Highly Recommend!!. Dr. Darch knows what he is doing!! He has performed several surgeries for me over the years on several animals, including the removal of an eye due to glaucoma, removal of a toe due to bone infection, spay, ear crop, and cyst removal. Each and every one of those surgeries was done well and healed properly. They were also done at real world prices that were affordable especially in an emergency situation. Just recently Dr. Darch corrected a broken leg for me on the spot (same day) and charged me 450% less than what VSH wanted to charge me!! This practice does not require an appointment and is open on Saturday's. The staff is very friendly and have gone out of their way many time for me. I highly recommend Dr. Darch to anyone seeking knowledge and experience at a fair price VS. overly plush waiting areas and overly padded final bills!!
North Wake Animal Hospital. I have the greatest respect for this practice. I have been taking pets for vet care from Lee for 20+ years. Thanks for your continuing service to this community!
best vet around. best doctor in wake forest!!! dr. darch goes beyond the call and duty of a vet. the staff is also wonderful, would recommend him to anyone . dr.darch looked after my dog "chyna" for 13 yrs. and i would like to say thanks! we had to put chyna down on 10/2/11, and dr darch sent a sympathy card to us now how many vets would do that ? none, only the vets that really cares about animals like he does
Wonderful Clinic. We were referred to Dr. Darch by a very good friend and the compassion and care he provided to us and our pet is tremendous. I would recommend him to anyone who really cares for their companions.
The Best Animal Hospital in Wake Forest!. I can't thank North Wake Animal Hospital and Dr. Darch enough for all that he's done for me and my animals over the past 12 years. I've taken care of my animals over the years, from foster, my own and strays and he's helped me tremendously. I help out with the local animal shelters and I'm with a couple of animal associations and so I'm always taking in animals. It can become a lot sometimes especially when I get them and they have no history about them. When that happens all I have to do is call Dr. Darch and a lot of the time they animals that I take in were previous patients of his. He never has a problem pulling their medical records for me and helping me any way he can. I can go on and on about how wonderful he is because he is. He's a very giving veterinarian that has the biggest heart. Anyone one moving into the area that needs an animal hospital to go to go to North Wake Animal Hospital. Trust me you will not be disappointed. -S.B.
Best vets by far. I have been going to this vet for years. Dr. Darch has great prices, and he is very smart. He also has hired some pretty good vets in the past few years who have also never let us down. As for the last posting I just read, he may not be the cheapest, but still very affordable. I personally would chose a doctor based on experience and pay for that service, but I guess some people only care about money. And there have been a few times in the past years I had to use him after hours. I guess you get what you pay for, and he delivers way more than I have ever paid. Thank you for your service.
Leaving after 13+ years with Dr. Darch.
I waited a month to write this to be sure that I was no longer upset over the situation that caused us to leave. I have never been treated worse by any service individual as I was here.
We have taken our cats and dogs to Dr. Darch for years. He may not be the most personable vet but we were always pleased with him and his care of our animals.
We decided to change though due to some of his new staff members and their lack of customer care.
We had to head out of town unexpectedly and our 4 dogs were due for their rabies while we would be gone. I quickly took them in for just their rabies,since we were leaving the next day. Finances were tight because we had to buy airline tickets unexpectedly so we just did the rabies, not full visits for them. I was told that was fine over the phone.
When we got home we only had 2 of the 4 tags and papers in our bag. I went back in that next morning and told them the situation. The girl at the front became very defensive, stating loudly that this was my fault not hers. I then asked for duplicates and told her They may have fallen out when I got out of my car. (I thought this would make her less defensive)
She became more upset and told me, "you have no idea how much work you are making for me" and coldly added, "and you only brought them in for rabies shots" Her tone was very critical. She continued to chastise me as if she thought I was an irresponsible pet owner.
