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Pound Ridge Veterinary Center

Pound Ridge Veterinary Center

35 Westchester Ave | Pound Ridge, NY 10576

Call 914-861-5989
Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Wellness Care
  • Advanced Diagnostics
  • Small Mammals
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Reptile Vet
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

Welcome to Pound Ridge Veterinary Center!

Pound Ridge Veterinary Center cares for dogs, cats and small mammals with full-service and comprehensive veterinary medicine. Home to a modern, fully-equipped facility on the New York and Connecticut border, our doctors and staff serve pets and their families from New Canaan, Stamford, Ridgefield, Lewisboro, and more.

Pound Ridge Veterinary Center is an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and has been since 1979. We’re proud to serve our clients and their pets with the absolute best veterinary care, as less than 15% off veterinary facilities in the country are AAHA approved.

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Pound Ridge Veterinary Center cares for dogs, cats and small mammals with full-service and comprehensive veterinary medicine. Pound Ridge Veterinary Center cares for dogs, cats and small mammals with full-service and comprehensive veterinary medicine.
Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the technology and resources to provide the highest quality veterinary care for your special pets Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the technology and resources to provide the highest quality veterinary care for your special pets
This patient is on his best behavior for an x-ray. Pound Ridge Veterinary Center is equipped with digital radiography, allowing our veterinarians to extract clear and precise images from each x-ray. This patient is on his best behavior for an x-ray. Pound Ridge Veterinary Center is equipped with digital radiography, allowing our veterinarians to extract clear and precise images from each x-ray.
Pound Ridge Veterinary Center has a fully stocked in-house pharmacy. Pound Ridge Veterinary Center has a fully stocked in-house pharmacy.
This happy patient is visiting Dr. Laurel Kaddatz for an annual wellness visit This happy patient is visiting Dr. Laurel Kaddatz for an annual wellness visit
Dr. Laurel Kaddatz carefully examines a patient from nose to tail with the help of a veterinary technician. Dr. Laurel Kaddatz carefully examines a patient from nose to tail with the help of a veterinary technician.
This patient was so behaved during his wellness visit! Here, Dr. Laurel Kaddatz rewards him with a treat for a job well done. This patient was so behaved during his wellness visit! Here, Dr. Laurel Kaddatz rewards him with a treat for a job well done.
This patient is so happy to come visit his friends at Pound Ridge Veterinary Center! This patient is so happy to come visit his friends at Pound Ridge Veterinary Center!
Dr. Kaddatz performs an ultrasound to get a better view of a patient’s abdominal region and vital organs. Dr. Kaddatz performs an ultrasound to get a better view of a patient’s abdominal region and vital organs.
Does your pet have ‘doggy breath’? If so, it’s time for a professional dental exam and cleaning! Does your pet have ‘doggy breath’? If so, it’s time for a professional dental exam and cleaning!
Dr. Kaddatz uses a stethoscope to listen to a patient’s heart and lungs. Dr. Kaddatz uses a stethoscope to listen to a patient’s heart and lungs.
Healthy eyes are clear, white, and bright! Here, Dr. Kaddatz uses an ophthalmoscope to ensure exceptional eye health. Healthy eyes are clear, white, and bright! Here, Dr. Kaddatz uses an ophthalmoscope to ensure exceptional eye health.
Dental disease is one of most common, harmful, and overlooked conditions we see in pets, but it’s entirely preventable. Dental disease is one of most common, harmful, and overlooked conditions we see in pets, but it’s entirely preventable.
Each wellness exam includes an assessment of pulmonary health to protect against irregularities such as heart murmur, which may indicate heart disease. Each wellness exam includes an assessment of pulmonary health to protect against irregularities such as heart murmur, which may indicate heart disease.
Dr. Lori Wilfling uses a stethoscope to listen to the heart and lungs. Dr. Lori Wilfling uses a stethoscope to listen to the heart and lungs.
Dr. Lori Wilfling checks for signs of ear infection. Common signs of an ear infection include scratching and rubbing at the ears, head shaking, and odor. Dr. Lori Wilfling checks for signs of ear infection. Common signs of an ear infection include scratching and rubbing at the ears, head shaking, and odor.
Dr. Lori Wilfling checks a dog’s paws and nails before a nail trim. Dr. Lori Wilfling checks a dog’s paws and nails before a nail trim.
Dr. Kaddatz snuggles up with a feline friend during a wellness visit. Dr. Kaddatz snuggles up with a feline friend during a wellness visit.
Pound Ridge Veterinary Center offers comprehensive dental care, including exams, cleanings, and surgical extractions. Pound Ridge Veterinary Center offers comprehensive dental care, including exams, cleanings, and surgical extractions.
Our clinical team takes extra steps to keep feline patients comfortable and stress-free while at Pound Ridge Veterinary Center. Our clinical team takes extra steps to keep feline patients comfortable and stress-free while at Pound Ridge Veterinary Center.
This beautiful Siamese patient is visiting us for routine vaccinations. This beautiful Siamese patient is visiting us for routine vaccinations.
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Laurel Kaddatz, DVM & Co-Owner
Laurel Kaddatz, DVM & Co-Owner

