used the sedatives she did. Really not having the balls to answer my questions regarding the lies. That was enough for me to change my vet, and I will be filing a complaint with the OVC and letting everybody I know how unethical and what cover ups happen at this clinic if they think you are an uneducated client!
Date Posted: 11/11/2011
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Rathburn Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName: Nancy
Vet LastName: Roncal
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Comments: This veterinarian desperately needs anger management!! She treats half her staff like dirt and screams at new employees for asking work related questions. Her outbursts can last up to 20 minutes and she hardly smiled. Definitely felt like discrimination.
Date Posted: 11/10/2011
State: Canada - QC
ClinicName: Baker's Animal hospital
Vet FirstName: Julie
Vet LastName: Bereza
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Comments: Wonderful, caring and "on top of everything" vet. We love here.
Date Posted: 11/6/2011
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Perth Vet
Vet FirstName: Andrea
Vet LastName:
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Comments: I took my dog Jasper here after being hit by a truck, my regular vet doesn't have after hours service. The vet I spoke with on the phone, was very honest and helpful. The next day when I took Jasper to see Dr. Andrea, she was excellent and honest. She asked that when I returned on Monday if I could bring Jasper in, in the morning so she herself could see her. She was sympathetic towards my dog and gave her excellent care. However I did find them expensive, but with Dr. Andrea being extremely caring, I will be taking my dog to this clinic from now on :)
Date Posted: 10/28/2011
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: westbank animal care hosp
Vet FirstName: garth
Vet LastName: penner
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Comments: money hungry and dishonest,does not disclose pertinent information to client to help an animal or the pocket book.
Date Posted: 10/26/2011
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Close Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Bob
Vet LastName: Close
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Comments: I highly recommend Dr. Bob and associates. This is a very caring vet who always takes the time to look after my elderly and younger animals for over 15 years. My whole family goes to Dr. Bob and we all trust his advice as he never pushes or guilts you into treatment. He has always diagnosed my pets, usually within the first few minutes and doesn't waste your money on expensive and useless treatments. If you want to go that route, he will not talk you out of it but always gives you options. He is the most caring and kind individual that I have ever had the fortune to meet and I would trust no one else with my babies! Deb and Brad Soehenr
Date Posted: 10/19/2011
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Kingston Veterinary Clinic
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName: Ross
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Comments: What the client sees in the waiting area is different than what the animals see when the leash is handed over. I would never, ever recommend this clinic to anyone. The grooming area is appalling as the animals are placed in tiny dirty cages and often the dogs are left unattended on the tables where they could fall. The animals are roughed up when in that area and there is a reason why they are happy to be returned to the owners. When the animals are there for boarding they are given very minimal interaction. The staff talk about the clients like they are dirt and taken advantage of. Staff are given tasks that they are not always trained to do. There is a reason why the clients are not brought into the areas where the animals are treated and I encourage to have the parents ask to see where the pets are taken. People treat pets like they are part of the family, and unless you really do not like your family, never step foot in the door.
Date Posted: 10/15/2011
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Animal Hospital of Port Credit
Vet FirstName: G & H
Vet LastName: Mann
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Comments: Dr. Mann and Dr. Mann provided excellent professional care and spaying for our 3 kittens for reasonable affordable prices. This is a lovely friendly practice where the welfare of their patients is obviously their top priority.
Date Posted: 10/11/2011
State: Canada - QC
ClinicName: Dorval cote de liesse animal clinic
Vet FirstName: Not sure
Vet LastName: Dr. Langill
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Comments: Dr. Langil over sedated my beagle who was brought to him to check why she was losing her balance and her eyes looked strange. She had had her distemper vaccine a few days before. When the vet saw her he said she would stay overnight and give her bloodtests. Well the next day he and his staff told my husband that our beagle was great, walking great and looked well! We picked her up she couldnt walk, apparently he while being uncertain what was wrong with her he gave her the Max dose of valium intraveously to keep her quiet took the chance of making Lilly worse and then after we picked her up and wanted to ask him what went wrong,,well he was "too busy" to come to the phone. Today I called again he had no idea I was really upset. He again was too busy. So my dog was brought to another animal hospital and was treated so very well. This doctor is insensitive and doesnt care for the animal more interested in the check at the end of it all.
Date Posted: 9/29/2011
State: Canada - MB
ClinicName: birchwood
Vet FirstName: b
Vet LastName: safinuk
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Comments: ON SEPT 08/11 I HAD TO TAKE MY BELOVED SHIHZU INTO BIRCHWOOD ANIMAL HOSPITAL DR.SAFIUK WAS THE DR IN ON DUTY. MY DOG HAD TO BE EUTHANASED. I WANTED A PRIVATE CREMATION WITH HIS ASHES RETURNED. I HAD 160.00 CASH ON ME I ASKED IF I COULD RETURN TO CLINIC AND BRING BACK THE REMAINING BALANCE OF 121.18 THE STAFF TOLD ME NO PROBLEM. ON SEPT 14 I RETURNED TO THE CLINIC AND PAID OFF REMAINING BALANCE IN FULL. WHILE IN CLINIC I ASKED IF MY DOGS ASHES HAD CAME BACK YET. THEY TOLD ME THEY OFTEN TAKE A WEEK. I CALLED TWICE WEEKLY. FINALLY ON SEPT 28 I CALLED AGAIN ONLY THIS TIME I DEMANDED ANSWERS AS TO HIS REMAINS TO MY HORROR THEY TOLD ME CASPER WAS STILL IN THERE FRIDGE HE HAD NEVER BEEN SENT OUT I IT WAS CLINICS POLICY TO PUT A HOLD ON THERE BODIES UNTIL BALANCE WAS PAID IN FULL I REMINDED THEM MY BALANCE WAS PAID IN FULL SEPT 14 AND FURTHER MORE THEY KNEW I HAD MULTIPLE PETS AND ALWAYS USED MY REGULAR VET DR.ROBERTSON WHOM IS JUST WONDERFUL. I FOUND OUT BY STAFF DR.SCHOTT RAN BIRCHWOOD CLINIC HE CALLED ME AND SAID HE WAS SORRY IT WAS A CLERICAL ERROR I TOLD THAT WAS TOTALY DISRESPECTFAL AND AFTER REPEATLY CALLING THE CLINIC NO ONE KNEW HE WAS IN THERE MORGUE HES REPLY WAS THEY DID ONCE A MONTH INSPECTIONS AND WOULD OF BEEN FOUND. ON SEPT 28 WHEN THEY GAVE ME CASPER HE WAS IN A GREEN GARBAGE BAG WITH A PINK TOWEL THROWN OVER TOP STUFFED IN A BOX. THIS IS NOT HOW A GOOD CLINIC ACTS WITH OUR BELOVED PETS. THIS WAS SO DISRESPECFUL NO COMPASSION OR CARE FOR DECEASED PETS JUST TO LET YOU KNOW CASPER WAS CREMATED THAT SAME EVENING SEPT28 AND IS NOW HOME WITH 24 HRS LATER AFTER I TOOK HIM MYSELF
Date Posted: 9/28/2011
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: MEADOW CREEK -KASLO
Vet FirstName: P
Vet LastName: HAEGEDORN
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Comments: MY BELOVED SALLY WAS DIAGNOSED WITH OSTEOCERCOMA (BONE CANCER) FROM HER REGULAR AND KIND VET IN NELSON I WANTED A PEACEFUL PARTING FOR HER AND TO BURY HER IN THE COUNTRY WHEREBY CHOSING THE VET IN MEADOW CREEK NEAREST TO THE RESIDENCE THE "PROCEDURE' WOULD TAKE PLACE THE FIRST RED FLAGS I FELT FROM THE FRONT-LINE STAFF OF THIS CLINIC WHO ASKED NO QUESTIONS ABOUT SALLY-NAME, BREED, AND NOT ONE WORD OF CONDOLENCE ENSUED-ALSO WHEN I ASKED TO SET A TIME AND DATE RECEIVED AN AUDIBLE SIGH FROM THE SECRETARY WHO PRESENTED AS FLAT AND INCONVENIENCED BY MY CALL I DID NOT RECEIVE ANY COMMUNICATION FROM THE VET HIMSELF- THE FOURTH CALL THE SECRETARY ASKED SALLYS NAME FINALLY SALLY YELPED HORRIBLY WHEN THE FIRST NEEDLE WENT IN AND PULLED HER LEG BACK FEELING THE SECOND NEEDLE --I HAVE RECENTLY HEARD FROM OTHERS THIS WAS WRONG AND AT THE VERY LEAST SHOULD NOT HAVE FELT THE SECOND NEEDLE I UNDERSTAND THIS IS NOT A PLEASANT ASPECT OF VET PRACTICE HOWEVER IN CLOSING THE VET LEFT QUICKLY WITHOUT A WORD THIS CLINIC AND THEIR PRACTICE HAVE A BAD CASE OF COMPASSION FATIGUE
Date Posted: 9/20/2011
State: Canada - SK
ClinicName: Dream Veterinary Clinic
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName: Dr. Know it all
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Comments: It might sound unbelievable, but even veterinarians have to earn money in order to pay their grocery bills and to provide for their families. It makes me sick to see, how people describe vets as greedy, only because they are charging for what they do. I'm sure, they would love to work free of charge, but then their business can't stay open and they can't continue to help pets in need. And yes, it is not a right to own a pet, it is luxury. If you cannot provide for your oet's medical care, get pet insurance, or don't own a pet. There are many rescues out there, that are desperate for foster homes. Being a foster is a great alternative, if you don't have the funds to own a pet. Thinking, that vets practice their job to make money is completely ridiculous, as most vets do not earn as much as everybody thinks (look into the statistics that are available online). Plus most vets work crazy hours. Putting an animal down is the least favourite part of a vet's job, but ultimately, the decision is up to the owner, not the vet.
Date Posted: 9/17/2011
State: Canada - SK
ClinicName: Martensville Veterinary Hospital
Vet FirstName: Katina
Vet LastName: Stewart
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Comments: I have a lot of pets and I can't always afford to do everything for them. I've had to make some tough decisions. Dr. Stewart always carefully explains the best option for my pet, and why, and the nurse makes an estimate and explains it. Then we make decisions together about what is best for my whole family. I feel like she really tries to do her best, and she really cares about my pets, but she cares about me too.
Date Posted: 9/16/2011
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: McKnight Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName:
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Comments: If I could give a 0 I would! This clinic is more interested in making $ than helping animals! McKnight was the closest vet to where I lived and I had a sick kitty, Tigger, 6 yr old Tabby. We had been fighting crystals in his bladder before moving back to Canada from the US. He had regularly been seen by a vet in the states and was prescribed a special diet of dry cat food. I ran out of his special food and had to cheapen out with what he ate. At one point, I had gone into the clinic looking to purchase the same brand & type of what his 'US vet' said he needed to be on. When I inquired about purchasing the food, I was questioned why did they prescribe him that? That food doesn't do anything for crystals in the bladder. Feeling dumb I put the bag down & walked out. Needless to say he fell seriously ill. Tigger became lethargic & I knew it was bad news. I took him into McKnight & while waiting to be seen there where at least 4 people, that I can remember, who were there to pick up their loved pets remains... a red flag went up in my mind but I ignored it because Tigger was sick! We had fought so hard & I figured we could make it through this too! Tigger was seen by the vet in the am. She, the vet, told me he was in diabetic shock and it would cost me over $1000 per day to monitor him & he had to stay at least 2 nights. I was not only shocked by the price (knowing I was working 2 jobs & was broke) but when I asked it there was a way we could work out a payment plan... she handed me a pamphlet & advised to apply for a loan! I begged & pleaded for them to do their job & help a sick animal, having full intentions to pay them... even quit my 2nd job & work at the clinic if I had to. (I had not been back in Canada long enough to develop credit to be approved for a loan of any sorts) Regardless, I applied for the loan and was declined due to no credit & not being able to have a cosigner that lived in the country. By that afternoon, they had told me Tigger had to be put down. They had a seperate room with 2 doors (one at the front for me to enter & one from the back) They allowed me 15-20 minutes to say my good byes... I was bawling my eyes out & trying to stay collected enough to console my baby Tigger) Its still hard to talk about today... I begged again for help again, not for me but for my baby boy! Nothing... they took him from me while I went to pay the bill. When I came back into the room, the assistant told me to say a last good bye. Then she took him into the back. I couldn't go back there & watch them do this to him! I had to leave the building & went to my car to sob. Collecting myself I went back to the 'special' room. An assistant walked into the room with a binder, opened it up and wanted me to choose his earn... per my request I wanted to keep him close to me always. I mean, all they did while he was there during the day was hook him up to an I.V to get him hydrated... they didn't give him a little insulin to see if he reacted to it. They were more worried about me paying than the fact that Tigger needed help! with me willing to do anything I had too to help him. To top it off... it took them almost a MONTH to get his remains back to me! I received a cheezy 'we're sorry for you loss' card from them in the mail. I beg you NEVER take your pet here if you care about them staying alive or actually getting better! There were just too many people picking up ashes EVERY TIME I went in there!!!
Date Posted: 9/8/2011
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Blue Cross Animal
Vet FirstName: Derek
Vet LastName: Choong
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Comments: Hands down the absolute BEST Vet clinic in London, Ontario. I've been with Dr. Choong and his amazingly wonderful staff since getting my first cat, Ebony, 14 years ago. I've acquired 3 more cats since then, and they are wonderfully kind, gentle, caring, and full of knowledge, always providing the best care and advice. Dr. Choong is so sincere and truly loves all the animals that walk through the door. The staff is just as loving and I really feel as though I've adopted them as a family as well. I couldn't leave my cats in better hands and would never ever consider changing Vets at any point in time, no matter where I live or if it takes an hour to get there. If you want professional care, and loving care, you must bring your loved animals to the Blue Cross Animal Clinic on Wharncliffe Rd, in London, Ontario. Love them!
Date Posted: 9/1/2011
State: Canada - NS
ClinicName: Companion Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Rhonda
Vet LastName: MacDonald
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Comments: My family has been going to this vet for 11 years; our first encounter was very good. Good service, good knowledge. Dr. Slaunwhite saved our Poodle from having to be put down. This year we took in a new pet, and have come to realize that the staff is no longer the same. Dr. Rhonda MacDonald scared our dog by almost breaking her vaccine needle inside her; she misdiagnosed two cases of ear symptoms (Ear Mites+Infection) in two of our older dogs; she was completely out of her league and had no idea what she was doing 90% of the time. Our new dog was fixed last month, and from the beginning, her wound looked like it wouldn't heal properly. At the end of the month, we called back to check for infection as she had two large bumps that appeared to be gathering pus. At first, we were going to be charged $100 for a checkup that is supposed to be free, until a large amount of arguing, we ended up paying nothing. PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THIS VET. Bad Service/Unknowledgeable/Greedy
Date Posted: 8/31/2011
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Secord Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Wilma
Vet LastName: de Graff
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Comments: In our first visit to this clinic we paid seven hundred dollars towards x-rays and blood tests for our 3 year old cat who was experiencing occasional and repeated bile vomiting, but otherwise appeared extremely healthy . We were told by the Vet during the examination that these x-rays proved inconclusive and that the next step would be a much less expensive second set of x-rays within the next week, after changing his food (to a more expensive brand) to ensure his bowels were moving properly, even though we had stressed he was moving his bowels without difficulty to begin with. If this second set still proved inconclusive, the step after would be a one hundred and sixty dollar pancreas test (she was very dollar specific, which should have raised some eyebrows to being with, considering we had no compunction in dropping seven hundred dollars for one half hour of inconclusive tests to begin with). Despite the initial cost, this seemed like a very reasonable course of action. The next day (less than 24 hours later) we were contacted by the receptionist who told my very distraught girlfriend that; the blood tests we're 'negative', was unable to specify what he was 'negative' for (didn't realize you could be 'negative' for a CBC), and that the next step would be a three hundred dollar barium scan, not the sixty dollar second set of x-rays the actual Vet had told us about. When I heard this I immediately called the clinic in order to book a consult with the actual Vet to ensure that this was indeed what was required, only to be told that our Vet wasn't even in the office that day. If the Vet was not in, where was the RECEPTIONIST getting her information from? Now, I really have to ask why in the world would I put a beloved and ailing member of my family through a painful, stressful, and expensive, barium test on the word of some RECEPTIONIST when I have already been told the next , and certainly less painful, course of action by an actual Veterinarian is a simple second set of x-rays?? Never mind the fact that no one I spoke to was able to tell me what a barium test tells us that a second set of x-rays wouldn't. The rays were to ensure that his bowels were moving properly and the reason given for the much more expensive procedure was the same. I recommend that if you do indeed choose to frequent the Secord Animal Hospital, you ensure that you are paying for the diagnosis of an expert, not the assumptions of someone being paid to answer phones. Our family will not be returning, and if i could give a rating of zero, I would.
Date Posted: 8/20/2011
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Cypress View Veterinary Clinic
Vet FirstName: Jillian
Vet LastName: Harrison
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Comments: Dr. Harrison was so professional and thoughtful throughout the treatment of our dog Oreo. He was not an easy dog to handle, and she did it so well. Thank-you for your help, your thoughts and your compassion.
Date Posted: 8/15/2011
State: US - New York
ClinicName: Animal Specialty Center
Vet FirstName: Richard
Vet LastName: Joseph
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Comments: A factory-like operation where your pet does not receive consistent, professional treatment. They let the vet-techs monitor the general anaesthesia, which has resulted in quite a few deaths there. If your vet recommends these people to you, go get another vet!
Date Posted: 8/6/2011
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Herongate Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Ann
Vet LastName: Bissett- Strahl
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Comments: excellent service for 20+ years for all my cats and dogs. I have never had any complaints about the care my animals have received and would rate this vet as 5+ paws.
