I have been taking my pets to Crossroads for probably 10 years now. I started taking my birds there 10 or 11 years ago after moving to Jackson County. Then I started bringing my dogs after seeing a different vet in the area who I was not pleased with. Dr. Bouverette is a wonderful, caring, knowledgeable vet who will listen to your concerns and reccomend tests or treatments. I have a 7 tear old French Bulldog and was concerned with over vaccination. We discussed it and she was more than happy to draw blood for titer testing. We also discussed the importance of two other vaccines. My dog's titer showed he did indeed need his core vaccinations. I felt better knowing his immunity was low and he did need the vaccines and just not have him vaccinated by a vet who pressured me to do it. Of course, rabies vaccination is exempt from a titer, so that has to be given.
I have had to have a dog euthanized there as well. He had bone cancer in a front leg and was 11 years old. Surgery was not a fair option at his age. The euthanasia process that Dr. Bouverette used was all about my dog's comfort during his transition. And that made me feel much better about doing it. Even though I knew it was the right decision, having him comfortable and under sedation for the final injection made my heart feel better.
I also have 2 birds and a rabbit that see Dr. Howe. In the past I had ferrets that he also saw. He is an very knowledgeable exotic vet and his manner with the animals is very calm and gentle. I took in an adopted 28 year old Moluccan cockatoo after his quarentine time was over. Dr. Howe got him to step up without getting any bites! I had only had this bird for 30 days, so I did not know how he would do at the vet's office. I've had birds for close to 20 years and they all act differently. Dr. Howe's calm, gentle demeanor is perfect for handling birds. He is always explaining and teaching you and the tech while he examines your pet too. It is always great to learn something new about your pet!