Dr. Kaddatz was born and raised on a dairy farm in central Minnesota, earned his DVM from the University of Minnesota, and completed an internship at Cornell University. He was a senior partner for 25 years practicing in Rochester, New York. He became Hospital Director at Pound Ridge Veterinary Center in 2003. Dr. Kaddatz has been named a Westchester County’s topVets multiple times.

Active at many levels in organized veterinary medicine, Dr. Kaddatz served as president of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society in 2000 and was the recipient of their Veterinarian of the Year award in 2002 and Distinguished Service Award in 2015. He chaired the American Veterinary Medical Association (A.V.M.A.) Council on Veterinary Service, co-chaired the AVMA Governance Performance Review Committee, and was the alternate New York state delegate to their House of Delegates. As a member of A.V.M.A.’s Committee on International Affairs, he represents the AVMA at the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (W.S.A.V.A.) Assembly. He also holds the position of Treasurer for W.S.A.V.A. Foundation.

Committed to continuing education, Dr. Kaddatz is a past president and a member of the board of directors and Treasurer of the North American Veterinary Community. Their meeting, N.A.V.C., is held in Orlando in January and is the largest veterinary CE meeting in the world.

Dr. Kaddatz has a special interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. An avid golfer, he will golf anywhere, anytime. He and his wife, Jackie, like to spend their spare time golfing, reading, road biking, and enjoying the company of their pets, Tyler (Brussels Griffon) and cats Trixie and Juli.

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Renee Bayha, DVM
Renee Bayha, DVM

Dr. Renee Bayha was raised in Mahopac, NY on a beef cattle farm, and her earliest memories are loving and caring for both large and small animals. From Lakeland High School, Dr. Bayha went on to earn her BS and DVM degrees from Cornell University. She completed a large animal (equine) internship at the University of Pennsylvania before joining Pound Ridge Veterinary Center. She has enjoyed a rewarding career here since 1988, and was voted one of Westchester County’s topVets in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Cornell has remained a beacon of inspiration for her since her undergraduate days. She has co-chaired both the Development and Advisory Boards for the College of Veterinary Medicine and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Cornell University Council and on the President’s Council for Cornell Women.

Always active in our community, Dr. Bayha has volunteered her veterinary skills to care for the 25 grey and red wolves at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York, since 2001. She is also an active member of the Pound Ridge Community Church serving on various committees.

Dr. Bayha lives in South Salem with her husband, Tom Gossett and their two children, Billy and Elizabeth. The Gossett family shares their home with two dogs, Henry and Dottie, and a cat named Peter George. Dr. Bayha and Henry, a talented black Labrador Retriever, have competed in A.K.C. Hunt Tests; they have earned the highest title of Master Hunter and in 2015 qualified and competed at the Master National in South Carolina.

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Christine Wilson, DVM
Christine Wilson, DVM

Dr. Christine Wilson was born and raised in the Bronx. She attended The Bronx High School of Science and received her undergraduate and veterinary degrees from Cornell University. She spent many summers working at the Bronx Zoo and completed an externship there in her final year at Cornell.

She practiced on Long Island before moving to South Salem, where she joined Pound Ridge Veterinary Center. Dr. Wilson has special interests in internal medicine and cardiology. She also plans to pursue her interests in acupuncture and alternative medicine in the near future.

