Homestead Animal Hospital: Geiselhardt Tom DVM

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  • 6900 S Holly Cir

    Englewood, CO 80112

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  • 303-771-7350

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Dr. Geislehardt,

We trusted you with our beloved English Bulldog Boss, just 13 months old. We trusted you because of the care you showed Peyton our other English Bulldog with her pallet surgery. For Peyton's surgery, you personally stayed with her overnight at your hospital to ensure a smooth recovery.

That trust was destroyed with you punted our baby boy Boss just hours after his surgery to Animal ER. Animal ER obviously did not do the correct thing with our boy. Your desicion to send Boss away created this situation, Animal ER did nothing for him when he aspirated at midnight, then next morning, he should have never been sent home. When we picked our beloved Boss up, he was covered in urine, and vomit.... The veterinarian did not speak to us just a tech saying he was fine.

The hours post surgery were critical to survival, after much research with other veterinarians, if Boss had been managed properly post surgery his chances of a full recovery were very positive. The fact that he aspirated, and was not treated immediately while at Animal ER, that created a snowball effect of wet lungs and sepsis.

After the initial aspiration/vomiting episode at Animal ER, proper protocol with this surgery and this breed would have been X rays and starting on a course of antibiotics to prevent pneumonia. None of that was done, he was sent home.

Upon our 8:pm visit to the animal ER post surgery, we urged them to do or change something, we felt this Boss was in an unusual presentation. We had experience two previous soft pallet surgeries and explained that this was much much different. We were told he was fine and not to worry.

You created the cascading turn of events by opting to send him away, not what we expected and not what you had done with Peyton after her pallet surgery. Now we are devastated by our loss, $6,500 in vet bills in the hole, money we don't for we dedicate our lives to saving animals and have 40 rescue horses to provide for each day. You took our baby, you took from the herd of rescue horses at Zuma's Rescue Ranch and you didn't even call us to apologize, to offer a refund for your mistake, to cover the multiple hospital bills at VRCC trying to save our boy after your decision cost him his life...

You have broken the hearts of two very empathetic animal loving beings that will forever be scared. He was fine when we brought him to you, we simply wanted a better life for him, and your decisions caused his death.... shame on you.

Devastated,

Jodi and Paul Messenich
Zuma's Rescue Ranch

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Dr. Geislehardt,

We trusted you with our beloved English Bulldog Boss, just 13 months old. We trusted you because of the care you showed Peyton our other English Bulldog with her pallet surgery. For Peyton's surgery, you personally stayed with her overnight at your hospital to ensure a smooth recovery.

That trust was destroyed with you punted our baby boy Boss just hours after his surgery to Animal ER. Animal ER obviously did not do the correct thing with our boy. Your desicion to send Boss away created this situation, Animal ER did nothing for him when he aspirated at midnight, then next morning, he should have never been sent home. When we picked our beloved Boss up, he was covered in urine, and vomit.... The veterinarian did not speak to us just a tech saying he was fine.

The hours post surgery were critical to survival, after much research with other veterinarians, if Boss had been managed properly post surgery his chances of a full recovery were very positive. The fact that he aspirated, and was not treated immediately while at Animal ER, that created a snowball effect of wet lungs and sepsis.

After the initial aspiration/vomiting episode at Animal ER, proper protocol with this surgery and this breed would have been X rays and starting on a course of antibiotics to prevent pneumonia. None of that was done, he was sent home.

Upon our 8:pm visit to the animal ER post surgery, we urged them to do or change something, we felt this Boss was in an unusual presentation. We had experience two previous soft pallet surgeries and explained that this was much much different. We were told he was fine and not to worry.

You created the cascading turn of events by opting to send him away, not what we expected and not what you had done with Peyton after her pallet surgery. Now we are devastated by our loss, $6,500 in vet bills in the hole, money we don't for we dedicate our lives to saving animals and have 40 rescue horses to provide for each day. You took our baby, you took from the herd of rescue horses at Zuma's Rescue Ranch and you didn't even call us to apologize, to offer a refund for your mistake, to cover the multiple hospital bills at VRCC trying to save our boy after your decision cost him his life...

