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513 North State RD.
Briarcliff Manor, NY

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  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.

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

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    If your pet has a medical emergency, please telephone us immediately at 914-941-4904 to schedule an appointment. Our dedicated team of veterinarians and technicians are available around the clock 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.

    February 4, 2015

    “V” is for Vaccinations, Pet vaccinations that is.

    Just like people, animals need vaccines too and some pet vaccinations may require a booster to keep them effective. Vaccines help prepare the immune system to fight invasions from disease-causing organisms. Vaccines contain antigens which look and act characteristic of disease-causing organisms, but don’t actually react to the disease. Consequently, once exposed to the real disease, the immune system will be prepared to recognize and fight off the disease.

    Most vaccinations are broken down into two categories, core and non-core, with the latter being advised based on your pet’s lifestyle, age, and breed. Many vaccines can be administered as early as 6 weeks old, so you should consult with your local veterinarian to setup your pet’s vaccination schedule.

    Core vaccines are considered vital to all pet’s based on risk of exposure, severity of disease, and transmissibility to humans. Canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis, and rabies are considered core vaccines. Non-core vaccines include, but are not limited to, Bordetella bronchiseptica, Borrelia burgdorferi, and Leptospira bacteria.

    If you have any questions about your pet's vaccinations or continued care, please schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Haroush at our local animal hospital in Briarcliff Manor, (914) 769-6000.

    ComponentClassEfficacyLength of ImmunityRisk/Severity of Adverse EffectsComments
    Canine DistemperCoreHigh> 1 year formodified live virus (MLV) vaccinesLow
    MeaslesNoncoreHigh in preventing disease, but not in preventing infectionLongInfrequentUse in high risk environments for canine distemper in puppies 4-10 weeks of age
    ParvovirusCoreHigh> 1 yearLow
    HepatitisCoreHigh> 1 yearLowOnly use canine adenovirus-2 (CAV-2) vaccines
    RabiesCoreHighDependent upon type of vaccineLow to moderate
    Respiratory disease from canine adenovirus-2 (CAV-2)NoncoreNot adequately studiedShortMinimalIf vaccination warranted, boost annually or more frequently
    ParainfluenzaNoncoreIntranasal MLV - Moderate Injectable MLV - LowModerateLowOnly recommended for dogs in kennels, shelters, shows, or large colonies; If vaccination warranted, boost annually or more frequently
    BordetellaNoncoreIntranasal MLV - Moderate Injectable MLV - LowShortLowFor the most benefit, use intranasal vaccine 2 weeks prior to exposure
    LeptospirosisNoncoreVariableShortHighUp to 30% of dogs may not respond to vaccine
    CoronavirusNoncoreLowShortLowRisk of exposure high in kennels, shelters, shows, breeding facilities
    LymeNoncoreAppears to be limited to previously unexposed dogs; variableRevaccinate annuallyModerate