Countryside Veterinary Clinic
Welcome to our Family Practice
Countryside Veterinary Clinic (CVC) is proud to be the largest provider of veterinary services for pet owners, dairy/livestock farmers and horse owners throughout the North Country.
Over the years, CVC has expanded small animal care from the original clinic in Lowville into additional full-service hospitals located in Carthage, Boonville and Otter Lake. The small animal doctors and staff are committed to providing quality medicine and surgery services to all companion animal patients and their owners. Services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy animals; early detection and treatment of disease as your companion animal ages, as well as complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.
Ambulatory veterinarians travel within Lewis, Oneida, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties serving over 250 dairy, beef and small ruminant clients. Utilizing advanced techniques in reproduction and herd health services, CVC veterinarians support area farmers that are well known to produce high quality food products while remaining competitive in an increasingly global economy. Equine services are focused on preventative healthcare and vaccinations as well as reproduction and lameness challenges as needed by the significant population of pleasure horse owners in the area.
Laser Therapy and UltraSound
CVC is pleased to offer unique therapeutic and diagnostic options for area pet owners.
Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. Acute conditions such as wounds, allergies, infections, inflammations, sprains, strains and fractures have been successfully treated with laser therapy, as well as chronic conditions such as degenerative joint disease, periodontal disease, lick granulomas, geriatric care, hip dysplasia, tendonitis, and arthritis.
The Oncura Ultrasound system is not only state of the art equipment but also direct real-time support from licensed ultrasonographers to obtain diagnostic ultrasound scans (through webcam) and access to team of board-certified radiologists to assist with interpretation.
ACL Knee Surgery
Orthopedic services have been a continued area of growth for the small animal practice. Most notably, Countryside offers a highly specialized competitively priced ACL Knee Surgery for dogs. In 2003, Dr. Charles Allen perfected a new extracapsular technique that utilizes the patient's own tissue instead of foreign material or devices. Dr. Marcus Hetzner joined the practice in 2004 and also performs this surgery. This technique eliminates many of the complications associated with traditional extracapsular techniques. Patients that have benefitted from this service hail from a broad region of the northeast as well as our local community.
IMAGE: "Kosmo" Post-op at 1 year and 6 months - ACL surgery both legs.
We strive to offer not only sound advice, but also optimal veterinary care, thus allowing you the enjoyment of your companion for a maximum number of years. Our goal is not only to treat your pet when he or she isn't feeling well, but also to help you learn how to keep your best friend happy and healthy.
Grooming Services Expanded at Carthage Clinic!
Countryside Veterinary Clinic is pleased to welcome professional pet groomer Jennifer Pedersen to their Carthage clinic. Jennifer joins the highly regarded grooming staff established by local favorite Laurie Simser, who is currently on temporary medical leave. Jennifer will assist in meeting the needs of our loyal customers until Laurie returns to work and is actively taking new clients.
Jennifer grew up in central New Jersey and graduated from Northern Burlington Regional High School. During High School, she became extremely involved with the local 4H program showing sheep and rabbits. After graduating, she attended Burlington County College where she pursued an art degree. However, her love for animals led her to seek technician work at a 24-hour emergency clinic, and then to work at Atlantic County Animal Shelter. After a move to Savannah, GA, she was given the opportunity to train with a master groomer and never looked back. Working both in a grooming shop and mobile truck gave her a chance to finally find her niche and understand grooming from all its various angles. She is looking forward to working in a clinic setting and getting to know the Carthage area.
For more information or to schedule your appointment with Jennifer, call Countryside Veterinary Clinic at 315-493-7387.