Manhattan Cat Specialists

★★★★★
  • 230 W 76th St 1

    New York, NY 10023

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  • 212-721-2287

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As a customer here I can honestly say both doctors Plotnick and Sheheri are only in it for the money. In my opinion they do not even like cats or animals for that matter.
This doctor overdosed and caused my cat to die. Scammed me! He lied about her condition and made her suffer with needless abusive procedures I never authorized while in his care.
It is unethical for him to know a sick/senior cat is dying and not suggest to euthanize the poor suffering animal but instead suggest treatment which he profits from while your cat suffers and dies a slow painful death. I feel him and Sheheri could care less about cats and are just out to make money.

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As a customer here I can honestly say both doctors Plotnick and Sheheri are only in it for the money. In my opinion they do not even like cats or animals for that matter.
This doctor overdosed and caused my cat to die. Scammed me! He lied about her condition and made her suffer with needless abusive procedures I never authorized while in his care.
It is unethical for him to know a sick/senior cat is dying and not suggest to euthanize the poor suffering animal but instead suggest treatment which he profits from while your cat suffers and dies a slow painful death. I feel him and Sheheri could care less about cats and are just out to make money.

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Dr. Plotnick has assembled an unparalleled medical team. I adore my pets as I adore my family and I will accept nothing but the best care for them. They receive this at Manhattan Cat Specialists. Doctors Plotnick and Sheheri are brilliant diagnosticians and they combine this ability with a deep compassion and love of cats. If they treated people I would gladly bring my parents and children there. I recently encouraged an acquaintance to try Manhattan Cat Specialists because her kitten was on the brink of death and she had exhausted every vet she knew in her area. She brought this 10 month old kitten weighing in at a little over two llbs to them and now a week later he is on the mend and weighs over 3 lbs. She informed me they update her religiously everyday and have even sent her videos of her kitten and his progress. They are aware of how difficult it is for her to be separated from her pet when he is in crisis. She cried when she thanked me for the referral and said she has never experienced such kindness in a vet's office. Their vet techs and support staff are all exceptional individuals, caring, compassionate and knowledgable. I wouldn't consider bringing my cats anywhere else and I am confident that whatever comes up they are up to the challenge.

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Dr. Plotnick has assembled an unparalleled medical team. I adore my pets as I adore my family and I will accept nothing but the best care for them. They receive this at Manhattan Cat Specialists. Doctors Plotnick and Sheheri are brilliant diagnosticians and they combine this ability with a deep compassion and love of cats. If they treated people I would gladly bring my parents and children there. I recently encouraged an acquaintance to try Manhattan Cat Specialists because her kitten was on the brink of death and she had exhausted every vet she knew in her area. She brought this 10 month old kitten weighing in at a little over two llbs to them and now a week later he is on the mend and weighs over 3 lbs. She informed me they update her religiously everyday and have even sent her videos of her kitten and his progress. They are aware of how difficult it is for her to be separated from her pet when he is in crisis. She cried when she thanked me for the referral and said she has never experienced such kindness in a vet's office. Their vet techs and support staff are all exceptional individuals, caring, compassionate and knowledgable. I wouldn't consider bringing my cats anywhere else and I am confident that whatever comes up they are up to the challenge.

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I've had the privilege to work with Dr. Plotnick for several years. He is truly a feline expert. His expertise is very rare, and New York City residents with cats should definitely consider Dr. Plotnick and Manhattan Cat Specialists

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I've had the privilege to work with Dr. Plotnick for several years. He is truly a feline expert. His expertise is very rare, and New York City residents with cats should definitely consider Dr. Plotnick and Manhattan Cat Specialists

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I can't possibly put into words how happy I am with Dr. Tina Waltke and their entire staff. Never have I been made to feel more welcome, nor have my Cat Isabel been more cared for in the most sincere manner. a fun and friendly bunch that doesn't try to strong arm you into all the extras when you bring your pet in for one specific thing.Isabel was very happy. Their services are well performed and won't break your bank.

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I can't possibly put into words how happy I am with Dr. Tina Waltke and their entire staff. Never have I been made to feel more welcome, nor have my Cat Isabel been more cared for in the most sincere manner. a fun and friendly bunch that doesn't try to strong arm you into all the extras when you bring your pet in for one specific thing.Isabel was very happy. Their services are well performed and won't break your bank.

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Not only is Manhattan Cats a feline only facility that never smells and that never makes you wait for your appointment, it also boasts both doctors and staff of unusual sensitivity. Under Dr. Plotnick's expert care, I had the gift of an extra year of life for my beloved Cleopatra after she was diagnosed with cancer; and the staff helped me through her death with a kindness I will never forget. It was a happy day that I found Manhattan Cat Specialists.

