Cobb & Cherokee Emergency Veterinary Clinic PC

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  • 630 Cobb Pkwy N C

    Marietta, GA 30062

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  • 770-424-9157

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Do not take your pet here if Dr. Zach Lane is on duty!! He has no idea what he is doing in
regard to exotic care of small pocket pets. We have a beloved pet rat who became ill during Sunday of this past memorial day weekend and began mouth breathing which is a sign of respiratory distress and can be very serious in pet rats. We have had this happen before when we adopted a rat from a local rescue and we were given medicine and a certain protocol for care. Our pet rats also have a specialized exotic vet we use for things like being spayed or neutered, injury, illness, etc. So, we were very familiar with care particularly associated with rats.

After 24 hours of trying home care, we decided to take Baby to Cobb Emergency Vet Clinic in Woodstock. Dr. Zach Lane was on duty. When Dr. Lane examined our rat and my husband told him what we had tried to do (based on previous vet and rat rescue group advice) he began shaming him and telling him that he made things worse by treating her at home and now there was nothing they could do for the rat unless they did complete diagnostic testing, put her on IV fluids and oxygenated her overnight. When asked what the total was, Dr. Lane said $1400!!

My husband called me and I asked if he could put me on speaker with Dr. Lane and he called back 10 minutes later with Dr. Lane on speaker. He was the MOST rude health care professional that I have ever spoken with. My husband and I were very humble and contrite regarding whatever mistakes we may have made in Baby's care. He kept shaming my husband, saying that Baby might have had a chance if we would not have tried to treat her and now we had a choice of either putting her to sleep or paying $1400 to have her treated. I asked if there were any other less expensive options and after some more shaming about us being the ones responsible for her being put to sleep, said he would think about it and that the best thing to do was to put her to sleep and that at most she only had a 25% chance of living. After some thought, Dr. Lane said the best he could do was treat her for $900 but would not give her a very good chance.

I am a therapist and by this time I was pretty that this young inexperienced vet less than 2 years out of vet school, was in way over his head and he would rather have us kill our pet than admit that he didn't know what to do and that this was not his area of expertise. My husband who spent years grilling people in court, was sure of the same thing as well and my husband immediately left with Baby. We continued to treat her overnight and took her to our regular exotic pet vet who gave us the same exact protocol that my husband had been doing from the beginning. We continued and the very next day (less than 48 hrs from seeing Dr. Lane), Baby was good as new! She was playing with us, eating, snuggling etc.

This morning my husband decided to go back to Cobb Emergency Vet Cherokee and took Baby with him to see Dr. Lane and show him that she was healthy and alive so that he would never do this to any other pet or pet's family. He wasn't there but he showed her to the woman at the front desk and explained the situation.

Please do not take your pets here if Dr. Zach Lane is working. It almost cost us the life of our beloved pet. Dr. Zach Lane is shaming, pretentious, persnickety and has absolutely no idea what he is doing and he would rather an animal die than ever admit that he is not all knowing veterinarian guru- this man has no empathy, compassion or bedside manner. He is a "kick-them-when-they-are-down" kind of guy.

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Do not take your pet here if Dr. Zach Lane is on duty!! He has no idea what he is doing in
regard to exotic care of small pocket pets. We have a beloved pet rat who became ill during Sunday of this past memorial day weekend and began mouth breathing which is a sign of respiratory distress and can be very serious in pet rats. We have had this happen before when we adopted a rat from a local rescue and we were given medicine and a certain protocol for care. Our pet rats also have a specialized exotic vet we use for things like being spayed or neutered, injury, illness, etc. So, we were very familiar with care particularly associated with rats.

After 24 hours of trying home care, we decided to take Baby to Cobb Emergency Vet Clinic in Woodstock. Dr. Zach Lane was on duty. When Dr. Lane examined our rat and my husband told him what we had tried to do (based on previous vet and rat rescue group advice) he began shaming him and telling him that he made things worse by treating her at home and now there was nothing they could do for the rat unless they did complete diagnostic testing, put her on IV fluids and oxygenated her overnight. When asked what the total was, Dr. Lane said $1400!!

My husband called me and I asked if he could put me on speaker with Dr. Lane and he called back 10 minutes later with Dr. Lane on speaker. He was the MOST rude health care professional that I have ever spoken with. My husband and I were very humble and contrite regarding whatever mistakes we may have made in Baby's care. He kept shaming my husband, saying that Baby might have had a chance if we would not have tried to treat her and now we had a choice of either putting her to sleep or paying $1400 to have her treated. I asked if there were any other less expensive options and after some more shaming about us being the ones responsible for her being put to sleep, said he would think about it and that the best thing to do was to put her to sleep and that at most she only had a 25% chance of living. After some thought, Dr. Lane said the best he could do was treat her for $900 but would not give her a very good chance.

I am a therapist and by this time I was pretty that this young inexperienced vet less than 2 years out of vet school, was in way over his head and he would rather have us kill our pet than admit that he didn't know what to do and that this was not his area of expertise. My husband who spent years grilling people in court, was sure of the same thing as well and my husband immediately left with Baby. We continued to treat her overnight and took her to our regular exotic pet vet who gave us the same exact protocol that my husband had been doing from the beginning. We continued and the very next day (less than 48 hrs from seeing Dr. Lane), Baby was good as new! She was playing with us, eating, snuggling etc.

This morning my husband decided to go back to Cobb Emergency Vet Cherokee and took Baby with him to see Dr. Lane and show him that she was healthy and alive so that he would never do this to any other pet or pet's family. He wasn't there but he showed her to the woman at the front desk and explained the situation.

Please do not take your pets here if Dr. Zach Lane is working. It almost cost us the life of our beloved pet. Dr. Zach Lane is shaming, pretentious, persnickety and has absolutely no idea what he is doing and he would rather an animal die than ever admit that he is not all knowing veterinarian guru- this man has no empathy, compassion or bedside manner. He is a "kick-them-when-they-are-down" kind of guy.

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I lost my baby dog here. Long Story Short. Don't take your baby here.

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I lost my baby dog here. Long Story Short. Don't take your baby here.

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Sadly, we had to spend a lot of time at Cobb Emergency Veterinary Clinic last week, but I wanted to say they are absolutely amazing <3 We have dealt with other emergency clinics and had horrible experiences so we were bracing ourselves for the worst. The entire staff was so nice and compassionate. Both vets, Dr. Maddox and Dr. Quinlan, we saw were wonderful! I would definitely recommend them to my friends and family.

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Sadly, we had to spend a lot of time at Cobb Emergency Veterinary Clinic last week, but I wanted to say they are absolutely amazing <3 We have dealt with other emergency clinics and had horrible experiences so we were bracing ourselves for the worst. The entire staff was so nice and compassionate. Both vets, Dr. Maddox and Dr. Quinlan, we saw were wonderful! I would definitely recommend them to my friends and family.

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I wish I could give no stars or minus stars
We brought our beloved kitty here yesterday, had I read the horrible reviews I would have never brought our pet here!
We brought her to have care
We brought her home... dead!
With an outrageous bill of over $800 and no explanation as to why she arrested and later died. Allison Maddox is Heartless!!!! The only thing this place cares about is taking your money. They will not even tell you why your pet died!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I wish I could give no stars or minus stars
We brought our beloved kitty here yesterday, had I read the horrible reviews I would have never brought our pet here!
We brought her to have care
We brought her home... dead!
With an outrageous bill of over $800 and no explanation as to why she arrested and later died. Allison Maddox is Heartless!!!! The only thing this place cares about is taking your money. They will not even tell you why your pet died!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This clinic should NOT be in business. My family brought my cat to this vet because it was our only resort for a blood transfusion that she needed. Not only was the veterinarian Allison Maddox un knowledgeable of any of our questions and defensive when we asked them, she was rude and heartless. As we accepted to pay a ridiculous overcharge to bring our family cat back to health and said our goodbyes before the procedure, five minutes later they called to bluntly tell us our lifelong pet had died and they couldn't even tell us why.. Sounds suspicious right? This clinic is not a place to bring your pet unless you want to be overcharged and under cared for. I truly believe our cat would be alive or had a better chance if we had the option to bring her elsewhere. This place deserves no stars or clients. Not only did we come home without our precious pet, we still have to pay 1,000 with no explanation of why.

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This clinic should NOT be in business. My family brought my cat to this vet because it was our only resort for a blood transfusion that she needed. Not only was the veterinarian Allison Maddox un knowledgeable of any of our questions and defensive when we asked them, she was rude and heartless. As we accepted to pay a ridiculous overcharge to bring our family cat back to health and said our goodbyes before the procedure, five minutes later they called to bluntly tell us our lifelong pet had died and they couldn't even tell us why.. Sounds suspicious right? This clinic is not a place to bring your pet unless you want to be overcharged and under cared for. I truly believe our cat would be alive or had a better chance if we had the option to bring her elsewhere. This place deserves no stars or clients. Not only did we come home without our precious pet, we still have to pay 1,000 with no explanation of why.

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I had to bring my cat in at around midnight because he was in pain and very stiff when I tried to pick him up. He had struggled in the litter box three times prior to that so I assumed something was wrong with his being able to go to the bathroom. I could hear him howling in the back room at the vet so I felt terrible. The Vet came into the room where I was waiting and told me he was fat and that he needed to lose weight. She then drew a picture of a cat peeing and a cat pooping and asked me which one he was doing. She then said, "Well I could do an Xray but your cat is not helping me much and I don't know what I'd be looking for. I then took him back home to monitor him myself because nothing was being done. My cat then experienced an additional night and morning of pain so we brought him back. The vet miracualously knew what the problem was this time. His Urethra was obstructed. This is a very common problem fo rmale cats so I am not sure why an experienced vet would send a cat who can't unrinate home. Long story short: She later perforated his urethra which resulted in a larger surgery at my cat's pain and suffering and my expense. He had a catheter in and since his urethra was perforated it was CRUCIAL to keep in in for 10 days at 300 dollars per day, they allowed it to fallout and we had to take him to a surgeon at the Woodstock emergency vet. We would do anything for our cat but due to their errors, we paid in excess of $3800.00 and they would not own any of their mistakes or take any $$ off the bill. As an aside, they talked me into a 300 dollar echocardiagram and it showed up on the bill as $390.00. In contrast to the Cobb/Cherokee Vet, Woodstock Veteranary staff were competent and kind to my cat and he is healing now but suffered pain for days needlessly which breaks my heart.

