Fisher Hollow Veterinary Clinic
21928 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Damascus, VA 24236
Specialties: Pocket Pets, Small Animals
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This vet should NOT BE LICENSED. HE'S RESPONSIBLE FOR TERRIBLE, UNSANITARY TREATMENT AND DEATH OF PATIENTS AND HAS MANY PUBLIC COMPLAINTS AGAINST HIM, ONLINE AND IN THE COMMUNITY. SAVE YOUR PET FROM HIS NEGLIGENCE. DO NOT USE THIS VET!!!! I WOULD RATE ZERO STARS IF IT WOULD ALLOW. HE IS THE WORST VET I HAVE EVER BEEN TO IN MY LIFE.
I breed American bullies,now prior to 2012 bread American Rottweilers prior to 2000 I bread Doberman pinschers in all my days of breeding and raising dogs I've never heard of a vet like this one that chokes a 10 week old puppy til his tongue turns blue in The process of removing stitches from his ears.
ATTENTION! Do Some Research Before you let just anyone work on your animal!!!! (I learned this the hard way.) Summed up version of a long story…my puppy’s injured leg was not cleaned; staples were placed in it while she was awake with no numbing or pain meds. (Turns out they were useless and not in a spot that did anything beneficial). She bled like crazy and was given no medication or care instructions. Her injury was wrapped to tight and she could have lost her foot, due to it! In Conclusion, I will NEVER be back and I advise others to proceed with caution. Yes, this is just one example because I will only speak for myself from personal experience… but once checking around after the horrible event I found that what happened to my baby was sadly not an unusual story!
Detailed Story below
I am not usually the type to post reviews, but I would feel horrible if I do not share my experience and something similar happened to another beloved animal. I took my puppy to Matthew Garrett at Fisher Hollow Veterinary Clinic (Jeb Stuart Hwy. Damascus, VA), hoping to find a vet that would care for her as much as I do. I listened to the commercials and internet posts that say they treat the animals like family…..well that is far from the impression I received!
I took my puppy to the vet because she had stepped on something while playing outside that caught the pad on the back of her leg and pulled it loose. The cut was pretty bad. At the vets office Garrett had me hold my puppy while he pulled the bandage off her that I had put on to stop the bleeding. My puppy being in sever pain scrambled trying to get away from the stranger who had not said a single word to her before he began yanking on her leg. He preceded to man handle her roughly, holding on to her injured leg. He yelled for the other to workers to join us. He then put a muzzle on her (which is understandable, I suppose for his safety… but she is not a vicious dog and was not trying to bite him she had her head buried between my shoulder and neck) but the muzzle was too small and he had to force it on her face. He snapped it shut on her skin pinching it and forcing her to struggle even more, wincing in more pain. Once he got the too small muzzle on her, he told me to hold her tight and the two helpers held her legs.
He grabbed the STAPLE device and roughly placed 3 staples in my puppy’s leg. I was in total shock. He NEVER cleaned the injured area. He NEVER numbed my baby’s leg! The THIRD staple was the worst…blood went EVERYWHERE. At this point my poor baby was trembling and I was shacking and light-headed. He grabbed some wrap and wrapped her foot up so blood would stop going everywhere. He let her go, looked at the assistant and said she needs to come back to have the staples taken out…then he walked out of the room. No care instruction, no pain meds, no antibiotics, NOTHING. I sat my trembling baby on the floor and joined her, because I was starting to sway like I was about to pass out. I was offered no assistance and stumbled into the next room to ask if they could at lease hold her leash while I recovered.