Garden State Vetry Speclst

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Personalized Approach To Specialized Care. Offering Compassionate Care To Our Patients & Their Owners.
  • 1 Pine St

    Tinton Falls, NJ 07753

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  • 732-922-0011

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Our family lovingly refers to Dr. Scavelli as The Miracle Worker for the lifesaving back operation that he did for our dog, Chip ten years ago.
He became paralyzed because of a back problem and we had gone to a few vets who said our only option was putting him down, and since he was only 8 years old and in otherwise good health, (not to mention a huge part of our family) we kept trying. One Vet that we had gone to said The only Dr. who can possibly save your dog is in Tinton Falls, NJ.
We bundled our little guy up and went to Dr. Scavelli who performed an emergency Laminectomy. Not only was our dog saved, but he was able to walk within a few months.
Dr. Scavelli is professional, kind and informative. Hes the only Dr. I would trust our animal to in a life threatening emergency.

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Our family lovingly refers to Dr. Scavelli as The Miracle Worker for the lifesaving back operation that he did for our dog, Chip ten years ago.
He became paralyzed because of a back problem and we had gone to a few vets who said our only option was putting him down, and since he was only 8 years old and in otherwise good health, (not to mention a huge part of our family) we kept trying. One Vet that we had gone to said The only Dr. who can possibly save your dog is in Tinton Falls, NJ.
We bundled our little guy up and went to Dr. Scavelli who performed an emergency Laminectomy. Not only was our dog saved, but he was able to walk within a few months.
Dr. Scavelli is professional, kind and informative. Hes the only Dr. I would trust our animal to in a life threatening emergency.

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HATS OFF TO Dr Scavelli, Gail and the Garden State Vet Team!!!!
Dr Scavelli is the absolute best in every way.
He is creating miracles every day.
Every person on the Garden State Vet Team is amazing.
They are customer service oriented to both the parents and the pets.
They really care about every patient.
They go the extra mile all of the time.
This is our second dog under GSVSs care.
Our dog, Scooby, had hip replacement surgery last week.
We had a fantastic experience.
They made everything seamless.
We are thrilled to report Scooby is home, using his new titanium hip.
None of this would be possible without Dr Scavelli and the GSVS Team.
Dr Scavelli is amazing.
We are forever grateful to Dr. Scavelli and team.
We will be back in a few months to replace his other hip!

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HATS OFF TO Dr Scavelli, Gail and the Garden State Vet Team!!!!
Dr Scavelli is the absolute best in every way.
He is creating miracles every day.
Every person on the Garden State Vet Team is amazing.
They are customer service oriented to both the parents and the pets.
They really care about every patient.
They go the extra mile all of the time.
This is our second dog under GSVSs care.
Our dog, Scooby, had hip replacement surgery last week.
We had a fantastic experience.
They made everything seamless.
We are thrilled to report Scooby is home, using his new titanium hip.
None of this would be possible without Dr Scavelli and the GSVS Team.
Dr Scavelli is amazing.
We are forever grateful to Dr. Scavelli and team.
We will be back in a few months to replace his other hip!

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I noticed something wrong with my 2.5 year old dog, so I brought her to my primary vet. He thought something was neurologically wrong with her, so he scheduled an emergency appointment with the neurologist, Dr. Gibson, on staff at Garden State Veterinary in Tinton Falls. I saw the neurologist and she was totally not interested in helping my dog. She acted like there was nothing wrong, except that my dog was blind, and didnt look like she even wanted to exam her. She made me get expensive blood work, which my vet later said was probably not necessary and took urine from my dog, but never performed a urinalysis. She said there was nothing wrong neurologically and that I shouldnt be concerned unless my dog looked demented. She said, When Im looking at her, all I see is a blind dog trying to navigate. She told me to go to the ophthalmologist, but she still wanted to give my dog an MRI, spinal tap, and possibly brain surgery, if needed. My dog was just over 2 pounds. They had trouble just drawing blood from her (and complained that she squirmed too much), so it would have been nearly impossible to have even the MRI. Two days later, I saw the ophthalmologist and he was certain it was neurological and even diagnosed her. He said the neurologist wrote in her report that it was likely neurological, so why did she send me to the ophthalmologist? To get more money? I didnt misunderstand because my mother was with me and heard the same thing. After my dog got progressively and rapidly worse and after discussing with my primary vet, I had to put my dog down. All I wanted was the blood work before I put her to sleep. The results were supposed to come the latest by Monday. Tuesday I had an 11 am appt to put her to sleep. I called numerous times to get the results, which did come in but they wouldnt read them to me. I told them I was going to have to put her down in a couple hours and please, could they give me the results. Finally, I asked them to fax a copy to my vet asap and she said well then Ill have to get off the phone with you to do that with attitude. At 11 am, I went to my vet, he gave me the results, and I put her to sleep. He comforted me and told me it was the right decision and after having so much trouble putting a needle in her vein, said that any MRI or brain surgery would be extremely high risk, something Dr. Gibson never said. At 6 pm, after she was put down 7 hours prior, the ophthalmologist (not the neurologist) called with her blood work. This all happened within a 3 day span. Im very disappointed and would never recommend the neurologist, Dr. Gibson. She had no sympathy, no compassion, and still has not called to follow up. Please find somewhere else to bring your precious animal.