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Not only is Manhattan Cats a feline only facility that never smells and that never makes you wait for your appointment, it also boasts both doctors and staff of unusual sensitivity. Under Dr. Plotnick's expert care, I had the gift of an extra year of life for my beloved Cleopatra after she was diagnosed with cancer; and the staff helped me through her death with a kindness I will never forget. It was a happy day that I found Manhattan Cat Specialists.

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I adopted a geriatric cat (73 in human years) who needed lots of TLC and medical attention. A friend highly recommended Manhattan Cat Specialists and my cat has received wonderful care at this clinic. This ??cats only? vet will put your kitty at ease. No doggy smells to upset your cat. When I first got my cat, I must have called the vet 3 or 4 times a week with concerns and questions. The vet on duty always called back to answer my questions. All the vets here are very caring and attentive. They explain all the options for treatment. My cat once had an emergency and I called the vet after regular hours. The phone message directs you to a 24-hour animal hospital where you can take your cat in an emergency. My cat has had many procedures at Dr. Plotnik??s clinic. She had her tummy shaved for a scan, had an x-ray, an enema, got her claws trimmed, was microchipped, and was referred to a hospital for thyroid treatment. Not all at the same time! She is now doing fine. Manhattan Cat Specialists will board your cat. In addition to keeping a sweet resident cat, they always have a cat or two in need of a good home. Every time I go there, a new cat is waiting to be adopted. The staff takes such good care of these homeless kitties. One day I saw a staff worker change the food because the cat didn??t like it. They offer a senior discount. Convenient location near the 1,2, or 3 subway and opposite a pet store in case you need to pick up something for kitty.

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★★★★★

I adopted a geriatric cat (73 in human years) who needed lots of TLC and medical attention. A friend highly recommended Manhattan Cat Specialists and my cat has received wonderful care at this clinic. This ??cats only? vet will put your kitty at ease. No doggy smells to upset your cat. When I first got my cat, I must have called the vet 3 or 4 times a week with concerns and questions. The vet on duty always called back to answer my questions. All the vets here are very caring and attentive. They explain all the options for treatment. My cat once had an emergency and I called the vet after regular hours. The phone message directs you to a 24-hour animal hospital where you can take your cat in an emergency. My cat has had many procedures at Dr. Plotnik??s clinic. She had her tummy shaved for a scan, had an x-ray, an enema, got her claws trimmed, was microchipped, and was referred to a hospital for thyroid treatment. Not all at the same time! She is now doing fine. Manhattan Cat Specialists will board your cat. In addition to keeping a sweet resident cat, they always have a cat or two in need of a good home. Every time I go there, a new cat is waiting to be adopted. The staff takes such good care of these homeless kitties. One day I saw a staff worker change the food because the cat didn??t like it. They offer a senior discount. Convenient location near the 1,2, or 3 subway and opposite a pet store in case you need to pick up something for kitty.

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I adopted a geriatric cat who needed lots of TLC and medical attention. A friend highly recommended Manhattan Cat Specialists and my cat has received wonderful care at this clinic. This CATS ONLY vet will put your kitty at ease. No doggy smells to upset your cat. When I first got my cat, I must have called the vet 3 or 4 times a week with concerns and questions. The vet on duty always called back to answer my questions. All the vets here are very caring and attentive. My cat once had an emergency and I called the vet after regular hours. The phone message directs you to a 24-hour animal hospital where you can speak to a vet and take your cat if necessary. My cat has had many procedures at Dr. Plotnik??s clinic. She had her tummy shaved for a scan, had an x-ray, an enema, got her claws trimmed, was microchipped, and was referred to a hospital for thyroid treatment. Not all at the same time! She is now cured and doing fine. Manhattan Cat Specialists will board your cat. In addition to keeping a sweet resident cat, they always have a cat or two in need of a good home. Every time I go there, a new cat is waiting to be adopted. The staff takes such good care of these homeless kitties. One day I saw a staff worker change the food because the cat didn??t like it. They offer a senior discount. Open daily. Very convenient location near the 1,2, or 3 subway and opposite a pet store in case you need to pick up something for kitty.

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★★★★★

I adopted a geriatric cat who needed lots of TLC and medical attention. A friend highly recommended Manhattan Cat Specialists and my cat has received wonderful care at this clinic. This CATS ONLY vet will put your kitty at ease. No doggy smells to upset your cat. When I first got my cat, I must have called the vet 3 or 4 times a week with concerns and questions. The vet on duty always called back to answer my questions. All the vets here are very caring and attentive. My cat once had an emergency and I called the vet after regular hours. The phone message directs you to a 24-hour animal hospital where you can speak to a vet and take your cat if necessary. My cat has had many procedures at Dr. Plotnik??s clinic. She had her tummy shaved for a scan, had an x-ray, an enema, got her claws trimmed, was microchipped, and was referred to a hospital for thyroid treatment. Not all at the same time! She is now cured and doing fine. Manhattan Cat Specialists will board your cat. In addition to keeping a sweet resident cat, they always have a cat or two in need of a good home. Every time I go there, a new cat is waiting to be adopted. The staff takes such good care of these homeless kitties. One day I saw a staff worker change the food because the cat didn??t like it. They offer a senior discount. Open daily. Very convenient location near the 1,2, or 3 subway and opposite a pet store in case you need to pick up something for kitty.

