Carson Tahoe Veterinary Hosp

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  • 3389 S Carson St

    Carson City, NV 89701

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  • 775-883-8238

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Daily 24 Hours

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I took my Chihuahua to this vet for a breathing problem, he was gasping for air and getting worse. Another vet said he had pneumonia. They correctly diagnosed him with a heart problem and confirmed my suspicion that he would not have

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I took my Chihuahua to this vet for a breathing problem, he was gasping for air and getting worse. Another vet said he had pneumonia. They correctly diagnosed him with a heart problem and confirmed my suspicion that he would not have

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My dogs face was swollen on a Friday evening,are Vets' office was closed we called Carson Tahoe Vet hospital Saturday morning my dog was seen within the hour. Dr. Hittenmiller was fantastic he was kind and caring to us and most important our dog, blood tests and x-rays were taken our dog needed a tooth extraction he needed to spend the night in their care. Dr. Hittenmiller called twice and ensured us our beloved pet was resting peacefully. Great experience Thank You Dr. Hittenmiller

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My dogs face was swollen on a Friday evening,are Vets' office was closed we called Carson Tahoe Vet hospital Saturday morning my dog was seen within the hour. Dr. Hittenmiller was fantastic he was kind and caring to us and most important our dog, blood tests and x-rays were taken our dog needed a tooth extraction he needed to spend the night in their care. Dr. Hittenmiller called twice and ensured us our beloved pet was resting peacefully. Great experience Thank You Dr. Hittenmiller

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Unfortunately, we've had to make a few visits to Carson-Tahoe Vet Hospital; no one wants to go to the emergency vet. That being said, we've had nothing but great results. While the bill is generally pretty expensive, we were told upfront

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Unfortunately, we've had to make a few visits to Carson-Tahoe Vet Hospital; no one wants to go to the emergency vet. That being said, we've had nothing but great results. While the bill is generally pretty expensive, we were told upfront

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In response to jahant: You as the owner are the one who authorized all treatments. If you did not want your loved one on any machine, or did not want any tests ran, you have the right to decline all of this. You also are the one to decide

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In response to jahant: You as the owner are the one who authorized all treatments. If you did not want your loved one on any machine, or did not want any tests ran, you have the right to decline all of this. You also are the one to decide

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House of Horrors, I happen to agree, more concerned with the cost, than the health of the pet. I flat out told them I hope I never have to enter this door again. My poor sick baby. I loved her extremely and so did hubby, she was just so

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House of Horrors, I happen to agree, more concerned with the cost, than the health of the pet. I flat out told them I hope I never have to enter this door again. My poor sick baby. I loved her extremely and so did hubby, she was just so

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Taking my severely injured dog to Dr Hittenmiller at CTVC was the worst experience of my life. After $15,000 in charges and a dog that had been kept alive on machines when he should have been euthanized is something I will never get over.

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Taking my severely injured dog to Dr Hittenmiller at CTVC was the worst experience of my life. After $15,000 in charges and a dog that had been kept alive on machines when he should have been euthanized is something I will never get over.

Cons: Business that appears to be there just to generate money

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In response to Donna G.\r
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It is very difficult to have a pet that is in critical condition. Owners often blame themselves, other family members, or the veterinarians and staff for the costs of treatment. Emergency and 24 hour care is

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In response to Donna G.\r
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It is very difficult to have a pet that is in critical condition. Owners often blame themselves, other family members, or the veterinarians and staff for the costs of treatment. Emergency and 24 hour care is

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I agree with all the other postings that state that the care is substandard, the facility is dirty and the owner, Hittonmiller is arrogant. However, it is the questionable billing procedures that I want to highlight for any other

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I agree with all the other postings that state that the care is substandard, the facility is dirty and the owner, Hittonmiller is arrogant. However, it is the questionable billing procedures that I want to highlight for any other

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First we do not work there ( as one of the negative reviewers had claimed they did ) and this review is based on our first time experience with "Carson Tahoe Veterinary Hospital- carson city nv. On Saturday night , may 21 2011 8pm, our

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First we do not work there ( as one of the negative reviewers had claimed they did ) and this review is based on our first time experience with "Carson Tahoe Veterinary Hospital- carson city nv. On Saturday night , may 21 2011 8pm, our

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I have been going to Carson Tahoe for over 10 years. I miss Dr. Jahn, and have always had great care for my pet's with Dr. Hittenmiller and Dr. Swalander.
My pet's are always well cared for and I value that they are open 24/7.
I must say that I personally do not care much for the female Doctor they have in there now.(Sorry I can't remember her name) I feel she is unprofessional and not as knowledgeable in emergency care as Dr. Hittenmille and Dr. Swalander.
I will continue to have my pet's cared for here, as I have always been treated pretty fair and things have always been explained to me very well.

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I have been going to Carson Tahoe for over 10 years. I miss Dr. Jahn, and have always had great care for my pet's with Dr. Hittenmiller and Dr. Swalander.
My pet's are always well cared for and I value that they are open 24/7.
I must say that I personally do not care much for the female Doctor they have in there now.(Sorry I can't remember her name) I feel she is unprofessional and not as knowledgeable in emergency care as Dr. Hittenmille and Dr. Swalander.
I will continue to have my pet's cared for here, as I have always been treated pretty fair and things have always been explained to me very well.

