Kalvig & Shorter Veterinary Associates

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    New York, NY 10016

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The BEST VETERINARIANS in the Upper East side

If you are looking for a wonderful, professional and affordable vet then go to Kalvig & Shorter. They are excellent! The staff is so caring, loving and knowledgeable. I am so very thankful that I found them.

Pauline K.

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The BEST VETERINARIANS in the Upper East side

If you are looking for a wonderful, professional and affordable vet then go to Kalvig & Shorter. They are excellent! The staff is so caring, loving and knowledgeable. I am so very thankful that I found them.

Pauline K.

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Our dog Scout wouldn't have made it through the past year without the medical expertise and outstanding care we got from Dr. Shorter and his staff. I was alone with her (my husband was out of town) when she developed acute pancreatitis. This happened on a Sunday when the vet's office is officially closed but they were available to me 24/7 and helped me get Scout to the office for the emergency care she needed. She was then diagnosed with Cushing's disease late last year and is doing very well under Dr. Shorter's watchful and expert care. We are always happy with the treatment our dogs get at the Kalvig/Shorter office, be it emergency medical care or a routine visit that might include a nice bath from Kasheener and Angela. Drs. Shorter and Kalvig are spectacular and they've surrounded themselves with a staff of loving and amazing people.

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Our dog Scout wouldn't have made it through the past year without the medical expertise and outstanding care we got from Dr. Shorter and his staff. I was alone with her (my husband was out of town) when she developed acute pancreatitis. This happened on a Sunday when the vet's office is officially closed but they were available to me 24/7 and helped me get Scout to the office for the emergency care she needed. She was then diagnosed with Cushing's disease late last year and is doing very well under Dr. Shorter's watchful and expert care. We are always happy with the treatment our dogs get at the Kalvig/Shorter office, be it emergency medical care or a routine visit that might include a nice bath from Kasheener and Angela. Drs. Shorter and Kalvig are spectacular and they've surrounded themselves with a staff of loving and amazing people.

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I've have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Barbara Kalvig for over 25 years. We first met when I had my first Shih-Tzu named Benson, and Dr Kalvig was working with the late Dr. Howard Kessler. She was the ONLY veterinarian in his practice that actually gave my dog a comprehensive checkup and our relationship started there. Ben died at 10 years of age from a quickly spreading cancer, and eight months after his death, I adopted a Shih-Tzu pup who I named Jerry.
?Dr. Kalvig became Jerry's vet from his infancy stage. I followed her throughout the years until she opened her own practice with her wonderful partner, Dr. James M Shorter. Jerry was a perfectly healthy dog until 13 1/2 years of age, when all of a sudden he became very ill. It took her vast skill, dedication & patience (really detective work) to determine that he had a tumor on his adrenal gland.We could not know if it was malignant or benign until surgery was performed to remove it. Luckily it was benign, and he recovered remarkably well from this potentially very complicated type of surgery. Over the years that followed, Jerry was treated for high blood pressure and kidney disease, in addition to various other medical problems. We were taught how to give Jerry his mediations, geriatric supplements, and subcutaneous fluids every morning. Due to his accelerating age and many late stage health issues, Dr Kalvig helped us balance a "cocktail of meds" to prolong the quality of his life.We happily followed our excel spread sheet to make sure he got everything he needed and drove him from Westchester to Manhattan for regular visits with Dr. Kalvig for proper monitoring. Jerry enjoyed an amazing quality of live until he he was 18&1/2 years of age, largely due to Dr Kalvig's detailed care and advice. Toward the end of his life, Jerry had a stroke and Dr Kalvig kindly referred us to a wonderful neurologist in Westchester so our little guy would not have to travel so far to make his frequently needed trips to the doctor any longer. We tell everyone that Jerry's long life was thanks to Dr Kalvig's special care.
.?A new chapter....My husband & I were emotionally drained after Jerry's death as we loved him so much. We said that we were not going to adopt another dog for a very long time. Then, as fate would have it, I received a call from Dr. Kalvig last year during the holidays. She was treating a very sick 8 month old pup in critical condition, who was
facing the reality of a very sad ending very soon. Thanks to Dr Kalvig, Kalvig & Shorter Veterinary Associates adopted the puppy and the doctors and their fabulous staff offered him all the life saving treatments over the weeks he needed to nurture him back to health.
She placed that call to us, hoping to give him a great home with parents who were able to take care of this "baby" & give him the love & future medical attention he deserved. We now have Niko at home with us and already "love him to death".
?This is one veterinarian that is so "special" & I recommend her to anyone with a dog or cat who wants the best quality of life for their pet. They ALWAYS become "part of the family".

