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Upper East Side Animal Hospital
310 East 65th Street, Suite 1C, New York, NY 10065

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At Upper East Side Animal Clinic, we believe in prevention. If you pay us a visit for your pet’s routine yearly exam, we will be able to detect potential problems before they turn into an illness or issue requiring treatment. Problems detected early are often treated more successfully and at a much lower cost for the pet owner.

These are some of the steps we will take during the comprehensive exam to make sure that your pet is healthy:

  • A comprehensive “nose-to-tail” exam: inspecting your pet’s eyes, teeth, ears, joint mobility, overall behavior as well as his/her reflexes
  • Administering the necessary vaccinations
  • Checking your pet’s stool for intestinal parasites
  • Discussing any potential concerns that you might have

We believe that client education is the best way to help our clients make the right decisions for their pets. So, if you have any questions or concerns about your pet, do not hesitate to ask them. We will be happy to talk to you and make sure that you have all the information you need to ensure that your pet leads a long and healthy life. And if your pet is overdue for a wellness check, give us a call at 212-396-3020 to schedule one today!

Our WellCare Plans provide your pet with unlimited preventative care for one year. How do our WellCare Plans work? It’s simple—pay one price for one year of preventive care services for your pet.

Sound too good to be true? Wondering if there's a catch? Rest assured, it is true and there is no catch.

The plans are intended for preventive care only. Therefore, sick or emergency visits are NOT included. Other than that, our goal is simply to ensure that we will have the opportunity to provide the highest standard of veterinary care for the long-term health of your pet. Participation in one of our preventive care plans enables us to do so.

Puppy WellCare Plan*

Includes unlimited fecal parasite testing, intestinal dewormings, nail trims, ear cleanings, and anal gland expressions, as well as:

  • Two wellness exams
  • Annual vaccines
  • Annual bloodwork
  • One heartworm/Lyme test
  • $50 off spay or neuter
  • Medical waste fees

Adult Canine WellCare Plan*

Includes unlimited fecal parasite testing, intestinal dewormings, nail trims, ear cleanings, and anal gland expressions, as well as:

  • Two wellness exams
  • Annual vaccines
  • Annual bloodwork
  • Medical waste fees
  • One 12-month heartworm preventative injection

Senior Canine Well-Care Plan*

Includes unlimited fecal parasite testing, intestinal dewormings, nail trims, ear cleanings, anal gland expressions, and teeth brushings, as well as:

  • Two wellness exams
  • Annual vaccines
  • Senior wellness bloodwork
  • Two preventative X-rays
  • Medical waste fees
  • One 12-month heartworm preventative injection

Kitten WellCare Plan*

Includes unlimited fecal parasite testing, intestinal dewormings, nail trims, ear cleanings, and anal gland expressions, as well as:

  • Two wellness exams
  • Annual vaccines
  • Annual bloodwork
  • One FELV/FIV test
  • $50 off a spay or neuter
  • Medical waste fees

Adult Feline WellCare Plan*

Includes unlimited fecal parasite testing, intestinal dewormings, nail trims, ear cleanings, and anal gland expressions, as well as:

  • Two wellness exams
  • Annual vaccines
  • Annual bloodwork
  • Medical waste fees

Senior Feline WellCare Plan*

Includes unlimited fecal parasite testing, intestinal dewormings, nail trims, ear cleanings, and anal gland expressions, as well as:

  • Two wellness exams
  • Annual vaccines
  • Senior wellness bloodwork
  • Two preventative X-rays
  • Medical waste fees

*Pet cannot receive additional vaccines prior to program renewal

*Simple anal gland expressions only

*Does not include flea/tick preventative or oral heartworm preventative

In addition to purchasing one of our WellCare Plans for your pet, you might also consider buying pet insurance to offset any emergency care expenses. We recommend Trupanion, and affordable option that protects your pet and your pocketbook. Please visit their website at www.trupanion.com for more information or to request a quote.

If you’d like to learn more about our WellCare Plans for dogs and cats or want to purchase one for your best friend, give us a call at 212-396-3020 today!

It’s an unfortunate fact of pet ownership—sometimes animals get in accidents or they suddenly fall ill. We know just how stressful such situations can be. In these circumstances, it might be difficult to make a rational decision. When trying to determine whether your pet needs emergency care, it is important to trust your instincts. You know your pet better than anyone else, so if you think that they are behaving in a strange way, make sure to contact us or pay us a visit.

