Howard Beach Animal Clinic

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Howard Beach, NY

11414

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Dr. Weinstein only cares about money and NOT your pets. I took my dog in for a simple case of diarrhea and loss of appetite. After negative bloodwork and an exam performed by his associate, Dr. Iva Porkorny, they prescribed Flagyl which they claim is the only drug that kills Gardia. My dog was fine for 3 days then suddenly had a seizure on the 4th day. He just turned 10 years old and has no history of seizure or neurological disorder. After my own research I discovered that seizures are indeed a side effect of Flagyl and that this drug is NOT approved by the FDA for use in dogs but is routinely used in veterinary practice. I called Dr. Weinstein on the phone and he asked me to bring in the dog. I did and his associate Dr. Peter Roufail saw my dog. He didn't agree that Flagyl was the cause but didn't rule it out as a possibility. He recommended more bloodwork to check his white blood cell count and a thyroid panel. Again both came back negative. He suggested a remote cause could be a brain tumor which only a $2000.00 MRI of his brain could diagnose but he admits the dog has no neurological signs to suggest such. So I demanded a refund of the previous visit fee. Dr. Weinstein flat out refused stating that in 35 years he only saw 1 dog suffer a seizure as a result of taking Flagyl. I told him that he and his associates had a responsibility to inform his clients of any possible side effects of any drug. He said that would take too long and that every drug has side effects. I said why not just give a print out of side effects like pharmacies routinely do and he said he is not a pharmacy and that would raise his fees. So he agreed to lower his 2nd visit fee to $50.00 but no refund for the previous visit. I left without paying and now today upon request via phone he refuses to release my dogs medical records to another vet until he is paid. According to the NYS Veterinary Medical Society he cannot withhold my dogs records for nonpayment of his fees. He again refused so I am filing a complaint with the NYS Education Dept Office of Professional Discipline against his license and his associates. I am also filing a malpractice lawsuit against him. I have been a client of his office for about 15 years bringing various pets in for care and I have never had incident with them. So now by not refunding $200.00 it will cost him more in legal fees and fines.

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Dr. Weinstein only cares about money and NOT your pets. I took my dog in for a simple case of diarrhea and loss of appetite. After negative bloodwork and an exam performed by his associate, Dr. Iva Porkorny, they prescribed Flagyl which they claim is the only drug that kills Gardia. My dog was fine for 3 days then suddenly had a seizure on the 4th day. He just turned 10 years old and has no history of seizure or neurological disorder. After my own research I discovered that seizures are indeed a side effect of Flagyl and that this drug is NOT approved by the FDA for use in dogs but is routinely used in veterinary practice. I called Dr. Weinstein on the phone and he asked me to bring in the dog. I did and his associate Dr. Peter Roufail saw my dog. He didn't agree that Flagyl was the cause but didn't rule it out as a possibility. He recommended more bloodwork to check his white blood cell count and a thyroid panel. Again both came back negative. He suggested a remote cause could be a brain tumor which only a $2000.00 MRI of his brain could diagnose but he admits the dog has no neurological signs to suggest such. So I demanded a refund of the previous visit fee. Dr. Weinstein flat out refused stating that in 35 years he only saw 1 dog suffer a seizure as a result of taking Flagyl. I told him that he and his associates had a responsibility to inform his clients of any possible side effects of any drug. He said that would take too long and that every drug has side effects. I said why not just give a print out of side effects like pharmacies routinely do and he said he is not a pharmacy and that would raise his fees. So he agreed to lower his 2nd visit fee to $50.00 but no refund for the previous visit. I left without paying and now today upon request via phone he refuses to release my dogs medical records to another vet until he is paid. According to the NYS Veterinary Medical Society he cannot withhold my dogs records for nonpayment of his fees. He again refused so I am filing a complaint with the NYS Education Dept Office of Professional Discipline against his license and his associates. I am also filing a malpractice lawsuit against him. I have been a client of his office for about 15 years bringing various pets in for care and I have never had incident with them. So now by not refunding $200.00 it will cost him more in legal fees and fines.

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They saved the life of my puppy who swallowed a string and required serious abdominal surgery, because the string got stuck in his intestines and he didn't eat for 4 days. All doctors were very friendly and helpful, and Dr.Weinstein didn't charge me for xrays and some other procedures, though surgery was quite expensive, but you will find such prices (usually higher) everywhere. the only disadvantage of the clinic is a waiting time. Be prepared to spend 1 hour:( But thanks to them my puppy is healthy and playful now!

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They saved the life of my puppy who swallowed a string and required serious abdominal surgery, because the string got stuck in his intestines and he didn't eat for 4 days. All doctors were very friendly and helpful, and Dr.Weinstein didn't charge me for xrays and some other procedures, though surgery was quite expensive, but you will find such prices (usually higher) everywhere. the only disadvantage of the clinic is a waiting time. Be prepared to spend 1 hour:( But thanks to them my puppy is healthy and playful now!

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IN MY OPINION DR. WEINSTEIN IS AT BEST A HALF WAY DECENT VET AT LEAST. OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS I TOOK MY DOGS THERE WITHOUT INCIDENT UNTIL I HAD A DOG ABOUT 8 YEARS AGO WHO HAD GOTTEN BIT BY ANOTHER DOG WITH MINOR SCRAPES AND A PUNCTURE. DR. WEINSTEIN TOOK 5 MINUTES TO LOOK AT HIM GAVE HIM A CREAM TWO DAYS LATER HE DIED AT 2 YRS OLD. I HAD AND INDEPENDENT NECROPSY DONE SAYING IF HE WOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN INTRAVENOUS ANTIBIOTICS HE WOULD HAVE MADE A FULL RECOVERY. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT SINCE HAS BECOME MORE AND MORE SUCCESSFUL HE SPENDS LESS AND LESS TIME WITH THE ANIMALS AND HIS PRICES HAVE GONE UP (SO LESS TIME MORE MONEY). I AM NOT SAYING HE IS A HORRIBLE VET, BUT I'VE BEEN TOLD STORIES BY AT LEAST TEN PEOPLE THAT MONEY SEEMS TO HAVE TAKEN OVER CRITICAL CARE FOR HIS PATIENTS. I ALSO BASE THIS ON A VET WHO I SAW MY DOG, THAT I WILL NOT NAME OUT OF RESPECT WHO AFTER ABOUT A YEAR OF WORKING FOR DR. WEINSTEIN LEFT HIS CLINIC (HOWARD BEACH ANIMAL CLINIC) THAT FROM WHAT SHE WITNESSED OVER THE 1 TO 1AND 1/2 YEARS WORKING IN THIS ENVIRONMENT THAT SHE COULD NOT IN GOOD FAITH WORK THERE ANYMORE BECAUSE OF DR. WEINSTEIN'S TREATMENT OF HF THE ANIMALS AND HOW MONEY BECAME MORE IMPORTANT THAN HIS PATIENTS AND THERE FAMILY. JUST REMEMBER I AM NOT SAYING THIS TO BE VINDICTIVE, I AM SAYING THIS BECAUSE WHEN YOU GIVE YOUR PET OVER TO THEM THEY HAVE YOUR PETS LIFE IN THEIR HANDS. I DO HAVE TO SAY THAT FROM WHAT I HEARD AND HAVE SEEN THAT THE STAFF AND OTHER PEOPLE WORKING THERE IN THE BACK THE NURSES ETC. ARE VERY POLITE, BUT A LOT OF THEM THAT I HAVE TALKED TO HAVE LEFT THERE BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT WORK THERE ANYMORE IN GOOD CONSCIOUS. JUST BEWARE OF WHERE YOU BRING YOUR ANIMALS, SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO ENDURE THE NIGHTMARE'S THAT I UNDERWENT AND MANY OTHERS WHO BROUGHT THERE PETS THERE AND PEOPLE INCLUDING THE DOCTOR WHO WORKED THERE WHO HAVE TOLD ME THEIR STORIES FIRST HAND. I TOOK JOURNALISM IN SCHOOL, AND LEARNED BEFORE TELLING A STORY LIKE THIS TO RESEARCH AND TALK TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WITH THIS DOCTOR SO IT'S NOT JUST ME WHO IS SAYING THIS IT IS MANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO I HAVE TALKED TO WHO TOLD ME THESE STORIES. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED ANOTHER VET E-MAIL ME AT haggertyhow@aol.com. ALSO THE GIRLS AT THE FRONT DESK ARE NASTY. THIS PLACE IS OPEN FOR ONE THING MONEY, MONEY, MONEY I WOULD NEVER EVER TAKE ANY ANIMAL TO DR WEINSTEIN OR HIS FRONT DESK NASTY LITTLE GIRLS WHO ACT LIKE THEIR FIVE. THANK YOU FOR READING THIS.

