Boca Raton vet clinic sued after toy ...

Boca Raton vet clinic sued after toy poodle suffers burns durin...

There are 222 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Feb 12, 2008, titled Boca Raton vet clinic sued after toy poodle suffers burns durin.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Five-year-old Molly went in for a routine teeth cleaning and left with burns to her belly that took months to heal.

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Markey

United States

#1 Feb 12, 2008
And all they will get if they win the suit is what the dog costs to replace and possibly a refund of the vet charges. The law does not consider the emotional pain of losing a pet. And apparently this vet doesn't appreciate such either.

“Beyond all comprehension”

Since: Dec 06

The Moon

#2 Feb 12, 2008
Calusa hasn't been open all that long and already is getting sued..
boca5

AOL

#3 Feb 12, 2008
i WAS an excellent customer of calusa with 5 dogs. i have since left their practice and keep wondering why i went there in the first place. i found the staff (including the emergency doctor) extremely insensitive, cold, and callous and ended up losing a pet there. i have since found a wonderful facility in boca who truly cares about my animals and not a place where i feel gauged by stupid fees to pay for plasma tv's, crown moulding, marble floors...etc, etc. the owner of the facility never had the decency to call me regarding my questions and concerns. just because it's new, beautiful and expensive...doesn't always mean the best!!!!!
Chester

Delray Beach, FL

#4 Feb 13, 2008
I agree with that. Way too nice in there and it only ends up hitting me in the wallet to pay for all of it. We had numerous tests done on our dogs which didn't seem all that necessary and/or cost a lot more there than at other vets.
CATHAA

Bronx, NY

#5 Feb 13, 2008
I ALSO LEFT CALUSA AND THIS WAS BEFORE THEY MOVED TO THE NEW FACILITY, MY BICHON WAS SEVERELY BURNED ON THE FACE WHILE BEING GROOMED. EVERYTIME I BROUGHT MY DOGS THERE THE STAFF LOOKED AT ME STRANGE BECAUSE I WAS ONLY MIDDLE CLASS AND NOT WEALTHY. I NOW GO TO DR. MANERLEE IN DELRAY AND HE IS THE KINDEST VET AD REALLY CARES FOR MY DOGS.
fabumari

Miami, FL

#7 Feb 13, 2008
Ralph, you make no sense. You just want to be mean and nasty this morning. Other than little, little babies, animals are the only true innocent, unconditional love that's left in this world. That place sucks, they do overcharge people to pay for their building. Now that word like this is spreading, it will effect their business. Watch and see.
Bob

Pompano Beach, FL

#9 Feb 13, 2008
ralph wrote:
All you people are really sick. You care more about your f uc kin dogs than people.
Well Ralph, I guess you have never had the pleasure of having a pet. Too bad, you have missed out on a lot, but I assume that you are one of those people that have no human friends either.
fed up in boca

AOL

#10 Feb 13, 2008
i too was a vicitm at calusa. no bedside manner, all they want you to do is sign off on procedures and then you're stuck with a huge bill and overcharges. who cares about their nice animal hospital. all we should care about is a warm facility and a great doctor who really cares about pets and not a money hungry boca doctor

“Beyond all comprehension”

Since: Dec 06

The Moon

#12 Feb 13, 2008
TLC on Dixie just north of Yamato is a good place (I think it's still there) .
VETS SUCK

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#14 Feb 13, 2008
ALL VETS ARE CROOKS, AND SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES!!!! TELL YOUR VET YOUR DOG SNEEZED, AND $27,000 LATER THEY WILL TELL YOU NOTHING'S WRONG. OR JUST END UP KILLING YOUR DOG!!!!
Random Sample

United States

#15 Feb 13, 2008
Wait a minute. Did this happen before or after molly's facial, bikini wax and high colonic enema?

