Veterinary Hospital Emergency & Specialty Services – 24/7/365 Emergency Animal Care
Northway Veterinary Hospital Emergency & Specialty Services
Open 24 hours 7 days a week
Important News and Updates regarding our new temporary hours please see post below.

24/7 Emergency Services

The Emergency Medicine Service is staffed by experienced emergency doctors 24/7/365. Our staff is ready to assist you and your pet with the diagnosis and treatment they deserve.


Your pets health and safety are extremely important to us, and our VET intensive care unit was designed to cater to critically ill and recovering pets. Our facility is designed to optimize the health and safety of your pet.

Radiology Services

Our state of the art digital radiology and ultrasound equipment we are are able to offer our patients specialized imaging procedures.

Who we are

Northway Veterinary Hospital Emergency & Specialty Services is the only full-service 24 hour emergency hospital north of Albany, NY offering around-the-clock emergency and critical care treatment for your beloved pet. If you believe your pet is having an emergency, contact us at 518-761-2602.

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Meet Our Team

Our Services

  • Transfusion Services
  • Full In-house Laboratory
  • 24/7 Emergency Services
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Specialized Surgical Services
  • Radiology Services
  • Digital Radiology & Ultrasound
  • Intensive Care

When needed, we can administer blood products, such as whole blood, fresh frozen plasma, and packed red blood cells to your pet. To ensure compatibility between donors and recipients and to reduce reactions, we perform blood typing and cross matching on any pet requiring a transfusion.

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During your pet’s diagnosis blood may be obtained by one of our vets or qualified technicians to be analyzed in our in-house lab. The lab is equipped with a biochemistry machine, electrolyte machine, hematology machine and centrifuge which can carry out an array of tests. Blood biochemistry can be analyzed to check for many diseases including liver disease, kidney disease and diabetes mellitus. Blood hematology also analyses the different blood cells and the amount present within the sample giving indications of infection, anemia and dehydration.

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Our dedicated hospital offers a team of highly skilled veterinarians that are trained in both emergency care and surgery. They combine their knowledge and skills to create a comprehensive plan for your pet, a plan that follows the most effective route from diagnosis to treatment. In cases of advanced illness or injury your pet will benefit from direct access to our qualified staff, each experienced in their own field. Your pet will receive expert investigation and treatment for a vast number of conditions, without having to transfer to another location.

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NAEC has a large Snyder Oxygen Cage to be able administer around the clock oxygen therapy in an air tight temperature controlled environment. A desired oxygen concentration range is set by the veterinarian and maintained automatically. An oxygen enrichment is often indicated for post-op situations, shocks, head injury, neurologic disease, tissue hypoxia, respiratory illness, severe anemia, and numerous other symptoms and situations.

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Our soft tissue department works closely with all the other disciplines within the NAEC to provide a multidisciplinary approach to all kinds of surgical cases, from tumor removal to traumatology management.

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NAEC is also able to provide specialized and orthopedic surgical services in addition to the soft tissue and trauma surgery our staff clinicians perform. We are fortunate enough to be able to collaborate with different veterinary specialists from the area and are able to offer the highest quality of care and the best options available to you. Together, with your regular veterinarian we will help you find the best surgical option for your pet. Please give us a call at 518-761-2602 to learn more about our specialized services offered and availability.

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In addition to our state of the art digital radiology equipment and ultrasound equipment, NAEC is fortunate to be able to work closely with Dr. Kristina Wilson, DVM, ACVR and Dr Chris Ryan, VMD, ACVR. Both Dr. Wilson and Dr Ryan are diplomats of the American College of Radiologists and are able to offer our patients specialized imaging procedures such as full ultrasound exams and radiograph interpretation. For further information or scheduling questions please give us a call at 518-761-2602

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Advances in veterinary diagnostic imaging have dramatically improved the diagnosis and treatment of serious diseases in animals. Accurate and complete interpretation of imaging studies is critical to developing an effective treatment plan.

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Patients in ICU receive individual nursing care and attention. NAEC is staffed by veterinarians and veterinary technicians 24/7. We understand that pet emergencies can be stressful and upsetting to owners and our experienced team are here to help wherever possible. The work of the critical care staff in the ICU makes a crucial difference to the chances that patients have of survival.

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What our clients say

Northway has been amazing for my family. They took such care of our puppy jazmine that came down with parvo. They helped her over come all obstacles to survive. Thank you!

Erin Westad

Thank you!

So Grateful for your support during my grief. It was so difficult processing the loss of my dog, and the entire staff helped during each step. I have been with Glens Falls Animal Hospital for 20 + years and they referred me on Sunday (they are closed on Sundays). It was difficult going to a Hospital I wasn’t familiar with but you were all so wonderful! thank you again and God Bless.

Beth Nelson

So Grateful

Best vet my dog has EVER been too. Thank you so much for helping Trouble! Definitely will be recommending you to everyone.

Alicia Taylor

Thank you so much for helping Trouble!

If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of needing an emergency vet you can rest easy knowing that you are bringing your pet here. They took great care of my cat and am so thankful they are there.

Jen McGuire Dimick

They took great care of my cat

I can’t stress how thankful I am for how helpful the staff at NAEC was when we had resolved to putting our cat to rest. It was literally the hardest experience of my life, and the techs, vets, and desk staff helped during every step of the way to make it that much more manageable. You did our family a great service.

Joann G

I can't stress how thankful I am

Northway Animal Emergency Clinic is currently closed

The Northway Animal Emergency Clinic is currently closed to incoming emergencies due to recent COVID 19 positive exposures. We plan to reopen on Monday, January 18th at 7 am. If you need medical assistance for your pet please call your local veterinary office or one of the following 24-hour hospitals Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists - 802-863-2387 Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital - 518-785-1094 Upstate Veterinary Specialties - 518-783-3198 Cornell University Veterinary Hospital - 607-253-3060 Tufts University Small Animal Hospital - 508-839-5395