State-of-the-Art Pet Care in Midtown East Manhattan

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Midtown East Manhattan Veterinary Care

Since 1993, the dedicated team at East Side Animal Hospital has delivered the just-right mix of modern veterinary medical care and compassionate, client-centered services to provide pets in Manhattan with long, happy and active lives. Whether your pet is ready for a thorough wellness exam, requires surgery, or would benefit from a wide range of medical services, East Side Animal Hospital is here to meet your pet's needs at reasonable prices. East Side Animal Hospital is located near Greenacre Park, just a short distance from Copia, Ah Chihuahua, Pierre Loti, The Smith, Hide-Chan Ramen, and Mimi's Restaurant.

East Side Animal Hospital is located in Midtown East Manhattan, bordered on the north by the Upper East Side, on the west by Midtown West and Times Square, and on the south by Murray Hill and the Garment District. Please call us at (212) 751-5176 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and your pet!

Manhattan: An Overview

Manhattan is one of the five boroughs that make up New York City; the others are Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. Manhattan is the smallest, most densely populated borough of New York City. Located primarily on the island of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River, the borough shares a common boundary with New York County, an original county of the state of New York. The borough and county consist of Manhattan Island and several small adjacent islands: Roosevelt Island, Randall's Island, Wards Island, Governors Island, Liberty Island, part of Ellis Island, Mill Rock, and U Thant Island; as well as Marble Hill, a small area on the mainland bordering the Bronx. The original city of New York began at the southern end of Manhattan, expanded northward, and then between 1874 and 1898, annexed land from surrounding counties.

Manhattan has been described as the economic and cultural center of the United States. Anchored by Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City functions as one of the financial capitals of the world, with an estimated GDP of over $1.2 trillion, and is home of the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Many multinational media conglomerates are based in the borough.

Location and Geography

Manhattan is loosely divided into Downtown (Lower Manhattan), Midtown (Midtown Manhattan), and Uptown (Upper Manhattan), with Fifth Avenue dividing Manhattan's east and west sides. Manhattan Island is bounded by the Hudson River to the west and the East River to the east. To the north, the Harlem River divides Manhattan Island from the Bronx and the mainland United States. Several small islands are also part of the borough of Manhattan, including Randall's Island, Wards Island, and Roosevelt Island in the East River, and Governors Island and Liberty Island to the south in New York Harbor. Manhattan Island is 22.7 square miles in area, 13.4 miles long and 2.3 miles wide, at its widest (near 14th Street). New York County as a whole covers a total area of 33.77 square miles, of which 22.96 square miles are land and 10.81 square miles are water.

Manhattan has fixed highway connections with New Jersey to its west, by way of the George Washington Bridge, the Holland Tunnel, and the Lincoln Tunnel, and to three of the four other New York City boroughs-the Bronx to the northeast and Brooklyn and Queens on Long Island to the east and south. Its only direct connection with the fifth New York City borough is the Staten Island Ferry across New York Harbor, which is free of charge. The ferry terminal is located near Battery Park at its southern tip. It is possible to travel on land to Staten Island by way of Brooklyn, by using the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

Adjacent counties to New York County where East Side Animal Hospital is located are: Bergen County, New Jersey; Hudson County, New Jersey; Bronx County, New York; Queens County, New York; Kings County, New York; and Richmond County, New York.


At the 2010 Census, there were 1,585,873 people living in Manhattan, an increase of 3.2% since 2000. According to 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, there were 1,634,795 people residing in Manhattan on July 1, 2008. As of the 2000 Census, the population density of New York County was 66,940.1 per square mile, the highest population density of any county in the United States. Only 20.3% of Manhattan residents lived in owner-occupied housing, the second-lowest rate of all counties in the nation, behind the Bronx. Of Manhattan's residents, approximately 47.5% are female and 52.5% are male. The average household size is two people and 9.3% of all households are families.

