Downey >Firestone Animal Hospital
recommend downey animal hospital, informative dr, great old fashioned service, good vet, verry bad exsperiance, excellent practitioner, stupid receptionist
Dr. Rocha has done so much for my Princess and Charlie that I don't know where to start. They're both doing so well, after tumor surgeries on both of them (and that was 4 years ago), emergencies (good 'ol Charlie loves to climb the fence and ripped himself pretty bad twice) and overall care. He certainly knows what he's doing. He's a wonderful man and veterinarian.
Thank you for everything you and your staff have done to save Princess. God bless you and everybody at your office.
Dr. Rocha is a kind, compassionate skilled - and I stress the word skilled- veterinarian. I had lost al hope for my chihuahua Quixote; after he was was paralyzed due to a hit and run driver, I had been advised to put him to sleep. I took Quixote to Dr. Rocha, and though he acknowledged he had a small chance of walking again, Dr. Rocha, myself and Quixote did not give up. He treated him for some time and the recovery is miraculous. I cannot thank this excellent man enough.
It seems like they're a family business who serves each client and their pet individually. They really treated us well, and Dr. Rocha was great. My dog was hit by a car and the Dr. reconstructed his jaw and his leg...now he's doing great. I highly recommend this hospital!
My doberman Jenny was mauled by a pit-bull and a chow almost six months ago. We came in to this hospital late in the day, without calling, and immediately the staff and the Dr. rushed to help us. Even though it was fairly busy, they tended to her first for 45 minutes because of the severity of her wounds. She was hospitalized for six days. During that time, the Dr. would visit and treat her continuously; I met him at the hospital three times after midnight to visit and support her...she is really part of our family. After Dr. Rocha stabilized her, he performed reconstructive surgery on her jaw which was virtually shattered and torn apart. The results are a miracle. Especially heartwarming is the manner in which Jenny is grateful to the Dr. ...as if she knew exactly what he did for her. His expertise and dedication- together with his staff's- is a rarity. All of us are so grateful. We - as a family- highly recommend Dr. Rocha.
Our family has been clients of Dr. Rocha at Firestone Animal Hospital (FAH) since he was first located accoss the street from All American Home Center. The office has since moved and I continue using his services because they have always provided compassionate, caring and quality veterinarian services. As for the rates, they are comparable to other veterinarian hospitals. It was Oct. and our dog Chaco, a 9 lbs toy fox terrier was hit by a car. Chaco had serious trauma, collapsed lungs, internal bleeding and a fracture to his leg that looked like a million shattered pieces of glass on the X-ray. We immediately contacted FAH. Because it was after hours, the on call service referred us to a 24 hour ER Animal Hospital in Norwalk. Chaco spent the night in ICU and fortunately made it through that night. The next morning we transferred Chaco (after paying $1800 for a night in ICU) to FAH. Dr. Rocha was very honest as was the ICU in Norwalk and said the fractured leg may not be repairable. We asked for the alternative (surgery) accepting the risks fully explained by Dr. Rocha. Chaco had surgery to remove the pieces of shattered bone and insert a titanium replacement. We expected a 4-5 day inpatient recovery, but Dr. Rocha and his wife noticed Chaco was depressed after my visits and would not eat unless I would visit mid day during my lunch hour and hand feed him. Dr. Rochas wife even made Chaco home made chicken broth hoping to provide some nourishment. In the end, Dr. Rocha encouraged me to take him home after 3 days and provided specific directions on caring for him and a scheduled follow up visit a week after. Chaco is now 11 years old and runs and plays like the car accident never happened. His nickname is The Bionic Dog and we have Dr. Rocha to thank for that. I highly recommend Dr. Rocha, a skilled and professional veterinarian and surgeon.
Our dog (chihuahua) wasnt eating she was very sad and she wouldnt want to move, she also puked and had an upset stomach..and we took her to a vet in our city and the dr. wasnt much help, we didnt know what to do..until a friend of ours recommended the firestone animal hospital...Dr. Rocha diagnosed our chihuahua with pyometra that day, the next day she had surgery and now shes back to her normal self. We're really grateful that we came across Dr.Rocha and his staff....there all very nice people.
My Mini Pin Monster!. On February 25, 2012, my 10 month old miniature pinscher named Monster jumped out of my car window while stopped and got hit by a passing car. I thought we lost him. Struggling to even get up due to his both front legs being almost completely destroyed, we rushed him to Firestone Animal hospital in Downey. It was our first time there and if it wasn't for a friend recommending that spot I don't know what i would have done. The moment we entered the hospital, with Monster bleeding in my arms, we were rushed into a room and Dr. Rocha came, saw, and started working on him instantly. He stopped the bleeding as much as he could and knew what to do. He was very calm and seemed very under control. His assistants were a great help through out the whole process. After a few hours of letting the anti shock treatment kick in, he told us what needed to happen. He was very honest up front and basically told us what he would need to do to save Monster's life and leg. A couple days in the hospital and some staples and stitches later we were able to take monster home:) He saved his life and leg! I know in no time our little mini pin will be running around like old times! Thank you Dr. Rocha and staff for your great professionalism and for caring for a very important person in my life. Monster <3
RECOMMENDED!!. Since moving to Downey I insisted on going all the way back to the Westside for my three dogs' medical care for almost a 2 years...until I found this spot. The doctor is definitely more experienced and the hospital itself is very comforteable and accomodating- plenty of parking! My pets were treated wonderfully, and I was impressed by how smooth my visit went (its usually challenging going in with all three); explanations were thorough and the pricing is fair...a bit less than W Hollywood so I'm happy. When an establishment services well, I recommend it left and right; when its the opposite I do the opposite so here it is...RECOMMENDED!!!
la's best vet. I simply love my pets. I don't mess around with their healthcare and I use only the best. I don't mind spending my money on them because they're my babies and I'm not looking for a deal, but I have a-lot of experience with finding the best of the best- whether restaurant, entertainment or healthcare- and this vet is simply the best. His experience is uncanny. His knowledge indispensable. As a foreigner, I have an accent as well, so I don't mind that this man has an accent. Besides, my Danes and dobies don't talk! I have used dr. Rocha on emergencies as well...extremely dependable. I am confident and even proud of the care my babies get. The staff is very very warm as well. Beautiful doctor and hospital!
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