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IN MY OPINION DR. WEINSTEIN IS AT BEST A HALF WAY DECENT VET AT LEAST. OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS I TOOK MY DOGS THERE WITHOUT INCIDENT UNTIL I HAD A DOG ABOUT 8 YEARS AGO WHO HAD GOTTEN BIT BY ANOTHER DOG WITH MINOR SCRAPES AND A PUNCTURE. DR. WEINSTEIN TOOK 5 MINUTES TO LOOK AT HIM GAVE HIM A CREAM TWO DAYS LATER HE DIED AT 2 YRS OLD. I HAD AND INDEPENDENT NECROPSY DONE SAYING IF HE WOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN INTRAVENOUS ANTIBIOTICS HE WOULD HAVE MADE A FULL RECOVERY. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT SINCE HAS BECOME MORE AND MORE SUCCESSFUL HE SPENDS LESS AND LESS TIME WITH THE ANIMALS AND HIS PRICES HAVE GONE UP (SO LESS TIME MORE MONEY). I AM NOT SAYING HE IS A HORRIBLE VET, BUT I'VE BEEN TOLD STORIES BY AT LEAST TEN PEOPLE THAT MONEY SEEMS TO HAVE TAKEN OVER CRITICAL CARE FOR HIS PATIENTS. I ALSO BASE THIS ON A VET WHO I SAW MY DOG, THAT I WILL NOT NAME OUT OF RESPECT WHO AFTER ABOUT A YEAR OF WORKING FOR DR. WEINSTEIN LEFT HIS CLINIC (HOWARD BEACH ANIMAL CLINIC) THAT FROM WHAT SHE WITNESSED OVER THE 1 TO 1AND 1/2 YEARS WORKING IN THIS ENVIRONMENT THAT SHE COULD NOT IN GOOD FAITH WORK THERE ANYMORE BECAUSE OF DR. WEINSTEIN'S TREATMENT OF HF THE ANIMALS AND HOW MONEY BECAME MORE IMPORTANT THAN HIS PATIENTS AND THERE FAMILY. JUST REMEMBER I AM NOT SAYING THIS TO BE VINDICTIVE, I AM SAYING THIS BECAUSE WHEN YOU GIVE YOUR PET OVER TO THEM THEY HAVE YOUR PETS LIFE IN THEIR HANDS. I DO HAVE TO SAY THAT FROM WHAT I HEARD AND HAVE SEEN THAT THE STAFF AND OTHER PEOPLE WORKING THERE IN THE BACK THE NURSES ETC. ARE VERY POLITE, BUT A LOT OF THEM THAT I HAVE TALKED TO HAVE LEFT THERE BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT WORK THERE ANYMORE IN GOOD CONSCIOUS. JUST BEWARE OF WHERE YOU BRING YOUR ANIMALS, SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO ENDURE THE NIGHTMARE'S THAT I UNDERWENT AND MANY OTHERS WHO BROUGHT THERE PETS THERE AND PEOPLE INCLUDING THE DOCTOR WHO WORKED THERE WHO HAVE TOLD ME THEIR STORIES FIRST HAND. I TOOK JOURNALISM IN SCHOOL, AND LEARNED BEFORE TELLING A STORY LIKE THIS TO RESEARCH AND TALK TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WITH THIS DOCTOR SO IT'S NOT JUST ME WHO IS SAYING THIS IT IS MANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO I HAVE TALKED TO WHO TOLD ME THESE STORIES. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED ANOTHER VET E-MAIL ME AT haggertyhow@aol.com. ALSO THE GIRLS AT THE FRONT DESK ARE NASTY. THIS PLACE IS OPEN FOR ONE THING MONEY, MONEY, MONEY I WOULD NEVER EVER TAKE ANY ANIMAL TO DR WEINSTEIN OR HIS FRONT DESK NASTY LITTLE GIRLS WHO ACT LIKE THEIR FIVE. THANK YOU FOR READING THIS.

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I have seen a lot of reviews here and the problem is that more of the people with bad experiences are posting comments and not enough of the people with good experiences are. I have been taking my dog to HBAC for 7 years and just recently had and emergency situation where my dog was bleeding internally. Dr. Weinstein performed emergency surgery and was completely communicative to me and my husband throughout the whole ordeal. He told us the facts and treated my dog with compassion and utmost care. The girls at the front were very understanding to all my concerns. Dr. Weinstein is the greatest....don't listen to the haters.

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I have seen a lot of reviews here and the problem is that more of the people with bad experiences are posting comments and not enough of the people with good experiences are. I have been taking my dog to HBAC for 7 years and just recently had and emergency situation where my dog was bleeding internally. Dr. Weinstein performed emergency surgery and was completely communicative to me and my husband throughout the whole ordeal. He told us the facts and treated my dog with compassion and utmost care. The girls at the front were very understanding to all my concerns. Dr. Weinstein is the greatest....don't listen to the haters.

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Not all the negative reviews are as true as they seem. I feel most people have such harsh things to say about Dr. Weinstein is because he is a very honest man. My complaint is why are appointments a most, but they are never keep. I made a appointment at 10 o'clock, got there 15 mins early and was not seen till 12 o'clock. I can not speak negative about the staff, but I can speak highly about one of the girls I dealt with. Her name was Samantha. She was super sweet and so helpful. She took the time out to explain the medication to me for my puppy. And even took time to answer any questions I had that were not related to the medication, but as simple as what I should be feeding him. For that alone I will go back to the Howard Beach Animal Clinic.

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Not all the negative reviews are as true as they seem. I feel most people have such harsh things to say about Dr. Weinstein is because he is a very honest man. My complaint is why are appointments a most, but they are never keep. I made a appointment at 10 o'clock, got there 15 mins early and was not seen till 12 o'clock. I can not speak negative about the staff, but I can speak highly about one of the girls I dealt with. Her name was Samantha. She was super sweet and so helpful. She took the time out to explain the medication to me for my puppy. And even took time to answer any questions I had that were not related to the medication, but as simple as what I should be feeding him. For that alone I will go back to the Howard Beach Animal Clinic.

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i went to see ivan and his english bulldogs. his quality and experience impressed me.i purchased my fem english bulldog from him.i took it to the howard beach animal clinic.the staff was very friendly and the different doctors i saw were great.my experience was great and recommended 2 other friends for french bulldogs i only have good things to say about ivan and the howard beach animal clinic. i would def recommend both

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i went to see ivan and his english bulldogs. his quality and experience impressed me.i purchased my fem english bulldog from him.i took it to the howard beach animal clinic.the staff was very friendly and the different doctors i saw were great.my experience was great and recommended 2 other friends for french bulldogs i only have good things to say about ivan and the howard beach animal clinic. i would def recommend both

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whenever I go to howard beach animal clinic I always request to be service by Dr. Weinstein or Dr. PETA spelled like the animal organization PETA. The other staff there act as if they are fresh out of school and they are still practicing . And the girls at the front desk are arrogant Non-professional Bitches with a capital B. And you would think that with all these negative reviews that Dr.Weinstein would care enough about his customers that he would address these girls ,and explain to them what the word Professional means but no these Bitches act as if they own the Clinic and the customers need them . So I would not recommend them to anyone .when spending your hard earn money you are in titled to be treated like a king or a Queen if not then at least with a little respect !!!

