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Dog Owner

Austin, TX

#1 Mar 19, 2013
Does anyone have any experiences good or bad to share regarding the vets in La Porte? I need a vet and was wondering if anyone has preferences out there?
Dog lover

La Porte, TX

#2 Mar 19, 2013
I had a very old dog. He was nearing they end of his life and Dr. Rodgers at BayPorte Animal on Fairmont took excellent care of him. I will say she is not the cheapest, but it is quality care. I definitely would not recommend Dr Jones on Spencer.

Since: Jun 09

Pasadena, TX

#3 Mar 19, 2013
Dr. Jones is a great Doctor!!
Dog lover

La Porte, TX

#4 Mar 19, 2013
I know he is a home town boy. I used him for several years before I switched. Maybe We just didn't mesh as pet owner and vet. I am very happy with Bay Porte Animal and would highly recommend them. They are very current on new treatment options. When my dog passed they called and sent a card. They are very caring people.
Dog Owner

Pasadena, TX

#5 Mar 19, 2013
Dr. Rogers is very expensive. But good. Check around for prices on dental work etc. She can be $300 above others.

Be very careful with vets about their recommendations. Steroids can cause diabetes in dogs.

Excessive prices to treat common injuries like scratches or unneeded xrays, blood tests, can drain a bank account.

Think about it, most dogs live to be 14 in the wild. Yes, get their shots, but shop around. Say "I will think about it" then shop around.

When Dr. Rogers becomes the best and the most economical, you will hear it here first, and you might wait in line, but it will be worth it.

“Ok, maybe I know a little bit.”

Since: Sep 12

But I don't know that.

#6 Mar 19, 2013
There is a new vet at the corner of Fairmont and Wilmont. I dont know if they are good. We use Dr. Hunter in Pasadena at Fairmont and Country. We have used him for about 7 years and highly recommend him. He is reasonably priced and super nice.
Dog lover

La Porte, TX

#7 Mar 20, 2013
Fairmont and wil not is Dr Rodgers. I have lived in the area for around 30 years and used Dr Jones, Dr Tolles, Underwood Animal, Deer Park Animal and now Dr. Rodgers. All have good and bad points you just have to find who you can work with.
laporte mommy

United States

#8 Mar 20, 2013
I have used Dr.Mangum at Spencer Animal Clinic for about 20 years. He is very fair priced and always give prices up front. He lets you chose what you want to have done with your pet.
PeAcEnUniTy

Rayne, LA

#9 Mar 20, 2013
Dr jones is a fraud and a creep. He is suing my friend for a million dollars bc his dog chaised him in his house. The guys dog never even touched Willard. He is looking for quick retirement. He is a horrible citizen of la porte and is all about the money.

Since: Feb 12

Pasadena, TX

#10 Apr 1, 2013
Just to clear a few things up. My next door neighbors pit bull finally broke through his fence. As I went out to get my mail, she chased me back into my house, my slamming door hit her in the face. The next day, I could not sit. I could stand or lay down. I had to have back surgery and I was out $7,000. I hired a lawyer to work with their insurance company to try to get my money back. I last heard from him(my lawyer) about 6 months ago. If I don't get my $7000 back...oh well, that is life.
Dr Hunter is closing down soon.
I have a discount vaccination day on Friday and a discount neuter/spay day every Monday. Both are very popular. I do this because I want everybody to be able to afford basic veterinary care. We never wanted our mother to take our pet to the DVM because usually they would not come back because we were so poor, so low cost is very important to me. Check out 1320 W Tyler in La Porte to see where the six of us lived.
The internet and WalMart caused us to have to raise some of our prices on our services.
We do what is best for the PET and some owners don't like/agree with me but I no longer have to cater to these folks. We vaccinated a litter of kittens and vaccinated and spayed their mother and kept them at our clinic for almost two months to find them homes at our own expense. We just finished $40 cat neuters and $60 cat spays to try to reduce the excess cat population. Again, it was VERY popular.
I have practiced in La Porte since 1986 and plan to until I retire. I love La Porte and its pets.
And I always try to do the right thing.
Thank you.

“Ok, maybe I know a little bit.”

Since: Sep 12

But I don't know that.

