HEREVeterinary 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.

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

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, 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, 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 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, 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.

 Proud to be named Best Veterinary Center in 2019 July issue of Westchester Magazine and voted Neighboorhood Favorite Veterinary Hospital !

A Special Announcement re COVID-19

As circumstances are constantly evolving, we would like to provide you with the measures we are taking to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.   We've implemented a few protocols to ensure that your visit to our hospital is safe for everyone - both you and our health care team  - and allow uninterrupted health care for your pets.  We realize, as the information we receive from local authorities are constantly changing, all of us need to adapt. 

Our intent is to have the hospital remain open and to continue to provide your pet with the care it needs. We have decided, however, to only allow 1 pet parent to enter the hospital to have their pet care needs met:

Curbside Concierge Care:   Upon arriving in our parking lot, please call us at (914) 723-1250 and wait in the comfort of your own vehicle. We ask that you please wear your mask when our health care team approaches your car to escort you and  your pet into the hospital.  If you choose to remain in your car, our veterinary assistant will escort your pet into the hospital and the doctor will telephone you while they examine your pet.  At the completion of the exam, your pet will be returned to you with the recommended treatment and medication.  

Prescription and Food Refills:  Please call ahead for food and prescription refills, we can then process your request and your items will be ready for you when you arrive. Please call us when you arrive and we will let you know when you can enter.  You can also order your medication and food via Covetrus, a reputable on-line pharmacy with an easy link right here on our website:  and it will be delivered directly to your home.  Just click on GREEN CART or the green cart above.  Covetrus also offers discounts on auto-ship.

If you are experiencing any symptoms such as fever, coughing or difficulty breathing please contact your health care official and seek care immediately.  If your pet is also in need of medical attention, please call us to discuss the best way for us to help.  

Please understand that our phone lines will be busy and appreciate your patience.  We have lots of new "pandemic puppies"!  Thank you for understanding and for your trust in choosing Central Animal Hospital for your pet's health care needs. 

We hope that you are all staying safe and remain optimistic in this uncertain time



Proud to be listed # 83/500 of the best companion animal hospitals in the United States by The Vet500™. Rankings are determined by online reputation and client satisfaction.


Easy link below for Covetrus, an on-line pet Pharmacy that is available 24/7 for medication refills and pet food.

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We are proud to have recently re-achieved accreditation in the American Animal Hospital Association, an honor given to only 12-15 percent of small animal hospitals in North America.  The prestigious distinction demonstrates that Central  Animal Hospital meets or exceeds more than 900 standards for animal care, hospital services, and medical equipment.

We first received AAHA accreditation in 1983, and have continued to achieve this accreditation every renewal period.  This is just one of our efforts to deliver the highest standard of veterinary care to Westchester County.  


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "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 Tina
  • "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 Guttman B.