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18 E Kingsbridge RdBronx, NY 10468
They deserve 0 stars Annabel Moreo is an EVIL INCOMPETENT Veterinarian that murdered my pet by giving it a lethal combination of drugs that don't in…
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I went here after my dog had constant sneezing for 3 days straight. As a walk-in I got there 45 mins before the doors opened just to be safe. 20 mins before the doors opened, some of the staff arrived. It was over 90 degrees outside and instead of offering water to the dogs (like most places do) they stood outside chatting and smoking cigarettes. The waiting room is tiny and not nearly big enough to fit the pets in. I'd recommend that if you're taking your pet go alone. A lot of families went together (with kids and strollers) and most pet owners were standing with no space. My dog waited under my chair since there was NO space whatsoever. Also it is a bit smelly but that's expected since it is an ANIMAL hospital. Also, in the 3 times I've been there (twice by appointment) the water laid out for the pets was either given late or not at all. And it has been really hot outside all times. Cons: the wait time is ridiculous. My first walk-in took me 4 hours to be seen and I was #6 on the list! The staff is also indecent and rude. I'll admit I've had 2 really sweet vet tech's accompany the doctor but most of the staff is really ghetto, loud, and inconsiderate. One of the assistants not only mispronounced every name that day, but was really obnoxious and played with her hair in the corner the whole time my dog was being examined. She also ignored any comment or greeting I made to her and was constantly sighing during the whole examination. Some re-hiring is a must in a place that caters to sick animals and concerned pet owners. Although the prices are reaaaaaally cheap (one of my visits was less than $18!) you should carry money with you. They don't accept payment plans and take more time servicing your payment then with your pooch. They seem to be really for the money. The vet I've seen can't seem to remember my dog's name (or gender - and she's right in front of him!) but he always makes time to discuss the billing and any other services he RECOMMENDS but aren't necessary. In all the prices are really cheap and they do really know how to care for animals. My dog has been treated well for each visit and so has my wallet. But the staff needs a lot of adjusting. Though the location isn't in a great area in the Bronx, the staff doesn't have to be hired as such. A little more consideration for the pets and pet owners would be helpful.
LOVE THIS PLACE AND I HATE WHEN PEOPLE CONFUSE THIS PLACE WITH THE HORRIBLE ANIMAL HOSPITAL ON BOGART AVE ALSO LOCATED ON MORRIS PARK JUST A FEW BLOCKS AWAY. I have no complaints I highly recommend this place I moved to Florida two years ago and recently moved back. I had a huge flea infestation and the office manager Kathy(who by the way remembered my name and my 3 yorkies¿ names which made me feel great) talked to me for almost and hour explaining step by step how to removed fleas from my house and off my pets and I loved it. And called me after a week to see how we were doing (come on what other hospital calls to see if you got get of fleas I didn¿t even step foot in the hospital yet with my pets since I returned) it shows how serious this place is about helping pets and their owners. I read all the reviews on this site and notice all the good ones mention people by names and the bad ones cant , makes you think if they are real or not
I must say that I took my dog here after I had taken her to Middletown animal clinic located on the corner of Crosby avenue and middletown road whom was unable to diagnose my dog with the simplest case of constipation I then remembered someone telling me to go to the armory dog and cat hospital. I waited on hold to make an appointment for about an hour and was seen the very next day. . I found this place to be a little busy yet the amount of love that they have for the animals that are brought to them are taken care of. they handle the animals gently professionally and are extremely friendly and reasonably priced. If It was not for Dr Bimal my dog probably would have died due to the unprofessionalism of Dr. Mauriello. however thanks to the armory dog and cat hospital 3 days later she is running playing eating and extremely happy I would just like to thank all of the workers for all of your help and immediate attention.
I took my dog Roxy in because she had a sore forming form where she had her neutering surgery done and was worried that she was getting an infection. I called them up on Saturday and got an appointment at 4:15pm the very same day, whereas other area vet clinics I called turned me down since they were closing at 1 or 2pm. They were very professional and very thorough, answered all my questions and gave exceptional care handling to my dog. Dr. Goldschlager was the best, he gave me antibiotic cream for her sore and fixed the stitches that were hanging out of her skin. He also gave me great advice and was very helpful and thorough tfor her exam. The price is also very reasonable. I will take my Roxy here from now on.
Dr. Metheny is awesome. She answered all of our questions and knew everything about our dog's breed. Her vet tech was also terrific. Every staff member we encountered was polite and professional. Yes the waiting area was small but that's not a major deal. Also, as stated elsewhere, the waiting area was NOT dirty and did NOT smell (more than expected with a room full of dogs and cats). The price was unbeatable for the excellent service we received. We were in and out in a little over an hour. Even if the wait is 2 hours next time we're there as stated in other reviews, we'd wait! This is officially our family vet.
I am not sure who Wilson R went to see but what he wrote is not a description of the vet Dr Marienberg that I know. Each and every time that I have gone to his office he has always answered every question I have asked. He has been very informative in explaining the possibilities of why my dog was not feeling well. And yes one time he did recommend that I take my dog to the Animal hospital in Manhattan. My dog needed a certain scan that his office isn't equipped to do. His staff is always professional and friendly as well.
