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This story ends sadly as my cat was diagnosed with advanced lymphomic cancer. However, I cannot say enough good things about Dr.
I would like to add that I was also impressed by the administrative staff at the hospital who were always able to quickly retrieve my cat's file and assist with my requests in an efficient and informed manner. They certainly did a lot to minimize the stress of this otherwise difficult time.
After setting foot in Riser, we could tell right away that it would be a good experience. The waiting room and exam rooms didn't have that "dirty animal" smell, the staff was professional and quick to take our information and it honestly seemed that our dog was more at ease here than his former vet.
Further, once we met the vet, Dr. Sutkay, and saw how he got right down on the floor with our dog and made friends with him while doing the exam, we knew we found our new vet. Then, on top of all that, they were so much more reasonably priced - we were blown away!
I almost regret writing this review because I don't want the vet to get too busy. But every pet owner deserves to have this type of experience at their pet care provider.
We will be taking the cats back. Dr.
We intended to take the dog to this vet in the spring, when her shots are due, but she started exhibiting signs of a urinary tract infection and Uptown was able to see her right away, even though they hadn't seen this particular animal before. We saw Dr.
The facility is clean, doesn't smell (of animals or disinfectant), and the staff is courteous and professional. We got good, competent veterinary care from a very good doctor. This will be our vet.
The only thing that's a bit of a problem is that this is on
My rottweiler had survived an amputation due to osteosarcoma and two years of happy life after that. Unfortunately he made it two years and three months -- which by all accounts is an amazing survival rate for osteosarcoma. When the time came for him to be euthanized, I turned to Dr. Shanan, whom a friend had referred after her own experience for the same purpose.
Dr. Shanan was amazing. He is not my regular vet. I visited him on a Friday afternoon distraught over my pet's sudden downturn. Of course Dr. Shanan told me that he couldn't give a professional opinion without seeing my pooch. (I couldn't bring him to that original visit because he was 90 lbs. and he could no longer help me help him into the car, even with a harness, and I had no one at such last minute to help me.) I returned on Monday with my little guy after a weekend of terrible pain for him. Dr. Shanan clearly saw that I had not had sleep all weekend and recommended that both me and the dog get some rest in one of his exam rooms. This also gave him a
By the end of that session I knew what had to be done, as difficult as that conclusion was. Dr. Shanan scheduled me for the following evening. This allowed me to alert people close to us who wanted to come say goodbye. As painful as it was, the entire experience was beautiful, and not at all gruesome. Friends and family members were able to visit my little guy on his last day. And you know what? He knew it was time, and he was ready for it. I think Dr. Shanan's compassion, knowledge, and peaceful demeanor helped my dog to let go. I think Dr. Shanan did the same for me.
While I have focused on Dr. Shanan throughout this review, I want to also acknowledge his staff. The people there were absolutely amazing, from the moment I walked in that Friday afternoon until the day I picked up his ashes.
If you have a pet whom you treat like family and want to ensure that it is comfortable in its final moments, I highly recommend Dr. Shanan. Having an in-home euthanasia is not gruesome or as sad as one might think. I'm glad that my dog passed in his own living room surrounded by loved ones rather than on a cold steel exam table in an unfamiliar environment.
The service provided was absolutely fantastic. Dr.
They listened to my concerns during the exam, didn't waste a minute of my time and even sent me a lengthy followup email based on some questions I had.
Dr. Dobner and her assistant were prompt, provided expert care, a thorough exam, and were very gentle with a frightened cat.
Without hesitation, I would gladly call on Dr. Dobner in the future.
Thank you very much Dr. Dobner!
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