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whenever I go to howard beach animal clinic I always request to be service by Dr. Weinstein or Dr. PETA spelled like the animal organization PETA. The other staff there act as if they are fresh out of school and they are still practicing . And the girls at the front desk are arrogant Non-professional Bitches with a capital B. And you would think that with all these negative reviews that Dr.Weinstein would care enough about his customers that he would address these girls ,and explain to them what the word Professional means but no these Bitches act as if they own the Clinic and the customers need them . So I would not recommend them to anyone .when spending your hard earn money you are in titled to be treated like a king or a Queen if not then at least with a little respect !!!

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Extremely dissatisfied with the Howard Beach Animal Clinic.

I was referred to this clinic from the pet shop where my dog was purchased - I had some sort of 5 year health guarantee, but it was voided because I failed to bring my dog in for specified preventative care. I didn't know this until I realized that my bills were getting a lot higher than the first year visits. I was finally given an explanation during my last visit of $200. No notices for check ups, no calls, nothing.

The animal clinic is very busy, so I've avoided going during peak hours. It has helped because of the limited parking. But that's the least of my frustrations.

The girls at the front desk - in person and on the phone- are unhelpful, unapproachable, unprofessional, and extremely rude. One girl with icy blue eyes is icy cold. Now that I know my contract is void, I will no longer go their for my vet visits.

I have no qualms with the vets. Every time I go there I get a different vet, but they've all been friendly and caring. Knowledgeable - I'm not sure because I usually go in for simple things like an ear infection, skin rash, vomiting. I do sometimes get answers like "I don't know what the problem is" but give the dog "dog aspirin" and see if the problem goes away. I remember one vet (Dr. Rafael) who was very good at explaining everything to me, the causes of my dogs problems, how to care for my dog, etc. Though, there was one incident that has scarred me. Whoever the vet was that performed a routine surgery on my dog didn't do a good job. After my dog was spayed, I noticed that her stitches were loose and that liquid was dripping from the stitched area. I called the next morning and voiced my concern. I was told that it was normal. But when I got home from work that day, my dogs insides were hanging out! The stitches had fallen out. I rushed her to the clinic and, this time, they stapled the incision. They should have done a better job with the stitches the first time around to avoid this problem. Not only that, but I couldn't believe that I was charged another $300 for their mistake. I just could not believe it!

The place looks better with their waiting area and facade renovated, but the girls at the front desk have not gotten any nicer. I'm so disgusted by these girls that I will definitely not go back. I do feel like it's all about money and no concern for providing good service. They need training in customer service. They really do.

I would not recommend this Clinic to anyone. Extremely disappointed in their services for the past two years!

I hope this review helps you decide on whether to take your pet to this clinic or not. My experiences may differ from others, but it seems like from other reviews that the majority has had horrible experiences. Had I seen these reviews when I got my pet, I would have stayed away.

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Extremely dissatisfied with the Howard Beach Animal Clinic.

I was referred to this clinic from the pet shop where my dog was purchased - I had some sort of 5 year health guarantee, but it was voided because I failed to bring my dog in for specified preventative care. I didn't know this until I realized that my bills were getting a lot higher than the first year visits. I was finally given an explanation during my last visit of $200. No notices for check ups, no calls, nothing.

The animal clinic is very busy, so I've avoided going during peak hours. It has helped because of the limited parking. But that's the least of my frustrations.

The girls at the front desk - in person and on the phone- are unhelpful, unapproachable, unprofessional, and extremely rude. One girl with icy blue eyes is icy cold. Now that I know my contract is void, I will no longer go their for my vet visits.

I have no qualms with the vets. Every time I go there I get a different vet, but they've all been friendly and caring. Knowledgeable - I'm not sure because I usually go in for simple things like an ear infection, skin rash, vomiting. I do sometimes get answers like "I don't know what the problem is" but give the dog "dog aspirin" and see if the problem goes away. I remember one vet (Dr. Rafael) who was very good at explaining everything to me, the causes of my dogs problems, how to care for my dog, etc. Though, there was one incident that has scarred me. Whoever the vet was that performed a routine surgery on my dog didn't do a good job. After my dog was spayed, I noticed that her stitches were loose and that liquid was dripping from the stitched area. I called the next morning and voiced my concern. I was told that it was normal. But when I got home from work that day, my dogs insides were hanging out! The stitches had fallen out. I rushed her to the clinic and, this time, they stapled the incision. They should have done a better job with the stitches the first time around to avoid this problem. Not only that, but I couldn't believe that I was charged another $300 for their mistake. I just could not believe it!

The place looks better with their waiting area and facade renovated, but the girls at the front desk have not gotten any nicer. I'm so disgusted by these girls that I will definitely not go back. I do feel like it's all about money and no concern for providing good service. They need training in customer service. They really do.

I would not recommend this Clinic to anyone. Extremely disappointed in their services for the past two years!

I hope this review helps you decide on whether to take your pet to this clinic or not. My experiences may differ from others, but it seems like from other reviews that the majority has had horrible experiences. Had I seen these reviews when I got my pet, I would have stayed away.

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Avoid it like the plague!!!! I was a customer for an number of years against all reviews, but he is a poor excuse of a vet who not only killed my dog because of ignorance, arrogance and lack of know how but also lied about the dog's condition.... for the love of god do NOT GO there, find another vet... as a matter of fact stay away from Queens vets period.... I can assure you that ALL negative reviews are quite true.... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go elsewhere... as a matter of fact if anyone here is interested, I would like to get a civil LAW Suit against the clinic... I did call the ASPCA and actually saw them there.... he is a crook!!!!

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Avoid it like the plague!!!! I was a customer for an number of years against all reviews, but he is a poor excuse of a vet who not only killed my dog because of ignorance, arrogance and lack of know how but also lied about the dog's condition.... for the love of god do NOT GO there, find another vet... as a matter of fact stay away from Queens vets period.... I can assure you that ALL negative reviews are quite true.... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go elsewhere... as a matter of fact if anyone here is interested, I would like to get a civil LAW Suit against the clinic... I did call the ASPCA and actually saw them there.... he is a crook!!!!

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Ok I used to go to Dr. Weinstein when i was going there he was very nice he even drove me home once. Once i thought my dog was sick and he wasnt Dr. Weintein refused to charge me. But the staff are terrible with customers they treat you very badly thats why i stopped going. very nasty. i take my dog to the human society they love my dog and I know they are there for my dog.They are cool and run by appt.So in all fairness Dr. Weinstein was very good to me.staff can go fly a kite off a bridge

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Ok I used to go to Dr. Weinstein when i was going there he was very nice he even drove me home once. Once i thought my dog was sick and he wasnt Dr. Weintein refused to charge me. But the staff are terrible with customers they treat you very badly thats why i stopped going. very nasty. i take my dog to the human society they love my dog and I know they are there for my dog.They are cool and run by appt.So in all fairness Dr. Weinstein was very good to me.staff can go fly a kite off a bridge

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I have known Dr. Weinstein since I was 10 years old and got my first Pet dog. He has always been compassionate and caring when it came to my pets through out my life. It is sad to say that not all the staff but the majority that work the desk are unfortunately nast and obnoxious. I have seen other vets in his office who as I noticed in the other comments posted here are inexperianced as well as have terrible bedside manner. What I do is if my pet needs to go to the vet I make sure the appt is with Dr. Weinstein and no one else. Dr Weinstein if you read these posts maybe you should consider checking into their validity. Dont allow your 20 years of service and good reputation to be tarnished because of volume and workers as well as vets with bad attitudes. Dr Weinstein is a very good vet and again I stress in my opinion is very compassionate. If you need an office manager let me know because your current one lacks the ability to run your office apparently if there is this much negative feedback. Good luck!

