In July of 1997, Dr. Glenn M. Zeitz assumed ownership of the Hudson Veterinary Hospital, a small animal hospital located at 203 N. Highland Avenue. Over the next few years our hospital outgrew its space. In June 2005, after months of planning, Hudson Veterinary Hospital moved into a new building just a few blocks from its old home. Now located at 176 N. Highland Ave., the new building is nearly 2 ½ times larger than the old space. This new location has allowed us to greatly expand the number of services, as well as upgrade our medical and surgical equipment, to improve the quality of our care.
CBS News did an interview with Dr. Zeitz regarding the Canine Flu. To see this video, please click this link. If you look along the right hand column, you will see the clip of Dr. Zeitz standing with a bassett hound!
If you'd like to see the progress of our move, we will be posting some construction photos soon!
Our Practice Philosophy
We believe we have a responsibility to both pet and owner. We recommend annual comprehensive physical exams for your pet regardless of his or her living situation (indoor only, single pet, etc.). This establishes an on-going medical history which can be vital . With annual exams, your veterinarian can pick-up on subtle shifts in your pets health and suggest changes, or treatments if needed, to help your pet live a longer, healthier life.
Along with annual comprehensive physical exams, we also recommend annual vaccinations. New York State law requires all companion animals maintain a current rabies vaccine, even if your cat is only indoors, but there are other vaccinations available to your pet as well. We offer a Lyme vaccine for dogs to help prevent this tick born disease. In our hospital, the incidence of Lyme disease in vaccinated dogs is less than 4%. Coupling this vaccine with regular applications of Frontline further decreases your pet's chances. We also offer two Kennel Cough vaccines, one that is injected and can be given annually or nose drops that take effect more quickly. For both dogs and cats we offer microchipping with the AVID company that can be done at any time. Once your pet is chipped you can register him or her with AVID so your pet, if ever lost, can be tracked back and returned to you. For owners interested in pet insurance, we suggest Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) as we believe they are a reliable and responsible insurance company.
We understand the anxiety that can arise when an owner fears his or her pet is ill. Our hospital is equipped with state of the art equipment to help us care for your pet more completely. Modern advances in medicine have made it possible for us to run some of your pet's bloodwork in-house, giving us, and you, answers within minutes! An in-house x-ray machine and processor allow us a chance to diagnose broken bones, blockages, and other emergencies quickly so we can begin necessary treatment same day. New video scopes in our exam rooms and treatment area can give you a clear view inside your pets ears and mouth, so you can follow along and understand what we see and our recommendations. The new video scope is also a wonderful tool to help pets with chronic or extreme ear infections, permitting us to look all the way to the eardrum and pass instruments to flush out the infection where it is rooted, improving the speed and effectiveness when treating the problem.
Our surgery suite is equipped with surgical monitoring tools originally designed for use in human hospitals so any time your pet needs to stay with us for a procedure, he or she is monitored just as you would be with blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, respiratory rate and other vital information changing each second. Should your pet need to go home on medication, we have a full pharmacy available. For those owners that have a hard time giving pills to their pets, we are able to compound the medication into a tasty liquid with multiple flavor options ranging from fruit to peanut butter to chicken or beef.