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I took my elderly dog there a couple yrs ago after she began losing balance,etc. The staff was friendly, concerned, explained all costs in advance, as I asked since it's MY business to know what it costs (as well as to get an explanation

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I took my elderly dog there a couple yrs ago after she began losing balance,etc. The staff was friendly, concerned, explained all costs in advance, as I asked since it's MY business to know what it costs (as well as to get an explanation

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This is the worst experence I have ever had, takeing my dog to an emergency vet. The fromt office and the vet tech were very nice and compassionate, but I sure can't say that about the vet himself. His bedsided manner was one I wouldn't

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This is the worst experence I have ever had, takeing my dog to an emergency vet. The fromt office and the vet tech were very nice and compassionate, but I sure can't say that about the vet himself. His bedsided manner was one I wouldn't

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First we do not work there ( as one of the negative reviewers had claimed they did ) and this review is based on our first time experience with "Carson Tahoe Veterinary Hospital- carson city nv. On Saturday night , may 21 2011 8pm, our pet (dog) nikki 13yrs of age all of a sudden was experiencing- balance- walking difficulties, tilted head movement- one eye
occilating back & forth ,falling down & vomiting. As we became more scared on what was going on thinking she hurt her hind leg while playing soccer in the backyard and maybe some nerve was pinched or her hip out of joint, we called our vets EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS PHONE NUMBER which had an outdated message with incorrect instructions and NO information as where to go after hours, ( they have since corrected this MIS information after hearing the message that i tape recorded so they could hear for themselves what a frantic pet owner hears in a medical emergency )
very frantically we had to go on the internet for emergency vets, one was 40 miles away in reno and CTH was 10 minutes away but reading the awful reviews that were posted , we were torn on where to take her1 we had to get to a vet hospital FAST !
We are both handicaped ourselves and can not drive far so we went to CTH & took our chance.
The many reviews being negative, we became VERY CONCERENED! some of the reviews said things like 1. cold staff- doctor does not take time to talk with you- money hungery etc. LET ME TELL ANYONE WHO WANTS TO BELIEVE REVIEWS, DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ, HOWEVER YOU CAN BELIEVE OUR REVIEW !! THIS IS MY REVIEW NOW OF CTH, AS SOON AS WE WALKED IN IT'S 9PM NOW
" 'THE STAFF WAS KIND CARING, WE WENT IN AND TALKED WITH THE DOCTOR HEILLERMAN HE ANSWER OUR CONCERNS & EXPLAINED HIS FINDINGS OF OUR PET, NO RUSHING, NO COLDNESS ,JUST A CARING PLACE WE HAD TO LEAVE HER WHEN WE WERE GOING OVER THE PAPER WORK, EVERYTHING WAS EXPLAINED TO US UP FRONT, AT CHECK OUT YOU ARE GIVEN PAPER WORK TO SIGN THAT LETS THE PET OWNER CHOOSE THE FINANCIAL LIMITS THEY WANT FOR THE CARE OF THEIR PET ! WE WERE ABLE TO CALL ANYTIME OF THE NIGHT AND ASK HOW SHE WAS DOING AND TALKED WITH A DOCTOR EACH TIME, WHO EXPLAINED HIS FINDINGS AND THE BEST WAY TO SUCCESSFULLY TREAT THE MEDICAL PROBLEMS. SHE HAD TO STAY OVER NIGHT A SECOND NIGHT & THE DOCTOR SAID SHE ATE ON HER OWN AND WALKED ON HER OWN. WE WERE SHOWN WHAT THEY WERE GOING TO DO FOR HER UP FRONT AND KNOW WHAT WE WERE PAYING FOR & WHY., I LIKE THAT! WE WERE ABLE TO PICK HER UP MONDAY MORNING , WE TALKED WITH THE DOCTOR SWANN WHO WAS ANOTHER KIND CARING BUBBLY DOCTOR. THE STAFF WAS EXCELLENT, THEY BROUGHT NIKKI OUT OUR HEARTS WERE HAPPY THAT THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS WERE NOT WHAT WE EXPERIENCED.THE DOCTORS & STAFF ARE VERY UNDERSTANDING & CARING AND WHEN YOU ARE IN A STRESSFUL EMERGENCY SITUATION AND YOUR PET NEEDS HELP FAST, READING THESE NEGATIVE REVIEWS WHICH I FIND DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE,& IT MAKES IT HARD TO LEAVE YOUR PET WHILE YOU GO HOME & HOPE & PRAY THAT THEY ARE NOT TRUE. ! WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR CARSON TAHOE VETERINARY BEING THERE 24/7 AND BEING KIND AND CARING ! I HAVE NO PROBLEM HAVING TO LEAVE MY PET THERE AND THEY DID NOT DO TESTS JUST FOR MONEY, THEY COULD OF DONE AN EXPENSIVE MRI AND CT SCAN AND CHARGE US BUT THEY DID NOT, THE DOCTOR SAYS IT WAS NOT NEEDED. VETS ARE EXPENSIVE JUST LIKE PEOPLE DOCTORS, NOT CHEAP. WHEN I PAID THE SECOND DAYS STAY, I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED IT WAS A LOT LESS THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE .
VERY HAPPY PET OWNER
LINDA

