Carrboro >Veterinary Services > Anderson, Dewana, Dvm - Animal Hospital Of Carrboro
112 W Main St, Carrboro, NC | Directions 2751035.910134 -79.073807
The Dangers of Canine Vaccination – Six weeks after receiving the rabies, bordetella, and distemper vaccinations (all at the same time 1/3/2009) at their office, my Spencer succumbed to an inoperable brain tumor on 2/21/2009. I discovered yesterday that they inputted the date of his last rabies vaccination incorrectly as 2/28/2006 instead of 12/28/2006. This means he was due for the next vaccination on 12/28/2009. The others were due on 12/28/2008. They asked me if I wanted to do all at the same time. There was no discussion of any associated health risks. I said yes to spare him another trip to their office.Trying to Sleep.
What Medicine? Ripoff, Unethical, Poor handling techniques of critters, Horrid Treatment/Care – After weekly visits for 2 months, they had no definitive diagnosis for older puppy's skin disease. Went to Colony Park AH and they did one simple skin scrape, diagnosed demodex mites, kissed and loved on my pup and positively reinforcing good behavior in the room, who AHofC had "difficulty" handling, and sent her home, to me vastly improved by the next week. After 8 visits to this craptastic vet, my dog was still uncomfortable, painful, diseased and my wallet took a beating all for nothing. Also, they over-vaccinated her in puppy series, and she now will only get the Distemper vac every 3 years...I love her new vet at CPAH! The staff was so friendly, outgoing, and obviously remembered my girl and our struggle when we returned to make sure the annoying mites were subsiding to normal levels. They promote health through preventative care, nutrition and activity, not lotsa crazy prescriptiondrugs. Seek the cause, not just treat the symptoms. Made AH of Carrboro look that much lower on the totem pole of standards and ethics. My pets are better to drive 30 minutes, even for emergency, to their new vet, than a quick skip to this one and suffer disaster, poor medicine, poor service and no effective treatment. Out of 10+ hospitals I've used in the Triangle in 10 years, this one was one of the worst.
Great vet! – We have taken our elderly cat here for the past four years, and they have been absolutely wonderful. The staff and vet techs all know our cat and ask after her when we go in to get supplies. Our vet (Dr. Anderson) is truly the best vet I have ever been to (I grew up with animals, so have seen many). She is fair, does *not* conduct expensive tests when it can be avoided, and considers the whole health of the animal rather than certain issues in isolation. I will say I have not been too happy with the other vets at this hospital--they are competent and good people, but do tend to over-prescribe tests and medicine. For younger animals, however, I think they would be good vets.
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