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I have taken my animals (cats and a dog) to see Dr. Calaceto for the past three years, and have been consistently pleased with the service and quality of care he has provided. Dr. Calaceto has a true compassion for all animals that becomes obvious when you visit his practice. His prices are extremely reasonable-- he understands how things are and will do what he can to work with you. This is not the place to call if you haven't been caring properly for your pet and you're looking for a quick fix, or are looking for someone to put your animal to sleep. But, if you want to establish a long-term relationship with a vet that provides high-quality preventative care and will be there for you if problems do arise, I would highly recommend Dr. Calaceto.

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I have taken my animals (cats and a dog) to see Dr. Calaceto for the past three years, and have been consistently pleased with the service and quality of care he has provided. Dr. Calaceto has a true compassion for all animals that becomes obvious when you visit his practice. His prices are extremely reasonable-- he understands how things are and will do what he can to work with you. This is not the place to call if you haven't been caring properly for your pet and you're looking for a quick fix, or are looking for someone to put your animal to sleep. But, if you want to establish a long-term relationship with a vet that provides high-quality preventative care and will be there for you if problems do arise, I would highly recommend Dr. Calaceto.

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I will never recommend anyone to Dr. Donald Calaceto. A month ago, a close friend had referred me to Dr.C and I thought why not give it a try. My cat was very sick, probably started sometime in Feb. By March, he has lost half of his body fat. Drastic weight loss in such short period of time (2months give or take) is an obvious indicator that an animal has a serious problem - and that does not require vet school to know. So, Dr. C hospitalized my cat for 3 days, put him on IV, charged me a TON, ran some blood work and a bunch of other tests in which he never explained to me exactly what they were. All of that amounted to about $1000. Picked up my cat , took him home and he was STILL refusing to eat and drink, still vomiting everyday, and at this point it has been almost 2 weeks that he hasn't really ate anything. He was prescribed anti-biotics (Dr thinks is a bacteria- inflectional problem) and was told that pill must be crushed n mixed with wet food. Well, that wasn't useful because my cat for the fifth time refused to eat. another week went by, he had lost more weight. I was basically watching him starve to dead. i began force feeding with a dropper. Contacted Dr. C told him about the situation n he got mad at me for not following his instruction when none of it made sense. the anti-biotics were going to waste, cat wasn't eating or drinking, n he scold me for force feeding ! I told him i believe my cat has a bigger problem - perhaps cancer or something of that severity. He goes something like I am telling you, Mao's situation is not that bad. I even requested for him to do an x-ray, when that should have be done already since he has acknowledged that the doctor prior did not do it and found nothing with just a simple blood sample. At this point my cat has lost about 80% of its body fat. Yeah, not good. last Saturday, took him to another doctor because I honestly do not believe Dr. C had a clue what was going on. Dr. Robb (my new doctor which i love) was nice, tender, and understanding. he knew by first glance that my cat has cancer and he was at his final stage. He did an x-ray and found tumors in the intestines and lung. my cat passed away 2 days ago. I would have been able to try cancer treatment if a month ago, Dr. Calaceto listened to me and went ahead and x-ray my cat. My cat would probably be living at least for another couple of months if not more. Not only did he fail to recognize a number one death causing illness in cats, he also failed to empathize to my concern and follow what i asked for - a simple x-ray ! instead of both of those things, he scold and made me feel bad for not following his "instructions" when they were clearly useless and wrong. So, I serious question the credibility of this doctor. Cancer- simple, I don't have a vet license and I knew by seeing my cat's condition, it got to be something serious of that sort. Finally, not to mention that the clinic is run down, i also question how sanitize the place and equipments are. When i picked up my cat after 3 days of hospitalization, he smelled VERY bad and he never smelled before. It took over a week to get that awful odor off of him. I WOULD NOT suggest anyone going to this doctor. I am deeply sadden and offended for the time and money i put for some so call diagnosis that explained nothing nor improved my cat's condition. If any, worsen and wasted a month of his life where he could have been treated by other "real" , valid, compassionate-animal loving vets out there. Oh last, when you actually need to contact him, he is always never to be found and can surely guaranteed that he won't return your call or message.

