Animal Clinic-Desert Hot Spgs

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I'm new to DHS and I'm glad I found out that this Vet supports discrimination. I don't care if he's the best Vet in the area or that he is caring and loving toward pets. If he is a bigot and feels some people don't deserve equal rights then he (and the rest of his staff if they supported HATE by voting YES on Prop 8 four years ago) doesn't deserve my business. I have a choice on who I hire to care for my pets. If that person or businees doesn't support equal rights for everyone then they don't get my business. I will not support people or businesses that support HATE, PERIOD.

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I'm new to DHS and I'm glad I found out that this Vet supports discrimination. I don't care if he's the best Vet in the area or that he is caring and loving toward pets. If he is a bigot and feels some people don't deserve equal rights then he (and the rest of his staff if they supported HATE by voting YES on Prop 8 four years ago) doesn't deserve my business. I have a choice on who I hire to care for my pets. If that person or businees doesn't support equal rights for everyone then they don't get my business. I will not support people or businesses that support HATE, PERIOD.

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I have just come from Animal Clinic- Desert Hot Springs. It was one of the worst days of my life, but one of the "BEST" experiences under the circumstances. Let me begin a couple of months ago. I was taking care of a couple of dogs for friends. One got into rat poison the previous night, a Sunday of course. Early Monday morn, I had to drive to DHS, from Palm Desert, approx. 45 minutes. I looked up Vets and found this clinic. I stopped in unannounced and didn't have an appointmen. They managed to fit me in after a 45 minute wait, and the dog was given a shot and pills dispensed, and I was on my way with a like new dog. The Dr, (Kip) was very compassionate and understanding.
Now to today. Again I'm in Palm Desert,after a miserable weekend with my 14 1/2 year old, Blondie, suffering from seizures and rough breathing, which came on very quickly. I called around the desert to find someone who could put her to sleep, but to no avail. Some could, but wouldn't come to the car to do it. I call the "clinic and they were booked for today. At that news, I was speechless- literally.I couldn't go on. I had been rejected countless times and I had just lost hope for my pet to be comfortable and have no more suffering. After severals moments of silence, the receptioist said, if you can get her by 10 am, we can squeeze you in. I did and they did. My friend went in to make all arraigements, We pulled around behind the clinic for privacy and the Dr. came out and tranquilized my pet and let her relax, then came back after 10 minutes and gave her "the shot". I was able to hold my dog and pet & talk to her to the last minute. The Dr. himself took her out of my arms and carried her away very lovingly and told me how special she was! That is totally above and beyond. He came back out to assure me she would be cremated at a very nice facility and then her ashes would be returned to me in a nice wooden box. I would drive any amount of miles to take my pet to a person like this. I would recommend this clinic and it's employees to anyone, politics be damned. our pets love us no matter what and that is all that counts with me and mine. Thank you Dr. Kip and emloyees you are wonderful, kind people. You made my worst moment not enjoyable, but acceptable.
The only thing I would recommend you do differently, is advertise "in vehicle euthenasia" It was terrible having to call around to find what I finally got from you! Thank God I did find you!

