Parker, Thomas H, Dvm - Park Slope Veterinary Care

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  • 413 5TH Ave

    Brooklyn, NY 11215

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All 3 vets here are wonderful and caring. We had a very sick puppy who died, and they were incredibly responsive, sensitive, took the time to explain.

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All 3 vets here are wonderful and caring. We had a very sick puppy who died, and they were incredibly responsive, sensitive, took the time to explain.

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I am mystified by the bad reviews here. We first brought our now 12-year-old cat to PSVC in 2003 when she was very ill. We'd taken her to Animal Medical Center in Manhattan, but they couldn't figure out what was wrong and wanted to do exploratory surgery. We freaked out a bit at that and got a referral to Dr. Parker from two friends who loved him. Dr. Parker ran some tests, took some blood samples, but also wasn't entirely sure what was wrong. He sent us home and said he would consult with his partner who was on a house call.

That night--at 9:30--we got a call from Dr. Maddon. He spent HALF AN HOUR on the phone with me explaining what he thought was wrong with her, what the treatment options were, what the risks of treatment were, asking if we wanted a diagnosis or a well cat, how his own cat had identical symptoms and how he'd treated him. In short, this guy, who'd never met me or my cat, spent more time discussing her health than any of my own human doctors have on my health. (And they're making a hell of a lot more off my middle-aged mild hypochondria than PSVC is off my cat.)

In the end, the treatment worked immediately and the follow-up diet has kept her healthy since. But even if the outcome had been different, I felt like these people love animals and really care about making them well.

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I am mystified by the bad reviews here. We first brought our now 12-year-old cat to PSVC in 2003 when she was very ill. We'd taken her to Animal Medical Center in Manhattan, but they couldn't figure out what was wrong and wanted to do exploratory surgery. We freaked out a bit at that and got a referral to Dr. Parker from two friends who loved him. Dr. Parker ran some tests, took some blood samples, but also wasn't entirely sure what was wrong. He sent us home and said he would consult with his partner who was on a house call.

That night--at 9:30--we got a call from Dr. Maddon. He spent HALF AN HOUR on the phone with me explaining what he thought was wrong with her, what the treatment options were, what the risks of treatment were, asking if we wanted a diagnosis or a well cat, how his own cat had identical symptoms and how he'd treated him. In short, this guy, who'd never met me or my cat, spent more time discussing her health than any of my own human doctors have on my health. (And they're making a hell of a lot more off my middle-aged mild hypochondria than PSVC is off my cat.)

In the end, the treatment worked immediately and the follow-up diet has kept her healthy since. But even if the outcome had been different, I felt like these people love animals and really care about making them well.

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I needed to find a vet for my new dog and was confused as to where to go = first time dog owner. Without mentioning names, the vet choices were: prospect park west, 7th avenue, 6th avenue, and Park Slope Veterinary Care on 5th avenue. Talking to customers in the waiting area and meeting Dr. Vinitsky, I am sooooooooooo glad I choose Park Slope Veterinary Care. Citysearch reviews also helped make my decision. Full disclosure on prices and no pressure discussion on procedures. I trully feel confident in their suggestions and can concentrate on enjoying my newest family member.

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I needed to find a vet for my new dog and was confused as to where to go = first time dog owner. Without mentioning names, the vet choices were: prospect park west, 7th avenue, 6th avenue, and Park Slope Veterinary Care on 5th avenue. Talking to customers in the waiting area and meeting Dr. Vinitsky, I am sooooooooooo glad I choose Park Slope Veterinary Care. Citysearch reviews also helped make my decision. Full disclosure on prices and no pressure discussion on procedures. I trully feel confident in their suggestions and can concentrate on enjoying my newest family member.

Pros: Real pet people taking care of your pets.

Cons: None

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These people love animals, and care for their owners too. All the doctors at this clinic are exemplary. They saved my cat's life and have taken great care of her for 7 years. I found them through a friend's recommendation, and have recommended them to many friends, all of whom had a great experience here.
They make sure that you understand your animal's needs, take time explaining absolutely every option, and are unfailingly kind - from the front desk clerk to the most senior vet. The cost is very reasonable, both for treatments and supplies.
I don't live in the area anymore, but I make the trip at least twice a year for checkups, because I can't find another clinic that is so trustworthy.

