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Dr. Diegmann is ONE with the cats. He is totally devoted to their welfare. I would not go to anyone else.

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Dr. Diegmann is ONE with the cats. He is totally devoted to their welfare. I would not go to anyone else.

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I give this clinic ZERO stars. When I took my kitty in to get all her shots before adopting a second kitty the nasty receptionist insisted I also buy vitamins and some other items that I can't remember (it's been 7 years now). They were all things that I didn't feel I needed since I've had cats that have lived to 18 years without those "necessary" gems. She told me I didn't love my kitties very much. if I wasn't willing to buy the stuff they needed to keep them healthy. After the exam she tore my kitty from my arms after the doctor had left the room and refused to let me go with her, taking kitty down the hall and told me to wait in the waiting room. I had no idea what was happening. Later she brought kitty out into the waiting room, tummy facing out with a large wet spot and a big dead flea, telling me that kitty had fleas and she had treated her with expensive flea medication and that since the package was opened I had to pay for what she'd used and the rest of the package. MY KITTY DID NOT HAVE FLEAS. THAT I KNOW FOR A FACT. THAT WOMAN PLANTED THAT FLEA ON MY PURE WHITE CAT.I was furious. I don't know if Dr. D knows what that woman is up to or not. He seems like a loving guy, but she is a witch. I'll never go back and we hiss every time we drive by that office. STAY AWAY FROM THIS CLINIC.

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I give this clinic ZERO stars. When I took my kitty in to get all her shots before adopting a second kitty the nasty receptionist insisted I also buy vitamins and some other items that I can't remember (it's been 7 years now). They were all things that I didn't feel I needed since I've had cats that have lived to 18 years without those "necessary" gems. She told me I didn't love my kitties very much. if I wasn't willing to buy the stuff they needed to keep them healthy. After the exam she tore my kitty from my arms after the doctor had left the room and refused to let me go with her, taking kitty down the hall and told me to wait in the waiting room. I had no idea what was happening. Later she brought kitty out into the waiting room, tummy facing out with a large wet spot and a big dead flea, telling me that kitty had fleas and she had treated her with expensive flea medication and that since the package was opened I had to pay for what she'd used and the rest of the package. MY KITTY DID NOT HAVE FLEAS. THAT I KNOW FOR A FACT. THAT WOMAN PLANTED THAT FLEA ON MY PURE WHITE CAT.I was furious. I don't know if Dr. D knows what that woman is up to or not. He seems like a loving guy, but she is a witch. I'll never go back and we hiss every time we drive by that office. STAY AWAY FROM THIS CLINIC.

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I used to take my first cat there. I was so naive. Every time I took the cat in for the most minor things, I had to leave it overnight. Sometimes for many days. This very sweet cat was drugged for days on end and got a "red tag" for being aggressive. They would never let me see it and they told me they had tubes in its mouth and catheters in it. When it was finally time to go home, the cat didn't resemble itself. They even filed down its teeth without my permission!

Then, my other "healthy" cat started going nuts and freaking out when I so much as took it through the door (it's never done that again since switching vets). Something was very wrong. I decided to listen to my cats. Took them to another vet, and tried to get records repeatedly from Cat Clinic, but they wouldn't give out records to other vets -- incredible!

Also, my "very sick cat" that had to stay drugged overnight each time? Nothing but good reports at the new vets. Easily managed condition for many years now. New vet has never had problems handling and I get back reports that say "great kitty!" They even do its teeth cleaning without any knock-out drugs! At my first meeting I said, "I suppose you're gonna have to keep it overnight?" and they looked at me very strangely and said, no, why would they do that? It was then that I started to feel I'd been taken for thousands of dollars.

Also, I got multiple false-positive results on tests at Cat Clinic, that required re-tests, leading me to believe even their testing quality was questionable.

I ran into another client of the Cat Clinic and they looked at me very intently and said stay away! I never write reviews, but this is important to your cat's life. I am SO glad I listened to my cats and got the hell out. I think they used my sick cat and overtreated it to get more money, all to the detriment of my cat.

I hate saying negative things in a forum like this but I owe it MORE to my cat (and yours) to tell the truth. I look back with horror at my years of experiences with Cat Clinic.

