Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital

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WOW! I have been digging up all sorts of reviews about WRAH. Folks,the proof is in the pudding. They have at the most a 2 1/2 star review all throughout the internet on rating websites. Out of Yelp, Denver City Search and many more. If you read the reviews, it is the same message. Basically you will be taken advantage of and you with not get the care you need for your pet at exsorbanant prices.
Our experience was horrible. Our pet had many needless surgeries and several infections. It has been a drain on our finances and Dr. Jonas and his staff could have cared less at the frustration, time and our pets suffering. We had begged and pleaded to get our money back and they refused while they held our pet hostage. we were so taken advantage of and not listened to after they severly damaged our pet. I would not trust them with your animal and please reconsider. There are plenty of vets out there with a 4.5 rating for a good reason.

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WOW! I have been digging up all sorts of reviews about WRAH. Folks,the proof is in the pudding. They have at the most a 2 1/2 star review all throughout the internet on rating websites. Out of Yelp, Denver City Search and many more. If you read the reviews, it is the same message. Basically you will be taken advantage of and you with not get the care you need for your pet at exsorbanant prices.
Our experience was horrible. Our pet had many needless surgeries and several infections. It has been a drain on our finances and Dr. Jonas and his staff could have cared less at the frustration, time and our pets suffering. We had begged and pleaded to get our money back and they refused while they held our pet hostage. we were so taken advantage of and not listened to after they severly damaged our pet. I would not trust them with your animal and please reconsider. There are plenty of vets out there with a 4.5 rating for a good reason.

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My experience here was every pet owner's nightmare. My cat was butchered by Dr. Jonas in 2004; I ended up paying approximately $5,000 when all was said and done, but I would have paid more if my cat could have lived. They inserted a

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My experience here was every pet owner's nightmare. My cat was butchered by Dr. Jonas in 2004; I ended up paying approximately $5,000 when all was said and done, but I would have paid more if my cat could have lived. They inserted a

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They only care about money. My dog went in on emergency and they wanted $1300 just for X-rays and a catheter. Then they said the surgery could wait until Monday (which means that they probably shouldn't be charging me like its a surgery

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They only care about money. My dog went in on emergency and they wanted $1300 just for X-rays and a catheter. Then they said the surgery could wait until Monday (which means that they probably shouldn't be charging me like its a surgery

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TORTURE AND DECEIT! My experience there was awful. They said they were taking my dog into a back room for a catheter --gone just a moment. Instead it was a half hour. I saw three of them holding a dog down on its back, but I didn't know

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TORTURE AND DECEIT! My experience there was awful. They said they were taking my dog into a back room for a catheter --gone just a moment. Instead it was a half hour. I saw three of them holding a dog down on its back, but I didn't know

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I'm sad to see others had a bad experience here, but I found just the opposite. We took my dog in on an emergency visit. The staff was compassionate and gentle with him and us. They understood my financial concerns and did not do anything

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I'm sad to see others had a bad experience here, but I found just the opposite. We took my dog in on an emergency visit. The staff was compassionate and gentle with him and us. They understood my financial concerns and did not do anything

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WOW! I thought I was the only one that had been taken advantage of at this clinic! Every single word that was said including about Dr. Jonas is true when it comes to what I experienced as well. He is arrogant and runs the clinic like a mill. We took our pet there and I feel horrible that I trusted this vet with her. It is sad the lack of empathy or sense of fair business practices. They are fair weather and I would heed the warnings that you read before you go there. I am sure they are fine with routine medicine, but are fair weather when it comes to complications or a major problem. We feel mistreated and abused.

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WOW! I thought I was the only one that had been taken advantage of at this clinic! Every single word that was said including about Dr. Jonas is true when it comes to what I experienced as well. He is arrogant and runs the clinic like a mill. We took our pet there and I feel horrible that I trusted this vet with her. It is sad the lack of empathy or sense of fair business practices. They are fair weather and I would heed the warnings that you read before you go there. I am sure they are fine with routine medicine, but are fair weather when it comes to complications or a major problem. We feel mistreated and abused.

