New York Cat Hospital
143 Freedom Pl, New York, NY 10069
(212) 535-6369Add Hours
Phone: (646) 405-7843
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01/16/2011Provided by Citysearch -
This is the BEST cat hospital I have ever encountered. Dr. Soboroff and his staff are the most caring people I have met in any cat/animal hospital. The Clinic gives of a very trusting and relaxing ambiance. The front desk/reception staff are very friendly and efficient.
Dr. Soboroff truly listens to his clients very carefully and is extremely thorough in every step of the way to finding out all about my cat's health issue. I have had 2 of my cats treated by him. One unfortunately had a too progressed cancer that could not be saved and that I took to his clinic too late and had to be put to sleep...I could not have chosen a better place to have my cat put to rest. Dr. Soboroff really has his ""know how"" to deal with these difficult moments to let a beloved cat rest in peace... The second cat (kitty 11 months ) had a mass in her ear that has been treated and taken out surgically at his clinic. My cat after remained in his hospital for 4 days and every day Dr. Soboroff called me and gave me a thorough update about how my cat was progressing and doing well. This is definitely a cat hospital that I recommend to any cat lover. I live in NJ and I prefer bringing my cats to him, because I know they are in the best care! Check out their website!
12/04/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Dr. Peter H. Soboroff was so amazing with my cat. I only wish I'd known about him earlier, as my cat has tried to attack two other vets and has thrown serious tantrums whenever she is visiting the vet. With Dr. Soboroff, she didn't even notice he was giving her shots. He was very patient with making her feel safe and calm, and he was also extremely thorough in helping me prepare for an uncoming plane flight with my cat, and listing out everything I needed to be aware of' giving me pads to line the carrier, etc. Because the office and the staff are all so pleasant and professional, I just expected the prices to be higher too, but it was actually cheaper than my previous no-frills vet in the area.
I HIGHLY recommend this place.
08/08/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Dr. Soberoff has been taking care of my eight cats for seven years. Yes, I am one of those crazy cat ladies who would do anything for my cats! They are part of my family, so you can understand how finicky I am when it comes to their care and their health. Dr. Soberoff is THE ONLY VET I trust them with. He is incredible. He truly loves cats and his practice solely focuses on them, which to me makes a huge difference. For example, I don't have to share a waiting room with dogs, which can really upset my cats. Furthermore, Dr. Soberoff is very patient - as you can imagine I ask a ton of questions. Plus, he always greets them by their names, talks to them in a calm manner to soothe them during an exam, is incredibly knowledgeable and has a immense compassion for animals. I adore him and his team and would NEVER consider seeing anyone else because there is no one else better.
05/13/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Dr. Soboroff is the best! He treats the cats with such love you won't believe it. I am so happy to have found him. I only wish to find a doctor for myself that is so caring and excellent. He looks for everything and nothing gets by him. I recommend him totally and completely. You will not be sorry. Cyd
04/01/2009Provided by Citysearch -
i have adopted one cat from this hospital, and another one is on the way. both cats got excellent medical care from the doctor and staff, and everyone at this cat hospital truly loves and cares for the cats. they do not half step on anything here and i would recommend this cat hospital to anyone!! the cats that are being treated there are as happy as they can be away from home.
02/02/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Dr. Soberoff is the most kind and caring vet I have ever encountered. A couple of years ago, after I had to put one of my two kitties to sleep, I got a letter from the Cornell School of Veterinary Medicine letting me know that Dr. Soberoff had made a donation to the school in the name of my kitty. It was one of the most touching gestures I've ever experienced. Now I've moved to a different part of the city but I still make the trek uptown to the New York Cat Hospital because of the thorough and gentle care my cat receives in the hands of Dr. Soberoff and his amazing staff.
01/31/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I've had some icky experiences with vets in the city, but I LOVE Dr Soboroff. My cat was neutered at the NY Cat Hospital and the Dr called me personally to let me know that everything was going well and they were about to do the surgery. It was very reassuring because I could tell he really cared about my kitty. He answered all of my questions and I didn't have to wait at all.
