What is Curbside Service?
Veterinary practices are considered essential for the sake of pets’ medical needs. While veterinary clinics are still open, veterinarians are taking precautions to limit human contact as much as possible. The health and safety of our staff is of paramount importance during the pandemic. In order to continue to offer our essential services, the curbside service will continue for the foreseeable future.
Clients will not be allowed inside our building and we will do the majority of your interaction via phone. This means our staff will come out to your car, collect your pet and communicate via phone for the check-in process, discussion of examination findings as well as the check-out process. At this time, we will only be accepting credit cards. No cash or checks, please. Please respect the health and safety of our staff and wear a mask when speaking with our staff in person.
Appointments for pets can continue as normal thanks to the curbside approach. Owners should have the veterinary hospital’s phone number on hand to call when they arrive.
How To Keep Cool As You Wait for Your Appointment
With the temperatures rising, we encourage you to follow these measures to help keep your pet (and you!) cool while you wait:
- Use your car’s air conditioning, or open windows (please make sure your pet is properly secured if your windows are open!)
- Step outside! We have a large yard and a bench outside that you are welcome to use while you wait. Remember to keep your phone’s ringer loud, and to practice social distancing (keep 6’ apart from other clients and their pets)
- Water will be available upon request (for you and your pet), if your pet gets thirsty during your wait
80 Years of Exceptional Veterinary Care for Companion Pets in the Schenectady & Albany County Area
At the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna (AHN), we believe that pets enrich our lives in countless ways; they provide companionship, bestow unconditional love and acceptance, and even promote physical health benefits such as lowered blood pressure and reduced stress hormone levels.
Our philosophy at AHN holds that anything, within reason, that can be done to maintain our pet’s optimal health is worth exploring; however, more medicine is not necessarily better medicine. The benefits of any treatment, whether it is a test, a medication, or a surgical procedure, are always compared to the potential risks. For this reason we think that every pet deserves a health-care approach that is tailored to that particular animal's needs and lifestyle.
As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited hospital since 1946 , we are committed to the highest standard of veterinary health care. In addition to our traditional array of veterinary services, we also offer several alternative medical approaches including veterinary acupuncture and homeopathy.