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  1. Sharon Gebhardt

    I commend you for what you do. I have had bad experiences with emergency vets. My husband and I agreed if our own vet can’t treat our babies then we will let it go at that Most of the time you spend thousands and the pet dies anyway. Thank you.

  2. lynda

    I admire you taking on this problem. I had a 6 yr old male corgi that suddenly went blind. At the time I could afford to take him to the doggie opthomologist, have his nose tubed and a list of other things done to diagnose what was the matter with him. Final diagnosis was a tick bite had started the whole bag of symptoms. Although I now knew what Hobbes had the treatment was trial and error. 2 years after diagnosis the Emergency Center was there at 3am when it was apparent he was on his last journey. I took him there… I did not want my vet who I have a relationship with to put him down. As he was lead to the back room to insert the IV the young tech ran him into the wall .. I choked out He is blind. I dont second guess myself on the decision I made at that time… but I feel sorry for people who can not afford to find out what is the matter with their little furry one. I love Hobbes and miss him still.

  3. Donna Wood

    I agree 100%
    We had an incident with a vet who I trusted initially.
    We found our cat sitting in the walkway with a bloody patch. I picked her up and checked her out, then called the vet and told them I found a puncture that I was afraid was a snake bite.
    We drove her to the vet’s office, paid a LOT of money to be told that she was probably bitten by another cat and given an expensive antibiotic.
    We took her home; the next morning I called the vet back and said that Joy’s right hip looked almost black, and asked if it could be a bruise (because that is the area that had the puncture I had found). They said bring her back in, so I did.
    Paid another large fee to be told that she just needed time.

    My friends and family were all praying with us, and my mom suggested taking Joy to her friend’s vet, who was farther away but they said he was GREAT.
    As it was the weekend, I waited until Monday to call the new vet and Joy was going downhill; the dark “bruised” area was getting bigger and Joy wouldn’t eat.
    Monday the new vet said bring her straight away.
    After examining Joy and shaving the area around the puncture, he told me there was no way it was a cat bite, that the amount of trauma HAD TO BE A SNAKE BITE, just as I suggested to begin with.
    He also said that she was on the wrong medication.
    He kept my cat for almost a week, removing the necrotic tissue (NOT just bruised skin) and treating her CORRECTLY, and it was still less than a tenth of what the original vet charged me for something that was killing my cat.

    The pictures tell the story even better than my words, but thanks to a doctor who cares more about his patients than about how much he charges to care for them, I still have my Joy when otherwise I would have lost her due to a greedy incompetent vet.

    Thank you for what you do for your patients!

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