Shank Animal Hospital
3225 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Sutures normally can be removed any where form 10 to 14 days. Sounds like the tech should not have removed them so early. I used to work here many years ago and I highly recommend NOT using this place. The Dr. is bi-polar and not very animal friendly. It was all about the money way back then when I worked there and it still is. He even killed out 9 year old dog by putting it on Rimadyl and NEVER doing any kind of blood work before giving it to us to give to him, as apparently he had an underlying liver problem and was dead 16 days after taking the drug. Get your animal blood tested people BEFORE having them put on any type of pain medication or have any kind of surgery done.
To Whom It May Concern:
I will be calling to speak with someone in person and if need be visiting the Humane Society in person. This is something that concerns me and kinda pissed me off. I took my dog Olive in for the low cost spaying at the Shank Animal Hospital on 2-9-12 and her stitches were removed on 2-18-12, once the stitches were removed i had to take her home and put her in her cage and go directly to work. I got home that afternoon and noticed a raw spot on her that looked like something had come undone, there was no bleeding at all and the dog wasn't and still isn't licking it but the look of it had me worried. I called Shank Animal Hospital this morning to see if anyone was there or what to do about it and toward the end of my conversation, Im assuming it was the vet, he asked what i got the normal service or Pals.....I wasn't sure what he meant and told him i went through the Humane Society, his response to that was "Oh, im not coming in today for that"
Sooo Im thinking to myself does he care about the animals or does he care about money. Instead of the 60, if i had paid a reg vet price of an average of $250+ dollars would that be enough for you to come in to check on a dog you operated on and your vet techs removed the stitches and that im concerned about this area that looks like raw meat from the inside of my dog. I've never heard good things about this vet office since i moved to south florida, but im the type of person to give someone a chance to prove word of mouth wrong, in this case however it is correct....i will not EVER take my dog back to this place for any reason at all.
Since the Humane Society is using this vet and has your name on the line i thought you should know my experience and take it for what it is, im sitting in the animal ER right now while someone looks at my dog since he couldn't be bothered.
10/08/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Dr. Shank has been in South Florida for over 35 years and has handled every kind of animal problem. I am secure in boarding my dogs at Shank Animal Hospital. I feel confident that they are being treated well, and that the staff at Shank Animal Hospital will handle any problem that might occur.