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I used to take my first cat there. I was so naive. Every time I took the cat in for the most minor things, I had to leave it overnight. Sometimes for many days. This very sweet cat was drugged for days on end and got a "red tag" for being aggressive. They would never let me see it and they told me they had tubes in its mouth and catheters in it. When it was finally time to go home, the cat didn't resemble itself. They even filed down its teeth without my permission!

Then, my other "healthy" cat started going nuts and freaking out when I so much as took it through the door (it's never done that again since switching vets). Something was very wrong. I decided to listen to my cats. Took them to another vet, and tried to get records repeatedly from Cat Clinic, but they wouldn't give out records to other vets -- incredible!

Also, my "very sick cat" that had to stay drugged overnight each time? Nothing but good reports at the new vets. Easily managed condition for many years now. New vet has never had problems handling and I get back reports that say "great kitty!" They even do its teeth cleaning without any knock-out drugs! At my first meeting I said, "I suppose you're gonna have to keep it overnight?" and they looked at me very strangely and said, no, why would they do that? It was then that I started to feel I'd been taken for thousands of dollars.

Also, I got multiple false-positive results on tests at Cat Clinic, that required re-tests, leading me to believe even their testing quality was questionable.

I ran into another client of the Cat Clinic and they looked at me very intently and said stay away! I never write reviews, but this is important to your cat's life. I am SO glad I listened to my cats and got the hell out. I think they used my sick cat and overtreated it to get more money, all to the detriment of my cat.

I hate saying negative things in a forum like this but I owe it MORE to my cat (and yours) to tell the truth. I look back with horror at my years of experiences with Cat Clinic.

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Yes they are expensive but they know the kitties! Dr. D will go all the way for your furry felines. When you need that kind of help - he can't be beat.
Male receptionist is wonderful!
Female not so much.

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★★★★★

Yes they are expensive but they know the kitties! Dr. D will go all the way for your furry felines. When you need that kind of help - he can't be beat.
Male receptionist is wonderful!
Female not so much.

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I have been taking my cats to Dr. Diegmann for many, many years. You won't find a more caring, dedicated veterinarian. He has brought two of my cats through life-threatening illnesses which I thought neither would survive. His staff is equally dedicated and are wonderful to work with. I honestly don't know what I would do without "Dr. D." and can't recommend him highly enough!

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★★★★★

I have been taking my cats to Dr. Diegmann for many, many years. You won't find a more caring, dedicated veterinarian. He has brought two of my cats through life-threatening illnesses which I thought neither would survive. His staff is equally dedicated and are wonderful to work with. I honestly don't know what I would do without "Dr. D." and can't recommend him highly enough!

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Dr. Deigman's protocol is to vaccinate cats with every imaginable vaccine including FIV. U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, considered a leading authority on veterinary medicine, doesn't recommend this or stock it because of the myriad of problems associated with it. Whiskers to Tails is a much better facility and will actually listen to an owners concerns rather that ridiculing them.

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Dr. Deigman's protocol is to vaccinate cats with every imaginable vaccine including FIV. U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, considered a leading authority on veterinary medicine, doesn't recommend this or stock it because of the myriad of problems associated with it. Whiskers to Tails is a much better facility and will actually listen to an owners concerns rather that ridiculing them.

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We will never go to this office again or recommend. We were rudely talked down to by the receptionist/vet technician after they presented us with a bill to basically do every single test possible (the costs were reasonable for each test). We knew what tests we absolutely needed as we had knowledge after having worked in a vet clinic for many years. We asked the results be faxed to a family member who is currently vet in another state. When one of us went back to get the recommended food, meds and fluids to inject without the cat (as we knew how to inject fluids)- we were told by the doctor that he didn't work this way and that we needed to find another vet (did not give anything to us!!). We paid over 300 and felt we should have been treated better- especially with a potentially dying cat. Went to another vet in Santa Clarita who told us he had heard odd things from others who had visited that same clinic.

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We will never go to this office again or recommend. We were rudely talked down to by the receptionist/vet technician after they presented us with a bill to basically do every single test possible (the costs were reasonable for each test). We knew what tests we absolutely needed as we had knowledge after having worked in a vet clinic for many years. We asked the results be faxed to a family member who is currently vet in another state. When one of us went back to get the recommended food, meds and fluids to inject without the cat (as we knew how to inject fluids)- we were told by the doctor that he didn't work this way and that we needed to find another vet (did not give anything to us!!). We paid over 300 and felt we should have been treated better- especially with a potentially dying cat. Went to another vet in Santa Clarita who told us he had heard odd things from others who had visited that same clinic.

