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Dr.B and her staff are all very welcoming and kind. It is a very professional environment which is nice. My girlfriend and I were nervous about finding a vet we could trust since this is our first puppy. Highly recommend this place to other people who are looking for a good vet, and a nice environment to bring your pet to.
Whenever I have called for help or advice I have received a very helpful response. Appointments were quickly scheduled and the visit to the office was a pleasant one. The staff is caring and the doctor is very easy to talk to and explains things in an easy to understand way. I have complete confidence that the diagnosis is correct and the treatment will be conducted properly. Odie has been successfully treated for cancer, being prone to having siezures and a thyroid deficiency. Odie is 15 now due to the good care given to him by Dr. B. and her staff. Steve Tollin
Best experience I ever had at a vet. I was visiting family in the area they took me in last minute for an emergency. I am a certified crazy overprotective dog mom and they made me feel normal there. Nurse and doctor were super patient and answered all my questions and calmed all my probably not so rational fears. Front desk staff were super friendly and professional.
Me and puppy uzi really enjoyed our experience there.
Thank you for the great customer service!
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Meet the team!
Every member of our staff has undergone training to become an expert in the pet industry and provide advice for you. We supply only those pet products that meet industry standards and show excellent results in the process of our examination. Our main focus is to educate pet owners provide the best care for your pet. We know you care about your animal’s well-being and we promise that you can trust they’re happy and healthy in our hands.
Barbara J. Bodolosky, DVMVeterinarian
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Annual Wellness Exams
There’s no substitute for preventative care when protecting your pet’s health. Like people, pets are susceptible to all kinds of conditions and diseases. Through preventative wellness exams, our Ferndale veterinarian can detect health problems early on, before they become major issues that require lengthy treatment. Preventative pet care from the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County can help your pets near Ferndale, Monticello, Liberty, and Sullivan County stay healthy well into their senior years.
Pet Wellness Care: the Key to Good Health
Pet wellness exams are a key component of preventative care. Your pet’s exam will begin with a nose to tail inspection to evaluate his health. Your veterinarian will check your pet’s eyes, nose, ears, mouth, and skin to detect signs of infections or diseases. We’ll examine your pet’s abdomen to determine if he has any clear organ problems and check his joints for arthritis. We’ll also listen to his heart and lungs for signs of cardiovascular or respiratory issues. Most adult dogs and cats can benefit from an annual exam. Senior pets may need an evaluation twice a year to keep them in optimal health.
If your pet is due for booster shots, your veterinary team may have him vaccinated during his wellness exam. Vaccinations protect your pet from many diseases that can seriously impair his health and are extremely important as a part of preventative pet care. At our veterinary hospital, we also carry PUREVAX vaccines to protect all of our feline patients.
Dental care is part of wellness care, as well. Routine dental exams and professional cleanings will reduce dental problems like loose teeth, abscesses, and periodontal disease.
If needed, our animal hospital will conduct blood, urine, and fecal sample tests to detect signs of parasites or health conditions. We’ll recommend parasite medications that can keep your pet free of these pests throughout the year.
Other Aspects of Preventative Care
At the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County, your pet can benefit from a wide range of preventative care services to enhance his health. In addition to wellness exams, dental care, vaccinations, and diagnostic testing, our animal hospital offers these services for your cats and dogs:
-Spay and neuter procedures to prevent unwanted pregnancies and protect your pet from reproductive diseases.
-Nutritional counseling to educate you on your pet's dietary needs. A healthy diet will enhance your pet's health and fitness.
-Behavioral counseling to help your pet establish healthy socialization habits and skills. A well-behaved pet is easier to bond with, making him a better lifetime companion.
-Dermatology services to protect your pet from skin rashes, irritations, and infections caused by allergies or other health conditions.
Visit Our Ferndale Veterinarian for Preventative Care
When it comes to your pet’s health, an “ounce of prevention” could be the key to a healthier, happier life for your pet. To schedule preventative care services for your cats or dogs, contact the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County at (845) 292-6711today. We look forward to meeting all your pet care needs.
Annual Pet Exam FAQ's
Our staff at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County understands the concerns that many area pet owners face when it comes to maintaining their pet’s health and maximizing quality of life. That is why we have put together this list of frequently asked questions about annual pet exams to help you understand how important they are for your pet’s health. If you live in Ferndale, Monticello, Liberty, or the surrounding areas, contact our team to schedule an exam with one of our veterinarians.
Why are annual exams necessary for pets? Annual exams and biannual exams for senior pets are an important part of the preventative medicine aspect of treating your pet. They are your frontline effort to detect potential illnesses early, manage your pet’s healthy weight, ensure all vaccinations are up-to-date and optimize your pet’s health.
