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Free First Exam

The Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society strongly believes in starting pets out with an examination as part of a life-long program of regular veterinary care. To this end, the organization established the Free First Exam and Health Pet Programs for new pet owners.

When you adopt a pet from the Erie County SPCA, the Buffalo Animal Shelter, Rainbow Animal Shelter (Niagara County), Second Chance, or various other adoption programs, as well as most area pet stores, ask for a Free First Exam certificate. The certificate entitles the adopted animal to a free physical examination. (Any medical or diagnostic procedure that may be required is the owner's responsibility.) The certificate must be used within 10 days of the date of adoption. Owners should make an appointment at any one of the participating veterinary hospitals listed on the back of the form and bring the form and receipt for pet purchase with them to the appointment.

NFVS veterinarians provide this service without any charge to the new owner. In the interest of quality pet care, NFVS members annually provide more than a quarter of a million dollars worth of free and reduced cost services to the community.

For Cats and Dogs, refer to the NFVS member list.
(Note: Summer Street Cat Clinic does not offer services for dogs or birds.)

NFVS Hospitals that treat Avian & Exotic Animal Pets and Wildlife
Current January 2017 - See below (cross-reference table) for clinic abbreviations and special notations/exclusions*
For additional species not listed (i.e. prairie dogs, hedgehogs, etc.) call for specifics.

Birds

  • Parrots - ALA, ALC, ALD, ANK, CCR, ELL, LAN, NAC, NIC, SEN, SPC, VEC*
  • Finches/canaries - ALA, ALC, ALD, ANK, CCR, ELL, LAN, NAC, NIC, SEN, SPC, VEC*
  • Doves/pigeons - ALA, ALC, ALD, ANK, CCR, ELL, LAN, NAC, NIC, SEN, SPC, VEC*
  • Chickens/ducks - ALC, ALD, ANK, CCR, ELL, LAN, NAC, NIC, SEN, SPC, VEC,*
  • Ratites (emus, etc.) - ALC, CCR, LAN, NAC, SPC
  • Wild birds - ALC, ALD, ANK, CCR, ELL, LAN, NAC, NIC, SEN, SPC, VEC*

Mammals

  • Ferrets - ALA, ALC, ANK, CCR, CON, CPC, ELL, ELM, GEO, GRN,* LAN, MCL, NAC, NAH, NIC, SEN, SPC, SUM,* TRA, TRV VEC*,
  • Rabbits - ALA, ALC, ALD, ANK, CCR, CON, CPC, ELL, ELM, GEO, GRN,* LAN, MCL, NAC, NAH, NIC, SEN, SPC, TRV, VEC*
  • Guinea pigs/chinchillas - ALA, ALC, ALD, ANK, CCR, CON, CPC, ELL, ELM, GEO, GRN,* LAN, MCL, NAC, NAH, NIC, SEN, SPC, VEC*
  • Mice/rats/hamsters/gerbils - ALA, ALC, ALD, AFT, ANK, CCR, CPC, CON, ELL, ELM, GEO, GRN,* LAN, MCL, NAC, NAH, NIC, SEN, SPC, VEC*
  • Pot-bellied pigs - ALA, ALC, ALD, CCR, LAN, SPC, TRV, VEC*
  • Primates - ALC, CCR, ELL*, LAN
  • Zoo/Exotic (kangaroo, etc.) - ALC, CCR, LAN, SEN
  • Large cats (tigers, etc.) - ALC, CCR, LAN
  • Wild non-rabies vector small mammals (squirrels, opossum, etc.) - ALC, CCR, ELL, LAN, NAC, SEN, SPC, VEC*
  • Wild rabies vector mammals (bats, raccoons, fox, skunks) - ALC, CCR, LAN, NAC, SEN
  • Wild large mammals (deer) - LAN

