Buffalo Mountain Animal Hospital

245 Summit Place; PO Box 2930
Silverthorne, CO 80498
245 Summit Place; PO Box 2930, Silverthorne, CO 80498
970-513-8400 970-513-8400

Buffalo Mountain Animal Hospital

245 Summit Place; PO Box 2930
Silverthorne, CO 80498
245 Summit Place; PO Box 2930
Silverthorne, CO 80498
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Program Details

Type
Veterinary

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Ratings & Reviews

( 2)
Jane D
08/21/2018
The rating below is not a representation of Dr. Christine Murphy's long term work. We've taken our beloved rescue pets there for years and will continue to take our pets to Buffalo Mountain Animal Hospital. Dr. Murphy is a very thoughtful and careful vet. She is compassionate and calm with pet emergencies, which any dog owner is familiar with.
Amy
07/16/2015
No! No! No! If you are a local, or even visiting, please drive a few extra miles to another vet. I really wish I had trusted my intuition on this one.

I was spending a few days in the mountains from Denver, and my puppy broke a toenail, making it appear to be sideways and looking like a worse injury than what it ended up to be. It did bleed and I could tell it bothered her. So, I did some homework and wanted to see a vet, just in case. Unfortunately, I could not get into the Frisco Vet last minute and found this option, rather than driving home. I spoke to my vet at home, and they suggested to have them cut it down and assess if she needed a painkiller for a day or two.

When I got to Buffalo Mountain Animal Hospital, the staff (reception and vet tech) was great. However, when we saw Dr. Christine Murphy, it was not the most pleasant experience. In addition to her not being friendly at all, she was not thorough in inspecting my puppy's toenail. I'd call it more of a glance. Then she was quick to make suggestions of x-rays, anesthesia, and prefaced it with other things that could go wrong (mind you, those things were those note tended to properly upon injury like we were doing).

I immediately had a terrible gut-feeling that she either had no clue what she was talking about, was trying to pull a sly one on us, or just wanted to talk text-book about what I already knew could possibly go wrong with this 'injury' - that of which she didn't inspect thoroughly enough to know anything about to begin with. She wasted no time giving me a quote that was in the ballpark of over $380 - $415+.

I kindly said 'no thanks', asked for a painkiller that would hold her over until we got home in a day, and see our vet if we had a bigger injury than expected. Clearly, she was offended. Dr. Murphy was cold and basically wanted nothing to do with us, and was gone before I could turn around. No - 'thank you for coming in', 'hope she's going to be ok', etc. Almost $80 for a 2-minute visit with her that told me nothing, and some painmeds to keep her comfortable. It's not the cost of visit or meds that bothered me; it's the level of service and how I felt she was treating me.

Well, I just got home from my vet that I LOVE (Highlands Animal Clinic in Denver) a day and a half later. They saw me through a terrible sickness with my previous dog, so I know and trust them. Come to find out, the nail was not broken all the way to the base of the bed like Dr. Murphy stated, but rather about 1/2 way down the quick. My vet also said that her injured toe/toenail is one of the main digits for dogs, and if any bone was broken (which is what Dr. Murphy was saying could have happened, hence x-rays) or if she had more severe injury, that I would definitely know.

My vet cut her nail down a bit, visually showed me exactly what was going on (why her nail was sideways from the break), and let me know that it could definitely break off, be painful, and possibly need to be treated - and if that was the case, what to do, look for, that it's not emergency status, etc. They certainly did not feel as though she needed x-rays, etc., and explained when and why we could possibly have had that need, and indicators of needing it.

I am glad I trusted my gut feeling about spending nearly $400+ for nothing, and waited until we got home. I am less than impressed with Buffalo Mountain Animal Hospital and encourage you to do some homework on who is the best to care for your best friend, no matter the circumstance - check ups, sick, aging, injury.

I have spent thousands of dollars on pet care, wellness, and even treating a tumor at CSU, seeing nearly every doctor under their roof. I have had and know extraordinary vet care, and this certainly does not fit the bill in any way.

Don't go here just because it is convenient, a few miles closer in the valley, or maybe $50 cheaper.
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