Standifer Gap Pet Hospital

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8116 Standifer Gap Rd

Chattanooga, TN

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Six weeks ago my dog had 4 teeth extracted and one filled by Dr. Katie Linderman.
Eight months earlier I had taken Sassy for training to address her aggressive behavior. Anyone trying to touch her or reach to pet her head would receive a growl of warning not to come any closer. She likely would have bitten them. We became loners when walking ?? I would take great care to avoid people.
Through training, we were able to overcome most of this behavior, but there was still a hesitation to being totally open. One day I asked our trainer to look in her mouth just to see what he thought of her teeth. He immediately saw one tooth was cracked and one was chipped, and said, ??she needs some attention regarding those teeth?.
My sister had earlier told me about Dr. Linderman extracting some of her cat??s teeth and how impressed she has been with the results. After the trainer??s observation I quickly made an appointment.
When we went for her consultation Sassy was very fearful, not wanting to be touched. She was aggressive towards anyone touching her at all, much less her mouth. With much patience (and no regard for time), I was able to lift her gums enough to let the doctor see that we needed to get to work as soon as possible.
Dr. Linderman extracted 4 teeth and filled one and cleaned her teeth for the first time ever. After the first session of dental work, Sassy??s disposition changed wonderfully, showing a remarkable turn ?? she was immediately a happier, friendlier dog. Then, after the work had been completed ?? we saw a complete 180 ?? degree turn in this dog??s personality. She doesn??t meet a stranger anymore. She actually puts her nose into peoples hands to be petted. She has not growled once at someone coming near her or asking to pet her. She sleeps peacefully, and is more playful than she??s ever been. We feel the only explanation for this change is ??the relief from the pain of the cracked and abscessed teeth?.
She??s 7 years old, and no one had looked at her teeth for at least 3 or 4 years. The Veterinarian who had been seeing Sassy had her chart marked as ??caution??. We had to muzzle her when we took her for her shots every year. No attempt was made to correct this problem and, no concern that her teeth were not being examined was ever expressed. Sassy is my ??first dog? and I had no idea that such problems could occur.
We are so happy now at our house. Sassy is a different dog. We are still training her and working on her being more and more an obedient dog.
I have taken her back to Dr. Linderman??s office for a friendly visit twice and she meets all the staff with a happy face. Dr. Linderman says, ??she thinks Sassy is smiling??! I brush her teeth every night and use a pet mouthwash. She is happy to let me do that with no problems.
I believe in dental work for animals. They have pain in their mouths just as we do. Thank you Dr. Linderman and staff for giving my dog a new lease on life! I tell everyone I can about this fabulous change in my dogs life in the hope that through the services of Dr. Linderman, their animal too may have a better life.

