Review: Sun City West Animal Hospital...

Review: Sun City West Animal Hospital - Joshua Winston DVM

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#1 Sep 18, 2009
This vet really cares. I am an attorney and I had heard so many nice things about this vet but when I looked him up online I saw that he had gone through a terrible scandal. Well I asked about it through my connections at court and was told that not only was he aquitted it was well known that he was falsely prosecuted and the case should never have been brought against him. One court clerk stated that she has been part of many trials and it was obvious right from the beginning that this guy was innocent. So far he has been just wonderful and very very caring and even has an after hour phone number where you can reach him on evenings and weekends.
As an attorney it saddens me when the innocent is dragged through the mud


#2 Feb 21, 2010
I was recommended to Dr. Winston by not just one person but it seemed at the local dog park everyone used him as their veterinarian. After meeting him I understood why. Besides the fact he is very personable he has a very practical approach and explains things thoroughly. I was particularly pleased that he resolved a chronic problem in one of my cats.
One night I needed to take 1 of my dogs to the emergency clinic in Litchfield and when they asked me who was my regular veterinarian and I indicated that it was Sun City West Animal Hospital I was amazed how complimentary they were about Dr. Winston. My dog had to stay overnight and when I picked him uo the next morning I was advised by a different vet to follow-up with my regular veterinarian. When she heard that it was Dr. Winston she confidently told me that from the cases she sees she felt that he was an all around solidly competent veterinarian whose clients seem to love him. I now have to agree.


#3 Aug 1, 2010
I had a great vet in Idaho. Since I moved down here 2 years ago I have seen 3 different veterinarians and I was not very satisfied for a varying reasons. One night a week ago my 3 year old Beagle was acting very unwell and I found out that Sun City West had help number for advice. I called and Dr. Winston called be back in a few minutes. I was impressed with his advice and his personality. He assured me that what symtoms Petie was showing were not serious and could wait til the next day. I decided to see Dr. Winston and called his office the next day. I was even more pleased when I met hom in person. He was personable and professional and really seemed to know what he was talking about. He recognized what was wrong with my dog after a very thorough looking exam and explained to me clearly what was going on. Though it turned out to be a straight forward problem I was thoroughly impressed with how he gentle and caring he seemed and how he treated me as a client. Though it was my first visit I would recommend him highly. I was also impressed how sweet his staff was they all seemed like real people.
sanfrangirl 5


#4 Sep 4, 2010
I have never met a doctor who took as much time to thoroughly explain what was wrong with my cat. Precious my cat stopped eating. My regular veterinarian who I think is really great was having trouble figuring out why. My problem was that she was really not explaining well why it was so dificult to find the answer. I had heard about DR. Winston from a few neighbors and decided to get another opinion. He explained exactly what the possibilties were clearly and a well organized plan to help get the answer. I could reach him after hours and we would discuss my cat for extended periods of time. After a number of special tests and x-rays the answer finally was found. Precious a few years ago had a needle and thread removed from her intestines and though she recovered it seems that that scar tissue had narrowed a piece of her bowel. Dr. Winston did surgery and removed the bad loop of intestine and Precious is back to herself. Dr. Winston said that my original vet had done everything right and actually had made his job easier by ruling out alot of stuff. I don't know if he was just being modest but he was definitely professional and I would recommend him to anyone.


#5 Feb 2, 2011
I was recommended to take my cat to Dr. Winston by a number of people in Sun City Grand. I could not have been happier with my choice. He and his staff seem to be very caring and my cat was experiencing what my vet in Oregan called chronic kidney disease. Dr. Winston explained all my options and even spent a long time after hours on the helpline to walk me through all my questions. A month after I first met him my cat was doing better than she has in the last 6 months. I was also really impressed when I had to take my dog to the local emergency clinic after speaking to Dr. Winston on a Sunday once again on the helpline ( I love the fact he can be reached so easily) anyway at the emergency clinic the staff there had nothing but nice things to say about Winston and one of the vets said they all feel he is a solid doctor. I would recommend anyone to go to Sun City West Animal Hospital.
Would Never Recommend

Avondale, AZ

#6 Dec 22, 2011
What a horrible experience!!! From the inadequate technicians to Dr. Winston. The technician would not sanitize the floor scale, even after I asked. Since my puppy is not fully vaccinated I find it odd that she would knowingly set him on an obvious filthy scale. Any other Animal hospital I have ever been to has a specific puppy scale and they clean it after every dog. Not to mention that Dr. Winston came in did not do a complete examination,he never took my dogs respiration, or heart beat nor did his technician. He walked out of the exam room to do diagnostics and never came back in the room. Instead he sent his technician in with medication. Dr. Winston never came in to discuss test results or treatment. I had to ask to have him come back in the room to. I would Never Recommend this facility to anyone.
Would Never Recommend

Avondale, AZ

#7 Dec 22, 2011
If any one is considering taking there pet to this person please reconsider:
Common Sense

Scottsdale, AZ

#8 Dec 22, 2011

Do you REALLY think that no one can tell that all of these comments were written by the same person?

Pretty sleazy.
Common Sense

Scottsdale, AZ

#9 Dec 22, 2011
Joshua Winston, DVM

Gender: Male
Location: Sun City, AZ (US)


Jun 4, 2007 - Sun City, AZ (US)
Acquitted: Dog beaten, eye dislodged, vet charged

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doris fagan

United States

#10 Feb 24, 2012
This is truly a well run hospital

Scottsdale, AZ

#11 Feb 3, 2014
You must be mistaken Dr Winston is a warm and passionate Doctor. Please get your facts correct! He is a very good DVM....

Scottsdale, AZ

#12 Feb 3, 2014
Would Never Recommend wrote:
If any one is considering taking there pet to this person please reconsider:
This is incorrect! Shame on you DR.Winston is amazing!

Gilbert, AZ

#14 Apr 28, 2016
I love Dr. Winston!! He is an amazingly caring human being. He has obviously gone through some rough times. There's a cruel side to humanity and Dr. Winston didn't deserve what happened to him.

Valley Center, CA

#15 Feb 7, 2017
There is not a better vet for miles and miles away! I love love love him!!!

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