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Below are testimonials written by our past patients’ owners. If your pet has recently visited Florida Veterinary Referral Center and you would like to write a testimonial, please click the button to the right. It might just get featured on this page!

Jay and Cindy I.

July 2018

“Dr. Parra used alternative medicine instead of compounding or further putting stress on our Zoey who had just been through a procedure the previous day. His patience for his patient Zoey paid off and we have a happy tail wagging girl. The intake by Dr. Moore and the attending nurses were great too.”

 

Taylor M.

July 2018

“I am very pleased with my entire experience at Florida Veterinary Referral Center. We originally came in through the ER and saw Dr. Caro and then met with Dr. Goodrich for a surgery consultation. Both doctors performed a surgery on my dog and I am very happy with both doctors. Everything has been very thorough from details on exams, recommendations for procedures, financial estimates and follow up care process. I had to leave my dog for hospitalization boarding and they sat with me to go over how my dog likes everything including his food, sleeping habits, water intake etc. Dr. Goodrich has been great at comforting me through the process and providing daily updates. I truly appreciate the doctors and staff at FVRC for providing a positive experience during a difficult time.”

 

Kristin & Dan R.

July 2018

“We were greeted in a caring and compassionate manner. Dr Mosley had the very best “bed side manner”. He explained everything so well. Normally when you go to hospitals the discharge paperwork is very generic. Dr Mosley’s discharge plan was individualized and the discharge instructions were clear. It was an hour drive from Captiva Island, but with the care received, we would have traveled further. Thank you so much for taking such great care of Olivia.”

 

Bethany L.

June 2018

“Loved you all!! Mowgli has serious vet issues. Somehow you are all members of the dog whisperer society. How you all tamed the 90lbs ball of anxiety, I do not know! But you did!! Loved the technician, Jodi, the front office staff and Dr. Goodrich. I would absolutely recommend you all to anyone who asked!”

 

Jan F.

June 2018

“Everything was first class. The ER staff the night Shakey broke his leg were caring and wonderful. Dr Goodrich is fantastic! She has been so helpful as we work through this process and she cares as well as being an excellent surgeon. Every person we have come into contact with has been kind, caring and knowledgeable. Our little cat has a chance because of your clinic and Dr Goodrich. We can never thank you enough!!!”

 

John & Vicki R.

May 2018

“There was kindness and genuine caring about my fur baby and for me too. Our experience couldn’t have been better. Because of their knowledge and expertise, the outcome couldn’t have been better and now I hope to have a good 3-4 more years of companionship with my Holly. Wish it were even more.”

 

Rita R.

May 2018

“Dr. Riordan is amazing in every way! After I left the hospital with my doggie, Dolly, Dr. Riordan found the time to do extra research on our case. She also spoke to a cardiologist, and my vet – Dr. Marc, and others to find the best treatment plan. She knew that I was concerned so she called me the very next morning at 8:00 AM to discuss her findings and shared the updated treatment plan with me!  Dr. Riordan not only focuses on what is best for the pet, but also takes into consideration the pet Mom (in this case) and what is best there too! She is kind, considerate, thorough, professional, brilliant, open to others’ input, and goes the extra mile to make sure the highest care is given! I won’t go anywhere else for this kind of treatment! I guess she is just “stuck” with my furbabies and me! Thanks so much!”

 

Leslie L.

April 2018

“The compassion of everyone associated with FVRC has been immeasurable. We continue to receive information when told and everything has been explained in a manner understandable and clear to us. Dr. Riordan’s knowledge and expertise has provided comfort that we are providing the best possible care for our Carlos. We continue to greatly appreciate the care and kindness we are receiving at FVRC.”

 

Stacy A.

April 2018

“I can never thank all the medical staff for saving my Service Dog Pixie’s life. We rushed her in with a nosebleed bleed but she had a serious medical condition. The love and care they gave her was above and beyond. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have my sweet baby today. The staff is so caring and goes above and beyond to help with any questions. What an amazing place. Pixie and I thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.”

 

Sue W.

April 2018

“We were traveling from CT and were not sure of where we were bringing Maya to but we found that EVERYONE there was so kind and caring especially knowing we knew nothing about the hospital. The staff was so compassionate and caring! Would not hesitate to go back if needed! We cannot thank everyone enough for taking care of Maya. She recovered nicely and we are so grateful for the care that she received while in your hospital. Thank you so much for everything!!!”

 

Pam D.

March 2018

“My dog received great care while at FRVC. The veterinarians, technicians and staff are absolutely awesome and caring. They gave me detailed information about my pet’s care. I called them several times a day to check on my pet and they were always very patient and courteous with me.”

 

Lisa G.

March 2018

“I brought my pug in for breathing problems. I was a mess, crying and felt very silly for being so emotional. The receptionist and technician both assured she would be taken care of, making sure she had enough oxygen. They made me feel one thousand percent confident they would take the best care of my baby. I can’t thank them enough for easing my anxiety. Thank you for taking care of my girl – you really made me feel at ease knowing she was getting the best care possible.”

 

Mary Ellen M.

“I have brought my dogs (personal and the rescue dogs) to FVRC for years and have always had positive experiences. Everyone is very caring and makes you feel like you are part of the FVRC “family”. Very willing to work with schedule changes and everyone is courteous and very professional at the front desk, as well as the technicians and of course the veterinarians.”

 

Shelley M.

“I am so grateful for the care and compassion of everyone involved with the treatment for Maverick. They never gave up and were always willing to answer questions, no matter how menial they might seem. The compassion of the Doctors and staff was exceptional.”

