I've never been happier with a veterinary experience as I am today. I literally JUST left the office with Tiger. I originally had Tiger at Sunset Animal Clinic but the trip to/from was really taking its toll on Tiger, as well as some other issues I had with Sunset. So I took to Social Media asking for referrals and looking up vets in the area. I found 3 in the immediate vicinity of my apartment but landed on Pawsh Place because of the positive reviews both on Facebook and Yelp. I called and made Tiger an appointment and today was the day.
Probably abnormal to bring a pet in when nothing is wrong but I wanted to get Tiger established with a local vet while he was in good health. Our appointment was at 9am and the front reception greeted us and welcomed us as new clients of Pawsh Place. We were immediately given a room and Tiger was free to roam the room (something his previous vet discouraged). The vet assistant came in and took down info for Tiger and his temperature. Moments later Dr. Hatt came in. Normally at Tiger's other vet this would be the moment I would have to get Tiger up on the counter and "subdue" him for the exam. But I was really happy and impressed with Dr. Hatt and her assistant. They coaxed Tiger out of the corner he was hiding in and conducted a very thorough exam. All the while I was able to sit and observe answering questions as needed. After the physical exam Dr. Hatt stated that Tiger was in good health and said she could offer me lab work for Tiger. Given that the last time Tiger EVER had lab work was well over 10 years ago I agreed.
I fully expected the wait time that followed his blood draw. Thank God for smart phones to keep me busy lol and Tiger hid in his carrier. Dr. Hatt came in and delivered amazing news that Tiger was VERY healthy for his age, slightly higher cholestoral but expected considering he was overweight. I asked about his weight and what to do (the infamous question I've asked Tiger's previous vet numerous times with no viable solution) Dr. Hatt gave me some amazing suggestions including the treat ball idea where he has to work for the food thus making him active.
When I was leaving the front desk staff again took the time to make sure we were happy and was willing to work with my part cash / part card payment which was really awesome.
Dr. Hatt and her staff have won Tiger and I over and honestly the visit went so well I am REALLY looking forward to his next visit. That has to be the weirdest statement for a pet owner to make but I really enjoyed the visit, the staff, and the atmosphere of the place. I think Tiger did amazing and enjoyed it as well.
Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to review our practice and for the very kind words!! Everyone here remembers you and Tiger and are thrilled you enjoyed your visit. Healthy wishes to both of you, we appreciate your trust in us and welcome you to return anytime! Even just to say "Hi" <3