Downtown Veterinary Associates

282 First Street Jersey CityNJ07302

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Downtown Veterinary Associates is located at 282 First St, Jersey City, NJ. This business specializes in Veterinarians, Pet Care Services and Veterinary Medicine.
by merchantcircle on July 03, 2017 from merchantcircle

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Negligent and unethical:
Downtown Veterinary Associates acted in an unethical manner that jeopardized the life of our dog. They treated our family and our dog with disrespect and condescension.

I really wanted to have a good experience, but I cannot recommend them after witnessing such gross medical negligence. As you read this review, try to imagine what would have happened if this had been a child.

The terrible thing is that what happened was all about ego (I think? I still don't understand.) We recently moved to JC, so we were looking for a new vet. We took our dog who has Addison's disease to get examined and get a Rx refill for his monthly injection (Addison's dogs must have a shot of Percorten V every few weeks or they will lapse into a coma and die. It's very serious but completely treatable with meds)

I let the attending veterinarian know that I filled my dog's Percorten V Rx at an online pharmacy. I explained that I place the order and provide contact information for the vet, and then the pharmacy calls the prescribing veterinarian to confirm. Then the pharmacy ships me my dog's medication. The vet said this was no problem, especially because it was urgent and my dog had to have his shot *next week*.

I placed the order that day. A few days later my dog's medication still had not arrived so I called the online pharmacy. They let me know that DVA refused to verify the Percorten Rx. So I called DVA. They were extremely rude to me and told me that there were no on-duty veterinarians who would be willing to confirm the Rx over the phone with the online pharmacy.

A flat out refusal. Really? I have a paper script in my hand, they have a record of it, and they would not do what they said they would do. Even if they had confirmed the Rx when I called to check, we would not have gotten the drug in time for our dog's shot. They had the audacity to offer to give my dog his shot for half-price (I do the shot at home so It costs me $45 a month compared to the $250+ I've been quoted at vet offices. I have no idea what they would have charged me but it wouldn't have been $45).

They *did not do what they sad they would do in the first place.* This is unethical behavior and endangered the life of our dog. Not the kind of people or business practices I want involved with the care of our dogs.

Can you imagine if this was a child and a doctor acted this way?

In the end, I was able to get our Dog's medication in time, but with no help from DVA. It's really a shame because we had a pretty good experience at the place initially. They were fine with taking our $800 but would not confirm the life-saving Rx that *they wrote* for our dog with an online pharmacy.

You should know this if you are considering taking your canine or feline family members there for medical care.
by exdxfinn on October 23, 2016

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by localcom on May 08, 2014 from localcom
Full-service veterinary hospital providing state-of-the-art medicine, dentistry and surgery for your beloved pet.
by superpages on December 26, 2013 from superpages
All of our veterinary clinics are full service animal hospitals providing a wide range of health care. We believe in a complete program of preventative health maintenance which includes physical examinations, routine vaccinations, heartworm prevention, and non-toxic oral flea preventatives.
Our compassionate and caring team of Doctors, Veterinary Technicians and Administrative Staff

by cylexusa on November 18, 2013 from cylexusa
Dr. Tuder and his associates have been providing excellent veterinary care to Hudson County for over 60 years. We have 3 locations: Hoboken, Downtown Jersey City, and Bayonne. Come on by!
by facebook on October 12, 2013 from facebook