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Dr. Plotnik and Dr Waltke are brilliant and caring professionals and a wonderful team. I first went to MCS because my cat, JC, who was very sick with a complicated immune deficiency problem as a kitten, recently lost a lot of weight very rapidly at the age of 5. I was fearing the worst, but in a matter of less that half an hour, JC had an initial diagnosis, which testing proved was correct.In a month JC made a roaring recovery, which continues today. In addition, Drs. Plotnik and Waltke explained clearly what was wrong and their plan for JC's recovery. I recommend MCS without reservation. In addition, the staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

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Dr. Plotnik and Dr Waltke are brilliant and caring professionals and a wonderful team. I first went to MCS because my cat, JC, who was very sick with a complicated immune deficiency problem as a kitten, recently lost a lot of weight very rapidly at the age of 5. I was fearing the worst, but in a matter of less that half an hour, JC had an initial diagnosis, which testing proved was correct.In a month JC made a roaring recovery, which continues today. In addition, Drs. Plotnik and Waltke explained clearly what was wrong and their plan for JC's recovery. I recommend MCS without reservation. In addition, the staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

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If you have a cat, you should use Manhattan Cat Spcialists. Dr. Plotnik and Dr Waltke are brilliant and caring professionals and a wonderful team. I first went to MCS because my cat, JC, who was very sick with a complicated immune deficiency problem as a kitten, recently lost a lot of weight very rapidly at the age of 5. I was fearing the worst, but in a matter of less that half an hour, JC had an initial diagnosis, which testing proved was correct.In a month JC made a roaring recovery, which continues today. In addition, Drs. Plotnik and Waltke explained clearly what was wrong and their plan for JC's recovery. I recommend MCS without reservation. In addition, the staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

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If you have a cat, you should use Manhattan Cat Spcialists. Dr. Plotnik and Dr Waltke are brilliant and caring professionals and a wonderful team. I first went to MCS because my cat, JC, who was very sick with a complicated immune deficiency problem as a kitten, recently lost a lot of weight very rapidly at the age of 5. I was fearing the worst, but in a matter of less that half an hour, JC had an initial diagnosis, which testing proved was correct.In a month JC made a roaring recovery, which continues today. In addition, Drs. Plotnik and Waltke explained clearly what was wrong and their plan for JC's recovery. I recommend MCS without reservation. In addition, the staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

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Manhattan Cat Specialists offers the best professional care you are going to get for your cat. Dr. Plotnick and his staff are informed of the most up to date treatments and they provide a warm and caring environment for your cat (and for you). They really like cats! I feel confident that my cats are in expert hands and that nothing is being recommended other than what the cat needs (translation: the doctor and his staff are there to help your animal, not to extract money for unnecessary treatments). Fees are reasonable, and seniors get a discount for services performed. I travel from lower Manhattan to the upper West side Manhattan Cat Specialists Clinic. It is worth it. Before going to Dr. Plotnick, I lost an animal needlessly because my neighborhood vet failed to properly supervise her staff. I learned my lesson and did the research to find the best care I could for my cats by reading and consulting with professional veterinarians. I found Dr. Plotnick who is highly regarded by the veterinarian profession, writes regularly on feline medicine and serves as medical editor for Tuft??s University Veterinarian School Catnip Magazine. I am glad I found him. Right now sitting next to me purring with kitty contentment is my 15-year-old cat. A year and a half ago she was close to death from kidney failure. Dr. Plotnick and his wonderful staff nursed her back to a happy, healthy life. How is that for a happy ending? Meeowww!

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Manhattan Cat Specialists offers the best professional care you are going to get for your cat. Dr. Plotnick and his staff are informed of the most up to date treatments and they provide a warm and caring environment for your cat (and for you). They really like cats! I feel confident that my cats are in expert hands and that nothing is being recommended other than what the cat needs (translation: the doctor and his staff are there to help your animal, not to extract money for unnecessary treatments). Fees are reasonable, and seniors get a discount for services performed. I travel from lower Manhattan to the upper West side Manhattan Cat Specialists Clinic. It is worth it. Before going to Dr. Plotnick, I lost an animal needlessly because my neighborhood vet failed to properly supervise her staff. I learned my lesson and did the research to find the best care I could for my cats by reading and consulting with professional veterinarians. I found Dr. Plotnick who is highly regarded by the veterinarian profession, writes regularly on feline medicine and serves as medical editor for Tuft??s University Veterinarian School Catnip Magazine. I am glad I found him. Right now sitting next to me purring with kitty contentment is my 15-year-old cat. A year and a half ago she was close to death from kidney failure. Dr. Plotnick and his wonderful staff nursed her back to a happy, healthy life. How is that for a happy ending? Meeowww!

