All Creatures Veterinary Hosp

★★★★☆
  • 733 W Park Ave

    Long Beach, NY 11561

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  • 516-432-2946

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Botched surgery one time then misdiagnosed cat and charged $2000 for more surgery only to send her home telling us chemo would help but she died as soon as she came home. Experienced vet doesn't know cat is so close to death? Something

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Botched surgery one time then misdiagnosed cat and charged $2000 for more surgery only to send her home telling us chemo would help but she died as soon as she came home. Experienced vet doesn't know cat is so close to death? Something

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Stay FAR AWAY from these unprofessional so called vets! They dont call back at all! After many days of no phone calls back when I did reach the office they have a non vet relay messages to you.They even diagnosis by phone through a secretary or office person! Their medicine charges are highway robbery! I will never use them again and will deter all I know from using these unskillful, usless people and wish them the same treatment they give when it comes to their own health!(HORRIBLE). I can see from the other reviews on here that Iam not alone and it will be just a metter of time till they go out of business! Not soon enough! PLEASE GO ELSEWHERE FOR YOUR PETS OWN GOOD AND YOUR'S!!

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Stay FAR AWAY from these unprofessional so called vets! They dont call back at all! After many days of no phone calls back when I did reach the office they have a non vet relay messages to you.They even diagnosis by phone through a secretary or office person! Their medicine charges are highway robbery! I will never use them again and will deter all I know from using these unskillful, usless people and wish them the same treatment they give when it comes to their own health!(HORRIBLE). I can see from the other reviews on here that Iam not alone and it will be just a metter of time till they go out of business! Not soon enough! PLEASE GO ELSEWHERE FOR YOUR PETS OWN GOOD AND YOUR'S!!

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I can??t say enough about All Creatures! We have a one year old Chinese Sharpei that we got from a very reputable breeder but unfortunately, since we??ve had her, her immune system hasn??t fully kicked in and she??s suffered with several problems, most life threatening being generalized demodex. We had been to four other vets in eight months and finally got the proper care and treatment at All Creatures. Anytime we needed to be seen or had a question, Dr Gelfand, Dr. Geltman and staff member were available, compassionate and demonstrated a sincere willingness to help. Beyond the exceptional customer service, we received outstanding veterinary care. I had a very pressing question today as my dog was terribly suffering and Dr Geltman responded back to me immediately even though they were closing in light of the impending Hurricane. Now that??s making your Pet a priority at All Creatures. Thank you so much!!

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I can??t say enough about All Creatures! We have a one year old Chinese Sharpei that we got from a very reputable breeder but unfortunately, since we??ve had her, her immune system hasn??t fully kicked in and she??s suffered with several problems, most life threatening being generalized demodex. We had been to four other vets in eight months and finally got the proper care and treatment at All Creatures. Anytime we needed to be seen or had a question, Dr Gelfand, Dr. Geltman and staff member were available, compassionate and demonstrated a sincere willingness to help. Beyond the exceptional customer service, we received outstanding veterinary care. I had a very pressing question today as my dog was terribly suffering and Dr Geltman responded back to me immediately even though they were closing in light of the impending Hurricane. Now that??s making your Pet a priority at All Creatures. Thank you so much!!

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They only care about the money not about your animal. They are very wishy washy with prices. Ask three people you will get three different prices. Not just that- what place doesn't let you see anything that their doing to your animal. Everything is done in the back. Would you give your baby to a doctor and not care- no. Because you have no idea if they did or did not do whatever it is they tell you. Then charge you for it. If you love your pet go some where else.

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They only care about the money not about your animal. They are very wishy washy with prices. Ask three people you will get three different prices. Not just that- what place doesn't let you see anything that their doing to your animal. Everything is done in the back. Would you give your baby to a doctor and not care- no. Because you have no idea if they did or did not do whatever it is they tell you. Then charge you for it. If you love your pet go some where else.

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Everyone at All Creatures is great! Have been with them since I lived in LB in 1998. Started with 2 cats and 2 dogs, then moved to Wantagh in 2001 and travel back to All Creatures for my Dog Sasha. Vets, vet techs, staff... all treat Sasha great!

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Everyone at All Creatures is great! Have been with them since I lived in LB in 1998. Started with 2 cats and 2 dogs, then moved to Wantagh in 2001 and travel back to All Creatures for my Dog Sasha. Vets, vet techs, staff... all treat Sasha great!

