VCA Fairmount Animal Hospital

Our Story

At VCA Fairmount Animal Hospital, we help pets live long, healthy and happy lives. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.

Our veterinarians, technicians and other pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medications ensures that all our patients receive the best in preventive and healing care.

OUR MISSION: Partnering for exceptional, compassionate veterinary care; because your family is our family.


Hometown Care at VCA Fairmount Animal Hospital

VCA Fairmount Animal Hospital has been providing exceptional health care for dogs, cats and pocket pets in Syracuse and Central New York for over 50 years.

We are an AAHA-accredited, full service medical and surgical practice. Our services include In-house radiology, surgery, dental services, laboratory testing and pharmaceutical supplies. Your pet's health and well-being are very important to us. Our dedicated team will take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Beyond our exceptional care, our state of the art clinic is designed to be comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so you and your pet can relax in the in our reception area, enjoy our coffee bar and look forward to meeting our team. We also offer bilingual Spanish translation.

If you have any questions, call (315) 468-3446 and we will promptly get back to you.

At VCA Fairmount Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.


Our History

VCA Fairmount Animal Hospital opened its doors in August of 1965 on West Genesee Street, the result of much hard work by Dr. Richard Grambow and his partner, Dr. John Sonne. Dr. Grambow had been working as a vet in Mattydale when he began leasing an old carriage house, which was once part of the James Geddes farm. Mr. Geddes was one of the principal engineers involved in the building of the Erie Canal. In the beginning, the animal hospital was in the lower level, while Grambow's family lived on the upper floors.

In 1985 Dr. Grambow sold the practice to Dr. Sonne. Dr. Eileen Fatcheric and Dr. Suzanne Losito purchased the Hospital from Dr. John Sonne in July of 2002. Dr. Fatcheric worked at the Hospital as a vet assistant before attending veterinary school. She has practiced veterinary medicine at FAH since 1992. Dr. Losito has practice veterinary medicine at at FAH since 1988. Both Dr.Losito and Dr. Fatcheric studied veterinary medicine at Cornell University and graduated together in 1988. In 2012 the practice moved a few doors down to its current location which a 10,000 square foot state of the art facility, continuing the tradition of providing pets with exceptional quality veterinary care.



VCA Fairmount Animal Hospital operates on an appointment schedule. Our Client Service Representatives will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are always given priority attention. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible, it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency and so we can be better prepared to handle your pet's urgent care.


Types of Pets We See:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Rabbits*
  • Pocket Pets*

*Select veterinarians only.


AAHA-Accredited: Celebrating 40 Years in 2020

We are a member of a very elite group of Veterinarians. AAHA accreditation assures you that our care is recognized as among the highest in the industry. We are one of the 15% of small animal hospitals accredited by AAHA. This is a very special and professional distinction.

Thank you for being a part of our practice and celebrating with us!

Accreditations & Affiliations
American Animal Hospital Association

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.

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Cat Friendly Practice

The Cat Friendly Practice® program is a leading movement to make veterinary care less stressful for cats and their caregivers. This global initiative is designed to elevate care for cats by assisting practices in developing calming, cat-friendly environments and reducing stress for felines before, during, and after their veterinary visit.

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Fear Free Certified Professional

As veterinary professionals, we know that the stress and anxiety associated with taking a pet to the veterinarian is a significant reason why pets don't always receive the medical attention they need. Fear Free℠ veterinary visits reduce feelings of stress, resulting in a better experience for all involved, including pets, owners, and veterinary health care teams. Having a Fear Free℠ Certified Professional can help alleviate your pet's fear, anxiety, and stress when visiting our hospital.