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East Harlem

East Harlem

517 East 117th St
New York, NY  10035

(212) 996-3238

Hospital Number: 2117

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  • Description
    East Harlem’s Banfield Pet Hospital brings the high quality pet care that residents expect to this upper Manhattan neighborhood. Whether you are seeking treatment for your dog, cat or something a bit more exotic, Banfield’s East Harlem staff is ready to give your pet the attention and care that they deserve.
    From routine health maintenance to pet emergencies, our East Harlem location works hard to ensure that your pet is always in the best of health. East Harlem’s Banfield is home to every need that you may have when it comes to your dog’s health. We pride ourselves on our high quality level of care, a level that ensures that your pet receives the best possible health care available when they need it most.
    Conveniently located within the East River Plaza on 117th Street, Banfield Pet Hospital makes it easy to partner in your pet’s health and well-being.
    Banfield Pet Hospital is always accepting new pet patients and walk-in visits. Don’t forget to ask our staff about the Optimum Wellness Plan® options we offer to our East Harlem guests.
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  • Services

    Services Offered at this Location

    • Vaccinations
    • Comprehensive Exams
    • Parasite Control
    • General Dentistry
    • General Surgery
    • Skin Care
    • Geriatrics & Pediatrics
    • Spays & Neuters
    • Drop Off Services
    • Giardia Testing
    • Microchipping
    • Digital Radiography
    • In-House Laboratory Diagnostics
    • In-House & Online Pharmacy
    • Nutrition Consultation
    • Behavior Consultation
    • Personalized Client Web Portal and Mobile App
    • Urgent Care (see operating hours)
    • Optimum Wellness Plans®
    • Canine Genetic Analysis™
    • Care Credit
  • Team

    Dr. Keston Smith

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Keston Smith is a second generation veterinarian and grew up in a small Midwest town of Independence, Missouri. He attended undergraduate school at the University of Missouri Kansas City, where he worked at a genetic laboratory during the school year. During the summer months, Dr. Smith worked as an Elephant keeper at the Kansas City Zoo. He attended the Royal Veterinary College of London, England and graduated in 2012. While at the RCV, Dr. Smith concentrated on specialties including exotics, pathology, cardiology, ophthalmology, and emergency medicine. He now lives in Manhattan with his wife and they love to travel, especially to London and Italy. Dr. Smith has one dog and one cat, and is a novice runner. He just ran in the New York Marathon this November 2015. More Details >>

    Dr. Erica Bernard

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Erica Bernard grew up in Weschester, NY and joined the Banfield team in 2014. After graduating from Emory University, Dr. Bernard worked in the zoo field, while volunteering as a zoo keeper. It was here that she decided to follow her passion and become a veterinarian. In 2013, Dr. Bernard graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year at University of Florida. She currently lives in New York City with her dog, Teddy and cat, Mouse. More Details >>

    Bridgette Fernandez

    Practice Manager

    Bridgette is the Practice Manager at the East Harlem Location! She has been with Banfield since 2010 and calls East Harlem her '2nd Home' for the past six years. Bridgette has a passion for preventive care and volunteering. While leading her amazing East Harlem team, Bridgette loves interacting with owners and their pets. She has many dreams and ambitions but one of them is helping pets in need by leading care forward. She lives in the 'Big Apple' NYC and living her dream with three Chihuahuas and one Maltese. More Details >>

    Christina Nieves

    Veterinary Assistant

    Christina is a full-time Veterinary Assistant at Banfield Pet Hospital of E. Harlem. Some of the current leadership projects she is involved in include being Safety Officer, leader of the Preventive Care Pillar, and Surgery Coordinator. She is also a self-proclaimed Optimum Wellness Plan expert and a current participant in the Banfield Veterinary Technician Development program as a full-time student. Before Banfield, she worked at the Bronx Zoo as a seasonal wildlife keeper. Her main goal is to specialize in anesthesia and become an awesome Licensed Surgical Technician! More Details >>

    Elizabeth Contreras

    Veterinary Assistant

    Elizabeth started working at Banfield East Harlem in 2014. She started as a Client Service Coordinator with the goal of eventually becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Elizabeth is currently taking online courses in hope of accomplishing her goal very soon. Liz has two dogs, a chug (Chihuahua mixed with pug) named Linda and a chiweenie (Chihuahua mixed with dachshund) named Juno, an African Grey parrot named Ricky, a hedgehog named Zumi, and two fish tanks (a 2-gallon tank with a Beta fish named Moonshine and larger 20-gallon tank with a mixed population of African cichlids); and yes she is definitely hoping to expand that family. More Details >>

    Nathalie Mendez

    Veterinary Assistant

    Nathalie has been a Banfield associate since 2013. She is currently enrolled in Penn Foster's LVT program and hopes to graduate by 2018. From a very young age Nathalie wanted to work with animals and she finally has the opportunity to do it. Even on her days off she is in the company of cats and dogs, either spending time with her cat, Lulu, or walking her neighbor's dog. Nathalie loves the joy that they bring. More Details >>

    Corinthia Wilkins

    Client Service Coordinator

    Corinthia has been working for Banfield since 2010. She loves working as a CSC and has a passion for client service. In her free time, Corinthia enjoys playing basketball with her 4 wonderful sons and Shih Tzu, Bryce. More Details >>

    Tiffany Torres

    Client Service Coordinator

    Tiffany is a Client Service Coordinator and the Associate Engagement Ambassador at Banfield E Harlem. She is currently enrolled in the master's program at Southern New Hampshire University and expected to graduate in 2018 with her master's degree in business administration with a concentration in leadership (in hopes to one day become a Practice Manager). She spends most of her time with her husband, dog named Charlie, and cat named Bailey. More Details >>

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