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I had to bring my cat in at around midnight because he was in pain and very stiff when I tried to pick him up. He had struggled in the litter box three times prior to that so I assumed something was wrong with his being able to go to the bathroom. I could hear him howling in the back room at the vet so I felt terrible. The Vet came into the room where I was waiting and told me he was fat and that he needed to lose weight. She then drew a picture of a cat peeing and a cat pooping and asked me which one he was doing. She then said, "Well I could do an Xray but your cat is not helping me much and I don't know what I'd be looking for. I then took him back home to monitor him myself because nothing was being done. My cat then experienced an additional night and morning of pain so we brought him back. The vet miracualously knew what the problem was this time. His Urethra was obstructed. This is a very common problem fo rmale cats so I am not sure why an experienced vet would send a cat who can't unrinate home. Long story short: She later perforated his urethra which resulted in a larger surgery at my cat's pain and suffering and my expense. He had a catheter in and since his urethra was perforated it was CRUCIAL to keep in in for 10 days at 300 dollars per day, they allowed it to fallout and we had to take him to a surgeon at the Woodstock emergency vet. We would do anything for our cat but due to their errors, we paid in excess of $3800.00 and they would not own any of their mistakes or take any $$ off the bill. As an aside, they talked me into a 300 dollar echocardiagram and it showed up on the bill as $390.00. In contrast to the Cobb/Cherokee Vet, Woodstock Veteranary staff were competent and kind to my cat and he is healing now but suffered pain for days needlessly which breaks my heart.

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DO NOT GO TO THIS EMERGENCY VET!!! They charge a ridiculous amount of money and they only did two tests on my dog who was vomiting and pooping pure blood. THEY SENT HER HOME! I was there from 6:30 to 11 am, the woman vet ALLISON MADDOX does the bare minimum. I got my dog home and she was still pooping blood so i took her to her normal vet and she was still extremely dehydrated. The vet immediately knew what was wrong with her and kept her for 2 days. I will NEVER be returning to this awful place. I tried to get my money back and the woman told me I declined overnight stay which was NEVER offered to me and she also lied and told me I declined because I was going to take my dog to the normal vet which was 2 hours away. I didnt decide to take her until AFTER I got her home and she continued to poop blood. DO NOT GO HERE!

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DO NOT GO TO THIS EMERGENCY VET!!! They charge a ridiculous amount of money and they only did two tests on my dog who was vomiting and pooping pure blood. THEY SENT HER HOME! I was there from 6:30 to 11 am, the woman vet ALLISON MADDOX does the bare minimum. I got my dog home and she was still pooping blood so i took her to her normal vet and she was still extremely dehydrated. The vet immediately knew what was wrong with her and kept her for 2 days. I will NEVER be returning to this awful place. I tried to get my money back and the woman told me I declined overnight stay which was NEVER offered to me and she also lied and told me I declined because I was going to take my dog to the normal vet which was 2 hours away. I didnt decide to take her until AFTER I got her home and she continued to poop blood. DO NOT GO HERE!

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Awful expierence. Rude girl up front. Then FINALLY told me after forcing me to pay over $100 up front to just examine her, that all they could do was euthanize her. I said no way, she will pass with me at home. Esoecially sense they wouldn't let me back with her. Then had to balls to tell me if I had money, they would suggest overnight stay with them. And to tell me she wouldn't make it through the night. I watched my pup all night, and now she is as good as new. I amlost lost my dog due to them. They do not care about you or your pet. Go somewhere else!!!!!!!!!!!

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Awful expierence. Rude girl up front. Then FINALLY told me after forcing me to pay over $100 up front to just examine her, that all they could do was euthanize her. I said no way, she will pass with me at home. Esoecially sense they wouldn't let me back with her. Then had to balls to tell me if I had money, they would suggest overnight stay with them. And to tell me she wouldn't make it through the night. I watched my pup all night, and now she is as good as new. I amlost lost my dog due to them. They do not care about you or your pet. Go somewhere else!!!!!!!!!!!

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"Give me your credit card or your dog is going to die."

Horrible experience. Pressured into paying for treatment "estimates" that increase rapidly with no explanation.
The way they talk to you is unbelievable. I don't know how they sleep at night. It's like a terrible scam where the bargaining chip is your dog's life.

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"Give me your credit card or your dog is going to die."

Horrible experience. Pressured into paying for treatment "estimates" that increase rapidly with no explanation.
The way they talk to you is unbelievable. I don't know how they sleep at night. It's like a terrible scam where the bargaining chip is your dog's life.

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I cannot express my dissatisfaction enough with the diagnosis provided from Dr. Allison Maddox, DVM in regards to my pet Rocco, who was seen for a leg injury Monday, August 13th, 2012. She seemed entirely unconfident in her diagnosis of my pet??s injury and was not able to provide me with any relevant information. For most of the visit she was unsure as to if we were even looking at the correct animal in the x-rays provided. When questioned about a cloudy area on the screen, she informed me that was my pet??s testicles, when in fact my dog is neutered. When asked if we were even looking at the correct leg, she was completely unsure and had to step out of the room to double check she even had the right slides on the screen. She kept using completely irrelevant veterinary jargon that was in no way informative or understandable; informing me that she was sure it was not a ??bone cancer?? issue. I had clearly stated that he injured his back left leg and she kept referring to his spine and hip joints. After listening to her talk nervously in circles for nearly 20 minutes I finally had to interject and work towards getting objective answers out of her. She had zero bedside manner and seemed completely unsure and unconfident in her prognosis. She provided me with no information that I could not have found through a Google search myself. It was a complete waste of time and a very disheartening experience knowing that I had to dig for meaningful answers to my pet??s injuries, rather than be told the facts in a well thought out and precise manner. I expected a completely different experience and would assume that I would have spoken with a professional.
The charges for the services rendered that night were outlandish. I understand being billed for medication and the use of an x-ray machine. I paid a total of $470.74 to be told almost nothing, and spent 2 hours in your clinic.
I am grateful that there are clinics such as yours for emergency care of pets. But an experience that should have been informative and helpful left me confused and very discouraged, after the unprofessionalism and strange comments from Dr. Maddox.

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I cannot express my dissatisfaction enough with the diagnosis provided from Dr. Allison Maddox, DVM in regards to my pet Rocco, who was seen for a leg injury Monday, August 13th, 2012. She seemed entirely unconfident in her diagnosis of my pet??s injury and was not able to provide me with any relevant information. For most of the visit she was unsure as to if we were even looking at the correct animal in the x-rays provided. When questioned about a cloudy area on the screen, she informed me that was my pet??s testicles, when in fact my dog is neutered. When asked if we were even looking at the correct leg, she was completely unsure and had to step out of the room to double check she even had the right slides on the screen. She kept using completely irrelevant veterinary jargon that was in no way informative or understandable; informing me that she was sure it was not a ??bone cancer?? issue. I had clearly stated that he injured his back left leg and she kept referring to his spine and hip joints. After listening to her talk nervously in circles for nearly 20 minutes I finally had to interject and work towards getting objective answers out of her. She had zero bedside manner and seemed completely unsure and unconfident in her prognosis. She provided me with no information that I could not have found through a Google search myself. It was a complete waste of time and a very disheartening experience knowing that I had to dig for meaningful answers to my pet??s injuries, rather than be told the facts in a well thought out and precise manner. I expected a completely different experience and would assume that I would have spoken with a professional.
The charges for the services rendered that night were outlandish. I understand being billed for medication and the use of an x-ray machine. I paid a total of $470.74 to be told almost nothing, and spent 2 hours in your clinic.
I am grateful that there are clinics such as yours for emergency care of pets. But an experience that should have been informative and helpful left me confused and very discouraged, after the unprofessionalism and strange comments from Dr. Maddox.

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I took a small dog (3 lbs) with a broken leg to the clinic on 41 on a Sunday at 3pm. 2 xrays and a splint with pain meds cost $635.00. A break down of the fees, emergency visit $45, office visit $54, 3 pain shots $41, $46 & $41, 2 xrays $127, charge to read the 2 xrays $127, splint for broken leg $79, pain meds to take home $68 + tax and a disposal fee. Sound like a rapist to you? Me too. They took care of the dog which was the most important thing & I'm thankful for that but man! A little attitude from one of the ladies up front also.

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I took a small dog (3 lbs) with a broken leg to the clinic on 41 on a Sunday at 3pm. 2 xrays and a splint with pain meds cost $635.00. A break down of the fees, emergency visit $45, office visit $54, 3 pain shots $41, $46 & $41, 2 xrays $127, charge to read the 2 xrays $127, splint for broken leg $79, pain meds to take home $68 + tax and a disposal fee. Sound like a rapist to you? Me too. They took care of the dog which was the most important thing & I'm thankful for that but man! A little attitude from one of the ladies up front also.

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Went to Cherokee Clinic on Sunday March 25, 2012 My dog walked in alive at 10:30am and I carried her out dead 4 hours later. They delayed treating her because they felt more important cases came along. Twice they sent me home saying they would run blood. I turned my loving companion over to them not saying goodbye thinking I would have her back in 20 minutes never saw her alive again. they will not allow owners back there. My precious love died alone without me because of their careless, inhumane treatment. YES they are ALL about money. Ran my bill up higher than estimated when I said I would pay whatever it took to SAVE her. not run test after test when it was obvious she was terminal that day. On top of that while she was comatose they wanted to euthanize her when they said she was in no pain and not coherent. More money for them. Then charged me $70 disposal fee when I stated I was taking her home for burial. My baby went into a coma while I was waiting in a room to be given the news. Had they not sent me home twice and let me be with her or served me when we returned I could have told my love goodbye. Instead she died alone on a table with tubes stuck all in her poor body. HORRIBLE experience. My loving dog died alone and inhumanly due to this money grabbing operation. They should all be ashamed of themselves for what they put her through in her final hours. Oh how I wish I had never set foot in there. When i stated I wanted to take her home to die they refused to unhook her. I will forever feel guilt for what I put her through by taking her to that horror house. If "Dr." Deanna Lomarbdo is there to "serve and care" for your pet, I recommend running. She is neither qualified in medicine or bed side manner.

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Went to Cherokee Clinic on Sunday March 25, 2012 My dog walked in alive at 10:30am and I carried her out dead 4 hours later. They delayed treating her because they felt more important cases came along. Twice they sent me home saying they would run blood. I turned my loving companion over to them not saying goodbye thinking I would have her back in 20 minutes never saw her alive again. they will not allow owners back there. My precious love died alone without me because of their careless, inhumane treatment. YES they are ALL about money. Ran my bill up higher than estimated when I said I would pay whatever it took to SAVE her. not run test after test when it was obvious she was terminal that day. On top of that while she was comatose they wanted to euthanize her when they said she was in no pain and not coherent. More money for them. Then charged me $70 disposal fee when I stated I was taking her home for burial. My baby went into a coma while I was waiting in a room to be given the news. Had they not sent me home twice and let me be with her or served me when we returned I could have told my love goodbye. Instead she died alone on a table with tubes stuck all in her poor body. HORRIBLE experience. My loving dog died alone and inhumanly due to this money grabbing operation. They should all be ashamed of themselves for what they put her through in her final hours. Oh how I wish I had never set foot in there. When i stated I wanted to take her home to die they refused to unhook her. I will forever feel guilt for what I put her through by taking her to that horror house. If "Dr." Deanna Lomarbdo is there to "serve and care" for your pet, I recommend running. She is neither qualified in medicine or bed side manner.

