Fuerte Animal Hospital: Dr. Brian R. Davis

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  • 4620 Avocado Blvd

    La Mesa, CA 91941

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  • 619-440-1432

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Until last night I had been going to Fuerte Animal Hospital with my 2 cats and 2 dogs for a couple years. But when my doberman became ill and refused to eat they couldn't see me unless I wanted to pay $100 for them to ""fit"" me in with their other appointments.
Not only that but whenever you decline a recommended procedure they make you initial next (example, teeth cleaning starting cost $400) to it as if you are some ""bad"" pet owner. Getting shots, check-ups and having your animals spayed & neutered apparently isn't enough for them, they want you to buy pain killers and collars etc., etc., failing to understand not everyone has hundreds of dollars to spend there every visit.
Not once have I met Dr. Brian Davis but he's real good at charging lots of money.
I'm sorry, but as a responsible pet owner I prefer a vet who cares about my pets because that's what I'm paying him to do, not treat them as an assembly line.
Anyway I found a WONDERFUL place that was able to see me right away and help my dog! It's called Lemon Grove Veterinary hospital. Nothing fancy but an EXCELLENT vet who cares about you and your pet and doesn't rake you over the coals and empty out your pocket book. The only reason I gave them 1 star is because you cannot choose no stars.

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Until last night I had been going to Fuerte Animal Hospital with my 2 cats and 2 dogs for a couple years. But when my doberman became ill and refused to eat they couldn't see me unless I wanted to pay $100 for them to ""fit"" me in with their other appointments.
Not only that but whenever you decline a recommended procedure they make you initial next (example, teeth cleaning starting cost $400) to it as if you are some ""bad"" pet owner. Getting shots, check-ups and having your animals spayed & neutered apparently isn't enough for them, they want you to buy pain killers and collars etc., etc., failing to understand not everyone has hundreds of dollars to spend there every visit.
Not once have I met Dr. Brian Davis but he's real good at charging lots of money.
I'm sorry, but as a responsible pet owner I prefer a vet who cares about my pets because that's what I'm paying him to do, not treat them as an assembly line.
Anyway I found a WONDERFUL place that was able to see me right away and help my dog! It's called Lemon Grove Veterinary hospital. Nothing fancy but an EXCELLENT vet who cares about you and your pet and doesn't rake you over the coals and empty out your pocket book. The only reason I gave them 1 star is because you cannot choose no stars.

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Yes they advertise low cost care but they keep you coming back again and again and again. They'll get your money in 60 dollar payments. Don't treat, just keep on testing. Not to mention the staff. You never meet the Dr.??? He stays behind the curtain as if he's the great and powerful Oz. You have to get past the icy, grumpy blonde receptionist first. Good luck with that. I feel uncomfortable as if they're doing me a favor and taking my pet as charity case. I would never, EVER feel good about leaving my pet in their care. They're unprofessional and rude right in front of me. I would hate to see how they treat the animals when the owners are not around. Up sell is the game and if you don't smile with ignorance and fork it over the experience is terrible at this clinic.

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Yes they advertise low cost care but they keep you coming back again and again and again. They'll get your money in 60 dollar payments. Don't treat, just keep on testing. Not to mention the staff. You never meet the Dr.??? He stays behind the curtain as if he's the great and powerful Oz. You have to get past the icy, grumpy blonde receptionist first. Good luck with that. I feel uncomfortable as if they're doing me a favor and taking my pet as charity case. I would never, EVER feel good about leaving my pet in their care. They're unprofessional and rude right in front of me. I would hate to see how they treat the animals when the owners are not around. Up sell is the game and if you don't smile with ignorance and fork it over the experience is terrible at this clinic.

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Went there to take advantage of the $6 rabies vaccination special (which is available at most of the vet clinics) because it is near my home and convenient. Most clinics have you in and out in 5 minutes for the vaccination. My appointment was at 4:30 and I arrived timely. At 5:10, I asked if there was a problem, as my dog had been in the back room for more than 30 minutes. I was told that law requires a complete examination before the vet can vaccinate the dog. Then I was ""offered"" a teeth cleaning special for $162.50. My dog is 13 years old, has regular veterinary care, shots, etc. I did not want a sales pitch, nor did I appreciate a 45 minute wait for a routine shot.

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Went there to take advantage of the $6 rabies vaccination special (which is available at most of the vet clinics) because it is near my home and convenient. Most clinics have you in and out in 5 minutes for the vaccination. My appointment was at 4:30 and I arrived timely. At 5:10, I asked if there was a problem, as my dog had been in the back room for more than 30 minutes. I was told that law requires a complete examination before the vet can vaccinate the dog. Then I was ""offered"" a teeth cleaning special for $162.50. My dog is 13 years old, has regular veterinary care, shots, etc. I did not want a sales pitch, nor did I appreciate a 45 minute wait for a routine shot.

