We brought my cat in after she had not eaten for a few days, vomited, was hiding, couldn't walk, etc. We requested he do blood work, a standard procedure, and he refused. Instead, he charged me $350 to give her anesthsia and invasively cleaned her *ears*, of all things. Why?! She became worse and never recovered. It completely disoriented her and made her suffer even greater in her last days.
I called him back the day after we went in and asked what we could do. He literally said, "Uuuuum, hmmmmmm, I just...hmmmmm, uuuuuuh" and told me to bring her in after the weekend because he was busy waxing his floors.
I took her to Towne Lake Animal Hospital that day. There they did blood work and found out she was in shock and having kidney failure and we had to put her down that day. Towne Lake said that whatever Dr. Haden did and gave to her caused her to go into shock. They said the anesthesia he used was a very "old-school, heavy hitter", as she put it, and said she's surprised he still uses it because not many vets do. She also agreed the ear procedure was completely unnecessary and wrong. Whether my cat could have been cured and he caused the kidney failure, or whether it was kidney failure all along, we'll never know. But I do know he made her worse in her final days by putting her into shock.
He's not much of a doctor, having declined doing the blood work that would have answered all of our questions and quite possibly saved her life. It's a standard procedure that he wasn't even capable of doing and he used old school drugs, and now my sweet kitty is dead. I mailed him a letter a few weeks later explaining what happened and never received so much as call or letter back. How's that for fantastic vet care? At least he collected his $350 from me!
This hospital is truly amazing. Our cat was having kidney failure, possibly due to the moron we took her to the day before. As we decided to put Diddle down, the blood work came back and Dr. Nunn let us know the results, that it was indeed kidney failure, there was nothing more we could do, and that we made the right decision. She decided not to charge us for the blood work since we made the decision before the results got back, which I find to be the most amazing part because she was more concerned with our piece of mind over the money should could have charged. They let us have as much time as we needed to say our goodbyes. The vet was so sweet and truly concerned about us an our cat. Later in the week they sent us a condolence card and now, about 4 weeks later I just got a plaster imprint of my cat's paw with a very sweet card. I've never known a vet to be so sweet and thoughtful. They are not in it for the money and did everything they could to help. I'm not sure I'll find another vet so amazing.