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I was fortunate enough to be referred to Dr. Questen by a co-worker. At that time, I had 2 cats, Lucky and Taz. Taz is now 16 and thank goodness, has been a healthy girl. Lucky however, was not so healthy. When I got Lucky, he had been rescued and patched up after he climbed into a truck engine to keep warm. Lucky had one ear, no tail and a head injury. Regardless, I fell in love with him the moment I met him. Dr. Q understood this and understood my bond with this delightfully sweet (but not so pretty) cat.
I honestly do not know what I would have done without Dr. Questen’s wonderful home visits, patience and compassion in the last few years in working with Lucky and I, just trying to keep him healthy. Lucky had some chronic respiratory issues as well as some behavior issues. Dr. Q worked with us using traditonal western as well as eastern treatment regimens. Lucky had a wonderful life and I believe he was alive a lot longer because of Dr. Q’s care. Unfortunately, Lucky became very ill, quite suddenly and had to be put to sleep this August. Not only did Dr. Q. trust my judgment in knowing that it was Lucky’s time to go (she knew how well I knew my hairy son) but she immediately re-arranged her schedule to come to my house so Lucky could drift off peacefully in his own surroundings. I cannot fully express how much this meant to me. I then received a lovely card from Dr. Q. She let me know that a donation in Lucky’s name had been made to a pet foundation. Well, I was speechless and so touched.
I recommend Dr. Q without reservation to anyone who needs a vet. I have never had another vet who even comes close to measuring up to her. Dr Q’s passion for animals, talent with animal treatment and compassion with their owners is a nothing short of a blessing. Dr. Q is one of those rare people who makes the planet a better place because she is on it. I breathe easier because she has been involved in my life and in my pets’ lives. Namaste.
Over the course of the past two years, I’ve entrusted the care of two of my favorite people in the world – a cat named Sappho and a dog named Scout – to Dr. Q, and have been exceptionally pleased with the level of care and service she has given all three of us. She helped me work toward Sappho’s final transition when she was hit, late in life, with an aggressive cancer, and made that old lady kitty as comfortable as possible during that time. I could not imagine a more peaceful goodbye than the one that Sappho and I shared thanks to Dr. Q’s compassionate work.
Scout’s adventures over the past year have included a compressed disc, the surgery to repair it, and a bizarre skin condition that erupted during her recovery. Through it all, Dr. Q worked to make Scout as happy and healthy as possible, but had the veterinary smarts and ego-free wisdom to let me know when it was time to consult with a specialist to amass the best possible community of caregivers for Scout. I’m happy to report that Scout now has a primary care doc (Dr. Q), a neurologist, and a dermatologist, and that she still likes Dr. Q most of all. I am convinced that she actually looks forward to her acupuncture sessions with the Doc! In the past 6 months she’s gone from almost unable to walk, to playing ball in the park – though admittedly, her ball playing is a little more wobbly than before.
Dr. Q’s intuitive way with animals, both human and otherwise, is an incredible professional asset, and I cannot recommend her care enthusiastically enough.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your expert advice for my German shorthair, Abigail (photo attached).
If you remember, Abi was terrified of the shower where I give her bath. Even though I always used warm, gentle water, she had to be carried into the shower enclosure and trembled the entire time.
Through using your recommended gentle coxing over time method of training, she now goes happily into the shower with no fear at all!
Thanks again for your help! This has made bath time for her so much easier and less stressful.
- Abigail no longer afraid of the shower!
Dear Dr. Q.
I just want to thank you for the success we are having with our new puppy, Clover. She is a rescue from Max Fund that my 9 year old daughter found while delivering a donation collected from Christmas caroling and selling hot chocolate this winter.
Our family dog is a toy poodle, and he came to us completely trained. This gave me the impression, 'small dog - no problem.' Luckily, I talked to you first and was advised of the potential stubbornness of the breed and some preventative measures I could take to keep little Clover from becoming a big nightmare.
It has been quite a while since I house trained a puppy, and with such a small dog, the potential of her eliminating in the house unnoticed was a distinct possibility. Your advice of keeping her on a leash in the house kept her close enough to see if she began to crouch into the potty position and to know that she wasn't under a couch somewhere gnawing on the television cable!
I made your words, "The less mistakes there are initially, the better your chances of having a well-trained dog," my mantra!
Prior to Clover's arrival, I stopped at the local SPCA Thrift store and found a small kennel, a leash and enough small chew toys (matching sets for both dogs!) so that when we did bring Clover home, we were prepared! Yes, my daughter is anxious to have Clover sleep in her bed like our poodle does, but the kennel by her bed will have to do for now. Yes, we've spent several chilly moments each day taking Clover outside BEFORE she's gone on the carpet, but she goes every time. Thanks to you Dr. Q, I feel like both we and Clover are on the way to developing the good habits of a happy home for pets and people!
Thank You so much for saving my fish!!! I've had my 3yr old Flower horn Cichlid at my restaurant since opening. It has become a vital part of my business, a definite family member. Patrons expect to see her as much as they have come to expect to see me when they dine in. When you first came in, you took notice of my fish. We had small talk and you left your number in case I ever needed assistance. WOW! who would of thought that not too long afterwards that I would be having you rush to the restaurant for medical attention.
My Flower horn was having trouble breathing, lack of normal movement and was not eating. She had a tumor like ball growing on her cheek. My heart felt like it was being compressed, such an immense burden which compelled me to give you a call. You rushed over to see my fish, I've never been so glad to see you until that moment. You came in with your assistance and boxes of equipment that I never thought existed. Took my fish out of her tank and immediately went to work on her. You took out the tumor on her face and removed bad parts of her gill so she can breathe normal. Took some blood samples to be sent out for further research. You went above and beyond what I thought was possible to take care of a fish. With your gentle care and attentive eye, my beautiful Flower horn is once again flourishing. On behalf of my Patrons and myself, thank you so Much!!!! We will forever be grateful. Killer
We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated the loving care you gave our family members yesterday when making a call to our home in Colorado Springs. We cannot thank you enough for your time and attention and your welcomed willingness to make a house call, as well as the heartfelt kindness you showed for both Goldie and Blueberry.
Again, thank you!
DrQ @ EastWestVet
Notes like this from clients really warms my heart. I am honored and lucky to do what I do!