Avondale >Veterinary Services > Emergency Animal Clinic Plc
Pet's Be Damned in the Holy Light of the Almighty Dollar.
Never, never go to this service! If you have ANY choice whatsoever, do not take a pet you care about to E.A.C.!
Saturday night (28 May 2011) my dog was vomiting, lethargic, and in pain. We took her to this emergency vet at around 11 pm. The vet examines her, takes x-rays, finds a shadow he calls an obstruction in her lower intestines. Suggests surgery, but says we can wait 12-24 hours to see if the medication he prescribed will cause the object to pass.
The exam and xrays cost $420--which had to be paid in advance before they would do anything.
18 hours later the dog is still ill (constant vomiting, lethargic, in pain). I call the vet. The receptionist/gatekeeper will not let me talk to the vet; receptionist said I would have to bring my dog in for a ($95) office visit if I wanted to speak to the vet. I explain that the vet TOLD me to call at this time; receptionist said I would have to bring my dog in for a ($95) office visit if I wanted to speak to the vet. I tell the receptionist that I think the meds the vet prescribed could be making my dog feel worse, that I merely need to ask the vet about the meds he prescribed; receptionist said I would have to bring my dog in for a ($95) office visit if I wanted to speak to the vet. I say something nasty to the receptionist and hang up on him.
The next day we're able to get the dog into a regular DVM who, upon examining the xrays taken by E.A.C., declares that there is no obstruction; the shadow the first vet saw is simply the dog's intestines. She doesn't need surgery; she only had a temporary stomach upset, which was made horribly worse by the unnecessary medications prescribed (and charged heavily for) by Emergency Animal Clinic.
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