Testimonials

    
“We switched to First Avenue Vet after our previous vet could not get us in while our dog was experiencing what I believed to be an urgent issue.

I am so glad we found them. The front desk, nurses and Dr. Temple were all kind, informative and reassuring. Pricing is fair (their exam fee is actually $15 less than our previous vet) and Dr. Temple gave an array of testing options – she did not push the most expensive and answered me honestly when I asked what she would do if it were her dog. Dr. Temple has been available via phone the two times I’ve called – and one of the times she was surprisingly the person who answered the phone. She speaks in a way that is easy to understand vs. using only medical terminology. The office is clean and spacious. I am blown away by this practice and really feel grateful that we stumbled upon them, I know our girls health is in good hands with the staff here.”

– K W.

    
“My dog Teddy and I LOVE the staff & doctors ar First Ave. They have been taking care of Teddy since he was rescued by Social Tees four years ago! Definitely recommend.”

– Morgan T.

    
“You are all so lovely! Thank you for taking care of Willie.”

– Rachel N.

    
Brought my dog in for a rash, and ended up getting some vaccines updates as well. Very lovely staff, great covid procedures, and they were sensitive to my current budget (a little tight right now because of covid).

“Was so happy to get my kitten seen without an appt. He just came home on the 7th from adopting @ the ASPCA and had problem with scab coming off his enucleation site. Don t know how this happened since he had Ecollar on. Vet did a good job.”

– Jan N.

    
“What a wonderful practice. For years, I took my dog to see a veterinarian in a mobile vet van in Bushwick — he did a great job, and it was considerably less expensive than a brick and mortar vet, but a practice like yours is just far more comprehensive in treatment. Thank you for everything!”

– Charles W.

    

“I was very happy with everything. I appreciate how quickly I could change my appointment, and the follow call the next day was really nice. I’ll definitely bring Little Girl back.”

– Jayne R.

    

“First time visit at this Veterinary office – a wonderful experience. Thank you.”

– Kathrine K.

    

“Amazing staff and excellent service. This is the best vet care Kirby has ever had :)”

– Vivi M.

    

“I absolutely love First Avenue Vet! My dog and I recently moved to the NYC area and picked First Avenue Vet because it was conveniently located near our apartment. They were always one phone call away and their walk-in appointments make it extremely easy to get medical advice for your furry friend on a moment’s notice. I cannot recommend this veterinarian enough because they genuinely care about the health and wellbeing of your pet and do their best to address your concerns!”

– Ali T.

    
Brought my dog in for a rash, and ended up getting some vaccines updates as well. Very lovely staff, great covid procedures, and they were sensitive to my current budget (a little tight right now because of covid).

“Very caring staff and wonderful vet. Always happy with the knowledge and care given my Lily.”

– Yolanda L.

    
“I have been taking my dog to see Dr. Poller since he was 8 weeks old and no matter where I have moved over the last three years, this will always be the vet clinic I go to! Every single person who works here truly cares about the animals they interact with and it shows! First Avenue Vet will always be my first recommendation for any pet parent with an animal at any age.”

– Polly J.

    

“Initially recommended by the adoption agency, First Avenue Vet is now our regular vet for both our hounds. They are very patient with both the dogs and owners, always willing to go the extra mile to explain what is going on and the various options for our pets. I would highly recommend them to any pet owner!”

– Kathryn-Ann S.

    

“Brought my dog in for a rash, and ended up getting some vaccines updates as well. Very lovely staff, great covid procedures, and they were sensitive to my current budget (a little tight right now because of covid).

My dog seemed to really enjoy it too. She loves everything, but she also loved this place.”

– Charles W.

    

“First Ave Vet always takes such good care of my baby. Dr. Temple saw my dog for her most recent visit, and no matter how many patients come through the doors, she always remembers my dog’s conditions and even small things about her. That attention to detail and that level of care is much, much appreciated- I wouldn’t trust anyone else but First Ave Vet to take care of my girl. Thank you Dr. Poller & Dr. Temple for always being outstanding, incredible people!”

– Liz M.