I would NOT recommend this facility. Many of the veterinarians have only a few years experience at best. I believe that if the doctors had more experience, my pet would have had a humane death rather than the violent death he incurred. An ultrasound revealed a large mass near the abdomen, and when a needle aspiration revealed only white blood cells, the doctor recommended exploratory surgery as soon as possible as opposed to a biopsy. The doctor claimed that a biopsy would only spread the disease; however, at this point, the doctor did not know what was wrong with my pet; only that he had a large mass near his stomach. Based upon the perceived urgency, I opted for the surgery, which ended up being far more complex than expected. My pet went through 3 agonizing days of aftercare only to die a violent death 2 days later at my home.
A more experienced veterinarian would have recommended a biopsy be done first in order to determine the best treatment plan. (Would an MD recommend to a human to forego a biopsy?) Instead what I received was negligent care. I honestly feel that the doctor exploited my emotional state since I based my decision solely on her recommendation to take the extreme and expensive route (original estimate of $3200 ended up $8500). Following my pet’s death, the surgeon called me to advise me that my pet died of a very rare and 95% fatal disease, which meant that surgery of any kind would not have saved my pet. So instead of opting to euthanize my pet in a humane way, my pet suffered a violent death because I took the advice of an inexperienced (and bottom-line focused) veterinarian.