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Manhattan Cat Specialists offers the best professional care you are going to get for your cat. Dr. Plotnick and his staff are informed of the most up to date treatments and they provide a warm and caring environment for your cat (and for you). They really like cats! I feel confident that my cats are in expert hands and that nothing is being recommended other than what the cat needs (translation: the doctor and his staff are there to help your animal, not to extract money for unnecessary treatments). Fees are reasonable, and seniors get a discount for services performed. I travel from lower Manhattan to the upper West side Manhattan Cat Specialists Clinic. It is worth it. Before going to Dr. Plotnick, I lost an animal needlessly because my neighborhood vet failed to properly supervise her staff. I learned my lesson and did the research to find the best care I could for my cats by reading and consulting with professional veterinarians. I found Dr. Plotnick who is highly regarded by the veterinarian profession, writes regularly on feline medicine and serves as medical editor for Tuft??s University Veterinarian School Catnip Magazine. I am glad I found him. Right now sitting next to me purring with kitty contentment is my 15-year-old cat. A year and a half ago she was close to death from kidney failure. Dr. Plotnick and his wonderful staff nursed her back to a happy, healthy life. How is that for a happy ending? Meeowww!

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★★★★★

Manhattan Cat Specialists offers the best professional care you are going to get for your cat. Dr. Plotnick and his staff are informed of the most up to date treatments and they provide a warm and caring environment for your cat (and for you). They really like cats! I feel confident that my cats are in expert hands and that nothing is being recommended other than what the cat needs (translation: the doctor and his staff are there to help your animal, not to extract money for unnecessary treatments). Fees are reasonable, and seniors get a discount for services performed. I travel from lower Manhattan to the upper West side Manhattan Cat Specialists Clinic. It is worth it. Before going to Dr. Plotnick, I lost an animal needlessly because my neighborhood vet failed to properly supervise her staff. I learned my lesson and did the research to find the best care I could for my cats by reading and consulting with professional veterinarians. I found Dr. Plotnick who is highly regarded by the veterinarian profession, writes regularly on feline medicine and serves as medical editor for Tuft??s University Veterinarian School Catnip Magazine. I am glad I found him. Right now sitting next to me purring with kitty contentment is my 15-year-old cat. A year and a half ago she was close to death from kidney failure. Dr. Plotnick and his wonderful staff nursed her back to a happy, healthy life. How is that for a happy ending? Meeowww!

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I have had cats for many years and MCS is by far the best veterenary practice I have ever used. Because I ahered to the wellness plann they established for my cats, the beginnings of kidney deterioration in both cats were discovered early. By following Dr. Plotnicks recommendations my cats lived for years with no further deterioration. They did eveything they cold when one cat had a tragic accident and could not have been more compassionate when I had to euthanized the other cat - who lived to be 20 years old under their care. I recently adopted two playful, affectionate brothers from their window. Dr. Plotnick is exceptional and the entire staff is informed and caring. I can't imagine taking my cats anyplace else.

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I have had cats for many years and MCS is by far the best veterenary practice I have ever used. Because I ahered to the wellness plann they established for my cats, the beginnings of kidney deterioration in both cats were discovered early. By following Dr. Plotnicks recommendations my cats lived for years with no further deterioration. They did eveything they cold when one cat had a tragic accident and could not have been more compassionate when I had to euthanized the other cat - who lived to be 20 years old under their care. I recently adopted two playful, affectionate brothers from their window. Dr. Plotnick is exceptional and the entire staff is informed and caring. I can't imagine taking my cats anyplace else.

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I have had cats for many years and MCS is by far the best veterenary practice I have ever used. Because I ahered to the wellness plann they established for my cats, the beginnings of kidney deterioration in both cats were discovered early. By following Dr. Plotnicks recommendations my cats lived for years with no further deterioration. They did eveything they cold when one cat had a tragic accident and could not have been more compassionate when I had to euthanized the other cat - who lived to be 20 years old under their care. I recently adopted two playful, affectionate brothers from their window. Dr. Plotnick is exceptional and the entire staff is informed and caring. I can't imagine taking my cats anyplace else.

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★★★★★

I have had cats for many years and MCS is by far the best veterenary practice I have ever used. Because I ahered to the wellness plann they established for my cats, the beginnings of kidney deterioration in both cats were discovered early. By following Dr. Plotnicks recommendations my cats lived for years with no further deterioration. They did eveything they cold when one cat had a tragic accident and could not have been more compassionate when I had to euthanized the other cat - who lived to be 20 years old under their care. I recently adopted two playful, affectionate brothers from their window. Dr. Plotnick is exceptional and the entire staff is informed and caring. I can't imagine taking my cats anyplace else.

