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194 Riverside Blvd.
New York, NY 10069

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  1. Fill out the form.
  2. We will call you within one business day to confirm.
  3. Show up and receive topnotch care for your pet.

If you need to change your appointment, give us a call at least 24 hours before your scheduled time.

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Do not use the appointment form in case of an emergency. Call or visit us right away.

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For emergencies, please telephone us immediately at 212-210-2188. Appointments are required. Our dedicated team of veterinarians and technicians are here to provide expert care for your pet.


Our address is: 194 Riverside Blvd New York, NY 10069

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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery in pets helps to reduce the recovery time while causing less pain to your pet. Animal Health Center Upper West Side has been on forefront of how this type of procedure is used in veterinary medicine. Scarring and infection risks are lower, shorter stays in the hospital are common and the recovery time is much less than traditional surgery. This type of pet surgery continues to evolve and grow.

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Imaging devices that can give vets and pet surgeons a views inside of a pets body are used in minimally invasive surgery. Using specialized equipment and a screen to monitor incisions and other areas allows the doctors to treat pets. Since the incisions are so small and targeted, it is referred to as minimally invasive.

rger screen and the incisions required for this type of surgery are less than 1 cm wide, hence the name “minimally invasive.”

Some types of minimally invasive surgery Animal Health Center Upper West Side specializes in:

  • Thoracoscopy

    Thoracoscopy is generally focused on the lung and chest cavity area. Biopsy and/or removal of excess fluid is one use. Getting rid of diseased lung tissue to reduce inflammation, infection, and disease is another.

  • Laparoscopy

    Laparoscopy is one type of minimally invasive surgery for pets when there is an increased presence of cysts, adhesions, or or possible infection in certain organs.

  • Arthroscopy

    Arthroscopy is an orthopedic surgical procedure. This type of minimally invasive surgery for pets is typically used to diagnose and treat joint abnormalities, damaged cartilage or tendons, inflamed tissue, bone, or cartilage and other ailments.

  • CRIF and MIPO

    Closed Reduction Internal Fixation (CRIF) and Minimally Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis (MIPO) are typically surgeries that deal with fractures and fixing them in pets. Plates are put in place to help out a weaker bone.



  • Dr. Haroush doesn't only look after your pet as a professional, but he sees your pet as one of his own. With his extensive veterinary knowledge and fully-equipped hospital, he is able to give you peace of mind when it comes to your pet. The Animal Health Center really is the best place to take care of your pet's problems. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Unlike large veterinary hospitals that deal with a myriad of pets hastily, this private practice gives you reassurance that your pet will be taken care of exceptionally on an individual basis.

    –Cynthia Ho
  • When our Labrador Max became seriously ill during non-business hours, our local vet referred us to Bedford Katonah Vet Center.  This was a terrible experience, as they gave us no diagnosis but charged us several thousand dollars.  We took Max home against their advice and searched for a new vet. Thank God we found Dr. Haroush! He took Max immediately and saved him.  Dr. Haroush became our family vet and we tell everyone we know about him.  He is a tremendous Doctor and a great man!

    –Max & the Spencer Family
  • Thank you for your dedication to finding treatment for Atlas.  Your generosity for finding the best plan of care for Atlas’ aggressive and extremely rare cancer helped us get through the last year.  We hope we have many more healthy and happy years to go.  We are so very thankful.

    –Atlas & the Crossling Family
  • I want to again thank you from the bottom of my heart for your patience and compassion and above all you expertise in diagnostic skills and the subsequent surgery you preformed on Ebony.  You may not remember, but Ebony Star suffered for more than half of her life (4 years) before I found your name one day on the internet when I was desperately looking for a veterinarian that could help her.

    –Ebony Star & Lutizia Liubenov
  • Thank you so much again for literally saving my (beloved) Dominic’s life. We were so distraught when we brought his sick nearly lifeless body in. But, through your skill, talent, & expertise, you helped bring him back to health. Dominic is definitely his old self & receiving lots of love. Each member of your staff treated us in the great professionalism & courtesy. And your follow up through phone calls was really excellent.

    –Dominic & Suzanne and Frank and Sclafani
  • Thank you very much for saving Luna’s life. Even with her disability, she is very happy and content.“Luna” loves attacking her toys, and running all over the house with her brother and sister. Luna is great as stalking and surprise attacks on the other cats. Thank you for your knowledge and compassion “for the animals”. I appreciate everything you and your staff has done for me and giving Luna a life she deserves.

    –Luna & Sandra
  • We cannot thank you enough for saving Cayden. He is such a huge part of our lives and couldn’t imagine being without him. You have made it possible for him to be a puppy again and to enjoy his special life with us. It was such a gift to see him be reunited with his brother, Romeo and how happy they’ve been since his return. Again, thank you for taking such wonderful care of Cayden, we couldn’t have asked for more.

    –Cayden & The Burns Family