East Greenbush Animal Hospital

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2 Springhurst Drive
East Greenbush, NY 12061

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(518) 477-7400


Email: egahvets@aol.com

  • Hours:
  • Mon, Wed: 7:30am - 7:00pm
  • Tue, Thur, Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed

The professional and courteous staff at East Greenbush Animal Hospital is committed to providing your pet with the very best medical care available. Our extensive list of services demonstrates our dedication to meeting your pet’s needs. But our staff is what makes our practice truly unique. Our knowledgeable staff will treat you and your pet with the compassion, respect, and professionalism you deserve. Whether your pet is a youngster, a senior, or anything in between, our focus is on promoting your pet’s health and longevity. Call today to learn more about our services and how we can help promote better health for your pet.

East Greenbush Animal Hospital Services

  • Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Grooming
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • Microchipping
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

East Greenbush Animal Hospital Staff Profiles

Chris Rocchio, DVM

Dr. Chris Rocchio (pronounced “Rocky-O”) grew up in Bay Shore, New York and graduated from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993.

After graduation, he moved cross-country to Los Angeles, California to complete an internship in Small Animal Surgery and Emergency Medicine at the California Animal Hospital. Dr. Rocchio then moved to northern California, where he managed the Anderson Veterinary Hospital for 6 years.

In the year 2000, he returned to New York and has practiced at the Parkside Veterinary Hospital in Albany and the Animal Health Center in Clifton Park.

Dr. Rocchio and Dr. Debbie Chew started the East Greenbush Animal Hospital in 2000 which is presently a five doctor practice. Dr. Rocchio’s interests include general medicine, canine reproduction and soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.
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Debra Chew, DVM

Dr. Debbie Chew grew up in Los Angeles, California and graduated from the University of California at Davis College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. She then completed an internship in Small Animal Surgery and Emergency Medicine at the California Animal Hospital in Santa Monica, California. Afterward, Dr. Chew moved to a small town in Northern California where she managed the Corning Veterinary Hospital for 6 years.

In the year 2000, she made a new start in upstate New York, practicing originally at the Animal Health Center in Clifton Park and later opening East Greenbush Animal Hospital with her husband, Dr. Rocchio.

Dr. Chew loves her work. In addition to general small animal medicine, her interests include canine reproduction, surgery and rabbit medicine.
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Catherine Etherington, DVM

Dr. Catherine Etherington grew up in Syracuse, NY and Park City, UT. She wanted to become a veterinarian since she was 5 years old.

She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of New Hampshire and then graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2002. Dr. Etherington then returned to the east and worked at Guilderland Animal Hospital in Altamont, NY as an associate veterinarian for 3 years.

She enjoys working at East Greenbush Animal Hospital because the staff is caring and considerate of both people and animals. Her professional interests include feline medicine (especially litter box problems), cancer therapies, and geriatric pets. She lives with a 10 year old German Shepherd mix, and three cats, one of whom has special needs.
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