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Lump on beard?

Postby wikidinc528 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:38 am

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Hi all. So I have noticed ever since I got Taj that his beard seems a little lopsided; one side is bigger than the other. This morning he ate about 5 supers and then ran over to his basking spot. He turned towards me and I could see that the right side of his beard was MUCH larger than his left. I know that they can keep food in there or something, but honestly it looks worse than that and looks like a lump. I am on my work pc, so I can't post a pic, but if you pm me your email I can send it from my email to you for you to see.

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Re: Lump on beard?

Postby wikidinc528 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:58 am

No one?
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Re: Lump on beard?

Postby mischa » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:07 am

Can you send me a pic?
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Re: Lump on beard?

Postby wikidinc528 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:35 am

How would I post a picture if I was unable to access photobucket?
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Re: Lump on beard?

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Postby wikidinc528 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:16 am

YES! The link works! Click the link and it will take you the pic of Taj!
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Re: Lump on beard?

Postby mischa » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:35 pm

I think you should see a vet. Could it possibly be swelling from a cut?
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Re: Lump on beard?

Postby wikidinc528 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:10 am

Where I live there are no real good herp vets. The vets up here have taken a few classes about herp medicine but are not experts by any means. Furthermore, I hear from a reputable source that they charge you astronomical fees and are squirmy and complain about seeing reptiles.


My friend Sean came over and looked at Taj last night. He said that the lump is not hard but fleshy and it is not on the jawbone. We are thinking that it is either a cyst, an abcess, or scar tissue. There did not appear to be a wound on his jaw. Sean told me to watch it and record observations which I have been doing since I got Taj on Sunday. Taj seems like it doesn't bother him, so we will watch and then if it enlarges we will take more action.
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Re: Lump on beard?

Postby spyder79 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:12 am

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Re: Lump on beard?

Postby spyder79 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:22 am

if it is an absyss or a staff infection or a cyst it could be very problamatic. it could infect his bloodstream or it could be a cancerous cyst. i know it may be expensive but you need to take him to a vet.

the last thing you want is him getting very ill due to negligence.

here is the contact info for a reputable herp vet in your area
John W. Green, DVM
Colonie Animal Hospital
1946 Central Ave.
Albany, NY 12205
Tel: (518) 456-1613


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Postby wikidinc528 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:52 am

Spyder, thank you for the info. However...I was even told specifically not to go to the colonie animal hospital. You may think I am being stupid, but honest to god, good reptile vets? There are only about 5 in the state of NY. My friend Sean has had and raised reptiles for 20 years and told me that Dr. Green isn't a good doctor. Sean knows of the good reptile vets and when I take him to the vet, I will go to one of these. I remember specifically one in Binghamton, Buffalo, Syracuse, and there are a couple others. I have looked on anapsid.org for "reptile vets," but I'm telling you that the people here (Albany area) are not TRUE reptile vets.

Furthermore, I do not want him to get an infection or die. I actually rescued him from SERIOUS neglect, and I don't intend to neglect nor am I neglecting him. I am going to continue to monitor him. As I said, he has always been a little lopsided even when I first met him 3 weeks ago. I am leaning more towards it being scar tissue as he was bought from a pet store and it is not unlikely he got bitten by a cage mate as a baby. He also could have been dropped as a baby. So I plan to monitor him for the next week to two weeks. If I see a change then I will have a road trip to Binghamton to embark upon.
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Re: Lump on beard?

Postby spyder79 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:01 am

Perhaps your friend had a bad experience with that vet but the vets listed on herpvetconnection.com are ones specifically proposed by reptile owners.
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Postby spyder79 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:05 am

Since the first option i gave you did not work for you
here are all of the vets listed in New York




Albany
John W. Green, DVM
Colonie Animal Hospital
1946 Central Ave.
Albany, NY 12205
Tel: (518) 456-1613
Comments:

T - I found Dr Green and his staff to be very knowledgable and very gentle with my green iguana. I would recommend him for anyone in the area. (01/10/07)
Amherst

Kim A. Leys, D.V.M.
Blue Cross Animal Clinic
3921 Main St.
Amherst, NY 14226
Tel: 832-2800
Fax: 832-2817
[Website]
Main interest reptiles. Also does small mammals, dogs & cats.
Comments:
MLJ: Not a know it all! Very knowledgeable but willing to learn from other vets and experienced herpers as well. Member ARAV & RARE. (04/15/01)

