New York Veterinary Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician

    Afshin Ahoubim

    Afshin graduated from California State University with a major in microbiology in 2007. He has enjoyed working with animals since he was young and worked as an emergency veterinarian technician for 5 years. He joined New York Veterinary Hospital as a veterinary technician in December 2013 and since then has provided outstanding service to our clients and their pets. He also helps to educate our clients to keep their pets healthy and happy.

  • Technician

    Sylvia Lipford

    Sylvia Lipford is a veterinary technician with New York Veterinary Hospital.

  • Technician

    Crystal Tirado

    Crystal is a veterinary technician with New York Veterinary Hospital. She has been working in the Upper East Side for over 3 years. Her first experience was working with animals at the Bronx Children's Zoo and she loved every minute of it. Crystal has worked her way up from Technician Assistant/Kennel Worker to Technician Supervisor. On her down time she loves to take her dogs for a nice long walks. She has a large family: two pit-bulls named Nanook and Sofie, a yorkipoo named Scooby, four cats named Scotty, Cooper, Joseph and Monti. All her animals were rescued and have great stories along with awesome personalities. Crystal’s goal is to open up her own animal rehabilitation center/sanctuary and become a veterinarian who specializes in exotics.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

New York Veterinary Hospital is open Monday through Friday 8AM-7PM and on Saturday 9AM-5PM and on Sunday 9AM-2PM. If your pet has a medical emergency during our hospital’s hours, please telephone us immediately at 212-717-7222. Our experienced team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to help you and your pet.

Our address is:

New York Veterinary Hospital
150 East 74th Street
New York, NY 10021

Please click here for directions to our location.

If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency when our hospital is closed, you may take your pet to either of following veterinary emergency hospitals in our vicinity:

Animal Medical Center
510 E. 62nd Street
New York, NY 10065
212- 838-8100
Open 24/7/365

Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists
One West 15th Street (off 5th Avenue)
New York, NY 10011
Open 24/7/365