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Referred by Vet for care and follow up due to cancer. Was greeted with smiling faces, treats offered. Dog was examined in a professional manner, tests done. After all test and xrays were in a physician came in sat down spent apprx 1hr. explaining the process, showing xrays, discussing lab findings, etc. Highly recommend them for emergency services.
One of their vets performed TPLO surgery on my 10-year-old girl. Now it's 8 months later & she's having problems & cannot put weight on the leg at all. Was it because of him? I don't know. He was really nice. He said he'd done the surgery many times. All I know is, now my dog can't walk without limping, much more than before the surgery, and literally everything else about this place is awful as well. If you are used to being involved in your pet's care, forget it. They whisk the animal out of the room & perform all exams elsewhere while you wait. When I went for one post-op checkup, I SPECIFICALLY requested that I be present for her exam and was completely ignored. They performed the exam without me. After the initial exam, which I didn't get to witness, I was told she did in fact have a CCL tear, but I've wondered many times if this isn't the reason they do the exams without you there -- they can basically say anything they like. My questions were answered & options explained, & TPLO surgery seemed to be the only choice. Now come the problems. A vet tech then comes into the room with what amounts to a number written on a piece of paper. Nothing is broken out or itemized. Just a total, which you are told includes "everything." It's only after you've paid the bill that you find out you were charged $40 for an e-collar we never used but could get on amazon for 15 bucks, or that you were charged $150 for medication, the generic for which I got at Costco for $32, or $75 for a sling that we never used but I had no choice about, or $200 for ONE fentanyl patch, for which price you can get 10 patches at any pharmacy. At the aforementioned postop check, we got Dr. Bissonette, who I have to say is more full of himself than any physician, human or animal, I've ever met. He is the one who did the exam without me & at one point during the conversation, while he was explaining the restrictions I should put on her activity, he says "we don't want to have to reoperate," even though the surgery is so "fun" to perform & "really good for my bank account." No, I'm not kidding. So I said I guess it is, considering I paid 40 bucks for an e-collar. Which made him look vaguely sheepish, not much more. He then proceeded to over-prescribe pain meds, which made her sick & dehydrated. Which brings me to my next point. The "everything" that is included in the magic number did not include even a single session of physical therapy or even instruction on how to manage postop rehab. You are given lots of restrictions, told everything possible about what *not* to do, but not told one thing about what you *should* do. So now my dog has a terribly weak leg & is limping worse than before the surgery. Deconditioning? Nerve damage? I'm working on finding out. Her limp is getting worse & worse & at this point, as I mentioned, is worse than it ever was when she had her supposed partial CCL rupture.I saw the 2-month x-rays and was told they looked fine. I was given the impression that this would all take care of itself & not even told things to watch out for and am reduced to power-surfing Youtube for instructions. I've been doing our own home exercise program & am looking for a physical therapist. Overall, I would *never* go to this place for anything, ever again.
MOLLIE'S HORRIFIC EXPERIENCE at California Veterinary Specialist in Ontario.Mollie walked in: 5 days later she was wheeled out in a bag on a gurney. Mollie was diagnosed with Gallbladder Mucocele, a condition which requires EMERGENCY SURGERY TO REMOVE THE GALLBLADDER BEFORE IT RUPTURES.Mollie's regular vet phoned CVS to explain her condition and urgent situation. The surgeon said they could perform the surgery. However neglected to tell her vet that they would wait until the following day, when they had A FULL STAFF. It was 19+ hrs after I took Mollie over that they finally performed the surgery. Mollie's gallbladder had ruptured by then. I was told they cleaned it out really well. He said she would have been dead in 2 days if they didn't do the surgery. Well they did and she was dead in 3 days. After a rupture, death is certain, do to Peritonitis. The following days Mollie showed signs of peritonitis, however, the Doctors kept telling me she was resting comfortably and these signs were all NORMAL symptoms after surgery. A vet tech found Mollie dead in her cage Saturday evening. At that point they phoned me to tell me they were giving her CPR - I TOLD THEM TO STOP, JUST LEAVE HER ALONE. I would be there the next morning to pick her up. I was told by the doctor, Dr. Hoose, she would put her in the FREEZER. VERY THOUGHTFUL ON HER PART. The owners refunded all of the charges, $5,900.00. The surgeon called to express his condolences on Monday, and said he wanted to learn from this experience so thathe could do things differently next time. I told him, Mollie was not an experiment, she was my life. As a result of this horrible experience, I have learned much about her condition from other vets and research I have done. All I wanted was the truth. I wouldn't have let my best friend suffer and die alone in a cage. I am keeping my promise to Mollie to spread the word about this SO CALLED EMERGENCY HOSPITAL. These people are unethical, incompetent, and negligent. As you will find below from the California Business and Professions Code - Section 4875.1.(1) Negligence or incompetence that involves death or serious bodily injury to an animal patient, such that the veterinarian or registered veterinary technician represents a danger to the publicIT IS FOR MOLLIE'S SUFFERING LOCKED IN A CAGE FOR THE REMAINING DAYS OF HER LIFE DYING FROM INFECTION AND THESE SO CALLED SPECIALISTS, I FEEL I MUST SHARE MY STORY. If I spare one person from going through what Mollie and I went through I will be grateful. Lastly - Dr. Osmond, said he wanted to learn from this and do things differently next time. I never signed up for Mollie to be an experiment. !!
