We value our clients' experience at Veterinary Outpatient Treatment Center. If your pet or animal is currently a patient, please feel free to complete the following Client Experience Questionnaire. The Questionnaire is in Adobe Acrobat format, and requires the free Acrobat Reader to view.
Dr. David Aguirre
I was referred to Dr. Aguirre for the highly specialized treatment of multifocal lymphoma in my cat Mortimer. I came to find Dr. Aguirre after an arduous search when Mortimer's regular Veterinarian was unequipped to treat lymphoma. Right from the initial consultation, I knew I had found the right physician. Dr. Aguirre is very down to Earth and demonstrates the unique ability to alter his explanations of the diagnosis and treatment plan "on the fly" based on whom he was speaking with -- my mother, who accompanied me during the consultation (and is not a physician), or myself, Chief of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at South Shore Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in West Islip, New York.
As of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, I work with Physicians of all disciplines on a daily basis. From the initial consultation, I found Dr. Aguirre's approach straightforward and goal oriented. He avoided unnecessary testing and procedures which would clearly not alter the treatment course at all. He was very honest in discussing expected outcomes from various treatment protocols based on the very latest literature; setting realistic expectations right from the start. This also demonstrated a significant fund of knowledge based on the latest literature and treatment modalities such that you can be certain your cat or dog will be receiving the most advanced and current treatment modalities available. I was extremely pleased with the overall experience with Dr. Aguirre and his staff, whom I found just as warm and caring as he was. Lastly, as very few people have "pet insurance", and most care is paid for "out-of-pocket" much in the same way as my cosmetic patients pay for cosmetic surgical procedures; I can honestly say that I was shocked at how reasonable the entire pricing structure was for Mortimer's treatment. It is clear that Dr. Aguirre has a bright future ahead of him, as such, I wish him nothing but the best of luck with his practice. Mortimer and I thank you very much for all the help and assistance you have provided! Jonathan Landon, MD Chief of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery South Shore Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
I have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Dave for almost ten years, now, and am very grateful to be able to call him a friend. Though I have known him in numerous capacities, first as a coworker, then as mentor, he is currently acting as the primary veterinarian for my dog, Misha. Misha, at only 4 1/2 years old, was recently diagnosed with T cell lymphoma. I immediately contacted Dr. Dave, and from that minute on I have felt confident knowing my dog is getting the best care available. Dr. Dave has been patient and thorough during our long conversations about her treatment plans, making sure I understand exactly what we are doing at each step. His sense of humor and genuine love of animals has helped to make this unfortunate diagnosis a little bit brighter. Furthermore, after consulting with other veterinarians and receiving astronomical estimates for Misha's chemotherapy, Dr. Dave gave us an estimate that was fair and affordable. My dog and I live in Brooklyn, but are currently making the trips out to see Dr. Dave for treatment because he is THAT much more affordable (and also THAT great of a vet!). I can honestly say that I would not have been able to treat Misha's cancer without Dr. Dave's dedication to providing the best care for his patients at an affordable cost to their pet parents. Misha and I are forever grateful! You will not find a better veterinarian out there!
Nora - 6/6/2018
Caring compassionate,veterinary care . Great job by Dr. Dave and staff! My Poms adore him!
I have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Dave for almost ten years, now, and am very grateful to be able to call him a friend. Though I have known him in numerous capacities, first as a coworker, then as mentor, he is currently acting as the primary veterinarian for my dog, Misha. Misha, at only 4 1/2 years old, was recently diagnosed with T cell lymphoma. I immediately contacted Dr. Dave, and from that minute on I have felt confident knowing my dog is getting the best care available. Dr. Dave has been patient and thorough during our long conversations about her treatment plans, making sure I understand exactly what we are doing at each step. His sense of humor and genuine love of animals has helped to make this unfortunate diagnosis a little bit brighter.
Furthermore, after consulting with other veterinarians and receiving astronomical estimates for Misha's chemotherapy, Dr. Dave gave us an estimate that was fair and affordable. My dog and I live in Brooklyn, but are currently making the trips out to see Dr. Dave for treatment because he is THAT much more affordable (and also THAT great of a vet!). I can honestly say that I would not have been able to treat Misha's cancer without Dr. Dave's dedication to providing the best care for his patients at an affordable cost to their pet parents. Misha and I are forever grateful! You will not find a better veterinarian out there!
In January 2009 my 4-year-old Rottweiler named Tasia was diagnosed with Lymphoma primary in the Spleen. The Vet I trusted for many years prior had recommended Dr. David Aguirre for her cancer/chemo treatment. Having had a bad experience with a local Emergency Vet office with my first Rottie; I was very reluctant and nervous about using anyone but my Vet.
