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Re: Local Veterinarian
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I took my cats for their checkups/shots at downtown vet. Dr. Kristen Simko was an overall good vet; however I have 1 "mean" kitty and unfortunately she bit her. Dr. Simko assured me it was only minor and wasn't a big deal, but since it broke the skin the policy is that she had to be quarantined for 10 days and then go back for another exam to make sure she isn't rabid.

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Wellness exam with vaccinations (distemper and rabies): $98
Parasite check: $36
Bite exam: $54

Basically just warn that you have a tempermental kitty and they will try to be cautious (I underestimated mine). On the plus side I needed some hairball medicine for the mean cat and they gave it to me without bringing her in since they knew she was uncomfortable at the vet.


Absolutely NO reason for your cat to have gone back for a 2nd exam. The 10 day quarantine is for the safety of the bitten individual (if the animal is rabid, it would die within that period and the person can then begin treatment). If the animal survives the 10 day quarantine, the person is not at risk for contracting Rabies, and there is NOTHING that a physical exam could have revealed. The only way to accurately test for Rabies is to examine brain tissue which they can only do post mortem.

I've never had anything bad to say about Downtown Vets, but in my opinion, they were clearly pumping you for more money because you didn't know any better.

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I took my cats for their checkups/shots at downtown vet. Dr. Kristen Simko was an overall good vet; however I have 1 "mean" kitty and unfortunately she bit her. Dr. Simko assured me it was only minor and wasn't a big deal, but since it broke the skin the policy is that she had to be quarantined for 10 days and then go back for another exam to make sure she isn't rabid.

Pricing:
Wellness exam with vaccinations (distemper and rabies): $98
Parasite check: $36
Bite exam: $54

Basically just warn that you have a tempermental kitty and they will try to be cautious (I underestimated mine). On the plus side I needed some hairball medicine for the mean cat and they gave it to me without bringing her in since they knew she was uncomfortable at the vet.

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Totally NOT a fan of downtown vet. They seem to rape you and your emotions every time I ever went there. They did the same to my friend's pets too. My dog has gotten his teeth cleaned there twice and the price kept changing. We asked for a quote and then the price was different when we made the appointment. Then after the cleaning it changed again. WTF. There should be a set price, not one that changes.

Also, whenever we had tests done, they always came back inconclusive. It was ridiculous. And the tests cost an arm and a leg. If you are going to come back with inconclusive tests, you need to come back with a price that reflects that.

I will NOT go back there. I feel like they pry on the emotions of pet owners. If it was a child, they would not get away with the stuff that they do. It's bad. I now go to the vet in Union City. MUCH MUCH happier there.Quote:

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Has anyone used Downtown Vets to get their dog's teeth cleaned? The quote was $300+ and I have a toy dog. It's worrisome in toy dogs because of the anesthesia. I like them overall, but should I suck it up and go back to Tribeca Vets where she's been anesthetized before?

All feed back is welcome!

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Can anybody recommend a vet who can handle a particularly cranky cat? She's bitter, angry, hates to be handled, bites, scratches, and is just generally awful ... but we love her and want to take her for a check-up.

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Has anyone used Downtown Vets to get their dog's teeth cleaned? The quote was $300+ and I have a toy dog. It's worrisome in toy dogs because of the anesthesia. I like them overall, but should I suck it up and go back to Tribeca Vets where she's been anesthetized before?

All feed back is welcome!

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There isn't a bulldog specialist at Downtown Vets. The famous bulldog vet on the East Coast is Dr. Kinnear. His practice is on Staten Island. I've never taken my bulldog to see him but have heard many many positive things.

Downtown Vets is fine for routine things like check-ups.

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Does anyone know if any of the vet hospitals listed have a bulldog specialist on staff?

We just moved to Jersey City from LA and have an appointment tomorrow morning with Jersey City Vets

Thanks for any assistance.

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I was a client of the Animal Infirmary of Hoboken at 6th and Adams for 4 years, which is the same establishment as Downtown Veterinary Associates. I can tell you that I believe that the care is good overall but that I have had one serious misdiagnosis which led to unnecessary suffering for my cat Johnny because his condition went untreated for months. When I brought him back in dire pain, he was then diagnosed correctly and Michael Tudor operated on him. The surgery was very successful. That was 3 years ago.