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I've have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Barbara Kalvig for over 25 years. We first met when I had my first Shih-Tzu named Benson, and Dr Kalvig was working with the late Dr. Howard Kessler. She was the ONLY veterinarian in his practice that actually gave my dog a comprehensive checkup and our relationship started there. Ben died at 10 years of age from a quickly spreading cancer, and eight months after his death, I adopted a Shih-Tzu pup who I named Jerry.
?Dr. Kalvig became Jerry's vet from his infancy stage. I followed her throughout the years until she opened her own practice with her wonderful partner, Dr. James M Shorter. Jerry was a perfectly healthy dog until 13 1/2 years of age, when all of a sudden he became very ill. It took her vast skill, dedication & patience (really detective work) to determine that he had a tumor on his adrenal gland.We could not know if it was malignant or benign until surgery was performed to remove it. Luckily it was benign, and he recovered remarkably well from this potentially very complicated type of surgery. Over the years that followed, Jerry was treated for high blood pressure and kidney disease, in addition to various other medical problems. We were taught how to give Jerry his mediations, geriatric supplements, and subcutaneous fluids every morning. Due to his accelerating age and many late stage health issues, Dr Kalvig helped us balance a "cocktail of meds" to prolong the quality of his life.We happily followed our excel spread sheet to make sure he got everything he needed and drove him from Westchester to Manhattan for regular visits with Dr. Kalvig for proper monitoring. Jerry enjoyed an amazing quality of live until he he was 18&1/2 years of age, largely due to Dr Kalvig's detailed care and advice. Toward the end of his life, Jerry had a stroke and Dr Kalvig kindly referred us to a wonderful neurologist in Westchester so our little guy would not have to travel so far to make his frequently needed trips to the doctor any longer. We tell everyone that Jerry's long life was thanks to Dr Kalvig's special care.
.?A new chapter....My husband & I were emotionally drained after Jerry's death as we loved him so much. We said that we were not going to adopt another dog for a very long time. Then, as fate would have it, I received a call from Dr. Kalvig last year during the holidays. She was treating a very sick 8 month old pup in critical condition, who was
facing the reality of a very sad ending very soon. Thanks to Dr Kalvig, Kalvig & Shorter Veterinary Associates adopted the puppy and the doctors and their fabulous staff offered him all the life saving treatments over the weeks he needed to nurture him back to health.
She placed that call to us, hoping to give him a great home with parents who were able to take care of this "baby" & give him the love & future medical attention he deserved. We now have Niko at home with us and already "love him to death".
?This is one veterinarian that is so "special" & I recommend her to anyone with a dog or cat who wants the best quality of life for their pet. They ALWAYS become "part of the family".

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I am writing this as a heartfelt recommendation for Dr. Kalvig.
If you have a pet and if live anywhere near to NYC, by all means---make your way to her office!

Dr. Kalvig cared diligently and well for my two cats who lived-somewhat surprisingly--to the ages of 18 and 20. I cannot imagine that I would have had as many long and happy years with them had I entrusted their care to any other doctor.

Dr Kalvig is thorough, pragmatic, and caring--deeply concerned with the well being of the animals in her care while also showing a great sensitivity to the challenges that we humans encounter when caring for sick creatures.

While she took truly lovely care of both my "boys," I would like to share a little detail abouth the miraculous and exceptional work she did with my cat, Sprite. At 7 years old, Sprite was diagnosed with a form of heart disease that is nearly always fatal for cats--often within two years (and in many cases even less)

Misdiagnosed and wrongly medicated by two other practices, Sprite was in heart failure and suffering from secondary pneumonia when he arrived to Dr. Kalvig's office. His condition was later worsened by diagnosis of hyperthyroid disease, which complicated his cardio care significantly. I said my silent goodbyes many times during those days and prepared for the painful prospect of having to let Sprite, who I loved very dearly, go within the coming months. I never could have imagined that he would stay with us (quite happily and very playfully, I might add) for another 11 YEARS!

In the years that followed Sprite's diagnoses, Dr. Kalvig collaborated closely with me on regimen that would keep Sprites' heart and thyroid functioning very well while making it possible for him to live happily as he aged. She showed tremendous respect for Sprite, and also for me- listening carefully to my concerns and confusion, never failing to ignore my own lay observations of his symptoms.

