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Manhattan's exclusive feline veterinarian at The Cat Practice


About Dr. Dougherty

The Cat Practice

Dr. Eric Dougherty, DVM is the Medical Director at The Cat Practice and has been since 2011. He has been an active member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, AVMA, and ASPCA. He graduated from Ross University, where he was awarded the Stanley M. Dennis scholarship. He then went on to complete his clinical rotation at Iowa State University. Dr. Dougherty was raised in Brooklyn in a family that was always adopting any neighborhood cat in need, and he learned from an early age that he wanted to practice veterinary medicine in order to care for these majestic, unique animals. His interests as a veterinarian also include endocrine, gastrointestinal, and renal diseases. 

 His feline health philosophy is very simple: To achieve the best medicine, treat each patient with the same compassion and love he gives his own cats, to be attentive to the patient's individuality, and to remain vibrantly committed to state-of-the-art medical practices. 

Personal Life


When Dr. Dougherty isn't working on promoting feline healthcare, he enjoys watching the New York Rangers, fine wine, gardening, drumming, and most of all pampering his beloved cats Boney, Terrance, Phillip, and Mint Berry Crunch (yes - 3 of the cats are named after South Park characters) with his spouse, Arielle! Their cats' favorite pastimes include messing up their parents’ paperwork, nesting and scratching on their best furniture, waking them up two hours before their alarm clock, digging through the Dr.’s scrubs after a long day of work, running as fast as they can down the hallway as though they’ve seen an intruder, playing fetch with their toy rats, watching Mister Ed on the weekends, and asking for treats as loudly as possible. 

Rescue Work

Dr. Dougherty is committed to giving back to the cat rescue community, and gives all cat rescues discounted veterinary services and boarding to make sure that he can help as many cats in need as possible. Some of the rescue groups he works with are Anjellicle Cats Rescue, Frankie's Feline Fund, Paul the Cat Guy, and A Tail at a Time in NYC. He always has several rescue cats available for adoption in his office, so please feel free to visit them at The Cat Practice in Manhattan any time! 

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Contact Us

Meet Your Cat's New Veterinarian!

Please call 212-677-1401 to schedule your cat's next appointment 

Dr. Dougherty is available for veterinary appointments Monday - Saturday at his exclusive office in the Chelsea / Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan in NYC. We are also open for cats-only boarding 7 days a week. 

For emergencies and after hours, please contact your closest 24/7 emergency veterinary hospital (such as Blue Pearl, AMC, & VERG).

Learn more about Dr. Dougherty and The Cat Practice at: 

The Cat Practice

145 W 24th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011

(212) 677-1401 Instagram, Facebook, Twitter: @catpracticecats


Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday - Friday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

Saturday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Sunday: 8:00AM - 3:00PM