Kalvig & Shorter Veterinary Associates

★★★★★
Monday through Sunday 8am-11pm
  • 227 E 84th St

    New York, NY 10028

    Map & Directions
  • 212-644-1022

About Kalvig & Shorter Veterinary Associates

Categories
  • Pet Boarders and Sitters
  • Pet Trainers
  • Veterinary Services
  • Animal Hospitals
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentists
  • Veterinary Surgeons
  • Emergency Vets
  • Small Animal Practice
Details
  • Flea Treatment
  • Microchip Implants
  • Neutering
  • Spaying
Hours
Monday: 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday: 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Pets & Animals

Pets & Animals
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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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We are Kalvig & Shorter Veterinary Associates. With over 50 years of combined experience in veterinary medicine, our doctors & staff offer a uniquely caring & personalized approach to excellent customer service & patient health care. We provide our many loyal clients & their beloved pets with a comprehensive range of services in the areas of medicine, surgery, dentistry, nursing care, & counseling. Through our excellent relationships with the finest veterinary specialists & animal professionals in the area, we proudly offer the very best advice & care to pets of all ages.



Our top priority is our close relationship with both our clients & their pets. In order to best support their sharing many happy, healthy years together, we value the opportunity to properly educate our clients & to assist with their petsβ?? medical, nutritional, & behavioral needs as they change over time. In turn, our clients provide excellent care to their pets at home. This allows the best combined approach to preventative health care & the greatest possibility of maintaining good health & vitality into their petsβ?? geriatric years.

 

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