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I noticed something wrong with my 2.5 year old dog, so I brought her to my primary vet. He thought something was neurologically wrong with her, so he scheduled an emergency appointment with the neurologist, Dr. Gibson, on staff at Garden State Veterinary in Tinton Falls. I saw the neurologist and she was totally not interested in helping my dog. She acted like there was nothing wrong, except that my dog was blind, and didnt look like she even wanted to exam her. She made me get expensive blood work, which my vet later said was probably not necessary and took urine from my dog, but never performed a urinalysis. She said there was nothing wrong neurologically and that I shouldnt be concerned unless my dog looked demented. She said, When Im looking at her, all I see is a blind dog trying to navigate. She told me to go to the ophthalmologist, but she still wanted to give my dog an MRI, spinal tap, and possibly brain surgery, if needed. My dog was just over 2 pounds. They had trouble just drawing blood from her (and complained that she squirmed too much), so it would have been nearly impossible to have even the MRI. Two days later, I saw the ophthalmologist and he was certain it was neurological and even diagnosed her. He said the neurologist wrote in her report that it was likely neurological, so why did she send me to the ophthalmologist? To get more money? I didnt misunderstand because my mother was with me and heard the same thing. After my dog got progressively and rapidly worse and after discussing with my primary vet, I had to put my dog down. All I wanted was the blood work before I put her to sleep. The results were supposed to come the latest by Monday. Tuesday I had an 11 am appt to put her to sleep. I called numerous times to get the results, which did come in but they wouldnt read them to me. I told them I was going to have to put her down in a couple hours and please, could they give me the results. Finally, I asked them to fax a copy to my vet asap and she said well then Ill have to get off the phone with you to do that with attitude. At 11 am, I went to my vet, he gave me the results, and I put her to sleep. He comforted me and told me it was the right decision and after having so much trouble putting a needle in her vein, said that any MRI or brain surgery would be extremely high risk, something Dr. Gibson never said. At 6 pm, after she was put down 7 hours prior, the ophthalmologist (not the neurologist) called with her blood work. This all happened within a 3 day span. Im very disappointed and would never recommend the neurologist, Dr. Gibson. She had no sympathy, no compassion, and still has not called to follow up. Please find somewhere else to bring your precious animal.

