I had a wonderful experience today at Aspen Park Veterinary Hospital with Dr. Gurney's new vet, Dr. Questen. She is truly amazing with her experience and education in holistic/conventional medicine and offered us a more reasonable cost and approach than a purely conventional clinic. Her experience is varied in large and small animals, behavior, training and aquatic veterinary services. My husband and I now feel we can take excellent care of our diabetic dachshund boy with the exceptional knowledge of Drs. Gurney and Questen at this veterinary clinic.
Posted: 5/27/2017 • Link to this review
I took my pets here for many years, and while I considered Gurney "eccentric" he seemed very knowledgeable. Unfortunately, on one occasion I asked what criteria they used for anesthesia (I had a giant breed dog and was told by the breeder to ask the vet about this)he turned from me, told his assistant to take care of this "nervous woman" and walked away. I never returned.
Posted: 4/19/2011 • Last edited: 11/12/2013 • Link to this review
Dr. Gurney's name was given to me by a friend who had taken her dog to 3 vet's before Dr. G. He was the one to help her dog. My dog tore her CCL and my vet wanted to do a radical bone altering surgery AND wanted to operate on her good leg as well because he felt she'd tear it too. I was so relieved to meet with Dr. Gurney. He did a ligament stabilization surgery and my dog is doing great. I am sorry that one of the reviewers had a bad experience at Aspen Park but I couldn't DISAGREE more. The staff and other vet Dr. Watson are wonderful and I loved Dr. G's straight forward approach. He is a well seasoned veteran and even though I have to drive a bit to get there, they will be my new vet. They are also VERY reasonable with their fees. As I have talked to more people, I have heard many other stories of how Dr. Gurney figured out what their pet needed after they spent a lot of money at other vets that could not diagnose their pet. Five Paws for Aspen Park Vet Clinic!
Posted: 3/27/2011 • Last edited: 11/12/2013 • Link to this review
My first encounter with Doc.Gurney was 4 years ago when my then year old Italian Greyhound started having issues with his gums. They were constantly bleeding and I visited numerous vets in my neighborhood seeking help and to my astonishment all 4 vets I visited couldn't tell me what is wrong with him. My vet bills reached thousands of dollars but there was no diagonisis. My internet research didn't give me much hope either. Then, I heard about Dr. Gurney and I had nothing to loose. Took my dog to Aspen Park Vet Hospital in Conifer and to my astonishment Doc.Gurney took a look at my dogs gums, smelled his breath and was able to tell me what is wrong with him at that time but wanted to take a blood test to be sure that in fact this is what he thought it is. It was helicobacter pylori - bacteria rarely identified in dogs and cats. Doc.Gurney saved my dog and on the top of it didn't charge me for the blood test since he knew I spent already big chunk of money at other vets. You have to understand that Dr. Gurney is not a typical vet, he is a researcher and he often mumbles but if you listen to him carefuly and pay attention to what he is saying, you would get very valuable information. I really owe him life of not only one dog but 2 others as well. One has cancer and the other has lupus. They both are doing well and their diseases are under control. If you don't like long lines and non conventional vet, Doc. Gurney is for sure not for you and your pet.
Posted: 9/16/2010 • Last edited: 11/12/2013 • Link to this review
Our 9 year old Labrador Mix was diagnosed with Lymphoma. We turned to the recommendation of numerous people that said take your dog to Aspen Park. They said, "That doc worked miracles!" From the very start, the doctor was reluctant to explain what and how he was treating my dog for his lymphoma. He would never ask my permission to give specific drugs and/or injections. He would just give my dog whatever he felt like and then give me the bill at the end of the appointment! He would never take the time to explain anything! I will make a very long horrible story short. Dr. Gurney is an old belligerent, hostile man. In my opinion he is too old to be practicing medicine any longer. I'm sure in his day he was great, but not any longer. The night my dog died I was told I could call Dr. Gurney if I had any problems. When my dog started vomiting and losing consciousness, I called him, and to my amazement instead of offering help, the doctor yelled at me and carried on for 15 minutes about how I was bothering him. The only positive thing I can say is that the rest of the staff are caring and wonderful. But I do not know how they can take the abuse every day! He yells at them all too! We used them for 3 horrible months and I will NEVER EVER take another animal to Aspen Park Vet again!
Posted: 5/20/2010 • Last edited: 11/12/2013 • Link to this review
Doc and his staff are truly the most dedicated group of veterinary professionals around. They do things that no one else can. If you truly have an animal you love then do not waste your time with anyone else. There is no comparison. I only wish that there were more like him.
Posted: 5/30/2009 • Last edited: 11/12/2013 • Link to this review
"Dr.Gurney should have retired 30 years ago." Is the quote from the vet at the Boulder Humane Society. Our dog caught a severe infection while undergoing a minor surgery at Aspen Park Vet. The office is always too hectic, it's dirty, and unprofessional. The staff has no regard for the patient's/client's time, and are routinely 1-2 hours behind schedule. The Humane Society of America has over 50 complaints on file about Dr Gurney and Aspen Park. We will never use him again, and have told our friends and fellow pet lovers about the poor performance of Dr Gurney and Aspen Park Vet.
Posted: 2/27/2009 • Last edited: 11/12/2013 • Link to this review
He's the best around. My dog can now walk thanks to his innovative treatment. I drive an hour one way for my 3 dogs, and wouldn't use anyone else.
Posted: 11/05/2007 • Last edited: 11/12/2013 • Link to this review