About Us

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Dr. Ina Obernesser opened Uptown Vets in September 2007, in a Harlem neighborhood under-served in quality veterinary care. In keeping with our motto—“Big City Medicine with a Neighborhood Touch”—we take pride in offering cutting-edge, comprehensive veterinary care, while building close, ongoing relationships with each of our clients and their pets, who we truly see as our companions too.

Maintaining Our Standards

At our veterinary hospital located amidst the Harlem, Morningside Heights, and other Uptown Manhattan neighborhoods, our doctors and technicians are vigorous about their continuing education, keeping current on advances in veterinary medicine via seminars, webinars, conferences, and professional journals.

Our AAHA accreditation is important to us, not just for the decal on our door, but for the protocols & procedures we refined during the accreditation process, and which we follow every day.

Our Community Outreach

We’re also proud of our work with a number of rescue groups, including NYSaveThe Mayor’s AlliancePet Rescue NYNEADS Service Dogs for the Deaf and Disabled, plus other, smaller, non-profit groups. Through them we’ve been able to provide proper healthcare to innumerable homeless animals, and more often than not assist in placing them in new “forever” homes.