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First we do not work there ( as one of the negative reviewers had claimed they did ) and this review is based on our first time experience with "Carson Tahoe Veterinary Hospital- carson city nv. On Saturday night , may 21 2011 8pm, our pet (dog) nikki 13yrs of age all of a sudden was experiencing- balance- walking difficulties, tilted head movement- one eye
occilating back & forth ,falling down & vomiting. As we became more scared on what was going on thinking she hurt her hind leg while playing soccer in the backyard and maybe some nerve was pinched or her hip out of joint, we called our vets EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS PHONE NUMBER which had an outdated message with incorrect instructions and NO information as where to go after hours, ( they have since corrected this MIS information after hearing the message that i tape recorded so they could hear for themselves what a frantic pet owner hears in a medical emergency )
very frantically we had to go on the internet for emergency vets, one was 40 miles away in reno and CTH was 10 minutes away but reading the awful reviews that were posted , we were torn on where to take her1 we had to get to a vet hospital FAST !
We are both handicaped ourselves and can not drive far so we went to CTH & took our chance.
The many reviews being negative, we became VERY CONCERENED! some of the reviews said things like 1. cold staff- doctor does not take time to talk with you- money hungery etc. LET ME TELL ANYONE WHO WANTS TO BELIEVE REVIEWS, DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ, HOWEVER YOU CAN BELIEVE OUR REVIEW !! THIS IS MY REVIEW NOW OF CTH, AS SOON AS WE WALKED IN IT'S 9PM NOW
" 'THE STAFF WAS KIND CARING, WE WENT IN AND TALKED WITH THE DOCTOR HEILLERMAN HE ANSWER OUR CONCERNS & EXPLAINED HIS FINDINGS OF OUR PET, NO RUSHING, NO COLDNESS ,JUST A CARING PLACE WE HAD TO LEAVE HER WHEN WE WERE GOING OVER THE PAPER WORK, EVERYTHING WAS EXPLAINED TO US UP FRONT, AT CHECK OUT YOU ARE GIVEN PAPER WORK TO SIGN THAT LETS THE PET OWNER CHOOSE THE FINANCIAL LIMITS THEY WANT FOR THE CARE OF THEIR PET ! WE WERE ABLE TO CALL ANYTIME OF THE NIGHT AND ASK HOW SHE WAS DOING AND TALKED WITH A DOCTOR EACH TIME, WHO EXPLAINED HIS FINDINGS AND THE BEST WAY TO SUCCESSFULLY TREAT THE MEDICAL PROBLEMS. SHE HAD TO STAY OVER NIGHT A SECOND NIGHT & THE DOCTOR SAID SHE ATE ON HER OWN AND WALKED ON HER OWN. WE WERE SHOWN WHAT THEY WERE GOING TO DO FOR HER UP FRONT AND KNOW WHAT WE WERE PAYING FOR & WHY., I LIKE THAT! WE WERE ABLE TO PICK HER UP MONDAY MORNING , WE TALKED WITH THE DOCTOR SWANN WHO WAS ANOTHER KIND CARING BUBBLY DOCTOR. THE STAFF WAS EXCELLENT, THEY BROUGHT NIKKI OUT OUR HEARTS WERE HAPPY THAT THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS WERE NOT WHAT WE EXPERIENCED.THE DOCTORS & STAFF ARE VERY UNDERSTANDING & CARING AND WHEN YOU ARE IN A STRESSFUL EMERGENCY SITUATION AND YOUR PET NEEDS HELP FAST, READING THESE NEGATIVE REVIEWS WHICH I FIND DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE,& IT MAKES IT HARD TO LEAVE YOUR PET WHILE YOU GO HOME & HOPE & PRAY THAT THEY ARE NOT TRUE. ! WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR CARSON TAHOE VETERINARY BEING THERE 24/7 AND BEING KIND AND CARING ! I HAVE NO PROBLEM HAVING TO LEAVE MY PET THERE AND THEY DID NOT DO TESTS JUST FOR MONEY, THEY COULD OF DONE AN EXPENSIVE MRI AND CT SCAN AND CHARGE US BUT THEY DID NOT, THE DOCTOR SAYS IT WAS NOT NEEDED. VETS ARE EXPENSIVE JUST LIKE PEOPLE DOCTORS, NOT CHEAP. WHEN I PAID THE SECOND DAYS STAY, I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED IT WAS A LOT LESS THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE .
VERY HAPPY PET OWNER
LINDA

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So my husband and i were enjoying a glass of wine on a Saturday night, when we noticed our golden retriever duke was not acting right and hadn't eaten his dinner. I was worried because i didn't think there was anywhere we could go until

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So my husband and i were enjoying a glass of wine on a Saturday night, when we noticed our golden retriever duke was not acting right and hadn't eaten his dinner. I was worried because i didn't think there was anywhere we could go until

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This review goes solely off a phone conversation. It is 2 am and my dog just had a seizure. I called my normal Vet, Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital, and they were closed. They attached a number to the voice message of an emergency

