South Franklin Animal Hospital
137 Alpha Dr, Franklin, TN 37064
I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS VET!! Our Golden Doodle, Yogi was in her care for about 1 month and in that short time he is now dead. He was given a lethal combination of drugs that ruptured his intestine/colon. The ER vet at Blue Pearl said anyone coming out of vet school would know not to give these drugs together without a proper washout period.
I take my pets to South Franklin Animal Hospital bi weekly to be groomed . We also purchase food and have all of our pets shots done by South Franklin Animal Hospital. I have been very happy with South Franklin Animal Hospital and Dr. Sammons I highly recommend them and their service.
Cheryl L. Sammons DVM WARNING: Review for South Franklin Animal Hospital in Franklin TN. After my adventure there I would give them a minus 10 rating but I had to click one star to post. We rescued our dog Church 8/30/2014. Somehow this vet was involved in his care. Hannah Smith LVT suggests bloodwork along with his shots… so they “can really see what is going on” Cost will be $280 plus his heartworm medicine. I Mentioned that I didn't have that amount of cash with me that I would have to go home and get checkbook. I was there for monthly heartworm medicine which is $22 and a check of eyes and ears. Church goes with Hannah Smith LVT for lab work. Hannah Smith LVT had also tried to get me to sign up for a “plan” they had “just started” for X amount of dollars a month…..which sounded like a ploy to pay $50 a month plus medicine, to help pay their bills, when all I needed was $20 a month medicine. Plus my boyfriend was furious that they talked me into lab work by scaring me. I had called him crying, when Hannah Smith LVT took him back for exam. He said “please go back there and stop them and bring him home.” She eventually brings him back to me in exam room. Never did she say “go ahead and get your checkbook (so we can try to scam some more out of you) and he’ll be done when you get back.”
***Tag team match begins as vet Cheryl L. Sammons DMV appears and gives Church some kind of rawhide looking thing. I stopped her as she dropped it and said he is only allowed food as he has a sensitive stomach. Vet replies that it is good for his teeth as he has gingavitis. ***Every month that Church is groomed (not there) I was told by groomer that his teeth and gums are great for an older dog*** Now I realize vet did it was to make his gums bleed which they did and have never done before. She didn't give him any water, I now assume it’s because she wanted me to panic, watch him bleed then agree to a $357 dental cleaning.
Meanwhile I am emotional at the thought of his bloodwork results. ***I have been through cancer myself along with my last two dogs, who didn't survive. I definitely had a nervous stomach.***
Cheryl L. Sammons DVM starts another sales pitch where the tech left off. The old fashioned up sell tactic. My shampoo wasn't “good enough” but the vets was. ***I didn't ask price, because my groomer never said my shampoo wasn't good enough.*** Vet says she put something in his ears and some drops in eyes. Church has never had tear stains so I did think the smell of a $3000 wood fence we installed for him that may have irritated them. Her estimate is Church needed Phycox-Max soft chews for the gingavitis (that must have appeared since his last grooming?) for $55. Epi Optic Advanced $18. Mometamax for $33. -Gentocin Durafilm $38. They knew I didn’t have the money for all that and was told to come back when I did to pick those items up AND she added in a dental cleaning for $357. They thought they had a sale while telling me what I needed to do. ***She is still trying to close the sale. I explained that financially I could not spend $784.94 AND she gave up when I got teary eyed while still petrified of the bloodwork results. There is more that happened at the cashier desk and I was horrified at what the vet screamed at me in front of the waiting room. You can private message me for further info if you wish. When someone tells you "crack is whack" believe them
I can certainly understand the pain of losing an animal for absolutely no understandable reason (as I had a dog who did not recover from ACL surgery). I can also say with complete conviction that it could not have been anything that Dr. Sammons or her wonderful staff did to cause it. There is not a single vet in this town who loves her patients AND their families more than Dr. Sammons. She went way above and beyond with my poor baby and with me personally. I have 2 Rottweilers and I wouldn't even consider taking them anywhere else. I had been to 3 vets in my area before I found South Franklin Animal Hospital, and now I drive 37 miles for all of our vet needs. If I could give 10 stars I would!!
I was very pleased with this animal clinic at first. I had boarded my precious Missy, who was only 2 years old and had her groomed there. I had her spayed on Thursday, February 28 and was due to pick her up on Friday after 10 a.m. I received a phone call Friday morning from the Dr. Sammons that there had been an accident while bathing her and she had died. I am totally devastated. My precious baby was too young and did not deserve to leave this world this way. When I get another pet, I will be using a different hospital. RIP my precious baby.