VCA Raleigh Hills Animal Hospital

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  • 4905 SW 77th Avenue

    Portland, OR 97225

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    Dr. Ron Earp is not trustworthy. Very inept with complex diagnosis and early diagnosis. Lax. Believes his cordiality/friendliness is the same as being a skilled doctor. He's a fake, deceptive man.

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    Dr. Ron Earp is not trustworthy. Very inept with complex diagnosis and early diagnosis. Lax. Believes his cordiality/friendliness is the same as being a skilled doctor. He's a fake, deceptive man.

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    I take my cats to see Dr. Franklin on the Laurelwood side, though he primarily works on the "specialty side", and is an Internal Medicine specialist. He's an outstanding vet, and I only trust my cats' welfare with him and one other vet on the entire planet.

    I'm seeing some 1-star reviews here & elsewhere online, most of which are likely from one poster using different usernames. This person also has a blog on blogspot which goes into great detail about the negative experience they had with their dog & Dr. Earp. It is very sad and I feel terrible for this person that their dog developed cancer and died, but the post was written in Aug 2011 with a promise to follow up with results of the complaint they were filing with the Oregon Veterinary Board - but no follow up post was made. So what happened with the OVB investigation?

    Having seen so many highly derogatory reviews online about Dr. Earp by what seems like this one poster (judging by some of the specifics and language used), it's obvious this person did have some kind of highly negative experience, and no one wants to lose their companion animal, especially feeling that more could have been done - but the viciousness and libelous nature of this person's "reviews" do make me question what the other side of the story really is.

    Something that I try to live by but do sometimes forget in the heat of the moment (actually just 'forgot' this week during an emergency), is to always trust your gut. When you know your pet is sick, do whatever you need to, to get them the help they need. If you're told another vet is consulting, make sure you meet and/or speak to that vet yourself, too. If you're not comfortable with how things are being handled, be sure you personally are informed of all the highly-qualified opinions and information you can get, directly from the consultants. Also, I learned the hard way, but no vet dictates whether or not you can take your pet to another vet for a 2nd opinion, so if your gut tells you to do it, then do it. No one knows your pet better than you do. I think this is part of what the negative reviewer is upset about, and I can relate to that, having made some imperfect choices myself, resulting in significant suffering for one of my cats...it's unbearable at times, even many years later. But posting anonymous nasty reviews online won't accomplish anything, other than making other people feel compelled to counteract them by posting glowing reviews (when appropriate).

    Consider this my glowing review of Dr. Franklin and Laurelwood Animal Hospital. I feel great confidence in him and the clinic.

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    ★★★★★

    I take my cats to see Dr. Franklin on the Laurelwood side, though he primarily works on the "specialty side", and is an Internal Medicine specialist. He's an outstanding vet, and I only trust my cats' welfare with him and one other vet on the entire planet.

    I'm seeing some 1-star reviews here & elsewhere online, most of which are likely from one poster using different usernames. This person also has a blog on blogspot which goes into great detail about the negative experience they had with their dog & Dr. Earp. It is very sad and I feel terrible for this person that their dog developed cancer and died, but the post was written in Aug 2011 with a promise to follow up with results of the complaint they were filing with the Oregon Veterinary Board - but no follow up post was made. So what happened with the OVB investigation?

    Having seen so many highly derogatory reviews online about Dr. Earp by what seems like this one poster (judging by some of the specifics and language used), it's obvious this person did have some kind of highly negative experience, and no one wants to lose their companion animal, especially feeling that more could have been done - but the viciousness and libelous nature of this person's "reviews" do make me question what the other side of the story really is.

    Something that I try to live by but do sometimes forget in the heat of the moment (actually just 'forgot' this week during an emergency), is to always trust your gut. When you know your pet is sick, do whatever you need to, to get them the help they need. If you're told another vet is consulting, make sure you meet and/or speak to that vet yourself, too. If you're not comfortable with how things are being handled, be sure you personally are informed of all the highly-qualified opinions and information you can get, directly from the consultants. Also, I learned the hard way, but no vet dictates whether or not you can take your pet to another vet for a 2nd opinion, so if your gut tells you to do it, then do it. No one knows your pet better than you do. I think this is part of what the negative reviewer is upset about, and I can relate to that, having made some imperfect choices myself, resulting in significant suffering for one of my cats...it's unbearable at times, even many years later. But posting anonymous nasty reviews online won't accomplish anything, other than making other people feel compelled to counteract them by posting glowing reviews (when appropriate).

    Consider this my glowing review of Dr. Franklin and Laurelwood Animal Hospital. I feel great confidence in him and the clinic.

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    In my decades working with many veterinarians in Oregon, California, Michigan, New York, and Ohio, and based on my discussions with several veterinarians about how Dr. Earp handled my dog's case, and based on his personally abusive treatment of me via several voice-mails, I'd conclude that Dr. Ron Earp is not trustworthy, not competent to handle complicated conditions that require proficiency with diagnosis and with which diagnostic tests to order, and that Dr. Earp uses a business strategy regarding profiting to dictate how he medically treats many of his animals. A very unusual strategy, done to attract a greater volume of clients. What he does is actually minimize exams, tests, lab work, x-rays, to save clients money, and in this way, he generates a larger clientele. Unethical. Please search drronearp blogspot for a revealing the extent of Dr. Earp's poor medical skill. Please be aware. Please. I've also spoken with two other dog owners whose dogs were miscared for my Dr. Earp. The owners were intelligent to right away seek another veterinarian and immediately received diagnoses of such things as skin sores and infections that Dr. Earp did not find, and abdominal problems that were left undetected by Dr. Earp because he ignored doing simple rectal exams and abdominal xrays.

