NATIONAL LOVE YOUR PET DAY - On February 20th, pet lovers everywhere observe National Love Your Pet Day.  This holiday focuses on giving extra attention to our pets.  The day encourages pampering our pets and focusing on the special relationship pets hold in our lives. At Kalvig & Shorter Veterin...

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Happy Weekend Everyone! Robyn and Lucky take some time for fun and frolic, high fives and shoulder rubs last night after a very busy Saturday! Who says the honor of serving our beloved pet community is all work and no play!?

Merry Hanukkah from Anya who's more than ready to tear into those boxes to find out what's waiting for her inside! But as any lab owner knows, playing with an empty cardboard box provides more fun than most toys for these chewers!

At just under 4-months-old, Noodles keeps her eyes on the prize, which in this case is a yummy dog-treat! An irresistible Maltepoo pup, Noodles’ visit to KSV made our Saturday super sweet!

All dressed and ready to face the holiday crowds, Pichou 2 returned home on a very busy NYC afternoon! He and his mom endured heavy traffic to and from KSV from uptown, across the 2019 Rockefeller Tree Lighting celebrations, to keep his surgery date with Dr Shorter. Their loyal efforts made the ...

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Maggie is our happy Patient of the Evening! A cherished KSV patient, Maggie came for recheck two weeks after surgery with Dr Shorter for a facial growth removal. We are very excited that her results are benign, and love this happy photo of her sitting ready before her appointment for suture and c...

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It’s a Happy Day After Thanksgiving here at KSV! An 11 year old Lhasa Apso, Hayley came in with her family dressed for the season, and left with brilliant results on her dental recheck with Dr Kalvig. Luckily she made it through having “just a little turkey” yesterday, and arrived today in top sh...

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6 months ago
Best vet experience I have ever had. Compassionate, caring but do not push you to engage in heroic care if that is not what you are interested in. I feel very comfortable with these folks. They are honest, hardworking and will care for your pet with the same passion that you would.
- Heather M
8 months ago
Dr. Shorter, Kalvig and team are the most amazing vets and people whom I’ve trusted to care for my dogs over the past 20+ years. They are excellent clinicians and people and when something is out of their realm of expertise they are comfortable advising to others who are more specialized. I’ve had an English bulldog and 2 frenchies which are not always easy to manage health issues. I would recommend them to anyone!
- Martha O
6 months ago
Dr Kalvig has been our vet for over 20 years. She's very profession and caring + nice to me + my dogs. The offices are clean + nice + I even board my dogs there when I travel. Her staff are so nice to my dogs when I'm away that I almost feel no guilt in leaving them.
- Randolph S

About us

We would like to introduce ourselves to you by sharing a bit of who we are. We are Kalvig & Shorter Veterinary Associates. With over 50 years of combined experience in veterinary medicine, our doctors and staff offer a uniquely caring and personalized approach to excellent customer service and patient health care. We provide our many loyal clients and their beloved pets with a comprehensive range of sevices in the areas of medicine, surgery, dentistry, nursing care, and counseling. Through our excellent relationships with the finest veterinary specialists and animal professionals in the area, we proudly offer the very best advice and care to pets of all ages. Our top pirority is our close relationship with both our clients and their pets. In order to best support their sharing many happy, healthy years together, we value the opportunity to properly educate our clients and to assist with their pets' medical, nutritional, and 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 and the greatest possibility of maintaining good health and vitality into their pets' geriatric years. We hope we will get to know you and your pets soon. Please drop by our practice to speak to our staff or even to say "Hello!"

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New York, NY 10016
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