This facility places a much greater emphasis on quality of care than on PR and glitz. Both vets seem caring and highly competent. They don't try to pump your ego by fawning all over your wondrously charming pet but treat the pet with great respect and affection and real skill. They don't try to push you into paying for unnecessary care like most of their competition and will even in many cases suggest ways to economize. The waiting room and examination area are more than adequately cleaned and maintained. The prices are generally lower than anywhere else since you are not paying for bling but for competence.
I have been to many vest over the years for my various cats. Without a doubt Milaknis is the best one for all around value. Many of the other vets I've tried have gotten ridiculously expensive..and the care in many cases is not as good or knowledgable as the Adams (father/son) at Milaknis.. In addition many other vets at newer hospitals often are green/inexperienced and there is a feeling of being rushed when with the vet. Not so at Milaknis. But one of the major reasons I've gone back to MIlaknis (I moved away for some time) is the reasonable prices on lab work and procedures and visits they provide. In many cases their lab work (sometimes done at exact same lab as higher end /more expensise vests) is a little more than half what the higher end (price wise) vest charge. Without a doubt the best value in animal care i have experienced is a Milaknis. But if you are going for fancy decor and artwork on walls of waiting room...this is not your place.
My experience with my two cats care is that the vets are honest, hardworking, and up-to-date on high quality of care treatments and equipment. I have never perceived any risk to my pets.
The front office decor is functional with early 70s faux wood panels and linoleum flooring. It might well be considered dated, but is not rundown.
Pros: Vets Listen Closely, Speak Plainly, Costs Upfront
I have two large breed dogs that have been patients of Dr. Adams and son for years. This is a small, family operated vet clinic that has evening hours 4 days a week, open on Saturday and will even see you on Sunday provided you have an appointment. The only time I ever had to schedule an appointment was when one of my dogs needed surgery, other than that, I have always been able to walk right in, wait no more than 15 minutes if that, then walk right out. Not to mention that given the location, I have NEVER had to search for parking as there is always a space available on the street right in front. On top of all the many wonderful things that I have said and could continue to say about Dr. Adams and Dr. Adams, they charge far less for their services than any other vet that I know of in the city, that is how I found them, I am a comaprison shopper. Office visits, vaccinations and so on cost considerably less here. Also, at times, I believe that I was cut a break here and there for being such a loyal customer. Trust me, having two large dogs, I will gladly take whatever discount he or his son is offering! Great place, great service, great value!
Pros: Uncrowded, Competent Staff, Evening and Weekend Hours
I read the one and only review of this vet and I have to stand up for them. Sure the place is a bit tacky looking and yes the animals relieve themselves inside. But only in the sitting area and everyone knows it and they do clean it up often. The plusses with this business are that you can walk in with your pet at any time during their office hours for service, and often find someone available by phone otherwise. This is a father-son vet team and they are very down to earth and know my dog really well. I feel very comfortable with them. And, their fees are very reasonable. All in all, I feel like they are kind of a 'best kept secret.'
Pros: High availability, good 'bedside manner', familiarity with animal, good results
Cons: appearance of clinic, casual if you need more structure
Rundown office, questionable cleanliness, lousy service, bad communication.\r
I wouldn't take a hamster to this place!
Pros: Location, if you live near it.
Cons: Bad communication, rundown facility