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I have known Dr. Weinstein since I was 10 years old and got my first Pet dog. He has always been compassionate and caring when it came to my pets through out my life. It is sad to say that not all the staff but the majority that work the desk are unfortunately nast and obnoxious. I have seen other vets in his office who as I noticed in the other comments posted here are inexperianced as well as have terrible bedside manner. What I do is if my pet needs to go to the vet I make sure the appt is with Dr. Weinstein and no one else. Dr Weinstein if you read these posts maybe you should consider checking into their validity. Dont allow your 20 years of service and good reputation to be tarnished because of volume and workers as well as vets with bad attitudes. Dr Weinstein is a very good vet and again I stress in my opinion is very compassionate. If you need an office manager let me know because your current one lacks the ability to run your office apparently if there is this much negative feedback. Good luck!

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I will never go back to Howard Beach Animal Clinic. i was going there for 12 years to see dr Feinsod, once he left there, are no good drs This office is not concerened with the animals and there health, its all about money.

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I will never go back to Howard Beach Animal Clinic. i was going there for 12 years to see dr Feinsod, once he left there, are no good drs This office is not concerened with the animals and there health, its all about money.

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i have been going to dr weinstein for 17 years,i have 12 cats,i have never had a problem,i would highly recommend his services-he takes care of your pet like his own

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i have been going to dr weinstein for 17 years,i have 12 cats,i have never had a problem,i would highly recommend his services-he takes care of your pet like his own

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First off, the receptionists are totally obnoxious and need a reality check, I think they forget they are working in a vet's office and not in Saks Fifth Avenue. As for the vets, the female vet is very nice, however, Dr. Weinstein is not the sharpest tool in the shed. I think they overdrugged my dog who went in for a spay and when I brought her to another vet I was told that her incision was abnormally large and there was no reason for them to do that. A friend of mine who brought her dog in for a simple mole removal had the worst suture job done EVER. The wound opened up 3 times that day and she had to drive all the way from Whitestone to Howard Beach THREE times to have an unsympatheic, apathetic Dr. Weinstein say "I'm normally a good Doctor, don't know what happened here". When he took her dog to the back he was crying in pain as I'm sure by this time his anesthesia wore off and he was able to feel them sewing up his open wound. DO NOT TRUST THIS PLACE WITH YOUR PET!!!

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First off, the receptionists are totally obnoxious and need a reality check, I think they forget they are working in a vet's office and not in Saks Fifth Avenue. As for the vets, the female vet is very nice, however, Dr. Weinstein is not the sharpest tool in the shed. I think they overdrugged my dog who went in for a spay and when I brought her to another vet I was told that her incision was abnormally large and there was no reason for them to do that. A friend of mine who brought her dog in for a simple mole removal had the worst suture job done EVER. The wound opened up 3 times that day and she had to drive all the way from Whitestone to Howard Beach THREE times to have an unsympatheic, apathetic Dr. Weinstein say "I'm normally a good Doctor, don't know what happened here". When he took her dog to the back he was crying in pain as I'm sure by this time his anesthesia wore off and he was able to feel them sewing up his open wound. DO NOT TRUST THIS PLACE WITH YOUR PET!!!

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STAY FAR AWAY WORST RIP-OFF EVER!
Dr. Stanger is incompetent and Dr. Weinstein is a complete bandit ripping off innocent dog lovers/cat lovers $$$$IS ALL HE CARES ABOUT. IF YOU LOVE YOUR PET THIS IS NOT THE PLACE TO GO. BEEN THERE AND AM I SORRY!

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STAY FAR AWAY WORST RIP-OFF EVER!
Dr. Stanger is incompetent and Dr. Weinstein is a complete bandit ripping off innocent dog lovers/cat lovers $$$$IS ALL HE CARES ABOUT. IF YOU LOVE YOUR PET THIS IS NOT THE PLACE TO GO. BEEN THERE AND AM I SORRY!

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my experiences at the Howard beach animal clinic is horrendous cause the staff are a bunch of stuck up bitches that i ever saw in my whole life i have seen mistreated dogs example i saw a dogs nails being clipped where the person was choked hold on the dogs and cursing at the dogs and cats too and i experience at the kennel bad services i would never take any my dogs there again....

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my experiences at the Howard beach animal clinic is horrendous cause the staff are a bunch of stuck up bitches that i ever saw in my whole life i have seen mistreated dogs example i saw a dogs nails being clipped where the person was choked hold on the dogs and cursing at the dogs and cats too and i experience at the kennel bad services i would never take any my dogs there again....

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Dr. Weinstein is horrible! The only thing the man cares about is money. He mistreats all the clients and animals. He should be shut down! The place is disgusting and the girls behind the desk are miserable. Do NOT go there!

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Dr. Weinstein is horrible! The only thing the man cares about is money. He mistreats all the clients and animals. He should be shut down! The place is disgusting and the girls behind the desk are miserable. Do NOT go there!

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Late one night during a Holiday weekend my dog had (what I didn't know at the time) a anal gland rupture. He was incredibly uncomfortable and crying. I had no clue what to do. I called the emergency number and left a message. NO ONE CALLED ME BACK! I told the operator that it was an EMERGENCY but come Monday morning, I hadn't heard from anyone, including Weinstein. I took my dog in as soon as possible and there was a young rookie vet-the only doctor on staff for the day. I left my dog for a emergency surgery and she said they would call when I could pick him up. The ditzy staff girls called early and hung up without leaving a message. When I tried to call back, they weren't picking up. Come to find out they had decided to stop taking calls so they could lock up early. I rushed down there in a panic and received my dog with a butchered, cut and bloodied rear end-they literally shaved him down to his bare skin and he ended up with razor burn! She then proceeded to tell me SHE HAD NO CLUE WHAT WAS WRONG and I should come back when the REAL Vets were in.She even suggested I have his anal gland REMOVED! My dog stayed up for two days, panting and crying, NOT BECAUSE OF HIS ANAL RUPTURE, BUT BECAUSE OF THE RAZOR BURN AND CUTS. When I finally saw Dr. Weinstein, he completely contradicted what she told me. After three weeks my dog healed. With my luck, later that year he had an eye infection and once again, the inexperienced vet was the only one there. She put my dog through hell, sticking him in the eye, believing she knew what was wrong. When she finally got a black light on his eye, she discovered that once again she was WRONG AND HAD NO CLUE WHAT WAS WRONG! It turned out to be a regular infection that healed in a week. This place is disorganized, they never keep appointments, they NEVER discuss prices with you before they perform procedures which always feels like a scam, and it's more stress than anything else. More importantly, most pet owners want to know that if some thing's wrong, someone will be there when you need them. HBAC wasn't there when my dog needed help and for that I am dropping them.