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We had a terrible experience in GSVS two weeks ago. Our precious dog was having heavy breathing & fever. We decided to bring her in to GSVS. After 12 hrs testing, Dr Pintar called and suggested surgery because she had a twisted lung. We asked for the successful percentage in the remedy of fixing the problem & he couldn't give us the answer. We brought up she had a liver shunt condition & asked if they might be able to fix that problem as well. He just replied by saying they were two different diseases & they would have no ways to take care of both at the same time. He never mentioned about the seriousness of the surgery that it could be life threatening. It turned out our dog past away.
On the first post surgery visit, they only brought up there were some neurological problems & it usually happens after surgery but could be reverted. We could take her home in couple of days. On the second post surgery visit, I stayed with her for two hours. I saw things were not right & I pulled the doctor on shift "Dr Holmn" three times to the room, raised questions & voiced my concerns. They still told me she was fine & we could pick her up the next day. Next morning we got a phone call saying that her condition changed & we couldn't take her home. We rushed to the hospital & found out she was in intensive care which they never told us. We trusted them in the beginning because she was diagnosed with liver shunt there. The doctor that took care of her was so nice & not recommended us to have her operated. We thought if we brought her there, she would be in good hands. Yet we found out they didn't have all the record on file. The doctor that took care of her 7 years ago is not working there anymore. We spent the whole day there trying to see what was going on. Dr Astor was simply rude & insensitive. Dr Round didn't even knew her platelet was low until we pointed out to her the bruises on our dog's skin. She even tried to offer us discount of the surgery at some point. We were so upset & didn't pay attention. Thinking back we should have taken our dog out & brought her to Red Bank Vet Hospital. Yet we stay there until 11pm & left to pick up our daughter at station. She rushed home to see our dog from college. Before we left we asked to see our dog but they claimed they had an emergency in the back & our dog was fine. We left about 15 min & got a phone call from them that our dog got into cardiac arrest. We rushed back to GSVS but just by the time we were at the entrance they called that she past away. Our daughter didn't get the chance to see her. We missed her. We feel so sick that we trusted this hospital but the impression we got was "it was only business for them after all".
We understand Dr Scavelli was on vacation when all of these happened. We scheduled an appointment with him to see if he could give us an explanation for what had happened. We wanted to have a closure but it turned out to be a disappointment. He was so bias being that he hired all the doctors there & trusted them. He claimed Dr Pintar told us that the surgery was life threatening which was a plain lie. The sad part is the pet we have is part of the family but people claim to care for them are not. We need to be so careful choosing the right facility & doctors!
The bottom line is this hospital is not what it claims to be!

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We had a terrible experience in GSVS two weeks ago. Our precious dog was having heavy breathing & fever. We decided to bring her in to GSVS. After 12 hrs testing, Dr Pintar called and suggested surgery because she had a twisted lung. We asked for the successful percentage in the remedy of fixing the problem & he couldn't give us the answer. We brought up she had a liver shunt condition & asked if they might be able to fix that problem as well. He just replied by saying they were two different diseases & they would have no ways to take care of both at the same time. He never mentioned about the seriousness of the surgery that it could be life threatening. It turned out our dog past away.
On the first post surgery visit, they only brought up there were some neurological problems & it usually happens after surgery but could be reverted. We could take her home in couple of days. On the second post surgery visit, I stayed with her for two hours. I saw things were not right & I pulled the doctor on shift "Dr Holmn" three times to the room, raised questions & voiced my concerns. They still told me she was fine & we could pick her up the next day. Next morning we got a phone call saying that her condition changed & we couldn't take her home. We rushed to the hospital & found out she was in intensive care which they never told us. We trusted them in the beginning because she was diagnosed with liver shunt there. The doctor that took care of her was so nice & not recommended us to have her operated. We thought if we brought her there, she would be in good hands. Yet we found out they didn't have all the record on file. The doctor that took care of her 7 years ago is not working there anymore. We spent the whole day there trying to see what was going on. Dr Astor was simply rude & insensitive. Dr Round didn't even knew her platelet was low until we pointed out to her the bruises on our dog's skin. She even tried to offer us discount of the surgery at some point. We were so upset & didn't pay attention. Thinking back we should have taken our dog out & brought her to Red Bank Vet Hospital. Yet we stay there until 11pm & left to pick up our daughter at station. She rushed home to see our dog from college. Before we left we asked to see our dog but they claimed they had an emergency in the back & our dog was fine. We left about 15 min & got a phone call from them that our dog got into cardiac arrest. We rushed back to GSVS but just by the time we were at the entrance they called that she past away. Our daughter didn't get the chance to see her. We missed her. We feel so sick that we trusted this hospital but the impression we got was "it was only business for them after all".
We understand Dr Scavelli was on vacation when all of these happened. We scheduled an appointment with him to see if he could give us an explanation for what had happened. We wanted to have a closure but it turned out to be a disappointment. He was so bias being that he hired all the doctors there & trusted them. He claimed Dr Pintar told us that the surgery was life threatening which was a plain lie. The sad part is the pet we have is part of the family but people claim to care for them are not. We need to be so careful choosing the right facility & doctors!
The bottom line is this hospital is not what it claims to be!

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This review is dedicated to Cassidy Kiel, Dr. Alicia Henderson and Dr. Round, the wonderful doctor who made Cassie's passing the kindest of all.

Our little Cassie was diagnosed with ITP in July of 2007, one week after receiving a nasal bordetella vaccine. She was only 3 years old. Cassie was our first dog - we did not know dogs got sick - or they could die. We were so unaware.

