428 Fairfield Rd, Fairfield, NJ | Directions 0700440.887761 -74.278063
Mon - Fri: 8am - 7pm
Sat: 9am - 2pm
Very Compassionate! – I met Dr. Akbawy approximately 3 years ago and was referred to him by a friend. I have been around animals my whole life as my mother was a dog breeder, and I have had experiences with many veterinarians over the years. I have never met a veterinarian who is as compassionate towards animals as Dr. Akbawy. He is truly an example of a man who went into the field of veterinary medicine for the right reasons, for his great love of animals and to be of maximum service to pets and their owners. I have seven cats that I rescued from the streets around my neighborhood. I found out that some of them were infected with the disease of FIP, which is especially fatal to kittens within their first year of life. Dr.Akbawy helped me through some extremely difficult times with my animals, always giving his all and the best of care to help save some of their lives, as well as with the upmost compassion and understanding towards me and my beloved pets, in making difficult decisions at times when I had to put a kitten to sleep to spare its suffering through this horrible disease. I have been struggling financially over the past two years and Dr.Akbawy has always been there to help me by only charging me for services that were necessary and at times removing charges from bills and even extending me credit when necessary to help me in the struggle to care for my animals. Dr. Akbawy has always been more than fair with his fees and in my experiences is more than competitive in his pricing with other veterinarians and is usually always lower. I have truly been blessed and I am grateful to have met such a kind and caring man who has helped me, and my animal family come so far. I have not only found a great veterinarian but also a great friend.
... Junior, Little Magic, Fatty, Mama, Heathcliff, Bobo, and Bizzle
Excellent care!!! – I brought my cat to Dr. Akbawy because she was attacked by a dog and as a result, her tail was severed and her hind area was severely injured. Dr. Akbawy and his staff have been kind and diligent in their care of her and have nursed her back to health. Not only has Dr. Akbawy and his staff provided excellent care but his rates are very reasonable compared to most. Dr. Akbawy and his staff are very friendly and caring and I have been able to call and visit at any time. Because of the care that my cat has received, she has been able to heal more rapidly then expected. What I have appreciated most during this traumatic experience is the genuine concern that has been expressed by Dr. Akbawy and his staff.
Great Vet, fantastic prices, convenient office hours, comfortable environment and Dr. Akbawy and his office staff really care about you and your pets. I've been taking my 3 dogs here since 2009. They do a really good job and Dr.Akbawy always takes the time in answering my questions and giving great advice on the phone and in person. I feel that they are really honest and extremely fair in the services that they provide. I have recommended him to many friends and family members.
Friendly and helpful! – Dr. Akbawy and his staff are very nice and friendly. I take my puppy there for everything. He is very gentle and affectionate with her, which makes her feel more safe and relaxed. I have taken her there recently for micro-chipping, spaying, and shots on separate occasions. I recommend to all my friends and anyone out there reading this. I feel I can trust Dr. Akbawy and his staff with my Yorkie baby.
Carelessness that caused my dog's death... – hurts me to even write this and relive the story of how the careless acts of this doctor caused the DEATH of our precious baby.
We have been taking Prince, our beautiful english bulldog here for a year or so. A few years ago he got the cherry eye, which is normal for bulldogs. The doctor kept recommending that we do the surgery. We finally decided to do it on March 7, 2011. Four days earlier, we got him checked to see if he could handle the surgery (bloodwork and everything). The doctor was extremely confident that he was a perfect candidate. Nothing was wrong with him. He said he would be able to go through it and it would not be a big deal. We trusted him. On monday, march 7th, Prince passed away. The doctor then told us that he was "allergic" to the medicine that they gave him to sedate him. They did not even BEGIN the surgery when, he said, Prince turned blue. They were not able to revive him.
IF PRINCE WAS A "PERFECT, HEALTHY CANDIDATE FOR SURGERY THEN HOW COME HE COULD NOT EVEN HANDLE THE FIRST 5 MINUTES OF IT? WHY WOULD THE DOCTOR EVEN RECOMMEND IT WITH SUCH CONFIDENCE?
My guess is that they either gave him TOO MUCH of something, the WRONG MEDICATION, or the doc had one of his helpers prep Prince and they did not know what they were doing (since he's the ONLY doctor there).
We trusted this doctor with our Prince's life. He was not only a pet, he was a brother to me and a son to my parents. He was only 8 years old and not even close to being ready to leave this world. This loss is devastating. It hurts me to even write about it. This doctor needs to be STOPPED. You cannot just GO AROUND recommending surgery and then when something goes wrong act like "hey that's what happens sometimes." He told us that this had not happened to him in 10 years but from the looks of some of these reviews online, he was lying. He showed no remorse and could not give us a decent explanation as to what went wrong. Prince was a healthy, beautiful, happy dog and he was MURDERED. We sent him in there with good intentions and he ended up losing his life because of CARELESSNESS. This is something we cannot begin to accept. Do NOT BRING YOUR DOGS THERE. There is no excuse for this. You can give us any reason in the book and it would not explain this.... HE DID NOT EVEN BEGIN THE SURGERY YET. The worst part is, we will never get any answers because when we went in there to question him, no one could open their mouth. If that doctor even told us that there was a .5% chance that Prince would not react well, we would not have done the surgery. He made us feel so confident and acted like it was a piece of cake. We are still in shock at the loss of our beautiful baby boy. This did not have to happen to him. On top of that he charged us $60 for the medication that CAUSED PRINCE'S DEATH. I cannot believe the audacity and insensitivity of this doctor. I do not want to see this happen to any other dog. I could go on for days about this. If anyone has had a similar experience with this doctor (Hesham El-Akbawy) please feel free to contact me. (deennayomi @ gmail) . There is no sort of compensation that can bring my Prince back, but I cannot feel at peace knowing that this vet is doing surgeries on other dogs when he does not even know what the hell he is doing....
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