Banfield Pet Hospital — abusive vet
I brought my five month old, 6 lb Maltese to the Banfield Hospital in Petsmart for the first time on Nov. 30th, 2011. My puppy had an ear infection previously so she is wiggly when you try to look at her ears. The "nurse” held her forcibly but did not hurt her to do so. But when the vet came in, alone, (Leonard A Candela DVM) he said" I heard this was a tough one” and grabbed her by her scruff and with his other hand he struggled with her to hold her down on the table, she resisted of course and he got rougher and she started to yelp and pee on the table, all the while he was saying "I will win”. My 8 year old daughter was witnessing this and she started to cry. I grabbed the puppy and said “you are not taking care of my dog!” and got out of there, he followed me out yelling that my PUPPY needs obedience training, and that I better pay the bill. When I told him he was abusive, he told me to get out of the store! I shopped at Petsmart for al my dogs needs but if they allow this I cant ever shop there again.