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Animal Clinic Of Union City

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600 Kennedy Blvd Ste A, Union City, NJ 07087

(201) 865-5473

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Phone: (201) 865-1647

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Animal Clinic-Union City

Zalis, Montserrat, DVM Animal Clinic-Union City

Zalis, Montserrat Dvm

Union City Animal Clinic

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Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals, Veterinarians, Veterinary Specialty Services

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barterpc

03/15/2012

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This woman is Horrible

I can't believe anyone could give this woman anything more then a 0. She doesn't have concern for the animals, when you enter the clinic it's all about her ego, worst of all she gives the shoddiest results for some of the most expensive fees. Forget about this woman and go elsewhere unless you truly want to torture and kill your pet.

KParker1

02/02/2012

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Tufts graduate? Wow. You give the school an bad name..

I just read 4 reviews on YELP regarding the car from this clinic. I cannot believe people are rating this place 4 and 5 stars. You have to be kidding me!! We made an appointment with this vet because our dog had urinated bright red blood the night before. She has been spayed years ago and the blood came in a significantly larger amount than what one would expect from a urinary tract infection. It was literally a small pool of blood! We checked in 15 minutes early and ended up waiting more than an hour and a half There was a hand written sign on the wall that read ""To avoid waiting, make an appointment!! Otherwise wait patiently!!!"" Ehh...attitude on a paper? And hand written signs on printing paper? C'mon, people pay good money for crappy service, they can't afford to at least PRINT it out? Regardless, we patiently awaited our turn. When we finally got to see Dr. Zalis, she seemed busy, but nice nonetheless. She took an xray and urine culture. Sent the urine culture out and gave us some antibiotics to take home. She said the culture would take 3 days to get back. When they came in, she would contact us. Meanwhile, we traveled home (which happens to be 6hours away in upstate NY). In the next 2 days, our dog got increasingly lethargic and stopped eating. We took her to the local vet immediately, and thank God we did! (Bare in mind that this is before the urine culture from Dr. Zalis came back). Our dog was found to be severely anemic and she was sent to the ICU immediately. It turned out that our dog has a condition where her red blood cells were being destroyed by her immune system. And the red cells had decreased to more than half of what it should be. She was admitted for days. If we had waited until Dr. Zalis's report came back, OUR DOG MIGHT HAVE BEEN DEAD BY NOW!!! Dr. Zalis went in a completely different diagnostic direction. She very easily could have done a PCV (test for red blood cell levels) since we told her our dog had been urinating large amounts of blood. The test is cheap! She didn't do everything she could to treat our dog. And the antibiotics she prescribed is therefore useless since our dog did not have an infection! And by randomly prescribing antibiotics, she's increasing the chances of resistance. Thank God we did not wait for her! We paid close to $300 for nothing. And she never called us back with the culture results neither. We no longer needed them since the diagnosis was completely different than the direction she was going in. Thank you for absolutely nothing.

I will never return to this clinic nor will I ever recommend this clinic to anyone.

c.nappi

09/22/2010

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ABUSED PUPPY

MY NEIGHBOR HAD A PIT BULL 2MONTH OLD PUPPY,WELL THE PUPPY EAT HIS PRAISE COLLECTIONS,SO HE TOSSED THIS PUPPY AROUND HIS APT. I TOOK THE THE TO THIS VET,DR.ZALIS GAVE HIM PAIN MEDS...THAT WAS ALL EVERYTHING HAD A PRICE THIS WAS A PUPPY THAT WAS SLOWLY DYING BEFORE OUR EYES, THEY WANTED ME TO TAKE HIM SOME WHERE ELSE, I COULDN'T MOVE THIS PUPPY HE SEEMED TO ME THAT HIS NECK WAS BROKE,SO I STAYED PUT...DR ZALIS CALLED UNION CITY POLICE TO HAVE ME AND THE DYING PUPPY REMOVED, BUT WHEN POLICE GOT THERE THEY ORDERED HER TO PUT THIS PUPPY TO SLEEP, WHAT A SHAME LIFE SHOULD HAVE NO PRICE. I ALSO ASKED HER IF SHE COULD PLEASE DRIVE ME TO A ANIMAL HOSPITAL BEING I HAD NO MONEY SHE SAID DO I LOOK LIKE A TAXI TO YOU? DO NOT BRING YOUR SEVER ANIMAL HERE, THEY DONT KNOW HOW TO HANDLE SEVER CASES!!!R.I.P LIL GUY

