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

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★★★★★ D V M.Tammy Pagan Was Pleasant very Engaging and involve. And the customer service provided from the staff was great!Thank you all. P.S And major thanks you too.James S.James S. ★★★★★ 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 day to get test results at Riverdale Vet, Dr. Pagan called me the same day the results came back. I didn't need to call once to follow up on the test results. She took a stool and a urine sample, took blood, and vaccinated my cat without any kitty drama. She’s the best vet I’ve ever had in my life. I really wish she saw humans, too!Erin R.Erin R. ★★★★★ Excellent: knowledgeable, patient, accommodating and obvious love of animals.Rosanne E.Rosanne E. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ Front desk, techs and doctors are consistently attentive and available for questions and concerns. We feel confident that Paolo is getting excellent care.Gabrielle O.Gabrielle O. ★★★★★ First place I went when I got my Maltese Caspian when he was 4 months old, he is now 14.Tamara J.Tamara J. ★★★★★ We’ve spent a lot of time at CAH in the last few months with our ten year old dog who had a kidney infection (and has kidney disease). Everyone is so friendly and caring, and we are especially grateful for Dr. Pagan who has guided us through this process with compassion and honesty.Samantha T.Samantha T. ★★★★★ Dr.Truslow is caring , kind and compassionate. She spends time explaining everything and listens to your concerns.The staff there is also very nice and accommodating.eileen E.eileen E. ★★★★★ What an amazing animal hospital! Pets in my family have been going to Central Animal Hospital since the mid 1990s, and I can't more wholeheartedly recommend this veterinary hospital. Compared to any other animal hospital that I worked with for care of my pets, Central Animal Hospital is by far the most caring, honest, and most efficient. Most recently, my pets have been seeing Dr. Pagan, who is absolutely wonderful. She is thorough, thoughtful, and is very transparent and honest about the variety of treatment options available. All of the staff in the office are also fantastic, and my visits have always been very pleasant with hardly any wait time. I have recommended Central Animal Hospital to multiple friends, and everyone has been very grateful to find such an amazing veterinary practive. Thank you, Central Animal Hospital, for everything you have done for me and my family's pets over the years!Michael K.Michael K. ★★★★★ I was looking for a good animal hospital for my lab n our first time thr was amazing. Everyone was so nice and the doctor that my dog saw was great.she was so helpful n we left very at ease which alot of places I have went to we didn’t feel too comfortable which was the reason why we kept searching for another place to take my dog when I did call to make my first appointment I did ask them to give me the Doctor Who has been there the longest with the most experience I’m sorry at the moment I can’t remember her name. When I figure it out, I can come back and repost it, we have been there several other times after that and ounce again we’re satisfied this is our go to choice for our 5yr old lab I highly recommend central animal hospital 🐾❤️JessieJessie ★★★★★ I have been using Central Animal Hospital for many years. The receptionist, technicians and especially the doctors are very compassionate and caring. Dr Gross has been my doctor for a long time, she is a wonderful caring doctor. I wouldn’t take my pet anywhere else.Maria M.Maria M. ★★★★★ After the primary doctor left ..... ( I prefere not to mention ) the quality of care dropped profoundly. The best move I ever made for Iriving was to switch to Central Animal Hospital and Dr. Pagan. (PS: also highly recommended by Scarsdale Buzz )Michael Y.Michael Y. ★★★★★ I have been taking our cat Charlie to Central Animal Hospital since he was a kitten … he sees Dr Gross and is also boarded there. Everyone takes such good care of him . I trust all explicitly. They are kind and compassionate…It is a bit of a travel to get there but so worth it.Lida D.Lida D. ★★★★★ I have been looking for a new Veterinary Hospital for my 13 1/2 year old Yorkie, Samantha, some time now. Our previous place was just not the best option for her as I feel that she needs more attention and care given to her now. All my pet parents can agree with me that we want the absolute best care for our pets. The commute for me to Central Animal Hospital is not bad so I gave it a try. I took Samantha in yesterday and everyone at the front desk is very kind. I got there pretty early since it was my dog's first time. Dr. Palatt came out and escorted us in. It is quite a relief for me that we are allowed into the room with our pets because not every place does that! From the start, Dr.Palatt was incredibly nice, very patient and excellent at communicating with me. She thoroughly examined Samantha and explained what she was doing step by step as she examined her. Samantha has had a cough and a few bumps on her belly for some time now that the other Vet place ignored. Dr. Palatt expressed that she did not find these “normal” so we