What People are Saying about Animal Hospital of Niskayuna

"Warm and inviting atmosphere, knowledgable staff and treats my furry family member like I treat her; with loads of love!"
Antoinette F.

"This veterinary practice is the best my pets have ever used. Dr. Scharf really cares: he is a great and thorough listener with good insights, and when he doesn't know the answer to something, he will find out. That is rare, and wonderful."
Jennifer P.

"Everyone is always pleasant & helpful & smiling. They go above & beyond to help animals."
Sharon S.

"This is the third of my three cats I have transitioned to this practice. All three are/were geriatric cats with complicated conditions. All with excellent results. I would not hesitate and have often recommended this practice to other people."
Marchia F.

"You're the best!"
Kippy B.

"Dr. Scharf is extremely knowledgable, and cares about his patients. He is not influenced by drug manufacturers when making decisions, the health of the pet is what drives him."

"Dr. Scharf and his team are the best! I couldn't imagine ever going anywhere else. I am never rushed through my appointment and am able to ask any questions I may have."
Dottie H.

"I have brought my pets to Dr. Scharf for over 25 years and have always found him to be very caring and knowledgeable. My dog Becky is alive and happy because of him. The current staff is well trained and responsive to my calls and questions."
Cathy C.

"Dr. Scharf and his team are all exceptional! I am amazed at everyone's kind care of my pets...and me. I have extremely strong faith in their experience and handling of my pets, especially during times of emergency."
Susanna F.

"Dr. Scharf took spent a lot of time with us on our first visit. He was very thorough, explained all technical details, he was very personable, and demonstrated that he is an expert in his field. He showed that he genuinely cares and went above/beyond."
Robert F.

"Excellent staff and doctor my dog didnt mind being there we couldnt be more happy with the care we received thank you so much."
Jennifer K.

"I brought my puppy in for a first visit and exam last night. No other veterinarian has ever spent so much of their time making sure not only that the puppy is healthy but that I as the owner know what to expect and how to deal with the trials of owning a puppy. Dr. Scharf made sure I was prepared by the time I left his office. The degree of service I received there was above and beyond anything i could expect. Hands down the best Animal Hospital I've visited."
Charles K.

"What would I do without you all. I appreciate all the help and advice you provide to me and I know that I am a “high maintenance” client! I have and will always recommend you to any pet owners and I would never go anywhere else."
Dottie H.

“I love Dr. Scharf’s conservative approach to medication and his explanation of things are just fantastic.”
Melinda D.

“The best vets office we’ve ever used. The staff and the vet completely get that our dogs are our children and family member. Kind, caring, great atmosphere, always not only greets me but gives every dog on each visit plenty of attention.”

“I have recommended Dr. Scharf to three people who bring their pets to him. He listens, presents all sides to the treatments he can do and is more about treating my animals than selling.”
Pat W.

“I have been a client for many years and have always received the highest level of care for all of my pets. The staff is kind and compassionate and it is a pleasure bringing my pets to you."
Catherine C.

“It is always a pleasure to visit Dr. Ron and staff. All are so friendly, caring and knowledgeable. I feel that my beloved pets are receiving the best care possible when we are there.”
Katherine E.

“We’ve been going to Dr. Scharf since we got our first puppy 16 years ago. We’ve had two Golden Retrievers that Dr. Scharf has cared for since they were 8 weeks old. We’ve been grateful to him as our partner in keeping them healthy and beautiful.”
Toni L.

“Have been bringing my cat for a year now. I feel she receives the best of care. Dr. Scharf explains matters in layman’s terms, so they can be understood and if there is an issue, will show you (like with my cat’s ongoing dental issues).”
Karin A.

“Savannah is treated like royalty when she boards with you.”
Carol D.

“Thank you for your compassion and care. You love what you do, and it shows.”
Lindsay S.

“You KNOW I think you are the best—I’ve been coming to you for 33 years plus I used to see Dr. Ron at his previous vet hospital."
Judy M.

