Update by user Mar 28, 2015
I clearly have made enemies with Banfield, Pet Meadows and others that I have posted complaints about, like my former apartment. Kevin Richards claims are RIDICULOUS that I said I would have rathered my daughter died instead of Missy, that I punched her in the stomach so she would look upset while holding Missy's dead body, that I poisoned Missy and blamed it on Banfield.
He is a 16 year old punk who harasses everyone on here and if you read comments he posted to other people by clicking on his user name, you would know this.
Banfield KILLED my dog, like they have thousands of others on here. I posted my complaint to warn others of the danger of Banfield, and it has stayed a hot topic since then because people keep posting their nasty comments. I lost my dog and am DEVASTATED at what Banfield put Missy through that day, so if they hate me and want to post nasty sh*it about me, thats fine if it makes them feel better.
I am sorry but I do NOT care how the vets or other Banfield employees feel about me posting my tragic experience all over the internet. They broke my heart forever by taking Missy from us after only owning her for 6 months. We knew she was going to die one day from her heart diease, but she could have lived another year or longer if they didnt KILL her. She was NOT in a fatal condition the day I took her in until they MADE her that way.
So I am going to keep bashing Banfield and their employees and they are going to continue to bash me, and that will keep this a HOT TOPIC forever. Its not my choice that it stayed a hot topic since everyone keeps posting their opinions, but I am glad it did remain a hot topic so I can potentially save a pets life by warning even just one owner about the dangers of Banfield! So bring it everyone with all of your nasty and RIDICULOUS comments and lets keep this a hot topic! I am fine with that and I am NOT going to stop telling the world about Missy's tragic death due to the negligence of Banfield.
I dont care what anyone on here posts about me that is nasty or all lies.
All I care about is that even JUST ONE pet's life is saved by me warning about the dangers of Banfield and so even JUST ONE pet owner will see my complaint and the thousands of other complaints about Banfield on here and realize they DONT want to take their vet to a Banfield! Your nasty comments and lies arent going to stop me from telling the world what Banfield did to my sweet Missy. Like I have said MILLIONS of times already, if it were her time to go from her heart disease, I could accept it. I have put a 14 year old Border Collie mix to sleep who had bad cancer even after I spent thousands on her surgeries.
I was at peace with that decision because she was suffering and because I knew it was her time to go. Everyone on here has chosen to believe her heart disease killed her that day and untimely it did since they stressed her to death or gave her too much oxygen or whatever they did. All I know is that I WAS THERE, NOT ANY OF YOU and I know my dog and I KNOW she was NOT in a crisis situation that day. It was NOT her time to go, she had a normal heart rate when we got to Banfield she had normal blood tests, they couldnt hear fluid in her lungs.
She was fine and didnt even NEED to go to the vet. It was just me being an overly concerned dog owner and wanting to take Missy to have her checked out, just like I did exactally 2 weeks before she was killed by them. I have her records from her regular vet at Banfield to prove that I took her in and was concerned about her heart condition and thought she was coughing too much and may be getting worse. But the vet told me she was doing good and didnt even need diuretics or steroids yet.
All I can think about is how happy Missy was that morning by spinning for treats and how happy she was to go for a ride in the car since we didnt take her too many places do to her heart condition. Yes, she threw up a little but I have a second opinion from a vet who said that could have been from me giving her medicine on an empty stomach when I normally mixed it with canned food. That day I wrapped it in a small piece of turkey. Then she was riding around in the car for 2 hours.
That could have been the cause of her throwing up and it was white foam because she didnt have food in her stomach. I frequently throw up white foam myself when I have a chronic migraine (which is the reason I receive SSI) and I dont have food to throw up so it comes out as white foam.I just keep thinking how she must not have understood WHY when she was having a fun day, why I would just hand her over to them and let them stress her to death. That is a guilt I have to live with for the rest of my life. I should NOT have to feel guilty for loving my dog so much that I wanted her heart rate checked to see if she was stressed about my carbon monoxide alarm chirping and to make sure she wasnt dehydrated, which was proven she wasnt.
