Quakertown Vet Clinic takes advantage...

Quakertown Vet Clinic takes advantage of loving pet owners

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Some where in America

Allentown, PA

#1 Aug 11, 2008
has anyone had a bad experience with Quakertown vet clinic miss diagnosing an animal or giving false hope that your animal will live despite it having a terminal disease and then charging you an enormous amount of money ......
Worse

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#2 Aug 12, 2008
Some where in America wrote:
has anyone had a bad experience with Quakertown vet clinic miss diagnosing an animal or giving false hope that your animal will live despite it having a terminal disease and then charging you an enormous amount of money ......
We were mislead & lied to. Our dog died.

Couple years ago they over charged us to euthanize our other pet. It's tough to keep your wits about you during a time like that.

Since: Feb 07

Middle Village, NY

#3 Aug 12, 2008
I've only had good experiences with Quakertown Vet Hospital. My family has had many dogs over the years and have always used them. I no longer live close to them, but would certainly use them if I were. I've seen first-hand incredible work done by the large animal doctors. They will always be my first choice for ANY equine care - and for the horses, I will gladly pay the additional milage fee.
Too bad

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#4 Aug 12, 2008
Kelly7 wrote:
I've only had good experiences with Quakertown Vet Hospital. My family has had many dogs over the years and have always used them. I no longer live close to them, but would certainly use them if I were. I've seen first-hand incredible work done by the large animal doctors. They will always be my first choice for ANY equine care - and for the horses, I will gladly pay the additional milage fee.
Too bad this guy can't say the same thing. May his horse RIP ...

http://www.superior.court.state.pa.us/opinion...

Since: Feb 07

Middle Village, NY

#5 Aug 12, 2008
I read over the court papers. If the horse survived after all of the proceedures and surgery for colic, in my opinion, Dr. Bimes wasn't to blame. The unfortunate truth is that most horses that colic and have surgery are likely to colic again with worse results.
Some where in America

Allentown, PA

#6 Aug 12, 2008
how about animals that they know are gonna die but play on the owners grief and get them to prolong the animals life only to rack up bills that the owners can not pay....also they have misdiagnosed a friends animal as having something other than the cancer that was found by another vet by doing a simple x-ray and that family had to make a heart wrenching descion to put the dog to sleep...they were not concerned about the animals just the amount of money the could get.....very sad when you can not trust the vet to be honest with you
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#7 Aug 12, 2008
Kelly7 wrote:
I read over the court papers. If the horse survived after all of the proceedures and surgery for colic, in my opinion, Dr. Bimes wasn't to blame. The unfortunate truth is that most horses that colic and have surgery are likely to colic again with worse results.
Read it again. The initial procedure perforated lining. Horse was doomed. Owner did not give informed consent. Oops - oh well.
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#8 Aug 12, 2008
Some where in America wrote:
how about animals that they know are gonna die but play on the owners grief and get them to prolong the animals life only to rack up bills that the owners can not pay....also they have misdiagnosed a friends animal as having something other than the cancer that was found by another vet by doing a simple x-ray and that family had to make a heart wrenching descion to put the dog to sleep...they were not concerned about the animals just the amount of money the could get.....very sad when you can not trust the vet to be honest with you
I hear yah.$$$$$$$$

Since: Feb 07

Middle Village, NY

#9 Aug 12, 2008
Again wrote:
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Read it again. The initial procedure perforated lining. Horse was doomed. Owner did not give informed consent. Oops - oh well.
In my opinion the horse was doomed by colicking that bad in the first place. Been there, done that. Spent the night in the stall with my boy. My decision was to put him down rather than surgery because of the liklihood of recurrence. Fortunatly he pulled through. I won't put an animal through surgery with such horrible odds of success. But, I can say without a doubt, 100% fact, that Randy did awesome work with my TB that had navicular. One of my friend's horses managed to bust out of his stall one evening and ended up splitting his face open from the forlock to darned near the nostrils. Quakertown took care of him. A couple of years later he was pinning at Devon. You could see his skull after the accident - yuck! I couldn't believe what a fine job they did...
krystal

Levittown, PA

#10 Oct 13, 2008
Some where in America wrote:
has anyone had a bad experience with Quakertown vet clinic miss diagnosing an animal or giving false hope that your animal will live despite it having a terminal disease and then charging you an enormous amount of money ......
A friend of mine had an 8 year old dog who was misdiagnosed and passed away from lack of treatment.

However, I have had nothing but great experiences there. My dog will be going in for her second surgery with them this winter.
Holly

Southfield, MI

#11 Jun 15, 2009
Well,
They may not be the best and they may not be the cheapest however in the event of an emergency and you want to at least try and save a pets life sometimes it's worth paying a little bit more for the emergency clinic to be open all night long and I by no means are saying that they didn't have there fair share of problems as with every practice of anyone does from time to time and since they are open 24/7 it's bound to happen.
No it's not right to lie or stretch the truth by any means but for my experience they've been nothing but great. They saved both my cats life in a extreme case of diarrhea and my dog as well when she ate a mushroom.
No, I wouldn't go to then regularly for Stella's check-ups but I think that in the event of a God forbid true emergency they are nice to have around. I don't know what I'd do without them had they not been there to save both my cat and my dog Stella's life.
Carol Ambler PA

