Dakota Veterinary Center White Plains, New Jersey

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Rali Prentis

2 years ago

We took our house rabbits here for a very long time. Medically and surgically great care, but care deteriorates as your pet ages. Do not, under any circumstance, medically board your pet with this practice. Our elderly rabbit passed away shortly after being 'medically boarded' at Dakota. She was checked out severely dehydrated, it became clear she did not receive any veterinary care, nor even basic care, during her 10 day stay. The communication after this event was terrible, we waited 2 days to see Gil Stanzione. The whole time the practice insisted she was checked out in 'fine' condition. Extremely disappointed, not to mention the grief our family is currently suffering, and will never use this practice again. We are making a formal complaint.

Brian Smith

2 years ago

Always a positive experience - vets are attentive and ready to explain things and reception is responsive and proactive. Highly recommended!

Craig Demo

2 years ago

They take care all of our animals are very professional and do exceptional work

Qiao yan Gao

2 years ago

I didn’t believe the one stars at first but it really was true. If you go for a visit you have to at least prepare $200-300. They over charge for the shots that my 3 month old puppy has to have. The last time we went they told us the last basic shots for puppies she had to have was next 3 weeks. But when we went back, and got the shots, they told us she had to get more shots and that those were just the first few of the basics and she had to get more shots. Each time to get shots were about $200-300. When she got her medicine, we clearly asked when she had to have them, before or after meals. The vet told us anytime just two times a day. But when I called back, they told me again it was suppose to be 12 hours apart and that the “anytime” they said were suppose to be 12 hours apart, but the vet never specifically said it. With both incidents, the amount of shots and the medicine, two different people said different things. So if you are going there make sure to let them be specific about the medications and pay attention to the billing amount!


2 years ago

Friendly, helpful and great service.

Allison Buonamassa

2 years ago

Can’t say enough about this amazing practice! Dr Gil And his team have been taking care of our dogs for over 20 years. From the “routine” to the emergency they are always kind, informative and expertly skilled! Webrought our 11 year old lab in for a routine allergy shot and Dr Gil also looked in her ears and eyes and noticed something wrong with the pressure in one eye. Knowing that we were leaving for a vacation he was able to get us into see an ophthalmic specialist the same day ( A Friday in the summer). Turns out our dog had an ulcer on her cornea which if left untreated would have been a terrible outcome. You might have to wait on hold a little as the office is busy - but the attention and care you get from everyone is worth the wait. We love Dakota ( and Dr Gil!)

Anne Mascolo

2 years ago

This has been vet for my 3 furbabies since 2014...Doctors, Vet Techs, staff all so accommodating, compassionate and phenomenal veterinarians. I wish my human doctors were so amazing. Thanks Dr. Gil Stanzione and your team for the incredible care and love bestowed on Carlie this week????????????????‍⚕️????‍⚕️????????⚕️????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Janet Martinez

2 years ago

I have two dogs every time we come here me and my bf would spend about $300-$400 per dog. I understand they need there shots and what not but sometimes we don’t have enough , so when we told one of the ladies there she pretty much said we shouldn’t have dogs then. And when the actual doctor came she kept telling him with “there’s a financial problem” or “money is an issue”.She kept giving us an attitude it’s not like she was going to pay for our the bill we simply asked if some things could be taken off that weren’t necessary at the moment. You really do pay an arm and a leg here , take your pets elsewhere . Updated : 8/28/2021 Apart from what the huge vaccine bills let me tell you about what was supposed to be a routine spay, with a rabies vaccine & a chance for dog to be in heat . $2,500. For the spay. At the time I didn’t realize the things on the bill & I just wanted my dog to get spayed because we did not want her to get pregnant again. I now work in a veterinary clinic & had some fellow techs & DVMS look over the bill & they said half the things on my bill were not needed for a spay. The cost of the spay is outrageous, the things they added just so they could get more money out of me is outrageous. This place only cares about money, i was charged for a laser therapy treatment for my dog which she never got, I was charged for medications which she also never got. Her Sutures were so bad I felt like they were come apart . No follow up appointment for suture removal or anything . Disgusting.

Marielos Osorio

2 years ago

I normally do not like to write bad reviews about a location unless I feel the place is tricking people. This place is very expensive. They also overcharge you and ensure to double check your bill before paying as they may charge you for something your pet did not get. This happened to me with my puppy. They said they did a fecal sample and I was there the hole visit and they did not and they charged me for it. If you come here be prepared to pay at least $300-400 per visit (this is just a regular visit. Forget it if your pet is sick) if you have a puppy. I wouldn’t recommend this place, unless you have extra money to spare.

Melanie Turza

2 years ago

Needed to take my bunny in on an emergency basis and the vet did not want to stay after an extra 15 min for me to drive to take her in. That is so wrong. You should not be in this profession if you don't have a heart and care about the animals.

