Amanda Little, DVM

Specialty: 24-Hour Emergency

“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change” – Karen Davison

Dr. Amanda Little was born and raised in Ballston Lake, NY. She attended Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for her undergraduate degree in animal science, and in 2013 obtained her DVM from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

In 2014, Dr. Little completed a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship through Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus, NJ. With a focus on emergency medicine, over half of her internship was spent at one of the country’s nine designated Veterinary Trauma Centers. There, she experienced a heavy and diverse caseload, including primary care, non-emergent emergencies, and a large number of urgent emergencies and referrals.

Before joining Upstate Veterinary Specialties in 2020, Dr. Little worked as a Small Animal Veterinarian at Shaker Animal Hospital in Latham, NY, and most recently at Homestead Animal Hospital in Mechanicville, NY. Dr. Little has experience performing several elective and emergency surgeries, including gastropexies, mass removals, laceration repairs, and splenectomies.

Following her education, Dr. Little moved back to upstate NY to be closer to family. Dr. Little lives with her husband, Zack, and their pets. During her spare time, she enjoys time with her family, paddle boarding on Ballston Lake, and gardening.