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    In my decades working with many veterinarians in Oregon, California, Michigan, New York, and Ohio, and based on my discussions with several veterinarians about how Dr. Earp handled my dog's case, and based on his personally abusive treatment of me via several voice-mails, I'd conclude that Dr. Ron Earp is not trustworthy, not competent to handle complicated conditions that require proficiency with diagnosis and with which diagnostic tests to order, and that Dr. Earp uses a business strategy regarding profiting to dictate how he medically treats many of his animals. A very unusual strategy, done to attract a greater volume of clients. What he does is actually minimize exams, tests, lab work, x-rays, to save clients money, and in this way, he generates a larger clientele. Unethical. Please search drronearp blogspot for a revealing the extent of Dr. Earp's poor medical skill. Please be aware. Please. I've also spoken with two other dog owners whose dogs were miscared for my Dr. Earp. The owners were intelligent to right away seek another veterinarian and immediately received diagnoses of such things as skin sores and infections that Dr. Earp did not find, and abdominal problems that were left undetected by Dr. Earp because he ignored doing simple rectal exams and abdominal xrays.

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    We have been taking both our 2 dogs and cats to Dr Earp for going on 10 years. I feel our animals have received excellent care and Dr. Earp and his staff have always been professional and caring.

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    We have been taking both our 2 dogs and cats to Dr Earp for going on 10 years. I feel our animals have received excellent care and Dr. Earp and his staff have always been professional and caring.

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    After reading the heartbreaking account of what happened to this Lab I just had to say that there are so many red flags in this account that any good pet owner should be paying attention to: exams that are too fast and not thorough, tests that were not run, symptoms that were ignored, etc. etc. PLEASE PLEASE pay attention to this report and make sure that this ""doctor"" is conducting a thorough exam with appropriate tests. As for all the 5-star reviews here that seem to magically pop up after a truthful account of what happened to somebody's pet, I suspect it could be a friend, staff member, or family member, or even the vet himself. We see this all the time when victims try to tell their stories. So pay attention to the negative reviews because oftentimes that is where the TRUTH is. Julie C., Founder, Veterinary Abuse Network

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    After reading the heartbreaking account of what happened to this Lab I just had to say that there are so many red flags in this account that any good pet owner should be paying attention to: exams that are too fast and not thorough, tests that were not run, symptoms that were ignored, etc. etc. PLEASE PLEASE pay attention to this report and make sure that this ""doctor"" is conducting a thorough exam with appropriate tests. As for all the 5-star reviews here that seem to magically pop up after a truthful account of what happened to somebody's pet, I suspect it could be a friend, staff member, or family member, or even the vet himself. We see this all the time when victims try to tell their stories. So pay attention to the negative reviews because oftentimes that is where the TRUTH is. Julie C., Founder, Veterinary Abuse Network

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    Drs Ron Earp and Lynn Erdman: Really great vets w/ a very nice, clean, modern facility. Both have helped my husband & me for over seven years w/ sometimes very old & ill canines [right through to determining when it was time to finally let our dear ones go], & sometimes w/ young, naughty pups that got into things they shouldn't have. These two docs have each shepherded us through bloodwork &/or xrays when needed & gave clear explanations of conditions and options. I can't express how grateful I've been for their having a deep knowledge base, and even more especially for their caring and compassion. [Thanks! Docs!!]

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    Drs Ron Earp and Lynn Erdman: Really great vets w/ a very nice, clean, modern facility. Both have helped my husband & me for over seven years w/ sometimes very old & ill canines [right through to determining when it was time to finally let our dear ones go], & sometimes w/ young, naughty pups that got into things they shouldn't have. These two docs have each shepherded us through bloodwork &/or xrays when needed & gave clear explanations of conditions and options. I can't express how grateful I've been for their having a deep knowledge base, and even more especially for their caring and compassion. [Thanks! Docs!!]

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    Brief of Oregon State Veterinarian complaint against Dr. Ron Earp:\ndrronearp.blogspot dot com

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    Brief of Oregon State Veterinarian complaint against Dr. Ron Earp:\ndrronearp.blogspot dot com

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    Warning please.
    Dangerously incompetent regarding complicated conditions.

    (1) Dr. Ron Earp failed to order simple diagnostic tests that were indicated by my dog's condition, such as abdominal xrays, and a rectal exam, in light of my dog presenting, for many weeks, persistent straining-to-defecate, flattened stools, and leg tremors. Several DVM's were consulted with after my dog's death, and each agree that Dr. Earp wantonly failed to order tests that were obviously indicated.

    (2) Dr. Earp handled my dog's case with a careless confidence: He began to prescribe medicine over the phone, said many times that in-office exams weren't necessary, that he wasn't worried about my dog's health, to trust him, etc. Meanwhile my dog was dying, per the agreement of several DVM's after my dog's death.

