Open 24/7
513 North State RD.
Briarcliff Manor, NY

3 Easy Steps to Set Up Your Appointment

  1. Fill out the form.
  2. We will call you within one business day to confirm.
  3. Show up and receive topnotch care for your pet.

If you need to change your appointment, give us a call at least 24 hours before your scheduled time.

Important Note:

Do not use the appointment form in case of an emergency. Call or visit us right away.

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Animal Health Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. If your pet has a medical emergency, please telephone us immediately at 914-941-4904. Our dedicated team of veterinarians and technicians are here to provide expert care for your pet.

NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY IF YOUR PET IS SERIOUSLY SICK OR INJURED.

Our address is: 513 North State Rd. Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

Click here for directions to our location.

Cat Vaccinations

Distemper Vaccinations 

  • Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis
  • Feline Calicivirus
  • Feline Panleukopenia

Cats can easily pass respiratory diseases to one another from simply coughing or sneezing. Kittens can get even pneumonia and die from these diseases as they are young and vulnerable. These vaccinations help prevent your feline from sickness and make sure it is healthy for many years to come.

Respiratory disease causes cats to have the following symptoms:

  • Watery or Sticky Discharge from the nose and eyes
  • Nose and Mouth Sores
  • Inflamed Eyes
  • Fevers

Most feline respiratory diseases are caused by either feline viral rhinotracheitis or feline calicivirus. Rhinotracheitis tends to be more severe and can cause abortions in pregnant cats. Cats with a Calicivirus infection often develop ulcers. Panleukopenia, or feline distemper, is a disease in the intestines that causes vomiting and diarrhea.

Vaccination Recommendations:

  • Start feline vaccinations at about 8 weeks of age
  • Revaccinate every 4 weeks until 16 weeks of age
  • Maintain adequate protection against respiratory viruses with annual revaccinations
  • Revaccination for Panleukopenia should start one year after the initial doses are administered and then every other year after that to maintain adequate protection

 

Rabies Vaccination

The rabies virus attacks the nerve tissue and can affect all warm-blooded animals. Rabies vaccination of all dogs and cats (even indoor cats) is required in all states as it is also a threat to humans.

Rabies is spread by bite wounds and exposure to the saliva of infected animals. If your cat is unvaccinated and fights with a wild animal or is found with unknown wounds, it is suspect for rabies exposure. The disease develops slowly over 10 days into several months. While some infected animals withdraw and avoid contact with others, some may become unnaturally aggressive and may attack.

If a vaccinated rabies-infected animal shows signs of the disease, it can be given a booster vaccine and be considered safe from the infection. However, unvaccinated rabies-infected animals must be quarantined for 6 months or euthanized (humanely destroyed). Although infected humans can be vaccinated successfully in early stages of the disease, the treatment is costly and extremely uncomfortable.

Vaccination recommendations:

  • First vaccination is at 3 months of age or older
  • Annual revaccinations to maintain adequate protection

 

Feline Leukemia/ Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FeLV/FIV)

All new pets in a household should be tested for these two common diseases. Infection can be spread from mother to kitten (usually just FeLV) or from exposure with another infected cat (both FeLV and FIV). Most cats infected will eventually die from these viruses as they interfere with the immune system, leaving your cats unable to fight off other infections.

Test recommendation:

  • Test all new cats
  • Kittens tested prior to 9 weeks of age need to be retested 1-2 months later

Vaccination recommendation:

  • 2 initial vaccinations, given 2 to 4 weeks apart
  • Revaccination every 1 to 3 years as indicated

We help owners decide how often their cat needs to be revaccinated on a case-by-case basis. Strictly indoor cats in a single cat household may only need to get revaccinated every 3 years due to their low risk of exposure while other cats may need to get revaccinated annually.

Testimonials

  • Dr. Haroush doesn’t only look after your pet as a professional, but he sees your pet as one of his own. With his extensive veterinary knowledge and fully-equipped hospital, he is able to give you peace of mind when it comes to your pet. The Animal Health Center really is the best place to take care of your pet’s problems. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Unlike large veterinary hospitals that deal with a myriad of pets hastily, this private practice gives you reassurance that your pet will be taken care of exceptionally on an individual basis.

    –Cynthia Ho
  • When our Labrador Max became seriously ill during non-business hours, our local vet referred us to Bedford Katonah Vet Center.  This was a terrible experience, as they gave us no diagnosis but charged us several thousand dollars.  We took Max home against their advice and searched for a new vet. Thank God we found Dr. Haroush! He took Max immediately and saved him.  Dr. Haroush became our family vet and we tell everyone we know about him.  He is a tremendous Doctor and a great man!

    –Max & the Spencer Family
  • Thank you for your dedication to finding treatment for Atlas.  Your generosity for finding the best plan of care for Atlas’ aggressive and extremely rare cancer helped us get through the last year.  We hope we have many more healthy and happy years to go.  We are so very thankful.

    –Atlas & the Crossling Family
  • I want to again thank you from the bottom of my heart for your patience and compassion and above all you expertise in diagnostic skills and the subsequent surgery you preformed on Ebony.  You may not remember, but Ebony Star suffered for more than half of her life (4 years) before I found your name one day on the internet when I was desperately looking for a veterinarian that could help her.

    –Ebony Star & Lutizia Liubenov
  • Thank you so much again for literally saving my (beloved) Dominic’s life. We were so distraught when we brought his sick nearly lifeless body in. But, through your skill, talent, & expertise, you helped bring him back to health. Dominic is definitely his old self & receiving lots of love. Each member of your staff treated us in the great professionalism & courtesy. And your follow up through phone calls was really excellent.

    –Dominic & Suzanne and Frank and Sclafani
  • Thank you very much for saving Luna’s life. Even with her disability, she is very happy and content.“Luna” loves attacking her toys, and running all over the house with her brother and sister. Luna is great as stalking and surprise attacks on the other cats. Thank you for your knowledge and compassion “for the animals”. I appreciate everything you and your staff has done for me and giving Luna a life she deserves.

    –Luna & Sandra
  • We cannot thank you enough for saving Cayden. He is such a huge part of our lives and couldn’t imagine being without him. You have made it possible for him to be a puppy again and to enjoy his special life with us. It was such a gift to see him be reunited with his brother, Romeo and how happy they’ve been since his return. Again, thank you for taking such wonderful care of Cayden, we couldn’t have asked for more.

    –Cayden & The Burns Family