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By: quietcowgirl
Reid Loken DVM
Warning~my cat died as a result of Loken failing not only to realize my cat was having a reaction from annual vaccinations but also for failing to take appropriate action. Calls to his office within a very short time after the injections were met with ineptitude and I was told it was just "nervousness" from the office visit. I insisted my cat was having a reaction to the vaccinations. Their office refused to consider this. I insisted on bringing my cat back into the office. Even so, Dr. Loken refused to accept the possibility of a vaccination reaction. He had no idea what to do. He gave my cat an injections and sent me home with him. My cat suffered horribly, seizured and died in my arms two hours later. Even afterwards he was dumfounded.UPDATE - May, 2013The veterinary board has cited Loken for "negligence, respondent failed to provide adquate therapy for a system post-vaccination reaction on 7/19/2011. Also for record keeping and failing to document "complete physical exam finding, complete drug dosages, surgical procedure description and a diagnosis/assessment in a 2010 medical record". He was issued a fine of $500.00.Additionally, Loken had a dog bleed to death after his attempt to inject a microchip. A proper microchip injection does not require placement anywhere near an artery.Please THINK before taking any of your animals to this vet.
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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