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.


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

Click here for directions to our location.

Spaying & Neutering

What are Spaying and Neutering?

Spaying and neutering are both veterinary surgical procedures that remove your pet’s reproductive organs to prevent any future breeding. The process of spaying a female animal is called an “ovariohysterectomy,” which removes its ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus. The results of neutering in the castration of male animals involves complete removal of their testicles.


What are the Health Benefits of Spaying and Neutering?

Spayed animals will not be at risk for ovarian or uterine cancer and are less likely to develop breast cancer. Intact males have a natural instinct to roam around and fight with other animals who may have contagious diseases or parasites. By neutering males, your pet will not get testicular cancer and will have a reduced risk of injury and transmission of diseases.


When is the Best Time to Spay or Neuter My Pet?

Pets can be spayed or neutered once they are 8 weeks of age. Those in animal shelters go through this surgery around this time so they can be sterilized prior to adoption. It’s advisable to schedule these surgery procedures prior to six months of age in order to avoid the start of urine spraying and eliminate its chances for pregnancy.


Will My Pet Act Differently After it is Spayed or Neutered?

Your pet will most likely be calmer after the surgery. Fixed pets require less food due to the lowering of their excitement levels. Ask us about your pet’s new dietary needs.


How Do I Prepare My Pet for Surgery?

Avoid feeding your pet after midnight the night before the surgery. Also, take your pet for a walk so that he or she is tired out and less stressed during the process.


What is the Recovery Process for Recently Spayed or Neutered Pets?

Your pet may experience some discomfort after the surgery, but shouldn’t be in any excessive pain. Medication can be sent home with your pet to control any pain. Here are some tips for your pet’s safe and comfortable recovery:

  • Provide a quiet place indoors away from other animals.
  • Try to prevent your pet from running or jumping for the first few days following the surgery.
  • Prevent your pet from licking the incision site as it may cause infection. Try distracting your pet with some treats or by using an Elizabethan collar.
  • For your cat, consider using shredded paper instead of cat litter. The dust from the litter box can also cause infection.
  • Avoid bathing your pet for at least ten days after the surgery.
  • Check the incision site daily to confirm proper healing.
  • If you notice any redness, swelling or discharge at the surgery site, or if the incision is open, please contact your vet immediately. Also, contact your vet if your pet shows signs of lethargy, decreased its appetite, is vomiting or has diarrhea following the surgery.


  • 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