Denver >Veterinary Services > Colfax East Animal Hospital
4625 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO | Directions 8022039.740432 -104.933161
Neighborhoods: South Park Hill, Northeast Denver, Park Hill
worst place – this was a wonderful place before firehouse took over.
now they are money grubbing jerks. your pets don't
matter. dr. O was kind and compassionate to the pets and the owners. now, they can't remember your name, your pet's name or the name of the meds. all they can rmember is your crdit card #.
Don't take your puppies here – I took my puppy max here for treatment because he was throwing up and they told me he had parvo and put him on IV fluids. But then they said they didn't have the staff to keep him overnight so they sent him home with me with the instructions to check on him every 4 hours and bring him back in the morning. After 2 days of this his condition was worsening. So I decided to take him to another vet. The bill for these 2.5 days was over $800
Once I got my puppy out of there I found out from talking with the folks at the rescue that I got him from that the treatment he was getting was far under normal. They said it was unheard of that they would charge me those prices as high as an overnight emergency vet for half the care, and they did not refer me to a clinic that was better staffed to care for him. Not to mention the new vet Animal Health Care Specialists was able to send him home the next day with antibiotics for parasites! It wasn't even parvo!!!
This clinic will take your money and run, but they don't care about the animals that come through the door. DO NOT TAKE YOUR PUPPIES HERE!
Used to Be Great Until Firehouse Took Over – Re: the new Firehouse Animal Hospital at E. Colfax and Glencoe, which reflects on the corporate "network" that is Firehouse's goal. Firehouse bought All Creatures and Colfax East Animal Hospitals, and consolidated them into this new location. Cold facility, with no human touch. The two stars I gave Firehouse are for the much-loved Dr. Paul Oberbroeckling and his remaining staff; otherwise no stars. See also another 2-star review by a different reviewer for the Firehouse E. 6th Avenue location in Denver. An excerpt from my parting letter to Dr. O says enough, though not all: "My dear Dr. O, After much thought, it is with an immensely painful sense of resignation and loss that I write to tell you that Tony is the last of my animals I will be able to let continue in your regular care. [In my opinion], Firehouse is such a negative entity that, from my perspective, it prohibits you from providing my family with your best care, on which we have relied so gratefully for over 20 years. My analysis is that Firehouse management, from its top on down to on-site management, is an incurable [corporate] disease for which there is no hope; a rapidly metastasizing cancer. Staff turnover is appalling. Service has suffered in a way I never imagined. I've received the hollow corporate schmooze, from [NAME REDACTED] to [NAME REDACTED] to [NAME REDACTED]. I am disgusted. I have no illusions that leaving your care will make a bit of difference to Firehouse. It is the nature of the beast. I would rather have another [dangerous animal] in my home than support the Firehouse beast. In fact, while I will still tell people of your remarkable abilities and compassion, I will also be unequivocal about how sick an organization Firehouse is. I cannot ever say enough how important you have been to my life, and, of course, to my kitties. It's not like I won't see you again, but clearly the beginning of the end is in sight. The die has been cast. With great respect and affection, Jane"
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