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I wouldn't dream of taking my cats to anyone but Dr. Plotnick and his wonderful staff at Manhattan Cat Specialists. Thay are compassionnate and caring, thorough and professional. Our current 2 fabulous cats (mother and son) were adopted there as well. They are healthy and so well looked after. A boon to the neighborhood!

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I wouldn't dream of taking my cats to anyone but Dr. Plotnick and his wonderful staff at Manhattan Cat Specialists. Thay are compassionnate and caring, thorough and professional. Our current 2 fabulous cats (mother and son) were adopted there as well. They are healthy and so well looked after. A boon to the neighborhood!

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I have been taking my dear kitty-people to Dr. Plotnick and his WONDERFUL staff for almost five years and am SOOO pleased to have found them! Even when it was time to say goodbye to my oldest due to kidney disease, the dignity they provided helped me get through the dreaded day. I still have my two others that are 17 and 15, we come all the way from Westchester County on the Metro North, and they are enjoying life because of him! I would not go to any other. Every person in that place is so caring. Thank you MANHATTAN CAT SPECIALISTS!!

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I have been taking my dear kitty-people to Dr. Plotnick and his WONDERFUL staff for almost five years and am SOOO pleased to have found them! Even when it was time to say goodbye to my oldest due to kidney disease, the dignity they provided helped me get through the dreaded day. I still have my two others that are 17 and 15, we come all the way from Westchester County on the Metro North, and they are enjoying life because of him! I would not go to any other. Every person in that place is so caring. Thank you MANHATTAN CAT SPECIALISTS!!

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When one of our cats had fatty liver disease we were sent by our vet to a super expensive animal hospital that basically did nothing for him and thier best advice was to try and get him to eat and if he eats a little then thats good.
Oh boy was that bad info and advice. On the recommendation of our cat sitter we took our cat to Dr. Plotnick and Manhattan Cat Specialists. It was the best decision we ever made. The level of care they gave our cat was top notch, the staff is warm and friendly and they took the time to listen to my husband and I as we asked a billion questions, and gave us good explinations for his care and what we needed to do and what to expect and when. What they couldn't answer right away they promised a follow up call with the answers. Within 20 minutes of leaving the office I had a detailed email with the requested information.
Their prices are a little more than the vet we used to use, but in my opinion they are so worth it for the level of care both my cats and I recieve when I take them there.

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When one of our cats had fatty liver disease we were sent by our vet to a super expensive animal hospital that basically did nothing for him and thier best advice was to try and get him to eat and if he eats a little then thats good.
Oh boy was that bad info and advice. On the recommendation of our cat sitter we took our cat to Dr. Plotnick and Manhattan Cat Specialists. It was the best decision we ever made. The level of care they gave our cat was top notch, the staff is warm and friendly and they took the time to listen to my husband and I as we asked a billion questions, and gave us good explinations for his care and what we needed to do and what to expect and when. What they couldn't answer right away they promised a follow up call with the answers. Within 20 minutes of leaving the office I had a detailed email with the requested information.
Their prices are a little more than the vet we used to use, but in my opinion they are so worth it for the level of care both my cats and I recieve when I take them there.

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Franklin had been sick since he was a kitten. Over 2 years, 2 other vets could not figure out his problem. Dr. Plotnick did! Franklin has never been better. Great communication with both doctor and staff. It may not be the most convenient practice, but Franny and Franklin aren't going any place else!

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Franklin had been sick since he was a kitten. Over 2 years, 2 other vets could not figure out his problem. Dr. Plotnick did! Franklin has never been better. Great communication with both doctor and staff. It may not be the most convenient practice, but Franny and Franklin aren't going any place else!

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My felines have been patients at MCS for five years and I would go to no other place. They are kind, empathetic, and always go out of their way to help me in any way that they can. Dr. Plotnick's colleagues and staff have helped me through the loss of two dear friends. I cannot recommend them enough.

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My felines have been patients at MCS for five years and I would go to no other place. They are kind, empathetic, and always go out of their way to help me in any way that they can. Dr. Plotnick's colleagues and staff have helped me through the loss of two dear friends. I cannot recommend them enough.

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When your pet insurance company tells you to switch vets... they wouldn't cover 11% of the outrageous $700 dollar bill for two kittens which had been treated INCORRECTLY. By the third visit, guess what they had? Ear mites. AGAIN. Crooks and trust me, skip this place. There are real grounded vets who you can count on to spend those dollars on wisely.

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When your pet insurance company tells you to switch vets... they wouldn't cover 11% of the outrageous $700 dollar bill for two kittens which had been treated INCORRECTLY. By the third visit, guess what they had? Ear mites. AGAIN. Crooks and trust me, skip this place. There are real grounded vets who you can count on to spend those dollars on wisely.

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While preparing to move to NYC six years ago I looked for a veterinary practice that specialized in feline health. The first and only place I've gone is MCS.

