We always recommend Dr. Denish at Rhawnhurst Animal Hospital to any of our friends and family who are looking for a great vet who really cares. We know first hand from our own personal experience.
When our ferret got sick (swollen lymph nodes), we made the mistake of deciding to try out Dr. Esteban at Street Road Animal Hospital due to a family referral and also the lure of a brand new facility with high tech equipment. Bringing our young ferret in for what we thought was a small infection turned out to be an extremely shocking and upsetting experience when within five minutes of seeing our ferret, Dr. Esteban told us she was filled with tumors and there was no option but to put her to sleep immediately.
We decided to get a second opinion and took her to see Dr. Denish at Rhawnhurst (who specializes in small animals) and he was AMAZING. He gave us options the other vet didn't even put out on the table. He showed concern for our ferret right from the start and made it a point to take the time to explain everything to us. We also appreciated that he gave us affordable options to try first before going in the direction of expensive surgeries. Dr. Denish decided to try putting our ferret on antibiotics since they couldn't hurt and miraculously, she made a full recovery! Dr. Denish saved our ferret's life and we are so grateful that she is still around today!
Even though sometimes there can be a long wait time to get an appt. for small animals with Dr. Denish, it is worth the wait! He is extremely knowledgable, very friendly and doesn't rush you out of your appointment. He takes the time to answer all of your questions and makes you feel very comfortable and optimistic about your pet's treatment and outlook. You can tell he is passionate about taking care of animals and that means so much when looking for a great vet!
Only con I would say is not to be fooled by the office's appearance, it could definitely use a facelift but the quality of service you receive far surpasses their appearance!