I loved her with all of my heart and wanted to make sure she was ok, which she WAS until they slapped an oxygen mask on her and killed her, without my knowledge or consent. I never should have handed her to a Banfield vet tech and let them examine her without me being present, but because I loved the regular vet who saw my pets, I made the mistake to trust the other vets with her that day. Because they didnt know Missy, they didnt know it was NORMAL for her to breathe heavy due to her condition and her incredibly think long hair. Had they bothered to come out and talk to me first or examine her in front of me, I could have told them that.
Then when I asked the tech what they were doing to her, I was told they were just checking her out, which was not true. They were putting her through a stressful situation she didnt need. When they finally told me, I demanded she not be on oxygen and wanted her back. I could have calmed her down at that point, had she not have been snatched from me by Sara Garrison and put back on oxygen about a minute later, and then dead in ten minutes.
Has she really actually NEEDED oxygen, then WHY is she DEAD from it? Why didnt they examine her in front of me? Why didnt Dr Garrison give her a shot of Benadryl to calm her down when I asked her to and she told me that she COULD do that, why then when I asked Dr Karwacki to give her a shot of Benadryl to calm her down, did she tell me no, it could make her worse? SHE IS DEAD!
What is worse than dead? Why didnt Dr Garrison say it could make her worse? That all just proves they dont know what the *** they are doing! Why didnt they tell me they blew one of her veins while trying to give her a shot or IV or whatever they gave her?
Why did I have to find that out on my own weeks after she died when I reviewed her records. I dont know what blowing a vein does to a dog, so I just hope she didnt suffer any for that. I have VALID reasons to be ****ED and so I am! Banfield KILLED Missy!
They broke mine and my daughter's hearts. They made ME feel guilty for taking her there to begin with when all I was trying to do was be a good and concerned pet owner. Considering the fact that I paid almost $200 a month to have all 3 of my dogs on their top wellness plans, I felt ENTITLED to take all 3 of them in a lot for free office visits just to make sure they were all ok and WELL! Isnt that what the plan is supposed to be for, to make sure they are well?
The last I knew when I got my Paralegal Degree, it was NOT a crime to love your dogs too much or be too concerned about them or to be too sad, hurt and ****ED when a vet negligently kills them. I WONT apologize for that, and I shouldn't have to. So I DONT CARE if I look like a villian for blasting Banfield and the vets all over the internet, I feel justified and I feel its a little bit of justice for Missy! I didnt know about the dangers of Banfield and all of these sad stories posted on here until AFTER they KILLED Missy and I came on here to post a complaint and saw the thousands of other tragic sad stories about pets being harmed or killed by Banfield.
I felt the need to tell the world (and I still do) about my experience with Banfield so other pet owners would not make the same tragic mistake as I did by taking my dog to Banfield. While there may be other *** Banfield vets on here that want to bash me and defend Banfield, I have also had pet owners thank me for the warning and tell me that they wont go to a Banfield because I warned them about the dangers. That is the purpose of my website, banfieldkilledmissy.com. It's no secret that Banfield vets are performing unnecessary tests and procedures because they earn bonuses for earning more money.
That is just plain sad that they dont care about the pets at all, just how to extort them to make money for their clinic and their bonuses. So the bottom line is that I am NOT going to just hush and go away eventually.
I dont care what horrible comments or lies are posted on here about me and I welcome all of your negative comments because it keeps Missy's sad story a topic for almost 4 months now. I am sure there are other pet owners on here that will love their pets enough to listen to my advice to AVOID ALL BANFIELDS!
Update by user Mar 19, 2015
See Banfield Killed Missy on Facebook:
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Update by user Mar 18, 2015
Again, to set the record straight, a 16 year old PUNK named Kevin Richards keeps harassing me on here, as if I havent suffered enough losing my sweet Missy by posting ridiculous things like I loved Missy more than I love my daughter, and that I wish my daughter had been the one who died, ect. Considering the fact that he is an immature child though, and a racist one (read his review he wrote about Walmart playing Michael Jackson music), I just find his posts amusing.
