Our staff at East Greenbush Animal Hospital is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion they deserve every time they walk in the door!
We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:
Advanced Digital X-rays
Hospice and Euthanasia
Puppy and Kitten Care
Spay & Neuter
Rabbits & Exotics
Advanced Digital X-rays
At East Greenbush Animal Hospital in East Greenbush, NY , we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs.
In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pets’ body that we otherwise could not see. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.
Come visit our upscale boarding area! Your dog or cat will be catered to as if they were our own. Our full time kennel staff will provide tender loving care throughout the day to your pet.
If you would like to speed up the boarding check in process, you can print the Boarder Registration Form and bring it with you filled out with your pet’s information.
If your pet is treated at another veterinary office, please bring us a copy of their current vaccination history.
- Dogs can enjoy outdoor exercise and a large comfortable run indoor complete with a soft, clean blanket.
- A pedicure and bath are included at no additional charge.
- All dogs are fed our high quality Purina Veterinary Diet that is highly digestible to prevent gastrointestinal disorders that may accompany boarding . You are welcome to bring your dog’s food from home if you would prefer.
- Cats can relax in our multilevel luxury cat condos that provide your pet with 28 square feet of space to exercise and play. This includes 6 levels of climbing and gives your cat a view of the lobby where they can keep an eye on the menagerie of incoming patients. We have taken the boredom out of boarding!
- Cats are fed the highest quality, Purina Pro Plan adult maintenance diet. You may bring your own food for us to feed if you prefer.
For All Pets
- Although every effort is made to isolate your pet from other pets, we require up to date vaccinations for their safety and health. For dogs this includes current Distemper and Rabies vaccines as well as a Bordetella vaccination given within the past 6 months. For cats a current Distemper and Rabies vaccine is required. We also require that all pets staying in our facility be current with a veterinarian approved flea preventative.
- Our well trained staff can administer medications if needed.
Purrfect Pet Sitting is available if you would rather have someone care for your pet at home instead of at our boarding facility.
Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and has the potential to seep into your pet’s bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
Preventative medicine is important when our pets are young, but as our pets age, and become prone to certain disease processes, annual exams and blood work become even more critical.
Annual exams and blood work to check liver and kidney values, along with thyroid function have the potential to alert us to early changes that may give us valuable information about your pet’s health. We understand the changes your pet will have as they become older, and we also know the importance of keeping your pet healthy as they enter their golden years.
Please call us today at (518) 477-7400 to learn more about caring for your senior pet.
Our certified groomers are accustomed to working with a variety of different breeds and species. While grooming your pets, we always go above and beyond. We can guarantee that your furry friend will be exceptionally clean!
If you want to travel internationally with your pet, you need to plan ahead. Since each country is different, you will have to contact the embassy or consulate where you are going to find out what you need to do.
Though every country has different requirements, most require a health certificate that is done by a USDA-accredited veterinarian. Luckily, we have a USDA-accredited veterinarian. If you are not a client, you need to make sure you bring your pets’ records in with you to the examination.
You will always need a health certificate and proof of vaccination. You may also need a microchip and blood tests. Many countries require that your pet get treated for parasites prior to travel. You may also need certificates for the airplane ride.
Since each country is different and we can’t stay up to date will all of the changes in each one, it is important that you call ahead and know what you need. Then, we will make sure that your pet is all ready to go!
Hospice and Euthanasia
Saying goodbye to your pet can be extremely difficult. The process can be emotionally and mentally draining. We don’t want you to be alone at the end stages of a pets’ life, and we promise to do everything we can to make it easier on you and your pet. Most of all, we promise to treat each case with compassionate and understanding care.
Knowing when the time is right can be a difficult choice. There are many factors that go into deciding to euthanize a pet, and it is a personal issue that differs from pet owner to pet owner. Every pet owner is inevitably faced with making that tough decision, and we want to be there alongside you to aid in any way we can.
