IronHorse VetCare |7660 Amador Valley Blvd EDublinCA94568 | (925) 556-1234
IronHorse VetCare
7660 Amador Valley Blvd E
DublinCA 94568
 (925) 556-1234
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Caroline Agin
Caroline Agin
May 13, 2019

I can't say enough good things about the care and compassion both my dog Brisket and I received from IronHorse VetCare. Brisket is a chihuahua mix rescue fairly new to us - when we took him to a routine visit at his regular vet (Dr. Summer Godfrey at Amador Valley Vet - also a star!) she found he had a severe diaphragmatic hernia caused from what appears to be trauma earlier in his life. We immediately scheduled an appt and surgery with Dr. Haburjack and all I can say is WOW! Dr. Haburjack took the time to explain Brisket's condition to me, the surgery itself - the potential risks and upsides - as well as plainly and thoroughly laid out the cost involved. It was a no brainer to move forward and I knew my baby was in good hands - From meeting Todd at reception who is warm and compassionate to the over and above care we received from the office manager Renee, all of the vet techs and Dr. Kipperman - our experience has been incredible during a really emotional and sudden event. Brisket spent 2 days at IronHorse and I received updates with pictures and we were able to schedule visits. Going forward, I plan to use IronHorse as my primary Emergency Vet and Specialist Clinic. I highly recommend IronHorse VetCare!!

Michelle Mann, EdS, LEP, BCBA
Michelle Mann, EdS, LEP, BCBA
May 07, 2019

I discovered Ironhorse Vet Care when, Lollie, my 17 year old Papillion mix rescue dog was diagnosed with a mucocele in her gallbladder that was at risk for rupture and time was of the essence. The diagnosing radiologist referred us to Ironhorse but I was unfamiliar with them and thought I preferred a local veterinary medical teaching hospital that I had used in the past which is much closer to my home. However, the preferred surgeon at the teaching hospital was booked a month out so I was likely looking at emergency surgery if I wanted to use that facility… That is when I called Ironhorse and spoke with Practice Manger, Renee who told me that she could book a consult/surgery within 48 hours. She took the time to explain the process and answer all of my questions so I made an appointment for 2 days later. In the meantime, I received an email with further information about the Ironhorse practice and initial intake forms that I could complete in advance. I even called back a few times with additional questions that were answered by knowledgeable, professional and caring staff that were very adept at supporting worried dog moms. On the day of our appointment with Ironhorse, we arrived and were greeted by Virginia at the front desk who went on to provide warmth, humor and support throughout the day. I met with Dr. Jamie Wignall, the surgeon to discuss my dog’s condition, surgery risks and benefits and even my advance care directive should that be needed. He delighted to see that my 17 year old dog was in such good shape for her age but carefully discussed increased risks due to advanced age. He compared laparoscopic and open surgery factors which helped me appreciate risks and benefits of each. Dr. Wignall was intelligent, personable and very good at handling all of my questions. Dr. Wignall and I came to agreement to move forward with laparoscopic surgery to be performed that day. My consultation with Dr. Wignall helped me be confident with my decision to pursue surgery and more importantly left me with a firm belief that my dog was in the best possible care. It took a few hours as dog was prepared for surgery so I explored the neighborhood and nearby mall. I returned just prior to scheduled surgery time. Dr. Wignall assured me that everything looked good and that he would begin the procedure shortly. He told me that I could request updates during surgery which I did and learned that everything was going well. Surgery took about 2 hours during which time I chatted with staff, other clients and briefly met the founder of the practice, Dr. Kipperman who was consulting with a client. Current practice owner, Dr. Haburjak came out and introduced himself and we discussed my dog as well as my brief experience as a veterinary technician at a few different facilities where he had also provided specialty care. Practice manager, Renee took time away from her duties to answer my questions about whether pet health insurance has improved since last I had it a decade ago and I was delighted to find it had which meant that I will be able to afford first rate care for potential future dogs. Virginia, at the front desk reassured me that I could stay there overnight with my dog if I wanted, helped me find nearby accommodations if I preferred and recommended a great place for lunch. We laughed several times too which helped keep me calm as I waited to hear the outcome of surgery which was a success. Dr. Wignall made himself available after surgery to debrief me about details and at my request, he even showed me the diseased gallbladder he had removed from my dog. I was able to see my dog after surgery and felt good knowing that she was under excellent care as I left her at the hospital overnight and stayed nearby with friends. When I arrived early the next morning, staff greeted me warmly and I met with Dr. Wignall. He reported that he was pleased with morning bloodwork and that she would be able to go home after IV pain medication had cleared her system. Dr. Wignall genuinely shared my happiness with Lollie’s status and future outlook. I received clear and explicit instructions from the vet tech on after care, help with ordering an inflatable e-collar in the right size on Amazon and even an extra post-op Ironhorse logoT-shirt to keep on my dog to protect abdominal incisions. Overall, I am thankful to have found Dr. Wignall and Ironhorse. I plan rely on Dr. Wignall and Ironhorse services for any future specialty care instead of the veterinary teaching hospital because of the high level of expertise, ease of access, warmth, compassion and dedication to supporting excellent animal health and guiding pet owners through what can be a very anxious process. Thanks to Ironhorse Vet Care, my 17 year old dog is back to her happy, healthy self and I can enjoy her companionship for a few more years. I highly recommend Ironhorse Vet Care!

Robert Stannard
Robert Stannard
Apr 27, 2019

When one of our cats required after-hours emergency surgery for an intestinal obstruction caused by 6 feet of thread he had managed to swallow I didn't hesitate to choose Iron Horse VetCare.. His care was outstanding and his recovery from surgery was uneventful. I cannot say enough good things about their emergency services, their doctors and staff.

Gena Flick
Gena Flick
Apr 23, 2019

Iron Horse Vet Care has been amazing for my chronically very sick dog! I’ve noticed other reviews with complaints about the costs, however this is an Emergency Vet Hospital, not someplace to take your animal for routine care! The price is commensurate with the 24/7 care! Having said that, my experience with this hospital dates back 5 years or so when my lab, Roxy, was diagnosed with Addison’s disease, a lethal adrenal gland issue. So for the past 5 years, while trying to maintain my girls best quality of life, Dr. Kim, her asst, Ashley, Dr. Stewart as well as the rest of the care staff have been knowledgeable, compassionate and kind. Todd and Virgina, who man the front desk, always provide kindness and levity throughout my ups and downs with my Roxy. I have visited several vets over the years of raising chickens, rabbits, various birds, cats and dogs. I have lived Danville since the 70’s and have frequented several vets from Dublin to Lafayette. Not one hospital has ever treated my fur baby nor me the way Iron Horse has. I will always use them for my emergency pet needs. **written for Judy Flick (by Gena Flick, daughter)

Pete LeBoy
Pete LeBoy
Apr 22, 2019

Having 3 senior dogs we are happy to have a Specialty and Emergency hospital that we can trust and that they know our name. They also work out medical plans that work for our budget but do not compromise our doggies care.

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