Date Posted: 8/2/2011
State: US - California
ClinicName: Alicia Pet care
Vet FirstName: Matthew
Vet LastName: Wheaton
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Comments: I've read lots of great reviews from this practice and on my first visit we got okay service, nothing to write home about. My second visit with my 14.5 year old was different. I asked to be stay with her during a blood draw which was fine when I asked. Then later the tech came in a said I would not be able to do this again in the future after talking to the vet about it. Then I asked to hold her while the procedure was done, nope. The tech was rough with my old gal. Two weeks after my visit I got an email asking me not to return. My questions and asking to be with my dog had obviously not gone over well and was against protocol. No concern for my pet; only protocol. Would not recommend this vet, I want someone who cares about my dogs.
Date Posted: 7/9/2011
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: McKnight 24 Hour Vet Hospital
Vet FirstName: Shelby
Vet LastName: Kimura
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Comments: I have to send out my thanks to the team at this veterinary clinic, last night they saved my dog! This is dog number 2 that they have saved from near death. Last night my beagle came in from outside and was walking funny, at first we thought maybe he had hurt his leg, in a matter of seconds he started banging into the wall couldn't walk up the stairs and was vomiting. I knew something was very very wrong. I rushed him out to the car where he started thrashing in the front seat as he was having seizures. By the time I got my poor dog to the vet he had a high fever,was dehydrated, and still having seizures. Dr. Kimura and her team had him sent to the back immediately for emergency care. He was in very bad shape and Dr.Kimura was worried he may have gotten into some poison. My dog had to have quite a bit of medication and his tremors where still going, they had him on oxygen and two separate IVs. It was the most heartbreaking thing for me to see. I love my dog so very much and thanks to the staff at McKnight he is still here with me today and is now at home. Dr.Kimura even called me early on in the morning to let me know that he was getting better and she thought he was doing well. It was such a relief to hear as he was so critical before and I was certain I was going to receive a much worse call and that my family was going to loose him, or have to make a decision to end his suffering. I cant thank the staff here enough. Last October they saved my little puppy that I rescued while he was sick with pneumonia as well. He was in the hospital for quite awhile and every day I woke up wondering if he was going to make it. All the staff there worked so hard to get him back on his paws. I knew that last night they were the one place I could count on. I could of gone to a few other places, but I know I can trust these people to make the best decisions for my pets no matter, even if its a hard one. They are always honest and are willing to work with me. They always let me know all my options before hand and don't sugar coat the issues. Unfortunately it turned out that it seems someone had put some kind of poison in my yard after checking in the daylight, just as the Dr had thought. I just want to say hats off to you guys for the tough job you do everyday, Both my dogs are doing well and I'm so glad you were there to help us. I would suggest that if you want great vet care from a team that is passionate,hard working and dedicated to your pets health, this is the clinic to go to. Once again we thank you! Amber
Date Posted: 6/23/2011
State: Canada - ON
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Vet FirstName: Laura
Vet LastName: Nicholl
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Date Posted: 6/22/2011
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName:
Vet FirstName: Deb
Vet LastName: Beech
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Comments: Dr Deb has to be one of the most caring vets I've ever met. My dogs absolutely love her, as does my daughter's dog. She gets down to their level to talk to them and takes her time with them. She removed a tumor from our older dog and sat with him as he was coming out of the anesthetic. She also removed a tumor on our younger dog and 2 broken teeth from his mother. She called to check on both dogs after their surgeries, who else does that? When most vets won't treat our dogs because they are a 'banned' breed, Deb takes the dog for it's behavior and treats each with dignity and respect. When she had to put our old dog to sleep, she cried right along with us and then sent us a lovely poem of condolence afterward.
Date Posted: 6/2/2011
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: O'Sullivan Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Trish
Vet LastName: O'Sullivan
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Comments: Fabulous facility. The cleanest clinic I have ever seen. Open 24 hours, 7 days a week. They were there for me when my cat had an emergency. They were able to treat him immediately. (even did a heart ultrasound on the weekend). She was a wonderful vet, very compassionate and knowledgeable. Would totally recommend her to anyone. Love the seperate cat/dog doors! Staff was friendly.
Date Posted: 5/14/2011
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Golf Glen Veterinary Clinic
Vet FirstName: Dick
Vet LastName: Weston
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Comments: We rescued 2 bernese mountain dogs....approx 3-4yrs of age. Took them in for a checkup and vaccine as soon as we got them. A month later, I noticed my female was panting a lot, drinking a lot and urinating a lot....not to mention she had blood in her urine. Made an appt to see if she was pregnant - was told by Dr. Weston "she is not pregnant - she has pyometra. I do no feel any puppies in her uterus - she should have emergency surgery tomorrow, as pyometra can be fatal - I have one spot open....." I decided I would like blood tests done as she showed no other signs - next day - blood tests were perfect...no pyometra! Is she pregnant I asked? "your $100.00 for the test is better spent on a spay, she is not pregnant" "I think she may have mucus in her uterus, so we should spay her anyways....we bring her in on the next Thursday - I get a call while Dr. Weston is in the operating room - "she is pregnant, what do you want me to do? She is under anaesthetic and I have opened her up so I don't know if the puppies will live or not...." She would have to have a c-section to deliver as the puppies were 40 - 45 days old (dogs carry to 63 days)...and there were 11 puppies....I advised to take care of my dog only. His negligence and misdiagnosis caused the death of 11 puppies....I told him we save dogs not kill them. Oh ya, he also made me pay for the entire spay..and bood work - $1000.00 - he justified it by saying it should have been more money since the surgery was more indepth than a regular spay. We are taking the necessary steps to see that this doesn't happen to any other animal
Date Posted: 5/11/2011
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: McKnight 24hr vet
Vet FirstName: shelby
Vet LastName: kimura
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Comments: I took my pregnant boxer in, her water had broke, but she showed no labor signs hours later. I was advised c-section, or wait n risk health of mom and puppies. i know a ton of people who have had c-sect's done, so we decided to go ahead. I received a call hours later saying had to do emerg spay as she was bleeding(no explanation why?) I said ok, whatever it takes to keep her alive! I picked them all up later that day, no antibiotics etc, even tho I asked repeatedly?! & days later I was back with my bitch bleeding vaginally, a lot! Dr.Kimura put a tampon in her, told me couple hours later it stopped,she suspected a vaginal tear, she could go home. I refused, made them keep her overnight. I spoke to several different vets and breeders, ALL of whom said NO WAY, its a uterine arterie or stump, suture reaction. Vag tear on a c-section dog?! I asked for antibiotics, no. Ultrasound, NO! Asked them to check for internal bleeding, her hematacrit was down to 26, NO! so, i brought her home. $ days later she is gushing blood, so back we go! This time, THANK GOD, Dr. Michelle Dimtriw was there(at my reg clinic sheis who I see) My girl was rushed straight to surgery, while I bawled with 7 week old pups! %hours later Michelle called to ell me that due to the first vet improperly diagnosing, and treatimg the bleed, my beautiful 3yr old boxer, was full of necropsed tissue, and may not live another week! EXCUSE ME!!!?? Dr. Kimura charged me over @g for the c-section,plus the spay, then another 500+ to tell me, oh the bleeding is ok? Then when Dr. Dimitriw had to repair the mess created by Shelby's inefficieny, I ended up with another 5000.00 bill! Plus vet visits to Deerfoot North on a weekly basis, many meds, and I lost my job because if the bleed, that Shelby said was "fine'! Not once have I rceived an apology from McKnight, Dr.Kimura or anyone except Dr.McBride and Dr.Dimtriw, who have called me daily, checking on me, Kammi and my pups. I would expect at least half the total bills reimbursed, they have ruined her show career, her abilty to breed again, and possibly her life.
Date Posted: 5/7/2011
State: US - Pennsylvania
ClinicName: East Suburban Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName: Donald
Vet LastName: Caslow
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Comments: AWEFUL SERVICE BY TECH STAFF!! They are rude, condisending and downright NASTY. Impossible to get a wellness appt. All they want to see are the high dollar Emergencies, surgeries, etc. Vets will always side with Techs if you have a conflict of opinion. There is no respect for the client/patient. Prices are threw the roof!!!
Date Posted: 5/4/2011
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: McKnight 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital
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Vet LastName:
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Comments: I am so full of regret for taking our much loved family cat "Buddy" to this facility. His last hours will haunt me forever. We knew of this new clinic because our family does do some rescue work. We were aware of a rescue using them and thought that speaks for itself as far as caring about the well being of animals. We had called ahead to make sure that we could stay with him the entire time, this was extremely important to us. They said we could. Buddy was a very gentle boy and would never hurt a soul, the same care and regard was shown to him. During his illness I never left his side (without another family member to care for him). The time had come where we thought it was time to end this peacfully. We (myself, daughter and g-daughter and Buddy) were put into a room with 2 doors. They tears were flowing from all of us. The vet came in and the one thing I wanted to make sure was that I wanted sedation first and anything for pain... after much deliberation and begging not to seperate us we were coersed into thinking it would just be a minute to get a line in. He started to do something and I said I think he is dying, the vet tried to grab him from me and I said no, she still tried and my daughter pushed her hands aside. She said I'll take him back and give him some oxygen, the minute she went out one door another worker came in the other with a paper to sign (too many tears to be able to read it) and then came the sales pitch for urns and paw prints etc as well as a cordless debit machine?? All this while Buddy was still alive? We heard the most horrible cries I have ever heard from any cat in the back room, we were so heartbroken that all this was going so WRONG and we were not with him!! She brought him back in the room in his bed we had brought with him so he would be comfy and relaxed, I can't even tell you the site she brought back, it was horrifying. I think he died while he was in the back and I said he's dead he doesn't need that (two loaded syringes)She fumbled so quickly and shot both in the line so fast against my wishes. In my opinion, this was totally unethical, cruel and heartless. I asked her if she was going to listen for a heartbeat...she wasn't even carrying a stethascope :( I picked Buddy up wrapped him in his towel and held him. We protected, and loved him all his life, we felt at ease about this decision. Although, in the end we failed to protect him, he died in pain and fear with no compassion. It was simply about money. How disgusting, they should have their license revoked. Judging by the reviews here, I was shocked to see how many are for McKnight in Calgary. *NOTE* I asked my daughter when I got home if I could see my invoice and she said she only had hers. Hers was for "Pawsitive Prints" the debit slip was hers but it was listed for a shih-tzu and another clients name and other personal info, she called to tell them and they said no that dog is alive. She had them fax a revised copy and my receipt as well. We told them we were not happy at all, they asked if we would like to speak to the manager, absolutely. It's been 4 days...still no call. This day will haunt us forever, *RIP BUDDY*
Date Posted: 5/4/2011
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Clayton Animal hospital
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName: Dr Etherington
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Comments: Dr Etherington is a new owner of an old business. Some people dont like to see there vet change but in this case I dont see any problems. I liked Dr. Surbey as well. Dr Etherington is very professional, he has modern skills and went the extral mile for me more than once. His rates are very resonable and his staff cares. The clinic is very clean and modern. Great clinic!
Date Posted: 4/27/2011
State: US - Texas
ClinicName: Banfield
Vet FirstName: Mark
Vet LastName: Langevin
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Comments: i would strongly recommend Dr Langevin to everyone! The Dr cares about you and your pet! my puppy lacks socialization, Dr Langevin recognizes the problem and give helpful tips. he also instructs all the office staffs into the room and gives helpful advice. Dr Langevin not only recognizes the physical illness, but also behaviral and offers help. i cant agree more on "mental/physical/behaviral are all part of the well being." thank you Doc !
Date Posted: 4/23/2011
State: US - Florida
ClinicName: Colonial Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName: Robert
Vet LastName: Martin
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Comments: Not too good. Extremely expensive. Didn't do a good job diagnosing our dog's health problem. Went in for a minor external growth removal and he died a couple of hours after the operation. The Doctor left right after the surgery and was not there to try and save him. I think their priorities are askew. They need to try harder - show more concern for the pet. I would not go back
Date Posted: 4/8/2011
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Arnold Crescent Animal Hospital
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Vet LastName: Dewey
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Comments: I wish we had never met Dr. Dewey! He is neither professional nor knowledgeable. I am not the first one to write about him administering medication, without consulting the client first. We almost lost our 3 months old German Shepherd puppy, after Dr. Dewey administered Leptospirosis vaccine to him, without consulting us, and offering this option, in addition to the basic vaccination the puppy had already received before, without any problems. The puppy responded with epileptic seizures, which started the same day the vaccine was administered. When we and our young kids witnessed a first epileptic seizure of the many to come, we were terrified, and brought the puppy to the clinic. After keeping the dog for a day, Dr. Dewey said that we had a defective dog with epilepsy. We searched Internet and found reports about seizures being listed among other complications after vaccinations. When asked about it, Dr. Dewey said he had known nothing. Only thanks to our dog breeder and the doctors from OVC who did their best to save our puppy, he is alive. At almost 4 years old, he is big and handsome, and very sweet! He has been seizure free and off medication, for more than 3 years. Never again, would we let Dr. Dewey treat any pet of ours.
Date Posted: 4/7/2011
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: McKnight Vet Hospital
Vet FirstName: Caroline
Vet LastName: Dahlen
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Comments: Dr. Dahlen is a FANTASTIC vet. We cannot say enough excellent things about her and her care of our 2 cats...one of which fell extremely ill shortly after we adopted her. Our kitty was so ill she was admitted for over a week and almost died. She was cared for by 2 different vets at McKnight before Dr. Dahlen began to care for her and we truly believe that her care, attention and tenacity is what saved our cat. We have required ongoing care and meds for the last 8 months and in that time Dr. Dahlen has never faltered from excellence. She listens and talks WITH us instead of "at" us (unlike so many vets we've met throughout this process), she explains things clearly and logically, and she isn't afraid to say "I don't know....but I'll get back to you with an answer"..and then does just that. In 8 months of communication almost every 1 - 2 weeks, she has never once missed calling us back. She is a truly an superb professional.
Date Posted: 4/4/2011
State: US - New York
ClinicName: Animal Specialty Center
Vet FirstName: Richard
Vet LastName: Joseph
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Comments: Don't go to this place. They have a nasty staff and operate like a factory, while charging you big bucks. They've lost more patients than they'll ever admit. I've seen some reviewers on other sites who sound like they work for the place, so don;t trust them to be objective.
Date Posted: 3/28/2011
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Killarney Cat Hospital
Vet FirstName: Carl
Vet LastName: Hannigan
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Comments: I brought my very ill cat to this clinic a few times to see both Dr. Carl Hannigan and Dr. Stephan Porostocky. At first they were good, especially Dr. Porostocky. Although when I questioned their extremely high prices for the medications I was being charged for, which was exactly double compared to many other clinics, their attitude towards me changed very quickly. When they realized I was not going to purchase the drugs through them, since I requested a prescription, they over-charged me for the services that day. They also became very rude and unhelpful. I had brought my cat in for a general blood panel and they attempted to charge me in excess of $600.00 for specialty blood work and services that were not needed or agreed to. I then had to argue with their manager (Darrell Ogden) about the over-charge by Dr. Hannigan and he VERY reluctantly reduced my bill, slightly. I was so upset leaving this clinic with my dying cat in hand that I completely broke down crying. This happened several months ago and I still feel traumatised by what happened that day. Of course, the owner Dr. Porostocky did not even call me to rectify the situation. I can't believe there are people in the industry who are so callous and uncompassionate to scam someone out of their money when they are trying their best to save their dying, sick pet. I beg people to take a stand against clinics like this, and find veterinarians who care about your pet. These veterinarians are arrogant, rude, and could not give a damn about you or your pet. They are not genuinely interested in your pet because they care more about how high your bill is, since they get paid based on how much money they can get from you.....don’t be a willing participant. Find a clinic that is genuinely interested in your pet and is highly ethical and caring. These vets are NOT!! Please contact Stat Healthcare @ 403-297-0700 to purchase supplies such as lactated ringer, needles and IV lines ect. You will be saving a tremendous amount of money and they have great customer service. And be sure to insist on a prescription for all prescription drugs your pet needs. This is exactly the information that Killarney Cat Hospital does not want you to know.
Date Posted: 3/26/2011
State: US - Virginia
ClinicName: Chester Animal Clinic
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Comments: Don't be fooled by the beautiful building and 5 acre daycare area. The vets and vet techs seem more concerned with selling you every vaccine under the sun than with your animal. The first time I took my dog in was because I suspected she had a bladder infection. I was at the appt for an hour and a half, not because they were tending to my dog but trying to sell shots. Even thought my next vaccination date was not due for 3 months they insisted I get the shots, when I opted to wait until they acted like I didn't care about my dog. As we needed to put Abby in a kennel I thought the daycare/kennel attached to the vets office would be a great place for her to go. I did a tour and it was clean and appeared to be well run. I did get Abby's kennel cough shot so she could got there. When I returned for the booster they again tried to push all the same shots wasting my time. The next day I dropped her off at daycare and called later to see how she was.They informed me that they have been keeping her seperate for temperment testing. Thats fine but this is hours later and you never said that when I dropped her off. So the end result of the day is Abby a playful retreiver was kept on the opposite side of the fence by herself for 8 hours, she was stressed to say the least. They put her in some pool that smelled like a swamp and handed my husband a wet dog. When she got home she drank a full dish of water and was limping. What was supposed to be a fun day turned out to be a punishment. And the best part is when I complained they didn't care and still wanted their $24 for the day.
Date Posted: 3/25/2011
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: martins veterinary hospital
Vet FirstName: Lara
Vet LastName: Conway
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Comments: Worst vet ever. How rude can you be to your paying customers?