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My cat became ill due to the ingestion of a weeping fig (ficus) while in the care of my friend. My friend brought the cat in after she had vomited multiple times & began drooling excessively. She expressed her concern to me many times, saying that she believed eating the plant is what made my cat ill. She also said she explicitly said this many times while in the vet's office. Apparently, however, she was brushed off and the cat was treated for another diagnosis ("stress; change of diet") and was sent home. However, the kitty continued to throw up, have diarrhea, and was unable to keep any food down, growing increasingly dehydrated and lethargic. The toxicity of the plant is what made her so ill.

Had the clinic listened to my friend, they could have accurately treated the cat for poison. Severe gastrointestinal or liver damage may have been done, and I am peeved that I paid over $400 for an incorrect diagnosis. So, we were forced to go to yet another clinic and pay yet another bill because of their incompetency. There, she was in fact treated for poison, as she should've been all along.

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My cat became ill due to the ingestion of a weeping fig (ficus) while in the care of my friend. My friend brought the cat in after she had vomited multiple times & began drooling excessively. She expressed her concern to me many times, saying that she believed eating the plant is what made my cat ill. She also said she explicitly said this many times while in the vet's office. Apparently, however, she was brushed off and the cat was treated for another diagnosis ("stress; change of diet") and was sent home. However, the kitty continued to throw up, have diarrhea, and was unable to keep any food down, growing increasingly dehydrated and lethargic. The toxicity of the plant is what made her so ill.

Had the clinic listened to my friend, they could have accurately treated the cat for poison. Severe gastrointestinal or liver damage may have been done, and I am peeved that I paid over $400 for an incorrect diagnosis. So, we were forced to go to yet another clinic and pay yet another bill because of their incompetency. There, she was in fact treated for poison, as she should've been all along.

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My girlfriend and I arrived at the clinic with our dog, who was having a seizure. After about 30 minutes, the vet told us that our pet was doing good after an injection of anti-seizure meds, and that his temperature had stabilised. He told us that he needed to keep our dog for 36 hours, and that it would cost $1500.00 to keep him supervised, and give him medical care. We were told that our pet had a really good chance of recovering. The price made us wince, but we were told that he had a chance only if they kept him at the hospital, even though we really couldnt afford the hospitalization. The doctor then told us that we needed to go out to the front desk and pay our bill "upfront". The receptionist then informed us that the price was $1700, which was $200 more than the doctor had just quoted us only 10 minutes earlier. When we asked why, they said additional "medical procedures" may need to be performed. While we were putting the outrageous bill onto TWO credit cards, we were asked to sign another form that stated that we agreed to pay up to over $2300.00 if the hospital had to do extra injections, blood drawn, etc.. Before we left, we asked to look at our pet before we left. Back in the recovery room, while my fiance was crying and petting our pet who was on his side and trembling, I looked up to see the doctor and a couple of nurses watching, who immediately turned away and never walked over to explain anything or comfort us. It was like they knew our pet was not going to make it, but they were too ashamed to even look us in the eye. Early the next morning, my fiance called to see how our pet was recovering, and she was told that they had to give our dog more anti-seizure meds, because he wouldnt stop his seizures. So several hours later I called, and was told the same story, this time by a female doctor .(When I asked if the dog was still having seizures, she said he was having "mild seizures") She immediately starting talking about having an MRI and other procedures performed to see if our pet had a brain tumor, which I told her we couldnt afford, especially after the exorbitant charges they had already hit us with. I then told her that I was going to send my family vet up to check on our pet, and she immediately said "I will call him right now to keep him informed, no need for you to call him". I told her that I didnt want her to call him, that I wanted him to see our pet with his own eyes, so he could tell us what he thought. The female doctor immediately got an attitude with me, and said "If that is what you want to do, you can do that, but I wouldnt recommend it. We can let you know if anthing changes with your pet, and anyway, it's too late for your vet to come up here." (By the way, it was 2:30 PM, on a weekday) I told the doctor that I would be sending my vet within the hour.
When my own vet arrived at the hospital, he called and immediately let us know that our pet was having a seizure. He told us that our pet should have come out of its seizures, given the doses of medications he was on. He told us that our pet was suffering, and that if he was going to respond to the sezure meds, he should have already done so. He told us that if he thought there was a chance of our pet recovering, he would have told us that. So we thought it was the only humane thing to do, and remove our pet from the hospital and have him euthanised. As much as it hurt us to lose him, we couldnt bear the thought of him laying in the hospital, in severe seizures, suffering, foaming at the mouth, and the doctors letting him suffer just so that they could charge hundreds of dollars, and play on our emotions. I believe they knew that our pet would not recover, but they led us on, when they knew that with his symptoms he should have shown signs of recovering with the amount of meds, and the length of time that he was in the hospital. Our own personal vet told us that,in his opinion, they should have let us know that our pet wasnt responding very well, and should have at least come out of the seizure within that amount of time.
If anyone else reads this, I hope you take the time to find another emergency clinic, in case you ever need one for your own pet. There are too many other posts such as mine where people spent hundreds to keep their pet alive, only for it to die. In my opinion they were not truthful, and the fact that they did not want my own vet to go up there in person further proves my case. If they were being truthful, why would they care if my vet went in to to make a determination on his own???????? Why did they not want my vet there????????? Think about this before you decide to take your beloved pet there. Dont wait until something happens to your pet, it may be too late then. As for the people who had good luck at the hospital, I am glad for them. But trust me, if you have this many bad reviews, and a lot of them mirror each other, then you better think twice before taking your pet to them.

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My girlfriend and I arrived at the clinic with our dog, who was having a seizure. After about 30 minutes, the vet told us that our pet was doing good after an injection of anti-seizure meds, and that his temperature had stabilised. He told us that he needed to keep our dog for 36 hours, and that it would cost $1500.00 to keep him supervised, and give him medical care. We were told that our pet had a really good chance of recovering. The price made us wince, but we were told that he had a chance only if they kept him at the hospital, even though we really couldnt afford the hospitalization. The doctor then told us that we needed to go out to the front desk and pay our bill "upfront". The receptionist then informed us that the price was $1700, which was $200 more than the doctor had just quoted us only 10 minutes earlier. When we asked why, they said additional "medical procedures" may need to be performed. While we were putting the outrageous bill onto TWO credit cards, we were asked to sign another form that stated that we agreed to pay up to over $2300.00 if the hospital had to do extra injections, blood drawn, etc.. Before we left, we asked to look at our pet before we left. Back in the recovery room, while my fiance was crying and petting our pet who was on his side and trembling, I looked up to see the doctor and a couple of nurses watching, who immediately turned away and never walked over to explain anything or comfort us. It was like they knew our pet was not going to make it, but they were too ashamed to even look us in the eye. Early the next morning, my fiance called to see how our pet was recovering, and she was told that they had to give our dog more anti-seizure meds, because he wouldnt stop his seizures. So several hours later I called, and was told the same story, this time by a female doctor .(When I asked if the dog was still having seizures, she said he was having "mild seizures") She immediately starting talking about having an MRI and other procedures performed to see if our pet had a brain tumor, which I told her we couldnt afford, especially after the exorbitant charges they had already hit us with. I then told her that I was going to send my family vet up to check on our pet, and she immediately said "I will call him right now to keep him informed, no need for you to call him". I told her that I didnt want her to call him, that I wanted him to see our pet with his own eyes, so he could tell us what he thought. The female doctor immediately got an attitude with me, and said "If that is what you want to do, you can do that, but I wouldnt recommend it. We can let you know if anthing changes with your pet, and anyway, it's too late for your vet to come up here." (By the way, it was 2:30 PM, on a weekday) I told the doctor that I would be sending my vet within the hour.
When my own vet arrived at the hospital, he called and immediately let us know that our pet was having a seizure. He told us that our pet should have come out of its seizures, given the doses of medications he was on. He told us that our pet was suffering, and that if he was going to respond to the sezure meds, he should have already done so. He told us that if he thought there was a chance of our pet recovering, he would have told us that. So we thought it was the only humane thing to do, and remove our pet from the hospital and have him euthanised. As much as it hurt us to lose him, we couldnt bear the thought of him laying in the hospital, in severe seizures, suffering, foaming at the mouth, and the doctors letting him suffer just so that they could charge hundreds of dollars, and play on our emotions. I believe they knew that our pet would not recover, but they led us on, when they knew that with his symptoms he should have shown signs of recovering with the amount of meds, and the length of time that he was in the hospital. Our own personal vet told us that,in his opinion, they should have let us know that our pet wasnt responding very well, and should have at least come out of the seizure within that amount of time.
If anyone else reads this, I hope you take the time to find another emergency clinic, in case you ever need one for your own pet. There are too many other posts such as mine where people spent hundreds to keep their pet alive, only for it to die. In my opinion they were not truthful, and the fact that they did not want my own vet to go up there in person further proves my case. If they were being truthful, why would they care if my vet went in to to make a determination on his own???????? Why did they not want my vet there????????? Think about this before you decide to take your beloved pet there. Dont wait until something happens to your pet, it may be too late then. As for the people who had good luck at the hospital, I am glad for them. But trust me, if you have this many bad reviews, and a lot of them mirror each other, then you better think twice before taking your pet to them.

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Horrible care received here twice. My first pet arrived there with seizures. In the span of 30 hours, the "vets" administered "care" that totalled $2,300, and then euthanized my dog.

I was forced to got there again on July 4, 2011. My tiny chihuahua was ill. The "vet" took 10 minutes with me to hand me pain medications and charge me $136.00.

When I followed up with my primary care vet, my dog underwent emergency surgery.

When I called Cobb Emergency vet to report that my dog had been misdiagnosed and that I would like a refund for at least a portion of the cost, I had to wait 3 days for a surly call from the vet, followed by an even nastier call from the office manager.

I will never darken the door of this sorry excuse for a hospital again.

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Horrible care received here twice. My first pet arrived there with seizures. In the span of 30 hours, the "vets" administered "care" that totalled $2,300, and then euthanized my dog.

I was forced to got there again on July 4, 2011. My tiny chihuahua was ill. The "vet" took 10 minutes with me to hand me pain medications and charge me $136.00.

When I followed up with my primary care vet, my dog underwent emergency surgery.

When I called Cobb Emergency vet to report that my dog had been misdiagnosed and that I would like a refund for at least a portion of the cost, I had to wait 3 days for a surly call from the vet, followed by an even nastier call from the office manager.

