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Farmhouse Veterinary Hospital - 10 Reviews - 7602 Steilacoom Rd SE, Lacey, WA - Veterinary Services Reviews - Phone (360) 456-5684

Farmhouse Veterinary Hospital

7602 Steilacoom Rd SE
Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 456-5684
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Farmhouse Veterinary Hospital - Lacey, WA
Farmhouse Veterinary Hospital - Lacey, WA


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First I would like to say that I have never written a review about ANYTHING! I am one of those horrible people who always reads reviews but never finds the time to write one. I fe...


Editorial review from Citysearch 9/14/2012

Great, caring vet! Dr. Widener is unlike any other vet in the respect that he combines affordability with great service. Instead of pushing you out the door and running a bunch of tests like most vets, he takes the time to listen and figure out what's wrong. I take all three of my cats to him and he listens to every concern intently, then explains solutions. Super affordable! FriedHair has the WRONG vet, it's not a ""she"" and there's no ""she"" there. more

Great vet, competitive prices 2/27/2012

Dr Widener is a great vet, and will work with you to find out why your pet is sick. He charges well below what most clinics around town would charge. He really cares about any pet and will make sure you dont spend your money on unnecessary treatments or medicines for your pet. Although my only complain would be that his assistants are not up to par but its a small price to pay for great care at low prices. more

The Best Care For Your Pets! 10/30/2011

First I would like to say that I have never written a review about ANYTHING! I am one of those horrible people who always reads reviews but never finds the time to write one. I felt compelled to write this because I am so thankful I found Dr. Widener! About 20 years ago I worked for an old fashioned Vet who really cared about the animals, didn more

Best Ever 5/6/2011

I took my 2 dogs in because they were throwing up every day. I thought it was going to be Super! Expensive and complicated. But, he actually took the time to do a good interview and tried to get to what was causing the problem, We figured out it was because they were eating grass and this was making them throw up. I know if I would have went to Banfield or Hwks prarie vets like I did in the past, they would have run every test they could and it would have cost a me alot!! I walked out of there with a new found confidence in a vet that I never had at other veterinary hospitals in the past. the vet has over 20 years in practice and I was very impressed!! I WILL NEVER GO ANYWHERE ELSE ! more

Wonderful Vet! 1/13/2011

My dog started having a really bad reaction due to having fleas, he worked with me and found a company that helped us out with the bill since I couldnt afford it all at the time. He helped me through to get what was needed and he wasnt concerned with making a huge profit. He wanted my dog to be well. I will be back!! more

The best Vet around Dr. MICHAEL Widener 1/2/2011

I started seeing Dr. Mike Widener in 2003 with my dog Nanook, then my 5 ferrets and also 1 cat and soon to be a kitten added to the list. Nanook is now 14 and has lived a life of a cat with 9 lives all with the help of Dr. Mike. This last I had fed her raw salmon not knowing what could happened he saved her in the nic of time. He takes very great care of all of my animals as if they were his own pets. He always greets me and my family as we come in. Dr. Mike W. explains everything to me about my pets and makes sure to ask if I understand or if I have any questions that he can answer. I have called in many times because I have thought something may had been wrong with my pets, I explain what is wrong and he always has a answer or lets me know that my pet needs to seen. Dr. Michael Widener is a awsome doctor, he is very intelligent. Also if anyone has any gripes about the cost of your bill, ""think"" you get what you pay for, I would rather pay alot to get alot. I have never had to pay an outragous bill for something that wasn't needed. Farmhouse Vet is the place to go, so go, your pet will be taking care of. more

