Animal Emergency Clinic of the Hudson Valley
Twenty-five years ago, veterinarians in the Hudson Valley
and surrounding areas managed their own emergencies,
or covered for each rotation.
Having dealt with balancing the emergency needs of
patients, and the busy routine of daily medicine and surgery, a
group of over thirty concerned and caring local veterinarians met early in 1988 to deliberate and resolve the many dilemmas of after-hours care.
The AECHV was founded in 1989 and is comprised of two, state-of-the-art
equipped, and staffed hospitals located in Kingston and Poughkeepsie,
As our name implies, we are strictly an emergency facility, dedicated to
meeting your pets medical needs when your family veterinarian is unavailable.
No appointment is necessary, however, if time permits, please call ahead
so we may better prepare for your arrival. Because we work
very closely with your family veterinarian, our goals are to
stabilize, support and treat emergency patients until your
regular veterinarian becomes available for transfer.
In essence, we operate as an extension of your daytime
Our highly trained veterinarians, licensed technicians,
assistants and receptionists will make sure that when you
and your pet need us the most, we are here with the very
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