Burbank >Veterinary Services > Bastet Cat Hospital
120 E Olive Ave, Burbank, CA | Directions 9150234.179869 -118.309541
Outstanding Cat Care – In my 20+ years as a cat owner, I've been to nearly a dozen Vets in 2 states. Bastet Cat Hospital is by leaps and bounds the best we've been to. I've been to Vets that have treated my cats poorly, explained things in terms I didn't understand and even some that prescribed wrong medications. At Bastet I know my cats, whom are my 'children', are in good hands.
My Bombay had a urinary blockage about a year ago, which Dr. Basilious took care of immediately and near perfectly. My cat was hours from death and Dr. Basilious saved him, explained everything to me very clearly, made sure I understood what was happening and gave me very clear and comprehensive information along with signs to look for in the future. This cat is also a rescue, which makes unfamiliar situations very terrifying, AKA he's not that friendly. The staff are able to handle him effectively in that his bad attitude does not get in the way of his treatment.
My other cat, whom is only 5, had a mast cell tumor on the soft tissue of his front paw. Any pet owner that has dealt with tumors/cancer knows how stressful this is to all involved. Dr. Basilious repeatedly took the utmost care of this cat. He was extremely thorough in his handling, diagnosing and follow-up; he conferred with another specialist to ensure the best outcome for my cat. Dr. Basilious removed as much (if not all) of the tumor as allowed without amputating my cat's entire paw. The Oncologist I was referred to in Ventura agreed the work done was as best as possible and now we just wait and see (and hope, pray) the tumor does not come back. Each visit Dr. Basilious is sure to inquire about this cat and his progress; this is appreciated.
I cannot stress enough - if you care for your cats as children, as I (and many of us) do, please do not hesitate in going to Bastet Cat Hospital.
Bastet Cat Hospital is clean, quiet, has a convenient free parking lot and best of all is cat-only. I will continue to go to this Hospital even if we move farther away.
Great clients & Great care – We have great clients who care. Many people understand that dealing with public is not easy. There is value for everything you buy. It you get something very cheap is either stolen or you got nothing for your money. If someone waits until the cat get very sick then seek treatment, sometimes is going to be more expensive than you think. It amzes me that people do not compare Marriott to Motel 6 but they judge and blast vet care without understanding of what they are getting for their cats.
The Best for your Cat – Bastet Cat Hospital has taken care of all my cats, and they have all lived to be in their late teens. Even my beloved Portia, who had a cancerous growth on a back leg. The leg had to be removed, but Dr. Basilious assured me that she would have a quality of life. She not only came through the surgery brilliantly, but lived to be over 19..with 3 legs. This practice is informed, sympathetic, and concerned, with state of the art service. I trust all my animals to Dr. Sam Basilious, and if you want the best for your cats, you will come here.
Great place – Not happy to see bad reviews about Bastet especially since we had such a pleasant experience with Dr. Basilious and staff. I guess everyone is entitled to there opinion, and here is mine. After my wife unknowingly ran over our cat while backing out of our drive way we rushed our cat to Dr. Basilious. We didn’t even know what happened at first, we just saw her laying there and thought that maybe she had a stoke. After the doctor examined our cat he recommended x-rays be taken to see if there were any broken bones. He was right, she unfortunately had a few bones broken including her pelvis. So after the doctor explained to us our options in depth we opted to keep her hospitalized over night and have a specialist come in the review her case to see if she would need surgery. The following day the specialist consulted with me and informed me that she would do fine without surgery which we were very happy to hear. All in all our experience with Bastet, Dr. Basilious, and staff went very well.
GO ELSEWHERE – DO NOT take your pet here! They are only interested in charging exorbitant rates, often for services you don't need. If you question them in any way, they refuse to take care of your cat. Highly unethical establishment.
