Austin Animal Eye Clinic
12034 Research Blvd Ste 8, Austin, TX 78759
02/23/2010Provided by Citysearch -
My dogs LOVE Dr Schifrin. He even saw one of my horses many years ago and gave me a good handle on what I was dealing with and what to expect.
As far as the dogs, he got to the bottom of what was going on, gave us a good treatment plan (explained what was needed and how to get it done, even if the dog wasn't co-operative) and kept excellent records.
He may not be much of a hand-holder, but I wasn't going to him for that, and he is kind to the dogs. I needed the best care I could get for the round ones. French Bulldogs are known for having eye injuries.
My little old man jerked his head hard during a procedure. Dr. Schifrin wasn't happy about that, but just because it worried him. He explained why and then took steps to have better control of the wild one. In the middle of this he told me about a new tool that prevented any risk of damage to the eye.
Personally, I'm very glad he is available to us.
11/16/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Dr. Shifrin is a good doctor. Our young dog suddenly developed a cataract and he is pursuing a course of aggresive treatment to try and help us avoid surgery if at all possible. That being said, his people skills can leave something to be desired. He reminds me of a mad scientist. While at our last visit, I misunderstood his jargon and it sounded like there had been no improvement in her vision/eye. When I asked if this was the case, he jumped all over me and began to ask me a series of obvious questions, such as ""Look at her eye- look at her eye and you tell me if the cataract is still there- is the cataract still there?!"" I was shocked at how rude and condescending he was. There are few animal eye doctors in Austin, Tx, so we will take her to him for at least our next appointment, although I might not go with my husband next time. Plus, as I mentioned before, I don't have an issue with the treatment of our dog so I think we will keep our next appointment and look at a 2nd opinion if there is not as much improvement as we'd like. If you go visit Dr. Shifrin, just be forewarned that he is much better with dogs than their humans!