Testimonials

Shiloh is running free now.
No more pain.
No more wobbly legs.
No more problems.

The doctors at AVC felt the paralysis could not be reversed.

Thank you for all your help the last couple of years.
I know it was your treatments that kept her going as long as she did.

Teri Evans

Dr. Margolin, On Wednesday night of this past week you went to my parent’s house and helped our 14 year old beagle, Daisy, pass in peace. I was the one Skype-ing in from 3500 miles away at Ross’s veterinary school. I wanted to reach out and personally thank you. Daisy was truly the reason I chose to pursue veterinary medicine and she has been my best friend nearly my whole life. Wednesday was easily the most painful, difficult day of my entire life, and I feel compelled to thank you for treating my family and my dog with so much compassion. Being in the veterinary field, I often encounter veterinarians who have become so desensitized to the human animal bond that they fail to fully live up to their oath. Thank you for guiding my parents through the process. Thank you for treating Daisy with so much love, for being gentle with her, for taking her to your own home, and for being so comforting to all of us. Please also thank your animal communicator. She made a statement on behalf of Daisy di rected at my dad, and you would never believe how spot on she was. Her words have been a recurring topic of conversation in my family, and we are all so touched that she was able to pick up on what she did. Being so far away from home was not easy, and it meant the world to me that you took the time to turn to the camera and discuss your methods with me and ask what I wanted for her. I keep replaying that night, and I am at peace with how she left us. Thank you for giving me that peace. I wanted you to know that you have impacted me both personally and professionally. Daisy is the reason I am giving my life to animals, and I aim to honor her and emulate the professionalism, character, and compassion that you showed last week in my own career. Thank you again.

Tiana Araya

Dr. Tiffany, Jessica and pam thank you so much for the sweet sympathy card and for being so caring when I was there with my beautiful bird (rooster) Chicohomony back in February. Sorry it took so long to respond back. It sounds silly maybe but the loss of him was so difficult for me and this may sound even stranger to you but my boyfriend who gave me him was dying in the hospital at that time. The day he went on a respirator life support is the day I came home and Chicohomony couldn’t breath. A very weird coincidence to my opinion. My boyfriend is also the one who helped me always give treatments to Chicohomony for the on going mite problem. If Gary didn’t live I had know one to help me continue treatment. I was so worn out and distressed when I came in. I don’t know if God really works this way but I felt like maybe my sweet bird tried to take Gary’s illness for him and that he died and went to heaven so Gary didn’t have to. So I lost my favorite beautiful but Gary lived which is a true miracle. I’m an artist and this is what Chicohomony and I did together everyday, we were together for hours as he had a special shelf outside my art window to watch me paint. I would sing to him and touch him through his screen. When he didn’t have mites he came in and sat on my lap while I would pain and he loved it and I loved him. Here are some cute photos of he and I that I wanted to share with you. He was such a love. Thank you for your sympathy.

Teres Rochelle

Dr. Margolin,
Thank you and your staff so very much for the kindness you showed to our little pug, Emily as well as my mom and me over the last few weeks.

You gave Emily a wonderful last week of her life with the acupuncture and laser treatment as well as the muscle relaxant. It was like she was ten years younger.
When the time came to “give her her wings” last Tuesday you were all so very kind to us, making a difficult decision and experience much less so. We thank you for being wonderful.

Megan Owings and Coleen Owings

Dr. Margolin, On Wednesday night of this past week you went to my parent’s house and helped our 14 year old beagle, Daisy, pass in peace. I was the one Skype-ing in from 3500 miles away at Ross’s veterinary school. I wanted to reach out and personally thank you. Daisy was truly the reason I chose to pursue veterinary medicine and she has been my best friend nearly my whole life. Wednesday was easily the most painful, difficult day of my entire life, and I feel compelled to thank you for treating my family and my dog with so much compassion. Being in the veterinary field, I often encounter veterinarians who have become so desensitized to the human animal bond that they fail to fully live up to their oath. Thank you for guiding my parents through the process. Thank you for treating Daisy with so much love, for being gentle with her, for taking her to your own home, and for being so comforting to all of us. Please also thank your animal communicator. She made a statement on behalf of Daisy directed at my dad, and you would never believe how spot on she was. Her words have been a recurring topic of conversation in my family, and we are all so touched that she was able to pick up on what she did. Being so far away from home was not easy, and it meant the world to me that you took the time to turn to the camera and discuss your methods with me and ask what I wanted for her. I keep replaying that night, and I am at peace with how she left us. Thank you for giving me that peace. I wanted you to know that you have impacted me both personally and professionally. Daisy is the reason I am giving my life to animals, and I aim to honor her and emulate the professionalism, character, and compassion that you showed last week in my own career.

Thank you again.

Tiana Araya

Special thanks to you Doctor Tiffany, for giving me extra time with Charlie. You kept him out of pain, and you gave him outstanding love. Charlie had a very dedicated, and caring doctor, and a very caring staff. Charlie is buried under a big tree, surrounded by flowers and toys. More people visit their pets then their human relatives. Thanks again! Oh yes the plant is beautiful!

Our love and appreciation

Gloria Caplen

The enclosed, undated letter was started at the very end of September 2005, the day after my Buddy died. It was added to, from time to time, but was put aside each time to handle the sense of loss it envoked. Six months later, you still deserve the “Thank you”. Forgive my tenderness.

Dear Dr. Margolin,
Thank you so much for trying to save Buddy. You all were so kind to re-arrange your schedules, cancel appointments, and endure the possible negativity from animal owners who had to reschedule.

Dr. Margolin, you went the extra mile for Bud, a little old common crow who was my friend of many years. I will always have true admiration for you for that. I’m sorry you had to suffer the frustration of using your extensive knowledge and expertise, and have other circumstances dictate the outcome.

I buried Buddy out back near the white boulder where we used to sit in the afternoon sun. She couldn’t walk very well because of her disabilities but she loved to play in the grass, all the while voicing her pleasure in both human English and raucous crow. Many times her wild counterparts would fly in to investigate the strange site of a crow talking to a human. Crows are very family oriented and wanted to protect her. However, Buddy didn’t know she was a crow and, as the members of the wild ones increased, she would head for me, begging to be picked up. One time I counted more than 40 crows, with more flying in. Buddy’s security place was under my chin, murmering and scolding the other crows. It was amazing to me the number and varieties of vocalizations she had to tell me what she was feeling or what she needed. But there was one time she refused to talk to me at all. She was angry at me because I had to go back east for two weeks to take care of my ailing mother. When I returned, she refused to have anything to do with me. I really think she believed I has disappeared forever, and it was a shock to see me again, and she was angry. After that, I started saying “I’ll be back” every time I left the house and “I’m back” every time I returned the house. I never had that problem with her again, even on long absences to go back east. Buddy camt to me trough my wildlife rehabilitation work. She was severely emaciated and dehydrated, could not stand up, and she had white feathers, indicating the malnutrition. (later, I was to discover she had stress fractures in both legs.) she wouldn’t eat and had to be tube- fed for 2 weeks before she even attempted to eat. After a month of intensive hands on treatment to save her life, I knew she could never be released, but I simply could not have her destroyed, and so she remained with me, very loved, and now very missed.

Once again, thank you for seeing Buddy’s condition as an emergency and acting accordingly, trying to save her life.

Sincerely- Beth

Beth M