Nice people but not sure about the doctors' prognosis
I took my dog here after having such a horrible experience with Bonita Pet Hospital. Going to new physicians for treatement of a previous injury, it is typical to seek the original x-rays to see exactly what they are working with. I informed the receptionist and the doctor that the x-rays are available to retrieve from Bonita Pet Hospital.
After a good couple of hours, I was informed that my dog was healing well and does not require her cast anymore. However they charged me for x-ray retrieval, new x-rays, and your other typical vet costs. Regardless I was relieved, gleeful, and excited... because I returned home with my cast-free dog. But it was ruined by the hosiptal insisiting on additional services such as spaying, micro-chip, etc. Why ruin my moment and make a sales pitch when I already explained that I already spent thousands of dollars else where and the reason why I came to you?
With all major injuries, I made sure I would continue to keep my dog in a fragile yet semi-""immobile"" state to help rebuild her muscles (cast was in for 12+ weeks) and not put too much stress on her healed bones. However, I noticed my dog was still not walking on her leg after a full month.
I don't know what made me do it (maybe it was because I wanted to speak to the surgeon who performed my dogs surgery) but I called Bonita Pet Hosipital and my conversation led to reveal Otay Lakes Vet. Hospital never requested the original x-rays! It turns out my dog still had a slight fracture and that was the reason why she continued to favor her leg.
To make a already long story short, my dog was re-treated at the PetSmart veteranary hospital on H-Street and is set to remove her 2nd cast this saturday 8/4/07.
I don't recommend eith veterinary hospitals, word of mouth just doesn't cut it until you do the research. TRUST ME, it will save you $$$, heart-ache, and time.
Thanks for reading.