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Veterinarian Services

Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Fri:
Sat:
Sun:
Extra Phones

(718) 225-5310

Brands
advantage, wellness
Payment method
discover, mastercard, visa
Neighborhoods
Northeastern Queens, Auburndale
AKA

Animal Clinic Of Hollis Court

Categories
Pet Services, Veterinarians, Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals
Other Information

Parking: Street

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Brenda C.

09/05/2021

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Wael Zahran botched my dogs surgery and killed her. IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR ANIMALS DO NOT BRING THEM HERE!!

I've taken my dog here for yearly check ups and have always had issues with them. Doctor and staff are unprofessional and have made multiple mistakes leading up to the death of my dog from surgery.

In a matter of about 2 or so weeks Zahran had us spend thousands on blood work, X-rays, ultrasounds, and surgery while we had to continuously question him for information because him and his office have a habit of not calling you to keep you informed. He preys on people's emotions for their animals to milk as much money from them as possible without really prioritizing the well being of the animals.

Wael Zahran told us our dog needed surgery to remove a tumor and lymph node. He ran tests on her and assured us he would be able to do the surgery. Afterwards, As he told us how her surgery went he was very inconsiderate and showed no empathy, he found it comical that i was getting emotional about my dog and his main concern was asking for a Yelp review several times while telling us he's raising the price of our surgery from the estimate by $1,000.

When they brought my dog out her face was dirty and she had dried up blood around her incision and fur. They didn't even bother cleaning her up after her operation, she was heavily sedated and in pain. We took her home and followed the aftercare instructions, we then called the clinic to ask if it was normal that she was drinking an excessive amount of water which they said was normal. Shortly after my dog started crying out in pain, was unable to stand on her back legs, and her gums turned pale. We frantically rushed her to an animal ER and she passed away immediately as we got there.

Taking my dog to this clinic has done nothing but traumatize my family and I, as well as have us spend thousands of dollars just to still lose our dog anyway. We're devastated, at all costs do not bring your animal here.

Leanndraper

09/03/2011

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Overall
UNDERSTANDING AND VERY CARING

I recently had 4 stray kittens born in my backyard. Me, being a dog person had no idea what to do and called my vet at the bayside animal clinic for help. I told them that I was going to raise the kittens myself and give them away to good loving families. I was not making a profit off these kittens I just wanted to save them since we found out the mother had died and they went days without food. Since my husband is disabled and we are on a very fixed income and could not afford the vet visit for 4 kittens and they were desperately in need of help. My vet in bayside refused to help me in anyway and this is after I spent 5,000 in the past year on my puggle puppy.
I immediately called the clinic at hollis court and they were happy to help seeing all four kittens for the price of one! they saved me 300 bucks and saved the lives of 4 kittens. I do not know why people are saying such bad things but I think they should be commended for just that act alone. I do not know this dr. Zahran. When I go there I see a woman doctor and she is amazing. I told them I will bring my puppy to them from now on to show how appreciative and loyal I am to them.
I also had an emergency issue a couple of weeks later involving one of the kittens and the dr. at the emergency hospital in fresh meadows was so very helpful and compasionate.
I am grateful that this vet was there for me when I needed them and I plan on staying loyal to them because of what they have done for me and the kittens that they helped me save.

lm0601

05/09/2011

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Overall
terrible

If you are consIdering using this vet run the other way! We had a horrible experience. The staff is very cold and the veterinarians are just as bad. Its highway robbery for a job not well done.

jayjay911

03/27/2011

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Overall
RUN VERY FAST

My first visit here was when i purchased a puppy from Empire puppies , the dog was sick and Dr Zahran was tring to defend the puppy mill store after a friend of mine spoke to him in arabic he changed his tunes. The store refunded me the $$ for the male little pup After Dr zahran sent me to Tropical pets a friend with a pet store 5 days later I purchased a female maltese . Dr Zahran seen the puppy and examed her before i took her home to be part of my family ..her name is baby , she is 22 months now and she has medical issues that she was born with her medical bills have cost me 7 thousand already and theres no guarrentees for her , she became part of our life we grew an attachment with her my children (4) are all upset . They are crooks they have involvement with puppy mills the worst .... they should be shut down and never be able to practice vet services again also take down all who they are connected with.
as for the girls who work there all the same crap they are involved too .

timeline37

07/27/2010

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Overall
Very expensive and overnight care stinks

First off, my cat did get better for now anyway he is getting some symptoms back. He had to stay overnight, meanwhile nobody checks on your pet, I was told this but realize if they stay overnight on Sunday....the office closes at 2 pm on Sun leaving your pet alone for a very long time! My pet came back reeking of urine, he was completely dry so it didn't just happen! I paid over 1,000 and for what? I didn't get critical care!!! My cat felt better which I was grateful for but I had to give him a bath. The vet reimbursed me $250 for this but all and all I paid $850 and I have no idea what the diagnosis is!

