Welcome To Amherst Small Animal Hospital

In May, 2014, Dr Stein was awarded the Michigan State University’s Distinguished Veterinary Alumnus Award:

Dr Stein
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.

New patients, please click here.

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!

Acupuncture used to help pets (MSNBC link) – Dr. Stein performs acupuncture through the Animal Pain Management Center

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
  • Insecticides
  • 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)
  • Chocolate
  • Household Toxins like cleaning supplies, liquid potpourri, batteries, bleach, etc.
  • Plants (especially lilies)
  • Herbicides
  • Outdoor Toxins like antifreeze, fertilizer and ice melt

The Greater Buffalo Veterinary Emergency Clinic is at 4821 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga NY 14225 (716) 839-4043

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