Posted: 5/26/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I have not been to see this vet. However, based on a phone call, my experience was disturbing.
I called on May 26, 2011 and the receptionist was incredibly rude. This is usually an indication of what to expect in most businesses. I had to euthanize my cat of 19 yrs who had cancer and was enquiring as to cost and what drugs they used. She made me hold 5 times on the phone, and each time I tried to speak to tell her what I needed to know, she cut me off and put me on hold.
Finally, when I pressed her she transferred me to the vet Dr Kidwell. He was unbelievably rude and heartless. He said cost was $75 and included only Euthasol, not Propofol which makes them sleep so its painless. I quote, ""Propofol is too costly, and if I had to pay for it, I would not make any money. Take your cat to the Animal Shelter and say you found it on the street and they will do it for less!"".
This unprofessional outburst was the result of merely asking what drugs he used, so I could be assured my cat would have a painless and quick departure I don't need a good bedside manner, but I do need a compassionate person as my vet. I am the only thing that stands between my animal's welfare and callous treatment. It is shocking this vet would say this, but interesting to note that when you do the necessary poking and prodding, all sorts of things get flushed out.
Please avoid this vet. Animals have no voice to tell us what is done to them. If the 'sales' call phase went this poorly, imagine the rest.