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★★★★★

These people love animals, and care for their owners too. All the doctors at this clinic are exemplary. They saved my cat's life and have taken great care of her for 7 years. I found them through a friend's recommendation, and have recommended them to many friends, all of whom had a great experience here.
They make sure that you understand your animal's needs, take time explaining absolutely every option, and are unfailingly kind - from the front desk clerk to the most senior vet. The cost is very reasonable, both for treatments and supplies.
I don't live in the area anymore, but I make the trip at least twice a year for checkups, because I can't find another clinic that is so trustworthy.

Pros: Excellent vets, great support staff, reasonable prices.

Cons: None

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I have taken both of my dogs to Dr. Vinitsky. She is extremely thorough and will answer any of your questions. She is down to earth and clearly a dog lover -- I have often seen her dog visiting the office. I only met Dr. Madden briefly, so I can't speak much about him. He performed surgery on one of my dogs and it has healed beautifully, however. Dr. Vinitsky and all the vet techs were helpful, friendly, and so sweet to my dogs on every visit. She followed up by calling us personally with various test results and really seemed to care about the health of my animals. In addition, my two dogs had not been to a vet in awhile and Dr. Vinitsky did not make us feel guilty about it. I have heard that the place gets crowded evenings and weekends, I was lucky enough to be able to have all my visits so far on weekdays. However, it is worth the wait. These are great animal people.

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★★★★★

I have taken both of my dogs to Dr. Vinitsky. She is extremely thorough and will answer any of your questions. She is down to earth and clearly a dog lover -- I have often seen her dog visiting the office. I only met Dr. Madden briefly, so I can't speak much about him. He performed surgery on one of my dogs and it has healed beautifully, however. Dr. Vinitsky and all the vet techs were helpful, friendly, and so sweet to my dogs on every visit. She followed up by calling us personally with various test results and really seemed to care about the health of my animals. In addition, my two dogs had not been to a vet in awhile and Dr. Vinitsky did not make us feel guilty about it. I have heard that the place gets crowded evenings and weekends, I was lucky enough to be able to have all my visits so far on weekdays. However, it is worth the wait. These are great animal people.

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I took my dog for the first time to Park Slope Veterinary Care. I called fairly last minute to try and schedule an appointment during the weekend...they were able to see me Saturday morning, which was fantastic (especially since I called other vets and either couldn't get an appointment or didn't even get a response to my voice mails). The staff, vet techs and vet are fantastic. Dr. Leah Vinitsky, who is a new vet there is wonderful. She is professional, experience and has a treatment philosophy that I appreciated. She took the time to explain things to me (a first time pet owner) and I felt that I was able to make an informed decision as to my dog's treatment. Both her and Mike, the vet tech, were great with my dog. The entire experience was good and my dog was never nervous there (indicating that the environment was caring). Since our visit, I have called the office many times with questions and each time, the staff have given me knowledgeable advice (even based on their own pet experiences). Everybody there is helpful, skilled and friendly. I am very happy we found them.

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★★★★★

I took my dog for the first time to Park Slope Veterinary Care. I called fairly last minute to try and schedule an appointment during the weekend...they were able to see me Saturday morning, which was fantastic (especially since I called other vets and either couldn't get an appointment or didn't even get a response to my voice mails). The staff, vet techs and vet are fantastic. Dr. Leah Vinitsky, who is a new vet there is wonderful. She is professional, experience and has a treatment philosophy that I appreciated. She took the time to explain things to me (a first time pet owner) and I felt that I was able to make an informed decision as to my dog's treatment. Both her and Mike, the vet tech, were great with my dog. The entire experience was good and my dog was never nervous there (indicating that the environment was caring). Since our visit, I have called the office many times with questions and each time, the staff have given me knowledgeable advice (even based on their own pet experiences). Everybody there is helpful, skilled and friendly. I am very happy we found them.

