Update November 11, 2009.
It has been two years now since I wrote my review detailing Dr. Downhill's negligence and incompetence. Since I'm standing on the truth that my very sick dog was subjected to medical treatments based on vodoo medicine diagnosis. The strategy to mitigate this review seems to be to get happy patients to write their own positive reviews, rather Dr. Downhill arguing otherwise.
I'm writing this review in memory of my dog Toby. Read and draw your own conclusion of the Fallbrook Veterinary Clinic & Dr. Jody Downhill in Woodland Hills, Ca. At the beginning of 2008, Toby begun to suffer from a # of illnesses including Cushings disease. Within two months my poor little dog begun to hemorrhage profusely from the nose. Dr. Downhill indicated that the bleeding could be caused by either a cancerous tumor in the nose or an abscessed tooth and the only way to find out was to conduct ""testing"" at Dr. Downhill's office. When I came in the afternoon to pick up my dog I was informed that the ""testing"" indicated that the cause of the nasal bleeding was indeed due to abscesses on both canines, which she REMOVED and handed to me in a plastic bag as ""souvenirs"" along with an invoice for over $550. I could not imagine the pain and suffering that my dog went through to have both canines removed on the same day, but I felt relieved that it was not a tumor. Within two days Toby begun to hemorrhage again from the nose and I knew at that very moment that my dog was not cured. I took him to another clinic where it was explained to me in detail that the ONLY way to find out if my dog had a tumor was to run a $1,200 CAT scan at a specialized state-of-the-art testing facility. I was also informed that the records showed that Dr. Downhill had failed to run testing on whether the amount of medication she had prescribed for the Cushings was the correct dosage. After spending $3,000 in treatments & CAT scan Toby was diagnosed with a malignant tumor and within less than a month, on the day it spread to his eye I had to make the difficult decision to put him to sleep. I accept the reality that Toby had a fatal disease. I also believe that there's no way that Dr. Downhill could have ever conducted ""testing"" for cancer tumors in her facilities as she claimed and that pulling the canines from a sick little dog to run up a bill was an act of inhumane cruelty.
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