It's really sweet to find a doctor who cares enough to house foster cats in his own space. The kitties in the office were really funny and made me feel like I could trust him leaving my baby there all day. I plan to keep using Dr S, even though he's 120 blocks away- I'll make the trip. It's worth it!
They even made a follow up call on a Saturday to see how my cat is feeling today!
08/29/2008Provided by Citysearch -
He is a wonderful veterinarian. Handles my two cats with great care, is very attentive, takes his time with the examinations and is very thorough in explaining every condition that he comes across with regard to the kitties. He is clearly a cat lover, and I am very happy to have him as my vet and completely trust his practice including the staff that he has on board.
07/04/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Dr. Soboroff is a true treasure for any cat lover.
The first time we brought our 16 year-old tabby in for a check-up, Dr. Soboroff gave our little furry boy a sweet kiss after the exam. Dr. Soboroff was always so gentle and patient during our visits.
Most importantly, Dr. Soboroff always took plenty of time to thoroughly explain all medical issues, answer any questions, and was remarkably skilled in helping to solve even the most baffling of kitty health and/or behavior issues.
Our beloved tabby was already diagnosed with a variety of elderly cat-related health issues (kidney failure, diabetes, and more) when we first discovered Dr. Soboroff after moving to the neighborhood. Thanks to the compassion and kindness of Dr. Soboroff and his wonderful staff, our beloved tabby enjoyed his last year in great comfort and excellent care.
One of these days we will adopt another kitty cat, perhaps one of the pampered strays that Dr. Soboroff's office so generously provides foster care to. We certainly know that with Dr. Soboroff, any cat we adopt will receive the very best care.
PS: In reading the earlier reviews, I notice that some visitors made reference to wait times. Yes, sometimes you are kept waiting, but more importantly, you should know that Dr. Soboroff is incredibly generous with his time, and you will never feel rushed while he is taking care of your cat. Especially when our tabby was so old and ill, Dr. Soboroff's patient attention was so very much appreciated.
03/30/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I took my cat to Dr. Soboroff because she was not eating. Dr. Soboroff and his staff quickly and efficiently got to the bottom of this problem (discovering that my cat had a potentially life threatening liver disease). They gave her the best care possible and now she's doing great.
I have been a pet owner for nearly 30 years and I have never encountered such a caring vet. Throughout my cat's week-long hospital stay Dr. Soboroff and his staff kept me completely informed and took great care of the cat. He and his staff clearly love cats . His office is very clean also.
Dr. Soboroff's practice is a bit pricey but it's worth it.
03/11/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Dr. Soboroff is truly a caring vet - he takes time to get to know your cat, and the examination is thorough. Over all I highly recommend him - he is hands down the best vet I have encountered.
The staff is OK. They seemed friendly enough. The place is VERY clean.
However... he makes you wait. I had 3 appointments so far and always had to wait for 20-30 minutes (and yes, I was on time for my appointment). Maybe be this is a normal wait time, but considering how nervous my cat gets, I wish he would keep his appointment on time.
Even though I gave 5 stars, it's more like 4&1/2 stars. :-)
10/12/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I just moved to the city a little while ago and one of my cats got sick so I needed to find a veterinarian fast. I looked on this website and found New York Cat hospital, all the reviews were great and it was relatively close by. I called the place around 9 30 pm (after hours) because of an emergency with my cat, and I got right through to Dr. Soboroff who was staying late at the hospital. He told me to come right over even though I was not technically a patient yet. When we got there Dr. Soboroff examined my cat and ran some tests on her. She was still sick after that for a couple weeks, and Dr. Soboroff and staff were relentless at finding out what was wrong. He was amazing, and so unbelievable with my cat. I cannot recommend a better veterinarian for cat people. If you have a cat this is 100% the place to go.