    (3) Day's prior to my dog's death, Dr. Earp did his first rectal exam, and found nothing. I then demanded other doctors step in (I should have 6 months prior) and each doctor immediately found a rectal gland tumor.

    (4) I then contacted Dr. Earp's office after my dog died to ask for an explanation about what happened, and Dr. Earp sent me an abusive, certified letter, and then contacted the Beaverton Police, Officer White, with fradulent allegations that I was continuing to go to his office, and continuing to call there.

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    Warning please.
    Dangerously incompetent regarding complicated conditions.

    (1) Dr. Ron Earp failed to order simple diagnostic tests that were indicated by my dog's condition, such as abdominal xrays, and a rectal exam, in light of my dog presenting, for many weeks, persistent straining-to-defecate, flattened stools, and leg tremors. Several DVM's were consulted with after my dog's death, and each agree that Dr. Earp wantonly failed to order tests that were obviously indicated.

    (2) Dr. Earp handled my dog's case with a careless confidence: He began to prescribe medicine over the phone, said many times that in-office exams weren't necessary, that he wasn't worried about my dog's health, to trust him, etc. Meanwhile my dog was dying, per the agreement of several DVM's after my dog's death.

    (3) Day's prior to my dog's death, Dr. Earp did his first rectal exam, and found nothing. I then demanded other doctors step in (I should have 6 months prior) and each doctor immediately found a rectal gland tumor.

    (4) I then contacted Dr. Earp's office after my dog died to ask for an explanation about what happened, and Dr. Earp sent me an abusive, certified letter, and then contacted the Beaverton Police, Officer White, with fradulent allegations that I was continuing to go to his office, and continuing to call there.

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    My wife and I are both physicians and care for people and we know what it means to provide compassionate care. I can't believe the negative comments in this page and it looks like these are coming from competitors or clients with unpaid balances. Unfortunately some people have a negative personality and there will be no one who can please them. Our dog has been cared for by Dr Ear for many years until the time came for us to let her go. We were offered every option possible to treat her cancer--malignant melanoma and she lived for another 18months. We were referred to other subspecialties and Dr Ear was always communicating with us and kept us updated. He was very kind and felt our pain. At the end after our dog was put to sleep we received a nice well thought out/written card and a bouquet of flowers in memory of our dog. Dr Ear was also kind enough to let us pay our bills later after the dog was put to sleep and the charges were more than reasonable. I will strongly recommend Dr Earp to any pet lover for his compassion excellent care and knowledge.

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    My wife and I are both physicians and care for people and we know what it means to provide compassionate care. I can't believe the negative comments in this page and it looks like these are coming from competitors or clients with unpaid balances. Unfortunately some people have a negative personality and there will be no one who can please them. Our dog has been cared for by Dr Ear for many years until the time came for us to let her go. We were offered every option possible to treat her cancer--malignant melanoma and she lived for another 18months. We were referred to other subspecialties and Dr Ear was always communicating with us and kept us updated. He was very kind and felt our pain. At the end after our dog was put to sleep we received a nice well thought out/written card and a bouquet of flowers in memory of our dog. Dr Ear was also kind enough to let us pay our bills later after the dog was put to sleep and the charges were more than reasonable. I will strongly recommend Dr Earp to any pet lover for his compassion excellent care and knowledge.

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    We are so lucky to live in a city where we have access to the BEST VET on the planet. Dr. Franklin is exceptional in every way. His knowledge and experience are unequaled. His dedication endless. His kindness and generosity unparalelled..\r\n\r\nHe has cared for all of my animals for everything from routine check-ups to the most difficult and sophisticated of treatments. \r\n\r\nOne of the main reasons I moved back to Portland after a short stint back in Chicago (my home) was because I could not find veterinary care of the caliber of Dr. Franklin in Chicago. \r\n\r\nEveryone at the Laurelwood Animal Hospital; from the vets, to the vet techs, to the front desk folks are professional and compassionate.\r\n\r\nI work primarily with Dr. Franklin but have also been pleased with the compassionate care that Dr. Erdman has provided some of my animals.\r\n\r\nLaurelwood is the cat's meow and Dr. Franklin is my hero and he, quite literally, has been the savior for my animals. \r\n

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    We are so lucky to live in a city where we have access to the BEST VET on the planet. Dr. Franklin is exceptional in every way. His knowledge and experience are unequaled. His dedication endless. His kindness and generosity unparalelled..\r\n\r\nHe has cared for all of my animals for everything from routine check-ups to the most difficult and sophisticated of treatments. \r\n\r\nOne of the main reasons I moved back to Portland after a short stint back in Chicago (my home) was because I could not find veterinary care of the caliber of Dr. Franklin in Chicago. \r\n\r\nEveryone at the Laurelwood Animal Hospital; from the vets, to the vet techs, to the front desk folks are professional and compassionate.\r\n\r\nI work primarily with Dr. Franklin but have also been pleased with the compassionate care that Dr. Erdman has provided some of my animals.\r\n\r\nLaurelwood is the cat's meow and Dr. Franklin is my hero and he, quite literally, has been the savior for my animals. \r\n

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    Earp is a terrible vet. Apathetic, incompetent, sloppy diagnostic skills. Would not recommend under any circumstances.

