When my cat Harley was 6 months old, we took her to Cornell Center to get vaccinations and to get spayed. Dr. Nolte did the surgery, and it was very apparent that Harley was well cared for, and that she wasn't overly traumatized. \r
When she developed ear mites a year later, we took her in again and this time she was seen by Dr. Stanchfield. First off, it was painfully obvious that Harley was SUPER scared, as this was only her second time at the vet. She's strictly an indoor cat, and with all the new sounds and smells, any idiot could see that she needed to be treated gently to help improve her emotional state. Unfortunately, this didn't seem to concern this vet.\r
Dr. Stanchfield was so rough with her during the exam, even though Harley kept crying. She was so afraid that she just sat in one spot, trembling, while the doctor whipped her around, pried her jaws open, poked and prodded her, and SHOVED a cotton swab into her ear for a sample. I realize that there is a certain amount of this kind of thing that a vet needs to do to make a diagnosis, but he was really very rough about it. He treated her as if she had no feelings. \r
The office staff is friendly and proffessional, and the medicine he perscribed fixed the problem. But, if you decide to use this veterinary practice, go with Dr. Nolte. She seems to have a lot more compassion for her patients. As for us, we are searching for a new vet altogether.