I have nothing but praise for SVS. After rushing my young rescue dog in on Halloween with an acute illness, from the time I called them that I was on my way, till the time I left without my precious pup, nothing but professional and compassionate care was shown to my sweet Dixie and to myself by the whole staff.
My dog had to have emergent surgery & the whole medical staff handled everything with empathy & patience. Dr. Eisele is not only a fantastic surgeon, but he also has an incredible bedside manner.
I can't thank this group enough for how they took care of my usually normal, happy, 2 year old golden retriever. We finally got our puppy back yesterday and he is well on his way to recovery. Everyone there truly cares about their patients and crazy owners. Special thanks to Kayla for easing my mind and walking me through everything. Thank you so much!
From the first phone call to them, they are so very caring, kind and compassionate. This staff and doctors are phenomenal..I cannot say enough positive words regarding our experience and highly recommend them to care for your pet. I deeply appreciate all they did to ensure her recovery.
If it was possible to give you a million stars I would! You went above and beyond to help assist during this tragic storm! I personally want to say, THANK YOU FROM EVERY PART OF MY HEART!!! Thank you Val and SVS for opening your hearts to an amazing family! This is what caring is all about!
Absolutely wonderful staff, from the minute you walk in to the minute you walk out. The doctors are always compassionate and have always taken the time to listen and fully explain what's going on. The prices are reasonable and they work with you to make sure that you're able to take care of your best friend.
Specialized Veterinary Services was professional, caring and saved my dog. From the moment I walked in I was impressed by their service. Everyone from the desk staff & technicians to Dr Eisele were wonderful.
Suzanne Joseph Kelly
Not only are they a great emergency hospital, but they are also the best place for continued care. Chloe is now back to her fun loving puppy self and I have SVS to thank.
We would like to thank everyone who was involved in caring for Rosie Kakatsch during her stay at the hospital over Memorial Day weekend, especially Dr Sages, Dr Oliver and Technician Adam. If it hadn't been for all your loving care, she might not be with us now. She is not quite back to normal, but making progress every day.
Again, we would like to express our sincere thanks for your excellent care of our dear Rosie. You can be assured that we are keeping your phone number at hand and will certainly recommend you to all our dog owner friends.
John and Jean Kakatsch
Jason and Melissa, Thank you so very much for sponsoring A Home for the Holidays! The generosity of your sponsors enables us to give the highest quality care to the pets that are entrusted to our care. We could not do it without you both and SVS.
Dear Dr. Cavanaugh, Dr. Eisele, and Team, We would like to thank you from the bottom of our heart. During our emergency, each of you took great care of our boy Zhaan. Even though this was a traumatic situation for our family, each of you took such wonderful care of our boy and made us feel comfortable. The simple fact that Zhaan enjoys coming to the clinic speaks to how spectacular you all are. You all must be angels!
Cindy Lee, Dawn and Zhaan
Dear Dr. Eisele, John and I want to thank you and your wonderful staff for doing such a wonderful job with Maggie's surgery. She is doing just fine and enjoys her lab activities again! You were not only warm and caring towards Maggie but helped us a great deal as well!
Thank you so very much for your sponsorship for the A Home for the Holidays gala. SVS is so good to us, and we appreciate all the sponsorships and friendship.
Wags and Whiskers, Jennifer and Team
Dear Dr. Eisele and Staff, Phil and I are so pleased with Sarah's quick recovery. Sarah is enjoying life again. She is cuddling her favorite toy, chasing a lure like a kitty-cat, and playing with some children. Thank you so much!
Debbie and Phil Morris
Dr. Eisele and SVS Staff, We just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU. We so very much appreciate all of your hard work, professionalism, patience, and care for our Bubba. Your high level of care did not go unnoticed. Keep up the great work.
The Ponce De Leon Family
Dear Dr. Eisele, I wanted to let you know how well Maverick has progressed since his knee surgery and to express our gratitude for your ability to restore his mobility and agility.
