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VCA North Country Animal Hospital

VCA North Country Animal Hospital

16760 NYS Route 3 | Watertown, NY 13601

Call 315-775-8946
Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Dna Breed Testing
  • Hospice Care
  • Health Certificates
  • In-House Pharmacy
  • Isolation Ward
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Daycare
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Exotic Animal Vet
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam

At VCA North Country Animal Hospital, we help pets live long, healthy and happy lives. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.

Our veterinarians, technicians and other pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medications ensures that all our patients receive the best in preventive and healing care.

VCA North Country is an AAHA-accredited animal hospital serving birds, dogs, cats, pocket pets, exotics, pot-bellied pigs, rabbits and reptiles in Greater Watertown and surrounding areas. We are committed to providing excellence in veterinary medicine to our patients in a safe, fear free environment.

On our site you will find information about our practice philosophy, our services, our dedication to our accreditations, helpful forms to assist you and an extensive Pet Medical Library for you to search for additional information.

Please call us today for more information about our services and to schedule your pet's appointment!

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Dr. David Plante

Dr. David Plante received his DVM degree from Cornell University in 1985.  Following graduation he worked in Syracuse, NY at a private practice and at an emergency clinic.  In 1987, he returned to Watertown to build the VCA North Country Animal Hospital. In 2002, he built the VCA North Country Animal Hospital.

Dr. Plante and his staff provide care to small animals, birds, exotic pets, and wildlife.  He has been involved in several statewide wildlife and conservation issues. He also founded the Fragile Wilderness Symposium, New York State's largest indoor wildlife and conservation exposition. Dr. Plante has been intimately involved in the renovation and revitalization of the Thompson Park Zoo and also has served 4 terms as Chairman. Dr. Plante and associate Dr. Rachel Duffany are currently the primary veterinarians  at the Thompson Park Zoo. 

He lives in Watertown with his wife, Dr. Teresa Dewey and their two daughters. He enjoys whitewater kayaking and wilderness expeditions.  Dr. Plante has led several whitewater canoe expeditions over the past decade across the Canadian Artic.

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