A good portion of our south Florida comunity can not afford health insurance yet a Toy Poodle goes in for a "regular" teeth cleaning? Makes sense to me!
IDIOT

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#16 Feb 13, 2008
ralph wrote:
All you people are really sick. You care more about your f uc kin dogs than people.
YEAH, DOESN'T IT SUCK KNOWING MY DOG EATS FILET MIGNON EVERY NIGHT, WHILE YOU ARE STUCK IN THE DRIVE THRU LINE AT MCDONALDS?!?!

PS....AND DAMN RIGHT I LIKE MY DOG MORE THEN PEOPLE, CAUSE HE IS NOT AN IDIOT LIKE MOST HUMANS!!!!
Lady Di

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#17 Feb 13, 2008
I have dogs and cats.. and they get regular vet care. There is no way in the world I would make fun of someone who has the money to care for their pets a bit more than me. Sure there are kids and people without health coverage. but there are government programs that cover that. there is no program for pets. and its a given.. having a pet helps lower blood pressure, etc..so. yes.. I am one that does care more about my pets than some humans.. Pets dont scream and holler that the government isnt giving them benefits they feel are due and owed to them. So if someone wants to have their pet's teeth cleaned. more power to them. and its sad when a vets office makes a mistake and hurts a defenseless family member. Remember. SPAY..NEUTER .. your pets..
dog lover

AOL

#18 Feb 13, 2008
I used to go to Calusa as well until I found my old vet from Lighthouse Point Dr. Ted Leif. He is now practicing at Boca Teeca Animal Hospital at the corner of NW 2nd Ave and Yamato Rd. Check him out! He's the best.
The Swami

Jupiter, FL

#19 Feb 13, 2008
ralph wrote:
All you people are really sick. You care more about your f uc kin dogs than people.
Yes I do and I'll take my dog over 95% of people I meet any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

My dog has never ripped me off, stolen my stuff, tried to kill me or treated me like crap for the hell of it.

People suck and dogs don't. It's just the way things are. Get over it.
djl former client

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Feb 13, 2008
I was disappointed how Calussa changed when they put up the new facility. I can't begin to tell how overcharged I was for my dog. My bill was outrageous. They operated on my cat when her problem was the food she was eating. When I changed her diet to sensitive food for cats, she was fine. I did this myself after a $2,500 bill for nothing. She has been fine ever since. what happened to them?
geesh

Pompano Beach, FL

#21 Feb 13, 2008
Ignignokt wrote:
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As far as I'm concerned , most dogs are far more intelligent than humans .
Your post reaffirms my theory .
this coming from someone who has over 2,500 posts. get a life. i can only imagine what you look like. a huge mess of a woman i'm sure. probably have a blind husband. get a hobby like needlepointing, exercise--something other than wasting your time on some meaningless blog. what a pathetic life you must live.
Registered Nurse

Indiantown, FL

#22 Feb 13, 2008
geesh wrote:
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this coming from someone who has over 2,500 posts. get a life. i can only imagine what you look like. a huge mess of a woman i'm sure. probably have a blind husband. get a hobby like needlepointing, exercise--something other than wasting your time on some meaningless blog. what a pathetic life you must live.
What a jerk YOU are. I'm 5'2, weigh 115 and LOVE my dog! You would never catch my dog insulting someone just because they didn't agree with him. So who's pathetic now? Yep, it's YOU.
Mother of 2

Indiantown, FL

#23 Feb 13, 2008
Dr. Dooley at TLC in Boca is a great vet! Although a young man, he is the personification of the "country vet." Knowledgable, experienced and caring. The gals in the office are great too! Try TLC, you won't be sorry!

“Beyond all comprehension”

Since: Dec 06

The Moon

#24 Feb 13, 2008
geesh wrote:
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this coming from someone who has over 2,500 posts. get a life. i can only imagine what you look like. a huge mess of a woman i'm sure. probably have a blind husband. get a hobby like needlepointing, exercise--something other than wasting your time on some meaningless blog. what a pathetic life you must live.
Actually , I'm a self employed man , who has his own home and humans that love me .
Your assumptions are incorrect .
Also this is not a blog , it is a forum .
I have many "hobbies" , one of which is to annoy fellators of macaques , such as yourself .
Have a nice day :)

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