Drs. Plotnick and Waltke are consummate professionals. And the staff is wonderful, supportive, and helpful. Not only is this knowledgeable team the best at helping me keep my cats healthy, but they are without any doubt the most supportive and empathetic at the end. They've laughed and cried with me and that's a bond you just can't get anywhere else.

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While preparing to move to NYC six years ago I looked for a veterinary practice that specialized in feline health. The first and only place I've gone is MCS.

Drs. Plotnick and Waltke are consummate professionals. And the staff is wonderful, supportive, and helpful. Not only is this knowledgeable team the best at helping me keep my cats healthy, but they are without any doubt the most supportive and empathetic at the end. They've laughed and cried with me and that's a bond you just can't get anywhere else.

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I really really like this vet place. Dr. Plotnick takes the time to explain to me whats going on with my cat. My last vet treated me like I was an idiot. I??m very into health issues regarding my cat and I have a lot of questions. Dr. Plotnick answered all of my questions. He even called me on the phone one day after he found an article that had to do with my cat??s heart problem. I don??t like it when vets treat their customers like they don??t know anything. My cat is a nervous cat, but she wasn??t nervous when she was at his office. I don??t know why, but I??m glad. She normally hisses and growls during the examination, but she was actually friendly! I think she knew that they really like cats there. Anyway, this place is the BEST.

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I really really like this vet place. Dr. Plotnick takes the time to explain to me whats going on with my cat. My last vet treated me like I was an idiot. I??m very into health issues regarding my cat and I have a lot of questions. Dr. Plotnick answered all of my questions. He even called me on the phone one day after he found an article that had to do with my cat??s heart problem. I don??t like it when vets treat their customers like they don??t know anything. My cat is a nervous cat, but she wasn??t nervous when she was at his office. I don??t know why, but I??m glad. She normally hisses and growls during the examination, but she was actually friendly! I think she knew that they really like cats there. Anyway, this place is the BEST.

Pros: Best cat specialist in all of New York City

Cons: none

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These guys are real professionals. Dr. Plotnick is a real expert on cats. He examined my cat and found a heart murmur that no vet had ever detected before. At first I didn??t believe it because I just moved to NY and I had my cat examined by my vet in San Francisco a few months before we moved and she said the cat was healthy. But Dr. Plotnick listened to her heart about five times to make sure he wasn??t mistaken. He even let me hear it on the stethoscope (sp?). (Not that I know what the heck I was listening to). Anyway, I had the heart ultrasounded like he recommended, and we discovered that my cat has a heart condition where he needs medication or else the heart could get worse. I??m so glad I took my cat there.

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These guys are real professionals. Dr. Plotnick is a real expert on cats. He examined my cat and found a heart murmur that no vet had ever detected before. At first I didn??t believe it because I just moved to NY and I had my cat examined by my vet in San Francisco a few months before we moved and she said the cat was healthy. But Dr. Plotnick listened to her heart about five times to make sure he wasn??t mistaken. He even let me hear it on the stethoscope (sp?). (Not that I know what the heck I was listening to). Anyway, I had the heart ultrasounded like he recommended, and we discovered that my cat has a heart condition where he needs medication or else the heart could get worse. I??m so glad I took my cat there.

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Manhattan Cat Specialists offers the highest quality feline health care to the discriminating urban cat owner, in a warm and professional environment. Health care services are individually tailored to suit the needs of both cat and client.

Manhattan Cat Specialists invests in its employees, maintaining a work environment that is relaxed, low-stress, and welcoming. Employees are actively encouraged to make meaningful contributions to the organization and to the community.

Special cats deserve special care. Expert feline healthcare is provided by Dr. Arnold Plotnick, one of only 67 board-certified feline specialists in the United States.

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Manhattan Cat Specialists offers the highest quality feline health care to the discriminating urban cat owner, in a warm and professional environment. Health care services are individually tailored to suit the needs of both cat and client.

Manhattan Cat Specialists invests in its employees, maintaining a work environment that is relaxed, low-stress, and welcoming. Employees are actively encouraged to make meaningful contributions to the organization and to the community.

Special cats deserve special care. Expert feline healthcare is provided by Dr. Arnold Plotnick, one of only 67 board-certified feline specialists in the United States.

Pros: Dr. Arnold Plotnick is a board certified feline specialist

Cons: none

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After years of searching for a competent feline specialist, we are very pleased that Dr. Plotnick is the family vet for our 3 felines. His handling of our cats is both deft and caring. He elucidates health issues clearly and provides choices. His referrals to specialists have been consistently superb. One of our animals experienced a rare affliction and Dr. Plotnick actually closed his eyes and quoted from a recent journal article referring to the issue. The staff at the desk are both friendly and efficient.

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After years of searching for a competent feline specialist, we are very pleased that Dr. Plotnick is the family vet for our 3 felines. His handling of our cats is both deft and caring. He elucidates health issues clearly and provides choices. His referrals to specialists have been consistently superb. One of our animals experienced a rare affliction and Dr. Plotnick actually closed his eyes and quoted from a recent journal article referring to the issue. The staff at the desk are both friendly and efficient.

