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Animal Health Center

518-371-3606

1656 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY, 12065

  • Open

  • Mon-Thu:

    7:30 am - 8:00 pm

  • Fri:

    7:30 am - 7:00 pm

  • Sat:

    7:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • Sun:

    Closed

Free First Exam

Experience exceptional pet health care.

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

Animal Health Center is now on Facebook! Like us to see what is happening. Our veterinary hospital serves Saratoga County, Halfmoon, Clifton Park and Cohoes. We have been a proud member of the Clifton Park community for the past 18 years and are open 6 days a week with extended weekday hours. We have 4 full time Veterinarians and expanded hours including evening appointments and Saturday hours. We treat all your small family companions including exotics pets. We are committed to being in the forefront of the latest medical and surgical advances and our proud to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), which is one of the highest honors an animal hospital can achieve.

We gladly participate with the Friends of Animals spay and neuter program and the Healthy Start Program with Saratoga County Animal Shelter. We strive to ensure that every pet is handled with the utmost care. Here at Animal...

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Our Pledge to You and Your Pet

An exceptional pet healthcare experience.

Our Team Overview

At Animal Health Center, we love our pets. They're not just our pets, they are our family. We all want our pets to live long, happy, healthy lives. When your pets come to our hospital to visit, we are passionate about making sure their stay is comfortable and stress-free while we provide them extraordinary care. Our goal for our clients and patients is simple, we take care of our clients' pets the same way we take care of our own.

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Our Veterinary Services

At VCA Animal Hospitals, your pet's health is our top priority, provided through high-quality, professional care and genuine personal service. We pledge to instill client trust and confidence that your pet will always receive compassionate, gentle care, as well as the highest standard of veterinary medical service available. We pledge to provide the finest personal service and facilities for you, our clients and your special pets.

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Know Your Pet

Tube Feeding - Esophagostomy Tubes in Cats

An esophagostomy tube is a small rubber tube that enters the esophagus through a surgical incision on the side of the neck. This allows food you to place food directly into the esophagus so that it can flow down into the stomach. The feeding tube is not placed directly into the stomach.

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Nutrition - Feeding Guidelines for Cats

Feeding your cat the appropriate amount of a well balanced diet is vital to the maintenance of overall health and well-being, just as eating a well balanced diet is for us. In order to understand how and what to feed cats, it is necessary to understand how the nutritional requirements of the cat have developed through the process of biological evolution.

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Gastrostomy Tube Feeding in Cats

A gastrostomy tube is a small rubber tube that passes directly into the stomach through the skin and body wall of the cat's abdomen. It permits you to deliver food and water directly into the stomach.

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Behavior Counseling Aggression - Introduction

Behavior Counseling Aggression - Introduction

Aggression is defined as threats or harmful actions directed toward another individual and can include threat displays, lunging, growling, snarling, snapping and biting. In animals, aggressive behaviors are a means of communication.

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Behavior Management Products for Dogs

Behavior Management Products for Dogs

There are numerous products on the market that have been designed to help prevent undesirable behavior in dogs. Leashes, harnesses, and head halters are needed to keep pets under control, especially when outdoors.

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Introduction to Desensitization and Counterconditioning

Introduction to Desensitization and Counterconditioning

Counterconditioning and desensitization are powerful ways to change behavior. They are usually used in combination. Desensitization provides a means of safely exposing the pet to the stimulus at a level at or below which fear is likely to be exhibited.

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Flying with your Cat

Flying with your Cat

Successful flight with a cat begins long before the day of travel. It requires planning and preparation in order to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for both you and your cat.

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Breeding and Queening Cats

Breeding cats and raising kittens can be an extremely rewarding experience or it may result in frustration and failure. The following information is provided in order to increase your chances of success and make the experience more enjoyable and safe.

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Brushing Teeth in Cats

Brushing Teeth in Cats

Teaching your cat to accept the brushing of its teeth will take some training, but will be relatively easy once he is accustomed to the process. Daily brushing is most beneficial and will help to establish a routine for your pet.

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