NYBOOGIE

10/20/2009

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Overall
A+ VET

I've been a client of the doctor since he first opened up and have never had a problem. I'd recommend him to all.

tanjalotusa

09/25/2009

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Overall
Money money money money

I didnt think that Dr Zahran was so great, I couldnt understand him all, and the vet tech had to translate everything he said. My dog had Whip worms, and we left with a $850 vet bill.
He could have tested for the worms before all of the x-rays, and exspensive tests.
I would never go back I felt ripped off.

Beverlylee

10/01/2008

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Overall
Great Vet and Great Staff

I love this vet and staff. My Molly a little maltese was so very sick and had to be put down . Dr. Zahran came to my house to try and save her , When I took her in he wanted to keep her for free to try and save her. The staff was so good to me and work hard for Molly . Thank God Molly had people that care around her for the end. I don't know what that person means the place was not clean it is clean and the staff works hard. All I got to say don't let the other people scare you Dr. Zahran is great.

swimmyjulie123

09/12/2008

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Overall
Best Vet for My Puppy

I don't know why people feel so negative towards the staff and the doctor?
People are either going one way or the other with this place.

I for one, love this place and don't understand the negative feedback.
Since my first step into the office, the staff was really friendly and I didn't have to wait that long.
I've been to other vets after but they take way too long.

When my puppy had to get her first shots, she was so frightened.
But the staff helped calm her down.
I feel so bad because my puppy peed on the staff when she was frightened.
The staff just kept holding onto her to try and calm her down.

If you live outerstate of NY, they give you free check ups ($60).
Even though I live an hour from the vet office,
I still recommend everyone going to the doctor.

zoecrockett

06/28/2008

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Overall
IT WAS JIM DANDY BY ME!

I do rescue and am exceedingly hard core about who I let near any animal that passes through my hands, whether its a rescue animal or my own. I see bunnylil rerview but she doesnt state her animals problem to begin with or what its condition was when she got there.
I went down to this clinic one day, sat in the waiting room for a coupe of hours, and asked peoples opinions on the vet.Everyone loved him.I went outside and stood there waiting for approaching people and asked their opinions. There were people that came fromt he Bronx and Westchester just to see him.(he must have practiced near there at some point).I then went into the local pizza place and the bar up the street to ask about him and those people all said he was very good and recommended him .
I cam back a few weeks ago because a friend had given me some spay/neuter certificates that were due to expire and she didn't need them and knew I am trying to trap quite a few cats int he next month or so.
I asked if I could speak with him for a few minutes, and we went into an exam room , I explained the situation, especially that I am out of work and low on cash and wanted to know if he would just take these certificates now , put them towards my account and I could just bring in the cats as I was able to trap them. And he agreed. I thought that was pretty nice to do with a new client. And it took me almost a month to get the first cat in this week!

And I did get a call, pre surgery, that he was examining her , and thought she might be pregnant already and would I want to go ahead with the surgery. Well, that was good for a valium when I did get off the phone!
And I said my trying to avoid having to see another batch of her kittens was the reason for the rush trapping .And I asked if it would be more if she was and she said Dr Zahran said ordinarily yes, but in this case if she was pregant , he wouldn't charge me extra. And I thought that was DAMN nice. And Tiger Lily was fine after the op.

reenieny

06/23/2008

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Overall
Great Vet!!!!

I have been taking my dog to a vet for years with the same problem. I decided to go local and give this vet a try. He gave some meds along with a prescription dog food. Now my dog it out of pain and misery. The other vet was treating my dog for the wrong problem. With a few questions and a thorough examination Dr. Zahran found the real issue. Thank you Dr. Zahran.

P.S. His English is fine. I understood him perfectly. He has a slight lisp and accent but he is very clear with getting his diagnosis across. He knows what he is doing and his prices are EXTREMELY reasonable.

