I recently moved back to New York. With the move, my puppy lost an awesome Vet. But because he has all of his shots and is healthy and active, this was not a major issue. While exploring the neighborhood, I found this Vet. I took my dog there because a mysterious bald spot popped up on his leg.
I called the Thursday I saw the spot and explained the urgency. When I adopted him, he had Demodectic Mites. It was a long ordeal and he has been healthy since, but the spot caused me to fear that it had returned. But the receptionist kindly let me know that there was no way he could be seen until the next week. I calmed myself and decided that I would wait it out.
I was on time for my appointment, but I was not seen until 90 minutes later. Though compassionate and interested, the Vet had no answers, not even a theory. During my time with her, I asked her some side questions about a new all natural food and a very popular tool used for shedding in dogs both of which she had never heard of. She prescribed Animax and an E-collar; to follow-up in a week. Took another 30 minutes to pay and get the Rx (though I was the only person left in the office). I left very disturbed and confused. How could a Vet not know what was wrong?
Through research online, I was able to find a likely diagnosis, 'lick granuloma.' Makes perfect sense as we just moved into a new place and my dog is alone much more (all info I shared with her). Through three weeks of the E-collar (only when alone) and some home remedies, he is now fine.
Though everyone in the office is nice and cordial (which is why I gave them one star) I do not recommend this Vet. The wait was excessive and she could not recognize what is a very common ailment for bored City dogs. Though this is the only Vet in the area, I am willing to travel to find a vet that respects my time, is more knowledgeable, and in tune with dog trends.