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Banfield Pet Hospital in Towson, Maryland - Incompetent vet led to death of puppy

I used the Banfield clinic in Towson and my experience was indescribable. The vet, Dr. Hopkins, did not listen to my concerns about my 8 week old puppy. She continually misdiagnosed my dog which lead to my puppy passing away at 13 weeks old. The incompetence of this woman caused the death of a puppy! I called Banfield corporate and filed a complaint about Dr. Hopkins. I also asked to discontinue my wellness plan. I have yet to resolve the issue with my complaint concerning Dr. Hopkins and I'm still being charged the monthly wellness plan fees. I would not recommend using this pet hospital at all!!! After doing further research I've learned that 9 other dogs have died in 10 months from being misdiagnosed!
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Anonymous
#640020

First of all deaths in a animal hospital are not made public. So you saying you did research to find out 9 other dogs have died is a lie.

And if it was made public the reasoning behind it like "mistreatment" sure as heck would not be the reason they tell people. Tell the truth!

Anonymous
#631432

Why is it that all the "pissed off consumers" lack grammar skills and tact?

Banfield Pet Hospital
#623064

Hi ladyinpink8 - I'm very sorry that your puppy is no longer with us. I was able to locate your records, and the Client Advocate Team has tried to call you several times using the information that we have on file. They would still like to speak with you, so can you please give us an alternate phone number to contact? You can also reach the Client Advocate Team directly by calling 877-500-2288.

Sincerely,

The Banfield Team

LadyScot
#622124

Do you know what was wrong with your dog? No? Vets are not Gods, no matter how much you want them to be. Since your dog can not talk, vets go by information supplied by YOU, the owner. YOU are the tool the vet uses to make decisions on how best to diagnose and treat animals. Yes, misdiagnosis can happen. It can happen in humans too.

The word incompetent, like the words racism and bait and switch, are sorely over used and seriously misunderstood. You simply can not accuse someone of incompetence when YOU do not know THEIR job.

The simple, sad fact is, that just like babies die for no reason and no illness, so the same can happen to animals, and no one is at fault. It is just is.

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#392029 Review #392029 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Banfield Pet Hospital Wellness Plan
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-Incompetent front desk reception -Lacking communication skills -Fail to make a connection with customer and pet -Vet makes guess diagnosis -Slap a bandaid on problem by prescribing drugs and antibiotics too quickly -Customers and pets treated are like a number - Long...
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Anonymous
#625555

go to Value Vet they are cheaper and have better doctors :)

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#391755 Review #391755 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Banfield Pet Hospital Wellness Plan
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Now I have had several animals and I am an RN I know how germs work. I also know an *** doctor when I see one. My first clue was when I walked in and ther was black fur all over the floor. I made sure I put my cat carrier on the exam table. There was fur all over the...
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Anonymous
#622597

Weird I take all my pets to Banfield and I have my kitties in lysine powder and my doctor told me to sprinkle it in food I guess it really all depends I the Banfield and vet you have :)

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#391734 Review #391734 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Banfield Pet Hospital Pet Medical Service
Please dont take your pet to Banfield hospital in Fayetteville, GA. They killed my pet ( my baby). He was 10 months I only had him for 4 months. His name was Chow-Da.He was a Chihuahua. I brought him in for an injuried nail on 01/01/2013. He was also given all...
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Anonymous
#641830

You know for a fact that your "baby" caught the infection from Banfield? No you don't.

The vet put your dog on antibiotics and pain meds that is not overmedicating. I bet that if your pet would have been fine you wouldn't be saying it was overmedicated. You just want someone to blame.

And obviously you went back multiple times, so if you kept having problems, why didn't you get a second opinion? Im sorry for your loss but your comment seems the vet was doing his or hers job.

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#390052 Review #390052 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Banfield Pet Hospital Wellness Plan
I won't write too many details about what happened to me because I'm very sad. My little princess started vomiting and not eating well so I took her to this "hospital". They examined her and asked us if she had any pain or if she was depressed and we said no. She was...
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Anonymous
#662456

I recently took my little 8 lb Chihuahua to Roanoke's Banfield Hospital, she was mistreated as was I She had a heart condition and all they could do was make her more uncomfortable, when I saw what they were doing, holding her up by her back legs on anesthesia, oxygen tube and an IV, shaking her to get fluid from her lungs, I left the room they came out and said her heart stopped and asked me if I wanted to revive her. I said yes, I was told that during heart massage the Dr.

may have broken a rib, I believe the anesthesia stopped her heart and I did not consent to it, I told them I wanted to take her home and they would not let me. They brought her back for a few minutes I went in to talk with my baby and her head had been propped to face me, it was obvious she was overdosed on drugs, then they told me she needed to go back on oxygen. They said it looked grim and I should do the right thing, only because I said I wanted to take her home, they wanted me to take her to an emergency hospital at 6 when they closed, they said she may not make so they got me to agree on putting her down, I can't believe I let them take advantage of me a vulnerable senior, they want money there were students in with the Dr I didn't agree to that either. I felt over powered by them, she was insulting to me because I didn't understand what was going on and she kept saying I already told you that.