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This place has gone downhill! I have spent thousands of dollars over the years and won't spend another dime there!\n\nI made an appointment and was told that I needed to show up 10 minutes before to fill out their paperwork. I showed up 20 minutes early and filled out the paperwork. I then took my dog outside until appointment time as he doesn't like being there in the first place! I returned and waited to be taken to a room. I waited and waited and waited! While I was waiting 3 other people brought their animals in and were immediately take to a room! When I complained about not being seen on time, I was taken to an exam room. That's when Jonas came in and asked what the problem was. I informed him that I didn't appreciate being made to wait 20 minutes when it was obvious that they were taking others ahead of my dog. \nHe told me that maybe I should take my dog someplace else! I told him that's exactly what I was going to do, he turned around and walked of of the room!\nThis place has at least 15 veterinarians working there. There is no excuse why a client should be made to wait more than 5 minutes. I had to cancel another appointment to make this one and they think they can treat you like dirt!\nFrom the minute this idiot opened his mouth, I knew I had made the wrong decision to bring my Elkhound there.\nOh yeah, when I brought my last Elkhound there, they miss diagnosed him and charged me a small fortune! If I was you... I'd beware of this place!

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This place has gone downhill! I have spent thousands of dollars over the years and won't spend another dime there!\n\nI made an appointment and was told that I needed to show up 10 minutes before to fill out their paperwork. I showed up 20 minutes early and filled out the paperwork. I then took my dog outside until appointment time as he doesn't like being there in the first place! I returned and waited to be taken to a room. I waited and waited and waited! While I was waiting 3 other people brought their animals in and were immediately take to a room! When I complained about not being seen on time, I was taken to an exam room. That's when Jonas came in and asked what the problem was. I informed him that I didn't appreciate being made to wait 20 minutes when it was obvious that they were taking others ahead of my dog. \nHe told me that maybe I should take my dog someplace else! I told him that's exactly what I was going to do, he turned around and walked of of the room!\nThis place has at least 15 veterinarians working there. There is no excuse why a client should be made to wait more than 5 minutes. I had to cancel another appointment to make this one and they think they can treat you like dirt!\nFrom the minute this idiot opened his mouth, I knew I had made the wrong decision to bring my Elkhound there.\nOh yeah, when I brought my last Elkhound there, they miss diagnosed him and charged me a small fortune! If I was you... I'd beware of this place!

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Come to this place if you are interested in over-paying and being taken advantage of!! Its great, they'll take you for all your worth, and in the end, your animal still does not get proper care.\n\nI have had a horrible taste in my mouth for weeks in regards to this establishment. I believe this institution takes advantage of a pet owner when they are in an ""emergency"" situation. First off, I did not feel the most serious concerns were addressed first. The whole kit and caboodle was presented to me. My initial projected costs of treatment was over $1,200.00. Treating everything from most serious to preventative. My initial reaction was to question the cost of the prescriptions and requested to get a write up for the medication because I was going to have it filled elsewhere. Following that, the vet told me it would be possible to have this very prescription filled at King Soopers for $4 and WRAH wanted to charge me over $50. This should be the first indication as to how corrupt this establishment was. \n\nI then paid for x-rays and to have a radiologist review the xrays. However, a decision was made as to what was medically best for my dog with out a radiologists opinion as they were not in the office on the weekends, but if I wanted to pay an additional fee I could have an ""on call"" radiologist examine the x-rays, or I could pay additional charges to splint the leg that was believed to be broken. Monday, when the radiologist returned, it ends up the leg was not broken. So instead followed the instructions I was given to keep the splint on, and re-visit with my regular vet in one week. After a few days the splint began to smell and I noticed discharge coming from the covered paw. I called Dr. Leavitt and explained the situation. I did not hear back from Dr. Leavitt until I called her again a week later. I returned to my regular vet, who believed that if you were to put a splint on an open wound it needed to be changed in 2-3 days not 7! And he also concluded that the foot was not broken, and the splint was overall not necessary. AND...because it wasnt changed in a timely manner infection brewed!\n\nAfter expressing my frustrations to the ""Client Relations"" rep, I got no where. I was ignored for nearly a week. I had to continue to contact several individuals at this place before I heard back and the consensus was a difference of opinion by vets as to what the best care was for my dog. \n\nThis place makes me want to hurl. They take advantage of people and their pets in situations of panic. They insist on treatment that is not pertinent and costs that are magnified significantly.\n\nI will single-handedly spread the word as to how disgusting this place is. My suggestion to anyone reading this...dont go here!

