On a recommendation from my sister, my husband and I started bringing our neurotic male cats, Morty and Jack, to Lyndale Animal Hospital for their yearly check-ups. Specifically to Dr. Grindal.
The building looks very plain and clinical, but the moment you walk in with your furry friend, a receptionist greets you at the desk while a lovely old calico looks on from the counter. I was automatically treated like an old friend, feeling comfortable asking any questions I had about my cats.
The actual appointment with Dr. Grindal was so much easier than I could have ever imagined. My cats are both terrified of the vet to the point that they have been downright vicious and have even drawn blood from many a vet tech in the past. We heard that Dr. Grindal had a "gentle touch," and that he "baby-talked" to animals to calm them down. Well, the rumors are all true, folks. Not only was he friendly and accommodating, but he treated our animals with such gentle care and respect, always seeming to understand the anxiety they were going through and never making me feel humiliated for having such high-strung felines. Even though our cats were still pretty angry that they had to be at the vet, Dr. Grindal gave them a full examination and still managed to keep them very subdued, without having to endure any swats or biting. This guy is amazing!
A major bonus is that Dr. Grindal works every other Saturday, so you don't even have to rearrange your work schedule to bring in your furry friend for a check-up.