Aurora >Loving Family Animal Hospital
Used to be good, now $-motivated. When this clinic first opened up, I truly felt like they were interested in my dog's well-being. Now every time I go, it's more and more unnecessary tests and medications. Hard to get out of there for less than $300. Last time I was in, I decided to forego some tests and then I got the hard sell.
m.b. is a fake. Loving Family Animal Hospital will take care of your pets like they are members of their own family. m.b. why don't you post your real name and just admit you are an unethical Vet Practice just down the street. LFAH doesn't send x-rays to anyone except orthopedic specialists for surgical cases. Nice try. If you are real tell your md, yeah that's lower case md, brother to treat your dog and see how he does. T.O. Disabled Veteran and a real person. While I'm at it tell your md brother to make a real diagnosis and practice the art of medicine. Not just refer everything away because he has no balls and is lining his and friends pockets with extra consult fees.
John T./Jackonline. I'm a disabled vet
myself and guess what my disability rating isn't what it should be but I have a JOB too. Get a JOB. This place offers a 10% discount for your sorry butt that's why they are on petsforpatriots website (by they way their website states "You agree that you are using the Pets for Patriots website solely at your own risk." Also you can't read. Use your GI Bill and get educated. petsforpatriots qualifications: Home / Veterinarians / Qualify / Are you in good standing? "Are you a veterinary clinic, hospital, practice OR PRACTIONER in good standing for at least the past five years?" Dr. Weldon graduated NUMBER 1 in her class at Colorado State over 10 years ago and has always been in good standing.
I bet you go to the dentist for a check up and tell them you just want the x-rays and you'll read them yourself and decide later if you need the Dr. to look at your teeth. Email me and I'll give you $200 since you are looking for a free hand out. joruli(at)yahoo.com. Apparently you haven't lived in the 21st century yet, but I have taken 6 pets to Vet for shots and checkups over the past 12 years and they average about $200 to $300 and Vets don't like to give shots without giving the animal a complete checkup and physical especially on a first visit. You probably just heard what you wanted. The cost of the shots themselves. Take care of your pets or don't have any. Sounds like you can't afford to feed a pet anyway. I feel sorry if you have kids, you probably made them go barefoot because, well shoes are nice, but they aren't an absolute neccessity.
Unethical or incompetent? Took my young dog to this vet for limping and she ran test after test and she still couldn't figure out what was the matter. Got a 2nd opinion from another vet and she made the correct diagnosis on a physical exam, then looked at the x rays from Loving Family and confirmed the problem. This place has developed a reputation in the neighborhood for running lots of tests and throwing lots of drugs at the problem. My younger brother is an MD and I told him about what happened. He suggests that this "doctor" should have referred to another vet for a 2nd opinion or maybe invest in some continuing medical education. I have to agree. I've met lots of great vets in my life, but this isn't one of them. Save your $ and save your pet from bad medicine. Go somewhere else.
For a veterinary technician of 6 plus years who is no longer practicing the task of finding a veterinarian that not only meets my standards but also is accustomed to giant breeds is extremely difficult. I found Dr. Weldon through the Big Dogs Huge Paws rescue I volunteer for. I have a very special needs Great Dane with some unusual health issues. I was skeptical when I went in for my first visit. Her staff was very friendly and patient with my toddler. Her technician assistant was very nice and compassionate with my dog and even goofed around with my fussy toddler. Dr. Weldon was awesome with my dane. She was very down to earth and informative. She took the time to explain everything to me. I have read many comments about how she recommends tests that are just outlandish and over the top. As a technician who knows about the tests and what they are for I felt she was not making any recommendations that were drastic. She was right in line with what the specialists recommend. Rather than talking over me or not listening Dr. Weldon treated me like a member of her team in figuring out what the best plan of action was to take care of my dog. Thoroughly discussed all options and what she felt was best practice. She gave me multiple options to choose from so that I wasn't breaking the bank. I would definitely recommend her to all my friends and family. She is an amazing veterinarian who truly cares about her patients. If you have giant breeds and need a doc who gets them, quirks and all, she is the best one in the area hands down!
We have 2 large breed dogs, an Alaskan Malamute and Bernese Mountain Dog. Unfortunately they have needed a lot of TLC. We recently changed vet clinics to Dr Weldon at Loving Family and are SO GLAD that we found her. Dr. Weldon did all the after care for our Malamute after a life saving surgery from a ruptured ulcer and now we recently discovered that our Bernese had another Mast Cell Tumor, this one on her nose. Not only did Dr. Weldon perform the surgery on our Bernese she was extremely informative about what was going on and she made sure that we knew as much as possible about the situation of both of our animals. Our dogs are a part of our family and it was refreshing to find someone who is as passionate and caring for our dogs as we are. I highly recommend if you are looking for a vet or a new clinic to give Dr. Weldon and her staff a call at Loving Family. You won’t be sorry! Patti R.
I am a believer! I have animals, exotic and domestic, that have been to several doctors in the Denver area. Dr. Weldon is hands down the most competent, loving vet that I have been exposed to. She assisted another vet that botched a spay, treats my birds (who are 18 and 10 years old), diagnosed a heart condition that was missed by two other vets and treats my dogs and cat (and cats can be the worst patients) as if they are the best! I would recommend any time!
Maybe I caught this clinic on a bad day, but my cat is too important to me to risk going back. First they couldn't get my cat's record right (they were going to give a shot he wasn't due for yet, until I stopped them) and then they held him way too tight. I've seen lots of vet techs scruff my cats in the past, but these vet techs took scruffing to a whole new dimension. They were downright rough! My cat wasn't aggressive, wasn't hissing or trying to scratch. He was so freaked out after the vet appointment that he howled all the way home in the car and he's never done that before.
Seek Elsewhere For Good Care! We brought our cat to this vet since his claws started to grow back after being declawed years ago. Dr. Weldon declawed him again and afterwards he couldn't walk AT ALL. Her response was "That happens sometimes." I wish I never would have had him declawed in the first place, but I absolutely wish I had never set foot in Loving Family Animal Hospital.
Compassionate and caring? WHAT A JOKE!! They care alright. They care about getting money. They told me my dog needed tests to the tune of over $700. I got another opinion and the other vet couldn't believe Dr. Weldon's recommendation. She didn't come right out and say that of course because she didn't want to make another vet look bad, but it was obvious what she thought. What she did suggest was some medication and, wouldn't you know it, my dog got better. I was so P.O.'d that I was talking to my neighbor about it and she told me that she's heard the same thing from other parents at her daughter's school. The vet at this hospital may talk a good game and can put on a performance, but the proof is in the pudding. If you're not willing to fork over a mortgage payment, she's not going to be happy. I also didn't like how the vet tech handled my dog. A little too rough for my tastes. I don't mind spending money on my dog--I absolutely LOVE him, but I'd like to know that I'm spending my money smartly. Dr. Weldon has lost ANOTHER client, which it sounds like is happening a lot in our neighborhood.
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