Baldwinsville
Edward Spindel
Animal Ark
2996 Belgium Road, Rt. 31
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
Tel: (315) 635-2525
Tel: (315) 623-9842 (emergency)
Emergency Home Visits If Necessary
Comments:
Email: Iguana - Regular Checks, Fecal Testing, Necessary Spay, Antibiotic as Necessary, Nails. Exotic Vet - very kind, very informative, refers people to the best sites on the internet to help them learn more about their animals. Staff very caring and polite. All my experiences with this vet practice has been positive. (06/22/01)

Batavia
L. J. Westfall, DVM
Batavia Animal Hospital
3699 West Main Street Road
Batavia, NY 14020
Tel: (585) 343-4046
Comments:

BE - Familiar with most reptiles and she is quite concerned about each individual reptile of mine she has seen. These include: Iguanas, Chameleons, Monitors, Snakes, Tortoises, Turtles (05/14/02)
BPD - She helped me out with my chameleon, and she gave some great advice, and helped out alot. (01/29/03)
D - Dr. Westfall was great with my bearded dragon Izzard. He had parasites in his stool and went off his food. She got me right in and took GREAT care of him!! (01/28/07)

Bedford Hills
Laurie Hess, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice)
Fine Animal Hospital
701 Bedford Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507-1527
Tel: (914) 666-8061
[Website]
Additional information:
Dr. Hess also sees appointments at the following clinics:Bond Animal Hospital, 250 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606, (914)949-8860; Croton Animal Hospital, 7 South Riverside Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520, (914) 271-6222; Hudson Highlands Veterinary Specialty Group, 222 Lime Kiln Road, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533, (845) 223-8682.
Comments:

KM - Dr Hess is the only board certified exotics veterinarian in New York State. Dr. Hess treats reptiles, birds, exotic mammals, ferrets, hedgehogs, etc. (03/19/05)
PM - Dr. Hess has cared for my green iguanas for many years. I cannot imagine a more knowledgeable, caring or compassionate veterinarian. Dr. Hess was formerly head of the avian and exotics service at the world-renowned Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Hess is the only veterinarian in Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Putnam and Orange counties who treats avian and exotics pets exclusively. (02/09/06)

Bronx
Stephen Katz, VMD
Concourse Animal Hospital
2356 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
Tel: (718) 933-1002
Website
Comments:
DD - I have had a great experience with Dr. Katz when my green iguana required surgery for an injured leg. He knows his stuff and didn't try to sell me things I don't need. The prices are very good and everyone there is very friendly and helpful. They have helped me alot. (09/27/04)
Brooklyn
Park Slope Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital
365 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Tel: (718) 832-3899
Comments:

GK - Dr. Salas is very kind and thorough. She has treated our young RES turtles several times. (08/16/04)
A - Doctor Salas is an excellent vet, but Animal Kind only treats dogs and cats as of late. They are worth a long car trip if you have a dog or cat, but if you have a reptile, it seems you have to make a trip to Manhattan or the Bronx for veterinary care. Argh! (03/22/06)

Campbell Hall
James Zgoda, DVM
Otterkill Animal Hospital
258 Maybrook Rd.
Campbell Hall, NY 10916-9647
Tel: (845) 427-2854
Fax: (845) 427-2344
[Email] [Website]
Comments:

DB - Dr. Zgoda has a professional membership with the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians. I worked with this doctor for a few years in early 1990's in NJ and he is very good. Highly recommended. co-worker recommended (07/07/06)

Canastota
Deborah Johnson, DVM
Village Veterinary Hospital PC
230 Genesee Street
Canastota, NY 13032
Tel: (315) 363-8700
Comments:
BH - Have done business with this large group for many years. Initially with cats, dogs and now reptiles. The group has a great reputation and clients (many dog breeders and showers) come from all over the state. Dr. Johnson is the reptile vet with many years of reptile experience prior to recently joining this group. She has examined many of my Bearded Dragons and most recently pulled Morpheus thru a tough time with a sizable skin abcess/hematoma. She has been right on the money each time. (04/08/03)

Centereach
Charles Greco, DVM
Animal Medical Hospital Of Centereach
2425 Middle Country Road
Centereach, NY 11720
Tel: (631) 585-5353
Comments:

