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68

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in Business

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Phone: (816) 380-1990

Phone: (816) 887-2866

Primary Phone: (816) 380-1990

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Gundel, Adam, DVM Koch Stigge Veterinary Clinic

Koch-Stigge Clinic

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Veterinarians, Pet Boarding & Kennels, Veterinary Specialty Services, Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals, Pet Grooming
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Parking: Lot, Free

Specialties: Cattle, Cats, Horses, Livestock, Small Animals

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Posted: 7/8/2013

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We have used this practice for a very long time. They do care about your animals. They are a large and small animal practice which suits all of our needs. They are prompt in calling back in emergencies and they don't charge an arm and a leg for procedures. If I can do it myself, they tell me what to do and that is awesome as well!

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Posted: 5/13/2013

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I read the bad posts about this place, but i have never seen anything like that during my visits with this vet. They have always been more than helpful, their prices are outstanding and I have never felt that they didnt care about my pet or me.
I reccomend Koch-Stigge to everyone that asks about vets. They have made special arrangments for me to pick up medicine when i couldnt get off work before their offices have closed. All around A+ vet.

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Posted: 3/11/2013

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Did what others wouldn't

I see some pretty negative reviews here and I don't know why. When my old dog was beyond help my regular vet wouldn't come to my home to put him down. Out of the blue I called Dr Stigge and he came out as soon as he could. He also came to my aunt's for the same reason and without prior arrangement. I now use Dr Stigge for my vet needs and I couldn't be more pleased. He is primarily a farm vet and doesn't hold your hand much, but he exhibits compassion for the animal, which is what is most important.

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Posted: 9/15/2010

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Awful!!!

We found a sweet little stray dog on the side of the road and took him there to be checked out. They gave him his shots and told us everything was fine.

A few weeks later, we came home and our sweet boy wouldn't get up. We called the emergency line and waited 45 mins for a call back, when I finally did get a phone call, the Dr said it was probley just a fever and to take a suringe and push water down his throat. Then hung up on me (before I could even say thank you).

Within the next 10 mins, our dog was having massive seizures, so we gathered him into the car and took him to an emergency clinic 50 mins from my house. By the time we got there it was 11pm and they had to put our baby to sleep.

Please keep in mind that this was in front of my 2 children, my 10 year old son held him in his lap all the way to the vets office, crying. The lack of compassion and caring stunned me. I will never return to this place and urge you to do the same.

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Posted: 8/26/2010

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When my phone rang and I answe...

When my phone rang and I answered it,my daughter was crying so badly that I couldn't understand her.
I have gone to this vet for a couple of years with my dog,and after hearing what they did and what they put my daughter through,I will never go back there.

A pet is part of your family,and when things come down to the wire,the choice to have a pet put to sleep is hard enough.Things should not have been done the way that they were.
This vet clinic has devastated my daughter,and also my whole family.
PLEASE think twice and remember this review and DO NOT take your pet here!

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Posted: 8/26/2010

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Lack of compassion, professionalism, and empathy.

This experience was the most horrific vet experience I have ever had, and I heed warning, that the situation is disturbing, so I suggest not reading if you feel it will be hard to handle.

I visited Koch-Stigge Veterinary clinic after relocating from another state. Tigger, my 15 year old cats health had fallen faster than we could handle. He had over the past year become unhappy and uncomfortable. After much thought, we decided it was in my cats best interest to no longer suffer. His quality of life wasn't what it should be, and he was suffering and uncomfortable.

My mother-in-law and I entered a near empty vet clinic for my 2:15 appointment, and a long time after, was greeted by Dr. Koch himself. He was wearing filthy mud/manure covered blue jeans and a flannel shirt. Not the clean sanitary attire you would expect a vet to be wearing for the evaluation of sick animals. I explained to him through sobs of Tigger's condition, and after evaluating my cat, agreed Tigger was having major repository issues and that my cat was having much difficulty breathing. His breathing was minimal and labored. I told Dr. Koch that I didn't want my cat to suffer any more. His way of communicating the euthanasia procedure to me came off in the style of "Just another day in the office."

I asked him if there was any extra measures of showing Tigger compassion through the process, and he told me sedating him before would make the experience for him the most tolerable. I write this compassionately, but I assure you, he was not. I informed him that I couldn't bare to be present.. He agreed and left to prepare. I said my good byes, told Tigger I loved him, and tried to comfort him. Dr. Koch came back in the room, grabbed Tigger and administered the sedative before my cat could protest. Before I had an opportunity to say anything. He said "This will make him fall asleep." This was after I told him I did NOT want to be present. Now I know it was just a sedative, but I was already emotionally distraught and couldn't handle process. I started sobbing and told my mother-in-law that I couldn't believe he had done that. After I had asked not to see it, and that it wasn't right.

What happened next I could have never mentally prepared myself for. While the doctor was out of the room the medication caused nausea and my cat, who already had trouble breathing, began suffocating on his own vomit. My mother in law started screaming for someone, and moments later a tech came in the room. I was hysterical. This was supposed to help him, yet it was literally suffocating him, causing more stress, pain, and discomfort. My mother-in-law pleaded with me to leave the room, that I didn't need to see him pass away like that, because I didn't want to see it in the first place.

I ran out of the vet in hysterics.

The experience was horrific, for my cat, and myself. I will forever be traumatized. Dr. Koch should have considered that when a sedative was administered, it would complicate his already impaired ability to breath. He should have chosen a nausea free sedative. Never take your beloved animals to this clinic.

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