Dr. Jason Pintar initially treated our girl, and she successfully recovered with the help of drugs and prednisone. It was a happy day when we picked her up from the hospital and brought her home. We were so hopeful that there were better days ahead...

Her care was later taken over by Dr. Alicia Henderson, and for the next 4 years we fought to keep Cassie safe and well.

After her 5th relapse of ITP on February 19, 2011, Cassie gave up her fight of this immune disorder on April 3, 2011. It was, and has been, the saddest day in our lives.

I know that there are many facilities that treat pets. But, it is important that you know that when your pet is sick, there are few boundaries. Luckily, my husband and I were financially able to say yes to every suggestion of testing and treatment. I can't imagine holding off on something necessary because of money. We were lucky in that aspect, but I wish GSVS could set aside their monetary requirements to fulfill the real role of helping sick pets, no matter what the cost.

Dr. Alicia Henderson was a constant support to us during the last 4 years. Not only did she treat our Cassie, but she dealt with us as people. What a great gift! Thank you, Dr. Henderson, for giving us extra time with Cassie and dealing with our human emotions. You are a dedicated professional. Your insight into ITP (platelet disorder) helped give us precious time with Cassie. She was a great little dog - you did not know her when she was well, but she was the life of the party...a real social network all wrapped up in one little Shih Tzu. We loved her so much. We miss her more...

We know how hard you tried to help Cassie. We will miss our connection to you. Fight hard for ITP - please don't let it overcome one more of God's little creatures. You have the ability to make a real difference. Thank you Dr. Henderson, for giving us hope and for never letting us feel like we let Cassie down.

With all our love,

Mike & Sue Kiel

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This review is dedicated to Cassidy Kiel, Dr. Alicia Henderson and Dr. Round, the wonderful doctor who made Cassie's passing the kindest of all.

Our little Cassie was diagnosed with ITP in July of 2007, one week after receiving a nasal bordetella vaccine. She was only 3 years old. Cassie was our first dog - we did not know dogs got sick - or they could die. We were so unaware.

Dr. Jason Pintar initially treated our girl, and she successfully recovered with the help of drugs and prednisone. It was a happy day when we picked her up from the hospital and brought her home. We were so hopeful that there were better days ahead...

Her care was later taken over by Dr. Alicia Henderson, and for the next 4 years we fought to keep Cassie safe and well.

After her 5th relapse of ITP on February 19, 2011, Cassie gave up her fight of this immune disorder on April 3, 2011. It was, and has been, the saddest day in our lives.

I know that there are many facilities that treat pets. But, it is important that you know that when your pet is sick, there are few boundaries. Luckily, my husband and I were financially able to say yes to every suggestion of testing and treatment. I can't imagine holding off on something necessary because of money. We were lucky in that aspect, but I wish GSVS could set aside their monetary requirements to fulfill the real role of helping sick pets, no matter what the cost.

Dr. Alicia Henderson was a constant support to us during the last 4 years. Not only did she treat our Cassie, but she dealt with us as people. What a great gift! Thank you, Dr. Henderson, for giving us extra time with Cassie and dealing with our human emotions. You are a dedicated professional. Your insight into ITP (platelet disorder) helped give us precious time with Cassie. She was a great little dog - you did not know her when she was well, but she was the life of the party...a real social network all wrapped up in one little Shih Tzu. We loved her so much. We miss her more...

We know how hard you tried to help Cassie. We will miss our connection to you. Fight hard for ITP - please don't let it overcome one more of God's little creatures. You have the ability to make a real difference. Thank you Dr. Henderson, for giving us hope and for never letting us feel like we let Cassie down.

With all our love,

Mike & Sue Kiel

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I love this Place, i live in NY and travel to NJ just to see this facility. This place is amazing with the staff to friendly and caring. Especially the Doctors they know how to handle and care for my dog. I am so pleased to recommend them to friends and families even strangers. i guarantee them with your pets. I Want to Thank the staff and the Doctors for their kindness and treatment for my dog. I would recommend this facility to anyone. Dr. Scavelli is a DOG Miracle. They treat my dog better than going to a human hospital. They explain medical terms in details and not leave me out in LIMBO. Thank so much for my dog follow ups and visits.

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I love this Place, i live in NY and travel to NJ just to see this facility. This place is amazing with the staff to friendly and caring. Especially the Doctors they know how to handle and care for my dog. I am so pleased to recommend them to friends and families even strangers. i guarantee them with your pets. I Want to Thank the staff and the Doctors for their kindness and treatment for my dog. I would recommend this facility to anyone. Dr. Scavelli is a DOG Miracle. They treat my dog better than going to a human hospital. They explain medical terms in details and not leave me out in LIMBO. Thank so much for my dog follow ups and visits.