JM - He has treated my torts as well as some of my rescues. He also keeps torts of his own. (09/06/03)
W - I brought FOUR snakes at different times to Dr. Greco, all of which he treated and they shortly died after. He may be qualified for other reptiles, but has [not] been successful with my green tree pythons and common boas. (02/17/04)
JM - Gives poor husbandry and diet advice for turtles and tortoises. Thinks Vitamin A shots should be given to turtles as a cure all. (12/04/04)
Dobbs Ferry
Steven B. Ringer, DVM
Dobbs Ferry Animal Hospital
340 Ashford Avenue
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Tel: (914) 693-5900
Comments:

J - Excellent, laid back, loves herps. Dr. Ringler has several herps in his office. He was recommended to me by the local nature center, The Greenburgh Nature Center. It is where they take their animals. Not only is he good, he does not overcharge for his services (03/04/01)
TS - A week earlier my turtle was treated for a prolapse by a vet who is only in my areaa once a week. It was nearly 5 PM on July 3rd when I spoke to Dr Ringer for the first time. Not only did he agree to wait so that I could drive home from Brooklyn but he and another vet spent more than an hour working with my turtle and educating me. From the perspective of a healthcare professional I would rate Dr. Ringer 11 on a scale of 1-10. His knoledge and committment are exemplary! His fee schedule is about 60% less than that of the animal hospital in White Plains (not the emergency clinic). Dr. Ringer is available 6 days and 2 evenings a week. I feel very fortunate to have found someone who I can trust to care for my pets! (07/04/06)
R - I was moving from Buffalo, NY to North Miami Beach, Florida with my Ball Python 'Slythe' in tow. I pit stopped at my Mom's house in Westchester and when I went to bring him into the house he looked real bad. After an hour he still wasn't moving. A google search to Herp vet Connection helped me to find the phone number of Dobbs Ferry Animal Hospital. Dr Ringer and his staff (a guy whose name I never did get) were totally caring and totally amazing. They instructed me as to what to do right over the phone and asked me to call the next day to let them know the outcome. 4 hours later Slythe was slithering around in his tank, thank goodness. I can't express just how much I appreciate the kindness, compassion and knowledge of Dr Ringer and his staff. (03/02/07)

East Amherst
Dr. Laura Wade
Dr. Alexandra Adamcak
Dr. Sandy Adamack All Creatures Animal Hospital
6419 Transit Road
East Amherst, NY 14051
Tel: (716) 636-3600
Fax: (716)636-3614
Comments:

NM - Board certified, excellent rapport and expertise with all herps I've seen her [S. Adamack] handle. (01/18/04)
DT - Both of above doctors [Wade/A. Adamack]are ABVP board-certified Avian Veterinarians who also see reptiles and amphibians. Able to CBC/Blood Chemistry on site as well as posessing specialized equipment to faciltate working with exotics. (02/13/05)

East Aurora
Dr. Carl Tomaschke
Seneca Animal Hospital
7441 Seneca Street
East Aurora, NY 14052
Tel: (716) 652-6120
Comments:

AS - Dr. Tomaschke has always given excellent care and has impressed me with his knowledge and expertise with a variety of herps, including several species of turtles and tortoises, snakes, and lizards. (03/22/01)
LM - Dr. Tomaschke is very knowledgable and does not overcharge. Very willing to teach and pleasant to deal with. (BCI Hog Island was taken to him (03/01/06)
KS - One of the best reptile vets in the area. Always caring and compassionate to the animals. Has a current and vast knowledge for the reptiles. Highly recommend. (06/19/06)

East Syracuse
Gary Rothman, DVM
Eastside Animal Hospital
6647 Kirkville Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Tel: (315) 431-0113

Goshen
Alistair S. Chapnick, DVM
Goshen Veterinary Center
84 6 1/2 Station Road
Goshen, NY 10924
Tel: (845) 294-6945
Tel: (914) 589-3898
[Email]
Comments:

J- Used to keep herps before he got his license. Great at educating new owners, patient and thorough. Dr. Chapnik is very nice and knowledgable because he was a hobbiest himself. (03/04/01)
Above feedback while at Village Animal Clinic (Ardsley) (12/29/06)
Available for home visits and phone consultations. Mail-n fecal exams also available. (11/17/04) Vet provided information

Guilderland
Dr. Michael McCarthy, DVM
The Animal Hospital
2 Rocking Horse Lane
Guilderland, NY
Tel: (518) 456-0852
[Email [Website]
Comments:

