Review: Milford Veterinary Clinic - K...
Happy Pet Owner

Quakertown, PA

#43 Dec 31, 2009
I love Quakertown Vets. All but one whom I have seen for both my domestic and large animals over the past 13 years have been caring and compassionate to the animals and the owners.
Catwoman

Allentown, PA

#44 Jan 9, 2010
I will NEVER go to Kathy jamison again. She almost let my cat die and my Mothers cat die. She misdiagnosed them both and my cat ended up living after I took him to a vet that actually cared and did not have the worst office manager ever. My moms cat on the other hand was diagnosed with cancer and she is only a year old. Kathy took one look at her, did no x rays or anything and diagnosed her with something that was way out there. My cat had to stay at Jamisons office and I got in the back there. The cats and dogs are together in the same room...it is dirty and filled with trash. The office manager does not want to talk with people on the phone so she takes the phone off the hook and then is so rude when you go there in person. I will NEVER recommend anyone to go to this vet, Quakertown vet may be more pricey but to me quality is more important than quantity.
Catwoman

Allentown, PA

#45 Jan 9, 2010
Saddened wrote:
Jamison is not all that great, she had our dog for a week and we kept asking to see him. Jamison refused. I called the folling week and she still refused us, we threatened to call the police than she told us our dog was dead for a week but had no time to call us. We asked to see the body she refused saying he was in the bottom of the freezer. We have no Idea or closurer for what really happened or if he is rreally dead. We have creamated remains but who knows what we got back.
I am so sorry that this happened to you. I will never recommend Kathy Jamison to anyone. She misdiagnosis all the time. She told me that my cat had liver failure and that he would die in 3-5 days. I took him out of there, took him to Quakertown vet and they told me there was not a thing wrong with his liver. Anyways, I am really sorry this happened to you and your pet. My thoughts are with you.
Amy

Quakertown, PA

#46 Jan 9, 2010
Trum resident wrote:
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They are extremely expensive & they do NOT know their stuff.
I agree even though some of the dr's are good some are not. One wanted to cut my dog open for peptones tabs that their receptionist told me I could give to my dog.
AVA

Philadelphia, PA

#47 Jan 14, 2010
I disagree that its an animal hospital so thats why it smells! NONE of my animals smell badly, they live with me and are kept as clean as possible. Even my OUTSIDE horse does not smell badly?....If PAULS animals smell bad, there is probably something wrong with them or they live un-hygenically. My vet clinic does not smell at all!
unbelievable

Philadelphia, PA

#48 Jan 14, 2010
In Reply to saddened.Can you say LAWSUIT?!!!!!!!!!
Katgirl

Sellersville, PA

#49 Aug 21, 2010
I heard she was an ok compassionate vet Dr. Jamison and that she takes in stray cats but after reading all your posts I see otherwise. I go to Dr.Dave Peterson at Durham Valley Vets. They are loving, clean and the staff is great. Also are reasonable and very loving when you have to put an animal to sleep.
GRH

Perkasie, PA

#50 Aug 21, 2010
The reason the place smells so bad is because they have injured or lame animals that other people throw away living in the clinic
Resident

Riverton, NJ

#51 Aug 21, 2010
GRH wrote:
The reason the place smells so bad is because they have injured or lame animals that other people throw away living in the clinic
That's not why.
manypets

Quakertown, PA

#52 Sep 2, 2010
HA HA HA DR Jamison is a joke, she may be cheap on her prices but she SCREAMS at her staff, is always behind on her licenses and things like that, her place smells like cat urine, so bad that your lungs burn. I understand that animals come in and urinate on things but clean it?!?!?!?!?! if they cleaned even half the time it wouldnt smell like that. She might be cheap but i would never take my animals there. She keeps monkeys, ALOT , of them upstairs, she has cats that run around the place, from the area that are contributing to the cat urine smell.

So setting all that aside all that if you are looking for a CHEAP vet then by all means you can go there, but i would NEVER take any animal there, EVER.
newswriter

Quakertown, PA

#53 Oct 15, 2010
I agree Dr. Jamison is a good vet, but her staff doesn't have "just one bad day." I took both my dog and cat to her, but trying to call the office and get through is nearly impossible.