He goes on to make claims like I punched my daughter in the stomach when she was holding Missy so she would be crying in the picture and that someone saw me and called CPS on me, which is ridiculous, since its not called CPS in New Jersey, its called DYFS and my daughter is 21, so nobody could call them on me anyway. I find it quite amusing and needed a good laugh. I havent laughed at all since Missy died, so I thank him for the entertainment! To us adults without a 16 year old child brain, we know its ridiculous.
We also know I am NOT a former Banfield employee who poisoned Missy and wants revenge against Banfield for that. He didnt even spell Banfield right. I think if I worked for them, I would know Banfield is spelled with an a not an e. Also, the majority of the posts made by me, will have Missy's picture next to them, except the very few times I rarely sign in first, and in which case, my user name will appear in black, not blue.
That particular instance happened 2 days ago when I did not sign in first when I posted something to set the record straight that it was him and not me. I did not sign in first because I was trying to figure out how he was able to post as me, but then eventually did figure it out. Anyone can post as anyone else. All you have to do is not log in, then when it asks for a nick name, just enter that persons user name and select a location.
If it was posted like that however, the user name will appear in black. If it is DEFINITLY posted by me, it will be in a blue weloveparrots, with Missys picture next to it. Please stop reply to this child and giving him the satisfaction. Click on his user name and read some of the racist comments he has made in his comments to other postings and in his complaint to Walmart.
He harasses everyone on here, not just me.
I am done giving him the satisfaction of replying to him. I dont have time for children.
Update by user Mar 15, 2015
To set the record straight, a *** posted a bogus "confession" appearing to be posted as me. It was NOT posted as me, although it has my user name.
FYI-anyone can post as anyone else on here, so watch your accounts.
All you have to do is not log in, post a comment as annonymous, then enter the person's user name where it asks for your nickname and enter any location you wish.
I have NEVER worked for a Banfield (the *** didnt even spell Banfield right), I did not poision Missy or make anything up!
Update by user Feb 17, 2015
This same Banfield had previously diagnosed my other Pomeranian, Temari with Pancreatitis. However, I never saw any of the test results that they charged me $250 for, plus she had to have 3 different kinds of medicine and special food.
After reading up on the symptoms of the illness, I am doubting she ever had it to begin with because she never had any vomiting or diarrhea. After reading how the Mars Company pushes Banfield to perform unnecessary tests and services to make money, its very probable she never had it to begin with. She still has the loud stomach grumbling and gas and that was probably all that was ever wrong with her to start with. If this is true, it means the vet I did trust there betrayed my dogs as well.
I sure hope that isnt the case. I really want to believe that good vets do exist and that not all of them have turned into a piece of ***.
Update by user Jan 24, 2015
It brings me so much satisfaction watching all of you vets get so mad and defend each each other! As mad as you get, now you know how mad I am at the vets who KILLED my dog!
So you keep bringing it with those nasty comments and I'll keep bringing it with mine, or you SHUT THE *** UP and then maybe I will too!
Your choice! Either way, I am STILL going to keep up my website and keep promoting it.
Update by user Jan 19, 2015
Dr Garrison attended Ross University in St Kitts in the Caribbean.This school is only 3.4 years long, as opposed to 4 years in the United States. This school also did not receive full AVMA accreditation until March of 2011, which means Dr Garrison was a student there BEFORE the accreditation.
Schools in the Caribbean are also easier to be accepted into. They take anybody!
No WONDER WHY she doesnt know what the *** she is doing!
Update by user Jan 19, 2015
I have now filed a complaint at thesqueakywheel.com It automatically creates a web site out of your complaint and it is visable for a year at a time for a nominal charge. You can also add pictures.
I have added pictures of Dr Sara Garrison and Dr Amber Karwacki. They submit your site to Google and help you get views.
I have also filed my story at tvonyourside.com It submits your story to over 500 news stations to reporters looking for stories. This is well worth the small fee they charge. I highly encourage anyone who has lost a pet from Banfield's greed and negligence to share your story on these 2 sites.
I have filed my complaint/review at over 50 free sites. I am now working on filing it at paid complaint websites. I cant think of anything I would rather do with my money than spend it getting justice for Missy. I find it comforting to know that Dr Karwacki deleted all her pictures from her Facebook page after I took pictures from her page and published them all over the internet with my complaint.
