Brooklyn >Veterinarians > Bedford Stuyvesant Veterinary Clinic
418 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121640.682877 -73.943932
Mon. - Fri. 9am - 6pm;Sat. 9am - 1pm;Sun. 9am - 4pm
Neighborhoods: Bedford - Stuyvesant
This was a great first visit! The staff was great. Everyone was very helpful, kind and caring. I will be back.
The level of service was exceptional from the front desk to the vet to even the vet tech. I am pleased to say we will be returning with our dog Brooklyn for all her future needs.
The employees are patient and great. Very informative and helpful . Very sweet to my Ellie, thank you!
"Where do I begin? Dr. Pruden and her staff are very welcoming!! I love bringing my dog, Yogi, whenever he needs the vet's attention. Dr. Pruden addresses your concerns and gives plenty of good, practical advice. She does not make you feel like a bad owner in any way. When you come here do not expect it to be a spa for your pets. I must admit, the place can use a slight makeover, but the service that is provided to your four-legged loved one is not compromised in any way. They also provide boarding services that I haven't tried yet. Oh, and if you show proof that you're a city worker, you get a 10% discount every visit. Love this clinic!!!
So I've taken my dog Milo here pretty regularly for his annual exam, shots, boarding, etc. Never had a problem with the staff or service provided to me and Milo. He has been fine under their care and despite my move overseas, I still plan to keep Bed-Stuy Vet Clinic as his main vet whenever we're back in NYC."
The front staff is soooo friendly and informative! Thank you for squeezing me and sofa (my cat) in today! Dr. Pruden and the rest of the medical staff really cares for the animals here and it shows! Thank you again! <3
A all the way! – I feel so grateful to have found Bedford Stuyvesant. I was going to this other animal clinic and working there was purely a job to those people. At Bedford everyone was very helpful and handled my cat so well. I really appreciate the services they provide.
WORST VET EVER! – Holy cow this place SUCKS.
let me preface by saying her staff is really nice and seems to really care for animals, but they are not vets and cannot help your pet.
i really question if this lady is even a vet. here is my long and somewhat amazing story.
my cat was having diarreah and his 3rd eyelids were up. i googled it and it seemed there were many possibilities so i took him to this vet, which is close to my house.
after waiting around (with a guy who was drinking a 22 oz at 10 am!!!!) we were called in. the doc talked sweetly to my cat, then said "ooohhh, look at his eyes". and i said "uh, yah, that's why we're here". and she said "mmmmm....yah. i'll have to go in the back and look that up"?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?
what???? this vet has never seen third eyelids up, and has no idea what that could mean? and she's going to go google it?? holy crap i should have left right then and never come back. anyway i had brought a stool sample, which she ddn't want to bother testing b/c he had recently changed foods, but i said just test it b/c i'm here anyway. turns out he had giardia. so they left me message to come pick up meds, and also to bring him back because she wanted to look for a "pollup" in his ear.
(obviously, she had read up on this or talked to someone and realized she should have looked in his ears in the first place!) so i brought him back and she looked in and said "omg he has a huge mass in his rt ear. i can't even see his eardrum!" she said it could either be a tumor or swollen from trauma but i would have to go to VERG to find out. VERG is $150 for an appt!!!!! I called my old vet for a 2nd opinion and she agreed; if he had a mass he should really go.
So i paid $150 to verg and guess what, THERE WAS NO MASS IN HIS EAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so i threw $150 out the window for absolutely nothing. WTF?????????????????
my cat STILL has diarreah so i called to ask if they could do free bloodwork, or give me more medication, or something for free b/c of that massive mistake but they said no. so i just paid them another $30 for meds.
also, she made my cat bleed when cutting his nails.
oh, and this is probably the best...the 1st time i was there 2 people came in and accused her of KILLING THEIR DOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this vet sucks. doesn't know anything. and thinks that being friendly to your animals compesates for her complete lack of medical expertise.
DO NOT GO!!!!
Bed-Stuy Vet Clinic Review – I recently discovered that there was a veterinarian in my Bed-Stuy neighborhood. Upon my entry, I was impressed with the pet healthcare clinic facilities and the cleanliness. I was greeted by a friendly receptionist. Who is, also, very helpful and informative.
I found Dr. Pruden to be very patient and willing to answer questions and she seems to genuinely care. Dr. Pruden and her staff are professional, knowledgable and provide quality pet care services.
Because of the cost of medical care, whether it's human or animal healthcare is expensive I would suggest to get an estimate of all services to be performed by the clinic to know the cost.
If you are a pet owner and plan on taking your pet to the vet more than once a year for a check up and shots, I would also suggest you check into getting pet insurance.
I'm surprised to see negative reviews here, because I really like this clinic. I believe, we have a great vet in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood and I have recommended the Bedford Stuyvesant Veterinary Clinic to several of my friends.
The Bed-Stuy Vet Clinic is at a convenient location and street parking isn't too difficult in the area.
DO NOT GO!!!!! Tryna Pruden is a dishonour to her profession – First off, I am not even sure that woman "Tryna Pruden" can be called a doctor or that she is even licensed since I didnt see a diploma anywhere. She is a SCAM artist.
I called to take my cat for routine first shots run and asked how much the total should be before I went there. They told me it should be something like $100-$120. After I got there this awful woman performed a blood-test, stool samples, and other without asking our censent. She proceeded then to dewarm the cat, and as she was about to do it I told her I did not want it since he has been checked weeks before in pet holspital and I knew he was clean. She did it anyway, which led me to think I would not be charged for it.
When we stepped out of the room we were given a bill of $423!!!! As I started to complain I was basically told to go sod off and had to pay the full amount before leaving with my pet.
I had taken my cat to the emergency room with a broken leg, had xrays, shots and a specialis visit with the orthopedist and still DID NOT pay even $400 for all of that at midnight! (Actually it was exactly $248).
The part that gets me the most is that when she was examining my pet I felt like this person really did not seem like an animal lover at all.
The entire experience was so disgusting that I even bathed my cat when I got back home to clean her off of him.
It may seem cruel, but as far as I am concerned this woman Tryna Pruden is a total dishonour to her profession, and the Bed-Stuy neighborhood could really do without her.
My adise is: NO NOT GO, and if you absolutely must then make sure to DEMAND a detailed estimate of all services to be performed before letting them touch your pet!
i should've read the reviews first – like the other two reviewers, i,too, was conned outta money. i understand that medical bills,both for humans and pets, are expensive. however, the vet was trying to sneak in charges whenever possible, without my consent. she was going to give my dog an unnecessary injection, she was going to give her xrays, and she told me my dog NEEDED TO WEAR A CONE. ive raised dogs my entire life in texas, where space is ample enough to raise 10 great danes--i have seen great pet healthcare facilities and honest pet healthcare workers. it wasnt until i questioned all these procedures that i realized they were not for the benefit of my pet-they were fort the benefit of the establishment's pocket. also, a red flag went up when they told me my dog would benefit from doggie daycare- anyone with eyesight could tell that my senior pet who makes no noise and sleeps wherever she sits doesnt need to be caged up 10 hours a day. i love bed-stuy, and i think we deserve to have a great vet in the neighborhood, but, unfortunately, we gotta wait, cause this is not the one. im disappointed and broke. advice: trek your pet to another, well-established vet
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