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    Earp is a terrible vet. Apathetic, incompetent, sloppy diagnostic skills. Would not recommend under any circumstances.

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    Great place for animals to be cared for. Dr. Franklin is the best on the planet. We have 2 cockers and one has Lupus and the other Cushings. Both are being treated by Dr. Franklin and would highly recommend him for the treatment of your pets. He also loves to decorate for the holidays, so get ready for Christmas 2010.\r\nLinda Perry

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    Great place for animals to be cared for. Dr. Franklin is the best on the planet. We have 2 cockers and one has Lupus and the other Cushings. Both are being treated by Dr. Franklin and would highly recommend him for the treatment of your pets. He also loves to decorate for the holidays, so get ready for Christmas 2010.\r\nLinda Perry

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    My husband's family had several cockers when he was growing up and Dr. Earp took care of all of them. So when we bought our first puppy is was a pretty natural decision to take Henry to Laurelwood. Having never had a dog myself, I felt kind of clueless about even simple things. But Dr. Earp has been fabulous. He has an amazing rapport with our puppy and he's also really easy to work with from the human end. He's great at explaining the different options so that I really feel like I'm making the right decisions. And knowing that the office is part of a larger complex of doctors makes me feel even more secure because I know that all of his care will always be right there.

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    My husband's family had several cockers when he was growing up and Dr. Earp took care of all of them. So when we bought our first puppy is was a pretty natural decision to take Henry to Laurelwood. Having never had a dog myself, I felt kind of clueless about even simple things. But Dr. Earp has been fabulous. He has an amazing rapport with our puppy and he's also really easy to work with from the human end. He's great at explaining the different options so that I really feel like I'm making the right decisions. And knowing that the office is part of a larger complex of doctors makes me feel even more secure because I know that all of his care will always be right there.

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    Dr Ron Earp has cared for our cat for 12 years, and has dealt with routine issues and some serious medical problems with excellent results. He cares about each animal as if it were his own. The vets at this clinic are collaborative, and we always know that Dr Earp will consult with the others to get the benefit of their expertise. Initially we had five cats, as ours had a litter. All of them received excellent care from this clinic. When our cat is sick, Dr Earp calls nearly every day to check on him, including weekends. Seldom see this kind of compassion and dedication

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    Dr Ron Earp has cared for our cat for 12 years, and has dealt with routine issues and some serious medical problems with excellent results. He cares about each animal as if it were his own. The vets at this clinic are collaborative, and we always know that Dr Earp will consult with the others to get the benefit of their expertise. Initially we had five cats, as ours had a litter. All of them received excellent care from this clinic. When our cat is sick, Dr Earp calls nearly every day to check on him, including weekends. Seldom see this kind of compassion and dedication

    Pros: sincere concern for their four legged patients

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    Dr. Ronald Earp is about the worst vet I've had. Never seen a vet who will keep putting you off, over weeks and weeks, ignoring dog's symptoms, until it's too late. We wanted our dog treated, he was only 6 years old, and had to go to another vet to do this, after 4 months of Earp telling us "no xrays needed, everything is surely ok". Well we found quite the contrary. Sadly. A bad vet. Character follows.

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    Dr. Ronald Earp is about the worst vet I've had. Never seen a vet who will keep putting you off, over weeks and weeks, ignoring dog's symptoms, until it's too late. We wanted our dog treated, he was only 6 years old, and had to go to another vet to do this, after 4 months of Earp telling us "no xrays needed, everything is surely ok". Well we found quite the contrary. Sadly. A bad vet. Character follows.

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    This place should be out of business. They are solely concerned with how many tests, labs, and products that they can sell you. They show no genuine concern for your pet at all. The basis of their ""concern"" seems based only on how much they can sell you with their proposal for treatment. What a joke. They obviously need to pay for their beautiful, new building.\nDo not go there!

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    This place should be out of business. They are solely concerned with how many tests, labs, and products that they can sell you. They show no genuine concern for your pet at all. The basis of their ""concern"" seems based only on how much they can sell you with their proposal for treatment. What a joke. They obviously need to pay for their beautiful, new building.\nDo not go there!

    Pros: long hours

    Cons: awful service

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    Dr. Ronald Earp DVM I'll really advise against, but his partner Erdman is more proficient in my opinion. We gravitated to Erdman after multiple problems with Earp. Anything that's beyond very simple and routine with my pet, I'd never never have Earp involved with. Never, out of love for my pet. I kinda feel bad, but when I call to make appointments and they say the only one available is Dr. Ron Earp I say I'll postpone for Eardman. The staff think it's only my preference. I don't tell them the true reasons.

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    Dr. Ronald Earp DVM I'll really advise against, but his partner Erdman is more proficient in my opinion. We gravitated to Erdman after multiple problems with Earp. Anything that's beyond very simple and routine with my pet, I'd never never have Earp involved with. Never, out of love for my pet. I kinda feel bad, but when I call to make appointments and they say the only one available is Dr. Ron Earp I say I'll postpone for Eardman. The staff think it's only my preference. I don't tell them the true reasons.

