“Kind, involved front desk staff - terrific roster of vets.”
“Careful, compassionate care, reasonable prices.”
We have nothing but praise for Gramercy Park Animal Hospital!
While our usual vet is Dr. Kuhlman, over the last 5 years, my 3 dogs have also seen Dr. Feibush and Dr. Giacalone. When I have had foster dogs, this is where I took them also!
I have referred many people to this animal hospital and everyone of them has been thrilled with the quality of care!
The vets don't waste your time or money. The animals come first, as it should be! I trust these people! They have the best interest of the pets and owners foremost in their minds! TERRIFIC JOB!
best vet yet. In our experience, Feibush is a knowledgeable, conservative yet inspired diagnostician, worth the occasional infuriating wait. Our cat had licked herself bald, and we tried many, many remedies on our own before Dr. Karen Feibush figured out that it was a thyroid problem. Now our cat has fur again, as well as a stabilized metabolism, which, not incidentally, ended her skittishness and is prolonging her beloved little life(Just never make appointments on Mondays, since you'll be up against all the weekend backlog.
Dr. Kuhlman is marvelous!.
First time reviewing anything - I just wanted to respond a poor review that I found unfair.
First of all, I will agree that the front desk staff is hit or miss. There is at least one lovely receptionist who greets patients and clients warmly and professionally. On the other hand, there are a few others who are less than friendly on the phone.
As for the veterinary staff, Dr. Kuhlman is by far the best. We began bringing our puppy to Gramercy in 2010 and will continue going until Dr. Kuhlman retires. The best thing about Dr. Kuhlman (aside from his clear enjoyment of his job and animals) is that he won't talk you into unnecessary procedures (as many vets looking for an extra buck will.)
On our first visit, I asked him whether we should vaccinate our pup against leptospirosis - a water-borne disease (I am considering veterinary medicine, so I've done much research on vaccinations and the like...). To my surprise, he explained that living in NYC, there was really no reason to expose our pup to the risks of vaccination and the expense when the odds of his being exposed to such a disease we so low. Most other vets would be happy to accept the extra fees, but Dr. Kuhlman takes into consideration the welfare of the animal as well as your wallet.
As for the reviewer who was dissatisfied with Dr. Kulhman's plan to treat his/her dog for allergies prior to doing a scratch test - they don't realize that most allergy remedies are going to be the same regardless of the root cause. To skip the test saves you time and money and isn't uncommon in the veterinary profession - particularly from someone with as much experience as Dr. Kuhlman.
I will also note that we have seen other vets at Gramercy and they're fine, but I often get the impression that they're in a hurry. Also, it always ends up costing a lot more than our visits with Dr. Kuhlman - I'm not sure exactly how or why that happens but I prefer Dr. Kuhlman's bedside manner and hands-off attitude.
Still Going There Even Though We Moved To Brooklyn. We have been taking our dog here for 8 years and we still take her there, even though we now live in Brooklyn. I am so shocked by some of the negative reviews. All the vets there are great, especially Dr. Kuhlman. They saved our dog's life earlier this spring. I trust them completely and the ladies at the front desk are so nice and so patient. I highly recommend this practice. By the way, there is no Dr Feisch there, so I think the reviewer who wrote that might be a little confused.
I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND IF YOU LOVE YOUR PETS.
I took my cat there for a check up with his eyes- I made an appointment with Dr Karen Feisch, she was absolutely HORRIBLE- she didn't wear gloves when treating my cat, she did these amateur testing and decided that he need his blood work done and that my cat neurological help. She then proceed to charge me for bloody work and X-ray (Which never happened). Then I went back another time to see Dr. Kuhlman, he took an X-Ray of my cat this time and saw abnormality and said my cat ate some litter- it turns out that my cat has Bowel Lymphoma (cancer)- but he didn't catch that but instead said he had ingested kitty litter. Huge difference! I took my cat to Animal Hospital on 62nd & York to get proper care and proper diagnosis. If I stay with the diagnosis from Gramercy Park Animal Hospital my cat would've died ages ago.
Word of advise- if you love your pet, take it somewhere else.
2 thumbs up!. I love this place...the doctors are great, the staff is wonderful and front desk will show your pets so much love and attention! Thats all I need to be sure that my babies are save here.
Dr Kuhlman. I have been going to Dr. Kuhlman for almost 40yrs. I adore and respect him. Unfortunately, the only issues I have is his front desk employee's. They are horrible. I realize his office is extremely busy but that is no excuse for the their unprofessional nasty behavior. I know that Dr. Kuhlman loves animals and will do anything to make sure an animals is well taken care of. He is a wonderful vet. My only problem is when it comes to his staff he has no backbone. Dr. kuhlman if you ever see this.... fire your staff and hire professional individuals that don't have an attitude and enjoy working with animals. In today's economy there are a zillion people looking for a position and I'm 100% sure they would appreciate it.
Run from this place....
My first review for anything online... but I needed to let this be known for anyone thinking of using Dr Kuhlman or the Gramercy Park Animal hospital...
I brought my new puppy in to have his allergy symptoms analyzed and treated. I had read extensively online to educate myself about my baby's condition. I went in knowing that the vet should take a skin scraping in order to identify if it was allergies or some other skin condition like mites, staph, yeast infection or a mix of these conditions. When I ask specifically for the scrape, Dr Kuhlman told me he would rather treat it before that step. I responded by asking, "So... you prefer to treat the symptoms without knowing the cause!?". His response, "Yes." Ok... you're the doctor.
After going back and forth to the vet several times and spending a ton of money(I've been out of work for 18 months), my animal's entire back started oozing puss and bleeding and the animal was in pain. I went to the vet in an emergency and saw another vet because Kuhlman was off that day. After demanding that the vet take a skin scraping to figure out what the problem was so it can be treated appropriately, the vet told me that there was NO MICROSCOPE in the office for months so they couldn't analyze anything. I was told Kuhlman was looking into it. That's all I had to hear!!!! I suddenly realized why Kuhlman had been steering me away from the appropriate treatment... He didn't have the equipment to perform the most basic veterinary procedure.
This place is a joke... when they overcharged me for a medication, they gave me a very hard time about refunding my $14. Although, I was told that an office credit could be issued right away... how convenient. I had to wait and call the office manager the following week in order to get the $14 dollar refund because the girl at the desk wasn't authorized to give it to me.
I mean, come on!! It took me 4 visits to figure it out, but I will never return.
Kuhlman's bedside manner is good and he seems to be a nice guy... but not a good vet. I have been a breeder my whole life and have seen my share of vets....
Place is Terrible.
This place is awful. I have a little pup and i took her there for her second pup shot. I got charged double then my regular vet. I dropped off a stool sample and they said if i dont get a call in one week, she is healthy. I find out a over a month later she has parasites..... and the method of being informed was an extra bill because apparently it cost more if there is something in the stool.
The dog has been sick, so i have been trying different food and whatnot, and its all due to not being informed...do not go to this vet.
Love Dr. Kuhlman, True Class Act.
One of the hardest parts of moving is finding a new Vet, human doctors and a hair salon right? I finally found a Vet I loved! Unfortunately we had to move and we miss Dr. Kuhlman so much now. It will be hard to find someone of his caliber in New Orleans. He is the best Vet we've had and NY was our 3rd city in 3 years! My grandfather was a Vet and I grew up with large and small animals... I know a professional when I see one! He is truly a class act!
PS He is an expert in traveling to the EU with your pet also... we passed effortlessly through customs with our Yorkie Bello!!!
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