Pros: Skilled, Up to Date on the Literature, Compassionate

Cons: None

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I recently brought my three cats to MCS for their yearly checkups and I couldn't be happier with the service. The receptionists were very courteous and professional. The doctor was really fantastic. He gave each one of my cats a very complete physical, and pointed out how one of them (my oldest) had very dirty teeth. He showed me that one of the teeth was actualy loose. I had no idea. A week later I brought her back in to have her teeth cleaned. The technician showed me her teeth and the difference was incredible. Now her teeth look great and she seems a lot happier. They even called me the next day to see how she was doing. My cats used to be nervous when they visited the vet, but they weren't nervous here. This is a really wonderful cat hospital.

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I recently brought my three cats to MCS for their yearly checkups and I couldn't be happier with the service. The receptionists were very courteous and professional. The doctor was really fantastic. He gave each one of my cats a very complete physical, and pointed out how one of them (my oldest) had very dirty teeth. He showed me that one of the teeth was actualy loose. I had no idea. A week later I brought her back in to have her teeth cleaned. The technician showed me her teeth and the difference was incredible. Now her teeth look great and she seems a lot happier. They even called me the next day to see how she was doing. My cats used to be nervous when they visited the vet, but they weren't nervous here. This is a really wonderful cat hospital.

Pros: Truly caring

Cons: none that I can think of

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I like to wait until I visit a place at least 3 times before writing a review. I??m 38 and have owned cats all my life. I do a lot of my own research. Before I took my cats to Dr. Plotnick, I did a lot of research on him and his hospital. I??ve been there three times and I can honestly say that it??s the best vet office for cats. There are things that I like about it and things that I don??t. First the good stuff. 1. The doctor is very knowledgeable. He??s supposed to be a cat expert, and you can tell that he definitely is. He gave my cat a super-detailed exam, and he explained everything very nicely. I came armed with a bunch of questions, and he answered them all. My last vet was very condescending. 2. The doctor comes to the phone when you call, or calls back right away. My last vet would never come to the phone, and I was lucky if she or her office called me back at all. 3. The people who work there are really friendly and kind. The things that I didn??t like about the place: it can be hard to get an appointment on Saturday. Twice when I called, all of the Saturday appointments were taken. I had to come in the evening, which was fine, but less convenient. The other thing is that they??re on the upper west side and I live on the lower east side and it is not easy for me to get there. That??s not really a fault of the vet, though. All in all, this is a really great vet hospital.

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I like to wait until I visit a place at least 3 times before writing a review. I??m 38 and have owned cats all my life. I do a lot of my own research. Before I took my cats to Dr. Plotnick, I did a lot of research on him and his hospital. I??ve been there three times and I can honestly say that it??s the best vet office for cats. There are things that I like about it and things that I don??t. First the good stuff. 1. The doctor is very knowledgeable. He??s supposed to be a cat expert, and you can tell that he definitely is. He gave my cat a super-detailed exam, and he explained everything very nicely. I came armed with a bunch of questions, and he answered them all. My last vet was very condescending. 2. The doctor comes to the phone when you call, or calls back right away. My last vet would never come to the phone, and I was lucky if she or her office called me back at all. 3. The people who work there are really friendly and kind. The things that I didn??t like about the place: it can be hard to get an appointment on Saturday. Twice when I called, all of the Saturday appointments were taken. I had to come in the evening, which was fine, but less convenient. The other thing is that they??re on the upper west side and I live on the lower east side and it is not easy for me to get there. That??s not really a fault of the vet, though. All in all, this is a really great vet hospital.

Pros: Very good doctor, nice staff

Cons: hard to get an appointment on Saturday

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I agree with the review below me about the staff. The doctor is very good and professional but his staff is awful. The receptionist is cant answer any questions on the phone, plus some of the staff are rude.
My cat also was an emergency when I called it seemed like the could care less.

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I agree with the review below me about the staff. The doctor is very good and professional but his staff is awful. The receptionist is cant answer any questions on the phone, plus some of the staff are rude.
My cat also was an emergency when I called it seemed like the could care less.

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While the doctors are very good, something is lost in the process. We had a cat in critical condition and found it very hard to get in touch with a doctor. When we had an immediate problem, the receptionists had no clue what to do. When our cat was in a bad bad way we were told the doctor was walking out. We paid over $2000 in 2 weeks for the treatment. And, although we knew what the outcome could be we were hoping for a little more advice and help.

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While the doctors are very good, something is lost in the process. We had a cat in critical condition and found it very hard to get in touch with a doctor. When we had an immediate problem, the receptionists had no clue what to do. When our cat was in a bad bad way we were told the doctor was walking out. We paid over $2000 in 2 weeks for the treatment. And, although we knew what the outcome could be we were hoping for a little more advice and help.