    Cons: Erdman ok, Dr. Ronald Earp not ok

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    A lot of time has gone by since we left Earp and I thought I'd search the Internet about Dr. Ron Earp and Laurelwood Animal Hospital. \r\nI was not surprised to see the lots of not only bad reviews, but warnings. \r\nSo far, I've spoken with 4 people in the last 1/2 year who have left Dr. Ron Earp, and some now (in the last couple days) who left Dr. Lynn Eardman too. \r\nEndless stories of Dr. Ronald Earp being ""lax, careless, overly conservative"" on and on. \r\nAnd very much too bad, stories of several dogs having to suffer week after week due, simply, do Dr. Ron Earp's lack of skill. Many people, in leaving Earp and going elsewhere, right away had their dog's condition diagnosed clearly and treated and resolved quickly. \r\nDr. Ronald Earp misses infections, prescribes medicines over the phone without asking for an exam, does careless exams missing punctures, eye problems, tumors, repeatedly avoids doing very necessary rectal exams and has missed tumors and infections. The stories go on and on. Word also is he's under investigation by the State of Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board. For failed minimal competency. He also appears quite dishonest, has a strategy to build clients for his new practice (2 years old) by minimizing exams and tests. He also doesn't consult with other doctors to collaborate on complex patients, and his diagnoses are often very inaccurate, and even so unrelated to what is actually occurring with the dog that other vets have said they have no idea what he is doing. Thank you for these websites to comment and warn people. Best advice I can give is to never, never get involved with Dr. Ronald Earp or Dr. Lynn Eardman or their hospital, and to tell as many people as you can that it's not worth the risk, if you care deeply for your dog or cat.

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    A lot of time has gone by since we left Earp and I thought I'd search the Internet about Dr. Ron Earp and Laurelwood Animal Hospital. \r\nI was not surprised to see the lots of not only bad reviews, but warnings. \r\nSo far, I've spoken with 4 people in the last 1/2 year who have left Dr. Ron Earp, and some now (in the last couple days) who left Dr. Lynn Eardman too. \r\nEndless stories of Dr. Ronald Earp being ""lax, careless, overly conservative"" on and on. \r\nAnd very much too bad, stories of several dogs having to suffer week after week due, simply, do Dr. Ron Earp's lack of skill. Many people, in leaving Earp and going elsewhere, right away had their dog's condition diagnosed clearly and treated and resolved quickly. \r\nDr. Ronald Earp misses infections, prescribes medicines over the phone without asking for an exam, does careless exams missing punctures, eye problems, tumors, repeatedly avoids doing very necessary rectal exams and has missed tumors and infections. The stories go on and on. Word also is he's under investigation by the State of Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board. For failed minimal competency. He also appears quite dishonest, has a strategy to build clients for his new practice (2 years old) by minimizing exams and tests. He also doesn't consult with other doctors to collaborate on complex patients, and his diagnoses are often very inaccurate, and even so unrelated to what is actually occurring with the dog that other vets have said they have no idea what he is doing. Thank you for these websites to comment and warn people. Best advice I can give is to never, never get involved with Dr. Ronald Earp or Dr. Lynn Eardman or their hospital, and to tell as many people as you can that it's not worth the risk, if you care deeply for your dog or cat.

    Cons: Not Recommended, Stongly Not Recommended

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    Dr. Earp [ (and occasionally Dr.Erdman) has treated my cats and dogs for 12 years. I purposefully followed Dr, Earp to his new hospital because he was one of the few vets I've worked with who took the time to explain all possible causes of symptoms, explain all possible treatments for each then recommend diagnostic tests to get to the root of the problem. He even calls our house in the evening to follow up! I'm particularly impressed with the way he greets my animals and establishes rapport with them before he greets me !He's been nothing but professional and caring with my animals and I highly recommend him.

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    Dr. Earp [ (and occasionally Dr.Erdman) has treated my cats and dogs for 12 years. I purposefully followed Dr, Earp to his new hospital because he was one of the few vets I've worked with who took the time to explain all possible causes of symptoms, explain all possible treatments for each then recommend diagnostic tests to get to the root of the problem. He even calls our house in the evening to follow up! I'm particularly impressed with the way he greets my animals and establishes rapport with them before he greets me !He's been nothing but professional and caring with my animals and I highly recommend him.

    Pros: Extremely caring and competent staff

    Cons: Left turn into parking area can be difficult during commute times

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    Dr. Ronald Earp caused my dog (German Short Haired Pointer) to almost die!\r\n\r\nHe got bit by another dog, I brought him in because he was having a fever and very tired poor appetite and so on. Earp examined him, found nothing, sent me away. \r\n\r\nThings got worse and worse. Earp kept putting us off.\r\n\r\nSo LUCKILY Earp was gone on the day we brought him in again. The other doctor Lynn Eardman was there and right away found a puncture wound under my dog's ear! By then, he needed to be hospitalized over night, and tons of medicines, and lots of worry about a NOW SEVERE INFECTION!.\r\n\r\nThis guy Dr. Earp is disgusting. I'm totally not surprised to see all these horrible reviews of him. Dr. Earp, stop practicing medicine, you should loose your license! Leave our loved dog's alone Dr. Earp!

