Las Vegas veterinarian saves poisoned cat
Company name Las Vegas Animal Emergency Hospital
Work done? Yes
Hire again? Yes
Approximate cost $3,100
Description of work "Dr. [Robert] Kessler and the staff saved my cat's life after he ingested poison."
Member comments "My cat ingested an unknown poison. I'd read an article about this facility, which is open when other vets' offices are closed, so I called them, and they said they'd be waiting for him. My cat couldn't have been in better hands. They immediately took him to triage, diagnosed poisoning - they ultimately deduced he was suffering from organophosphate toxicity - drew blood, and started treatment with charcoal to absorb the poison. He spent 48 hours in the hospital, and they saved his life. They welcomed my frequent calls to check on his condition, each time putting Dr. Kessler or his nurse on the phone to update me and answer my questions. They also allowed me to visit my cat. They brought him to see me in a private room and gave us time alone together, which was very comforting to both my cat and me. They were very compassionate with both of us. This was the best-equipped animal hospital I'd ever seen. They monitored my cat's condition every minute, 24 hours a day. While my regular vet is wonderful, I don't know if they would've been equipped to offer the level of care my cat received at Las Vegas Animal Emergency Hospital. The final bill was quite expensive, but the price was reasonable given the level of care. My cat's life is worth everything to me, so the cost was totally unimportant. I'd recommend them wholeheartedly if your pet is ever faced with an emergency or serious illness when other vets are closed."
Dr. Robert Kessler, a native of Columbus, Ohio, received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 1996. He has a Chihuahua named Lulu and a cat named Maggie.
Krumm discovered her cat, Bam, roaming her neighborhood when she moved into her Vegas home from Los Angeles.
Organophosphate compounds include insecticides and nerve gases such as VX, the nerve agent threatening San Francisco in the Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery action classic "The Rock."