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Sonora Veterinary Specialists
veterinary clinic
Treats:  Cats
Treats:  Dogs
Website:  sonoraveterinaryspecia... external link
Phone:  (602) 765-3700
Profile updated: 7/21/12    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5 based on 9 reviews.

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Click to report rating    3/9/12   5     5     5     5   I brought my cat here last month and Sonora saved her life!! Dr. Gilson and Dr. Schnier are the best and went above and beyond to save our precious girl. Serena was given a 25%-30% chance by my regular vet and even he said the folks at Sonora really pulled off a miracle. They were compassionate, intelligent and took the time to explain all of the various options to me. It most certainly was not about the money - they truly cared about helping my baby who wouldn't be here today if not for them. Our funds were limited but Sonora worked with us and never pressured us. They knew how special Serena was. My husband and I don't have human children but Serena and Calvin are 100% our kids. Our friends joke that they live better than most humans! I will be forever grateful for the compassionate and professional care provided by Sonora. TRUE LIFESAVERS!!! RID: 32763
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     2/15/12   1     1     1     1   Killed our cat. Gilson has a big reputation but what is truly big about him is his ego. Arrogant and quick to go for the knife and the $$$. Did a very painful procedure on our by-then dying cat without our consent. Could have probably initially cured the cat with non-invasive measures we found out about later. The minute Gilson cut him open, he was a goner. This place is bad news. Must to avoid. Don't be fooled by that big reputation! RID: 32252
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Click to report rating    8/10/11   5     5     5     5   At Sonora, the animals always come first. Despite what the crazy person had to say, I recommend you visit with the doctors and staff and you will find them to be quite competent, compassionate, and caring. Don't let the rantings of a madman deter you. Sonora and their staff REALLY do care about their patients and my dog is living proof!!! RID: 26849
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     6/19/11   1     1     1     1   THEE WORST! Caused my 3 yr old Bull Mastiff internal bleeding and death 4 days after the Inexperienced Intern "Dr LEY" who went to Vet school in another country because too stupid to get into a USA vet school supervised by DR RIZZO Icompetent and RudeMy dog walked into the office was eating and drinking-minimal short of breath AFTER they did the aspiration she could not walk for 4 days until she died-would not eat or drink brought her in day after procedure to see Dr Rizzo who brushed it all off Dog died bleeding from mouth and rectum in pain 4 days after procedure No time to take to vet-Check Complaint history of Dr Gilson & Rizzo Call AZ vet Board Hear of many complaints Dr Gilson /Staff responsible forpets death If Vet not disciplined it will not be seen on License AZ vet Board famous for dismissing complaints on Vets Unless you do autopsy on pet and its determined vet caused death (thru autopsy report)Vet board will dismiss compaint If you want pet to live PLEASE go somewhere else RID: 25715
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     6/17/11   5     5     5     5   THEE WORST! Caused my 3 yr old Bull Mastiff internal bleeding and death 4 days after the Inexperienced Intern "Dr. LEY" who went to Vet school in another country because too stupid to get into a USA vet school) supervised by DR RIZZO Icompetent and Rude.My dog walked into the office- was eating and drinking-minimal short of breath- AFTER they did the aspiration she could not walk for 4 days until she died-would not eat or drink brought her in day after procedure to see Dr Rizzo who brushed it all off Dog died bleeding from mouth and rectum in pain-4 days after procedure No time to take to vet-Check Complaint history of Dr Gilson & Rizzo Call AZ vet Board Hear of many complaints Dr Gilson & Staff killed animals If Vet not disciplined it will not be seen on License AZ vet Board famous for dismissing complaints on Vets Unless you do autopsy on pet and its determined vet caused death (thru autopsy report) Vet board will dismiss compaint If you want pet to live PLEASE go somewhere else RID: 25673
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Click to report rating    12/30/09   1     2     2     1   SONORA IS A MUST TO AVOID. Gilson performed needless, overly aggressive surgery that led to the death of our cat. He's a surgeon so his first instinct is to cut, cut, cut. He also lied to us about what he was doing and did not obtain our consent. He racked up a bill and the first we saw it was after our cat was dead. He then sued us claiming we owed him the money which we never consented to. Gilson has a big reputation as a hotshot vet-- and an ego to match-- but don't work with him. There are other vets in town even for the "tough cases." THIS GUY IS A MUST_TO_AVOID!! RID: 15923
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Click to report rating    1/28/09   5     5     5     5   I could not have gone through what I did with my Dogue in any other facility. Dr Gilson and staff are knowledgeable and amazingly compassionate. They kept me abreast of my Bordeaux' condition via phone and in person. I visited a lot and they had no problem with that. RID: 11398
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Click to report rating    1/27/09   5     5     5     5   I had two very good experiences with the staff and Dr. Lillian Rizzo at Sonoran. Both of my Pug dogs experienced emergencies, one of which required surgery. It was performed just in time to save his paw digits and he is fully back to 'good as new'. I highly recommend Dr. Rizzo and the whole staff at Sonoran. RID: 11379
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Click to report rating    6/29/08   2     4     4     1   Sonora Veterinary Specialists misled us and/or did not do due diligence when they performed surgery on our Boxer. They performed surgery to remove a cancerous tumor (purely palliative), but our dog died 7 days later from the spread of the cancer to his lungs. Now, we were not expecting a cure, nor were we promised one. The main point is that they must have known how advanced the cancer was and yet they were more than willing to charge us a small fortune to go ahead with unnecessary surgery (the dog was never in any pain or discomfort from the primary tumor). I believe this was a case where they knew how dire the situation was, and yet went ahead with the operation just to line their pockets. I could never recommend this vet clinic to anyone based on our experience. RID: 9087
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