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If you’re a part of our community, we do everything we can to ensure you’re informed and supported. Here at Community Animal Care, we understand how important your animal companion is to you — after all, they may just be the most treasured member of your family!

Our dedicated team of animal care professionals is determined to deliver the highest standard of service to every cat, dog, and pet owner who comes through the doors of our Poughkeepsie, NY, veterinarian’s office.

Serving Poughkeepsie, NY, Community Animal Care proudly provides top notch veterinary services. Contact us today for animal care in Dutchess County!
Need a vet in Dutchess County? You’ve come to the right place! Call Community Animal Care today to schedule an appointment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to house-train my dog?

Housebreaking can be one of the most challenging and frustrating aspects of owning a pet. We recommend feeding your puppy on a schedule and supervising them closely, so you can catch any accidents before they happen! If you’re away or busy, you can put them in an enclosed space, such as a crate.

What are the signs of feline urinary tract disease?

If you’re a cat owner, be on the lookout for the signs of FLUTD or lower urinary tract disease:

  • Urinating outside of their litter box.
  • Urinary blockage.
  • Licking the urinary opening.
  • Straining to urinate.
  • Bloody urine.

Have you noticed one or multiple symptoms? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to schedule an appointment.

How do I know if my pet is at risk for diabetes?

Animals with diabetes mellitus may drink excessive amounts of water, urinate excessively, and lose their appetites. Pay attention to any changes in your pet’s behavior in order to monitor the situation before it develops. If your cat or dog is diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, we’ll recommend several treatment plans, such as doses of insulin.

What are the symptoms of heartworm disease?

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal illness for pets. It’s caused by foot-long worms that live in the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels of affected animals — causing severe lung diseases to develop along with heart failure or other organ damage throughout their body. Heartworms most commonly affect dogs, but cats are susceptible to this condition as well.

What vaccinations does my dog need?

  • At 6 to 8 weeks, your puppy needs to receive its distemper and parvovirus vaccination.
  • At 10 to 12 weeks, your puppy needs to receive their DHPP vaccinations. At this age, we also suggest Influenza, Leptospirosis, Bordetella, Lyme disease vaccinations per lifestyle.
  • At 16 to 18 weeks, your puppy needs to receive continued DHPP vaccines as well as the rabies vaccine.
  • From 12 months to 16 months, your puppy needs to receive continued DHPP vaccines as well as the rabies vaccine.
  • Every 1 to 2 years, your dog needs to receive continued DHPP booster vaccinations.
  • Every 1 to 3 years, your dog needs to receive a rabies vaccine as required by law.

What vaccinations does my cat need?

  • Core cat vaccinations include Panleukopenia, Feline herpesvirus, Calicivirus, and rabies vaccinations.
  • Non-core vaccines that are recommended include Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), Bordetella bronchiseptica (kennel cough), Chlamydia felis, Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), and Dermatophytosis (ringworm) vaccinations.
Veterinary Practice in Poughkeepsie, NY | Community Animal Care
Serving Dutchess County & surrounding areas, Community Animal Care is an exceptional veterinary practice in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Serving Dutchess County Community Animal Care is an exceptional vet practice in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Contact Community Animal Care for exceptional veterinary services.






Community Animal Care

269 Titusville Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

After Hours and emergency telehealth services available through Vet Triage.

Serving Poughkeepsie, Pleasant Valley, Lagrange, Billings, Wappingers Falls, Hyde Park, Poughquag, Highland, Kingston, New Paltz, Rhinebeck, Newburgh NY (Hudson Valley) parts of Eastern CT.

Business Hours:

Monday — Thursday
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Now offering Urgent Care Services every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 pm to 9 pm, appointments are recommended but not required.