Good intelligent Veterinarian 10/20/2010

A very good Veterinarian!\r I have been taking my pets to Dr. Widener for 15 years. \r He used to share his practice with his ex wife. That must be the person "" friedhair"" from the 2007 review must have seen. I first saw Dr. Lasardo (ex-wife) and she told us that the intestinal parasite our kitten had would clear by itself if we kept the litter boxes very clean. Had to go back for an unrelated probelm a week later and Dr. Widener saw the prior test results and said that it is odd our kitten wasn't treated, ""this needs treatment and does not clear up by itself"". He treated my kitten and the diarrhea was gone within days. \r Another review mentioned that Dr. Widener didn't have great people skills but still is a good vet. They best vets my animals ever had were the ones with great animal skills. He is just very honest and direct about telling you what his opinion is on what would be best for your pet. Either don't give up on your animal yet or he will tell you if he thinks that the kindest and most realistic thing would be to put your animal to sleep.\r Recently I went through a big crisis with one of my small dogs and he sent us to the Tacoma Animal Emergency clinic when my dog needed a transfusion and intensive 24 hour care. When my dog relapsed he asked what do you want to do. Meaning call it quits atfer already spending almost $2000, or continue very expensive treatment. Not judgemental at all, he understands that there are limits to how much people can afford to spend on their loving pet. I decided to continue with treatment and Rex is doing better. Still not through the crisis but finally looking better. Dr. Widener was supportive and called a specialist (no cost to me) to ask for advice. He is very smart and knows a lot but doesn't have a chip on his shoulder and has no problem getting answers by asking other veterinarians.\r One of my friends took her Jack Russel mix to him and just by talking to her told her he thought the dog was having seizures. Just ran a basic blood panel to look at kidney and liver functions and sugar levels and started the little guy on antiseizure meds. ""We can do more tests if this doesn't work but I am pretty sure that's what's going on"" He was right and no more seizures for my friends dog. He is also an exellent surgeon and a kind person and really tries to help your pet. \r And yes, he does treat exotic pets and not so exotic ones. My friends chickens, ferrets, ducks, birds, rabbitts, chinchillas, snakes... \r It's a small office and the windows aren't clean and not everything gets dusted but the surgery room is sterile and the medical equipment clean. The ""pets"" (birds) that people didn't want anymore and live at the practice now are well taken care of and their living quaters are clean. His own dog was rescued by him when someone brought her in to get her euthanized because they didn't want her anymore. more

Dr. Widener helped my cat when other failed her. 9/27/2010

I""m not sure what the previous reviewer experienced that gave the low score. That was a couple of years ago. \r \r We see Dr. Widener - a HE not a SHE. He is a great vet. He helped my cat after a couple of other local vets did a poor job. He did not subject us to extra testing nor refer us to someone else. My cat has a complicated condition. He was realistic about our cats life span. We already know how old the cat is so that is a given.\r \r What impressed me the most is that Dr. Widener contacted two specialists (no extra cost to me) to discuss my cat's condition and develop the best treament plan. I am very satisfied and my cat is doing alot better.\r \r I just scheduled an appt for my new puppy to be seen by him. I am glad my neighbor referred me to him. more

Dr. Widener Rocks! 8/31/2010

Dr. Widener went out of his way on several occasions to treat my bizarre, exotic pets. He will see the strange animal you love that no one else will. He takes the time to really focus on your animal and do whatever is best for them. The man clearly loves animals and it shows. Sometimes you'll be forced to wait for him, but only because he is helping some other pet owner. He tends to get absorbed in each case. And keep in mind that his office is extremely small. He is very forthright and honest. He may not have the best people skills on the planet, but who cares, he knows what he is doing and puts your pet first! more

soaked us, lied, and was rude. missed 3 cracked ribs clearly on xray. 7/19/2007

we took our cat in as she was very sick. we were subjected to expensive, uneccissary, and inconclusive tests. she was dishonest about the life span of a cat, making it seem like our elderly cat would live many years. tried to convince us to take her all the way to portland oregon to admit her to a $1000 a day hospital to do still more tests. treated us poorly when we couldnt afford it. made comments like 'its what i would do for MY cat, but its like FAMILY. ' as though we werent torn up enough about not being able to afford thousands of dollars to 'maybe' find out whats wrong with the cat we have had for 13 years.\r \r when she got worse we took her to a pet emergency room, and were told the REAL life span of a cat, which makes our cat pretty old. i checked around and found this to be true. we spoke with the vet after the emergency room event and she acted like it was our fault our cat got worse. said: you didnt do what i TOLD you to do. (we had been dosing her with meds for 10 days) refused to answer questions, lectured us, gave conflicting information, and didnt tell us what we could expect from the e.r. treatment cause she refused to look at the report and said: they probably used a fast medicine that wont last. however if she had LOOKED at the paper she was being offered she would have known, and told us exactly how long it should last.\r \r she performed tests and sent them out to specialists at great cost, and told us afterword that those tests didnt neccesarily tell her anything anyhow. we wound up treating her for 3 different things she 'might' have which we could have done with just one test.\r \r we now must go to another vet to see what to do from here. what a rip off. luckily the animal emergency was honest with us. we should have gone there instead of critter calls, also known as farm house veterinary.\r \r this lady likes to guilt and pressure you into spending big bucks. if she can't fix your animal, and you can't spend a ton, expect to be treated shabbily. Pros: very good at soaking you for everything you're worth. Cons: dishonest, unproffessional (sticky dirty clippers, red waste on table), will chew you out. more
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