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Come to this place if you are interested in over-paying and being taken advantage of!! Its great, they'll take you for all your worth, and in the end, your animal still does not get proper care.\n\nI have had a horrible taste in my mouth for weeks in regards to this establishment. I believe this institution takes advantage of a pet owner when they are in an ""emergency"" situation. First off, I did not feel the most serious concerns were addressed first. The whole kit and caboodle was presented to me. My initial projected costs of treatment was over $1,200.00. Treating everything from most serious to preventative. My initial reaction was to question the cost of the prescriptions and requested to get a write up for the medication because I was going to have it filled elsewhere. Following that, the vet told me it would be possible to have this very prescription filled at King Soopers for $4 and WRAH wanted to charge me over $50. This should be the first indication as to how corrupt this establishment was. \n\nI then paid for x-rays and to have a radiologist review the xrays. However, a decision was made as to what was medically best for my dog with out a radiologists opinion as they were not in the office on the weekends, but if I wanted to pay an additional fee I could have an ""on call"" radiologist examine the x-rays, or I could pay additional charges to splint the leg that was believed to be broken. Monday, when the radiologist returned, it ends up the leg was not broken. So instead followed the instructions I was given to keep the splint on, and re-visit with my regular vet in one week. After a few days the splint began to smell and I noticed discharge coming from the covered paw. I called Dr. Leavitt and explained the situation. I did not hear back from Dr. Leavitt until I called her again a week later. I returned to my regular vet, who believed that if you were to put a splint on an open wound it needed to be changed in 2-3 days not 7! And he also concluded that the foot was not broken, and the splint was overall not necessary. AND...because it wasnt changed in a timely manner infection brewed!\n\nAfter expressing my frustrations to the ""Client Relations"" rep, I got no where. I was ignored for nearly a week. I had to continue to contact several individuals at this place before I heard back and the consensus was a difference of opinion by vets as to what the best care was for my dog. \n\nThis place makes me want to hurl. They take advantage of people and their pets in situations of panic. They insist on treatment that is not pertinent and costs that are magnified significantly.\n\nI will single-handedly spread the word as to how disgusting this place is. My suggestion to anyone reading this...dont go here!

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DO NOT take your animal here!!!\n\nI had a terrible time here last week. My dog was sick, we thought he had an upper respiratory infection (which turns out he did) I took him in the emergency room at about 7 pm. He was coughing, snorting had a runny nose and a fever. The vet kept saying he ""had something lodged in his throat"" which didn't make sense to me because he wasn't throwing up, it was like he had a common cold like a person gets.\n\nI told the vet I didn't understand. All he kept saying is they needed to do blood work (Price of 300 dollars) and xrays (price of 900 dollars).\n\nHONESTLY I FELT AS IF I WAS AT A SALON AND THEY WERE TRYING TO UP-SALE ME ON SERVICES! THIS IS MY DOG WE ARE TALKING ABOUT! MY CHILD! HE IS SICK! HES NOT SOME HAIRDO THAT I WILL PAY EXTRA FOR! HELP HIM, DON'T TRY TO GET MONEY OUT OF ME!\n\nI told the vet I just needed a antibiotic. He wouldn't give it to me!!!\nHIS CLAIMS WERE HE TOLD ME HE WAS AFRAID I WOULD LOOSE THE PRESCRIPTION!!! omg I AM 26 YEARS OLD I HAVE NEVER LOST A PRESCRIPTION IN MY LIFE!!!!\nFinally after 30 minutes of ARGUING WITH HIM and steem rolling out my ears (and them holding my dog hostage in the back of the hospital) he finally wrote me the prescription.\nNeedless to say, its what my dog needed, 2 days later after taking the antibiotic he stopped coughing, and his runny nose and sneezing stopped.\n\nturns out, my NEW vet that is wonderful, told me that the vets at Wheat Ridge Emergency have interns working for them!\nI know they have to start somewhere but I don't want my dog as their experiment!\nDo not take your animal here.\n\nMy new vet is Jefferson Animal Hospital in Arvada. They are reasonably priced, they work with you on payments, and they actually care. they are in on Saturdays too! Use ACCESS for emergencies! They are on Colfax and Wadsworth. PLEASE dont just take your animal ANYWHERE!