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Late one night during a Holiday weekend my dog had (what I didn't know at the time) a anal gland rupture. He was incredibly uncomfortable and crying. I had no clue what to do. I called the emergency number and left a message. NO ONE CALLED ME BACK! I told the operator that it was an EMERGENCY but come Monday morning, I hadn't heard from anyone, including Weinstein. I took my dog in as soon as possible and there was a young rookie vet-the only doctor on staff for the day. I left my dog for a emergency surgery and she said they would call when I could pick him up. The ditzy staff girls called early and hung up without leaving a message. When I tried to call back, they weren't picking up. Come to find out they had decided to stop taking calls so they could lock up early. I rushed down there in a panic and received my dog with a butchered, cut and bloodied rear end-they literally shaved him down to his bare skin and he ended up with razor burn! She then proceeded to tell me SHE HAD NO CLUE WHAT WAS WRONG and I should come back when the REAL Vets were in.She even suggested I have his anal gland REMOVED! My dog stayed up for two days, panting and crying, NOT BECAUSE OF HIS ANAL RUPTURE, BUT BECAUSE OF THE RAZOR BURN AND CUTS. When I finally saw Dr. Weinstein, he completely contradicted what she told me. After three weeks my dog healed. With my luck, later that year he had an eye infection and once again, the inexperienced vet was the only one there. She put my dog through hell, sticking him in the eye, believing she knew what was wrong. When she finally got a black light on his eye, she discovered that once again she was WRONG AND HAD NO CLUE WHAT WAS WRONG! It turned out to be a regular infection that healed in a week. This place is disorganized, they never keep appointments, they NEVER discuss prices with you before they perform procedures which always feels like a scam, and it's more stress than anything else. More importantly, most pet owners want to know that if some thing's wrong, someone will be there when you need them. HBAC wasn't there when my dog needed help and for that I am dropping them.

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My shep mix went swimming in Jamaica Bay and ran into a broken beer bottle. He severed a vein and I took him to a vet in Brooklyn. Two days later it was evident the wound was not healing properly and I took him to Howard Beach. Dr. Weinstein is the most intelligent, caring and concerned vet I have ever come across. Needless to say, under his care the leg healed flawlessly. I sometimes go to another vet in Manhattan Beach, but I always come back to Dr. Weinstein. He is a great diagnostician. Don't settle for one of his associates and put up with the staff. Always be polite and considerate and that will go a long way with dealing with the minutia.

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My shep mix went swimming in Jamaica Bay and ran into a broken beer bottle. He severed a vein and I took him to a vet in Brooklyn. Two days later it was evident the wound was not healing properly and I took him to Howard Beach. Dr. Weinstein is the most intelligent, caring and concerned vet I have ever come across. Needless to say, under his care the leg healed flawlessly. I sometimes go to another vet in Manhattan Beach, but I always come back to Dr. Weinstein. He is a great diagnostician. Don't settle for one of his associates and put up with the staff. Always be polite and considerate and that will go a long way with dealing with the minutia.

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The Drs. were very experienced and very caring , they made me and my dog feel very comfortable . Inexpensive for your pet esp if you love`him,. I have recommeneded quite a few people to this vet but unfortunately it's a bit to far but if they lived instate they will definetly be a customer

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The Drs. were very experienced and very caring , they made me and my dog feel very comfortable . Inexpensive for your pet esp if you love`him,. I have recommeneded quite a few people to this vet but unfortunately it's a bit to far but if they lived instate they will definetly be a customer

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All I can say is "Thank You" you guys were great.
They took him in right away and took great care of him.

Just an extra special Thanks to Kim

The Orlandos

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All I can say is "Thank You" you guys were great.
They took him in right away and took great care of him.

Just an extra special Thanks to Kim

The Orlandos

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There is no place like Howard Beach Animal Hospital. The staff is like family! The girls are very warm and welcoming, and Doctor Monaco is professional. Last year, we were faced with the difficult decision of putting our dog to sleep. Dr. Monaco spent hours on the phone with us and met with us dozens of times to help save our dog. She never tired of us and always took the time to explain the condition of our dog. Dr. Monaco so kindly guided us during this very difficult time as did the entire office. I can't say the experience would have been the same had it been a different doctor or different office.

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There is no place like Howard Beach Animal Hospital. The staff is like family! The girls are very warm and welcoming, and Doctor Monaco is professional. Last year, we were faced with the difficult decision of putting our dog to sleep. Dr. Monaco spent hours on the phone with us and met with us dozens of times to help save our dog. She never tired of us and always took the time to explain the condition of our dog. Dr. Monaco so kindly guided us during this very difficult time as did the entire office. I can't say the experience would have been the same had it been a different doctor or different office.

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I was at the howard beach animal clinic a not too long ago and I was seen by a Doctor Sarter. What a miserable person. She acted like she was doing me a favor by examing my dog and when I asked any questions, she was very short and snotty with her answers. Maybe I asked too many questions but this was my first dog, and if she can't handle that then she should not be a doctor. She totally acted like she would rather have been anywhere else. I would NEVER let her near my pet again. I feel bad for the staff that has to work with her. What a b*tch

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I was at the howard beach animal clinic a not too long ago and I was seen by a Doctor Sarter. What a miserable person. She acted like she was doing me a favor by examing my dog and when I asked any questions, she was very short and snotty with her answers. Maybe I asked too many questions but this was my first dog, and if she can't handle that then she should not be a doctor. She totally acted like she would rather have been anywhere else. I would NEVER let her near my pet again. I feel bad for the staff that has to work with her. What a b*tch

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I brought my female Chihuahua to the HBAC where Ive been going for years. She was lethargic and Dr. Weinstein stated she is going through a false pregnancy. I went home without receiving any medication and he told me to come back in a month. That night she got real sick and the next morning I returned but was not able to see him. One of his 4 female associates Dr. Sauder told me the dog needed emergency surgery because there was a 90% chance she had an infected uterus but she was not sure because the xrays could not confirm this. I became upset and confused by the 2 extreme differences in diagnosis. I declined from her suggestion to do exploritory surgery. She then gave me antibiotics and the very next day my dog was already feeling better. Dr. Sauder had me sign a form releasing them from responsibilty of my dog's possible death. It's been months since I have been able to see Dr. Weinstien because whenever I got there with any of my other pets I am told he is too busy. I am not pleased with the service that his associates give. They all seem like they are fresh out of school and still not quite sure what they are doing.

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I brought my female Chihuahua to the HBAC where Ive been going for years. She was lethargic and Dr. Weinstein stated she is going through a false pregnancy. I went home without receiving any medication and he told me to come back in a month. That night she got real sick and the next morning I returned but was not able to see him. One of his 4 female associates Dr. Sauder told me the dog needed emergency surgery because there was a 90% chance she had an infected uterus but she was not sure because the xrays could not confirm this. I became upset and confused by the 2 extreme differences in diagnosis. I declined from her suggestion to do exploritory surgery. She then gave me antibiotics and the very next day my dog was already feeling better. Dr. Sauder had me sign a form releasing them from responsibilty of my dog's possible death. It's been months since I have been able to see Dr. Weinstien because whenever I got there with any of my other pets I am told he is too busy. I am not pleased with the service that his associates give. They all seem like they are fresh out of school and still not quite sure what they are doing.

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this clinic has the best vets! vets like Dr. Kimberly Sarter and Dr. Winestein. the helped my pets many times. they saved my dog! they are the best. they give you many oppinions.

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this clinic has the best vets! vets like Dr. Kimberly Sarter and Dr. Winestein. the helped my pets many times. they saved my dog! they are the best. they give you many oppinions.

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This place is working together with petshops! I did the one thing that I will regret for the rest of my life: I bought a puppy from Puppy Paradise in Brooklyn (go ahead, do a search for this place, you will see how bad this place is!) and my pup came with one year "pet insurance" with this clinic.

My dog had the kennel cough and they covered it up and send me home with a bill a little under $100 without even taking his temperature!

Don't ever go to a vet that is "recommended" by the petshop where you got your animal from... why would they talk bad about their business partner? This place is so shady that if without appointed costumers from afilliated petshops (which have SO MUCH secrets to hide), I doubt it can stay in business!

