By Katie Hopsicker
SLINGERLANDS — “What’s special about us is that we stick to our motto… we provide a homey neighborhood feel while keeping up with current medical practices,” said veterinarian and owner, Dr. Lexi Becker.
“Hometown values with state of the art medicine” really does describe the small, family practice. The Animal Hospital has been serving the capital region for over 40 years, and has helped thousands of pets in the process.
The hospital’s “strong passion for rescue animals” will be shown at its ninth annual Pet Adoption Day on Saturday, July 21.
Becker stated that over the past nine years, the event “has grown beyond our wildest expectations.”
Last year, with the help of Steve Caporizzo and News Channel 10’s Pet Connection, the event raised over $20,000, and over 200 pets were adopted in a four-hour window. The partnership allows dogs in awful situations to finally be cared for. “It’s truly inspiring.”
Becker, who took over the practice from her father five years ago, says that both the staff and clientele are “lucky in many aspects… we truly treat every patient like our own.”
One of the only general practices in the region that offers laparoscopic surgery, the practice has developed reduced pricing, making the procedure more available. The smaller incision, faster recovery time and fewer complications make the surgery “much better for patients overall.”
The hospital limits its client base to focus efforts on and develop close relationships with clients and patients. The hospital and its staff prides itself in valuing the needs and care of each patient.
Pet Adoption Day will take place on Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Animal Hospital is located at 2 Rocking Horse Lane in Slingerlands.
For more information call (518) 456-0852 or visit http://theanimalhospital.com.