County Animal Clinic

Our Hospital


80 Years of Combined Veterinarian Experience at Your Service!

At County Animal Clinic, we look forward to welcoming you, your dog, and your cat. Everyone on our staff believes that the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible health care for them. In fact, when you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care. We'll give you and your pet all the time you need, and never rush through an exam. We'll also carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to your pet's long-term health.

We have been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. That means we are voluntarily inspected and maintain the highest standards in all areas of Veterinary Medicine including pain management, surgical protocols, equipment standards, record keeping, continuing education and facility maintenance.

In every case, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.

Local Medical Issues

Fleas are small brown wingless insects. The female flea lays eggs on the host (dog, cat, etc.) and the eggs fall into the environment. There are 3 larval stages, 1 cocoon stage, and development into an adult over a variable period of time depending on the outside temperature. However, in a warm house the flea takes about 3 to 4 weeks to complete its life cycle, and this can occur all year round. Female fleas can lay 20-50 eggs per day, and flea larvae move deep into carpets, wood floors, or outside soil.
Upon biting and obtaining a blood meal from the host dog or cat, the flea saliva can be very irritating and induce an allergic response. Further problems can occur from incessant scratching and self trauma, and in large numbers fleas can cause enough blood loss to lead to anemia. Fleas also serve as a means of transmission of other parasites such as tapeworms, (by swallowing the flea) and some dangerous blood parasites (Hemoplasmosis in cats), (Bartonella in cats,dogs, humans). Fleas will also not hesitate to bite humans!
There are multiple products available to help with flea control. No product will be 100% effective for the entire time between applications, but regular use is a step in the right direction. Topical products such as fipronil (Frontline) and selamectin (Revolution) have a high efficacy in controlling fleas as well as ticks (Frontline) heartworm, roundworm, hookworm, and ear mite infections in cats (Revolution). These products concentrate in the sebaceous glands below the skin, where they continue to release into the surface for about 1 month, when they are reapplied. Proper application and dosing is generally met with high efficacy and have proven safe for chronic use. Reactions are few, but should be reported to your veterinarian and medication discontinued.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

County Animal Clinic is open Monday through Friday 8AM–8PM, Saturday 9AM–6PM, and Sunday 9AM–4PM. If your pet has a medical emergency during our hospital’s hours, please telephone us immediately at 914-779-5000. Our experienced team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to help you and your pet.

Our address is:

County Animal Clinic
1574 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10710

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If your pet is experiencing a medical crisis when our hospital is closed, you may take your pet to either of following veterinary emergency hospitals in our vicinity:

Animal Specialty Center
9 Odell Plaza
Yonkers, NY 10701
Open 24/7/365

The Veterinary Emergency Group
193 Tarrytown Road
White Plains, NY 10607
Open nights, weekends and major holidays. Veterinarians on duty
Tuesday 5 PM through Thursday 8AM AND
Fridays 6PM to Tuesday 8AM