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DO NOT take your animal here!!!\n\nI had a terrible time here last week. My dog was sick, we thought he had an upper respiratory infection (which turns out he did) I took him in the emergency room at about 7 pm. He was coughing, snorting had a runny nose and a fever. The vet kept saying he ""had something lodged in his throat"" which didn't make sense to me because he wasn't throwing up, it was like he had a common cold like a person gets.\n\nI told the vet I didn't understand. All he kept saying is they needed to do blood work (Price of 300 dollars) and xrays (price of 900 dollars).\n\nHONESTLY I FELT AS IF I WAS AT A SALON AND THEY WERE TRYING TO UP-SALE ME ON SERVICES! THIS IS MY DOG WE ARE TALKING ABOUT! MY CHILD! HE IS SICK! HES NOT SOME HAIRDO THAT I WILL PAY EXTRA FOR! HELP HIM, DON'T TRY TO GET MONEY OUT OF ME!\n\nI told the vet I just needed a antibiotic. He wouldn't give it to me!!!\nHIS CLAIMS WERE HE TOLD ME HE WAS AFRAID I WOULD LOOSE THE PRESCRIPTION!!! omg I AM 26 YEARS OLD I HAVE NEVER LOST A PRESCRIPTION IN MY LIFE!!!!\nFinally after 30 minutes of ARGUING WITH HIM and steem rolling out my ears (and them holding my dog hostage in the back of the hospital) he finally wrote me the prescription.\nNeedless to say, its what my dog needed, 2 days later after taking the antibiotic he stopped coughing, and his runny nose and sneezing stopped.\n\nturns out, my NEW vet that is wonderful, told me that the vets at Wheat Ridge Emergency have interns working for them!\nI know they have to start somewhere but I don't want my dog as their experiment!\nDo not take your animal here.\n\nMy new vet is Jefferson Animal Hospital in Arvada. They are reasonably priced, they work with you on payments, and they actually care. they are in on Saturdays too! Use ACCESS for emergencies! They are on Colfax and Wadsworth. PLEASE dont just take your animal ANYWHERE!

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My 15 year old dog died 10 days ago. It was unexpected and devastating to me and my three 9 year old boys. We took him to Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital and the staff there was wonderful. They diagnosed the problem very quickly. They were so patient with my boys, explaining everything and answering every question with compassion. They gave us all the time we needed to say goodbye and were so kind. I truly appreciate their understanding of our grief. They made the loss bearable.

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My 15 year old dog died 10 days ago. It was unexpected and devastating to me and my three 9 year old boys. We took him to Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital and the staff there was wonderful. They diagnosed the problem very quickly. They were so patient with my boys, explaining everything and answering every question with compassion. They gave us all the time we needed to say goodbye and were so kind. I truly appreciate their understanding of our grief. They made the loss bearable.

Pros: compassionate

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Never ever take your animal to Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital. I had a wonderful dog named Billie. She was a 7 year old Samoyed. She became very sick. In the middle of the night I drove down the mountain to Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital...\r\n\r\nWhat a big mistake that was. \r\n\r\nThey did all kinds of tests and realized her gall badder was ready to burst. My little girl was not doing to well.....All Wheat Ridge wants is your money....In the morning they did surgery on her. She stayed in emergency care for 4 days. I would see her everyday and stay as long as they would let me. Billie had 3-4 different doctors because they switch from one location to another which is not a good way to get the best care for your animal. I noticed one of the days when she was in their emergency care she looked very swollen. I said something to them..They said they think she may have an IV fluid overload...she had gained 8 pounds in 1 1/2 days. Billie did have an IV fluid overload. You would think they would watch her seeing I was paying for 24 hour care in their hospital. At that time I did not know much about IV Fluid Overload. (I sure do now) \r\n\r\nMy Billie started to get worse...Her heart now had an irregular heart beat. She would not eat much at all. I took her home for a day and she had a stroke at the house. I drove Billie down the mountain again to Wheat Ridge 24hour Animal Hospital where she spent the night. The next day she had another stroke but they still wanted to do another very expensive test on my Billie. I believe it was a 6 point EKG. Looking back on it all now she was clearly dying but they wanted more of my money. I was getting ready to leave so they could do this test and Billie took another bad stroke. She died and I truly believe the IV Fluid Overload had a lot to do with why she is not here with me today. I am not a DVM but I did a lot of research about this. I miss my Billie to this day. I spent $11,000 and I lost her in the end... Never take your animal there. Take your animal to either CSU in FT. Collins or VRCC...Sweet Dreams My Little Billie xx\r\n\r\nFiona

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Never ever take your animal to Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital. I had a wonderful dog named Billie. She was a 7 year old Samoyed. She became very sick. In the middle of the night I drove down the mountain to Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital...\r\n\r\nWhat a big mistake that was. \r\n\r\nThey did all kinds of tests and realized her gall badder was ready to burst. My little girl was not doing to well.....All Wheat Ridge wants is your money....In the morning they did surgery on her. She stayed in emergency care for 4 days. I would see her everyday and stay as long as they would let me. Billie had 3-4 different doctors because they switch from one location to another which is not a good way to get the best care for your animal. I noticed one of the days when she was in their emergency care she looked very swollen. I said something to them..They said they think she may have an IV fluid overload...she had gained 8 pounds in 1 1/2 days. Billie did have an IV fluid overload. You would think they would watch her seeing I was paying for 24 hour care in their hospital. At that time I did not know much about IV Fluid Overload. (I sure do now) \r\n\r\nMy Billie started to get worse...Her heart now had an irregular heart beat. She would not eat much at all. I took her home for a day and she had a stroke at the house. I drove Billie down the mountain again to Wheat Ridge 24hour Animal Hospital where she spent the night. The next day she had another stroke but they still wanted to do another very expensive test on my Billie. I believe it was a 6 point EKG. Looking back on it all now she was clearly dying but they wanted more of my money. I was getting ready to leave so they could do this test and Billie took another bad stroke. She died and I truly believe the IV Fluid Overload had a lot to do with why she is not here with me today. I am not a DVM but I did a lot of research about this. I miss my Billie to this day. I spent $11,000 and I lost her in the end... Never take your animal there. Take your animal to either CSU in FT. Collins or VRCC...Sweet Dreams My Little Billie xx\r\n\r\nFiona

