Powers Drive Animal Hospital
2608 N Powers Dr, Orlando, FL 32818
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AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) Accredited
Dr Louis Sardenga
Dr Jeffrey Bacia
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These doctors are so capable, compassionate and experienced. I watched one of their patients being discharged after having undergone ACL surgery. The dog was happy, alert, basically did not show signs of pain. The owners said they have been coming here for years and could not say enough good things about the doctors and staff.
I compare this experience to when our yellow lab underwent two separate ACL surgeries at a well-known surgical facility here in the Orlando area, and can say our aftercare experience was nothing like what I witnessed at Powers Drive Animal Hospital (or cost). Our pup suffered from extreme pain, cried for 24-hours, wouldn't eat, refused pain med. The surgical center was closed on the weekend and was absolutely no help to us. Wish I had known then what I know now!
This is the only pet care pace I would feel good about if I had to leave my animal there.The staff is great. They are very friendly, organized and such caring people. The doctors are absolutely wonderful. Have been going there many, many years. When I had moved and came back I tried a couple of places that were closer but were not worth it. The drive to Powers is worth it no matter how far you have to go. All of the people there know what they are doing and they do it in an excellent way. As long as I have animals that is where they will go. Such caring, wonderful people.
This review is long overdue. I am moving 3K miles away in the next few weeks and I will miss Dr Bacia, and the wonderful staff at Powers Drive Animal Hospital for their compassion and outstanding care.
When my shih tzu puppy developed a limp that could no longer be ignored, I took her to see Dr. Bacia. An X-ray revealed (in layman terms) that one of her two leg bones stopped growing while the latter kept growing... This put increased pressure on the bone socket and ligaments which caused her limp that would have progressively worsened over time, if not addressed asap. She was in surgery the following day. Dr. Bacia gave me two options: Have the surgery done by another vet with more experience in the type of surgery required (substantially more expensive, too) or trust him (Bacia) to perform the surgery himself. Since I knew Dr. Bacia as my puppers vet, I trusted him implicitly and chose him to perform the surgery. The surgery involved slicing the ulna bone in half to release the pressure from the socket, etc. with the hope the bone would grow, heal, and eventually fuse back together over time. For two months, she was confined to my apartment with no play time while under 24/7 supervision. It was a stressful time for the both of us... but in the end it was so very worth while!!! She is once again the playful puppy I know her to be minus the limp that once plagued her. I never expected her to fully recover but she has! And I couldn't be more grateful to Dr. Bacia and the his staff!!!
I highly recommend Dr. Bacia to anyone who is serious about the care of their pets. I trust Dr. Bacia as if he were my own doctor and frankly the comprehensive care he offers is better. Dr. Bacia and the staff at Powers Drive Animal have seen me through some of the worst times with my puppy. The staff is well informed and trained, and they handeled my pup with sincere compassion and respect. These people genuinely care for animals and how they are treated.
I have had many animals over my lifetime and experienced a lot of veterinarians in my time... Dr. Bacia and his staff are among the best in my opinion. I so appreciate the time he commits to staying current with new methods of treatment. And I so appreciate the time he took with me communicating every detail of every process, procedure, x-ray through her recovery. I don't know how he does it all ... he is truly gifted at what he does! I will forever be grateful! The staff are wonderful, professional, and compassionate people. I honestly don't know what I would have done without them all!
I will miss Dr. Bacia and his staff more than they will ever know!