WORST UNCARING VETERINARIAN
DO NOT TAKE YOUR PET TO THIS HOSPITAL. This place not only rips you off, but it also tortures your pet with all kinds of unnecessary testing. I took my chihuahua to White Ivie because he'd been having diarrhea and gas for the past 3 days and seemed to be very uncomfortable. He was seen by Dr. Morfin, whom misdiagnosed him with pancreatitis. I was told that he needed to be hospitalized. He ordered an IV to give him fluids; even though, I'd let Dr.Morfin know that my dog wasn't dehydrated, that he was still drinking water. He also ordered an assortment of tests -- complete blood work, a pancreatitis test, x-rays, a physical exam. And, even before Dr. Morfin had the test results, they had injected my dog with an antibiotic, a pain killer, and an anti-acid -- all pretty strong medications from what I read on the internet.
When I called Dr. Morfin to find out the results of the tests, I didn't speak with him until the fifth time I called. He said that all my dog had was an irritated stomach and some gas. But, that he still wanted to keep him overnight to have him re-evaluated the next day. I declined and went to go pick him up. I questioned Dr. Morfin on why they'd performed so many tests and given him so much medication. He became angry and told me that since I did not trust him that I should find another veterinarian. I was charged $886.
But, that's not the worst part. MY DOG HAS NOT BEEN THE SAME SINCE. The first 48 hours were the worst. He was constantly whimpering, he couldn't walk, he wouldn't eat, he wouldn't drink, he wouldn't pee, he wouldn't poo, he wouldn't move at all. Whenever I pick him up, he?d cry out in pain. He wouldn't even acknowledge me whenever I called him -- he seemed to be in a catatonic state. His eyes were extremely dilated and; at times, seemed to be having hallucinations. Alarmed at the state of my dog, I called White Ivie the very next day and made an appointment with Dr. Salinger (one of the owners). I told the receptionist to tell Dr. Salinger that I was not going to pay for the visit because whatever they had done or given him the day before had made him extremely ill. However, thirty minutes before my appointment, they called me to let me know that they had cancelled my appointment. Their explanation for the cancellation was that ""I did not trust them and should seek veterinary help somewhere else"".
Today is the third day and he's still not well. He still has diarrhea, his urine is almost orange, he can barely move, he's hardly eating or drinking, and he stills cries out in pain whenever I pick him up. Due to the outrageously high fees that I was charged at White Ivie and because I'm on disability, I can't afford to take my doctor to another vet.