If you have special requests, please let us know and we will be sure to accommodate them. Dealing with the end of a pets’ life is never easy, but we want to do whatever we can to make the process less difficult.
We are very proud of our laboratory. We are able to perform many diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently in it. We can do many simple tests but are also able to offer some more complex ones, too! We are able to run heartworm tests, leukemia and FIV tests, and full blood work for those who are interested in it. There are also many other tests we offer our patients.
The best part of being able to run laboratory tests in our hospital is that we can diagnose your pets much sooner than if we had to send the blood work out to another laboratory. Whenever your pets are not feeling well, we can offer you results and a diagnosis in minutes instead of making you wait a day (or more) for the results.
We are proud to announce we are now offering laser therapy, an innovative new way to treat pain and inflammation in pets. Laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects such as improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Multiple studies have shown laser therapy can help with a variety of problems including arthritis, joint pain, ligament sprains, muscle strains, dog/cat bites, feline acne/asthma, hotspots, post trauma/surgery pain, hip dysplasia, lick granulomas and snake/bug bites.
We are very proud of our laboratory. We are able to perform a variety of diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently. We are able to complete many simple tests daily and with our sophisticated equipment, we are also able to offer some more extensive testing as well! Each day we perform heart worm test, leukemia and FIV tests, fecal ova, parasite, and giardiasis tests, as well as blood chemistries and blood counts when needed. There are also many other tests we are able to offer our patients.
At East Greenbush Animal Hospital, we are happy to offer microchipping. Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often.
But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and retrieval should he or she ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe.
The idea of your pet being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it’s also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors.
At East Greenbush Animal Hospital, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. Pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.
It is our goal to provide you with complete veterinary care in a professional and accessible atmosphere. That is why we offer a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pets’ prescription needs.
Having an on-site pharmacy provides you with a more convenient way to get your pets’ medication. We hope that this will save you time and ultimately enhance your experience with us.
Call us today! (518) 477-74009.
We believe the best way to promote overall health is through preventative care. Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your pets’ health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems.
We highly recommend bringing your pet in for regular exams. Often health problems that go undetected can become more severe issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your pet appears healthy.
Puppy and Kitten Care
Getting a new puppy or kitten is very exciting. You have a lot to look forward to. The great companionship that a good pet can bring is very rewarding. However, puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and work. Here at East Greenbush Animal Hospital, we are here to help you with your new addition.
First, you should always bring your new puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail examination to make sure that you have a healthy new animal. You also want to get him or her familiar with our veterinary hospital.
We are also here to help you raise him or her to become a well-behaved and healthy adult by discussing many topics with you. Our friendly staff is well prepared to discuss vaccinations, nutrition, behavior, socialization, neutering, and much more! No question is off limits so please bring any questions along to your appointment. We are here to help you succeed at raising a good pet!
Bring any questions, any previous records, and a fresh stool sample, along to your appointment
We know that leaving your pet to undergo a surgical procedure can be very stressful for all involved. Rest easy knowing that your pet’s surgical procedure is being performed in one of the cleanest, most professionally run practices in the Capital District.
Our caring staff will be beside your pet every step of the way. We use only the safest drugs at the lowest doses to minimize any potential complications. Your pet’s anesthesia will be monitored with state of the art respiratory monitors, electrocardiogram and pulse oximeters. All pets are given pain relievers and sedatives to minimize the pain and stress of surgery both before and after the procedure. We use heated surgery tables and warm blankets for recovery to ensure comfort. For older, or high-risk pets, an intravenous catheter and fluids will be recommended. Rest assured that the staff here will do everything possible to ensure your pet’s safety and comfort.
