Diet Recommendations A happy and healthy pet starts with a plan!

Diet Recommendations for Your Cat or Dog

There’s a saying “you are what you eat”. What your pet eats affects his/her overall well being just like it does for us. Paying close attention to ingredients we feed our pets is an important part of pet ownership. Next time you are at the pet store or grocery store buying pet food, take a look at the back of the bag or can and read those ingredients. You’d be surprised by how many unhealthy, unnecessary ingredients make up that food. The general rule is to look at the first 5 ingredients. The first ingredient should always be a full protein source.


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Generations Continue to Choose Otterkill

Why We Stand Out
  • Three Decades of Care

    We are ranked at the top 14% of animal hospitals in the country! We have been keeping pets happy and healthy for over 30 years since 1988.

  • Certified & Accredited

    Certified by both the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the New York State Veterinary Medical Society (NYSVMS).

  • Trusted Family Hometown Practice

    Our care for pets, span generations as we continue to watch our client's children become clients themselves.

Our Mission

We strive to provide the highest level of veterinary medicine, surgery, and dentistry for all our animal patients in a caring and compassionate manner while fulfilling and exceeding the veterinary health care needs of their human companions.

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  • “The staff and doctors are the most professional, welcoming, caring, sensitive, knowledgeable and skilled that I have had the pleasure of dealing with.”

    - Eva W.
  • “This facility is impeccably clean inside and out, always on par and quite reasonable in pricing too.”

    - Katie N.
  • “They were extra gentle with my cat who was already scared.”

    - Luis P.