Since his surgery in mid-March, we have worked on the rehab exercises that Valerie shared with us and Maverick's muscle mass in his right leg is now almost indistinguishable from that of the left. We continue to hike up and down the nearby boat ramp and across the face of the hill in the park and he walks with ease and his usual high energy. His gait is smooth and he runs with enthusiasm. There is no limping and he is not on any medication. We could not have hoped for a better recovery.
Thank you again for the gift of Maverick's health. He is a much loved member of our family, and we look forward to many more years together.
Cindy, Dan and Maverick
Dear Dr. Eisele and Staff, I just wanted to thank all of you for taking such good care of Kelsey. Everyone has been wonderful to me and Kelsey, and I wanted all to know how appreciative we are.
Dear Dr. Eisele and Staff, I just wanted you and everyone who works there to know how grateful we are for all you do and have done to help our shelter animals. We're all so appreciative that you're there for us! Thank you again,
Jerri Howard, Animal Refuge Center Shelter Director
Thank you so much for all you did for Mocha. She's our 14-year-old fur child, and we couldn't imagine our life without her. We appreciate your kindness and care.
Scott and Teri Rea and Mocha
Dear Dr. Eisele and Staff, We all need a little support now and then. Thanks for all your help and love and care for me and my leg. I am walking and swimming again thanks to all of you. You've made my parents very happy too!
Daisy Mae Ibbetson
Dr. Eisele, I just want to thank you again for all you did to fix our Barney's degenerative hip joint. The surgery, the access to your nurse that night who said he was running all over the place, the physical therapy after the surgery and your excellent staff. Our first meeting you, I was immediately comfortable with your diagnosis and the follow up treatment. I trusted you to treat our puppy. He is back to normal and what a wonderful job you did. There are no words that say thank you sufficiently, but it is deeply heartfelt.
Dr. Eisele, Thank you again for all you and your staff have done for Gracie! She loves coming to therapy (swimming with Valerie) and has made such incredible progress already words cannot properly convey the depth of my relief and gratitude.
Dr. Cavanaugh, Thank you for taking care of Willie the last couple days. We had been in 3 vet offices in 12 hours when we met you yesterday. When you got down on the floor to examine Willie, and he urinated all over the floor, I know he had relaxed because he knew he was in good hands. He trusted you and so did I. Thanks again and kudos to your staff.
Kara and Willie Alfaro
Dr. Cavanaugh, Thank you so very much for taking such wonderful care of Maggy. We truly appreciate you doing the surgery so quickly.
Don and Belle Blevin
Jason and Melissa, Thanks so much for all that you have done for Monty. I want you to know how grateful I am for all of the extras that you have given me and the great care you have taken of Monty.
Kristin and Monty
Thank you Dr. Eisele and Staff, For the amazing surgery you and your team do day in and day out at your facility. I will make sure all pet lovers I know are aware of the wonderful work you do!
We value our relationship with the SVS team. Thank you for all your support at events and with our pets in need.
Dr. Eisele and Staff, Thank you very much for the care you gave Cassie! You and your staff were friendly and caring!
Diane Cox and Cassie
Dr. Eisele and Staff, The change in Julia is so remarkable. There are no words to express the gratitude for her comfort. Your skill, caring and compassion can't be praised enough. Thank you so much for all you do. See you in two weeks!
Dear Dr. Eisele, Just wanted to let you know how much you have done for us. Smoke is doing so good. I see her walking better every day. You said it might take months but she is walking on it after a few days. Thanks so very much,
Jay, Sherry, and Smoke
Dr. Eisele and Staff, Ron and I, and of course Zena, want to thank all of you for the wonderful care you and your staff gave to Zena. We are grateful to have a strong healthy dog back. She is very special to us, especially her relationship with Ron. He is her rock, and I'm not sure what he would do without her. Once again, special thanks to everyone.
