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CARING AND GENTLE

We have a rare breed of dog called a Alaskan Klee Kia and wanted to make sure she received the best care possible that's why we made it our business to take her to see Dr. Carin. He was compassionate and wanting to make sure my Klee Kia would not have any adverse reactions to her injections Dr. Carin spaced them out over several weeks to make sure she would be fine. Ive had dogs all my life and I have never seen any veterinarian take this approach and I couldn't be happier. Island Trees Veterinary Hospital, you have a customer for life

Our sweet Lola

On Monday, Dec.7th our 2 year old Shih tzu/bichon Lola became sick. She had gotten sick, as dogs sometimes do, but I knew her behavior wasn't right. I called Island Trees Veterinary Hospital and told them I felt she really needed to be seen. Without hesitation, they fit her in. Dr. Caren was extremely concerned with her color and judging from what he saw left on her hair after being sick, he wanted an x-ray. He immediately took an x-ray and saw she clearly had an object lodged in her stomach. He suggested she stay overnight. Luckily the 4 pennies projected themselves out and no surgery was needed,but she had zinc toxins in her stomach and was clearly not out of the woods yet. Dr. Caren was diligent in keeping close tabs on Lola. At one point she was getting paler and he immediately started a blood transfusion on her. This coupled with IV's helped Lola's system fight the toxins and her next blood test came out better. Dr. Caren (and Dr. Gottlieb) took amazing care of our sweet girl and were very patient explaining everything to me when I called for updates.The girls in the office were very compassionate as well and were clearly rooting for our sweet girl to bounce back.. Lola's back home and acting like nothing happened.
I would highly recommend Island Trees Veterinary Hospital to take care of your furry family members.

Compassionate care with great service!

My experience with Island Tree Veterinary Hospital has been wonderful. The Dr. Gottlieb, Dr. Caren and their staff are knowledgeable and caring professionals. A few years back we rescued a kitten with an amputated foot. He was having a problem with it because the amputation was done wrong. We took him to our regular vet and he recommended we amputate the rest of the leg to fix it. Our regular vet at the time did not do that kind of surgery so he recommended Island Tree. We brought him in and he was seen by Dr. Caren. He also recommended the leg be fully amputated to help. We agreed to the surgery. Our kitten is now a beautiful, healthy, full grown cat that jumps, runs and loved to play with his three dog siblings. Going to Island Tree save our kitten and we will always be thankful for the care and attention they gave to us.
Dr. Gottlieb has also been wonderful in helping up with a situation we had with our dogs. We have three dogs and occasionally they would fight. A few times we had to bring them to our vet to get some staples put in for injuries. We were not happy with the way our old vet was handling our case. He never offered advice on how to stop the fighting and did not seem to care to help. I then remembered how happy I was with the care we received at Island Tree when we brought in our cat, so we decided to bring in our dogs. Again we were very happy with the care we received and the full attention to the situation we were given. Dr. Gottlieb took the time to talk to us and discussed things that could help stop the fighting. Yet again going to Island Tree was the best thing to do. My dogs are now doing great. Thanks again Island Trees!

Dr Caren

Dr Caren is a life saver... his diagnosis is always spot on. He treats our pets with such love and compassion.. and he is also compassionate to us humans!

I have an little Shorkie who was injured, he took us in right away, was able to quickly make a diagnosis and within minutes had my pet admitted and comfortable.

When my pet required a specialist, I told them who his doctor was and they spoke highly of his work ethic, and his reputation for integrity and how well respected he is among his peers. Thank you for keeping my furry family well. If I could give him 10 stars I would!

The best

Being going here for 21 years they have nothing but the utmost respect and care for my dogs and cat and myself. Recommend them highly and would not trust any one but Dr. Gottlieb, either one. Wonderful and caring staff.

Absolutely nothing but the best veterinary care in the Hicksville area. The staff here have always been wonderful to our two pups from day one. I love that this is a family run place. We have been seen by all three doctors and they are all just wonderful.We recently had an emergency with our little guy Walter early in the morning. We walked in at 8am, as I was afraid to take him to an emergency vet. I felt much better having someone who knows us already and who we trust to take a look at him. Dr. Brad Gottlieb was not supposed to be in until 10. We panicked, not wanting our little guy to suffer in pain for two more hours. The staff called the dr and he came in to the office right away to see him. He explained everything he was doing and what he was checking in great detail, making sure we didn't panic if we heard him yelping in pain again. He then explained in detail what exactly the problem was and what we need to do about it. They could have charged us a lot more than they did (we were actually expecting it)

Best Vet Hospital

This Hicksville vet hospital is amazing! Both Dr Gottliebs are wonderful and extremely knowledgable. Island Trees Vet takes wonderful care of my dog SYDNEY. The staff is very caring and always courteous. I moved away from Hicksville and still drive over 1 hr to use them. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

Amazing Dr's & Exceptional Staff!

Just wanted to say what a delight it is to use Island Trees Veterinary Hospital. From the time you walk in,to the time you leave everyone is so helpful and sweet. I've been bringing my dog here for 8 years and it's always a pleasure. The Dr's, front desk staff and techs are all wonderful. Special thanks to Dr.Caren for always making Jeter feel comfortable. They are very caring, thorough and compassionate! If you haven't found a vet you love yet, try them they are awesome!

I have been coming to this animal clinic in Hicksville for over 10 years with my previous cats and current dog. The staff and doctors have been great with all of them. All my experiences with everyone there has been positive and helpful.

Love Dr. Caren & Staff

First impressions are worth everything!! Tracy the receptionist was the first person I spoke with and it was an instant connection when she knew my puppy "Gillies" was named after Clark Gillies from the Islanders!!!

We needed and immediate appointment Gillies was lethargic,face was swollen, and he was very agitated. We had been to our previous vet for the same symptoms and had the not been resolved. Dr. Caren immediately knew he had puppy strangles at first sight. He immediately statrted treatment him. Dr. Caren was thorough,caring, and compassionate. Gillies is now on a road to recovery. I couldn't be more thankful. Wish my own M.D. was this great!!

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