The Finest in Veterinary Care

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Veterinary Hospital in Scarsdale Leads the Pack with Compassionate Care and Veterinary Services

Central Animal Hospital located in Scarsdale is committed to the health and well being of all pets in the surrounding neighborhoods. We have nine experienced veterinarians on staff, as well as elite status as one of the few veterinary hospitals in the area that is accredited by AAHA, the American Animal Hospital Association.  We are also proud of the fact that our veterinarians have been voted among the top vets in Westchester County and were featured in Westchester Magazine.

We are here to service the cities of Scarsdale, NY, Yonkers, NY, White Plains, NY, Bronx, NY, Hartsdale, NY, Dobbs Ferry, NY, Hastings-On-Hud, NY, Bronxville, NY, New Rochelle, NY, Ardsley, NY and more!

Our mission is to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care to our patients while providing our clients with education and assistance in all aspects of animal care and ownership.  We strive to promote the welfare of pets, and pledge to treat owners and their pets with compassion, treating all animals as if they were our own.

Our Motto is “Your Pet’s Health is Our Primary Concern” – and We Prove It Daily at Our Animal Clinic

Hear what our clients are saying about us

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★★★★★ Central Animal Hospital is fantastic. Ask for Dr. Cheryl Gross - doesn't get better than her. Front desk staff is very sweet and helpful. Great experience all around.John C.John C. ★★★★★ I have been taking my girls Precious and Bentley for ten years since I got them from the animal shelter, and have no complaints. Everyone is exceptionally good. The girls in the front desk as well as the doctors and technicians. May God bless you all 💞Ana R.Ana R. ★★★★★ This is the most amazing place to have your pet be cared for. ALL of the staff are friendly, knowledgeable, caring, and kind. They care about your pet well-being and they are flexible with appointments. They are open six days a week and have appointments late evenings. The vet provides me with prescriptions that I can get filled anywhere I would like and is very detailed and thorough when examining Braxton. They are highly recommended 👌!!!Diana W.Diana W. ★★★★★ The team at Central Animal Hospital are an outstanding group of doctors, technicians and front desk staff. They have my vet for 26 years for two dogs and will always be my vet of choice. I given the most highest praise to Dr. Gross, thank you for caring, being patience and always returning my constant calls. Fitch and Fortune was in excellent hands. Enjoy your holidays! Sharon RobinsonSharon R.Sharon R. ★★★★★ Always professional get to the point they resolve the problem all the staff is great and the doctors are fantastic only the best of the best is in that place I highly recommend it to anybody with a petJohn B.John B. ★★★★★ The staff is super responsive when I need food or medication refills — and attentive to my challenging elderly rescue dog . Kind and caring , always looking out for his best interests.Merri R.Merri R. ★★★★★ Dr Minoli is the nicestN BN B ★★★★★ This place is 11/10. No one takes better care of my dog better than this place. Everyone is very friendly and incredibly professional with both people and dogs. I'm moving out of westchester soon but will still be making the trek to CAH because it really is that good.EtaripamaiEtaripamai ★★★★★ My fur babies have been receiving vet care from central animal hospital and it has always been pleasant experiences.Genevive M.Genevive M. ★★★★★ Front desk staff extremely helpful. Remembered us even though we come in once a year.Dr. Truslow spent time with us and didn't rush the visit. Front desk also resolved online pharmacy order.Jay G.Jay G. ★★★★★ 23 years and three dogs later, Central Animal Hospital is a an extremely well run veterinary institution, where everybody is focused on the health of your pet with the least amount of agita. A truly fantastic environment with continued excellent results.adam F.adam F. ★★★★★ My dog was at the vet this visit for a vaccination. Busy busy practice. Non vet staff were very helpful. Vets are wonderful.Christine B.Christine B. ★★★★★ My family has used many area vets over the years, and we are now loyal to the team at Central Animal hospital. Excellent care and bedside manner. The vets do a beautiful job of explaining the treatment options and give patients time. They are sympathetic to owners' concerns. The whole staff is lovely! I'm so glad we moved our pets here.KathleenKathleen ★★★★★ I changed vets after Riverdale Vet Clinic missed a diagnosis and I lost a kitty. Dr. Pagan was recommended by a friend. I wish I'd switched before—I might not have lost my other kitty. Dr. Pagan is such a wonderful and thorough doctor. After calling multiple times every