I cannot say enough positive things about VERG
“We have used VERG in the past for all our dogs. Tank, our 14 year old Staffordshire Terrier showed symptoms of either neurological or stroke issues out of the blue on Sat. evening, July 17. He began loosing balance and then complete mobility of his hind legs.
We carried him into VERG and the staff could not have been more helpful and compassionate. They immediately brought us into an exam room as Tank was non-responsive and in need of immediate care. It surly looked as if he was not going to be coming home with us and I believed that going to VERG was going to be the last car ride he would take. Dr. Perez came in took a history gave us some options, took him up for bloods and X-Rays quickly since his condition appeared very serious. In about two hours or so she came down with Tank, he was much more alert but still not able to stand without assistance of a harness. She informed us of his stellar blood results and negative X-Rays. She told us he was severely arthritic and she prescribed meds., told us we would see fairly quick improvement if that was his only issue. Well, she called it right because Sun. morning he was able to stand for short periods and walk with assistance. Later that evening I noticed a rather large swelling near his anus and started to soak it. Mon. morning the swelling was gone but he clearly needed to be seen again. We went back to VERG Mon. morning and hit the lottery, Dr. Brett came into the exam room wanted Tank’s complete history from Sat. and then introduced himself to Tank before starting his exam. He told us that he believed he had a fissure, brought him upstairs for some sedation and further exam. Well in a short time period he came down with my sleepy boy and some new anal sutures so that the fissure could heal. Dr. prescribed some antibiotics and wound care and wanted a follow up in two weeks. He said that we were possibly looking at further surgery is the fissure didn’t heal.
Well to make the story short, the two week visit went very well. Tank was a good boy let me care for his wound and took his meds. along with a little chicken of course. He has improved so beautifully, still on meds. for arthritis, but he is playing, walking and even getting onto his favorite couch. His senior days are back to being great in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. We are so thankful to have our Tank back with us.
I cannot say enough positive things about VERG, not only because of Tank’s positive experience but we have had three other dogs treated by the staff at VERG over the past 10 years. The end results were not always as nice as Tank’s story but the Dr.’s and staff at VERG have always showed kindness, compassion, and expert medical treatment and best of all they are there for you and your furry family members when you need them the most.
Thanks for all that you do and give to the pets on the planet.”
—Donna, John, David and most importantly Tank
Thank you Dr. Shaw
“Our experience at VERG has been, in a word, unique. Never in my life, whether at a veterinarian or a general practitioner, have I ever experienced the sort of care and understanding that we have experienced at VERG. Never before have I had a doctor listen to me the way that Dr. Shaw does, and by that I mean, carefully, intently and compassionately. (And believe me, she puts up with a lot of prattling on from yours truly.) I always feel that my words have been heard and my questions have been answered. And this is, for me at least, rare and invaluable.
The greatest thing about Dr. Shaw is her humanity. While Dr. Shaw’s expertise in internal medicine has been clearly demonstrated time and time again, what makes her (and Melinda) so truly special is her ability to engage not just as a doctor, but also as a human being – one who truly cares about Quint and his continued wellness. Her unflagging commitment to both Quint and our entire family has been both lifesaving and life-affirming. In short, we love her.
Frankly, the most memorable moments we have had at VERG are the two late nights we found ourselves fearful that we might lose our precious boy (our son). However, those less-than-pleasant memories have since been supplanted by the moment I relive each and every time I / we set foot / paw inside of VERG. And that is the way we are always met with smiles and warmth from the minute we enter until the moment we leave. The folks at VERG — from the front desk to the back rooms — have never made us feel anything but warm, welcome, and, well, one of them.
VERG has been a godsend for both Quint and his family. We love him so very much, and will forever be indebted to Dr. Shaw, Melinda, and all those at VERG for getting us to where we are today. The past year and a half has provided some of the most joyous and special moments of my life, and I firmly believe that we would never have had this time with him without the goodness and guidance of our team at VERG. We trust them implicitly.
Thank you, guys. You rule!”
Thank you Dr. Prata
“THANK YOU to Dr. Prata and the staff at VERG for taking great care of Carter. He's doing well… and can't wait to get those stitches out!”
Thank you VERG North
“Thank you from the Ewald's for making our babies, Rakkasan and Bethany, feel much better. All of the staff at VERG North was ABSOLUTELY wonderful and caring. You all went above and beyond to make both us and our dogs feel comfortable. We love you all!!”
—Elizabeth Gallagher Ewal
Our heartfelt thank you… VERG.
“On 8/8/12, we lost Gracie despite your ceaseless and remarkable efforts to help her.
Throughout the process, every option was explained to us and every implication was analyzed. The abilities of your stunning doctors and support staff were a life-saver for us as Gracie’s health problems multiplied and worsened. We were also deeply moved by the tenderness with which she was treated by everyone on every occasion when we brought her to VERG. As you took, and interpreted for us, the tests that showed there was no realistic avenue by which Gracie could be restored to a life with any quality, your staff enabled us to let Gracie go and forestall unnecessary suffering. In the end, after her protracted battle with kidney failure, we could not save Gracie, but she had 15 1/2 years of joyous life with us. (You also described extraordinary medical efforts that could have been made on her behalf with the likelihood of success for each clearly spelled out.)
The decision by us to set Gracie free was made knowingly in certain knowledge that it made sense and was, by any measure, an acceptable and compassionate choice. We offer unqualified thanks for your heroic work, with Gracie, and all the other sick animals who are fortunate enough to come through your doors.”
Very truly yours,
—Martha Rix, Ada Frumerman