Dr. Wilson has been volunteering at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem since its inception and has watched it grow into a wonderful full-service facility. She is in the process of joining Cornell C.A.A.A.N., where she will be conducting informational sessions for prospective students.

Dr. Wilson lives with her husband, two children, and Hugo, their mischievous mixed-breed rescue. She loves spending time outdoors with her family, camping, hiking, swimming, and, of course, chasing Hugo!

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Lori Wilfling, BVETMED
Lori Wilfling, BVETMED

Dr. Lori Wilfling grew up in the Hudson Valley, where little critters shaped her future. After completing her undergraduate studies at Cornell University, she earned her veterinary degree from the Royal Veterinary College in England in 2004. After London, Dr. Wilfling returned home to practice in Rhinebeck and Connecticut. She has special interests in ophthalmology and dentistry.

At home, Dr. Wilfling has a handsome senior cat, Chas. He is trained to sit, stand, and beg! Dr. Wilfling is an avid hockey fan and roots for the New York Rangers. She also enjoys ballroom dancing and spending quality time with her husband and twins.

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Deborah Rusciano, Practice Manager
Deborah Rusciano, Practice Manager

Deborah Rusciano was born and raised in Dobbs Ferry, NY. She graduated from Dobbs Ferry High School and went on to study at Berkeley Business School where she graduated from the Executive Secretarial Course of Study. Deborah worked for an Executive Vice President at The Bank of New York as an Executive Secretary for several years before switching careers and becoming a Legal Administrative Assistant for an Intellectual Property Law Attorney. Deborah worked in the legal field for 13 years before giving up full-time work to raise her three children, Christie, William, and Charles.

Deborah was a client of Pound Ridge Veterinary Center since before current Hospital Director, Dr. Laurel Kaddatz, took over. She is a true animal lover and had always wished to work at Pound Ridge one day. Her wish came true when she joined the practice as a receptionist in February 2014. She quickly worked her way up to Practice Manager.

Deborah moved to South Salem, NY in 1993 and has been a resident ever since. Her youngest son, Charles, is now a senior in high school. She also shares her home with two cats, Misty and Tiger, and three dogs, Sake, Ruby, and Spirit. She taught C.C.D for many years from grade 3 through 8. Her passion continues to be baking and Christmas time is her busiest season for baking and plating cookies, candies, and various homemade goodies

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Dr. Hillary Schilke, Co-Owner & Medical Director
Dr. Hillary Schilke, Co-Owner & Medical Director

Dr. Hillary Schilke grew up in South Salem, New York, and Pound Ridge Veterinary Center was her family’s veterinarian when she was a child. She worked at Pound Ridge Vet as a veterinary assistant from 2000-2005 before becoming a veterinarian. Pound Ridge Veterinary Center is happy to welcome back Dr. Schilke as our new medical director and co-owner.

Dr. Schilke cannot think of a better way to spend her days than in the company of dogs and cats, especially when that means providing health and healing. She attended many schools around the globe while earning her degree in veterinary medicine. Dr. Schilke’s pre-veterinary course was attained at Fairfield University in Connecticut. The tropical region of Grenada, West Indies, was her home as she completed her first three years of veterinary school from 2000-2003 at St. George’s University. Dr. Schilke completed her final year of clinical rotations at the University of Minnesota. Since her graduation as a DVM, she has practiced veterinary medicine at several facilities in the United States prior to returning to Pound Ridge Veterinary Center.

Veterinary ophthalmology is an area of special interest for Dr. Schilke. In addition to attending several veterinary ophthalmology conferences, Dr. Schilke has worked with leading ophthalmologists across the country to expand her skill-set and is a published author in the Veterinary Ophthalmology Journal.

A lover of water sports, Dr. Schilke enjoys spending her free time paddle boarding, scuba diving, and boating, and has paddle boarded around Manhattan a few times to raise money for Autism and the environment. At home, Dr. Schilke’s colorful collection of furry children includes a Pothound named Callaloo (who was rescued from the West Indies), a French Bulldog named Jadot, a Belgian Malinois named Brugge, a black cat named Spoon, a grey kitty named Brixton Guillermo, and a rabbit named Joni Stubs.

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