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 Beacon Veterinary | Veterinarians

12508, Beacon, NY, Dutchess | Dutchess McArdle Tamara, DVM

393 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
Dutchess County McArdle Tamara, DVM | Dutchess  more . . .

12508, Beacon, NY, Dutchess, veterinary hospitals, pet vaccinations, rabies vaccine, spays and neuters for cats and dogs, animal hospital services, wellness exams, dentistry, pet owners, altering their pet | Dutchess Roosevelt Vet on the Hudson

393 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
Dutchess County Roosevelt Vet on the Hudson | Dutchess  more . . .
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Companion Pet Hospital of Fishkill


Ouart David L, DVM

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 Hopewell Junction Veterinary | Veterinarians

12533, Hopewell Junction, NY, Dutchess County, rescues dogs and cats, rescued animals, veterinary care, spaying and neutering, behavioral and obedience training | Dutchess A.C.E. Veterinary Hospital

1078 Route 82
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Dutchess County A.C.E. Veterinary Hospital | Dutchess  more . . .

Buchanan Kim, DVM, CVA


Hopewell Animal Hospital


Hudson Highlands Veterinary Medical Group


Kellner Preston, DVM


Scheck Jerry, DVM, CVA


Wehrlin Brooke, DVM

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 Hyde Park Veterinary | Veterinarians

Dutchess County, SPCA, Hyde Park, NY, adoptable animals, rescue, shelter, secure permanent homes, adoptable companion animals, animal care, enforce animal cruelty laws, adoptions, services, special events | Dutchess Dutchess County SPCA

  Dutchess County SPCA is located at 636 Violet Ave., Hyde Park, NY 12538 in Dutchess County.

Our Vision
We envision a community in which there are caring, compassionate, respectful relationships between humans and animals, and all adoptable animals have loving homes.

Our Mission
We rescue, shelter, and secure permanent homes for adoptable companion animals; advocate for the highest standards of animal care; and enforce animal cruelty laws throughout Dutchess County. Dutchess County SPCA | Dutchess  website and more . . .

Mid Hudson Animal Hospital

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Billings Animal Hospital


Nippert Stephen C, DVM

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 Millbrook Village Veterinary | Veterinarians

Michele L Ferraro, VMD


Millbrook Equine Veterinary Clinic P.C.


Winslow B Stevens, DVM

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 Pine Plains Veterinary | Veterinarians

Hart Doughlas, DVM


O'Neil Michael J, DVM


Pine Plains Veterinary Associates

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Gearhart Martha, DVM, DABVP, CVA


Pleasant Valley Animal Hospital


Valley Veterinary Hospital

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Animal Emergency Clinic - Poughkeepsie


Arlington Animal Hospital


Cannan Diana, DVM


Compassion Veterinary Health Care Center


DeBitetto James, DVM, ABVP


Dutchess County Animal Hospital


Schwartz Alan E, DVM

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Dalton Jack, DVM

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 Rhinebeck Veterinary | Veterinarians

Cyr Jacqueline, DVM


Relyea Janette, DVM


12572, Rhinebeck, NY, Dutchess County, veterinarians, staff at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital, veterinary hospital | Dutchess Rhinebeck Animal Hospital

6450 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Dutchess County Rhinebeck Animal Hospital | Dutchess  website and more . . .

Tumolo Jr. Louis, DVM

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 Wappingers Falls Veterinary | Veterinarians

12590, Wappingers Falls, NY, Dutchess County, petís family doctor, animal hospital, petís health, petís condition, Medicine for pain, Vaccines for health, Grooming, Boarding, appointments, consultation | Dutchess Airport Veterinary Center

11 Airport Drive
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
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Barrientos Alexandra, DVM


Earth Angels Veterinary Hospital


Marshall Weiss Jay, DVM


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Find a list of veterinarians, pet hospitals and animal clinics in Dutchess County, New York. Get excellent care for your pet by finding a veterinarian with experience in Dutchess NY. Find a vet that is up-to-date on the latest techniques and treatments for your pet. Select a good veterinarian that will treat your pet with respect, integrity, and compassion in a caring and professional setting in Dutchess. Search Veterinarians in Dutchess County, in the Hudson Valley of New York.

Before bringing your new puppy or kitten home, be sure to first talk to a veterinarian. Look for a veterinarian with whom you are comfortable and whom you trust. An experienced vet will be able to advise you on what you need for your pet and how to care for your new puppy or kitten.