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This review goes solely off a phone conversation. It is 2 am and my dog just had a seizure. I called my normal Vet, Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital, and they were closed. They attached a number to the voice message of an emergency

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Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, so here's mine...It isn't cheap to raise an animal just like it isn't cheap to raise a child. Pet owners' including myself, look to their pets as family. We do what we must for the sake of our

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Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, so here's mine...It isn't cheap to raise an animal just like it isn't cheap to raise a child. Pet owners' including myself, look to their pets as family. We do what we must for the sake of our

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Simply take your animal ANYWHERE else except this place. They do not care for animals or people, they simply care about money. I was lied to, my dog was kept from me when I refused treatment, I was bullied and intimidated into unnecessary treatments that prolonged my dogs suffering. I know that the positive reviews on this site and others are written by the staff to hide the facts that are laid out by myself and other people that have had their heart ripped out by the horrible vet at this institution. If I sound dramatic, it is because it is. This place needs to be shut down. I am filing a formal complaint with the Nevada Veterinary Board and I urge others to do the same to get Dr. Hitlermiller's (spelling intended) license revoked. He should not be allowed near an animal, ever.

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Simply take your animal ANYWHERE else except this place. They do not care for animals or people, they simply care about money. I was lied to, my dog was kept from me when I refused treatment, I was bullied and intimidated into unnecessary treatments that prolonged my dogs suffering. I know that the positive reviews on this site and others are written by the staff to hide the facts that are laid out by myself and other people that have had their heart ripped out by the horrible vet at this institution. If I sound dramatic, it is because it is. This place needs to be shut down. I am filing a formal complaint with the Nevada Veterinary Board and I urge others to do the same to get Dr. Hitlermiller's (spelling intended) license revoked. He should not be allowed near an animal, ever.

Pros: None

Cons: They are ruthless, heartless with sociopathic tendencies

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Vacationing in S Lake Tahoe, I realized my dog had just eaten grapes, which can be toxic, or fatal to dogs within 24 hours. The receptionist at Carson Tahoe Veterinary Hosp responded blithely: "Oh, that's not an emergency" even after I'd spoken with my local San Francisco ER vet and a national dog poisoning hotline and Both said that I should seek treatment immediately. I insisted on bringing my dog in whereupon my dog was treated for possible grape poisoning, but then subject to a myriad of other diagnostic tests that ran up a bill of $1600. I felt ill-informed of what was going on the whole time, but I was willing to do what ever it took because I love my dog. When speaking, the vet used as much medical jargon as possible, which was alienating. Then after two days, when the vet called to say our dog could be picked up, we took the 45 minute drive to go get her and upon arrival was told she was not ready to come home, please come back later. Disorganiziation! They also overcharged us $600 but did spot the mistake and credited us the overcharge. I do not recommend, but in case of emergency, what can you do?

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Vacationing in S Lake Tahoe, I realized my dog had just eaten grapes, which can be toxic, or fatal to dogs within 24 hours. The receptionist at Carson Tahoe Veterinary Hosp responded blithely: "Oh, that's not an emergency" even after I'd spoken with my local San Francisco ER vet and a national dog poisoning hotline and Both said that I should seek treatment immediately. I insisted on bringing my dog in whereupon my dog was treated for possible grape poisoning, but then subject to a myriad of other diagnostic tests that ran up a bill of $1600. I felt ill-informed of what was going on the whole time, but I was willing to do what ever it took because I love my dog. When speaking, the vet used as much medical jargon as possible, which was alienating. Then after two days, when the vet called to say our dog could be picked up, we took the 45 minute drive to go get her and upon arrival was told she was not ready to come home, please come back later. Disorganiziation! They also overcharged us $600 but did spot the mistake and credited us the overcharge. I do not recommend, but in case of emergency, what can you do?

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My dog suffered a stroke at 3 am recently. I was alone and terrified and had absolutely NO idea what to do to help him. I called 911 and got the information for the Carson Tahoe Vets and as soon as I arrived, the staff literally sprang into action to help us. They did everything they could to assess what was wrong, to make sure there wasn?t anything to be done for him. They performed numerous tests, constantly checking with me and keeping me apprised of what they was doing. When it became clear that there was nothing more they could do, I received so much sympathy and support from all of the doctors and assistants, and was given all the time I needed in the treatment room to say goodbye. Sierra was euthanized in the most peaceful and compassionate way possible and I am so appreciative to everyone there who took the time to answer all of my questions and to ensure that Sierrs (and I) received the highest level of medical care, and the most loving departure possible

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My dog suffered a stroke at 3 am recently. I was alone and terrified and had absolutely NO idea what to do to help him. I called 911 and got the information for the Carson Tahoe Vets and as soon as I arrived, the staff literally sprang into action to help us. They did everything they could to assess what was wrong, to make sure there wasn?t anything to be done for him. They performed numerous tests, constantly checking with me and keeping me apprised of what they was doing. When it became clear that there was nothing more they could do, I received so much sympathy and support from all of the doctors and assistants, and was given all the time I needed in the treatment room to say goodbye. Sierra was euthanized in the most peaceful and compassionate way possible and I am so appreciative to everyone there who took the time to answer all of my questions and to ensure that Sierrs (and I) received the highest level of medical care, and the most loving departure possible