She made rude comments on the number of animals that we have. (4 dogs and 3 cats - we live on 13 acres)
She made a lot of rude and judgmental comments in regard to the number of animals we used to have but no longer do. "You can't believe the number of cards I had to pull from your file. (8) She did not stop to see that they were puppies that we had in for their shots and had sold. She commented loudly at how many animals we "had gone through" The other customers in the lobby were just staring at her with their mouths open. I was in tears and asked for Dr. Darch. He came gave me duplicates in less that 3 minutes.
I don't know if she was having a bad day but her actions were totally unacceptable. We have voted with our feet and have switched vets.
Ironically, we have been going to Dr. Darch for so long because his prices were always so low. Now that we have switched, we realized that he is not the lowest. Our cats monthly allergy shots are 20 dollars less at the other local vet we are now with.
Best Vet in the Southeast.
My animals have been under the care of Dr. Lee Darch dating back to 1984. He started caring for my horses in 1984, and for all my dogs as well spanning over the past 27 years.
His knowledge and dedication to all animals is the best I have ever experienced through my lifetime. His dedication to hold clinic Monday - Saturday is relentless, and every time I have had an emergency either at night or on a Sunday, Dr. Darch has ALWAYS met me at the clinic to care for my pet.
When I had horses and there were incidence of quarantine periods due to infections where my horses were not allowed to come out of their stalls unless accompanied by a vet in NC, Dr. Darch went every single day to my stable to walk my horses and give the antibiotic daily injections needed over a 2-week period. This is type of dedication and commitment is not find elsewhere.
He only focuses on small animals now, and I will ALWAYS keep my pets under his care.
Thank you Lee. I don't know what I will do if you ever retire.
Vet -Dr. Darch. We have been going to Dr Darch for more then 10 years. Dr. Darch has seen 2 dogs and 5 cats at different times. Awesome Vet! Very professional but laid back and very knowledgeable!
Take your pets elsewhere.
If there was a no star rating, this is what I would provide for this so called vet. Recently, I bought in my dog for excessive thirst, and they diagnosed her as having diabetes. They ran a panel of blood on her as well. They kept her for three days to regulate her sugar and during that time I did some reading on canine diabetes. When I went to pick her up, I was given Purina prescription food (mostly contained Corn Meal and Wheat Gluten), and when I suggested a different type of food, or what she should have, as I was prepared to cook for her, Dr. Darch's reply was... "Oh, you are one of those people". He provided instructions to giving the needle, by jabbing my dog numerous times in the side with the same needle, and said "See it doesn't hurt". Once a day to give insulin was the directions, and it doesn't matter whether she eats before or after. He will see her in a week. If you know anything about canine diabeties, it is 2x a day, and it most certainly matters when give them insulin, it should be after they eat, to be sure they have food in them, otherwise, you could have a sick dog on your hands, even death.
When I left, I immediately made arrangements to see another vet, and took her to Bowman. They immediately took a blood test, and after taking a glucose test in the afternoon (after her one shot in the am with 10 units), saw that her glucose was low. I was given instructions that I should give shots 2x(split the dose) a day, break her food portions to 3x a day. Ensure that she eats first.... all the things that I read about. Next day, I was told to take her off of the insulin, when the blood work came back... as she may not diabetic, and saw that she had high liver functions (which her panel of blood showed high liver functions from Dr. Darchas well) . In fact, I had to give Karo Syrup, as she was becoming very lethargic, a sympton of being hypoglocemic (not much glucose). This can lead to death.
After days (4 days) of not being on insulin, her glucose is normal. It does not appear that she is diabetic at all. We are now dealing with the issue that more than likely is the cause, and that is the high liver functions, but I feel that she is in good hands.
.I could go on and on, but if you care about your pets, and they are one of the family, please do not take them here. The front desk is rude, the technicians are as well. I was told to get up in the front and pay, and you and your crazy dog can go home.
Dr Darch did call the next morning, and spoke with my husband. Stated that he knew I was upset, but he had over 20 years of experience, and I should not be questioning him. I'm so glad that I did, because I would have lost my dog.
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