Date Posted: 3/25/2011
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Jane Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: All
Vet LastName:
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Comments: Been going here for many years. I love everyone there. They truly care about your pet. They always offer the best. They explain everything and are very knowledgeable and caring. I very much recommedn this place to anyone in the bloor west or high park area
Date Posted: 3/23/2011
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Algonquin Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Trish
Vet LastName: Wendell
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Comments: Extreme (alarmist) behaviour, very coersive. I believe she is a poor diagnostician.
Date Posted: 2/25/2011
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Little Mountain
Vet FirstName: Josephine
Vet LastName: Banyard
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Comments: Expensive and Rude, my mother's dog was having problems after getting spayed so we asked if the Dr could look at the rash she had been chewing quickly before we just started treating her for fleas just in case it was an allergic reaction to the meds she had given us. She wanted to charge a full consultation fee. 5 minute to take a look and if she said it was a hotspot we would have bought more meds and went on but instead we had to argue with he staff and make a stink. I brought the dog to my vet and HE looked told her and said is was a hotspot without a consultation fee. I know your a business but charging a for a full consultation for a question you could look up on Google seems greedy to me.
Date Posted: 2/22/2011
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Dunbar Veterniary Clinic
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Vet LastName: Watt
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Comments: Deceptively kind and capable.... but then I got an outrageous bill. No, I didn't stop him ask how much will it be. I trusted him. I've spent hundreds of dollars when my pets were sick, but to pay hundreds of dollars for an exam and a tube of skin cream??? The staff made excuses, but it was clear that they charged high and charged for everything they could. I want great care for my pets, but I don't want to be taken advantage by someone who is clearly out for the money.
Date Posted: 2/18/2011
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: McKnight 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital
Vet FirstName: Shelby
Vet LastName: Kimura
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Comments: Without a doubt the worst "vet" in the business. She is an awful little woman who cares more about money than she does your animals.
Date Posted: 2/11/2011
State: Canada - QC
ClinicName: baker animal hospital
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Date Posted: 2/7/2011
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Village Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName: Leslie
Vet LastName: Brangers
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Comments: Chose this vet years ago when I saw a posting in the newspaper stating what a wonderful vet -- donated funds to Guelph Veterinary Hospital in their dog's memory - so thought she must be good. She was our vet for years until 2007 when my little sheltie "Lexie" continued having blood in her urine and she decided to do an ultra-sound - brought in a mobile service-to perform the test. After test was done - she walked in to say my little angel had bladder cancer-tumour growing and would eventually not be able to urinate - bring her in then and we will put her to sleep -- maximum time left approx 3 months -- let's make her comfortable. My dog had no signs of pain or discomfort - however we ran around and got pills liquified and medication ordered. Went on line downloading books and speaking to our dog owners offering positive outlooks. Went to VEC (Veterinary Emergency Clinic) in Toronto and met Dr. Mason -- wonderful caring human being who understood my anxiety. Did another ultrasound and tests and advised -- NO CANCER only a thickening of the uterine wall due to infections. Dr. Brangers refused to accept this and would not refund the ultrasound costs (which were almost double the VEC charge) unless we had a biopsy performed. I was appalled at her answer -- not even an apology! Fortunately we were financially able to go the extra mile -- wonder how many other pet owners lost their pets to misdiagnosis and decided to end their pets misery without going further. The only thing important to this doctor is money! My beautiful Sheltie is still with me -- almost 4 years after this stupid diagnosis -- needless to say -- AVOID this Clinic! Mary
Date Posted: 2/2/2011
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Oakridge
Vet FirstName: Laura
Vet LastName: Coulter
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Comments: If I could find an even lower rating than poor I would definitely have put something considerably lower, The 'nurse' (she called her self that, I thought they were vet techs or vet assistants.) was nothing but rude, tried to sell us on pet insurance, gave him treats without even asking if she could do so, then proceeded to try and sell us on their dog training. Then got insulted when I replied 'no, we are waiting one month til spring so we can go in training classes with him and the weather is better. We're training him now on basic house rules/'potty' training so he has plenty to do for 1 whole month' (Most dobermans don't do well in cold either so I walk him every hour or so for 20 min rather than 3 long walks a few times a day). Then she proceeded to lecture me about the importance of training even though I said we have previous experience with many (well, and always professionally trained) dogs. She finally gave up on her pitch. Right before the nurse left though she seemed bothered by his food too and said he could eat a vegetarian diet, I said no thanks, they are opportunity eaters so I would rather him on a more natural diet with meat etc and I know soy doesn't sit with most dogs. When the 'nurse' finally left, seemingly dejected. The vet came in and the first thing she also did was try to pitch pet insurance. (Do they get perks for signing you up to it or something?) We again politely declined. She seemed bothered by this because then she asked about his diet with this insulted scowl on her face. I mentioned he was on arcana...I guess the 'nurse' didn't tell her as I mentioned it to the 'nurse' as well. (I was looking up training and diet for dobermans months before we got one, there's always a general percentage of fat/calories/protein etc. and I wanted something with a bit of carbs but also liked the idea of more vegetables and no wheat/corn/soy. To which she assumed that I would not do any research for a dog that will be living with me the rest of his life, and said something along the lines of: I don't get nutrition advice from my cashier at the grocery store. Apparently thinking I bought this on the whim of the advice from the store I went to. I do my own extensive research on all of my pets, I don't take the decision of another life in my house lightly.(Though considering the owner of the store I regularly buy my pet food at has a zoology degree and went to school to be a vet; If I had to take advice from anyone it would be the only person I would aside from my birds vet, of course.) By this point I pretty much decided the vet was nothing more than a control freak who wanted nothing more than a sale. Which was proven to us all the more when she tried to sell us on pet insurance again as he hasn't had his testicles drop yet so there was room for a pitch there she thought, but only before she tried to get us to pay $500 to get him an MRI to see if they are there. (we said we would ask the breeder to make sure he isn't neutered first...)at which point my sly other half asked: well he's back in 3 weeks for his rabies shot, will it really be so dangerous to wait three weeks? she quickly said no then realized her mistake. 5 minutes before she was making it seem so urgent we had to get him in to an MRI right away after all. (are they really so desperate for money in north london that they had to do this? I have never been to a vet that cares about sales and not animals; it literally turned my stomach to listen to her try and sell, sell, sell.) Then she tried to sell us on her food and dog training and before we left had two more pitches about the pet insurance again. (the really funny thing here is she didn't notice in the Health exam his testes didn't descend; it was when she was microchipping him. I take my birds to an amazing vet already so I think I will just take my dog there too. (no he's not avian, you can't find any cert. avian vets in london..though I've heard rumor of one, I can't find him/her) He's amazing nonetheless! and he never once did anything like trying to whore his wares the way this pathetic laura did. He does nothing but dote, care for and is amazing with my birds. I have to admit the one and only lesson I got from this horrible ordeal was how lucky I really am to have a vet like him and I'm never taking my pets to any other clinic, ever again. And yes, sadly, I am not exaggerating about how many times they pitched...The fact that they have the whole staff (even sign in to a lesser degree selling at all, is sick.)
Date Posted: 2/2/2011
State: Canada - SK
ClinicName: Fafard's Mobile Vet Services
Vet FirstName: Alain
Vet LastName: Fafard
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Comments: I was so impressed by Dr.Fafard's quick and excellent service! My 2 year old mare is now healing wonderfully from an accident that left a piece of tree branch imbedded in her face! What a mess he cleaned up for us. I would recommend Dr. Fafard to anyone needing on site animal care in the Grandora, SK area. :)
Date Posted: 1/31/2011
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Menzies Pet Hopital in Chilliwack
Vet FirstName: Dr Harpal
Vet LastName: Mann
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Comments: Our large dog Nelson was diagnosed with ACL in both rear legs and required surgery immediately. The different options for surgery were explained in great detail. Dr Mann and his staff were extremely caring and did everything they could to make Nelson comfortable. At one time we needed to contact Dr Mann in the middle of the night, he returned my phone call immediately. We highly recommend this doctor !!
Date Posted: 1/15/2011
State: Canada - SK
ClinicName: 24 hr animal clinic
Vet FirstName: Karen
Vet LastName: Wagner
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Comments: Because we trusted 24 hr animal clinic we now are without our faithful dog and companion This clinic IS guilty of malpractice This clinic and it's workers have NO compassion towards animals OR their owners We have never been treated with so much disrespect and to this day are still suffering from their consequences If you value your pet do not take it to 24 Hr animal care clinic in Regina!
Date Posted: 1/2/2011
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: West Kootenay Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Rob
Vet LastName: Klemmensen
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Comments: Our dog did not look well so we took him to the hospital. We were asked to pay immediately for the dog's stay, but the vet didn't suggest a treatment. Next day, the same thing happened. The vet still hadn't administered/suggest a treatment, but we were immediately asked to pay for the dog's stay that day. Next day morning, the vet called and said a nurse found our dog dead when she came into work. We thought our dog would be under a professional's care and hence all the fees for his stay. We were so wrong. Not only the vet didn't attempt to treat my dog, he left my dog dying by himself in a metal cage unattended in the middle of a night. Since then, heard similar stories about this vet from people in the region. The vet is ok for the routine services (shots etc), and the building is nice. BUT please do not go to this vet when your pet requires actual medical attention.
Date Posted: 12/27/2010
State: Canada - PE
ClinicName: Montreal West Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName: Yves
Vet LastName: Bernier
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Comments: Dr. Bernier and staff earn the highest marks for their care, knowledge and compassion. I have been going to this Clinic for about 15 years for my cats and never had a complaint - highly recommended -
Date Posted: 12/8/2010
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: University of Guelph
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Comments: I was referred here by an another incompetent vet in Huntsville, Trish Wendell. If they see your checkbook - look out. Make you sign an agreement (with the devil) and the the costs go up and up, They did over $5000 worth of surgery - then told us it was cancer. MY beautiful dog was tortured, they put down. It's all about the money. I asked why they didn't test for cancer before they did all this surgery. I was told "Who do you think we are, Princess Margaret Hospital?" Yes, I thought they were the best, that's why I took my dog there!
Date Posted: 12/8/2010
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Algonquin Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Trish
Vet LastName: Wendell
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Comments: Misdiagnosed my dog. Charged us $2500 - never admitted wrongdoing - sent us to Guelph who charged us over $5000 and the dog died anyway.
Date Posted: 11/12/2010
State: US - Georgia
ClinicName: Kennesaw mountain Vet Clinic
Vet FirstName: C Kirk
Vet LastName: Underwood
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Comments: Awesome place to take your pet. Caring for large as well as small animals. Very friendly & knowledgeable staff. We have used Dr. Underwood for over 5 years and he has shown us nothing but respect and genuine love for the animals he treats. Dr. Underwood is a very caring man who loves to share his knowledge with anyone who will listen. He enjoys teaching us as well as caring for our animals.
Date Posted: 11/9/2010
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Newton Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Dr
Vet LastName: Douglas
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Comments: Dr Douglas is fanatastic. We first came to get a second opinion on a possible ACL surgery for our Rotti X. Gave us honest and compassionate answers to all our questions, very thorough. Follow up care 2nd to none. Front desk staff very good, but very busy. Always knew our dog by name and welomed him with love and cuddles at every visit. Would highly, highly recommend Dr Douglas to anyone, he's very busy though and hard to get an appointment with but goes out of his way for regular patients.
Date Posted: 11/3/2010
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Buck's animal hospital
Vet FirstName: bert
Vet LastName: blackburn
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Date Posted: 10/26/2010
State: Canada - SK
ClinicName: Regina Humane Society
Vet FirstName: Bree
Vet LastName: Hamblin
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Comments: We had dealing with this vet as we know people who work here and we adopted a animal from here. This vet will put any and all animals down that she does not like. Her professionalism is awful. When asked her credentials she became very defensive and argumentative. It is a persons right to know what a vet, doctor, dentist, credentials are. This vet has numerous complaints against her and will not be around long. She is a very transient vet and could be your way soon. Do not allow this vet work on your animals as she does not care for animal life and well being but only for the money.. SAD
Date Posted: 10/26/2010
State: Canada - SK
ClinicName: 24 hr vet care
Vet FirstName: Maria
Vet LastName: Just
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Comments: I have had to deal with this clinic two times now. Once was on my own and the second I had not choice. This vet clinics morals and professionalism does not exist. As for Dr. Just she is awful and as I read earlier my dog also just about lost his eye due to her poor decisions. We had another vet look at our dog and had him rushed to Saskatoon vet college. When she was confronted on the situation all she had to say was get out or i'm calling the police..His eye was saved. I would never, ever, in my life attend this clinic again. As for the second time. We had to attend after hours to where the vets here misdiagnosed my dogs ailment and left them overnight. My dog just about died. In the morning another vet at a different clinic operated emergency surgery. SMVA here I come.
Date Posted: 10/24/2010
State: US - New York
ClinicName: Animal Specialty Center
Vet FirstName: Richard
Vet LastName: Joseph
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Comments: Like so many other posts on the web, I have to give Dr. Joseph and ASC failing grades. They only care about getting the thousands of dollars they charge for their MRIs, and are totally careless in caring for your pet. I know, because my beloved dog came home in a box after Dr. Joseph got his hands on him. I just don't understand why the NY authorities, after all the complaints made against these charlatans, allow them to continue ripping off consumers and killing pets.
Date Posted: 10/21/2010
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: McGilvray Veterinary Hospital
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Date Posted: 10/18/2010
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Britannia-Kingsland Veterinary Clinic, Calgary AB
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Comments: Have used this clinic for 17 years for 1 rabbit, 2 gerbils, 8 cats and 1 dog. They are superb. They are highly professional and have superior follow-up. I wish they did human medicine- I'd sign on to be a patient!
Date Posted: 10/18/2010
State: US - Connecticut
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Vet FirstName: deborah
Vet LastName: yarrow
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Date Posted: 10/17/2010
State: Canada - NS
ClinicName: Petworks
Vet FirstName: Nadine
Vet LastName: Trudeau
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Comments: We went to Petworks from a recommendation of a friend.Our 9year Shihtzu was suffering from Imha which we suspect she got from the vaccine at our last vets office.We found the staff to very friendly at all times.Dr Nadine has been wonderful and is very knowledgeable in the treatment of our dog. I had heard that they may be a bit more expensive than others, but we have not found that to be the case. In fact, compared to the other vet we were at, we are saving money.Nothing but good things to say about Petworks, We highly recommend them.
Date Posted: 10/13/2010
State: US - Colorado
ClinicName: Rocky Mountain Small Animal Hospital
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Vet LastName: Tancher
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Comments: This practice has gotten worse each year over the past four years. I didn't realize that it could actually cost my cat's life, but it did. Our past vet, Rocky Mountain Animal Hospital misdiagnosed our cat and showed a real lack of respect and care for our 2 1/2 yr. old persian and although she was quite ill and we didn't realize, the extra distress and expense of visiting the Animal ER, resulting in putting her to sleep, was very distressing. The owner of this clinic, Dr. Tancher would not even return my calls. If you are in Colorado and using this very busy practice, reconsider, as their service, professionalism and attention to detail may cost your pet it's life and will certainly cause you more pain and money. Very sad about our sweet little kitten, Sadie.
Date Posted: 10/1/2010
State: US - New York
ClinicName: Cayuga Veterinary Services
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Comments: be careful if your pet is kept overnight. there is no one there overnight. also, if your pet's regular vet isn't there the next day, the vet who is there will NOT take care of someone else's patient. your pet will be ignored all day its regular vet isn't in. you will not be provided any information or updates on your pet until your regular vet returns.
Date Posted: 9/14/2010
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: McKnight 24 hr vet hospital
Vet FirstName: Caroline
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Comments: Have I ever learned a hard and expensive lesson. I didn't vacinate my dog this year against parvo virus and then he got it full blown. Dr Caroline at Mcknight vet hospital was great though. She vacinated my other dogs so maybe they won't get it and then she admited my dog to get it back on track. Without her and her care we would have lost a loved pet and family member. He is now on the mend but not without her help. thank you so much for all you have done.
Date Posted: 9/12/2010
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Prince of Wales Clinic
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Comments: Very personality based and refuse to take responsibility for their mistakes. Did not give clear instructions when to to take puppy back for second shot.....therefore "I" had to pay to start the series over again. When the dog needed to be seen on an emergency, the girl at front dest would not even consult the doctor. She was a recording "no appointment, you don't get to see the doctor" while the dog was there suffering. I sat there until the doctor was finished her appt's anyways, and she repeated the same thing....HOW COLD!!!! The needed a 2 minute procedure to relieve her discomfort.
Date Posted: 9/8/2010
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: McKnight 24 Hour - Calgary
Vet FirstName: Shelby
Vet LastName: Kimura
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Comments: I have to tell you how great I thought this doctor was. I had to go in with our beloved 14 year old dog - Muffy who we had since she was 6 weeks old. Unfortunately, with her age and condition we had to say goodbye to our good friend. Dr Kimura could not have been more caring to us. She gave us all the time we wanted and when we knew it was time she came into a special room they have and let us stay with her. I can't thank her enough for taking the time for us and giving us the time with our dear little girl. When we are ready for a new dog we will be seeking Dr Kimura out for our pets care.
Date Posted: 9/4/2010
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Kindred Spirits
Vet FirstName: Allyson
Vet LastName: Belyea
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Comments: This pet clinic in Victoria, B.C. is the kindest vet clinic I have found here. With both of my cats they have been very gentle, speaking softly, and treating them with great respect and care. All of the employees at this clinic are the same. They also deal in holistic approaches. Their understanding of how the pet owner feels is sincere and understanding. I highly recommend this clinic for the gentle and loving care for your pets with good knowledge.
