Irondequoit Animal Hospital has been part of the Irondequoit community for two generations, since 1971. The full service small animal veterinary hospital specializes in providing wellness, diagnostics, management of illness and soft tissue, orthopedic and oral surgery, and boarding.
Behind the scenes and the exam rooms is a fully-equipped facility similar to a human hospital. X-ray, autoclave, high speed dental unites, oral digital radiography, anesthetic machines and monitoring equipment, and lab equipment aid in the diagnosis and treatment of family pets. Resident cat and greeter, Mittens, oversees all staff work when he isn't inspecting the water flow of the hospital's faucets.
Dr. Kathryn O'Neill, DVM, a native of Texas, joined the practice in 1992 and has been the director of IAH since 2003. Her professional interests include dentistry, surgery and dermatology, but her experience stretches back to rehabilitating and releasing baby squirrels, opossums, and birds as a teen. She now also enjoys building landscape ponds, and herself has a 5,000-gallon Koi pond. Being a veterinarian in Irondequoit has brought the opportunity to meet people where she lives, says Dr. O'Neill.
“I love seeing clients that I have been serving for many years," Dr. O'Neill says. “The staff and I are truly honored that people trust us, especially when we treat puppies and kittens their whole lives, and then sharing in the joy when those clients welcome yet another pet into their home."
Irondequoit Animal Hospital is a supporter of Irondequoit and Rochester events and efforts, including fundraising for Rochester Hope for Pets, a nonprofit that awards monies to people of limited means to pay for sick pet treatment; support of Rochester Animal Services' “Fast and Furious" event and volunteering spay and neuter services; supporter of Pitty Love and Pet Pride of NY; sponsor of Zoo Brew and a volunteer at Zoo Boo; and supports Sunset House by sponsoring the 5K and volunteering for fall yard clean up.