The bottom line:
If you have infinite money and don?t mind spending it to get your pet diagnosed and fixed, then this is your Vet. If you value honesty, a common-sense economic approach, and still getting good treatment: GO ELSEWHERE!
Dr. Bach will use your lack of medical knowledge to take advantage of your situation by playing on your fears, and if that doesn?t work she will make the sale off your guilt! She is an excellent veterinarian, but she is a better SALESWOMAN !
Go here instead:
After this terrible experience, we found a very knowledgeable Vet, who listens, who is HONEST, and who genuinely cared about giving our dog the correct (and only the necessary) treatment.
So I will save you the time of reading any further reviews!
Dr. Oren Drelich
Butterfield Animal Hospital
43810 Butterfield Stage Road
Temecula, CA 92592
I took our dog into see Dr. Isabelle Bach for an emergency appointment ($75) when our dog got sick while we were visiting family in the area. It was a very scary problem: bloody stool? but it turned out in the end to be just stress !
Dr. Bach didn?t take into consideration our dog?s history that we told her, prescribed several diagnoses all at once (a total of $320), which could have been done individually to exclude the others, one of which was unnecessary ($130). And then came back with 2 overpriced, overprescribed options for treatment ($222 and $1,700!). We chose NEITHER! We picked out the one actually-necessary medication ($14) from the laundry-list she prescribed, and left. We then found another Vet, who was honest (see above).
Now let me clarify one thing. I do not think that Dr. Bach would purposefully put any animal in direct danger, by prescribing anything that will harm it. She will however prescribe everything under the sun that can even remotely apply to the situation at hand, in an effort to line her pockets. This then puts animals in indirect harm, because owners are then faced with picking out the correct treatment themselves (which I had to do), or dropping the absurd amount of money to do what the doctor orders.
I believe that this is how she sleeps at night (shirking the clear moral dilemma here), by deluding herself into thinking she did everything in her power for the wellbeing of the animal, and transferring her guilt onto the pet owners. She does not consider the fact that usually the same results can be reached by taking a step-by-step, more economically responsible approach, which balances the treatment of the animal with damage to the owner?s wallet (but clearly that is not in HER best interest, and requires morals).