This is Fanny and me. We, or I guess she really, are now in the fourth week after her CCL operation almost to the day that her other knee was operated on a year ago. Both by the wonderful, magical, and caring Dr. Haroush. Last year, pre-pandemic, with a looming scare, a big price tag and months of rehab in front of us, Dr. Haroush, Jose and the rest of this magnificent team treated us immediately, helped us in more way we could count all with the kindest and most knowledgeable of treatments. Fanny felt like it was another home and we felt like we were welcome to be as neurotic as we could be about our dog. She healed up quickly and then like clockwork which Dr. Haroush said might happen, it did again, the other knee. Now it was even worse with the Pandemic in full swing, money really tight, time tighter, it felt so huge and totally overwhelming. Did Dr. Haroush come to the rescue? He certainly did. Again, she is healing nicely, we are healing along with her and I would never send her to another vet as long as she lives. Dr. Haroush and team are spectacular in their wisdom and care. Along with treating Fanny it was like he was treating me for all the insanity we are all feeling right now. Everyday and beyond the care was present. And most of all Fanny feels loved and taken care of. What more could you ask for. I wish it was all this simple.
Richard Joseph, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), has been in clinical practice as a veterinary neurologist since 1989. He received his DVM degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1984. He completed an internship in medicine and surgery, then a combined residency in internal medicine and neurology at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. He became board certified in neurology in 1989.
Dr. Joseph served as a chief neurologist and head of medical service at the Animal Medical Center from 1989 to 2000— the only practicing neurologist in New York City during that period. He not only managed a busy clinical caseload but also trained interns, residents, externs and visiting foreign veterinarians. His passion for teaching extended to giving phone consultations to veterinarians across the country through Antech Diagnostic Labs and providing online neurology services and course instruction for the Veterinary Information Network.
Dr. Joseph co-founded in 2000 Animal MR, a mobile veterinary MRI service. In 2008, he co-founded The Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers, NY where they developed the first private radiosurgery center using the Cyberknife. In 2019, he founded Vets On Call Network (VOCN), a Vet2Vet global telemedicine company to help vets with challenging cases.
Dr. Joseph has published numerous journal articles, has lectured nationally and internationally, and has been featured in various media, including New York Magazine’s Best Vets, the New York Post, Fortune magazine and CNN.