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Veterinary Services for Pets in Midtown Manhattan

Founded in 1948, East Side Animal Hospital is one of New York City's first and oldest veterinarian-owned and operated animal hospitals. Since its earliest days, the hospital has earned a reputation for its compassionate, client-centered service, which has only been added to after Dr. Keith Manning purchased the practice in 1993. Today East Side Animal Hospital is a full-service, state-of-the-art veterinary hospital offering a wide range of services to the people and pets of Midtown Manhattan and the East Side.

The secret to our success is simple. Like you, we love the vibrancy, cultural richness, and people of New York City. You are our neighbors, and in many cases, our friends. We are also pet owners and deeply value the human/animal bond created when a new furry friend enters our lives. For these reasons, we are sincerely committed to helping you provide what your pet so richly deserves: a long, healthy and happy life.

Pet Wellness Exams and Vaccinations

A regular physical examination is just as important for your pet as it is for you. Because our pets can't tell us how they really feel, at East Side Animal Hospital in Midtown Manhattan we recommend a complete nose-to-tail physical examination at least once a year, though more frequent exams are encouraged.

A routine pet examination provides you and your veterinarian the opportunity to develop a picture of your pet's overall health and to spot potential medical issues before they become serious health concerns. During your pet's wellness exam, East Side Animal Hospital veterinarians will listen to your pet's heart and lungs, check your pet's teeth and oral cavity, evaluate your pet's vision, look into your pet's ears, palpate the lymph nodes, abdomen, and skin, palpate the joints and muscles, and complete laboratory work.

Vaccinations are the cornerstone of your pet's preventive health care plan. Many immunizations and preventative treatments are available that did not exist just a few years ago. We always tailor your pet's vaccination schedule according to his or her needs. All decisions about vaccinations and preventative care are made jointly by the veterinarian and you to develop a vaccination protocol based on your pet's lifestyle, environment, and other risk factors.

The veterinary team at East Side Animal Hospital believes our well-balanced vaccination protocol is the best means to protect your pet from disease as well as the risk of an adverse reaction to a pet vaccine.

The Best Veterinary Team in the Midtown East Manhattan Area

Dr. Keith Manning has been the Owner/Director of East Side Veterinary Hospital since 1993. A native of Westchester, New York, Dr. Manning attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook for his undergraduate studies, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1978. A year later, he entered Araneta University's College of Veterinary Medicine earning a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1983.

Dr. Manning's areas of professional interest include Pet Wellness Care, Geriatrics, and Pain Management. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Bideawee, one of the oldest humane societies in the United States, as well as the New York State and New York City Veterinary Medical Associations, American Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, President of New York Save Animals in Veterinary Emergency, and the Advisory Board of the Veterinary Technician Program at LaGuardia Community College. Dr. Manning was also named Veterinarian of the Year in 1998 by the NYC Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Danielle Hammer is a General Practitioner that has been with East Side Animal Hospital since July 2010. 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.

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.

Dr. Shelby L. Freda is a General Practitioner from Short Hills, New Jersey, who joined the medical staff of East Side Animal Hospital of Manhattan in August 2011. For her undergraduate studies, Dr. Freda attended the University of Michigan. In 2003 she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. The following year she enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2008 with a Veterinary Medical Doctorate. Her areas of professional interest are internal medicine and dermatology. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Freda was recently published in the veterinary reference text Canine and Feline Gastroenterology, providing her expertise for an article on GI Neoplasia.

Dr. Jane E. Kosovsky is a veterinary surgeon that has been working with East Side Animal Hospital in Manhattan since 2000, but began her practice in 1990. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. She performed her internship and surgical residency at Animal Medical Center in New York City.

Though she is not a regular member of East Side Animal Hospital's staff, Dr. Kosovsky is considered one of the best surgeons in the city (she was named a Best Vet by New York Magazine) and is the primary surgeon for East Side Animal Hospital.

Contact East Side Animal Hospital

If you would like more information about the veterinary services we offer, such as pet wellness exams, please call East Side Animal Hospital at 212-751-5176 or visit our website.

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