Elmtr

02/08/2010

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Fine for routine Check-up, NOT for very sick pets!

Okay we all know this is a very affordable clinic. Routine check-ups and teeth cleaning were fine over the years; but when my senior kitties got really sick, I elected to take them elsewhere. The front desk staff are not informed enough to deal with procedures and tests and what you need to do ahead of time for those. They can answer the phone and make an appointment. I don't want to have to take a crash course in veterinary practices to ensure the right tests are ordered and the right directions are given. They upcharge heavily on the meds and that is not right. I found the same pills online for a third of what I was charged. The vet is well meaning but overbooked and you have to be high maintenance in order to have your pet really looked at. If you have a pet in trouble, I don't believe it will receive the most attentive and informed care, and this could cost your pet its life.

PugMom

10/29/2009

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Dr. Kim is OUTSTANDING

Dr. Kim does not spend $$$ on big-screen TVs and expensive office decor. His facility is simple and clean.

He is always willing to put your pet's needs FIRST.

He did same-day surgery two separate times on two different serious problems my pug experienced. He called in a 2nd vet to assist during one procedure because,he said it would greatly speed up the surgery and, quote, ""I do not like to leave pugs in anesthesia any longer than necessary"".

He saved my neighbor's dog's life after B*****line Animal Hosp (big $$ competitor) gave him a death sentence.

I personally witnessed Dr. Kim's dedication to a tiny kitten someone brought in. It had fallen into a bucket of Pine-Sol cleaner and remained there for some time. Dr. Kim took the kitten home with him and personally cared for it ALL NIGHT LONG, it surely would've died otherwise.

He is everything you want a veterinarian to be. Considerate, caring, and puts THE PET FIRST.

While the other reviewer has my sympathy for the loss of her pet, one must realize NOT EVERY ANIMAL CAN BE SAVED.

itzmee

07/16/2009

Overall
Very Good

I have been dealing with this Vet for the past 14yrs. I had 3 dogs who all lived out their life span to the max. This Vet is very helpful & works with people like myself whop love animals & at times can't really afford a vet bill. I now have a cat who was almost dead. He saved her life. I'm very please and have no complaints other that everytime I go to this vet he is always crowded. At least there is plenty of public parking (meter)

angrymommy

03/07/2008

Overall
Doctor Death

The people there are very nice and genuinely care about animals but this facility is not equipped for serious surgical procedures and recovery. My pet died due to the facility's inability to monitor her stability. The surgical procedure was a very serious one and she needed round the clock care, continuous fluids, and constant monitoring. They were unable to provide this and she died 4 days after surgery and it was devastating and unexpected. The doctor will offer you a cheap price, but you get what you pay for - a nonsterile environment and inadquate treatment of postop recovering animals. I saved myself $500 at the cost of my poor baby's life. for a relatively common procedure. Please please please do not take your beloved pet here for any serious issues. You will end up like me, full of regret and guilt and never knowing if she would have survived under the care of a more equipped environment. Take your pet to a hospital, not a clinic. They will provide the right equipment and a clean sterile environment for the procedure. He told me my cat was going to be fine right after surgery every day for 4 days. She was listless, not eating, not being fed, and sleeping in her own waste after major surgery. This doctor should really be reported. Of course my cat died, even after he told me repeatedly she would be fine when day after day she was obviously getting worse. Despite my own judgment I didn't move her and I lost her to this butcher of a doctor.