09/07/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I have used a number of clinics in this chain of S. Florida animal clinics (Alton Road, West Avenue, Aventura, South Miami, Brickell Village). They are run by a Dr. Rappaport who seems more businessman than active veterinarian. They are clean, modern and well-equipped and run as ""for profit"" businesses.\n\nAs such, going there for routine care is like going to Neiman Marcus for household goods - nice but not better than cheaper alternative. \n\nThe value of the clinics is the quality of the vets and there are a few that have that rare combination of experience, communicability and clinical acumen. For that reason, I would always take complex cases to specific vets, one of which is Dr. John Barr. He was a technician before becoming a DVM and is bilingual, having grown up in the Canal Zone (the American zone) in Panama.