My puppy recently ingested something poisonous, and I needed to get her to a vet a.s.a.p. I searched for the closet vet's office and just happened to find this one, so I decided to give it a shot. It was too early in the morning to contact them, so I told my husband before I went to work to stop there and see if they had any appointments open. The vet was kind enough to see my puppy, with the exception that she contacted me at work and proceeded to yell about not calling ahead of time. \r
During our very short conversation, she asked me ""what I expected her to do to my puppy""? That is absolutely ridiculous, as she is obviously the veterinarian so shouldn't she already know what needs to be done. However, I am a vet assistant but she didn't even know that when she asked me that question. I told her that my dog was dehydrated from vomitting and diarrhea, and needed to be given I.V fluids. I also mentioned that my dog had ingested some type of poison, and needed treated for it. \r
Towards the end of our conversation, I mentioned that my dog has not had a bowel movement in almost two days following the spurt of diarrhea. I requested that she take a stool sample by swab, to test for worms and possible parvo. I just wanted to make sure that my puppy hadn't contracted parvo, due to her decline in health so quickly. With an attitude, she responded that she could not swab for anything and that she needed an actual stool sample. What vet on this planet, can not perform a simple swab test or enima to get a sample? I find that to be absolutely ridiculous. She ended the conversation with the comment, that if my dog still continued to throw up after the treatment she was going to give my puppy, that I needed to take her to the emergency vet clinic. Yeah right, everyone just has thousands of dollars lying around to hand over to an emergency clinic.\r
After she was finished with the procedures, I was charged $110. Then as soon as my husband got into the car, my dog had a bowel movement and he ran back inside to give them the sample they said they needed. I was then charged another $85, for two tests. The worm test was done right then and there, but they said the parvo test would not be in for a few days. Come on, haven't they ever heard of a simple snap-test? If my dog really did have parvo, (which I don't believe that she does) she would be dead by then.\r
So $200 later, I still have a vomitting puppy who is now not even attempting to eat or drink anything. Before she went to this vet, she at least drank water and tried to eat. Now, I have to administer my own fluids to the puppy orally with a syringe, and through subque treatments with an I.V bag that I got from my work. The puppy was also sent home with medication and I/D. When I returned from work later that night, I went to give my puppy the medication that I was told needed to be given twice a day. To my suprise, it was a simple strip of Clavamox. CLAVAMOX? REALLY? That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard of. Sure this medication can be used to treat a number of infections, including respiratory but not a dog who has been poisoned by a chemical agent! I have several strips of Clavamox in my house, if it were really that simple but it's not. I would have just used the strips that I had, instead of taking her to this horrible vet. I'm sorry, but this is by far the worst vet I have ever encountered. I am not even a licensed veteranarian, and I can treat my puppy better than she did.\r
If there is anyone who is actually considering, taking their precious puppy to this vet you better think twice. She is very uneducated, has a serious attitude problem, and a total rip-off. I could have done the same thing for free, and saved myself the $200. I am lucky that my dog is still alive, due to the carelessness of this vet clinic. Please do not take your animal to Beachland Animal Hospital. You will save yourself alot of aggravation, time, and money.
Pros: There weren't any pros at all
Cons: Expensive, unknowledgeable doctor, and unnecessary behavior.