Acredale is full of caring doctors, techs, and receptionists. Even in Covid restrictions, my cat got the care he needed and I was kept informed the entire time.
We had taken my cat to an emergency vet prior to coming here after he had eaten plastic. The emergency vet we went to left us feeling like our cat was not being cared for, and after 3 visits over a week and a half, we decided it was time to find a better vet. We took him here and were immediately met with warmth and kindness. They weren't taking new patients, but they heard the urgency of the situation and happened to have a cancelation the same day I called and let me come in with my cat.
Because of their great urgency and care, a whole lot of IV fluids, and a little bit of beating odds, our little Oliver came home and ended up passing the plastic with no problems.
If we didn't take him here, he wouldn't have made it. He was nearly septic and extremely dehydrated. The emergency vet acted as if they didn't want to help anymore, saying he would have to be sedated the entire time in their care because he was 'aggressive'. They also said he 'may have something in the stomach' but did not have a sense of urgency or even seem to notice how dehydrated he was. They sent us home with a laxative and that was it.
Acredale took the time to be patient with Oliver, he was only sedated lightly for short periods of time and for his own safety (like when he tried to help pull out the IV cath). They also saw the plastic in his intestine that the ER missed (nothing in his stomach), did a follow up xray, and saw that it still hadn't moved in days. They immediately got him on IV fluids and kept him for 2 nights and 3 days. They understood our financial worries, made sure we knew all the options and kept everything in realistic terms so we could process our options more easily through the emotional stress.
I will recommend them to everyone I know who has pets.
Thank you all at Acredale.