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It's been many years since I have seen Dr. Digman as I moved out of the area. I raised Burmese cats at the time and found myself in the office very frequently. He still remains in my mind as the most skilled and intuitive diagnostician I have met to date!. It was true the bill was frequently steep but for those of us who know particular vulnerabilities of cats in general, those "extras" that we might question may be the very supports that have afforded our cats good health!

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It's been many years since I have seen Dr. Digman as I moved out of the area. I raised Burmese cats at the time and found myself in the office very frequently. He still remains in my mind as the most skilled and intuitive diagnostician I have met to date!. It was true the bill was frequently steep but for those of us who know particular vulnerabilities of cats in general, those "extras" that we might question may be the very supports that have afforded our cats good health!

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I've been to the Cat Clinic a few times now and have decided that this is not the kind of place I want to take my cat.

I have a 13 year old cat with a sweet disposition who also hates going to the vets. She hisses and growls up a storm when there but has never lashed out at any of the vets I've taken her to in the past. Most have asked me to hold her when they're giving her her shots as she's a little calmer when I hold her down.

The Cat Clinic now has a note on her chart to say that she's a safety risk and must be sedated before she'll be seen for anything (even if I can be in the room with her) and is also handled with huge gloves used for violent animals.

This means that when I took her in last time for a lump under her arm to be checked (no tests, no needles) she had to be sedated. The doctor then went on to say that she needed to have the lump surgically removed without explaining what it was, etc., then left the room promptly with the cat. I could hear her screaming from the back room (god only knows what they were doing to her), was ushered out to the front desk, charged $245 and left with my drugged up cat.

This is definitely the last time I take my cat to this clinic. I think it's deplorable that my cat should have to be sedated to the point that she can't even lift her head (and so heavily so that she doesn't fully come out of it till 5-6 hours later!) for a simple visit to the vet. If these people were the true pet lovers as they claim to be they would have taken the time, as other vets have, to make the cat feel at ease rather than just drug her up.

I urge everyone to at least check out some other vets in the area before even thinking about going to the Cat Clinic.

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I've been to the Cat Clinic a few times now and have decided that this is not the kind of place I want to take my cat.

I have a 13 year old cat with a sweet disposition who also hates going to the vets. She hisses and growls up a storm when there but has never lashed out at any of the vets I've taken her to in the past. Most have asked me to hold her when they're giving her her shots as she's a little calmer when I hold her down.

The Cat Clinic now has a note on her chart to say that she's a safety risk and must be sedated before she'll be seen for anything (even if I can be in the room with her) and is also handled with huge gloves used for violent animals.

This means that when I took her in last time for a lump under her arm to be checked (no tests, no needles) she had to be sedated. The doctor then went on to say that she needed to have the lump surgically removed without explaining what it was, etc., then left the room promptly with the cat. I could hear her screaming from the back room (god only knows what they were doing to her), was ushered out to the front desk, charged $245 and left with my drugged up cat.

This is definitely the last time I take my cat to this clinic. I think it's deplorable that my cat should have to be sedated to the point that she can't even lift her head (and so heavily so that she doesn't fully come out of it till 5-6 hours later!) for a simple visit to the vet. If these people were the true pet lovers as they claim to be they would have taken the time, as other vets have, to make the cat feel at ease rather than just drug her up.

I urge everyone to at least check out some other vets in the area before even thinking about going to the Cat Clinic.

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I highly recommend Dr Diegmann at the Cat Clinic in Pasadena. The Cat Clinic specializes in treating cats and that is what I was looking for. I have taken my cat there for 12 years, since she was a kitten. I have found him to be superior to all the vets I have taken my animals to over the years. He takes the time to talk to you, answer your questions and explains in a professional yet on a personal level. I have always been pleased with the outstanding service I received there from routine check-ups to illness. The staff, care of the animals, cleanliness and caring of all at this facility is outstanding. I can without any reservations recommend Dr Diegmann and the Cat Clinic with my highest rating for their outstanding world class service and attention to my cat. Thank you Dr Diegmann and I appreciate your caring and concern for my cat and myself.

