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Ok, ok, I don't mean to be repetitive, but alas, I will be. I am currently using a vet in Boerum Hill, and it has not been a good experience for either me or the pooch. I would like to find a vet in the area (Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens...) - specifically a vet who is patient with a dog who is terrified of the vet (thanks to the old vet for that) and who is good with a dog with special needs (digestion). Fair pricing would be nice as well! As much as walking to the vet would be great, I am willing to travel for an exceptional vet - on the F or G line (hey, we all have our limits). Hope is in walking distance, but I have heard many mixed things about it - specifically, that it is difficult to get an appointment with the same vet on a regular basis. For those who use Hope, has this been your experience? Any vet at Hope you would/would not recommend? A short subway and walk away is Vinegar Hill Vet, of which I have heard many good things. Does anyone have any experience with them? Any other recs in the area someone would recommend? Or perhaps places to stay away from? I realize there is much discussion about vets in Park Slope (any good ones on the F?), but this subject is a *little* different, right? Right? Thanks!
I have taken my bird to Vinegar Hill and they were really nice and very smart. The vet's name was Sara Neuman and she was fabulous. I highly recommend her. Because I live in Park Slope, I take my cat to Animal Kind on 7th Ave in Park Slope (right off the 7th Ave F stop) and the vets that I would highly recommend there are Michelle Werner (my favorite), Dr Mateyak, and Dr Salas. Animal Kind is nice because they are available 24/7 in case of emergencies. For a nervous doggie, any of the above vets would be wonderful. I have taken my pets there for over 10 years. Good Luck!
I think I had Michelle Werner when I had to put my sweet mutt down four years ago. She was wonderful. But normally I took him, and now my current pooch (even though we've moved to Clinton Hill, but I have a car), to Heights Veterinary in Brooklyn Heights, corner of Cranberry and Hicks. Dr. C.J. Novak is marvelous, warm and knowledgable and spends as much time as you need. She truly loves all animals and gives kisses as often as treats. Dr. Turoff is great, too (he looks like David Crosby!). They are very careful not to prescribe anything if it's not absolutely necessary. Current pooch is a very nervous guy and they never fail to treat him like gold, so sweetly and gently. You don't have to make an appointment, just show up during available hours, which include some early evenings and Saturday mornings. I think they're reasonably priced, but I haven't really compared. They're low-tech, though--still keeping records on index cards!You are right, I have always known about man. From the evidence, I believe his wisdom must walk hand and hand with his idiocy.
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