to get test results at Riverdale Vet, Dr. Pagan called me the same day the results came back. I didn't need to call to follow up one time. She took a stool and a urine sample, took blood, and vaccinated my cat without any kitty drama. At Riverdale Vet, I did this on my own (which isn't easy with a cat) and they wouldn't let me stay with my cat during the exam. Central Animal hospital does let you stay with your pet. I really wish she saw humans!Erin R.Erin R. ★★★★★ Friendly, professional and on time.David A.David A. ★★★★★ Clean, staff is amazing, very helpful. Dr Tammy Pagan awesome answered all my questions regarding my pets.Kerriaine B.Kerriaine B. ★★★★★ Beautiful location. Easy accessibility and parking. Excellent caring and professional staff. Prompt service comes with your appointment - short wait time if any.Lawrence P.Lawrence P. ★★★★★ We’ve been taking our frenchie here since we moved to the area about three years ago. Luckily we’ve only needed wellness checkups and we’ve always had a good experience.Elssy C.Elssy C. ★★★★★ We have brought our dogs to CAH over the past 15 years. We have always been pleased with the care each of them has received.The staff has always been just as caring as the doctors - I mean all the staff!The 7 days/week coverage has been important to us. Dogs dont just get sick on weekdays, and at CAH a vet who knows your dog, or has access to his records can be consulted on weekends if needed. That has been a great plus for me in the past with an old dog who needed extra care.We have a young dog now and we look forward to CAH helping us keep her healthy for many years.Fran Scheffler-Siegel (Fran S.Fran Scheffler-Siegel (Fran S. ★★★★★ Foremost, my darling pup, Tilly, is given excellent care. Even "last minute" emergencies prompt immediate and sensitive response from the staff and ultimately by the vet on duty. I trust CAH.frenchpouletfrenchpoulet ★★★★★ The ladies at the front desk are very kind and helpful. Dr. Gross is the best. Willy the tech was very nice. Everyone is compassionate here. I’m so happy my friend recommended Central Animal Hospital.Robin H.Robin H. ★★★★★ They are great with my sons Goldendoddle, Lady Boba. She loves her vet and the staff.Judith S.Judith S. ★★★★★ They provide excellent care for our fur babiesPatty Cucolo L.Patty Cucolo L. ★★★★★ Have taken many dogs there over the years.Always a pleasant warm experience.Robert S.Robert S. ★★★★★ Amazing customer service, so friendly, the staff is always willing to help. Excellent treatment with animals, respectful and kind. Prepared and very competent doctorsLiliana O.Liliana O. ★★★★★ Facilities were very clean! Staff were exceptional!! Very friendly and welcoming. Our vet gave our Susie( our 7 yr old guinea pig) a through exam and beautiful manicure which made her happy and hopping .It was a true pleasure to find exceptional care for our pets... we will be taking the rest of our " kids" for a visitMichael M.Michael M. ★★★★★ Dr. Hecht is our primary veterinarian, and she is amazing. Great with feline diabetes care.Joann D.Joann D. ★★★★★ I always have a positive experience when bringing my little Louie to the doctor(s)at Central Animal Hospital. Everyone from the moment you walk in are pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable. Louie is a senior and they take their time with him. The doctors are great!! They return calls, follow up post visits with lab results and exam findings. And the office is immaculate.Judith S.Judith S. ★★★★★ Love it here. Staff are always friendly and welcoming!Hari N.Hari N. ★★★★★ Before and After surgery 🙂Matt R.Matt R. ★★★★★ I had a fabulous experience here. I was taken rather last minute because my poor pup had Ticks. Everyone was SO nice and helpful and the care was very affordable. I will absolutely be coming back for regular visits. Thank you for helping us! My pup is now happy and healthy!Lisnel V.Lisnel V. ★★★★★ The team went above and beyond to accommodate our needs.Our Pet needed to travel International within a few days and Dr. Truslow and her team made it happen. They were informative, efficient and prepared all the documents we needed very fast so we could make it on time. So, so grateful to have chosen Central Animal Hospital.ALA C.ALA C. ★★★★★ Dr. Pagan is an outstanding veterinarian. Thorough, proactive, knowledgable. Our two pugs are receiving excellent care. The staff is wonderful. Very professional. I went to two other widely recommended vets at other practices first and am at Central Animal to stay.Eliza J.Eliza J. ★★★★★ Great service and Vets!!!! Dr. Gross and her staff are amazing. You immediately know when you walk in, these people love animals. They listen to your concerns and just make you feel better knowing that your "fur baby" is in good hands. We wouldn't take our Missy anywhere else!Linda G.Linda G. ★★★★★ The team at Central Animal Hospital is unlike no other. The DVM are