What type of testing is conducted during an annual exam? Our veterinary staff will conduct a head-to-tail examination of your pet to monitor your pet’s growth, look for any medical issues, and check on your pet’s dental health. Our veterinarians will also listen to your pet’s heart and lungs to make sure everything sounds good, strong, and clear.
Are vaccinations and preventatives part of the annual exam process? In most cases, if your pet needs vaccinations, they will be administered during the annual examination. We will also discuss preventative medications for your pet. We hope to prevent medical issues before they have a chance to develop into something worse. Your pet will need a heartworm test before administering heartworm preventatives and that will be conducted during the examination.
What types of tests are administered during the annual exam? In most cases, we will conduct blood work as an early tool for detecting a variety of health conditions. Early detection is essential for effectively managing many pet health conditions and this allows us to begin care promptly when these conditions are detected. Also, we will collect urine and fecal samples to test for parasites and other conditions that cannot be detected with a visual inspection.
Is nutritional counseling part of the annual exam process? In some cases, nutritional counseling may be a part of the annual exam for your pet. This is especially true if you are struggling with a finicky pet who does not want to eat or one who is obese. Healthy weight management is a key component to maximizing your pet’s good health and quality of life. That often begins with a few recommendations about nutrition from our veterinary staff.
Contact Our Team at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County
Your pet’s health is our priority. Annual exams for adult pets and biannual exams for senior pets are an excellent tool to maintain your pet’s health for years to come. If you live in Ferndale, Monticello, Liberty, and the surrounding areas, and it has been a while since your pet’s last check-up, call us today at (845) 292-6711 to schedule an exam with one of our veterinarians.
Pet Vaccinations at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County
As a loving pet owner, you'd do anything to keep your pet in optimal health -- and vaccinations are one of the simplest, yet most important, steps you can take toward that goal. Here at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County, our veterinary team is proud to provide a lifetime of pet vaccinations that can help your best friend enjoy life to the fullest.
An Essential Aspect of Pet Preventative Care
A vaccine can be thought of as a kind of "start button" for the immune system. This substance bears a close resemblance to the disease organism it's designed to protect against (and many even be a killed version of the organism itself). When the vaccine is introduced into the bloodstream, the immune system mistakes it for a genuine threat and creates antibodies to fight it. With this protection in place, your pet is now safely immunized against the real thing for the duration of the vaccine's potency. This pet preventative care measure is infinitely preferable to allowing a deadly disease to do its worst before your pet's immune system has a fair chance to fight back.
Pet vaccinations are especially critical for puppies and kittens. Not only are these baby animals more fragile than adults, but they're simply "borrowing" antibodies from their mother's milk instead of producing their own. That's why your veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County will urge you to start scheduling vaccinations from 5 or 6 weeks of age.
Pet Vaccines Administered by Your Animal Hospital of Sullivan County Veterinarian
The most important pet vaccines are the "core" vaccines that protect against common killer germs. Dogs and cats have somewhat different core vaccination needs:
- Core dog vaccines - Core dog vaccines protect against canine hepatitis, distemper, parvovirus, and rabies. Except for the rabies vaccine, all these vaccines can be delivered in a single injection. At the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County we have added the lyme vaccine to our core list due to the high prevalence of the disease here. We have also added leptospirosis to the core list due to its zoonotic potential and a lot of our patients spend a lot of time outdoors enjoying the Catskill Mountain region.
- Core cat vaccines - Core cat vaccines protect against rabies, rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia. These vaccines all also are combined into one shot, with the exception of the rabies vaccine.
Puppy and kittens will need these vaccinations repeated during the first year of life until their immune systems have been thoroughly strengthened. We will advise you as to when you should schedule booster shots to help your pet enjoy ongoing disease protection.
Certain non-core or elective vaccinations may also be recommended if your pet faces additional disease risks. This may be especially true for pets who will be boarded in close contact with other pets, or who will be spending lots of time in outdoors. Your veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County can determine whether your pet needs vaccinations against kennel cough, canine influenza, feline leukemia, or other diseases.
Contact the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County to Schedule Pet Vaccinations
Give your treasured companion the best possible chance for a happy, long, healthy life. Call the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County in Ferndale at (845) 292-6711 to schedule pet vaccinations with our veterinarian on our team!
Puppy & Kitten Care
Puppy and Kitten Care From Animal Hospital
of Sullivan County
Once you get over the excitement of adopting a new puppy or kitten, it is time to get to work. So much goes into raising a pet. The rewards of love and companionship, however, make it all worthwhile. At the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County, we are more than happy to help with your puppy or kitten’s veterinary needs.
For your convenience, we serve pet owners in Ferndale, Monticello, Liberty and Sullivan County. Here is what you should know about puppy and kitten care.
