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For The Best Pet Care Outside Your Own Home

For The Best Pet Care Outside Your Own Home

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Cottonwood Animal Hospital was designed for people who love their pets and want them to have the best possible veterinary care. We know that the owner-pet relationship is special and we respect it. Pets provide owners with companionship, loyalty, warmth, laughter and unconditional love.Our exceptional medical staff is dedicated to giving your pet the best modern medical care available through state of the art facilities, sophisticated diagnostic services, comprehensive treatment, surgical expertise and preventive medicine. We treat your pet with all the warmth, dignity, and humanity it deserves.
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Fax: (801) 277-9369

* Dental Care* Diagnostics & X-Ray* Emergency Care* Orthopedic Specialties / Surgeries* Pet Products* Soft Tissue Specialties / Surgeries* Spay & Neuter* Surgical Services* Vaccinations* Wellness Programs
Royal Canin, Science Diet
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One Block North of I-215 at 2000 E
Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals, Veterinarians, Pet Services, Veterinarian Emergency Services, Veterinary Specialty Services
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Elise L.



My dog got a terrible infection after a spay. Took her back to Cottonwood and they could not have cared less. Ended up taking her to AVC and they gave her antibiotics and she was better in a few days. My $400.00 spay turned into a $700.00 weekend. Front desk employees were rude and uncaring. Will not return!



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Editorial review from Citysearch

Dr Bagley and Dr. Law have been fantastic! I have a large Black Lab that has needed several surgeries. Both hind legs have been repaired, ACL and Achilles repair. Both procedures were extensive because of the size of my dog and the serious nature of the damage. In both cases I could not have been more satisfied. Both surgeries, and many other illness/minor issues, have been taken care of without a problem. The cost was about what I would have expected. I will not go anywhere else. These people have taken such great care of us we have become good friends. My ""best friend"" and I are still running the trails and chasing pheasants. Thanks Cottonwood.



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I have owned dogs all my life and been

I have owned dogs all my life and been to many vets, Cottonwood Animal Hospital is the Best I have ever experienced. My five year old lab was having some problems running and I took him to a local vet he examined him and said he had bad hips gave me a prescription and I went home, weeks passed no improvement, I did some research and made an appointment with Dr. Rob Bagley, after his initial exam which took only a few minutes he diagnosed a torn ACL in his left knee X-rays verified it and TPLO surgery followed the following week. Dr.Bagley and the staff were very professional it was overall a great outcome. Dr Bagley is just a great guy very caring and knowledgeable, for me and my family Cottonwood is # !.



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I cannot say enough! Dr. Bagley is AMAZING!! Our dog struggled to take a 5 minute walk. Dr. Bagley diagnosed our dog with a torn ACL (CCL) and performed a TPLO surgery. The surgery – recovery – all of it went extremely well! I would have never thought within 5 months we would be swimming and hiking! No words could express the depth of my gratitude, but THANK YOU ROB!! Also, our dog is claustrophobic, so I was concerned about him being in a kennel after the surgery. I told Dr. Bagley, and he assured me that he would stay in one of the large kennels. We went to visit our dog that night and he was in one of the large kennels with plenty of space. This is the only vet who had not dismissed this concern. Also, while my husband and I were sitting in the kennel with our dog that night, the vet tech shifts were changing. Aside from just the info on each kennel, we heard the going home technician go through each and every animal to update the starting shift technician. All of the staff was extremely helpful and patient through the whole process. 5 stars is not a high enough rating for Dr. Bagley and his team! Thank you all!!



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After 3 years of bad diagnosis, these guys aced it!

