I have a spoiled rotten,10 yr old neutered male Shih Tzu, named Kuro. He's also blind, but still my sweet baby!Although it's only him and me now, there's a lot of talking around our house. I didn't realize he knows so many words! Some people say it's repetition, but I prefer to think he's that smart.......
We moved to Michigan from Indiana 4 years ago, and for the first 7 years of Kuro's life, the only expense I had was vaccinations, grooming,and buying toys. ( Lots of toys)
But time passes on and age starts taking a toll, and he started having problems: bladder, tumor on paw,liver enzymes too high, dental work, eye problems,and for the past few months, skin problems.
Dr. Dhaliwal has done all of Kuro's surgeries, and worked with me on the other problems. He never loses his patience, and stays calm while I am asking my 100 questions .
Dr. Dhaliwal is definitely in the correct profession. It seems he has a passion for not only helping animals, but he takes every opportunity to learn new techniques so he can help them even more.
The staff is also very nice. They greet you with a smile, take the time to talk, explain meds,etc. and if Dr. D. doesn't call to check on Kuro after a procedure, the staff will, and that means a lot to me.
Michigan Avenue Animal Hospital is a caring place, and everyone makes sure your pet is given the best care. Whatever it takes to make you and your pet "HAPPY!"
You all have been outstanding. That's why I'm switching to your clinic after nearly 12 years at my previous veterinary clinic. You were there for me in a pinch when no one else was. And though I'll admit that my second visit was partially out of my still-hurt feelings because of my previous vet dropping the ball when I needed them most, I was completely won over by the expertise shown by Dr. Dhaliwal in treating my Paco. The cost of services is a big factor, true, but it's more than that; Dr. Dhaliwal clearly knows what he is doing, and it shows. I am truly impressed. What's more, Paco is already showing improvement, and that in itself is a big deal! I can't imagine going back to my previous vet now, not when I feel that I'm getting better care at your clinic, and for a price that is not digging me deep into debt. Thank you for that, it allows me to be a better pet owner.
When my Corgi got into a bag of Christmas hooks, I phoned my usual vet and was shocked that could not find time to see him. This was an emergency! So I started phoning every vet in the area, but no one could fit him in. Then I called the Michigan Avenue Animal Hospital. Dr. Dhaliwal was able to see him immediately, and the cost of service was quite reasonable. I was both relieved and impressed. The next time I needed vet care for my other dog, I was once again able to see Dr. Dhaliwal right away, and was once more impressed with the professionalism and expertise shown by the doctor and his staff. I was with my previous veterinarian for nearly 12 years, but the Michigan Avenue Animal Hospital has stolen my loyalty. I feel as if I've discovered a hidden gem! Trista Hixson
Ein (Corgi) and Paco (Chihuahua)
15 Apr 2012
Dear Dr. Dhaliwal and Staff, May 21, 2011
I wanted to let you know how much Zoe and I appreciate your dedication and good care! Zoe is doing excellent after Luxating Patella Surgery. We will continue our visits, as we have for the past 7 years, from our new home in Brooklyn, Mi., as I trust in your care explicitly!
Cindy and Zoe Houston
I came home from work on a Thurday evening and picked up my mini American Eskimo - LuLu - to give her a hug. As I went to set her down she pushed away and I lost control of her. She landed wrong and immediately started yelping. I could see her front, left leg was broke and she was in terrible pain. I rushed her to the vet near my home. I was told she would have to go to a hospital that night because I could not take her home in that condition (compound fracture)....I took her to the closest animal hospital and they discussed the operation and price....I just about fell out of my chair....Low amount: $4200.00, High amount $4400.00 I left LuLu there over night because knew they would take care of her better than I could with the condition she was in..I woke up early Friday morning and searched the web for animal hospitals in this area. I found Michigan Ave Animal Hospital and left them a message to phone me as soon as they opened. They did phone me early and I explained my situation...I was torn and didn't know what to do. Finally the nurse at Michigan Ave told me to go get my dog and bring her in and they would take care of her.
Dr.Dhaliwal came in on his day off and performed the surgery placing a rod and 8 screws........the price ? about half of what the original hospital wanted. Dr.Dhaliwal and his staff LOVE animals and I can not thank them enough !!!!!
I am happy to report that LuLu is doing quote well and my bank account doesn't look too bad either !!!
We said goodbye to this sweet dog about 5 weeks ago with the help of Dr. Dhaliwal and his caring staff. Thank you all so much for the tenderness with which you helped us through that very difficult and sad time. Lucy could not have been in better hands--nor could we.
Rebecca Martusewicz and Gary Schnakenberg