Dr. Fisch is not there to put on a show for you. He is there to do a job, period. That job is to take excellent care of your pet. I have no need for idle chit-chat. I want someone who is extremely knowledgeable, direct, and cares deeply about the pets he cares for.
After we adopted my sweet kitty Mimi, we noticed excessive tearing from her eye. Dr. Fisch examined her, figured out that the eye problem was related to her teeth (yes, her teeth), pulled the dead tooth, and boom! Mimi was purr-fect! (Sorry, had to.) We keep coming back to stay on top of Mimi's dental health and I wouldn't trust anyone else for my baby.
If you're no-nonsense like me, then Dr. Fisch is the right vet for your pet.
Pros: Extremely proficient, No razzle-dazzle
While Dr. Fisch will never tell you this, part of the reason he's so gruff and brusk (and also why he's such a good vet) is that dogs respect that kind of thing.
If he was all touchy-feely and "there-there" cuddly, dogs would just assume he's easy to dominate. He can't let dogs (or owners) dominate him, or he won't be able to do his job. Dr. Fisch is always calm, sober and meticulous.... and while that mien might put off some people, it's really what's best for the animals in his care.
I trust this guy. Highly recommended!
Pros: Fantastic vet!
Cons: Comes off a bit brusk... for good reason
I've been going to Dr. Fisch for over 10 years now and I swear by him.
Yes, in the beginning he was a bit gruff, but don't be fooled by that, he's a real sweetheart and his love for his job and the animals is clearly obvious.
We just had to put our beloved cat to sleep ....it was heartbreaking, but because of his compassion and his assistant, Millie, they made that day tolerable for us.
When we get new kitties down the road, I will take them to Dr. Fisch. I cannot say enough good things about this man.
Pros: Kind, compassionate, accomodating
I ended up finding Dr. Fisch through a friend that lived in the neighborhood. Shr takes her cat there and said that he is great with her. When we got our english bulldog, he had all sorts of eye problems. Dr. Fisch has been very attentive and has gone out of his way to squeeze us in for appointments at the last minute, etc. He also did a great job referring us to a "doggy eye doctor." I would highly recommend Dr. Fisch to anyone who is looking for a vet that actually remembers your pet's name and their history. Otis loves Dr. Fisch and the lolly pop cookies he gets after his visits!
Dr. Fisch may seem a bit brisk at first, but he genuinely cares about the animals with which he works. An excellent diagnostician, he will never tell you to opt for a procedure that you don't need (which is great in New York, most places will make you pay a lot of money for tests and surgeries that aren't necessary for the health of your pet.) I trust him with my animals completely, and of the many vets with whom I've worked, he is absolutely the most competent doctor I have ever seen. Don't let his blunt personality put you off, he is a good vet and an honest person. He certainly won't sugar coat things, but he's well informed and wants what's best for you and your furry friend.
Pros: Thumbs up! Low cost and great service, the receptionist especailly is a wonderful person.
Cons: Dr. Fisch can be a little blunt
When I first got my dog I asked around the neighborhood for recommendations for a vet. Absolutely everyone loved Dr Fisch! They gave me a warning that he has quirky brisk human interpersonal skills but that all of their animals loved him and he was great at diagnoses. 10 years later I would never dream of going anywhere else- even now that I have moved out of the neighborhood I still travel back to his office. Dr Fisch helped us through a horrible life threatening surgery, has answer my calls in the middle of the night, given me endless amounts of information, honestly tells me flat out when I am doing something wrong and he keeps my pug in perfect health. The staff is nice and one of the rescue cats who lives there is nice to my dog (the other ones just saunter away). The prices are fair, they never try to up sell me and even dissuade me away from unnecessary expenses. Dr Fisch has gone above and beyond what I have paid him and my dog still loves to go to the vet. But if you need a fluffy sugar coated hand coddling Doctor, than Dr Fisch is not for you. Dr Fisch is dedicated to your animals best interest.
Pros: My dogs health is his priority, goes above and beyond paid services
Cons: Does not kiss up and sugar coat things
This vet was rude and inattentive to my dog. When calling for a follow-up he didn't remember or care to review her file and bloodwork and mistook her for a male (or a completely different patient). Very unhelpful and indifferent to the minor she she needed. Hoping the first visit was a mischance of the service, I returned a few months later to even more discourteous, curt service. Even worse, the doctor mistakenly tried to correct me when i described the meds he had given me our last visit. Even after he checked her file, and realized he was incorrect, he seemed even ruder and less concerned for my pet's health. I would never recommend Dr. Fisch to anyone.
Pros: no pros
Cons: blase manner of pets health, rude service