New York, NY
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.