University Animal Hospital
354 E 66th St, New York, NY 10065
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Fantastic staff and doctors. We've been boarding our dogs here for 8 years. Full service grooming as well!
03/13/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Dr Zola is truely an outstanding vet and is very passonite about the well being of his patients. I've been bringing my dogs to Dr Zola for over 16 years and couldn't even imagine going any where else. His attention to detail and thoroughness of his examinations are second to none. One would only have to visit him one time to support this premise. Dr Zola also has an excellent support staff that makes each visit special. If you haven't already done so, I would highly recommend visiting University Animal Hospital for outstanding vetenerian services. Sincerely, MASON!
03/07/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Every pet owner knows that when an animal is ailing, the whole household turns upside down. Worries? Enough for a landfill, So at University Animal Hospital on the Upper East Side, where I almost take for granted the totally up-to-date knowledge and superior skills of their doctors, I am more than grateful for the genuine concern they seen to have about their patient's progress. They really do seem to care. As do the front-desk people and the technicians I've met in the back.
When, after a long battle, my elderly cat finally exhausted her ninth life, one of the ladies at the front desk knew that I did - yet did not - want another animal. But then one night an abandoned cat scratched at her back door (word does get around, and somehow strays always seem to know her address). She called me and told me that this tuxedo cat - all dressed up with nowhere in the world to go - seemed unusually affectionate and in need of a safe haven. She didn't pressure me and could not have been more tactful. Just try him out and see, she said. I did try him out and of course I did see. Teddy is a treasure.
Then when a year or so later Teddy was briefly hospitalized in their excellent facility, one of the doctors happened to see us checking out (not the doctor who had treated Teddy). Yet he knew all about the cat's problems and assured me that Teddy was so much better and eagerly gobbling down his food. Then another employee walked by. She saw Teddy in his carrier. ""Oh,"" she said with a big smile, ""that's the cat I've been kissing every morning.""
A new cat? A cured cat? A kissed cat? What more could you want from an animal hospital?
03/06/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I really enjoy the reception staff at University Animal Hospital. This is my first pet, so I don't know if I am getting ripped off, but it is pricey. I appreciate Dr. Zolov and his demeanor when he diagnoses my doggies, but he didn't end up neutering my dogs, someone else did. That was disappointing.
HUGE BONUS: They have later appointments for the working mother of two smile
03/03/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I found UAH through American Kennels (Pet store on Lex across/up from Bloomies). 61'2 yrs ago when I adopted my new Maltese puppy. UAH was the Vet they used. I was living on the ES then so it was convenient . But I really chose to stick with them because Oliver was so perfectly healthy and I never had single ""new puppy"" health issue from the day we took him home. Dr Zola truly cares! He takes time with each patient, actually explains and educates you about your pet's health and how to care best for him/her. Also...Because I believe in Natural Medicine, I don't permit Oliver to be vaccinated or take drugs unless Absolutely necessary. Dr Zola is very respectful of that and always works with me. Not to mention his GREAT sense of humor and friendly smile! We live on the WS now, so its not as convenient to get there anymore. But I still bring Oliver crosstown to UAH and always will because Dr Zola is truly the BEST in my book...and Oliver agrees! Woof, Woof! PS- A bit pricy but WORTH IT!
12/14/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I have seen several vets in the city, but this is the one I keep coming back to. Dr. Zola and the other doctors here always take the time to help with any questions I have, and they always make time to see me and my bulldog, Lily. As anyone with a bulldog knows, they do have a lot of health issues, so finding a vet that you can trust is of the utmost importance - I am happy here and so is Lily. I can't imagine trusting her to anyone else.
I have used these veterinarians for the past five years, they are the best I have ever used. I have referred countless friends and their pets and we all have had the same experience there. Everyone in the office is friendly, caring and helpful at all times, Also very prompt. If you don't like your current vet I would highly recommend trying them.
This animal hospital is truly GREAT! We love the docs and the team here. Both our dog and our 2 cats are lucky to have Dr. Zola and Dr. Saunders in their lives. Although I have had a tough time getting early morning appts I wouldn't trade this vet hospital for any other.
09/09/2009Provided by Citysearch -
All my friends that live in the area go to University Animal Hospital so naturally I want to go somewhere they are comfortable and happy with. My dog doesn't seem to mind going to the vet which is a plus. The Dr.'s and staff are very friendly too. I would recommend to others.
09/03/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This team of veterinary health professionals are the best I have ever had the pleasure to deal with. They helped us care for our 18 year old Jack Russell throughout his entire life and I credit them with helping him live a wonderful and happy and VERY long life. Now my new rescued Jack Russell comes to visit Dr. Zola and Dr. Saunders and I know there are ""no better hands"" to be in. This is a team of well informed veterinary professionals always aware of the new cutting edge procedures and programs but also are seasoned and confidant in their diagnostic abilities. I also have boarded my dogs over the years there many times and I appreciate the sense of security I have when leaving them for a stay. It's like the Ritz for dogs...someone always on call and private walks - I'm surprised there isn't a mini bar. The staff is always friendly and attentive. All my dogs have loved going there.