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I have just relocated to Nevada from Southern Cal. With 3 cats and 2 dogs, I needed to find a good Veterinarian. I called around to find out that there is only one 24 hour emergency hospital for our pets. I was shocked. Emergencies don't happen from 9-5. I felt that an emergency hospital would be the best place to take my animals. If something happens, these doctors already know my pets and their history. Their general practice is above and beyond. There is rarely a wait, except in emergencies of course. When an animal gets hit by a car, it should be seen before my animals shots. The cost is average, but the staff here is the greatest. They go above and beyond for my animals as well as myself. Dr. Hittenmiller has a unique way of examining pets. He examines them away from the owners. I understand this, because by pets behave differently when I am around then when they are not with me. His style is all in the pets interest. Dr. Swalander is a jolly guy that is very knowledgable, and Dr. Fineman is such a sweet gentleman. These doctors are great. Find one you like and stick to him!!!

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I have just relocated to Nevada from Southern Cal. With 3 cats and 2 dogs, I needed to find a good Veterinarian. I called around to find out that there is only one 24 hour emergency hospital for our pets. I was shocked. Emergencies don't happen from 9-5. I felt that an emergency hospital would be the best place to take my animals. If something happens, these doctors already know my pets and their history. Their general practice is above and beyond. There is rarely a wait, except in emergencies of course. When an animal gets hit by a car, it should be seen before my animals shots. The cost is average, but the staff here is the greatest. They go above and beyond for my animals as well as myself. Dr. Hittenmiller has a unique way of examining pets. He examines them away from the owners. I understand this, because by pets behave differently when I am around then when they are not with me. His style is all in the pets interest. Dr. Swalander is a jolly guy that is very knowledgable, and Dr. Fineman is such a sweet gentleman. These doctors are great. Find one you like and stick to him!!!

Pros: The staff is great

Cons: It is a emergency hospital isn't it?

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I really don't believe some of these reviews. I have been going to Carson Tahoe Vet for 15 Years. None of the things mentioned here have ever happened to me. Dr. Hittenmiller has never suggested any un necessary tests and is a great vet. For years my pet got her vaccinations every year and a check up. As the pet got older and some problems arised and the doctor did run some tests. Without these tests I am not sure how he could diagnose the problem. How could someone say you are not allowed into the exam room with your pet ? That is just crazy and not true. On a emergency case, with the pet critical, I can understand that the staff asks you to leave the room until the pet's immediate needs are taken care of. The pets needs come first, then my needs are to be addressed
I have also gone to Dr.Swallander . He was extremely nice,caring and knowledgeable
Going to a vet is expensive. I think the prices charged here are about the same as other area vets. You need to be in control. You need to ask questions. If you do not want the tests just tell them no.
If you are a responsible pet owner, you would purchase some type of pet insurance to help with the costs. We purchase insurance for our family members, why not our pets.

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I really don't believe some of these reviews. I have been going to Carson Tahoe Vet for 15 Years. None of the things mentioned here have ever happened to me. Dr. Hittenmiller has never suggested any un necessary tests and is a great vet. For years my pet got her vaccinations every year and a check up. As the pet got older and some problems arised and the doctor did run some tests. Without these tests I am not sure how he could diagnose the problem. How could someone say you are not allowed into the exam room with your pet ? That is just crazy and not true. On a emergency case, with the pet critical, I can understand that the staff asks you to leave the room until the pet's immediate needs are taken care of. The pets needs come first, then my needs are to be addressed
I have also gone to Dr.Swallander . He was extremely nice,caring and knowledgeable
Going to a vet is expensive. I think the prices charged here are about the same as other area vets. You need to be in control. You need to ask questions. If you do not want the tests just tell them no.
If you are a responsible pet owner, you would purchase some type of pet insurance to help with the costs. We purchase insurance for our family members, why not our pets.

Pros: Amazing Doctors who have so much knowledge

Cons: When it gets busy, it gets busy! Emergencies happen!!!

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I took my cat to Carson Tahoe Veterinary Hospital when he had an intestinal blockage. He wasn't eating or going to the bathroom, and he was throwing up everywhere. Dr. Hittenmiller and his staff were quite kind to me and my cat when we were there. He never did any testing that was not absolutely necessary to properly diagnose and treat my cat. My cat was there in the hospital for a week. The vets, especially Dr. Hittenmiller, and the staff were very professional, kind, and caring. They understood that I was very worried about my cat and they showed me kindness. They treated my cat kindly as well. He was sick and therefore a little grumpy but the staff understood that and treated him gently. After a week my cat was well enough to come home, thank goodness, and it was all thanks to Dr. Hittenmiller and his wonderful staff. I sleep well at night knowing my cat got the absolute best treatment while he was there. This is the only veterinary hospital I will ever use. I very highly recommend this hospital to everyone I meet who's looking for a vet.