#11 Apr 1, 2013
We have used Dr. Hunter since our boxer was a puppy. A few days ago he was booked, and we needed our baby to be seen, so my husband took her to Dr. Jones because they could see her that day. My husband liked Dr. Jones very much, and we appreciated a conservative approach when others had told us surgery would be necessary, and we certainly will be seeing Dr. Jones again. Besides, anyone whose dog chases someone else into their house needs to be sued. I hope he recovers all he sues for.
Aggressive Dogs

Pasadena, TX

#12 Apr 1, 2013
Certain breeds of dog are more aggressive than others, but any dog can bite. What Texas dog owner's do not always realize is that dog bite coverage is no longer offered as insurable liability coverage in the Texas Standard Homeowner's Policy. I don't even think that a dog owner can buy at any cost, insurance coverage for it. When our Dalmation got out and chased a bicycler, causing her to hurt herself out of fear, we were sued for $120,000.00. It was the last year our policy offered dog bite coverage, and it was the only layer of protection that we had from this lawsuit.

I don't think that I would be able to sleep at night if I kept a Pit Bull on my property, if I did not keep it properly contained, and if I did not provide enough training, socialization, and attention to the animal, that it would chew out and attack.
Miss my puppy

Humble, TX

#13 Apr 2, 2013
I love Dr. Jones! A few months ago we took our beautiful great pyrenese in because he had developed a limp. We were guessing that it was some arthritis. He was 10 years old. I'd had him since he was 4 weeks old and he was my baby. Come to find out he had bone cancer. There really wasn't much we could do. Dr Jones did not try to talk us into expensive surgery that really wouldn't help he gave it to us straight. I appreciated that. Although we didn't really want to do what needed done he was very compassionate about it and almost cried as much as we did! The staff later sent us a card that everyone signed. I have now sent my mother in law there with her new Maltipoo and she loves him too. Keep up the good work Dr Jones!
GOTP

La Porte, TX

#14 Apr 7, 2013
Aggressive Dogs wrote:
Certain breeds of dog are more aggressive than others, but any dog can bite. What Texas dog owner's do not always realize is that dog bite coverage is no longer offered as insurable liability coverage in the Texas Standard Homeowner's Policy. I don't even think that a dog owner can buy at any cost, insurance coverage for it. When our Dalmation got out and chased a bicycler, causing her to hurt herself out of fear, we were sued for $120,000.00. It was the last year our policy offered dog bite coverage, and it was the only layer of protection that we had from this lawsuit.
I don't think that I would be able to sleep at night if I kept a Pit Bull on my property, if I did not keep it properly contained, and if I did not provide enough training, socialization, and attention to the animal, that it would chew out and attack.
You should have paid your bills. What is it with you republicans and not paying up? We democrats are sick and tired of paying your bills and paying for you.

“Activist, Comedian, Con Man!”

Since: Jan 09

www.HeavyFed.com

#15 Apr 7, 2013
lpvet wrote:
Just to clear a few things up. My next door neighbors pit bull finally broke through his fence. As I went out to get my mail, she chased me back into my house,
I have to wonder... what kind of veterinarian would not have made friends with his neighbors dog??? I'd think you'd go out of your way to befriend every dog you meet. There are lots of guard dogs in South Central Los Angeles, mostly pitbulls, most of them have been mistreated their entire lives. All of the dogs on the regular routes I walk most every day LOVE me to death. My favorite thing to do is walk with lots of people in front and behind me, so the dogs are really riled up, then I just sit down with my back to the fence and lay my head back between the bars, the dogs come running up, people scream, "White boy, watch out for them dogs!", I get nothing but kisses and wagging tails.
lpvet wrote:
my slamming door hit her in the face.
See, this too sounds like a vindictive action, like you waited for her to stick her head it the door. Do you taunt this dog through the fence? Why does she dislike you so? You've got to be doing SOMETHING!!!
lpvet wrote:
The next day, I could not sit. I could stand or lay down.
LOL

If you could not do any of those things... whatever DID you do???
lpvet wrote:
I had to have back surgery and I was out $7,000.
Sounds to me like it would have been lots cheaper to make friends with your neighbors dog.
lpvet wrote:

Dr Hunter is closing down soon.
I have a discount vaccination day on Friday and a discount neuter/spay day every Monday. Both are very popular. I do this because I want everybody to be able to afford basic veterinary care.
Bullshit! If you CARED so much about animals you'd have made friends with your neighbors dog!!!! You're in it for the money, period!!! I took my "Big Dog" to see you with an ear infection, you charged me $200 and gave me some ear wash! A month later I took him to the other LP vet, at least SHE cleaned his ears out and packed them with antibiotic ointment and she only charged me $125!!