Reptiles/Amphibians

  • Lizards - ALA, ALC, ALD, ANK, CCR, ELL, ELM, LAN, NAC, NAH, NIC, SEN, SPC, VEC*
  • Turtles - ALA, ALC, ALD, ANK, CCR, ELL, ELM, GRB,* LAN, NAC, NAH, NIC, , SEN, SPC
  • Non-venomous snakes - ALA, ALC, ALD, ANK, CCR, ELL, ELM, LAN, NAC, NAH, NIC, SEN, SPC, VEC*
  • Non-venomous amphibians - ALA, ALC, ALD, ANK, CCR, ELL, ELM, LAN, NAH, NIC, SEN, SPC, VEC*
  • Wild reptiles/amphibians - ALD, CCR, ELL, ELM, LAN, NAC, SEN, SPC, VEC*

Other

  • Fish - ELM, LAN, SEN, SPC,*
  • Arachnids (tarantulas, etc.) - ALC, ELM, SEN
  • Terrestrial/Aquatic Invertebrates - ELM

NFVS Hospitals List

Abr.

Hospital Name

Phone

Address

Veterinarians

*Notes

ALA

Alliance Animal Hospital

681-4440

5915 Broadway, Lancaster

Susan Mineo DVM


ALC

All Creatures Animal Hospital

636-3600

6429 Transit Rd., E. Amherst

Sandy Adamcak DVM ABVP (Av)

James Albert DVM

Sarah Anger DVM

Melissa Andritz, DVM

Jennifer Zagst DVM


ALD

Alden Small Animal Hospital

685-3168

11076 Broadway, Alden

Mike Wilson DVM

Kimberly Hitt DVM


ANK

Animal Kingdom Animal Hospital

773-5242

2725 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island

Teresa Rupert DVM


CCR

City Creatures Animal Hospital

873-7000

2113 Delaware, Buffalo

James Albert  DVM

Melissa Andritz, DVM


CON

Concord Veterinary Center

592-2588

8 W. Main St., Springville

Louise Lango DVM

No reptiles or birds

ELL

Ellicott Small Animal Hospital

852-8276

517 Ellicott St., Buffalo

Jen Garafalo DVM ACLAM

New world primates only

ELM

Elma Animal Hospital

656-7387

3180 Transit Road,
West Seneca

Helen Sweeney DVM

No birds

GEO

Georgetown Animal Clinic

633-7123

5155 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville

Harry & Scott Newman DVM

Doreen Harris DVM

Kim Leys DVM

No longer accepting new avian patients

GRB

Veterinary Emergency Clinic

839-4043

4821 Genesee St., Cheektowaga

Drs. Adamcak, Albert, Anger, Wade, Zagst

After-hours care only

Rotating on-call area exotic veterinarians

GRN

Green Acres Animal Hospital

694-0122

2060 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda

Sara Bernat DVM

Kim Parkhill -BrownDVM

Wellness visits only

LAN

Lancaster Small Animal Hospital

681-3033

5156 Genesee St., Bowmansville

Kimberly Dusza DVM


MCL

McClelland Small Animal Hospital

847-0181

455 Ellicott St., Buffalo

Matthew Souza DVM


NAC

Nachbar

592-7387

459 E Main St., Springville

Scott Nachbar DVM


NIC

Nickel City Animal Hospital

847-1000

473 Niagara St., Buffalo

Heather Sacks DVM


NAH

Northtown Animal Hospital

834-8387

839 NF Blvd., Amherst

Jean Schaedler, DVM, ABVP (Ca/Fe)


SEN

Seneca Animal Hospital

652-6120

7441 Seneca St., East Aurora

Carl Tomaschke DVM


SPC

Specialized Care for Avian and Exotic Pets

759-0144

10882 Main St., Clarence

Laura Wade DVM ABVP (Av)

Evan J Reed DVM

Fish- Dr Reed

SUM

Summer Street Cat Clinic

689-2287

2323 North Forest Rd., Getzville

Timm Otterson DVM

Ferrets only (routine/wellness)

TRV

Transit Valley Animal Hospital

688-1737

7591 Transit Rd. E. Amherst

Louis Budik DVM


Data compiled by Laura Wade, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, Courtesy of the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society


 
 
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