Agate Bay Animal Hospital
580 Rainbow Ave, Kings Beach, CA 96143
(530) 546-7522Add Hours
12/01/2010Provided by Citysearch -
New reviewer- long time Tahoe native, speaking here. I've tried a number of Vets in our area and will NEVER go anywhere else! My dog was diagnosed with cancer, and the vet I was seeing recommended I just pick a time to let my beloved go! I sought a second opinion at Davis, and they recommended Dr Montana. She worked out a chemotherapy treatment plan (surgery and chemo), and kept my baby going for YEARS. I can never thank her enough for her compassion and incredible dedication to my dog.
Yes- great medical care is not free. I would also say that having a Doctor that is available to me even on a Sunday is priceless!!
I also want to say that my daughter has started taking her cat to Dr Montana~ she has pretty tight finacial issues, and Dr Montana has found a way to get her kitty spayed at NO cost, and to keep her vaccine costs down as well...so I am so VERY appreciative to have this amazing lady in our town. She is a jewel!
12/10/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I brought my very sick dog there because at the time it was the only vet available.Dr. Montana was practicing for a show with her horse in Carson City and got off and drove to the clinic to tend to my dog.She then told us if our dog does not show signs of improving she would not ride in the show the following day but stay here with our dog.She stayed.Unfortunately our dog passed away the next day after we had him get a blood transfusion (Dr. Montana arranged that inside of 60 minutes).Dr.Montana was so concerned about what actually happened that she did an autopsy at her expense.We now know what happened as opposed to wondering.About a month later we received a card in the mail that said Dr.Montana had made a donation in our dogs name.Sad to read the other reviews.We think she is a very caring vet.
11/02/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I am pleased to hear one person had a good experience, but I guarantee that most will not at Agate Bay. The vets are not confident.If you do decided to go in there, be prepared, do some research and if they tell you your dog needs a dental...get a second opinion. The dentals, I think, are a way to add on eight hundred dollars. Compare prices. If you have an emergency, don't let them give you an option to euthanize your pet if you can't pay a bill. Go elsewhere. My dog was injured by a car and they would not even give him a pain injection until they saw cash in their hands. We need someone to open an emergency clinic in tahoe. Also, none of the nurses are experienced or licensed. A former kennel person told me this. Illegal stuff goes on there.
04/04/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I love my pets and hate to hear anyone has had a bad experience here, but I am so grateful to Agate Bay Vet Hospital. I have an old cat that my old vet told me to put down because she had bad kidneys. I found this hospital and yes, I spent some money here, but since diagnosing kidney disease almost a year ago, my cat has never felt better! She jumps to her spot on the window sill, cleans herself in the sun and snuggles with me at night. Medicine is not free, even for humans - I know, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, and talk about REAL medical bills. Dr. Montana saved my cat's life, and I am so grateful.
06/10/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I have heard from a number of people after my awful experience with Dr. Montana. She is the most insecure doctor I've ever come across! She over charges and overlooks. Please be careful. When I first went there I should have trusted my gut on the way the office smelled.