Pros: professional, able to make appointments, clean, caring, helpful

Cons: none

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I too brought my cats in after many years of not seeing a vet - they were older and both had issues. Not once was I made to feel guilty about it. Dr. Maddon can be a bit brusque, but he answers all questions and gives a complete and thorough exam to my cats and he's not brusque to them at all (which is the most important thing)

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I too brought my cats in after many years of not seeing a vet - they were older and both had issues. Not once was I made to feel guilty about it. Dr. Maddon can be a bit brusque, but he answers all questions and gives a complete and thorough exam to my cats and he's not brusque to them at all (which is the most important thing)

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I just begain taking my cats there after a long absence of being away from a vet...and as it turned out, both of my cats (older cats) had issues and they never made me feel guilty for not bring my cats in sooner (Quote "old age is old age")

One of my cats cannot be handled at the vet - when he was younger he was slightly sedated...because of his age, they wouldn't sedate him, just brought him in the back and used lots of towels for protection....and I was not made to feel bad about it at all.

I honestly don't get the negative reviews

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★★★★☆

I just begain taking my cats there after a long absence of being away from a vet...and as it turned out, both of my cats (older cats) had issues and they never made me feel guilty for not bring my cats in sooner (Quote "old age is old age")

One of my cats cannot be handled at the vet - when he was younger he was slightly sedated...because of his age, they wouldn't sedate him, just brought him in the back and used lots of towels for protection....and I was not made to feel bad about it at all.

I honestly don't get the negative reviews

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Both Drs. Parker and Maddon at Park Slope Veterinary Care are genuine animal lovers and they always proceed with the animal's best interest in mind. Period. I should know; I was a tech for them for almost two years before leaving to pursue a career in a different field.

Anyone reading these reviews can see that many people are passionate about their pets, and emotions are understandably raw when their pets are sick or in pain.

But some people, even ones who really do love their pets, won't admit or don't notice that their pet is seriously ill until it's far too late for a vet to help much. When they finally bring the pet in to be checked, they're upset by a high bill, or the elaborateness of care for the pet that the doctor recommends. It's a no-win situation for everyone involved, most notably the animal. But it's far easier for someone to get angry and blame the vet in this situation instead of themselves, or just to have to face the sad fact that everything alive eventually must die.

Look at it this way: you become a vet or work in a vet's office because you love animals. And yet, all day long, you treat animals that are sick or hurt many times in ways that an owner could have prevented. Also, it's your job to put animals to sleep, sometimes simply because an owner doesn't think their pet is worth the little bit of time, money and effort require to heal them. This can really, really get to you.

Add to that the neurotically demanding pet owners that bring in their perfectly healthy pet every single time it sneezes, plus people who irresponsibly take on too many animals and can't pay their bills, and people who simply drop off their pets and never come back, and your day just got more complicated.

Responsible, loving pet owners that notice when their pet is beginning to get sick, quell their emotions in the exam room long enough to truly listen to the vet's advice, ask intelligent questions, and geniunely are willing to be inconvenienced to help out their furry friend seem like a minority after a while, and when they come in it's a beautiful breath of fresh air.

I'm sorry to ramble on, but I can't stand by and allow people to get the impression that Dr. Maddon and Dr. Parker are anything but caring, competant veterinarians. It sounds to me like some of the other reviewers may have gotten a negative feel for PSVC perhaps for reasons described above.

Vets have bad days just like anyone else, but even on their worst days, these two doctors love animals and will do everything in their considerable power to help them. If your feelings are easily hurt, go to Dr. Parker. If you don't want anything sugar-coated, go to Dr. Maddon. Whomever you choose, your animal is in excellent hands.

I don't trust anyone else with my pets, and I heartily recommend them.

Alicia

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★★★★★

Both Drs. Parker and Maddon at Park Slope Veterinary Care are genuine animal lovers and they always proceed with the animal's best interest in mind. Period. I should know; I was a tech for them for almost two years before leaving to pursue a career in a different field.

Anyone reading these reviews can see that many people are passionate about their pets, and emotions are understandably raw when their pets are sick or in pain.

