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Veterinarian To Open Clinic In Sunnyside


May 13, 2016 By Christian Murray

An Astoria-based veterinarian is opening a Sunnyside location.

The Sunnyside clinic will be located at 45-10 Skillman Ave. and will be operated by the owner of the Steinway Animal Hospital.

The Sunnyside clinic will not be open for a few months, according to a manager of the Steinway clinic. The owner, Dr. Ragaei Tadros, was not available for comment.

Tadros applied for building permits with the Department of Buildings on May 12 to convert the Skillman Avenue space into a veterinary clinic. The location had previously been occupied by the Sunnyside Nutritional Center.

The company promises high-end services at reasonable prices. It has 3 ½ stars on Yelp.

“At Steinway Animal Hospital, we are committed to bring the best Veterinary Medicine Technology to our community at affordable prices,” the company website reads.

Sunnyside currently has only one veterinary clinic, Sunnyside Pet Health Care, which is located at 47-04 Greenpoint Ave. This clinic has a 2-star rating on Yelp.

Rick Duro

Rick Duro

Rick Duro, the president of the Sunnyside United Dog Society (SUDS), was pleased to hear that a new clinic was opening.

He said that it was particularly good news for residents who don’t have cars. “They will now have an option,” he said. Meanwhile, for residents who drive to veterinarians outside of the neighborhood, they may find someone nearby that they like.

“I think they [Steinway Animal Hospital] will do well if they show that they really care for your dog or cat…and it’s not just about the upsell and making money,” Duro said.

“People’s dogs are like their kids,” he said. “You would never take your kid to someone who doesn’t care, isn’t personable and talks over you.”

25-63 Steinway Street

25-63 Steinway Street

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LOL. Only most cases of animal cruelty are not good? Don’t you think ALL cases of animal cruelty are not good? Great logic. I will ignore your post about Vets.

Bulimic Panda

Animal hospitals encourage people to abuse animals. Most cases of animal cruelity are not good. Let’s pray for abused animals and ban vets. I love you all. Amen.


Sunnyside Pet Health Care Is the absolute worst. I hope those guys are good, I have to go to LIC now for a vet I don’t even like so much.

But at Sunnyside Pet Health Care the guy had only one interest: charge as much as he can and upsell. On top of this, he was not even polite, he always treated me as if I were a ignorant moron. And he was always at least thirty minutes late.

I see for Sunnyside Pet Health Care a slow painful end. It has started already. Sunnyside is a paradise for dogs and cats, he belongs to hell.

Save the Robots

My wife and I lost a dog there after what should have been a routine procedure. I never met anyone as cold and callous as the guy who runs it.


agree that they are the worst. Hope they eventually go out of business. They are all about the upsell and are so callous.


hah, have to agree. dont forget about the hipsters and yunnies. you cant spell gentrification without them.

i cant even afford my own medical bills, let alone for some mutt. sorry scooby, you’re on your own.


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