Animal Health Center Staff

Animal Health Center

Phone: 518-371-3606
Fax: 518-371-1338
1656 Route 9
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Business Hours
Sun Closed
Preventative Care Clinics every Tuesday and Thursday 12pm-4PM

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

Animal Health Center is now on Facebook! Like us to see what is happening. Our veterinary hospital serves Saratoga County, Halfmoon, Clifton Park and Cohoes. We have been a proud member of the Clifton Park community for the past 18 years and are open 6 days a week with extended weekday hours. We have 4 full time Veterinarians and expanded hours including evening appointments and Saturday hours. We treat all your small family companions including exotics pets. We are committed to being in the forefront of the latest medical and surgical advances and our proud to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), which is one of the highest honors an animal hospital can achieve.

We gladly participate with the Friends of Animals spay and neuter program and the Healthy Start Program with Saratoga County Animal Shelter. We strive to ensure that every pet is handled with the utmost care.  Here at Animal

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New to VCA?

We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from the first essential vaccines to a lifetime of preventive care to keep each pet happy and healthy.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

At Animal Health Center, we love our pets. They're not just our pets, they are our family. We all want our pets to live long, happy, healthy lives. When your pets come to our hospital to visit, we are passionate about making sure their stay is comfortable and stress-free while we provide them extraordinary care. Our goal for our clients and patients is simple, we take care of our clients' pets the same way we take care of our own. We are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pets' health care, and we are driven to take exceptional care of our patients.

Dr. Richard Germano
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Iowa State University

Dr. Richard Germano has been an integral part of the Animal Health Center team for over 22 years. It is his philosophy, and the mission of the

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Dr. Genevieve Morse
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Morse is originally from Bainbridge Island, Washington just outside of Seattle. She moved to the east coast to attend college in Boston at Northeastern

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I won't take my cats anywhere else
L.L. from Clifton Park

When we adopted a Siamese kitten from a shelter, we had no idea what we were in for health-wise. Our poor cat developed upper respiratory infections every other week for nearly 6 months. Dr. Masters began researching Siamese illnesses, and suggested a procedure. Our cat coded on the table, but Dr. Masters was able to save her. Apparently, she had some rare bacterial infection in her lungs. After antibiotic treatment, Dr. Masters followed up with further testing which revealed that one of our cat's lungs had been severely scarred and she needed the original surgical procedure. Dr. Masters brought in a specialist and extra nurse (at no extra charge to us) during the procedure. She was able to clean out the lungs, re-inflate one, and diagnose Asthma (damage caused by the infection). We later found out that all of the staff there was checking in on our cat because they had grown to know her, and us. We began steroid treatments, but they weren't going well. Our cat was in and out of the emergency hospital. Again, Dr. Masters called in a specialist and researched on our behalf. She suggested inhaler therapy. Since we switched to the inhaler, our cat has been every bit as healthy as a normal cat! We went from bi-weekly visits to the vet and animal emergency rooms to once yearly healthy checkup visits. We are 100% convinced that Dr. Masters saved our cat's life! Everyone at the Animal Health Center is top notch, professional, and caring. We will never take our cats anywhere else.

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
518-371-3606 or request an appointment.