Veterinary Wellness Care

Veterinary Care offered by Rhinebeck Animal Hospital includes Pet Exams, Spay and Neuter, Pet Shots and pet Wellness Care for the good pet health.

Electrocardiography at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital, Pet Vet and Animal Clinic in Upstate NY At Rhinebeck Animal Hospital, we carefully and thoroughly diagnose your pet before treatment. Our team of veterinarians are specially trained and each has a particular field of medicine he or she has focused on and has received additional training. We believe strongly in collaboration and our veterinarians often work together on challenging cases. Our veterinarians also are frequently consulted for second opinions by other nearby veterinarians. Areas of interest in veterinary medicine include:


Wellness Plans for Pets at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital, Pet Clinic in Upstate NY When it comes to your pet's health care, prevention is the key. Our veterinarians recommend that your pet receives a physical exam at least once a year, though more frequent exams are encouraged. Regular physical exams are just as important for your pet as they are for you. Exams give a complete picture of your pet's health and are useful in detecting diseases and other health problems in the early stages - before they become more difficult, and more expensive, to treat.

Our veterinarians perform a complete examination of your pet. We listen to your pet's heart and lungs, evaluate his or her vision, check for unusual lumps, look at your pet's teeth and oral cavity and check your pet's joints for swelling or stiffness. We may also perform routine blood and urine tests as well as tests for internal or external parasites. During the exam, we also discuss home health care options for your pet, and we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Pet Laser Therapy

We excited to offer therapeutic laser treatment as a patient care option. Therapeutic laser has the proven ability to reduce pain, speed healing and reduce inflammation. Examples of conditions that can benefit from laser therapy include: arthritis, chronic upper respiratory disease in cats, spinal pain, ear infections, skin wounds, post-surgical pain and other painful conditions. Please click here for a more detailed explanation on how laser therapy will help your pet. Please call or email if you have any questions.


Acupuncture Acupuncture is an extremely useful alternative treatment method for your pet! Companion animals of all ages can benefit from acupuncture. This traditional holistic procedure often is used in conjunction with conventional medical treatments and it is particularly useful for pets experiencing musculoskeletal pain associated with hip dysplasia, arthritis and over-exertion. At Rhinebeck Animal Hospital, a certified veterinary acupuncturist is available to perform this beneficial therapy for your pet.


Microchipping Does your pet have a microchip? Each year, millions of pets go missing and many don't make it back home. Microchipping your pet is a simple, effective way to prevent this tragedy. About the size and shape of a grain of rice, identification microchips are encoded with your pet's vital information and implanted beneath your pet's skin, usually between the shoulder blades. Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country are equipped with special scanners capable of reading these microchips - if your pet is lost, the microchip is scanned and the information is used to reunite you and your pet. Rhinebeck Animal Hospital uses the resQ microchip system, which is recognized internationally and domestically.

Puppy & Kitten Exams & Vaccinations

Puppy & Kitten Exams & Vaccinations Routine vaccinations can prevent a host of diseases, many of which were once considered fatal to pets. Puppies and kittens should start receiving vaccinations at approximately 7 weeks of age. We understand that each pet has different needs when it comes to vaccinations and work with you to tailor a vaccine protocol that meets your pet's needs.

Reproductive Services

Rhinebeck Animal Hospital offers an array of reproductive services, educational resources and technological advances to assist your pet with breeding and pregnancy, including pre-breeding consultation and screening, ovulation timing and artificial insemination and pregnancy diagnosis by ultrasound.

Critical Care Monitoring

In the event of a power outage, an emergency power generator enables hospital operations to continue normally, which ensures consistent care for our patients. The emergency generator allows us to maintain care for our hospitalized patients as well as perform everyday functions such as ultrasound and surgery.

Nutritional Counseling

Nutritional Counseling Rhinebeck Animal Hospital can help develop a nutritional plan for your pet. Nutritional counseling can benefit your pet, whether he or she is obese and needs to lose weight or if he or she requires a specialty diet for medical reasons. We sell a wide variety of prescription diets including Hill's, Eukanuba and IVD allergy diets. If your pet requires a specialty diet that we do not carry, we are happy to order it for you.

We also carry Wysong Natural Diets for dogs and cats. Wysong is made from fresh, whole, human-grade ingredients, organic as available.

For dogs, we carry Wysong Growth, Maintenance and Senior varieties in cans and dry. For cats, we carry Wysong Vitality in cans and dry.

Behavioral Counseling

If your pet is having behavioral problems, we can help. Rhinebeck Animal Hospital offers special behavioral counseling for all pets. We perform a thorough physical examination of your pet and develop a complete behavioral profile of your best friend in order to create a program that will eliminate your pet's behavioral problem.

Rhinebeck Animal Hospital also offers periodic obedience classes for pets. A professional veterinary behavioral trainer leads these classes. Please ask a hospital staff member for details about the classes, including scheduling and pricing information.