3200 SW 87TH Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9722545.497084 -122.766485
Neighborhoods: Garden Home - Raleigh Hills
We also recently adopted a new puppy from a rescue organization and were sent to Vista to have her spayed as an appt had already been made and was part of the adoption fee. While there, I asked them to also microchip her for which I had no problem paying an additional fee. Three days later the puppy had an apricot sized lump on her back. We immediately took her in to our own vet who advised us that it was an abscess infection at the site of the microchip insertion probably due to some unsanitary practice. Luckily, medications have dealt with the problem and our extra cost was only $117 as surgery would have been a $500 bill. The shelter will assume no responsibility and neither will Vista as they claim it could have happened anywhere. Really? Do your pet a favor and go elsewhere
Our family loves this office! – My husband and I have a very old kitty and an adult golden retriever. I had taken my cat to a corporate vet for about 6 years, and the company prices for his increasing care was becoming too much for my modest income. I started taking my cat to Dr. Davis while I was still in my contract with the other guys, and he would do the same work (if it was necessary in the first place) for much, much cheaper. He is very practical with my cat and only does what is needed for my old kitty.
We recently found a tumor in his nose, and Dr. Davis removed it quickly, efficiently, and cheaply! He bought us more time, and the other guys wanted 400% more money for the same surgery.
I find the office staff helpful and prompt over the phone and in person, and I always get scheduled in a time frame reasonable to the need. I have also boarded my kitty there and have been very satisfied with the care, even on short notice. I will take my next cat to Dr. Davis and skip the corporate prices! Thank you, Dr. Davis!
Aphalling work. Cheap and sloppy. – Absolutely APHALLING work. Do NOT go here if you truly care for your pet.
This Veterinarian does cheap, sloppy work. Our newly adopted dog will have been under general anesthesia three times for something that should have been done correctly on his first appointment.
We adopted our dog from a rescue organization when we visited a local pet supply store. When we got him home, we discovered a mass in his side about the size of a golf ball. We have a regular Veterinarian that we see, but we called the rescue organization because they would cover the health costs up to a certain amount of time. They advised us to go to Vista Pet Clinic.
To make things easier on the dog, we wanted the mass and the neutering done at the same time. We requested the following: "Take out this mass and send it off to see what it is," figuring that it was the perfect time with the dog under general anesthesia anyway.
When we picked him up, not only did we find he had not taken it out, he didn't even attempt to get a sample. He said he palpated it (felt it with his fingers) and told my husband, "It's probably just a fatty mass. Don't worry about it." My Husband was furious that his request was so completely ignored.
Two months later the mass was an enlarged, inflamed abscess that obviously had to come out. We took him to our regular Veterinarian for immediate help and medication and to get a second opinion and an estimate on the surgery.
Against our better judgment, we went back to Vista for the removal of the mass, because Vista's estimate was significantly cheaper. BIG MISTAKE.
Our dog had the surgery and my husband brought him home. The next day, I looked at the wound, which is sizable, and saw there was a lot of swelling and no drainage tube.
The "Vet" had FORGOTTEN to put in a drainage tube! This is a BASIC step, people! Not only that, but instead of using single sutures, he used one big, long thread and closed the wound with what looked like a whip-stitch. A SLOPPY whip stitch. This stitch is NON-STANDARD for this large of a wound.
Because he forgot to put in a drainage tube, and so sloppily closed the wound, our options are now to:
1) Have the wound completely re-opened and re-stitched correctly with a tube in it, or
2) MANUALLY EXPRESS the wound three-four times a day through the hole he left with the sloppy closure.
The first option requires a THIRD trip under general anesthesia, and the latter requires us to manually palpate and extremely sore area on our poor dog.
God help us if the surgery on the inside is as sloppy as the rest of this work indicates. There are blood vessels in this area of the canine body that supply vital organs. We can only wait and see now.
My puppy bled to death at their clinic after a spay surgery – I dropped off my beautiful girl to be spayed. She was an awesome puppy, 20 months old, ready to take her therapy dog test in a month.
She bled to death after the surgery at the clinic. The Doctor left me a voicemail saying that she had died and how did I want them to deal with the body! I couldn't reach the clinic to find out what happened and spent 30 minutes in agony getting a busy signal.
I picked up my beautiful girl's cold body and took her for a necropsy at another facility. I found she had bled to death because the artery suture came loose.
In my opinion, I would take my animal to another clinic.