08/17/2007Provided by Citysearch -
When I took my sweet to us a-hole to strangers cat Frances Alberta to Dr. Soboroff she was terribly sick and despondent. The place is clean and modern with marble examining tables that are high up so the cat feels more at ease. The woman at the front desk gave us an appointment immediately, was incredibly kind and didn't give us any weird looks when we brought Frances Alberta in an old gym bag (my boyfriend lives next door and Frances refused her small traveling bag),
But the real prize here is Dr. Soboroff ! He is so gentle and kind! While he performed the exam he cooed sweet nothings and soothing words of praise. His exam was quite thorough and even when he was looking under her tail a ""hell-no"" area-Frances could only bat her eye lashes and blush she had fallen so in love with him.
Dr. Soboroff was never snooty or judgemental. I have seen other vets that are nice enough to the animal but when it comes to suggesting care they become steely and cold and lecture you rather than converse.. Not so here, Dr. Soboroff talked to me and my boyfriend with total understanding of how much we loved our cat and wanted the best for her. He was concerned and calm and competent with no guilt trips. He gave us four cans of expensive cat food free, free kibble,and of course a snazzy new cat carry bag for Frances on the house!
After we left the vets office Frances was miles better already having experienced Dr. S's procedure for rehydration and a shot of anti-nausea medicine. The protocol he gave us to follow was right on the money and now I have my nine year old cat back with energy and zeal I haven't seen from her since she was a kitten!
After the visit, in the days of her recovery, Dr. Soboroff returned every one of our calls, even voluntering to stay late at his office so we could pick up some more FREE food. This place is a gem! If you have a cat - do yourself a favor and take it here. The only danger is your cat might fall in love with Dr. S and so might you.
04/14/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We visited Dr. Soboroff at the New York Cat Hospital after reading some good reviews on citysearch. The service was excellent and I would highly recommend this cat-only vet to other cat owners. One of our cats is very particular with vets but Dr Soboroff passed the test with flying colors; he was extremely gentle and patient.
Furthermore this is a cat-only clinic which lowers the stress on cats. Previously we would visit dog and cat clinics but there would be a lot of dogs running around, barking, bumping into cages which would agitate our cats.
All in all, a very pleasant vet experience, and I would highly recommend.
12/22/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I have a cat and a canine and I usually take both to the same vet but a friend of mine suggested that I make an appointment to see Dr. Soboroff. Upon making the appoinment the frontdesk was pleasant and courteous and was patient with the questions I asked. When I went in for my appointment a day later I was greeted warmly by the staff, they introduced themselves and appeared to be very interested in my cat. He was very calm considering that any other time we had an appointment with my other vet he would be miserable and hissed the whole time. When Dr. Soboroff came out to see us he was gentle with my feline son and me as well. My visit wasn't rushed and my bill was not expensive (he is located in the trump buildings). I had Lab work done and he called when he received them and was thorough with the results. I must say I wouldnt change anything about New York Cat Hospital or his staff they are definitely the cats meow.
I highly recommend Dr. Soboroff, Dr. Lander, and the New York Cat Hospital veterinary nurses, technicians, and front desk staff. They have always treated each of my medically needy cats with the utmost compassion. When making clinical recommendations, Drs. Soboroff and Lander never fail to prioritize the best interests of my cats. I always feel like my cats and I are in the best of hands. Many thanks, New York Cat Hospital, for going out of your way to optimize the health of my cats!
BEST VET EVER! Dr. Soboroff is simply the most kind, calm, competent and caring of vets. He's very cautious and conservative before he puts your cat through any expensive tests. He always invites you into the conversation about your cats care and gives you a good idea of the options and what they will cost before care is given. He and his staff are honest people who have gone the extra mile for me and my cats more times than I can count. He's handwritten note after my cat Frances was put to sleep was touching and heart felt. Dr. Soboroff is simply the best vet ever.