Wanda DeLaCruz

2 years ago

Love the care that my furbaby gets every time he goes in.

Jennifer Dargin

2 years ago

Dakota has been our go-to vet for our 3 bunnies since we found out about them through NY Rabbit Rescue & Rehab in 2016. Most recently, Dr. Gil was able to surgically remove a tumor from a very fragile area of our bunny's eye. Our bunny has recovered wonderfully! Dr. Gil and his vet tech team, especially Emily, are highly experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to rabbit health, surgery, and care. We do not trust anyone else with our rabbits!

Byron Cheung

2 years ago

We rescued a bunny and took him to Dakota for tick removal and check up. Dr. Stanzione wasn't there but the rest of the staffs was still amazing. Emily the nurse was a rabbit enthusiast herself, was very patient in cleaning up the bunny and gave me load of information about how to care for them. Only slight problem was I left them message from the website over the weekend but no one called back on Monday, so I called again, but at least they managed to schedule me in on Monday (also to be fair I only waited for 2 hrs after they opened on monday maybe they would have called if I have waited longer?) This will probably be the place to take care of our bunny from now on!

Stan Shargors

2 years ago

I have taken my guinea pigs there a few times and got a great service every time. The guinea pigs were properly diagnosed, given a supply of medication, set on their way and got better every time. The animal hospital handled the Covid situation very well. Will definitely be back.

Nicole Walker

2 years ago

This is by far the best rabbit vet in the tri state area. Dr. Stanzione is extremely knowledgeable and really cares about his patients. He also has an incredible way of explaining what’s wrong with your rabbit in plain English and does not do unnecessary tests or procedures like some vets do. He truly saved my rabbits life and I will be forever grateful.


2 years ago

They were very nice and sweet! Explained the problem clearly and treated my hamster well. Thank you.

Rachel Mesaris

2 years ago

Do not bring your pets here!!!!

Joseph De Cosmo

3 years ago

They have been my favorite doctor from 8 weeks old


3 years ago

My pup gets treated so well by everyone. Shanell always answers the phone with such a pleasant attitude. Dr. Saura has been treating my puppy since I started going there and she has been phenomenal. The techs are always available to answer any questions I have. When I first got Chewie he was so sick and Dr. Saura was incredible in getting him better. She has truly made this a pleasant experience.

I Remember The Goat

3 years ago

After being a pet owner for more than 30yrs ive never felt like i was being given services that wete not needed at the time. I felt as if my bill was being padded, i dont mind paying for things that are needed but not even asking me and telling me what you are doing to my pet... if i was a person that didnt know i would have fallen for it... not happy!

Carol Goshine

3 years ago

Great good value for your money

Susie Brubaker

3 years ago

Best Veterinary Clinic around. All 5 if my dogs have been taken care of by Dakota. The highest quality and most loving staff

Emma Rothe

3 years ago

Everyone at this veterinary center is incredibly friendly and helpful! The vet tech Justin assisted me and showed great hospitality and customer service. Dr. Marteney is an amazing doctor and took very good care of my dog.

Joseph Decosmo

3 years ago

They are just great my dog love everything about the doctors the people come into the room with her love her she loves them

Maria Trusa

3 years ago

Staff is very nice but it is expensive

Matthew Zinman

3 years ago

Professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. These are the words I'd use to describe all of the staff here. Both Dr. Stanzione and Dr. Marteney are always incredibly gentle with my cats and answer every question my girlfriend and I could think up. I never feel rushed in the examination room and all options are always discussed before making a decision. All the vet techs (assistants) are professional and give top-notch care every time. I completely trust the judgment and the care of the staff. Their receptionists are always very helpful and patient as well and can easily walk you through any issue in terms of scheduling appointments and processing any payment.

Rich Fanter

3 years ago

Major Money Grab. They'll take good car of your pet when you visit but very expensive. After a $2,000 bill they won't even call you back. Called 4 times to try and speak to Dr for follow up questions. Couldn't even get a call back. Very disappointed.


3 years ago

My yorkie has been going to this vet since she was 3 months old. She's now 13 years old. They are caring and want the best for both you and pet, who are treated like family members. This vet is pricey, but I've tried other vets in the area, and they are all the same in regards to price. 5 stars because you've cared for my yorkie from puppyhood to seniorhood.

Sophie A

3 years ago

great place! my pup had a great visit and i was eased by the wonderful service at this establishment. the doctor gave me a detailed report and helpful hints over the phone. they practice extensive social distancing and made me feel safe despite covid19. the staff members were polite, sweet, and intelligent. i would recommend

Amanda Walsh

4 years ago

Best vet I have ever been too. They really care about your pets. They are knowledgeable and especially great with bunnies!!

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Dakota Veterinary Center, New Jersey, White Plains

381 Dobbs Ferry Rd

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