experts as well as the Techs. The front staff is personable and kind. Amazing team!Nicholas S.Nicholas S. ★★★★★ Great service, the doctors and the personal are really kind and servicialEdgar A.Edgar A. ★★★★★ Been bringing my pets here for years, top notch!Sherri V.Sherri V. ★★★★★ The doctors here are so caring.william W.william W. ★★★★★ Always get the best careDonnalee C.Donnalee C. ★★★★★ Dr. Sptany is the best! She is very kind, gives us the most attentive, and explains everything about my concerns. And the price is average . Michelle woks at the front desk also is very nice ! You feel secure and comfortable to bring your pet.Jucely C.Jucely C. ★★★★★ My review of Central Animal Hospital is only limited by not having the right words to truly express how I feel. They are truly the kindest, warm hearted, professional human beings that are walking this Earth. The receptionists, doctors, techs, aides, probably even whomever delivers their mail. ALL OF THEM. They actually take interest and care into the pets coming through that door. Whether it's just a question over the phone, to checkups, and even to the harder, more devasting events, they are truly the people you want on your side.Derek O.Derek O. ★★★★★ Cat needed grooming. They did a great job.jeanne R.jeanne R. ★★★★★ I’m very happy to have found Central Animal Hospital. They’ve been accommodating and caring since my pup’s very first appointment, and are always available when I need them. I highly recommend them; my dog and I love Dr. Pagan!Mara CMara C ★★★★★ Knowledgeable, friendly staff and great serviceAngela B.Angela B. ★★★★★ Central Animal Hospital is the best of its kind. The facility, the doctors, the medical care and the genuine kindness of the staff are second to none. I wouldn't consider any where else for my pets. Thank you for your many years of care and service.EarthtonesGirlEarthtonesGirl ★★★★★ I have been bringing all the pets that I have had over the years and have always been happy with how they were treated by the staff. I would recommend them to anyone.Pauline O.Pauline O. ★★★★★ Caring vets and staff. Highly recommend.A T.A T. ★★★★★ The staff and doctors at Central Animal Hospital love my babies as much as I do! They are always available for a quick question, sick pet consultation, or wellness visit. I appreciate the care and concern they have for Peso and Millie.Rehva J.Rehva J. ★★★★★ Dr. Gross is a wonderful vet! The staff is always friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Central Animal Hospital.Cindy B.Cindy B. ★★★★★ The staff and vets at Central Animal Hospital are the best. They are friendly and understanding. They approach your dog with care and treat them well while taking care of them. The doctors always take the time to explain everything and you don't ever feel rushed. @soupsammie loves to visit them. Dr. Pagan is so kind and considerate with our dog and the staff could not be nicer. Continue to highly recommend without question.Beach P.Beach P. ★★★★★ We absolutely love Central Animal Hospital! We pretty much exclusively see Dr Pagan, she is amazing!!Mrs. H.Mrs. H. ★★★★★ Very caring knowledgeable and loving staff. They’ve gone above and beyond to care for every single one of my animals I have brought there.GotenksGotenks ★★★★★ The BEST place in Westchester for in-person veterinary care.Mena B.Mena B. ★★★★★ Dr.Gross is great. The whole operation is well managed.Jim B.Jim B. ★★★★★ Fabulous front desk experience. Dr. Pagan and her assistant were fantastic.anne F.anne F. ★★★★★ Very caring, thoughtful team.Patricia M.Patricia M. ★★★★★ Always great pet care.Barry B.Barry B. ★★★★★ They are always great been going there probably 40 yearsdavid F.david F. ★★★★★ Expensive but godNick D.Nick D. ★★★★★ Since Baxter was a puppy, Central Animal Hospital has taken such great care of him! All the doctors, assistants and office staff are professional, helpful and friendly. Baxter is now 6 years old and I look forward to continued best care for him.Laura MLaura M ★★★★★ It’s rare to find a vet and their valuable staff that care, but this one does!Thank you for caring about our fur babies and treating their parents with kindness!Meg Ryan G.Meg Ryan G. ★★★★★ Dr Woltz is our veterinarian. He is wonderful. He’s very relaxed and very friendly. He is extremely knowledgeable and explains things as he goes. He doesn’t recommend extra blood test, X-rays, etc. unless he 100% thinks they are necessary. So you are not paying for things you may not need at that time. He’s honest and very engaging.Rachel GRachel G ★★★★☆ I feel comfortable taking my kitty here. Great vet and staffSahranSahran ★★★★☆ Always a polite and friendly staff. The visit was comfortable. They treated my dog with the utmost comfort and care and had her feeling better almost instantly. I've never had a negative experience here and always feel my baby girl is in the best hands by all staff.AJ J.AJ J.js_loader

