Client Testimonials


Some testimonials from some of our clients:

John and I want to thank you all for the care and concern you gave to Katy especially over the past year with her multiple health problems. She still liked coming to the office despite all the tests and procedures. A special thanks to Dr. Bernie and Sue for their gentle care and concern on that last day. We are going to put Katy's ashes in the planting hole for a beautiful pink butterfly bush aptly named "Miss Ruby" ~~Carol & John M. 5/23/18

We lost our dear Bella and we are heartbroken - you knew her only a short time, but we know that you saw in her all the special things we did.

We can't thank you enough for your support in her final months. We are so grateful for the quality time we had with her because of your smarts and creativity! We will forever be grateful that you could see alternatives where others only saw that she needed strong medications.

And on her last day, when Frank and I had to make the hard decision, your guidance and grace were so amazing to us.  Thank you for helping us learn what we needed to know and supporting us through it all.

Our thanks too to your attentive, kind, professional team. We will always be your biggest fans!

Thank you is not enough; please know how much your actions have meant to us ~~ Judy and Frank 8/1/18


The whole staff is wonderful. When my cat Oreo was dying, Dr. Bernie explained what was happening in laymen's terms and explained all of my options, including natural supplements. She came to the house when it was time to put him down and did it in such a compassionate way. She is kind, knowledgable and dedicated to her work. I can't say enough about the place.


~ Gail S. 7/6/2015


I had to put my Shepherd to sleep and wanted to make it as comfortable for him as possible by doing it at home. Dr. Bernie and her staff could not have been kinder or more sympathetic if Thomas had been their own dog. A special hug to Wendy who listened to me through my tears when I called to schedule his euthanasia. She was compassion personified. While my pets are currently patients with another vet hospital, I'm giving serious thought to moving them to Dr. Bernie's care after the kind and respectful experience we had with her and her amazing staff.


~ Paige M. 2/13/2015


We are forever grateful for the compassionate, gentle care Dr Bernie and her staff provided in the short time we had left with our sweet Reese. I only wish we had found them earlier in our dog's illness. Care like this is rare. Dr Bernie and her staff go way above and beyond what is expected.


~Joy L.  10/31/2014


I had to have my first dog for 17 years (Snickers) go to doggie heaven and let me tell you that was the hardest thing I ever had to do. Dr. Bernie drove MANY miles to make this such a peaceful time not only for our precious Snickers but for the entire family... We are forever thankful and blessed to have her as our vet!!!


~Cheryl C.  10/10/2014


Cannot wait to bring our Lucy in for a check up! Wonderful people!


~Suzie L.  10/1/2014


The whole staff at Adorable Pets made my dog Randy feel special, cared for and loved. When I brought him in a couple weeks ago, he had been having...intestinal problems, to put it mildly, for four days. He stopped being interested in both food and water at that point, so we rushed Randy to Adorable Pets. Dr. Bernie and her staff were more than happy to take him on short notice. The chalkboard in his room even said welcome Randy.
My whole experience at Adorable Pets was unique. I will never bring my pets anywhere else from now on. I already know I wouldn't find anyone like Dr. Bernie or her caring staff; their love for animals is so obvious and truly genuine. I recommend Adorable Pets to everyone I know for this reason! Thank you Dr. Bernie, Jennifer and Wendy!


~Jessica B.  9/26/2014


Having late evening hours and being open on the weekends is great. I haven't needed to take any time off from work for an appointment.

Twice I called last minute and was able to get in on MY time! Once was for an exam, the other was to have a prescription filled.

Great service, hours that work with my schedule, and a friendly helpful staff.
Everyone is friendly and very competent. Like being at home with friends.


P.S. Dakota says "hello!"...