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My dog was spayed at Fuert, they originally quoted me around 80 dollars plus pain meds, it was 300 dollars, when I came to pick her up she was bleeding from her incision to the point where they had to take her back to the doctor. I never once saw the doctor. Four days later there were complications and they would not see her free of charge as incidental to the spay because the ""incision"" looked good even though she was bleeding as if she was in heat. ( in fact i took the her in to them to get her checked out after an the vet didnt even come out to talk to me but stood behind the door like a coward and told the receptionist to tell me they couldnt do anything) I am never taking any of my pets there ever again, Sherri the receptionist treated us like we were trying to pull a fast one on them. We were simply worried about our dog and they just want to run up the charges, borderline crooks if you ask me. .....

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My dog was spayed at Fuert, they originally quoted me around 80 dollars plus pain meds, it was 300 dollars, when I came to pick her up she was bleeding from her incision to the point where they had to take her back to the doctor. I never once saw the doctor. Four days later there were complications and they would not see her free of charge as incidental to the spay because the ""incision"" looked good even though she was bleeding as if she was in heat. ( in fact i took the her in to them to get her checked out after an the vet didnt even come out to talk to me but stood behind the door like a coward and told the receptionist to tell me they couldnt do anything) I am never taking any of my pets there ever again, Sherri the receptionist treated us like we were trying to pull a fast one on them. We were simply worried about our dog and they just want to run up the charges, borderline crooks if you ask me. .....

Pros: Close to Home

Cons: Everything

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I would not recommend Fuerte, their receptionist is rude, I never once met with the doctor our dog was spayed and complications arose 4days after the spay

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I would not recommend Fuerte, their receptionist is rude, I never once met with the doctor our dog was spayed and complications arose 4days after the spay

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I had read some negative reviews on other sites about Fuerte Animal Hospital. My boyfriend had been going to see Dr. David for years and assured me that my cat would be well taken care of. I went although I was skeptical. I have to say that I am very pleased with the service. My kitty was seen shortly after we arrived. I had never been so I had to fill out paperwork. Dr. Davis was very attentive and his assistant, Jessica, was also great. They were not pushy about trying to get me to get things done that I didn't want to do. They simply mentioned them as options. I even went back the next day for the follow-up visit since my kitty had a fever when I first took him in. Dr. Davis saw us shortly after we arrived, within 5 min. Dr. Davis and his staff are very firendly and helpful. My kitty and I highly recommend Fuerte Animal Hospital.

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I had read some negative reviews on other sites about Fuerte Animal Hospital. My boyfriend had been going to see Dr. David for years and assured me that my cat would be well taken care of. I went although I was skeptical. I have to say that I am very pleased with the service. My kitty was seen shortly after we arrived. I had never been so I had to fill out paperwork. Dr. Davis was very attentive and his assistant, Jessica, was also great. They were not pushy about trying to get me to get things done that I didn't want to do. They simply mentioned them as options. I even went back the next day for the follow-up visit since my kitty had a fever when I first took him in. Dr. Davis saw us shortly after we arrived, within 5 min. Dr. Davis and his staff are very firendly and helpful. My kitty and I highly recommend Fuerte Animal Hospital.

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I agree with the first review on this page. Fuerte Animal Hospital provides excellent care. You can be confident that your pet will receive highly competent treatment there. Our dog is quite elderly and Dr. Davis painstakingly worked to discover the cause of her problems. She is still with us and doing well. I also agree that if you have a limit on what you want to spend, you must tell the vet, since he will do everything possible for your animal, including all indicated tests which can be expensive. Communication is required here! Most important, the staff cares deeply about the welfare of every animal coming through the door. That is not the case everywhere!

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I agree with the first review on this page. Fuerte Animal Hospital provides excellent care. You can be confident that your pet will receive highly competent treatment there. Our dog is quite elderly and Dr. Davis painstakingly worked to discover the cause of her problems. She is still with us and doing well. I also agree that if you have a limit on what you want to spend, you must tell the vet, since he will do everything possible for your animal, including all indicated tests which can be expensive. Communication is required here! Most important, the staff cares deeply about the welfare of every animal coming through the door. That is not the case everywhere!

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The staff at Fuerte Animal Hospital is beyond superb. They stay after hours, take last minute appointments and only ever call to reschedule if an emergency (i.e. a dog getting hit) surgery occurs. They really care about their pets and will care about your too. However, make sure you specify how much you are willing to spend. If they had their way your animal would never leave you, however in some cases (cancer, leukemia, etc.) its just not affordable to keep the animal. They understand that and will abide by your wishes, just be sure to communicate. Even in sad moments you'll be glad you visited Fuerte Animal Hospital.

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The staff at Fuerte Animal Hospital is beyond superb. They stay after hours, take last minute appointments and only ever call to reschedule if an emergency (i.e. a dog getting hit) surgery occurs. They really care about their pets and will care about your too. However, make sure you specify how much you are willing to spend. If they had their way your animal would never leave you, however in some cases (cancer, leukemia, etc.) its just not affordable to keep the animal. They understand that and will abide by your wishes, just be sure to communicate. Even in sad moments you'll be glad you visited Fuerte Animal Hospital.

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