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My review is not for Dr. Gelfand, but for Dr. Laurie Granata. Dr. Granata diagnosed my cat, Gizmo, with lymphoma yesterday. I am working through my pain (which is unbearable) and I just want to say that she is the best vet I have EVER known. She is not only compassionate, she is extremely knowledgeable and I trust her judgment more than I trust my own. I know that she has done and will do everything possible for my Gizmo, and I would trust her with my other cat's life as well - no one will ever treat my cats except Dr. Granata. If I were a vet, she is who I would want to be like. My cats love her, and are always calm and happy in her presence. She TRULY cares about animals, and about people. I would recommend ANYONE go to her and have her SOLELY treat your animal. There are no better hands for your pet to be in, please trust me.

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My review is not for Dr. Gelfand, but for Dr. Laurie Granata. Dr. Granata diagnosed my cat, Gizmo, with lymphoma yesterday. I am working through my pain (which is unbearable) and I just want to say that she is the best vet I have EVER known. She is not only compassionate, she is extremely knowledgeable and I trust her judgment more than I trust my own. I know that she has done and will do everything possible for my Gizmo, and I would trust her with my other cat's life as well - no one will ever treat my cats except Dr. Granata. If I were a vet, she is who I would want to be like. My cats love her, and are always calm and happy in her presence. She TRULY cares about animals, and about people. I would recommend ANYONE go to her and have her SOLELY treat your animal. There are no better hands for your pet to be in, please trust me.

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I really don't understand these negative reviews. I'm sure some people are going to get the shaft or receive subpar care from time to time, but All Creatures and Dr Wayne Geltman have been a God-send to us. Compared to the last 2 vets we've been to, All Creatures has been the most affordable BY FAR and Dr Geltman never pushes us to get unnecessary tests or labwork. I really have only good things to say about this place and this vet. That, and its less than 5 minutes away, which is amazing when you have a cat in a carrier that hates the car! Btw, I am not an employee or anyone affiliated with All Creatures, I just happen to love them there and will be sorry to leave them if we have to move from Long Beach!

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I really don't understand these negative reviews. I'm sure some people are going to get the shaft or receive subpar care from time to time, but All Creatures and Dr Wayne Geltman have been a God-send to us. Compared to the last 2 vets we've been to, All Creatures has been the most affordable BY FAR and Dr Geltman never pushes us to get unnecessary tests or labwork. I really have only good things to say about this place and this vet. That, and its less than 5 minutes away, which is amazing when you have a cat in a carrier that hates the car! Btw, I am not an employee or anyone affiliated with All Creatures, I just happen to love them there and will be sorry to leave them if we have to move from Long Beach!

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I have read all the reviews about All Creatures..All the negatives seem to have 1 underlying theme..TOO EXPENSIVE....NEWSFLASH..owning a Pet is expensive..it's not for everyone..It is unfortunate but our pets have a finite (that means limited) lifespan, and when it is time to go we often look for scapegoats, as many people do in life for other situations. I grew up with Dr. Geltman..he's taken care of my dog for over 6 years...the care is always excellent...yes it is expensive but when a loved one is sick we want the best and not the cheapest...I suspect that many of the negatives have similar comments about many other aspects of their lives..

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I have read all the reviews about All Creatures..All the negatives seem to have 1 underlying theme..TOO EXPENSIVE....NEWSFLASH..owning a Pet is expensive..it's not for everyone..It is unfortunate but our pets have a finite (that means limited) lifespan, and when it is time to go we often look for scapegoats, as many people do in life for other situations. I grew up with Dr. Geltman..he's taken care of my dog for over 6 years...the care is always excellent...yes it is expensive but when a loved one is sick we want the best and not the cheapest...I suspect that many of the negatives have similar comments about many other aspects of their lives..

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My family started using All Creatures over 10 years ago upon the recommendations of friends. We had a temperamental Shar Pei who had been traumatized at vets and All Creatures was a godsend.

We used All Creatures for my Shar Pei's entire life even though they were almost an hour from my home at the time.After my beloved Shar Pei had passed away we no longer needed All Creatures services.

I got 2 new dogs a while later and figured I would try to find a local vet since neither of my dogs had any unique issues at the time. Well, after trying numerous vets in my area, I have now ended back at All Creatures. I cannot rave enough about Dr. Gelfand and Dr. Geltman (I have not seen any other vets, so I cannot speak of experiences from others).

