Palmdale >Palmdale Veterinary Hospital
outstanding vet, outstanding staff, big fans, extremely reasonable fee, love dog
Dr. McEwan is the BEST veterinarian I have ever found. I am so glad that I found him and his wonderful staff. I almost put my old cat to sleep because she was doing so poorly, but instead decided to change from the veterinarian I was using in Lancaster. Wow...what a difference. My old cat just needed an adjustment in her thyroid med. She is now doing great. Dr. McEwan explained everything and didn't rush us. And, after trying the laser therapy the clinic has on the arthritis in her back, she is now holding her tail up high, batting her ball around, and even eating sooo good. No more pain meds. Maybe being a Vet for 25 years and really caring makes a big difference. Inside, the clinic is state of the art...even though the area of town is not the best. All of my pets now go to this clinic.
Awesome!. I took my dog to Palmdale Veterinary Hospital on the advice of my friends. They were very professional and CARING about my dog, and they made me feel so welcome. My dog had been in a fight and was beat up. The doctor did a thorough exam and found the wounds AND other wounds I didn't see and fixed her up beautifully. They wanted to be sure she didn't hurt and didn't get infected, and warned me about how the healing process would go and they were right! It was nice to know what to expect, and they were always willing to talk on the phone to help me with questions. They are so patient and gentle with my little girl. You can't beat that. I wish they could be MY doctors, too.
We took our 6 year old lab to Dr. Choi in August, 2011. A few days earlier, our lab suddenly seemed to be in a lot of pain. She yelped when she stood up and was unable to jump into the car. She had no visible injuries. We were scheduled to travel out fo the country with her in less than a week. A friend recommended Palmdale Veterinary.
I am a doctor, but I did not advertise this to Dr. Choi. Our dog is lean and extremely active. She has been eating human food (carefully selected and of good quality) as a treat everyday since she was a puppy. There has never been an issue. As sson as Dr. Choi heard this, he said it was probably pancreatitis from table scraps and recommended a $70 test. I knew that pancreatitis was associated with a fever, which my dog did not have. When I mentioned this to the vet, he blew me off and said this was probably the early stages. The test came back negative. Then, he recommended a set of xrays. I knew this was appropriate in case she had swallowed something that she wasn't supposed to. The xrays came back negative. The vet pointed out that her spleen was enlarged. He said it could be a tumor which could suddenly burst. He wanted to run blood tests, an ultrasound which would probably need to be followed by a biopsy. This is when I told him that I was a doctor and to stop being so vague. When asked how common it was for an enlarged spleen to a tumor, he admitted it was very rare. When asked what the most common and simplest diagnosis for my dog would be, he said it was probably a pulled muscle that required an anti-inflammatory injection followed by pills. I told Dr. Choi that I would go with that and would monitor my dog for the next few days. We left Palmdale Veterinary with a bill of around $500.
Our dog was fine from that evening onwards. She stayed on the medication for only a few days.
I am extremely DISGUSTED with the professional ethics of Palmdale Veterinary and Dr. Choi. To think of what they would have put my dog through if I let them. There has to be a more ethical and caring vet in this area.
Great place to take your pets!. Drs. McEwan, Choi and Kirshner, are progressive, compassionate, and caring. I know at anytime that my animals need care; I will receive the best and most current treatment available. Charges/prices are reasonable too. I have never been turned away; whether an emergency or a concern. They also provide a vaccine clinic. You can get your animals vaccinated at a lesser price. I have had animal most of my life. I have searched out the best care takers when it comes to my animals. Dr. McEwan rates at the top of my list! You want excellent and consistent care for you pet; Palmdale Veterinary Hospital is for you!
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