Dr. Babyak is “second to no one” in her knowledge in treating complex diseases. Her bedside manner with both my “babies” and this baby (me!) is amazing and was so important when my cats needed the elevated treatment offered through internal medicine.
Thank You Dr. Babyak for making Moxie’s life better! Helping us resolve a very serious allergy problem! Because of your efforts and help, as well as Elana’s, Moxie’s life has improved! And because of that our lives have improved!
Thank You Dr. Babyak,
Thank you Elana,
Ron & Mary Jane Przybyla
Thank you ALL for the outstanding care you gave to our beautiful little girl, “Jenny Bailey.” Because of you, she is healed today and back home with her Love, Buffy, and her Mommy and Daddy who adore her. “We just want you to know how very appreciative and forever grateful we are for everything you did to saver her life.”
His motto is “If the other dogs can do it, then I can too!!”
To make a long story short, We’ve had many surgeries performed on our Goldens in our lives, None and I mean NONE can compare with the gratitude that came from this one.
Our many thanks goes to Dr. Daniel Guastella and the incredible staff at 1stPet.
Jerry, Darlene, Quigley, Jasmine, and of course Zoticus too
We just wanted to say a sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of you who work so tirelessly to care for the sick and broken animals who are brought to your door. We brought our Sequoia, an Irish Setter, in one late night, suffering from what ended up being diagnosed as a dangerous disease that none of us saw coming.
Sequoia was healthy and playful one day, and suddenly very sick the next. From your front desk receptionist, to the many assistants, to the first of many Vets who treated Sequoia, each of you cared so deeply, we knew our precious guy was in great hands. Worried at where it would all turn out, we nevertheless knew he would be getting the best you could provide. Dr. Demetre-Moss cared for Sequoia that first night, and she was very thoughtful, conscientious, and very gentle and loving with him. Also assigned to the center was and assistant who so kindly helped us take Sequoia out for a short walk one day. He was disoriented and unsure but who ever you are, you helped him feel like life was worth fighting for. We do not know your name, but we hope when you read this you remember, and know that you made a difference.
Several days later, a transfer to a larger facility, and a new group of you came to our attention. One doctor, Dr. Tarassov, spent many nights with Sequoia. We know it was his shift, we realize it was his job, but above and beyond all of that, he would call us, late at night, or early each morning, and give us detailed reports. He was clear in his explanations of what was going on and it was very apparent that he took his challenges to care for Sequoia personally. We appreciated hearing from him on where things stood, but most of all we recognized he was giving the treatment effort everything he could, in order to somehow make things better for a lonely, scared and very sick, creature, who did not understand what was happening.
All of you are the same way. You all seemed always willing to answer questions, explain circumstances, detail a situation, and each of you were always willing to work with us.
Sequoia is home now, recovering nicely, is playful, but tires easily, as would be expected. Each day though, he is more himself and for a longer period of time. He is alive and living and again enjoying his world.
All of this is due to your wonderful skills and efforts. Yes, there are fancy medicines, and exceptional technology available. Yes, it all costs a great deal. But most of all, we feel success our boy had in recovering came because he was with folks at the two centers who really care about what they are doing. Bless you all.
Val, Dick, and Sequoia (and his comrade who was lonely while he was gone) Aspen,
A few months ago, I brought Mufasa in to be treated for oleander poisoning. It was probably one of the worst weekends I have ever had. Despite how terrible everything seemed to be at the time, Dr. Begay and your experienced staff were professional, thorough, and acted quickly to ensure Mufasa got all the treatment possible to try and save his life.
I am so humbled to have encountered such a group of professional, caring people that devote their days and nights to take care of pets and their families experiencing extremely tough circumstances.
When I am at the dog park with Mufasa, watching him running around happily with all the other dogs, or when he gets me up in the morning so I can take him on his morning walks, I cant help but be thankful for all the work you all did to make sure Mufasa made it through that weekend and can be here for me to continue putting a huge smile on my face. I don’t know if I could ever thank you all for the work you all did for Mufasa and me.
What you all do truly makes a huge difference in people’s lives. I certainly can say you have made a lifelong difference in mine.
Our 4 month old puppy, Lily, came to 1st Pet on an emergency basis due to having her fourth UTI in the matter of her first few months of life. She was treated with antibiotics but she just kept getting one UTI after another as soon as her antibiotics were finished. We scheduled Lily to see Dr. Babyak (who is amazing!) for an ultrasound and vaginal exam. Nothing significant showed up on the ultrasound, however, upon the vaginal exam Dr. Babyak found a rare condition called a vaginal stricture, which was keeping Lily’s urine inside her body and building up bacteria. This was the cause of the recurrent urinary tract infections. We were obviously upset and heartbroken that our 4 month old Goldendoodle baby had this condition, causing her pain and discomfort. That’s all she knew in her short few months, all that pain. Dr. Babyak told us a procedure called a vaginoscopy with stricture removal would most likely fix this problem, so with all our trust in Dr. Babyak’s hands, we decided to get the procedure done. We were informed throughout the whole process of costs involved and that Lily would need a series of 4-5 digital exams for the few weeks following surgery to make sure the vaginal canal stays open. We were on board with everything that needed to be done. We were nervous but had faith in Dr. Babyak and trusted her skills. We are beyond pleased to say that Lily has fully recovered from her surgery and following procedures! We are so thankful and feel blessed to have Dr. Babyak fix this rare problem Lily was born with. Lily is now a happy and healthy puppy, no more whimpering, pain or bleeding while urinating…she’s playful and so happy! We owe Dr. Babyak a HUGE thank you! She is a wonderful, brilliant internist who truly cares about her patients and their humans, too! THANK YOU SO MUCH, DR. BABYAK! You have no idea how happy you’ve made our family! Lily sends puppy hugs to you, as well!
Renee and Todd Takala (Lily’s mom and dad)