Dr Stern has been my vet for many years. I recently sent my elderly mother to him with her 16 year old pet shih tzu. Sadly the decision had to be made to let her go and my mother has told me it helped so much to have Dr Stern and his caring, gentle manner to make it easier for her. I've said for a long time you can't find a better vet and he has shown it again. You won't find a vet who cares more.