07/31/2009Provided by Citysearch -
It’s obvious they were worried about me writing a review (see deluge of ‘lovely’ reviews since my incident with UAH happened in ’08) and believe me I tried not to, but all other pet owners in my building urged me in order to aid others.
Let me start by saying, I don’t usually write reviews. I believe no business is entirely perfect, but in the event that you make that dreaded monumental mistake of walking into this overpriced, pseudo-compassionate-to-animals place, be prepared to be cornered like a raccoon. I brought my 12-week old, seven-pound puppy here for initial tests, etc. Though I felt my puppy was too young and small for professional grooming, I was swiftly persuaded by the slick Dr. Zola to bring him in again (ka-ching!) for that. On that ill-fated day, his groomer nearly ended our puppy's life and UAH quickly washed its hands off the situation and passed on the responsibility to AMC, who then told us our puppy may be euthanized. Drop your puppy off for grooming, pick him up 3 days later from another hospital fighting for his life. In the meantime, this dollar-mongering business sent us no letter of apology whatsoever. Instead, I got a bill in the mail for $290 for the grooming “treatment” and assorted add-ons I was never previously informed of. And when I strenuously disputed the bill, they took it to collection, thus, tainting my credit which left me no choice but to pay it (psychopaths, anyone?). $2,500 later, our pet insurance refused to reimburse us since basically, as relayed to us by numerous doctors from AMC, there are very few ways such alleged medical conditions can occur: either by strangulation or electric shock. And neither my dear readers, are very good visions for your beloved pet, are they? So, the moral is: if you love your dog, RUN, don’t walk away from this place. However, at the end of the day, it's a free country and people can do as they please, just remember you'll be going at your pet's and own risk.
06/23/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I was recently pet sitting for my girlfriend's dog when she got really sick with a horrible stomach problem. I called her vet (University), freaking out, and the staff was awesome! They had us come in immediately and the doctor saw us right away. He was very professional and really nice. I was totally confident in the care she received and their recommendations. She was a good as new and it didn't cost me a fortune.
P.S - they were nice enough to call me later that day and the following day to check in and make sure that she was doing ok.
05/26/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I've dealt with the Dr. Zola and University Animal Hospital for over 10 years and can only praise all the doctors, technicians and staff for their skill,kindness, and professionalism.
I have recommended University Animal Hospital to all my friends and never have heard any complaints. I was impressed that after a referral they sent me a nice handwritten card thanking me!
If you want excellent and personal care, UAH is the place to go!
05/20/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I recently purchased 2 kittens from a local pet store. The owner of the store personally recommended his veterinarian to me. I was hesitant because I had used another vet for many years with my older cat. I LOVED this vet! I am so happy to have discovered University Animal Hospital. I've seen a couple of the doctors there and have been consistently impressed with their care. I have since transferred my other cat's files to University. I can't imagine going anywhere else
05/19/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We took our puppy here for a check-up and since she hurt her leg previously we wanted a check on that as well. I have to say they took good care of her. Maybe too good I would say. Before we knew it we went through a whole circus of X-rays, medication, hospitalization etc. When I picked up my dog, she was totally drugged up. They put her leg in a cast and I had to pay over 700 dollars for treatments that were not discussed with us. On the question if these treatments were really that necessary, they answered they just wanted to be sure, even though the X-rays didn’t show any significant injuries. Also, they made me feel quilty by saying “well you want the best for your dog, don’t you?” While in reality they were asking themselves this question: “how can we make as much money on this dog?”. Seriously!
By the way, I was so uncomfortable with the cast that I had it removed the same day and she’s been walking fine ever since (actually more than fine).
So unless you want to be overcharged, I would not recommend this place.
02/03/2009Provided by Citysearch -
JAKE IS NOW MY THIRD WEIMARANER, AFTER SHEBA & TALIA. DR. ZOLA & I GO BACK OVER 25 YEARS. I HAVE HAD ONLY GOOD EXPERIENCES WITH DR. ZOLA AND HIS ASSOCIATES AND OFFICE STAFF.
I WAS OUT OF WORK WHEN TALIA TOOK SERIOUSLY ILL AT AGE 8. DR. ZOLA WAS EXTRAORDINARY IN HIS KINDNESS IN TREATING BOTH TALIA AND ME FAIRLY. HE DID NOT TAKE $$$ ADVANTAGE OF MY EXTREMELY VULNERABLE POSITION IN WANTING TO DO 'ANYTHING' TO SAVE MY PRECIOUS FRIEND'S LIFE. HE WORKED CLOSELY WITH ME WHEN WE BROUGHT IN A HOLISTIC VET TO PARTNER WITH US, AND DR. ZOLA HELPED SAVE TALIA'S LIFE. TOGETHER, WE KEPT HER TOTALLY HEALTHY & ALIVE FOR ANOTHER LONG 4.5 YEARS. HE WAS EXTREMELY COMPASSIONATE WITH ME & MY DOGS, WHEN IT WAS TIME TO PUT DOWN BOTH SHEBA (13.5) & TALIA (12.5). i AM VERY VERY THANKFUL TO DR. ZOLA AND HIS STAFF AND ASSOCIATES. JAKE IS NOW 9 AND IS VERY HEALTHY. THANK YOU DR. ZOLA.