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★★★★☆

I have just come from Animal Clinic- Desert Hot Springs. It was one of the worst days of my life, but one of the "BEST" experiences under the circumstances. Let me begin a couple of months ago. I was taking care of a couple of dogs for friends. One got into rat poison the previous night, a Sunday of course. Early Monday morn, I had to drive to DHS, from Palm Desert, approx. 45 minutes. I looked up Vets and found this clinic. I stopped in unannounced and didn't have an appointmen. They managed to fit me in after a 45 minute wait, and the dog was given a shot and pills dispensed, and I was on my way with a like new dog. The Dr, (Kip) was very compassionate and understanding.
Now to today. Again I'm in Palm Desert,after a miserable weekend with my 14 1/2 year old, Blondie, suffering from seizures and rough breathing, which came on very quickly. I called around the desert to find someone who could put her to sleep, but to no avail. Some could, but wouldn't come to the car to do it. I call the "clinic and they were booked for today. At that news, I was speechless- literally.I couldn't go on. I had been rejected countless times and I had just lost hope for my pet to be comfortable and have no more suffering. After severals moments of silence, the receptioist said, if you can get her by 10 am, we can squeeze you in. I did and they did. My friend went in to make all arraigements, We pulled around behind the clinic for privacy and the Dr. came out and tranquilized my pet and let her relax, then came back after 10 minutes and gave her "the shot". I was able to hold my dog and pet & talk to her to the last minute. The Dr. himself took her out of my arms and carried her away very lovingly and told me how special she was! That is totally above and beyond. He came back out to assure me she would be cremated at a very nice facility and then her ashes would be returned to me in a nice wooden box. I would drive any amount of miles to take my pet to a person like this. I would recommend this clinic and it's employees to anyone, politics be damned. our pets love us no matter what and that is all that counts with me and mine. Thank you Dr. Kip and emloyees you are wonderful, kind people. You made my worst moment not enjoyable, but acceptable.
The only thing I would recommend you do differently, is advertise "in vehicle euthenasia" It was terrible having to call around to find what I finally got from you! Thank God I did find you!

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Ok, I can??t believe that one third of the comments on here are from non-clients and have nothing pertaining to pet care or the services of the clinic!
I have been a satisfied client for over 10 years. All my friends are clients. Some G & L. I have never experienced any resemblance of ??hater? attitude or discrimination by the Doctors or Staff. They have always been kind, accommodating and very prudent in veterinary matters. ***I RECOMMEND DHSAC***
Perhaps this ??Janette? wasn??t clear on the Proposition 8 question. I often get confused on the issues Numbering and Lettering the ??for or against? side. Perhaps Janette didn??t even know Doctor??s stance on the issue and she wanted you to feel welcome and defaulted to be ??in Support? of a measure you were apparently concerned about. Perhaps she misspoke. Maybe he loves the gays and lesbians, but doesn??t support particular legislature. We can all agree that she shouldn??t have spoken political views on the behalf of someone else, nor should you have taken her word and turned to slander a good man and wonderful staff in such a judgmental unfounded and vicious way. You will always find others who will join you to judge and point figures, that is not surprising.
I don??t even think Janette worked there very long anyway?
What if the Doctor feels that the way the law as written didn??t appeal to his views and concerns that he has a ??right? to?
I love my gay friends and I want them to have all the rights that I have and others are entitled to, however, I have my own views on the issue and the wording of the bills passed. I don??t think it was right for a vote to pass to give rights to people, and then a new law passed to take it away. I believe that the words ??Marriage? and ??Wedding?, are religious and cultural terms that should not be mingled with ??unions? that are neither spiritual, religious, cultural nor scriptural. If you want your rights and views protected, then you must allow for others rights and views.

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★★★★☆

Ok, I can??t believe that one third of the comments on here are from non-clients and have nothing pertaining to pet care or the services of the clinic!
I have been a satisfied client for over 10 years. All my friends are clients. Some G & L. I have never experienced any resemblance of ??hater? attitude or discrimination by the Doctors or Staff. They have always been kind, accommodating and very prudent in veterinary matters. ***I RECOMMEND DHSAC***
Perhaps this ??Janette? wasn??t clear on the Proposition 8 question. I often get confused on the issues Numbering and Lettering the ??for or against? side. Perhaps Janette didn??t even know Doctor??s stance on the issue and she wanted you to feel welcome and defaulted to be ??in Support? of a measure you were apparently concerned about. Perhaps she misspoke. Maybe he loves the gays and lesbians, but doesn??t support particular legislature. We can all agree that she shouldn??t have spoken political views on the behalf of someone else, nor should you have taken her word and turned to slander a good man and wonderful staff in such a judgmental unfounded and vicious way. You will always find others who will join you to judge and point figures, that is not surprising.
I don??t even think Janette worked there very long anyway?
What if the Doctor feels that the way the law as written didn??t appeal to his views and concerns that he has a ??right? to?
I love my gay friends and I want them to have all the rights that I have and others are entitled to, however, I have my own views on the issue and the wording of the bills passed. I don??t think it was right for a vote to pass to give rights to people, and then a new law passed to take it away. I believe that the words ??Marriage? and ??Wedding?, are religious and cultural terms that should not be mingled with ??unions? that are neither spiritual, religious, cultural nor scriptural. If you want your rights and views protected, then you must allow for others rights and views.