Very good service. Very nice to myself and more importantly my puppy Diesel. Thank you for your helpful services. I would definitely recommend them to others.
Dr. Daniels and staff are the best. Very pleased with the doctors care for our pet's visit. Thank you Dr. Daniels every so kindly.
Good services at all time. The staff is wonderful with my dog. They are so caring, friendly and professional. I wouldn't take my baby anywhere else. Very happy with everything.
During our visit Dr. Daniels and her entire staff are aalways so helpful and professional. They are second to none! Always doing what is best to get your pet back to a healthy condidtion.
I appreciate the thoughtfulness and care that has been extended to us by the professional staff. I will continue to bring my two dogs here. Thank you! =)
Dr. Daniels probably saved Ellie's life. I always trust her assesments. I have had four dogs and two cats here over the years and have always received excellent care. Thank you
Dr. Daniels and staff are great! Everyone is always very helpful and caring. I wouldn't bring my puppy any where else. Thank you for taking such great care of her.
Choosing the right vet for your pet can be tough. After all, your furry friend can't tell you how he or she feels about the doctor. Even though you're not the one treated by the vet, whoever your animal sees is obviously your decision. Since many veterinary diseases and injuries can turn into emergencies very quickly, it's important to have a go-to vet. This way, you can ensure you'll know whom to see when your animal needs care.
Speak to your friends and family about vets who've treated their pets. You can even talk to your groomer or an animal shelter worker for referrals. When you visit the clinics you've been referred to, check that the facility is clean, animals are separated and the staff is calm and courteous. Not all clinics are American Animal Hospital Association accredited. This accreditation isn't a legal necessity, though a clinic that's AAHA-accredited is guaranteed to offer high-quality medical care. To receive accreditation, the clinic has to meet the AAHA's standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
If you're looking for a specialist, you want to make sure he or she is board-certified to practice in that specific area of animal medicine. You'll want to make sure your vet is also convenient to visit, so there are factors to take into account.
The type of animal you own should play a part in which vet you choose as well. While your options are vast if you have a dog or cat, you may have to visit an avian clinic for your bird or an exotics clinic for your snake.
Just as there are many types of doctors, there are many types of vets. Some focus on livestock or house pets, while others may specialize in dentistry or surgery. They may work in a veterinary clinic or zoo, working specifically with the animals housed there, or travel to farms to work with livestock. Since horse racing and other equestrian activities are so popular, some vets are trained to work just with horses.
Diseases, like malaria and yellow fever are also transmitted through animals. Some vets have insight to diseases that affect both humans and animals. Vets have contributed to the treatment and cure of many diseases that plagued both humans and their furry friends.
Government agencies employ veterinarians as well. When an animal comes from a foreign land, these vets quarantine them and check for any diseases that may be present in an effort to control new diseases that can be brought into the country. Other Specific types of vets include:
A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. In some cases, they may assist vets in surgery or restrain struggling animals during tests or lab work. The everyday duties of a veterinary assistant include; monitoring and caring for animals after surgery, keeping medical records, cleaning animals' teeth, feeding and bathing them, cleaning cages, sterilizing surgical equipment, giving animals medication, collecting samples for testing and performing laboratory tests, and offering grief counseling to pet owners.
It's a good idea to bring your pet to the vet regularly. This way, he or she becomes familiar and comfortable with the care providers, and you can stay on top of your pet's preventative care. If the animal is small enough, bring it to the office in a carrier. Just as you visit the doctor for a yearly check up, you should bring in your pet for regular check ups as well. During a routine veterinary visit, the vet will probably begin by asking you if there have been any changes in your pet's behavior or habits.
The vet will then take your pet's vitals, like weight, temperature, pulse and respiration rate, and perform a physical examination of the pet. During a physical exam, the vet checks the abdomen for swollen organs, and the legs, feet and joints for any potential problems. Depending on the age, breed or condition of your pet, your veterinarian may also check the eyes, ears and mouth.
When your vet conducts a full body examination, he or she will check out your pet's coat and skin, noting any hair loss, itchy spots or lumps. Keep note of your animal's shedding habits so you can let the vet know if anything seems abnormal. The vet will check for parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms as well.
Vaccinations are also important to your pet, especially if you have a cat or a dog, and your vet will suggest that you make sure they're current. Keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent your furry friend from getting distemper, rabies, hepatitis and lyme disease. Some vaccinations last longer than others, so speak to your doctor about staying caught up with your animal's shots.
Just like your own health insurance, you want to make sure your animal is covered before he or she needs veterinary services. Some common animal surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, and you don't want to end up having to foot a surprise bill that costs more than your paycheck.
There's no set price for pet health insurance. Costs can depend on factors such as where you live, the age and breed of your pet, and how much coverage you want. Before you take out a pet insurance policy, you'll want to meet with your vet to go over what he or she thinks your animal should be covered for. Many vets believe that you should make sure cancer, chronic disease, hereditary and congenital disease, and common breed-related medical conditions are all addressed in your policy.
Some pet owners can't afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. Some pet stores have wellness plans - which tend to be much cheaper than an insurance policy - that offer shots, check ups, screenings and discounts on various procedures your pet may need. A lot of veterinary offices offer payment plans for pricey procedures as well, as long as you have decent credit history. For a last-ditch option, there are even privately funded organizations that offer pet owners financial aid for their pet's treatments.