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I adopted a puppy with a serious congenital defect that needed surgery. Most doctors that I went to were skeptic and wouldn't touch my dog's case. Then comes GSVS...

When they first saw my puppy, they were also skeptical that they would be able to fix him, but they were willing to try. This is what I loved about this place, we went over the surgery together, every detail...I knew it was a complex procedure, but their expertise made me feel at ease. They made a plan, we listed the pros and cons of doing the surgery vs. no surgery, they went over every risk I might possibly encounter during his recovery. It was great, I felt like they wrote the book on how to handle my dog's situation.

My dog had his second and final surgery in January 2011...and he looks great! I can't thank them enough for what they did for my dog. Everyone at the hospital knows my dog, they were all professional, highly skilled and most of all, they were caring.

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I adopted a puppy with a serious congenital defect that needed surgery. Most doctors that I went to were skeptic and wouldn't touch my dog's case. Then comes GSVS...

When they first saw my puppy, they were also skeptical that they would be able to fix him, but they were willing to try. This is what I loved about this place, we went over the surgery together, every detail...I knew it was a complex procedure, but their expertise made me feel at ease. They made a plan, we listed the pros and cons of doing the surgery vs. no surgery, they went over every risk I might possibly encounter during his recovery. It was great, I felt like they wrote the book on how to handle my dog's situation.

My dog had his second and final surgery in January 2011...and he looks great! I can't thank them enough for what they did for my dog. Everyone at the hospital knows my dog, they were all professional, highly skilled and most of all, they were caring.

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Excellent! I recently adopted my first dog and at 6 months of age she ate 2 feet of zipper! (serves me right for buying her a new bed!)
I had no idea what to do you and was so scared!
I called Garden State Veterinary Specialists and actually got to speak to a Doctor!
They told me to bring her in and they made her vomit. Luckily she vomited up the pieces of zipper and they watched her for the rest of the day.
She was doing great until she ate an entire Tupperware container 4 months later. This time they didn't recommending making her vomit. I thought i was out of the woods since she was eating and drinking well...but 2 days later she vomited a lot of plastic. I instantly brought her to Garden State. She had x-rays and then a sonogram of her belly.

They were so fast an efficient; everything was done in 45 minutes!
The Doctor was nervous that she might have plastic stuck somewhere between in her stomach or intestines. They kept her for monitoring overnight and rechecked her stomach.
Once again...looks like I dodged a bullet since as she did well and had no more episodes of vomiting and is currently doing great! I know my dog's disease wasn't too serious but as a new pet owner I was so scared and no one at GSVS ever trivialized m feelings or concerns. They treated me and my dog with respect and I know my dog was well cared for!
I know that she will probably eat something she shouldn't again and GSVS will be the first place I call!

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Excellent! I recently adopted my first dog and at 6 months of age she ate 2 feet of zipper! (serves me right for buying her a new bed!)
I had no idea what to do you and was so scared!
I called Garden State Veterinary Specialists and actually got to speak to a Doctor!
They told me to bring her in and they made her vomit. Luckily she vomited up the pieces of zipper and they watched her for the rest of the day.
She was doing great until she ate an entire Tupperware container 4 months later. This time they didn't recommending making her vomit. I thought i was out of the woods since she was eating and drinking well...but 2 days later she vomited a lot of plastic. I instantly brought her to Garden State. She had x-rays and then a sonogram of her belly.

They were so fast an efficient; everything was done in 45 minutes!
The Doctor was nervous that she might have plastic stuck somewhere between in her stomach or intestines. They kept her for monitoring overnight and rechecked her stomach.
Once again...looks like I dodged a bullet since as she did well and had no more episodes of vomiting and is currently doing great! I know my dog's disease wasn't too serious but as a new pet owner I was so scared and no one at GSVS ever trivialized m feelings or concerns. They treated me and my dog with respect and I know my dog was well cared for!
I know that she will probably eat something she shouldn't again and GSVS will be the first place I call!

