I must share my harrowing experience regarding my dog recent treatment at Veterinary Cancer Group of LA (Culver City) Diagnosed with Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC), After sedation, he was injected with an excessive amount of Mitoxantrone, which, in turn, wrecked his immune system and red/white cell count. This exposure caused an entire week’s worth of traumatic/catastrophic events. A review of his medical records first indicated he received 8 mg of chemo medication, later, another record indicated he was injected with 5 mg of Mitroxantrone, and finally, when released, his final record indicated an injected amount of 3.5 mg. I strongly suspect his intake was 5 mg, much more than his body could handle. During the process of treatment, he was shifted back and forth between the group’s Veterinary Cancer Center and the adjacent Critical Care Center. At times, there appeared to be disconnects between vet technicians knowing his exact status. This uncertainty, coupled with mounting charges, added to my week’s worth of frustration. Overcharging of daily vet services seems to be the order of the day at the Veterinary Cancer Group of LA. This concern is also addressed by a previous input provided by another pet owner (see input dated XX/XX/XX by (Screen name). I made several calls to the group throughout the week to check on my dog’s status. I can’t say in total my calls were returned in a timely manner.
In summary, as the saying goes “hindsight is 20/20”. Had I been able to decide on his treatment center again, the Veterinary Cancer Group of LA would have DEFINITELY not been first choice. Once you drop your pet and credit card number off at the reception desk, be prepared for both a rocky and emotional experience, plus a daily billing invoice that will blast your mind!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cons: horrific experience