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Paul Kretow, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Ohio State University


Dr. Paul Kretow grew up in Fairport, NY.  He completed his undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University.  After making the long journey across the Olentangy River, he finished his schooling and received his doctorate from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Kretow is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

Dr. Kretow and his wife, Dr. Elise Craft,  moved to Syracuse in 2012 from the northern tundra known as Minneapolis, Minnesota.   Dr. Kretow and his wife Elise have two daughters named Ryann and Elliot.   In addition to human children, the other "child" of the household includes their Jack Russell Terrier  Sir William Bean.

Dr. Kretow's leisure activities include relaxing with his family, downhill mountain biking, skiing, and playing hockey. When not at the hospital, he is typically doing grounds crew work at home or playing with his daughters. Dr. Kretow enjoys working with clients from all aspects of life and providing the best care possible for your special family member!


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

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please contact the Veterinary Medical Center on Bridge St. in Syracuse at (315)446-7933.

You can also contact the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Center on Downer Street Road in Baldwinsville at (315)638-3500.