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Excellent service and for the idiots who plays politics versus their pet(s) health. I can care less about if he is for Prop 8 or the "Fudge Packing Pirates" or "Women in Comfortable Shoes!"

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★★★★★

Excellent service and for the idiots who plays politics versus their pet(s) health. I can care less about if he is for Prop 8 or the "Fudge Packing Pirates" or "Women in Comfortable Shoes!"

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i take all of my dogs there also i got them neutered there and i love it there my dogs are treated well.all.three of them the staff is nice... also you review someone if you have used their services... alot of people have not and just because he dont support gay rights it does not make a difference in work so stop making his work look bad by giving him a low score.. its like if someone gave you a bad review because your gay please trust me its making no difference fyi im not gay and i support gay rights this is not the way to do it

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★★★★★

i take all of my dogs there also i got them neutered there and i love it there my dogs are treated well.all.three of them the staff is nice... also you review someone if you have used their services... alot of people have not and just because he dont support gay rights it does not make a difference in work so stop making his work look bad by giving him a low score.. its like if someone gave you a bad review because your gay please trust me its making no difference fyi im not gay and i support gay rights this is not the way to do it

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I have never been to this vet but I wanted to add a little food for thought.

It is a fact that some people are as close to their pets as a parent would be to a child. I would not hesitate for an instant to take my child to a good, qualified doctor because of his view on a particular issue that had nothing to do with children.

That would be similar to my never doing business with gay folks because I don't like who you sleep with.

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★★★★☆

I have never been to this vet but I wanted to add a little food for thought.

It is a fact that some people are as close to their pets as a parent would be to a child. I would not hesitate for an instant to take my child to a good, qualified doctor because of his view on a particular issue that had nothing to do with children.

That would be similar to my never doing business with gay folks because I don't like who you sleep with.

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Dr Madson and staff are very professional and have been wonderful in treating my little dog. I read some of the other reviews and find it ridiculous that people include politics in a review of a vet and services. Animals don't care about politics ignorant people do when they confuse the two. If you rate someone rate them for their service and not their political views...it is a free country and choice is a given right...talk about hate and biased idiocy...

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★★★★☆

Dr Madson and staff are very professional and have been wonderful in treating my little dog. I read some of the other reviews and find it ridiculous that people include politics in a review of a vet and services. Animals don't care about politics ignorant people do when they confuse the two. If you rate someone rate them for their service and not their political views...it is a free country and choice is a given right...talk about hate and biased idiocy...

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I highly recommend Dr. Kip Madsen and Dr. Bottom as vets. We take our 2 labs and our rescued lab-mix to them for virtually everything, and find their care excellent. They give you options with treatment, and tell you honestly if the treatment is really needed. On more than one occasion they have squeezed me in with a mini-emergency appointment. The only reason they did not give 5 stars is because they are closed weekends...but then most of the others are also. If you need a vet and you live on the North side of Interstate 10, Animal Clinic is the place to go !

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★★★★☆

I highly recommend Dr. Kip Madsen and Dr. Bottom as vets. We take our 2 labs and our rescued lab-mix to them for virtually everything, and find their care excellent. They give you options with treatment, and tell you honestly if the treatment is really needed. On more than one occasion they have squeezed me in with a mini-emergency appointment. The only reason they did not give 5 stars is because they are closed weekends...but then most of the others are also. If you need a vet and you live on the North side of Interstate 10, Animal Clinic is the place to go !