did a scan of her chest and thankfully got our answer. She is now on medication for her cough and we will get her bumps monitored every once in a while to make sure it is nothing severe. Her bumps are normal for now but I am glad the Doctor was so patient and explained everything to me. While Samantha was getting her blood drawn and Chest X-Ray done, Dr. Palatt would come in very frequently to keep me updated and let me know how she was doing. Overall, from my experience they do not suggest anything unless it is completely necessary and do not just try and get you to pay insane amounts unless it is truly needed for the care of your pet. We could have gotten a biopsy for Samantha but the Doctor explained it is not that precise and she had also mentioned surgery but Dr. Palatt explained that Samanatha’s age plays a huge role and we do not want to put her at risk. She put all the options on the table but never made me feel as though I was obligated to make any drastic financial or personal decision. She is incredibly understanding and kind. I am very happy with this experience and I now found my place to take Samantha and knowing she will be in the best care with Doctor Palatt. Thank you so much!!!Dania P.Dania P. ★★★★★ Our vet, Alison Abramson, is a very good diagnostician, whom I trust and depend on. Our dog, Dudley loves her, too.Pj S.Pj S. ★★★★★ Central Animal Hospital is a haven for pet-owners and pets alike because of the excellence of the services offered here. My 2.5 yr old GoldenDoodle has been in the care Dr. Cheryl Gross ever since I got him. She has been wonderful with the advice and the guidance I sought from her. Previously, my Labrador Retriever who lived to be almost 14, was cared for, lovingly, by Dr. Michael Woltz and his team. I have nothing but the highest level of respect for what the doctors and staff at CAH do for our pets. They are all knowledgeable, courteous, friendly and oh so loving towards their patients. I always rely on CAH for the best information regarding my pet's health. Their information is well-researched and the care provided here is of the best quality. I am thankful I have this facility available to me.Sumita B.Sumita B. ★★★★★ The vets and the supporting staff were all terrific.Shuli T.Shuli T. ★★★★★ Dr Aura Truslow is a particularly special vet who takes the time to listen to her clients needs…both canine and human. She is thorough, kind and always returns calls. I’ve used her for many years and for many dogs and couldn’t recommend her more highly.Wendy S.Wendy S. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ I love Dr. Gross. I would trust my children with her. I have never met a vet like her. I hope she stays there for many more years.sheri S.sheri S. ★★★★★ Central Animal Hospital is a fantastic, local place for your pets. In fact, it's one of the reasons we chose to move to this area - we knew it was the best care available for our doggo. Dr. Tammy Pagan is incredible; the most kind, compassionate, patient, and thorough vet anyone could ask for. We could not be more grateful for CAH, Dr. Pagan, and the whole team, and we cannot recommend this place enough for anyone with a pet.Dylan H.Dylan H. ★★★★★ I have always had a great experience at Central Animal Hospital.barbra B.barbra B. ★★★★★ What a wonderful place--everyone from the staff, the vet techs to the highly skilled doctors are caring and supportive. Highly recommend!Leni W.Leni W. ★★★★★ Fabulous vet clinic both vets, and all staff. Kind and compassionate. Excellent care can not speak high enough of this clinic.Julie B.Julie B. ★★★★★ The veterinarians and staff here are superb.They take great care of your pets. Recently my 11yr old border collie had a tooth extraction and they took all the necessary precautions to make sure she was safe to go under anesthesia. Central animal hospital is one of the best veterinary care in westchester.heera C.heera C. ★★★★★ I have been bringing my cats to this facility since 2000. They have taken good care of my pets and do listen to me when I object to certain shots I feel cause more harm than good to an elderly homebound pet. They do not suggest unnecessary procedures either. And they always offer to trim the claws when I take my cat in. I do not let them take my cat in the back for anything anymore because he is fragile, and I need to watch him. They are very welcoming about doing what they need to do to monitor his health and I appreciate that. The variety of veterinarians at the facility is wide and one should be able to find a vet they vibe with for the pet and for themselves.J HJ H ★★★★★ Central Animal Hospital has the most caring and friendly doctors and staff you can find to treat your furbaby. Central Animal Hospital, in fact, gives outstanding service, such as calling you to be sure your little furry one is ok after the visit. I think my little one knows that when he is going to Central Animal Hospital, he is going to go home feeling better soon.Tanya S.Tanya S. ★★★★★ Very caring doctors and staff. The best!Sandy S.Sandy S. ★★★★★ The Doctors are all very experienced and show an abundance of compassion for the pets and the owners. The technicians are well trained extremely professional and caring. The administrative staff are