Dr. Gelfand and Dr. Geltman are both extremely compassionate, caring and they will take all the time you need and your pet needs. My dog was having seizures the day before Thanksgiving this year and Dr. Gelfand took the time to call me not once but twice on Thanksgiving Day to see how my dog was doing and to give me test results. I was very pleased that he took the time to do this. He was also very comforting to me as I was very upset over my dogs health.

Dr. Geltman is a certified acupuncturist and will also take a holistic approach (if you prefer). Both of my dogs have gotten acupuncture from him and I (as my dogs) have been happy with the results. Dr. Geltman has gotten down on the floor with my dogs and sat petting them while discussing their health with me. He will never rush you and will always take the time to answer your questions and explain things to you.

Some other things I like about All Creatures is the offer the latest technology, the have late hours (open til 9pm most days) and are open 7 days a week - which will save you a TON of $$$ not having to go to an emergency hospital. Also, Dr. Geltman (not sure about the others) is more than willing to put your dogs on an every 3 year vaccine schedule rather than yearly vaccines - which will also save you money from vets that want to vaccine your dog up every year.

Give All Creatures a shot - specifically Dr. Gelfand or Dr. Geltman and I doubt you will be disappointed. I do not find their prices to be any higher than your average vet office and you will eventually save money by have the long hours available and stretched out vaccine schedule.

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My family started using All Creatures over 10 years ago upon the recommendations of friends. We had a temperamental Shar Pei who had been traumatized at vets and All Creatures was a godsend.

We used All Creatures for my Shar Pei's entire life even though they were almost an hour from my home at the time.After my beloved Shar Pei had passed away we no longer needed All Creatures services.

I got 2 new dogs a while later and figured I would try to find a local vet since neither of my dogs had any unique issues at the time. Well, after trying numerous vets in my area, I have now ended back at All Creatures. I cannot rave enough about Dr. Gelfand and Dr. Geltman (I have not seen any other vets, so I cannot speak of experiences from others).

Dr. Gelfand and Dr. Geltman are both extremely compassionate, caring and they will take all the time you need and your pet needs. My dog was having seizures the day before Thanksgiving this year and Dr. Gelfand took the time to call me not once but twice on Thanksgiving Day to see how my dog was doing and to give me test results. I was very pleased that he took the time to do this. He was also very comforting to me as I was very upset over my dogs health.

Dr. Geltman is a certified acupuncturist and will also take a holistic approach (if you prefer). Both of my dogs have gotten acupuncture from him and I (as my dogs) have been happy with the results. Dr. Geltman has gotten down on the floor with my dogs and sat petting them while discussing their health with me. He will never rush you and will always take the time to answer your questions and explain things to you.

Some other things I like about All Creatures is the offer the latest technology, the have late hours (open til 9pm most days) and are open 7 days a week - which will save you a TON of $$$ not having to go to an emergency hospital. Also, Dr. Geltman (not sure about the others) is more than willing to put your dogs on an every 3 year vaccine schedule rather than yearly vaccines - which will also save you money from vets that want to vaccine your dog up every year.

Give All Creatures a shot - specifically Dr. Gelfand or Dr. Geltman and I doubt you will be disappointed. I do not find their prices to be any higher than your average vet office and you will eventually save money by have the long hours available and stretched out vaccine schedule.

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Like others reviewers, I feel it is totally business and not that they love animals. They are very over priced. Neutering is close to 400.00 and they charge for a visit even if you're already a patient. There are other vets in the area who charge a lot less and they don't charge for a visit provided you prove pet is Up to date on shots!

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Like others reviewers, I feel it is totally business and not that they love animals. They are very over priced. Neutering is close to 400.00 and they charge for a visit even if you're already a patient. There are other vets in the area who charge a lot less and they don't charge for a visit provided you prove pet is Up to date on shots!

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I have been coming here for over 10 years. The Doctors and the staff are top notch. The only place I would bring my pets! They also have convenient nite and weekend hours.

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I have been coming here for over 10 years. The Doctors and the staff are top notch. The only place I would bring my pets! They also have convenient nite and weekend hours.

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So we go in with our cat who hadn't eaten in days and was looking awful. Told they would try a round of fluids and give an enema to stop a blockage. Then x-rays if needed and other tests. The following day told the cat is doing fine and could be released the following day. Apparently overnight our cat started vomiting uncontrollably and was in really bad shape. Our cat was left to sit in a cage strewn in its own vomit and we didn't get a call until after 1pm! So from 8am when they first came in until just after 1pm (a total of 5 hours) our cat was ignored and suffered. At 2pm our cat died of cardiac arrest when no one helped.

