People and pets routinely died from infections before penicillin, the first antibiotic, was introduced in the first half of the 20th century. Today, veterinarians use antibiotics to treat many typ ...View Article
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Appointments, Emergencies, Community Service
To best accommodate our clients, we schedule appointments via phone, fax, email, and from our website. We are open for scheduled appointments from:
We are also available for urgent care, if you feel your pet needs immediate medical attention. Our receptionists will "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments.
Of course, emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. Our veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians are here 7 days a week and are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Emergencies can be things such as poisoning, bleeding, trouble breathing, difficulty walking, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment, do not hesitate to call or come in immediately.
AFTER-HOUR EMERGENCY & URGENT CARE
When we are not available, we recommend The Veterinary Emergency Group, located at 193 Tarrytown Road (Rte. 119) , in White Plains. The facility is located across from the Greenburgh Police Station. They are an emergency facility, trained to diagnose, treat, and stabilize your pet. Their phone number is 914-949-8779.
Most recently, 3 ducks and 7 geese were found, covered in oil, in Carroll Park in Thornwood. The doctors and staff at Central Animal Hospital in Scarsdale worked together, washing each bird thoroughly,and providing fluids, warmth, and medical care. Dr. Jason Siegelheim, having a special interest in exotic and bird medicine, was on hand utilizing his expertise, and was assisted by the other veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians, and animal handlers. Thanks to an alert Fire Chief, the DEC, and rehabilitators, the birds were brought to Central Animal Hospital quickly enough to be saved.
We are proud to provide veterinary care to the Canine Units serving the Greenburgh, Eastchester, and Pleasantville Police Departments and the Greenburgh Fire Department at no charge. We also provide free medical care for the animals at the Greenburgh Nature Center, treat avian wildlife, and work closely with area shelters and rescue groups, providing medical care at much reduced costs. We also enjoy sharing our love for pets, while teaching about pet care, with school age children and participate in Career Day events, as well as hosting tours in our hospital for Scout groups and school children.
Several years ago, we assisted Dr. J. Alan Clark, professor of biology at Fordham University, in a study involving nocturnal bird flight. Dr. Clark was gathering data to test the effects of light and noise on bird behavior during migration and has successfully instigated a voluntary Lights Out program in NYC to save energy while reducing bird mortality due to collisions.
P.S. We are especially proud of our own Dr. Michael Woltz and 2 of our licensed veterinary technicians who assisted at Ground Zero just a few days following the Twin Tower tragedy. Dr. Woltz attended to the search and rescue dogs, cleaning their fur, eyes, ears, and feet following their search in the rubble.