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This place is working together with petshops! I did the one thing that I will regret for the rest of my life: I bought a puppy from Puppy Paradise in Brooklyn (go ahead, do a search for this place, you will see how bad this place is!) and my pup came with one year "pet insurance" with this clinic.

My dog had the kennel cough and they covered it up and send me home with a bill a little under $100 without even taking his temperature!

Don't ever go to a vet that is "recommended" by the petshop where you got your animal from... why would they talk bad about their business partner? This place is so shady that if without appointed costumers from afilliated petshops (which have SO MUCH secrets to hide), I doubt it can stay in business!

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My cat was treated with the best care possible today for a skin infection. The staff was busy BUT very kind.
My cat Kira is not the friendliest animal on the planet and they still did their best to soothe her and keep her calm while they treated her. I highly recommend this office for all your pets needs.

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My cat was treated with the best care possible today for a skin infection. The staff was busy BUT very kind.
My cat Kira is not the friendliest animal on the planet and they still did their best to soothe her and keep her calm while they treated her. I highly recommend this office for all your pets needs.

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I bought a puppy in Flushing and it came with free exam from this vet. My dog was given a clean bill of health. However, the dog was passing out at 3 months and the vet repeatedly said there was nothing wrong with it After the warranty had expired the dog was diagnosed with nephritis. Apparently the dog was born with the disease. The seller offered to return my money, but I also had to return the dog. But my son had grown so attached so I spent tons of money at this clinic. Eventually I had to euthanize the dog . I have a new dog now, and I wouldn't consider taking it to this clinic.

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I bought a puppy in Flushing and it came with free exam from this vet. My dog was given a clean bill of health. However, the dog was passing out at 3 months and the vet repeatedly said there was nothing wrong with it After the warranty had expired the dog was diagnosed with nephritis. Apparently the dog was born with the disease. The seller offered to return my money, but I also had to return the dog. But my son had grown so attached so I spent tons of money at this clinic. Eventually I had to euthanize the dog . I have a new dog now, and I wouldn't consider taking it to this clinic.

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Did you get your puppy at the puppy discount store in astoria or flushing? I brought my puppy there for a "free check up" and they gave him rx for a "cold" then said he had a problem with his leg that could "lead to surgery down the line but would not be something we would have to worry about now" . Let me know if that's where you got your dog from... I am bringing my dog to another vet

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Did you get your puppy at the puppy discount store in astoria or flushing? I brought my puppy there for a "free check up" and they gave him rx for a "cold" then said he had a problem with his leg that could "lead to surgery down the line but would not be something we would have to worry about now" . Let me know if that's where you got your dog from... I am bringing my dog to another vet

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I've been going to Dr. Weinstein for years. Whenever I have dealt with him directly, I've had accurate diagnoses. I did have wrong info given to me when one of his associates took care of my pet. As for his office staff - they do seem to hate their jobs and are not the friendliest people. This could be because they are so busy every day.

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I've been going to Dr. Weinstein for years. Whenever I have dealt with him directly, I've had accurate diagnoses. I did have wrong info given to me when one of his associates took care of my pet. As for his office staff - they do seem to hate their jobs and are not the friendliest people. This could be because they are so busy every day.

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The person that was talking about a tumor is a little off. I have been going to the clinic for over 10 years. Yes they are crowded.. Why because everyone loves the quality they get. Do you really think a tumor was over looked. I had cancer tumor on my dog and if it was not for them he would have been dead. You are told exactly what you are paying BEFORE you are charged. Prices are always fair. As the old saying was you get what you pay for. It is worth the wait.

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The person that was talking about a tumor is a little off. I have been going to the clinic for over 10 years. Yes they are crowded.. Why because everyone loves the quality they get. Do you really think a tumor was over looked. I had cancer tumor on my dog and if it was not for them he would have been dead. You are told exactly what you are paying BEFORE you are charged. Prices are always fair. As the old saying was you get what you pay for. It is worth the wait.

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I brought my dog in for a dental visit and mentioned a lump ON HER NECK AND ABDOMEN. ONE WHICH LOOKED LIKE A TUMOR ON THE OUTSIDE TO BE EXCISED. I LEFT MY DOG THERE AND WHEN I PICKED HER UP, NOTHING WAS DONE ABOUT THE TUMOR THEY JUST CLEANED HER TEETH AND SAID THEY DID SOME BLOOD WORK. THE DOG COULD NOT STAND UP ON HER OWN FOR ALMOST TWO DAYS AND NOW THE LUMPS ARE HUGE AND THEY SAID THERE WAS NO PROBLEM. THE ORIGINAL VISIT WAS FOR A $300-$400 DENTAL VISIT AND THEY WOUND UP CHARGING $1800 FOR SOME INACCURATE LAB TESTS THAT PROBABLY COST $50. THEY ARE JUST PROCESSING ANIMALS WITH SPEED AND NO REAL ATTENTION IS BEING GIVEN/ PERHAPS THOSE WHO LOVE THIS DR. WEINSTEIN SHOULD TELL HIM HIS APPRENTICE VETS ARE TOO YOUNG AND JUST WAITING TO GET OUT OF THERE EVERY NIGHT. GET THE CUSTOMERS IN, LIE TO THEM AND THEN THROW THEM OUT. THOSE REVIEWS THAT SAY EXCELLENT APPARENTLY HAVE NOT DEALT WITH A TRUE MEDICAL PROBLEM AS OF YET IN THIS FAST FOOD TYPE OF VET OFFICE.

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I brought my dog in for a dental visit and mentioned a lump ON HER NECK AND ABDOMEN. ONE WHICH LOOKED LIKE A TUMOR ON THE OUTSIDE TO BE EXCISED. I LEFT MY DOG THERE AND WHEN I PICKED HER UP, NOTHING WAS DONE ABOUT THE TUMOR THEY JUST CLEANED HER TEETH AND SAID THEY DID SOME BLOOD WORK. THE DOG COULD NOT STAND UP ON HER OWN FOR ALMOST TWO DAYS AND NOW THE LUMPS ARE HUGE AND THEY SAID THERE WAS NO PROBLEM. THE ORIGINAL VISIT WAS FOR A $300-$400 DENTAL VISIT AND THEY WOUND UP CHARGING $1800 FOR SOME INACCURATE LAB TESTS THAT PROBABLY COST $50. THEY ARE JUST PROCESSING ANIMALS WITH SPEED AND NO REAL ATTENTION IS BEING GIVEN/ PERHAPS THOSE WHO LOVE THIS DR. WEINSTEIN SHOULD TELL HIM HIS APPRENTICE VETS ARE TOO YOUNG AND JUST WAITING TO GET OUT OF THERE EVERY NIGHT. GET THE CUSTOMERS IN, LIE TO THEM AND THEN THROW THEM OUT. THOSE REVIEWS THAT SAY EXCELLENT APPARENTLY HAVE NOT DEALT WITH A TRUE MEDICAL PROBLEM AS OF YET IN THIS FAST FOOD TYPE OF VET OFFICE.

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My family has been going to Dr. Weinstein's office for about 20 years. I live in Flushing and travel to Howard Beach because I find time and time again I become disappointed with other vets in my area. I have a 9 year old Wheaten and a 4 year old Schnauzer I perfer to bring them to Dr. Feinsod. He seems the most sincere to me. Dr. Weinstein on the other saved my 9 year old life. Didn't perform any unnecessary testing, treated and kept her there and sent her home cured. A friend in the same situation was charged $1,000. more. The only problem I have with the office is the staff. The girls there seem like they hate there job. They all have major attitudes. Dr. Feinsod's girlfriend use to work the desk. She was the best too along with her twin sister. Most considerate and compassionate vet office I have ever seen.