But some people, even ones who really do love their pets, won't admit or don't notice that their pet is seriously ill until it's far too late for a vet to help much. When they finally bring the pet in to be checked, they're upset by a high bill, or the elaborateness of care for the pet that the doctor recommends. It's a no-win situation for everyone involved, most notably the animal. But it's far easier for someone to get angry and blame the vet in this situation instead of themselves, or just to have to face the sad fact that everything alive eventually must die.

Look at it this way: you become a vet or work in a vet's office because you love animals. And yet, all day long, you treat animals that are sick or hurt many times in ways that an owner could have prevented. Also, it's your job to put animals to sleep, sometimes simply because an owner doesn't think their pet is worth the little bit of time, money and effort require to heal them. This can really, really get to you.

Add to that the neurotically demanding pet owners that bring in their perfectly healthy pet every single time it sneezes, plus people who irresponsibly take on too many animals and can't pay their bills, and people who simply drop off their pets and never come back, and your day just got more complicated.

Responsible, loving pet owners that notice when their pet is beginning to get sick, quell their emotions in the exam room long enough to truly listen to the vet's advice, ask intelligent questions, and geniunely are willing to be inconvenienced to help out their furry friend seem like a minority after a while, and when they come in it's a beautiful breath of fresh air.

I'm sorry to ramble on, but I can't stand by and allow people to get the impression that Dr. Maddon and Dr. Parker are anything but caring, competant veterinarians. It sounds to me like some of the other reviewers may have gotten a negative feel for PSVC perhaps for reasons described above.

Vets have bad days just like anyone else, but even on their worst days, these two doctors love animals and will do everything in their considerable power to help them. If your feelings are easily hurt, go to Dr. Parker. If you don't want anything sugar-coated, go to Dr. Maddon. Whomever you choose, your animal is in excellent hands.

I don't trust anyone else with my pets, and I heartily recommend them.

Alicia

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This vet used every sign that my cat was not happy being at the vet to blame and berate me for not having brought my cat to the vet more often. The vet also virtually accused me of lying about my cat's age --and even of lying about how many cats I have. Not sure what that was about.... I was treated poorly. I was called at work and told that my cat would be dead soon of kidney failure. My cat was given months to live and I was told to consider a kidney transplant, along with other expensive procedures (sonogram, bags of fluid to train into her back, etc.) When I declined all of these suggestions, I was further berated and treated like a neglectful pet owner. Staff were also unpleasant. Phone calls were not returned, apparently because it was expected that I have a cell phone (which I do not) and there was no flexibility for those who do not. When I was unable to have my questions answered over the phone, I went into the office and was made to wait in the lobby for eight hours. All the while I could see the doctor in the back room drinking coffee and joking around with staff in-between seeing pets (he also kept asking if I had left yet). While I was waiting I was spoken to in a condescending manner by the woman at the front desk, who said extremely rudely: "your cat is not dying". I questioned why I was called at work and told that she was, which only brought a hostile reaction from her (in front of other people waiting with their pets!)
Though I know some people like this vet and have written good reviews elsewhere, this was the absolute worst (and most confusing) vet experience I have ever had. (by the way, three years later, my cat is still alive).

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This vet used every sign that my cat was not happy being at the vet to blame and berate me for not having brought my cat to the vet more often. The vet also virtually accused me of lying about my cat's age --and even of lying about how many cats I have. Not sure what that was about.... I was treated poorly. I was called at work and told that my cat would be dead soon of kidney failure. My cat was given months to live and I was told to consider a kidney transplant, along with other expensive procedures (sonogram, bags of fluid to train into her back, etc.) When I declined all of these suggestions, I was further berated and treated like a neglectful pet owner. Staff were also unpleasant. Phone calls were not returned, apparently because it was expected that I have a cell phone (which I do not) and there was no flexibility for those who do not. When I was unable to have my questions answered over the phone, I went into the office and was made to wait in the lobby for eight hours. All the while I could see the doctor in the back room drinking coffee and joking around with staff in-between seeing pets (he also kept asking if I had left yet). While I was waiting I was spoken to in a condescending manner by the woman at the front desk, who said extremely rudely: "your cat is not dying". I questioned why I was called at work and told that she was, which only brought a hostile reaction from her (in front of other people waiting with their pets!)
Though I know some people like this vet and have written good reviews elsewhere, this was the absolute worst (and most confusing) vet experience I have ever had. (by the way, three years later, my cat is still alive).

