Our adventure started a year and a half ago. A relative had bought our
cat a toy mouse with balls for its hands and feet. Our kitten (at the
time) had torn off one of the balls and (accidentally or otherwise)
swallowed one of the balls while my bf and I were at work. He gradually
Freaking out, we called the only vet open at 8PM
on Sunday. The vet tech on the phone was calm and patient with us (while
we were practically hysterical). She directed us to bring him (our
kitten) in asap. When he brought him in, they took us to a wait room
The vet, Dr. Branstad, came in and started feeling
around and said he definitely had something lodged in his small
intestine area. After an x-ray, she said they would keep him overnight
with fluids to see if it would flush out.
The next morning, she
called my bf to tell him he might have to have surgery to remove the
blockage. After explaining to her about our financial situation (both of
us working uni students), she was able to work out a deal with us to
ensure our kitten would return home with us.
After three days,
they provided us with antibiotics, pain meds, and our cone-donning
kitten. Ever since that day, we've returned to Dr. Branstad to do
everything for Zorro, vaccines, neutering, everything. I've never had
any problems with him or them.
The techs are always friendly and
quick, which is saying a lot considering just how many things are going
on with a stream of people and animals coming and going.
there is a lot of coming and going, we get to observe a lot of the
clientele (human and otherwise), particularly owners coming to reclaim
their dogs from boarding. I've never seen anyone complain or anything
apparently wrong with the dogs.