Chester Valley Veterinary Hospital
1571 Muldoon Rd, Anchorage, AK 99504
I never post reviews online however when I read an earlier, defamatory review of Dr. Shannon Kesting I felt I needed to step up to defend her. My experience with Dr. Kesting began years ago when I brought my aging German Sheppard in to be seen at PetER. She was obviously very knowledgeable, and fortunately for me very patient as I am one of those people that requires a lot of information. She took the time to explain everything in a way that I could comprehend as a lay person in a heightened state of anxiety. But every bit as important as that is the fact that she was (and always is) exceedingly kind, empathetic and warm. I was thrilled when she opened her own practice regardless of it being across town from me, and over the years I have entrusted all of my pets into her care. When my Great Pyrenees, Ally was nearing the end, seemingly overnight she could not bear to be moved. It broke my heart to think that I would have to put her through so much pain and fear to get her to Chester Valley just to say goodbye. I called Dr. Kesting and par for the course she came through for me. That evening she showed up at my house and allowed Ally’s last moments to be surrounded by her loved ones in the comfort and familiarity of her home. Shannon was there with hugs and understanding in our time of sorrow. Most recently our newest addition, a very active puppy, ran under our deck and came out with a badly bleeding foot. My daughter called me at work after she realized the bleeding was not going to stop. I rushed her to Chester valley, while phoning to say I was on the way. Even though it was evening and they were closing up shop they assured me they would stay. The minute I entered everyone sprang into action and started to take care of my frantic situation. Apparently she had stepped on a small nail that had punctured an artery. Dr. Kesting calmly took control, immediately got her into surgery and saved her little life. Now she is as good as new and terrorizing us in puppy fashion. I could go on about my eldest daughters bulldog with the skin condition or the fact that Dr. Kesting saved a one eyed kitten that was found in a dumpster by taking her in to her own home or the other animals that have been given food, shelter and love to reside at the clinic rather than meet an untimely end due to her kindness. I consider myself very lucky to know her and find comfort in the fact that she will be there when I inevitably need her again.