“Staff genuinely cares about animals as evidenced in the handling of my pets. Both the technicians and vet show a genuine interest in both the pet and the owner. Very professional, respectful and friendly. Highly recommend this animal hospital."
Gary C.

“I think you are the very best!!!!! I would not trust my Abby In the hands of any other.”

“Dr. Scharf is a vet who treats his pets and owners with genuine care and concern. He takes a great deal of time to explain everything-even Saturday phone calls! You are made to feel very special not only with him, but with his entire staff. Fantastic place.”
Jean S.

“Dr. Scharf and his staff are very professional and treat our fur babies like their own. Dr. Scharf is straightforward about his opinions concerning the care of our dogs, which we welcome and appreciate a great deal.”
Diane S.

“Having dogs for over forty years and taking the last 2 to 3 to this hospital, it represents the most complete and finest care you could find anywhere.”
Elliot H. and Rita S.

“This place is awesome. Hands down the best vet around. You cannot ask for better staff or service."
Rockelle H.

“Dr. Scharf has helped my bulldog from severe allergies to cancer when he couldn’t even see her. He looked at all of her charts and helped me from states away. He is a wonderful vet who really cares about his patients."
Jessica M.

“As a new puppy owner, I am learning many things. None of the staff made me feel stupid or silly and they honestly seemed to like my pet and answer all of my questions."
Laura M.

“Have been seeing Dr. Scharf for 18 years for the care of my cats. I have always been very pleased with him and his staff.”
Laura E.

“We have been going to Dr. Scharf since he took over the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna and we wouldn’t go anywhere else. He cares for our dogs as if they are his own and we completely trust him."
Beth M.

“Very impressed by the attention we were given by Dr. Scharf and staff. We were seen right away when we arrived and the doctor spent a good deal of time getting to know our little guy’s history. Very nice visit. Happy to have found a new vet in the area."

“Dr. Scharf has been my vet for a very long time and I am very happy with this relationship."
Agnes D.

“All the staff were friendly and caring. Dr. Scharf took the time to explain in detail the procedure and the after care. Really nice guy. This is our new vet!”
Emily B.

“I appreciated the thoroughness and care taken with my pets. I left feeling they were in good hands.”
Dallas N.

“I just wanted to take a minute and thank you all for being so thoughtful and caring of our animal friends” ~ Stacey M.

“I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for the service and mostly the compassion you gave my beloved Pug.” ~ Kevin M.

“Thank you for your care, insights and most of all patience with my “intensive” ways. You gave us all comfort.” ~ Donna C.

“Your thoughtfulness and kind words were most welcome additions to the excellent medical care that Josie received at your hospital.” ~ Helen G.

“I never had to worry about Sara not wanting to go to the vet for office visits, baths or boarding you always gave Sara extra attention!” ~ Shari B.

“A huge THANK YOU for all the years that you and your staff have taken such great care of my kitty cats and their owner!” ~ Pam S.

“I would like to extend the biggest heartfelt thank you for all your kindness. You are truly an outstanding veterinarian!” ~ Ricki V.

“Thank you for helping us in our effort to keep Cash as healthy as possible for as long as we could. You were always so gentle and kind towards him.” ~ Mindi M.

“We remember very fondly all the tender loving care you and your staff provided over the years. For that you have our eternal gratitude.” ~ Ginny G.

“Thank you for all your expertise and support. We have been fortunate to have you and your staff take such good care of Tiger.” ~ Stella C.

“Just a thank you for all the attention you have given in caring for my dog. I cannot thank you enough.” ~ Agnes D.

“The care and concern you, Samantha, Teri, Meghan and Steve have shown our beautiful girl and me, especially during the past 2 months, has been greatly appreciated.” ~ Rita S.

“Thank you all so much for the excellent care that my dog received. In so many ways, it was above and beyond. The many concerned phone conversations, the internet consults, the medicine dosing, all meant so much.” ~ AJ V.

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In 1946, the hospital was awarded its first American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accreditation, a tradition that would be maintained, unbroken, from that year forward. Only a handful of veterinary hospitals throughout the U.S. have maintained accreditation for that length of time.

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