When I first started going to Dr. Saacks I liked him enough, but I had a funny feeling. Little did I know I should have listed to that funny feeling and run away as quickly as possible. Since I didn't, here is my experience:
Dr. Saacks diagnosed my dog with a Thyroid disease 3 months ago. He put her on a higher dose of thyroid medicine than a dog her size should be on. She became extremely frail and skinny. I called him 3 months into her taking the medication to see if she needed to be re-evaluated. He then informed me she probably should have been reevaluated already. Well, I never received any notice from him regarding that. Had I not called, I would have never known she needed reevaluation. This got me thinking, and I began to search out second opinions and I let him know I was searching for second opinions. During this time I needed a refill on heart worm medication. My dog had been tested 3 months prior by Dr. Saacks and the result was negative. He refused to write her an RX or sell me any heart worm medication because I had not physically shown him my left over heart guard pills at the previous vet appointment. At that same appointment he neglected to tell me when that if I did not show him the pills he would not give me more when I ran out.
I called 3 other vets for second opinions regarding the heart worm medication. All 3 vets, told me that was outrageous and they would give any of their patients heart worm mediation refills in that situation, they just needed to have a negative test within the prior year at their clinic.
I decided to go back to my previous vet, Dr. Nathan at Prytania Veterinarian clinic. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Nathan and Prytania veterinarian clinic. They called Dr. Saacks and tried to get my dog's files faxed over for proof of her previous negative heart worm test. Dr. Saacks was ""busy"" so I drove over there myself to pick up her information. He proceeded to chastise me, and refuse to pay a credit I have on my account with him from being charged for a medication twice within 5 days. Then once I left his clinic he proceeded to text messaged my phone telling me he would make sure Prytania Vet was going to make me do a heart worm test. Which they did for FREE, because he made such a big stink about it.
My dog's test came back negative, but what impressed me most was Dr. Nathan took much time and care to explain why we might as well just do the test to be extra safe, whereas Dr. Saacks exact words to me where, ""I can't believe you're so cheap you'll risk your dogs life over $27"". Keep in mind heart worms normally can't be detected for 6 months after being infected so my dog wouldn't even test positive for 4 or 5 more months at least!!! If you like yourself and your pet, you won't take them anywhere near Dr. Saacks and Animal Medical Clinic.