~Dennis B.  9/16/2014


I think that Dr. Bernie is wonderful with our 2 Westies! She even makes house calls and asks how they are doing whenever we see her around town. We love her and you will too! We highly recommend her and have already sent several of our friends and family members to Dr. Bernie and they have thanked me over and over again for introducing them to Dr. Bernie and the awesome staff at Adorable Pets Veterinary Center


~Patricia F.  9/12/2014


I felt like a Doxie Rock Star@my 1st visit! Staff waited to greet me inside the cozy/pristine house, before I even entered. My name was written on the "Welcome" doxie shaped blackboard. My photo was taken & my 1st ID card received.Treats were offered that I couldn't accept, due to food restrictions. Dr. Bernie was gentle & caring. She can help me with both traditional & holistic tx. We took 9 mos to find her but it will be worth my car ride from Milford to receive this personal care. Woofing Thanks! ♡Benito Luigi


~"Benito Luigi"  7/20/2014


Dr. Bernie is the best!! I recommend her to all my fiends! A true animal lover, her new facility is so beautiful and all her staff are wonderful! Couldn't ask for a better vet!


Megan C.  5/29/2014


Thank you so much for helping me find Riley and for taking such good care of him today now the he is home safe and well. You are wonderful and compassionate and I will be forever grateful! The Goldbergs


Sharon G.  5/5/2014


Love these guys, thanks so much for cutting Anchor's nails.


~Laura S.  1/29/2014


Dr. Bernie and the entire Adorable Pets family are absolutely incredible! Right when you walk into the facility you are greeted with a warm smile and greeting making you feel like a part of their family! Adorable Pets Clinic is extremely clean and the environment is very comfortable and beautiful. My dog and cat actually look forward to going there. It is very obvious
by Dr. Bernie's care, that she loves what she does. She gives individualized attention to each and every pet. I can't say enough great things about Dr. Bernie...she is amazing!


~Stephanie F.  11/29/2013


Dr. Bernie & her staff are compassionate, caring, & patient. I always appreciate the follow up call to check on my puppy after we have been in for a "sick" visit. The office has state of the art equipment with a warm & welcoming atmosphere at the same time.


~Vicky S.  9/1/2013


I have been taking my pets to Dr. Aleksey (she also goes by Dr. Bernie) for the last couple years.  Dr. Aleksey offers the highest quality standard of care and it is extremely obvious the she is passionate about the health and welfare of animals.  I love Dr. Aleksey's approach to veterinary medicine.  She looks at the pet as an individual and treats them individually...what I mean by this is she does not diagnose or treat an animal for an ailment just because that is how it is written in a veterinary handbook somewhere.  She realizes that medicine is not a one size fits all approach.  I love her balance of Eastern and Western medicine.  Her knowledge of Chinese Medicine sets her apart from any other vet.  Adorable Pets Vet Clinic is a very clean atmosphere that feels like home.  I can honestly say that my dog looks forward to going there to see Dr. Aleksey and her staff.  Everyone is so friendly and compassionate.  I HIGHLY recommend Adorable Pets to anyone that wants their pet to live a long, quality life!


~Stephanie J.  3/24/2013


Finally...a vet who I can have faith in. 

After going to several area vets where I felt pressured to spend money on tests and expensive prescription diets that don't work, I found Adorable Pets to be a Godsend.

Their brand new facility on 154 (not far from the East Haddam Swing Bridge) just opened in January of this year. I love Dr Bernie and her staff.  She comes with a stellar rep having worked at the highly regarded Chester vet.  The Adorable Pets staff all take care of my precious cats as if they were their own, taking plenty of time to be sure that my babies had the least stressful erperience possible.

When one of my cats developed coughing fits which other vets were unable to diagnose, Dr Bernie saved the day.  She explained in clear language what she saw as the possible prognoses and what various treatment options we had.  I never felt pressured to spend money on unnecessary was always my choice.  She made it clear what my expectations should be and let me decide if I should spring for tests that may or may not be conclusive.

I opted to have x-rays done and was glad I did because they showed that my cat does have asthma (not worms, food allergies or hairballs as other vets had conclusded).  One shot of steroids and my baby was feeling good again.  She has not coughed once since I brought her home almost two weeks ago.

Dr Bernie's costs are very reasonable and her approach is prgamatic.  She and her staff will do everything they can to make a proactive approach to animal welfare.  They also fill a void that was left by the late mobile vet and they make house calls.  With three cats all needing shots and check ups, the fee of $50 was more than fair when it meant reducing the stress (both mine and theirs) of caging and traveling with them all.

They also have Feline Fridays to reduce the stress of potential canine encounters for our furry friends.

I can't say enough about them and highly recommend Adorable Pets.


~Susan P.  3/8/2013