Cotter Patrick M Dvm

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  • 310 E 65TH St Ste 1C

    New York, NY 10065

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  • 212-396-3020

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Dr. Patrick Cotter is a superb veterinarian, and I am amazed and horrified at the negative reviews. Several times, his hands-on diagnosis was verified -- after thousands of dollars and dozens of visits -- by Animal Medical Center

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Dr. Patrick Cotter is a superb veterinarian, and I am amazed and horrified at the negative reviews. Several times, his hands-on diagnosis was verified -- after thousands of dollars and dozens of visits -- by Animal Medical Center

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Stay away if you are smart. The office receptionist is the nasty, cold, not animal lover and controlling wife. His practice has dwindled down as she is just awful and very rude.\r
Dr Cotter is mild mannered and very quite so hard to

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Stay away if you are smart. The office receptionist is the nasty, cold, not animal lover and controlling wife. His practice has dwindled down as she is just awful and very rude.\r
Dr Cotter is mild mannered and very quite so hard to

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Dr. Cotter has been well regarded by many animal rescue groups. My kitties saw him once. They are fine, the spaying was fine, he is very nice. His WIFE IS HORRIFIC!!! She is rude, yelled at me in front of my kids about not paying enough

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Dr. Cotter has been well regarded by many animal rescue groups. My kitties saw him once. They are fine, the spaying was fine, he is very nice. His WIFE IS HORRIFIC!!! She is rude, yelled at me in front of my kids about not paying enough

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Dr. Cotter has been my main vet since 1996, initially for my multi-cat household, later I added a dog, and when she passed, now a puppy. He has an excellent bedside manner, which helps the animals feel at ease in a normally stressful situation and he is extremely knowledgeable and ethical. I trust him very much. During a period of time when I had my large dog, I started taking her to a local vet clinic (I live crosstown from Dr. Cotter) for convenience sake and while they have a good reputation, I did not feel nearly as comfortable or as at ease, not to mention Dr. Cotter is vastly more affordable. I'd have been better off paying for a pet taxi to go to Dr. Cotter's and I'd still have saved money. Now that I have my new puppy, when she grows up to be a big dog, I will do just that. Natacha is very helpful and often troubleshoots for Dr. Cotter. She's extremely knowledgeable too. When I've had emergencies or questions, she'll walk me through them on the phone, saving me an office trip whenever possible. This office is NOT out to make as much money as possible off of each visit. They will do what is medically necessary for your pet. And did I mention he has the best rates going in the city? They also helped me get all my stuff in order for my cats when I flew them to California without any issues. I highly recommend this vet office. Its worth traveling to.

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Dr. Cotter has been my main vet since 1996, initially for my multi-cat household, later I added a dog, and when she passed, now a puppy. He has an excellent bedside manner, which helps the animals feel at ease in a normally stressful situation and he is extremely knowledgeable and ethical. I trust him very much. During a period of time when I had my large dog, I started taking her to a local vet clinic (I live crosstown from Dr. Cotter) for convenience sake and while they have a good reputation, I did not feel nearly as comfortable or as at ease, not to mention Dr. Cotter is vastly more affordable. I'd have been better off paying for a pet taxi to go to Dr. Cotter's and I'd still have saved money. Now that I have my new puppy, when she grows up to be a big dog, I will do just that. Natacha is very helpful and often troubleshoots for Dr. Cotter. She's extremely knowledgeable too. When I've had emergencies or questions, she'll walk me through them on the phone, saving me an office trip whenever possible. This office is NOT out to make as much money as possible off of each visit. They will do what is medically necessary for your pet. And did I mention he has the best rates going in the city? They also helped me get all my stuff in order for my cats when I flew them to California without any issues. I highly recommend this vet office. Its worth traveling to.

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DONT GO TO THIS PLACE...the vets wife is nasty and throws people out including seniors if they don't obey her, they misdiagnosed and almost killed my pet. They work in a small office doing things to your pet that are not necessary, its a

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DONT GO TO THIS PLACE...the vets wife is nasty and throws people out including seniors if they don't obey her, they misdiagnosed and almost killed my pet. They work in a small office doing things to your pet that are not necessary, its a

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Like most people, I care very much about the quality of care that my dog receives. I was referred to Dr. Cotter's office by another clinic and made an appointment.

We called his office two times or so prior to our appointment (once to schedule, once to follow up on paperwork). Both times the receptionist (Dr. Cotter's wife) was extremely rude. I'm talking: completely, utterly, condescendingly, unhelpfully, confusingly, pointlessly RUDE. The second time we called we made sure to be extra-nice so as to possibly avoid the rudeness, but, once again, we were admonished for basically existing as humans.

Since we needed the dog to be seen rather quickly we decided to move ahead and go to the appointment. I'd like to reiterate here that because I expected the receptionist to be a bit mean, I went in extra-friendly-style and tried to be as helpful and prepared as possible. How foolish of me.