On a more recent occasion, I had my cats get checkups in March 2008. It was discovered that my other cat Misty has many missing teeth and a few loose ones too. The doctor at the Infirmary recommended that I bring her back to have all remaining teeth pulled. This would cost me about $500. Sounded a bit extreme so, I decided to get a 2nd opinion. I brought Misty to the JC Animal Hosp. on Westside Ave: I was informed that the cat has gingivitus and thus her gums had significant inflammation for which a round of antibiotics were prescribed. Cost for visit + meds: $61, and they asked that I bring the cat back for a followup in 3 weeks. I asked if she might eventually need the teeth pulled and they said NO that they would hate to put the cat under anesthesia unless absolutely necessary and that it should be a last resort.

So from this point forward, I plan to bring both of my cats to the JC Animal Hosp. on Westside Ave. I feel that they are more honest and that they truly care for your pets’ health. I believe that the Animal Infirmary is a decent place, and I am very thankful for the successful surgery that Johnny received there. But I have long suspected that they want to charge you as much $ as possible, and are less concerned with the pet than they are with how much $ you spend w/them. My recent experience has proved that to me further. I hope that my experience can be of some help to you in your future decisions for your pets’ health.

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If anyone has any experience form the following other Downtown Vets, I'd appreciate. I don't have a car so I'm looking for something cab-ible.

Downtown Veterinary Associates‎
282 1st St, Jersey City

Vet Center‎
115 Christopher Columbus Dr, Jersey City

Hoboken Animal Hospital
640 Washington St, Hoboken



I'm a big fan of Downtown Vet Associates. I can't speak for any sort of price comparison, since I have only used them since moving to JC, my dog has had a couple of rough years and the doctors and the vet techs have always treated us with kindness and patience. I especially recommend Dr Krimins.

As for Hoboken Animal Hospital, we went there for an emergency late night visit once earlier this year and it was sort of a disaster. Doctor didn't have an ounce of doggie bedside manner and they ran a million tests that ended up yielding nothing more than a huge bill and a dubious diagnosis (which was later proven false).


+1. Downtown Vet Associates is very good, I recommend Dr. Capelli and Dr. Wong. The Animal Infirmary of Hoboken is the same practice (the docs rotate). Very compassionate and very professional.

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If anyone has any experience form the following other Downtown Vets, I'd appreciate. I don't have a car so I'm looking for something cab-ible.

Downtown Veterinary Associates‎
282 1st St, Jersey City

Vet Center‎
115 Christopher Columbus Dr, Jersey City

Hoboken Animal Hospital
640 Washington St, Hoboken



I'm a big fan of Downtown Vet Associates. I can't speak for any sort of price comparison, since I have only used them since moving to JC, my dog has had a couple of rough years and the doctors and the vet techs have always treated us with kindness and patience. I especially recommend Dr Krimins.

As for Hoboken Animal Hospital, we went there for an emergency late night visit once earlier this year and it was sort of a disaster. Doctor didn't have an ounce of doggie bedside manner and they ran a million tests that ended up yielding nothing more than a huge bill and a dubious diagnosis (which was later proven false).

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The "Vet" in "Vet Center" ‎on Columbus Dr stands for Veteran, not Veterinarian. Probably not a good place to take a pet.

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If anyone has any experience form the following other Downtown Vets, I'd appreciate. I don't have a car so I'm looking for something cab-ible.

Downtown Veterinary Associates‎
282 1st St, Jersey City

Vet Center‎
115 Christopher Columbus Dr, Jersey City

Hoboken Animal Hospital
640 Washington St, Hoboken

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If you drive or use Critter Cab, Dr. Thornton on Westside Avenue (Westside Animal Hospital) is good.

I don't know much about the vet at Newport.

I also highly recommend Dr. Hatch in Secaucus NJ. Only 15 minutes away and you can use the Critter Cab to pick up and drop off pets.

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Has anyone used the Newport Animal Hospital at 31 River Drive So.? I'm looking to see if anyone thinks they're good or not. Or does anyone have any highly recommended Vets in the Hamilton Park area or close by? Thanks in advance for any feedback.