I finally had to drive over to her office after 8 hours of calling and getting a busy signal. When I approached the receptionist area, I saw the phone was off the hook. "No wonder I couldn't get through on the phone," I said, "it's off the hook."

The receptionist shrugged her shoulders and replied, "too many calls." Even if the phone does ring and ring and ring, there isn't even any voicemail to leave a message."

God forbid your pet gets sick even during the day the office is closed. No one answers the phone! I had to take my cat on a Wednesday afternoon to Quakertown Vet Clinic and paid the $125 emergency fee plus costs of my cat's care.
mjk2

Quakertown, PA

#54 Oct 15, 2010
newswriter wrote:
I agree Dr. Jamison is a good vet, but her staff doesn't have "just one bad day." I took both my dog and cat to her, but trying to call the office and get through is nearly impossible.
I finally had to drive over to her office after 8 hours of calling and getting a busy signal. When I approached the receptionist area, I saw the phone was off the hook. "No wonder I couldn't get through on the phone," I said, "it's off the hook."
The receptionist shrugged her shoulders and replied, "too many calls." Even if the phone does ring and ring and ring, there isn't even any voicemail to leave a message."
God forbid your pet gets sick even during the day the office is closed. No one answers the phone! I had to take my cat on a Wednesday afternoon to Quakertown Vet Clinic and paid the $125 emergency fee plus costs of my cat's care.
They are closed on Wednesdays, thats the day they do surgeries.
so what

Quakertown, PA

#55 Oct 15, 2010
mjk2 wrote:
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They are closed on Wednesdays, thats the day they do surgeries.
No, it happens every day of the week. Happened to me twice. And even if they are doing surgeries, they should still answer the phone.
BJR

Quakertown, PA

#56 Oct 15, 2010
Dr. Jamison took care of my Jack Russell for years, but at age 17 and in need of euthanasia, I was cuddling my beloved Jack as Dr. Jamison gently euthanized her. Jamison never spoke a word nor showed any kind of compassion. After the euthanasia, she promptly left the exam room.

After holding my deceased Jack for almost 30 minutes [thinking the doc or staff was coming back into the room... and never did] I carried my deceased Jack to the exit from the waiting room.

Even though a staff member was behind the counter and could see I couldn't open the door, I had to place my beloved pet on the floor, open the door, put my foot in the door jam, pick up my dead dog and exit.

There is no excuse whatsoever for this kind of callous treatment.
mjk2

Quakertown, PA

#57 Oct 15, 2010
so what wrote:
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No, it happens every day of the week. Happened to me twice. And even if they are doing surgeries, they should still answer the phone.
I just meant they are not open on Wednesdays, I totally agree that they hardly ever answer their phone.
BJR

Quakertown, PA

#58 Oct 15, 2010
Happy Pet Owner wrote:
I love Quakertown Vets. All but one whom I have seen for both my domestic and large animals over the past 13 years have been caring and compassionate to the animals and the owners.
I totally agree. I always get my appointments for my Chihuahua with Dr. Nancy Barin, but even when my Chi broke his leg on Christmas Eve, I called Quakertown Vet Clinic and they said to bring him right in. When I opened the door, there was a vet and a technician waiting for me. They lovingly took him from my arms, x-rayed his leg, showed me the x-rays [it was a bad compound fracture] and said they needed to put a cast on it. They had him wrapped in a soft blanket as they took him to the back room to put the cast on.

Moments later, the vet came to me and said she needed to give him some sedation because he was in pain and she didn't want to have him hurting even worse as she put a cast on. As we paced in the waiting room, another tech came over to us to explain the process and to soothe our anxiety.

The vet brought our drowsy and casted little fella to us, patiently explained what she did and what the follow-up care would be. They still had him snuggled in their blanket and told us to take him home that way and we could return the blanket anytime later.

When we un-wrapped him at home, he had a neon-color cast with a pink heart on it. On Christmas Day, the vet called us to ask how he was doing. Jamison would have NEVER done this because her people skills are atrocious.

