"WORTH EVERY SINGLE RED STAR! +PLUS ONE MORE STAR
It has been 2 years since I moved to Seattle from Mission Viejo and I am still looking for a vet that comes close to Dr. Wheaton and his team. Every time I take my cats to a vet here in Seattle I wish that is was Dr. Wheaton we were seeing.
Alicia Pet Care is clean, smells nice, uses modern equipment, has a brilliant adoption palace and charges exactly what I expect to pay. From an operational perspective... they are a dream in the world of vet clinics. And Dr.Wheaton also posts excellent informational videos on their website. If I have a question, I will check there first before engaging on a grueling journey through the internet of possibly true and possibly not true advice.
I had three cats at the time, 19 years, 16 years, and 10 years. Literally out of the blue, my 16 year little old man developed a bump on his chin. We took him on a Saturday to a random vet (prior to my discovery of APCC). My service was about 2 stars and I left with no answers and eyes full of tears. I found APCC as a second opinion and knew that I didn't have to look further for another vet.
It turns out my little old man, Tori, had advance bone cancer of his jaw and potentially in his lungs. Dr. Wheaton (having just put down his own dog) knew exactly what to say to make light of the situation. He gave me reasonable options that made sense. I wasn't ready to put Tori down and Dr. Wheaton knew that and understood, so he did his best to make Tori comfortable. In his final days, I took Tori to the office twice with the intentions of letting him go...and just couldn't do it. On both occasions, Dr. Wheaton stayed in the room with me, talking me through it and rationalizing the situation and what was best for Tori. I have no idea if he even had any other appointments on those days (I'm sure he did) because he made me feel like we were the only ones there.
Dr. Wheaton: If you ever read this, know how much you impacted me during one of the hardest days of my life. You are a truly gifted veterinarian and an honor to have been seen by. Thank you for your understanding, patience, and bedside manner. I wish my other two cats liked to travel because I would without question fly them down there for their office visits."
"The owner and staff at Alicia Pet Care Center are incredible. Their commitment is to provide lifelong, high-quality, state-of-the-art care for our Boxer. The staff is always courteous, knowledgeable, interested and the products that the Center carry are of the highest quality obtainable.
I wholeheartedly recommend without reservation Dr. Wheaton and his staff to assure your pet of a long, fruitful, healthy life"