Date Posted: 9/1/2010
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Royal Oak Vetrinary
Vet FirstName: Catherine
Vet LastName: Miller
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Comments: One could not ask for a greater level of compassion or competence from everyone in this office! Our family has had Dr. Catherine Miller at Royal Oak Vetrinary Hospital care for our pets for approximately 4 years. No matter the reason for contact, yearly maintenance or crisis, the service provided comes with empathy and respect. I have found it necessary to rely on her judgement & guidance in knowing when our dearest Rossie should "pass over". She has diagnosed unusual clinical presentations and has the good common-sense to know when she should refer on to a specialist ASAP. In daily application, her Vetrinary knowledge is consistantly sound. While I am sure dealing with an owners emotions such as grief or worry are not a driving motivation for entering Vetrinary training, Vets know full well that it is unavoidable they are often left doing just that. Because of this, I can only imagine the high burnout rate in this profession; yet Dr. Miller continues to offer proficiency for both pet and owner. Could anyone ask for more? From every corner of our hearts, thank-you Catherine! From Einstein, Mocha & Cooper
Date Posted: 9/1/2010
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: McKnight Veterinary Hospital
Vet FirstName: Shelby
Vet LastName: Kimura
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Comments: My 18lb cat had crystals in his bladder and was in a lot of pain. We rushed him to this hospital because they are privately owned and apparently charge more reasonable rates than the unionized vets in Calgary. 2 days later and $1100.00 we were able to pick up our cat and given a small amount of medication to get him through the next few days. He was home for 2 days before he starting panting like a dog and peeing on the floor, we rushed him back only to find out that he got a urinary track infection from the catheter, another $200.00. They gave us different medication for him which really seemed to help until he ran out of the first set of drugs – then major pain and distress followed. We rushed him back to the hospital again only to have them give him a couple more days of the same drugs that we went home with after his hospital stay. We are now up to $1500.00 and after the drugs were gone I had to take matters into my own hands and start giving the cat cranberry so he could deal with the pain, it did wonders while we waited 10 days to get his test results back. We called every day asking for results, even sat in the waiting room on day 6 to see if there was anything we could do to avoid bringing him back (he was very stressed in their care and it was a pre-existing condition so we didn’t feel bringing him back a 4th time for a huge fee was necessary). He is finally starting to feel better but I truly believe they didn’t take his size into consideration and gave him the same amount of medicine that they would give a 8lb cat. Having to beg them to give us a call back with test results for the next 4 days only caused us to get upset, the girls at the front desk are great but they have no control over anything and are unable to do anything but pass on a message asking the vets to call us back. The vets would never return a call so we got cranky with them only to find out that they had the test results for a couple days and didn’t feel the need to call us and let us know, even though we kept calling and letting them know that the cat was still suffering. Dr. Kumra pretty much told us to eff off and take our cat somewhere else, she is horrible to deal with and we do not recommend taking any animals to her.
Date Posted: 8/31/2010
State: Canada - SK
ClinicName: 24 hr animal clinic
Vet FirstName: Karen
Vet LastName: Wager
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Comments: We took our dog in with C-diff cause he got it from drinking from a toliet bowl in our house where I had c-diff We told them about it and asked them to test him for it . They assured us he did not have it even though he had all the symptoms that I had . They suggested we put him to sleep so we did .When we got the medical records back we found out he was NEVER tested for C-Diff This is a premature and needless death of our beloved dog because of undo care and attention to our requests They have since never addressed our concerns and I would NEVER recomend this clinic to anyone who cares about thier pet
Date Posted: 8/30/2010
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: banks animal clinic
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Date Posted: 8/28/2010
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: McKnight Veterinary Hospital
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Comments: Very rude, disorganized, unfriendly and uncaring staff. Not to mention that they seem to have no regard for the aniamls they are treating. I cringe thinking of people who would unknowingly bring their animals here, especially in an emergency situation. Unfortunately, the veterinary industry is often lacking in compassion and more concerned with how they increase their cash flow. Don't lose hope though, because there are some great vets and clinic's out there who do care about animals.
Date Posted: 8/28/2010
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Animal Clinic West
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Comments: This clinic is very unethical and is only concerned with $$$$$$. It seems that their margins are far more important than your pet or you. I would drive a litle further to Calgary Cat Clinic or Western Veterinary Hospital that has a solid reputation for treating animals and their family with respect. Thankfully, there are websites like these that can expose the bad clinics, as well as the good ones.
Date Posted: 8/25/2010
State: US - Florida
ClinicName: Spanish Trail Vet. Hospital
Vet FirstName: eric
Vet LastName: lovell
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Comments: These vets do not care about your pets- they care first and foremost about your money. Ran into a lady in the parking lot who had just picked up a tiny kitten that had just been hit by a car. Vet refused to treat it, even though the kitten was obviously hurt, without her paying for all of it. She had just found it on the road and was good enough to pick it up. I guess if a dog was hit in front of their door, they wouldn't treat it because there would be nobody to pay. Nobody expects vets to give away services but to deny care to an injured, abandoned animal is just cruel. Why even be a vet? Plus, they are way more expensive than anybody else. I will never go back.
Date Posted: 8/19/2010
State: US - Arizona
ClinicName: Oasis Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName: Ron
Vet LastName: Tenney
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Comments: Dr. Tenney is an exceptional vet. He cared for my dog, Bebe, during 15 of her 17 years. I would travel the distance with any pet to insure their well-being in the hands of Dr. Tenney. My dog would agree. He is located at Warner and Alma School in Chandler AZ. I thank him for being there for us all those years.
Date Posted: 8/19/2010
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: St Lawrence Vetrinary Clinic
Vet FirstName: Phil
Vet LastName: Ball
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Comments: This clinic does not appear to have compassion for animals. My cat was there for 24 hours and was not properly cared for, examined or treated with any dignity. I requested a meeting with the owner and the vet and although they promised a meeting seem to have no interst. My can later had to be put down same day at another hospital
Date Posted: 8/18/2010
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Yaletown Pet Hospital
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Comments: Not the place if your cat (or dog) needs overnight care or care during holidays (as I found out). Dr. Spooner is fantastic, but the youngest vet -- I forget her name -- Dr. Vandermeer, I think, was not very consistent. She just referred my cat (who had been in day treatment) to Vancouver Emergency, for his aftercare on a Sunday and Holiday -- if we thought he needed it, and then back to them when they re-opened, for the next several days. This left me confused about what was best for him -- did he need the aftercare or not? I don't have the medical background to make those decisions, but it didn't really make sense to me -- intensive care for about a week, then home with us, and then back to intensive care? Bottom line, it made me uncomfortable, so I switched to a vet that has overnight care available.
Date Posted: 8/17/2010
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: King George Veterinary Hospital
Vet FirstName: Sharon
Vet LastName: Prus
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Comments: Dr. Prus and her staff are very caring and have good animal handling skills. They always take very good care of my lizards. When in the waiting room, I have spoken to other customers with cats, dogs, birds, ferrets and other lizards and they all speak very highly of Dr. Prus. The hospital is very clean and has a calm, but efficient atmosphere. I also find the fees for service are within what I would expect to pay.
Date Posted: 8/14/2010
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Royal Oak Veterinary Clinic
Vet FirstName: Catherine
Vet LastName: Miller
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Comments: Dr. Miller and Torwalt are very thorough. They discuss what all the treatment options are, the pros and cons of each. They give you all the information you need to make the best decision for your pet that makes sense to you. I will always bring my pets here! They don't cut corners and offer the gold standard of care
Date Posted: 8/7/2010
State: Canada - MB
ClinicName: Northern vet.Cllinic
Vet FirstName: A
Vet LastName: Dyson
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Comments: I made a suggetion to this vet about how he might better serve the public by the uss of an answering machine. His response was rude uncareing and offensive. I responded to him wiht a letter to the editor of the local paper. He did call me and was yet more rude and wanted to fight me. I did report this to the police.
Date Posted: 8/6/2010
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Mcknight
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Comments: We had an early morning emergency and decided to take our dog to the vets at McKnight 24hr emergency in Calgary. They are professional and had helped us previously when our two dogs escaped the yard and were dropped off by a police cruiser. Tails, our Great Pyranees cross had sudden paralysis. We understand the need to suppress pain, but I was angered and concerned when we went to see him at the end of the day. He was so drugged he couldn't keep his tongue in his mouth. Maybe all vets are expensive but we were taken aback paying over 6 bills for meds and x-rays, only to find out we had two options. 1. go to a specialist?! $$$$$. 2. euthanize. Perhaps I was too hard on them, but learning you have no choice but to put down your pet, as well has being hurt seriously in a financial sense is not a recipe for good review. I found the attitude snobby, cold and objective. At one point I talked with them on the phone during the day. They said the xrays (450 dollars) were not conclusive. Later we took our dog to a holistic vet as a last ditch attempt to save him. He stated that x-rays are seldom reliable. For that cost, why bother?Seems we were offered no choice. I felt robbed. Perhaps they do not deserve a bad review, but my feeling that vets over charge and offer little true treatment has only been confirmed by this experience. My wife took Tails back to McKnight this morning to have him put down. They were right. We can not afford to keep a crippled dog alive in this system. Only the rich can afford the option. Seems that this operation is a good one to take your pet if you have lots of disposable income. They'll love you.
Date Posted: 8/3/2010
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Clayton Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Wayne
Vet LastName: Etherington
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Comments: Very poor service all rookie staff. The new veterinarian (owner) doesn't seem to know what he is doing. I found out his background is with large animal and this is a small animal hospital. I found him to be unprofessional and has a lack of knowledge and experience. I would never dream of returning as a client. Very unhappy since I loved the previous doctor and staff.
Date Posted: 7/22/2010
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: The Cat Hospital
Vet FirstName: Bonnie
Vet LastName: Worthen
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Comments: If you want competent, compassionate care for your furry friend, go to The Cat Hospital. Dr. Worthen knows her business. She is one of the best detectives and diagnosticians in the medical field. Depend on her to leave no stone unturned when treating her patients. Dr. Worthen is always honest and will have a frank discussion about your pet's prognosis and the costs involved. This professional is a rare find.
Date Posted: 7/21/2010
State: Canada - SK
ClinicName: Central Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Brian
Vet LastName: Gibbs
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Comments: don't take your animal there, they will say they are doing the surgery and then someone else that's new does the surgery and your pet ends up dying in their care. there's no one there at night so when your animal is really sick they just pass away by themselves. you call and say your animal is sick and they turn you away and then your animal dies at home. you take your animal to get surgery and they say if there's swelling to come back and then they send you home and say to come back if it swells again and then it bursts and leaves a big hole.
Date Posted: 6/8/2010
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Mcleary Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Marg
Vet LastName: Paterson
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Comments: Ghastly, unprofessional, rude, obnoxious and poor public relations.
Date Posted: 6/7/2010
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Animal Clinic West
Vet FirstName: Heather
Vet LastName: Haakstad
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Comments: Dr. Haakstad almost killed my cat by using drugs that are considered "off-label" and contraindicated for a cat with his health condition. I approached the owner of the clinic (Dr. Cyfra) and Dr. Haakstad, after my cat became extremely sick immediately after Dr. Haakstad administered a dangerous cocktail of drugs to my cat. They both became extremely unprofessional and defensive with me. I could not believe how poorly they treated me and my cat. They did absolutely nothing to try to rectify the situation. My cat is now on several medications and has to have fluids daily. I have consulted with several veterinarians that have given my cat a very poor prognosis due to the damage that were done to his kidneys. If you care about your pet, I would find a veterinarian that cares about your animal and is competent, compassionate and professional.
Date Posted: 6/4/2010
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: steveston animal hospital
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName: miller
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Comments: Absolutely fantastic. I had been Vet-less for a while and my dog ran into some problems. Dr. Miller showed compassion and caring about my little dog that was so welcome. My pup had to have a little operation and Dr. Miller was as committed to it as if she was doing a huge procedure on a dog. She made sure my dog was pain free thru the entire prodcdeure and well into her reutrn home. This Clinic is great.
Date Posted: 6/1/2010
State: US - New York
ClinicName: Animal Specialty Center
Vet FirstName: Richard
Vet LastName: Joseph
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Comments: Dr. Richard Joseph and the staff at the Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers killed my dog. He went there for an MRI, but due to Joseph's negligence, he came home in a box. Joseph ignored all the rules for the proper and safe administration of general anesthesia, causing our dog's death. Then he lied about what had happened to the New York State authorities who "investigated" his negligence. If your veterinarian refers you to this facility, run out of their office and find a new veterinarian right away!
Date Posted: 6/1/2010
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Kingsville Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName: K
Vet LastName: Brisbin
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Comments: There seems always a lot of testing that is suggested but I have found with that testing does not necessarily improve or fix a health condition. There seems to me there is a lot of money that is being spent needlessly at this clinic.
Date Posted: 5/30/2010
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Animal Clinic West
Vet FirstName: Dr. Cyfra and Dr. Haakstad
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Comments: Dr. Cyfra and Dr. Haakstad have an excellent and decent clinic.
Date Posted: 5/20/2010
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Brookville Vet Clinic
Vet FirstName: Steven
Vet LastName: Ball
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Comments: Dont take your pet here. He looks like he cares, gets on the floor, plays with your pet but my dog died at his hands. Gave the dog medicine which was supposed to be monitored in the blood. After calling the office saying that I think my dog was taking too much, seemed like he was drunk, was told that he is fine just takes time to get used to it. My dog died that night right in front of me. he was fine until he went on this drug for Cushings disease. BEWARE, Dr. Ball doesnt care. I should have sued him.
Date Posted: 5/13/2010
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Oak Bay Pet Clinic
Vet FirstName: Eva
Vet LastName: Dudzik
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Comments: I would never, ever take an animal to this Vet, again! And I would advise anyone wanting to try this Vet,please don't do it. If you do, then know that your animal, will get very sick and/or die, being treated by this Vet! As Dr. Dudzik is very good at doing that, to animals & making up things, wrong with your animal, when there isn't anything wrong, but it's just so she can take more money from you. My Animal would still be here, if she had done her job properly, but because I don't have loads of money, she couldn't be bothered with checking up to see what was wrong so, I lost My Baby at only, 8yrs old. Afterwards, the Vet Hospital yelled at her & when I went to see her, she hid in the back room. But trust me, she heard what I had to say, that's for sure. Since then, I've heard horror stories about her, with her either making other animals very sick, to giving them, unnecessary surgeries, to making them die. Plus she never phones & checks up on your animal after surgery either, which is what is suppose to happen. But see, she doesn't care about your Animal, as she has already received the money from you, after the surgery . As money is the most important thing to her, not the welfare of your animal, animals. She is Money Hungry & Only Cares About Money & Trust Me, Doesn't Care One Bit About Your Animal, At All!! As all she cares about is herself, and how much money you have, to give to her pocket! So if you care at all about your Dog, Cat, Etc then Please, Do Not Take Them To The Oak Bay Pet Clinic, in Victoria, B.C. Canada.
Date Posted: 5/11/2010
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Beech Vet and Mobile Service.
Vet FirstName: Debbie
Vet LastName: Beech
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Comments: I doublt there will be enough room on this page to tell you all the horror stories reguarding Debbie Beech. When she was only suppose to clean our dogs teeth she removes some as well. It took an infection and an other vet to see that when she removed the teeth she left the roots in the dogs gums. She must have just broke them off. One of our little dogs infection was so bad it rotted a hole in the roof of his mouth right into his sinus. Another little dog of ours was mis diagnose with a bad hip she said she did x rays but no one has been able to locate them including our new vet as it turns out the poor little guy has a very bad back and can now barely walk. His hip is just perfect. Our cat was given bladder surgery for bladder stones. Dr. Beech left a ridge in the bladder and now my poor cat has chonic bladder infections and constant visits to the vet. All of our pets are under constant care of a new vet Dr. Jeff Berry in Southampton. He has been unsuccessful in getting any files from Dr. Beech and most of the treatments our pets are receiving are due to the mistakes made by Dr Debbie Beech. She is the poorest of the poor. and the worst of the worst. I beg of you do not use this vet of you love your animals. L.A from Oakville
Date Posted: 5/10/2010
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Glamorgan Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName: Kevin
Vet LastName: MacAulay
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Comments: Dr. Kevin MacAulay is by far the best vet we've ever had. He is very attentive to both you and your pet and always goes the extra mile and is more than happy to explain anything that is going on with your pet. Dr. Kevin MacAulay will also call you at home with x-ray results rather than making you come back in to the clinic. Highly recommend going to Dr. Kevin MacAulay and his excellent staff at Glamorgan Animal Clinic.
Date Posted: 5/8/2010
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Animal Clinic West
Vet FirstName: Heather
Vet LastName: Haakstad
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Comments: Not recommended
Date Posted: 4/25/2010
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: McKnight Veterinary Hospital
Vet FirstName: Dr. Shelby
Vet LastName: Kimura
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Comments: Since I posted my unfavourable rating of McKnight Veterinary Clinic I have been contacted by Dr. Shelby Kimura personally. She re-did the blood work and gave my cat a complete exam all for free AND was excellent with him as she has always been. The original blood work was not lost, the clinic had some communication/technical issues which resulted in me not being advised of the results until now. Since Dr. Kimura was so kind, apologetic and SO willing to take responsibility and to ensure that this will never happen again, either to me or anyone else, I revise my rating of McKnight Veterinary Hospital from poor to excellent. Dr. Kimura has always been excellent with my cat, one of the many reasons this bad experience shocked me. Since anyone can make mistakes and yet few are willing to take responsibility when they do I think this bad experience in the end shows that Dr. Kimura has great character, professionalism, and caring... I can't tell you how much better her kindness has made me feel.