We had been having issues with our Dalmatian Smudge in Phoenix, and for at least 3 years our vet there said that he had allergies and to just give him Benadryl. Smudge's skin was pink, he was losing hair in clumps, and he was getting fat, fat, fat... After moving to Utah, and a change of climate of fixing things(And winter knocking on our door), we went to Cottonwood Animal Hospital, where the Dr listened to our story, looked at Smudge and saids that he wanted to run blood tests to make sure, but that he could almost guarantee that it was going to be a thyroid issue. Within 3 weeks of thyroid medication, Smudge had stopped losing hair, his sin was no longer pink, he wasn't gnawing at his skin, and he had lost about 30 pounds. We've always had great service, not sure why anyone would see it differently, sure, they are more expensive than some of the competition, but the people complaining about this fact don't seem to realize that the clinic is in Cottonwood Heights, which is just a few miles from multi-million dollar homes on multi-acre lots, EVERYTHING costs more there. The service we get, even on a tight income is worth it. One time when we were due for a thyroid test(Needs a test every year to make sure the dosage doesn't need to be adjusted), we didn't have the money, and Smudge's hips were getting pretty sore, I gave him Naproxyn(BAD, BAD thing to do, BTW), and he started vomiting blood. We took him in, and it took 3 days on IV's to detox him. When I explained that we were just trying to carry over until we had the money, the Dr told us that any time we were that tight, they would personally approve one more refill of the 'script without the test, rather than have everyone traumatized, and risk Smudge's health. They also, with no questions asked, and no extra fees, let us pay his ER visit off over about 3 months, I just filled out a series of post-dated checks, and they let me choose the date for the deposit. Never a problem. I get personal calls a few days after a visit for a health issue to see how Smudge s doing from his treatment. I don't understand people like 'ddahl52' who seem to blame their displeasure with C.A.H. on meds they got from ANOTHER vet, either. Funny how the stuff I am finding online says that most of the side effects of this drug are from overdose, I guess that's C.A.H.'s fault, also?

IN summation, yes, they are more expensive, but I have NEVER had a single issue, and we now have to drive completely across the valley to take Smudge there, and it's still worth it. Try blaming the correct vet next time.



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For any of your pet needs- GO SEE DR. BAGLEY!!

I moved to Utah a couple months ago and needed a vet for my 2 dogs so I went to see Dr. Rob Bagley in July of 2011. He will be my vet for life!!!

What I love about him is that he was kind to my pets who were very scared and he did everything he could to help them feel comfortable. He listened carefully to each concern and explained everything to me as he did very thorough exams on both dogs. He helped me understand all medical terminology and options available for my dog's bronchitis. He is friendly, knowledgeable and thoughtful. He takes a genuine interest in your pet and you!

I have been to over 20 vets in 5 states over the years with different pets and I can honestly say he is the kind of vet everyone hopes to find!!! AND, as part of my job I had the opportunity to watch him do some surgical procedures and I can tell you, he is VERY good at what he does! One of the best out of hundreds I have worked with.

I don't believe that Cottonwood Animal Hospital is expensive, I believe their rates are fair and average for the area. The staff is kind, the facility is clean and they know how to treat your 4 legged family members! Go see for yourself, you will not regret it!



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If you are serious about your pet's health and the care they receive-I would certainly visit the vets at Cottonwood Animal Hospital. They have given my pets incredible care since 1997. Thanks Cotttonwood Animal Hospital!



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If it weren't for Dr. Bagley I wouldn't have my dog.

In 2009 I took my Doberman to a local vet due to an injury to her rear right knee. He said he knew exactly what was wrong and what to do about it. He was half right. A few hundred dollars and several months later, the dog was still in pain, holding the leg up, and the injury was worse than ever.

I took her to Desert View Vet. in Rock Springs WY where the vet told me pretty much the same thing about her injury BUT said she wasn't able to do that type of surgery and recommended Dr. Bagley at COTTONWOOD ANIMAL HOSPITAL in Salt Lake. Let's face it - I knew before I went that it would be expensive but I was still a bit shocked at the price of the surgery. Dr. Bagley looked my dog over, gave the same diagnosis and gave me several options. The way the original vet had tried to fix the injury was great for small dogs but mine weighs in at around 65 lbs and that was why the surgery hadn't worked. (Duh - why didn't he know that? Cost me money, but worse, cost my dog a LOT of pain). By the time I got to Dr. Bagley the dog had lost most of her muscle mass in the right hip, the leg was up constantly, there was massive infection in the joint and she hurt. He said the surgery which would be putting in a metal plate and other things would run me about $2400. After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I took a walk to think about it,

Zoe is about 6 yrs old. As a 'rescue dog' I'm not positive about her age. Regardless, that makes her only about halfway through an average Dobermans life span. If she'd been 10 or 11 yrs old I'd have probably just had her put down rather than go through the last years of her life in pain. Because of her age and - let's face it - because I love her, I opted to go with the surgery. I also decided to have her stay at the clinic for 5 days afterward so she would have constant care. They gave me a major break on the kennel fees which I deeply appreciated. Within a week of having her home she was using the leg for the first time in months.

