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DAD'S PROUDEST DAY!

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MY UNCLE AND DAD SHAKING HANDS WITH JFK BACK IN 1960 AT HOPKINS AIRPORT!

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A picture of Dr. Vago's grandfather at The Cleveland Police Mounted Division...Training a horse to fire.

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A picture of Dr. Vago's grandfather with his favorite standard bred horse, Midnight...getting ready for the Dressage Events.

Some of our reviews:

We have been taking our pets to Dr. Vago for over 25 years. We have had nothing but positive experiences with him and his staff. Our 3 dogs and 1 cat have been provided with loving and skilled care. Our oldest dog was 10 when we took her to Dr. Vago for the first time after another vet said we should plan to put her down soon. Dr. Vago gave a full exam and ordered testing. With arthritis meds and a special diet the change in her was dramatic-she was playing and taking walks and was her old self again. She had another 6 good years because of Dr. Vago's diligence in monitoring her condition. When the bad days outnumbered the good he was as gentle and compassionate with us as he was with her. She died in our arms and he was there as much for us as he was for her. Our other dog which we had at the same time had similar testing and her own meds and diet changes. She also had a full life and died of an aggressive cancer a few months after the first dog at 13 (probably from grief from the loss of her buddy). She went in for testing and he had to keep her over night. He stayed with her. The cancer was farther along than I realized. In the morning he kept calling me (I didn't have call waiting) and when he finally got through there wasn't enough time for me to get there he stayed with her until the end. His waiting clients understood. Our last dog was 16 when he passed away and was under Dr. Vago's care all his life. From normal checkups to life-saving surgeries, our Pup got the best care I could imagine. He also had regular testing and later on meds and special food. Dr's skill and knowledge provided a long, happy life. Our cat is 6 and I know she'll have the same long full life as the others. Our pets are our children and Dr. Vago treats them as such. Is he more expensive? I don't know and I don't care. What I do know is our dogs had quality lives to the ages of 16, 13, and 16 and that doesn't come without outstanding veterinary care.

Pros: Skill, compassion, keeps up with latest treatments.

 

DR R.VAGO VET-TECH PENNY
THEY ARE GREAT ARE PETS LOVE THEM.
DR.VAGO & PENNY KEEP UP THE GREAT CARE YOU GIVE ALL PETS THAT COME TO YOUR OFFICE
GOD BLESS

 

Here, here ! I always recommend the good doctor. I did not have the easiest
dog in the world (Arnold) and Dr. Vago took him in when a lot of people would
not. The dog was kind of dropped on our doorstep and we took him in as we
did not want him taken to the "Humane Society". When you are that good,
and accepting to a rough customer, how good can he be with an even tempered
pet. I will always be grateful ! Right down to our last visit when Arnold was winding
down, there was no one I would rather have than Dr.Vago. Now I have a big
mushy guy named Brewster who actually has a bounce in his step when his
appointments come up. He loves Dr. Vago, the staff and fraternizing with the
other pets. But the real test is with the toughies and good ol' Dr.Vago is the
only one I trust totally and recommend consistently. Plus he offered me a job
when I used to hold down my Arnold...................which was not easy : ))
And Arnold lasted 18 years and about 12-13 as a client of Dr. V !
 
God Bless Dr Vago !!
 
Jack, Nancy and Brewster Chase
Brook Park
 
 
Hello,
 
This is Kristie Costa, and I would like to put a page, or so of comments on all of the years my family has taken their pets to you.  I could not find where on the website to add my comments.  So,  I'll just email what I want you and everyone else to know.
 
My first memory of Dr. Vago was when I was seven (I am 34 now).  The first time my family entrusted a beloved pet to his care was 31 years ago and that was my Grandparents when they bred their Maltese, Sissy.  The long list of pets Dr. Vago has treated are: Sissy, Tassie, Casper, Teddy, Benji, Bingo, Tweety, Fonzie, Gonzo, Rizzo, Copper, and Marshall.  My aunt has taken Zav, Merlin, and five cats, my aunts step-daughter has taken her nine cats, my sister has taken her dog, my other sister her cats, and we have a couple friends that are also now taking their pets to him.  I list them because it is amazing the amount of animals he has seen in my family alone. 
 
I used to live a few streets away from his office and I currently live in Brunswick.  When I attempt to convince people to take their pet to Dr. Vago.  They ask where he is located and when I tell them they immediately say:  "Why do you travel so far instead of picking a vet right around the corner?"  I always say that I would travel from California to continue taking my pets to him.  Nobody believes me, but I would.  I don't think anyone around the corner can compare.  And when people go to him they see what I mean. 
 
I believe that Dr. Vago is a brilliant veterinarian let alone a wonderful human being.  You don't have to spend much time with him to realize how knowledgeable he is in this field.  He continues to go to seminars and is always aware of the newest treatments.  He gives our animals dignity and respect and he treats us the same.  Like I said I was seven when I first remembered taking our Maltese, Tassie to him.  I stood in the same office as today barely taller than the exam table looking at pictures of his children.  And now we see pictures of his grandchildren.  The happy occasions when you take your puppy, or kitten there for the first time.  When you go every year with concerns and questions as they get older.  He is a phone call away in an emergency off of business hours.  As they age and when there is nothing more to be done you still trust him that the thing to do is to give them dignity and let them go.  
 
His grandfather, also a veterinarian would be extremely proud.     

 

 

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DR. VAGO WITH MIKE LOVE...LEAD SINGER BEACHBOYS.

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DR. VAGO WITH CHRIS FARMER...BASE GUITAR BEACHBOYS.

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DR. VAGO WITH MIKE KAWALOWSKY
MAIN DRUMMER FOR THE BEACHBOYS  TAKEN AUGUST 2006 AT LORAIN COUNTY FAIR...

Veterinarian's Oath

 Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health, the relief of animal suffering, the conservation of livestock resources, the promotion of public health and the advancement of medical knowledge.

I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.

I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.

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HERE ARE THE NEXT GENERATION OF FUTURE VETERINARIANS....BRIAN AGE 12 AND ABIGAIL AGE 9 YRS....

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DOC'S GRANDDAUGHTER, ABBY, NOT JUST ANOTHER PRETTY FACE!

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DOC'S GRANDSON BRIAN THE "DOOGIE HOUSER" OF VETERINARY MEDICINE!