You would think because of the negligence they would refund some money to us. Nope. They said we were lucky they decided not to charge us for cremation of the cat they neglected for so many hours. When I asked why an x-ray wasn't done (our cat had swallowed some string causing a blockage), they said we didn't ask for one. Infuriated I told them I'm not a vet, you should be telling me what needed to be done. When confronted about why they ignored that cat for 5 hours they just said sorry, but your cat would have probably died anyway! So we spent $500 to have our cat die over 3 days in misery at this place. We will be looking for other vets. STAY AWAY.

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So we go in with our cat who hadn't eaten in days and was looking awful. Told they would try a round of fluids and give an enema to stop a blockage. Then x-rays if needed and other tests. The following day told the cat is doing fine and could be released the following day. Apparently overnight our cat started vomiting uncontrollably and was in really bad shape. Our cat was left to sit in a cage strewn in its own vomit and we didn't get a call until after 1pm! So from 8am when they first came in until just after 1pm (a total of 5 hours) our cat was ignored and suffered. At 2pm our cat died of cardiac arrest when no one helped.

You would think because of the negligence they would refund some money to us. Nope. They said we were lucky they decided not to charge us for cremation of the cat they neglected for so many hours. When I asked why an x-ray wasn't done (our cat had swallowed some string causing a blockage), they said we didn't ask for one. Infuriated I told them I'm not a vet, you should be telling me what needed to be done. When confronted about why they ignored that cat for 5 hours they just said sorry, but your cat would have probably died anyway! So we spent $500 to have our cat die over 3 days in misery at this place. We will be looking for other vets. STAY AWAY.

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I have been a client at All Creatures for quite a number of years now, and all of my cats (I now have 6) are patients there. Both my cats and I are always treated with kindness and respect by the front desk staff, the techs, the kennel staff, and the doctors. It is because of the amazing medical care two of my cats have received there that they continued to live--thrive--after being diagnosed with cancer and another life-threatening condition. I have worked with all four doctors who are currently there, and all have given my pets great care. But I primarily work with Dr. Wayne Geltman, who has encouraged me, advised me, educated me, and supported me through good and bad times with my cats, and has given all of them consistently superior medical care. I will never be able to thank him for all of the good that he has done. To the other reviewers who have complained: have I ever had to wait? Sure--but someone else's pet was receiving emergency treatment, and the schedule was backed up. Well, if it was my pet who was the emergency, I'd want the docs to take all the time necessary to help her/him, wouldn't you? And how many other practices are open 7 days a week, and for the long hours that AC is? I think we as clients can get lulled into forgetting what a convenience that is for us! Re price: I've found veterinary care to be costly at any quality veterinary practice, and whether All Creatures is a little higher or lower in price than somewhere else matters little to me when I know that my pets will get top notch care delievered with compassion. Lastly, I do think we all have to remember that All Creatures is a place where life and death happens, where employees and clients alike can and do have feelings when bad and sad things happen, and any one of us isn't privy to all that's going on. So I guess my point is: if someone doesn't speak the way we wish they would, let's give each other a break. We don't know what a person has just seen or been told or had to say-- we don't always know what's going on in that person's life, just like they don't know what's going on in ours. Let's act like our pets and try a little tenderness.

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I have been a client at All Creatures for quite a number of years now, and all of my cats (I now have 6) are patients there. Both my cats and I are always treated with kindness and respect by the front desk staff, the techs, the kennel staff, and the doctors. It is because of the amazing medical care two of my cats have received there that they continued to live--thrive--after being diagnosed with cancer and another life-threatening condition. I have worked with all four doctors who are currently there, and all have given my pets great care. But I primarily work with Dr. Wayne Geltman, who has encouraged me, advised me, educated me, and supported me through good and bad times with my cats, and has given all of them consistently superior medical care. I will never be able to thank him for all of the good that he has done. To the other reviewers who have complained: have I ever had to wait? Sure--but someone else's pet was receiving emergency treatment, and the schedule was backed up. Well, if it was my pet who was the emergency, I'd want the docs to take all the time necessary to help her/him, wouldn't you? And how many other practices are open 7 days a week, and for the long hours that AC is? I think we as clients can get lulled into forgetting what a convenience that is for us! Re price: I've found veterinary care to be costly at any quality veterinary practice, and whether All Creatures is a little higher or lower in price than somewhere else matters little to me when I know that my pets will get top notch care delievered with compassion. Lastly, I do think we all have to remember that All Creatures is a place where life and death happens, where employees and clients alike can and do have feelings when bad and sad things happen, and any one of us isn't privy to all that's going on. So I guess my point is: if someone doesn't speak the way we wish they would, let's give each other a break. We don't know what a person has just seen or been told or had to say-- we don't always know what's going on in that person's life, just like they don't know what's going on in ours. Let's act like our pets and try a little tenderness.