Signs that your pet might need emergency care include rapid breathing, weak pulse, extreme body temperature, foaming at the mouth, paralysis, and seizures. If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible.

During our regular business hours, we offer a wide array of emergency services, including:

  • X-rays and fracture care
  • Emergency stabilization
  • Wound care
  • Treatment for poisoning
  • Infection treatments

We understand, of course, that not all emergencies take place at convenient times and our team of vets is more than happy to help you make a plan for what to do if your pet has an emergency during the night or when our clinic is closed. In these situations, we will provide you with the contact of a partner vet that provides a 24-hour service. Please keep this information stored in a convenient location so that you are able to access it quickly and easily.

For more information about the different emergency services we offer at Upper East Side Animal Clinic or to schedule a free consultation about devising an emergency plan for your furry friend, contact us today at 332-282-2382.

Parasites can really bug your pet, and, contrary to popular opinion, these pests aren’t just annoying. They can pose serious threats to your pet all year round. Some common parasites that target dogs and cats in our area include:

  • Roundworms. Found in the small intestine of dogs or cats; common symptoms in pets include diarrhea, anemia, dehydration, and weight loss; puppies often have a “pot-bellied” look.
  • Hookworms. Can infect puppies, kittens, and humans by penetrating skin through feet or belly; attach to the intestinal lining, creating bleeding internal wounds; common symptoms in pets include weakness and pale gums; in humans, red, itchy lesions.
  • Whipworms. An intestinal parasite whose eggs can survive for years in the soil, re-infecting your pet even after successful treatment; can infect humans who come into contact with contaminated soil.
  • Ringworm. Can be transmitted from pets to humans through direct contact as well as soil contamination; common symptoms in pets include patchy hair-loss; in humans, a circular rash on the skin that's red and inflamed around the edge and healthy-looking in the middle.
  • Fleas. They bite animals and people alike. In pets, they can lead to anemia, dermatitis, and tapeworm infections.
  • Heartworms. Live in the heart and lungs and can be life-threatening to your pet.
  • Ear Mites. Mites live in an infected dog’s cat’s and ears, feeding off the ear lining, causing intense scratching and/or head shaking.

We recommend annual fecal testing to check for intestinal worms for all our dog and cat patients, as well as annual heartworm tests for dogs. We also recommend year-round parasite protection for all patients.

Even indoor cats should be treated preventatively because the outdoors can get tracked indoors on our clothes and shoes and by other pets. Parasite prevention is easy with once-a-month chewable tablets and/or topical treatments.

If your pet is not already on a prevention program, give us a call at 332-282-2382 today!

Your pet’s dental health is directly tied to their overall well-being. If you do not take proper care of your teeth, more serious – and expensive – health problems can result, beginning with periodontal disease.

At advanced stages, dental disease can significantly impact a pet’s quality of life, making eating difficult due to mouth pain. Plus, bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and cause heart, liver, and kidney complications. Keeping up with the cleanliness of your pet’s mouth and their overall dental health can prevent years of discomfort, disease, and lost teeth.

At Upper East Side Animal Hospital, we take your pet’s teeth and gum health very seriously and know what’s required to keep your pet smiling for years to come. We are board-certified to perform the following:

  • Dental cleanings
  • Scaling and polishing
  • Extractions

We recommend that your pet have a thorough oral exam on an annual basis. At your pet’s appointment, one of our experienced veterinarians will evaluate the health of your pet’s teeth, jaw, and tooth roots. Since the roots of your pet’s teeth are under the gum line, a thorough evaluation and cleaning is normally performed under anesthesia. We include scaling and polishing in a typical dental cleaning because the removal of plaque and tartar is necessary to ensure your pet’s oral health.

Because we know just how crucial this aspect of pet health is to your animal companion’s quality of life, we’re happy to offer this standing special:

A complete dental cleaning, scaling, and polishing for the low price of $750! Price includes all necessary IV fluids. We’ll also continually monitory your pet’s blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen status, and temperature.

Has it been more than a year since your pet’s last teeth cleaning? Give us a call at 332-282-2382 to schedule an oral exam today!

