County Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital providing medical, surgical, dental, behavioral care and boarding. We strive to provide a welcoming, compassionate and fear free environment for our patients and their owners. Our goals are to provide the best possible care and to help foster the bond between people and their pets.
We emphasize pet owner education and disease prevention through selective and thoughtful vaccination, parasite prevention as well as nutritional and behavioral counseling.
We are committed to continuing education and advancement in veterinary medicine and technology. Our doctors and licensed technicians regularly attend conferences and other educational opportunities. County Animal Hospital is an internship site for the Mercy College Veterinary Technology program. The hospital is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and Dr. Robert Weiner is board certified in canine and feline medicine and surgery by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP). ABVP requires diplomates to recertify by rigorous examination every 10 years.
Dr. Robert Weiner is a 1980 alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He joined County Animal Hospital in 1981. He was certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practice specializing in Canine and Feline Medicine and Surgery in 1988 and was most recently recertified in 2016. Dr. Weiner and his wife Ronna are parents to Marc, Dr. Eric (a veterinarian himself), Lara and Scott. They share their home with a herd of dogs and cats and a bird or two. When he isn’t working or at a veterinary meeting Dr. Weiner loves to bicycle, ski, listen to jazz and ride his motorcycle. He is honored to serve as the 2018 President-elect (2019 President) of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society.
Dr. Susan Rothstein has been caring for patients at County Animal Hospital since 2008. She qualified as a veterinarian at the University of London - Royal Veterinary College in 2003. Before perusing a veterinary degree Dr. Rothstein obtained a bachelor of science in Animal Science at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Dr. Rothstein’s professional interests include: soft tissue surgery, dermatology and veterinary hospice care. When Dr. Rothstein is not practicing veterinary medicine she enjoys spending time her family and her border terrier.
Jodi is a licensed veterinary technician and has been in the veterinary field since 2001. Caring for animals is her passion. She has 4 grown children and, so far, 1 granddaughter. When she's not at work, she loves hiking with her dogs Gracie (a Labradoodle) and Jack (a Cockapoo).
Sandy Pfeffer is a Licensed Veterinary Technician, who recently graduated with honors from Mercy College with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She also has a dual degree from University of Delaware in Criminal Justice and Sociology. When she is not working she enjoys reading and spending time with her three cats Milo, Malcolm and Biggs.
Brianna is a licensed veterinary technician and has been working with animals since 2012. She graduated with honors and received an associate's degree in veterinary technology from The Vet Tech Institute at International Business College. She is very passionate about doing everything she can to help animals in need. She has two dogs, Bucky and Teddy, and a cockatiel, named Lucy. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and going camping.
Alex earned a B.S. in Animal Science, with an Equine concentration from SUNY Cobelskill. She is working toward finishing her degree in Veterinary Technology from San Juan College out of New Mexico, USA . When she is not working with us she works at an Emergency Hospital, where she is gaining skills toward her future goals and sitting for the national exam. She has been in the veterinary world since 2012. She loves her dogs Spud ,Gia, and Smokey and her horse Freer.
Wendy is our Office Manager. With 30+ years of office experience she can handle all aspects of administrative work. No stranger to animals, the family has raised gerbils, birds, water frogs, water turtles, a lizard, goldfish and dogs (one of whom, at 18½, was one of the oldest patients of County Animal Hospital at the time). Wendy currently has two dogs, Leela and Fry, the cutest Morkies.
Ellen, a proud grandma, has been handling the front desk for more than thirty years. Ellen has a wonderful dog, Jack who often accompanies her at the desk.
As a full-service veterinary hospital, we offer a wide and comprehensive range of services. These include preventative medical care, dental care, imaging and other diagnostics, spaying & neutering, general surgery, and pain management. We have a full on-site laboratory that can run a variety of tests and quickly obtain results. House calls are available upon request.
Post adoption and pediatric care, annual physical examinations, vaccinations and nutritional counseling. Pedicures are included as part of examinations. We are aware that veterinary visits can be frightening and stressful for pets. We take care to manage and minimize this and strive to make visits to our hospital welcoming and comfortable for pets and their owners.
We have a full on site laboratory that can run complete blood counts, chemistry panels, cortisol, thyroid urinalysis and cytology evaluations within minutes. This facilitates diagnosis and therapy. Our in house laboratory is supported by a veterinary reference laboratory. We commonly send our clients digital copies of laboratory results along with a layman's explanation of these via email in a timely manner.
We offer digital radiography (x-rays) and ultrasound (sonograms and echocardiograms). These digital studies can be readily sent to specialists for consultation when needed for complicated cases. ECG (electrocardiograms), which measure the electrical activity of the heart, are digitally recorded.
We welcome the opportunity to consult with pet owners prior to adoption to ensure that there is a good fit for a pet in its new home.
Behavioral problems can put pets at risk just as surely as medical problems.
Dental examinations, digital dental radiography (x-rays), dental prophylaxis (cleaning) and oral surgery.
We offer General Surgery and Medicine for dogs, cats, birds and small mammals. A surgical specialist consults here on a regular basis for orthopedic procedures and other complicated cases.
These are x-ray studies of dogs intended for breeding to assess their hips. The goal of these studies is to determine the likelihood that their offspring will have normal hip conformation.
Pain is the enemy. It can be acute, chronic or surgical. We preemptively manage pain with modern multimodal methods.
The optimal age to spay and neuter pets is an active topic among veterinarians. We recommend that pets not intended for breeding be spayed or neutered but the best age depends on the species and breed. Precautions are taken including a through pre operative physical examination, pre operative blood tests, pre anesthetic anxiety and pain management, conscientious anesthetic technique and monitoring tailored to the particular patient and post operative monitoring and pain management.
We provide advanced anesthetic monitoring. This includes direct observation by the veterinarian and at least one licensed veterinary technician; ECG, pulse oximetry, capnography (measurement of exhaled carbon dioxide), blood pressure.
House calls can be arranged by prior appointment. Call us at 845-634-4607.
Urgent care visits and daytime emergency care is available. Please call to alert us before you arrive. After hours emergencies and critical cases are referred to the Veterinary Emergency Group, located at 123 East Rt 59, Nanuet, New York 10954. Call 845-634-4607 and choose to “speak to a doctor” and the Emergency Group staff will answer. We transfer medical records and images to them and them to us to facilitate this very successful coordination.
We are happy to keep an eye on your pet when you are away. We administer prescribed medications at no additional charge. The veterinary staff is available to consult should the need arise.
If you have any questions about our services, please contact us.
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