As soon as possible after bringing your kit or pup home, schedule a visit to our veterinarian for a wellness exam. At this time, we will review your pet’s medical history and answer any questions you may have concerning his nutritional needs, vaccinations, parasite control, house training, and behavior.
Once we have updated your pet’s records, we will conduct a thorough physical exam to confirm his health. We will inspect his eyes, nose, ears, mouth, joints, and skin and listen to his lungs and heart. We will also test your puppy or kitten for flea infestations and parasites that can weaken his health. By starting early in caring for the health and welfare of puppies and kittens, you do your part to help them grow into healthy dogs and cats.
While your puppy or kitten is nursing, he receives immunity from his mother’s milk. Once he is weaned, however, he is vulnerable to life threatening diseases. For this reason, we recommend your pup or kit start receiving vaccinations around 6 to 8 weeks of age with boosters given every 3-4 weeks until he reaches 16 weeks of age. We will vaccinate your pet against such deadly diseases as rabies, distemper, parvovirus and others to protect his health.
Spay & Neuter
If you do not plan to breed your kit or pup, we recommend you considering spaying or neutering your pet. Spaying and neutering your pet can help improve his temperament and health and reduce overpopulation of dogs and cats. Spay/neuter procedures are safe and effective in preventing unwanted pregnancies and litters. We can help you determine the best time to spay or neuter your pet.
Microchipping is a painless, secure means of identifying your kit or pup if he should get lost or stolen. Through microchipping, you stand a better chance of getting your pet back safely if he gets lost, runs away, or is stolen.
See Your Sullivan County Veterinarian for Puppy and Kitten Care
Routine veterinary care is key to your pet’s health and happiness from babyhood through his senior years. Give your pet a healthy head start by calling (845) 292-6711 to schedule a wellness exam at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County today. We serve animal lovers in Ferndale, Monticello, Liberty, and Sullivan County.
Senior Pet Care
Senior Pet Care in Sullivan County
As your dog or cat ages, their veterinary needs begin to change. They may need to see our veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County for senior pet care as a result. Here are some things to consider when determining whether or not your furry friend might need senior pet care.
Do You Have A Senior Pet?
Depending on the type of pet you have, they may become a senior pet earlier or later in life. A cat becomes a senior cat once they turn nine years old. A dog becomes a senior dog at the same age if they’re a smaller breed. If they’re a bigger breed, they become a senior once they turn six years old.
For a cat, seven years old is the same as 45 human years. For dogs, that can be anywhere between 44 and 56 years. At that age, a human is bordering on becoming a senior themselves. It makes sense that domestic pets have the same distinction.
Common Ailments for Senior Pets
In some cases, a pet may age and be as healthy as they were when they were a puppy or a kitten. In other instances, though, just like with humans, pets are susceptible to health issues as they get older. It’s at this point you should consider taking them to our veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County for senior care.
- Bone disease
- Joint disease
- Liver disease
- Heart disease
- Thyroid disease
- Kidney disease
With our preventative care and emergency surgery at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County, we can care for your pet and cure what ails them.
Our preventative care consists of regular consultations. If your pet is experiencing any of the above medical issues or any other issues, this is the time to mention it to our Ferndale veterinarian. We’ll have follow-up appointments to make sure the issue is taken care of.
We also offer the most effective tick and flea prevention to prevent the transmission of vector-borne diseases, heartworm medication, preventative care exams, and a variety of vaccines, including those that protect against Lyme disease, Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, Rabies, Influenza, Kennel Cough and Leukemia.
If your pet does need surgery, we understand how this can be a scary time. With a trained and well-experienced veterinarian at the helm, you can feel confident that your pet is in the best hands possible at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County.
Surgical procedures that we offer include gastrointestinal surgery, urinary tract surgery, internal surgery for tumors, skin lump removals, dental surgery, neutering, and spaying. We even do emergency surgery to treat deep cuts, bladder obstructions, and twisted digestive organs.
Is it time to take your senior pets to the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County? For over 50 years, we’ve served Ferndale, Wurtsborough, Rock Hill, Livingston Manor, Roscoe, Callicoon, Parksville, Jefferson, Youngsville, Swan Lake, Loch Sheldrake, and Liberty.
We care for the pets we see as much as we do our clientele, as we can prove with our AAHA (aka American Animal Hospital Association) accreditation. We’re driven by compassion in all we do. We also boast state-of-the-art equipment to help your four-legged friends feel better sooner. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call us today at (845) 292-6711!
We love what we do!
Our days are filled with caring for the pets that you love most and we wouldn't change that for anything. Although this past year has required us to make many changes, one thing will fur-ever remain the same and that's the fact that we love what we do!
Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your pet's health journey, your support and kindness mean so much to our entire team here at Animal Hospital of Sullivan County!