Danielle Hammer, DVM

Dr. Danielle Hammer, upper east side veterinarianDr. Danielle Hammer is a General Practitioner who joined the East Side Animal Hospital team in July 2010.

With parents who are both in the medical field, the pursuit of a career in medicine was a likely choice for Dr. Hammer. Instead of human medicine, however, her lifelong love of animals impelled her toward a career as a veterinarian. "I really enjoy interacting with the animals and the animal lovers that own them," she says. "I also get great joy out of making animals feel better."

One memorable experience involved a dog that had been injured in a fire. "I helped treat a Pekinese dog that had suffered from smoke inhalation from a house fire," Dr. Hammer describes. "She came into the Hospital looking to be a gray colored dog, but she was actually white and covered in soot. She did well after treatment and made a full recovery."

A native of Roslyn, New York, Dr. Hammer began her undergraduate studies at Cornell University, but transferred to New York University after her first year. She graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and soon began volunteering at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan. In 2004 she entered Ross University's School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies. She earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 and soon thereafter returned to New York to practice veterinary medicine in Manhattan.

Dr. Hammer's areas of special professional interest include Dermatology, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, New York Medical Association and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association.

At home, Dr. Hammer has two cats that she adopted during her time in Florida. The most recent addition to her family is Millie, a rescued Yorkie mix.

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