Pine Plains Veterinary Associates was founded by Dr. Edward Sadler, who opened the practice on Farview Avenue in Pine Plains in 1932. His patients were primarily farm animals, but Dr. Sadler also treated pets in a small clinic. the practice moved to its present location at the corner of Church Street and Farview Avenue in 1951.
Today we are an American Animal Hospital Association member hospital that strives to embody the very best of the veterinary profession.
As the reputation of Pine Plains Veterinary Associates continued to grow, so did the clinic itself. Additions were made to the building in 1971 and 1981. Our first mobile veterinary unit was purchased in 1975 to better serve our farm clients. A major renovation to the building was completed in 1994, which included a large reception area. new exam rooms, a managers office, and a kennel area with a separate heating and air conditioning system. This renovation marked a change from a predominatly farm animal practice to a more companion animal-oriented practice.
Our more recent improvements include the addition of digital radiographic equipment, blood analyzing laboratory tools, an advanced surgical monitoring system, IV pumps, and much more.
In December 2007, Dr Caroline Helm-VanKleeck joined the practice as a partner. Dr. VanKleeck was raised in Pine Plains and has continued to live here with her husband and children.
Today, our clients and patients are served in a modern hospital facility with experienced veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians, and enthusiastic, courteous staff to help all animals.
We're proud of our detailed attention to veterinary care. We know that our clients expect and deserve our very best. This means you will be greeted by a friendly and welcoming reception staff every time you visit our facility.
Our doctors and veterinary technicians understand that your pet not only deserves the best medical care, but also that your concerns, questions and opinions require our full attention. We will provide that.
We do not charge a premium for being the best at what we do. Pine Plains Veterinary Associates' stated mission is: " Personal service with quality care at a reasonable price." We simply would not be good at what we do, nor would we live up to our calling of improving the health of animals, if we priced our services beyond the reach of the pet owners.
Please give us a call today to set up an appointment and see why we are so proud of the practice we have built over the past 80 years.