Christine Keyserling,

Role: Senior Veterinarian
Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care
Director of the Transfusion Service
Department: Emergency & Critical Care
Dr. Christine Keyserling of the Animal Medical Center in New York City

Dr. Christine Keyserling is a Senior Veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center, working both in the Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Keyserling obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. After initially considering going into human medicine, she altered her course load and extracurriculars to be on the pre-veterinary path and eventually received her degree in veterinary medicine from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. She then went on to Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington DC where she completed a one-year rotating internship. Then, Dr. Keyserling began her residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the Animal Medical Center, where she was hired as a Senior Veterinarian after completing her three-year residency.

Dr. Keyserling is originally from the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, a research chef, and two cats, Macaroni and Muenster Cheese.

Board Certifications:


  • BA in Biology – The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2009
  • DVM – Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA, 2013

Postgraduate Research and Hospital Training:

  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery – Friendship Hospital for Animals, Washington D.C., 2014
  • Residency in Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care – The Animal Medical Center, 2017

Recent Publications:

Matula E, Mastrocco A, Prittie J, Weltman J, Keyserling C. Microorganism colonization of peripheral venous catheters in a small animal clinical setting. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2023;33(5):509-519. doi:10.1111/vec.13328.

Keyserling, Christine L., et al. “Evaluation of thoracic radiographs as a screening test for dogs and cats admitted to a tertiary‐care veterinary hospital for noncardiopulmonary disease.” Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound58.5 (2017): 503-511.