Previously, my lab started losing hair on his hind quarters and was itching like crazy. I had taken my lab to another vet where the doc told me our lab had a yeast infection, presribed a weak antibiotic, and recommended we screen for thyroid problems and do a skin biopsy. Bottom line, my dog, after spending $400 for the appt, thyroid test, antibiotics, was still sick two weeks later.
Enter Jem Vet Care. My dog continued to suffer with persistent itching, continued hair loss, and a dull coat. I was not comfortable with the previous vet or his "lets run a bunch of tests to figure out what is going on" approach. I found Jem on line, scheduled an appt and went it.
The vet asked a few questions about our previous history, looked at our dog and within a minute looked at us and said "he has a staff infection" and proceeded to outline what I considered a very reasonable, thought out plan. He spent 10-15 minutes outlining his methodology, explaining his holistic approach which included a discussion on nutrition, to bathing, to addressing allergies.
He is a very passionate man when it comes to animal nutrition. If you dont buy in to holistic approaches (e.g. bathing and nutrtion) and think that a pill or shot is the answer, I would recommend you find another vet.
The bottom line? My dog, after following the treatment plan of Jem's Vet Care for two weeks, which included a strong antibiotic for 4 weeks, and a specialized diet, and a special shampoo, and a coat conditioner, has grown 70% of his lost hair back. The best part? He didnt walk us through a bunch of thyroid, and skin biopsy tests to make the assessment, tests that can be costly to run.
He got results. If you are looking for a vet who will speak his mind and get results, go to him. If you prefer running alot of tests and having vets sugar coar things for you, and are indecisive, he is not the vet for you.
I dont knwo this man from adam other than I found him on the internet, took my dog to him and within two visits and two weeks he fixed the problem. I cant speak to how well he treats his employees or if he is a good man that hugs his kids good night before they go to bed. I can tell you he got results for meand my lab. I know where I will take my pets for now on.
Pros: very candid in his assessment
Cons: very candid in his assessment