ive been to Tufts many times over the years, They WERE a good hospital. I always went there when my vet couldn't find out what was wrong with my cats, I will NEVER go there again. 3 years ago i rushed one of my cats there. Its 2 hours away from my home, He kept throwing up and the vet up here didn't know why, when i got there they immediately took him from me and went out back to check him out, When i got to see my cat again he was literary screaming, Never heard a cat scream before. and he was in sever pain and couldn't walk, he wasn't like that when i brought him in, I said my god what did you do to him. They said he had fluid in his abdomen, they didnt know what it was , they were going to have to keep him to do more test. I got a call 3 hours later saying he was bleeding internally and wouldn't last the night, we rushed back just as they were going to put him down, They were very cold about it. I said i would never go back again, i think i should of listened to my self, but i have another cat that is in kidney failure and the vets here dont know why. Its not a typical case, so they suggested i go to tufts. Wrong, very wrong thing to do. when i got there, I explained to the vet, my cat is old she has a very bad spine, she doesn't like people or needles and you have to treat her in a special way or she will struggle and hurt her self, and i wasnt going to let her out of my sight, They wanted to do an ultrasound which i had already had at my vet a week ago, they said they needed another one to have a base line, in fact all the test i had done up here they wanted to redo, like all the test weren't good enough for them, but in reality all they want is the MONEY. So i agreed like any loving pet owner would do because they want there pet healed. Also they wouldn't let me stay with my cat for the ultrasound, So i said NO ultrasound if i cant stay with her. They did a blood pressure test. which she did ok, but when it came to take her blood, which i told them is very difficult to do and has to be taken in a certain way so she dont hurt her self, immediately i got an attitude from the head tech, i think she was the teacher. Saying this is not the way we do things around here, attitude #1, then i asked can you test her for Lyme, In a snotty attitude "we'll have to take more blood for that , ok thats attitude #2. with out NO concern for my cat, head technician grabs her by the leg starts squeezing her foot VERY hard Immediately my cat starts crying to get away, She jabs the needle in tries to get blood all the time my cat is crying and struggling to get away, with her bad back, I yelled at the technician to let go she was hurting her, her comment Mam let me do my job, and kept squeezing her foot. She had no regard for my cat, that she was hurting her, I informed her to stop immediately, I want going to let anyone hurt my cat. Her comment "I dont have to take this" and stormed out Attitude #3. I guess she figured my cat was going to take her abuse. I dont think so. When i Dr returned , i told her no more tests. They had put my cats threw enough, all i have to say is if you bring your animal there, dont let them out of your sight, and watch your pocket book, they will guilt you out of a fortune. I WILL NEVER GO BACK AGAIN!
It was many years ago that our cat started coughing and was foaming at his mouth. We took him and threw him in the car and headed here to Grafton. Quite a ride from Brimfield, MA. We arrived in time. The young man took him right in. This was 1:30 am. Within 45 mins he brought him back. Whatever caused this fit had been resolved and his blood was just fine. I only had PART of the $$$ to pay. That was fine. We paid our balance asap! GOD BLESS YOU ALL~ THANK YOU!
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