Mr. and Mrs. Neil, and Zena
Dr. Oliver, Wow, thank you so much. I'm really glad we found you. You're the only one that ever seems to give a straight answer. You have been quite the impact on us, and we so appreciate everything you've done for us.
Again thank you so much and I will keep you posted on Paavo's progress. Oh and here's a pic of the new Bengal we got this time from a really good breeder. As you can see this one is so much healthier!
Hello Dr. Oliver, Thank you very much for all your help. I appreciate your knowledge base and honesty. Merry Christmas and I hope to never see you again! (LOL).
The Ziomek family
Terry, Thanks again for sending the forms online. It did save me time after a late gig, and was much appreciated. Thanks for all your help getting the appt./surgery scheduled. You guys run a good shop down there.
Dr. Eisele, Thanks so much for everything you've done for Shadow. Here is Shadow at a day of swimming. He is doing great thanks to you and your staff!
Dr. Eisele and staff, We cannot thank you enough for the care you provided to our Miss Piggy. She was suddenly very sick, and the care and attention she received was top notch! Unfortunately, she continued to decline, but thankfully SVS was there for us again the next night. As hard as it was to say goodbye to our girl, your staff made this moment as easy as possible.
Nick and Megan Menster
Dear Doctors Eisele and Binoniemi, Rick and I want to thank you for all you did trying to save our little Oliver. We both knew he was in the best possible place and would be in very capable hands.
Your concern for him was appreciated, as well as your concern for us. The two of you, along with your very caring staff, made such a painful experience a bit more bearable. With gratitude,
Linda & Rick Pearce
Thank you and your amazing staff so much for getting Lexi back on her feet. literally! We are so grateful that you would take so much time and effort out for her. She has not only made so much improvement but also made some great friends. Lexi would love to come back for a visit any time you would have her : )
Lexi, Emily and Jordan
Specialized Veterinary Services, You're paws-itively awesome! Thank you for taking great care of Bridgette and all our clients and friends!
Adrienne, Eastside Animal Hospital
Thank you so much for your excellent care of our babies, Maggie and Lucy. To have found you and your clinic here in SW Florida was truly an answer to our prayers! Maggie and Little Lucy thank you too. And, we appreciate your patience in assisting us in working through this never ending medical crisis.
Donna and Dave
Dear Dr. Eisele, Thank you so much for saving my life!
My parents: Casey and Renee Wolff
Melissa and SVS Team, Thank you so much for your sponsorship of The Fast and The Furriest. Your generosity was a huge help in making our event a success. We appreciate your continued support of the Gulf Coast Humane Society.
Cathy, Special Events Manager
Dr. Eisele, I want to thank you and your staff for the many kindnesses extended to myself, my partner, and especially to our precious Wyeth. If it weren't for you, I just don't know what we would have done.
Wyeth is one happy and pain free dog and is contentedly snoozing as I am writing this note. The wonderful care given to my boy by everyone at SVS was the best. However, the highest praise that Wyeth can give and it's a real feather in your cap, is when he was really sick and came into the clinic and saw the doctor and the staff, he still managed a tail wag. What more can we say?
Lars, Fred and Wyeth Cain
Dr. Scruggs, Dr. Eisele & the wonderful staff at SVS, We cannot thank you enough for giving us more time with our furbaby. Thank you for all the wonderful care for our Sasha-girl.
Lori Walker and Jeff Corless
Dear Staff, Our family would like to thank you for doing everything you could to help our Eskie, Tahoe. We are still mourning his loss but we know that you all did everything in your power to make him better. He was so full of life for being almost 14. We miss him every minute of every day. I don't know how you all do what you do every day. You are all angels here on earth and there is a special place in heaven for you all! With gratitude,
Deanna Meyers & Nicole LaFuze
To the doctor and staff: My name is Moose. I was at your clinic when I started limping in pain. My mom and aunt Marie brought me in. It was late, like 2 am. You all were very nice to me and my mom who has M.S. I am being trained as her service dog because she is in a wheelchair. I wanted to say thanks! I love you,
Dr. Eisele, Thank you for taking such great care of Rico. Love and Happy Holidays!
