Henry is an amazing vet. We used to live near Bashaw and now live in Airdrie and will continue to bring our animals to Bashaw.
Henry has been there for us numerous times, he came out at 11:00pm on a snowy night when my horse had colic and was there for over an hour working with us - with success.
Our son's miniature eskimo was very ill and we had made an appt to have her euthanized. Henry was gentle but frank and told us he may not be able to do much, but would be willing to operate to do what he could for a really badly infected uterus etc. Koda was more active post-op at 11 yrs old, than my other young dogs post-op, that were operated on elsewhere.
When I had to have my old pup put to sleep, Henry was very gentle and sympathetic, and I could tell that it was something that he took to heart.
I would strongly recommend that you ignore the previous writer's comment. She obviously does not know the procedures for animals having surgery. If they eat before surgery, or too quickly after, they can aspirate which could cause your animal to die needlessly. Henry is #1 in my books!
My sister in law brought her cat in to have his back claws removed. A procedure she truly did not want to have done, but he was hurting himself trying to climb walls. The receptionist, or the person she thought was the receptionist began by lecturing her about how the cat would have to suffer for her decisions. She left him there though and things just progressively got worse. The conditions in the back area were deplorable and there was not even a litter box in the cat's kennel.
When we went to pick up the cat I was greeted with the same horrible attitude and told that her cat was "bad" and I needed to come to the back to assist in removing his dressings. Something I did not feel comfortable doing.
When we got home I was further put off by the fact that her cat spent between 5 and 10 minutes in his litter box then ate two bowls of wet food and one bowl of dry. I am almost sure he was not fed at all, which I can understand may be common practice before a surgery is performed, but he stayed for a night after the procedure was completed, so there should have been some food given to the poor thing.
I truly hope that this is an isolated incident, but my recommendation is to avoid this place at all costs. Go somewhere where animals are respected!
No, I would NOT recommend this business to a friend
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