Find a veterinary practice with skilled and experienced vets. One of your most important decisions as a pet owner is selecting a quality health care provider for your new pet.

To find a vet, ask a friend for a recommendation or check Veterinarians in Dutchess. You can also reference the American Animal Hospital Association list of veterinarians. (AAHA). The AAHA evaluates veterinary practices on the quality of their facilities, staff, equipment and patient care. Your can search the organizationís website for a list of accredited vets in your area. Before making a final decision about the vet for your pet;

  • Arrange to meet the veterinarian before you bring your dog or cat home.

  • Checkout the vet's facilities for cleanliness, organization, and consider if the vet appears to be up-to-date on the newest treatments and technology for treating your pet.

  • How many vets are on staff? Be sure there is coverage if your vet is on vacation or away from the office.

  • Be sure you are comfortable with the vet and his methods of treating an animal.

There are many veterinarians, pet hospitals, and animal clinics in Dutchess. If you live in Dutchess County, select a veterinarian in your town or close by. Find

Before you're meeting with the vet, learn about veterinary medicine and the role of a veterinarian in your pet's life.

What is Veterinary Medicine?
Doctors of Veterinary Medicine are medical professionals who play a significant role in the health care and welfare of animals, human public health, medical research, and public safety. They have a broad-based medical background and serve in many capacities.

Veterinarians diagnose and treat diseases and dysfunctions of animals. Vets care for the health of pets, livestock, and animals in zoos, racetracks, and laboratories. Some veterinarians use their skills to protect humans against diseases carried by animals and conduct clinical research on human and animal health problems. Others work in basic research, broadening our knowledge of animals and medical science, and in applied research, developing new ways to use knowledge.

    Veterinarians give blood tests, x-rays, and other tests, looking for clues about an animal's illness. Then, vets decide what kind of treatment or medicine the animal needs.

    Veterinarians prevent problems by giving vaccinations and check-ups and fixing teeth. They also teach owners how to feed and train their animals.

    Veterinarians use special tools to perform surgery. They fix broken bones, take out tumors, replace knees and hips, and more. Vets also treat and cover wounds.

    Most Veterinarians treat small pets such as dogs and cats. But a few focus on large animals, such as sheep, cows, and horses. Large-animal vets usually drive to ranches and stables where their patients live. They check for infections in the animals and give advice to the animals' owners. Often, they help when the animals give birth.

    In addition to helping sick animals, Veterinarians can work as animal inspectors, checking to make sure that farm animals are healthy and that their living spaces are clean. Another option for vets is doing scientific research and discovering new medicines.

Where does a Veterinarian Work?
Veterinarians work in many different places. Vets who do research work in clean, dry laboratories. Most vets who take care of animals work in small clinics and hospitals. Some vets work in large hospitals with the most advanced equipment. Veterinarians who work with large animals often work outside in all kinds of weather and conditions.

    Many Veterinarians supervise technicians and assistants in a Veterinarian Hospital; other vets may choose to own their own business.

    Some Veterinarians work in zoos and aquariums. They may care for zebras, sharks, and other wild or endangered animals.

    Because animals can get sick at anytime, vets often work long hours. Those in group practices may take turns working weekends or evenings and dealing with emergencies.

Requirements to Become a Veterinarian
All Veterinarians need to go to college. The first step for most vets is to get a bachelor's degree, which usually takes 4 years. They study biology, chemistry, physics, nutrition, and animal science. They also need to take math and English classes. Many people also get experience by working at animal hospitals or shelters.

    The next step is to go to veterinary college for 4 more years. Getting into veterinary college is competitive. In veterinary college, students learn more science. They also learn how to work with animals, do surgery, and do laboratory tests with microscopes and other equipment.

    Many people also decide to learn more about a specific kind of illness or animal. They work with experienced vets during a 2-year internship. They might focus on surgery, dentistry, or wild animals, for example.

    After college, a Veterinarian student takes a test in order to obtain their license to practice. After finishing school, nearly all Veterinarians keep taking classes about new diseases and treatments in order to stay current and up-to-date in their field.

Veterinary Jobs and Future Opportunities
Employment of veterinarians is expected to increase as fast as the average for all occupations over the 2004Ė14 projection period. Despite this average growth, very good job opportunities are expected because the current 28 schools (as of 2004) of veterinary medicine, even at full capacity, result in a limited number of graduates each year. However, as mentioned earlier, there is keen competition for admission to veterinary school. As pets are increasingly viewed as a member of the family, pet owners will be more willing to spend on advanced veterinary medical care, creating further demand for veterinarians.