Pros: open 24 hours

Cons: Expensive, lack compassion, seem more profit than service

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I waited a few days to write this so as to not have too much emotion involved. My 8 month old puppy is dead now because Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital did not run two basic routine tests that could have diagnosed the correct problem. I have had one other bad experience in the past and know two other friends that have also. I never would have taken my dog there in the middle of the night but it wasn't me who found him. So basically, emergency boarding and check-up, a few IV's, blood test, and an x-ray... cost $2000.00. All Wheat Ridge did was give him a ""low dose antibiotic"" as the ""blood test came out OK"". He was bleeding from the rectum and puking for God's sake. Then in the morning I was told it would be $6000-$10,000 to operate. Rushed my puppy to my personal vet in the morning and he was horrified that they hadn't run one basic test that would have shown an intestinal blockage. By knowing of this then strong antibiotics and steroids could have been given and the infection lessened. Unfortunately by this point he was so bloated from a bacterial infection that he died. UNBELIEVABLE! Do yourself a favor and familiarize yourself with two emergency vets nearby. VRCC in Englewood which is simply the best emergency vet in the city or Access Animal Critical Care in Lakewood not far from Wheat Ridge but half the cost. Put the directions and their telephone numbers in your car in case you ever need them. I believe that Wheat Ridge charges WAY to much and a law suit will be forthcoming. God Bless our little puppy.

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I waited a few days to write this so as to not have too much emotion involved. My 8 month old puppy is dead now because Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital did not run two basic routine tests that could have diagnosed the correct problem. I have had one other bad experience in the past and know two other friends that have also. I never would have taken my dog there in the middle of the night but it wasn't me who found him. So basically, emergency boarding and check-up, a few IV's, blood test, and an x-ray... cost $2000.00. All Wheat Ridge did was give him a ""low dose antibiotic"" as the ""blood test came out OK"". He was bleeding from the rectum and puking for God's sake. Then in the morning I was told it would be $6000-$10,000 to operate. Rushed my puppy to my personal vet in the morning and he was horrified that they hadn't run one basic test that would have shown an intestinal blockage. By knowing of this then strong antibiotics and steroids could have been given and the infection lessened. Unfortunately by this point he was so bloated from a bacterial infection that he died. UNBELIEVABLE! Do yourself a favor and familiarize yourself with two emergency vets nearby. VRCC in Englewood which is simply the best emergency vet in the city or Access Animal Critical Care in Lakewood not far from Wheat Ridge but half the cost. Put the directions and their telephone numbers in your car in case you ever need them. I believe that Wheat Ridge charges WAY to much and a law suit will be forthcoming. God Bless our little puppy.

Pros: open 24 hours

Cons: didn't even attempt some basic tests.

Message from Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital is vibrant and alive with the energy of people who are renowned in their respective fields. Our general practitioners work together with our board-certified specialists to ensure that your pet receives the most advanced care available. Our support staff is a fundamental part of our team consisting of certified veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, receptionists, and management personnel with extensive experience in veterinary health care services. Clients come to us because they are seeking a more advanced level of medical and surgical care. Our doctors are nationally recognized for setting the ‘standard of care’ for the most specialized and difficult animal health problems. Our facility includes three operating suites, endoscopy, laparoscopy and ultrasound suites, ICU and isolation wards, an in-house laboratory and a blood bank. We are also equipped with a Helical Spiral CT scanner, an mri scanner, digital radiography and ultrasound. This is to ensure that your pet receives the highest quality care. As an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), our hospital is evaluated regularly to ensure that we meet the association’s standards of excellence. These standards are recognized around the world as the benchmark for quality care in veterinary medicine. We are very excited to be recognized as a 50-year member in 2013.

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