Heart of Chelsea Veterinary Group - Lower East Side
241 Eldridge St | New York, NY 10002Call 646-626-4639
|Monday||8:30am - 7:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:30am - 7:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Thursday||8:30am - 7:00pm|
|Friday||8:30am - 7:00pm|
|Saturday||8:00am - 4:00pm|
- Traditional and Holistic Medicine
- Veterinary Accupuncture
- Exceptional Client and Patient Care
- AAHA Accredited
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Microchipping
- Emergency Veterinary Clinic
- Holistic Veterinary Medicine
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary House Calls
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
- New Pet Initial Visit
- Physical Exam
Lower East Side Veterinary Hospital is a premier, full-service veterinary practice located right in the heart of the Lower East Side. As an AAHA-accredited, client-centered practice, we aim to provide pets and owners in the neighborhood with a truly unrivaled standard of care, just as we have at our sister location, Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital, for nearly 15 years. Please get in touch with us to schedule an appointment or to learn more.
Dr. Marc Siebert is the owner and medical director of Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital and Lower East Side Animal Hospital. A native of New Jersey, Dr. Siebert opened Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital as a one-doctor practice in 1999; it has since grown to a five-doctor practice supporting Chelsea and its pet community at large. He attended Rutgers University and received a bachelor’s degree in environmental science in 1987. He continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. Dr. Siebert is also a certified veterinary acupuncturist with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society; in addition, he is a U.S. Department of Agriculture-accredited veterinarian.
Dr. Siebert’s duties at the two hospitals keep him busy, but when he’s not at work, he enjoys biking, tennis, kayaking, working out, and caring for his Boston terrier pal, Barry, and his cat, Pumpkin.
Originally from Cooperstown, New York, Dr. Amy Crain rejoined the Heart of Chelsea team as an associate veterinarian during the summer of 2010, after completing a small animal medicine and surgery internship at New York City Veterinary Specialists. In 2013 she transferred to the Lower East Side Animal Hospital were her never-ending thirst for knowledge and betterment has molded her into a master of her craft, with a remarkable bedside manner loved by all.
Dr. Crain's rural upstate New York upbringing stimulated her interest in veterinary medicine. Throughout her childhood, she was often performing chores on horse and dairy farms and caring for her childhood pets, including dogs, cats, tropical fish, and hamsters.
Dr. Crain graduated from the State University of New York in Oswego in 2000, where she earned her BS in zoology and began to work in numerous veterinary hospitals in Colorado and New York in preparation for her veterinary school adventure!
In 2004, Dr. Crain went overseas to pursue her veterinary degree. Her travels landed her in Scotland, where she graduated in 2009 from the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, she was also credentialed as a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Despite her love for Scotland, she traveled back to the United States to practice veterinary medicine and to be close to her family and friends, which eventually led to serve her home community closest to her in the Lower East Side neighborhood.
Dr. Crain enjoys living in NYC and hopes to have land in the country someday where she can be reunited with her horses. She enjoys private practice, where she can help our furry little friends and become acquainted with their caring owners. As an avid runner, she may be seen on the streets of NYC training for an upcoming marathon. She also enjoys kayaking, music, writing, and, of course, traveling across the pond as much as possible to visit old friends.
Dr. Ellen Singh's love for animals began at a young age, growing up on her family farm in Pennsylvania and learning to take care of cats, dogs, chickens, cattle and pigs. From the time she can remember she her has been shadowing her father, who is also a veterinarian, as he treated both large and small animals.
Dr. Singh completed her BS in Animal Science at Pennsylvania State University. It was there that she developed an interest in preventative medicine as she worked with the Penn State dairy herd and the nutrition department. She went on to complete her veterinary degree at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 2004. While in veterinary school she continued to pursue her interests in preventative medicine and developed a passion for internal medicine.
After veterinary school, Dr. Singh and her husband moved to Australia, where she worked at a small animal practice for a year in the Sydney area. In 2005 they moved to New York, where Ellen joined a practice in Hoboken, NJ before she returned to Pennsylvania to work along side her father for the past five years. Dr. Singh and her family, including her German Shorthair Pointer named Harper, are excited to be back in New York again. She is happy to be working with the clients and patients at the Lower East Side Animal Hospital.