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Riverside Animal Clinic - 3 Reviews - 801 W 187th St, New York, NY - Veterinarians Reviews - Phone (646) 224-2871

Riverside Animal Clinic

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I agree with all these people, they need to burn that place down i dont understand why they are still in business. They tortured my poor cat. if you really love your amimals you w...

THIS PLACE IS HELL FOR ANIMALS 7/20/2012

I agree with all these people, they need to burn that place down i dont understand why they are still in business. They tortured my poor cat. if you really love your amimals you will not subject them to that abuse i wish i read all these reviews before i took my cat nothing good said about these horrible people!!!! more

Do Not Go Here 8/23/2007

I took my two cats to Riverside Animal Clinic when I first got them eight years ago, but stopped because they were so bad. Once, when I took my cat for a check-up, they put him on an examination table that was covered with hair and smelled strongly of dog. A few minutes later, somone began banging away on a drum set in the basement (where the sick dogs and cats stay). Unbelievable, but true. My cat was so scared he peed himself, something he's never done before or since. From that point on, I took them elsewhere. Recently, however, my other cat got sick, and my regular vet was closed, so I took him to Dr. Ramos. What a mistake. When the test results came in, the vet tech took it upon himself to read them to me and give me a diagnosis of kidney failure (which was incorrect--this was not the primary diagnosis). He then gave me (unclear) extended care instructions and sold me supplies for the kidney failure that he had misdiagnosed. After I left, the vet tech sedated and performed dentistry on my cat. I believe that this was done WITHOUT THE DOCTOR'S PRESENCE. When I finally spoke to the actual doctor, he told me that my cat's kidneys weren't too bad, and that he suspected there was another problem with the cat's liver. I took my cat out of there and to a specialist, and received the actual diagnosis--lymphoma with some secondary early-stage kidney disease. The specialists were appalled that a vet (or his tech) sedated and performed dentistry on such a sick cat. The vet tech's actions (and Dr. Ramos's negligent supervision) put my cat in real danger, and may have seriously impaired his ability to recover from a potentially fatal illness. If your animal has an emergency, take him or her straight to AMC or NYC Veterinary Specialists. more

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One Horrible Experience after Years of Solid Visits 8/14/2005

I took my cat there for years for both veterinary services and boarding. I had nothing but great experiences there until last year when I boarded my cat over the Thanksgiving holiday. When I returned, my cat stank of urine and there were mouse droppings in his kennel. The clinic refused to acknowledge any of this and accused me of being crazy and trying to "spread hate". Appalled, I have never gone back. I don't know whether this was an isolated incident or whether the quality of service has simply taken a turn for the worse -- regardless, I was treated in an extremely unprofessional manner and my animal was not given proper care. Think twice before going to Riverside. more
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  • Welcome to the Riverside Veterinary Clinic! For your convenience we are open 7 days a week. We are a full service medical, surgical, dental, boarding, grooming, & supplies facility for animals. We have been serving the Washington Heights community since 1998. Our goal is to provide excellent medical care, while showing compassion for our pet patients and their owners. Riverside Veterinary Clinic is a hospital that has voluntarily achieved high standards. These Standards pertain to facilities, equipment, practice methods, and management. Our veterinarians provide quality medical care to companion animals, and successfully conduct their practices and maintain their facilities with high standards of excellence; and to meet the public's need as they relate to the delivery of small animal veterinary medicine. Our office hours are: Mon.-Tues.-Thurs.-Fri. -9am to7pm Wed.-9am to 3pm Sat.-9am to 4pm Sun.-10am to 2pm (For Food Sales & Emergencies Only) * We speak English and Spanish (Se habla Español) * We accept Friends of Animals Certificates. * We accept all major credit cards including CareCredit * We provide Comprehensive Services: Vaccinations, surgeries, X-rays, ultrasound, spay, neuter, dentistry, mass removal, biopsy, full laboratory services, and more are done on our premises. * Emergency visits are welcome. * Nail trim for dogs, cats, reptiles, rabbits, and other exotics pets. * Wing and nail trim for birds. * Nutrition. * Grooming for dogs and cats - Baths and special cuts. * Boarding - Dogs are walked 3 times a day; owners are welcome to bring blankets or toys to keep their pet comfortable for their stay here. * Pet supplies - Collars, leashes, carrying cases or bags, scratching post, litter boxes, litter, toys, treats, vitamins, hairball remedies, glucosamine, Heartguard and Frontline. * Maintanence diets, Prescription diets. * Special orders for food and supplies if available. Riverside Veterinary Clinic is a full service, small animal facility that includes examinations, vaccination, major and minor medical conditions, surgery, dental health, ultrasounds, in-house lab test for emergency evaluations, and X-rays. Our friendly staff loves pets. We understand that special bond which exists between pets and their owners. In fact, all of us have loving animals of our own. Our staff works as a team caring for all our patients. We provide our clients with the guidance they need to make informed decisions with regard to their pet's health. Exotic pets are not out of the ordinary at Riverside Veterinary Clinic. We treat birds, hamsters, rats, chinchillas, rabbits, turtles, and snakes to name a few. At Riverside Veterinary Clinic, we consider each pet to be special and unique, and we take pride in treating your pets with the same quality of care that we would demand for our own.

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  • Hours:

    M-Tu,Th-F 9:00am - 7:00pm, W 9:00am - 3:00pm, Sa 9:00am - 4:00pm, Su 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Neighborhoods:

    Uptown, Fort George