Amherst Small Animal Hospital
2217 Kensington Ave, Buffalo, NY 14226
Fax: (716) 839-1740
TollFree: (888) 478-7574
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I have to disagree with the review from someone stating they had lost pets here due to a poor surgeon. I know for a fact that there hasn't been any anesthetic deaths in the practice for oh about 20 years. The protocols and procedures they use are unlike any other. The owner even has a website where OTHER VETS can get the most up to date techniques for animal anesthesia. So either this is a FAKE review, or you have the WRONG CLINIC. I fully recommend ASAH and Pain Management Center to anyone who loves their furkids as much as I do.
06/30/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have been with ASAH for 10 years with both dogs and cats and have had 2 really bad experiences with our cats. Twice I had to ahve a young cat operated on and both times the cat died - with the same explanation - the heart was too weak. There was no mention of a weak heart during any previous discussions of the cat's health. Tthe first case the cat was only 9 months old and had a kidney blockage which is apparently very common in cats. I was called after surgery and told everything was fine. An hour later I was called and told the cat died of heart failure. In the most recent case, the initial diagnosis was kidney disease. After 3 days, I was told that there must be a blockage. Further tests were done to find the blockage, followed by ""routine"" surgery. Again,. the initial report I got was that the cat (6 yrs old - young for a cat) was doing well. The cat again died the following morning due to heart failure. I find it hard to beleive that this could happen twice to 2 relatively young cats for the same reason. I don't feel that in the most recent case, the cat was diagnosed properly and I do notel that she was monitored closely enough after surgery. the office was losed for theekend and I was advised that if she was doing ok, they would keep her there and check on her but if she seemed like she needed additional monitoring, she would be transferred to a 24 hour facility. I was told that at 10:00 she was showing some distress, her medication was changed and she was given oxygen. She was checked again at 5:30 and again showed signs of stress and was given oxygen. When she was checked at 9:30, she was dead. I was never contacted to determione if I wanted to have her transferred to a 24 hour facility. Tjhis should have been my decisiion, not the vet's. Although I have not had any issues with my dogs, I will be changing vets for my current 1 year old dog. I have lost complete faith in this practice.
05/05/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I have been going to Amherst Small Animal Hospital with my dog for a few years now based on a recommendation from a friend who also is happy there. The entire staff just seems so smart and they are very nice. The doctors really take time and talk with you. It's not crazy busy and you're not rushed through your appointment like at most vets. My vet even gives me ""homework"" to study before making certain decisions in the care of my dog. I feel like every visit is a lesson. I used to go elsewhere, but when my dog started having issues and needed more than just annual vaccines, it became very clear that I needed a new vet. We found just what we were looking for - We are very happy at Amherst.