That was four months ago. I took her back yesterday for her final checkup and she passed with flying colors. The muscle mass in her hip is coming back to the point you have to look closely to see the difference.

Dr. Bagley not only did some wonderful work on my girl, he saved her life. She couldn't have gone on like that . Thanks to what he did she is painfree and running around like she did before the injury.



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Mixed Review

My recent experience for emergency back surgery for our dachshund Hershey has been met with mixed reviews. Dr. Bagley is a top notch surgeon and we are so appreciative of his immediate response to come in on his day off to perform the much needed surgery for a herniated disc. Dr. Baglely is an expert in this area and we couldn't have asked for a better doctor to do this type of surgery. I would recommend him to anyone out there living the greater Salt Lake area in need of a specialized vet surgeon for back surgery. With that said,

I want to make sure that any future clients coming to Cottonwood Animal Hospital for this surgery be well informed about what to expect from the post surgery phase and to insist that you take it upon yourself to ask for specifics on the rehabilitation for your pet. You need to do your homework about this type of surgery and prepare your questions on what to do after surgery and what is normal or not, understand the care you will be needing to provide and have their staff thoroughly go over ever detail before being discharged. I liken this to a human having any kind of joint wouldn't be sent home without some sort of rehab program setup so please ask them about rehab services in the area such as Utah Pet Rehab in Park City and Alta Dog Rehab in the Sandy area. YOu will need their expertise and advise and their assistance in helping you get your dog back on his feet with the best care and least frustration for you. They are awesome and Dr. Bagley has been working directly with Teena from Alta Dog Rehab and me. It has been a good relationship and furthers our confidence in a full recovery. Having an inhome service has been awesome and easy on our dog and time. We appreciate the time and energy Alta Dog Rehab has spent with us and for the concern and excellent surgeon Dr. Bagley has shown us and our dog.

And I say this because my experience with front-desk staff and technician did not meet with the same professionalism that Dr. Bagley shows and would expect. If you can make sure your doctor can meet you upon the pickup of your pet after this type of surgery to be able to discuss the short- and long-term affects post surgery, to give you personal physical therapy demonstrations for your dog and show you what to watch for in helping your dog rehabiltate will better increase that chances of your pets' healing and recovery time. If the doctor cannot meet with you insist upon a staff member who has a lot of experience with hands on demonstration. If you are not clear on getting the proper exercises or not comfortable with doing them with your animail contact Alta Dog Rehabilitation. They specialize in this area and have been the best part of helping Hershey to begin to walk again around week steps but without Tena from Alta Dog Rehab we would not have had nearly the post surgery recovery go this well. We weren't given proper instructions from the staff at Cottonwood so make sure that Cottonwood Animal Hospital provides Atla Dog Rehab brochure (ask for Teena) from the beginning. Get all of the facts and do your homework on what you are about to experience in taking care of your pet. It's worth it for you and your pet to get the best service you deserve. And keep your doctor informed about the PT progress your pet is making. It's just peace of mind and you will have a better outcomes when both the vet and rehab having a close working relationship.



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Emergency Area

All i can say is they care more about money than the pets they treat. i took my dog in as soon as she showed signs of being sick, it was after hours and my reg. vet was closed but sends people here. The dog was diagnosed with Parvo. They wanted 1100 dollars for the start of treatment, $600 up front there and then. Of course i didnt have it. So $300 dollars later i had fluid and shot to threat her at home. At home i have 3 8 week old puppie, who went to my vet the next day, got shots, which was to late as they were exposed. On chrismas eve, the first dog got a clean bill of health. That night the puppies started showing signs. I call the cottonwood er to see if i could get shot to stop vomiting and antiboitc for them as i already had the fluids...No they said, they had to see them..$78 dollars for an office visit...i asked if i could make payment, as i was out of money..NO they said no money no time is of the most important, and i ask well how much fluid should i give..they wuld not tell me...the day after christmas i was at the vets office as they opened. got the shots and info but he was a pretty sick dog by then. Tonight at 10:47 he died, I truly believe that if he got the treatment he needed he would be alive....they are money grubbers.



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BEST vet place EVER!!! Awesome experience!!!