 

Sue C.

“Dr. Parra was extremely helpful and kind in providing information about Maya’s condition and the treatment plan for her near future. It was reassuring to have a doctor that understood how overwhelming this situation was and continues to be for me and my family. I appreciate all the attention and care the entire staff showed me and Maya while she was hospitalized.”

 

Amy K.

“The entire staff is wonderful! They really go out of their way to make each client and pet feel special. I especially appreciated the follow-up I received (letter and phone call). I took all the recommendations, and swiftly proceeded forward with them. Keep up the great work!”

 

Erin H.

“Fantastic ER Vet. I can honestly say that this is the best ER Vet in the area. I have brought 4 of my dogs to you and have always received great care. I would highly recommend for any and all issues.”

 

Kim H.

“The people were wonderful. The technician was extremely helpful, and gave me all the options I needed. I was unable to see a vet because a critical patient came in right after me, and my dog was not exhibiting symptoms anymore so I chose not to wait, but the tech gave me all the information and offered to keep my dog and observe him if I chose. All in all, it was the most positive experience I’ve ever had at an emergency vet clinic. Wish you were in my home state of Michigan, too!”

 

Mari & Olivia

“In our recent, emotional journey in uncovering & addressing an aggressive cancer in our 4-yr old chocolate lab, our family was SO incredibly blessed to be referred to Dr. Kraiza & Dr. Goodrich!  It has become abundantly clear that our sweet Maggie has the best possible care around with Dr. Kraiza, Dr. Goodrich & their staff! These doctors quickly prove how dedicated & caring they are. They were SO thorough with Maggie’s exams; they fully explained everything in a way I could easily understand which helped me determine how to best proceed. They are so patient, kind & compassionate – I could tell they genuinely care about their patients & families. They didn’t rush difficult decisions, but posed different options & possible realistic results. I also have to HIGHLY PRAISE Dr. Goodrich for her AMAZING skills in expertly performing a difficult surgery. I really didn’t know what to expect in how drastic Maggie’s appearance would change, but the cancer had to be removed as much as possible. When Dr. Goodrich brought Maggie out upon discharge, Maggie seemed so happy & energetic, she didn’t express any discomfort or fear & she looked like nothing had really changed! This is a TOP NOTCH practice! THANK YOU!!!”
 

Gayle & George N.

“Dr. Kraiza is a true problem solver in attacking the problem at hand with her science background, yet still had the necessary “bedside manner” that is appreciated when dealing with such an emotional issue. Our dog is our baby, and I felt she empathized well. Sometimes when science background is needed, the emotional side is lacking. We did not find this true of Dr. Kraiza. She is all that is needed.”
 

James & Betty Lou F.

“I was worried about my dog Marley until I stepped in your front door. I became instantly aware that we both were in good hands. I am delighted that you are here and have 24 hr care. Marley was in pain physically and I was in pain mentally. Thank you so much!!!”
 

Gail C.

“They are amazing in quickly diagnosing and treating my dogs! I have two dogs and each has been in two or three times in the past 5 years. They have been courteous, caring, and efficient in treating my dogs on every occasion. For some reason it is always the weekend or holiday when my dogs get sick and my vet is closed. The staff and doctors keep you informed. They have everything on site to make an animal better (X-ray, most lab work, ultrasound, surgical services, etc.) I wish I could get the same care when I go to the People ER!!!”
 

The Duchene Family

“All the staff at Florida Veterinary Referral Center
Thank you for all of the love and kindness that you have given to little China. You are all such wonderful, kind, and caring people.”
 

Terry J.

“Dr. Goodrich, Jodi and Team

Gracias, merci, abrigado, danke, grazie, kittos. Thank you so much for looking after me and making me healthy once again!

With love and doggie kisses, Purdey.”

 

Katherine D.

“Dr. Goodrich and staff

Dr. Goodrich really helped to ease my fears and explain all of the options available to me. She was also very understanding and didn’t make me feel bad about changing my mind at the last minute. I felt very confident in her capability to perform the surgery. The receptionist was also extremely friendly and really gave me that extra reassurance to know everything would be ok.

I’m really glad I was referred to you to help Katrina. Everything was really first class. Thanks again!”

 

Stephanie & Mike L.

“Dr. Kraiza and staff

We can’t thank you enough for all you have done to help our dear little Bucky. You saw us through it all, gave us comfort, and the best care possible. You were able to give us a little more time. All the technicians, assistants and staff were extremely professional and patient with any questions we had. Thank you for sharing part of our life, you will never be forgotten. Our sincerest appreciation.”

 

 

Caroline S.

“To All of Jackson Browne’s People

Our long journey together has come to a very sad and painful ending, and I just can’t walk away without telling you how much you touched our life. You all have become like family to me. During every visit, we experienced kind, familiar faces and voices when we walked in the door…we were given warm hugs and sincere smiles, and compassionate words. You fought the battle with me – just as determined as I was. You didn’t just take care of him, you took care of me also. Collectively – your knowledge and ability is unmatched, but what really sets you apart is the heart-felt passion that surrounds the care that you gave to us. I am forever grateful for all that you did to help me and my baby stay together for as long as we possibly could. With unending love, Jackson Browne’s Mommy.”

 

Cindy C.

“All staff

This was our first time visiting FVRC and it was a great experience. From the time we entered with friendly caring employees to the explanations of the tech support and the doctors, we felt taken care of and my pet seemed like they were in good hands.”