Specialty Spotlight: Infected Corneal Ulcers

Specialty Spotlight: Infected Corneal Ulcers
Keith Montgomery, DVM, DACVO

As the summer weather heats up, our canine and feline patients are more active outdoors, and we see an increase in the number of traumatic corneal ulcers as well as other traumatic eye injuries.  Bacterial corneal infections also become more prevalent with increasing… Read More

Dr. Sedacca Virtually Presents to NYSVMS

Dr. Cassidy Sedacca presented “It’s Not Just Grain-Free: An Update on Diet-Associated Canine Cardiomyopathy” to the Hudson Valley Chapter of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society, via zoom on Wednesday, April 14. The lecture provided participants with a comprehensive update on… Read More

Specialty Spotlight: Meningoencephalitis of Unknown Origin

Specialty Spotlight: Meningoencephalitis of Unknown Origin
Laura Krzykowski, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

There are a variety of infectious and autoimmune diseases that can lead to encephalopathy in our canine patients. In this region of the country, we see autoimmune disease far more commonly than infectious diseases.  The subtypes of autoimmune encephalitis are named… Read More

Specialty Spotlight: Classifications of Shock

Specialty Spotlight: Classifications of Shock
Madeline Libin, DVM, DACVECC

There are several types of shock, but ultimately the definition of shock is consistent. Shock is the result of any condition in which the metabolic demand for oxygen exceeds uptake and utilization of oxygen. Most cases of shock are due to decreased delivery of blood to tissues.

Shock is… Read More

Upstate Veterinary Specialties

Upstate Veterinary Specialties

COVID-19 Protocols:

Updated: July 5, 2021

UVS is happy to welcome our clients back into the building! Please see the below information regarding reopening and our most current COVID-19 policies.

Clients arriving for their appointment with a specialist or an emergency visit will be directed to call our Client Relations team upon arrival. During your initial phone call with our team, clients will be given three options for proceeding with their appointment.

  1. Continue curbside services and remain in your vehicle.
  2. Wait in your vehicle until your appointment is ready and be taken directly into an exam room.
  3. Enter the building and wait in the lobby.
    • Appropriate spacing in the lobby must be available to proceed with option 3.
    • Please follow social distancing guidelines when in the lobby.


For an appointment or visit within the hospital, either in the lobby or straight to an exam room, we are limiting the number of visitors to two (2) individuals per patient.

Mask Policy:

Face masks are required in all public areas of the hospital. Please take the time to understand why we require masks within the hospital:

  1. UVS will not be asking clients to show proof of their vaccination status.
  2. Human healthcare facilities are one of the exceptions to the new, relaxed CDC masking guidelines. As a medical facility, we are following our human healthcare colleague’s lead.
  3. Our hospital’s work environment has many tight, shared spaces that do not allow for social distancing.
  4. Some of our clients and colleagues are not vaccinated, cannot be vaccinated, or have medical conditions that make them a higher risk for contracting COVID-19.


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this matter

Please click here for full details on our COVID-19 protocols, including visitation, euthanasia, and prescription pick-ups.