Tasia's cancer diagnosis did not come easy. Although she presented with all the signs and symptoms of lymphoma it couldn't be confirmed through traditional means, because I was not willing to put her through any invasive procedures. Dr. Aguirre came up with the idea of a minimally invasive ultrasound guided biopsy, which ultimately proved the cancer primary in her spleen. Tasia began treatment right away and Dr. Aguirre worked with me in developing a treatment plan that had proven to work very well. Tasia responded immediately and went into a 6-year remission. Upon initial diagnosis Dr. Aguirre advised that there were no guarantees, and that with treatment Tasia's life could be extended anywhere from 1 -7 years.
About 2 years after her treatment ended, I moved south for 2 ½ years. During this period I would bring Tasia up for her routine exams and vaccinations. Dr. Aguirre remained actively involved in her care by consulting with the vet where I lived as needed while I was not in NY. A bond was formed during those many months of weekly visits during her treatment that transcended through time and distance, which still remains.
Tasia died just 5 months shy of her 11th Birthday. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Aguirre for giving me those 6-½ additional years with Tasia who brought joy to my life everyday.
I’ve been going to Dr Aguirre for about 6 years now and I have nothing but amazing things to say about him. Not only is he a kind, down to earth guy but he genuinely CARES. I find that with most vets I’ve used in the past, all that matters is the money. Dr Aguirre takes time with my dog, he fully understands that as a pet parent, my dog is my world. He’s compassionate. He cares about forming a relationship with the animals and parents. Also, he’s extremely knowledgeable! Dr Aguirre educates me and explains thoroughly so I can better understand his advice. I would not recommend anyone else, nor will I think about seeing another vet. Very affordable prices, great care and the staff in this new office are extremely nice! I highly, highly recommend!
I am so happy to have found a vet that shows as much love and concern for my dog that I do. I would never take my my dog anywhere else.
Where to start about Dr. Aguirre, He goes above and beyond. I have never met a vet that takes his time with your furry baby. I have a Great Pyrenees (140 LBS) who is to big to put in my car. I was concerned because she was having a hard time getting up and seem to be in pain. It was a Sunday but I called to find out what to do. Dr.Aguirre came over and gave Maci the TLC she need to get better. We also have a new puppy.( it’s been a while since we had a puppy) He’s answered all our questions and concerns. Gave Diesel all his shots and gave us tips on how to train him. He is a very patient and caring person. I highly recommend him. Marrissa and his assistant are wonderful also. It’s a all around great atmosphere office.
Awesome, COMPASSIONATE , friendly! I found a great vet! Thank you Dr Aquirre
I recently adopted a dog and was on the hunt for the perfect vet. Dr. Dave came highly recommended to me and, needless to say, exceeded my expectations and then some. He and his staff are extremely friendly and you can tell really love animals. They are very knowledgeable and upfront with everything. There is no sales pitch with this office. What you will find is an amazing bunch of people who are dedicated to your furry friends health and wellbeing. I give them a 10/10!
I had the most pleasant experience They are kind and generous and genuinely care about helping their patients as well as their owners Loving and Safe environment for any one who considers their pets to be apart of the family Would highly recommend to any and everyone
I have known Dr. Dave for quite some time. I would not have any other vet treat my French Bulldogs. He is very thorough when examining your pet. He is kind and compassionate when a stressful situation should arise pertaining to your pet. I would recommend him highly. He's the best.
Dr. Dave has been the one and only primary caregiver for my 9-year-old Chihuahua, Leah Rae. Throughout the countless well-visits, surgeries, emergencies, and especially the simple questions of concern that I've had for Leah (and believe me, there have been many!!!), he has been as kind, understanding, helpful and available as anyone devoted to their pet could hope for. He is vastly educated and will go above and beyond to explain in detail every diagnosis, illness or test and address any and all concerns you may have about your fur baby and never make you feel like you’re being rushed. Dr. Dave is the absolute best and I would never consider taking Leah anywhere else for her care. After all these years, not only is Dr. Dave the “Best Vet Yet” but I’m also so fortunate to call him my dear friend. He is truly a special human being.
We recently adopted a puppy. Came to Dr Dave for check up and shots. He and his staff are amazing! Really make you feel at ease and we’re Very helpful. I will not bring our pets anywhere else!
Dr. Dave has looked after all my Labs. He is awesome. Treats us like family. He is the best of the best!
It is such a pleasure to work with Dr. Dave. He is so very knowledgeable and treats his patients with care and compassion. I was looking for a dog, after not having one for a while, and he pointed me in the right direction: To a no kill shelter in Calverton. There I found the love of my life, a tiny mixed breed whom I named Piper. Dr. Dave has been seeing her for shots and recently spayed her. His way with animals is just amazing and his prices are unbelievable. I will continue to bring Piper to him, as well as any other rescues I may find in the future. His staff is both kind and efficient. I heartily recommend this practice to anyone who wants the best for their furballs.
I knew how special Dr. Dave was the moment I met him. His love, devotion and sensitivity is so apparent. As he examined my daughter’s dog and keeping her calm, he showered her with love and affection. I also was aware that he returns phone calls immediately. His staff is as caring and dedicated as he is; always warm and welcoming. I also have a dog and plan on using him as my vet moving forward. I would highly recommend Dr. Dave to everyone.
