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  Contact Us
  145 W 24th Street Floor 3 (map)
New York, NY 10011
Fax: 212-677-2088
Twitter: @catpracticecats
  Veterinary Management
  Dr. Eric Dougherty is the Medical Director for the Cat Practice, and has been with us since February 2011.
  Cat Boarding
  Whether your cat is shy or outgoing, our staff will make sure that your feline has as much of a stress free experience as possible.
  Veterinarian's Advice
  The following is a list of common feline health problems and general information designed to help you
help your cat stay healthy and happy.
  Feline Veterinary Supplies
  In addition to the prescription medicine we sell, we also offer a wide range of products and nutritional supplements to keep your cat healthy.
Welcome to The Cat Practice, one of the first exclusively feline veterinary hospitals in the United States. Founded in the 1970s, The Cat Practice has been a leading provider of feline healthcare to Manhattan’s cat community. We are a pioneer in feline medicine and have a brand new, state of the art facility in the heart of Chelsea.

We offer a variety of veterinary services for your cat at any age, whether it is a kitten or an adult cat. Our veterinarians are able to help you understand the unique healthcare needs of domestic cats, an animal that is often misunderstood due to their stoic nature. Since cats are hunters and are able to hide their illnesses very well, our staff has learned to speak for them and to hear their concerns.

Our medical services have a wide range from routine physical exams and vaccinations, to diagnostics like blood work, fecal analysis and urinalysis, radiographs (x-rays), ultrasounds, echocardiograms, and blood pressure. We provide surgical procedures such as dentals, spays and neuters, biopsies, and endoscopies, and we are also one of the few facilities that offer minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery.

The Cat Practice is a licensed supplier of numerous prescription diets for a variety of ailments. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions regarding your cat’s current diet and possible remedies. The Cat Practice also works with your pet insurance company to ensure that your cat receives the best healthcare available at an affordable price.

Another special feature of The Cat Practice is that we offer cat-only boarding. We are pleased to welcome your beloved felines to stay at our exceptional facility, open seven days a week. If your cats need to be with us for a couple days or a couple months, we are happy to care for them! Please call to schedule your boarding visit with us!

We are located at 145 West 24th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue. Please call 212-677-1401 to schedule an appointment with our veterinarians Monday through Saturday.


Quotable Cat Practice
"Some people feel bad about feeding
their cats the same thing every day,
and they think the cat needs variety..."        ...
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"cats are creatures of habit and
any changes in their environment
can make them upset..."
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"what cats really need are high-quality protein like duck, turkey or chicken
and lots of water..."        ...
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"If you’re a cat-only person, you
often take your cat just as seriously
as you would a child..." ...
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