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Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
1480 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Tel: (401) 886-OSVS (6787)
Fax: (401) 886-8998
Practice self-recommended (09/11/07)
Dr. Susanne Saslaw
Hope Veterinary Care
62 Hope Ave.
Hope, RI 02831
Tel: (401) 823-7211
DC - Dr. Saslaw examined a P.m. grandis for me. I took him in to her
after many attempts to find a good and available vet. Knowing that this guy
had parasites of some sort, I tried to make an appointment with Dr. Wietsma
at Ocean State but had a really hard time getting an appointment that wasn't
more than 2-3 weeks away. Since my grandis had lost a lot of weight, I
decided to try other vets in the area and had not so great experiences with
a couple of them before someone recommended Dr. Saslaw to me. Anyway, she
is very good and logical, and is more available than Dr. Wietsma (she does
consult with him also). One of the vets to whom I had taken this grandis
before finding Dr. Saslaw, decided that besides the parasites, he also had
abscesses in his throat and prescribed antibiotics for him - I was skeptical
but gave him the antibiotics because I figured the vet knew better.
However, after a few days, I decided to stop giving him the antibiotics,
found out about Dr. Saslaw, and when I took him in to see her, she
rightfully identified the roundish-white things in his throat as calcium
sacs, not abscesses! I liked the way she thought about it, which was very
logical - she pointed out that the roundish things in his throat were
symmetrical (and they wouldn't be like that if they were abscesses).
Henry Wietsma, DVM
Wickford Veterinary Clinic
7440 Post Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Tel: (401) 295-9739
Tel: (401) 886-6787 (emergency)
Dr Wietsma is affiliated with a 24 hour animal
hospital where he practices one day a week. It is Ocean State
Veterinary Specialists, 3307 South Country Trail, East Greenwich, RI 02818
A - Although we only had an exam for our ig, it was obvious how
knowlegable he is. He is affectionately known as Dr Iguana and sees
other exotics as well. (03/23/01)
VA - I cannot thank Dr. Weitsma enough for the care that he has given to my
umbrella cockatoo, Ivy. Twice he has saved his life with his expert
knowledge. I would highly recommed his practice for any bird.
Dr. Wietsma examined a P.m. grandis and a R. ciliatus for me. He was
very knowledgeable about both species and I recommend him highly. One caveat
is that it's not necessarily easy to get an appointment with him, especially
if you have an emergency, as he is only at this place one day a week and is
no longer taking new patients where he regularly practices (I forget the
name, but I think it's in someone else's posting on here anyway). I did
have some problems with his tech at Ocean State not getting back to me about
fecal sample results, but that had nothing to do with Dr. Wietsma.
Last updated: 11/14/07
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