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Negligence causing death for my dog.

Imperial Highway Animal Clinic - Negligence causing death for my dog.
Two days ago, my little poodle Sammy woke up with blood on his bed. I didn't know where he was bleeding. I bathe him and found it was from his mouth. Assuming it was his teeth. I took him to Imperial Highway Animal Clinic in Yorba Linda, ca. We saw Dr. John Adams. He also suspected his teeth may need extraction. The Vet checked his vials signs. Sammy has had a murmur for years, he was up in age, but otherwise doing well. Dr. J said we would probably be able to take him home that evening. Dr. J Adams's desk girl, gave us an estimate for the procedure and took Sammy from my arms. That was the last time I saw Sammy alive. She explained the would take a blood test and prep my pet for the dental procedure under anesthetic. The technician took blood test. After the procedure but before Sammy passing, Dr Adams called and said he was doing fine, but ask if I knew of Sammy having a low blood count platelets? No, I didn't know...He told me he would like to take a full blood panel, but in the meantime he gave Sammy medication. Told me he also saw a sore that developed into a hematoma on his tongue maybe from biting himself. Thinking back I questioned why he would go ahead with the procedure, knowing Sammy's platelets being low would put him in danger of not clotting. I called to see when or if I could picked up Sammy. The girl on the phone had me waiting for 6 minutes only to tell me the doctor will call me back... Well a half hour later he did call and told me, Sammy rallied and then "crashed' exact words. I couldn't believe what I was hearing.. I told him I would be right there. Dr Adams explained he couldn't understand why Sammy blood wasn't coagulating. He said he must of had a brain bleed or some type of Lupus.. He brought Sammy's lifeless body for me to see him.. It was too painful to stay another minute. My husband offered to pay the balance and Dr. J Adams said no... not to worry about it. (strange right?) We brought Sammy for dental and I didn't take him home. Something just didn't add up. I researched low blood platelets.. Found that blood test are a must before any procedure in order to know health of the body. Low blood platelets in surgery or any procedure like teeth extractions would bring on complications not able to control bleeding . Low blood plates is an easy fix if the procedure is delayed and given medication for a period of time.. I was told they took a blood test. Why would he ask me about low platelets? Why did my Sammy really die? Why would he even attempt to remove his teeth if he had read the tests? No conscientious Vet would know it's not an emergency. It could have been delayed. Sammy was not critical to have teeth removed so quickly . I had to go back to the Vet and confront him with my questions. first I asked him when Sammy had the blood test.. Before or after or in the middle of the procedure . Of course he said Before.. Asked why did he go ahead with the extractions if he knew beforehand of Sammy's blood test.. Again he said he really doesn't know why Sammy crashed.. My temper flared and accused him of killing my dog. Of which he denied. I told him he is lying.. Something happened. It went on and things were repeated and then he slipped and said he took the word of the technician that Sammy's blood was okay.. He didn't check for himself.. And then he admitted he was at fault. Sammy bled to death..The day Sammy died that Vet lied to my face as I was heartbroken and crying. What did my sweet Sammy go through those last few hours of his life? He died needlessly. Did the Vet or technician care? All they did was try to cover for themselves. How many pets and pet lovers have they done this to.. for the sake of money? I want to be Sammy's advocate . He couldn't say" help me".. My name is Marie Barbera 619 540 **** I hope to hear a reply. I appreciate your time.
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#1381390 Review #1381390 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Yorba Linda, California
Service
Imperial Highway Animal Clinic Veterinarian
Reason of review
death of my dog
Loss
$11
Preferred solution
I want Imperial Highway Animal Hospito exposed of their negligence

Dr. Mike may have eyes on him now, but Dr. John hits animals too!