SA - Dr. McCarthy is one of the few experienced herp/exotic animal veterinarians in the Albany area. He works with lizards, chelonians, snakes, rabbits, rodents etc. (02/13/07)
Howard Beach
Dr. Bayha
Howard Beach Animal Clinic
163-11 Cross Bay Boulevard
Howard Beach, NY 11414
Tel: (718) 848-6803
[Website]
Comments:

GK - Recently visited Howard Beach Animal Clinic on Cross Bay Blvd. in Howard beach, Queens only to find a new herp vet in the place of Dr. Feinsod who many held in high regard. Although young and fairly new at her game, the new vet, Dr. Bayha, was extremely knowledgeable, polite and willing to answer questions. The charges were reasonable and the atmosphere friendly. She did a great job with my tortoise and i would highly recommend Dr. Bayha to anyone looking for a new herp vet in NYC. Tell them Glenn Kessler sent you! (10/03/07)

Huntington Station
Heidi L. Hoefer, DVM
Island Exotics Veterinary Care
591 East Jericho Turnpike
Huntington Station, NY 11746
Tel: (631) 424-0300
[Website]
Comments:
KC - Website belongs to the practice [West Hills Animal Hospital (Huntington)]. 24-hour hospital staffing; for extra charge they do housecalls. They board exotics too. Dr. Hoeffner is also a board cert. avian vet. She's treated my birds,rabbits and several of my bearded dragons. She's very gentle with them, and knows a great deal about their healthy care as well as illnesses. She recommends fecal analysis for every additional reptile a client gets. (07/10/04)
MP Formerly of West Hills Animal Hospital, Dr Hoefer has now opened her own exotics-only animal hospital, the first of its kind on Long Island! Sorry, no dogs or cats allowed! I am Dr Hoefer's technician. She has provided amazing, professional care of my animals, as well as assorted species for our faithful clients. If you want a true family member instead of just a vet, come see Dr. Heidi Hoefer. (01/24/07) Co-worker recommended

Islip
Dr. Elisabeth Simone-Freilicher
Veterinary Medical Center
75 Sunrise Highway West
Islip, NY 11795
Tel: (631) 587-0800
Fax: (631) 587-2006
[Email] [Website]
Comments:

VG - 24 hour availabiltiy for emergencies. Facility does dog and cats, but Dr. Freilicher only does avain and exotic medicine. Bearded dragon, red eared slider, tomato frog. Dr. Freilicher has always shown compassion and great care with my pets. Really takes her time with the exam and the care and in explaining what we were doing and why. (02/06/06)
VG - Provides 24 hour emergency care as well as scheduled appointments. A vian and exotics internship and residency trained. Board-certified. I have had frogs, lizards, and snakes examined with her. Always attentive to husbandry details and to how important they are to herp care. (07/05/07)

Ithaca
Noha Abou-Madi, DVM
Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Campus Road
Ithaca, NY 14853
Tel: (607) 253-3000
Comments:
Before I became a vet myself, Dr. Abou-Madi treated my Brazilian Rainbow boa and also all of my ball pythons. She's extremely knowledgable, gentle, and excellent to work with! (03/06/02)
Claire Berian, DVM
Ithaca Veterinary Housecall
102 Homestead Ter
Ithaca, NY 14850
Tel: (607) 277-9037
Comments:
KN - Does housecalls, or you can bring your pet to her. I brought my iguana to her. She's had lots of experience with iguanas and has one of her own (a rescue). Dr. Berian was great with my ig. She took the time to talk to me on the phone for quite a long time about my lizard when I first called. She does housecalls, or you can bring your animal to her. (07/23/02)

Jamestown
Lori P. Swanson, DVM
Pet Animal Hospital, Inc.
9 Glidden Avenue
Jamestown, NY 14701
Tel: (716) 483-1762
She is experienced with reptiles. Other vets in the area send patients to her when they are not sure what to do for them.
Comments:
MAP - I was referred to her by another herp vet.My Savannah monitor knocked over a stand. His tail must have been caught under it. Necrosis set in, and Dr. Swanson had to amputate half his tail. I was very much impressed with her knowledge and skill, the way she handled the animal, her reassurance, and her professionalism. (02/25/01)

Livonia
Animal Care Facility of Livonia PLLC
6760 Richmond Mills Road
Livonia, NY 14487
Tel: (585) 346-2140
Comments:
M - This vet hospital is great! They do fecals while you wait and are very reasonably priced. They have taken very good care of my bearded dragon. (05/03/02)

