Emergencies

The Brunswick Veterinary Hospital is available for medical emergencies during normal office hours. We recommend that you call before proceeding to the hospital to verify that a veterinarian is available and so that we can prepare for your arrival.

If your animal is experiencing a life-threatening emergency (hit by car, collapse, trouble breathing, etc.), you can contact the Brunswick Veterinary Hospital at (518) 279-0700, so that your pet can receive immediate attention.

If it is after hours please call:

Upstate Veterinary Specialties and Emergency Clinic in Latham, NY at (518) 783-3198 or

The Capital District Emergency Clinic in Latham, NY at (518) 785-1094 or

Northway Animal Emergency Clinic in Gansevoort, NY at (518) 761-2602

Pain management

Pets that are in pain are miserable. For this reason, we will do whatever we can to keep your pets comfortable.

We have many different choices when it comes to treating a pet’s pain. There are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which are very helpful with mild pain. We also prescribe steroids which can offer a lot of relief. We also have stronger pain medications if the non-steroidal medications are not enough. We also offer glucosamine in tablets and injections to help with arthritis.

It is important to run blood work before starting any medications to make sure your pets can handle it. Pets on some medications need to be monitored by doing regular blood work to ensure there are no bad side effects.

It is our goal to keep your pets as comfortable as possible with the least amount of medication and fewest potential side effects.

Surgery – Orthopedic, Soft Tissue

We are proud to offer orthopedic surgical procedures for injuries and conditions to soft tissue areas of your pet’s body. We utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging to enhance our capabilities for soft tissue surgery, ensuring that your pet has access to the highest standard of veterinary medicine.

Our surgical team is highly trained and experienced in soft tissue orthopedic procedures, so you can rest assured that your pet is in good hands. We promise to communicate with you throughout the process and make your pets’ surgery as stress-free as possible.

Spaying, Neutering

Besides vaccinations, spaying and neutering your pet is one of the best things that you can do to keep them healthy!

Spaying and neutering has a lot of health benefits. Most pets live longer because they don’t feel the need to roam so they are less likely to get hit by cars and get in fights. Spayed and neutered pets are also less likely to contract certain forms of cancer. There is also a deadly disease that occurs in unspayed females. Unneutered males commonly have a lot of behavioral problems!

Another big problem that we have is the overpopulation of animals. You can help this by spaying and neutering your own pets! Too many unwanted pets are euthanized each year!

Dentistry

Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys, and can affect the entire body through the bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.

In spite of these disturbing facts, many pet owners are not aware of the importance of dental care to their pets’ health. There are a lot of different ways to improve your pets’ dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental chews, and regular inspection.

The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings. We perform thorough cleanings here at Brunswick Veterinary Hospital, including the area beneath the gums that you can’t see or access at home.

Hospice/Euthanasia Services

Saying goodbye to your pet can be extremely difficult. The process can be emotionally and mentally draining. We don’t want you to be alone at the end stages of a pets’ life, and we promise to do everything we can to make it easier on you and your pet. Most of all, we promise to treat each case with compassionate and understanding care.

Knowing when the time is right can be a difficult choice. There are many factors that go into deciding to euthanize a pet, and it is a personal issue that differs from pet owner to pet owner. But every pet owner is inevitably faced with making that tough decision, and we want to be there alongside you to aid in any way we can.

Digital Radiology

At Brunswick Veterinary Hospital in Troy, NY, we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs.

In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pets’ body that we otherwise could not see. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.

The use of radiology is safe, and our entire staff is highly trained. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of medical care possible, and this is just one of the many ways we achieve that.

Ultrasound

One of the diagnostic tools we use is ultrasound, which creates images of the inner workings of the body.

Ultrasound uses sound waves to offer a non-invasive, painless, and radiation-free method of imaging your pets’ internal organs. This is one of the many ways we are dedicated to providing your pet with the best care possible.

Acupuncture

There are many options for those who do not wish to pursue traditional medicine alone. We uniquely offer acupuncture and homeopathy. Acupuncture can help with many types of pain, osteoarthritis, vomiting, cancer pain, endocrine disorders, and much more.

Acupuncture is simple and most pets not only tolerate it well, but quickly learn to enjoy the interaction and experience. There are many different uses for Acupuncture, so if you are looking for an alternative therapy to keep your pet healthy, get more information from your pets’ veterinarian today.

In addition to acupuncture, we also offer homeopathy (or integrative medicine) to promote the health and welfare of your pet. We can provide alternatives to traditionally processed medications, alternatives for pain, vomiting, inflammation, allergies, and most other conditions. We pride ourselves in treating your pet in wholeness.