It is my intention to make sure that my dogs story is connected to their names FOREVER and will follow them throughout their career, anytime someone searches their name. I think I have done a pretty good job at it so far!
Update by user Jan 19, 2015
I have now filed a complaint at thesqueekywheel.com with the pictures of the doctors and Missy. The Squeeky Wheel is a complaint site that automatically turns your complaint into a web page and its submitted to Google.
It also automatically notifies the company by email EVERY time someone views the page. So they know how many potential customers they could be losing. You must provide and email address for the company to use this feature. I think its a great site to post a complaint, especially if you want a web page but dont know how to create one.
This site is super easy to use. It has a small fee of $5 for a year or $7.95 if you want to add up to 5 pictures. I think its well worth the small fee to tell my dogs sory. I am also submitting my complaint today to tvonyourside.com.
It is a site that submits your story to over 500 news stations. Its a great way to get the media involved. If enough people submit complaints about Banfield through these sites, its a great way to expose them for killing all of these innocent pets.
If you would like to submit your Banfield Horror sory to these sites, but do not have the money, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I may possibly be willing to pay the fee for you.
However, I do live on SSI myself, so please really be in need if I pay it for you. Its worth it to me to spend some money telling my sory and I will be joining Angie's List today so I can post my review of Banfield on there. I have filed complaints on over 50 free complaint websites.
I am now starting to submit my complaint to as many paid review websites/complaint sites as I can find. I hope you do the same so we can all join together and get the word out about Banfield.
Copy and paste this link to see my complaint at the Sqeeky Wheel:
Update by user Jan 06, 2015
I have just uploaded another collage of Missy's pictures. Look at the one on the bottom right hand corner.
That was Missy in my car 2 hours before they killed her.
Does that LOOK like a dog who is dying??? *** NO!
She went from that happy cute doggie to the dead dog my daughter is holding in the above picture of her crying.
Update by user Dec 24, 2014
I have now started a Facebook page. Search Banfield Killed Missy on Facebook.
Original review posted by user Nov 27, 2014
On 11/26/14, I took my Pomeranian, Missy to the Banfield in Deptford, NJ. The vet who normally sees my 3 dogs was not in (Dr Oliver).So Missy was seen by Dr Sara Garrison and Dr Amber Karwacki.
She had a significant heart murmur and enlarged heart, which was being managed with diet, exercise and medication. She began vomiting white foamy liquid, so I took her in to make sure she wasnt dehydrated. She was breathing a little heavier than normal, something that she regularly does when scared or excited. She was however, almost calmed down by the time I got to the vet. I was brushing her in the car and she was enjoying it.
Instead of the vets coming into an exam room and checking her out, the technician took her right away to the back where they placed an oxygen mask on her, without my knowledge or consent. This was unnecessary since she was breathing and able to walk on her own. She was very much alive and was not in danger of dying when they took her.
They then came to me about 20 mins later, said they had a mask on her, she couldnt breathe and they recommended putting her to sleep. I told them that was not an option. Putting the mask on her unnecessarily stressed her to the point of killing her. At one point I told them to take the mask off of her and bring me my dog. I was trying to calm her down and would have been able to, but they grabbed her and said they were putting the mask back on her.
From then on, she deteriorated rapidly. They did not help her by doing that, they KILLED her. They had NO RIGHT to take her from me. I know whats best for my dog. I could have calmed her down. Instead, they stressed her out and killed her. Now they expect me to pay for oxygen that I CLEARLY objected to. They also want me to pay for CPR, but she wouldnt have needed it if they wouldnt have taken her from me and put the mask back on her.
I want these charges REMOVED ASAP because the things they are charging me for are what killed my poor baby. I will pay for the cremation because I want her ashes back, but I should not have to pay a single cent more than that. They KILLED my dog with their negligence. They also had no sympathy or feeling for my dog at all. They were very cold hearted. I am reporting this to every agency and review site possible.
Dont take your dog here, or if you do, INSIST on Dr Jan Oliver ONLY!
Reason of review: Loss of beloved Pomeranian.
Monetary Loss: $500.
I liked: Dr jan oliver.
I didn't like: Banfield killed my dog.