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Gene Martin
September 30th 05, 05:05 AM
Can anyone in the Bergen County area of New Jersey recomend A Doctor
who has treated their cat to their satisfaction? I have just had an
upsetting experience with a vet I went to when my good vet of many years
retired.

-L.
September 30th 05, 05:58 AM
Gene Martin wrote:
> Can anyone in the Bergen County area of New Jersey recomend A Doctor
> who has treated their cat to their satisfaction? I have just had an
> upsetting experience with a vet I went to when my good vet of many years
> retired.

Gene,

Go to this site and look under New Jersey to see where you have a
feline specialist in your state.

http://www.aafponline.org/

They generally cost a bit more, but the care is usually better than a
GP.

-L.

Phil P.
September 30th 05, 09:20 AM
"Gene Martin" > wrote in message
...
> Can anyone in the Bergen County area of New Jersey recomend A Doctor
> who has treated their cat to their satisfaction? I have just had an
> upsetting experience with a vet I went to when my good vet of many years
> retired.


I can tell you the ones to avoid like the plague: Oradell Animal Hospital
in Paramus (Near Paramus Park across from CompUSA) and Waldwick Animal
Hospital in Waldwick-- they're affiliated with each other and recommend each
other for "second opinions". They're high in impressive credentials (Dipls.
ACVIM) but very low in ethics. They push every test in the book whether or
not the results would have any impact on treatment or outcome and send you
on a 1st class guilt trip-- in which they excel- if you decline. They will
literally test an animal to death if you agree to their barrage of tests.
Many other people have told me similar stories about them.

I once brought in a female stray who had pyometra to be neutered before the
uterus ruptured. They tried desperately to convince me she had wet FIP and
recommended several expensive and useless tests. I *knew* the cat had
pyometra and not FIP because she had a vaginal discharge-- which certainly
isn't a symptom of FIP-- yet they insisted she had FIP. I left them with a
few choice words to ponder and took the cat to AMC in NYC --20 minutes away
since it was 2 AM. AMC confirmed the diagnosis of pyometra in no time and
neutered the cat. I wanted to bring the infected uterus to OAH and leave it
on the vet's desk but AMC wouldn't let me have it.

Where are you in Bergen County- if you're concerned about privacy- email me.
I might be able to help.

Phil

Gene Martin
October 1st 05, 05:47 AM
There are only two in my area. The first took over when my wonderful vet
retired' I brought my cat in for a routine check-up' She was a happy
healthy cat when I brought her in. The bill said he gave her 2 shots--I
asked what for. He said one was a vitamin and he didn't know what the
second shot was or who gave it to her! She got very sick almost
immediately. I rushed her to a very goof hospital (not Oradell) and
they couldn't save her. She was only four years old!
The only other cats only is near the Lincoln Tunnel and getting there
would br a nightmare with a sick cat the traffic is so bad.

Gene Martin
October 1st 05, 06:05 AM
Tell me about Oradell I wouldn't take a dead cat there!! They put my
gitl friend and I thru hell! A week or so before her wedding her cat
got very sick, Her excellent vet gave him medicine to take for a week or
two--he was going on vacation. He took a turn for the worse and we took
him to Oradell with his nedicine. They took every test known to
man--then called us in and said "take him home and spend what time he
has left--he;s going to die. She almost called off her big wedding but
fortunately her vet returned increased his doseage and he was as good as
new in a few days (and the wedding went on!)

Phil P.
October 1st 05, 10:45 AM
"Gene Martin" > wrote in message
...
> Tell me about Oradell I wouldn't take a dead cat there!! They put my
> gitl friend and I thru hell! A week or so before her wedding her cat
> got very sick, Her excellent vet gave him medicine to take for a week or
> two--he was going on vacation. He took a turn for the worse and we took
> him to Oradell with his nedicine. They took every test known to
> man--then called us in and said "take him home and spend what time he
> has left--he;s going to die. She almost called off her big wedding but
> fortunately her vet returned increased his doseage and he was as good as
> new in a few days (and the wedding went on!)

Unbelievable! I tremble at the thought of the number of animals that died
needlessly as a result of their insatiable greed and incompetence. Their
greed might be acceptable if they were good vets- but despite their
impressive
credentials, they're really lousy vets. Many people are fooled by Oradell's
phony bedside manners. Too many people think "nice" vets are good vets.
Come to think of it- they're not even that "nice"-- after they're paid.

They were always bad- but since they moved into their big, new, fancy
building near Paramus Park they've become immeasurably worse. I'd rather
risk the 20 minute ride to AMC with a hemorrhaging cat than go to Oradell
which is only 5 minutes away- that's how bad I think they are. I've heard
many horror stories about Oradell from reliable and experienced pet owners
and shelter workers.

I'm just happy as hell that your regular vet returned in time!

Phil

Gene Martin
October 3rd 05, 05:24 AM
Tell me about Oradell Animal Hospital! They put my friend and I thru
Hell! Iwo weeks before her wedding her cat got sick.Her vet gave her a
week's supply of medicine and said that should clear it up (he was going
away for several days,) Instead of getting better Alfie took a turn for
the worse.
We rushed him to Oradell, they kept him 3 days for every test in the
book then called her in to get him saying "Take him home and spend all
the time you can with him--he;s going to die." We were devestated and
she almost cancelled her wedding. We called her regular vet who had just
got back. We rushed Alfie in, he changed his medicine and in a week he
was better. That was 5 years ago and he's still with us. But what an
experience!

Gene Martin
October 3rd 05, 05:31 AM
Sorry folks! I wrote a message Oct. 1 and Web TV said it didn't go thru
so I sent it again, Phil mentioned AMC what is that?