Report: #1497107

Complaint Review: Long Island Veterinary Specialists - Plainview NY

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  • Long Island Veterinary Specialists 163 S Service Rd Plainview, NY United States

Long Island Veterinary Specialists Killed my dog, veterinary malpractice, fraud, pet abuse, trying to hide the truth on the internet. FIND A OTHER VET. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. Plainview NY

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LIVS Dominic Marino Dominic J. Marino Kimberly Golden Heather Goodman Jonathan C. Goodwin Jaclyn Holdsworth Tomas Infernuso Kay Kim Nicole Leibman Fernando Leyva Catherine A. Loughin Dominic J. Marino Patrick Roynard Angels Prades-Sapienza John S. Sapienza Michael Selmer Joshua W. Tumulty Robert Waddell LIVS and Dominic Marino


I have been a dog owner for decades and never seen such terrible behavior on the part of a vet.

My pet was less than ten years old, healthy and seemed to have a single isolated issue which is typically easily treated. Their vets were dismissive about my assessment and decided to go ahead with procedures that left my pet cripped and suffering. Naturally they billed me thousands of dollars in the process. Some of their people in front were courteous but the criminal behavior but after the fact I couldn't get a doctor on the phone without threatening to sue.

Since this happened I have requested copies of records and seen other victims problems with LIVS and Dominic Marino come up on the internet. Here is the sum total of their offenses:

LIVS under the leadership of Dominic Marino, Long Island Veterinary Specialists has:

-Crippled and effectively killed pets by prescribing and billing for unnecessary and harmful procedures in order to run up customer bills

-Said they could solve problems to sell services and run up bills that clearly would not help the pets in their care

-Been investigated for corruption while bidding for police contracts

-Lied about who performs surgeries; Marino claims that he does it himself and offloads the work to residents but bills as if he is doing the work himself

-Killed dogs to avoid having to show the results of botched minor surgeries to their owners

-Bullied employees and residents with personal and legal threats to avoid negative reviews online

-Fail to provide services such as overnight monitoring which people pay for regardless

-Routinely have techs and relatives perform anesthesia, MRI, CT, and surgeries when they claim licensed vets are doing the work

-Pulls and alters medical records in the face of investigations from the NYSED which is the licensing agency for veterinarians

-Pays other veterinarians on commissions (no wonder they seem to have an incentive to run up bills, they do)

-Uses mostly part time employees to avoid paying taxes and benefits

-Dominic Marino has been sued by multiple former partners and employees and seems to be in lawsuits based on LIVS' conduct with multiple parties

-Commonly prevents owners from seeing anything beyond the front area to keep people from seeing the squalid conditions of where their pets are being kept- they said pets would be kept in runs but they're really kept in tiny cages often in their own defecation

-Clearly paid off Yelp and other companies to manage their social media and try to post articles on wikipeida/etc to make it seem like they are conducting groundbreaking research (see the wikipedia history for the wikipedia user who started the Long Island Veterinary Specialists wikipedia page, they also made a bunch of articles glorifying LIVS and Marino which have virtually all been deleted or reduced Marino's name to random footnotes

This is sickening and emotionally draining to write out but people need to know why they need to avoid LIVS at all costs. Find any other vet. 

Here are some documented news stories and lawsuits that have been filed that show up illustrating their terrible actions:

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