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I highly recommend Dr Diegmann at the Cat Clinic in Pasadena. The Cat Clinic specializes in treating cats and that is what I was looking for. I have taken my cat there for 12 years, since she was a kitten. I have found him to be superior to all the vets I have taken my animals to over the years. He takes the time to talk to you, answer your questions and explains in a professional yet on a personal level. I have always been pleased with the outstanding service I received there from routine check-ups to illness. The staff, care of the animals, cleanliness and caring of all at this facility is outstanding. I can without any reservations recommend Dr Diegmann and the Cat Clinic with my highest rating for their outstanding world class service and attention to my cat. Thank you Dr Diegmann and I appreciate your caring and concern for my cat and myself.

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One of my cats had chronic urinary tract infections, she was a very nervous cat and would often bring them on herself. One time it go quite bad and we had to take her to an emergency clinic, they recommended The Cat Clinic. We took her there after the emergency was over. The doctors and staff seemed very friendly. We let our Harley Quinn there with them because they wanted to run tests. We told them already what the problem was, we just wanted to make sure that there was nothing else going on. Well, they had actually kept her there almost 3 days and NO PHONE CALLS. Finally, after calling them every day my husband had to threaten with a lawsuit before they gave us information. You know what, it was a urinary tract infection, just like we said. The bill turned out to be over $900.00. Thank god we had pet insurance, I could never have covered that much bill. The tests they wanted to run were totally unneccesary. The vet we took her to later said that her treatment should have been outpatient with a mild medication and plenty of fluids to flush out her system. Maybe a day that was all it should have taken. They were friendly, but good lord do they stick it to you in unneccasary tests, medication and fees.

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One of my cats had chronic urinary tract infections, she was a very nervous cat and would often bring them on herself. One time it go quite bad and we had to take her to an emergency clinic, they recommended The Cat Clinic. We took her there after the emergency was over. The doctors and staff seemed very friendly. We let our Harley Quinn there with them because they wanted to run tests. We told them already what the problem was, we just wanted to make sure that there was nothing else going on. Well, they had actually kept her there almost 3 days and NO PHONE CALLS. Finally, after calling them every day my husband had to threaten with a lawsuit before they gave us information. You know what, it was a urinary tract infection, just like we said. The bill turned out to be over $900.00. Thank god we had pet insurance, I could never have covered that much bill. The tests they wanted to run were totally unneccesary. The vet we took her to later said that her treatment should have been outpatient with a mild medication and plenty of fluids to flush out her system. Maybe a day that was all it should have taken. They were friendly, but good lord do they stick it to you in unneccasary tests, medication and fees.

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Dr. "D" and the cat clinic was the first all cat clinic in the United States and has given faithful loving care to cats for over 40 years. Dr. "D" is known for his work as the vet who cared for the famous cat "Jake" Disney's cat from outer space. He saved the Lives of all 3 of my cats.

PROS: Love, Caring, Qualified professionals.
CONS: It's the only place of it's kind. Cannot be duplicated.

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Dr. "D" and the cat clinic was the first all cat clinic in the United States and has given faithful loving care to cats for over 40 years. Dr. "D" is known for his work as the vet who cared for the famous cat "Jake" Disney's cat from outer space. He saved the Lives of all 3 of my cats.

PROS: Love, Caring, Qualified professionals.
CONS: It's the only place of it's kind. Cannot be duplicated.

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I have an indoor cat and I am very much not a believer in vaccines. I kick myself for letting the lady behind the counter talk me into a whole cocktail of vaccines for my cat not because of the steep cost but because of the questionable benefits and the seldom mentioned risk of vaccine induced sarcoma (cancer). I was made to feel like a neglectful parent if I declined the vaccines. When I told the lady why I didn't feel comfortable with vaccinating, she actually said "Well you certainly are a Luddite aren't you?" When she asked if we'd brought a stool sample, I said that we lived only a few blocks away and that I could get one while my wife was doing paperwork but the lady said no don't bother, we'll get one since the cat is spending the night here. She didn't mention that they were going to charge us for it. Later, while reviewing our largest vet bill to date, I noticed a $20 charge for "Stool sample collection" (putting poop in a container). What sneaky grubbing bandits! In an attempt to tap our funds a little further, they took it upon themselves to call us to schedule follow-up vaccinations a few weeks later. I told them where to stick their vaccinations.
Incidentally, the doctor didn't strike me as being exceptionally caring or professional at all. As I said in the title, they ACT like they are cat lovers but sit back in the waiting room and observe the transactions of other pet owners and you will notice obvious psychological tactics being used to extract $ from the wallets of worried pet owners.