Don, Kim, Lola, Rico, Bosco and Rufus
We greatly appreciate all the personal service that you gave us and Smoke. Please tell Dawn she was a lifesaver!
Jay, Sherry, and Smoke
Thank you so much for saving the life of our dearest family member. Words alone may never be quite enough to express our undying gratitude. God bless you and the amazing work that you do. From the bottom of our hearts,
Wayne Johnson, Lolita Eures, Kaitlyn Fernandez, Charlize Zales and, of course, Noel
Doctors Oliver, Brawner, Campbell & Staff, Thank you for your wonderful care of our Ragdoll, Annie, during her bowel blockage. We appreciated your great communication with her status while she was hospitalized. She has followed up with our primary vet and is doing well.
Donna & Troy Douglas
Dr. Eisele, Thank you for all you did for me. You and your staff are the best!
Dear Dr. Eisele & Staff, We want to thank you for your wonderful care of Riley as he progresses through his CCL surgery. We appreciate your help in seeing that Riley is 100% with his leg. It is a pleasure to be greeted by a welcoming office staff. We also send a special thank you to Mason for his dedication in working with Riley in his P.T. Riley West & parents,
Richard and Karen West
Dr. Eisele, Dawn & Valerie, I wanted you all to know how much I appreciated all the time and care you gave to my Izzy girl. It was really hard for me being an hour away, but I could tell you guys were great with her, and that helped me more than I can express. Even though Izzy wasn't her normal self while you all were with her, I think some of her personality came through. She was such a sweet, smart, loving, and incredibly demanding little shit sometimes : ) Me and Henry miss her soooo much!
I know every outcome isn't a happy one, and you all see that more than most. But know when it is a sad outcome, what you do and how you do it matters! It gives me comfort knowing Iz spend her past days getting to know a few new friends, that gave her so much kindness. I thought you all might like to see a happy Izzy, so I included a photo. Thanks for loving my Izzy too!
Amy & Henry Minks
Dr. Cavanaugh, Dr. Campbell, & Staff, A huge, heartfelt thank you for taking such good care of our baby Belle. You saved her life and we can't express enough how much that means to us! Lori's compassion over the phone and at arrival set the tone for the professional care we received. Dr. Campbell's procedural explanation & advice was precise and the care he showed made us feel at ease. The expertise of Dr. Cavanaugh will never be forgotten. And of course, our gratitude to all the staff in the back that took care of Belle through the night and the following day. Forever Grateful!!!
John & Laura Reitenbach
Dear Dr. Eisele and Staff, Thank you so much for your wonderful care of our Holly. As you know, Holly is very special to us and we struggled to do the best thing for HER. You all made it possible for us to have more good days with our Holly, anad we will always cherish every one of them.
Diane, Rich and Holly
Thank you for going above and beyond, showing us all so much compassion and loving our boy Tanker every step on his final transition.
Heide Sean, Diesel, Dozer and Tanker
Thank you for taking such good care of Charlie while he was with you during his surgeries. Here is the Halloween photo I said I would send you. Charlie makes a cute dinosaur!
Thank you so much for helping save Phish's life. Our family is very grateful. Great appreciation,
Sabrina, Natalie, Dustin, Phish and Haus (Phish’s brother)
Dr. Eisele and Staff at SVS, We are very happy to have you guys as the first choice for surgical referrals knowing that our patients will be in good hands!! Thank you!!
Dr. Lopez and staff
Dear Dr. Eisele and Staff, Thank you for all that you have done for us and the animals in our care!
Jerri Howard, Shelter Director, Animal Refuge Center
Dear Dr. Eisele and Staff, On this thanksgiving morning, I took Mason for his first beach walk. I am so thankful for successful surgery and recovery. Thank you so much!