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    Dr. Ronald Earp caused my dog (German Short Haired Pointer) to almost die!\r\n\r\nHe got bit by another dog, I brought him in because he was having a fever and very tired poor appetite and so on. Earp examined him, found nothing, sent me away. \r\n\r\nThings got worse and worse. Earp kept putting us off.\r\n\r\nSo LUCKILY Earp was gone on the day we brought him in again. The other doctor Lynn Eardman was there and right away found a puncture wound under my dog's ear! By then, he needed to be hospitalized over night, and tons of medicines, and lots of worry about a NOW SEVERE INFECTION!.\r\n\r\nThis guy Dr. Earp is disgusting. I'm totally not surprised to see all these horrible reviews of him. Dr. Earp, stop practicing medicine, you should loose your license! Leave our loved dog's alone Dr. Earp!

    Cons: Horrible Dr. Ronald Earp

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    Dr. Lynn Erdman is very poor. We fired her a while back. She couldn't keep track of our wonderful dog's history. I mean, she couldn't keep track of what she did in the past and when, what other doctors did and when, and seemed bothered about having to look CAREFULLY through our dog's history notes. Just to bad. And sad. & she's caustic at time. Impatient. & dosn't work CLOSELY with the other doctor in her office, Dr. Ronald Earp. He we saw a couple times and he's really incompetent. Me and my husband said he often can't simply make a decision. & gives us long long long almost unending discussion and then can't even decide what to do. & when he decides, he seems very unconfidant at times. He also gave our dog an overdose of pain medicine! & didn't order a complete x-ray series! Put us weeks behind having our dog's problem addressed! \r\nOverall a horrible experience with often incompetent doctors. \r\nNow the staff. Misplaced x-rays, took days to find them, they led us on and on. Then they seemed to not like us calling.\r\nThank goodness to be away from there.

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    ★☆☆☆☆

    Dr. Lynn Erdman is very poor. We fired her a while back. She couldn't keep track of our wonderful dog's history. I mean, she couldn't keep track of what she did in the past and when, what other doctors did and when, and seemed bothered about having to look CAREFULLY through our dog's history notes. Just to bad. And sad. & she's caustic at time. Impatient. & dosn't work CLOSELY with the other doctor in her office, Dr. Ronald Earp. He we saw a couple times and he's really incompetent. Me and my husband said he often can't simply make a decision. & gives us long long long almost unending discussion and then can't even decide what to do. & when he decides, he seems very unconfidant at times. He also gave our dog an overdose of pain medicine! & didn't order a complete x-ray series! Put us weeks behind having our dog's problem addressed! \r\nOverall a horrible experience with often incompetent doctors. \r\nNow the staff. Misplaced x-rays, took days to find them, they led us on and on. Then they seemed to not like us calling.\r\nThank goodness to be away from there.

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    Dr. Erdman is no longer at the Raleigh Hills Veterinary Clinic, but at the Laurelwood Animal Hospital. The following review is for Dr. Erdman at the Laurelwood Animal Hospital.\r\n\r\nLast year, one of my cats became lethargic, his eyes were cloudy, and he began having difficulty walking. I called the Laurelwood Animal Hospital and got an appointment for the next morning. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Dr. Erdman ran a number of tests, including bloodwork, X rays, and eventually a CT scan, and within a week she found a mass in his brain that was pushing on his optic nerve. During this period of diagnosis he had become completely blind. During this process, Dr. Erdman was extremely compassionate. She also gave me all the information I needed, but she never pushed for a particular type of decision. He was given steroids to reduce the swelling. Within two days of taking the steroids, his vision began to return. Within a week, he was back to normal, and he has remained that way for the past year. Dr. Erdman was very caring, prompt, and professional throughout.\r\n\r\nRecently I took him and my other cat to Dr. Erdman for an annual checkup, and both appear to be generally healthy, although she pointed out some areas where they could use improvement or monitoring. Again, the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful, and Dr. Erdman took the time to give both cats a thorough examination and answer all of my questions. She again suggested several options, but she never pushed for a particular decision. I can not recommend the Laurelwood Animal Hospital and Dr. Erdman highly enough.

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    ★★★★★

    Dr. Erdman is no longer at the Raleigh Hills Veterinary Clinic, but at the Laurelwood Animal Hospital. The following review is for Dr. Erdman at the Laurelwood Animal Hospital.\r\n\r\nLast year, one of my cats became lethargic, his eyes were cloudy, and he began having difficulty walking. I called the Laurelwood Animal Hospital and got an appointment for the next morning. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Dr. Erdman ran a number of tests, including bloodwork, X rays, and eventually a CT scan, and within a week she found a mass in his brain that was pushing on his optic nerve. During this period of diagnosis he had become completely blind. During this process, Dr. Erdman was extremely compassionate. She also gave me all the information I needed, but she never pushed for a particular type of decision. He was given steroids to reduce the swelling. Within two days of taking the steroids, his vision began to return. Within a week, he was back to normal, and he has remained that way for the past year. Dr. Erdman was very caring, prompt, and professional throughout.\r\n\r\nRecently I took him and my other cat to Dr. Erdman for an annual checkup, and both appear to be generally healthy, although she pointed out some areas where they could use improvement or monitoring. Again, the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful, and Dr. Erdman took the time to give both cats a thorough examination and answer all of my questions. She again suggested several options, but she never pushed for a particular decision. I can not recommend the Laurelwood Animal Hospital and Dr. Erdman highly enough.