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I took my cat to All Creatures to get spayed and it cost over 300 bucks. 2 of the items on the bill were 1. Ovariohysterectomy and 2. Laser surgery. I asked "Isn't the first one the surgery?" The answer was the doctor just got the new laser machine and needed to pay for it. This is like going to a restaurant and being charged for your entree and then charged for it to get cooked because the chef got a new stove. Bogus.

The first time I went I had to wait 40 minutes even though I arrived on time for my appointment. I called to check on my cat and was put on hold for over 10 minutes. The front desk employees are always preoccupied with anything but you.

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I took my cat to All Creatures to get spayed and it cost over 300 bucks. 2 of the items on the bill were 1. Ovariohysterectomy and 2. Laser surgery. I asked "Isn't the first one the surgery?" The answer was the doctor just got the new laser machine and needed to pay for it. This is like going to a restaurant and being charged for your entree and then charged for it to get cooked because the chef got a new stove. Bogus.

The first time I went I had to wait 40 minutes even though I arrived on time for my appointment. I called to check on my cat and was put on hold for over 10 minutes. The front desk employees are always preoccupied with anything but you.

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We have used Dr. Gelfand and his staff at All Creatures for over 20 years to take care of a total of 4 dogs and 8 cats. He has treated them with the highest of professional standards plus love and a genuine interest regarding their well being. His diagnostic and surgical skills and acumen have prolonged the life and comfort of our pets under what has often been difficult circumstances. In addition he has kept their owners calm at the same time. I have recommended his office to many friends and they have always appreciated it. His staff has always been exceptionally courteous and caring. In summary, his hospital is of the highest standard in veterinary medicine.

ADDITION TO PREVIOUS COMMENT "WORLD CLASS"

My wife and I have had aminals for the past 30 years and beyond. From an Akita, to a Boxer, a Shepard and a Pit Bull. Not to mention 7 cats. All totally mixed.

This has been a difficult year having lost 3 loving animals. For our first time in 30 years there was no crowd on the bed.

The office staff knew what we were looking for to make a match. In a few months it happened, We are adopting a 65 pounds of speed

Lee Gelfand and the indredible staff have been outstanding. We take possession in 3 days.

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We have used Dr. Gelfand and his staff at All Creatures for over 20 years to take care of a total of 4 dogs and 8 cats. He has treated them with the highest of professional standards plus love and a genuine interest regarding their well being. His diagnostic and surgical skills and acumen have prolonged the life and comfort of our pets under what has often been difficult circumstances. In addition he has kept their owners calm at the same time. I have recommended his office to many friends and they have always appreciated it. His staff has always been exceptionally courteous and caring. In summary, his hospital is of the highest standard in veterinary medicine.

ADDITION TO PREVIOUS COMMENT "WORLD CLASS"

My wife and I have had aminals for the past 30 years and beyond. From an Akita, to a Boxer, a Shepard and a Pit Bull. Not to mention 7 cats. All totally mixed.

This has been a difficult year having lost 3 loving animals. For our first time in 30 years there was no crowd on the bed.

The office staff knew what we were looking for to make a match. In a few months it happened, We are adopting a 65 pounds of speed

Lee Gelfand and the indredible staff have been outstanding. We take possession in 3 days.

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After my one and only experience with Dr. Geltman, i will never EVER go back to All Creatures. My dog (like alot of others) is terrified of the vet, so i was expecting my dog to be treated in a slow and calm manner by doctor evil. When i saw him muzzle my dog (which i was fine with) and put my twenty pound dog in a head lock for the nurses to do a nail trim- i was horrified! Worse of all, when the doctor and nurse left, i heard them joking in the back about how "wayne super-maned that dog". I have never in my life been more happy to hand over $400 and walk out of that place for good. DO NOT LET GELTMAN TOUCH YOUR ANIMAL.

