deedeesmom wrote:The banfield here doesn't have that. You cant see anything at all for the vet's portion. Now the groomers do have that window so you can see how they groom a dog.
x2 for mine here.
Kingsgurl wrote:The one where I am does 3 year vaccines. I don't find that excessive. I will say this, they are a chain (and, BTW, NOT owned by PetSmart) so they can have a variation in the vets available at locations near you. I am lucky, since the Banfield in the PetSmart I work at has a Banfield that is actually franchise owned by one of the best vets I've met. I've also seen some pretty poor vets at other locations and some good vets at even others. SO, I suggest you (as you would in choosing ANY vet) talk to the vet and the staff and see how you like them.
I had Martin's surgery done at a Banfield location (they had a board certified Ortho Surgeon come in) and I couldn't have been happier with the care, the level of expertise, follow up (and results!)
The Wellness plan IS one hell of a deal.
Kingsgurl wrote:The newer Banfields have the window. They only do pretty minor surgeries with the blinds open (spay/neuter, very draped, no blood) It's disconcerting to some, but some people actually like it.
Sarah wrote:I can't imagine any vet being in it solely for the animals, they have to make a living! But I know a lot of vets who won't euthanize a healthy animal, or otherwise do procedures that aren't for the good of the pet. It's pretty obvious that the guy who founded that chain feels differently, if it can make him money, he'll do it. Just not the philosophy I want behind my pet's care. And of course the individual vets there might be different, but it's still supporting that guy's business.
Not saying that nobody should go there, I've never been myself, and can't comment on the quality of care. Just saying that I won't use them, and stating my reasons.
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