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Lake Region Veterinary Clinic
Hwy 2 EDevils Lake, ND 58301
563 miles away
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Compassion Over Cash- Dr. Ralph & Staff
posted 7 years ago
I cannot count the number of times that Dr. Ralph would make himself available to me when I got done work at 11pm if I had one of my "kids" staying at his hospital. Anytime I had available, he was there. If you didn't have full payment at the time of service, he was willing to take payments. He kept me involved at every step of treatment, not separating me from whomever I had brought in. He took the time to educate me in the use of iv's and catheters. To my knowledge, he never turned away anyone or any animal. He did not treat just the disease, he treated the patient and "parent". He and his staff put so much of themselves into each day and the animals/families they see, I got used to that. I came to expect it. Since I've moved to NY state, I have lost a few animals. Each time I anguished that I had no "Dr. Ralph" out here. Yes, my vet(s) care - to an extent. But they have regular office hours; payment is expected at time of treatment and if you can't afford the recommended treatment, they come up with a cheaper alternative. Dr. Ralph never did that. If the treatment was called for, you got it - period. No mechanic's style of treatment (i.e., here is your estimate - oh, can't afford that, let's see what else we can do) for him. He treats farm animals and horses as well as domestic animals, and yet always has time for you and yours when you need him. One of a kind, and I sure do miss his caring, compassion, and determination.
Pros: Dr. Ralph puts the animals and their human families' needs over such "petty" things as office hours and the cash in your pocket
Cons: I moved to NY state and he is TOO far away!
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