“It is difficult to find good vets these days that will not charge you to what equates to a house payment for some small service;) They are great vets, they really listen, they take time, they are very reasonable in prices, they are fair, AND they are open”
“Honest, prices you can afford, and super great people.”
Good unless your pet is in need.
I have taken four of my cats to this hospital many times but I am sad to say in the greatest time of need the quality of care at this hospital failed us.
Let me start out to say that the vet techs are great, friendly and understanding. Dr Volk and Cooper are very knowledgeable but if you get Dr. McCroskey to see your pet, your are putting your family in danger. If you need a quick fix for a pet and the issue isn't serious like a spade/neuter or teeth cleaning then go for it- price is right. But if you are truly worried about your pets condition, don't be cheap and go somewhere else.
Twice I have taken my older cat (15 years old) to the vet office for alarming issues and both times it turn out to be a failure.
The first time my cat stopped eating which is very serious, I took my cat in and we got x-rays and a blood panel and no answer. Dr. McCroskey prescribed a medication to increase my cats appetite- later that night he had a reaction to the medication because he had hard stool and was blocked up and the medication gave him bad gas. We took him to an after hours emergency vet and in 15 min the vet was able to tell me what was wrong with my cat. Turns out he had an ulcer on his tongue and as soon as it healed he was fine.
The second incident was the tragic one. My cat started scratching his ear and I could tell he was irritated with it. I took him to the vet and Dr. McCroskey gave him an antihistamine shot and said it should take care of it- she said she was 100% confident that it was an allergic reaction. A month later the itching spread lower down to my cats head so I took him in again and Dr. McCroskey once again prescribed another shot, she said sometimes it takes multiple shots but she was sure it was an allergy. 2 weeks later, it keeps spreading and I take him in again. Now Dr. McCroskey wants to give him antihistamine pills to spread the treatment out and is still confident its an allergy and will clear up. After the pills don't work my husband and I decide to get a biopsy done and it turns out my poor baby has a very aggressive skin cancer with only weeks to live.
When the biopsy results came in I had a very emotionless Dr. McCroskey call me and tell me my best friend was dying. A good vet would have recommended an older cat get a biopsy right away and take no chances and wouldn't let their ego get in the way of my cat's life.
I love my cats like family and I will never take them to Rancho Mesa again!
Many years with them :).
We LOVE Dr. Volk and Dr. Cooper! We own the #2 dog in the nation "Kaloni" for 2008 and #4 "Loki" for 2009 They are both Best in Show winners and UKC GRCH. We have entrusted all of our Alaskan Klee Kai with them for many, many, years.
It is difficult to find good vets these days that will not charge you to what equates to a house payment for some small service;) They are great vets, they really listen, they take time, they are very reasonable in prices, they are fair, AND they are open on weekends! Thanks guys! Keep up the great work!
best vet around. Honest, prices you can afford, and super great people. I have been to three vets before finding Rancho Mesa and the difference is night and day. They don't give advice just to get you to spend money. In fact they have always warned us against needless spending. They always find a way to fit us in and they always have kind words for us, even when our dogs leave a surprise for them. Great place
Best and most reliable Vet in town. We've dealt with quite a few Vets in the San Diego area and none are more caring, easy to work with and fair priced. Drs Volk and Cooper have very broad background knowledge in Veterinary Science to help deal with many health issues and questions without having to go to specialists and they explain their decision making with sound judgement. All of the staff are very nice and easy to work with and we recommend this vet to all in the area.
Dr. Volk is awesome!!. After my first visit with Dr. Volk I cried with joy because I had been put through hell with my other vet that shall remain nameless. The entire staff at Ranco Mesa is so nice and they truely care about animals. My 1 year old English Bulldog used to tremble and cry when we went our previous vet and now he actually gets excited to be there and I have to drag him out! I would reccommend Rancho Mesa to everyone. I always feel like I am treated fairly and they do what is best for the animals not what's best for their wallets!
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