Ms. Jody R. Is very hostile against both Dr.Basilious & Bastet Cat Hospital, BUT she orders medicine from on line using Dr. Basilious name & license with various on line pharmacies. If she makes diagnosis and treatment plan for her cat, why you bother with the vet. She wrote bad reviews to hurt both of the business and staff. That is not right.
Good only for emergency situations – I recently went to Dr. Basilious after finding their website and reading such good reviews. I knew beforehand that it was not going to be the cheapest vet trip, but I was hoping it would be the best. Everything went well at first, the staff is very friendly and the office cats were comforting to my cat. I went in not knowing if there is a health issue with my cat or not, but hoping the Dr. could help me figure it out. He suggested full blood & urine testing which I agreed with, but when the cost came back ($460), I asked if we could look at the treatment options again because I simply could not spend that much. They came back with a few tests ommited, and the cost was less ($280), but still a little out of my reach. The vet nurse said since my cat was not agressive and was only squirming a little when held, she could deduct $78 and omit the "gas" they give cats to calm them down when taking blood. I agreed to the price, but then Dr. Basilious came into the room and said he wouldn't do it without the sedative and then just recommended I change his food and to bring him back in a few weeks to see if there had been any improvement with no tests at all. If my cat was in obvious distress or in an emergency case I would take him back here because the Dr. does seem knowledable, but as far regular care he seemed to mostly care about how much money he could get from me. I now have to try and look around to find a Dr. that can test my cat for less than half of my monthly rent.
The Best Cat Dr!! – I found this hospital on-line and checked their reviews. I noticed many great reviews and a few sounding angry and hostile (because of the cost of the services.) I took a shot at it anyways being that it was a cat only hospital. My cat was having Diarrhea for 3 weeks. I had gotten her from the animal shelter and she had been spayed and got her vaccines there. She had tested negative for Leukemia and cat AIDS. When I booked my appointment at Bastet the receptionist was pleasant and informative. She told me to bring any old records and told me the office exam was $ 55.00. They also informed me they have coupons available online, VERY HELPFUL!!
During the appointment, Dr. Basilious did a fecal test. The test said it was negative for parasites, but Dr. told me it could be a viral disease like FIP or Inflammatory bowel syndrome. He gave me several options, which the receptionist showed me in a printed estimate. He told me I could either just start with the fecal test or do complete blood/ urine test and also x-rays. I choose to add the blood and urine test because I wanted to know. He gave me some medicine and told me to call back in 2 days with an update. One of the Bastet employees called me the following day and told me to come back in (free of charge) to speak to the Dr. regarding the lab results. He explained to me that the protein level was higher than the normal levels. The diarrhea subsided gradually and eventually went away completely with medications and special diet. I found Dr. Basilious was really up front, informative, and gave me options. My experience was positive; I would recommend Bastet to all my friends and family. Although the doctor told me what I did not like to hear he was defiantly more honest and upfront than others and diagnosed the problem right away.
The Cat Wisperer! – We adopted a feral cat three years ago. Her name is Scratch because of her poor appearance at that time. She is still cautious and unpredictable, and not at all friendly. She often attacks when someone walks by or trys to pet her. Dr. Basilious checked her over. I warned him to be careful because she easily becomes mean and aggressive. He wrapped her in a towel and picked her up like a baby. He spoke to her gently and she stopped moving. Dr. Basilious was even able to clip her nails (the first time ever), we were so amazed that I took this picture. Thank you Dr. Basilious.
The Curry Family
Best Vet – Dr. Basilious is the best vet I've been to in the twenty years I've lived on the Central and South Coast. Other vets have missed diagnosing problems and have never given me the thorough explanations that Dr. Basilious does. I wish that my own medical doctors would take the time to answer all my questions the way he does. As the owners of four cats, all rescues, and three of them now elderly, we've been needing to take them this past year to Bastet for various health issues. We never feel pressured to proceed with treatments and the doctor will often give us time alone to consider the options after we see an estimate. He is very knowledgeable and I highly recommend him.
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