We have taken our two Beagles (Boogie and Allie) to Dr. Luttinen and his staff at Wheaton Way Vet for the past 10 ½ years. We have always received exceptional routine care. The office is clean and the staff is friendly and caring. Over the last four months I have discovered what sets them apart from other clinics though.
In late December of 2012, we took Boogie and Allie in for an annual teeth cleaning. Wheaton Way Vet had discovered Allie had a heart murmur on a previous visit,...view more so when they noticed that the heart murmur had gotten worse they decided to x-ray her prior to putting her under anesthesia for the cleaning. Upon x-ray they discovered an unusual growth on Allie’s left lung. Once the biopsy results came back it was determined that our girl had cancer. We were devastated, but Dr. Luttinen was confident that the cancer had not spread and that they would be able to remove it all. Surgery was performed and within 24 hours our girl was back home with us and is doing wonderfully. You would never know what she had been through just a few short months ago.
Last Thursday we took Boogie to Wheaton Way Vet because he had been having stomach issues. His blood work showed low Albumin levels indicating that his body was not absorbing protein. Over the next few days Dr. Luttinen and his staff worked diligently to determine the cause of the low protein levels. Boogie was a very sick dog and during this time we were treated like family by Dr. Luttinen and his staff. Dr. Luttinen provided us with his cell phone number and we were free to call or text with any concerns while we were trying to determine the cause of our dogs illness. At one point Dr. Luttinen offered to take Boogie to his house overnight to keep an eye on him since they do not have staff on hand at night. They went above and beyond, including Dr. Luttinen and one of WWV staff members (Todd – THANK Y OU) coming in on a Sunday (they are closed Sundays) to run blood work to determine if the treatment we had decided to try was working. Thankfully it was and we still have Boogie with us. If it wasn’t for Dr. Dave and his staff at WWV I’m afraid the outcome would be much different.
I honestly could not recommend a better clinic!view less