I will never see my sweet dog again. I didn't make a big deal about saying goodbye because I read you are not supposed to. I am so sorry we ever came to this clinic. I still miss my dog so much.
Only good experiences – My experiences with Dr. Davis and his staff have been almost completely positive. Sometimes it is hard to get in, but I think that is a testamant to the fact that he has great prices and is a great vet.
I do think he is fairly down to earth and pragmatic. For example, I don't think he won't recommend a total hip replacement for an old dog with arthritis. If your dog is like a person to you, on whom you will spend your children's college fund, you might want to go elsewhere. But if you love your animal and live on a budget like most people, he will work with you to find reasonable ways to treat most ailments and conditions.
Bad Attitude Vet! – I adopted an adorable little puppy that was already scheduled to be spayed or would cost more money to adopt if I didn't keep the appointment that was already scheduled. Needing a rabies shot at approximately the same time. I called and got a price quote about 1 1/2 months before the appointment was due. I was told $17.
When I dropped my puppy off for her appointment I was again told $17 for a rabies shot. I just got back from picking her up. When I got to the office to pick her up I was told it would be $20. I paid the money. I felt cheated by the rate hike so I complained. I was told the rates had changed 2 months prior and when I asked why I was quoted a lower price just yesterday they said it must have been a mistake. They still charged me the $20. I told them that I would pay the money but that they should make sure all their employees were aware of the rate change so others wouldn't be inconvenienced. At this point an irate Dr came out and yelled at me! I was told I could have the money back but I was not welcome to return to this office because his employees didn't need to be treated this way. I was dumbfounded. I refused to take the money. I don't care about $3 I care about being lied to and then to be yelled at... I am still almost in tears from anger at being treated so shabbily! No one deserves this kind of treatment!
Bad Experience with Cat Dental – A friend located what I thought would be a great deal on a dental with extractions for a rescued cat, an old guy with teeth so bad he was drooling wads of pus. The vet who neutered him said he needed lots of teeth pulled but the expense, for a rescued cat, to be put up for adoption, was like a weight on my shoulders to think about.
The friend said Vista charged only $95. This did seem to good to be true, but I signed him up and took him. Afterwards, I began to doubt anything was done. He still drooled strings of brown that were blood streaked. A month later I took him to another vet who said he had some terrible teeth and they needed out. I tried to find out what teeth Vista pulled and was told "the pointy ones". Finally the receptionist said three incisors two molars. The records however given the vet who did the second surgery said five incisors, the little teeth up front, that usually fall out on their own when they go bad. I felt scammed. This time, he had four canines, all cracked, broken and decayed, pulled. This is visible to a novice's eye. He also had three other teeth pulled. This happened only two months after the Vista dental. I burned $121 that day at Vista. And put an old cat through needless useless trauma.
WORST EXPERIENCE EVER. – Brought my male cat in to get neutered. Just moved to Beaverton and this was my first time at this vet and thought the check-in was very vague. I was never introduced to the vet performing the surgery..I felt it was a little impersonal that I didn't even know the name of the guy who was cutting my cat open.
I took my female cat to Companion Pet Clinic when I lived in Gresham and they were awesome, The vet met with me and gave a consultation before I left my little girl in her very qualified and professional hands.
If I would have known that when I picked my cat up from Vista that he would come home smelling of urine and "spray" , I would have made the drive back to Gresham.
If you want an impersonal vet and your beloved animal to stink to high heaven..Vista is for you!
Great compassionate Service – We have been using Vista for years and have had multiple animals there for care and are always happy with their service. They never try to upsell you or make you feel guilty for services your pet does not need or you cannot afford. We recently had a pet diagnosed with prostate cancer and the staff was professional, compassionate and enable us to have closure. They also were very reasonable for the costs and sent a card of sympathy. This is a great place to take any pet. Thank you Dr Davis for all your help with all our animals-living and passed on. We appreciate your work!
Excellent care, excellent prices – My happy and healthy pup loves Dr. Scott Davis and he treats her like a best friend, too. She was spayed at his clinic recently for an amazingly low price compared to other vets. Just call a few and get comparative prices.
There's an online Humane Society coupon that will get your dog spayed or neutered for a low price at Vista Pet Hospital; it cost only $60 for spaying, compared to upwards of $300 at other vets.
Dr. Davis doesn't force blood tests on your pet (or budget), either. According to someone in the know, blood tests are not necessary - just moneymakers for vets.
So, bring your furry friend to see Dr. Davis for affordable, attentive and honest veterinary care.
My HIGHEST recommendation, wish there were more stars available.
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