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This vet was strangely confrontational with me. He suggested that I was lying about my cat's age (WHY would anyone do that?). He took some tests and repeatedly lectured me on how horrible I was for not having brought my cat to a vet in such a long time (my cat was visibly healthy, I had been struggling financially for years). Later I was called AT WORK and told, very gruffly, that my cat was dying from chronic kidney failure and that she might not even live another six months. I was scolded and treated incredibly badly on the phone, and again lectured on how bad I was for not having brought her into the vet for so long. I was told that I needed to start thinking about a kidney transplant, and I really felt that I was purposefully treated in a way that would make me feel that I was bad unless I paid all kinds of money for a sonogram and transplant and draining bags of fluid into a hole in my cats back. Later, when I had a question about this phone call, I was not able to get a vet to call me back. In an attempt to try to get my questions answered, I went into the vet office. The doctor --who I could see drinking coffee and talking and laughing in the back room-- ignored me for eight hours (and kept asking if I was "gone yet"). After that I went to a different vet. That was about three years ago, my cat is not dead, but has lived for quite a while on her own, without sonograms or kidney transplants or bags of fluid being drained into a hole in her back. I feel that this vet used scare tactics, and other tactics bordering on abuse, to try to push very expensive techniques to which I personally don't feel a cat should be subjected.

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This vet was strangely confrontational with me. He suggested that I was lying about my cat's age (WHY would anyone do that?). He took some tests and repeatedly lectured me on how horrible I was for not having brought my cat to a vet in such a long time (my cat was visibly healthy, I had been struggling financially for years). Later I was called AT WORK and told, very gruffly, that my cat was dying from chronic kidney failure and that she might not even live another six months. I was scolded and treated incredibly badly on the phone, and again lectured on how bad I was for not having brought her into the vet for so long. I was told that I needed to start thinking about a kidney transplant, and I really felt that I was purposefully treated in a way that would make me feel that I was bad unless I paid all kinds of money for a sonogram and transplant and draining bags of fluid into a hole in my cats back. Later, when I had a question about this phone call, I was not able to get a vet to call me back. In an attempt to try to get my questions answered, I went into the vet office. The doctor --who I could see drinking coffee and talking and laughing in the back room-- ignored me for eight hours (and kept asking if I was "gone yet"). After that I went to a different vet. That was about three years ago, my cat is not dead, but has lived for quite a while on her own, without sonograms or kidney transplants or bags of fluid being drained into a hole in her back. I feel that this vet used scare tactics, and other tactics bordering on abuse, to try to push very expensive techniques to which I personally don't feel a cat should be subjected.

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Unbelievable. I have 3 kitties and I've never owned cats before. I went to a place in Prospect Heights and my cats were getting worse, not better. After 3 visits there I became really concerned and made an appt here. One of my cats had become really ill (pooping bld and mucous). They gave me an appt the same day that I called. When I arrived they were so sweet. Tiffany the tech talked to me for 20 minutes. Then Dr. Maddon came in. He was fabulous. He cared about my cat and spoke to me like a human being (not condescending at all). He explained to me what was going on with my cat, the treatments he needs to undergo and what was wrong with his previous treatments. I really liked him. It's so rare to get any doctor to talk to you like a human being, so one that spends over 45 minutes with you just talking about your pets is a real treasure. I would highly reccomend Dr. Maddon. My cat is significantly better under his care (he's currently running like a psycho behind me).He probably saved his life.

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Unbelievable. I have 3 kitties and I've never owned cats before. I went to a place in Prospect Heights and my cats were getting worse, not better. After 3 visits there I became really concerned and made an appt here. One of my cats had become really ill (pooping bld and mucous). They gave me an appt the same day that I called. When I arrived they were so sweet. Tiffany the tech talked to me for 20 minutes. Then Dr. Maddon came in. He was fabulous. He cared about my cat and spoke to me like a human being (not condescending at all). He explained to me what was going on with my cat, the treatments he needs to undergo and what was wrong with his previous treatments. I really liked him. It's so rare to get any doctor to talk to you like a human being, so one that spends over 45 minutes with you just talking about your pets is a real treasure. I would highly reccomend Dr. Maddon. My cat is significantly better under his care (he's currently running like a psycho behind me).He probably saved his life.

