Avoid veterinarians like Dr. Gallipalli who suggest a variety of treatments and qualify 'diagnoses' with images online. His speculation was a conniving strategy for accruing more money and not considering my pet's best interests. During one of my visits, health services included on the pet wellness plan I purchased were dispensed without verifying with me first. I should have been notified beforehand but Dr. G. and his sales staff disciples only want your money - no matter the condition of your pet at the time. After my pet's progress worsened after each visit- physically and behaviorally, I visited two other vets for second opinions. The two other vets - which do not offer pet healthcare plans - suggested loads of ideas, products, & different food supplements to increase my cat's health and disposition. Dr. G. did not offer any helpful insights nor suggestions about other options; he was stubborn and believed in his own scripted ways. He only offered options to buy directly from Baymeadows Animal Hospital. Both vets thought Dr. G's excessive treatment was more-so hinder-some than helpful for my cat. One vet questioned the ethics of administering consecutive steroid doses, which is not only considered grueling, but harmful. Two injections are typically reserved spanning the course of the year. Dr. G administered one every month. \r
So what should you learn from my naive mistake in choosing Baymeadows Animal Hospital during an immediate pet emergency? \r
Avoid Baymeadows Animal Hospital and any vets promoting pet wellness plan tactics. These vets are geared to sell products instead of offering the most intelligent & beneficial healthcare service. If you bring your pet to Baymeadows Animal Hospital, I can honestly and accurately state that you are not receiving the best healthcare. I'd rather waste the $300 I am currently being charged for the pet plan, than to EVER visit Baymeadows Animal Hospital again. Dr. G's vet expertise might suffice for routine visits, but not for emergency situations. Would you want to receive mediocre treatment? Then why allow your pet?! If you choose the services of Baymeadows Animal Hospital after reading this review, I truly feel sorry for your pet. A caring pet owner would not recommend this facility.\r
FYI: Most of the techs I met (3/4) were not genuinely caring and compassionate toward my animal. They remained cold and ignorant - maybe the techs work better with dogs. Even so, sales associates better describe their job occupation - NOT animal specialists. I've also found a significant distinction between the positive published Google+ reviews (most likely created by spam staff members) than the poor listings on yelp. The owner is actually buying positive product ad space on yelp to target the top of the page and detract from the actual poor reviews. The DemandForce reviews that target the Bing search engine are completely bogus; it is very difficult to create an account to access the site.\r
I honestly wish that I never brought my cat to Baymeadows Animal Hospital! Hopefully by publishing this review, I can help other animal owners learn from my error. Please avoid Baymeadows Animal Hospital!!!