I acquired a 1 1/2 yr. old Shihtzu from someone who originally had the dog vetted at Dr. Rice. The dog was 6 month past due on shots and not spayed. Since this vet. had a file on the dog, I got the dog current on shots and scheduled an appt. to be spayed 5 days later. THE DOG DIED ON THE TABLE!!!! I was shocked! He said she had a reaction to the anesthesia. No pre-surgery screening test were done, I don't know who or if someone else was monitoring the dog with Dr. Rice. Were IV fluids used? I don't know how long CPR was performed. This was my first time using this vet. I know things can happen. Now I'm left wondering if it was an error on the vets part. How many other people have lost seemingly health pets when they were taken in for a procedure at this vet. Are pet deaths reported to the AVMA? I just feel this should not have happened.
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