A Resource for Veterinary Second Opinions
Animal Medical of New City has been the go-to source for second opinions on veterinary cases for 30 years. Explore how we can help your pet get the diagnosis and treatment he or she requires in a homey, personalized setting.
“My dog, Samson, was scratching for years and had been to several veterinarians. After a lot of money spent, and no relief for Samson, I found Animal Medical of New City. The doctors there are great. They were able to figure out what Samson was allergic to, put him on the right kind of medication, and eliminated my dog’s incessant itchiness. They kept me in the loop the whole time. Great, loving staff. Very personable and pleasant to work with. I can’t recommend them enough!”
Alice Gorman, New City, NY
Second Opinion Cases
We have extensive experience providing second opinions on the following kinds of cases:
- Chronic weight loss, inappetance, and/ or lethargy
- Chronic nose discharge, swelling or trouble breathing
- Dental disease, oral masses, gum infection and inflammation, loose or broken teeth, root canals, and crowns
- Orthopedic problems
- Chronic pain and senior pet illnesses
Most Popular Second Opinion Cases
Additional Second Opinion Procedures, Diagnostics and Surgical Tools
Animal Medical is equipped with a wide array of minimally invasive procedures, diagnostics, and surgical tools that allow us to accurately diagnose disease and treat it.
Dr. Howard Gittelman was on the endoscopy team that assisted Koko the gorilla when she had a foreign body removed from her stomach, but there are plenty of local success stories of how Animal Medical has used endoscopy to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal conditions without the added risk and pain of surgery. In addition to intestinal endoscopy we are also equipped to perform nasal (rhinoscopy), bladder (cystoscopy), ear (otoscopy), tracheal and bronchia (bronchoscopy) and joint endoscopy (arthroscopy). When diagnosing conditions affecting these areas, endoscopy provides a less invasive way of establishing a definitive diagnosis leading to prompt treatment and more rapid return to function. In many cases surgery can be performed through the scope allowing precise treatment to be applied to areas generally through conventional surgery.
Animal medical has onsite digital radiography, a state-of-the-art technology allowing us to see inside a patient’s body and make a diagnosis. The nursing team, specially trained in this area, can ensure that we get the very best images of your pet’s body while keeping your pet feeling calm and fear free.
If your pet is having chronic discharge or swelling of the nose and or difficulty breathing, we can look inside your pet’s nasal passages to see if the problem originates there. Rhinoscopy is precise and minimally invasive. Veterinary surgical specialists are available to perform procedures on site should the need arise.
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique performed at Animal Medical that allows our patients to experience the same benefits as humans in the treatment of a variety of surgical conditions. It is our method of choice when we spay female dogs. The procedure decreases stress, pain and risk for post operative complications while providing a more rapid recovery over the traditional spay procedure. Because of the visibility and access this technique provides it is our preferred method for bladder stone (urolithiasis) removal, retained testicles (cryptorchidism) and elective stomach tacking (gastropexy) in large breed dogs prone to gastric torsion (twisted stomach) and dilation.
Animal Medical is the only veterinary office in Rockland County with a Physical Medicine department, an extension of our general practice. Every patient presenting for physical medicine receives an indepth orthopedic and neurologic examination in addition to extensive gait analysis. Once a diagnosis is established our doctors formulate a treatment protocol that combines acupuncture, cold laser, physical therapy, massage, natural supplements and more traditional medicines as a way to promote healing, reduce pain and improve a patient’s strength and vigor.
In the event that you pet is diagnosed with a urethra or bladder problem, Animal Medical has a cystoscope that allow us to pass a tiny camera inside the urninary tract and observe or take samples.
So many of our patients have chronic ear issues related to a variety of problems that would benefit from an accurate diagnosis and appropriate intervetion. Animal Medical of New City uses a video otoscope that allow us to clearlyl view the entire ear canal while allowing instrumentation deep within the ear canal to diagnose and treat the problem appropriately helping your pet heal.
Animal Medical is equipped with both CO2 and diode laser equipement that allows us to perform bloodless surgery while minimizing post operative pain and swelling. Lasers are particularly well adapted for surgical where access is limited, precision is paramount and control of excessive bleeding would otherwise be difficult. Lasers are used in almost every surgical procedure performed at Animal Medical because we believe it speeds healing and improves the patient’s recovery from surgery.
The Animal Medical of New City Animal Care Facility
22 New Hemptead Road, New City, NY 10956
Meet the Medical Team
Additional Veterinary Services
Please request a complete copy of your pet’s medical records from your existing veterinarian(s). If the record is extensive, you can have it sent directly to us so that one of our doctors can review it completely prior to your visit.