4010 Donald St,
Eugene, OR 97405 United States
Edgewood Animal Clinic is a local provider of veterinary services in Eugene. Visit us very soon at our store location or call us today at (541) 341-6558.
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Edgewood Animal Clinic
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Posted On: Jun 21, 2017
Reviewer: Sue Dockstader
“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”
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