While I have found the Staff and Vets at Goshen Animal Clinic to be quite friendly (i.e. They "ooh" and "aah" over every pet), I also have discovered that the Vets consistently are far too focused on the Clinic's bottom line -- both in terms of charging truly outrageous prices for everything they offer (from office visits to prescriptions when compared to other Vets in the area) and, sadly, in terms of ordering expensive tests and procedures that are not necessary. Particularly because these tests and procedures do entail some risk and discomfort for your pet, I find this particularly painful and unethical. In my particular situation, I had an opportunity to see Dr. Hagan, Dr. Profitt, and Dr. Fulkerson at different times; all the Vets practiced similarly. In a single year, they recommended hundreds of dollars of tests/treatments for my dog which eventually turned into thousands of dollars. Eventually, as I became suspicious, I asked friends about their experiences. I became horrified when I learned that the "common experience" seemed to be to start off there (because of the convenience of the Clinic to Prospect/Goshen residents) and then to eventually end up in better hands. For example, one friend had taken her cat to another vet for a second opinion after the Vets at Goshen recommended a costly surgery; she was surprised to find that her cat didn't need surgery at all! Needless to say, she never returned to Goshen Animal Clinic. Another friend told me of the hundreds of dollars she had spent on her dog -- with absolutely no improvement in his condition; she took him to another vet who immediately said he had been misdiagnosed, pointed out what condition he actually had, and cured him for less than $35! I switched Vets (to Shively Animal Clinic, which seems to have the best reputation in this Region) and found that my dog has several serious health problems Dr. Hagan missed entirely while she was focusing on making sure my dog had cleen teeth.
Pros: Friendly Vets and Staff, Convenient Location for Prospect and Goshen Residents
Cons: Price Gouging (Outrageous Prices + Unnecessary Tests/Procedures), Sub-Standard Care