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I took 2 of my cats in in Feb to have their teeth cleaned and furr shaved. They were wonderful..... Mitzi was put under using a different local than Flea and was awake when I picked them up[happy camper here]. All 3 are going back this week for shaving and Cookie getting her teeth cleaned. Very happy with this Vet. As for the other reviewers..shame on them for this is a free country and not a socialist last I heard and the good Vet is entitled to support what he believes in.

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★★★★★

I took 2 of my cats in in Feb to have their teeth cleaned and furr shaved. They were wonderful..... Mitzi was put under using a different local than Flea and was awake when I picked them up[happy camper here]. All 3 are going back this week for shaving and Cookie getting her teeth cleaned. Very happy with this Vet. As for the other reviewers..shame on them for this is a free country and not a socialist last I heard and the good Vet is entitled to support what he believes in.

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It's not my experience, because we've never been to the clinic. We're supposed to take our adopted puppy from the Orphan Pet Oasis for a spay tomorrow. However, after reading that Madsen supported Prop 8 we will NOT be taking our puppy to a HATER.

We're giving one star as the system won't let us give anything less.

Jim Haggerty and George Viveiros
Palm Springs

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It's not my experience, because we've never been to the clinic. We're supposed to take our adopted puppy from the Orphan Pet Oasis for a spay tomorrow. However, after reading that Madsen supported Prop 8 we will NOT be taking our puppy to a HATER.

We're giving one star as the system won't let us give anything less.

Jim Haggerty and George Viveiros
Palm Springs

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I am new to the area and was shopping for a caring vet to take care of my two cats. I am glad I read Valerie M.'s review here. I just called Dr. Madsen's office to see if it was true that Dr. Madsen supports PROP 8 and the woman (Jeanette) who answered the phone said that yes indeed he does. I'm so glad I called. While Dr. Madsen is the closest vet to me I couldn't possibly give him my money or let him see my pets if he proudly supports discrimination and hate towards people. I have subsequently made an appointment with VCA Animal Hospital in Palm Springs which offers a free initial visit for both of my cats, and doesn't support hateful political views.

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I am new to the area and was shopping for a caring vet to take care of my two cats. I am glad I read Valerie M.'s review here. I just called Dr. Madsen's office to see if it was true that Dr. Madsen supports PROP 8 and the woman (Jeanette) who answered the phone said that yes indeed he does. I'm so glad I called. While Dr. Madsen is the closest vet to me I couldn't possibly give him my money or let him see my pets if he proudly supports discrimination and hate towards people. I have subsequently made an appointment with VCA Animal Hospital in Palm Springs which offers a free initial visit for both of my cats, and doesn't support hateful political views.

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I have used ACDHS for many years and I think the world of Dr Madsen along with Teresa, Joyce and Ginger who are kind and compassionate at every turn . Dr Madsen has always supported my personal choices in caring for my pets, even if they are not always conventional or mainstream, he is always open minded and supportive. I have also had several opportunities to have my pets treated by Dr Bottom, and I find his dry humor and honesty wonderfully distracting when I'm deeply worried about my pet.

Recently Dr Bottom treated my little girl with emergency surgery, without an appointment, and saved her life, twice, along with some other lives.
I am forever grateful that we have this wonderful clinic and these caring people in our desert.

One small side comment that has NOTHING to do with the tremendous quality of care of this clinic: I noticed you have a link to the Humane Society Of The United States. I would ask that you reconsider this link as the money they take in from honest donations does not go to help animals despite their claims and certainly does not help any of our local desert animal needs.

One more thing I need to mention..... Dr Madsen has ALWAYS had reasonable prices for his services. Most vets in the desert charge double and even triple for the same services. Dr Madsen also has never tried to upsell me anything or give my pets anything they really didn't need, like expensive or trendy vaccines for diseases that don't even exist in our desert.

I HIGHLY recommend Animal Clinic Of Desert Hot Springs for supeior and benevolent pet care.
Dr Madsen and his staff truly live by the veterinary
credo, "First, Do No Harm".

