South Putnam Animal Hospital
230b Baldwin Place Rd | Mahopac, NY 10541Call 845-208-2261
|Monday||8:30am - 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:30am - 7:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:30am - 5:00pm|
|Thursday||8:30am - 7:00pm|
|Friday||8:30am - 5:00pm|
|Saturday||8:30am - 3:00pm|
- Full-Service Animal Hospital
- Wellness Exams
- Laser Therapy
- Emergency Care
- Cat Boarding
- Animal Boarding
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Microchipping
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
- New Pet Initial Visit
- Physical Exam
Welcome to South Putnam Animal Hospital!
We are a modern, full-service animal hospital serving the pets and pet owners of the Hudson Valley since 1984. Our team of doctors and staff are committed to providing the highest quality care, diagnosis, and treatment for dogs, cats, bunnies, ferrets, and pocket pets in a professional and pet-friendly setting.
Pets are now, more than ever, members of our families. In modern veterinary medicine, preventive care is allowing pets to live longer, healthier lives. Personally, we can't imagine anything better than helping our clients have their pets for as long as possible! We understand how special your pet is to you, and look forward to providing the exceptional care your pet needs so you can share a happy, healthy life together.
Our approach to veterinary care sets us apart from other practices in the area. While we provide top-quality clinical services and feline boarding accommodations in a modern facility, it's how we deliver care to you and your pet that's different. We view bedside manner as an integral component of superior service, and strive to offer plenty of love, cuddles, and warm welcomes during every visit.
For your convenience, we complement superior client service and patient care with convenient office hours. We understand that you're the most important person in your pet's life, which is why we do everything we can to meet your needs as a pet owner. Together, we can ensure your pet has the happiest and healthiest life imaginable.
Originally from Cleveland, Dr. Kathi Heiber earned her degree in veterinary medicine from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. Her first few years in practice in Brewster, NY were spent treating companion pets as well as farm animals and horses.
In 1984, Drs. Heiber and Cindy Kosacz founded South Putnam Animal Hospital in its present location in Mahopac, NY. The hospital was built to provide a high standard of veterinary care that they would want for their friends and family to receive for their beloved pets.
Dr. Heiber is actively involved in the community, and presently serves on the Board of Directors for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and Topfield Equestrian Center in Cold Spring, NY. She is also a leader with 4-H youth development programs that work with local youth interested in veterinary medicine. In addition, Dr. Heiber volunteers for A.F.S. International Exchange Student Program welcoming students from foreign countries and supporting families who host students in their homes. As an avid reader, Dr. Heiber supports local libraries by providing resources for audio, dvd, and print materials, as well as programming and computer assistance.
When Dr. Heiber is not practicing high-quality animal medicine or doing community service, you may find her riding her thoroughbred, Big Grin, or Arab Shagya mare, Lily. She also has a Jack Russell mix and two adopted cats. Dr. Heiber enjoys spending time with her husband, cooking through the seasons with fresh local produce, and exploring new cuisines.
Dr. Julie Fixman earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University in 1998. Dr. Fixman is a compassionate and committed veterinarian, co-owner, and the Medical Director at South Putnam Animal Hospital.
Dr. Fixman became Board Certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Canine and Feline Practice in 2007 after completing additional studies and examinations to achieve board certification. Her areas of professional interest include complex internal medicine conditions, soft-tissue surgery, and ultrasound. Dr. Fixman belongs to a number of professional organizations and is a former president of the Hudson Valley Veterinary Medical Society.
At home, Dr. Fixman's pets include Callie, a Golden Retriever, Spike, an Abyssinian cat, and an ever-changing number of chickens. She has a busy family life outside of the office with her husband, son, and daughter, and when she isn't inside an ice arena being a "hockey mom," she enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, skiing, and gardening.
Dr. Judith Mason earned her degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Illinois in 1983. A Chicago native, she relocated to New York shortly after graduating. Dr. Mason started practicing high-quality animal medicine at South Putnam Animal Hospital in 1988, and is proud to be part of the practice's first-rate hospital family.
Dr. Mason is the mother of a son and a daughter who have been visiting South Putnam Animal Hospital since they were young. Now, both children are pursuing careers in human healthcare! Dr. Mason has a wonderful pet family, too. April is a wonderful Border Collie mix who was adopted as a puppy from the North Shore Animal League. She is an extremely active and fit senior who can still turn on a dime. Among April's many skills, she will shake water or snow off on command. Dr. Mason also shares her home with two handsome male cats, Lord Greystoke and Gingy. Both felines were originally strays, but are now happy indoor cats with a custom built pen attached to their home so they can visit the outdoors without getting into mischief.
In her free time, Dr. Mason volunteers at her synagogue, is an E.S.L. teacher, and visits patients at the local hospital. She enjoys hiking with April, exercising, gardening and floral arrangements, and reading.
Dr. Maria Kremerman joined the clinical team at South Putnam Animal Hospital in January 2018. She is a graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her degree with honors in veterinary medicine on the beautiful island of St. Kitts, and completed her clinical training at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Kremerman grew up in New York with various pets from a young age, ranging from pocket pets to reptiles to dogs, and this is where her passion for healing and caring for animals began. She started volunteering at the N.Y.C.A.C.C. at the age of 15 and worked as a veterinary assistant for 5 years before going to veterinary school.
Dr. Kremerman is very passionate about veterinary medicine and loves helping both animals and the people that love them. Her professional interests include internal medicine, ophthalmology, and surgery.
At home, Dr. Kremerman's pets include Bart, Louie, and Skelly, all of which are rescues and two of which are foster failures. In her free time, Dr. Kremerman enjoys hiking with her dogs, sailing during the summer, scuba diving, cooking, and reading.
Dr. Carrie Begin joined the clinical team at South Putnam Animal Hospital as an Associate Veterinarian in September 2018. Born and raised in Michigan, Dr. Begin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Michigan, and she went on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. She has areas of professional interest in internal medicine, dermatology, client education, preventative medicine, and pocket pets.
Inspired by her father's career as a veterinarian, Dr. Begin started on her own path in the veterinary field at the young age of sixteen years old. Today, her friendly demeanor and years of experience allow her to serve her clients and their pets with the highest level of care and compassion.
Dr. Begin had many family pets growing up, but her Shih Tzu, Mandy, was her first true forever friend. Currently, Dr. Begin has a Golden Retriever, Alta, and a senior cat, Ellie. In her free time, Dr. Begin enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, gardening, reading thrillers, and boating.