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After my one and only experience with Dr. Geltman, i will never EVER go back to All Creatures. My dog (like alot of others) is terrified of the vet, so i was expecting my dog to be treated in a slow and calm manner by doctor evil. When i saw him muzzle my dog (which i was fine with) and put my twenty pound dog in a head lock for the nurses to do a nail trim- i was horrified! Worse of all, when the doctor and nurse left, i heard them joking in the back about how "wayne super-maned that dog". I have never in my life been more happy to hand over $400 and walk out of that place for good. DO NOT LET GELTMAN TOUCH YOUR ANIMAL.

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I have been bringing my dogs and cats to All Creatures now for the past 15 years. Dr Gelfand is unbelievable- not only is he smart and knowledgable but he is a great surgeon. He saved my dog from bloat ( he came in on his day off to do the surgery) , he saved another dog twice from cancer- prolonging her with an excellent quality of life with chemo. He does so much for the community in terms of strays and always puts the animals first. I would highly recommend them and I have experience with many Long Island hospitals- you will never get more expert opinions, service or compassionate care anywhere. His two new vets Dr Lauri and Dr Tina are wonderful, bright and absolutly terrific. Thanks All Creatures for always being there!!

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I have been bringing my dogs and cats to All Creatures now for the past 15 years. Dr Gelfand is unbelievable- not only is he smart and knowledgable but he is a great surgeon. He saved my dog from bloat ( he came in on his day off to do the surgery) , he saved another dog twice from cancer- prolonging her with an excellent quality of life with chemo. He does so much for the community in terms of strays and always puts the animals first. I would highly recommend them and I have experience with many Long Island hospitals- you will never get more expert opinions, service or compassionate care anywhere. His two new vets Dr Lauri and Dr Tina are wonderful, bright and absolutly terrific. Thanks All Creatures for always being there!!

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Front desk- snotty old women who ignore you.
Dr. Gelfand-smart man, BUT still keep in mind hes a businessman
Dr. Geltman- i rather Osama Bin Laden touch my dogs.
tech/nurses/whatever they want to call themselves- helpful if you catch them on a good day
Kennel "staff"- looks like a bunch of high school drop outs to me...
After being a client for years, i just couldnt stand the smell of urine upfront or the ONE time i saw my baby golden in a "run" that had cement pieces missing from the floor along with paint chips everywhere...enough is enough.

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Front desk- snotty old women who ignore you.
Dr. Gelfand-smart man, BUT still keep in mind hes a businessman
Dr. Geltman- i rather Osama Bin Laden touch my dogs.
tech/nurses/whatever they want to call themselves- helpful if you catch them on a good day
Kennel "staff"- looks like a bunch of high school drop outs to me...
After being a client for years, i just couldnt stand the smell of urine upfront or the ONE time i saw my baby golden in a "run" that had cement pieces missing from the floor along with paint chips everywhere...enough is enough.

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I've been using their services since 1990 and highly recommend them. When my older girl became ill, Drs. Gelfand and Geltman were the best. They tried to help me find the cause of this problem b/c I truly wanted what was best for my dog. Unfortunately it was a problem that turned out to be more serious than first suspected. Though I tried to maintain her condition for over 5 months, it came time to do what was best for my dog and euthanize her. I cannot tell you how wonderful the doctors and staff were to all of us. Dr. Geltman explained the steps to us, allowed us to stay with our girl while the meds were administered and took the best care of her once she had calmed down and was asleep. Dr. Gelfand, in my opinion, is one of the most knowledgeable and compassionate vets I have ever encountered. I'm envious that my animals have such wonderful doctors. If only I could find this same compassion in the doctors who take care of me.

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I've been using their services since 1990 and highly recommend them. When my older girl became ill, Drs. Gelfand and Geltman were the best. They tried to help me find the cause of this problem b/c I truly wanted what was best for my dog. Unfortunately it was a problem that turned out to be more serious than first suspected. Though I tried to maintain her condition for over 5 months, it came time to do what was best for my dog and euthanize her. I cannot tell you how wonderful the doctors and staff were to all of us. Dr. Geltman explained the steps to us, allowed us to stay with our girl while the meds were administered and took the best care of her once she had calmed down and was asleep. Dr. Gelfand, in my opinion, is one of the most knowledgeable and compassionate vets I have ever encountered. I'm envious that my animals have such wonderful doctors. If only I could find this same compassion in the doctors who take care of me.