Date Posted: 4/24/2010
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: McKnight Veterinary Hospital
Vet FirstName: Dr. Shelby
Vet LastName: Kimura
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Comments: I have been waiting for lab results (blood & urine) for my beautiful tabby cat for months. I have called half a dozen times or more since June 2009 and have been told I will receive a call back and I never do. Finally today I told McKnight Vet Hospital that I want my money refunded and a copy of my babies file so I can go to another vet. I hate complaining and being difficult however this is my cats health we are dealing with and I think they have been very negligent. Today I was told more excuses about them not knowing when was a good time to call and even a story about another vet calling me and I refused to speak with him - which of course is not true, I have never refused to speak with anyone. Clearly they have very faulty record keeping and its sad because they are such nice people. Then, of course, AGAIN today I was told I will receive a call back - so far nothing. Therefore, I am posting this because I don't want others to suffer the same fate - spending money they cannot afford only to receive no service and possibly jeopardize their pets health... in short I do not recommend this clinic based on this awful experience.
Date Posted: 4/14/2010
State: US - Georgia
ClinicName: Ocmulgee Veterinary Clinic
Vet FirstName: Jim
Vet LastName: Rahn
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Comments: Dr. Rahn, and his assistants have been a blessing to me and my baby Chip. Chip is a Jack Russell who was suffering from a block preventing him from urinating. He was in severe pain, and danger. Dr. Rahn has him on the road to recovery, and although he is not out of the woods yet, I trust Dr. Rahn and his associates. He has shown nothing but care and love towards my Chip, and I can't describe how thankful I am to him and the nurses for that!
Date Posted: 4/10/2010
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: East Oshawa Veterinary Clinic
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Vet LastName:
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Comments: Cat fell, was x-rayed from shoulders to ankles. " soft tissue damage", no big deal... Cost, almost $300. 10 days later, lump on foot shows up, cat returned to clinic for diagnosis, another x-ray of foot... Foot fractured ! Poor cat walked around on broken foot , no bandaging supplied... Second x-ray, almost $150. Misdiagnosis , why should i have had to pay for second x-ray ?
Date Posted: 4/10/2010
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: North Simcoe Vet. Clinic
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Vet LastName:
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Comments: Obese cat not urinating. Refused to do a thyroid check for hypothyroidism because " only dogs get hypothyroidism, cats get hyperthyroidism" Instead of caging cat & waiting for urine sample, vet gets vet tech to " restrain my cat" & puts needle through abdomen into cat's bladder 3 different times to test urine... 2 days later, cat hasn't urinated 1 time , cat is euthanized because she goes into the box, strains to go, comes out of box, takes 2-3 steps & lays down. Gets up again , 2-3 steps & lays down again !! I couldn't stand watching her suffer 8-(
Date Posted: 4/5/2010
State: US - Florida
ClinicName: Jaffee Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName: Paul
Vet LastName: Jaffe
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Comments: After many years and thousands of dollars in skin testing I took my dog to another vet in an emergency. He immediately diagnosed an enzyme imbalance, cured by probiotics and my dog finally got relief!
Date Posted: 3/29/2010
State: US - New Jersey
ClinicName: plainflield animal hospital
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Comments: DO NOT take your love one here. The staff is not honest and has medically neglected my pet.Please save your money and possibly your pets life. AVOID this hospital!
Date Posted: 3/22/2010
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Minden Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Carol
Vet LastName: Sanio
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Comments: Poor bedside manner - more interested in the bill at the end of the appointment than the animal.
Date Posted: 3/11/2010
State: Canada - QC
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Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName: Lanoue
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Date Posted: 3/2/2010
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Yaletown Pet Hospital
Vet FirstName: Robert
Vet LastName: Spooner
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Comments: I have had Dr. Spooner look after my pets since 2004. Not only is he kind, compassionate and highly skilled, he is reasonably priced too. He has made life for my senior dogs much better, and I feel he has saved their lives on more than one occasion. I would recommend him to all my friends and family unreservedly.
Date Posted: 2/27/2010
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Oak Bay Pet Clinic
Vet FirstName: Eva
Vet LastName: Dudzik
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Comments: Horrible - this ruthless woman has pushed 3 older cats I know to the brink of their demise - very rough handling and causing undue stress. My sweet 17-year old boy went for a nail trim, she was concerned about his weight loss, so did a routine exam on him, cleaning his ears was torture for him and he remained stressed for 4 more days and refused to eat. I took him to another vet for a second opinion, and ended up putting him to sleep, things were not looking good for him. I would NEVER EVER recommend her, and I have heard the same from others.
Date Posted: 2/10/2010
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: All Ottawa Vets
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Vet LastName:
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Comments: Hi. If you're lucky enough to live in the Ottawa area, take your pet to Aylmer Veterinary Clinic across the river in Aylmer, Gatineau. Quebec Vets cost 50% less than Ontario Vets. I just found this out recently when this clinic was recommended to me. I love this place. They have treats available for cats and dogs, they weight your pet upon arrival each time you go there, they provide excellent, compassionate care and all for a fraction of the cost in Ontario. I will never go back!
Date Posted: 2/9/2010
State: US - Maryland
ClinicName: Kindness Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Marc
Vet LastName: Katz
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Comments: NIGHTMARE! The worst place ever! I trusted them and my pet ended up brain damaged by an insulin overdose. The vet left his son, who had NO formal veterinary training, alone to care for the patients. He used the wrong syrings and gave my cat a massive overdose of insulin. Then, my cat Toonces went without any treatment for 24 hours. NO LICENSED STAFF were there from closing Saturday until the vet was called in Sunday night. The vet refuses to take responsibility for what happened to my cat. At first he admitted it but when he realized I was going to report him he started denying it. My cat never recovered. He was totally normal when he went in there, and he came out with dramatic, severe, brain damage that never went away. See our site at http://www.TheTooncesProject.com Stay away from Kindness Animal Hospital in Maryland -- before they kill or injure your pet, too!
Date Posted: 2/9/2010
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: The Cat Hospital
Vet FirstName: Bonnie
Vet LastName: Worthen
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Comments: This veterinarian is absolutely outstanding. She is highly recommended because she is compassionate, competent and approachable. Her humane and gentle treatment of her patients and their "staff" is the best I have ever experienced.
Date Posted: 2/3/2010
State: US - Maryland
ClinicName: APAW Veterinary Hospital
Vet FirstName: Patricia
Vet LastName: Boyce
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Comments: Dr. Boyce is good! She is diligent, hard working, thorough, and has an intuition of a good clinician. Lots of experience too! She took care of lots of my guys' routine care without incident, but what really made me value her clinical skills was the way she handled a potentially devastating disease in my cat, Fedya, whose bladder was blocked. The poor fella had to be hospitalized for several days, during which, I received updates from Dr. Boyce, even at off-hours. She discussed the treatment with me and took my concerns into consideration. The only thing I wish she would do differently is prescribe Hill's prescription foods. I also wish she would adhere to a more minimal vaccination regimen. Otherwise, I believe she is a very good vet.
Date Posted: 2/2/2010
State: US - Maryland
ClinicName: College Park Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Thomas
Vet LastName: McMichael
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Comments: One of Thomas McMichael, DVM's staff vets missed my beloved elderly cat's heart condition on an X-ray. When I confronted T. McMichael, he stated that this type of heart disease was missed because it can only be diagnosed by a cardiologist and cannot be diagnosed on an X-ray. For missing the condition, the staff vet eventually received a formal letter of censure from the vet board and attended classes "at the regional level to improve his ability to read radiographs and ultrasounds." When I confronted McMichael, however, and I made it clear that I didn't buy his explanation of the condition not being visible on an X-ray (and not being diagnosable by a regular vet), he became nasty to me and my whole family. We were all volunteers with a rescue group at the time, which had its convalescing homeless dogs boarded at his facility (for a fee). We took these dogs out for walks, spending up to 10 hours a week with them, as there are no outdoor runs at the hospital and the dogs are confined to cages 24/7. As soon as I confronted McMichael about my cat's missed diagnosis, he stopped all of us from walking these homeless dogs. After I was notified by the state board of the formal letter of censure issued to the staff vet for missing my cat's heart failure, my family and I added this information to the online reviews of the hospital. Dr. McMichael contacted some of these review sites to request that our reviews be removed. Two of the sites did, but the rest did not. To all of you victims of bad vets: keep fighting and spread the word to keep other people's pets safer. Take care of yourselves too. It's heart breaking, but taking action and educating others helps. Sincerely, Natalie Kramer http://cpahclientsbeware.blogpost.com
Date Posted: 1/30/2010
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Beattie Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Collette
Vet LastName: LeRoche
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Comments: Dr. LeRoche is a very kind and gentle woman. She was very thorough as she examined my 10 week old puppy. With confidence she explained my pup wasn't in any danger from her little cough. Dr. LeRoche did not try to push meds or procedures, in fact, she recommended an otc product if the cough became unsettling for ME. She assured me that the cough would probobly clear up. I was relieved and left with peace of mind. Beatties is a first class operation!
Date Posted: 1/8/2010
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Avon Animal Hospital
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Comments: Misdiagnosed my cat and failed to find an absess on his bum even though I continued telling them that he was having difficulty walking, and was continuously licking his behind. Sent me home with antibiotics and a $300 bill, said he had an infection of some sort. Took him back the next night because I saw a sore on his behind. A different vet looked at it, said it was an absess and the antibiotics would heal it. The next night, my cat was in so much pain and his behind was leaking blood and fluid. I decided to get a second opinion so I took him to a different animal hospital and the new vet told me my cat would require extensive surgery to lance the absess, remove dead skin around the absess, and remove the anal glands. He also said that the antibiotics would not have cured my cat. Will cost me another $700. Could have spared my cat from a lot of unnecessary testing, pain and distress if the avon vet had done a proper exam and listened to what I was telling him. When I went back to see the avon vet and tell him that he had missed the absess during his exam, he replied: "You might be right".
Date Posted: 1/6/2010
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Mount Joy Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName: Tran
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Comments: I took my cat in for tests and he stayed overnight, the vet said that he was resting comfortably and they had given him some food; the cat was dehydrated and had lost his appetite. I was to pick him up the next day. The vet was going to discuss his diagnosis and the possible need for further testing. The morning I was to pick him up, the vet called to say that my cat had passed away that morning. The vet claimed that the cat's lungs had the possibility of tumors however she had told me the day she had only seen fluid in his lungs and couldn't tell if tumors were present as the x-rays were not clear. I believe this clinic was negligent in his care.
Date Posted: 1/5/2010
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Animal clinic
Vet FirstName: Dr.Karam
Vet LastName: Ramzy
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Comments: I have had five different vets in the last 7 years I always felt like I was being riped off and that no one cared about my little dog until my new vet moved is office around the corner from where I live he was a god sent to me.Every time I leave his office I come out of there with just a good feeling that I almost want to stand on the roof top and yell how wonderful this man is.He is so honest and he cares about his clients not the mighty buck which I don't have a lot of.If you need a really good vet that defenity woun't rip you you need to go and see him . Email me at Lacey@hotmail.com and I'll give you his number he is located in north york.
Date Posted: 1/1/2010
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: North Peace Veterinary Clinic
Vet FirstName: Perry
Vet LastName: Spritzer
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Comments: Our pet Chula just passed away this morning after several days and $500 in treatment at this clinic. He was released at 5PM yesterday, supposedly in good shape, he suffered all last night (we were up with him) and he died in pain and distress at 6 AM. Complete misdiagnosis and we have opted for an autopsy. No animal should die like that. We are heartbroken and devastated. What would happen if this clinic was a family (human) practise
Date Posted: 12/21/2009
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Parry Sound Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName: Jones/White/Lee
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Comments: This clinic is only about the money they can get out of you. They DO NOT care about the animals or the pet owners and their staff have a horrible "bedside manner". I brought my cat in for a skin infection. She was given an injectable time release antibiotic and a corticosteroid shot. This was a $70 examination fee plus meds. She seemed to be better at first and then 8 days later her wounds were weeping again. I called the clinic back and they wanted me to bring my cat back. They would not waive the re-check fee. I thought this was inappropiate given the circumstances. That I had only been there 8 days earlier and paid them for an examination and office visit. I thought in "good faith" he would at least look her over again without charging me. They were suggesting at this point that my cat have a skin biopsy. I was quoted $100 for the anestetic and another $350 or so for the biopsy collection and diagnosis of cultures. I told them I could not afford this and was not given any other choice of care or advice except to perhaps apply Neosporin to my cats wounds (and that is because I brought it up). I even asked about how much it would cost to have my cat put down and after hearing the ridiculous fee for this, I said I guess I could just have my husband shoot her (to see what she would say) and she agreed and said oh yes, that is humane as well....?? - (WHAT??!!)She couldn't have cared less if I put her in a bag and threw her in the river. Anyway, after 3 days af trying to apply Neosporin to my cats RAW skin I called back and suggested that perhaps the vet could precribe an oral antibiotic. He did (at no charge, which I guess he should have given it at no charge seeing he didn't really help her in the first place)and it did dry up my cats skin only to a certain degree. (I believe they did not prescibe a proper doseage for the infection to have time to heal, knowing I would have to come back.) Not wanting to have to call the vet again I used an antibiotic topical cream prescibed to my daughter for a skin lesion once a day for a week, and guess what....it cleared right up. Maybe it was taking a chance but I knew the vet would not do anything else for her unless I paid him for another office visit. Why could he not have suggested this before...he jumped right to the biopsy...at LEAST a $450.00 proceedure...do you see what I see? Also at my dogs last check up they took it upon themselves to assume I wanted her liver checked. So they just went ahead and tacked on another $75 fee, after I was quoted the inital fee -TWICE, once on the phone, and once when I went in to pick up my dogs medication and NO ONE even mentioned checking her liver. I did not double my dogs phenobarbitol medication as the vet prescribed at her last check up and was told the other day that because I did not double her doseage as directed, they would not prescribe any more. I either had to give it to her as directed and PRE-PAY for her blood work in advance or go without. I told them I was waiting for another month - it's Chritmas time and could not afford to do it right now. They would not hear it. So now my dog is going without and I'm hoping she does not have a seizure because they would not even prescribe enough for me to PROPERLY wean her off of it. There is a real mis-communication at this clinic. Perhaps it is because the vets don't deal with the pet owners or LISTEN to them. They have their ill-mannered staff do all their dirty work. I have since changed clinics and will not return to this practice nor would I reccomend them to anyone else....this place is a joke.
Date Posted: 12/7/2009
State: Canada - SK
ClinicName: tmz vet clinic
Vet FirstName: tanya
Vet LastName: marshall
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Date Posted: 11/28/2009
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Piper Creek
Vet FirstName: Greg
Vet LastName: Linnell
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Comments: I brought my cat Theo to this clinic in rather bad shape. I had been going to another vet who after I spent a sizable amount of cash told me he could not find anything wrong, could not help me anymore and would refer me to a speciality clinic in Calgary. I opted for another opinion here in my own town and my cat is already doing 90% better. Dr. Linnell asked me questions, had ideas about and prescribed medicine I had never heard of from other vets. He also listened to me and confirmed what I thought to be the problem with my theo. The other vet made me feel like I was some over zealous cat owner even though my cat had not been eating properly for some time. I heartily recommend this vet if you are looking for someone as a first time vet or are not happy where you currently go!
Date Posted: 11/25/2009
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Killarney Animal hospital
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Comments: horrible,horrible,horrible.They shouldn't even be in buisness!!I had my 12 yr old cat checked by the vet and staff for a hematoma(blood pooling ing the ear)and they did surgery on it twice and it still came back...long story short my cat was mis-diagnosed, had gone for 2 unnessesary surgery's and later found out by a different vet that my cat had an ear infection all along!!hundreds of dollers wasted!!I will not be recommending this vet clinic to anyone!!
Date Posted: 11/17/2009
State: US - Georgia
ClinicName: Douglasville Vet Hospital
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Comments: Brought my 7 year old cat in as he was extremely lethargic, and wouldn't eat, drink, or use the litter box, they immediately placed him on antibiotics, and never bothered with tests until the evening of day two from what I was told. The next morning I received a call stating that my cat had died over night, and was asked what I wanted to do as far as picking him up, or having him cremated. I told them that I would be in within a couple of hours and went about my morning coffee trying to not think about the millions of thoughts that were going through my head. About 2 hours later, I went to the vets office to pick him up, and was told that he was in surgery, I asked the girl at the desk what kind of surgery, and the girl told me that they had opted to do a feline autopsy on him to see what the problem was, and he would be ready to pick up either later in the day, or the following day. The next day I called, making sure he was ready to be picked up, and was told that he had been sent out for a second autopsy, I asked her who consented or authorized that, and she said flat out said, you did, I said no I did not, and asked to speak to one of the vets or Dr. Phil Lukert who is the Owner, and she said that they were all busy assisting others and Dr. Lukert wasn't in. 2 weeks later after I finally called, and asked if my cat was back, I was told yes, he's been here for about a week and a half and along with the cremated remains that I did not authorize came a bill of 1000.00 un-itemized, she pulled up her screen and read off the procedures done, and turns out after the in office autopsy, my cat was sent to an outsourced company for another one, and then cremated, none of which I ever authorized. A bill that should have been about $300.00 was $1000.00 and they will not remove the charges because, they were trying to cover up their own screw-ups, and desire to perform experimental surgeries, and analysis at my expense, and maybe even my cat's life. How does a cat go from growling, and meowing to dead over night? And what brought the need to perform 2 autopsies that were not authorized as well as cremation. No one can explain this, and no diagnosis has ever actually been given to me. Please do not ever take your animals to this facility, something is not right here at all. My cat was my world, had the best personality but, we all think it's funny that the Vet complained he growled at her Tuesday, and was dead on Wed. Cremation is also a convenient excuse to cover up the poison of Euthenization.