Jeanne & John Thompson (Mason too!)
Dr. Scruggs, Janet and I have remarked to each other several times on how impressed we've been with the care you've provided. Coming home yesterday from our appointment we both thought that the care we received for Buddy from you and SVS was better than we ever got for our two children when they were growing up -- and Janet is chief of development and behavioral pediatrics at Stony Brook University Medical Center so we got the best that was available. Thank you again for your professionalism and skill.
Thank you for helping me get stronger and not be so afraid of people and things. You are better than my favorite treat! I will always remember you. Licks and Kisses,
Mason, Karma is very grateful for your help and wants to buy you lunch! We sent you a Subway gift card inside!
Mason, Thank you for all your TLC that you gave to Fred and for training him to get up when we clap, getting him mobile is so much easier on our backs and keeps him independent!
Qwen, Ken and Fred
Mason, Thank you for all your hard work and special attention you gave Bruno!
The Sullivan’s & Bruno!
Mason, Riley and his parents. Want to thank you for the extra care and P.T. help, Riley wants you to know that he is doing better and will miss you! Thanks a bunch for helping Riley!
Karen and Richard West
Dr. Eisele, Thank you and your staff for the great job you did with Takota and her recent knee surgery. You and your staff were both professional and personable and that made our visit much easier. We will be seeing you again in about a month.
Danna and Tom
Dr. Eisele and SVS staff, We just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU! We so very much appreciate all of your hard work, professionalism, patience and care for our Bubba. Your high level of care did not go unnoticed. Keep up the great work!
The Ponce de Leon Family
Dr. Eisele and Melissa, I just wanted to say thank you for what you did. You went above and beyond to help Tater get her surgery and we appreciate it very deeply. I don't know if you were aware but we had already made arrangements to euthanize Tater; you very literally saved her life. And it is all because of you. From the extra work Melissa did, to Dr. Eisele's amazing surgical skills and Dawn' s rehabilitation care; she was so patient with me every time I called and I know she showed the same compassion to Tater. I truly am so grateful to you all. You truly are angels and proof that there are good people in the world. You guys gave us all a second chance with Tater and gave her a new lease on life. Thank you so much,
The Wheeler family
Dr. Eisele and staff, On behalf of Huey and the American Bulldog Rescue, I wanted to thank you for your generosity, loving care and patience with our Huey during his surgery. With your help we were able to provide him with a pain-free life and his personality really did reflect it post-surgery. The best news is that Huey was adopted this past weekend to a wonderful couple in Georgia of which the husband underwent bilateral knee surgery himself! A match made in heaven. Here are a couple of pics I thought I would send from Huey's send off. Thanks again for all your help!
Angela S. – American Bulldog Rescue
Dr. Eisele, I just want to thank you, your wife and your amazing staff for everything you've done and continue to do for our Gracie... her progress is beyond our expectations and we are so grateful! It's so nice to see a staff that shows such empathy, not only to the animals in need of your care, but for their owners when they are so distraught with worry. Amanda and Valerie were so comforting that Friday (the day after the stroke) when we felt so hopeless when Gracie was still so weak and couldn't pee or poop on her own. Valerie has worked miracles with my stubborn little kid :) and has gone out of her way to check on Gracie even on her days off...I can't say enough good things about her!
Buddy is doing really good every day. He pushes himself more and more. We are so happy with the outcome; it is a big relief because we were very scared. Dominick wanted to see progress right away. He is pushing himself he still thinks that he can just run when he hears the doorbell. We have to catch him. We don't want him jumping off the bed or couch. We really want to say Thank You! It was great to have Buddy get a second chance.
Junaita and Dominick D’Anna
Dr. Eisele and Valerie, I wanted to send a note to say that Pancho is doing great. We really appreciate the top notch services provided by the both of you as well as the rest of your staff. From the initial consult to the post-surgery support provided, we always felt like Pancho was getting the best care possible. The fact that he is doing so well just confirms it. We do plan on letting all of our dog owner/rescue contacts know about you guys in the event they need services in the future.
