Addison, Stacey, Dvm - Banfield The Pet Hospital

★★★★☆
  • 1816 NE 82nd Ave

    Portland, OR 97220

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  • 503-254-7349

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We took our cat in for urinary problems. I started becoming suspicious about the many bills when we left our cat at the office for testing. The only reason she needed to stay in the kennel was so that they could complete a urine catch.

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We took our cat in for urinary problems. I started becoming suspicious about the many bills when we left our cat at the office for testing. The only reason she needed to stay in the kennel was so that they could complete a urine catch.

Pros: They have emergency services & late hours

Cons: Expensive, Often Misdiagnose, "wellness" plan is misleading.

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I think with any Banfield office it is important to remember that they are a business first, and they are very aware of their bottom line before anything else. The experiences my family has had with Banfield were costly and did not turn out well. Maybe others have had a better experience.
We had a dog that was dying of cancer. We knew that something was horribly wrong, but we couldn??t figure out what it was. Test after expensive test came back negative. With Banfield it is never one price for a procedure. You have to pay for the blood or urine to be drawn and then for each individual test. There are no package deals. Thirty bucks here and forty bucks there starts adding up quick. And by the time they are done talking to you about each test, and which one is important versus which one is crucial, your head is spinning. Blood cell counts, Urine Specific Gravity, Internal Organ Func. Screening?Cytology?
If you start to question a test then they start to pressure you, or they make you feel like you're not taking care of your pet and you should totally agree to explore every notion that the vet might have.
$572 dollars later we still didn??t know what was wrong with him. They told us his teeth weren??t great and maybe he wasn??t eating because of that. $1275 later for a dental surgery and a biopsy on a suspicious lump, and he had the cleanest teeth that any 10 year old dog infested with cancer ever had. But he still did not eat. He went from an 85 pound dog to a 45 pound dog. We took him back a third time and a different vet found the cancer with an x-ray, which of course was another $284 for a long list of radiology expenses.
They over-medicated him, put him through unnecessary tests and surgical procedures, and they misdiagnosed him badly, and put our family??s wallet, emotions, and resources through extremes in the process. I look at all these bills and I just shake my head with sadness for a sweet doggie that just needed a peaceful end to his suffering.
If you have to use this vet office- just keep in mind to trust your gut. If something they say or the direction they are taking does not make sense- then listen to yourself.

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I think with any Banfield office it is important to remember that they are a business first, and they are very aware of their bottom line before anything else. The experiences my family has had with Banfield were costly and did not turn out well. Maybe others have had a better experience.
We had a dog that was dying of cancer. We knew that something was horribly wrong, but we couldn??t figure out what it was. Test after expensive test came back negative. With Banfield it is never one price for a procedure. You have to pay for the blood or urine to be drawn and then for each individual test. There are no package deals. Thirty bucks here and forty bucks there starts adding up quick. And by the time they are done talking to you about each test, and which one is important versus which one is crucial, your head is spinning. Blood cell counts, Urine Specific Gravity, Internal Organ Func. Screening?Cytology?
If you start to question a test then they start to pressure you, or they make you feel like you're not taking care of your pet and you should totally agree to explore every notion that the vet might have.
$572 dollars later we still didn??t know what was wrong with him. They told us his teeth weren??t great and maybe he wasn??t eating because of that. $1275 later for a dental surgery and a biopsy on a suspicious lump, and he had the cleanest teeth that any 10 year old dog infested with cancer ever had. But he still did not eat. He went from an 85 pound dog to a 45 pound dog. We took him back a third time and a different vet found the cancer with an x-ray, which of course was another $284 for a long list of radiology expenses.
They over-medicated him, put him through unnecessary tests and surgical procedures, and they misdiagnosed him badly, and put our family??s wallet, emotions, and resources through extremes in the process. I look at all these bills and I just shake my head with sadness for a sweet doggie that just needed a peaceful end to his suffering.
If you have to use this vet office- just keep in mind to trust your gut. If something they say or the direction they are taking does not make sense- then listen to yourself.

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