Date Posted: 11/16/2009
State: US - Georgia
ClinicName: KMVS
Vet FirstName: C Kirk
Vet LastName: Underwood
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Comments: Our family has had many dealings with this vet. He has always shown compassion for our horses. A few years back, a new horse came to our barn with a case of Strangles. The whole barn was on quarantine for over three months. Dr. Underwood repeatedly came back to attend the sick and took the time to educate us all. Don't listen to others about this vet not adhearing to state laws. Our barn was placed on quarentine! He now has a partner who has demonstrated quality care as well.
Date Posted: 11/13/2009
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: wychwood
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName: levine
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Comments: I was sent home to treat my cat with EXPIRED insulin. Expired by 4 months expired. THIS IS NOT OK. Especially since when I realized it after my cats BG would not go down, the clinic was closed and I couldn't replace the insulin. I've had good service otherwise but this is unacceptable.
Date Posted: 11/5/2009
State: US - Georgia
ClinicName: Fort Valley Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Lori
Vet LastName: Giles
Rating:
Comments: Beware! Not a very good diagnostician. Concentrates on spay/neuter. That's good, but sick or injured pets may sit in a carrier for hours waiting on treatment. Hates to talk to pet owners so don't bother her with your assessment of your pets symptoms.
Date Posted: 10/29/2009
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Blue Cross
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName: O'Meara
Rating:
Comments: Dr. O'Meara is very kind and gentle to my dog in fact he gives her a kiss even though she gave him a needle. The staff are all very nice with the exception of Lisa who can be very arrogant and always feel like you are bothering her when you call to check on your dog.
Date Posted: 10/16/2009
State: US - Arkansas
ClinicName: Mayflower Animal CLinic
Vet FirstName: Tammy
Vet LastName: Martindale
Rating:
Comments: Dr. Martindale was wonderful. She truly loves the animals. I didn't feel like she was trying to rush me as she took time to address all my concerns. I will recommend this place to all my friends.
Date Posted: 10/13/2009
State: US - Arkansas
ClinicName: Mayflower Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName: Tammy
Vet LastName: Martindale
Rating:
Comments: This vet is the best vet I have ever done business with. You can tell she is really here for the animals, not the money. She also has the best prices around!
Date Posted: 10/11/2009
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: egington-hwy 10 veterinary prof. corp.
Vet FirstName: atul
Vet LastName: pankhawala
Rating:
Comments: most horrific experiance when putting down our 12yr old rotti, Dr. Atul kept remiding us that our pet was brain dead. Not once did Dr. Atul make this comment but three times!!! Dr. Atul said "finacially" this was the route. How does Dr. Atul know our finacial situation??? Thank-you for mentioning all this in front of our 9yr old son. As our rottti laid on the floor! bleeding and urinating!, the only professional was the assistant!!!.
Date Posted: 9/29/2009
State: Canada - QC
ClinicName: Clinique Veterinaire De Montreal
Vet FirstName: Serge
Vet LastName: Deuvletian
Rating:
Comments: The best Vet. Ever, really cares about animals and is really smart, you can talk to him about any concerns he will listen, my cats were always well treated. I would recommend to anyone.
Date Posted: 9/23/2009
State: US - Pennsylvania
ClinicName: Carlisle small animal vet clinic
Vet FirstName: Curt
Vet LastName: Barnett
Rating:
Comments: Very knowledgeable, sees exotics. Cares about every animal and owner he sees.
Date Posted: 9/23/2009
State: US - Pennsylvania
ClinicName: Carlisle small animal vet clinic
Vet FirstName: Barbara
Vet LastName: Strock
Rating:
Comments: Very caring about the animals, very thorough. Highly recommend.
Date Posted: 9/21/2009
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Sunshine Hills Veterinary Clinic
Vet FirstName: John
Vet LastName: Gillott
Rating:
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Date Posted: 9/13/2009
State: US - Alabama
ClinicName: Central Valley Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName: Donna
Vet LastName: Gurley
Rating:
Comments: This is by far the worst vet I have ever used!She has no compassion ad no bedside manner! She is also incompetent and unknowledgeable about veterinary medicine. My beleoved pet nearly died after she did a routine biopsy. She refused to give my pet the necessary antibiotics required.
Date Posted: 9/1/2009
State: US - Oregon
ClinicName: North Portland Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Heather
Vet LastName: Dillon
Rating:
Comments: Heather is one of the kindest, most thorough vets I have ever taken my animals to. All of the vets at North Portland are wonderful....I am sorry we live so far from them now - so, the search for another great vet goes on!!
Date Posted: 7/26/2009
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Killarney Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: P
Vet LastName: Mangat
Rating:
Comments: I think this vet is very expensive. I have had my 2 dogs in the past week and a half and it has cost me $1500. My dog went in and he could hear and now he can't after getting his ears flushed. I just don't know who to take them to anymore.
Date Posted: 7/6/2009
State: US - Illinois
ClinicName: VCA Chicago North Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Roxanne
Vet LastName: Nelson
Rating:
Comments: I brought in my 12 year old dog with a growth on his side that did not interfere with his quality of life. The first visit $200. We discussed removing the growth ONLY IF he would survive. I paid for additional tests and X-rays to make sure our dog was able to withstand the removal of the growth. The vet kept him under anesthesia for AN HOUR! A 12 year old dog. When I picked him up, there were dozens of staples that she wrote down were"self absorbable sutures and nothing needed to be done." My dear dog succumbed to the effects of the anesthesia on his liver 2 days later. When I called with concerns - they only returned my calls AFTER business hours - so there was nothing I could do but wait. When I reminded them that I had repeatedly told them NOT to perform the surgery if he could not survive it ~ they told me I knew the "risks" and were rather curt about the whole thing. Neither the vet nor the woman in charge of billing returned my calls (I'm still waiting - 4 weeks later!) The cost over losing my dog? Over ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS. (A fee I would have gladly paid if my dog were alive and healthy) I would NOT recommend this vet to ANYONE who wants to keep their pet. This vet DID NOT listen to me or follow my directives. She did a long surgery on an old dog and CAUSED HIS DEATH~!
Date Posted: 7/4/2009
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Family Pet Hospital
Vet FirstName: Kulvinder
Vet LastName: Grewal
Rating:
Comments: If I could rate this man less than poor, I would - he was horrible. I took my family pet poodle to him to have him put down. It was the worst experience of my life.........he hurt my dog terribly at the end of his life, and then tried to lie his way out of it the next day. He and his office staff need some education and sensitivity training.
Date Posted: 7/3/2009
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: mccleary animal hospital
Vet FirstName: marj
Vet LastName: patterson
Rating:
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Date Posted: 6/15/2009
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Oak Bay Pet Clinic
Vet FirstName: Eva
Vet LastName: Dudzik
Rating:
Comments: Knows her stuff BUT VERY VERY VERY EXPENSIVE.
Date Posted: 6/11/2009
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Hespeler Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Louise
Vet LastName: Langlais
Rating:
Comments: I highly recommend this clinic to all pet owners. The doctors are caring and knowledgeable. The staff and friendly and helpful. Their prices are a little higher than two of the cheaper vet clinics, but average when compared to most in Cambridge and Kitchener. It has a great location, lots of parking and convenient hours.
Date Posted: 6/9/2009
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Toronto Central Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName: Ahmad
Vet LastName: Badri
Rating:
Comments: I brought my dog in over the xmas holidays of 08 since he was vomiting excessively. After a litany of tests (totaling over $1200) the clinic failed to recognize the results from one of these test that indicated pancreatitis. As a result of this oversight, the clinic recommended another series of tests costing extra money. Of course, the vomiting hadn't stopped for another two weeks which almost killed my 11 yr old Lhasa Apso. Finally I decided to go to my own vet (who had been out of town over the holidays) and he read the initial tests and was shocked that they hadn't notice the obvious results indicating pancreatitis. After one short treatment, my dog recovered and is now back to normal. Not only did this clinic miss the diagnoses, but they almost allowed my dog to die and cost me an extra $1000. I managed to get some of the money back but only after many denials and heated arguments. I wouldn't go to this clinic again even if they were the only one available.
Date Posted: 6/5/2009
State: US - California
ClinicName: Animal Medical Center
Vet FirstName: Mark
Vet LastName: Nunez
Rating:
Comments: Dr. Nunez is the best vet I've ever had, and I've tried many! He is kind and compassionate, very knowledgeable, very thorough and careful, a gentle man who loves animals. I recommend him highly.
Date Posted: 6/3/2009
State: Canada - SK
ClinicName: 24 Hour on Victoria Ave
Vet FirstName: Maria
Vet LastName: just
Rating:
Comments: I Have just been informed by a co-worker that she also went through the same poor vet are from Dr. Just this is the only 24 hour vet clinic in regina she had told both of us that she could have done more to help the situation our animals were in I Take thia as Admitting she did not do her job to the fullest and as a Vet this is to me the worse thing she could do. As my co worker's Dog has now lost his eye and it may have been saved. A vet like this needs to re think her values in her Profession.!!!!!!!
Date Posted: 5/30/2009
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: McKnight 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital
Vet FirstName: Dr. Shelby
Vet LastName: Kimura
Rating:
Comments: I have heard a number of veterinarians tell me that my ferret was an exotic and therefore could not be treated at their facility. This has always frustrated me as ferrets are constantly increasing in their popularity and should no longer be considered exotic. This point became very clear to me when I found myself in an emergency in the middle of the night, with my ferret in obvious distress and in need of immediate assistance I could not find a vet in the city to help me, until I called Dr. Kimura at McKnight 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Kimura was not only willing to help me but she understood the basics of my ferret and was able to provide top quality vet care in order to help us through our emergency. I will never see another vet besides Dr. Kimura after her professionalism, compassion and excellence in caring for my ferret was shown to me.
Date Posted: 5/24/2009
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Foxcreek Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: N.S.
Vet LastName: Sandha
Rating:
Comments: Dr. Sandha was extremely kind and compassionate when we had to have our 18 year old cat put down somewhat unexpectedly one Sunday night. He gently explained the options, gave us time and privacy, and was sensitive to our feelings. We would strongly recommend him to anyone in the area looking for a good vet. We will absolutely go back to him when we get our kittens.
Date Posted: 5/18/2009
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Kingston Road Animal hopsital
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName:
Rating:
Comments: Vets are quite nice, but they charge an incredible amount of money, taking compete and utter advantage of the unregulated vet fees in Canada. AND, every time I bring my indoor cat in for a checkup or vaccination, it brings something home with it... usually just fleas (for which they overcharge products by at least 4x going internet rate). This time, however, he came back with some sort of nasty skin infection that is causing his tail to bleed and he is in serious pain. The vet will charge $185.00 for the privilege of looking at him again, plus whatever giant markup they will charge for the medication to treat the infection they gave him in the first place. Sweet racket, but the animals are just pawns they pretend to care about because they make more money that way. Shop around, they are FAR from the best option.
Date Posted: 4/29/2009
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Yaletown Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName: Robert
Vet LastName: Spooner
Rating:
Comments: This veterinarian did a surgical procedure on my dog with out my informed consent. He did not warn me of any possible risks or complications whatsoever. He also performed another surgical procedure on my dog without my authorization and it was this procedure that killed my dog. He allowed my dog to suffer for 7 days after this surgery refusing to provide him medical care. I was forced to take my dog to the Animal Emergency Clinic even though Robert Spooner had charged close to $1000.00 for this surgery but did not want to deal with the complications it caused my dog. I was told my dog was dying and was forced to euthanize him on the 7th day after this surgery and it killed me. This vet blatantly lied to me about the results of the surgery, that he had been unsuccessful in the surgical procedure, he is unethical and deceitful and has shown absolutely no remorse whatsoever for his actions even with the overwhelming evidence against him proving his gross negligence. Pet owners beware of this veterinarian
Date Posted: 4/4/2009
State: US - Georgia
ClinicName: KMVS
Vet FirstName: Kirk
Vet LastName: Underwood
Rating:
Comments: Dr. Underwood is amazing! He greets you with a hug, and is always honest an upfront. He treats your horse as if it were his own. He was MORE than accommodating when I lived outside of his normal "rounds" area and came to treat my two horses. He works with you if you have a financial situation and always is out when he says he is coming. He saved my horse from colic on more than one occasion! I could not recommend a more qualified, more trustworthy vet for you to use for your beloved equine!
Date Posted: 3/29/2009
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Blue Cross
Vet FirstName: Jon
Vet LastName: Francis
Rating:
Comments: Blue Cross twice me charged for appointments when major obvious aliments were overlooked or not "noticed" - resulting in a second appointment for reassessment. Seemed more interested to quickly diagnosis after a physical and checking of vitals done at record speed versus listen to what I had observed or noticed in my pet. Little explaination provided to support diagnosis, and discouraged me from asking my own questions. Long wait times. Building in disrepair. Staff very sassy. Vets are fat.
Date Posted: 3/27/2009
State: US - Maryland
ClinicName: Elk Neck Vet
Vet FirstName: Kathleen
Vet LastName: Lackey
Rating:
Comments: I brought my dog here to Dr. Lackey and spent 900.00 and being a single parent that is a lot of money to fork out but for a family pet we considered a member as well it was worth it. After seeing him they said he was diabetic and I got the supplies. I called Elk Neck to get instructions for giving him the insulin and they told me I hed to come in to be shown....when I explianed I did not have the money to bring him for a visit...they said it would be 125.00 and that is all they would be able to do for me and my beloved dog. My dog ended up passing before I could come up with the money. Dr. Lackey is only concerned about money and not the well being of the animals she treats poorly. I would never bring my animals to her let alone a bug.
Date Posted: 3/20/2009
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Abbotsford Vet Hospital
Vet FirstName: Chris
Vet LastName: Taylor
Rating:
Comments: Chis is excellent vet, I am a raw feeder and am doing titers vs vaccinations. He has never questioned or criticized. He has gone out of his way to find info for me and is responsive to any information I have sent him. (Doberman Head Bobbing). I highly recommend him and his staff.
Date Posted: 3/3/2009
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Animal Emergency Centre of Strathmore
Vet FirstName: Ann Marie
Vet LastName: Rix
Rating:
Comments: Very good Vet
Date Posted: 2/26/2009
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Beaches Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Mark
Vet LastName: Dilworth
Rating:
Comments: Best Vet in the Beach very caring and compassionate always puts patients first.
Date Posted: 2/13/2009
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: PINERIDGE VETERINARY CLINIC
Vet FirstName: PAT
Vet LastName: STAPELY-CHASE
Rating:
Comments: VERY THOROUGH AND COMPASSIONATE AND WOULD RECOMMEND FOR A VET
Date Posted: 2/8/2009
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Bayview Hill Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Shelley
Vet LastName: Sherkey
Rating:
Comments: Dr. Sherkey has been my dog's vet for the last 12 years. He truly loves and cares for pets. He is compassionate and understanding. The whole animal hospital is first rate. Even my dog Buddy loves to go there. I would highly recommend this excellent vet and clinic.
Date Posted: 1/24/2009
State: US - Maryland
ClinicName: Kindness Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Marc
Vet LastName: Katz
Rating:
Comments: Dr. Marc Katz was found in violation of the Veterinary Practice Act by the Maryland Veterinary Board, Docket # 05-005, in February 2006. This is a matter of public record and can be verified with the Attorney General's office. Dr. Katz left my diabetic cat, who was his patient, in the care of his son -- a young man with no formal veterinary training, who was not a licensed veterinary technician, and who was allowed to give insulin injections to my cat with NO supervision. According to their erstwhile admissions, his son picked up the wrong syringe to give my cat his insulin, resuling in a HUGE overdose -- 30 units of insulin (instead of the 3 he was supposed to get). Then, my poor Toonces subsequently went into severe hypoglycemic seizures, which according to the records of the hospital that cared for him afterwards, were due to a huge insulin overdose given by Dr. Katz son. For more on this story, see the Toonces Project at http://www.thetooncesproject.com. The state document disciplining Katz is also there. Dr. Katz is, in my opinion, clearly irresponsible. Moreover, I believe that he lied to me in the wake of these events, and is both negligent and dishonest. In summary, I think he is DANGEROUS and unethical. There are many more trustworthy and competent vets than he. Why put your pets in danger? You need a vet you can trust. This is not the behavior of a trustworthy vet. This hospital claims to be under new management, but the fact is that the new owner, Zolkiewicz, was a part owner when this happened to my cat. HOW AND WHY did he let his partner leave the patients with a TOTALLY unqualified person resulting in this tragedy? DO NOT TRUST ANY OF THE PEOPLE HERE. Your pets are depending on you to use good judgment.
Date Posted: 1/21/2009
State: US - Georgia
ClinicName: Ocmulgee Veterinary Clinic
Vet FirstName: Jim
Vet LastName: Rahn
Rating:
Comments: When I first moved to Cochran I tried a local vet and I hated it! Don't do it! And when I found Jim it was great. He and his staff will treat you great! I have been a breeder for 13 years now and I can't tell you how important it is to have a vet who I can count on. His place is Clean! and so cute! and up to date! And they care!!! ----Maltesemadness
Date Posted: 1/12/2009
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Staples Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName:
Rating:
Comments: In the first minute, the vet was told that the dog was a rescue, had been abused and had a very sore earache, the vet goes to grab the ear without letting the dog smell him or after petting the dog, so of course the dog snapped at him. He made the assumption that the dog was extremely aggressive and needed to be muzzled 24/7. Hmmm, first visit to vet, a past history of being hurt by people, with a very painful ear and having strangers grabbing at the ear...gee, I'd bite too. I thought vets were supposed to know that dogs will bite when in pain (the earache) or threatened (history of being abused, and stranger grabbing his painful ear)... By the way, this 2 year old dog is the most gentle dog ever, loves to be around people, is very good with children. He's never bitten before. When he doesn't want to be pet anymore, he will just back away and go lay down. No signs of aggression - dominance or fear-based.