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My family has been going to Dr. Weinstein's office for about 20 years. I live in Flushing and travel to Howard Beach because I find time and time again I become disappointed with other vets in my area. I have a 9 year old Wheaten and a 4 year old Schnauzer I perfer to bring them to Dr. Feinsod. He seems the most sincere to me. Dr. Weinstein on the other saved my 9 year old life. Didn't perform any unnecessary testing, treated and kept her there and sent her home cured. A friend in the same situation was charged $1,000. more. The only problem I have with the office is the staff. The girls there seem like they hate there job. They all have major attitudes. Dr. Feinsod's girlfriend use to work the desk. She was the best too along with her twin sister. Most considerate and compassionate vet office I have ever seen.

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The Howard beach animal is the BEST Clinic i have been to. the doctors and the staff are so!!! nice. They put up with alot, They took care of my dog so well. Thank you

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The Howard beach animal is the BEST Clinic i have been to. the doctors and the staff are so!!! nice. They put up with alot, They took care of my dog so well. Thank you

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The prior writer mentioned the above pet store and I too had an unpleasant experience with them. The owner told me the puppy had a cold [after I had already purchased him] and gave me some antibiotics. Took him to Dr Weinstein and it turned out that the poor creature had a torn esophagus from an untreated bronchitis which became chronic. Lesson: always get a pet from a reputable breeder.

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The prior writer mentioned the above pet store and I too had an unpleasant experience with them. The owner told me the puppy had a cold [after I had already purchased him] and gave me some antibiotics. Took him to Dr Weinstein and it turned out that the poor creature had a torn esophagus from an untreated bronchitis which became chronic. Lesson: always get a pet from a reputable breeder.

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To my horror I was warned by several vets in Brooklyn that Dr. Weinstein is in court OFTEN for lawsuits brought against him. With that info I dont understand how he is still in business. This was all brought to my attention AFTER the fact that my pup received surgery for both knees from this doctor. I purchased a pup from Puppy Boutique (another irresponsible shop which sells genetically defective animals and who are bedfellows with Weinstein) and after both surgeries were done my pup already has had to go back for more corrective surgeries due to the CHEAP, BOTCHED JOB done by Weinstein and his office. If this man has been in business for over 20 yrs and has done knee surgeries on possibly thousands of dogs why such a problem getting this done right on my pup? I mean there are wires protruding out of my pups one knee and the other had to have the pin removed due to the water developing in the knee. He knows that you have only a few days to get the pup checked out by stores designated VETS. He plays down POTENTIALLY costly genetic problems after you purchase a pup from this puppy shop so you keep the dog and the heartache that comes with it. I am sickened to my stomach that my poor lil baby could be in pain because of their lousy job. SCAMMERS!!

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To my horror I was warned by several vets in Brooklyn that Dr. Weinstein is in court OFTEN for lawsuits brought against him. With that info I dont understand how he is still in business. This was all brought to my attention AFTER the fact that my pup received surgery for both knees from this doctor. I purchased a pup from Puppy Boutique (another irresponsible shop which sells genetically defective animals and who are bedfellows with Weinstein) and after both surgeries were done my pup already has had to go back for more corrective surgeries due to the CHEAP, BOTCHED JOB done by Weinstein and his office. If this man has been in business for over 20 yrs and has done knee surgeries on possibly thousands of dogs why such a problem getting this done right on my pup? I mean there are wires protruding out of my pups one knee and the other had to have the pin removed due to the water developing in the knee. He knows that you have only a few days to get the pup checked out by stores designated VETS. He plays down POTENTIALLY costly genetic problems after you purchase a pup from this puppy shop so you keep the dog and the heartache that comes with it. I am sickened to my stomach that my poor lil baby could be in pain because of their lousy job. SCAMMERS!!

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I had brought my Lab Retriever to the Howard Beach Animal Clinic for over 2 1/2 years and dealt with the poor staff and their juvenile attitudes, long waits despite having an appointment in an extremely over crowded room. My dog is like one of my children so when I brought him him one day after having had Dental Scaling done ( an expensive one day procedure to remove tartar build up) and he vomited up gauze, nearly choking to death I was irate! How neglectful could the veterinary staff be to not remove all the gauze from my dog's mouth for him to swallow gauze. My dog was x-rayed to ensure that there was'nt any additional gauze in his digestive tract. Since that horrendous experience I researched a new vet and take my dog to Leffert's Animal Hospital in Richmond Hill.
Did I mention that parking at the HB Animal Clinic is stressful because there is only a few metered spots on the street!

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I had brought my Lab Retriever to the Howard Beach Animal Clinic for over 2 1/2 years and dealt with the poor staff and their juvenile attitudes, long waits despite having an appointment in an extremely over crowded room. My dog is like one of my children so when I brought him him one day after having had Dental Scaling done ( an expensive one day procedure to remove tartar build up) and he vomited up gauze, nearly choking to death I was irate! How neglectful could the veterinary staff be to not remove all the gauze from my dog's mouth for him to swallow gauze. My dog was x-rayed to ensure that there was'nt any additional gauze in his digestive tract. Since that horrendous experience I researched a new vet and take my dog to Leffert's Animal Hospital in Richmond Hill.
Did I mention that parking at the HB Animal Clinic is stressful because there is only a few metered spots on the street!

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I think Dr Weinstein is great but the office is too busy for his staff. They either keep you on hold or answer hastily. The cat food I have been buying there changed ingredients and they didn't seem to know about it and seemed annoyed that I was questioning them. I called the company and they told me that the vet should have given me a sheet explaining how to changeover to the new formula.

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I think Dr Weinstein is great but the office is too busy for his staff. They either keep you on hold or answer hastily. The cat food I have been buying there changed ingredients and they didn't seem to know about it and seemed annoyed that I was questioning them. I called the company and they told me that the vet should have given me a sheet explaining how to changeover to the new formula.

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I went to this Clinic on Saturday and they stayed late to help me with my girl, Blondie. The Vet who helped me was great and caring comforting me and reassuring me about handling Blondie's respiratory illness. Jennifer is my vet from now on, she's the best!!!
Thank you

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I went to this Clinic on Saturday and they stayed late to help me with my girl, Blondie. The Vet who helped me was great and caring comforting me and reassuring me about handling Blondie's respiratory illness. Jennifer is my vet from now on, she's the best!!!
Thank you

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I come from over the bridge in Rockaway Park where we have 2 vetinary places that I wasn't satisfied with. Coming from Howard Beach, I remembered the HBAC. I started bringing my dogs there a few years ago and have never once been dissatisfied. Dr Weinstein is like the Marus Welby of vetinarians, has compassion, is very thorough and takes excellent care of your pet. The staff is great and I can't say enough wonderful things about the animal hospital.

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I come from over the bridge in Rockaway Park where we have 2 vetinary places that I wasn't satisfied with. Coming from Howard Beach, I remembered the HBAC. I started bringing my dogs there a few years ago and have never once been dissatisfied. Dr Weinstein is like the Marus Welby of vetinarians, has compassion, is very thorough and takes excellent care of your pet. The staff is great and I can't say enough wonderful things about the animal hospital.

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I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I'M VERY HAPPY WITH HOWARD BEACH ANIMAL CLINIC, BECAUSE THEY SAVED MY PUPPY'S LIFE. HE WAS ABOUT TO DIE AND THANKS TO THIS CLINIC AND IT'S STAFF MY PUPPY IS DOING VERY GOOD NOW. I JUST DON'T HAVE WORDS TO THANK THEM.

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I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I'M VERY HAPPY WITH HOWARD BEACH ANIMAL CLINIC, BECAUSE THEY SAVED MY PUPPY'S LIFE. HE WAS ABOUT TO DIE AND THANKS TO THIS CLINIC AND IT'S STAFF MY PUPPY IS DOING VERY GOOD NOW. I JUST DON'T HAVE WORDS TO THANK THEM.