We would like to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of our hearts for doing what you do every day. We appreciated every smile, phone call and everything else that you did from the first time we walked in your door. As heartbroken as we are over losing Puck, we are comforted by knowing that you did everything you possibly could to try to get Puck well and back home to us. We will always be grateful. Many thanks,
Linda and Gary (aka Puckâ€™s mom and dad)
We would like to express our sincere thanks to all of you. Losing Mosley has been difficult, but knowing that he was in such good, caring, professional hand in the end means so much to us.
We send you our heartfelt thanks for the expert and tender care you provided our dear Bichon puppy, Emmy Lou Fletcher, on May 4th. She had a toxic reaction to Trifexis. Dr. Oliver's quick and keen diagnosis soon got Emmy Lou back to her feisty self. We are so grateful to know such an important and efficient service is available for emergencies. Each of you showed a special kindness in your own way the receptionist who first took my call, the patient and caring person who checked us in, Dr. Oliver with her gentle manner and thorough analysis, the vet tech who reviewed our going home instructions, and even the person we paid for the excellent service! Thank you, one and all!
Mary Beth Fletcher, Howard Fletcher, and of course, Emmy Lou!
Dr. Scott Rose, Dr. Jennifer Messinger, entire surgical/emergency technicians and support staff!, There are no words that can ever truly express my deepest gratitude for what you have all done for me and my spinning soulmate Bonsai. We send our thanks, love, cuddles, kisses, and lots of chocolate.
Dear Dr. Amy, Thank you so much for making me feel better when I came to see you at the ER on Saturday. My mommy is so happy now. We go for walks and play.
Brolin, the dog
Words can never express our sincere appreciation for the kind and understanding treatment of us when we brought our baby Puff in last Saturday night. We will never forget it.
Randy and Dianne Simmons
All of us from Peace River Veterinary Clinic wanted to thank you for the amazing job you did on Mavis and your generosity. Your specialty practice always takes great care of our clients! Thank You!
Peace River Veterinary Clinic
Thank you for taking such amazing care of us and putting our foster families, volunteers, and supporter's minds at ease! We love you!
The Boxers of Florida Boxer Rescue
Dear SVS Staff, We would like to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of our hearts for doing what you do every day. We appreciated every smile, phone call and everything else that you did from the first time we walked in your door. As heartbroken as we are over losing Puck we are comforted by knowing that you did everything you possibly could to try to get Puck well and back home to us. We will always be grateful.
Linda & Gary (aka Pucks mom and dad)
Compassionate, friendly, understanding and responsive. These are the words you want to describe the people you deal with when you and your pet are in crisis.
I just described the staff at SVS from the front desk to Dr. Cavanaugh, Dr. Messinger and their teams. Stephanie was very attentive to my wildly swinging emotions. Thanks so very much for getting us through the ordeal.
Molly the dog and Patricia Appino
We would like to thank everyone who was involved in caring for Rosie Kakatsch during her stay at the hospital over Memorial Day weekend, especially Dr. Sages, Dr. Oliver and Technician Adam. If it hadn't been for all your loving care, she might not be with us now. She is not quite back to normal, but making progress every day.
Again, we would like to express our sincere thanks for your excellent care of our dear Rosie. You can be assured that we are keeping your phone number at hand and will certainly recommend you to all our dog owner friends.
John and Jean Kakatsch
Dr. Eisele, Your skill, your generosity and your kindness gave a second change to a little dog named Mavis. She continues to improve with the love and care she receives from your amazing staff. She is awesome and adds so much joy to our family. Bless you for what you do!
Mavis and her new and very grateful familyâ€”Pat, Don and Abby Warren
Thanks to all of you for taking such good care of all the pets!
Lucy the dog & Linda Wetzel