Lockport
Doris Campbell, DVM
Cornerstone Veterinary Clinic
781 Davison Road
Lockport, NY 14094
Tel: (716) 433-8670
Comments:
LK - I have taken my iguana there for check ups and when she's had tail problems. Everyone there is very nice, and they remember me each time I go there. I feel Dr. Campbell is very caring and thorough with her exams, and she seem to be quite knowledgable. (08/24/02)

Malone
Stuart Stevens, DVM
Animal Clinic Of Malone
185 West Main Street
Malone, NY 12953
Tel: (518) 483-9080
Comments:
SL - My redtail boa had a resp. infection. Dr stevens was very knowledgable, and he explained what he was doing and showed me how to administer meds which were shots. He is also not that expensive. His visit is only 28 dollars plus whatever the medications cost. (04/04/03)

Mount Vernon
Paul Raiti, DVM
Beverlie Animal Hospital
17 West Grand Street
Mount Vernon, NY 10552
Tel: (914) 664-2784
Comments:

He is very good, but a little expensive.
A: Very good, obviously loves working with reptiles, and very knowledgeable and friendly. I would send anyone to him. I drive 1.5 hours just to see him, and it's worth every minute. He is expensive though. I have an iguana. (09/28/01)

New York
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Adamcak, DVM left practice
Sue Chen, DVM
Katherine Quesenberry, DVM, ABVP
The Animal Medical Center
Vets for Exotics
510 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10021-8383
Tel: (212) 838-7053
[Website]
Comments:

Have had very good experiences there with several different Vets.
JD - Examined my blue-tongued skink. Very knowlegable, very empathic, very responsible. Appointments desk says she is one of only two "exotics" specialists on staff, although the board lists half a dozen. The "herp" specialist the desk referred me to first seems to be a specialist in rabbits and ferrets--she sure either doesn't know anything about reptiles or doesn't care--handed my poor skink off to a very recent graduate who is a specialist in nothing and gave me info even I know is wrong. So if you are going to take a reptile to AMC, I'd advise you to ask for Dr. Chen (10/06/03)
JD - [Adamcak] no longer a Animal Medical Center in NYC (10/06/03)
JS - Dr Quesenberry is the Head of the Exotic Animal Medicine Service of The Animal Medical Center in NYC. I also found that she's co-author of both Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery and Avian Medicine and Surgery, and is the Scientific Editor of the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery. OUTSTANDING and very thorough vet!!! (01/02/04)
JS - My experience at NYC Animal Medical Center echoes that of jd--first herp specialist my skink was referred to seemed to know nothing and care less, but Dr. Sue Chen was very empathic and did her best to help. She also answers her own phone and picked up every time I called. (07/05/04)

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Dr. Robert Moore
Alexandra Wilson, DVM
Linda Pesek, VMD, DABVP (Avian)
The Center for Avian and Exotic Medicine
568 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
Tel: (212) 501-8750
Tel: (212) 501-9600 emerg.
[Website]
Comments:


