We adopted a puppy from a shelter that seemed to be fine, but soon thereafter she had diarrhea and was lethargic. She barely ate or drank, we were very concerned. We took her to 4 separate visits to 2 different local vets in our hometown, San Antonio. We came back home with several different diagnoses and medicines, at one point we had a 9 week old puppy on 6 different medications with no results.
Frustrated we went online and looked up her symptoms and determined it most likely was distemper, basically a death sentence for most puppies. We were so upset and saw a website with a vet that made a distemper serum, we figured we had to do anything in our power to cure our little girl. Unfortunately, the serum is somewhat controversial and no one in San Antonio had it. So we looked up who did, and we found Maggie's hero, Dr. Huddleston.
The next morning we packed up our two dogs and made the 3 hour trip to Houston. And let me tell you it was worth the trip, he is by far the best veterinarian I have ever come across. He was not dismissive or rushed, he took his time to inspect every little thing. He gave Maggie the serum and took a fecal sample. His awesome technician, whose name escapes me found out what had been plaguing our little puppy: coccidia, a common parasite. After taking her to 2 other places with 4 other fecal exams, I couldn't believe it. She had found something 4 other people had missed. We were so grateful for her expertise. We were sent on our way with new and correct medications.
After spending thousands at other places with no result, Dr. Huddleston and his team figured it out in the matter of an hour and a fraction of the cost. He was so generous and kind and gave us his personal number (I think he may have regretted that, as my husband decided to call him every time Maggie looked funny, haha). He would always answer with confidence and legitimate concern.
I really cannot say enough about this fantastic man and his staff. I have never had a better experience. We are even considering moving to Houston, just so we can take our dogs to him!
Thank you for saving our Maggie, we are eternally indebted to Dr. Huddleston!