Las Vegas, NV
For those of you checking Crag Road out on this website, you should probably note that all of the negative reviews come from folks that want their pets cared for free of charge. Craig Road is a business like any other business.........they must be paid for their services if they expect to survive. If you compare their prices to other facilities, especially local emergency clinics, you will see that in fact their prices are very competitive (there is a difference between competitive and cheap).
Craig Road is a top notch facility that offers some of the best care available in the veterinary world. Veterinary medicine is just like anything else......you get what you pay for. If you want a doctor to investigate your pets illness and provide with the best treatment options available then Craig Road is the place to go. My pup was diagnosed with a slipped disc in her back that was causing her to be paralyzed in the rear legs. The doctors at Craig Road immediately provided her with pain management while they investigated the problem. Once the diagnosis was reached they referred me to the best surgeon in the area that could perform the surgery. I received daily phone calls once my pup left their facility to check on her. Today, she is happy, healthy, and no worse for the wear.
There are a million other clinics in Vegas, so if you want a vet that just throws some medications at your pet, but keeps your bill low, then go to another facility. We have the choice of how we choose to treat our pets, and I choose a top notch facility like Craig Road.
I am in the law field, and the other thing to consider is the mounting legal hurdles for veterinarians. Veterinarian HAVE to educate you, make recommendations, and provide you will ALL of the options. They are not being "money grubbers' they are protecting you, your pet, and themselves. You wouldn't go into a grocery store or a car dealership and rant and rave because you were asked to actually "pay your bill", so why does a veterinarian deserve that disrespectful treatement? Yes, veterinarians are supposed to care for animals, but it is also not their responsibility to pay for the care of every dirt bag in Las Vegas's pet. If veterinarians gave every person that cried poor a free ride, they to would be out of a job. Show some respect for their hard work and education. They go to school for the same initial 8 years as a human doctor, but make FAR less money. (I know this because my step-daughter is a veterinarian in MS). Veterinarians dont become veterinarians for the money, because the money isn't that great!
I sincerely wish that I could find a human doctor that would treat me with the same compassion, dedication, and care that my pets received at Craig Road Animal Hospital. They have a client for life in me (as well as many referrals).
Thank you Craig Road!
Michelle and Mazie :-)