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North Fork Veterinary Clinic

Zip: 95602
Phone: 530-888-8788

Review Count: 18
User Rating:
(4.33 average)

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Anon
07-23-2012
I brought my dog in to the North Fork Vet Clinic a couple of months ago because his stomach had flipped and he was starting to bloat (which is apparently quite deadly). We arrived right before the clinic closed and the vet saw us right away due to the severity of our puppy's situation. After a 2 hour surgery and a 3 day recovery our 7 year old lab was back to normal. The North Fork Vet Clinic saved our puppies life and for that, I sincerely thank you!

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Kris
06-14-2012
I would not and will not take my pet back here again. I have had two bad visits with this vet. Besides that there staff up front acts like they don't want to be there the doctors treat you like you don't care about your animals. I love my animals and treat them as one my children. My pets love us the same always happy.

My dog was very ill and after a year and 1/2 he no longer had control on his body functions. My husband spoke to one vet and the decision was to bring him in the am to put him to sleep. This was a hard and awful decision but necessary for my dog. The next morning we brought our dog in and a different vet or tech not sure who she was came in saying "Did you do everything for your dog?" She was rude and treated us like we did not have any concern for our pet. This was hard enough but to treat us like killers did not make it any easier.

Then we brought our older dog in because he is not doing well and because I did not want to order thousands of dollars of work I am uncaring pet owner. She had an attitude from the moment she came in because after 1/2 hour wait we asked if we were going to be seen and that made her mad. Maybe she should work in the bad with pets and not the owners.

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Ben
12-28-2011
This is definitely the best Vet clinic in town. I absolutely love all the DrísÖDr. Sheriff, Dr. Dill and the two new Vets Dr. Cori and Dr. Molly. They are all very knowledgeable and personable and have done a wonderful job treating my seven year old Chocolate lab. From stitching up his front legs after a dog fight to treating his pancreatitis after he ate a whole turkey carcass, they have always been there for me and my pup. Thank you North Fork Vet Clinic!

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Cyndee
10-21-2011
We have been taking our four legged family members to Northfork Veterinary since the early 1990's.

We have been through surgeries, foxtail removal, infections, minor scrapes, serious injuries, and yes, death, with this vet clinic. We absolutely trust them, consider them friends, and recommend them to anyone looking for a family vet.

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Ron
08-06-2011
DO NOT TAKE FERRETS HERE. This complaint stems from events originating on July 22nd, 2011 and concludes on July 26th. Last Friday, on the beginning date, we received a call from Dr. Tom Sheriff, of the North Fork Veterinary Clinic, regarding the results of some blood tests he had forwarded to a university. He informed us that there were only two choices based on the results: to cure our pet of Adrenal Disease, he would have to perform a surgery to extract the gland; the second option would be a treatment consisting of monthly injections combined with certain medications. At this point, the doctor knew that our pet suffered from a heart condition, was advanced in age and had been struggling with Adrenal Disease for two years. So, when we asked the doctor for a full account of just how risky it would be to perform a surgery on an animal of her age, and also given her heart conditions, he failed to communicate the enormity of the risks involved. In fact, he went so far as to assure us that she was, in his words, "a good candidate for the surgery". Of course he told us there was no guarantee that the operation would be a success. But he grossly minimized the true extent of the dangers involved in this operation, given the known facts surrounding our pet's medical condition, of which he was fully aware. After our tragedy, we contacted other doctors and after they became aware of our pet's details, they all discouraged surgery because our pet only had a 4 to 10 chance of survival. THEY TOLD US THAT HAD THEY CONDUCTED THE SURGERY, THEY WOULD HAVE TOLD US OUR FERRET WAS NOT A GOOD SUBJECT FOR SURGERY AND THAT KNOWING THIS WAS FERRET MED 101.

On July 26th, we were shocked when the doctor told us our pet had died in surgery because her heart stopped; in other words, she was too old and her heart too unstable to survive this type of procedure. When we asked him on the phone why he had neglected to communicate to us the severe risks involved in her case, he dismissively told us that our pet was "the only pet of her species he had lost" and that she was a victim of statistics. At no point prior to the operation did the doctor tell us she had a one to one chance, a one to nine, nothing; if anything, he gave us the impression that she had great chances given that, in his words, she was such a "good candidate". In fact, he had used this same type of optimistic language with another one of our pets who had surgeries at his clinic but who did not have any of the heart conditions and was young. As a professional doctor with so many years of experience, how is it possible that Dr. Sheriff thought our pet could be such a good candidate when she was so advanced in age and suffering from a heart condition. We trusted in his professional judgment. We had a business relationship with Dr. Sheriff for over five years. And, therefore, when he said she was a good candidate, we trusted him. HE ENCOURAGED US TO DO THE SURGERY ON FOUR SEPARATE OCCASIONS.