Trenton, NJ

#12 Sep 29, 2009
My dog Gizmo, a long coated chihuahua went into respiratory distress on a Saturday recently. Of course his Vet was not available and so we quickly opted for the 35 mile drive to Quakertown. Gizmo was put into an oxygen chamber and carefully tended for a little more than a week. He has a severely collapsed trachea, common to toy breeds. Without their care Gizmo was doomed. He had an MRI that revealed the problem and proved to us that there was no cancerous mass, which we at first had feared. We just took him home last night, where he will await surgery to install a "stent." We pray this will fix his problem. They were wonderful to us and to him. The doctors, the techs, the people at the front desk, everyone. I am so thankful to them for all they did.
Every doctor has their share of satisfied and dissatisfied patients. We are very satisfied.
Tony Verrilli

Thorofare, NJ

#13 Nov 28, 2009
We have three potbellied pigs who have received nothing but great care from the folks at Quakertown, especially Dr Wilbers - and our vet bills have been extremely reasonable. We travel from the Jersey shore specifically for his expertise, and we are very happy with the care our animals receive. If we were a little closer, all 11 of our pets would be going there. We have been nothing but satisfied, and frequently amazed at the knowledge and dedication of the staff at Quakertown, and have been so for the last 5 years.

Tony Verrilli Red Bank NJ
Carlton Harrison

Manheim, PA

#14 Jan 2, 2010
Some where in America wrote:
has anyone had a bad experience with Quakertown vet clinic miss diagnosing an animal or giving false hope that your animal will live despite it having a terminal disease and then charging you an enormous amount of money ......
Quakertown vet Clinic overdosed my dog and killed him they confused pounds with kelograms and gave a 54 kelogram dog 600 miligrams of Lidocaine I am trying to get victoms of quakertown clinic togeather contact me at [email protected]
AVA

Harleysville, PA

#15 Jan 14, 2010
Quakertown Vet Clinic is an amazing place. The staff are knowledgeable, compassionate, caring and hard working. They are a large practice, they are big because they are good. Its unfortunate that not every story has a happy ending. The reality is our pets die at some time, even though heroic efforts have been made at the consent of the client, not everything can be saved. Some people cant grasp this because of their grief and its understandable, but it does not make it right to slander an organization without giving all the facts. Oh well, I guess that's freedom of speech. It has been my experience that you should always consider the source, and then, even disparaging remarks make sense..............
Tucker

Harleysville, PA

#16 Jan 15, 2010
I have been going to Quakertown Vet Clinic for 11 years now, and could never think about going elsewhere. EVERY doctor that I have had the pleasure of dealing with, has gone above and beyond for every one of my MANY animals. They are a brilliant and caring group of veterinarians. Kudos QVC!
Fiona

Grand Rapids, MI

#17 Jan 26, 2010
While I feel bad for people who have had a bad experience with QVC, or any vet for that matter, the reality is that ALL vets make mistakes. For every vet practice out there, I am certain there are people who have had their pets die due to mistakes made, or people who feel they are over charged, or that it's all about the business and not enough about caring for the pets. I understand being angry, but I am not at all sure that posting about it all over the internet is going to make it better. For every complaint I find about Quakertown Vet, I can find 3 that praise their work there.
arch09

Emmaus, PA

#18 Mar 12, 2010
Some where in America wrote:
has anyone had a bad experience with Quakertown vet clinic miss diagnosing an animal or giving false hope that your animal will live despite it having a terminal disease and then charging you an enormous amount of money ......
Quakertown veterinary clinic has been nothing but great each time I have been there. Dr. Elizabeth Clark is wonderful, she will personally call you with results and truly cares about animals. I have taken my guinea pig there for a tumor removal and my bird has his annual exam there each year. Her avian knowledge is the best of any vet in Eastern PA. Pet owners that seek care early and are willing to spend the same amount of money and time on their animals as they would on their children, will only find compassionate veterinarians that are willing to provide the best care.
Veracity

Springfield, NJ

#19 Jul 19, 2010
Carlton Harrison wrote:
<quoted text>Quakertown vet Clinic overdosed my dog and killed him they confused pounds with kelograms and gave a 54 kelogram dog 600 miligrams of Lidocaine I am trying to get victoms of quakertown clinic togeather contact me at [email protected]
The term is Kilogram, not Kelogram. "Milligram" has two l's. Check your spelling of "victims". Quakertown is capitalized. The word is "together", not "togeather".
Good luck with your class action suit, Charri, I'm sure that your late dog will be able to put the money to good use.
Romeos mom

Pine Grove, PA

#21 Mar 6, 2011
Some where in America wrote:
has anyone had a bad experience with Quakertown vet clinic miss diagnosing an animal or giving false hope that your animal will live despite it having a terminal disease and then charging you an enormous amount of money ......
I didn't go to Allentown, but was referred to the Vet Referral Center in Malvern when my otherwise very healthy cat stopped eating last week. VRC charged us over $2k to run tests that we agreed to b/c only then could we know what was rong with Romeo. 2 grand later and they basically told us our pet was "shutting down" but they would need further tests to find out what was killing him. Completely distraught, we opted to take him home and allow him to die in peace and with dignity. Guess what? Today he is vibrant and healthy, doing everything normally. We now believe he had nothing more than an upset stomach from eating grass. VRC played on our love for this amazing, one-of-a-kind kitty so that they could train their interns and rack up an enormous bill at our expense. Might have been worth it if they could use their fancy equipment to actually diagnose correctly. Or did they know all along he was fine. We feel like we've been raped.

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