Pros: great staff including admins, techs and physicians

Cons: expensive but so is everywhere else

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I'm at a loss trying to figure out how some of the other reviewers were treated poorly at PSVC. I used to see Maddon and Parker when they worked at Prospect Park Animal Clinic and followed them when they opened their own practice. Their personalities are polar opposites, Dr. Parker is softspoken, unfailingly polite, and very diplomatic. Dr. Maddon is less reserved, speaks bluntly, and tells it like it is. They are both excellent vets and have been wonderful to me and my pets. During hard times they have let me make payments and never try to pad their bill. They treat my animals like their own, try to make them feel at ease and have never given me bad advice.

I've had 2 major crises in the time I've been going there. One cat needed her leg amputated due to somewhat bizarre circumstances. Dr. Parker was the one who handled everything. He didn't worry about money, only my cat's health. They ended up charging me less than they should have. My wonderful dog was very sick, Dr. Maddon did his best to figure out what was wrong and he eventually discovered a tumor the size of an orange next to my dog's heart. The only decision that needed to be made was when we would put him to sleep. Dr. Maddon was very caring during the ordeal and made a horrible experience more bearable.

I will never take my pets anywhere else and I will always recommend them to anyone with a pet.

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★★★★★

I'm at a loss trying to figure out how some of the other reviewers were treated poorly at PSVC. I used to see Maddon and Parker when they worked at Prospect Park Animal Clinic and followed them when they opened their own practice. Their personalities are polar opposites, Dr. Parker is softspoken, unfailingly polite, and very diplomatic. Dr. Maddon is less reserved, speaks bluntly, and tells it like it is. They are both excellent vets and have been wonderful to me and my pets. During hard times they have let me make payments and never try to pad their bill. They treat my animals like their own, try to make them feel at ease and have never given me bad advice.

I've had 2 major crises in the time I've been going there. One cat needed her leg amputated due to somewhat bizarre circumstances. Dr. Parker was the one who handled everything. He didn't worry about money, only my cat's health. They ended up charging me less than they should have. My wonderful dog was very sick, Dr. Maddon did his best to figure out what was wrong and he eventually discovered a tumor the size of an orange next to my dog's heart. The only decision that needed to be made was when we would put him to sleep. Dr. Maddon was very caring during the ordeal and made a horrible experience more bearable.

I will never take my pets anywhere else and I will always recommend them to anyone with a pet.

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I used to see Maddon and Parker when they worked at Prospect Park Animal Clinic and followed them when they opened their own practice. Their personalities are polar opposites, Dr. Parker is softspoken, unfailingly polite, and very diplomatic. Dr. Maddon is less reserved, speaks bluntly, and tells it like it is. They are both excellent vets and have been wonderful to me and my pets. During hard times they have let me make payments and never try to pad their bill. They treat my animals like their own, try to make them feel at ease and have never given me bad advice.

I've had 2 major crises in the time I've been going there. One cat needed her leg amputated due to somewhat bizarre circumstances. Dr. Parker was the one who handled everything. He didn't worry about money, only my cat's health. They ended up charging me less than they should have. My wonderful dog was very sick, Dr. Maddon did his best to figure out what was wrong and he eventually discovered a tumor the size of an orange next to my dog's heart. The only decision that needed to be made was when we would put him to sleep. Dr. Maddon was very caring during the ordeal and made a horrible experience more bearable.

I will never take my pets anywhere else and I will always recommend them to anyone with a pet.

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★★★★★

I used to see Maddon and Parker when they worked at Prospect Park Animal Clinic and followed them when they opened their own practice. Their personalities are polar opposites, Dr. Parker is softspoken, unfailingly polite, and very diplomatic. Dr. Maddon is less reserved, speaks bluntly, and tells it like it is. They are both excellent vets and have been wonderful to me and my pets. During hard times they have let me make payments and never try to pad their bill. They treat my animals like their own, try to make them feel at ease and have never given me bad advice.