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I will never recommend anyone to Dr. Donald Calaceto. A month ago, a close friend had referred me to Dr.C and I thought why not give it a try. My cat was very sick, probably started sometime in Feb. By March, he has lost half of his body fat. Drastic weight loss in such short period of time (2months give or take) is an obvious indicator that an animal has a serious problem - and that does not require vet school to know. So, Dr. C hospitalized my cat for 3 days, put him on IV, charged me a TON, ran some blood work and a bunch of other tests in which he never explained to me exactly what they were. All of that amounted to about $1000. Picked up my cat , took him home and he was STILL refusing to eat and drink, still vomiting everyday, and at this point it has been almost 2 weeks that he hasn't really ate anything. He was prescribed anti-biotics (Dr thinks is a bacteria- inflectional problem) and was told that pill must be crushed n mixed with wet food. Well, that wasn't useful because my cat for the fifth time refused to eat. another week went by, he had lost more weight. I was basically watching him starve to dead. i began force feeding with a dropper. Contacted Dr. C told him about the situation n he got mad at me for not following his instruction when none of it made sense. the anti-biotics were going to waste, cat wasn't eating or drinking, n he scold me for force feeding ! I told him i believe my cat has a bigger problem - perhaps cancer or something of that severity. He goes something like I am telling you, Mao's situation is not that bad. I even requested for him to do an x-ray, when that should have be done already since he has acknowledged that the doctor prior did not do it and found nothing with just a simple blood sample. At this point my cat has lost about 80% of its body fat. Yeah, not good. last Saturday, took him to another doctor because I honestly do not believe Dr. C had a clue what was going on. Dr. Robb (my new doctor which i love) was nice, tender, and understanding. he knew by first glance that my cat has cancer and he was at his final stage. He did an x-ray and found tumors in the intestines and lung. my cat passed away 2 days ago. I would have been able to try cancer treatment if a month ago, Dr. Calaceto listened to me and went ahead and x-ray my cat. My cat would probably be living at least for another couple of months if not more. Not only did he fail to recognize a number one death causing illness in cats, he also failed to empathize to my concern and follow what i asked for - a simple x-ray ! instead of both of those things, he scold and made me feel bad for not following his "instructions" when they were clearly useless and wrong. So, I serious question the credibility of this doctor. Cancer- simple, I don't have a vet license and I knew by seeing my cat's condition, it got to be something serious of that sort. Finally, not to mention that the clinic is run down, i also question how sanitize the place and equipments are. When i picked up my cat after 3 days of hospitalization, he smelled VERY bad and he never smelled before. It took over a week to get that awful odor off of him. I WOULD NOT suggest anyone going to this doctor. I am deeply sadden and offended for the time and money i put for some so call diagnosis that explained nothing nor improved my cat's condition. If any, worsen and wasted a month of his life where he could have been treated by other "real" , valid, compassionate-animal loving vets out there. Oh last, when you actually need to contact him, he is always never to be found and can surely guaranteed that he won't return your call or message.

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I will never recommend anyone to Dr. Donald Calaceto. A month ago, a close friend had referred me to Dr.C and I thought why not give it a try. My cat was very sick, probably started sometime in Feb. By March, he has lost half of his

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I will never recommend anyone to Dr. Donald Calaceto. A month ago, a close friend had referred me to Dr.C and I thought why not give it a try. My cat was very sick, probably started sometime in Feb. By March, he has lost half of his

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I had gone to this vet and it was the worst experience I have ever had. He was rude, unhelpful, he seemed like he was on something. When I asked a question, I was berated for it and was told to let him do his job. I will never recommend this doctor to anyone and I would adivse people to take thier pets elsewhere.

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I had gone to this vet and it was the worst experience I have ever had. He was rude, unhelpful, he seemed like he was on something. When I asked a question, I was berated for it and was told to let him do his job. I will never recommend this doctor to anyone and I would adivse people to take thier pets elsewhere.

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Dr. Calaceto saved my cat's life. My cat had a severe urinary blockage and needed immediate attention. My regular vet would not see my cat until late afternoon. They had never treated my cat (although I had always taken my dog there for everything, including grooming), so my cat's appointment time was not priority regardless of the urgency. My cat was suffering, so I desperately looked in the phone book for local vets and called Dr. Calaceto's office. He saw my cat as soon as possible (I recall within the hour). His diagnosis was immediate. He knew exactly what was wrong with my cat, and knew exactly what treatment was needed. This is a vet who has years of experience, a vet who knows what he's doing, and he does it well. I've had to take my cat back to see Dr. Calaceto because I thought my cat had developed a bowel problem (change of diet). He was so patient with me, and so good to my cat. I would trust this vet with all of my pets and know they were in good, professional care. He has great commitment and compassion for our beloved little companions, as well as a unique sense of humor that we all need when we're stressed out about our pet's health problems. His prices are so fair and reasonable (he didn't financially suck the life out of my bank account). I have to say how sad it is that many vets aren't even competitive with their prices... they're all sticking together and they're all charging the same high prices because they know how much we need and depend on their service just for the welfare of our pets. I know Dr. Calaceto gave me a financial break and I appreciate that (and my cat had ultimate care). I honestly can't thank him enough, and words can't express my appreciation. I'm still enjoying my cat... thanks to him.

