Animal Specialty Center started as a dream for Dr. Richard Joseph and Dr. Jason Berg nearly a decade ago. In the fall of 2007 it became a reality a complete, purpose-built, specialty veterinary center in Westchester County, New York, delivering customers, veterinarians and specialists with the most innovative diagnostic tools and advanced treatments available.


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  City Yonkers , NY
  Zip Code 10701
  Address 9 Odell Plz
  Phone Number (914) 457-4000

  • Great for non life threatening illness
  • A ton

My 8yr old boxer was having trouble. Vomiting, lethargic. We took her to our normal vet hudson highlands to be examined. They told me they thought she had a blockage but didn't have the ultrasound needed so i was referred to ASC. There they ran tests including an ultrasound and said it was normal, and diagnosed her with possible lepto. As 2 days passed she became sicker, wouldnt eat, in pain. So another sono was ordered. These results showed a blocked duct as well as an inlarged gallbladder. Surgery was performed. All went well, and than things turned.

My poor baby needed a blood transfusion, a ton of meds, was bleeding internally and pooping black tar. Ultimately, the blood transfusion didnt take and she passed away from lack of oxygen to her brain. Had they diagnosed the original issue on the first day, my babygirl could of been saved. I beleive they missed these HUGE stones that were blocking the bile duct. Stones of there size, DONT evolve in 2 days. Because of there neglect and blind eye, my girl passed.

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  • I would not recommend this business

If you want to experience the worst care, the most money hungry system in the US then go to this hospital. Your pet is just a dollar sign to their failing business after many pet owners became save to the negligence of the partners desperate to pay for a new facility at your expense. They have teaching going on, and do not tell you the truth about anything.
Do not go there, animal lovers this place is about one thing only $$$ which would be ok if the care was excellent but its not.

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  • I would not recommend this business
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I wish I had done an internet search before going to Dr. Joseph and ASC in Yonkers NY. They broke every rule normally followed by veterinarians in the care of pets. Then, when my beloved pet died due to their negligence, they lied about it to save their licenses in NY. Now I find on the web other heartbroken pet owners who had the same experience as me. Please, do not bring your pet to these people. It will be the worst move you can make for your pet, and for you. If your veterinarian refers you to them, go get another vet!

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Illnesses Dr. Plotnick "Cat Man Do"(n't) and others hadn't even heard of, Dr. Joseph cures
  • So what, 8$ an hour to rent a car from connect by hertz, to get there from NYC (<1hr round trip)

My 8 month old kitten had to be admitted to a hospital after losing his ability to use his hind legs. My fiance and I stayed up for a week and a half straight, commuting to and from Manhattan Veterinary Specialists, and Manhattan Cat Specialists. Every test conceivable was performed on my kitten, from blood tests, to x-rays, urine analysis, he was seen by neurologists, top nutritionists, you name it. My kitten stayed by my side when friends and family members thought I was going to die from an illness I'm still battling. He rubbed his cheek against mine when i cried, and slept on my chest when I was scared and hopeless.

I was NOT going to accept the words of 7 separate veterinarians that every single test was "normal" and he was "healthy" after losing the ability to walk, use the litter box, and eat on his own! Dr. Joseph was kind, took the time to explain everything to us, patiently, and took into account that we were not doctors, but were so very eager to understand what was happening to our kitten. He spent as much time as was needed to answer every question we had, through and through. Through a physical examination, that seemed to be superficial to the laymen eyes, but turned out to be a genius at work, he was able to give us more answers and optimism than anyone. We saw him yesterday.

Today, our cat is beginning to use his legs again. I'm convinced, that it is not only from his precise prescription/dosing of medicine, but also because of his positive, gentle nature, is the reason my cat is improving at the rate he is. As if this cake needed a cherry on top, he also gave us a 10% discount because we came from the city, which was only a 20 minute drive during rush hour.

Value for moneyyou will not get this anywhere else
Service & support5 stars says it all, everyone picked from the cream of the crop
Qualitysimply remarkable, will make you angry you ever went anywhere else
Locationfree parking, quiet, straight line from NYC, accessible
Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would not recommend this business
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  • Lack of concern, negligence, outrageous costs

We had a terrible experience at ASC and Dr. Joseph as well. Their lack of concern, negligent treatment, and outrageous costs sent us running out of there. We then went to a neurological veterinarian on LI who was just the opposite. We would never recommend ASC or Joseph to care for our dog.

Value for moneyOutrageously high fees
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QualityNo quality
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  • Terrible Veterinarians

We're heartbroken because of Dr. Richard Joseph and the Animal Specialty Center. They violated all the rules for safely performing an MRI, resulting in the death of our beloved dog, then lied about it to the authorities to save their skins and retain their veterinary licenses. It was the worst experience we've had in over 30 years of pet ownership.

Value for moneyVery expensive
Service & supportVery cold
QualityTerrible veterinarians
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