Brave, determined and charming, Sprite lived with a heart that was simply too big. I think it is more than fair to say the very same of Dr Kalvig.

Dale P.
NYC

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I am writing this as a heartfelt recommendation for Dr. Kalvig.
If you have a pet and if live anywhere near to NYC, by all means---make your way to her office!

Dr. Kalvig cared diligently and well for my two cats who lived-somewhat surprisingly--to the ages of 18 and 20. I cannot imagine that I would have had as many long and happy years with them had I entrusted their care to any other doctor.

Dr Kalvig is thorough, pragmatic, and caring--deeply concerned with the well being of the animals in her care while also showing a great sensitivity to the challenges that we humans encounter when caring for sick creatures.

While she took truly lovely care of both my "boys," I would like to share a little detail abouth the miraculous and exceptional work she did with my cat, Sprite. At 7 years old, Sprite was diagnosed with a form of heart disease that is nearly always fatal for cats--often within two years (and in many cases even less)

Misdiagnosed and wrongly medicated by two other practices, Sprite was in heart failure and suffering from secondary pneumonia when he arrived to Dr. Kalvig's office. His condition was later worsened by diagnosis of hyperthyroid disease, which complicated his cardio care significantly. I said my silent goodbyes many times during those days and prepared for the painful prospect of having to let Sprite, who I loved very dearly, go within the coming months. I never could have imagined that he would stay with us (quite happily and very playfully, I might add) for another 11 YEARS!

In the years that followed Sprite's diagnoses, Dr. Kalvig collaborated closely with me on regimen that would keep Sprites' heart and thyroid functioning very well while making it possible for him to live happily as he aged. She showed tremendous respect for Sprite, and also for me- listening carefully to my concerns and confusion, never failing to ignore my own lay observations of his symptoms.

Brave, determined and charming, Sprite lived with a heart that was simply too big. I think it is more than fair to say the very same of Dr Kalvig.

Dale P.
NYC

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Message from Kalvig & Shorter Veterinary Associates

Serving Manhattan with over 50 years of experience in veterinary medicine, the doctors and staff of Kalvig & Shorter Veterinary Associates are pleased to offer their clients and patients personalized attention in customer service and patient care. On April 1, 2013, we opened our new full service hospital at 133 East 39th Street, at Lexington Avenue. Our Midtown location offers full hospitalization services for our Manhattan and outer borough clients, as well as our ongoing Upper East Side and housecall practices.. Our practice was founded upon a strong belief in the need for thorough, honest, and compassionate service within all healthcare fields. Kalvig & Shorter Veterinary Associates serves the individual needs of our many clients and their beloved pets by offering a kind and experienced approach to medicine, surgery, nursing care, and customer service. Top priority is always given to our patients' comfort, with extra attention provided by our staff of experienced and loving nurses. It is our pleasure to offer individualized care to each of our patients and their owners, rather than maintain a high volume facility, with less time allowed for the many important details of quality service and communications. As the chosen health care team for your beloved pet, we place great value upon our clients' opinions and trust. We are pleased to work with you to help you spend many happy, healthy years with your pet--our clients appreciate that together we are all close members of their pet's healthcare family. Clients' compliance and feedback to our recommendations, combined with excellent home care, allow us to succeed as a team in treating a large and vital geriatric pet population within our practice. We believe that a preventative diagnostic and health maintenance approach, coupled with loving home care, offers the greatest success for a healthy pet and a long quality of life. In addition to this, medical management, surgery, and nursing care in the hospital are recommended when appropriate and necessary. We are pleased to offer a comprehensive range of hospital services including in-house diagnostics, pharmacy, dentistry, radiology, and surgery with state of the art monitoring equipment, medical boarding, and complete out-patient services. In addition, we offer internal medicine consultations with procedures such as endoscopy, colonoscopy, ultrasound, and echocardiogram, as well as surgical consultations for a wide range of orthopedic and soft tissue procedures available on site. We value the close relationships we share with top board- certified veterinary specialists in the fields of internal medical, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, critical care, neurology, ophthalmology, oncology, nutrition, training and behavior, to offer the very best diagnostic and therapeutic advice to your pet at all times. As well, we offer excellent referrals to top trainers, dog walkers, daycare, boarding facilities and grooming salons. If we may be of service to you in any way, please do not hesitate to call us-- we look forward to meeting you. Very Sincerely, Dr. Barbara A. Kalvig, Dr. James M. Shorter, and the Doctors and Staff of Kalvig & Shorter Veterinary Associates

 

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