You also killed "Shorty", my other little dog that I used to bring to see you!!

You sir, are a quack!!

Anyone ever asks me about you, that's what I tell them.

You don't like that???

Sue ME... like you did your neighbors... you'll make LOTS more friends!

Who ever heard of a vet that could not get along with his neighbors dog???

FAIL!!!
LP Res

La Porte, TX

#16 Apr 8, 2013
I recall taking my ill dog to see "Dr." Jones, and he asked me "What do you want me to do?" Didn't say it, just thought it......." How about your effing job for starters". If someone brings a sick pet to the vet typically they want it treated. I'm thinking does he really think I walked in his door so her can charge me for sitting in his waiting room?

Since: Feb 12

Pasadena, TX

#17 Apr 8, 2013
Interesting. I don't know if it worth it or not but here is my response to the last two...just for fun.
One person complained that he brought his dog in for an ear infection. I remember you came in on discount vaccination day and asked for and received exam,distemper/parvo vaccination, rabies vaccination, fecal test for intestinal worms, and a heartworm test(this is everything in our package). We found Hookworms and you said you wanted to treat him for that so we sent home dewormer.
You said you were short on money when it came to the ears so we gave it a shot to make the ears feel better and we sent home an ear wash for you to use. These two things together cost $51.48.
The rest of your bill for the things you requested was $114.95. Your total was then $166.43.
The reason I ask what you want from me today is to determine specifically why you are here.
Apparently Heavy was more concerned about the ears than anything else. Had I known that, I would have concentrated primarily using what funds you had to take care of why you were here.
So that is why I always ask "What are we trying to accomplish today?"
I hope that helps.
Best of luck to Big Dog. He was a very sweet patient for being the size he was. He must have been raised right.

“Activist, Comedian, Con Man!”

Since: Jan 09

www.HeavyFed.com

#18 Apr 8, 2013
lpvet wrote:
Interesting. I don't know if it worth it or not but here is my response to the last two...just for fun.
One person complained that he brought his dog in for an ear infection. I remember you came in on discount vaccination day and asked for and received exam,distemper/parvo vaccination, rabies vaccination, fecal test for intestinal worms, and a heartworm test(this is everything in our package). We found Hookworms and you said you wanted to treat him for that so we sent home dewormer.
You said you were short on money when it came to the ears so we gave it a shot to make the ears feel better and we sent home an ear wash for you to use. These two things together cost $51.48.
The rest of your bill for the things you requested was $114.95. Your total was then $166.43.
The reason I ask what you want from me today is to determine specifically why you are here.
Apparently Heavy was more concerned about the ears than anything else. Had I known that, I would have concentrated primarily using what funds you had to take care of why you were here.
So that is why I always ask "What are we trying to accomplish today?"
I hope that helps.
Best of luck to Big Dog. He was a very sweet patient for being the size he was. He must have been raised right.
Dude, I brought him to you for an ear infection... you proceeded to do all those other things saying they were included in the exam.

My dog suffered for another month because of you.

"What are we trying to accomplish today?"

My dog was holding his head sideways... GET A FREAKING CLUE!!!!
LP Res

La Porte, TX

#19 Apr 8, 2013
When a pet comes in for treatment, you go over the treatment options with the owner. I felt like you were more interested in how fast you could get out of the room and collect your fee. Maybe it's time for you to retire

“Activist, Comedian, Con Man!”

Since: Jan 09

www.HeavyFed.com

#20 Apr 8, 2013
LP Res wrote:
When a pet comes in for treatment, you go over the treatment options with the owner. I felt like you were more interested in how fast you could get out of the room and collect your fee. Maybe it's time for you to retire
He actually spent very little time with my dog.

He has LOTS of pretty little assistants running around the office... I'm sure that ups his overhead quite a bit and might explain his priority on your pocketbook.

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