Armory Dog is a good place they treat you so good with calmness nothing to worried about, just one thing if you a person who don't like to wait a whole lot just make an appoitment cause there is people always in fronts as Walk IN. I don't have no complain they treated my dog ( FLUFFY ) with lots of love and perfect. PLUS THEY VERY VERY CHEAP.... NEED A VET IN THE BRONX GO TO ARMORY DOGS!!!!
This place might have a really small waiting area but they treat animals the best! I have taken my puppy twice for regular vaccinations & we might have to wait for 25-30minutes but it is worth the wait because of the love they have for animals. Plus it's the cheapest place there is in NY. can't wait for the next visit to finally be able to walk my dog :D
My dog was extremely antsy going in and they warned me they might have to sedate her to get her through the grooming. They were patient enough with her to get her through it without the sedation which was a relief to my wallet! She looked like a diva show dog and smelled fabulous afterward. Big thumbs up!
These haters are tripping-- this is one of the best practices in New York. Dr Palmieri takes care of animals with as much love and care as if they were her own. I wouldn't go anywhere else!
Choosing the right vet for your pet can be tough. After all, your furry friend can't tell you how he or she feels about the doctor. Even though you're not the one treated by the vet, whoever your animal sees is obviously your decision. Since many veterinary diseases and injuries can turn into emergencies very quickly, it's important to have a go-to vet. This way, you can ensure you'll know whom to see when your animal needs care.
Speak to your friends and family about vets who've treated their pets. You can even talk to your groomer or an animal shelter worker for referrals. When you visit the clinics you've been referred to, check that the facility is clean, animals are separated and the staff is calm and courteous. Not all clinics are American Animal Hospital Association accredited. This accreditation isn't a legal necessity, though a clinic that's AAHA-accredited is guaranteed to offer high-quality medical care. To receive accreditation, the clinic has to meet the AAHA's standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
If you're looking for a specialist, you want to make sure he or she is board-certified to practice in that specific area of animal medicine. You'll want to make sure your vet is also convenient to visit, so there are factors to take into account.
The type of animal you own should play a part in which vet you choose as well. While your options are vast if you have a dog or cat, you may have to visit an avian clinic for your bird or an exotics clinic for your snake.
Just as there are many types of doctors, there are many types of vets. Some focus on livestock or house pets, while others may specialize in dentistry or surgery. They may work in a veterinary clinic or zoo, working specifically with the animals housed there, or travel to farms to work with livestock. Since horse racing and other equestrian activities are so popular, some vets are trained to work just with horses.
Diseases, like malaria and yellow fever are also transmitted through animals. Some vets have insight to diseases that affect both humans and animals. Vets have contributed to the treatment and cure of many diseases that plagued both humans and their furry friends.
Government agencies employ veterinarians as well. When an animal comes from a foreign land, these vets quarantine them and check for any diseases that may be present in an effort to control new diseases that can be brought into the country. Other Specific types of vets include:
A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. In some cases, they may assist vets in surgery or restrain struggling animals during tests or lab work. The everyday duties of a veterinary assistant include; monitoring and caring for animals after surgery, keeping medical records, cleaning animals' teeth, feeding and bathing them, cleaning cages, sterilizing surgical equipment, giving animals medication, collecting samples for testing and performing laboratory tests, and offering grief counseling to pet owners.
It's a good idea to bring your pet to the vet regularly. This way, he or she becomes familiar and comfortable with the care providers, and you can stay on top of your pet's preventative care. If the animal is small enough, bring it to the office in a carrier. Just as you visit the doctor for a yearly check up, you should bring in your pet for regular check ups as well. During a routine veterinary visit, the vet will probably begin by asking you if there have been any changes in your pet's behavior or habits.
The vet will then take your pet's vitals, like weight, temperature, pulse and respiration rate, and perform a physical examination of the pet. During a physical exam, the vet checks the abdomen for swollen organs, and the legs, feet and joints for any potential problems. Depending on the age, breed or condition of your pet, your veterinarian may also check the eyes, ears and mouth.
When your vet conducts a full body examination, he or she will check out your pet's coat and skin, noting any hair loss, itchy spots or lumps. Keep note of your animal's shedding habits so you can let the vet know if anything seems abnormal. The vet will check for parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms as well.
Vaccinations are also important to your pet, especially if you have a cat or a dog, and your vet will suggest that you make sure they're current. Keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent your furry friend from getting distemper, rabies, hepatitis and lyme disease. Some vaccinations last longer than others, so speak to your doctor about staying caught up with your animal's shots.
Just like your own health insurance, you want to make sure your animal is covered before he or she needs veterinary services. Some common animal surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, and you don't want to end up having to foot a surprise bill that costs more than your paycheck.
There's no set price for pet health insurance. Costs can depend on factors such as where you live, the age and breed of your pet, and how much coverage you want. Before you take out a pet insurance policy, you'll want to meet with your vet to go over what he or she thinks your animal should be covered for. Many vets believe that you should make sure cancer, chronic disease, hereditary and congenital disease, and common breed-related medical conditions are all addressed in your policy.
Some pet owners can't afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. Some pet stores have wellness plans - which tend to be much cheaper than an insurance policy - that offer shots, check ups, screenings and discounts on various procedures your pet may need. A lot of veterinary offices offer payment plans for pricey procedures as well, as long as you have decent credit history. For a last-ditch option, there are even privately funded organizations that offer pet owners financial aid for their pet's treatments.