    Pros: everything

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    Last year, one of my cats became lethargic, his eyes were cloudy, and he began having difficulty walking. I called the Laurelwood Animal Hospital and got an appointment for the next morning. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Dr. Erdman ran a number of tests, including bloodwork, X rays, and eventually a CT scan, and within a week she found a mass in his brain that was pushing on his optic nerve. During this period of diagnosis he had become completely blind. During this process, Dr. Erdman was extremely compassionate. She also gave me all the information I needed, but she never pushed for a particular type of decision. He was given steroids to reduce the swelling. Within two days of taking the steroids, his vision began to return. Within a week, he was back to normal, and he has remained that way for the past year. Dr. Erdman was very caring, prompt, and professional throughout.\r\n\r\nRecently I took him and my other cat to Dr. Erdman for an annual checkup, and both appear to be generally healthy, although she pointed out some areas where they could use improvement or monitoring. Again, the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful, and Dr. Erdman took the time to give both cats a thorough examination and answer all of my questions. She again suggested several options, but she never pushed for a particular decision. I can not recommend the Laurelwood Animal Hospital and Dr. Erdman highly enough.

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    ★★★★★

    Last year, one of my cats became lethargic, his eyes were cloudy, and he began having difficulty walking. I called the Laurelwood Animal Hospital and got an appointment for the next morning. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Dr. Erdman ran a number of tests, including bloodwork, X rays, and eventually a CT scan, and within a week she found a mass in his brain that was pushing on his optic nerve. During this period of diagnosis he had become completely blind. During this process, Dr. Erdman was extremely compassionate. She also gave me all the information I needed, but she never pushed for a particular type of decision. He was given steroids to reduce the swelling. Within two days of taking the steroids, his vision began to return. Within a week, he was back to normal, and he has remained that way for the past year. Dr. Erdman was very caring, prompt, and professional throughout.\r\n\r\nRecently I took him and my other cat to Dr. Erdman for an annual checkup, and both appear to be generally healthy, although she pointed out some areas where they could use improvement or monitoring. Again, the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful, and Dr. Erdman took the time to give both cats a thorough examination and answer all of my questions. She again suggested several options, but she never pushed for a particular decision. I can not recommend the Laurelwood Animal Hospital and Dr. Erdman highly enough.

    Pros: everything

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    I am not sure who wrote the previous comment(s), but I couldn't disagree more. I've known the doctors at Laurelwood for ten years and they've given wonderful care to my pets. \r\nAdditionally, I think it's slanderous to write the kinds of things I just read here.\r\nThe Dr. Earp I know is a warm, gentle and caring man as well as a great vet. He returns my calls and takes great care to explain everything to me. He's been nothing but kind.\r\nThe entire staff is courteous and professional.\r\nI highly recommend Laurelwood Animal Hospital.

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    ★★★★★

    I am not sure who wrote the previous comment(s), but I couldn't disagree more. I've known the doctors at Laurelwood for ten years and they've given wonderful care to my pets. \r\nAdditionally, I think it's slanderous to write the kinds of things I just read here.\r\nThe Dr. Earp I know is a warm, gentle and caring man as well as a great vet. He returns my calls and takes great care to explain everything to me. He's been nothing but kind.\r\nThe entire staff is courteous and professional.\r\nI highly recommend Laurelwood Animal Hospital.

    Pros: Prompt service. Extended hours. Always feel comfortable and welcome.

    Cons: None that I can think of.

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    My husband and I scheduled a ""consultation"" visit w/ Dr. Eardman prior to getting our male rottweiler. I was shocked and disappointed to learn that breed-bias and ignorant prejudice are prevalent among vets- didn't see that one coming! Dr. Eardman listed multiple reasons why we should not get a rottweiler, and essentially ""shamed"" us both - highly inappropriate behavior for a ""professional."" She assumed things about us, imputed motives, and spent time lecturing us. \r\nBreed bias DOES do harm- and vets should be advocates for all animals, and responsible animal owners.\r\nI am happy to say that we are now the proud owners of 2 rotties- and yes, training and behavior modification have been required, but these dogs are not ""aggressive"" - in fact, Dr. Eardman, you would have been lucky to have our dogs as patients- because we have money to spend on care, are committed to our animals, and are educated, pro-active dog-owners... in this economy, if you can afford to turn that down, hats off to you! PS- next time you decide to lecture people, you may want to know your audience- my husband and I both have doctoral degrees (his MD, mine PhD) and it turns out that we do have the ability to comprehend complex decisions. Go figure.

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    ★☆☆☆☆

    My husband and I scheduled a ""consultation"" visit w/ Dr. Eardman prior to getting our male rottweiler. I was shocked and disappointed to learn that breed-bias and ignorant prejudice are prevalent among vets- didn't see that one coming! Dr. Eardman listed multiple reasons why we should not get a rottweiler, and essentially ""shamed"" us both - highly inappropriate behavior for a ""professional."" She assumed things about us, imputed motives, and spent time lecturing us. \r\nBreed bias DOES do harm- and vets should be advocates for all animals, and responsible animal owners.\r\nI am happy to say that we are now the proud owners of 2 rotties- and yes, training and behavior modification have been required, but these dogs are not ""aggressive"" - in fact, Dr. Eardman, you would have been lucky to have our dogs as patients- because we have money to spend on care, are committed to our animals, and are educated, pro-active dog-owners... in this economy, if you can afford to turn that down, hats off to you! PS- next time you decide to lecture people, you may want to know your audience- my husband and I both have doctoral degrees (his MD, mine PhD) and it turns out that we do have the ability to comprehend complex decisions. Go figure.

