Call & Speak with a Doctor VEG Upper East Side

Pet Emergency and Urgent Care in Upper East Side, NY

Welcome to VEG Upper East Side!

Sometimes it’s obvious when your pet needs immediate help. But sometimes they just seem “off.” That’s where our emergency vets on the Upper East Side come in. From vomiting to complex surgeries, we treat emergency and urgent care needs for all kinds of pets—even avians and exotics! Discover the VEG difference, with our open floor plan hospitals, pet-parent participation, and an emergency-focused team that’s always ready to expect the unexpected.

Our Upper East Side pet emergency hospital in New York City is located on 2nd Avenue between 63rd and 64th Streets. It is easily accessible if you live on the Upper East Side, as well as NYC’s East Harlem, Midtown East, and Upper West Side neighborhoods. It is also a short distance from Long Island City.

Our Upper East Side pet hospital is close to numerous parking garages, and while on-street parking is available, it is limited and variable depending on the day and time.

If you need assistance getting your pet into the hospital, call ahead—one of our VEGgies will meet you at the door. Your pet will receive urgent vet care and you never have to leave their side.

Dr. Joyce Wagner

Medical Director VEG UES

Middlebury College; Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine; NYC Veterinary Specialists, small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship

Prior to joining VEG, Dr. Wagner practiced emergency medicine in New York for over 15 years and was the Medical Director for a specialty and emergency center. Dr. Wagner is certified as a RECOVER CPR instructor.

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Why Choose VEG customer-focused veterinary emergency care

Call Us 24/7

Call Us 24/7

Pet emergencies shouldn’t be put on hold. Call and speak with a veterinarian to get your medical questions answered.

See a Vet Now

See a Vet Now

No appointment needed, come in 24/7. Emergency vet care starts the moment you walk in the door.

Stay Together

Stay Together

No waiting and wondering in a lobby. Stay with your pet the entire time and get as involved as you like in their care.

Stress Less

Stress Less

At VEG, we make a scary situation less stressful. We sit on the floor with your pet, or wherever they’re most comfortable.

Call & Speak with a doctor Open 24/7,  Even Holidays!

VEG Upper East Side

Walk in for:



High-quality critical care for when the unexpected happens.


Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Non-invasive, soft-tissue imaging with same-day results.


Urgent Care

For injuries or illnesses that simply cannot wait.



Performed on site to immediately diagnose fractures, stones, foreign ingestions, and more. 


Diagnostics + Testing

Done right in our hospital for less wait time and fast results. 


End-of-Life Care

Comfortable, compassionate care during the most difficult time.



A high-quality veterinarian is on site for emergency operations.


Treatment + Hospitalization

Care starts right away; if your pet needs to stay overnight, you can too.

Hospital Row

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