Pros: doctors are knowledgable

Cons: hard to get in touch with, office staff can't answer questions when in an emergency

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Dr. Plotnick is a very caring doctor. He gave my cat the most thorough exam he'd ever gotten. My cat was having trouble eating. I didn't realize how bad my cat's teeth were until Dr. Plotnick showed me how bad they looked. He recommended cleaning the teeth. I was worried about the cat getting anesthesia at his age (16), but they did lab tests that showed my cat was healthy. They cleaned my cats teeth and sent him home the same day. He used to have really stinky breath, but now his breath is fine, and he eats with no problem, even dry food. When I picked him up, the technician explained to me how to take care of his teeth. They all told me what a sweet cat he was while he was there. You can tell that they really love cats. I used to hate taking my cat to the vet, but not anymore.

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Dr. Plotnick is a very caring doctor. He gave my cat the most thorough exam he'd ever gotten. My cat was having trouble eating. I didn't realize how bad my cat's teeth were until Dr. Plotnick showed me how bad they looked. He recommended cleaning the teeth. I was worried about the cat getting anesthesia at his age (16), but they did lab tests that showed my cat was healthy. They cleaned my cats teeth and sent him home the same day. He used to have really stinky breath, but now his breath is fine, and he eats with no problem, even dry food. When I picked him up, the technician explained to me how to take care of his teeth. They all told me what a sweet cat he was while he was there. You can tell that they really love cats. I used to hate taking my cat to the vet, but not anymore.

Pros: Great vet, wonderful staff, my cat was happy there

Cons: can't think of any

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I just had my first visit and I am completely happy to find a vet that I trust. They were all so nice and treated my cat with caring hands. I highly recommend them. The doctor was very thorough and spent time with me to answer all my questions.

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I just had my first visit and I am completely happy to find a vet that I trust. They were all so nice and treated my cat with caring hands. I highly recommend them. The doctor was very thorough and spent time with me to answer all my questions.

Pros: Close to the 1 train, caring staff, friendly atmosphere

Cons: Testing drives up the bill, but not more than other vets

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I took both my cats for a general check up and I was very pleased. The vet was very complete in his exam. He really took time to look over both cats carefully and ordered the right tests to check their health. He gentle and kind to my older grumpy cat and patient with the younger hyper one.

My only complaint is that such a service comes at a price. I paid about $500 for the visit.

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I took both my cats for a general check up and I was very pleased. The vet was very complete in his exam. He really took time to look over both cats carefully and ordered the right tests to check their health. He gentle and kind to my older grumpy cat and patient with the younger hyper one.

My only complaint is that such a service comes at a price. I paid about $500 for the visit.

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I just had my first visit and it was fantastic! Friendly, welcoming and most of all my cat was happy. I will recommend them to everyone!!

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I just had my first visit and it was fantastic! Friendly, welcoming and most of all my cat was happy. I will recommend them to everyone!!

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I have been trying to find a professional, caring, and understanding vet for my cat in NYC for over 10 years. I finally found Dr. Plotnick. He is very professional, caring, explains everything and truely loves animals. Reasonable prices as well.

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I have been trying to find a professional, caring, and understanding vet for my cat in NYC for over 10 years. I finally found Dr. Plotnick. He is very professional, caring, explains everything and truely loves animals. Reasonable prices as well.

Pros: Excellant Vet care, quiet office.

Cons: Closed on Sunday

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I took my cat in with an eye infect and he was great. He explained everything thoroughly including the prices and importance of various tests. He was also very personable and caring.

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I took my cat in with an eye infect and he was great. He explained everything thoroughly including the prices and importance of various tests. He was also very personable and caring.

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The vet was very thorough - also had a great personality. I felt comfortable & could see that my cat was comfortable too. The only problem I've had, and this was only my 2nd appt, is when I scheduled my cat's dentistry. Dropped off my cat at 8am, when to work & then received a call at 11:30am that their machine broke down so they couldn't do the dentistry until they received the replacement which was they expected to arrive the next day. It was very inconvenient & frustrating for me & the cat (as you can imagine, my cat wasn't very happy hanging out in a strange place especially on an empty stomach) but they were very apologetic.

PROS: Vet is very thorough and friendly
CONS: Machine breakdown - backup plan needed

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The vet was very thorough - also had a great personality. I felt comfortable & could see that my cat was comfortable too. The only problem I've had, and this was only my 2nd appt, is when I scheduled my cat's dentistry. Dropped off my cat at 8am, when to work & then received a call at 11:30am that their machine broke down so they couldn't do the dentistry until they received the replacement which was they expected to arrive the next day. It was very inconvenient & frustrating for me & the cat (as you can imagine, my cat wasn't very happy hanging out in a strange place especially on an empty stomach) but they were very apologetic.

PROS: Vet is very thorough and friendly
CONS: Machine breakdown - backup plan needed

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