Best vet in the City (& I've checked out quite a few of them!)
Dr. Chris is a truly an amazing gem among vets; she takes time with her patient's owners and really listens to what they have to say as well as asks the questions that give her the info she needs to make an accurate diagnosis. She has a real gift for interpreting lab results and other medical tests to get to the "root" of a patient's problem, even when it might be a more obscure one! Her commitment to her patients and her profession are outstanding (and include putting in long hours with emergency surgeries and even calling owners back after hours to give them updates on patient's conditions).
As others have commented, sometimes a few of her former staff members have been less than service oriented, but her current staff are all very helpful, friendly and professional! The price range that I checked only reflects basic services, but I have found Dr. Alstead's rates to be consistently average or lower than many of her colleague's & as reasonable as comparable veterinary care services, but the level of care and expertise that one receives from Dr. Chris is superior in every way!