Thank you, Gretchen. I've used the Ann Arbor Animal Hospital a few times, a number of years back. A couple of people recently told me about a very good vet named Dr. Franklin or Francis or something like that there, who will be very blunt and clear about what is going on with your pet and what its chances are.
Originally Posted by Grace
Sydney went to the Emergency Veterinary Hospital in September when he was crashing from kidney failure, and he went to the Bridge from there. It turned out to be very expensive, much more so than the high-end quote they'd given me when I brought him in, and I had a very hard time getting the information from them on just what they did for him the two days he was there. Finally, a month or two later, the owner wrote me a long, detailed e-mail telling me just what they had done and including the clinical record. So it looks like they did give him very good, thorough and compassionate care there, and since it had opened not long before this, maybe they were still working out their operational routines. I do feel like they let me think he had better chances than he really did after the first day there, though.
I've never been to the Animal Emergency Clinic on Packard (even though it's closest to where I live), and I don't really know anything one way or the other about them. They changed ownership or management in the last year or so, and it's now called Blue Pearl.
I've never been to Michigan State's vet clinic, but I think you're right, I can imagine that's the place to go for a problem that is big or unusual.
Ann Arbor Animal Hospital: 734-662-4474
Emergency Veterinary Hospital: 734-369-6446
Animal Emergency Clinic: 734-971-8774 (I don't know if that's changed since it became Blue Pearl)
I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
Death thought about it.
"Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."
-- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery