Having been to the different locations for the emergency clinic over the years, it was nice to see a permanent well-appointed clinic..
However...although one knows that an emergency vet will be costly...this new place is outright astronomical.
They would not even look at may animal until I had paid in excess of 1, 000...and they had not yet done an examination!
I was able to pay...but MANY will not be...and they will be turned away. This makes me feel ill...
The vet who purchased this emergency clinic also bought the one in Albuquerque...so he has a monopoly on the ONLY TWO emergency vets in the entire state of New Mexico.
Not only that...
I have been to vets in the US, Europe and Latin America, and have always said that vets are the nicest people in the world.
But NOT the woman who attended me and my animal...I have never before had the misfortune to run into a vet so negative , and so downright nasty.
She predicted dire things for my animal ( before examination!! and none of which came to pass!), and was downright nasty. I had family members with me, and they were as shocked and horrified as I was.
Give me back the lesser facility, with MUCH nicer vets ( who were always very competent, BTW), and much more affordable prices.
I am not faulting the care at this clinic...
just the hugely high cost, and the nastiness.
I sure wish there was an alternative.
Pros: As above...a well-appointed clinic. Competent.
Cons: So incredibly expensive that many pets will die...