MD - Dr. Pilny was somewhat knowledgeable of my red ear slider. the visit cost $80. to walk in the door the examination room was freezing cold with no temperature adjustment -the nurse was cold.one thing that turned me off was the dr. believed in manually pullin off dead scutes that had not fallen off my turtles shell...... again $80. to walk in the door $100. for 3 shots for my red ear slider. who is 2 inches long. during the visit the dr. said give me a call if doesnt eat for 3 days my poor turtle DIED 2 HOURS later. the vet said nothing about the possibility of him dying. the amount of cc 's he injected for a 2inch turtle seemed overkill. and i will never know if this was the case. (11/01/04)
MD - Dr. Pilny examined my red ear slider in a room so cold his assistant was shivering. the visit was $80. the medication cost $100. there was no forewarning here. my turtle measured 2 inches long! a wooden splintered cotton swab was used to open my turtles mouth because there was no intrument small enough to fit his little mouth. my turtle (gamago) died 2 hours after a visit to his office. he did not mention anything about my turtle dying although i felt that he might (he had swollen eyes and trouble breathing) ALTHOUGH i thought there was a chance he would pull through since he was superfine the night before posing all cool as he leaned on a rock. doc was sweet but that wasnt enough for me and my good buddy. i think part of my $180. bill went towards the cost of 2 greeting cards, sent seperately, one signed by the staff, one signed by Pilny and his asst. i have still not told the office of my turtles death just to stop sending cards or mailings. if i can be of more/less help or be more specific i am willing to. thanks for posting this gamago thanks you. (11/09/04)
KH - Only veterinary hospital in New York City entirely devoted to avian and exotic pets. Dr. Pilny completed a two year residency in exotic pet medicine at the Animal Medical Center and is elegible to sit for specialty certification in Avian Medicine. Dr. Pilny can see and treat all reptiles and the hospital will board as well. (08/12/04) Affiliate recommended
VF - Dr. Robert Moore examined my bearded dragon. He was full of information on how to get her to eat her greens, and really put my mind at ease that I was doing everything well. He owns several reptiles himself, so he really knows what he is talking about. He had an excellent bedside manner, very patient and took the time to answer all my questions (I had plenty as this was my first bearded dragon). I would highly recommend him, because he really cares for the well-being of the animals, first and foremost. He also didnt try to sell me any unnecessary procedures, and really spent a lot of time with me and my dragon to make sure that my mind was completely at ease about her. I highly recommend him as a doctor, he is fantastic! (05/16/06)
DW - I had an great experience with these vets- Dr. Pilny apparently does not work at this hospital any more. Dr. Wilson and Pesek worked together for over a week to help my russian tortoise, Trooper, who had accidentally eaten a poisonous plant. She was near death- the doctors and the nurses worked tirelessly to save her. And she is now doing wonderfully! The whole experience there was positive, the temperature was comfortable, the facility was emaculate, and the seperate reptile ward was equipped with full spectrum lights, thermometers, tanks, everything a reptile would need. They only work with exotic pets here, and were extremely knowlegable as well as having caring bedside manors. I really appreciate everything they did for me and Trooper. (07/07/07)

Newburgh
Don Factor, DVM
Westend Veterinary Office
Newburgh, NY 12550
Tel: (845) 565-0804
Fax: (845) 565-0885
Full service veterinary hospital for domestic and exotic pets. Mobile care available.
Comments:

Dr. Factor treated my Fly River turtle for a systemic fungal infection. The treatment was successful. The costs were very reasonable compared to other local exotic veterinarians. The office staff was very professional and caring. (02/01/02)

MW - Dr. Factor is an expert with exotic birds AND raptors. He has been an enormous asset to our bird of prey educational program: Talons! Highly recommended (07/11/02)
ACB - Dr. Factor has screened all of my geckos, and treated our baby leopard who had a parasite infection. (He's also great with cats/dog, prairie dog & bunnies!) The office staff is great too! Worth the long travel time (40 minutes from where we are). (05/01/03)
Newburgh Veterinary Hospital
1716 Route 300
Newburgh, NY 12550
Tel: (845)564-2660
[Website]
Comments:


S (08/27/07)

Orchard Park
Helen E. Roberts, DVM
5 Corners Animal Hospital PC
2799 Southwestern Boulevard
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Tel: (716) 677-4477
Fax: (716) 677-0185
Additional Information:
Member of R.A.R.E.! Reptile Adoption, Rehabilitation & Education, Inc.
Comments:

MLJ - Not a know it all! Although very knowledgeable Dr.Roberts is willing to learn from other vets as well as experienced rehabbers and herpers. Attends multiple classes to update her knowledge on all aspects of reptile as well as other exotics maintenance and medicine. Also one of the top authorities on Pond Fish!!! (08/16/01)
HVC Note: Dr. Roberts formerly practiced at Community Pet Care Hospital, Lackawanna, NY (09/17/04)
Plainview
Robert A. Monaco, DVM
Old Country Animal Clinic
669 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY 11803
Tel: (516) 938-7218
[Email]
Comments:

ME - Dr. Monaco examined my bearded dragon, Darius. Dr. Monaco was extremely kind & gentle, he spoke to Darius the whole time & stroked him to keep him calm. The Dr. also apologized to my dragon when he had to open his mouth to check him out. Dr. Monaco sees many different exotics & his office is full of them! He also specializes in avian (birds) & sees dogs & cats. His prices are quite reasonable & worth every penny. Dr. Monaco is also very kind & helpful to us humans that care for our pets. I highly recommend him. (08/23/01)
C - ... The vet has since seen my White's tree frog and is wonderful just as the other comment says...I wouldnt want anyone else in my area to miss going to him, if they need a reptile vet. (02/11/03)
PT - Dr. Monaco has been my vet since my first bearded dragon, Brendan. And now sees all three of my babies. He showed his openmindedness when Angeal had giardia and it was not clearing up. He readily took information from any good source he could get and changed treatment which cleared her problem completely. He explains everything thoroughly, and all my scaly kids are comfortable with him. (12/10/04)

