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The Vets

Brooklyn, NY 11207
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The Vets provides pet care services for clients in Brooklyn and the surrounding areas. It operates mobile clinics that offer in-home veterinary services, such as lab tests, wellness exams, vaccinations, microchipping, and pet health certificates. The company employs more than 125 veterinarians, supported by training and modern technology, to deliver health care tailored to the specific conditions of pets. The Vets currently treats dogs and cats and is planning to expand its services to 25 cities across the country by the end of 2022.

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All Creatures Veterinary Services, PC

Long Beach, NY 11561
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For over 30 years, All Creatures Veterinary Services, PC has served the Long Beach and surrounding communities. Along with support staff, a group of four certified veterinarians provides a range of care. The team at All Creatures offers many treatments including general canine and feline care, vaccinations, dentistry, dermatology, surgery, stem cell therapy, and microchip implementation.

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4.7 / 5 (318)
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4.6 / 5 (71)
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4.0 / 5 (58)

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Animal Hospital of the Rockaways

Rockaway Park, NY 11694
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For nearly 40 years, Animal Hospital of the Rockaways has provided treatment to animals in the Neponsit, Belle Harbor, Rockaway Beach & Arverne area. In addition to diagnostic care, the clinic also offers pain relief, dental surgery, grooming, acupuncture and more. They feature unique programs to care for young and old pets, in which they monitor for specific illnesses like arthritis and thyroid issues for elderly pets, and introduce behavioral treatment and vaccinations to young pets. Recommended puppy vaccines include distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, Lyme disease, and rabies. The hospital also boards pets for short or long stays. New patients will receive 50% off their first exam.

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Assisi Vetrinary Hospital

Malverne, NY 11565
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Since 2007, Assisi Veterinary Hospital has treat pets in Malverne, NY, with state-of-the-art facilities and care. The clinic's experienced and fully licensed staff offers services including laser surgery, acupuncture, wellness exams, grooming, and more. Assisi Veterinary Hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association and is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

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Bensonhurst Veterinary Care

Brooklyn, NY 11204
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The staff at Bensonhurst Veterinary Care serves owners and pets in Brooklyn. Dr. Stephen Zawie and Dr. Renee Porfido provide general care as well as behavioral counseling, vaccinations, and blood work. Diagnostic testing allows staff to evaluate electrolyte abnormalities, blood glucose, liver and kidney functioning, and red and white blood cell counts. Surgeries provided include routine neuters and spays, as well as more complicated surgeries like knee and hip work. Dental work performed includes cleaning and surgery. The staff can also address behavioral issues. The clinic also adopts out rescue animals and provides vaccinations and certifications needed for travel.

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4.5 / 5 (150)
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5.0 / 5 (141)

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City Pets

New York, NY 10019
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City Pets provides veterinary care to cats and dogs via house calls in Manhattan. For more than 20 years, doctors from City Pets have traveled to client homes, avoiding anxious veterinary office visits. Dr. Amy Attas and Dr. Danielle Dalton can provide a range of services, including vaccinations, full physical examinations, and ultrasounds. Pet owners can request services such as ear cleaning and nail trimming by the veterinarian technicians that accompany doctors to each visit. Should a pet require surgery, the team at City Pets can help to arrange treatment.

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City Veterinary Care

New York, NY 10023
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City Veterinary Care provides feline and canine services to clients on the Upper West Side. For more than two decades, the practice has performed preventative treatment and surgeries. Named the “Best Veterinarian Practice” in New York Magazine in 2006, the staff at City Veterinary Care schedules 30-60 minute preliminary appointments, depending on the severity of the case, and decides on treatment from there. They also accommodate urgent care needs during their regular hours of operation.

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Hudson Animal Hospital

New York, NY 10023
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At Hudson Animal Hospital, clients can expect comprehensive medical, dental and surgical care. Located on the Upper West Side, the clinic will attend to canine and feline emergencies as well as provide preventative care. They are equipped to take x-rays and perform a range surgeries including spaying, neutering, and soft tissue surgery. Co-founders Dr. Christopher Angiello and Dr. Kyoko Yoshida are both members of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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Kalvig & Shorter Veterinary Associates

133 East 39th Street, New York, NY 10016
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Kalvig & Shorter Veterinary Associates has provided veterinary care to the Manhattan, New York, area for almost a decade. Dr. Barbara Kalvig and Dr. James Shorter bring more than 50 years of experience to their shared practice, offering services in internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, nursing care, and counseling. The clinic is also deeply committed to the community and has volunteered veterinarian services during disaster situations since the collapse of the Trade Towers on 9/11.

