Top veterinary clinics in the Capital Region

Best of the Capital Region

April 11, 2022Updated: May 23, 2022 12:55 pm

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Our furry family members deserve the best care. Since 2007, we’ve asked readers to nominate and vote for their favorite veterinary clinics as part of the annual Best of the Capital Region contest. Here’s a look at the winners in the annual contest, starting with the 2021 winners.

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BEST OF THE CAPITAL REGION

The Village Animal Clinic

2022: First place

dr Michael McCarthy, left, owner of The Village Animal Clinic, checks over a dog with the help of Joseph Pierle, office manager at the clinic, on Thursday, March 31, 2022, in Voorheesville, NY

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Best veterinary clinic: 1st place in 2022, 2021, 2019, 2018 and 2016; second place in 2014; runner up in 2020.

Address: 70 School Road, Voorheesville

phone: 518-765-0111

site: thevillageanimalclinic.com

BEST OF THE CAPITAL REGION

4 Paws Veterinary Care

2022: Second place

Best veterinary clinic: 2nd place in 2022 and 2020; runner up in 2021

Address: 250 W. Sand Lake Road, Wynantskill

phone: 518-300-4279

site: 4pawsanimal.com

BEST OF THE CAPITAL REGION

Sand Creek Animal Hospital

2022: Third place

The Sand Creek Animal Hospital in it's new location on Wolf Road in Colonie, NY Thursday Sept. 20, 2012. (Michael P. Farrell/Times Union)

The Sand Creek Animal Hospital on Wolf Road in Colonie.

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Best veterinary clinic: First place in 2020; second place in 2021; third place in 2022; runner up in 2016

Address: 130 Wolf Road, Colony

phone: 518-446-9171

site: sandcreekanimalhospital.com

BEST OF THE CAPITAL REGION

East Greenbush Animal Hospital

2022: Runner up

Best veterinary clinic: Third places in 2015, 2014 and 2007; runner up in 2022

Address: 2 Springhurst Drive S, East Greenbush

phone: 518-477-7400

site: egahvets.com

BEST OF THE CAPITAL REGION

Bloominggrove Veterinary Hospital

2022: Runner up

Best veterinary clinic: 2nd place in 2019; runner-up in 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2017

Address: 498 N Greenbush Road, Rensselaer

phone: 518-283-2700

site: bloomingrove.vetstreet.com

BEST OF THE CAPITAL REGION

Boght Veterinary Clinic

Best veterinary clinic: 2nd place in 2018, 2015, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007; third place in 2017, 2016 and 2013; runner up in 2021

Address: 1165 New Loudon Road, Latham

phone: 518-785-0718

site: boghtvetclinic.com

BEST OF THE CAPITAL REGION

Burnt Hills Veterinary Hospital

Best veterinary clinic: 3rd place in 2020, 2019, 2012, 2011 and 2010; runner-up in 2018, 2016 and 2015

Address: 145 Goode St., Burnt Hills

phone: 518-399-5213

site: burnthillsvethosp.com

BEST OF THE CAPITAL REGION

Central Veterinary Hospital

Best veterinary clinic: Runner up in 2019

Address: 388 Central Ave., Albany

phone: 518-434-2115

site: centralvetalbany.com

BEST OF THE CAPITAL REGION

Companion Animal Medical Center

Best veterinary clinic: Runner up in 2019

Address: 2696 Hamburg St., Schenectady

phone: 518-213-5633

site: camcvet.com

BEST OF THE CAPITAL REGION

Latham Animal Hospital

Best veterinary clinic: 2nd place in 2017, 2013, 2012 and 2011; third place in 2018 and 2008

Address: 326 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham

phone: 518-785-1481

site: lathamvet.net

BEST OF THE CAPITAL REGION

Shaker Veterinary Hospital

Best veterinary clinic: First places in 2017, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007; second place in 2016; runner up in 2018

Address: 223 Maxwell Road, Latham

phone: 518-485-9669

site: vcahospitals.com/shaker

Erica Smith is the managing editor for digital at the Times Union. She has worked in local news media for more than 20 years, and joined the Times Union in March 2020 (just as COVID-19 shutdowns began) after working in print and digital media in Virginia, Missouri, Indiana and Washington. Erica’s also vice chair of the Local Media Foundation and collects typewriters.