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★★★★★

Dr. Calaceto saved my cat's life. My cat had a severe urinary blockage and needed immediate attention. My regular vet would not see my cat until late afternoon. They had never treated my cat (although I had always taken my dog there for everything, including grooming), so my cat's appointment time was not priority regardless of the urgency. My cat was suffering, so I desperately looked in the phone book for local vets and called Dr. Calaceto's office. He saw my cat as soon as possible (I recall within the hour). His diagnosis was immediate. He knew exactly what was wrong with my cat, and knew exactly what treatment was needed. This is a vet who has years of experience, a vet who knows what he's doing, and he does it well. I've had to take my cat back to see Dr. Calaceto because I thought my cat had developed a bowel problem (change of diet). He was so patient with me, and so good to my cat. I would trust this vet with all of my pets and know they were in good, professional care. He has great commitment and compassion for our beloved little companions, as well as a unique sense of humor that we all need when we're stressed out about our pet's health problems. His prices are so fair and reasonable (he didn't financially suck the life out of my bank account). I have to say how sad it is that many vets aren't even competitive with their prices... they're all sticking together and they're all charging the same high prices because they know how much we need and depend on their service just for the welfare of our pets. I know Dr. Calaceto gave me a financial break and I appreciate that (and my cat had ultimate care). I honestly can't thank him enough, and words can't express my appreciation. I'm still enjoying my cat... thanks to him.

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I brought both my cats and dog to this vet. I think he is wonderful. He helped all my animals when other vets did not. He is honest and will tell you the truth, instead of wasting time and money on useless tests. Always has answered my phone calls even when he has been on vacation. Does not put animals to sleep needlessly. I believe he is very smart and personable.

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I brought both my cats and dog to this vet. I think he is wonderful. He helped all my animals when other vets did not. He is honest and will tell you the truth, instead of wasting time and money on useless tests. Always has answered my phone calls even when he has been on vacation. Does not put animals to sleep needlessly. I believe he is very smart and personable.

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I have to agree somewhat with the other review. The service is okay. The place is rarely open and it makes it difficult to get the frontline or heartworm medicine when it is needed. Its a hit or miss if someone answers the phone or if you get a return call. However, my animals always check out in great health and it is nice that when we walk in they do remember our names.

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I have to agree somewhat with the other review. The service is okay. The place is rarely open and it makes it difficult to get the frontline or heartworm medicine when it is needed. Its a hit or miss if someone answers the phone or if you get a return call. However, my animals always check out in great health and it is nice that when we walk in they do remember our names.

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I used them a few times why I keep going back is beyond me last time was the last. The owner gives me the creeps (he is also the vet) and I thaught I smelled alchol; on his breath. The two times I brought an animal there they died. One cat was acting wierd so took her there three days later took her to west hartford turns out the cat was in kidney failure due to diabetic reasons he said the cat had a virus. The last time I took a cat I found skinny and hardly walking on the highway rest area to him he refused to put her down gave her pain meds and said she had an injury to her back keep her seperated and come back next week. 93 dollars and 1 1/2 days the poor thing was dead. I was warned did not listen hopefully I'll save someelse pet and time.

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I used them a few times why I keep going back is beyond me last time was the last. The owner gives me the creeps (he is also the vet) and I thaught I smelled alchol; on his breath. The two times I brought an animal there they died. One cat was acting wierd so took her there three days later took her to west hartford turns out the cat was in kidney failure due to diabetic reasons he said the cat had a virus. The last time I took a cat I found skinny and hardly walking on the highway rest area to him he refused to put her down gave her pain meds and said she had an injury to her back keep her seperated and come back next week. 93 dollars and 1 1/2 days the poor thing was dead. I was warned did not listen hopefully I'll save someelse pet and time.

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