VCA Peninsula Animal Hospital is a veterinary facility based in San Diego, CA where your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal.
I have been using this vet clinic for 11 years. Dr. Ewertz has been our primary vet for all these years and there are no words to fully describe this compassionate and caring man. I wish I could count how many nights he called me hours after the clinic closed to review test results or check on how one of my cats was doing. He always listens to my questions, answers in great detail and never rushes you out the door. I have nothing but praise for Dr. Cammarata who helped our Marie Louise through an exploratory surgery and 4 months plus of being on a feeding tube - because I was so nervous about the feeding tube - he gave me his personal cell to use in case I ran into a problem over a holiday weekend!! And the rest of the staff...Shawna, Elena, and Tammy...oh my gosh...where do I begin. They have helped us through some very difficult and sad times, and everyone always has our kitties best interest in mind! Professional yet human and true animal loving people.
Posted: 3/28/2009 • Link to this review
I took my cat, Big Red, to Peninsula Vet Clinic because he was not eating his dry food. He was eating his wet food and drinking normally. He did not appear to be sick in any way except for needing dental work for gingivitis, as he had been treated for a similar problem 3 years previous. However this time, Big Red was also diagnosed with kidney failure. Per strong medical advice from Dr. Cammarata, I let them keep Big Red for 3 days on IVs because Dr. Cammarata said they needed to flush out his kidneys. So three days later - I pick him up; now he has pulmonary edema (water in his lungs), he's gagging, having difficulty swallowing, and vomiting white foam. I'm absolutely serious here because Big Red died 6 days later. He was one of the greatest cats I had ever known and I will miss him much. Here's what Dr. Cammarata told me over the phone the following day after I picked him up, "You will have to keep him hydrated via subcutaneous drip or I'm afraid he will pass in a few days". Here's what Peninsula Vet Clinic medically did wrong: 1) Did not properly manage his Intake and Output (I&O) resulting in gross overhydration, causing pulmonary edema and severe anemia that lead to his death. I implore you to reconsider taking any of your pets to Peninsula Veterinary Clinic.
Posted: 10/10/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review