See What Our Clients Are Saying!

“Dr. Fredericks is an amazing vet! My two dobies love him and his staff. Always kind and thorough.”

– Carol M.

“The doctors. and staff are efficient and very compassionate. We always felt that they were sincerely concerned about our dog. When he passed they reached out to us offering their love and support. They feel like family.”

– Margaret D.

“My dog loved it here! Dr. Fredericks and staff were great with my Jack. When it was time for Jack to go to heaven, they were kind, compassionate, and caring. Although I no longer live on the north shore, when it is time to get a new fuzzy addition to our family, I will definately travel there for their services.”

– Lizabeth E.

“Honest, knowledgeable, considerated, and professional; that is a perfect description of the veterinarians, vet assistants, and office staff. More than 3 years taking excellent care of our beloved best friend. Thank you so much guys for being close to us, always available, and ready to help when we needed you.”

– Javier T.

“We are sending this review as it is so well deserved. If we could do ten stars we would. Two years ago we adopted a senior dog and he was treated prior by the hospital and staff. During that time we had a couple of visits which were always professional, accommodating, and reasonable in pricing. Two weeks ago we had to put this pup down and our visit was so full of compassion, understanding and kindness. I don’t think I have every been treated so well for myself in a physician’s office. And then, if that weren’t enough, the entire staff sent us a sympathy card individually signed by all. No matter have far this office is to our home, we will take all our pets there. You love your pet, this is the place to take them. Thank you everyone.”

– Emma B.

“We have multiple cats in our household, and we have seen almost every vet at this practice, each of them are great! I have to say my favorites are Dr. Mike (sorry, I don’t know his last name, that’s how they referred to him), Dr. Donovan, and of course Dr. Fredericks. They have helped us out greatly most recently with our cat Franklin when he had a very difficult eye issue. We have taken our cats to 2 other vets in the past trying to find someone we trusted and I am convinced we have finally made the right choice in choosing them to be our cat’s vet.”

– Jacki A.

“I went to North Shore Vet (Dr. Fredericks) for a second opinion on my Yellow Lab. I wanted more specific answers regarding my dogs health and while the answer was not what I was hoping for, Dr. Fredericks gave us support and the answers we wanted. Dr. Fredericks is a compassionate, understanding and kind vet and if I was not moving out of state, I would bring my other two dogs to him. The staff at North Shore are helpful and compassionate and through my hard experience of having a dog with lymphoma, they were there every step of the way. I would without hesitation recommend everyone to bring their animals here, especially to Dr. Fredericks.”

– Diane G.

Testimonials about Acupuncture and Dr. Marybeth Polek, our staff veterinarian who is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture.

“One day my ten-year-old Golden Retriever was unable to stand. I was so worried that this was the beginning of the end for my beloved dog. Dr. Polek was great with Taxi! She reassured me that Taxi had years left and she recommended acupuncture and laser treatments. With only one treatment of each, Taxi was up and retrieving tennis balls and wrestling with our puppy. Whenever Taxi has a sore period I sign her up for a laser and acupuncture session.
Thanks, Dr. Polek- I have my puppy back!”

– Beth D.

“About a year and a half ago North Shore Animal Hospital was recommended to me for Acupuncture for my dog’s knee. My 5-year-old black Labrador Retriever, Jimmy, had 3 unsuccessful knee surgeries and I needed to explore options to surgery. I made an appointment and was seen promptly. Jimmy responded immediately to acupuncture provided by Dr. Mary Beth Polek and was visibly better after his first session. His condition improved with every visit and he was the best he had been in years. Recently, after a year of pain-free movement, he had a recurrence of his knee injury due to slipping on a staircase. He had not put his left leg down for 2 weeks. I called North Shore and was promptly seen. This time, in addition to Acupuncture, Dr. Polek treated Jimmy with cold laser therapy. Jimmy limped into the hospital on 3 legs but walked out of the hospital after that first session on all 4 legs. He limped, but for the first time in 2 weeks, after just one session of Acupuncture and cold laser therapy, Jimmy put his left leg down and put some weight on it. We’ve now done 3 weekly sessions and also added injury-specific herbs to his diet and Jimmy now walks on all fours with just a slight limp. I am receiving no compensation for writing this and I am simply doing it to show appreciation for what North Shore and Dr. Polek have done for Jimmy and to make people aware of the real-life benefits of Acupuncture and cold laser therapy for animals. I highly recommend those therapies and the herbal supplementation provided by North Shore Animal Hospital, it has worked wonders for Jimmy.”

– Bob S.

“We are so very thankful to have found Dr. Polek at North Shore Veterinary Hospital. Our Miniature Schnauzer, Harli, has always been very active and loves to walk across the back of the couches and even sleeps on top of them. However, in the spring of 2012, she stopped jumping on the couches. We would try to get her excited and jump up beside us, but she refused. We found that your hospital had a vet who practiced acupuncture, Dr. Polek. Harli began treatment also with the laser–first every week, then every two weeks, decreasing to once a month and a follow-up as necessary. We are happy to report that she has not had a treatment in about 6 weeks and she is doing great!!! She is back to her “ole” self. She will be 9 in March. (She even initiates play –which she had stopped doing.) On our last visit, Dr. Polek showed us massage techniques and stretching exercises to do at home. We are very grateful Harli benefited so well from the treatments. Wishing your wonderful staff –All the Best!!”

– Mac and Suzanne B.

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