HORRIFYING: Imperial Highway Animal Clinic, 17455 E. Imperial Highway, in Yorba Linda received Best of Orange County 2017: Best pet clinic/veterinary hospital in Sunday's, 09/24/2017, paper. Dr. Mike Adam and Dr. John Adam are factually cruel to animals. “Misbehaving” pets are hit. When euthanized, due to the high cost of the drug, the animals are not given an adequate dose. With their heart still beating, animals are put in the back to die a slow and lingering death. In 2011, Dr. Mike was sued for sexually assaulting a pet’s owner (Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2011-****8048) He pleaded guilty to Lewd Acts. There are other assaults, sexual harassment to employees and clients. The case also sites that experiments on euthanized animals were performed, slapping cats, and intubation before anesthetized. A second sexual assault victim came forward in 2012. This practice has afforded Dr. Adam a luxurious lifestyle, estate, and perhaps the #1 rating in Best of Orange County 2017. Unfortunately, those that have given this practice the high ratings haven’t any idea what goes on behind closed doors. “Our staff treats pets with the utmost love and care,” Adam said. If only that were true.
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#1106860 Review #1106860 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Yorba Linda, California
Service
Imperial Highway Animal Clinic Veterinarian
Cons
  • Cruelty

Yorba Linda Vet may loose license if investigation costs not paid by Veterinary Med. Board

I was notified by the Veterinary Medical Board State of California ( whistle blower) that Mike Adam DVM of Yorba Linda, CA, must pay said amount of investigation of enforcement costs to the Board, Failure to pay shall result in the automatic revocation of the license forthwith without further notice. Ordered August 6, 2015. Case number AV ******** Public record. NV 2012 *** for conviction of Lewd Acts 2/28/2012. He plead guilty. I will say that I was a victim in 2009 and contacted the attorney representing the Complainant, but choose not to go thru a civil trial. I was not surprised when I heard of this persons' allegation at all. I am sure there were more women he violated. It resulted in a guilty plea because it says he could not afford representation. Bad things do happen to bad people. Church or no Church. He can't hide forever behind his church. Now the son took over his practice and Dr Mike works part time supervised only with cameras watching his every move!!NO DOORS CLOSED.
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#1580105

not now

ID
#721884 Review #721884 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Yorba Linda, California

Imperial Highway Animal Clinic Medical Services Review from Los Angeles, California

Killed our dog without us being present after we requested on 3 different occasions and he had agreed!!!!! In my opinion, neither of the Dr. Adams (father or son) seem qualified to practice. Our 9.5yr old Great Dane had a grand mal seizure in August and after discussion with him we decided putting her down was the best option. Because our dog had nipped my son during the seizure, dr Adams said we had to board her there for 2 weeks ($$$) before we could put her to rest. So we boarded her and made it VERY CLEAR that we wanted to be present when they put her down. Visited her one last time on a Wednesday at 5pm and said we'll be back the next day when they were to put her down. We said directly to Drs face "DO NOT PUT HER DOWN WITHOUT US HERE." He agreed. The next day when i called to see if it was a good time to come in, the nurse informed me they had already put her down and she was gone!!! I went in and demanded answers as to how this could have happened. Dr Adams (Sr) said his son (younger dr) was the one who put our dog to sleep. Dr Adams (sr) laughed and said "I'm sorry, you need to understand, I'm an old man and forgot to tell my son you wanted to be present." Are you kidding me?!?!?!?! If anyone wants to take action against this place and these doctors, count me in. Something should be done so no one else experiences what we have
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#1240132

That is just so sad. I'm sorry for ur loss.

ID
#718935 Review #718935 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Los Angeles, California
Reason of review
Poor customer service

Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2011-****8048)

Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2011-****8048) An Orange County woman filed suit against Dr. Mike Adam a veterinarian with offices located in Yorba Linda, California. The lawsuit (Jones v. Adam, Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2011-****8048) was filed by the victim's lawyer, Alex Galindo of the law offices of Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP. Court documents indicate that the woman was sexually assaulted at Dr. Adam's clinic while she was in a treatment room with her pet. Dr. Adam denies the allegations; however, he has been charged criminally by the Orange County District Attorney's Office and is set to be arraigned at the Orange County Superior Court/North District on September 9, 2011. Any one who has been sexually assaulted or has knowledge of such acts by Dr. Adam is asked to call attorney Alex Galindo at 800-300-****. He pleaded Gulity to Leud Acts. There are other assalts. sexual harrassment to employees and clients. Also, exeriments on euthanized animals, slapping cats, intubation before anesthesized. Prices quoted were changed. If you go to him, take your husband with you, or ask to keep the door open and stay with your animal.
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#314247 Review #314247 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Yorba Linda, California

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