Spaying or neutering your dog or cat might seem too costly or time-consuming to consider, but both procedures benefit not only your pets but the wider community as well. Pets who’ve been “fixed” are generally healthier than those who haven’t, and by spaying and neutering your furry friends, you’ll be doing your part to reduce the number of abandoned and unwanted animals in New York City.

Upper East Side Animal Hospital is considered the foremost spay and neuter clinic in Manhattan for a reason: we offer quick and safe spaying and neutering services at a reasonable price. That’s a win-win-win.

At what age does my pet reach sexual maturity?

Both female and male dogs and cats usually reach sexual maturity around six to nine months of age. Female dogs go through heat once every six months, which is usually accompanied by bleeding and some personality changes. If left unspayed, female dogs will generally be very susceptible to the advances of male dogs, which might be difficult to manage in a city with a large dog population.

Female cats experience heat even more frequently – as often as once every month during certain times of the year. Heat will cause your female cat’s personality to change and often lead to strange behaviors. If your cat is used to leaving the house and interacting with other cats in the neighborhood, it will be at a high risk of getting pregnant during this time.

We recommend you spay or neuter your pet not just to cut down on unwanted pregnancies but to ensure better future health for your pet. Female dogs and cats that are not spayed often develop uterine infections and reproductive diseases, which can be painful and costly to treat. If neutered, male dogs and cats will also be less aggressive and anxious and much easier to control when they come across a female dog or cat.

Our team is very experienced at performing spays and neuters and considers both procedures a matter of routine. However, if you happen to have any concerns, we would be happy to discuss the risks involved as well as the precautions we take to make sure that your pet has a smooth and quick recovery.

For a free consultation, contact us today at 212-396-3020!

We offer a wide range of tests and procedures to help diagnose, monitor, and care for your pet. The turnaround time is quite fast, with many test results available while you are still in our office. 

Some of our hospital’s advanced diagnostic services for cats and dogs include:

  • Atopy and food allergy testing
  • Bacterial culture and sensitivity
  • Biopsy
  • Blood tests
  • Canine parvovirus, feline leukemia, and FIV tests (on-site)
  • Cytology
  • Drug monitoring tests (thyroid, anti-seizure, diabetic, NSAID pain medications, etc.)
  • ECG
  • Fecal testing
  • Health screen/complete blood panels to measure overall body function
  • Heartworm tests
  • Pre-anesthetic blood tests
  • Radiographs/X-rays
  • Skin scrape, skin tests, dermatophyte test medium
  • Tick born viruses such as Lyme, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasmosis
  • Toxic substance testing
  • Toxoplasmosis titer
  • Ultrasound (on-site)
  • Urine tests and cultures
  • Vaccine titer tests
  • Wisdom panel (breed testing for dogs)

In-House Laboratory

We have the ability to perform blood chemistry evaluations with our state-of-the-art analyzer and have the results within 30-minutes. We can evaluate your pet's organ functions, screen for diabetes, and check red and white blood cell counts all on premises.

We also work in conjunction with a veterinary laboratory that performs certain specialized tests for us and is staffed by certified pathologists. Give us a call at 212-396-3020 to learn more!

Before any procedure, the veterinarian will perform a physical exam on the patient. However, because there is always the possibility that a physical exam alone may not identify all health problems, we require pre-anesthetic blood tests be performed within 30 days of the procedure. We will use the information obtained from these tests to tailor an anesthetic protocol especially for your pet so that he or she will be as safe and comfortable before, during, and after surgery.

Our skilled team is experienced in the following surgical procedures:

  • Spay and neuter (cat and dog)
  • Mass removal
  • Wart/cyst removal
  • Wound repair
  • Suturing lacerations
  • Ear hematoma repair
  • Cherry eye surgery (third eyelid)

Pre-procedure instructions

  • Your pet should have nothing to eat or drink after 12:00 am the night before the surgery. (No food or water or treats).
  • Check-in with the doctor is between 9:00 am on the morning of the procedure. The doctor will discuss discharge times and aftercare instructions.

