Review: Dundalk Animal Hospital - Den...

Review: Dundalk Animal Hospital - Dennis G Foster DVM

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George F

Arlington, VA

#1 Jan 31, 2009
Worst vet in Baltimore. First finical hard ship in 13 years and DR. foster is willing to let my dog die. My dog hasn't ate nor drank since Wednesday and today is Saturday. Wont see us till I get paid next week. My mom has taken 4 cats and I taken 3 dogs there. Pretty sad he is willing to let a pet die. I was told he would call me back and waited for three days for him to call. He never did I had to call him on Saturday. I did see another vet that was willing to help me out. I understand there are people that rip you off but after being the family vet for 13 years its really sad. I will post this review every where I can on the net to let people know he isn't a family vet he is out for the money. This will also be posted on every telephone pole in Dundalk in the next couple of weeks.
michele

Huntsville, AL

#2 Mar 4, 2009
I agree with you completely!, My sister's yorkie got loose and a neighbor took it to Fosters, not knowing it was my sisters. My sister called there and they said they didn't have a yorkie there!!...After asking around, the woman who took the dog there told her that she did take the dog to Fosters so they could find the owner!, My sister went to the vets office and was then informed that a tech took the dog home!, They stole the dog!, The girl did finally bring the dog back.But, They can not be trusted
Pam

Baltimore, MD

#3 Aug 8, 2009
My sister used to work there and the things she told me was very disturbing. She didn't work there long knowing what they do with the animals that are put down. They need to shut the doors there and take Dr. Fosters license away.
Puppy Pappa

Royal Oak, MI

#4 Aug 9, 2009
I did business with Dundalk Animal Hospital for over 20 years. About 6 years ago I stopped going there. Something changed, they became deceitful and uncaring. They are rude to clients and the facility is poorly maintained. I don't know what happened to that place but I wouldn't take my dog there if they were the last vet in town. I've been going to Eastern Animal Hospital on Eastern Ave. They are expensive but I have gotten very good care for my dog there. They saved his life as a matter of fact. I'd like to see the Dundalk vet turn things around and start providing the kind of care they used to but I've seen no evidence of that.
kelly

Baltimore, MD

#6 Nov 20, 2009
michele wrote:
I agree with you completely!, My sister's yorkie got loose and a neighbor took it to Fosters, not knowing it was my sisters. My sister called there and they said they didn't have a yorkie there!!...After asking around, the woman who took the dog there told her that she did take the dog to Fosters so they could find the owner!, My sister went to the vets office and was then informed that a tech took the dog home!, They stole the dog!, The girl did finally bring the dog back.But, They can not be trusted
If your dog was lost wouldn't you feel better knowing someone cared for it in their home rather than leaving it stuck in a kennel??? how do you consider the dog stolen when you got it back?
cindy w

Baltimore, MD

#7 Nov 20, 2009
Pam wrote:
My sister used to work there and the things she told me was very disturbing. She didn't work there long knowing what they do with the animals that are put down. They need to shut the doors there and take Dr. Fosters license away.
I've been there. What kind of things??
nicole

Baltimore, MD

#8 Nov 28, 2009
michele wrote:
I agree with you completely!, My sister's yorkie got loose and a neighbor took it to Fosters, not knowing it was my sisters. My sister called there and they said they didn't have a yorkie there!!...After asking around, the woman who took the dog there told her that she did take the dog to Fosters so they could find the owner!, My sister went to the vets office and was then informed that a tech took the dog home!, They stole the dog!, The girl did finally bring the dog back.But, They can not be trusted
i think id rather a technician take my pet home and love it then let it sit in a kennel scared not knowing where its owner is. i dont think its stealing if they brought it back.
John H

Nottingham, MD

#9 Jan 24, 2010
BEST VET IN BALTIMORE ! Dr. Foster has been our vet for 30 years, He has always diagnosed our pets problems very efficiently and treated them with great success, He is very sympathetic to the pets and to our financial restraints. On the other hand we do not wait until our pet is near death and expect to get free treatment. All our friends, relatives, and neighbours recommend him also. No one that I know has had any complaints, only praise.
My Poodle Chloee

Baltimore, MD

#10 Jan 31, 2011
We have been going to Dundalk animal Hospital for almost 7 years now. 6 years ago our German Shepared Georgie all of a sudden had touble walking and falling over, we took her to Dr. Foster and he said she had an ear infection and sent her home with meds... she died a slow painful death the next morning. We continued to have our other dog (Chloee, a poodle) grommed there because they did a good job, but when our newest addition to the family, a large husky stepped on her back, she was paralyzed from the mid spine all the way back, she could no longer move her back legs or tail, so we made the hard decision to put her down... Dr. Foster had no compassion, hed been treating Chloee all of her 11 years and didnt care one bit.. gave her a shot then walked out, for 5 minutes my poor baby gasped for air, then he returned, gave her and IV that vein blew so he tried again on the other paw, as she drifted away he said nothing and walked out... I hate him for this, we have one dog left, our husky and she will never step foot in that office! Dr. Foster is heartless and cruel. I pick up Chloees ashes Friday & hope to god I do not see him!
Tara

