Spotlight on Dr. Kristen Frank, ASPCA Animal Hospital Veterinarian

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 12:15pm
Dr. Kristen Frank

Small animal internal medicine specialist Dr. Kristen Frank is a staff internist at the ASPCA Animal Hospital in Manhattan.

Treating pets, adoptable animals and those rescued by the ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Group, Dr. Frank regularly assists with abdominal ultrasounds and other procedures, checks in on emergency room patients, and helps monitor animals’ recovery from injury and disease. She also supervises ASPCA Animal Hospital interns.

Dr. Frank brought a wealth of experience with her when she joined the ASPCA Animal Hospital in 2012. After receiving her undergraduate and veterinary degrees at the University of Florida, Dr. Frank completed an internship at the New York City Animal Medical Center, followed by a three-year residency in internal medicine at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston. Lucky for us, Dr. Frank decided to return to New York City, where she worked for two private veterinary practices before joining our team.

Dr. Frank chose internal medicine due to its wide scope. “I enjoy getting involved in cases and putting all the pieces of the puzzle together,” she says.

We asked Dr. Frank to tell us about a particularly rewarding recent case, and right away she thought of Markita, a sweet cat who had been returned to the ASPCA Adoption Center suffering from liver dysfunction. After examining Markita’s blood work and a series of ultrasounds, Dr. Frank and her team determined the cat’s issues stemmed from stress that prevented her from eating.

Today Markita is benefiting from a feeding tube and is well on her way to recovery. Soon, Dr. Frank says, Markita will return to the Adoption Center to find a loving home.

Pet parents in the New York City area can make appointments with Dr. Frank by calling (212) 876-7700, ext. 4200, or by emailing [email protected].

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I brought my darling cat, Sue, who was adopted from the ASPCA, to the Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital when she suddenly became very ill and she was treated by Dr. Jill Pomerantz and Dr. Kristen Frank and I am so totally grateful to those two superb doctors for their excellent and compassionate care. They are brilliant and experienced internists. Sue is doing very well thanks to them and the wonderful staff at the hospital. I wish I could say more than "thank you, thank you," because I am so grateful.