Thursday, February 19, 2009
My New Vet
I was looking for a new vet and my friend told me about his vet which he's been taking them for over 25 years because not only the doctors are very good, but their very accurate and very very reasonable. After spending few thousand of dollars on a simple UTI problem on my one cat, I was totally broke but my other cat got cancer and he really needed an immediate treatment. So I drove all the way from South Bay (a 40 mile round trip) to see them. My friend highly recommended the Senior doctor, but a younger doctor examined my cat (they're father and son). Although it was a quick in and out, he listened to what I had to say and immediately took my cat to do a blo*d test. I took both of my cats and both received total of four medications. With a test, the bill came out incredibly low. He called me the next day with a result and asked me to come back the following week. I couldn't go that day so I went a few days later and this time the senior Dr. examined my cats. I learned he was all by himself that day and it was really busy. Honestly, I tried to take my friend's words and believe he's good as his son, but I felt the exam was a bit too rushed and I'm sorry to say but I had a hard time understanding him. Two days after that, my cat's cancer symptom got worse so I called and asked if the younger doctor could see my cat. They told me because he had to go in to a surgery he'd be done by 11:30, but with my situation and location, he would see me as long as I could come by 12. When I got there, the girl said she has already put the file out for my cat and although there were many people waiting again, they took us in immediately. The news was not a good one and I became very emotional. Dr. Vasquez was very understanding and patient with me. He did give him more meds, IV and a shot but he only charged me for a bottle of pill. I am very grateful for them and I will keep driving the 40 miles gladly for my four-legged children.
Read more at losangeles.citysearch.com
Pros: very reasonable, great and understanding doctor, with so many people waiting, how can this place be bad?
Cons: no appointment so you migh have to wait for over an hour