Albany County Veterinary Hospital

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1506 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203

Driving Directions

(518) 456-6333


  • Hours:
  • Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - Noon
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hrs: CDVRC 785-1094

Albany County Veterinary Hospital is located in Albany, New York, in the town of Guilderland, right across the street from Stuyvesant Plaza. ACVH was founded in 1922 as a mixed large and small animal practice by John J. Wermuth, a Cornell University veterinarian. Dr. Milford Becker purchased the practice in 1952 and made the transition to a primarily companion animal practice in the 1960's, before selling the hospital to Dr. Donald Dries in April 1977. Dr. Dries then "passed the torch" to Dr. Virginia Jarvis in August of 2006. Our friendly, courteous healthcare team seeks to provide the best quality medical, surgical and dental care for the pets of Albany and Schenectady County and the Capital District Area. Our patients include not only dogs and cats, but rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, other small mammals and reptiles. We treat every pet as if it were our own. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice. Find out why ACVH is Albany's Choice for Veterinary Healthcare!

Albany County Veterinary Hospital Services

  • Bathing
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Boarding
  • Cat Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Dog Boarding
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • Internal Medicine
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Reptiles
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Albany County Veterinary Hospital Staff Profiles

Kirsten Tarica, LVT

Kirsten is ACVH's Practice Administrator. She obtained her degree in Veterinary Technology from SUNY Delhi, graduating at the top of her class. Her professional interests include animal behavior, maintaining a standard of excellence in patient care and treatment, and creating a harmonious and productive work environment.In her free time, she enjoys reading and hiking with her family.

She lives in Fort Plain, NY, with her husband, Gabe, and son, Booker. Her furry family members include her geriatric black cat Jet (she's had him since high school!), a bruiser of a grey tabby cat, Gimli, Pushkin, a fluffy black and white feline of dubious origins, Nova, a slightly neurotic Finnish Spitz, and lastly, the protector of the house, a large Great Pyrenees called Wellington. Booker is also the proud caretaker of a beta fish known as Red Fish. Around the house, you can find the pest control team consisting of various chickens, who have a voracious appetite for ticks.
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Cindy Emerson, Kennel Staff

Cindy Emerson has been part of the ACVH team since August 2006. She is especially good at making sure that our boarders and hospitalized patients have a perfect "home away from home" during their stay.

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Paige Johnson, Kennel Staff

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