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211 E 5th StNew York, NY 10003Map & Directions
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New York Veterinary Hospital
01/14/2012Provided by Citysearch -
As a pet owner for many years, I've experienced various quality of service provided at Veterinary Hospitals, That said, I would NEVER bring my pet to Cooper Square Veterinary Hospital in NYC. The main veterinarian here, Dr Gagliardi is plain awful! He has absolutely NO bedside manners, communicates to you as if he is all knowing as he dismisses your inputs, he does not have much eye contact when he talks to you, he does not provide you with options as it pertains to your pet's care, boasts that he provided you with discounts, he is excessively arrogant, and the list goes on. It takes many visits before he can diagnose a problem, thus making one shell out lots of $ for empty results while your pet suffers! The Veterinary Hospital, if you want to call it that, absolutely lacks professionalism, capability and compassion. For true quality veterinarian care, go elsewhere! You will be better served...
12/29/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Dr. Gagliardi and his staff have been so wonderful to me and my puppy. They have answered all my new owner questions, made time on their calendar immediately when she caught a cold and encourage calling with any questions anytime. I could not have found a better vet and staff to help me raise the pup. I would recommend this practice to any pet owner in the downtown area. You are in good hands.
11/26/2011Provided by Citysearch -
My girlfriend has been taking our pet to this location on and off for a little over 3 years, but only because its so close to home. I attended a visit once but never again. The owner, Dr. Gagliardi, was extremely unfriendly and had an air of annoyance with us. At the end of our visit, which lasted roughly 3 hours and most was spent in the lobby waiting to be seen, we were rushed out as I heard him mentioning he was late for his trainer. From my first encounter, I've never wanted to go back and always try to get my girlfriend to take our pet elsewhere if possible. Im writing this review because I feel others should know about our last visit in regards to other reviews on this establishment. My girlfriend informed me that during her appointment Dr. Gagliardi pulled her back into the room after the examination and asked her to write a good review of his clinic. He also then gave her a discount. I think this is extremely unethical. So be aware that most recent reviews have most likely been bought and are not true to their words. I guess money makes the world go round... crooked.
10/29/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I moved to the neighborhood earlier this year and needed a new vet and I feel SOO thankful to have found Dr. Gagliardi!
He and his staff are extremely caring, thorough and attentive. I trust their judgment and care without exception.
My dog was extremely sick after hours and Dr. Gagliardi came in on a Sunday morning to take X-rays and look him over, not wanting to jeopardize his health by waiting another day. His dedication is such a rare treasure.
He is also extremely sensitive to the costs of animal care and doesn't nickel and dime you for every test or procedure.
It's not often you find a doctor you can trust who is so committed.
I HIGHLY recommend he and his team.
10/27/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I have been going to this vet for 4 years, and even thought I now live 60 blocks away I would never switch vets! They are so kind and knowledgable there and extremely helpful. I have called at odd hours with questions and concerns and they always return my calls and put me at ease despite the hour or the ridiculousness of the issue! Dr Gagliardi is fantastic!
10/20/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We were new to the neighborhood, so we looked for the closest vet we could find. What we found was an experienced, dedicated, caring, and knowledgable veterinarian. Dr. John Gagliardi may not be ""Dr. Bedside Manner"", but John came to our house at 11 pm in a pouring rain because our cat had a problem. He then went back to the hospital, forgetting his umbrella at our apartment, to bring back what was needed. And we had only been clients for one week.
John is very devoted to his work and to the animals and goes out of his way when necessary to help a sick or injured animal.
In the 3 1/2 years we have been with John, each of our cats has had a serious, complicated surgery. Each time, John arranged for a special surgeon for each type of surgery, and each was very successful. And at a moderate cost.
The staff at the hospital is very friendly, and they love all the animals.
We feel very confident that our cats are getting the best care from a very capable and caring doctor and staff at the Cooper Square Animal Hospital.
10/03/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Here is what I look for in a vet: consistent, intelligent, practical, compassionate care for my animal, accommodation of my schedule and urgent care when my pet is sick.
I've been taking my Boston Terrier to Dr. G since adoption, and he excels at all of these criteria.
It is interesting that the reviews are so hot and cold - without question Dr. G is an animal person first and foremost, and in his interaction with people he is frank and direct and doesn't suffer fools. He and I get on quite nicely, which given the quality of care he gives my dog, is icing on the cake.
09/13/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Dr. Gagliardi has taken care of my dogs since he opened Cooper Square Vet in 2003. He has always made the right diagnosis (one of my dogs has several serious health conditions) and has always been great at following up if I'm treating a dog at home, checking to see that the dog is recovering as he or she should. He always thoroughly explains the condition, the treatment, and what to look for in terms of progress or a lack thereof.
I have always found that he puts my dogs' health above all else, and I've always had positive experiences with him. He's efficient and thorough and my dogs are as healthy as they possibly could be as a result of his care.
09/06/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I would give 0 stars if i could.
John Gagliardi treats his staff like S&^*! It is very telling of someone the way the boss treats their employees and I would hate to work for someone that talks down to me the way he does. It would make for a miserable work environment which it clearly does since they go through staff really quickly.
I used to bring my 2 dogs there. At the time he opened my dog had cancer and there were not that many vets in the neighborhood so i was feeling a bit desperate. We went for regular visits ever year including the surgery. I don't know why i couldn't get the guts to go someplace else. I thought his cocky attitude was a sign he was good.
One time, I had just gotten my tonsils out 2 days before i brought my dog in and i was still recovering and i couldn't speak with the my usual voice. My throat was burning, and i couldn't widen my jaw so i spoke very lightly so it wouldn't irritate my throat. And my dog had swallowed a bone, and she was seriously sick so it was an emergency. And as i was explaining to him what happened he cuts me off and says ""why can't you speak..."" it was so incredibly rude. And of course i then proceeded to tell him i had just gotten my tonsils out and i couldn't speak well. But even if i hadn't gotten my tonsils out it was nasty.
Don't bring your animals here. I can't emphasize that more.
The other thing i forgot to mention was he used to have a ""greeter"" by the waiting area. It was his dog (which sounds nice but it wasn't), a bulldog, very pretty pet but not appropriate to have in your waiting area if you want your customers to come back. The dog always teared at my clothes and broke the strap of my purse and couldn't stop humping and jumping on the customers. It was so annoying we would wait outside until Dr, Gagliardi would call us in. Don't know why he never realized this. And i don't know if the dog is there anymore.
Anway, don't go there if you respect yourself and your dog.
04/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I adopted a feral orange tabby and was in love at first sight. I was told she has been ""fixed"". After about two nights she began having a ""heat"" cycle and I could not figure what was going on. After going to 3 vets, I was recommended John as ""the best vet in the city"". After he gave my cat a checkup he recommended a ""specialist"" and after a slight ""redo"" my kitty is a beautiful loving kittycat. What struck me as amazing was John's warm bedside approach. A very thoughtful and practical problem solver. He helps to improve the well being of an animal which shows his LOVE for them. I am so thankful for his kindness.