I will never darken the door of this sorry excuse for a hospital again.

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My baby a german shepard had to have surgery due to bloat and without them I don't think she would have made it. The staff was wonderful and updated me on her condition and yes even though it's expensive it's well worth the money.
I was also very impressed with how clean this hospital was. I have been to several clinics and this one was clean and when I say clean I mean clean. This girl came out to clean the bathrooms and swept the lobby while I was waiting for an update on my baby and was nice enough to smile while doing her job. I do think all of these reviews are unfounded. I had a great experience there and if it wasn't for them my little girl would not be with me today. Thank you to Cobb for saving my baby.

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My baby a german shepard had to have surgery due to bloat and without them I don't think she would have made it. The staff was wonderful and updated me on her condition and yes even though it's expensive it's well worth the money.
I was also very impressed with how clean this hospital was. I have been to several clinics and this one was clean and when I say clean I mean clean. This girl came out to clean the bathrooms and swept the lobby while I was waiting for an update on my baby and was nice enough to smile while doing her job. I do think all of these reviews are unfounded. I had a great experience there and if it wasn't for them my little girl would not be with me today. Thank you to Cobb for saving my baby.

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My elderly parents "baby" was in respiratory distress and they took him to this "vet". (I am using that term for lack of a better one. They have a sign saying exams are 89.00 however they made my parents give them $500.00 cash to even look at Shorty even though he was very distressed. After a while they told my mom she needed to leave him there but only if she gave them $1200.00 up front. I had access to transfer money for them to vet but as soon as my dad told them he would have to get the extra money and would have it when they picked up Shorty the next morning her comment was "do you have good credit?" "you can just take your dog home if you don't have the money right now". They told my mom and dad that he was alert and sitting up then. That was not true at all he could not even stand up. He died 2 hours after they literally threw him out because Dad only had $500.00 cash on him. Could not even wait until morning for the $1200.00 when bank opened. They ONLY care about the money and never gave him any alternatives. They were very distraught and are elderly. The people were rude and wrote a bunch of bull on paperwork to cover their lack of decency saying my parents refused to have Shorty treated which was a flat out lie. They called me at midnight and I was willing to transfer money but the vet didn't want to wait till morning. I will be filing a complaint with the vet association and anyone else I can find. Shorty died 2 hours after they took him home and was never stabilized as the vet said after finding out they didn't have 1200.00 cash extra. I am sick about the incompassionate way they treated my parents and their "baby". My mom is 78 with a heart condition and has been distraught - they made her feel like it was all her fault "due to finances". As far as I am concerned I wouldn't take a rat to these people. Money wasn't a issue for my parents except they weren't carrying it in their pocket and do not have credit cards however they didn't care about moms dog just the money. I hope someone investigates their practices. I understand it is "emergency" but that doesn't mean extortion.

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My elderly parents "baby" was in respiratory distress and they took him to this "vet". (I am using that term for lack of a better one. They have a sign saying exams are 89.00 however they made my parents give them $500.00 cash to even look at Shorty even though he was very distressed. After a while they told my mom she needed to leave him there but only if she gave them $1200.00 up front. I had access to transfer money for them to vet but as soon as my dad told them he would have to get the extra money and would have it when they picked up Shorty the next morning her comment was "do you have good credit?" "you can just take your dog home if you don't have the money right now". They told my mom and dad that he was alert and sitting up then. That was not true at all he could not even stand up. He died 2 hours after they literally threw him out because Dad only had $500.00 cash on him. Could not even wait until morning for the $1200.00 when bank opened. They ONLY care about the money and never gave him any alternatives. They were very distraught and are elderly. The people were rude and wrote a bunch of bull on paperwork to cover their lack of decency saying my parents refused to have Shorty treated which was a flat out lie. They called me at midnight and I was willing to transfer money but the vet didn't want to wait till morning. I will be filing a complaint with the vet association and anyone else I can find. Shorty died 2 hours after they took him home and was never stabilized as the vet said after finding out they didn't have 1200.00 cash extra. I am sick about the incompassionate way they treated my parents and their "baby". My mom is 78 with a heart condition and has been distraught - they made her feel like it was all her fault "due to finances". As far as I am concerned I wouldn't take a rat to these people. Money wasn't a issue for my parents except they weren't carrying it in their pocket and do not have credit cards however they didn't care about moms dog just the money. I hope someone investigates their practices. I understand it is "emergency" but that doesn't mean extortion.

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On 7/23/10, my 6 lb toy poodle Tarie was viciously attacked by my neighbors dog. She had to have emergency surgery @ another hospital but I had to transfer her the next day to Cobb Emergency. The doctor (Dr Lombardi) was upfront w/me about the severity of her injuries & that their costs were expensive but that they would do a thorough examination & she would get the best care. The next day, I was told that Tarie may not make it & that the next 72 hrs were very critical. Needless to say, Tarie made it thru the critical period (because she's a little firecracker anyway...lol) & her progress took a turn for the better. She stayed @ the hospital for a full week & received THE BEST CARE & attention from the doctors (Dr Engeran & Dr Robertson) & staff......they were GREAT!!!! Although the medical bills are high, it's the price we pay for our beloved pets that we consider a family member. I just really appreciated that the staff always communicated with me about any add'l costs. With that being said, I've read most of the reviews since I'm big on reviews as an indicator of services rendered & can understand from both sides but I can say that I walked away a HAPPY customer because I have my beloved Tarie still with me.

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On 7/23/10, my 6 lb toy poodle Tarie was viciously attacked by my neighbors dog. She had to have emergency surgery @ another hospital but I had to transfer her the next day to Cobb Emergency. The doctor (Dr Lombardi) was upfront w/me about the severity of her injuries & that their costs were expensive but that they would do a thorough examination & she would get the best care. The next day, I was told that Tarie may not make it & that the next 72 hrs were very critical. Needless to say, Tarie made it thru the critical period (because she's a little firecracker anyway...lol) & her progress took a turn for the better. She stayed @ the hospital for a full week & received THE BEST CARE & attention from the doctors (Dr Engeran & Dr Robertson) & staff......they were GREAT!!!! Although the medical bills are high, it's the price we pay for our beloved pets that we consider a family member. I just really appreciated that the staff always communicated with me about any add'l costs. With that being said, I've read most of the reviews since I'm big on reviews as an indicator of services rendered & can understand from both sides but I can say that I walked away a HAPPY customer because I have my beloved Tarie still with me.

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i moved here from the west coast in 2008 while looking for a home my heart and soul fell ill i didnt know what was wrong with him he was 12 years old ans was turning yellow i took him there and she took ultra sound and gave him meds and said she didnt know what the problem was well he died. come to find out the 3 little bumbs she didnt mention so neither did i was ticks they killed my soul. NEVER TAKE YOUR HEART AND SOUL AND IF YOU DO MAKE SURE YOU POINT EVERYTHING OUT NO NO YOU SHOULDNT HAVE TO SHE IS THE DOCTOR ....of death over 1000.00 dollars

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i moved here from the west coast in 2008 while looking for a home my heart and soul fell ill i didnt know what was wrong with him he was 12 years old ans was turning yellow i took him there and she took ultra sound and gave him meds and said she didnt know what the problem was well he died. come to find out the 3 little bumbs she didnt mention so neither did i was ticks they killed my soul. NEVER TAKE YOUR HEART AND SOUL AND IF YOU DO MAKE SURE YOU POINT EVERYTHING OUT NO NO YOU SHOULDNT HAVE TO SHE IS THE DOCTOR ....of death over 1000.00 dollars

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I have never been to a vet hospital that made you feel like you were stupid and did everything wrong. My dog had puppies, and one little one was failing, so we had to go to the emergency clinic. Later we found out, from our regular vet, that she probably defecated in the sack and aspirated so her lungs were full of fluid. Cobb EVC vets never asked the questions to get to the problem. They put a tube in her and sucked it out to show me. Then the vet insinuated that I fed the puppy something I shouldn't have. I was there for 15 mnutes and spent $150. Then I went to my own vet when they opened. The puppy didn't make it, but Sprayberry Animal Hospital tried so much harder than Cobb EVC. I should have know better since my first dog had to have an operation, and they charged me $1200! Later I found out that it was about $400-$500 more than other vets. This place just wants your money!

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I have never been to a vet hospital that made you feel like you were stupid and did everything wrong. My dog had puppies, and one little one was failing, so we had to go to the emergency clinic. Later we found out, from our regular vet, that she probably defecated in the sack and aspirated so her lungs were full of fluid. Cobb EVC vets never asked the questions to get to the problem. They put a tube in her and sucked it out to show me. Then the vet insinuated that I fed the puppy something I shouldn't have. I was there for 15 mnutes and spent $150. Then I went to my own vet when they opened. The puppy didn't make it, but Sprayberry Animal Hospital tried so much harder than Cobb EVC. I should have know better since my first dog had to have an operation, and they charged me $1200! Later I found out that it was about $400-$500 more than other vets. This place just wants your money!

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Throughout my life I have received excellent service and not so excellent service but no business as ever come even as close to under delivering like CobbEVC. I take reviews online with a grain of salt but our experience truly was horrible. They did not kill my pet; however, they did nothing correctly and I feel they jeopardized her health. I will not go into details as I could write a novel and all it is going to do is re-hatch months of frustration, hurt, and heated discussions with family. From the actual surgery, customer service, diagnoses, lack of meds prescribed, admin incompetence, and billing (not upset on the amount just what we had to pay to fix what they did or should I say what they didn??t do) the process of working with Cobb EVC was a nightmare.

I am happy for some of the people on here that had positive reviews maybe CobbEVC was actually doing their job that day, but from what I experienced I would never risk going here EVER again or for that fact recommend anyone with a pet to this place. After asking around the COBB Vet Community about CobbEVC all the one I spoke with gave them poor reviews and advised me to go elsewhere.

Like any basic quality of a good owner I love my pet and I am not being overprotective or over dramatic with this at all. These people truly did wrong on EVERY aspect in our situation. If I can avoid as little as one other pet/family to avoid going through what my family and I went threw it will make this note all worth while to us.

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Throughout my life I have received excellent service and not so excellent service but no business as ever come even as close to under delivering like CobbEVC. I take reviews online with a grain of salt but our experience truly was horrible. They did not kill my pet; however, they did nothing correctly and I feel they jeopardized her health. I will not go into details as I could write a novel and all it is going to do is re-hatch months of frustration, hurt, and heated discussions with family. From the actual surgery, customer service, diagnoses, lack of meds prescribed, admin incompetence, and billing (not upset on the amount just what we had to pay to fix what they did or should I say what they didn??t do) the process of working with Cobb EVC was a nightmare.

