Wood Hill Veterinary Clinic FAQs

Find answers to common questions about pet care and our services in our FAQ section. Expert guidance for your furry friend’s well-being.

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We proudly serve the pets of Old Chatham, NY and beyond.

At Wood Hill Veterinary Clinic, we receive numerous questions from pet parents. Here, you’ll find a selection of frequently asked questions that could address your concerns. If you have additional inquiries about your pet, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (518) 417-4254.

How can I schedule an appointment for my pet?

To schedule an appointment for your pet at Wood Hill Veterinary Clinic, please use our convenient online booking platform provided by PetDesk. You can select a suitable date and time for your visit through this user-friendly system. If you encounter any difficulties, please don’t hesitate to contact our clinic at (518) 417-4254, and our friendly staff will gladly assist you with the scheduling process.

What services do you provide?
We offer a comprehensive range of services, including:

  • Pet Life Stage Wellness
  • Pet Vaccinations
  • Pet Surgery
  • Pet Spay and Neuter
  • Pet Dentistry
  • Pet Diagnostics
  • Pet Bathing & Dermatology
  • Pet End-of-Life Care

These services are designed to ensure the health and well-being of your beloved pets at every stage of their lives.

How often should I bring my cat or dog in for vaccinations at Wood Hill Veterinary Clinic in Old Chatham, NY?

Vaccinations should be updated on a regular basis, typically every 1-3 years, depending on your pet’s specific needs. During your pet’s annual wellness exam, we’ll discuss vaccination options, including required and recommended vaccines, tailored to factors like their age, breed, lifestyle, and exposure risks.

What are the advantages of spaying or neutering my dog or cat at Wood Hill Veterinary Clinic in Old Chatham, NY?

Spaying or neutering your pet provides numerous benefits. It helps ensure their long-term health by preventing gender-specific conditions, while also contributing to the vital effort of controlling animal overpopulation. Given the number of pets needing homes, adopting a rescue is an excellent choice, but if you’re raising a pet, spaying or neutering during their first year is a responsible alternative. You can schedule a comprehensive exam at Wood Hill Veterinary Clinic in Old Chatham to determine the ideal time for your pet’s procedure.

Why is regular pet bathing important for maintaining my pet's skin health, and how can Wood Hill Veterinary Clinic help?

Consistent pet baths play a vital role in keeping your pet’s hair and skin healthy while proactively addressing potential skin issues. You can access our expert bathing services at Wood Hill Veterinary Clinic.

What pet dentistry services does Wood Hill Veterinary Clinic offer to prevent and treat dental disease?

At Wood Hill Veterinary Clinic, we offer comprehensive pet dental care services. These include ultrasonic scaling, polishing, and extractions when necessary. We have also introduced digital dental X-ray technology to detect issues below the gum line quickly. All dental services are performed under anesthesia for patient safety, with pre-anesthetic blood work to assess health. We closely monitor vital signs during and after dental procedures to ensure a smooth recovery.

What can pet owners expect when their dog or cat requires surgery at Wood Hill Veterinary Clinic in Old Chatham, NY?

At Wood Hill Veterinary Clinic, we understand that the idea of surgery can be stressful for pet owners. However, we prioritize patient comfort and safety, ensuring a positive experience for your beloved pets. Our skilled veterinary surgeons perform a wide range of surgical procedures, including routine ones like spaying and neutering, as well as more complex orthopedic surgeries by Dr. Becky Stanclift, DACVS.