Jamison would have never provided this kind of care even during "office hours." She would have placed him in their filthy cages and, at best, would have tended to him days later. Most likely, he would have died from some infection ... not to mention the pain.

Simply put ... you get what you pay for!
mjk2

Quakertown, PA

#59 Oct 15, 2010
BJR wrote:
Dr. Jamison took care of my Jack Russell for years, but at age 17 and in need of euthanasia, I was cuddling my beloved Jack as Dr. Jamison gently euthanized her. Jamison never spoke a word nor showed any kind of compassion. After the euthanasia, she promptly left the exam room.
After holding my deceased Jack for almost 30 minutes [thinking the doc or staff was coming back into the room... and never did] I carried my deceased Jack to the exit from the waiting room.
Even though a staff member was behind the counter and could see I couldn't open the door, I had to place my beloved pet on the floor, open the door, put my foot in the door jam, pick up my dead dog and exit.
There is no excuse whatsoever for this kind of callous treatment.
That is awful, I am so sorry for you. Making that decision for your pet is so difficult and a professional would show compassion and caring at such a sad time. Sorry for your loss.
Baloney

Riverton, NJ

#60 Oct 15, 2010
BJR wrote:
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I totally agree. I always get my appointments for my Chihuahua with Dr. Nancy Barin, but even when my Chi broke his leg on Christmas Eve, I called Quakertown Vet Clinic and they said to bring him right in. When I opened the door, there was a vet and a technician waiting for me. They lovingly took him from my arms, x-rayed his leg, showed me the x-rays [it was a bad compound fracture] and said they needed to put a cast on it. They had him wrapped in a soft blanket as they took him to the back room to put the cast on.
Moments later, the vet came to me and said she needed to give him some sedation because he was in pain and she didn't want to have him hurting even worse as she put a cast on. As we paced in the waiting room, another tech came over to us to explain the process and to soothe our anxiety.
The vet brought our drowsy and casted little fella to us, patiently explained what she did and what the follow-up care would be. They still had him snuggled in their blanket and told us to take him home that way and we could return the blanket anytime later.
When we un-wrapped him at home, he had a neon-color cast with a pink heart on it. On Christmas Day, the vet called us to ask how he was doing. Jamison would have NEVER done this because her people skills are atrocious.
Jamison would have never provided this kind of care even during "office hours." She would have placed him in their filthy cages and, at best, would have tended to him days later. Most likely, he would have died from some infection ... not to mention the pain.
Simply put ... you get what you pay for!
I'm sorry for the passing of your beloved pet, however, that Vet at Q-town Vet is a disgrace to her profession.
BJR

Quakertown, PA

#61 Oct 15, 2010
Baloney wrote:
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I'm sorry for the passing of your beloved pet, however, that Vet at Q-town Vet is a disgrace to her profession.
Maybe there's something I don't know about and need to know. Why is Dr. Barin a disgrace to her profession? Thanks.
BJR

Quakertown, PA

#62 Oct 15, 2010
qtown resident wrote:
I agree with you all and I am so very sorry for your losses. Kathy IS a fantastic Dr., hands down! She LOVES animals but seems not to care for incompetent owners. She DOES scream and cuss at her staff. The office manager works her butt off but has a very nasty attitude, doesn't care about your pets or you and yells at the other girls too. You have to realize they can only translate word for word from the Dr or it could be a huge law suit. They are not allowed to sugar coat it. Compassion would be nice but they don't care. All I ever see when I go there is one of the other girls crying due to Kathy screaming at them. As far as the smell- its from all Your pets peeing on the wood floor in the reception area and not telling anyone- I know- I saw it happen all the time! The cleaning woman worked her fanny off 24-7. If you think what you saw was filth you should have seen the rest of the building. As for monkey- try monkeys- lots of them, dozens of cats dogs and birds. I think they all just need a few days off, those of you who go there know Kathy works ALL the time.
The smell is not from those pets peeing on the wood floor. The smell is the stench from the cage and surgery areas. If a doctor's office and surgery area consistently wreak of more than dog pee, what does that tell you about their overall sanitation?

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