I am happy for some of the people on here that had positive reviews maybe CobbEVC was actually doing their job that day, but from what I experienced I would never risk going here EVER again or for that fact recommend anyone with a pet to this place. After asking around the COBB Vet Community about CobbEVC all the one I spoke with gave them poor reviews and advised me to go elsewhere.

Like any basic quality of a good owner I love my pet and I am not being overprotective or over dramatic with this at all. These people truly did wrong on EVERY aspect in our situation. If I can avoid as little as one other pet/family to avoid going through what my family and I went threw it will make this note all worth while to us.

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What an incredible service Cobb Emergency Vet provides to our furry friends! Our dog Tori ingested a piece of raw chicken and we were worried about salmonella, e-coli, etc. So we gave them a call and asked for their advice on what we should do. The lady who answered the phone was so friendly and helpful and put me on hold to go ask one of the Doctors at the vet. The Doctor gave us great advice (a remedy we could do at home to make her regurgitate the chicken - didn't involve bringing her in). The lady who answered the phone even called us back an hour later to make sure Tori was ok. All of this was FREE of charge - I offered to pay via credit card over the phone and she politely declined stating "That's what we are here for". I was so pleased at the amount of service and caring we received and didn't have to give them a cent! I would without a doubt take my animals there in the event of an emergency - they truly care about animals and anyone who says they are "too expensive" has no idea of what goes into running and maintaining a successful, clean emergency facility. My story PROVES that they are not in this for the money! Very much highly recommeneded!

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What an incredible service Cobb Emergency Vet provides to our furry friends! Our dog Tori ingested a piece of raw chicken and we were worried about salmonella, e-coli, etc. So we gave them a call and asked for their advice on what we should do. The lady who answered the phone was so friendly and helpful and put me on hold to go ask one of the Doctors at the vet. The Doctor gave us great advice (a remedy we could do at home to make her regurgitate the chicken - didn't involve bringing her in). The lady who answered the phone even called us back an hour later to make sure Tori was ok. All of this was FREE of charge - I offered to pay via credit card over the phone and she politely declined stating "That's what we are here for". I was so pleased at the amount of service and caring we received and didn't have to give them a cent! I would without a doubt take my animals there in the event of an emergency - they truly care about animals and anyone who says they are "too expensive" has no idea of what goes into running and maintaining a successful, clean emergency facility. My story PROVES that they are not in this for the money! Very much highly recommeneded!

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Recently I took my 17 year old cat Coquie to the Cherokee Emergency vet clinic. He's been in renal failure for quite awhile and had a bad reaction to a med my regular vet had given to help his appetite and calm his nighttime vocalizing. This one visit with Dr. Quinlan and staff seemed to do more for him than several months of care at a regular clinic! The staff could give regular clinics lessons on how to treat clients, and this at an emergency clinic where the stress level is no doubt much higher with the kind of cases they see than at a typical vet clinic. Yes it's more expensive. I'd pay it for quality of care here.

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Recently I took my 17 year old cat Coquie to the Cherokee Emergency vet clinic. He's been in renal failure for quite awhile and had a bad reaction to a med my regular vet had given to help his appetite and calm his nighttime vocalizing. This one visit with Dr. Quinlan and staff seemed to do more for him than several months of care at a regular clinic! The staff could give regular clinics lessons on how to treat clients, and this at an emergency clinic where the stress level is no doubt much higher with the kind of cases they see than at a typical vet clinic. Yes it's more expensive. I'd pay it for quality of care here.

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My dog was having what I now know as a cluster seizure. However, an emergency evening visit to this vet and $700 later- yes, $700 for 'analysis tests,' they were never able to diagnose her. In fact, they were 'dumbfounded' at the mystery that I later figured out myself. I wish there was a 24 hour vet that did not profit off of responsible pet owners' desperation.

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My dog was having what I now know as a cluster seizure. However, an emergency evening visit to this vet and $700 later- yes, $700 for 'analysis tests,' they were never able to diagnose her. In fact, they were 'dumbfounded' at the mystery that I later figured out myself. I wish there was a 24 hour vet that did not profit off of responsible pet owners' desperation.

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I have a small canine rescue and 8 dogs of my own - at one time I had 8 cats but they have all passed from old age, living to 16, 17 and 18 years old. The people on here that say they are in it for the money are simply pigs who THEMSELVES are more worried about money than the lives of their pets. I have taken RESCUES - shelter dogs that are looking for a home - and dropped $800 to $1500 - not without a heartstopping moment, that is a LOT of money to a rescue - but Drs. Harris and Hill both said - this money could be used to save other dogs - it's a big expense but it is your choice. The last one they recommended GVS for a neurology work up but we waited it out, let them monitor the pet Peaches - and Dr. Hill's recommendation was right on the money WITHOUT the $3000 that's right - THREE THOUSAND dollar workup at GVS. They have saved the lives of - at least four of my animals - pets and rescues. I CANNOT PUT A PRICE ON THEIR LIFE - PERIOD. A commitment is a commitment and I made it to these dogs. We lost one there and that was Town and Country Vet's sloppy sloppy work that cost Molly her life - not CEVC - solely Dr. Good's - and had one euthanized as an emergency euthanasia - the cat was just ready at that instant and I was not waiting till morning just to save $100.

I always ask - if this were your child would you be questioning the cost? If not then you either should not question it for your pet or YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE PETS. It really IS that simple. They walk on water. The KNOW their stuff, their triage is efficient, thorough, professional and compassionate. THE ONLY THING I DON'T LIKE is that I cannot be with my pet -- I think that would go a long way toward the pets healing and comfort so that bothers me on a level I cannot express and frankly, for that kind of money it SHOULD be allowed.

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I have a small canine rescue and 8 dogs of my own - at one time I had 8 cats but they have all passed from old age, living to 16, 17 and 18 years old. The people on here that say they are in it for the money are simply pigs who THEMSELVES are more worried about money than the lives of their pets. I have taken RESCUES - shelter dogs that are looking for a home - and dropped $800 to $1500 - not without a heartstopping moment, that is a LOT of money to a rescue - but Drs. Harris and Hill both said - this money could be used to save other dogs - it's a big expense but it is your choice. The last one they recommended GVS for a neurology work up but we waited it out, let them monitor the pet Peaches - and Dr. Hill's recommendation was right on the money WITHOUT the $3000 that's right - THREE THOUSAND dollar workup at GVS. They have saved the lives of - at least four of my animals - pets and rescues. I CANNOT PUT A PRICE ON THEIR LIFE - PERIOD. A commitment is a commitment and I made it to these dogs. We lost one there and that was Town and Country Vet's sloppy sloppy work that cost Molly her life - not CEVC - solely Dr. Good's - and had one euthanized as an emergency euthanasia - the cat was just ready at that instant and I was not waiting till morning just to save $100.

I always ask - if this were your child would you be questioning the cost? If not then you either should not question it for your pet or YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE PETS. It really IS that simple. They walk on water. The KNOW their stuff, their triage is efficient, thorough, professional and compassionate. THE ONLY THING I DON'T LIKE is that I cannot be with my pet -- I think that would go a long way toward the pets healing and comfort so that bothers me on a level I cannot express and frankly, for that kind of money it SHOULD be allowed.

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Let me first say that as a person that deals with a lot of emergencies daily, I am appalled at the ridiculous comments some people make about emergency vets. These poor people are worked to death and woefully under-paid to deal with people that yell at them b/c they can't pay their bills when their pet gets sick. I have never had an unfavorable experience with Cobb ER and they are wonderful. It is a policy in every vet clinic I have ever been that everyone gets an estimate and pays upfront for services b/f rendered. For every person that pays and are good for their expenses, there are 4 freeloaders that feel they are entitled to free services. These vets go to school and spend $100000 + on their educations. DO NOT go to the clinic if you have no money! Having pets is a luxury, not an entitlement. You shouldn't have one if you can't afford them when they get sick! These reviews make me sick and if you read them carefully, you will see who the real idiots are...

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Let me first say that as a person that deals with a lot of emergencies daily, I am appalled at the ridiculous comments some people make about emergency vets. These poor people are worked to death and woefully under-paid to deal with people that yell at them b/c they can't pay their bills when their pet gets sick. I have never had an unfavorable experience with Cobb ER and they are wonderful. It is a policy in every vet clinic I have ever been that everyone gets an estimate and pays upfront for services b/f rendered. For every person that pays and are good for their expenses, there are 4 freeloaders that feel they are entitled to free services. These vets go to school and spend $100000 + on their educations. DO NOT go to the clinic if you have no money! Having pets is a luxury, not an entitlement. You shouldn't have one if you can't afford them when they get sick! These reviews make me sick and if you read them carefully, you will see who the real idiots are...

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Dr. Maddux - vet with an attitude! Took my dog in on a Sunday night as I thought he might have a UTI. They put in a catheter to obtain a urine specimen but lab showed no infection. Dr. Maddux suggested it might be a kidney stone and wanted to do xrays and ultrasound. When I told her we would take our dog to his regular vet the following morning Dr. Maddux developed a real attitude. She made certain to tell us that she was busy so we should be prepared to wait since it was going to take her a while to complete her discharge instructions. She also suggested (again with attitude) that we better take our dog to the vet the following day or his life could be in danger. Did she really think someone who took their dog to an emergency clinic wouldn't have follow up care? No, she was mad because they weren't going to get any more $$ from us. 3 hours and $162 later, we left. Took my dog to my regular vet the following day and he had no kidney stones - just a UTI as I suspected. Don't be fooled, it's all about the $$ at CEVC.

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Dr. Maddux - vet with an attitude! Took my dog in on a Sunday night as I thought he might have a UTI. They put in a catheter to obtain a urine specimen but lab showed no infection. Dr. Maddux suggested it might be a kidney stone and wanted to do xrays and ultrasound. When I told her we would take our dog to his regular vet the following morning Dr. Maddux developed a real attitude. She made certain to tell us that she was busy so we should be prepared to wait since it was going to take her a while to complete her discharge instructions. She also suggested (again with attitude) that we better take our dog to the vet the following day or his life could be in danger. Did she really think someone who took their dog to an emergency clinic wouldn't have follow up care? No, she was mad because they weren't going to get any more $$ from us. 3 hours and $162 later, we left. Took my dog to my regular vet the following day and he had no kidney stones - just a UTI as I suspected. Don't be fooled, it's all about the $$ at CEVC.

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I would stay away from this place like the plague.

If I could put a negative star, I would. A call to a vet technician tonight confirmed my suspicion: we were taken for a ride when we took our ill cat to CEVC.

All of the reviews below saying this clinic preys on those in a bad situation and fails to give adequate informed consent about the most humane AND economical solutions... those are dead on.

