I am a vet tech and have many years experience in the vet field. I have read many pointless complaints about Banfield. Most of the complaints in cost and possible harm to pets.
Everyone wants to complain about cost. Well do you see me writing a complaint about the price of gas to the various gas companies.
Vet supplies are getting expensive so do you want us to become creeper and stop getting up to date diagnosis equipment and tools so we can stay cheep. Do you want the employees have to work for free and not get continuing education to keep up with their skills to fix your pets. Nothing is free. So cost is not a valid complaint people.
As for pets being misdiagnosed and harm, have you as a consumer done research on basic pet care, shop around for vets and recommendations vets make. Also read before signing anything and ask questions before signing. That goes for anything in life.
Do you give the vet complete history of illness? Do you see the vet in a timely manner when your pet has diarrhea or vomiting. I know we get calls from owners stating that their pet has had diarrhea for 2 weeks and they waited to call us because they think it will pass. But would you wait to go to the doctor if you had diarrhea or vomiting for 2 weeks. No you would not. So people get real and put some of the blame on yourselves. Give us credit that we do know what we are doing. Stop reading various articles on health on the internet. Because most of the staff at vet hospitals have the same amount of schooling as w/ human doctors and nurses and then some sense humans are only 1 species. They did not one day decide to read something on the internet and became in expert overnight.
If you have lost a furry child I am sorry for your lose but please grieve first before posting bad reviews or conclusions on the blogs and do not assume, because it looks bad for everyone. Animals and humans can have allergic reaction to medications and vaccinations no one knows who will have them and who will not.
Last note to everyone who leaves spelling errors "spell check".