Robin Mosher
Havanese Show Dogs
Palm Desert

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★★★★★

I have used ACDHS for many years and I think the world of Dr Madsen along with Teresa, Joyce and Ginger who are kind and compassionate at every turn . Dr Madsen has always supported my personal choices in caring for my pets, even if they are not always conventional or mainstream, he is always open minded and supportive. I have also had several opportunities to have my pets treated by Dr Bottom, and I find his dry humor and honesty wonderfully distracting when I'm deeply worried about my pet.

Recently Dr Bottom treated my little girl with emergency surgery, without an appointment, and saved her life, twice, along with some other lives.
I am forever grateful that we have this wonderful clinic and these caring people in our desert.

One small side comment that has NOTHING to do with the tremendous quality of care of this clinic: I noticed you have a link to the Humane Society Of The United States. I would ask that you reconsider this link as the money they take in from honest donations does not go to help animals despite their claims and certainly does not help any of our local desert animal needs.

One more thing I need to mention..... Dr Madsen has ALWAYS had reasonable prices for his services. Most vets in the desert charge double and even triple for the same services. Dr Madsen also has never tried to upsell me anything or give my pets anything they really didn't need, like expensive or trendy vaccines for diseases that don't even exist in our desert.

I HIGHLY recommend Animal Clinic Of Desert Hot Springs for supeior and benevolent pet care.
Dr Madsen and his staff truly live by the veterinary
credo, "First, Do No Harm".

Robin Mosher
Havanese Show Dogs
Palm Desert

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I will no longer be a client of Dr. Madsen when he is supporting hate. How can you love animals and protect them but not do the same for their animal clients Moms & Dads.

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I will no longer be a client of Dr. Madsen when he is supporting hate. How can you love animals and protect them but not do the same for their animal clients Moms & Dads.

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Dr. Madsen has been seeing our animals for over 17 years. He is the most wonderful vet we've ever had. The problem is that we have been rescuing dogs and cats for many years and have often had to pay the bill in parts, usually half on the appt. and half on the next payday. They recently informed us that we now have to pay the entire bill at the appointment and their prices have gone sky high. We've had two incidents that we've actually treated ourselves because they wanted over $400 to stitch an ear of our shepherd mix so we took her home and taped it closed. Not good, it could have become infected, but we didn't have $400. So while we still love the doctor, we are a little unhappy with his new pricing practices. He'd have gotten 5 stars but for the billing issues.

PROS: Wonderful Vet
CONS: Unfair billing practices with old clients who always pay their bills

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★★★★☆

Dr. Madsen has been seeing our animals for over 17 years. He is the most wonderful vet we've ever had. The problem is that we have been rescuing dogs and cats for many years and have often had to pay the bill in parts, usually half on the appt. and half on the next payday. They recently informed us that we now have to pay the entire bill at the appointment and their prices have gone sky high. We've had two incidents that we've actually treated ourselves because they wanted over $400 to stitch an ear of our shepherd mix so we took her home and taped it closed. Not good, it could have become infected, but we didn't have $400. So while we still love the doctor, we are a little unhappy with his new pricing practices. He'd have gotten 5 stars but for the billing issues.

PROS: Wonderful Vet
CONS: Unfair billing practices with old clients who always pay their bills

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Dr. Madsen was recommended to me by another friend of mine. She couldn't have been more correct in recommending him to us. The entire clinic is super friendly, but it's Dr. Madsen's way with the animals that sets him apart from other vets. The support that he and his staffed showed me throughout the horrific ordeal of having to put my dog to sleep will always be immensely appreciated. It is obvious that he truly loves all creatures. After one visit, I'm sure you will agree.

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★★★★★

Dr. Madsen was recommended to me by another friend of mine. She couldn't have been more correct in recommending him to us. The entire clinic is super friendly, but it's Dr. Madsen's way with the animals that sets him apart from other vets. The support that he and his staffed showed me throughout the horrific ordeal of having to put my dog to sleep will always be immensely appreciated. It is obvious that he truly loves all creatures. After one visit, I'm sure you will agree.

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