Dr. Barbara Kalvig, DVM

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Dr. Barbara Kalvig, DVM
Kalvig and Shorter Veterinary Associates
227 East 84th St
New York ,  NY   10028
United States
Phone: (212) 644-1022
Claimed Listing Business owned by kalvigandshorter. Added on 01/11/2005
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4 Reviews

Joe395
09/28/2010

Dr. Barbara Kalvig, DVM 5

I love both Doctors here. Both Dr. Kalvig and Dr. Shorter have treated my pets with expertise, but I developed a very special relationship with Dr. Shorter. My dachsund was a rescue dog that I took on over 3 years ago. She had a few problems early on that my previous vet didn't catch and Dr. Shorter did. I believe that because he caught them so early on that she lives on to this day. He had gone above and beyond any vet I am so glad he was recommended to me and I would recommend him to anyone. Dr. Shorter and Dr. Kalvig are the only veterinarians that I have ever gone to, that will call you back every time you call with questions and will take every step to ensure that you are well informed on your pets health. Both my pets means so much to me and I am greatful that I found Doctors that care for them as much as I do.

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kerip
09/10/2010

Dr. Barbara Kalvig, DVM 5

I have had an absolutely wonderful relationship with both Dr.'s Kalvig and Shorter. Dr. Kalvig in particular, has been taking care of our dog for the last 10 plus years. She has provided my family with caring, personal service and has always been there when we've needed her. Time and again, when our dog has had any type of ailment big or small, Dr. Kalvig is the first and only Vet we are interested in bringing our Pug to. Our dog is a VERY important family member and we thoroughly researched the best vets in New York City prior to finding Dr. Kalvig. We have been happily rewarded with finding Dr. Kalvig. She's been an amazing Vet and we wouldn't think of going anywhere else.

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SETESS
09/10/2010

Dr. Barbara Kalvig, DVM 5

Dr’s Kalvig and Shorter are more than just vets. They are friends who genuinely care about the well being of our pets. For over 8 years we have looked nowhere but to Dr’s Kalvig and Shorter to care for our pets. Their staff (most notably Christina and Gino) always goes above and beyond. Dr. Shorter (our primary veterinarian) has worked tirelessly to insure that we are knowledgeable about the conditions our pets may be facing as well as to be certain that the necessary steps are being taken for preventative maintenance. Dr’s Kalvig and Shorter understand that our pets are part of our family and their care and concern has never gone unnoticed. Our most sincere thanks to Dr’s Kalvig and Shorter and the rest of their team.

S. Etess

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MsAndrews
09/10/2010

Dr. Barbara Kalvig, DVM 5

My relationship with Dr. Kalvig began 10 years ago after I left a clinic on the West Side where every time I went there I had a different veterinarian. After an incorrect diagnosis at my previous clinic that would have cost me hundred of dollars, and unneccessary trauma to my cat, I knew I needed to find a new vet. Through a fellow pet owner, I learned of Dr. Barbara Kalvig. Dr. Kalvig is a kind and sensitive woman who loves her profession and her commitment to the care of each and every animal that finds her is remarkable. From my first appointment, I knew my cats and me would be in experienced and loving hands. That is a wonderful feeling when you are facing worrisome information about the health of your pet.


I spent 1 1/2 years in Europe and brough both cats with me. Dr. Kalvig helped me prepare them for their international travel. A year into my stay, my Maine Coon, Max started throwing up and had stopped eating. He lost weight and his fur looked terrible. I took him to 3 different Polish veterinarians and the last one finally had some idea of what was wrong. Day after day, he wasn't improving and I was worried and scared and knew that if I didn't get him some real help, he would die. I was in contact with Dr. Kalvig via email and when I explained Max's condition, her responses indicated concern.

Her concern was all I needed and we flew to NYC. Max was very sick. The growth in his stomach which the Polish vet had felt, was probably the cause but in order to find out, Dr. Kalvig reccomended an ultrasound to confirm the mass and an endoscopy to take a sample in order to determine if it was cancerous. She prepared me for this possibilty and explained that in older cats, this was often the case. Several days, later, I arrived at the clinic to find out the results, and braced myself for the worst. I was in the waiting room a minute when Dr. Kalvig hurried to greet me. "I couldn't wait until you came back to the exam room," she said excitedly. She told me that Max's growth was not cancerous but that he had irritable bowel disorder and that this was completely treatable with medication.

Max began a regimen of anti-flammatory medication. His appetite returned and he started to gain weight. He looked as healthy and as happy as ever. Max lived for two years after his diagnosis and all that additional time I had with my sweet cat was precious and it was all due to Dr. Kalvig.

I would recommend Dr. Kalvig to any pet owner looking for a remarkable and dedicated professional. Be assured that the health and well being of your pet is her top priority. She will give you all the information you will need to make an informed decision and will give you her thoughts as well. She doesn't push her agenda and supports you in whatever path you decide.

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