I went to cottonwood animal hospital on a emergency trip for my puppy when he was throwing up a lot and not eating one day! They were very nice and greeted me when I walked in and were very concerned about my pup and him being sick! The place was immaculate and seemed like a ""human"" emergency room! The vet was very fast to see us and genuinely cared a lot about our little 14 week old puppy! We ended up finding out our puppy had a very contagious virus called Parvo and needed to be hospitalized until he was better! The VET (Dr. Anderson) called us every night and every morning to give us updates on him so we knew every step of his Maddux's (my puppy) recovery. He made us feel very comforted that Maddux was in good hand and given the best possible care he could get, so he could fight this virus! He stayed in their ICU for 3 days and then was released! I was very very impressed with cottonwood animal hospital in Salt Lake City, UTAH and would recommend them to anyone who truly cares about their animal! Dr. Anderson is also AMAZING and we will ALWAYS have Maddux or any of our other animals go through him from now on for ANY medical needs! :)
Highly recommend Cottonwood Animal Hospital!



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Very Disappointed

My vetinary from Dancing Cats perscribed Soloxine .01 mg (1/2 tablet a day) my cat who had Iodine therapy a year ago showed zero thyroid and weighed in at 17.7 pounds, he now had hypothyroid... so she perscribed this along with new food for diabetes due to his weight. My cat bandit had a bad reaction from the drug and he started foaming at the mouth a few hours later. I called Dancing Cats Vet clinic back and she said to do 1/4 tablet for 3 days and go back on the 1/2 tablet which i did as she said... Well, that night my cat who was upstairs on the bed, fell off and started having seizures, it was awful, i tried to call dancing cats and they referred me to Cottonwood Animal hospital after hours clinic. I got there and the Vet Dr. Neal said that in his medical field he never heard about the drug Soloxine causing seizures, that once my cat had seizures he would probably have more..B.S!! The cat never had them and never took drugs in his life!!I decided to put my cat down because of taling it over with him and money issues I had and test that would need to be run on him.. i was unemployed at the time so I had to borrow from my boyfriend to put my cat down there, all because of thinking my cat would have more like he said. This was a special cat to me that I had for 11 years. I went home and started researching this drug on line for side effects, I am a health nut who takes vitamins and who does not believe in drugs because I know the side effects I have on certain medications. I ended up finding a forum on this drug Soloxine where people talked about the side effects from this drug on their dogs and cats and it was seizures and when they stopped the med's there animal was fine. I want to let people know how dangerous this drug is so that they can benefit from my loss. I now wished I never went to CottonWood and was given this advice. I should have researched it before I went there to tell these Dumb Vets!!.. I spent over $250.00 that night and asked for a refund later because I put my cat down because of thinking of seizures and vet bills. Cotton Wood wrote me a letter saying that they felt it is not in their best interest to remove the charges. Between them and Dancing Cats...and the little knowledge on this drug,or the fact it was an o.d amount... I can say at least dancing cats refunded me all bandits charges and blood tests they felt bad on what happend. The neglagence of this drug and the stupidity of Cotton Wood Vet Clinic not knowing a thing about it and side effects to help me in my decision making to give my cat a chance and take him off of it due to the side effects. NEVER AGAIN! I am from Nashville, Tennessee and I moved here 8 months ago. I have gone to another vet in town Dr Jerry Osguthorpe on my 2nd cat who had breathing problems and he gave him a shot for allergic reaction and antiobodics, next day my cats panting and I call him and he tells me to wait another day and give it time..I told him I would go to another vet that this was an emergency!!, on my way to another new Vet my cat dies in the car!! Utah sucks for Vets here!



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Hands Down Bagley is the Best Vet we know!!!

We have multiple pets. Bagley has treated them all. He is consistently attentive to our needs and has had to help us make hard decisions about surgery and euthenasia. Trust your pets to Cottonwood - but in particular, do not hesitate to request Dr. Bagley. His compassion helped us put a beloved pet to sleep yesterday....



Great Quality Pet Care

This clinic is head and shoulders above other clinics of the same size in the Cottonwood Heights/Sandy area. They have good hours of operation and their staff is very friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and competent. They do not try to sugar coat or gloss over your pet's problems. I give them my highest recommendation.