My elderly mother brought her cat in yesterday. Told that her temp indicated the cat was in really bad shape - but that they couldn't make ANY determinations without an additional $500 comprehensive diagnostic test.... Let me tell you: Do not do it. This bill will go up in no time. And we still did not achieve any determinations. When we were pressured to leave the cat for intravenous fluids until Monday when our normal vet would be available, we felt a little relieved that the clinic would investigate the possibility of a non-life-ending solution. We learned today that only "sustenance" level of IV was used, rather than "treatment" level. I do not think we misunderstood; rather, this clinic intentionally confuses the user from being able to make the correct, humane and economic decision (even after informing that times are "tight").

The first vet implied she would be calling the police on my elderly mother for wanting to remove her cat from their care, so she had the additional pleasure of feeling persecuted as well as ripped off.

Lastly, after having asked that we be informed of additional services, they charged an additional $83 and refused to let my mother see her cat until she paid the balance. My elderly mother had already paid 91.5% of the total bill, yet was not allowed to see her dying cat.

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I would stay away from this place like the plague.

If I could put a negative star, I would. A call to a vet technician tonight confirmed my suspicion: we were taken for a ride when we took our ill cat to CEVC.

All of the reviews below saying this clinic preys on those in a bad situation and fails to give adequate informed consent about the most humane AND economical solutions... those are dead on.

My elderly mother brought her cat in yesterday. Told that her temp indicated the cat was in really bad shape - but that they couldn't make ANY determinations without an additional $500 comprehensive diagnostic test.... Let me tell you: Do not do it. This bill will go up in no time. And we still did not achieve any determinations. When we were pressured to leave the cat for intravenous fluids until Monday when our normal vet would be available, we felt a little relieved that the clinic would investigate the possibility of a non-life-ending solution. We learned today that only "sustenance" level of IV was used, rather than "treatment" level. I do not think we misunderstood; rather, this clinic intentionally confuses the user from being able to make the correct, humane and economic decision (even after informing that times are "tight").

The first vet implied she would be calling the police on my elderly mother for wanting to remove her cat from their care, so she had the additional pleasure of feeling persecuted as well as ripped off.

Lastly, after having asked that we be informed of additional services, they charged an additional $83 and refused to let my mother see her cat until she paid the balance. My elderly mother had already paid 91.5% of the total bill, yet was not allowed to see her dying cat.

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I called the to the Cobb Emergency Vet a few weeks ago because my chihuahua was repeatedly throwing up. I thought he was probably having a reaction to his rabies shot he got the day before. They scared me to death telling me to bring him in immediately b/c he was going to die before morning (when I could take him to the reg vet).
I took him in, and they immediately took him from me saying he had to me examined immediately. Thirty minutes later a vet came in to tell me that she had not had time to look at my dog yet, but i should be prepared for $500 of blood work and x-rays. She had not even examined him!
I wound up leaving 2.5 hours later with my dog only having been given some shots to calm his stomach, and when i called the next day to ask additional questions, (which they encouraged me to do) the only answer was, "Sorry, we can't really answer anything for you unless you want to bring him in again." No thank you.
I am very frustrated as this clinic is the only option if your pet has an emergency and I did not feel that anyone there really cared about the heath of my dog.

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I called the to the Cobb Emergency Vet a few weeks ago because my chihuahua was repeatedly throwing up. I thought he was probably having a reaction to his rabies shot he got the day before. They scared me to death telling me to bring him in immediately b/c he was going to die before morning (when I could take him to the reg vet).
I took him in, and they immediately took him from me saying he had to me examined immediately. Thirty minutes later a vet came in to tell me that she had not had time to look at my dog yet, but i should be prepared for $500 of blood work and x-rays. She had not even examined him!
I wound up leaving 2.5 hours later with my dog only having been given some shots to calm his stomach, and when i called the next day to ask additional questions, (which they encouraged me to do) the only answer was, "Sorry, we can't really answer anything for you unless you want to bring him in again." No thank you.
I am very frustrated as this clinic is the only option if your pet has an emergency and I did not feel that anyone there really cared about the heath of my dog.

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took one of my cats there twice - once after spraining his paw after getting caught in a grocery bag and running around like a psycho and the 2nd time after he decided to climb a screen on my 3rd floor porch ~ you can guess what happened.

2nd time he was in bad shape and after 24 hours in their care, he was pretty much 100%.

you have to go in there knowing it is going to cost alot. it's not much cheaper at your own vet. common sense should tell you this and you need to decide what you want to do before you go there.

I got a refund the 2nd time he was there and he was there for 4 hours longer than the estimate.

I've dealt with 4 doctors and several of their other employees and they are all very caring people.

getting the money is upfront is smart business, especially in this kind of business - and don't forget their whole purpose in existing as a business is to make money.

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took one of my cats there twice - once after spraining his paw after getting caught in a grocery bag and running around like a psycho and the 2nd time after he decided to climb a screen on my 3rd floor porch ~ you can guess what happened.

2nd time he was in bad shape and after 24 hours in their care, he was pretty much 100%.

you have to go in there knowing it is going to cost alot. it's not much cheaper at your own vet. common sense should tell you this and you need to decide what you want to do before you go there.

I got a refund the 2nd time he was there and he was there for 4 hours longer than the estimate.

I've dealt with 4 doctors and several of their other employees and they are all very caring people.

getting the money is upfront is smart business, especially in this kind of business - and don't forget their whole purpose in existing as a business is to make money.

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These guys were great!!! I had a chinchilla who got sick and it was after hours so they were the closest place to Henry county that could see her! When I got there they took her back right away!! Unfortunately we had to put her down! But these guy were so caring had helpful in such a difficult time!! Worth the drive for the ones you love!!!

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These guys were great!!! I had a chinchilla who got sick and it was after hours so they were the closest place to Henry county that could see her! When I got there they took her back right away!! Unfortunately we had to put her down! But these guy were so caring had helpful in such a difficult time!! Worth the drive for the ones you love!!!

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I am happy to take all of my pets to the Cobb Emergency Veterinary Clinic due to the fact that they are one of few clinics in Cobb County who treat strays and wildlife free of charge. They rely on donations for these services. About a year ago I took an injured Hawk into the clinic where he was treated and released by the doctors and technicians. I am pleased to know that kindness like this still exists in the world. While costs may be a bit pricey, they are nothing unreasonable and are to be expected of an emergency hospital. They have always provided us with superlative care!!!

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I am happy to take all of my pets to the Cobb Emergency Veterinary Clinic due to the fact that they are one of few clinics in Cobb County who treat strays and wildlife free of charge. They rely on donations for these services. About a year ago I took an injured Hawk into the clinic where he was treated and released by the doctors and technicians. I am pleased to know that kindness like this still exists in the world. While costs may be a bit pricey, they are nothing unreasonable and are to be expected of an emergency hospital. They have always provided us with superlative care!!!

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I have a 3 year old black Lab who has been treated by Cobb Emergency on several different occasions. During each visit I felt as though myself and my pet were treated with respect and kindness. The doctors have always explained all aspects of my pets health care thoroughly as well as taken the time to answer all of my questions. The techs have a large role as part of the medical/nursing team. They are sensitive to my pet's needs and treat him as if he was one of their own. Unfortunately I have read some of the negative comments on this site and I feel that there must have been some misunderstanding in the majority of these cases. I can tell that some reviewers felt that they knew more than the veterinarians. The sad thing is that when this happens, the pet, who is the sole reason for your visit to the ER, gets less than ideal care and suffers. As I am an RN in the metro Atlanta area, my only wish is that human ER's were ran with such efficiency and compassion.

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I have a 3 year old black Lab who has been treated by Cobb Emergency on several different occasions. During each visit I felt as though myself and my pet were treated with respect and kindness. The doctors have always explained all aspects of my pets health care thoroughly as well as taken the time to answer all of my questions. The techs have a large role as part of the medical/nursing team. They are sensitive to my pet's needs and treat him as if he was one of their own. Unfortunately I have read some of the negative comments on this site and I feel that there must have been some misunderstanding in the majority of these cases. I can tell that some reviewers felt that they knew more than the veterinarians. The sad thing is that when this happens, the pet, who is the sole reason for your visit to the ER, gets less than ideal care and suffers. As I am an RN in the metro Atlanta area, my only wish is that human ER's were ran with such efficiency and compassion.

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We recently took one of our birds to Cobb Emergency Vet because they are one of the few vets that claim to have bird emergency vets on staff. I have no confidence that the vet that saw him had any specialization in birds at all. He couldn't even identify what type of bird he was (a parrotlet). He wanted to do bloodwork, which is never recommended for parrotlets because they are so small and can easily go into shock. When we refused, he basically said there was nothing hecould do, and that Albert was "circling the drain." He sent us home with antibiotics - Albert died 2 days later.

In the middle of our exam, he was also complaining about another client that refused to euthanize her puppy with suspected parvo. HIGHLY unprofessional to be discussing another client's case with us, and really not at all what we wanted to talk about when we were there with our pet.

I have a lot of respect for most emergency clinics, because they deal with such hard cases. I have NO respect for Cobb Emergency Vet, and really encourage folks to go somewhere else.

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We recently took one of our birds to Cobb Emergency Vet because they are one of the few vets that claim to have bird emergency vets on staff. I have no confidence that the vet that saw him had any specialization in birds at all. He couldn't even identify what type of bird he was (a parrotlet). He wanted to do bloodwork, which is never recommended for parrotlets because they are so small and can easily go into shock. When we refused, he basically said there was nothing hecould do, and that Albert was "circling the drain." He sent us home with antibiotics - Albert died 2 days later.

In the middle of our exam, he was also complaining about another client that refused to euthanize her puppy with suspected parvo. HIGHLY unprofessional to be discussing another client's case with us, and really not at all what we wanted to talk about when we were there with our pet.

I have a lot of respect for most emergency clinics, because they deal with such hard cases. I have NO respect for Cobb Emergency Vet, and really encourage folks to go somewhere else.

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I am so glad they have clinics like this around! My dog had been vomiting with diarrhea for about 2 days. I didn't think of anything he could have gotten into he wouldn't eat or anything so the tech came got all my information and took my dog back to the treatment area i was put in a room and within 10 min there was a tech in there checking on me and giving me an update on him the doctor came in maybe 5 minutes later and wanted approval for xrays first off they took xrays and turns out he did eat something. they did blood-work and everything and said they recommend going to surgery i agreed, paid the bill and they were getting ready to go to surgery they let me go back to visit him and he was already hooked up to fluids and had a really nice comfy bed for him. the staff was very professional and courteous to me when i asked questions my dog really seemed at home there (as much as he could be) they went to surgery an hour later and 2 hours later they called saying they were done 2 days later he came home and was completely back to normal they didn't seem money hungry to me at all and everyone was very compassionate to me and my family!! Recommend this to anyone!!