High Point, NC

#11 Jun 1, 2011
nicole wrote:
<quoted text> i think id rather a technician take my pet home and love it then let it sit in a kennel scared not knowing where its owner is. i dont think its stealing if they brought it back.
She said that she asked at the vets office, and they told her the dog had not been turned in there!
Breanna

Essex, MD

#12 Jun 30, 2011
I have heard nothing but horror stories about this man, Dr, Foster. Not only have I heard stories but I have witnessed it first hand with the death of two pets! We recently took our bunny to the vet for a hang nail, and she ended up dying, for such a simple illness! When we saw she was not getting better we took her to another vet, who then asked why did he band aid her paw, as it is common knowledge among Vets that you do not band aid rabbits. Dr. Foster did not give her any pain killers, which in turn caused her to stop eating for days. She died yesterday. This did not have to happen. If we had not taken her to such an incompetent fool ( Who I am sure does not posses a licence to practice on rabbits) I'm sure she would still be alive and well today, being her lively and loving self.

Please stay away from this Vet. It is better to spend the extra dollar than to watch your pet die in unnecessary pain.
Keith

United States

#13 Jul 11, 2011
I have been taking my pets 1 dog 5 cats to Dundalk Animal Hospital for 15 years and have seen both great and not so good. Taken as a whole this is a good practice that tries to service the greatest number of pets in order to keep prices down. My best experience was with my German Shepherd who developed cancer. Dr Foster operated on her and gave us another 5 years with her. At 12 she developed a spinal inflammation and again Dr. Foster knew exactly what to do; she got steroid injections once a month. I asked Dr. Foster how long this would work and he told me I would know when it was time to let her go. She lasted another 11 months; giving us time to accept the inevitable. Dr. Foster told me to bring her in whenever it was time and he would be there. I let my good girl go on a Thursday and Dr. Foster was not on schedule but he came and did this last service for me and my Roxanne. The receptionist took care of all the billing and paperwork first and I can’t explain how thoughtful this was until you try to imagine paying a bill and filling out paperwork when you just lost you best friend. Dr. Foster explained everything he did from the shot that relaxed her to the one that stopped her heart. After all the years that Dr. Foster has been a Veterinarian he was choked up while we were waiting for her to go. Just a thought, maybe he doesn’t hang around because it’s hard on him too and he has to go back to work. It’s not always great and very often crowded sometimes you get forgotten on hold, but there’s a reason it’s so busy and it’s not just the lower cost.
Chpmnk

Red Lion, PA

#14 Oct 4, 2011
My Poodle Chloee wrote:
We have been going to Dundalk animal Hospital for almost 7 years now. 6 years ago our German Shepared Georgie all of a sudden had touble walking and falling over, we took her to Dr. Foster and he said she had an ear infection and sent her home with meds... she died a slow painful death the next morning. We continued to have our other dog (Chloee, a poodle) grommed there because they did a good job, but when our newest addition to the family, a large husky stepped on her back, she was paralyzed from the mid spine all the way back, she could no longer move her back legs or tail, so we made the hard decision to put her down... Dr. Foster had no compassion, hed been treating Chloee all of her 11 years and didnt care one bit.. gave her a shot then walked out, for 5 minutes my poor baby gasped for air, then he returned, gave her and IV that vein blew so he tried again on the other paw, as she drifted away he said nothing and walked out... I hate him for this, we have one dog left, our husky and she will never step foot in that office! Dr. Foster is heartless and cruel. I pick up Chloees ashes Friday & hope to god I do not see him!


Not that I don't believe your story, but I am wondering why your story doesn't match. In the very 1st sentence you said you had been going to the office for 7 years, then at the end you said Dr. Foster had been treating Chloe for all of her 11 years. How is that possible if you had only been going there 7 years? you are missing 4 years there! I feel sympathy for your situation, but....makes you wonder....no I have not ever met this vet,nor heard of him til 2 days ago by someone who said she has went to him for quite awhile and would never anywhere else. I'm at a loss here on whether to use this vet or not.
Common Sense

Westminster, MD

#15 Oct 6, 2011
What is sad is people who take on pets they can't afford to care for.
George F wrote:
Worst vet in Baltimore. First finical hard ship in 13 years and DR. foster is willing to let my dog die. My dog hasn't ate nor drank since Wednesday and today is Saturday. Wont see us till I get paid next week. My mom has taken 4 cats and I taken 3 dogs there. Pretty sad he is willing to let a pet die. I was told he would call me back and waited for three days for him to call. He never did I had to call him on Saturday. I did see another vet that was willing to help me out. I understand there are people that rip you off but after being the family vet for 13 years its really sad. I will post this review every where I can on the net to let people know he isn't a family vet he is out for the money. This will also be posted on every telephone pole in Dundalk in the next couple of weeks.
Ozzy

