#73 Jun 19, 2011
OK you need to calm down. I've taken both my cats and my new puppy to Waterville vet and I've had nothing but good experiences with them. Although my last cat died atthe age of 11 years old due to cancer and toxins from a bladder leak unbeknownst to us. It's not just folks from Utica that go there. I've sent references to my friends and collegues who live in New Hartford and surrounding communities. Waterville Vet is way better than those in New Hartford Animal Hospital & Burstone Animal Hospital.
Maybe it's your crappy attitude from the stress you had to deal with during your difficult time. You can't expect them to drop everything and cater to you exclusively (which by the way it sounded to me). Again, I don't know what else to say except you had a traumatic experience and you got impatient & frustrated that you didn't get the help right away.
#74 Jun 19, 2011
waterville vet. clinic is only about 25 minutes from whitesboro. everyone is nice from the vets to their staff. i have never had a problem. i have been going there for a long time and i have brought dogs and cats to them. prices are reasonable and the medicine is reasonable too.
#75 Jun 20, 2011
I wouldn't trust my shepherd with anyone else..Highly recommend!
#76 Jun 21, 2011
It's really good to know other's had good experiences there. I just wonder why I had such a bad one. It wasn't just one person there who was rude and uncaring to us, it was a couple. The secretary called our cat "it" and sat her dead body on a chair and almost knocked it over while ringing up the bill for the cremation for us. It was really sad. They never called to notify us when our cat was cremated either, as they stated they would. We had to call after 10 days (they said they'd call us w/in a week since it was a private cremation) to see if they had done it yet. When we picked up our cats ashes there was no sympathy at all. The people we dealt with there were very uncaring and all I have to say is it was a sad experience. I am glad others have had good experiences there. Here is what I previously wrote about my experience at Waterville :
A friend suggested the Waterville vet to me. We took our cat there for an upper repertory infection last week. She had runny eyes and a runny nose when we went in but she was still active and playful. They took her to the backroom to do some blood work and to groom her. The vet brought her back and she was lethargic, could not even walk. He told us "Give her these antibiotics and she'll have a new lease on life". The next day he called w/her blood results and said they were all fine and to bring her back in 2 weeks. We told him she was lethargic and he said she was probably tired and worn out from the vet vist, which has never happened to her with any previous vet visits. We gave her the medication as prescribed and on Thursday night noticed she was starting to get bloated and we were going to call the vet the next day to see if we could get in. She died that night in her sleep. We took her to them to be cremated and the vet was not there but they got him on the phone and we asked what could have happened and he replied the vet visit might have been too much for her or she could have had cancer. They ran geriatric and thyroid blood tests and told us those were fine, so I'm still very confused. Our initial vet visit cost $233. To cremate her they wanted $130. After all we went through I felt they could have given us a discount on that. The friend who suggested them to us said they did payment plans with her. So we asked if we could pay for half of the cremation cost now and half when we pick up her ashes and they refused, so we paid the full $130 on the spot. I'm glad that everyone posting here had positive visits, but ours sucked.$363 and my cat is dead.
#77 Jul 17, 2011
HOLYCRAPOLA here's a news flash. They do not give a crap.I have been going there since Dr Alberding was across the street. There's been a big change. He caters too much to Utica and making deliveries there. Too many working there now. Three girls at the front desk. One animal hospital has a lot more business with only one girl at that desk. HE NEVER BOTHERED TO CALL MY DAUGHTER BACK or acknowledged the letter written June 3rd. HE NO LONGER GIVES A DAMN. You have no idea how this guy has changed,he doesn't give a crap.He alone took care of the pets coming in, at times, perhaps Dr Alberding helped. After a few years his son became a vet.Now he has a few others besides. BUSINESS IMPROVED that much.
HE GOT a THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE 3 CATS HE SAW. one did not even get a diagnosis. IT WAS "PUT HER DOWN" WITHOUT ANY FURTHER DIAGNOSIS THAN A BACTERIAL INFECTION. THIS WAS SAID MAY 19, 2011. SAID SHE'D DIE IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS, THEN.
WHAT HAPPENED? HE GOT CONNECTED!! HE LIED TO ME AND HE LIED TO MY DAUGHTER! HE PROMISED MY DAUGHTER THAT HE WOULD HELP OUT ON HIS SIDE WHILE SHE WAS FIGHTING THE DIRTY TRASH OF UTICA THAT WAS STARTED BY THAT HOMOSEXUAL TARAS HERBOWY WHO LIED THE CRAP TRASH ONTO MY DAUGHTER AND REMAINED SILENT!
AL PYLMAN, YOU KNEW IT AND YOU ALLOWED THEM TO HURT US!
DEPUTY RICHARD MARCHITELLI, YOU BRAGGED ALIENATING HER OPENED UP A BIG CAN OF WORMS AND THAT OTHER PEOPLE OF MORE IMPORTANCE WERE INVOLVED THAT NEEDED PROTECTION!
#78 Jul 17, 2011
The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree! LOL
Your daughter should sue you for bringing another kook into this world!
#79 Jul 17, 2011
Wow.... someone needs to up the meds. I still stand by Waterville's good rep just as others have and remained so. Maybe it's you and your sh*tty attitude that Dr. Alberding has had enough of. And what's the deal dragging your other personal issues as well? You need to get a life and get over it and find someone who really gives a damn. Take your beloved pet(s) to Burrstone Animal hospital and whatnot and you'll see that they, too don't give a damn as well. Maybe it's you that don't deserve to own a pet. Get a goldfish - cheaper than owning a dog or cat the way your attitude has been lately.
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