Date Posted: 1/6/2009
State: Canada - NS
ClinicName: celtic creatures
Vet FirstName: Rebecca
Vet LastName: Korven
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Comments: Dr. Korven is an excellent vet who is very understanding and kind. It is a very nice clean office and the staff are very nice as well.
Date Posted: 1/4/2009
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Kingston Road Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName:
Rating:
Comments: Rip off artists....beyond belief
Date Posted: 12/14/2008
State: US - Kentucky
ClinicName: To all who post here
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName:
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Comments: To all who post here... I stumbled across this website while looking for something else, and I stayed to read through the posts, and through Bebemau's story. I just wanted to add my thoughts, and to let everyone know that my heart goes out to those of you that have lost beloved pets and companions, especially if you feel that the outcome could have been better, or at the very least, different than what it turned out to be. I too have been on that end, wishing "what if..." and missing my pet tremendously. Their loss is never easy, especially if it occurs before we are ready for it. When you chose a veterinarian for your pet or your horses or livestock, it should be with a variety of reasons in mind (listed in no particular order...you have to decide that): location, economics (sad, but oh so true, just keeping in mind that in many cases you do get what you pay for if you truly have to go for the budget variety), expertise, knowledge, and compassion. But most of all, it needs to be someone that you feel comfortable talking to and asking questions of. For you are paying for a service that needs to be backed by knowledge...on the part of the vet so that they can offer the proper diagnostic and treatment options and also SUCCESSFULLY relay that information in a manner that you can understand so that on your part, you have enough knowledge that you can make the best decision possible for you, your pet, and (unfortunately) for your pocketbook. The best vets will ALWAYS do a physical exam, obtain a complete history (lots of questions directed at you), and then try to come up with a plan for diagnostic tests to help either rule in or rule out possible causes. They should explain what the tests are for (ruling in or out whatever), and what they hope to find out from them. And in many cases, normal results are found...which is a GOOD thing! Be advised that in many cases, a true cause for the problem is not immediately determined, and in a few instances, may never be determined. But the vet has extensive education in piecing together the physical exam, the history, the clinical signs and symptoms that the animal is showing, along with the results of the diagnostic tests that are done, and he (or she) will then put together a treatment plan (either medical or surgical, depending on what the situation warrants). The vet SHOULD offer you the "Gold Standard" treatment option first, the one that will give the most bang for the buck (and admittedly, it may be a lot of bucks). Always ask them to explain their reasoning behind what they are offering. If for personal and financial reasons you can't go with the "Gold Standard" package, by all means, don't just pack up your pet and go, ask what the minimum is that they can do diagnostically and still hopefully, direct them to the right diagnosis. And go from there. Remember to discuss treatment options as well. Competent vets that are confident in their skills and their knowledge will work with you. If they refuse treatment based on the all or nothing approach and you can't afford the all, then ask them to refer you to someone else and to make the referral call right then so that you hopefully won't have to delay treatment any longer than necessary for your pet. And ALWAYS ask for a written estimate of what is going to be done diagnostically and treatment wise BEFORE anything beyond the physical exam and history are obtained. This way there will be no hidden financial shocks when you get ready to pay, and if you need to discuss payment options, this is also the time to do it AND get those options in writing as well. And if you have to do treatments on your pet at home, then make sure to have it all detailed out in writing so that you have something to refer back to (no one remembers everything that is said at the doctor's office, we are usually too stressed, and/or distracted by our pets, family members, etc. to catch it all), and a number to call if you have any questions, including after regular business hours (that number could be an after hours emergency service or emergency hospital instead of your regular veterinarian, but they should still be able to answer your questions). And always ask for possible side effects to watch for with any medications you have to give or with any treatments that you are asked to do (these should be mentioned, but in case they are not...ASK!). How do I know all of this? Well, I am a veterinarian and I believe that all vets have a moral and ethical obligation to do no harm and to do the best that we can (I believe that is called our Veterinary Oath!)...and if we don't know something...we shouldn't be afraid to state that either, heck, we are only human after all. Thank you. NC, DVM All creatures great and small, the lord god made them all!
Date Posted: 12/13/2008
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Alta Vista Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Marjorie
Vet LastName: McIsaa
Rating:
Comments: Marjorie McIsaac is an excellent vet. She truly cares about the pets and their owners. She is totally dedicated to her job. The best vet anyone could ask for really. She is very smart, very knowledgeable. She along with other wonderful vets at the clinic saved my cat from liver disease.
Date Posted: 12/13/2008
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Alta Vista Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Eric
Vet LastName: De Madron
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Comments: He specializes in internal medicine. He was wonderful with my cat and helped her through her liver disease. He is very smart and pleasant.
Date Posted: 10/7/2008
State: Canada - NS
ClinicName: Central Nova
Vet FirstName: Earnie
Vet LastName: Prowse
Rating:
Comments: We had a hip excision done on our German Shepherd. 1st operation was not done properly so second operation had to be done (for free) and at that time a bone in her leg was cracked. She never really got too much better and 3 years later we ended up putting her to sleep, she was only 8 years old. If we had it to do over we would not have chosen this operation or maybe a different vet?
Date Posted: 9/26/2008
State: US - Maryland
ClinicName: North East Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Michael
Vet LastName: Jacobs
Rating:
Comments: I've been taking my pets to Dr. Jacobs for 10 years now and will continue to do so for many years to come. All of the Dr.s at NEAH are wonderfull. Some people complain of Dr. J's no nonsence approach, but I prefer the truth. No sugar coating, my animals are too impotant to me to have someone tiptoe around an important issue. He's the expert and that's what I pay him for. If I ever have any doubts about the opinions I recieve from a vet there I do my own reasearch and the end result has always been the same. There prices are very reasonable with a freindly and knowledgable staff.
Date Posted: 9/10/2008
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Lessard Callingwood
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName:
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Comments: After being with this vet for many years I was very disappointed in the way I was treated by the front staff. After calling and making an appointment and arriving on time for that appointment I was informed that I didn't have one. I was told mine was in the morning at a time could have never made it to. Sick cat in tow I was told the vet could not see me and I was turned away. Maybe that decision should have been made by the vet herself, since when I actually got in to see a vet, somewhere else, I was told if left much longer my cat would have been much sicker.
Date Posted: 8/28/2008
State: US - Alabama
ClinicName: Emergency and Specialty Animal Medical Hospital, Madison Animal Care Hospital
Vet FirstName: Erica, Deborah, Clinton, Tony,
Vet LastName: Fry, Armes, Lothrop, Ballagas
Rating:
Comments: These vets, two of them board-certified, were the worst nightmare of my life! They caused my poor companion's death within 3 months after my pet became their patient. Please read my pet's story. . . http://alabamavetboardwatch.110mb.com/ These vets are greedy, unethical, incompetent, with no compassion for the animals and guardians!
Date Posted: 8/14/2008
State: US - Indiana
ClinicName: Zionsville Animal Hosp
Vet FirstName: Cary
Vet LastName: Wasem
Rating:
Comments: These vets are very non caring and inexperienced. Several misdiagnosis led to the needless suffering and death of my baby. I think the owner of the place is a sadist, he seemed to take please in causing pain to my cats. Something is seriously wrong with this place. RUN!!
Date Posted: 8/14/2008
State: US - Indiana
ClinicName: Allisonville Road Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName: Marcy
Vet LastName: Short
Rating:
Comments: Dr. Short has got to be the most incompetent vet I have ever seen. She misdiagnosed more than one of my cats more than once. Getting a second opinion saved the life of two of them but for another it was too late. I would question wheather or not she is even a licensed veterinarian. Regardless, even the worst vets are still called "doctor". I would avoid this place at all costs.
Date Posted: 6/19/2008
State: US - North Carolina
ClinicName:
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName: Enloe
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Date Posted: 6/7/2008
State: US - Georgia
ClinicName: KMVS
Vet FirstName: Kirk
Vet LastName: Underwood
Rating:
Comments: Kirk Underwood, or Doc as those of us who know him call him, had to notify the state and quarantine our boarding facility due to an outbreak of strangles. He has been treating many of the horses there including my own. Most of the horses have had normal symptoms from the strangles. However, my 23 year old horse decided to be different and had a very rare complication of the strangles and I know without a doubt, that Doc saved my horse's life when he performed an emergency tracheotomy. He and his staff have been nothing but supportive and understanding when I have panicky moments while caring for my horse. I will be forever grateful and appreciative for everything Doc did for my horse that I have had since he was born.
Date Posted: 6/7/2008
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Care Centre Calgary Ab
Vet FirstName: Neil
Vet LastName: Connery
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Comments: He is a very unethical vet, he operated on ouy dogs back when surgery was not the answer. our dog was never able to walk after he did a myleogram on him, he injured his spine ot the point that our dog could not even bark.He left our dog laying on a cement floor from Monday till Thursday until he did the surgery, even tho he knew then that it would only make things worse. I did not sign or want a myleogram and I did not sign for the surgery, 43 days later after we tried to get him to stand and walk again we had to put him down. I also told the vet if there was more then one disc that he wasn't to do surgery, he did not even listen to me only did his own thing. Our dog walked into the Care Cente in Calgary Ab was treated very badly and ended up never walking again. He was only five and one half years old. I was never able to get the myleogram or the surgicial report to this day. We know that lots went wrong and are wondering why in Canada Vets don't have to be held responsible for what they do. Most of the staff and the two drs. we did meet were not very nice people, Dr. Connery states now that he told me of different treatments he could do, NOT TRUE, he only told me and my daugther that surgery was the only way for Tzar. This whole mess has left a big whole in my heart and the saddest thing is what he did to my big kool dog who would still be here if he just wasn't able to get away with doing his own thing and no one to question him.. Not fair and it has to be stopped, I need help with this one, need to know of other cases in AB with the Care Cente and the fifteen other Vet places they are with. The whole Vet program is very bad there, and also the staff, I would not recommend this place to anyone or the other Associate Vet Clinics in Calgary. Very Very Bad, and sad.
Date Posted: 6/2/2008
State: US - Florida
ClinicName: Country Oaks Veterinary Clinic
Vet FirstName: Frances
Vet LastName: Ramirez
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Comments: In Summerfield! They Lie, They sneak and they cover up their mistakes. My Siamese, My little girl, died a slow, miserable, lonely and totally unecessary death at their hands. She bit a couple of their techs (because she wasn't feeling well & they don't know how to properly handle) and they wanted to euthanize and chop off her head! When I refused to give the permission and opted for quarantine, she ALL OF A SUDDEN took a turn for the worse and was dead within hours. I wasn't even given the chance too see her. This is animal cruelty and abuse of the worst kind, because it was at the hands of a trusted professional!!! BEWARE AND RUN SCARED!!!!!!
Date Posted: 5/31/2008
State: Canada - NS
ClinicName: Seaside Animal Hospital
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Comments: I was rushed by two large, snarling dogs in the waiting room at this vet. The receptionist responded by making pleasant conversation with the owner of the dogs (who bitched me out for yelling, "Leash your dogs!"). The vet heard the incident but chose not to respond. I later asked if they had a leash policy for the waiting room. She shrugged and said, "no". I think it's time to find a vet that gives a rat's ass about the comfort and safety of their clients.
Date Posted: 5/29/2008
State: US - Georgia
ClinicName: Kennesaw Mountain Vet. Services
Vet FirstName: Kirk
Vet LastName: Underwood
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Comments: Dr. Underwood is on call 24, 7 and is the vet. for many of the top boarding and show facilities in north west Atlanta. He has been our vet for over 10 years and though our boarders can choose their own vet 95% of them use Dr. Underwood. He seems to always be on call and he treats your horse as if it were his own child. Keep in mind that with these postings people are far more likely to take the time to rate someone if they had a bad experience than if they had a good one. Those who are disgruntled with him are only that way because he doesn't always tell you what you want to hear, but he does tell you the truth and tells you what's best for your horse.
Date Posted: 5/24/2008
State: US - Maryland
ClinicName: Elk Neck Vet Clinic
Vet FirstName: Kathleen
Vet LastName: Lackey
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Comments: Very pleased with level of care and kindness from staff and Dr Lackey. Facility is very clean and the prices are fair. We have been going to Elk Neck Vet Clinic since 1997 and recommend to all!
Date Posted: 5/22/2008
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Banks Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Ronnie
Vet LastName: Pusong
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Comments: Very good care there however when it comes to outrageiously high Veterinarian bills, they are insensitive.
Date Posted: 5/5/2008
State: US - Maryland
ClinicName: Basin Run
Vet FirstName: Gloria
Vet LastName: Kilby
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Comments: Great vets, both very helpful and my dog loves them! Which is good because he can be picky about people he likes/dislikes. My other dog also loves them! My BC got fixed there and it was great! They were very nice and let me go get him/put him in the kennel. They also use a great program called snap so the neuter only cost 50 bucks! It is a touch expensive but well well worth it!
Date Posted: 4/14/2008
State: US - Georgia
ClinicName: Ocmulgee Veterinary Clinic
Vet FirstName: Jim
Vet LastName: Rahn
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Comments: Would like to add another great rating for Dr. Jim Rahn. My parents live in Eastman while I live 2 1/2 hours away. I have moved multiple times, and I have used vets all over the country. However, if there's any way that I can work it out to have my pets visit Dr. Rahn while we are visiting my parents, he is my first choice. He is caring, compassionate, and thoroughly knowledgeable - just the best.
Date Posted: 2/27/2008
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Clearwater vet. Services, Sarnia
Vet FirstName: Jan
Vet LastName: Venclik
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Comments: These people only want money. They not good vets at all. You should be with them to see what they do because they charge money for work not done. Don't trust they with your animal, they lie and cheat us who took animals for them to check up. This is a warning,.....you should be careful.....do.not trust ...them...I don't know why people go to Clearwater vets. we don't no more. Watch your money on the bills.
Date Posted: 2/22/2008
State: Canada - NS
ClinicName: Petworks
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Comments: Not sure why it cost me $600 to spay a cat. I was quoted much less, there were no complications but lots of extras added on. I should have went to my old vet for$200. Don't board your dog here either, they only get two pee breaks a day.Its humid in the summer too. Don't board your cat unless you want it in a three foot cage all day.
Date Posted: 2/14/2008
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Markham Veterinary Clinic
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Vet LastName: Thomas
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Comments: Very helpful and understanding. Everyone was pleasant and caring. Facility was excellent.
Date Posted: 2/4/2008
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Clearwater vet. Services, Sarnia
Vet FirstName: Jan
Vet LastName: Venclik
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Comments: All these people here at Clearwater Vet. Services, in Sarnia, Ontario, want is your money. They charge for stuff that they are not authorized to do, so WATCH OUT for Your bill amount. They charge terribly too much and are not very nice people to deal with. They feel that they are above all and can do and say to you what they want and are sarcastic. They will also get your name and say that you own them money and put a black mark on your credit rating. We found this out and the person has never delt with them. Someone gave his name and they sent him a bill and he has Never used them for anything. Just be very careful, with these greedy people!
Date Posted: 2/2/2008
State: US - California
ClinicName: Bixby Animal Clinic
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Comments: I love this hospital! The vet knows what he is doing. He diagnoses quickly and treats effectively. My little puppy had mites and he knew the difference between mites and allergies which many vets mistakenly diagnose. I reccommend him to anyone who loves their pet. The clinic is clean and the staff is super nice and attentive. I mean they even washed all of my puppies things for me!
Date Posted: 1/26/2008
State: US - Georgia
ClinicName: Kennesaw Mountain
Vet FirstName: Kirk
Vet LastName: Underwood
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Comments: He has demonstrated nothing but kindness to my horses and has come anytime day or night for an emergency. He takes the time for a thourough exam and explains exactly why and what he is doing.
Date Posted: 1/15/2008
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Chippawa Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Peggy
Vet LastName: Dowell
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Comments: I have been with them for 18 years, and they are the most caring, warm and loving people I have ever met. To them, my pets are part of their family. How much better can it get....
Date Posted: 1/9/2008
State: US - Georgia
ClinicName:
Vet FirstName: Phillip
Vet LastName: Wilson, DVM
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Date Posted: 1/9/2008
State: US - Georgia
ClinicName: Equine Med Asst's
Vet FirstName: Bill
Vet LastName: Walker
Rating:
Comments: Can this guy ever return a phone call or what?
Date Posted: 1/9/2008
State: US - Georgia
ClinicName:
Vet FirstName: Turner
Vet LastName: Reams
Rating:
Comments: What a compassionate ichon for the next generation.
Date Posted: 1/9/2008
State: US - Georgia
ClinicName:
Vet FirstName: Heather
Vet LastName: Rentz
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Comments: I took my cat to her and she told me about an experience with her partner who she is trying to marry which changed my life. I divorced my husband, changed my gender and contacted Dr. Phil. Still awaiting. Thanks Heather
Date Posted: 1/7/2008
State: US - Arizona
ClinicName: palo verde animal hospital
Vet FirstName: entire practice
Vet LastName: entire practice
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Comments: Super over priced!!! 5 times what other vets charge.
Date Posted: 1/4/2008
State: Canada - NS
ClinicName: Petworks
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Comments: The vet clinic is ok but costly, double what other clinics charge for the same service. Food and supplies cost more here as well. The groomers are wonderfull, photography is good but what ruins it is the daycare and boarding facility. Its really disorganized and no one seems to know whats going on. I think its new employees/lack of training and poor managment. You don't get all the info you ask for and the kennel area is not atractive or cheery in the least. It doesn't smell buit always looks dirty because of the cement and rubber materials used. The daycare area is ok but has pea gravel inside?! and the outdoor area is the spot where they used to have there dumpster. Don't expect fast and easy service, the computers seem to overwhelm the staff, I guess they are more complicated then a kennel needs and it seems everyone who knew what was going on quit! Don't get ripped off by a disorganized facility!