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I took my cat to Carson Tahoe Veterinary Hospital when he had an intestinal blockage. He wasn't eating or going to the bathroom, and he was throwing up everywhere. Dr. Hittenmiller and his staff were quite kind to me and my cat when we were there. He never did any testing that was not absolutely necessary to properly diagnose and treat my cat. My cat was there in the hospital for a week. The vets, especially Dr. Hittenmiller, and the staff were very professional, kind, and caring. They understood that I was very worried about my cat and they showed me kindness. They treated my cat kindly as well. He was sick and therefore a little grumpy but the staff understood that and treated him gently. After a week my cat was well enough to come home, thank goodness, and it was all thanks to Dr. Hittenmiller and his wonderful staff. I sleep well at night knowing my cat got the absolute best treatment while he was there. This is the only veterinary hospital I will ever use. I very highly recommend this hospital to everyone I meet who's looking for a vet.

Pros: Everything!

Cons: none

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I've made two emergency visits to Carson Tahoe Vet. Hosp. My first visit was when my 2 mo. old golden retriever puppy, Reese ate a corn cob which blocked his intestines. Dr. Hittenmiller's surgery saved his life. The second time was recently when my dog injured his spinal cord and his back leg was paralyzed. Dr. Hittenmiller treated him in a pressurized oxygen chamber, avoiding dangerous surgery. Now Reese has all 4 legs working perfectly.! Dr. Hittenmiller may seem a bit gruff when you first meet him but he's always been tender and loving with Reese. When you get to know him a little better, he's a warm, genuine, kind man. I wouldn't chose any other vet.

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I've made two emergency visits to Carson Tahoe Vet. Hosp. My first visit was when my 2 mo. old golden retriever puppy, Reese ate a corn cob which blocked his intestines. Dr. Hittenmiller's surgery saved his life. The second time was recently when my dog injured his spinal cord and his back leg was paralyzed. Dr. Hittenmiller treated him in a pressurized oxygen chamber, avoiding dangerous surgery. Now Reese has all 4 legs working perfectly.! Dr. Hittenmiller may seem a bit gruff when you first meet him but he's always been tender and loving with Reese. When you get to know him a little better, he's a warm, genuine, kind man. I wouldn't chose any other vet.

Pros: Dr. Hittenmiller is a miracle worker!

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Avoid this Hospital! My dog suffered through over a week of extra pain, could have ended up paralyzed if not for rushing him to a specialist in CA (after a week's care by Carson Tahoe), and I ended up with over $2000 in extra vet bills for that extra week my poor dog suffered. Around the same time, my friend had a dog emergency too and her dog's condition was misdiagnosed by this Hospital. Her regular vet operated the next day after C-T sent her dog home without proper treatment!

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Avoid this Hospital! My dog suffered through over a week of extra pain, could have ended up paralyzed if not for rushing him to a specialist in CA (after a week's care by Carson Tahoe), and I ended up with over $2000 in extra vet bills for that extra week my poor dog suffered. Around the same time, my friend had a dog emergency too and her dog's condition was misdiagnosed by this Hospital. Her regular vet operated the next day after C-T sent her dog home without proper treatment!

Pros: none

Cons: $$ and extra suffering for your pet

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my beautiful lab was dying. we saw dr. hittenmiller. he demanded we pay $1,200 up front before seeing my dog. he ordered us out of his exam room, even tho he could see my dog was terrified of him. he was rough with my old guy. it was heartbreaking. hittenmiller would not answer our life and death questions regarding our boy, was rude, berating, unprofessional, mean spirited. we lost our lab. we will never go back to this hospital. this vet and hospital has a bad reputation. the place is filthy and cold. please stay away!

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★☆☆☆☆

my beautiful lab was dying. we saw dr. hittenmiller. he demanded we pay $1,200 up front before seeing my dog. he ordered us out of his exam room, even tho he could see my dog was terrified of him. he was rough with my old guy. it was heartbreaking. hittenmiller would not answer our life and death questions regarding our boy, was rude, berating, unprofessional, mean spirited. we lost our lab. we will never go back to this hospital. this vet and hospital has a bad reputation. the place is filthy and cold. please stay away!

Pros: none

Cons: worst veterinarian i have ever met

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Taking my severely injured dog to Dr Hittenmiller at CTVC was the worst experience of my life. After $15,000 in charges and a dog that had been kept alive on machines when he should have been euthanized is something I will never get over. When my dog finally died after days of painful, invasive and futile surgeries and treatments, his body was left on the floor in a garbage bag for us to pick up. Call the NV Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners at 775-688-1788 before you take your pet here.

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★☆☆☆☆

Taking my severely injured dog to Dr Hittenmiller at CTVC was the worst experience of my life. After $15,000 in charges and a dog that had been kept alive on machines when he should have been euthanized is something I will never get over. When my dog finally died after days of painful, invasive and futile surgeries and treatments, his body was left on the floor in a garbage bag for us to pick up. Call the NV Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners at 775-688-1788 before you take your pet here.

Pros: none

Cons: Business that appears to be there just to generate money

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I wrote a review on this site a couple of times and they were both positive about the subjects I was writing about, but each time they were not posted. As I went to look for my reviews, they were not their. And I noticed a pattern of only negative reviews on this site, no positive. I am going to write several more review (this one included and if I do not see it posted I am going to the "Nevada Appeal".
Also, the people who are writing reviews about Carson Tahoe Veterinary Hospital? They all are ignorant uptight fools! Oh, and I do not work there by the way!

