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Edgewood Animal Clinic
“Dr. Kimball is now being investigated by the Oregon Veterinary Examining Board for his actions regarding our dog Aífe.
We have been clients at Edgewood Animal Clinic since Dr. Sandy Smalley founded it in 1994, and about a dozen of our pets have been treated there in those 23 years. When Sandy retired, Jason Kimball took over.
We took our 2 1/2 year old, healthy dog, Aife, to Edgewood to be spayed by Dr. Kimball on Tuesday May 23rd, 2017. Just before surgery, Dr. Kimball suggested an optional surgery, a gastropexy. He let us know it was a simple, easy surgery.
After surgery, Dr. Kimball told us that during the procedure he accidentally cut a "tiny hole" in her diaphragm -- then said it was 2 inches -- which he claimed he stitched up.
My partner Steen sat with Aífe for 3 hours and was reassured that she was going to be "fine," though Steen was told Aífe had been given morphine - she remained unconscious for the entire 3 hours.
When Dr. Kimball made an x-ray at about 5pm, he told Steen Aífe had blood and air in her chest and he had no idea why and said he wanted to transport her immediately to the Emergency Veterinary Hospital.
Steen agreed to follow the transport vehicle to EVH. The drive from Edgewood to EVH usually takes about 15 minutes.
Instead it lasted over half an hour. Steen followed them through the streets of Eugene while I received a call from them stating they were lost.
At EVH, the vets gave Aife a transfusion and prepped her for surgery to find out what was bleeding. She never made it to the surgical table. She went into cardiac arrest and died with a large amount of blood in her chest.
Dr. Kimball waited more than 40 hours to contact us following her death despite getting updated calls from EVH throughout their struggle to keep Aife alive. She died at 9:30pm on Tuesday.
At 4:00pm on Thursday, Dr. Kimball began his sympathy call by saying he had waited so long because he was depr”
Deschutes Veterinary Clinic PC
“Iloved hem; was best vet in town, now we are stuck with the leftovers.”
Westside Pet Hospital
Best Veterinarian +5 out of 5 Stars!
“Referrals are a powerful thing. My dog is a retired medical alert service dog. She needed a yearly check-up (and her vaccinations), but she also had a lump on her belly that had developed since her last year's check-up. My daughter recommended her vet, Dr. Shaw. She said she trusted him: he was experienced, knowledgeable, caring, generous, honest, open, and responsive.\n\nI am so glad she did!\n\nHe's caring, sincere, and empathetic (animals love him). He genuinely cares about his patients well-being. He is warm and accessible and makes you and your dog comfortable. My dog acted like he was a member of her family, he was very attentive, reassuring, and calming.\n\nTrust: I love that he is an experienced holistic veterinarian who looks at the whole picture. He has great medical expertise (sharp, up-to-date, professional skill) a great diagnostition (and great surgeon)!\n\nCommunication: he's a great veterinarian with excellent communication skills, open and responsive. There was a three way flow of information (between you, your dog and the veterinarian). He not only a great listener, he clearly explained the diagnosis and treatment options.\n\nHospitality: on the first day, my dog loved the veterinarian and his staff! I loved the warm way Betsy Henshaw greeted my dog (at the front desk) and offered her a bowl of clean, cold water on a hot day. Jennel Wassenaar was gentle and friendly, my dog didn't notice the injection. After my dog's tumor was removed, Tammy Datwyler walked me through post-operative care. Dr. Shaw always took the time to educate, was patient answering questions and concerns [you can ask him anything, he takes the time (and has the kindness and patience) to educate you without talking down to you].\n\nMy dog is healthy and happy. I am so grateful. Dr. Shaw and his staff have a great bedside manner, they are very compassionate, both to animals and their owners. They were also affordable. I am glad my daughter recommended Westside Pet Hospital, they are passionate about animals and committed to giving them the best care. A sincere heartfelt thank you to Dr. Shaw and his staff! ”
Keizer Veterinary Clinic
“Outstanding group of professionals”
Cinder Rock Veterinary Clinic
5 STAR CLINIC!
“I get treated better at my vet then my own doctors office! These people are fantastic!”