Compassionate Care for Animals Big & Small
Dewitt Veterinary Medical Center
222 Old Bridge Street
East Syracuse, NY 13057
An annual exam is a standard procedure that we conduct, but it is up to you to keep watch and make notes about your pet’s health and behavior. Our comprehensive full body examination of your pet will help ensure optimal health. Please come to us with anything that you notice or any questions that you may have.
Call us to learn more about what our clinic can do for you and your pet!
Spaying or neutering can be done at any age, but is recommended when your pet is 5 - 6 months old. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine if they are healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Your pet will go home the same day of the procedure.
Up-to-date vaccinations are recommended for the time of surgery. We will work with you and your pet to help manage any pain after surgery.
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed anywhere between 7 - 14 days following the surgery, depending on what procedure was performed. Our staff will be happy to assist you with setting up all follow-up appointments to meet the specific needs of your pet.
We will examine your pet's teeth during their annual exam to determine the best schedule for your pet.
Just like people, individual pets develop tartar and oral disease at different rates. Many large dogs can go for one to five years without a cleaning. However, smaller breeds often need a professional cleaning every twelve months.
By brushing your pet’s teeth at home daily, you can minimize how often your pet will need its teeth professionally cleaned.
Although your pet can catch strep throat, he can't catch a cold or the flu from you. That does not mean your pet can’t have an upper respiratory infection or intestinal disruptions.
Coughing, sneezing, vomiting and or diarrhea can all be debilitating for your pet and we recommending setting up an appointment with our clinic if your pet is suffering from these symptoms.
Make sure that you choose a veterinarian who makes you and your pet feel comfortable and safe, and is someone that you can trust. It is important that you find a supportive, calm and caring environment that both you and your pet are comfortable with.
Also, choosing an animal clinic that has additional in-house services can make your pet health care more convenient for you over time.
At Dewitt Veterinary Medical Center, we want to exceed your expectations regarding high quality service for you and your pet. We are committed to consistently offering you quality pet health care combined with compassion and respect for animals.
You can be confident knowing your pet is in good hands, as we work closely with you to provide the best professional medical attention available.
We set aside certain times during the day for emergency vet visits. Please call our office and speak with one of our staff to set up a same day appointment.
We ask that you cancel your appointment 24 hours prior to your appointment, so that we can use that available time to assist other patients that need to be seen in the office.