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To say I am overprotective of my 3 Japanese Chin babies would be an understatement. I love Drs. Gelfand, Geltman, and Grenata. Dr. Guzman I still hold a grudge against bc he mixed up when my Cueball's tests results were supposed to come back but everyone else seems to like him. I live in Midtown so sometimes I hit traffic and am late but the staff is always very understanding. The front desk staff has had to put up with me catching an attitude on one or two occasions and they still continue to treat me with respect. They are loving and I have never seen them mistreat anyones babies. Vet bills do have the tendency to add up but there is a multiple pet discount if you have 3+ babies. I have seen the boarding area and it is clean but I do not board my babies there or anywhere because I'd rather they not be in a kennel but in a friend's home or a friend babysitting them in my home.

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★★★★★

To say I am overprotective of my 3 Japanese Chin babies would be an understatement. I love Drs. Gelfand, Geltman, and Grenata. Dr. Guzman I still hold a grudge against bc he mixed up when my Cueball's tests results were supposed to come back but everyone else seems to like him. I live in Midtown so sometimes I hit traffic and am late but the staff is always very understanding. The front desk staff has had to put up with me catching an attitude on one or two occasions and they still continue to treat me with respect. They are loving and I have never seen them mistreat anyones babies. Vet bills do have the tendency to add up but there is a multiple pet discount if you have 3+ babies. I have seen the boarding area and it is clean but I do not board my babies there or anywhere because I'd rather they not be in a kennel but in a friend's home or a friend babysitting them in my home.

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I was very pleased when I bought my cat to All Creatures when she was in trouble; she is a difficult, over-sized animal and the staff took great care of her. She stayed in the hospital over Christmas and I was glad she was there with such a professional staff. They welcomed and encouraged visits with my pet. She is doing great now and I was really surprised that the bill for charges was so reasonable.

5
★★★★★

I was very pleased when I bought my cat to All Creatures when she was in trouble; she is a difficult, over-sized animal and the staff took great care of her. She stayed in the hospital over Christmas and I was glad she was there with such a professional staff. They welcomed and encouraged visits with my pet. She is doing great now and I was really surprised that the bill for charges was so reasonable.

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I don't know what the other people are talking about, but I found this clinic to be very friendly and professional. I would recommend this to anyone. And they were not expensive.

5
★★★★★

I don't know what the other people are talking about, but I found this clinic to be very friendly and professional. I would recommend this to anyone. And they were not expensive.

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I have been taking my animals to Dr Gelfand and his staff for over 15 years. Now that I live in Suffolk County I still drive 45 minutes back there to bring my animals for care. 2 situations come to mind - first, when my dog had puppies and wasn't acting right the next evening at 8:30 pm, I called and they told me to come right in - even though they were closing and I was 45 minutes away! They waited for me and took care of my dog and all of her babies. Just last night I was there with one of my dogs who need an x-ray and was put under anesthesia. I saw him in the back room as he was waking up. He was placed on a towel and two techs were sitting with him and petting him as he woke up. I was so pleased to see that they didn't just throw him in a cage to wake up confused all by himself. As far as prices, all vets are expensive. All Creatures gives me a 10% discount because I bring them multiple pets. They are also open on Sundays. Thanks All Creatures!

5
★★★★★

I have been taking my animals to Dr Gelfand and his staff for over 15 years. Now that I live in Suffolk County I still drive 45 minutes back there to bring my animals for care. 2 situations come to mind - first, when my dog had puppies and wasn't acting right the next evening at 8:30 pm, I called and they told me to come right in - even though they were closing and I was 45 minutes away! They waited for me and took care of my dog and all of her babies. Just last night I was there with one of my dogs who need an x-ray and was put under anesthesia. I saw him in the back room as he was waking up. He was placed on a towel and two techs were sitting with him and petting him as he woke up. I was so pleased to see that they didn't just throw him in a cage to wake up confused all by himself. As far as prices, all vets are expensive. All Creatures gives me a 10% discount because I bring them multiple pets. They are also open on Sundays. Thanks All Creatures!