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4.0 / 5 (64)
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4.7 / 5 (31)

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One Love Animal Hospital

Brooklyn, NY 11201
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With four locations in New York, One Love Animal Hospital provides veterinary services to a range of animals. The goal of One Love Animal Hospital is to provide a stress-free and relaxed environment for pets in carefully designed clinics. The team conducts wellness exams and specialized assessments for young and old pets. Other areas of treatment include care for fleas and ticks, glaucoma, and heartworm.

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PAWSitive Veterinary

Brooklyn, NY 11218
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PAWSitive Veterinary of New York is a clinic that offers services to neighborhoods south of Prospect Park in Brooklyn. With exams, vaccinations, heartworm testing and control, and more, the team at PAWSitive can provide complete care for pets. The veterinarians, Dr. Courtney Perry and Dr. Nancy Chilla-Smith, also offer microchipping and canine rehabilitation therapy.

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Proietto Veterinary Services

New York, NY 10065
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Proietto Veterinary Services offers an easy solution to pet problems with their home visits. Clients can schedule appointments online or via the phone, and Dr, Rob, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, will come to the house. A house call includes a physical exam, vaccines, nail clipping, ear cleaning, and the opportunity to ask any questions.

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Riverdale Veterinary Group

Bronx, NY 10463
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Serving Bronx, New York, surrounding boroughs, the Riverdale Veterinary Group specializes in care for all companion animals. Whether dog, cat or avian, the team at Riverdale provides care with an emphasis on communication for owners to make the best decisions for pet care. The clinic is open seven days a week and accommodates later appointments by closing at 8 p.m.

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Small Door

15 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
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Situated at the corner of 7th Avenue and West 12th Street, New York City, Small Door is a members-only veterinarian service. The company provides a boutique experience, creating a welcoming environment that combines modern technology with hospitality that improves the experience for pets and their owners. There are three core services; Wellness Exams, designed to catch problems before they occur; Sick Patient Exams, which are treatments at the practice; and Telemedicine, providing 24/7 support via the company's mobile app.

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4.8 / 5 (158)
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4.5 / 5 (40)
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4.0 / 5 (4)

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Upper East Veterinary Clinic

Manhattan, NY 10128
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The Upper East Veterinary Clinic offers state of the art veterinary care to pets in Manhattan. Dr.’s Talia A. Goldberg, Megan Nunemacher, and Erin Keefe provide a range of services, with specializations in endocrine diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, and oncology. The practice also offers an online pharmacy for one-time or regular medication needs.

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Village House Call Vet

New York, NY 10013
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Village House Call Vet comes to clients needing veterinary care in New York City. For over a decade, Dr. Carolyn Quagliata and her mobile vet service have eliminated travel time and long waits by visiting animals and their owners at home. Dr. Quagliata provides a range of services for clients in New York, Brooklyn, Hoboken, NJ, and Jersey City, NJ.

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Worth Street Veterinary Center

77 Worth St Fl 1, New York, NY 10013
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Worth Street Veterinary Center is a New York City-based veterinarian practice that cares for feline and canine pets using holistic methods together with advanced technology. The medical group provides wellness exams and utilizes high-resolution diagnostic tools to minimize radiation exposure while producing accurate images to help achieve a precise diagnosis. The veterinarian team performs dental services and simple or complex surgical procedures and offers emergency services. The clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

If you're a pet owner, you're probably familiar with companion animal veterinarians. This type of vet is a general practitioner who provides preventative care, diagnosis, treatments, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and other common pets. Some vets specialize in the care of exotic animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets. There are veterinarians for livestock and large animals, too. These vets focus on providing care for cattle, horses, pigs, and other animals on the farm.

Veterinarians can choose to specialize in areas such as nutrition, oncology, cardiology, and many others. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes more than 40 fields of study and 22 veterinary specialist organizations nationwide.

How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

This depends on the age of your pet. Ideally, puppies should have their first vet visit between six to eight weeks old, and kittens should see the vet within one week of bringing them home. Healthy adult animals need a checkup once per year. Vets recommend two exams per year for senior pets (age 10 and up).

What are the benefits of having my pet spayed or neutered?

Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, sterilization has other benefits for pets. Spayed females won't go into heat, and they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer and mammary gland tumors. Neutering males reduces aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and roaming urges. It also eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and can reduce the chance of prostate disease.

