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 Manhattan Cat Specialists Offers House Calls and In-Home Veterinary Services!

Sundays - Tuesdays - Thursdays

Dr. Arnold Plotnick Feline Veterinary House Calls for Cats in Manhattan, New York City


We have been examining cats at our Upper West Side practice, Manhattan Cat Specialists, for over a decade.   Nearly every day, we hear from a client or cat owner in New York City wanting expert care for their cats yet they cannot make it to our cat hospital.  Now, we are bringing the services of Manhattan Cat Specialists to homes in New York City. 


There are many reasons why house calls are requested:

Some cats get so nervous on the trip to the vet that they urinate, defecate, or vomit (or all three!) in their carrier on the way to (or from) the office.

Cats who are normally angels at home turn into devils once they enter the veterinary office.

Some cats, with their sixth sense, know that a veterinary visit is imminent, and they hide under the bed or the couch, making their capture and transport to the office an ordeal for the client.

Many of our clients have multiple cats, and bringing two, or three, or five (or seven, or sixteen) cats to the office becomes a logistical nightmare.

As our feline population ages, our clientele are aging right along with them, and some of our elderly clients find it increasingly difficult to bring their cat to the office.

Many owners would like their terminally ill cats to be euthanized in their own home when the time comes.

For these reasons, Manhattan Cat Specialists has decided to provide house calls and in-home veterinary services.  House calls are by appointment on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, in Manhattan only, however, this may change in the future, depending on the demand.


If you elect to schedule a house call, our veterinarian and veterinary technician will come to your home with the necessary equipment and supplies to give your cat the same kind of experience that he or she gets in the exam room.  This includes a complete physical examination, blood and urine collection for lab analysis if necessary, vaccinations, microchipping, feline leukemia and FIV testing, blood typing, subcutaneous fluid administration, ear cleaning, claw trimming, blood pressure measurement, application of Soft Paws, and many other procedures. There are behavior counseling offerings as well. And of course, when the time is appropriate, euthanasia can be performed in a gentle, compassionate manner at home, and then take care of the cremation arrangements for you.


Some procedures cannot be performed in the home, for example, x-rays and surgery.  After the examination, if it is determined that your cat needs these or other advanced diagnostic procedures, or needs to be admitted to our hospital, transporting your cat to our hospital for further treatment would be arranged. Life threatening emergencies cannot wait, and should not be scheduled for house calls.  Cats who are having difficulty breathing, are having seizures, are unconscious, or are bleeding uncontrollably should be brought to our practice immediately, or to an emergency hospital if it is after hours.



Dr. Arnold Plotnick Manhattan Cat Specialist Feline House Calls in New York City


News Story - Veterinary House Calls - A Growing U.S. Trend - Huffington Post


Dr. Plotnick, Dr. Sheheri, and Dr. Brennen, as well as our entire team, strive to provide expert care to all felines so if you and your furry companion cannot make it to see us at our veterinary practice, we will come to you.  To schedule an appointment, call 212-721-2287 or email

Dr. Arnold Plotnick | Cat Veterinarian House Calls in New York City

Manhattan's Cat Expert Dr. Arnold Plotnick and Veterinary Technician Gina head off to a Feline House Call in New York City.

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