My wife makes me drive an hour to Baltimore to take our pets to Dr. Klimentidis. We live in Westminster and there are no shortages of vets here. My wife says that Dr. Klimentidis is the best vet she has ever gone to and she should know because she has worked at different animal hospitals. Of course I moan and complain about having to go an hour away to take all of our many pets, BUT in the end, I know that it is worth it because Dr. Klimentidis IS the best! She is both caring and technically excellent. She checks everything and communicates any problems to us. She takes time from her personal life to check on the well-being of our beloved pets. When something is beyond her scope, she recommends specialists who have been excellent. When we didn't know what was wrong with one of our cats and no other vet could help, Dr Klimentidis properly diagnosed cancer. She did this because she knows what she is doing and knew what to look for. This probably gave us an extra 3 years with our cat, Mariah, because we were able to treat it aggressively. Dr Klimentidis cannot, however, take the place of pet parents. She can only recommend and guide people to do what she suggests. If people do not take her advice, then she cannot be held responsible. So as one of the best vets in the state, I have recommended numerous people to her and will continue to do so.
A friend recommended Doc Side vets when my dog started limping. I had been to other vets but didn't really feel comfortable. I'm so glad that I followed her advice. Sadly, my dog was diagnosed with bone cancer. Dr. Klimentidis was so kind in breaking the news to me. She talked with me on the phone for hours from her home over the weekend after diagnosis. With all the decisions I had to make, she assured me that she would help me with any decision I chose to make, and that she would not let me make a bad decision. It was such a relief to know that whatever I chose to do, she would help. In the next week, Dr. Klimentidis arranged surgery for my dog at a time that was convenient to my schedule. She consulted with other doctors nationwide to be sure that her diagnosis and treatment were the best. I chose not to do chemo (the data doesn't really support it) and even though most dogs only live about 6 months after diagnosis, he is alive and kicking 8 months after. He pulls me around the neighborhood and even into Doc Side medical center. He loves everyone there and has no bad memories or nervousness about going to the docs. Thank you Doc Side for giving us the loving and effective care that my dog...and I...needed!