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I wrote a review on this site a couple of times and they were both positive about the subjects I was writing about, but each time they were not posted. As I went to look for my reviews, they were not their. And I noticed a pattern of only negative reviews on this site, no positive. I am going to write several more review (this one included and if I do not see it posted I am going to the "Nevada Appeal".
Also, the people who are writing reviews about Carson Tahoe Veterinary Hospital? They all are ignorant uptight fools! Oh, and I do not work there by the way!

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I took my nine month old golden retriever puppy to CTVH on 12-26-08. She had been vomitting severly. I was told on the phone before we went there to just bring her in, that they would examine her and then do an estimate of the charges to fix whatever was wrong with her. I took her in. They took her back to the exam room, took her pulse and temp, and then took her into the back. I then went to the front counter to get my "estimate" of charges. They had not done anything diagnostic at that point. I was told at that time that my estimate was between $800 and $1200, for what they were guessing was wrong with my puppy. Guessing. They did not know, nor did they do any comprehensive exam to see what was wrong. They were going to charge me for a guess. When I said I didn't have the money, and couldn't qualify for their credit plan, the then proceeded to tell me that I had to pay a $98 "emergency fee" to get my puppy back to take her home. $98 for what exactly? They did nothing except put my dog in a crate and guess at what they were going to charge me for what might or might not be wrong with her! No tests, no xray, nothing! I feel as though my dog was held for ransom. I paid the fee, so I could get my dog back, but I feel this money was extorted from me, as they did nothing. No services rendered, nothing. It's as if they want me to pay for the time it took for them to try to get $1200 more dollars from me! I am disgusted at the way I was treated at this very emotional time, and feel that this practice is very unethical.

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★☆☆☆☆

I took my nine month old golden retriever puppy to CTVH on 12-26-08. She had been vomitting severly. I was told on the phone before we went there to just bring her in, that they would examine her and then do an estimate of the charges to fix whatever was wrong with her. I took her in. They took her back to the exam room, took her pulse and temp, and then took her into the back. I then went to the front counter to get my "estimate" of charges. They had not done anything diagnostic at that point. I was told at that time that my estimate was between $800 and $1200, for what they were guessing was wrong with my puppy. Guessing. They did not know, nor did they do any comprehensive exam to see what was wrong. They were going to charge me for a guess. When I said I didn't have the money, and couldn't qualify for their credit plan, the then proceeded to tell me that I had to pay a $98 "emergency fee" to get my puppy back to take her home. $98 for what exactly? They did nothing except put my dog in a crate and guess at what they were going to charge me for what might or might not be wrong with her! No tests, no xray, nothing! I feel as though my dog was held for ransom. I paid the fee, so I could get my dog back, but I feel this money was extorted from me, as they did nothing. No services rendered, nothing. It's as if they want me to pay for the time it took for them to try to get $1200 more dollars from me! I am disgusted at the way I was treated at this very emotional time, and feel that this practice is very unethical.

Pros: Absolutely None

Cons: Insensitive, only looking for money, staff arguing in front of customers

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I took my nine month old golden retriever puppy to CTVH on 12-26-08. She had been vomitting severly. I was told on the phone before we went there to just bring her in, that they would examine her and then do an estimate of the charges to fix whatever was wrong with her. I took her in. They took her back to the exam room, took her pulse and temp, and then took her into the back. I then went to the front counter to get my "estimate" of charges. They had not done anything diagnostic at that point. I was told at that time that my estimate was between $800 and $1200, for what they were guessing was wrong with my puppy. Guessing. They did not know, nor did they do any comprehensive exam to see what was wrong. They were going to charge me for a guess. When I said I didn't have the money, and couldn't qualify for their credit plan, the then proceeded to tell me that I had to pay a $98 "emergency fee" to get my puppy back to take her home. $98 for what exactly? They did nothing except put my dog in a crate and guess at what they were going to charge me for what might or might not be wrong with her! No blood work, no xray, nothing! I feel as though my dog was held for ransom. I paid the fee, so I could get my dog back, but I feel this money was extorted from me, as they did nothing. No services rendered, nothing. It's as if they want me to pay for the time it took for them to try to get $1200 more dollars from me! I am disgusted at the way I was treated at this very emotional time, and feel that this practice is very unethical.

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★☆☆☆☆

I took my nine month old golden retriever puppy to CTVH on 12-26-08. She had been vomitting severly. I was told on the phone before we went there to just bring her in, that they would examine her and then do an estimate of the charges to fix whatever was wrong with her. I took her in. They took her back to the exam room, took her pulse and temp, and then took her into the back. I then went to the front counter to get my "estimate" of charges. They had not done anything diagnostic at that point. I was told at that time that my estimate was between $800 and $1200, for what they were guessing was wrong with my puppy. Guessing. They did not know, nor did they do any comprehensive exam to see what was wrong. They were going to charge me for a guess. When I said I didn't have the money, and couldn't qualify for their credit plan, the then proceeded to tell me that I had to pay a $98 "emergency fee" to get my puppy back to take her home. $98 for what exactly? They did nothing except put my dog in a crate and guess at what they were going to charge me for what might or might not be wrong with her! No blood work, no xray, nothing! I feel as though my dog was held for ransom. I paid the fee, so I could get my dog back, but I feel this money was extorted from me, as they did nothing. No services rendered, nothing. It's as if they want me to pay for the time it took for them to try to get $1200 more dollars from me! I am disgusted at the way I was treated at this very emotional time, and feel that this practice is very unethical.