Bunnylil

02/10/2008

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Overall
Bad Operation

They murdered my Takuka, DOOOO NOOOT VISIT THIS MAN. Obviosly doesnt know what hes doing he made my baby worse. She passed away because of him. People save your money and even more SAVE YOUR PETS. I knew i shouldve done research on him. I came in on a weekday granted it was slow and only had one technician helping but why and how did my baby have a sesiure. And you guys wanted to know what he made his technician better ye assistant they are not certified technicians, he told her to tell me that theyll give me a discount to cremate her. DO NOT GO HERE VISIT ANY OTHER ONE JUST NOT THIS ONE. :(

elmosworld893

01/25/2008

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Overall
best vet ever!

i recommend you going here because the people there are so nice. i get my westie taken care of there. the prices are cheap. since i live in a close but another state, we get free examinations and other free and cheaper things. bring your pet there! they try to comfort lexy [my westie] as best as they can when getting her shots. everyone is soooo nice!!!!!!!!!

majorcrucial

07/06/2007

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Overall
Thank you for saving Chelsea!!!!!!!!!!

I called Dr. Zahran at 6:00 am Monday morning, he answered the phone. He arranged to meet with Chelsea (our l.h. mini doxie), at 10:00 am, after I had told him her situation. Chelsea was seen by another local Veterinarian 4 days prior, and there was no improvement whatsoever. Well Dr. Zahran Xrayed her, showed us the horrifying rocks in her bladder that would have caused her death, and we scheduled surgery right away. It is 2 days after her surgery, and she is so fantastic in every way-she is happy, HEALTHY, eating, drinking, peeing... I would also like to say that the Staff is fantastic as well, they really understand what you are going through because THEY CARE!!!!! Please consider this post first and foremost in your decision on Veterinary Care if you are in the Flushing/Fresh Meadows area.
Nicole

sandradell

04/18/2007

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Overall
Horrible Doctor

Im not trying to give bad feedback. but i myself changed vet clinics. DR. ZAHRAN. Is not a good veterinarian, he doesnt talk at all especially english at that. When you ask for something you think may be wrong he totally ignores you and when he figures it out its what you juss mentioned. i left because of the doctors attitude. yes the staff is great but the docor is what i deal with for my kity. so definitely not recommended. horrible vet. And one last thing he does not tell you the price of things he does the treatment and tells you tht the staff will tell you how much. He does only care about h money. last time i went was in feb. and i asked him if he had any pets he said no he hates animals i though he was just kidding but i believe him. He is just money hungry.

kellikelup

02/02/2007

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Overall
I've never been to a better vet...

I'm not sure why there's a negative vibe towards Dr. Zahran and his office. From the first day I stepped in there with my pup we've been treated with respect from him and his staff. I've been to other vets that give you the runaround and issue unnecessary tests to drive up the cost of visits, but I've never experienced that at his office. Dr. Zahran and his staff have taken in dogs and cats that were no longer wanted by their owners because rather than fighting for their lives their owners wanted them to be put down. Instead, that dog that was going to be put down has a second chance for a long and healthy life, all because they did not want to give up. I have never heard of any doctor's or vet's office extending themselves like that, and their staff did.

My dog doesn't fear anyone in that office, nor do they mistreat him in any way. They know my dog by name. My friend switched her vet to his office and doesn't regret it. He is upfront with his costs and gives advice on what is necessary. Maybe its the perception of humans being mistreated rather than their four-legged companions that are there for healthcare that brings the negativity but so far as my experience such things have never happened. I've owned a number of pets over the years, and I highly recommend the care that Dr. Zahran's office offers my little boy over the other offices I've been to.

barbe112

01/23/2007

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Overall
Worst vet clinic

Its soo true the doctor smells like smoke all the time. and he has an attitude with me and with my friends that use his service. its true his prices are reasonable but thats because he knows that he is lacking the true service. and his staff needs an attitude adjustment also. i give this clinic two thumbs wayyyy down.

nick07

12/28/2006

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Overall
The Very Worst Animal Clinic Ive Been Too

THEY ARE NOT REALLY ANIMAL LOVERS. THE DOCTOR HIMSELF SMEELS LIKE SMOKE WHEN HE COMES IN TO CHECK MY PITBULL. THE OVERALL SERVICE IS BAD AND HE IS PRETTY EXPENSIVE. AND THE PLACE SMELLS PRETTY BAD THE WORKERS JUST STAND AROUND DOING NUTHING. NOT THE BEST ANIMAL HOSPITAL. THE DOCTOR MUST ONLY THINK ABOUT THE MONEY.

hallieis2hot

12/15/2005

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Overall
User review by hallieis2hot

Doctor Zahran is an excellent Doctor and is highly recommended. Him and his staff treated my pet as if it was their own. His prices are reasonable.