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All Creatures got one last chance from me, and blew it. When first moving to Long Beach, NY, about 10 years ago, they were highly recommended for my Golden Retriever, and in the beginning I was pleased, but over the years grew dissatisfied with the service, whether it was an increasingly "we're doing you a favor, but we're sure put out about it" attitude at the counter to the high speed "I've got better places to be" attitude of the doctor. I had even stopped going there except for vaccinations (to keep medical records simple and in one place), choosing to board elsewhere. I'm not really sure what they do with the dogs under their care, but the major reason (besides the fact they charge an attrociously high fee) I stopped boarding witht them was my dog's reaction as soon as we'd get out of the car: she would try to climb back into the car, or if that didn't work, she'd try crawling under it, or do anything to avoid going through their door. Does this sound like a good place to take your animals? Well, "one last chance" happened just today, I'd been told by their representative on the telephone that boarding intake was until 2.30 PM on Sunday. Guess what! Pull up at 2.05 PM and they close at 2.00! I can hardly blame the poor confused-looking individual who finally came to the door but declined to take my dog as she didn't know how to do it. Now I've had to postpone an important trip, paying an increase in airfare and change fees. Like I said, "All Creatures" seems to be poorly managed, and their is no excuse for that if they think they can charge a premium for their services. There are other, better places for your pets out there, trust me!

PROS: Not a thing!
CONS: Outrageous charges; employees who give incorrect info; more

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All Creatures got one last chance from me, and blew it. When first moving to Long Beach, NY, about 10 years ago, they were highly recommended for my Golden Retriever, and in the beginning I was pleased, but over the years grew dissatisfied with the service, whether it was an increasingly "we're doing you a favor, but we're sure put out about it" attitude at the counter to the high speed "I've got better places to be" attitude of the doctor. I had even stopped going there except for vaccinations (to keep medical records simple and in one place), choosing to board elsewhere. I'm not really sure what they do with the dogs under their care, but the major reason (besides the fact they charge an attrociously high fee) I stopped boarding witht them was my dog's reaction as soon as we'd get out of the car: she would try to climb back into the car, or if that didn't work, she'd try crawling under it, or do anything to avoid going through their door. Does this sound like a good place to take your animals? Well, "one last chance" happened just today, I'd been told by their representative on the telephone that boarding intake was until 2.30 PM on Sunday. Guess what! Pull up at 2.05 PM and they close at 2.00! I can hardly blame the poor confused-looking individual who finally came to the door but declined to take my dog as she didn't know how to do it. Now I've had to postpone an important trip, paying an increase in airfare and change fees. Like I said, "All Creatures" seems to be poorly managed, and their is no excuse for that if they think they can charge a premium for their services. There are other, better places for your pets out there, trust me!

PROS: Not a thing!
CONS: Outrageous charges; employees who give incorrect info; more

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This veterinary hospital has state of the art equipment as well as a pharmacy. The doctors are very knowledgable and most are quite friendly, especially Dr. gelfand.
The prices are comparable to most veterinary hospitals & they take credit cards, which is a big plus. They are also open 7 days a week for those that work, as well as nights.

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This veterinary hospital has state of the art equipment as well as a pharmacy. The doctors are very knowledgable and most are quite friendly, especially Dr. gelfand.
The prices are comparable to most veterinary hospitals & they take credit cards, which is a big plus. They are also open 7 days a week for those that work, as well as nights.

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All Creatures - a local animal hospital in Long Beach, USED to be the best place to take your pets. But that was before they rebuilt the place and got arrogant.

I brought my childhood dog there for years, but realized, as an adult, that the employees and the doctors, are more interested in making money than they are in caring for animals.

I wouldn't bring my pets there if they were the only vets on Long Island.

They're extremely over-priced. They treat their patients (and their owners) with little to no respect, and the doctors do not seem as though they entered the profession because they loved animals. It's more like they entered the profession because they love money.

I have experienced and heard horror stories about this place.

I drive 25 minutes north to see a vet; All Creatures is literally up the block from my home.

Find other recommendations; ask your neighbors; the only reason people continue to use All Creatures is because it's right here in the West End.

PROS: They really aren't any
CONS: Its mere existence

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All Creatures - a local animal hospital in Long Beach, USED to be the best place to take your pets. But that was before they rebuilt the place and got arrogant.

I brought my childhood dog there for years, but realized, as an adult, that the employees and the doctors, are more interested in making money than they are in caring for animals.

I wouldn't bring my pets there if they were the only vets on Long Island.

They're extremely over-priced. They treat their patients (and their owners) with little to no respect, and the doctors do not seem as though they entered the profession because they loved animals. It's more like they entered the profession because they love money.

I have experienced and heard horror stories about this place.

I drive 25 minutes north to see a vet; All Creatures is literally up the block from my home.

Find other recommendations; ask your neighbors; the only reason people continue to use All Creatures is because it's right here in the West End.

PROS: They really aren't any
CONS: Its mere existence

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