“The staff were wonderful - very friendly and professional.”
A Rip Off, A great EXAMPLE of a Greedy Vet.
She is a knowledgeable Vet, I must admit, but she has a greed for for money. Yes you will walk out with a big bill, but that is ok if it's worth it. Let me example why IT IS NOT below
I was really worry that my dog would lose his eye and went to this Dr Powell Because Dearborn Hospital is like down the street when my dog was there for his eye problem, my stupid vet at Dearborn recommended me there. It was late, close to closing of all vets. They did tell me there was UGA which they are certified, but they are in Athens, which is very far from me. Going to Dr Powell was maybe God's way of Punishing me for being lazy and not travel to Athens. I was also panicking that I can't see a eye vet on the same day besides me being lazy. Dearborn told me she is not certified, but she's good. UGA has all CERTIFIED ophthalmologist
So I went there and initial impression is that she is very knowledgeable and she spend time looking at my Dog. I was thinking well worth the money.
But long story short, her prices is OUTRAGOUS. $150 for a checkup...FINE, you are a expect we pay extra for expect, but the prices of her medicine is crazy and not the best for your dog. She charge me $50-$60 a bottle of antibiotics that's $4 at walmart and less than $20 online. Fine..if it's the best out there for my dog, I'll pay extra to have it on hand right away.
But this is the main problem those medicine that she sells you is not the best there are for your dog and thank god my dog had a problem when Dr Powell was away for vacation. I went to an emergency animal hospital and the GREAT vet called UGA (University of Georgia Animal Hospital) and I was schedule to see an ophthalmologist. After I went there I found out all the medicine that Dr Powell Sold me for was OUTRAGOUS in prices and was of poor quality. For the $50 antibiotics I pay her I could have gotten the higher quality that UGA prescribe my dog. I know because the same Walmart sold me both medicine. $4 for Dr Powell's which again she charge $50 for, and $50 for a higher grade. That was one out of 5 medicine that she sold me. In the end my visit was $700 for the first visit and you guess it, it's for overprice medicine.
UGA charge less $100 for the initial visit for ophthalmologist and $50 for rechecks. Dr Powell charge $75 for rechecks. Just letting you know. REMEMBER my review here is not base on money, but of ethics. How can one charge $50 for a $4 bottle and why not prescribe the best when this dog is ABOUT TO LOSE HIS EYE.
She is not there for your pet. She is there for the money. What UGA did was prescribe the medicine that my dog truely needs. Remember one thing UGA vets works there and would give you the best in opinion for their expertise. Dr Powell is running a business like any money hungry business people.
Trust me it's not about the money, I gave UGA like $3000 for my dog, Trust me I broke, I had to borrow money to pay the bills. So it's not the money I'm complaining about.
I usually don't like to write reviews, because I don't have much time BUT I have to write this one, because I'm a PET LOVER and I don't want someone to abandon theirs pet's eye for seeing an outrageous bill by the vet.. The Bill don't have to be that high if you go to the right vet.
My advice, if you can wait. GO TO UGA. Much better. Where is a team of experts is not there for your money. Tell your vet to call UGA for an ophthalmologist, they have doctors on call and they will tell you if you can wait or not. Trust me most of the time you can wait because your vet will explain the situation to the ophthalmologist and they can access if it can wait or not. My dog's inside of the eye went outside a little and the ophthalmologist said he can wait a night so she can schedule all the needed staff to perform the surgery and she was DEAD RIGHT.
Again I am writing this review because I don't want PET Owners that has a financial hardship to abandon their love one's eye.
I hope DR Powell will read this and reflect.
worst experience. This doctor is absolutely RUDE. the last post couldn't be more accurate. she is loud, abusive and doesn't like to be questioned. she charges insane fees and when you ask her to ballpark how much the treatment will be she gets in your face and makes you feel like your a bad person and that she has people who've been coming to her for years treating their "babies". well i was happy to tell her that putting a roof over me and my family's head and food on the table would most certainly come before HER fees. my first visit after all her "tests" was close to $600 and they never even bothered to tell me before hand that it would be that much...i was shocked and while i did pay her, i cried all the way home KNOWING that it was more than i could afford to spend. The ONLY thing i'm glad of is that there was another person in the waiting room and they clearly heard how she behaved.
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