PROS: Catchy name and cool looking sign. They didn't kill my cat.
CONS: Damn expensive! Ethics seem to take a back seat to maximizing profit.

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★★☆☆☆

I have an indoor cat and I am very much not a believer in vaccines. I kick myself for letting the lady behind the counter talk me into a whole cocktail of vaccines for my cat not because of the steep cost but because of the questionable benefits and the seldom mentioned risk of vaccine induced sarcoma (cancer). I was made to feel like a neglectful parent if I declined the vaccines. When I told the lady why I didn't feel comfortable with vaccinating, she actually said "Well you certainly are a Luddite aren't you?" When she asked if we'd brought a stool sample, I said that we lived only a few blocks away and that I could get one while my wife was doing paperwork but the lady said no don't bother, we'll get one since the cat is spending the night here. She didn't mention that they were going to charge us for it. Later, while reviewing our largest vet bill to date, I noticed a $20 charge for "Stool sample collection" (putting poop in a container). What sneaky grubbing bandits! In an attempt to tap our funds a little further, they took it upon themselves to call us to schedule follow-up vaccinations a few weeks later. I told them where to stick their vaccinations.
Incidentally, the doctor didn't strike me as being exceptionally caring or professional at all. As I said in the title, they ACT like they are cat lovers but sit back in the waiting room and observe the transactions of other pet owners and you will notice obvious psychological tactics being used to extract $ from the wallets of worried pet owners.

PROS: Catchy name and cool looking sign. They didn't kill my cat.
CONS: Damn expensive! Ethics seem to take a back seat to maximizing profit.

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I took my cat in, and over $1500 later (including a referral to a cardiologist and to a cat periodontist near San Diego), I came away feeling that although Dr. Loo may know her stuff, I just didn't feel a lot of confidence in her. The cardiologist basically said my cat's heart wasn't a big concern (which made me happy, but not my checkbook!), but Dr. Loo preferred that the cardiologist continue to treat my cat instead of treating him herself

PROS: The assistant there is very good
CONS: Very expensive; some shots they push may not be necessary

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I took my cat in, and over $1500 later (including a referral to a cardiologist and to a cat periodontist near San Diego), I came away feeling that although Dr. Loo may know her stuff, I just didn't feel a lot of confidence in her. The cardiologist basically said my cat's heart wasn't a big concern (which made me happy, but not my checkbook!), but Dr. Loo preferred that the cardiologist continue to treat my cat instead of treating him herself

PROS: The assistant there is very good
CONS: Very expensive; some shots they push may not be necessary

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If you're looking for a vet who specializes in felines and have a large budget for your cat's medical needs, the Cat Clinic is the place for you. I took my cat here once and walked out with a whopper of a bill. The Cat Clinic is soooo expensive, but I must say Dr Diegmann and his staff are crazy for cats and will go to any lengths to keep them going. I can say this with certainty because I have a relative who spent thousands at the Cat Clinic keeping her 20+ year old arthritic cat with heart & kidney problems alive, but if you ask her, she'd say she has no regrets and takes her new cat to him.

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CONS: Expensive!!!

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★★★☆☆

If you're looking for a vet who specializes in felines and have a large budget for your cat's medical needs, the Cat Clinic is the place for you. I took my cat here once and walked out with a whopper of a bill. The Cat Clinic is soooo expensive, but I must say Dr Diegmann and his staff are crazy for cats and will go to any lengths to keep them going. I can say this with certainty because I have a relative who spent thousands at the Cat Clinic keeping her 20+ year old arthritic cat with heart & kidney problems alive, but if you ask her, she'd say she has no regrets and takes her new cat to him.

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The best place in Los Angeles for knowledgeable, friendly care for your sick or injured cat.

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The best place in Los Angeles for knowledgeable, friendly care for your sick or injured cat.

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