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I go to Downtown Vets. They want $500 -$600 to clean a pomeranian's teeth. Is that how much it is in JC? I used to go to Tribeca Vets when I lived in the city and they are notorious for being expensive.

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We take our Butchie to Westside. Downtown and Hoboken are very expensive, sometimes almost double. I have had only good experiences with Westside also know as jersey city animal hospital.

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Are these vets reasonably priced? I took my cat to a vet in Montclair who charged me over $100 for a checkup, so I'm interested to know if there's anything in the area that won't charge me an arm and a leg.


The place on Westside Ave. only charged like $40 or $50 for the vet to examine my cat, when I thought he was sick .

However, after all his shots & everything it does end up being over $100 for his yearly exam.

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i've used - animal infirmary of hoboken for over a decade and they've been great (cats and a dog) - http://www.michaeltuderdvm.com/ - i know they have a branch in downtown JC.

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Jersey City Animal Hospital on West Side Ave. is great. If you mention that you found them online, you save 15% on your first visit. I have one cat and have been going to them for a year.

http://www.jerseycityvet.com/

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I know there was a thread on this before but I searched and it didn't come up.

If anyone finds it can you post it here?

Otherwise, I need a vet recommendation for my 2 cats. Anywhere in JC is fine.

Thanks to anyone who responds!

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Dr. Phil Frezzo of the Bayonne Animal Clinic
201-437-6666
You often have to wait as long as an hour but that's because he takes his time with each and every patient. He's by far the best. There are other doctors there so be sure to ask for him.

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We just got a dog and we're looking for a vet around downtown JC... anyone have any suggestions? (or hints on who not to go to?)

I'd like to have one for him close to home that I know we can count on for anything so that if he gets really sick, I don't have to put him in his carrier and take him on the path to get to the MD.

Suggestions?

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Dr. Tuder, the owner, is great. kinda gruff, but a super vet. he's not there very often, though.

Dr. Ponce and Dr. Wong are also really good.

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To those of you who use Downtown Vets on 1st street/Animal Infirmary - which vets do you like to see?

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I would be very reluctant to go again for a couple of reasons, mostly because they were wildly reactionary and ran a gazillion tests, and the vet on call had zero bedside manner. I was a wreck and just sort of went along with it. In the end, my dog snapped at the vet out of sheer frustration, I think. That's animal instinct for ya.


They nickel and dime you through the whole emotional process too.


If you can get a ride into Secaucus (10 - 15 minutes away), I recommend Dr. Hatch. Dr. Hatch saved my dog's life, pure and simple. He combines a holistic approach to modern medicine and was so concerned with my pet's pain management after a severe mauling.

His prices are very fair in an area where prices prohibit many people from getting their pets proper preventative care. The front desk people are sweet and attentive to all patients and their owners in the waiting room.

1250 PATERSON PLANK ROAD
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for years, the vet on Washington street was the only option in Hoboken, so they got away with outrageous charges and mediocre care.

when the infirmary opened, pet owners rejoiced. there was a huge defection from Hoboken Vet, and from what I've heard, there's been no reason to return.

the infirmary (and now Downtown Vet here in JC) have always given my pack of misfits excellent care, without bankrupting the biped at the other end of the leash.

good luck.

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A very short ride away at odd hours in an emergency! Open 24 Hours.

http://www.fifthavevetspecialists.com/

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It's actually the Hoboken Animal Infirmary and Downtown Veterinary Associates that are part of the same practice. I use the Hoboken Animal Infirmary for my dog and found their service to be excellent. My dog has very severe allergies and separation anxiety and the doctor went out of her way to reach out to specialists to find out what would be the course of action considering multiple medications might be needed.

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Hoboken Animal Hospital and Downtown Veterinary Associates (on Newark Ave at 1st) are run by the same group and I believe the same vets often work at both places.

I have brought my dog to DVA a few times and have been happy. I like that they don't need appointments for anything but surgery and the quality of the vet care has always been fine. Keep in mind many if not most of the vets will be a BVM and not a DVM, but for routine things like shots and such that shouldn't be an issue.

I have never needed a 24-hour animal emergency hospital but there are none in Hudson. I think the closest one is in Ridgefield or Bloomfield.

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West Side is really good!


+1 for the place on West Side. I've been taking my cat there since January & they've been friendly & helpful.

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