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Best of New York 2006- Best Veterinarian


Dr. Andrew Kaplan has a way with the four-legged set.   

City Veterinary Care
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
220 W. 72nd St., 212-799-7000

When Lisa Crawford arrived at her vet’s to pick up her dog Fred after he had undergone tests, the 50-pounder was still a little loopy from a Fentanyl pain patch, and she doubted he could walk the three blocks home. “No problem,” offered Dr. Andrew Kaplan, who volunteered to carry the sluggish pooch home. It’s old-school generosity like that, together with his singular diagnostic skills, that have made him a favorite not only of neighborhood creatures—ask any of their owners at the 72nd Street dog run—but also those who come some distance to see him. Even his out-of-town trips can turn into work: Ask him about his toughest case, and he’ll tell you about a buck that had been hit by a car on a highway. He loaded the creature into his hatchback, took him to his office, stabilized his broken ribs, and treated him for shock. Think of what he’ll do for your cat.