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I am so glad they have clinics like this around! My dog had been vomiting with diarrhea for about 2 days. I didn't think of anything he could have gotten into he wouldn't eat or anything so the tech came got all my information and took my dog back to the treatment area i was put in a room and within 10 min there was a tech in there checking on me and giving me an update on him the doctor came in maybe 5 minutes later and wanted approval for xrays first off they took xrays and turns out he did eat something. they did blood-work and everything and said they recommend going to surgery i agreed, paid the bill and they were getting ready to go to surgery they let me go back to visit him and he was already hooked up to fluids and had a really nice comfy bed for him. the staff was very professional and courteous to me when i asked questions my dog really seemed at home there (as much as he could be) they went to surgery an hour later and 2 hours later they called saying they were done 2 days later he came home and was completely back to normal they didn't seem money hungry to me at all and everyone was very compassionate to me and my family!! Recommend this to anyone!!

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Doyle Johnson and this clinic just want your money. I gave them $1081 up front to work on my dog. They euthanized her and would not give me her remains. After asking a dozen times they told me I had a bill to pay. It was the euthanization charge. This clinic and Ms Johnson should have their license revoked.

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Doyle Johnson and this clinic just want your money. I gave them $1081 up front to work on my dog. They euthanized her and would not give me her remains. After asking a dozen times they told me I had a bill to pay. It was the euthanization charge. This clinic and Ms Johnson should have their license revoked.

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I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the hospital when I visited my dog during the day hours of the clinic. I have been to other veterinary hospitals as well as to other emergency clinics and this was by far the cleanest hospital I have been to.Unlike the other hosptials I've been to this one did not have the typical smell that I can only describe as a "doggie" smell. The floors and cages were immaculate! The staff was very professional and helpful when I asked questions about my dog's treatment. I could not have had a better experience.

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I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the hospital when I visited my dog during the day hours of the clinic. I have been to other veterinary hospitals as well as to other emergency clinics and this was by far the cleanest hospital I have been to.Unlike the other hosptials I've been to this one did not have the typical smell that I can only describe as a "doggie" smell. The floors and cages were immaculate! The staff was very professional and helpful when I asked questions about my dog's treatment. I could not have had a better experience.

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Over the past two years, I've taken several different pets to Cobb Emergency Veterinary Clinic about a total of six separate times, and my heart really goes out to the reviewers who've had bad experiences with their pets there. However, all six of my visits have been very good.

The condition of my visiting cats has varied considerably: from severe cases of calicivirus, to intestinal blockage, my pets have received thorough and conscientious care by the staff at CEVC. After my pets' stays, they also never fail to update my regular vet with the tests run, condition, diagnosis, so that the situation is well known and supervised after my pets are discharged.

Having visited other emergency vet facilities in other areas, I've found this one to be run in a typical fashion, in that estimates are drawn up for your pet BEFORE treatment. Presumably this is because we're not regular visitors, so CEVC needs some measure of assurance that we'll all be able to pay the bills we're accumulating.

Please, please, PLEASE go into this facility knowing that you will have to pay $100 just for your animal to be seen, roughly $300 - $500 just for the diagnosis (X-rays and simple blood tests, for example), and then surgery can cost roughly $1500 and up. If you know for sure that you must have this kind of money available, it helps you get your pet treated faster, and also helps you not feel so surprised when a doctor brings in an estimate.

Please also keep in mind that any part of the estimate not used will be refunded to you within the next 60 days...I have had several hundred unused estimate dollars refunded to me over the past two years. A good example is when admitting my kitten overnight: my estimate was about $555.00, which is what I paid, but the vets only used about $350.00 of that payment, so the excess $200.00 was sent back to me by check.

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Over the past two years, I've taken several different pets to Cobb Emergency Veterinary Clinic about a total of six separate times, and my heart really goes out to the reviewers who've had bad experiences with their pets there. However, all six of my visits have been very good.

The condition of my visiting cats has varied considerably: from severe cases of calicivirus, to intestinal blockage, my pets have received thorough and conscientious care by the staff at CEVC. After my pets' stays, they also never fail to update my regular vet with the tests run, condition, diagnosis, so that the situation is well known and supervised after my pets are discharged.

Having visited other emergency vet facilities in other areas, I've found this one to be run in a typical fashion, in that estimates are drawn up for your pet BEFORE treatment. Presumably this is because we're not regular visitors, so CEVC needs some measure of assurance that we'll all be able to pay the bills we're accumulating.

Please, please, PLEASE go into this facility knowing that you will have to pay $100 just for your animal to be seen, roughly $300 - $500 just for the diagnosis (X-rays and simple blood tests, for example), and then surgery can cost roughly $1500 and up. If you know for sure that you must have this kind of money available, it helps you get your pet treated faster, and also helps you not feel so surprised when a doctor brings in an estimate.

Please also keep in mind that any part of the estimate not used will be refunded to you within the next 60 days...I have had several hundred unused estimate dollars refunded to me over the past two years. A good example is when admitting my kitten overnight: my estimate was about $555.00, which is what I paid, but the vets only used about $350.00 of that payment, so the excess $200.00 was sent back to me by check.

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My dog Nitro was very sick on March 14th 2008. I had taken him to a great Veterinarian group at Town and Country Clinic on Gresham Road.They immediately examined Nitro with the possible diagnosis of pancreatitis. He was running a high temperature and administered fluids right away. They advised me to take him to the Cobb Veterinary to continue his fluids. I wasn't happy with that decision since we had to put our previous dog, King, down on 3/27/2005. I had a bad taste in my mouth right away. Now I wonder if I had to euthanize King. They said he had a ruptured spleen possibly due to a cancer which I was told by them was common in German Shepard's.Well anyway. I refused to take Nitro there so the Vet advised me to care for him at home since it was Friday evening. With a friend (vet tech) and I continued to care for Nitro at home. I was advised that if his temperature was to go, up to bring him to the Emergency Clinic for fluids where he still had a catheder. My Husband and I rushed him there and advised the Emergency Clinic of his visit to the Vet and his requirement for fluids because his temperature increased to 104.7. After several hours and The vet advising me we should do ex-rays on him. The vet spent several precious minutes telling me what the cost would be. He wanted several ex-rays, and a endoscopy procedure done by another vet at another location. The price $2000. I was appauled by his actions because all this wasted time of 3 hours, Nitro still had no fluids. He even told me that his temp. was 105 and he was still discussing us going to see his vet. He also wanted $50 just to read the ex-rays. I paid reluctantly and cared for my dog at home after I yelled at the vet for not giving Nitro the fluids he needed which was the main reason we brought him there. I took the ex-rays and Nitro back to my vet the next morning, where the ex-rays clearly showed no throat obstruction to warrant a endoscopy. I have told everyone I know who love their pets like we do ,NEVER GO TO COBB VETERINARY EMERGENCY CLINIC.Thank you for reading this and please pass the word. I will be filing a formal complaint to the Board of Veterinarians

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My dog Nitro was very sick on March 14th 2008. I had taken him to a great Veterinarian group at Town and Country Clinic on Gresham Road.They immediately examined Nitro with the possible diagnosis of pancreatitis. He was running a high temperature and administered fluids right away. They advised me to take him to the Cobb Veterinary to continue his fluids. I wasn't happy with that decision since we had to put our previous dog, King, down on 3/27/2005. I had a bad taste in my mouth right away. Now I wonder if I had to euthanize King. They said he had a ruptured spleen possibly due to a cancer which I was told by them was common in German Shepard's.Well anyway. I refused to take Nitro there so the Vet advised me to care for him at home since it was Friday evening. With a friend (vet tech) and I continued to care for Nitro at home. I was advised that if his temperature was to go, up to bring him to the Emergency Clinic for fluids where he still had a catheder. My Husband and I rushed him there and advised the Emergency Clinic of his visit to the Vet and his requirement for fluids because his temperature increased to 104.7. After several hours and The vet advising me we should do ex-rays on him. The vet spent several precious minutes telling me what the cost would be. He wanted several ex-rays, and a endoscopy procedure done by another vet at another location. The price $2000. I was appauled by his actions because all this wasted time of 3 hours, Nitro still had no fluids. He even told me that his temp. was 105 and he was still discussing us going to see his vet. He also wanted $50 just to read the ex-rays. I paid reluctantly and cared for my dog at home after I yelled at the vet for not giving Nitro the fluids he needed which was the main reason we brought him there. I took the ex-rays and Nitro back to my vet the next morning, where the ex-rays clearly showed no throat obstruction to warrant a endoscopy. I have told everyone I know who love their pets like we do ,NEVER GO TO COBB VETERINARY EMERGENCY CLINIC.Thank you for reading this and please pass the word. I will be filing a formal complaint to the Board of Veterinarians

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These people try to tell you what they THINK is wrong with your pet. Something is very wrong at this place. If you love your pet, take it to a real vet Stay away from Cobb or Cherokee Clinics. I know from experience..they are quacks,if they can't figure out whats wrong with your pet they try to convince you to euthinize it. Don't!!! There are Dr's out there that can help!! One dr. there tried to convince me to put down a perfectly heathly pet because she was lethargic..because they couldn't find what was wrong with her. I waited until morning, took her to my vet, found out she was having a difficult pregnancy. She was there for 1 day before going home and resuming a great life!!! That was 8 months ago.

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These people try to tell you what they THINK is wrong with your pet. Something is very wrong at this place. If you love your pet, take it to a real vet Stay away from Cobb or Cherokee Clinics. I know from experience..they are quacks,if they can't figure out whats wrong with your pet they try to convince you to euthinize it. Don't!!! There are Dr's out there that can help!! One dr. there tried to convince me to put down a perfectly heathly pet because she was lethargic..because they couldn't find what was wrong with her. I waited until morning, took her to my vet, found out she was having a difficult pregnancy. She was there for 1 day before going home and resuming a great life!!! That was 8 months ago.

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My heart goes out to the writers of the unfavorable reviews....It is so hard when your pet, who is like your child is, sick and does not make it..Unlike them, I have had excellent care and compassion from the Cobb location . On Jan 20, I brought my cocker mix to this hospital when I noticed her gums were pale and she was not eating very well. They took her back right away, did some tests, and immediately diagnosed her with Immune mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA), something that cockers are predisposed to. The vet that night was honest and told me about its poor prognosis but that treatment, if we choose to do so, was needed to be started right away to give her a chance. Of course, they informed me of the costs and to me, that was no issue. My dog's hospital course has been a roller coaster so far, and we've had to take it day by day for the past 6 days. We've had interaction with Drs. Smith and Gaudry (mostly Dr. Gaudry) and they have been excellent and compassionate. The techs who have been taking care of Bekah have been great. At the end of our daily visits with her, we see our dog weakly wag her tail when her techs or Dr. Gaudry come into the room to take her back, so that reassures us of her excellent care. Although Dr. Gaudry has been straightforward with us about our dog's declining prognosis, she has continued to be hopeful and wants to exhaust all our options, if we agree, before we give up. Of course, the bill is not cheap, but I do not get the feeling that this is a money making scheme. Everyone seems genuinely concerned about our dog, and I can tell that Dr. Gaudry shares our frustration and has verbally told us so. Our dog has refractory disease, but she does not appear to be in pain, so we keep trying the treatments. Nothing seems to help so far, and if and when the time comes that nothing more can be done, I know that this hospital and its staff have done everything in their power to help bring my baby home.