Our dog wasn’t acting like himself. I was very nervous. Dave immediately took the time to check him out and made me feel so much better. He was great with our dog.
Dave has heart, a rare quality these days! I completely trust him and his staff with my furbabies! I have nothing negative to say (other than i have to travel alllllll the way from Wantagh to see him). :)
I first met Dr. Aguirre approximately 15 years ago and he has been the caregiver for my furry family ever since, currently taking care of my two 9 yr old cats since they were 8 weeks old. He is kind, caring, and extremely knowledgeable in all areas of veterinary medicine, specializing in the treatment of cancer. He has always believed in providing the highest quality of care at affordable prices. He treats the patients and parents with warmth and compassion, and he, along with the wonderful office staff make you feel as if you were part of the family. This feeling was confirmed when some years back I lost a dear pet. A couple of days later I received a beautiful card with the "Rainbow Bridge" poem, signed Dr. Aguirre and staff. I would recommend Dr. Dave Aguirre to anyone who is looking for nothing less than excellence in caring for your furry loved ones.
Dave is the best Vet in the world! Everyone in the office is so friendly, I am so happy I found this place. I will never take my dogs anywhere else. Such great people who actually care for your animals needs �
Dr. Aguirre has taken care of my furry children for 7 years now. I will never have to look for another vet. I am over the moon excited (just as I'm sure he is) that he has his own practice!
Dr. David Aguirre IS THE BEST VET I'VE EVER DEALT WITH. He has been caring for my fur babies for years. Unfortunately for a few months, due to personal problems my babies & I got separated from him. Things were never the same. I AM SO GRATEFUL & BLESSED NOW THAT HE HAS HIS OWN PRACTICE. WE WILL NEVER GO ANYWHERE ELSE. He is SO kind, funny, caring, loving, SO KNOWLEDGEABLE, patient, understanding, thorough. Did I leave anything out????OH YES I AM....MICHELLE...We ditto that for you too! We love you Dr. Aguirre!!! Dawn, Judy, Hurricane, Hunnie, Huggie & Puss Puss. SEE YA SOON!!! Ps....poodle pants! .
Caring compassionate,veterinary care . Great job by Dr. Dave and staff! My Poms adore him!
We have been SO BLESSED to have Dr. Dave Aguirre caring for our fur babies for approximately 5 years. Dr. Dave is so loving, down to earth, funny, honest, caring & EXTREMELY EXCEPTIONAL AT WHAT HE DOES. Myself, Dawn, my mom, Judy & our babies Puss Puss, Hurricane, Hunnie & Huggie loved him from the first day. He makes you feel so comfortable, reassured & cared about. HE TRULY IS IN THIS Profession BECAUSE HE LOVES WHAT HE DOES & IT SHOWS!!! Thank you Dr Dave for ALWAYS GIVING YOUR ALL & THE BEST CARE WITH COMPASSION, EXPERTISE & HONESTY. WE WILL NEVER GO ANYWHERE ELSE EVER!!! Congratulations on your new practice & office. AND YOUR MARRIAGE...We're so happy for you! WE WISH YOU ALL THE BEST ALWAYS! SEE YOU SOON!!! Thank your for always being there for our kitties!! I also have to add that his staff is just as wonderful as him. They love & compassion they show makes it an even more PERFECT experience. They treat your fur babies as if they were their own!!!
A wonderful vet! I have taken my pets to him for years and he has always been knowledgeable and compassionate. A few years ago when I had to put my cat down he offered to come in on his day off to handle the procedure and was so compassionate about the situation. I don't know another vet that would take that extra step for a patient. Recently my pets were separated from seeing Dr. Agguire and I just haven't found the same level of care. We look forward to continuing with you!
I will recommend veterinary outpatient to my family and friends. This was my first visit, I found the staff helpful and caring, The doctor sat with us and explained, everything we needed to know about our dogs illness. which was major.. That news was not given to us until every test needed was done. I should have done my homework last year, instead, I believed another vet that there was nothing I could. do. Shame on me. I could not have been happier , with the care that office showed me. and my pet. Rates are very reasonable, , They made it affordable to be able to take all the test needed. I'm on a fixed income. they are not trying to get rich on you. I was given all options, we left knowing everything possible was done to save my baby thank you Veterinary Outpatient Treatment center. .
Dr. Aguirre and the staff at V.O.T.C. are absolutely fantabulous! Thank you for taking such good care of my kitty.
We are so glad we found Dr Aguirre again. Everyone at Veterinary Outpatient Treatment Center is friendly and knowledgeable. They treat my babies like their own.
Just want to say thank you to Dr Dave and his wonderful staff for taking care of KC I had taken her in to another center for consultation as she had large mammary gland tumors and due to the cost left feeling no hope I found Dr Dave and the cost was doable for our family and the care he provided before and during her surgery was amazing and gave us our dog back again I would just like to let you know how grateful our family is to have found you!!