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Practice Name

Animal Hospital of Sullivan County

Primary Location
667 Harris Road
Ferndale, NY 12734
Phone: 845-292-6711

Office Hours

DayHours By Appointment
Monday7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
SundayClosed
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All About Anaplasmosis

If you’re looking for a knowledgeable, caring Sullivan County veterinarian, we are happy to welcome you and your furry loved one into our family of pet-loving professionals. We are the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County located in Ferndale.  We treat a wide range of pet illnesses and injuries as well as conduct routine pet preventative care exams. We have been proudly serving Sullivan County for the past 64 years and are the only veterinary hospital in the area accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. We are happy to welcome pets of all sizes, from dogs and cats to a wide variety of exotic pets. Our highly skilled staff can quickly examine, diagnose and treat your precious pet and help to keep him/her in tip-top shape all year round.

dog getting treated by vet

What is Anaplasmosis?

Anaplasmosis is a tick-borne disease which comes from the bacteria, Anaplasma phagocytophilum. It can result from a deer tick bite or a western black-legged tick bite. When dogs contract the disease, it can be in two different forms: the aforementioned Anaplasma phagocytophilium or Anaplasma platys, in which a dog’s platelets are infected. Anaplasmosis from deer tick bites are more common in New England and the North Central region of the United States, while infections that come from western black-legged tick bites, as the name implies, are typically found in Northern California. In both regions, the riskiest time for Anaplasmosis to occur is in the spring and summer.

Can Anaplasmosis Transmitted to Humans?

Yes. Anaplasmosis is transmitted to humans through infected ticks. However, it is more common that humans are infected during the adult phase of the tick cycle. Animals, on the other hand, can easily be infected at any stage in the tick life cycle. The disease can be detected by a complete physical examination and series of specialized blood and lab tests. It’s important to be vigilant about outdoor activity, especially at high risk times of the year and if you live in an endemic area. Always err on the side of caution and try to please be aware of any infectious ticks for both you and your dog’s safety.

How is Anaplasmosis Treated?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, Anaplasmosis should be treated with antibiotics, typically doxycycline, for ten to fourteen days. Longer treatment may be necessary if there is a suspicion of Lyme Disease also being present.

Free Consultation for New Patients

As your neighborhood family vet, we want to help you and your pet overcome any issues with discomfort, pain, injury or illness. You can call us anytime with questions about your pet’s health or simply schedule an appointment for us to get to know your pet. We are pleased to offer a FREE phone consultation to all new patients!

We look forward to meeting you and becoming an important part of your pet’s health care and maintenance team.

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Testimonial

Dr. Barbara Bodolosky is a very talented and professional veterinarian and we chose her to be our vet for our new rescue pup, Sweetie. We are lifelong residents of Sullivan County and have had many vets treating our pets over the years. We picked Dr. B because we had read many glowing and thankful reviews on various websites and noted that her practice is listed as #2 in the Top Ten Vets in Sullivan County. We were instantly drawn to her warm, calm, caring and practice approach to animal care which is also evident in her interaction with us on each visit. Dr. B is willing to spend lots of time with us as we learn about our newest companion and discuss the best care and training for our wonderful, Sweetie – no question is too small. She has been practicing in Sullivan County since 2001 and caring for animals since 1993 after leaving the military. {Note: Recently friends of ours needed to have a very large fishhook removed from their toy Yorkie’s stomach and they report that Dr. B provided instant help and was a skillful surgeon – all went well. Another friend of ours told us that several groomers had tried and failed to clip her Shih Tzu’s nails due to his crazed behavior and his painfully long nails were now impacting his gait – Dr. B and her team accomplished this taking 45 slow and gentle minutes and only charging $16} All of her office staff are friendly and always helpful – happy to meet and greet your pets too. It should also be noted that the practice is bright and clean and modern – even the grounds are kept immaculately and are free of any “messes”! Animal Hospital of Sullivan County is open most days until 5 or 6 pm and offers on-call emergency services 7 days a week from 7:30am to 9pm. They also board pets and maintain the only local crematorium if such services are ever needed. (Dr. B had been most kind and beyond supportive when we were faced with the illness and eventual loss of our beloved dog after 18 years of being a most important member of our family.) We cannot recommend Dr. B more highly and we thank her for her service and care.

- Mrs. H

Office Hours

DayHours By Appointment
Monday7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
SundayClosed

*Our on-call emergency hours are available seven days a week from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM

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