It’s the worst thing when an emergency happens on the weekend and your normal vet clinic is closed. After feeding my dog a pig ear last Friday, he couldn’t keep his food down. On Sunday morning I looked for a vet clinic to assist with diagnosing the issue. I’m so lucky to have found Dr. Bishay and his phenomenal staff.
We were asked to come in immediately to get checked out. Although the clinic was very busy, the staff worked to triage all pets and get the care everyone needed.
Our initial X-rays were negative for a blockage. Dr. Bishay offered to send me to Guardian for further assessment or do blood work if I wanted but advised that we could wait to see how my dog responded to treatment over night. We agreed to wait. He let me know what to look for and explained the next steps if my dog didn’t improve over the next 12 hours. This would include blood work and ultrasound.
Unfortunately he didn’t improve and we needed to return to the vet for further assessment/treatment.
Upon returning to the clinic, we did blood work and confirmed my dog had developed acute pancreatitis. After calling for an ultrasound, we were told that it would be several hours but Dr. Bishay requested a rush on the test and the test was done sooner than expected.
This test did not confirm a blockage but was suspicious and further investigation was recommended. Dr. Bishay took the time to go over the ultrasound report with me and we discussed further treatment options as well as risks. I was pleased that Dr. Bishay reached out to Guardian hospital to consult for a second opinion.
After discussion with the family, we decided to proceed with an exploratory surgery. On Monday evening, Dr. Bishay and Heidi went to work on my guy and retrieved a foreign body from his pylorus.
It meant so much to me that the vet allowed me to stay while the surgery took place.
After recovering from surgery, Dr. Bishay sent us home and explained our treatment over the next few weeks. I was very stressed about leaving my dog unattended while I went to work but the clinic provided an affordable option during the day.
I can not say enough great things about my experience at the clinic, the support staff and the veterinary care. The location was clean and bright, easy to find, and extremely, reasonably priced for care.
Thank you so much Dr. Bishay and staff.