Port Jefferson Station
Brian Rose, DVM
Jeff Rose, DVM
Jefferson Animal Hospital
606 Patchogue Road (Route 112)
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Tel: (631) 473-0415
[Email]
Comments:
JOH - I have used this vet office for a variety of different animals (herps as well as cats and dogs), including a complicated surgery on a sulcata tortoise. Both vets are very familiar with herp medicine and surgery and have always performed all my pets' routine as well as emergency medical care in a professional and caring manner. I would go a much greater distance to visit this herp vet, but am lucky enough to live very close. (08/19/03)

Poughkeepsie
Louise-Anne Morin, DVM
Compassion Veterinary Health Care Center
235 South Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Tel: (845) 473-4011
[Website]
Comments:

PO - Green iggy, new pet checkup and fecal ex. I am very pleased with Dr. Morin and the staff at C.V.H.C. She takes her time and gets to know the owner and the patient. (03/12/06)
Rochester
Rebecca A. Price, DVM
South Towne Veterinary Hospital
4084 West Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623
Tel: (716) 334-1550
Comments:

BC - This is the Best exotic animal vet I have met in a long time. I have had large and small snakes from a full grown Green Anaconda to Ball Pythons and Dr. Price treats every pet as if it were her own. With love and care. I have had 3 Ball Pythons that would not eat and 2 that had bad infections throughout their systems. She has helped all of them. (08/14/01)
MS - Vet has moved to California. (03/29/05)

Scarsdale
Dr. Grayson
Center for Veterinary Care
640 Central Park Avenue
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Phone: (914) 723-1250
Comments:

D - Comments: There are other vets in this practice but I have only dealt with Dr. Grayson. He treated a leopard gecko of mine for a rectal prolapse. It was an emergency case and he made sure to see us as soon as we walked in. I have been to many other herp vets but none knew the correct husbandry for leopard gecko's so well. He asked for detailed background information and made me feel totally comfortable leaving my gecko with him during the procedure. His prices are substantially lower than other hospitals and he is eager to answer any questions or concers during the visit and afterwards. I would not go to another vet after seeing him. (01/24/05)

Southold
Robert Pisciotta, DVM
North Fork Animal Hospital
58605 Main Road
Southold, NY 11971
Tel: (631) 765-2400
[Website]
Comments:
KT - Specializes in herps and birds and has even spayed a sea lion for the local aquarium. We take our 2 igs there. Dr. Rob even has medications specially made for our igs by a local pharmacist. (05/14/03)
Watertown
Dr. Jeff Baier
The Animal Doctors
1631 State Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Tel: (315) 786-3340
Fax: (315) 786-0645
[Email]
Comments:

10 years at the Denver Zoo as the primary reptile veterinarian. Veterinary advisor to Komodo Dragon SSP Consulting Veterinarian for the New York State Living Museum. Masters degree in nutrition. (12/15/04) Vet self-recommended

West Islip
Elisabeth Simone-Freilicher, DVM, ABVP (Avian)
VMCLI
75 Sunrise Hwy.
West Islip, NY 11795-2033
Tel: (631) 587-0800
[Website]
Comments:

VG - 24 hour emergency care.Internship and residency trained in reptile medicine and surgery. Bearded Dragon and my tomato frog were taken great care of and a wild eastern box turtle that she pinned the shell back together on that is healing fantastic. (10/10/07)

West Seneca
Ted Winkle, DVM
Southtowns Animal Hospital
154 Orchard Park Rd
West Seneca, NY 14224 USA
Tel: (716) 824-4108
[Website]
Comments:

S - Dr. Winkle is very good vet who is always sharing information with other vets, either in the area or on the web via the VIN network. (04/03/06)

Valley Cottage
Linda Atkins, DVM
Valley Cottage Animal Hospital
202 Route 303
Valley Cottage, NY 10989
Tel: (845) 268-9263
[Website] [Email]
Dr. Atkins handles all small exotics including reptiles, and works closely with local wildlife rehabbers. A full service veterinary hospital.
Comments:
Dr. Atkins handles all of my turtles and the injured wild ones I find. She is an excellent veterinarian. (02/01/02)
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