Meet Codie – Needs A Home

This is ‘Codie’. He is a 1-yr old Yorkie-Poo that needs a home. Cody has been neutered, and is up to date on vaccines. We also did a complete shave, to alleviate severe matting.

He has had a stressful time recently, and exhibits some nervousness, which sometimes leads him to be nippy. But he does like people once he has had some time with them. He may not be the best choice for a household with young children, since they can increase his stress level.

He seems to be fine with other animals, but if you have other animals in your home, we would want a ‘meet-and-greet’ to make sure they will get along. And remember, your other animals will need to be up-to-date with vaccines before adopting Codie.



The NYS Dept. of Agriculture and Markets has confirmed that the Aug. 9th death of a horse in Oswego County resulted from Eastern Equine Encephalitis(EEE). This is the first confirmed case of EEE in New York State in 2018. There was no medical record of the horse’s vaccination status, as the owner was supposedly vaccinating his own horses.

Arboviruses for both West Nile Fever and EEE are found throughout NY state. Please take all necessary precautions to protect your animals this season, including keeping them current on vaccinations.

The NYS Dept. of Health issues a weekly surveillance report tracking these arboviruses state-wide. This .pdf report is available HERE.

Job Listing


Valley Veterinary Associates is seeking qualified applicants to fill veterinary assistant/veterinary technician positions. Qualified applicants will have either vet. assistant or vet. tech experience. Hours are flexible, but second and third shift coverage may be required.  Weekend and holiday hours are required, on a rotating basis.  Ideal candidate will be energetic, self-motivated, and a team player. They will also be thoughtful and compassionate, with high ethical standards.

Applications may be picked up/returned to the clinic or submitted via email or Facebook.  An initial, personal interview will be required. That will be followed by a working interview.

A Bear Encounter


This is Guinness.  He suffered injuries in an encounter with a black bear. Guinness may have been attempting to defend his home. Unfortunately, the bear inflicted serious damage by grabbing and shaking the dog’s head. When he arrived at our clinic, Guinness had serious open scalp wounds, damage to his skull, and puncture wounds from the bear’s teeth.  Dr. Davis performed nearly 90 minutes of surgery, but it was still uncertain if Guinness would survive, due to the severity of the injuries. You can view a video HERE

We are happy to announce that, after several days of post-operative care, Guinness has returned home to complete his recovery. His owners report he is doing very well.

2018 Equine Seminar

Horses can suffer from laminitis, a crippling disease. Dr. Stephen O’Grady (DVM) is also a trained farrier, and has developed a unique approach to treating this disease. Dr. O’Grady will be offering a seminar that will be of interest to any horse owner. In addition there will be a separate lab presentation for equine care professionals (veterinarians, farriers, etc.). The evening session is open to the public ($10), but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. More information and reservations, call 607-563-1345