warm, friendly and will do everything they can to help you.My small dog was sick and I took him to two other vets at another hospital and they were not able to help him. I brought him to Central and he saw Dr Hecht. She was wonderful, and she knew exactly what to do to help him. I also like the fact that I can email or call her if I have any other questions or concerns.I highly recommend Central Animal Hospital.fran C.fran C. ★★★★★ I really love this place. The veterinarians are excellent, patient and thorough. The front desk staff is always courteous, friendly and very helpful. I have been to quite a few vets in the are and they are absolutely the best.Barbara S.Barbara S. ★★★★★ We are fresh patients but so far our experience at CAH has been very positive.Recommend 🐶💙Daniel B.Daniel B. ★★★★★ I have been going there for 4 years now with my dog Blue and everyone is so nice especially when there is an emergency with your pet. The vet techs are awesome and handle my dog with care and his vet is awesome and takes the time to listen.Lori S.Lori S. ★★★★★ Central Animal Hospital is terrific. Their Vets are knowledgeable and caring. I cannot recommend them enough.Marina B.Marina B. ★★★★★ We've been going to Central Animal Hospital for over a quarter of a century for our cat care. I think that says a lot about what we think of them.Julie S.Julie S. ★★★★★ Dr. Weissler is amazing. She took the time to walk through each step of the visit and next steps. She was very understanding of my pups anxiety and offered a remedy to assist with future visits. I'm very happy that she is with Central Animal Hospital!!Tim D.Tim D. ★★★★★ I was first told about CENTRAL ANIMAL HOSPITAL when I had a very sick dog and the vet that I had been going to for many years was to busy to see my dog and I was shocked! I called CENTRAL ANIMAL CLINIC highly recommended by a friend thinking It would be difficult to get my dog seen by a vet that we didn’t know but they welcomed us with such kindness and understanding. Now we have a new dog Ruby Rose and feel so fortunate that we have a place where we can get the best care possible. My husband took her for her shots and was so impressed with how friendly and accommodating the CENTRAL ANIMAL CLINIC is. Get the best for your furry friends.Catherine L.Catherine L. ★★★★★ Everyone is very nice and helpful. I find the vet visits very stressful and the staff is great. Dr Tammy Pagan is my favorite.Wendy M.Wendy M. ★★★★★ Great vet clinic with super friendly attentive vets and staff. Would highly recommend for personalized care.Lindsey M.Lindsey M. ★★★★★ Great vet, every doctor I've worked with has been very understanding. This past time, they were able to give my overweight cat a "hygiene trim" aka shaved her backside since she has trouble keeping it clean. She seems so much more comfortable now 😻Nicola C.Nicola C. ★★★★★ very nice place to bring your pets for top care.. I have dealt with every vet there and they are great. My last visit was with Dr Alison and she was amazing.. Very caring and explained everything great. She called me the next day with blood test results and again explained everything in terms that I could understand!! I highly recommend Dr Alison. her tech who worked with her was wonderful.. I believe her name was Ally.. She will make a wonderful Vet one day!!!Jackie L.Jackie L. ★★★★★ We love Dr Pagan. She is practical, thoughtful, and always spends a lot of time with us. Our senior dog has a lot of health issues and I always feel like she’s in great hands with Dr Pagan and the team. They are not alarmist when assessing issues but always thorough to make sure they don’t miss possible problems.Erin M.Erin M. ★★★★★ Very caring staff....knowledgeable doctors... my cat is 15 and a half and doing well with their prescriptions and prescribed diet They are always busy and during COVID very careful and sanitary with people and petslarry S.larry S. ★★★★★ The doctors and staff are extremely professional, pleasant and knowledgeable. The 24/7 service gives me peace of mind knowing I can always get in touch when the situation presents itself.Marilyn R.Marilyn R. ★★★★★ Friendly staff and great animal care.Liliana FLiliana F ★★★★★ My son takes his Goldendoddle, Lady Boba there, they are great with her. She loves everyone there.Judith S.Judith S. ★★★★★ 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 receptionist are very friendly & understanding. I’ve had several Dr.’s and every one of them are animal lovers to the 10h power. They explain everything about your beloved pet and have great recommendations to make things easier on both me & my dog. Can’t forget about the technicians who are very gentle & kind.Joanne V.Joanne V. ★★★★★ They were very compassionate, and Thorough The staff is awesome overall a very positive experienceAlmira S.Almira S. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ 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 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 ★★★★★ 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 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 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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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.