- Pre-surgical exam:
Before your pet undergoes surgery, we request that you make an appointment for a pre-surgical exam. During this exam, we will examine your pet for any potential health problems that may complicate the surgical procedure. At this time, we will draw any samples necessary for pre-anesthetic testing. This may include a heartworm/lyme test, blood chemistry, feline leukemia/ FIV test and fecal testing. We will also update any overdue vaccinations. Any health issues your pet may be facing can be treated so that he/she is in the best possible health to undergo the procedure.
This appointment is the perfect time to ask any questions or voice any concerns you have regarding the procedure. Our goal is to ease your mind as much as possible and to minimize the possibility of any surgical complications. We will review an estimate for your pet’s procedure with you. When you are ready, we will do our best to schedule the procedure at your convenience.
- Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork:
Although your pet may appear perfectly healthy, there is always a possibility that he/she may have an underlying health problem. Most pets with abnormalities in organ function will not show any obvious signs until they have lost most of their organ function. For example, a dog or cat can appear perfectly healthy until 75% of their kidneys have been destroyed. Because the kidneys, liver and red blood cells are responsible for helping your pet recover from the anesthesia and surgery, it is important to know that all is working properly before undergoing an operation. We can do this by drawing a blood sample and testing your pet for proper organ function either at the pre-surgical exam or on the morning of surgery. We do not require this for most pets but it is obviously highly recommended.
- Heartworm/Lyme test:
All dogs over 1 year of age must have a current heartworm/Lyme test before surgery. Heartworm disease is one of the leading causes of anesthetic deaths in dogs. Lyme disease can compromise kidney function, which is necessary to metabolize anesthetic drugs.
- Feline Leukemia/FIV test:
All cats should have a negative Feline Leukemia and FIV test prior to surgery. These diseases can severely interfere with tissue healing post surgery and can result in premature death.
Although every effort is made to isolate your pet from other patients, all pets must be up to date on vaccinations for their own safety and health. For dogs this includes current Distemper and Rabies vaccination and a Bordatella vaccination within the past 6 months. For cats, this includes a current Distemper and Rabies vaccination.
- Flea Prevention:
We are proud to say that we are a “flea free facility”. In an effort to keep this status we require all animals that stay in our facility to be current on a veterinary approved flea prevention. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please discuss it with one of our staff members prior to your pets scheduled stay.
The night before surgery, pull up all dog and cat food after 10 pm. Your pet may have water overnight. Please drop off your pet for surgery between 7:30 and 8:30am. You will be asked to sign pre-surgical and pre-anesthetic consent forms. This process should not take more than 10 minutes.
As you can see, the staff at the East Greenbush Animal Hospital will make every effort to ensure that your pet’s experience is as safe and comfortable as possible. From the pre-surgical exam, to the post-operative recheck we will be there every step of the way. We always welcome any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the health and safety of your pet.
Spay and Neuter
Spaying and neutering are important and necessary medical procedures that enhance the quality of your pets’ life. Not only does spaying and neutering have positive effects on your pets’ health, it’s also vital to controlling the homeless pet population.
Ultrasounding is a quick and painless procedure. It uses sound waves to allow us to see inside your pets, without using the harmful radiation produced when we take x-rays.
We are pleased to be able to offer ultrasounds, along with all of our other diagnostic tools, to help your sick pets start to feel better soon. The quicker we can find the problem, the sooner your pets will be back to their normal selves.
At East Greenbush Animal Hospital in East Greenbush, NY , we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet’s health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.
It is important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.
Rabbits & Exotics
We pride ourselves in having veterinarians who have a great interest in exotic species. Our veterinarians are knowledgeable about many different exotic species including rabbits, guinea pigs, and rodents and their required individual care. We are able to assist in routine health maintenance such as housing, nutrition, parasite prevention, spaying and neutering, and dental care. If your exotic animal has more concerning clinical signs, we also have the ability to perform diagnostics such as radiographs and blood work to run in our own laboratory or obtained to send to our outside laboratory for analysis. Our exotic veterinarians work closely with local rabbit rescue organizations and have considerable experience in spaying and neutering this species.request an appointment