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    Eardman works with Dr. Ron Earp. He's been established by many dog owners to be very careless, poor at complex diagnosis, uneducated about complicated matters, neglectful of very salient symptoms, lets important symptoms persist for weeks before doing anything, dismisses dog-owner reports of symptoms constantly, PROVEN FAILURE TO DO SIMPLE EXAMS PROPERLY.\r\n\r\nWhen attempts are made to reveal to Earp what he's done, he is strikingly cold hearted, shows no remorse or culpability, even in the face of 1-3 opinions showing he was wrong.\r\n\r\nEarp avoids x-rays even when they are absolutely necessary. He also forgets to do x-rays, is incompetent at doing blood-draws, he won't do them even when asked.\r\n\r\nRon Earp's strategy in building his business has been to minimize the need for owners to come in for appointments, have exams done, etc. This has led to several dog's suffering and death. Proven.

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    ★☆☆☆☆

    Eardman works with Dr. Ron Earp. He's been established by many dog owners to be very careless, poor at complex diagnosis, uneducated about complicated matters, neglectful of very salient symptoms, lets important symptoms persist for weeks before doing anything, dismisses dog-owner reports of symptoms constantly, PROVEN FAILURE TO DO SIMPLE EXAMS PROPERLY.\r\n\r\nWhen attempts are made to reveal to Earp what he's done, he is strikingly cold hearted, shows no remorse or culpability, even in the face of 1-3 opinions showing he was wrong.\r\n\r\nEarp avoids x-rays even when they are absolutely necessary. He also forgets to do x-rays, is incompetent at doing blood-draws, he won't do them even when asked.\r\n\r\nRon Earp's strategy in building his business has been to minimize the need for owners to come in for appointments, have exams done, etc. This has led to several dog's suffering and death. Proven.

    Cons: INCOMPETENCE WARNING DR. RON EARP

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    Kind ,professional, patient and compassionate staff. Dr Erdman is has a down to earth approach and takes time to explain things in easy to understand terms.

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    ★★★★★

    Kind ,professional, patient and compassionate staff. Dr Erdman is has a down to earth approach and takes time to explain things in easy to understand terms.

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    They will go above and beyond to make you and your animals feel important. They are always friendly and happy to see you. You can tell they all love their jobs and are glad to be there to serve you. My dogs all 3 love Dr. Earp. Thank you for taking care of my oldest boy after hours and making our weekend better . We are very appreciative and God bless you.......

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    ★★★★★

    They will go above and beyond to make you and your animals feel important. They are always friendly and happy to see you. You can tell they all love their jobs and are glad to be there to serve you. My dogs all 3 love Dr. Earp. Thank you for taking care of my oldest boy after hours and making our weekend better . We are very appreciative and God bless you.......

    Pros: ALL

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    Dr. Earp is wonderful to animal and humans. He's gentle and kind to my dog. He spoils her and allows her to jump all over him and lick him. So much for training a puppy. She loves him. \r\n\r\nThe first thing I did when I adopted her was to make sure Dr. Earp said she was OK. Since then I have a wonderful pet and she has a wonderful vet.\r\n\r\nHe took care of my last dog who had cancer -- and I can't think of anyone who would call me DAILY to make sure she was OK and also me.\r\n\r\n

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    ★★★★★

    Dr. Earp is wonderful to animal and humans. He's gentle and kind to my dog. He spoils her and allows her to jump all over him and lick him. So much for training a puppy. She loves him. \r\n\r\nThe first thing I did when I adopted her was to make sure Dr. Earp said she was OK. Since then I have a wonderful pet and she has a wonderful vet.\r\n\r\nHe took care of my last dog who had cancer -- and I can't think of anyone who would call me DAILY to make sure she was OK and also me.\r\n\r\n

    Pros: Thorough, receptive, follows up and ease of appts.

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    I am new to the Portland area and was in need of a vet. I am so grateful to have found Dr. Erdman and the staff of Laurelwood Animal Hospital. (Dr. Erdman and Dr. Erp have recently left Raleigh Hills and now have their own clinic in Beaverton.) My dog recently needed surgery and the staff of Laurelwood and the orthopedic surgeon(Dr. VanGundy) I had for my dog's surgery was wonderful, I can't say enough good things about these people,they love animals and the work they do!!!!!

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    ★★★★★

    I am new to the Portland area and was in need of a vet. I am so grateful to have found Dr. Erdman and the staff of Laurelwood Animal Hospital. (Dr. Erdman and Dr. Erp have recently left Raleigh Hills and now have their own clinic in Beaverton.) My dog recently needed surgery and the staff of Laurelwood and the orthopedic surgeon(Dr. VanGundy) I had for my dog's surgery was wonderful, I can't say enough good things about these people,they love animals and the work they do!!!!!

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