5
★★★★★

Six weeks ago my dog had 4 teeth extracted and one filled by Dr. Katie Linderman.
Eight months earlier I had taken Sassy for training to address her aggressive behavior. Anyone trying to touch her or reach to pet her head would receive a growl of warning not to come any closer. She likely would have bitten them. We became loners when walking ?? I would take great care to avoid people.
Through training, we were able to overcome most of this behavior, but there was still a hesitation to being totally open. One day I asked our trainer to look in her mouth just to see what he thought of her teeth. He immediately saw one tooth was cracked and one was chipped, and said, ??she needs some attention regarding those teeth?.
My sister had earlier told me about Dr. Linderman extracting some of her cat??s teeth and how impressed she has been with the results. After the trainer??s observation I quickly made an appointment.
When we went for her consultation Sassy was very fearful, not wanting to be touched. She was aggressive towards anyone touching her at all, much less her mouth. With much patience (and no regard for time), I was able to lift her gums enough to let the doctor see that we needed to get to work as soon as possible.
Dr. Linderman extracted 4 teeth and filled one and cleaned her teeth for the first time ever. After the first session of dental work, Sassy??s disposition changed wonderfully, showing a remarkable turn ?? she was immediately a happier, friendlier dog. Then, after the work had been completed ?? we saw a complete 180 ?? degree turn in this dog??s personality. She doesn??t meet a stranger anymore. She actually puts her nose into peoples hands to be petted. She has not growled once at someone coming near her or asking to pet her. She sleeps peacefully, and is more playful than she??s ever been. We feel the only explanation for this change is ??the relief from the pain of the cracked and abscessed teeth?.
She??s 7 years old, and no one had looked at her teeth for at least 3 or 4 years. The Veterinarian who had been seeing Sassy had her chart marked as ??caution??. We had to muzzle her when we took her for her shots every year. No attempt was made to correct this problem and, no concern that her teeth were not being examined was ever expressed. Sassy is my ??first dog? and I had no idea that such problems could occur.
We are so happy now at our house. Sassy is a different dog. We are still training her and working on her being more and more an obedient dog.
I have taken her back to Dr. Linderman??s office for a friendly visit twice and she meets all the staff with a happy face. Dr. Linderman says, ??she thinks Sassy is smiling??! I brush her teeth every night and use a pet mouthwash. She is happy to let me do that with no problems.
I believe in dental work for animals. They have pain in their mouths just as we do. Thank you Dr. Linderman and staff for giving my dog a new lease on life! I tell everyone I can about this fabulous change in my dogs life in the hope that through the services of Dr. Linderman, their animal too may have a better life.

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Our tried and true old country vet had suggested a couple of extractions for our middle-aged cocker. Sadly, he longer does surgeries himself because of his own age/health. We decided to use this facility because of the ratings here and elsewhere. Long story short, we received a call from "Dr. Linderman" asking if we were considering euthenizing our pet because he needed $1500 to $2000 in extractions "immediately". What? Sure lady, I thought I'd spend $400 getting his teeth cleaned before I gave him the lethal injection. I explained that we were preparing to relocate to San Francisco, CA within a couple of weeks and did not feel comfortable putting him through that much pain plus a cross-country drive, not to mention the cost so close to such a major move. Asked if she could do only the most severely infected teeth or put him on antibiotics until we could get to CA. She stated she could not and would just wake him up if we could not agree to the extractions she suggested. She even went to far as to state that dogs with abcessed teeth do not respond to antiobiotic therapy the way humans do. She said she would "try to find a vet for us in CA" but was worried about being able to find someone as 'qualified' as she was. [In San Francisco??? Yeah right lady!] By the time I arrived to pick up my pet her attitude had completely changed. She handed me his prescription for antibiotics and pain killers and was almost "syrupy' towards me. Then I found out why. While looking for "an equally qualified vet" she found out that the vet who wrote "9 out of 10 of her 'advanced textbooks' on canine dentistry" was based in - you guessed it - San Francisco, CA. She lavishly explained how she would love to work with his office in any way and would be glad to speak to him one on one regarding my dog's care. Yeah, I bet you would lady. She was almost drooling on the counter. When I asked about his x-rays, she quickly said, "Oh, they'll need to do new x-rays when you get there because some of his teeth will probably be cleared up by the antibiotics and won't need to be extracted" which, as you just read, COMPLETELY contradicted what she said when she was trying to talk me in to thousands of dollars worth of extractions. My guess is that she didn't want someone else, especially the author of so many books on responsible care of canine teeth, to see the x-rays she had taken and tried to rob us with. We're now here in sunny CA and my dear puppy needed exactly 2 extractions, just as my dear old country vet first said. In my opinion, "Dr. Linderman" is a predator that preys on emotional pet owners (hence the questions about euthenizing a 7 year old otherwise healthy dog, to make me think of him dying). It's sad that vets like her exist and give other kind hearted vets a bad rap. I suggest taking your dear pet and your dear checkbook elsewhere. Wish I could give zero stars. Best of luck to you and yours!

