Review: Cocoa Veterinary Hospital - Sarah E Guttery DVM
Posted in the Cocoa Beach Forum
#1 Sep 19, 2008
I like going here because of the large waiting room and friendly professional treatment, but I just can't afford the prices, which are much higher than I paid for the same services before. I'm on a fixed income, and they keep trying to get me to buy this thing or the other and I can't afford it.
#2 Sep 13, 2009
I never should have left my previous vet for this place. Prices are about 50 percent higher than my old vet, and they play this game with exam rooms and making you wait, even though you are the only one there and you are on time you still have to sit there and wait for some reason. I assume they are all back there watching soap operas or something. And then the bill comes and it's a car payment! Not going back.
#3 Sep 18, 2010
i absolutely love Dr Guttery! She is kind and truly loves animals. I have called around for prices and do not see that this vet is any more expensive than the others. The humane society and united humanitarians ARE cheap vets but what you get there is assembly line care, fine for shots, worming, neutering but if your pet is ill go see Sarah Guttery. She cares.
#4 May 13, 2011
Three female vets running a practice, but only one is working at any given time and she has to pull in enough to keep all three in Gucci, plus fund a staff of eight or ten = insane pricing. Way more than is necessary. Care is good, but I hope that Dr. Holt doesn't totally retire. He's a gruff old coot, but he's a great animal doc and the costs at Clearlake Animal Hospital are much more reasonable. I don't like his substitute, though, so I won't go there again unless Dr. Holt is in town.
#5 May 28, 2012
I started taking my pet here, but quickly changed vets due to the high prices.
I should have kept going elsewhere when my dog suddenly became sick last Monday, but wanted him seen to quickly. Cocoa fit him in although I was a walk in, but now I wish they'd asked us to go elsewhere because they misdiagnosed him. Although he displayed all the common symptoms of anemia heart murmur, pale gums, vomiting, etc., the vet told me he had a high level of stomach bacteria.
So I ended up leaving with a handful of expensive medicine (around $60) that made my dog better for about a day. Two days later, I took my dog back, but after being told I should have called first I decided to take him elsewhere.
I ended up at Rockledge Animal Clinic. The minute the vet saw his pale gums she asked me did the other vet check them on Monday because he "obviously" was suffering from anemia.
Sure enough his x-rays showed he was bleeding internally and his body was feeding on itself. Despite the vets best efforts, leaving him overnight to be monitored and hooked up to an IV to replenish his fluids, and even emergency surgery, my dog died the next day. By the time I got him to Rockledge, he was just too weak to survive recovery. He was only 7 years old.
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