Should my pet be on heartworm medication?

Dogs are very commonly affected by heartworm disease, so they should be on medication to prevent it all year long. Heartworm preventatives are available as topical “spot-on” medications, monthly chewable pills, and injections that are given every six to 12 months. Heartworms are less common in cats, but preventative medication is still recommended.

How often should my pets be vaccinated?

In general, puppies and kittens need several types of vaccines every three to four weeks until they're 16 weeks old. Depending on the vaccine, your pet might need a booster shot every one to three years. Pets that are indoors-only may require fewer and less frequent vaccinations.

Are you supposed to brush your dog’s or cat’s teeth?

Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental disease in animals as young as two to three years of age. To help prevent this, vets recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least two to three times a week. Dogs and cats should also have a professional dental cleaning once per year.

Is it safe for my cat or dog to be vegan?

According to the ASPCA, cats need a diet that's high in protein and taurine, which can only be found in meat and other animal products. They also struggle to digest carbohydrates from plants. Dogs can eat plants, but it's difficult to provide adequate nutrition for them on a vegan diet.

Why is my dog dragging his butt on the ground?

Dogs drag their rear ends on the floor for a number of reasons, including clogged anal sacs, intestinal parasites, and food allergies. Some groomers express a dog's anal glands manually, which is often unnecessary and can cause irritation that leads to scooting. If you notice frequent scooting, contact a veterinarian to figure out the cause.

What is a brachycephalic breed?

Brachycephalic animals are prone to obstructive breathing due to the short muzzles and flattened faces they were bred to have. Common brachycephalic breeds are the pug, French and English bulldogs, Boston terrier, Pekingese, shih tzu, boxer, and bull mastiff. Brachycephaly can occur in cats such as the Persian, Himalayan, and Burmese breeds, and in rabbits such as Netherland Dwarfs and Holland Lops.

When do I switch from puppy/kitten food to adult food?

For puppies, it depends on the dog's breed and size. Generally, dogs are considered ready for adult food around 18-24 months of age. Large breeds take a bit longer to mature. Toy breeds can reach their adult size in as little as 10 months. Cats should be transitioned to adult food when they're around 12 months old.

Should I declaw my cat?

It can be tempting to declaw a cat to stop it from scratching your furniture, but it's a medically unnecessary procedure that does the animal more harm than good. Declawing can cause paw and back pain, lameness, tissue necrosis, and discomfort when using the litter box. Better alternatives include keeping your pet's nails trimmed and providing scratching posts around your home.

We just found a stray pet. What should I do?

The pet may already belong to someone, so check for a collar and tags, or have it scanned for a microchip at your local animal shelter or veterinary clinic. Many people who lose a pet will look for it at nearby shelters, so consider leaving the animal there to give the owner a better chance of finding it.

Are dogs color blind?

Dogs don't see in black and white, but they're unable to recognize many of the colors that humans can. The colors they can see best are blue, yellow, and combinations of these shades. Objects that are green, orange, and red appear to be dull brown or gray through a dog's eyes.

What degree do you need to be a veterinarian?

In the United States, vets must obtain a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD) degree to practice. Some choose a dual DVM/Ph.D. or DVM/M.S. program, and others opt for specialty training after earning their degree. Becoming a veterinarian takes about four years of undergraduate education and four years to complete a DVM or VMD program.

How do you become a registered veterinary technician?

Veterinary technician requirements vary by state. Most vet technicians must complete an AVMA-accredited two-year associate or four-year bachelor's program and pass the VTME exam. Some states have alternate paths to credentialing, such as passing a certification exam at a specialist academy.

What do veterinary assistants do?

Vet assistants help veterinarians and technicians with their daily tasks, set up equipment, and clean key areas of the clinic, such as kennels and operating rooms. There are certification programs for vet assistants, but most are trained for these tasks on the job.

What do veterinary technicians do?

Vet technicians serve many roles in the clinic. They act as surgical nurses, lab and radiography technicians, and supervisors to veterinary assistants. Technicians also meet with pet owners and usually provide the initial exam of their animal. They can administer vaccines and medications, but are not allowed to write prescriptions or provide a diagnosis without veterinarian approval.

How much do veterinary assistants/technicians make?

Veterinary assistants typically earn about $13.75 an hour, or $28,590 per year. Vet technicians, on average, make $17 per hour, or $35,320 per year for full-time employment.

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