Petworth Animal Hospital
4012 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
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First of all, let me open by saying, I read the reviews here on yp, and i must say, while it's most unfortunate that some dc residents have had (they say),a less than desired experience, i've, on the other hand, had no problems with the care, service, bedside manor nor anything else the doctor recommends, suggests or has done for MY little ones!! The doctor &amp; the hospital are excellent!
Now, as for the bill you receive( a petty penance, compared to the other hospitals in the area),one should be overwhelmingly happy there's a hospital in the area so committed to giving care at such a high level of competence all the while, at A relatively high economic value, (ref. cost for same at other area facilities).
Service to the animals attention to detail the doctor treats as if they are like his own.
He shows humanity but tempers that with relating to you the client; the real deal no sugar coating & all details are related to you( the animal owner), with tact & pure professionalism.
03/01/2010Provided by Citysearch -
He stitched up my kitten’s spay surgery site WITHOUT anesthesia, while she screamed!!! If you care about your animal, you won’t go to Petworth!!! My female kitten was spayed at Petworth, unfortunately. She was sent home with NO written post-surgery instructions. I took her back the next day b/c she ripped out the stitches as soon as we got home and had a gaping raw open wound all night long. I had to call an emergency animal hospital to find out what to do since there is no emergency number at Petworth (they don’t care!) The emergency hospital told me to get an Elizabethan collar so she won’t get down to the internal stitches. It would have been nice to know ahead of time what to do. The next day at Petworth, the doctor told me to wait in the waiting room and took her downstairs without any discussion or explanation of what he was going to do. I could hear my cat screaming downstairs from the waiting room, behind the closed door. He stitched her up WITHOUT anesthesia! When I ask if he had done it w/o anesthesia, he said ‘Oh it doesn’t hurt. She just didn’t like being held down’ and then he ushered me out the door without letting me ask any further questions. I came back to ask him to at least help me put her Elizabethan collar back on so she wouldn’t do it again on the drive home and he had the guy mopping the floor help me. When I asked for written post-surgery instructions he said they didn’t have any. When I asked why not he said just wait for Maureen to come (when?) and she’d tell me something. I called Maureen later and when I complained she told me that no one twisted my arm and forced me to come there. Let me tell you, they don’t care about you OR YOUR PET. Don’t believe that they do! He doesn’t even give you an itemized bill or an emergency number to call if something goes wrong later. If you get out of there without a problem, you are lucky! He’s a real cheapskate (no anesthesia, no itemized bill, no printed post-surgery instructions, no employees other than Maureen (sometimes) and the mop guy), but interestingly I saw on the internet that he bought an $850,000 house this July 2009 in the worst economy in history! It seems all the cutting corners pays off well for HIM, that’s for sure. It may be a LITTLE cheaper at Petworth but it’s not worth the agony that you AND your pet will go through. My little kitten is now passed out with exhaustion from the whole ordeal and hopefully not in pain. Go at your own risk but don’t say you didn’t know!