I've had 2 major crises in the time I've been going there. One cat needed her leg amputated due to somewhat bizarre circumstances. Dr. Parker was the one who handled everything. He didn't worry about money, only my cat's health. They ended up charging me less than they should have. My wonderful dog was very sick, Dr. Maddon did his best to figure out what was wrong and he eventually discovered a tumor the size of an orange next to my dog's heart. The only decision that needed to be made was when we would put him to sleep. Dr. Maddon was very caring during the ordeal and made a horrible experience more bearable.

I will never take my pets anywhere else and I will always recommend them to anyone with a pet.

Pros: They actually care about animals and don't price gouge you

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I love this place. The assistants are always so sweet...and they always remember my dogs and come out to the lobby to greet and pet them. The doctor is very informative and funny. We were interested in putting our dog on a new a new medication, and he gave us tons of information about it, and other alternatives, having our dogs best interests in mind. Its pretty easy to make appointments there, and they usually always put you in on time. also they make appointments as late at 7..which is nice so me and my fiance can go together after work.

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★★★★★

I love this place. The assistants are always so sweet...and they always remember my dogs and come out to the lobby to greet and pet them. The doctor is very informative and funny. We were interested in putting our dog on a new a new medication, and he gave us tons of information about it, and other alternatives, having our dogs best interests in mind. Its pretty easy to make appointments there, and they usually always put you in on time. also they make appointments as late at 7..which is nice so me and my fiance can go together after work.

Pros: nice and informative doctor, friendly animal loving staff, easy to make appointments

Cons: anoyying pet owners in lobby. ha ha thats it.

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While we had wonderful results with Dr. Parker, We found Dr. Madden to be a professional who does not listen to his clients. He does not take the time to get to know them, which should factor into care evaluation. He pushes his preferences, and in our case, I believe he decided that I was not concerned with my cat's quality of life. I believe he decided to put her down without my consent.He had advised putting her to sleep a year earlier. Instead, I chose to move to a holistic approach using suppliments and such. This worked wonderfully and I never went back to Park Slope. But my cat got sick on a Sunday and I had nowhere else to take her. My husband thought Park Slope would be ok since they had seen her in the past. I called every place I could think of or find in the yellow pages before I finally took her there. Dr. Madden, not Dr. Parker, was on call.In the consultation, Dr. Madden kept pushing "putting her down" instead of hydrating her. I kept saying no. He finally offered to take a blood sample that could probably tell us what's what better. I agreed.The next thing I know some assistant comes out and tells me my cat didn't make it. Dr. Madden finally made time to see me, but he never offered his condolences or any explaination. He just began pushing again, this time for cremation.I left there in shock. I turned around and stepped back inside to get her little blanket, and though I had just left, they had thrown it into the trash.To say my husband and I are still reeling from the "Loss" is an understatement. We both feel like I could have done more to make Dr. Madden understand our wishes.It's hard to cope with death of any kind, but you do and you move on. When you feel like a death was untimely and could have been prevented it lingers and you never get over the experience. It haunts you every day.I wrote an email to Dr. Parker telling him how we felt about Dr. Madden and the whole experience. This all happened a year ago today - 2/5/06. No one from Park Slope has ever contacted us since.