I was not greeted, neither was my (very friendly) dog. I wasn't given any paperwork, but was instead asked to spout off various bits of personal information (all whilst being interrupted occasionally for her to answer the phone and yell at those people too). When I had to look up one phone number in my contact list, she rolled her eyes at me and told me we'd have to take care of it after the appointment. When she called a name to go back to the doctor, she pronounced it so incorrectly I wasn't sure if she meant me, so I said my name aloud and asked if that was who she meant. She looked me dead in the face and replied, "Whatever."

The doctor was nice enough, a bit shy, he was gentle with the dog, but he also seemed perplexed by my asking questions that I thought seemed fair (how long would the surgery take? how many hours till I could return to pick up the dog?). I mentioned that the receptionist hadn't been very kind, and he said something about personalities clashing.

When I went back into the main office to finish giving the receptionist my information, she mentioned being present during my dog's procedure. I asked what her involvement would be, and found out that she'd be handling the anesthesia. She then asked me, "Why do you ask?" I explained that I needed to trust and feel reassured by those who would be performing (a $700) surgery on my dog and that her attitude thus far had been rude and less than helpful.

She pointed to a sign that read something along the lines of: Dogs welcome, people by appointment.

She then went off about how she loves pets but people don't have their stuff together and she doesn't like them, and brought up the fact that I had needed to access my contact list to provide a number. We then went back and forth a bit about whether or not I was a stupid person, ultimately I apologized for the delay in number-providing, assured her that I was a competent person (I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Communication, and am a PhD student), and asked for her to return my dog promptly.

I left and I will NEVER go back and would never recommend this service to anyone.

As a pet owner you DESERVE to feel comfortable, informed, and good about the medical treatment your cat/dog/rat/bird/etc will receive. You should never have to pry to have basic questions answered and you should never doubt the service offered. Please seek a vet elsewhere, there ARE good vets in the area.

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Like most people, I care very much about the quality of care that my dog receives. I was referred to Dr. Cotter's office by another clinic and made an appointment.

We called his office two times or so prior to our appointment (once to schedule, once to follow up on paperwork). Both times the receptionist (Dr. Cotter's wife) was extremely rude. I'm talking: completely, utterly, condescendingly, unhelpfully, confusingly, pointlessly RUDE. The second time we called we made sure to be extra-nice so as to possibly avoid the rudeness, but, once again, we were admonished for basically existing as humans.

Since we needed the dog to be seen rather quickly we decided to move ahead and go to the appointment. I'd like to reiterate here that because I expected the receptionist to be a bit mean, I went in extra-friendly-style and tried to be as helpful and prepared as possible. How foolish of me.

I was not greeted, neither was my (very friendly) dog. I wasn't given any paperwork, but was instead asked to spout off various bits of personal information (all whilst being interrupted occasionally for her to answer the phone and yell at those people too). When I had to look up one phone number in my contact list, she rolled her eyes at me and told me we'd have to take care of it after the appointment. When she called a name to go back to the doctor, she pronounced it so incorrectly I wasn't sure if she meant me, so I said my name aloud and asked if that was who she meant. She looked me dead in the face and replied, "Whatever."

The doctor was nice enough, a bit shy, he was gentle with the dog, but he also seemed perplexed by my asking questions that I thought seemed fair (how long would the surgery take? how many hours till I could return to pick up the dog?). I mentioned that the receptionist hadn't been very kind, and he said something about personalities clashing.

When I went back into the main office to finish giving the receptionist my information, she mentioned being present during my dog's procedure. I asked what her involvement would be, and found out that she'd be handling the anesthesia. She then asked me, "Why do you ask?" I explained that I needed to trust and feel reassured by those who would be performing (a $700) surgery on my dog and that her attitude thus far had been rude and less than helpful.

She pointed to a sign that read something along the lines of: Dogs welcome, people by appointment.

She then went off about how she loves pets but people don't have their stuff together and she doesn't like them, and brought up the fact that I had needed to access my contact list to provide a number. We then went back and forth a bit about whether or not I was a stupid person, ultimately I apologized for the delay in number-providing, assured her that I was a competent person (I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Communication, and am a PhD student), and asked for her to return my dog promptly.

I left and I will NEVER go back and would never recommend this service to anyone.

As a pet owner you DESERVE to feel comfortable, informed, and good about the medical treatment your cat/dog/rat/bird/etc will receive. You should never have to pry to have basic questions answered and you should never doubt the service offered. Please seek a vet elsewhere, there ARE good vets in the area.

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Dr. Cotter is a top NYC vet. He has a small office that is well run. He doesn't suggest needless tests that just run up your bills. He's also well regarded by other vets and has top credentials. Former Medical Director of the Humane Society. His fees are reasonable. His manner is gentle and patient.

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★★★★★

Dr. Cotter is a top NYC vet. He has a small office that is well run. He doesn't suggest needless tests that just run up your bills. He's also well regarded by other vets and has top credentials. Former Medical Director of the Humane Society. His fees are reasonable. His manner is gentle and patient.

Pros: An excellent vet with terrific clinical skills

Cons: no overnight care

 

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