What also profoundly disturbs us is that Doctor Sheriff did not contact us at our home phone number, the line he had always used to communicate with us in the past. Instead, he contacted my sister's cell phone and when we asked him to call us on our home line, he did not do so. This led us, in a time of grief, to have to look up his office number, contact the general office, speak with a technician and wait on the phone for him to pick up. He gave us the impression that he wanted to avoid contact with us and instead cop out by leaving a message on my sister's voice mail. Let me be clear: my complaint is not about the loss of my pet and is not a manifestation of my grief over her demise. Rather, it has been necessitated by what I perceive to be negligence, ignorance and unprofessional conduct stemming from an individual in whom I had placed my confidence as well as my trust. It would hurt me to see another family experience this unfortunate loss all because this doctor fails to communicate the true dangers involved in a surgery and instead rationalizes his negligence as sheer statistics, or in his words: "it never happened before".

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Melissa
07-26-2011
I am appalled at the service, or lack thereof I had at North Fork Vet. We brought our dog in for a foot injury that seemed to not have a cause but felt the need to have it checked out. Immediately the tech brought in a muzzle, we asked that they not muzzle our dog, we asked that they take an x-ray of his foot and asked to go in the back with him, they of course said no, when they brought him back out the chick said his leash is wet because he soiled himself, we asked if they muzzled him in back and they said yes, we asked them why and she had the audacity to say "I donít like Rottweilers" so now our dog is traumatized and hurt and scared, he has been held down by 3 bitches and made to soil himself. I am going to tell every single solitary person I meet about what happened today. NEVER GO TO NORTH FORK VET IN AUBURN CALIFORNIA!!

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Debbie Griffin
12-14-2010
The weather was sunny and in the 70's in mid-Nov and my girlfriend and I couldn't resist the temptation to grab our two dogs and head out for a weekend at the beach. Sat morning, less than 12 hrs after we arrived, my 40lb Aussie got hit by an SUV on the beach access road in front of our cottage. Panic ensued! We transported her to the nearest vet clinic in Rhonert Park. Diagnosis: Broken hip, severe road rash, but she'd survive, thankfully. They kept her until Monday when we transported her directly to NF Vets. We had contacted them in advance and they were ready for her. Dr. Dill performed hip surgery on her, the professional staff continued her wound care and kept her stabilized for a week until we could bring her home. The staff continues their excellent care of her and she's recovering nicely.

We appreciate all the love, care and expert attention provided Crystal and highly recommend NF Vet for both emergency and non-emergency treatment.

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Kaitlin
09-25-2010
This is the best Vet around. I grew up in Auburn and we always took our pets to NF Vet. They were even able to save our 6 week old pug with an emergency surgery. Now my husband and I live in Rocklin, but we still use to NF Vet!

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Anne Hotz
06-14-2010
I agree with all the other raters. This is simply the best vet office ever! Dr. Sheriff has a way with animals that is truly amazing. The rest of the staff are quality, as well. You will not go wrong taking your loved furry ones here.

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Cathleen Crawford
04-02-2010
When my little dog Lilly ate part of a cube of rat poison, I rushed in to see if they could see her without an appointment. They took her in & started treatment before they took any of my financial information! Very kind and professional & Lilly is fine.

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Josh Shapiro
10-19-2009
My family have been visiting this vet for many years now and have received outstanding service each and every time. I would not recommend any other vet clinic.

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colleen a harrington
09-11-2009
The kindest, most gentle and loving vet ever. I have had many and North Fork Vet is the best.

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The Devany Family
09-04-2009
North Fork is the best. We have been taking all our pets many years now and you never receive anything less than quality care. Dr Sheriff and staff are the most kind hearted and attentive people. There is no other vet to go to! Simply the best.

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genuineimitation
08-31-2009
We live across the street from a veterinary hospital, so it probably seems silly that I travel to go to North Fork, but it is well worth it. Dr. Sheriff, Dr. Dill and Dr. Reich are incredible doctors. All the staff is so kind and professional, and really treat my animals well: We have a dog with special needs and they are all very willing to work with her and make her comfortable. One of my dogs actually pulls me toward the door whenever we get to the parking lot! They even have people cookies to go with the doggie treats. I call it the pet spa, not the doctor's office! They always call to check up on the dogs if they have had a procedure. And Dr. Sheriff always makes sure we completely understand what is going on with our animal's health. WONDERFUL!

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Colleen A. Harrington
07-22-2009
Simply the best, Dr. Sheriff is just a wonderful doctor and truly a kind, generous man.

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Laurence Bartone
07-15-2009
a terrific group of people - they love animals and treat customers well.

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Dawn Cherie
06-25-2008
N Fork Vet Clinic is one of the best I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Dr. Sherriff is amazing, patient, kind and truly gifted. I have tried a number of other vets having had to move away from Auburn, and they all pale in comparison.

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Damaris Hochanadel
07-23-2007
Dr.s Sheriff and Dill are fabulous practitioners. They are knowledgeable and patient. They explain any/all procedures in depth and are most excellent with follow up care. As a practicing RVT myself (Equine medicine) I recognise the traits that make a superior Veterinarian. The technical staff are the equal counterparts to the Doctors and are informed and able in their own right. I cannot recommend the North Fork Vet Clinic enough!

PS- I work at one of the leading vet schools in the country but still use North Fork VC exclusively for all my pets.

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