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I cant think of one reason to recommend this place. I went here one time and will never go back. The doctor never introduced himself (I still dont know his name!), never asked about my dogs history (it was our 1st time there!), and rudely asked me to leave the room so he could examine my dog. Ive been to vets all across this country and have NEVER been unable to be present during the examination. I should have left right there but I think I was too in shock about what was happening. When I was allowed back into the room, the doctor had completely mis-diagnosed my dogs problem. Apparently reading the paperwork I filled out about why we were there is not standard procedure. Maybe if he had some sort of conversation with me before privately examining my dog he would have come back with the right diagnosis.

Everyone there seemed very insensitive and rough with the animals. The vet tech actually tried to drag my dog down the hall by his collar before I intervened.

I, and my dog, left there traumatized. We will NEVER go back.

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I cant think of one reason to recommend this place. I went here one time and will never go back. The doctor never introduced himself (I still dont know his name!), never asked about my dogs history (it was our 1st time there!), and rudely asked me to leave the room so he could examine my dog. Ive been to vets all across this country and have NEVER been unable to be present during the examination. I should have left right there but I think I was too in shock about what was happening. When I was allowed back into the room, the doctor had completely mis-diagnosed my dogs problem. Apparently reading the paperwork I filled out about why we were there is not standard procedure. Maybe if he had some sort of conversation with me before privately examining my dog he would have come back with the right diagnosis.

Everyone there seemed very insensitive and rough with the animals. The vet tech actually tried to drag my dog down the hall by his collar before I intervened.

I, and my dog, left there traumatized. We will NEVER go back.

Pros: cannot even think of one.

Cons: rude, insensitive vet

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This Veterinarian Dr. Hittenmiller is a horrible rude uncaring man that will run you up a huge bill and leave your criticallly injured or sick pet with unlicensed improperly trained staff that is allowed to sedate and inject and monitor your pets with no veterinary supervison. If you happen in there for an emergency be prepared for rude service and to be made to spend $800-$1500 for the first night and if your pet makes it out alive consider yourself lucky. If you have had a bad experience with this hospital or lost your pet in there please report him to the veterinary board so together we can stop him from making money on negligence and improper care of your loved pets.

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★☆☆☆☆

This Veterinarian Dr. Hittenmiller is a horrible rude uncaring man that will run you up a huge bill and leave your criticallly injured or sick pet with unlicensed improperly trained staff that is allowed to sedate and inject and monitor your pets with no veterinary supervison. If you happen in there for an emergency be prepared for rude service and to be made to spend $800-$1500 for the first night and if your pet makes it out alive consider yourself lucky. If you have had a bad experience with this hospital or lost your pet in there please report him to the veterinary board so together we can stop him from making money on negligence and improper care of your loved pets.

Pros: Horrible hospital, terrible care

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Do not take your animal to this vet. Mine was injured and I was verbally accosted by Dr. Blake and then she demanded I have my registered show dog spayed. She had no history was arrogant and full of herself with how important she thought she was. Her concern was not at any time for the animal she threatened with a law suit if I did not allow her to give my puppy a rabies vaccine.
She the entire time preached spay my dog or she would get breast cancer, I raised dogs for 18 years, did all my own shots and had an impeccible record of health on all of my dogs. Had she bothered to get information instead of preaching how long she had been a vet and how she had everyone behind her to spay my pup I found unprofessional and I ended up walking out and taking my pup else where. If you value your animal take them anywhere but to this vet hospital.

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★☆☆☆☆

Do not take your animal to this vet. Mine was injured and I was verbally accosted by Dr. Blake and then she demanded I have my registered show dog spayed. She had no history was arrogant and full of herself with how important she thought she was. Her concern was not at any time for the animal she threatened with a law suit if I did not allow her to give my puppy a rabies vaccine.
She the entire time preached spay my dog or she would get breast cancer, I raised dogs for 18 years, did all my own shots and had an impeccible record of health on all of my dogs. Had she bothered to get information instead of preaching how long she had been a vet and how she had everyone behind her to spay my pup I found unprofessional and I ended up walking out and taking my pup else where. If you value your animal take them anywhere but to this vet hospital.

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Stay away from here if you love your animal. I had the most horrible experience imaginable with this Dr Hittenmiller. He's the most unfeeling, disinterested, arrogant person I've ever run across. I still regret taking my dog to this horrible place.

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★☆☆☆☆

Stay away from here if you love your animal. I had the most horrible experience imaginable with this Dr Hittenmiller. He's the most unfeeling, disinterested, arrogant person I've ever run across. I still regret taking my dog to this horrible place.

Pros: staff was fine

Cons: dr only interested in racking up bills; cold, condescending

 

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