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South Putnam Animal Hospital

South Putnam Animal Hospital

230b Baldwin Place Rd | Mahopac, NY 10541

Call 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
Sunday Closed
  • Full-Service Animal Hospital
  • Wellness Exams
  • Laser Therapy
  • Emergency Care
  • Cat Boarding
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

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.

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Welcome to South Putnam Animal Hospital! Welcome to South Putnam Animal Hospital!
South Putnam Animal Hospital in 1984 with the vision to pride the highest quality veterinary services for the special pets of the Hudson Valley. South Putnam Animal Hospital in 1984 with the vision to pride the highest quality veterinary services for the special pets of the Hudson Valley.
This is one of our exam rooms, where we perform regular wellness exams. At South Putnam Animal Hospital, we recommend at least one yearly wellness exam so that our doctors and technicians can provide and maintain the best treatment possible for your pet. This is one of our exam rooms, where we perform regular wellness exams. At South Putnam Animal Hospital, we recommend at least one yearly wellness exam so that our doctors and technicians can provide and maintain the best treatment possible for your pet.
Well howdy neighbor! This curious little pup is waiting for his wellness exam, during which one of our veterinarians will perform a nose to tail examination of their body and bodily systems. Well howdy neighbor! This curious little pup is waiting for his wellness exam, during which one of our veterinarians will perform a nose to tail examination of their body and bodily systems.
Welcome to South Putnam Animal Hospital! We understand that many cats are stressed by veterinary visits, so we do everything we can to provide a calm and gentle experience for your furry friend. Welcome to South Putnam Animal Hospital! We understand that many cats are stressed by veterinary visits, so we do everything we can to provide a calm and gentle experience for your furry friend.
Look at that smile! This pup looks so happy getting ready for her examination. Look at that smile! This pup looks so happy getting ready for her examination.
Here Dr. Heiber is analyzing an ultrasound to check the functions of certain organs. Our facilities are fully equipped with the technology and equipment to help out doctors perform accurate and efficient diagnostics for a wide range of conditions. Here Dr. Heiber is analyzing an ultrasound to check the functions of certain organs. Our facilities are fully equipped with the technology and equipment to help out doctors perform accurate and efficient diagnostics for a wide range of conditions.
We strive to provide your pets with as much comfort as possible. Look how cozy this kitty is while one of our veterinarians pulls up his information! We strive to provide your pets with as much comfort as possible. Look how cozy this kitty is while one of our veterinarians pulls up his information!
The staff at South Putnam Animal Hospital has a passion for veterinary care that extends beyond just the medicine. It is our goal to help every one of our patients live happy, healthy lives. The staff at South Putnam Animal Hospital has a passion for veterinary care that extends beyond just the medicine. It is our goal to help every one of our patients live happy, healthy lives.
This pup is giving us some side eye while Dr. Fixman examines her eyes! It’s important to check for discoloration, discharge, proper light response, and more. This pup is giving us some side eye while Dr. Fixman examines her eyes! It’s important to check for discoloration, discharge, proper light response, and more.
One of our lovely vet assistants works to hold and pet one of our patients while Dr. Fixman listens to their heart and lungs to make sure their systems are in top shape. One of our lovely vet assistants works to hold and pet one of our patients while Dr. Fixman listens to their heart and lungs to make sure their systems are in top shape.
Dr. Heiber is hard at work and focused on this ultrasound to make sure she makes a proper diagnosis. Dr. Heiber is hard at work and focused on this ultrasound to make sure she makes a proper diagnosis.
Our veterinarians are highly experienced in many surgical services, ranging from routine to advanced procedures. Our veterinarians are highly experienced in many surgical services, ranging from routine to advanced procedures.
Dr. Heiber is giving this patient an oral examination, inspecting the teeth and gums for any and all signs of gingivitis, plaque, and tartar. Dental health is a very key component to your pet’s health! Dr. Heiber is giving this patient an oral examination, inspecting the teeth and gums for any and all signs of gingivitis, plaque, and tartar. Dental health is a very key component to your pet’s health!
Dr. Heiber and Dr. Fixman are wearing protective sunglasses because they’re performing laser therapy! This form of treatment is completely painless and promotes cell regeneration by using light to energize certain areas of the body into healing itself. Dr. Heiber and Dr. Fixman are wearing protective sunglasses because they’re performing laser therapy! This form of treatment is completely painless and promotes cell regeneration by using light to energize certain areas of the body into healing itself.
Dr. Julie Fixman earned her degree from Cornell University in 1998, and is now a committed veterinarian and co-owner of South Putnam Animal Hospital. Dr. Julie Fixman earned her degree from Cornell University in 1998, and is now a committed veterinarian and co-owner of South Putnam Animal Hospital.
Dr. Kathi Heiber is originally from Cleveland, and earned her degree in veterinary medicine from Ohio State University in 1979. Dr. Kathi Heiber is originally from Cleveland, and earned her degree in veterinary medicine from Ohio State University in 1979.
Dr. Judith Mason is native to Chicago, and graduated from University of Illinois in 1983. She joined our animal hospital in 1983, and is proud of be part of the South Putnam family! Dr. Judith Mason is native to Chicago, and graduated from University of Illinois in 1983. She joined our animal hospital in 1983, and is proud of be part of the South Putnam family!
Dr. Maria Kremerman joined the clinical team at South Putnam Animal Hospital in January 2018. Dr. Maria Kremerman joined the clinical team at South Putnam Animal Hospital in January 2018.
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. 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.
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Kathi Heiber, DVM
Kathi Heiber, DVM

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.

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Julie Fixman, DVM
Julie Fixman, DVM

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.

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Judith Mason, DVM
Judith Mason, DVM

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.

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Maria Kremerman, DVM
Maria Kremerman, DVM

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.

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Carrie Begin, DVM
Carrie Begin, DVM

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.

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