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I was referred to Garden State by my vet. My beloved K9 companion had managed to tear her ACL and needed surgery on her left knee. They where very professional and went through all the options for her from doing nothing, surgery A, or surgery B. They explained the consequences and prognoses of each option. We elected to have the best thing done for Lucy and paid 50% of it. 3 days later she was in surgery, 2.5 months later she is tearing around the yard again chasing squirrels and just running around like a fool (her favorite thing to do). She does not even know she was injured. These people are among the best for your animal friends.

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I was referred to Garden State by my vet. My beloved K9 companion had managed to tear her ACL and needed surgery on her left knee. They where very professional and went through all the options for her from doing nothing, surgery A, or surgery B. They explained the consequences and prognoses of each option. We elected to have the best thing done for Lucy and paid 50% of it. 3 days later she was in surgery, 2.5 months later she is tearing around the yard again chasing squirrels and just running around like a fool (her favorite thing to do). She does not even know she was injured. These people are among the best for your animal friends.

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Large, attractive facility with many specialists who will treat your pet upon referral from your regular vet. My experience with the eye specialist was excellent - very professional and caring. They handle emergencies without a referral.

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Large, attractive facility with many specialists who will treat your pet upon referral from your regular vet. My experience with the eye specialist was excellent - very professional and caring. They handle emergencies without a referral.

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I am glad the other reviewer had a good experience with them, my experience was the exact opposite. All they could fo was talk about payment, they will not work out payment arrangements and the doctor we had did not seem to care about our beloved pet. It was a terrible expererience with this horrible place.

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I am glad the other reviewer had a good experience with them, my experience was the exact opposite. All they could fo was talk about payment, they will not work out payment arrangements and the doctor we had did not seem to care about our beloved pet. It was a terrible expererience with this horrible place.

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It was a sunday morning when I saw that the sutures in my dogs paw had come open, leaving a gaping hole. She had a lesion removed, and was in recovery, but the vet who had done the operation had failed to give her an elizabethan collar that was large enough to keep her from tonguing the open wound.

I called, and a human answered. No machine. Then when I asked questions, she responded with "here, let me put a doctor on." - a doctor? Okay. And a second later I was talking to a doctor about my pet.

The place was over an hour, and the doctor recommended another animal hospital closer to me that was open 24 hours. I tried calling, ended up in a phone system, hung up and called Garden State Veterinary Specialists back.

I ended up driving down there, and it was an animal hospital. Literally. Like a people hospital, but for animals. I signed in, a doctor came out to the waiting room to see what was wrong with my pooch, and then like 3 minutes later, I was led back to an examination room.

The doctor checked not only the open wound on her paw, but also checked her temperature, checked her teeth, checked her sides, her eyes, her ears... gave her a full check... checked her belly sutures which were the result of her being fixed a week before, among other tests.

All in all, the doctor was HUGELY professional. The staff was AMAZING. They weren't interested in raking me over the coals by over-selling me on stuff I didn't need (like an operation to remove the infected area, and then a couple days at the hospital, etc.) - instead, we walked out with the sutures removed, a new elizabethan collar, and a couple weeks of antibiotics.

I'd gladly go back. I just wish it wasn't over an hour drive to get there.

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It was a sunday morning when I saw that the sutures in my dogs paw had come open, leaving a gaping hole. She had a lesion removed, and was in recovery, but the vet who had done the operation had failed to give her an elizabethan collar that was large enough to keep her from tonguing the open wound.

I called, and a human answered. No machine. Then when I asked questions, she responded with "here, let me put a doctor on." - a doctor? Okay. And a second later I was talking to a doctor about my pet.

The place was over an hour, and the doctor recommended another animal hospital closer to me that was open 24 hours. I tried calling, ended up in a phone system, hung up and called Garden State Veterinary Specialists back.

I ended up driving down there, and it was an animal hospital. Literally. Like a people hospital, but for animals. I signed in, a doctor came out to the waiting room to see what was wrong with my pooch, and then like 3 minutes later, I was led back to an examination room.

The doctor checked not only the open wound on her paw, but also checked her temperature, checked her teeth, checked her sides, her eyes, her ears... gave her a full check... checked her belly sutures which were the result of her being fixed a week before, among other tests.

All in all, the doctor was HUGELY professional. The staff was AMAZING. They weren't interested in raking me over the coals by over-selling me on stuff I didn't need (like an operation to remove the infected area, and then a couple days at the hospital, etc.) - instead, we walked out with the sutures removed, a new elizabethan collar, and a couple weeks of antibiotics.

I'd gladly go back. I just wish it wasn't over an hour drive to get there.

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