Post-procedure instructions

  • Most patients will go home with sutures that will need to be removed approximately 14 days following the procedure. This will be done free of charge.
  • Check the suture area regularly for signs of redness, swelling, or irritation and call us if you notice any problems or have any concerns.
  • Monitor your pet for signs of chewing or licking at the stitches. A collar is available to help deter your pet from this behavior.
  • Pain medication will be provided for your pet if needed. You can also monitor your pet for signs of pain or discomfort. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

If you’d like to schedule a surgery consultation for your pet, give us a call at 212-396-3020. We’re here to help!

Nutrition is very important for the health of your pet. As your pet transitions through different life stages, his or her nutritional needs will also change. For example, puppies and kittens have different dietary needs when compared to adult or senior pets. Pets with certain medical conditions might also benefit greatly from diets specially formulated for their unique needs.

At Upper East Side Animal Hospital, we carry a full line of veterinary diets and treats for dogs and cats aimed at supporting their nutritional needs at every stage of life. We can also help you select an over-the-counter maintenance diet that suites your pet’s age, breed, and lifestyle. Just ask us!

Some of our prescription foods for dogs and cats include:

  • Eukanuba
  • Hills
  • Iams
  • Purina
  • Royal Canin

Veterinary diets provide nutritional aid for the management of pets with:

  • Adverse reactions to food
  • Arthritis/mobility problems
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • FLUTD/urolithiasis (blocked cats)
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Hepatic Disorders
  • Obesity/weight control
  • Oral health
  • Recovery/cancer problems
  • Renal disease

At Upper East Side Animal Hospital, we believe that routine vaccinations are the most effective way to safeguard your pet against preventable – and often deadly – disease. And we never want you to have to worry about being able to afford crucial preventative care. That is why we offer all of our pet patients FREE vaccines for life with an exam!

Our free vaccine program covers every vaccination your pet needs to be protected and safe over the course of their lifetime. Vaccines include:                                                                       

  • Rabies. Both dogs and cats are generally required to be vaccinated for rabies (many states require this by law, while others do not). Your pet should receive it around 16 weeks of age. In order to keep your dog or cat protected from rabies throughout his/her life, it is necessary to give them booster shots periodically after that.
  • Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus (DHPP). These vaccines are first administered between 6 and 8 weeks old and booster shots are repeated every 3 weeks until your puppy is about 16-18 weeks of age. Some of these diseases can be very deadly so it is important to make sure that the vaccines are administered on time.
  • Feline Herpesvirus, Calicivirus, Feline Distemper. This cocktail of vaccines is administered just like its dog counterpart above -- the first time between 6 and 8 weeks of age and then every three weeks.
  • Feline Leukemia (FeLV). FeLV is a very serious disease, and it is currently among the biggest causes of death in cats. The first FeLV vaccine is given when a kitten is about 12 weeks old, followed by a booster shot 3 weeks later. After that, it is recommended to give your pet a vaccine on a yearly basis.
  • Leptospirosis. Dogs 8 weeks of age or older should be vaccinated with a booster dose administered 2-4 weeks later. Annual revaccination with 1 dose is recommended.
  • Lyme. The vaccine is given as a series of two boosters. This series of vaccines can be started around eight to nine weeks of age, followed by yearly vaccinations after the initial two boosters.
  • Flu. Dogs 6-8 weeks of age may receive their first flu vaccine. Vaccinations should be continued every 3 weeks until 16-7 weeks of age. Revaccination 1 year later, then every 3 years to maintain adequate protection.
  • Bordetella. Puppies should receive the injectable version of the bordetella vaccine between the ages of six to eight weeks. They should then receive a second injectable booster four weeks later, or between the ages of 10 to 12 weeks. Adult dogs should receive a booster form of the bordetella vaccine every six to twelve months, depending on the risk factors for the dog. If you board your dog, take your dog to doggy daycare, or have your dog in any kind of training classes, the facility will likely require your dog to have the booster every six months. 

As is the case with human vaccines, pet vaccines carry a certain amount of risk and side effects. However, the benefits far outweigh the risks, and side effects are typically short-lived and very mild. For more information or to get your pet started on free vaccines for life with an exam, give us a call at 332-282-2382 today!

We understand that a pet is part of the family. The day your pet enters our hospital it becomes part of our family, too—and our goal is to give them as many happy, healthy years with you as possible. From new puppies and kittens to graying seniors, we’ll be there every step of the way with comprehensive services and the experienced, compassionate care your pets deserve.

Vaccines are always free with exam!
Make an appointment today.