This past week our 8y/o Chihuahua developed seizures. We went to AVS and they were incredible. Dr. Laszlo made us feel like we had been friends forever. She was honest, compassionate and patiently answered my questions. After an unltrasound and other tests we were sent to Neurology where Dr. Kara Knight took over his case. Same experience, she was GREAT. These people are the best in vet medicine. They really care and it shows!
Posted: 11/03/2012 • Link to this review
Dr. Laszlo was the DVM in charge of Peach's case at AVS. We never saw, spoke to, or had any feedback from Dr. Laszlo during Peach's initial appointment. We were never given the opportunity to ask any questions of Dr. Laszlo or to speak to her, either during Peach's initial appointment , or after Peach's death at AVS. Peach had an unscheduled appointment after her condition exacerbated at home after following the treatment plan prescribed by AVS/Dr. Laszlo. At that time, the decision was made by a different doctor to hospitalize Peach. Our first and only meeting/conversation with Dr. Laszlo took place after Peach had been taken to emergency surgery the next morning. Regardless of whether or not an intern is assigned to a case, I think it is the duty, or at the very least, a professional obligation of the veterinarian who is supervising that intern, to meet and speak to the family members of the patient at the initial appointment & to address any concerns regarding treatment plan,symptoms, diagnosis, etc. Lack of communication with the patient's family from the veterinarian calling the shots , supervising an intern is not acceptable & is uncaring & unprofessional. If your primary care veterinarian refers you to AVS for endoscopy or ultrasound, please consider calling Dr. Honeckman as an alternative, as he is a board certified specialist, and a Diplomate of the ACVIM. His phone number is : 321-279-3MVD
Posted: 12/11/2009 • Last edited: 4/29/2010 • Link to this review