I have several dogs as 'established patients' at this Vet office, and yesterday afternoon, one of my dogs went into labor (initally OK). The labor became life-threatening to Mom-dog and unborn pups, and McCreight refused (over phone about 8:00PM or so) to provide care. "I don't want to do this tonight" (paraphrased, but the point is as stated). I feel that potentail 'clients' should be aware of the Vet's lack of concern to life-threatened animals, and that despite the SVH policy of 'offering' emergency care, there is in reality not any available (or very likely to be unavailable) as shown by McCreight's actions last night. He actually stated that we should go elsewhere (over an hour away minimum in any direction) and that he would charge much more than any other place he knows of, a clear insinuation towards 'extortion', it would seem, that if he were to come in, the owners (my family) would be 'punished' financially for seeking emergency Vet care through that office. A true case of 'actions are much louder than words' & 'buyer beware' - I hope this info helps other animal owners weigh their decision(s) on the type of morality & personality of the Vet they choose to care for their beloved animal(s).
This 'vet' office 'advertises' as having after-hours emergency care available through their office, and the after-hours phone message (from the Walker Animal Hospital's main phone # of (405)257-6167) assured a callback if a 'page' was sent to the Vet @ (405) 303-0003. I did not receive *any* return call or such from this supposed 'emergency vet on call' (over 12 hours ago from this moment!) despite placing four 'pages' as directed by the answering machine. Awaiting the call to be returned directly led to the demise of my dog as I live in a rural area far from any 'regular' after-hours Vet care, and I find it unconscionable that this business shows/advertises an emergency service when actually there are/were none available. I VERY highly recommend staying away from businesses such as this as a person can not be certain if *anything* that is advertised by Walker Animal Hospital is to be taken as honest and non-deceitful in nature.