We are pleased to say that we are now starting phase 1 of our reopening!
We are implementing the following rules for phase 1 (and please remember you may still opt for curbside care if you prefer, just let us know!):
1) You must provide proof of vaccination, either by using the simple Excelsior Pass (https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/excelsior-pass), or by showing/emailing us a picture of your vaccination card.
2) Please CALL from your car when you arrive, you will be allowed into the building when we are ready for you, since we are limiting how many clients are allowed into the building at any one time
3) DOG clients: ONE CLIENT PER PET will be allowed into the building through the side door (third door from the parking lot, the one with the steps outside) when we are ready for you. You MUST REMAIN SEATED on the bench in the room at all times other than when entering/exiting the building. PLEASE BE SURE YOUR DOG IS ON A NON-RETRACTABLE LEASH AND PROPERLY-FITTED HARNESS (preferred) OR COLLAR. NO CHAIN LEASHES PLEASE!
CAT clients: ONE CLIENT PER PET will be allowed into the building through the front door. You MUST REMAIN SEATED on the chair in the room at all times other than when entering/exiting the building. PLEASE BE SURE YOUR CAT IS IN A PROPERLY-SECURED CARRIER, AND LEAVE YOUR CAT IN THE CARRIER
4) We will take your temperature and squirt hand sanitizer into your hands at the door
5) You MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES when you are in the building
6) The doctor will examine your pet and discuss with you
7) After the exam, you will be let out of the building to return to your car (if we need to keep your pet for a few minutes to obtain blood samples, nail trims etc. we will bring them back out to you when done), we will then take your payment over the phone, and bring any medications and your receipt out to you
8) We will be thoroughly cleaning rooms between appointments
9) ALL NON-DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS, med/food pick ups etc. will still be curbside for the time being (call when you arrive)
We are thrilled to now be able to offer online shopping! You can now get your pet’s medications, diets (both prescription and over-the-counter), preventative medications like flea/tick and heartworm, and more! Free shipping for orders over $49, discounts and more! All delivered right to your door from a trusted source: US!
We have also partnered with Hills To Home to allow you to purchase your Hills products directly from Hills through us. Click here for more information or call us.
Teletails can be used on smartphones, tablets, and most laptops.
Dr Stein is quoted by one of the top veterinary anesthesiologists in the world. : “This is a remarkableÂ websiteÂ that receives 20,000 visitors monthly. By featuring it here, I hope that number goes up, as it well worth a look and a â€œbookmark!â€ It was created by Dr. Bob Stein, a practitioner in Snyder, New York, with a passion for anesthesia and pain management. Dr. Stein has undergone extensive training in anesthesia, pain management, rehabilitation, and acupuncture. It is frequently updated â€“ for example, there is a section on how to cope with the opioid shortage and there are video clips on certain techniques; for example how to deal with aÂ fractious catÂ and how to perform aÂ cat neuter under sedationÂ and a local block.
One of the many â€œlittle gemsâ€ on this website is the section onÂ drug infusions…. If I could give a kudos award for making my life easier when it comes to setting up infusions, it would go to Dr. Bob Stein!”
WE NOW OFFER TELEMEDICINE CONSULTS STARTING 11/25/19!
8/20/18: There have been many reports recently of heart issues in dogs fed grain-free diets. Several different diets have been implicated, but currently we are advising you that IF you feed a grain free diet to your dog, you may want to consider switching to a diet that contains grain. This is the simplest, most conservative action you can take until we have more definitive information about this issue. We will keep you advised as more information emerges about this issue. Please contact us if you have any questions about this.
We have been a Fear Free/Low Stress Handling practice for many years, but now we congratulate Dr Stein on becoming Fear Free CERTIFIED! The goal of this program is to reduce stress on both pets and owners by making their visits to ASAH as low stress and without fear as possible. Congratulations Dr Stein!
Did you know we have offered Stem Cell Therapy for many years? We have a lot of experience with this regenerative therapy and have helped many pets enjoy significantly more comfortable lives.
Amherst Small Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary clinic for dogs and cats offering state of the art medical care for your pet. We are your “other family doctor”, we want to take the time to get to know you and your pets in order to provide you with the best, most complete and individualized veterinary care possible.
At Amherst Small Animal Hospital you aren’t just an account number, and your pet isn’t just a name on the computer screen!
In May, 2014, Dr. Stein was awarded the Michigan State University’s Distinguished Veterinary Alumnus Award for his work promoting advanced anesthesia and pain management techniques:
Congratulations Dr. Stein! He just received the Michigan State University 2014 Distinguished Veterinary Alumnus Award! This award is given to veterinarians who have “excelled in practice, teaching, research, service (local, regional, national, international), and/or organized veterinary medicine.”
Canine Platelet Enhancement Therapy, an exciting new therapy for dogs with arthritis!
Renal Failure Case Study: Cassie is very special canine patient who was given just months to live by another practice after kidney failure was diagnosed…
BE AWARE OF THE DANGERS OF XYLITOL TOXICITY!! (Xylitol is a very common ingredient in sugarless gum and other sugar-free products and it can be VERY harmful or even fatal to dogs, please keep your pets safe)
Congratulations to Dr. Stein on completing his Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner certification through the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Stein is a past president of the IVAPM.
Here at the Amherst Small Animal Hospital we want our clients to know more than just the names of our staff. Click here to meet some of our new friends.
Patients having anesthetic procedures (dental, spay/neuter, surgery) should have no food after midnight the night before, water is fine until you leave in the morning, drop off is between 7:30-8:00 AM.
We want to keep clients informed about what we do and why we do it. So take your time exploring our Web site and learning about the Amherst Small Animal Hospital! Click here to find out what makes us different. Take a look at our Resource Library to learn about everything from collecting a urine sample to how to prepare a bland diet when your pet has an upset stomach. Browse our Frequently Asked Questions for answers to, well, frequently asked questions about vaccinations, Internet pharmacies and more!
Did you know that many common household items and foods are TOXIC to pets? According to the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center:
- Human Medications
- Rodenticides (rat poison)
- Human Foods like Xylitol (a no-calorie sweetener used in sugarless chewing gums and many other low/no calorie foods and drinks), grapes, raisins, onions and garlic (yes, garlic!)
- Veterinary Medications (many are flavored to make them easier to administer, but this can mean a pet might eat a whole bottle and overdose)
- Household Toxins like cleaning supplies, liquid potpourri, batteries, bleach, etc.
- Plants (especially lilies)
- Outdoor Toxins like antifreeze, fertilizer and ice melt
The Veterinary Emergency Clinic is at 4821 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga NY 14225 (716) 839-4043
If you feed your dog a Purina food, and currently buy online, please consider purchasing through the ProPlan VetDirect link below, free shipping, prices comparable to Chewy, promotions, and you will be helping to support our clinic!