Pet owners are becoming more aware of the availability of advanced care and are more willing to pay for intensive veterinary care than in the past because many pet owners are more affluent and because they consider their pet part of the family. More pet owners even purchase pet insurance, increasing the likelihood that a considerable amount of money will be spent on veterinary care for their pets. Many pet owners also will take advantage of nontraditional veterinary services, such as preventive dental care.

Jobs taking care of small animals are expected to increase quickly, especially jobs taking care of cats. There will be more jobs for vets who can have advanced training and can give special kinds of care, such as dentistry.

The number of jobs for large-animal veterinarians is likely to grow more slowly than that for veterinarians in private practice who care for companion animals. Nevertheless, job prospects may be better for Veterinarians who specialize in farm animals than for companion-animal practitioners because of low earnings in the former specialty and because many veterinarians do not want to work in rural or isolated areas.

Continued support for public health and food safety, national disease control programs, and biomedical research on human health problems will contribute to the demand for veterinarians, although positions in these areas of interest are few in number. Homeland security also may provide opportunities for veterinarians involved in efforts to minimize animal diseases and prevent them from enteringthe country. Veterinarians with training in food safety, animal health and welfare, and public health and epidemiology should have the best opportunities for a career in the Federal Government.

Related Occupations
Veterinarians prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases, disorders, and injuries in animals. Those who do similar work for humans include chiropractors, dentists, optometrists, physicians and surgeons, andpodiatrists. Veterinarians have extensive training in physical and life sciences, and some do scientific and medical research, similar to the work of biological scientists and medical scientists. Animal care and service workers and veterinary technologists and technicians work extensively with animals. Like veterinarians, they must have patience and feel comfortable with animals. However, the level of training required for these occupations is substantially less than that needed by veterinarians.

Sources include: U.S. Department of Labor

History of the Dutchess County SPCA
"1871 - present - The first animal anticruelty law in the United States was passed on April 10, 1866. Five years later, on September 1st, 1871, a group of prominent community leaders in Poughkeepsie held a public meeting to form the Poughkeepsie Branch of the A.S.P.C.A. The name was changed in 1889 to the "Poughkeepsie Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals".

    "There is a gap in the records until 1937. At that time there was a small wooden shelter, a shed, behind the City of Poughkeepsie incinerator, on an underdeveloped road. The quarters were cramped and had no ventilation, sanitary facilities, phone or running water.

    "In 1939, the Society again changed its name, to the name it bears today, the Dutchess County SPCA. A parcel of land, which was more accessible to the public, was purchased on Washington Street across from St. Francis Hospital.

    "Construction of the shelter that was able to house 30 dogs was completed in 1941. By 1958 the Shelter on Washington Street was too small. Mrs. Donald Love organized a group of community women and formed the SPCA Auxiliary to raise funds to purchase land and build a new facility. They held various fundraisers such as the Animal Kingdom Ball and rummage sales and were able to purchase 31 acres of land on 9G in Hyde Park, where the shelter still stands.

    "The new cement block building that was dedicated in July 1961 contained a small animal room for cats and puppies and isolation ward for sick animals. There was also a cemetery on the grounds where for a fee people could bury their deceased pets. The Auxiliary continued to raise money to support the Shelter for many years as well as to provide funds for the spaying and neutering of adopted animals.

    "By 1970, the Shelter was taking in animals from all of the surrounding towns. Annually, about 1,500 animals come through the DCSPCAís doors on their way to a better life. This is more than the shelter was built to handle. So, in 1987 the building was expanded. A puppy run, holding room and storage area was added. Outdoor kennels for large dogs and runs were added in 1997. A Spay/Neuter clinic was added in 2002. More outdoor kennel spaces were added in 2003 and a free-roam sun room for cats was added in 2006. At about this time, a Master Site Plan was created to address the long range needs of the shelter and the DCSPCA received a gift from the estate of Dr. Edith Har-Esh to launch a capital campaign for a new shelter.

In 1992 the shelter adopted a ďNo-Kill policy.

"On November 18, 2010 the DCSPCA officially broke ground on the new Adoption and Education Center.

"In 2011 the Board of Directors voted to change the vision and mission statements and added a statement of core values. Today, the organization faces many of the same problems that faced Boards throughout the years: too many animals in need, lack of funds, and inadequate facilities."

Source: History of Dutchess County SPCA

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