You have broken the hearts of two very empathetic animal loving beings that will forever be scared. He was fine when we brought him to you, we simply wanted a better life for him, and your decisions caused his death.... shame on you.

Devastated,

Jodi and Paul Messenich
Zuma's Rescue Ranch

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Dr Tom Geiselhardt is an amazing vet. He specializes in bulldogs, so we took our 2 year old English Bulldog, Lola to see him. Because he??s a bulldog expert, he was very knowledgeable in the unique health issues that are typical for the breed. Our dog has an inverted tail that is set far back in a pocket. This pocket can become infected if not cleaned out properly, and Dr Geiselhardt was able to suggest some cleaning techniques we could use at home to keep the area healthy without resorting to tail removal surgery.

A few months prior to our visit, our bulldog injured her back leg while playing in the snow. We gave it 3 months to see if it would heal on its own. We kept her activity level low and her leg seemed to be doing a lot better. We took her in to our previous vet for an unrelated issue and mentioned the leg injury. The vet felt the leg and said that it looked good and as long as it continued to get better, she was probably fine. Then her colleague came into the room, felt the leg, and immediately told us that our dog needed a $3,000 dollar TPLO surgery to correct her torn ligament. I left that office visit feeling like I was being taken advantage of. When two vets at the same office are telling you different things and one of them involves a large sum of money, it doesn??t make you feel very confident and makes you question their integrity. We took Lola to Dr Geiselhardt to get a second opinion. He said she looked great considering how recent the injury was. He said he wouldn??t suggest surgery and that only 50% of dogs with this injury actually benefit from the surgery. It felt so nice to have someone give me an honest opinion without trying to get me to pay thousands of dollars for an unnecessary surgery. Now, about 5 months after the injury, Lola??s leg is doing great and I??m SOOOO glad I didn??t put her through surgery or shell out $3,000.

We drove 30 miles to see Dr Geiselhardt, and I??d go back again and again despite the distance. Plus, he was actually less expensive than our former vet.

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Dr Tom Geiselhardt is an amazing vet. He specializes in bulldogs, so we took our 2 year old English Bulldog, Lola to see him. Because he??s a bulldog expert, he was very knowledgeable in the unique health issues that are typical for the breed. Our dog has an inverted tail that is set far back in a pocket. This pocket can become infected if not cleaned out properly, and Dr Geiselhardt was able to suggest some cleaning techniques we could use at home to keep the area healthy without resorting to tail removal surgery.

A few months prior to our visit, our bulldog injured her back leg while playing in the snow. We gave it 3 months to see if it would heal on its own. We kept her activity level low and her leg seemed to be doing a lot better. We took her in to our previous vet for an unrelated issue and mentioned the leg injury. The vet felt the leg and said that it looked good and as long as it continued to get better, she was probably fine. Then her colleague came into the room, felt the leg, and immediately told us that our dog needed a $3,000 dollar TPLO surgery to correct her torn ligament. I left that office visit feeling like I was being taken advantage of. When two vets at the same office are telling you different things and one of them involves a large sum of money, it doesn??t make you feel very confident and makes you question their integrity. We took Lola to Dr Geiselhardt to get a second opinion. He said she looked great considering how recent the injury was. He said he wouldn??t suggest surgery and that only 50% of dogs with this injury actually benefit from the surgery. It felt so nice to have someone give me an honest opinion without trying to get me to pay thousands of dollars for an unnecessary surgery. Now, about 5 months after the injury, Lola??s leg is doing great and I??m SOOOO glad I didn??t put her through surgery or shell out $3,000.

We drove 30 miles to see Dr Geiselhardt, and I??d go back again and again despite the distance. Plus, he was actually less expensive than our former vet.

Pros: Personable, knowledgeable

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Dr. Tom specializes in labs and bull dogs. We have never really liked any of the vets that we took our two labs to until we went to Dr. Tom. My sister in law has an English bulldog and a French bulldog and she also thinks that Dr. Tom is the best vet that she has been to in the Denver area.

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Dr. Tom specializes in labs and bull dogs. We have never really liked any of the vets that we took our two labs to until we went to Dr. Tom. My sister in law has an English bulldog and a French bulldog and she also thinks that Dr. Tom is the best vet that she has been to in the Denver area.

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