Date Posted: 12/30/2007
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: york regional clinic
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Date Posted: 12/11/2007
State: US - Ohio
ClinicName: Community Veterinary Clinic
Vet FirstName: Trish
Vet LastName: Schmitt
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Comments: Highly NOT recommended. Terrible facility and staff. Receptionist is very rude and uncaring. They sell expired medicines (but not tell you). Could hear them making jokes about another client. Wasn't seen until 45 minutes after my scheduled appointment time and they weren't even busy. Worst clinic I've experienced.
Date Posted: 12/6/2007
State: US - Texas
ClinicName: Rodgers Spay/Neuter Center
Vet FirstName: Suzy
Vet LastName: Hahn
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Comments: She is the most amazing Dr. I have witnessed. She loves each of her animals as if they were her own. I highly recommend her to spay/neuter your dog!
Date Posted: 12/5/2007
State: US - Georgia
ClinicName: West Georgia Veterinary Associates
Vet FirstName: Rose
Vet LastName: Coker
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Comments: EXCELLENT Vet. Rose and her husband, Mike, are skilled, knowledgeable, personable and just wonderful in general. I highly recommend them!
Date Posted: 12/5/2007
State: US - Georgia
ClinicName: Kennesaw Mountain Vet
Vet FirstName: Kirk
Vet LastName: Underwood
Rating:
Comments: BEWARE!! If your horse exhibits signs of fever, discharge and swollen glands, INSIST on a Strangles test, and demand to get a copy of it. If it IS Strangles, your horse and barn must be quarantined. FYI - only horses that he has immunized for Strangles seem to end up with the disease. No wonder he doesn't report to the authorities, as required by law! I have it on the highest authority that, left alone in his care, horses are abused. He has an anger management issue. Steer clear of this man at all costs.
Date Posted: 12/5/2007
State: US - Georgia
ClinicName: West Georgia Veterinary Associates
Vet FirstName: Mike
Vet LastName: Coker
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Comments: Mike and his wife, Rose, are exceptional vets. I absolutely trust them with my horse's lives!
Date Posted: 11/30/2007
State: US - Massachusetts
ClinicName: Homeovet
Vet FirstName: Jeff
Vet LastName: Levy
Rating:
Comments: "Dr. Jeff" seemed unsure of his diagnosis. In addition, he also was initially helpful, but when I called for a follow-up he was difficult to reach. I had spent hundreds of dollars for a phone consult. When I called with a question he told me to make an appointment for another consultation. I asked if I would be charged and his response was, "Uh, yeah, I get paid for my time. That's how it works."
Date Posted: 11/27/2007
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: North Oakville Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Sarah
Vet LastName: Machell
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Comments: Simply put- the best vet clinic I have ever gone to. All of the staff are so caring and dedicated, they will do whatever it takes to help both the client and the patient. I cannot imagine taking my pets anywhere else.
Date Posted: 11/27/2007
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Sunshine Hills
Vet FirstName: john
Vet LastName: gillott
Rating:
Comments: Dr. G is a good choice for pet care. His staff on the other hand...does not have repeat business in mind when dealing with the customer. This is unfortunate for Dr.G...as there are so many choices for Vets in this area.
Date Posted: 11/5/2007
State: US - Florida
ClinicName: Boca North Aniaml Hospital
Vet FirstName: Dwyatt
Vet LastName: Bull
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Comments: I am 56 years old and this is the worst vet I have ever brought my pet to. He is arrogant & ignorant. He killed my pet & I suggest you select a different vet for your pet.
Date Posted: 10/28/2007
State: US - Georgia
ClinicName: Kirk Underwood Inc.
Vet FirstName: Kirk C.
Vet LastName: Underwood
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Comments: Dr. Kirk Underwood Equine DVM may posseses a trustfull demeanor and appearnace but beware. He is very dishonest and unethical in his treatment with animals and conversation with owners.
Date Posted: 10/17/2007
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Westbank Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Garth
Vet LastName: Penner
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Comments: I've dealt with this Hospital for over 14 years with many of my dogs, all their Vets are wonderfully compasionate with my dogs and have a good understanding of my breed. There's nothing more comforting than to know you can call in the middle of the night with a sick dog and get a warm reception, always.
Date Posted: 10/1/2007
State: US - Massachusetts
ClinicName: DeWitt Animal
Vet FirstName: Bruce
Vet LastName: Hill
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Comments: Best vet ever.
Date Posted: 9/22/2007
State: US - California
ClinicName: Canyon Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: John
Vet LastName: Hamil
Rating:
Comments: Amazing dr. with so much compassion and a wonderful bedside manner. Very thorough and always a great listener. Staff on board are very hard working, and so such a great job for the practice being so very busy. i would trust this dr. and this staff with my pets any day. they are simply amazing people.
Date Posted: 9/21/2007
State: US - California
ClinicName: windsor animal hospital
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Comments: These people overcharge and make arbitrary charges. They cremated my dog when I asked them to dispose of him because I couldn't afford the cremation, and then sent a collection agency after me for the cremation charge. In my experience with them, I felt they were more interested in making money than anything else.
Date Posted: 9/16/2007
State: Canada - NS
ClinicName: Petworks - Portland Street
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Comments: Although we have only gone here once, great place. Very supportive, very understanding, great resources, great staff!
Date Posted: 9/10/2007
State: US - Maryland
ClinicName: Basin Run Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Gloria
Vet LastName: Kilby
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Comments: Ask any local and they'll tell you that Basin Run is highly overpriced. When I moved to the area I took my cat there and learned the hard way. Cost aside, they are an OK vet. Service is so-so but they tend to lean heavily on students who are learning to be vet assistants. Expect most of your face time to be with them rather than with an actual professional. Also, expect to be shuttled out as if at a fast food restaurant. Knowing full well that I was being charged the flat $52.50 for the 3 minutes I usually got at my appointments I always tried to ask questions and was given short answers while they walked out the door. You are much better off looking elsewhere. You can find the same or better service for a much more reasonable price at several other nearby vets.
Date Posted: 9/5/2007
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Clearwater vet
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Date Posted: 8/31/2007
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Castleridge Vet Clinic
Vet FirstName: Brian
Vet LastName: Jesmer
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Comments: I have used all three vets at this clinc, all are outstanding, caring people, all their assistants get to know you and your pet. Highly recommend
Date Posted: 8/29/2007
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Maple Veterinary Clinic
Vet FirstName: Danny
Vet LastName: DeRose
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Comments: Very bright and capable veterinarian. He saved my dogs life by providing the treatment my dog needed for years but no vet had provided. I would highly recommend Dr. DeRose to any pet owner, he truly cares about his patients (and he's pretty handsome too :)
Date Posted: 8/23/2007
State: US - California
ClinicName: Mission Pet Park Hospital
Vet FirstName: Dr. Gary
Vet LastName: Haver
Rating:
Comments: Horrible experience. Dr. Haver gave our dog a C-Section and failed to tell us she needed medication. Sent us home with a new born baby and failed to tell us we needed to help keep it warm throughout the night. Dr. Haver never took the time to sit down with us and discuss the problems with our dog. Horrible vet! Horrible experience! Don't go to Mission Pet Park Hospital. Horrible service! Our dog nearly died!
Date Posted: 8/19/2007
State: US - California
ClinicName: Noble Veterinary Clinic
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Comments: Unprofessional. Visited for annual physical exam / vaccine. Told vet about my concern and he said he will check it out. I want to be with my dog for physical exam but he refused. He brought in the dog and brought out after few mins. Didn't mention anything about the physical exam (wonder only gave shot no exam???). Tried to ask the front desk- Cheryl the following day. She gave me an attitude like I shouldn't ask. Then she looked at the chart and just threw a word "healthy". Staffs are heartless and rude especially Cheryl. They were keep blaming my dog is bad. Excuse me, my dog was receiving shot!!! How calm can he be???
Date Posted: 8/16/2007
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Bayview Hills AC
Vet FirstName: Shelley
Vet LastName: Sherkeyq
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Comments: Wonderful and caring doctor, He was very sweet to us and our children when we needed to put our lovely Red, down.
Date Posted: 8/9/2007
State: US - New York
ClinicName:
Vet FirstName: JOHN
Vet LastName: PARKS
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Date Posted: 8/7/2007
State: US - Alabama
ClinicName: Golden Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Mickey
Vet LastName: Golden
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Comments: We have used GAH for 8 years now. My cat is actually never scared of the vet's office because the assistants and staff treat him so well. Dr. Golden is awesome, he always has time to answer our questions and, more importantly, really wants what's best for my baby. They also have very nice luxury "suites" for the dogs and cats, so you don't have to leave your pet caged up while they're at the hospital! I give GAH a thumbs up.
Date Posted: 7/30/2007
State: US - Connecticut
ClinicName: Hamden Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Paul
Vet LastName: Skelcher
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Comments: Dr Skelcher explains every issue in great detail. He has kept my animals healthy for many years. He's very punctual and never over books. You are able to stay with your pet during the exam and any tests. A wonderful doctor!
Date Posted: 7/24/2007
State: US - Illinois
ClinicName: Huntley Veterinary Clinic
Vet FirstName: Joseph
Vet LastName: Seng
Rating:
Comments: Dr Joe is the best!
Date Posted: 7/24/2007
State: US - Florida
ClinicName: Oaks Vet, Gainesville, FL
Vet FirstName: Dr.
Vet LastName: Kaplan-Stein
Rating:
Comments: Absolutely HORRIBLE customer service. Main objective is to charge clients for as much as they can. Constant overbooking proves their hunger for money. Except for one or two techs, the entire staff is rude and unprofessional. Would not recommend to anyone.
Date Posted: 7/14/2007
State: US - Arizona
ClinicName: Scottsdale Cat Clinic
Vet FirstName: Judy
Vet LastName: Karnia
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Comments: A wonderful clinic dedicated to the best care for cats. No dogs allowed, and the building is fabulous. Dr. Karnia is a great vet.
Date Posted: 7/5/2007
State: US - Maryland
ClinicName: Huffard Animal Hospital
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Comments: In consistent service - horrible front staff (rude and nasty) - owner with an I don't care attitude - horrible at getting results back to you on tests that you have paid for already
Date Posted: 7/5/2007
State: US - Texas
ClinicName: Austin & Associates - Texas City
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Comments: I have had multiple bad experiences with this office. I have had several good experiences, but the bad ones far outweigh them. Over the past 3 years I have had to wait for over an hour on at least 6 occasions; sometimes even when there is no other clients waiting. They ignored specific instructions I gave them from an emergency hospital I visited after my dog was hit by a car. Almost everytime I have gone in there all the support personnel are different. There has also been a high turnover rate of the doctor's themselves. I have had sporadic good service which is what kept me coming back, but overall I am very dissatified with my experiences at Austin & Associates. I have had multiple bad experiences with this office. I have had several good experiences, but the bad ones far outweigh them. Over the past 3 years I have had to wait for over an hour on at least 6 occasions; sometimes even when there is no other clients waiting. They ignored specific instructions I gave them from an emergency hospital I visited after my dog was hit by a car. Almost everytime I have gone in there all the support personnel are different. There has also been a high turnover rate of the doctor's themselves. I have had sporadic good service which is what kept me coming back, but overall I am very dissatified with my experiences at Austin & Associates.
Date Posted: 6/28/2007
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Bayview Hill Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Shelley
Vet LastName: Sherkey
Rating:
Comments: He is money hungry. Very expensive. Does have a good bedside manor, which makes clients trust him ans then he goes for the pocket book. Can't see anything.
Date Posted: 6/24/2007
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Amorial Hospital
Vet FirstName: Gimme
Vet LastName: Candy
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Comments: He sucks,but he is very bad in spays
Date Posted: 6/24/2007
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Amorial Hospital
Vet FirstName: Gimme
Vet LastName: Candy
Rating:
Comments: He truly sucks
Date Posted: 6/17/2007
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Family Pet Hospital
Vet FirstName: Kulvinder
Vet LastName: Grewal
Rating:
Comments: Dr.Grewal and Dr.Rajwinder Singh are very compassionate and excellent vets.They always ensure that everything is being done to help the animals.I will never trade these vets for anyother vet in B.C.
Date Posted: 6/8/2007
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Langley Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName:
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Comments: Initial service with one kitten getting spayed, was great. Second kitten getting spayed, both service and attitude was extremely poor. Kitten was about 10 days along and they charged me the spaying plus half again for the pregnancy. I wasn't called or informed of her condition or of the cost. Extremely hurt and very unhappy.
Date Posted: 5/25/2007
State: Canada - MB
ClinicName: CENTENNIAL ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Vet FirstName: DR
Vet LastName: HICKLING
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Comments: THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST VET'S I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. THE CLINIC ITSELF IS VERY OPEN & WELL MAINTAINED, THE STAFF IS INCREDIBLE, VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE & AS KIND AS THEY COME. I RECOMMEND HER TO EVERYONE THAT I KNOW WHO HAS A PET. THIS WOMAN HAS BEEN THROUGH 2 PET DEATHS W/ ME & NEW ADDITION W/ HAS QUITE A FEW ISSUES & SHE HAS BEEN THERE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. THIS IS TYPE OF PERSON WHO WAS MEANT TO BE A DOCTOR, I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW GREATFUL I AM TO HAVE TOP RATE CARE FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT BEINGS IN MY LIFE.
Date Posted: 5/25/2007
State: US - Utah
ClinicName: Cottonwood Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Dennis
Vet LastName: Law
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Comments: An orthopedic specialist, Dr. Dennis Law is among the best vets in the state of Utah. We had a difficult experience at this clinic a couple of years ago with another vet who tried to foist an unnecessary surgery on our border collie, but have had nothing but good experiences with Dr. Law.
Date Posted: 5/16/2007
State: US - Delaware
ClinicName: Middletown Veterinary Hospital
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName: Beste and Wright
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Comments: Excellent, caring, professional doctors and staff. I drive a distance to take my pets. You won't find any better! Rusty, Grace, Buff, Miss Kitty, Lucky and Socks!
Date Posted: 5/11/2007
State: Canada - AB
ClinicName: Castleridge
Vet FirstName: Brian
Vet LastName: Jesmer
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Comments: Dr Jesmer is not allowed to retire as long as I have pets. First met him when we moved to Calgary and it was an emergency situation with a diabetic cat. He was awesome. Phoned us daily with updates. Since then we've taken dogs, cats, a bunny and ferrets to him. He has been awesome with all of them. He also has great "kennel-side" manner. Very open to alternative treatments as well. The rest of his clinic staff are friendly, knowledgeable and compassionate.
Date Posted: 5/8/2007
State: US - Alabama
ClinicName: North Alabama Vet
Vet FirstName: Roy
Vet LastName: Moring
Rating:
Comments: Always shows up for our horses when we need him most!! - Daryl Tuttle, TrinityThoroughbreds.com
Date Posted: 4/30/2007
State: US - Minnesota
ClinicName: Animal Wellness Center of Maple Grove
Vet FirstName: Carolyn
Vet LastName: Apker
Rating:
Comments: Outstanding staff, the best care I have EVER recieved for my pets.
Date Posted: 4/25/2007
State: US - Arkansas
ClinicName: Mayflower Animal Clinic
Vet FirstName: Tammy
Vet LastName: Martindale
Rating:
Comments: The clinic was very busy, hot and smelled like animals. I did not feel like the vet spent enough time with me so that I understood her recommendations. The staff seemed overworked or just disinterested. The prices were very cheap though.
Date Posted: 4/20/2007
State: US - Georgia
ClinicName: Ocmulgee Veterinary Clinic
Vet FirstName: Jim
Vet LastName: Rahn
Rating:
Comments: I am convinced that Dr. Rahn is the best veterinarian in the world!!! 3 times he has saved my yellow lab, Kim's, life and I am eternally grateful. I no longer live in Eastman, but my faith in Dr. Rahn prompts me to drive 140 plus miles to see him. Dr. Rahn has a sincere love for animals, not just a desire to make money and in 2007 that is a rare find. If you live in the state of Georgia, it is worth the drive to Eastman to visit Dr. Rahn.
Date Posted: 4/9/2007
State: Canada - ON
ClinicName: Rockwood Veterinary Clinic
Vet FirstName:
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Comments: They are the best in KW, Wellington area!!
Date Posted: 3/30/2007
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Gibsons Animal Hsp
Vet FirstName:
Vet LastName: Dr.James Bennett
Rating:
Comments: awsome
Date Posted: 3/30/2007
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Killarney Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Parvinder
Vet LastName: Mangat
Rating:
Comments: Dr Mangat is a kind, gentle man who has the patience and humanity to earn the trust of an animal. One of my rescued dogs is terrified of men, but he trusts Dr Mangat, and their relationship is what keeps us going back to Vancouver when one of the animals needs to be seen, instead of finding a new Vet in our new community, more than an hour away. Dr Mangat is the best, just a good, decent man.
Date Posted: 3/28/2007
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Central Animal Hospital
Vet FirstName: Terill
Vet LastName: Udenberg
Rating:
Comments: Very thorough and knowledgable, always goes the extra to ensure that everything is being done to help the animal. Has also volunteered for the Canadian Animal Assitance Team in Louisiana Hurricane Katrina Rescue. Can't say enough good about the clinic!
Date Posted: 3/28/2007
State: Canada - BC
ClinicName: Cottonwood Vet Clinic
Vet FirstName: Tim
Vet LastName: Maarhuis
Rating:
Comments: PHENOMENAL! Very compassionate, and takes time to explain things and listen to his clients. His fees are very fair.