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While we had wonderful results with Dr. Parker, We found Dr. Madden to be a professional who does not listen to his clients. He does not take the time to get to know them, which should factor into care evaluation. He pushes his preferences, and in our case, I believe he decided that I was not concerned with my cat's quality of life. I believe he decided to put her down without my consent.He had advised putting her to sleep a year earlier. Instead, I chose to move to a holistic approach using suppliments and such. This worked wonderfully and I never went back to Park Slope. But my cat got sick on a Sunday and I had nowhere else to take her. My husband thought Park Slope would be ok since they had seen her in the past. I called every place I could think of or find in the yellow pages before I finally took her there. Dr. Madden, not Dr. Parker, was on call.In the consultation, Dr. Madden kept pushing "putting her down" instead of hydrating her. I kept saying no. He finally offered to take a blood sample that could probably tell us what's what better. I agreed.The next thing I know some assistant comes out and tells me my cat didn't make it. Dr. Madden finally made time to see me, but he never offered his condolences or any explaination. He just began pushing again, this time for cremation.I left there in shock. I turned around and stepped back inside to get her little blanket, and though I had just left, they had thrown it into the trash.To say my husband and I are still reeling from the "Loss" is an understatement. We both feel like I could have done more to make Dr. Madden understand our wishes.It's hard to cope with death of any kind, but you do and you move on. When you feel like a death was untimely and could have been prevented it lingers and you never get over the experience. It haunts you every day.I wrote an email to Dr. Parker telling him how we felt about Dr. Madden and the whole experience. This all happened a year ago today - 2/5/06. No one from Park Slope has ever contacted us since.

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We've been seeing Drs. Parker and Madden for almost ten years, through the latter halves of the lives and deaths of our three cats - and can only thank them for their good efforts in keeping our pets as healthy and comfortable as could be during their lives - and being understanding and supporting when it came to their respective deaths (all three were well over fifteen years old).Their recommendations were always well-considered and cognizant of the balance between the realities of our limited financial means and the ultimate well-being of our pets. The fact that at times Drs Maddon and Parker disagreed (albeit most politely) upon a particular diagnosis or procedure actually proved helpful in giving us the chance to consider more options for treatment.Various members of staff have been available to cat sit over the years)

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We've been seeing Drs. Parker and Madden for almost ten years, through the latter halves of the lives and deaths of our three cats - and can only thank them for their good efforts in keeping our pets as healthy and comfortable as could be during their lives - and being understanding and supporting when it came to their respective deaths (all three were well over fifteen years old).Their recommendations were always well-considered and cognizant of the balance between the realities of our limited financial means and the ultimate well-being of our pets. The fact that at times Drs Maddon and Parker disagreed (albeit most politely) upon a particular diagnosis or procedure actually proved helpful in giving us the chance to consider more options for treatment.Various members of staff have been available to cat sit over the years)

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He first diagnosed my dogs wound before removing the original bandages by the black outline of the wound he hadn't seen. I should have left then. After removing the bandage he reconsidered his remarks. He then rewrapped my dogs wound on her bottom leg near her paw so tightly that I brough her back 4 days later after trying to remove the bandages because they caused her paw to swell and she is now limping. The infection went to her paw. He removed the bandages with an attitude and no apology and wanted to rewrap. I got out of there as soon as he remove the bandage. Never again. He is a money machine and didn't seem to care for my dogs welfare.

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He first diagnosed my dogs wound before removing the original bandages by the black outline of the wound he hadn't seen. I should have left then. After removing the bandage he reconsidered his remarks. He then rewrapped my dogs wound on her bottom leg near her paw so tightly that I brough her back 4 days later after trying to remove the bandages because they caused her paw to swell and she is now limping. The infection went to her paw. He removed the bandages with an attitude and no apology and wanted to rewrap. I got out of there as soon as he remove the bandage. Never again. He is a money machine and didn't seem to care for my dogs welfare.

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Dr. Parker was recommended to me by a friend. My pets are always seen as scheduled which is good for me, and handled with the best of care which is good for them. The office is nice, clean and comfortable for humans and animals alike. The hours accomodate even the most difficult of schedules. Best of all the staff is helpful, caring and in my many years of owning pets, I have never seen such gentle and loving techs, receptionists and doctors. I highly recommend Park Slope Veterinary Care for the on-going care of your pet.

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Dr. Parker was recommended to me by a friend. My pets are always seen as scheduled which is good for me, and handled with the best of care which is good for them. The office is nice, clean and comfortable for humans and animals alike. The hours accomodate even the most difficult of schedules. Best of all the staff is helpful, caring and in my many years of owning pets, I have never seen such gentle and loving techs, receptionists and doctors. I highly recommend Park Slope Veterinary Care for the on-going care of your pet.

 

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