Dragging his body down the hall, my cat came to me because he knew it was time to say goodbye. With his last breath, he died in my arms as I cried in agony of feeling so sorry for the choice I made. He gave me years of attention, laughter, and love. He trusted me with his life and if I had only known, I would of never allowed a vet to make choices for my cat as I did with this vet. I trusted Shelley Hoffman because she was a doctor, but by her giving my older cat a second distemper, it...view more ended his life.view lessShare Review
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Doctor Mandel operated on my bird may 22, it was after the surgery that they started informing me that not only was he NOT taking the regular type of stitches out and I quote NEVER taing them out they just stay there. She was not given antibiotics and no follow up appt. He did not do blood work or biopsy this really big tumor, he took out. I have it on authority of two different ACTUAL AVIAN VETS SAYING THIS IS NOT RIGHT AND dR. MANDEL NEEDS TO DO THE RIGHT THING. When I questioned w...view morehy etc.. they said if I did not pay I was not getting my bird back.. Period.
I am prepared to take this to the limit. I never want them to have a chance to ever do this again. She is now plucking and picking at the surgical site. It is those stinking stitches. I am on disability and have to get the money to take her to an avian vet right away. I am making one last call to him then I am telling the board and anyone I can. If I save just one animal from the horrible greedy experience I have righted one really bad thing. BECAREFUL.....who you let touch YOUR BIRD. I/4 of a star
MY BIRD IS SO UNCOMFORTABLE OR IN PAIN SHE IS PLUCKING AND BITING THE STITCHES... He promised me a collar for her to wear NOTHING. I will repost as soon as he shows his hand. I am not giving up. He demanded the entire $400,00 even though he did not do anything he said he would. I am on disability and 400.00 for just a 20 min surgery and NOTHING else. I have to borrow the money to take her else where.. But it is red and maybe infected. Hence no meds... for 18 years she never plucked herself. I do not know if she has cancer since no biopsy and no blood work.view less
Watch your wallet! Actual price was more than double quoted price. When I questioned the discrepancy, it was made very clear my business was of no value. Doctor has a great reputation but there are more honest/talented groomers within 1 mile.Share Review
Terrific Doctor, real rapport with animals...small ones, not livestock.
Specializes in birds! But also excellent with dogs and cats.
Unfortunately, it can take up to a week to get an appointment, but always makes time for emergencies.