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My heart goes out to the writers of the unfavorable reviews....It is so hard when your pet, who is like your child is, sick and does not make it..Unlike them, I have had excellent care and compassion from the Cobb location . On Jan 20, I brought my cocker mix to this hospital when I noticed her gums were pale and she was not eating very well. They took her back right away, did some tests, and immediately diagnosed her with Immune mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA), something that cockers are predisposed to. The vet that night was honest and told me about its poor prognosis but that treatment, if we choose to do so, was needed to be started right away to give her a chance. Of course, they informed me of the costs and to me, that was no issue. My dog's hospital course has been a roller coaster so far, and we've had to take it day by day for the past 6 days. We've had interaction with Drs. Smith and Gaudry (mostly Dr. Gaudry) and they have been excellent and compassionate. The techs who have been taking care of Bekah have been great. At the end of our daily visits with her, we see our dog weakly wag her tail when her techs or Dr. Gaudry come into the room to take her back, so that reassures us of her excellent care. Although Dr. Gaudry has been straightforward with us about our dog's declining prognosis, she has continued to be hopeful and wants to exhaust all our options, if we agree, before we give up. Of course, the bill is not cheap, but I do not get the feeling that this is a money making scheme. Everyone seems genuinely concerned about our dog, and I can tell that Dr. Gaudry shares our frustration and has verbally told us so. Our dog has refractory disease, but she does not appear to be in pain, so we keep trying the treatments. Nothing seems to help so far, and if and when the time comes that nothing more can be done, I know that this hospital and its staff have done everything in their power to help bring my baby home.

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They were busy that night. January 21 2008 around 10 pm. I took Otis in because of vomiting and worrying about him dehydrating. First they had us wait..then the "doctor" came in and told us we should put him down he's "old". Otis was 13.(I lost a 15 year old lab to cancer a few years ago) I had 2 estimates for tests, then 1 for treatment,then asked to pay before they could do anything. Meanwhile Otis lay back there somewhere dehydrating, and in pain for over 2 hours.The staff lacked any compassion. The "doctor" was no different. After paying out over $4000.00 the bottom line is Otis died the next morning. Noone could tell me what was wrong with him, after all the tests, xrays, and the suffering they put him through. Otis had just been at home that morning drinking water, but vomiting. No blood, no nothing that would indicate something serious. Over and over they tried to convince me to have him put down. With no explanation of anything he might even have wrong with him. I said I wanted to take him home with some antibiotics and pain medicine for him. The "doctor" said he might have cancer. We should put him down.He told us he'd had an uncle who died of cancer and it wasn't pretty. Might is a very big word when there is only vomiting and weakness. All the questions I had...he could answer none of them. My regular vet sent me to this clinic after he had worked with Otis that day and told me he needed more fluids and more antibiotics. So I asked they put him on fluids and antibiotics and maybe do an ultra sound for an obstruction. (Otis had gotten in the trash 2 days before). It was like something from the outer limits dealing with this clinic. They called throughout the night saying he was in cardiac arrest once, then they called and said they think he had brain damage(???!!), and that he was having runny stools that were "stinking up the whole building" were the techs exact words. And that maybe I should consider putting him down. At around 9 a.m. they called and said he was in cardiac arrest again, did we want them to bring him back, we just said no. We were so desperate, and exhausted from the entire experience with them. We begged them to help him. Then we wanted to take him home where if he was going to "die" as they said, he could be at his own home with us. They talked us out of it. Saying maybe there was an obstruction and they could do surgery. That "doctor" was so intent on him being put down. It is obvious to me now that the cloud has lifted somewhat. Otis was so strong and healthy, he fought so hard, it took them all night to kill him. The doctor at that clinic has an obsession with putting down older dogs. Especially if he thinks they have cancer. I asked over and over "can you be positive he has cancer". No was the answer. I don't know what happened to Otis that night. I might never know. I don't even know what was wrong with him. But I have lost 2 dogs to cancer. And if he had it, he wasn't dying of it that night I know. Both dogs I lost to it, died at home with me. Another man in the clinic that night was talked into putting his older dog down. In fact in the waiting room, it was all the talk. "They said I should put him/her down". It was sickening. They will never touch my family again thats for sure. One more thing about their compassion..when I went to pick Otis up to bring him home to bury him, they had him literally STUFFED into a blue plastic bag. His neck and body contorted into an unGodly manner. My heart is heavy from the whole thing and I hope this warns some people about going through anything like what I've been through with that place. I intend to warn others and take further action. I feel robbed. Robbed of one more spring with Otis, or one more summer. Or even 1 more day.

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They were busy that night. January 21 2008 around 10 pm. I took Otis in because of vomiting and worrying about him dehydrating. First they had us wait..then the "doctor" came in and told us we should put him down he's "old". Otis was 13.(I lost a 15 year old lab to cancer a few years ago) I had 2 estimates for tests, then 1 for treatment,then asked to pay before they could do anything. Meanwhile Otis lay back there somewhere dehydrating, and in pain for over 2 hours.The staff lacked any compassion. The "doctor" was no different. After paying out over $4000.00 the bottom line is Otis died the next morning. Noone could tell me what was wrong with him, after all the tests, xrays, and the suffering they put him through. Otis had just been at home that morning drinking water, but vomiting. No blood, no nothing that would indicate something serious. Over and over they tried to convince me to have him put down. With no explanation of anything he might even have wrong with him. I said I wanted to take him home with some antibiotics and pain medicine for him. The "doctor" said he might have cancer. We should put him down.He told us he'd had an uncle who died of cancer and it wasn't pretty. Might is a very big word when there is only vomiting and weakness. All the questions I had...he could answer none of them. My regular vet sent me to this clinic after he had worked with Otis that day and told me he needed more fluids and more antibiotics. So I asked they put him on fluids and antibiotics and maybe do an ultra sound for an obstruction. (Otis had gotten in the trash 2 days before). It was like something from the outer limits dealing with this clinic. They called throughout the night saying he was in cardiac arrest once, then they called and said they think he had brain damage(???!!), and that he was having runny stools that were "stinking up the whole building" were the techs exact words. And that maybe I should consider putting him down. At around 9 a.m. they called and said he was in cardiac arrest again, did we want them to bring him back, we just said no. We were so desperate, and exhausted from the entire experience with them. We begged them to help him. Then we wanted to take him home where if he was going to "die" as they said, he could be at his own home with us. They talked us out of it. Saying maybe there was an obstruction and they could do surgery. That "doctor" was so intent on him being put down. It is obvious to me now that the cloud has lifted somewhat. Otis was so strong and healthy, he fought so hard, it took them all night to kill him. The doctor at that clinic has an obsession with putting down older dogs. Especially if he thinks they have cancer. I asked over and over "can you be positive he has cancer". No was the answer. I don't know what happened to Otis that night. I might never know. I don't even know what was wrong with him. But I have lost 2 dogs to cancer. And if he had it, he wasn't dying of it that night I know. Both dogs I lost to it, died at home with me. Another man in the clinic that night was talked into putting his older dog down. In fact in the waiting room, it was all the talk. "They said I should put him/her down". It was sickening. They will never touch my family again thats for sure. One more thing about their compassion..when I went to pick Otis up to bring him home to bury him, they had him literally STUFFED into a blue plastic bag. His neck and body contorted into an unGodly manner. My heart is heavy from the whole thing and I hope this warns some people about going through anything like what I've been through with that place. I intend to warn others and take further action. I feel robbed. Robbed of one more spring with Otis, or one more summer. Or even 1 more day.

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I brought my cat in and it was extremely obvious it was an emergency when minutes can make a differene. Instead of
taking my cat for immate care, the doctor had to write up an
estimate of the bill and have me sign it and pay before they
would look at my animal. They should not be in the business
of caring for animals if it's money they care about more than the
animal. I call my vet the very next morning and they said my
cat's life probably could have been saved. These people did not
do any type of x-ray, mri - just a blood test and sent us home
where my cat died within hours.

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I brought my cat in and it was extremely obvious it was an emergency when minutes can make a differene. Instead of
taking my cat for immate care, the doctor had to write up an
estimate of the bill and have me sign it and pay before they
would look at my animal. They should not be in the business
of caring for animals if it's money they care about more than the
animal. I call my vet the very next morning and they said my
cat's life probably could have been saved. These people did not
do any type of x-ray, mri - just a blood test and sent us home
where my cat died within hours.

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I've dealt with this facility both on the phone and in person. In both cases they provided excellent care for the animals and helped to calm their humans. I had a lab mix that was doing poorly suddenly. We brought her in because it was after hours at her regular vet. They took us right away. It turned out she was having internal bleeding. They kept her overnight to do tests to find out what was causing it. It was a tumor that they could do nothing about, but due to their care, her life was extended for 3 months and she had good quality life as well. I would highly recommend this vet to anyone. Prices can be a little high because it is an emergency service, but they will work with you on payment and for me, it was well worth it.

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I've dealt with this facility both on the phone and in person. In both cases they provided excellent care for the animals and helped to calm their humans. I had a lab mix that was doing poorly suddenly. We brought her in because it was after hours at her regular vet. They took us right away. It turned out she was having internal bleeding. They kept her overnight to do tests to find out what was causing it. It was a tumor that they could do nothing about, but due to their care, her life was extended for 3 months and she had good quality life as well. I would highly recommend this vet to anyone. Prices can be a little high because it is an emergency service, but they will work with you on payment and for me, it was well worth it.

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Cobb Co. Emergency CLinic has helped us out with a few visits and always taken the animals immediately. bills can run high with the fees for ER visit but the care is wonderful and we've never had to return with a followup b/c of a problem!

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Cobb Co. Emergency CLinic has helped us out with a few visits and always taken the animals immediately. bills can run high with the fees for ER visit but the care is wonderful and we've never had to return with a followup b/c of a problem!

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I brought my cat in one evening when it was obvious he was doing poorly. It had come on suddenly and I was slightly panicked...the staff at this ER calmed me almost immediately as well as diagnosing my cat's helth problem. They were able to treat him and worked with me on payment of the services. They truly saved my cat's life!

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I brought my cat in one evening when it was obvious he was doing poorly. It had come on suddenly and I was slightly panicked...the staff at this ER calmed me almost immediately as well as diagnosing my cat's helth problem. They were able to treat him and worked with me on payment of the services. They truly saved my cat's life!

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