I began taking my dog to Blum Animal hospital when I moved in to the neighborhood. I always had the impression that the vets there were very professional and knowledgeable, but I frequently felt rushed and overcharged. I stayed with them because they gave the impression that it was the highest quality medical care you could find, but over the years I became more and more suspicious that they were pushing expensive tests and treatments that just were not necessary. I began to feel very manipulated. To be fair, my assessment is of Dr. Chris Schule in particular. As a small example, during my last visit, I told Dr. Schule that I had not brought in a fecal sample and that I was not interested in making a second trip to bring one in. At the end of the appointment he handed me a baggy with my dog's name and information printed on it and told me it was "for later, just in case you do decide to bring in a sample", but then when I looked at the bill I found that I had been charged for a PRE-PAID fecal test. Ridiculous. I have finally moved on to a new vet and I am so much happier with the service and I no longer feel manipulated.