Dr. Kerske had been my vet for many years, and he did a good job for my pets for most of that time. However, my last experience with this vet was not good. My beloved Pit Bull named Daffodil had a very severe urinary tract infection, which caused her to vomit and have diarrhea, which continued for three weeks, during which time she lost a lot of weight and became week. She was an elderly dog with other medical conditions, so being unable to hold down her food was not good for her. Dr. Kerske never took any X-rays, a urine or a blood sample to determine the cause of her distressing symptoms. Instead, he kept switching her foods, presuming that she had a food intolerance. When Daffy became so week that I had to rush her to the ER, she was found to have a severe UTI, which had gone untreated for several weeks, while Dr. Kerske was "treating" her by switching her food. At the ER, the UTI was diagnosed in 20 minutes and treatment with Biaxin was initiated, resulting in Daffodil's full recovery. When I asked Dr. Kerske about his reasons for not running the same tests as were run at the ER, he did not have the honesty to own up to his mistakes. He gave some confused explanations to the State Veterinary Board about having the "same concerns" as the vets at the ER and stated that he had referred me to a specialist (for what, a urine test?) and had "repeatedly refused the referral." I would NEVER refuse a referral for any of my pets, and it was simply untrue that he had referred me. Very sad to see a grown man lie a six-year-old kid. The Board did find that Dr. Kerske should have been "more proactive" in treating Daffodil.