I just read Reilly's story -- and just wanna say that's crazy! I'm anxious -- as I'm sure we all are -- to hear what the outcome is!
There's a vet in my area that I think is a quack as well -- Long story short - I picked up a "stray" a few months ago and called the local vets to find out if they had had a calico cat in for work recently, because she had a large incision in her belly (from the middle of her front legs to the middle of her back legs). I took her in to the vet who had had a calico in most recently, because I wanted her tested for FeLV and FIV since I had other cats at home, plus to see if she had a microchip and to make sure her incision was healing properly. The vet didn't seem all that interested, and tried talking me into getting her shots -- she obviously had been to a vet recently therefore would have had her shots, so I passed. I already had put $100 into this cat just in a check-up and testing.
I did find the owner, and when she came to get her, she said the large incision was the result of a botched spay from the vet I took her to! The stitches weren't tight, and she bled for a day or two -- the vet brushed her owner off saying that everything should be fine when she called to question if this was normal. After like 2 or 3 days, her owner woke up and found that some internal organs were protruding from the incision. She rushed her to a vet hospital about a half hour away (the regular vet is closed on fridays and saturdays - with no emergency hotlines), who told her that they had to fix the spay and that it wasn't done correctly. Needless to say, the entire process cost her almost $800. When she questioned the old vet about what happened, he told her that the cat probably pulled the stitches and that it wasn't a result of anything they did.