VCA Southwick Animal Hospital
498 College Hwy, Southwick, MA 01077
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Let's just say it's all about the money for this vet. When you get a new pup they spread all the shots out so they can collect the maximum amount of money from you instead of making the apt so that the animal can get the max amount of shots. No matter the visit your going to drop over $100 each time. Ridiculous considering all the do is squeeze their bellies and weigh them. And if you choose to do something other than they recommend the sl the door as you leave the exam room and everyone in the waiting room jumps from the loud noise - wow that's professional-NOT! And how can you call yourself a hospital if you have no late evening/weekend emergency care? Get outa dodge doc!
05/29/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Our wonderful dog of 16 yrs was in pain, wasn't eating or drinking all day, and couldn't walk very well. These were all parts of what was her quality of life. Her decline was gradual at first, then very fast the last 2 weeks or so.
I was not very fond of our vet but he was close and could always see us so I always went to him. When I called yesterday (the Sat. of Memorial Day weekend) he was not in and recommended an animal hospital that I looked up but found several bad reviews for.
I searched and found the Southwick Animal Hospital, and feel that God was guiding me in this search, because they answered, and said they could see us in 40 minutes, though I later learned that they were closing at one. When we arrived, we found the most caring compassionate staff. So different from the business-like demeanor of our usual place! It was a blessing that our usual vet was gone, because the Southwick Animal Hospital was just exactly what we were needing at this difficult moment in our life.
My husband and I were concerned that it was too early to euthanize my wonderful Nike, but the vet who saw us confirmed that she had a couple of problems that were severe and she was in pain. She gave her a low dose of a pain med, and reassured us that waiting for my son to finish work and do this later was a good choice for us. They could not do it later, though, and referred us to the Emergency and Specialty vet office in South Deerfield, MA, who received good reviews from the people they referred there. I am reviewing that place next, and again, all I can say is that God was there with us through all of this, because that was also a wonderful, caring, compassionate place to go for this difficult service.
If you are seeing another vet, and you are unhappy with them, or even just a little less than very happy with them, you should bring your best friend, your beloved pet, to the Southwick Animal Hospital. If I ever have another dog, I will be bringing her to this office. Thank you for being there for us at this most difficult time. I am sure their care would be equally outstanding with other veterinary issues any pet would have.
04/13/2011Provided by Citysearch -
If you want the best care your pets can receive go to Dr. Kuzmickas at her Hospital. We were brokenhearted when she left a CT practice to open her own hospital. We were fortunate to find her after one of our dogs became deathly ill. Dr. Kuzmickas called her a miracle dog, but we know that dog's precious life was saved by her. The outcome would have not been the same elsewhere. We've never received anything but the best care and compassion a veterinarian can provide
for all our pets for over 20 yrs. Yes, Dr. Kuzmickas makes phone calls, sends handwritten cards/notes and provides the most up to date medical education there is. Don't know how she does it. Worth the trip from Simsbury and beyond.
There is so much to say about how wonderful Southwick Animal Hospital and their staff is that I dont even know where to start.
Compassionate and caring don't seem like enough words to describe when you get a hug and they hold you as your puting a sick pet down. When they mourn as you do at the loss that you have just had.
The way they talk to your kitty like it is a human being when they gently stoke them when it's time to give them a shot. The hospital has been their for me for over 8 years now, and at many times they have been so patient and understanding with me. The staff recognizes me and always give me the right answers and if they don't know they will get them for me.
I've seen Dr. Kazmickas sacrifice so much for me and so much for my pets I can't imagine what I'd be without her. When I am there with my pets we are there first priority and they love seeing my kitties and treat them in the same way that I want them to be treated. I hope everyone there knows how wonderful they are, and please never forget how much your caring and compassion means to all of us humans and pets. Love you all, Anna
My dog is very stressed at the vet to begin with and I get there for an apt with Dr. Kuzmiskas and she has a baby in a stroller in the room with me and my dog.I can't imagine why she would think this is ok to do.Does anyone else think thats a bad choice or am I being to critical? I think she needs to cut back her hours to keep that baby at home or work more to afford a good nanny.I've always had the greatest respect for her and thought she was an excellent Dr. but that action really made me think twice.
I rarely read internet comments on myself or my hospital because my hope is that people will have the courage and courtesy to address concerns directly to me and the positive comments, although I am incredibly grateful for, should be part of my doing my job the way I'm supposed to. You have chosen, though, to comment on my family and I cannot let that go unnoticed. If I happen to see a client with my child present, and I have done this, it is to accommodate a special request of the client with regards to scheduling time or an urgency for the patient because of their condition at a time that I am not normally on the schedule. I have also occasionally seen an office call, while in the hospital checking one of my urgent/continued care patients, or for another doctor who is running behind. I'm sorry my extending myself was difficult for you. I have sacrificed alot personally in the 9 years that I've owned this practice, but "dogo222" there are some things people can not have. I will continue to stay committed to exceptional patient and client care and I will balance that with my love and care for my family. I will need to learn to disregard the occasional insensitive comment of someone unable to recognize a sacrifice made on their or their pet's behalf. I will not let the sting of someone's insensitive ingratitude deter me from extending kindness and commitment. That is who I want my child to see me for; I'm proud of that. And, by the way, I have the world's best nanny! Dr. Patti Kuzmickas
04/04/2007Provided by Citysearch -
""Absolutely Caring and True Understanding"" to the relationship that one has with owning and loving their Fur Child. You could'nt ask for a better staff, clean facility and most of all True Understanding. The services of this facility are off the charts and far exceed the services one would expect.
I would recommend this Hospital to all within the 30 mile radius. If you love your Fur Child traveling should never interfer with seeking out the ""BEST"". When you find something good ""pass on the good word"" it is far in between when complinets are made expecially when they are ""TRUELY"" deserved. - Rie Rie.
Her Dads, Robert - Raymond Cotton - Landry
03/01/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Dr. Kuzmickas and her staff at Southwick Animal Hospital are the most caring and compassionate people I have had the pleasure to come across. Whether it's for routine care or a true emergency, which I recently had with my senior dog, the expertise they possess is unmatched. Dr. Kuzmickas gave us a lot of information and ways to help our wonderful dog. She called me every night to give me updates on my pet's progress. This is personal service at its best. I wouldn't trust my pets to anyone else.
02/14/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I recently had an experience with the Southwick Animal Hospital, namley Dr Kuzmickas, and I cannot say enough wonderful things about the expert and attentive care we received. She and her staff did everything in their power to help my pal of 13 years overcome his illness, and when this was not possible, handled the ended of his suffering with understanding for me, and compassion for my dog. Much to my surpprise, several days later, we received a sympathy card, with a HANDWRITTEN message from Dr Kuzmickas, again showing her care and love for the animals she attends to.
01/20/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I cannot say enough about how wonderful the people at the Southwick Animal Hospital are. They honestly care about each and every pet as if they were their own. I've never felt to comfortable handing my dog over to anyone as I am with these Vets. Hands down the best Vetrinarians in the area!!