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Our Services

It is not the publicity, however, that makes us stand out – it is our staff. Our veterinarians are dedicated, compassionate professionals who are current and active members of several professional veterinary associations and societies. They are accredited to perform international health examinations and qualified and experienced in a vast array of animal medical care at our veterinary hospital.

Our state-of-the-art animal clinic diagnostic tools include x-rays, blood analyzers, endoscopes and ultrasounds for detecting diseases, allergies and systemic problems. We cover all pet health care needs in Scarsdale, from major surgery to dentistry, from spays and neuters to chemotherapy. During surgery, our patients are carefully monitored utilizing cardio-monitors, pulseoximeters and EKG machines to ensure their safety.

Even pet vaccinations and routine check-ups are beyond routine at Central Animal Hospital, where we are always eager to serve pets in Scarsdale, Ardsley, Eastchester, Hastings, White Plains, and the surrounding Westchester communities. Our in-house pharmacy carries topical applications, prescription medications, and flea, tick and heartworm preventatives. We also carry a full line of prescription diets.

For pet owners going on vacation, we offer our full-service boarding facility. Licensed by Westchester County, our boarding facility offers a  home away from home with a special quiet room for our feline boarders. An experienced veterinary technician who lives on the premises is here to watch over the pets in our animal clinic and provide needed care.

Our website also provides valuable information for pet owners. Shopping for pet medication is easy through our Covetrus partnered on-line pharmacy/store; simply fill out the form and we will have the items ready at our veterinary hospital in Scarsdale for pickup or mailed to you. The library on our site includes articles on grooming, seasonal care, pet owner tips and a newsletter archive with a sign-up option.

Our online photo gallery includes pictures of our patients, facility and staff members. A list of trusted resources is also available on our site in case a pet owner needs more information. Pets and pet owners in ScarsdaleEastchester, Ardsley, Hastings, White Plains,  and the surrounding communities in Westchester can benefit from information from various organizations, such as the AVMA, AAHA, AAFP, or watch videos from the Cornell University Feline Health Center.

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The friendliest staff I’ve ever met! They are almost always on schedule and the doctors openly show there love for all animals!

Andrew G.

I’ve been taking my dogs to Central Animal Hospital for four years. Dr. Donatella Hecht is the best, but all of the doctors and staff are all very helpful!

Cris T.

We’ve been using Central Animal Hospital for years. The veterinarians and staff are exceptional and if you need to board your pet, you can feel confident your pet will be in a safe and caring place.

Cindy G.