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Halter, Megan, Dvm - Lone Peak Veterinary Hospital
Lone Peak Veterinary Hospital, L.L.C.
We started going to Lone Peak nearly 20 years ago, and we lived nearly 20 miles away at the time. Someone had made an excellent recommendation, to go there. It was worth the drive. We have lived much closer, since that time, but would have continued to make the drive in any case.
I remember one holiday season, when our veterinarian, Dr. Way, dropped everything and came down to see one of our pets, who had been having a struggle. Everything turned out fine, but it might not have, if she had not offered to come--at that time no after hours clinics were open.
Long story short, what I like most is that Dr. Way looks for the positive. She attends veterinary conferences every year and keeps abreast of the times and of the latest innovations as well as new information regarding previously accepted treatment. Her focus is on how to make and keep animals healthy. She outlines all options, and leaves making the best choice under the circumstances to the pet owner.
When our vet is not available, there is always another caring and conscientious veterinarian there to help. The entire staff cares, not just about the human clients, but also about their furry, or not-so-furry friends. Animal abusers will avoid Lone Peak!
Our 6 year-old Goldendoodle was diagnosed in July 2011 w/ Bone Cancer by this amazing medical team. They educated us on what they were seeing in the exams, took time to consult w/ other doctors & specialists, advised us where to go for further specialized treatment for Dakoda's care and continued to provide wonderful customer service through the care of our "first born" as we needed various medications (even their fabulous Receptionist, Raney, bringing the medicine out to our car since I had two young children w/ me each visit). When our family took part in an American Cancer Society Walk in October LPVH offered their encouragment & support by being a vendor, donating items for the silent auction & raffle. When Dakoda passed away in November 2011 Lone Peak was there once more to send a very heartfelt card of sympathy which EACH member of their staff had wrote a special note to our family w/ some including a favorite memory of when Dakoda would visit for baths, yearly exams & then of course during the course of his cancer diagnosis and treatments. Things don't always go as we'd like (i.e. Dakoda passing), but Lone Peak gave such genuine love & care for him and even extended that encouragement & care to us as his family. Fortunately, Dr. Halter at Lone Peak had even recommended to us to get pet insurance on Dakoda since Goldendoodles are a fairly new breed...that helped us provide the best possible care of Dakoda during his fight w/ cancer in order to prevent him from being in pain & offer the best quality of life during the time he had remaining w/ us. I cannot express our family's gratitude enough for Lone Peak being apart of our life nor could I recommend them enough for all your furry family member's needs.
DO NOT take your animal to Lone Peak Veterinary Hospital in Draper, UT. I had to take my dog there. He had a seizure that incapacitated him so much that he was not able to walk or function anymore. I had to make the difficult choice to let him go. He was a Scottish Terrier/Chihuahau (or some other small breed) mix and he had refused to eat all week long. He was small to begin with, but had lost a lot of weight this week. He was so super skinny. After having him put to sleep, I returned home. About 1/2 an hour later, Animal Control shows up at my house. They said the Vet's office told them that Cosmo was in very poor health (ya think?), was so skinny and had weird marks on him. I told them the same thing I told the Vet's office. He had refused to eat all week, was lethargic, wasn't walking the right way and today he kept falling over before having a seizure that did it for him. I said he also played bitey face with 2 other dogs and that he was relentless in his pursuit of the game. I showed them what food he ate, and had a nice conversation with them. When I called the Lone Peak Animal Hospital and told them that I was upset about the visit from animal control, they hung up on me.
It's hard enough to put down an animal you love, but then to have to deal with a visit from animal control on top of that, is completely ridiculous! This is a very unprofessional office. When I walked in and told them that my dog was not doing good at all, they said they could work me into the schedule at some point. It was only after she took me to a waiting room that she realized that he was in the middle of a seizure. THEN she took him back. I had a feeling that he wouldn't make it, but I DID nothing to deserve a visit from animal control. They asked why he was wet when I brought him to the hospital and I said that he had pooped a ton in his crate that last few days (despite not eating) and I didn't want to leave my dog covered in it.
This is an example of an office that clearly doesn't care or understand the needs of its clients. The need for understanding, compassion, kindness, and decency. Not every euthanasia is the result of abuse. If I wanted to just let him die and didn't care, I wouldn't have spent the money (that I didn't really have in the first place) to take him to a vet. Steer clear of this animal hospital. You can find a better office that will actually treat you with respect and dignity.