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First Avenue Veterinary Hospital


At First Avenue Veterinary we are dedicated to serving our patients and clients by providing the highest principles and standards of modern medicine, surgery and dentistry. We do this in a compassionate, homelike environment with personal attention to our clients’ and their companions’ emotional needs.

Walk-Ins Welcome!

Accessible Care for Your Pet

First Avenue Veterinary Hospital believes that regular care for pets is essential to giving them a long and healthy life. This means regular wellness exams and preventive care, and tackling potential problems before they grow into something worse. To encourage regular care of your pet, we have made a visit with our veterinarian as accessible as possible! There are 3 ways your pet can be seen by our doctor:

Veterinarian Holding a Brown Cat
Veterinarian Holding a Brown Cat
Owner Walking Dog
Woman Playing with Orange Cat

Schedule An Appointment

We offer many options that make scheduling an appointment convenient for you.

Choose one of the options below:

  1. Submitting our online form request.

  2. Through our Appointment Request page.

  3. By calling us at (212) 674-0111

  4. By visiting us at 335 First Avenue, New York, NY 10003.

Walk-Ins Are Welcome!

Have an urgent need for your pet? You are welcome to drop by our hospital, even without an appointment! We will do our best to fit you in between existing appointments.

If you are experiencing an emergency, all we ask is that you call us in advance at (272) 674-0111 to let us know of the situation. This will help us be prepared to give your pet the care they need immediately, when seconds count.

Now Offering House Calls!

We understand that bringing your pet to the veterinary hospital can cause stress for everyone involved.

If your pet is too nervous, or even too ill, you may be anxious about bringing them in to the practice for a visit. This is why we started offering house calls.

Avoid causing you or your pet extra stress by having our veterinarian come to you! Call (212) 674-0111 today for more information.

Client Reviews & Testimonials

We at First Avenue Veterinary Hospital have been dedicated to providing quality veterinary care to the New York, NY community since 2017. We strive to treat your pets with the same care and compassion as if they were our own.

I absolutely love First Avenue Vet! My dog and I recently moved to the NYC area and picked First Avenue Vet because it was conveniently located near our apartment. They were always one phone call away and their walk-in appointments make it extremely easy to get medical advice for your furry friend on a moment’s notice. I cannot recommend this veterinarian enough because they genuinely care about the health and wellbeing of your pet and do their best to address your concerns!

Ali T.

The staff and doctor were amazing. They explain everything thoroughly and are super kind and caring. We come all the way from Brooklyn for them! Bring your fur baby, you won’t be disappointed.

Yoswar P.

Dr. Temple and her team are amazing! I've only had amazing experiences with First Ave Vet - all of the vet techs are so gentle, patient and personable, and the front desk staff are always willing to help, and always follow up to make sure everything is ok with our dog.You know a vet is amazing when they're honest with you. The team never tries to get you to do more than what is absolutely necessary, especially when pet care in NYC is so expensive. We've had a few really stressful situations with our dog, some while out of town, and the staff always keeps a pulse on what is going on and will happily help you navigate a situation over the phone. I'm so grateful to live near such a thoughtful, sane, veterinary hospital.

Lydia D.