I was in the room 3 different times and I am traumatized by what they allowed me to see. I can't get her back, I am going to sue them for killing my dog.

They must be shut down. :cry

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#389088 Review #389088 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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I was told by the dr at this location that my cat has pancreatitis. I took him there because of different noticeable changes in him. He is vomiting anything he eats or drinks. He does not sleep and he is 14 yrs old. I have to move because of my financial situation....
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Anonymous
#660201

It is kind of ironic that YOU want to euthanize your cat, yet say that it is Gods will that it shall not live longer??

anyway sorry for your traumatizing experience

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#388802 Review #388802 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Banfield Pet Hospital Pet Medical Service
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I wished I had found this website before I brought both my HEALTHY cats to Banfield in Amherst NH. 8mos after their initial visit, both cats are dead. both cats ended up with cancer, based on a 2-3 yr vaccines that was given, with one of my cats having to have his hind...
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Anonymous
#802933

there's going to be a class action lawsuit I have an attorney interested in taking it on in Washington DC

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#388425 Review #388425 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Banfield Pet Hospital Pet Medical Service

Banfield Pet Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina - Wellness Plan ***

The so called "hospital" likes to act like they are saving you money when they sign you up on the Wellness plan, when really they just over charging. I tried to cancel my plan today and the guy that answered the phone told me I would have to pay over 600 dollars to cancel my plan, which is not at all what people in the “hospital” told me. He told me I would have to buy out of the plan to get out of my so called contract that was only suppose to be a year and is now going over 2 years, becuase again unlike what they told me in the store. You have to cancel you plan. They will say whatever they can to get you to sign up for the Wellness plan. I would suggest not going to Banfield “hospital” for anything!
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#388076 Review #388076 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Banfield Pet Hospital Wellness Plan
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I am writing on every forum that mentions Banfield animal hospital to warn people do not go to the Liberty,mo Banfield hospital. I took my chameleon in today for mouth rot (which is treatable with antibiotics) I went in the room the doctor came in and looked at him...
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#388006 Review #388006 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Banfield Pet Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky - They are a ***

We have been on the wellness plan for several years and have never been happy with the service and the monthly fees we pay. 1) We tried to cancel the plan last year, but because the yearly plan had already started, we would of owed over $700. Even though we would not if used the services. 2) The office staff are poorly trained and are not helpful. We rarley actually see the vet and do not have anything explained to us. 3) We went to get our dog's teeth cleaned and blood work, as part of our wellness plan. The service is included so should cost us $0. The bloodwork showed higher levels of a enyzme so the vet didn't want to continue with the teeth cleaning, which was completely fine. However, as we didn't have the teeth cleaning, as recommended by the vet, we had to pay for the blood work for a cost of $130. They said the bloodwork is only part of the plan if the teeth cleaning is done at the same time. That makes no sense!
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Anonymous
#790175

I will tell you about how the wellness program worked for me at Banfield. You get free sick office visits but you end up paying $200.00 office visit anyways.

Some how you healthy animal gets suddenly very sick within six months on the wellness program and they never recover. Banfield has may be one(1) good vet per location -the rest of the veternarians are inexperienced or 'rotating vets' from outside of banfield. That way one vet never gets blames for your sick or nonrecovering pet. Both my cats were healthy before the Wellness program, now one has chronic sinitius and the other has cluster seizures.

Both are no longer on the 'Sickness plan"--there is NO quality control. there is no 'out come' controls at Banfield, most pets get sick and stay sick over 6 months on the plan -- all banfield does is look at the profit not the outcome of healthy pets getting sick at Banfiled

meadoman2000
#623930

I at first thought it was going to be a good thing as another customer said I should get it. I wish I would have seen this website because I take my cats in for a dental cleaning and two days later one of them dies because of a torn trachea.

Anonymous
#622733

The exact same thing happened to me. I could have written your comment word for word. It is a scam to buy the dental coverage plan.

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#387328 Review #387328 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Banfield Pet Hospital Wellness Plan
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