Washington, DC

#16 Dec 29, 2011
I worked there for quite a while when suspected parvo cases would come in he would just throw them in a cage and leave them there and charge the owner for treatment. The unlicensed tech would actually treat the patients at least the ones like myself who actually cared. He also once threw someone who came in during off hours dog who was just hit by a car in a cage the dog died after five minutes when the owner called to check on their dog he not only told them the dog was still alive and being treated he charged them an emergency fee, overnight stay, and treatment. He has also been caught twice for throwing peoples euthanized pets in his own dumster after charging them for cremation. If getting your pet vaccinated please make sure you see him give the shot and check the exp. date. I can go on and on. Yes I am disgusted with myself for working there but when you need a job and you have a child what can you do. It is just a shame because DR.'s Maskol and Costello are good vets and people and I hate seeing there reputations tarnished by this facility.
tech

Owens Cross Roads, AL

#17 Jan 28, 2012
michele wrote:
I agree with you completely!, My sister's yorkie got loose and a neighbor took it to Fosters, not knowing it was my sisters. My sister called there and they said they didn't have a yorkie there!!...After asking around, the woman who took the dog there told her that she did take the dog to Fosters so they could find the owner!, My sister went to the vets office and was then informed that a tech took the dog home!, They stole the dog!, The girl did finally bring the dog back.But, They can not be trusted
If someone took your dog home it was for the night so it wouldnt have to stay in a kennel overnight since it was already scare for u not providing a safeand secure place for your dog to go outside in
Cindy

United States

#18 Feb 1, 2012
I have been going to Dundalk for 25 years, to Dr. Maskol. I cannot imagine a more caring or gifted doctor to have caring for my pets. I simply refuse to believe that he would stay with a practice that was unethical.
Dan

Elkton, MD

#19 Jun 5, 2012
My dog broke his leg at 3 months old I took him to the closest place UNFORTUNATELY it was doctor foster who assured me he could do the surgery well after a long recovery he still wasn't better I took him back multiple times on one time because he wouldn't bend his leg he said it was kinked he took him in back room and yanked on his leg dog screamed like that would help then when he never got better he told me that he had a stress fracture in a different part of his leg that he didn't think would be a problem but he couldn't fix that a specialist had to fix that no refund or anything the specialist told me he lied there was never a stress fracture he caused that when he yanked on his leg after the specialist did surgery he was ok for a little bit long story short and thousands later he had bad infection and mrsa almost amputated his leg until we took to specialist that said the surgery that DR FOSTER did was horrible and his drainage track was done wrong luckily I found dr franczuszki in time to save his leg he is turning 4 in a couple days hopefully the rest of his life is better than its been all because of an incompetent emotionless horrible person like dr foster he should lose his vet license its bad when anybody u know that has dealt with him has had problems and after these reviews I read I need to apologize to my dog for his 4 yrs of pain he has went through because of dr foster.
Dan

Elkton, MD

#20 Jun 5, 2012
Chpmnk wrote:
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Not that I don't believe your story, but I am wondering why your story doesn't match. In the very 1st sentence you said you had been going to the office for 7 years, then at the end you said Dr. Foster had been treating Chloe for all of her 11 years. How is that possible if you had only been going there 7 years? you are missing 4 years there! I feel sympathy for your situation, but....makes you wonder....no I have not ever met this vet,nor heard of him til 2 days ago by someone who said she has went to him for quite awhile and would never anywhere else. I'm at a loss here on whether to use this vet or not.
Let me tell dr foster is the most un emotional person towards animals I've ever met he told me when he screwed up my dog to prove it .if I were you don't go there I've seen enough reviews on this site that were bad all pointing at dr foster
KSH

Abingdon, MD

#21 Jun 26, 2012
I worked for Dr. Foster and Dr. Maskol plus 3 other vets from 1980-1981 after I graduated from ECC with an AA in Animal Science. I was paid the same as the high school students and did the same work. Three of the five vets were decent, compassionate people and eventually left the pracice. Dr. Foster is one of the most selfish, greedy, callous, cold, and immoral people I have ever met. If you don't want to believe it, go ahead and live in your dream world. He was a sloppy surgeon that didn''t care if he used enough anesthesia. I witnessed the first parvo virus epidemic and apparently his "treatment regimen" has not changed (no treatment - let them get so sick that they need to be euthanized-most of the time I had to do it). I cried every day at work. It excited him that the epidemic created so much business. He told clients that he used a service to remove their dead pets and charged them for it: in reality, they went in the dumpster. If someone changed their mind and wanted their pet back, the employees had to DIVE INTO THE DUMPSTER, open the plastic bags, and find the correct dog/cat. I could go on but I think you get the idea. It's been 31 years and these are things I will never forget nor forgive. If there is such thing as karma, the man is screwed for eternity. I'm only sorry that I didn't have the nerve to report him long ago. Maybe many animals would have not suffered. DON'T GO THERE!

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