OMG LEX VET IS THE BEST! Who are the crackpots that think having pets is cheap???? I have a 11 yr old french bulldog who has been seen by Dr Silver and Lex Vet most of his medically challenged life. I HAVE NEVER been overcharged. I have always had them charge me what was estimated. In fact I have had them even ""roll in"" additional costs rather than charge me if it went over estimate.
They are in the top 10% of all Vets in the USA; they are not cheap but they are SUPERLATIVE in services, technology and more importantly, caring for animals. The previous review shows us an owner who is more concerned with their pocketbook (or changepurse) than their dog being treated properly. And before you say I'm a ""rich person who wouldn't understand"" I'm a struggling small business owner living paycheck to paycheck too.
I have had beyond the best care from them again and again with a difficult breed that has tricky problems. I am WEARY of people not learning what things cost prior to having procedures done. If you received a quote from a veterinarian that was cheaper you should have gone there. LexVet is NOT expensive for a Manhattan Vet or ANY decent DVM.
I imagine the other reviewer's dog will be back at that pound soon enough when they realize having a dog is a continual expense; how are they going to pay for the heartworm, shots, boosters, flea/tick, food, pet deposit on apt etc. and that's day to day costs, what if it's hit by a car? Do you expect lowered costs because ""i can't afford it"" forever?
I'd imagine the blame lie with the other fiscally ignorant owners for not doing their part in:
1) getting an estimate of charges you'd be responsible for prior
2) having enough money to cover your pets needs. don't get an animal if you do not have the resources to cover it.
I have been to 6 other vets in the city and I go totally out of my way to haul my dog to 39th street. Dr's at Lex Vet have come in on Sunday for me, driven my dog home themselves, called for followup, TOOK A TICK OFF MY DOG FOR FREE OFTEN. They have let me hold credit when I was hard up and provided relief service/funds for folks who couldnt. None of the above actions read ""scammy"" to me.
I couldn't couldn't recommend anyone higher except maybe the New York Dog Spa and Hotel, oh that's right, they own that too and it's EXCELLENT as well. Believe me, you'll be beyond satisfied and your dog will thank you for it!!!!
Pros: Superlative care, best technology, kindness and humor
Cons: I live downtown and they're at 25th or 39th but who cares??