1
★☆☆☆☆

Our tried and true old country vet had suggested a couple of extractions for our middle-aged cocker. Sadly, he longer does surgeries himself because of his own age/health. We decided to use this facility because of the ratings here and elsewhere. Long story short, we received a call from "Dr. Linderman" asking if we were considering euthenizing our pet because he needed $1500 to $2000 in extractions "immediately". What? Sure lady, I thought I'd spend $400 getting his teeth cleaned before I gave him the lethal injection. I explained that we were preparing to relocate to San Francisco, CA within a couple of weeks and did not feel comfortable putting him through that much pain plus a cross-country drive, not to mention the cost so close to such a major move. Asked if she could do only the most severely infected teeth or put him on antibiotics until we could get to CA. She stated she could not and would just wake him up if we could not agree to the extractions she suggested. She even went to far as to state that dogs with abcessed teeth do not respond to antiobiotic therapy the way humans do. She said she would "try to find a vet for us in CA" but was worried about being able to find someone as 'qualified' as she was. [In San Francisco??? Yeah right lady!] By the time I arrived to pick up my pet her attitude had completely changed. She handed me his prescription for antibiotics and pain killers and was almost "syrupy' towards me. Then I found out why. While looking for "an equally qualified vet" she found out that the vet who wrote "9 out of 10 of her 'advanced textbooks' on canine dentistry" was based in - you guessed it - San Francisco, CA. She lavishly explained how she would love to work with his office in any way and would be glad to speak to him one on one regarding my dog's care. Yeah, I bet you would lady. She was almost drooling on the counter. When I asked about his x-rays, she quickly said, "Oh, they'll need to do new x-rays when you get there because some of his teeth will probably be cleared up by the antibiotics and won't need to be extracted" which, as you just read, COMPLETELY contradicted what she said when she was trying to talk me in to thousands of dollars worth of extractions. My guess is that she didn't want someone else, especially the author of so many books on responsible care of canine teeth, to see the x-rays she had taken and tried to rob us with. We're now here in sunny CA and my dear puppy needed exactly 2 extractions, just as my dear old country vet first said. In my opinion, "Dr. Linderman" is a predator that preys on emotional pet owners (hence the questions about euthenizing a 7 year old otherwise healthy dog, to make me think of him dying). It's sad that vets like her exist and give other kind hearted vets a bad rap. I suggest taking your dear pet and your dear checkbook elsewhere. Wish I could give zero stars. Best of luck to you and yours!

Pros: None

Cons: Deliberately misleading

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If you Google "dog swallows penny" you will get the worst horror stories imaginable. Well, that is exactly what our small silky terrier did and his outlook was not good at all. Dr. Katie Linderman phoned me with the bad news and tried to prepare me for what was to come. Boomer had swallowed 3 pennies and the toxic zinc had already poisoned his system very badly. The staff at Standifer Gap Pet Hospital stepped up and took Boomer on as the ultimate challenge. They loved and nurtured him and after 7 days of constant care, he was able to come home. He has been home a week now and is recovering so rapidly. They allowed me visits as often as I wanted. They were so attached to him by the end of his stay that I actually saw a tear or two. Dr. Linderman loves her patients and is dedicated to their well being. They come first with the entire staff. I have had all types of animals throughout my life and there is no animal care better in the whole world. Just ask Boomer if you don't believe me.

5
★★★★★

If you Google "dog swallows penny" you will get the worst horror stories imaginable. Well, that is exactly what our small silky terrier did and his outlook was not good at all. Dr. Katie Linderman phoned me with the bad news and tried to prepare me for what was to come. Boomer had swallowed 3 pennies and the toxic zinc had already poisoned his system very badly. The staff at Standifer Gap Pet Hospital stepped up and took Boomer on as the ultimate challenge. They loved and nurtured him and after 7 days of constant care, he was able to come home. He has been home a week now and is recovering so rapidly. They allowed me visits as often as I wanted. They were so attached to him by the end of his stay that I actually saw a tear or two. Dr. Linderman loves her patients and is dedicated to their well being. They come first with the entire staff. I have had all types of animals throughout my life and there is no animal care better in the whole world. Just ask Boomer if you don't believe me.

Pros: They take a personal interest in your precious pet.

Cons: None