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Very disappointed

We had a dog with chronic diarrhea. He was diagnosed with Giardiasis by cottonwood and was given high doses of Metronidazole for a long period of time. The diarrhea didn't go away then the vet kept telling us possible diseases including IBD, pancreatic enzyme deficiency, food allergy, and etc. We spent thousands of dollars experimenting different solutions, paying for their expensive prescription diet food, extremely expensive pancreatic enzymes, pancreatic enzyme tests, medications, office visits, and fecal exams...
After we had been through so much mental torture and our dog taking almost half a year of metranidazole and prednisone (this is a very harmful drug for taking long period of time), they told us they were clueless and suggested surgery.
We then switched to another vet and in the first visit, he told us our dog had campylobacter in the stool and prescribed us erythromycin. And that ends our misery fighting for dog diarrhea for half a year! I can't believe Cottonwood was not able detect this bacteria in the stool after at least 5 stool examinations! Or I suspect that maybe they just wanted to make more money from us and kept telling us to spend more money on food, tests, exams and office visits! They are really unprofessional, uncaring and all they want is money.
I would recommend you to avoid Cottonwood!



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Extremely happy!

Our Golden Retriever/Lab mix was diagnosed with a condition in his shoulder that needed surgery. We looked around at vets who could perform this surgery and were given quotes that were outrageous. Then I talked to Dr. Bagley at Cottonwood Animal Hospital who said he would do the surgery, and at a more reasonable price. We went ahead and had the surgery done and my Max is doing wonderful! There were additional costs that incurred during the surgery, but Dr. Bagley kept his word and stuck to the original price quote. Max had his two week check up and he is further progressed than what is expected at this point. We would definitely recommend Dr. Bagley to anyone!



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When it comes time not to wait...

I just returned from the clinic. Our dog had an in grown dew claw and we could tell it was causing her pain and discomfort. We also could see that it might be infected. We were greeted promptly and taken to an exam room where we were seen by a tech and of course the vet. who gave us the time we needed and answered all of our questions about what to expect and what the course of her treatment would be. They took her back and they took care of her in a rather quick amount of time. I live in Tooele and the drive was worth the trouble. I am impressed with the clinic and I am going to use them as my regular Vet even tho I will have to travel its worth it to us to have our baby in the best hands. Thank you to the wonderful staff for all your help and concern we are grateful and may god bless you.



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Customer Service was Disappointing

I took my 12 year old American Eskimo here because she was ill and obviously dying. I would have taken her to her regular Vet (River Woods Pet Hospital in Provo) but they weren't open.

After about 5 hours of tests and me bawling my eyes out the doctor helped me make the decision to put her down.

They were closing when we made the decision, but the doctor told me even though he was leaving, they have a staff that stays later for this type of thing, and they would help me the rest of the way.

I requested to have some alone time with her before they came in to euthanize her. Every five minutes a man from the after hours staff would pop his head in the room while chewing a cookie of some sort, and while chomping down he would ask ""if i was ready (chew chew chew)"". Then when I would say no, he would go into the hall and loudly laugh about his day along with his coworkers. It made a painful situation much more difficult.

I regret taking my poor dog there. There are Veterinarians who will perform this procedure in your home. If I knew that then I could have saved myself the extra grief.



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Great care. Moderately expensive

We have been going here for 5 years. Initially we worked with Dr. Law and more recently with Porter. I trust their clinical skills - I'm an RN and it is obvious to me they are good. We had one cat with kidney disease that Dr. Law helped us with...Dr. Porter later put that cat down and that was a great experience given the circumstances. I just got back from the vet, our other cat had 3 of his canine teeth extracted...I'm $900 lighter but the cat is ok. We have been to American Paws and Willow Creek too. Willow Creek was actually even more expensive and I felt like a number. American Paws seemed less skilled. All in all, Cottonwood Animal Hospital is a great place.



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Absolutely the Best Care!!

My 10yr old Neapolitan Mastiff fractured his leg early on a Sunday morning, I was an emotional wreck and Cottonwood Animal Hospital couldn't have handled it better!

Dr. Law is an amazing man and even more incredible surgeon! He understood the risks generally associated with Neapolitans and medication (which is RARE) and talked me through everything. His follow-up was personal and very thorough. When my Neapolitan showed signs of stress entering the hospital for follow-ups, he met us outside and did follow-ups under a tree on the lawn.

We are so grateful for their care and can't recommend them enough!!