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I have been a client of Dr. Weinstein's for 10 years, and I cannot say enough good things about him and his staff. On a few occasions I have even brought in a few stray cats and he was kind enough to keep them until I could find homes for all of them. The staff is THE BEST i have ever encountered! All the girls there are very helpful and knowledgeable. I have recomended Dr. Weinstein and his staff to everyone in my building that has a pet. I truly found these people to be animal lovers who also love their job. I highly recommend them to anyone who has a pet!

PROS: Caring, intelligent, staff
CONS: parking!

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I have been a client of Dr. Weinstein's for 10 years, and I cannot say enough good things about him and his staff. On a few occasions I have even brought in a few stray cats and he was kind enough to keep them until I could find homes for all of them. The staff is THE BEST i have ever encountered! All the girls there are very helpful and knowledgeable. I have recomended Dr. Weinstein and his staff to everyone in my building that has a pet. I truly found these people to be animal lovers who also love their job. I highly recommend them to anyone who has a pet!

PROS: Caring, intelligent, staff
CONS: parking!

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I have been there total of 4 times. They guarenteed my puppy's health till he becomes 1 year old, and so far that guarentee meant no charge for vet service, $20 co payment for all the prescription and a excellent service. My puppy has been sick and amount of money I have saved is incredible. I was very late for my last appointment arrived there when they were closing. They all waited to close untill they checked my puppy. They have been very suggestive and have been identify each problems very readily and have been very very friendly. I have had no problem with staffs but you do need a little patience. All good things need a little patience. I travel from the city to Long Island to Howard beach just to goto this vet. Now.. only if they can get rid of this rash that my puppy has...

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I have been there total of 4 times. They guarenteed my puppy's health till he becomes 1 year old, and so far that guarentee meant no charge for vet service, $20 co payment for all the prescription and a excellent service. My puppy has been sick and amount of money I have saved is incredible. I was very late for my last appointment arrived there when they were closing. They all waited to close untill they checked my puppy. They have been very suggestive and have been identify each problems very readily and have been very very friendly. I have had no problem with staffs but you do need a little patience. All good things need a little patience. I travel from the city to Long Island to Howard beach just to goto this vet. Now.. only if they can get rid of this rash that my puppy has...

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i had the worst time with the staff there. the vet himself is good but wow.... what poor service! on hold for 1/2 hour only to be hung up on. i had my vet call to get xrays and they wouldn't send them. i offered $ for postage and they still wouldn't. i asked to talk to a manager and they hung up on me. its poor service every time i call there. just try calling... i bet you are on hold for ever.

PROS: ok vet
CONS: poor staff. long waits. did i say poor staff??

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i had the worst time with the staff there. the vet himself is good but wow.... what poor service! on hold for 1/2 hour only to be hung up on. i had my vet call to get xrays and they wouldn't send them. i offered $ for postage and they still wouldn't. i asked to talk to a manager and they hung up on me. its poor service every time i call there. just try calling... i bet you are on hold for ever.

PROS: ok vet
CONS: poor staff. long waits. did i say poor staff??

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4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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My puppy has been a patient of Dr.Weinstein's since I brought her home. I am so satisfied with him as well as the staff. They are nothing but nice to me and they are so caring. No matter when I call there, they are so very helpful. I drive almost 40 minutes just so my puppy can be a patient of his. My dog doesn't like being anyplace but home, but she is a very good girl when she goes to the Howard Beach Animal Clinic. She knows they are good caring people. I will never go to another vet. I am perfectly satisfied. Thank you for being so caring.

PROS: Friendly, Caring, Clean. Etc.
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My puppy has been a patient of Dr.Weinstein's since I brought her home. I am so satisfied with him as well as the staff. They are nothing but nice to me and they are so caring. No matter when I call there, they are so very helpful. I drive almost 40 minutes just so my puppy can be a patient of his. My dog doesn't like being anyplace but home, but she is a very good girl when she goes to the Howard Beach Animal Clinic. She knows they are good caring people. I will never go to another vet. I am perfectly satisfied. Thank you for being so caring.

PROS: Friendly, Caring, Clean. Etc.
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I am very disappointed with my recent experience at the Howard Beach animal clinic. The waiting room is over crowded with a tv playing too loud, the reception staff is rude and have very poor attitudes. they need to be reminded that they are there to work and providing a service not to socialize with each other. I was standing at the front desk for more than 5 minutes while two staff members personal matters and weekend affairs instead of acknowledging that a patron need service. while the owner of the animal clinic is a great vet, his colleagues are sub-par at best. I was actually told by one of the other doctors that my pet, is "just and animal, just a dog, and things will happen"..or.."your dog is fine" and then later come to find out that he has a fever and was started on IV antibiotics. If you have the time to wait up to an hour to receive services from Dr Weinstien himself the place isn't half bad, however when he isn't around it is absolutely terrible.

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I am very disappointed with my recent experience at the Howard Beach animal clinic. The waiting room is over crowded with a tv playing too loud, the reception staff is rude and have very poor attitudes. they need to be reminded that they are there to work and providing a service not to socialize with each other. I was standing at the front desk for more than 5 minutes while two staff members personal matters and weekend affairs instead of acknowledging that a patron need service. while the owner of the animal clinic is a great vet, his colleagues are sub-par at best. I was actually told by one of the other doctors that my pet, is "just and animal, just a dog, and things will happen"..or.."your dog is fine" and then later come to find out that he has a fever and was started on IV antibiotics. If you have the time to wait up to an hour to receive services from Dr Weinstien himself the place isn't half bad, however when he isn't around it is absolutely terrible.

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4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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I have used Dr. Weinstein and his staff for a number of years now and can honestly say they have saved the lives of many of my own pets as well as numerous strays. One would be hard pressed to find friendlier, more caring doctors and staff. When it comes to animals these guys are the best.

PROS: Friendly, caring
CONS: parking can be a bear at times but its worth the wait

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I have used Dr. Weinstein and his staff for a number of years now and can honestly say they have saved the lives of many of my own pets as well as numerous strays. One would be hard pressed to find friendlier, more caring doctors and staff. When it comes to animals these guys are the best.

PROS: Friendly, caring
CONS: parking can be a bear at times but its worth the wait

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When my dog is under the weather or just for a checkup here is where i go. the staff is great and the vet is teriffic. My dog almost likes going there. Paarkin is hard to find but the visit is worth it

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When my dog is under the weather or just for a checkup here is where i go. the staff is great and the vet is teriffic. My dog almost likes going there. Paarkin is hard to find but the visit is worth it

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My puppy was not feeling well. Made an appointemtn to take him to the vet. The office was small and crowded. When I got in to see the doctore however it was worth it. He was so nice . He gave pretty a very complete examination and reassured me her problem was she just needed some vitimins. He even gave me a sample pack until I could purchase the rest. He was great. i will be using this vet all the time

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My puppy was not feeling well. Made an appointemtn to take him to the vet. The office was small and crowded. When I got in to see the doctore however it was worth it. He was so nice . He gave pretty a very complete examination and reassured me her problem was she just needed some vitimins. He even gave me a sample pack until I could purchase the rest. He was great. i will be using this vet all the time

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I agree with this comment because I know from experience that ANY veterinarian that is affiliated with ANY pet stores, then they are in bed together. This means that the pet store pays off the vet to say the pet is healthy NO MATTER WHAT.

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I agree with this comment because I know from experience that ANY veterinarian that is affiliated with ANY pet stores, then they are in bed together. This means that the pet store pays off the vet to say the pet is healthy NO MATTER WHAT.

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