Our Fear Free hospital in Somers, earned Best of Somers for 2020 and 2021. We have been serving Westchester and the surrounding areas since 2004.
Progressive Animal Hospital has a team of dedicated and skilled professionals providing our animal friends with expert, highly personalized attention. Progressive Animal Hospital's total involvement extends not only to the pet, but to the entire family. The extra caring and meticulous attention to detail reflect our commitment to providing an exceptional standard of quality service.
Our patients include just about every kind of small animal and pocket pet: dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, mice, and rats.
In addition to providing routine veterinary services, we incorporate holistic therapies into the pet's care when appropriate, including traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. We also can perform genetic testing so potential diseases and chronic conditions can be detected early and prevented or treated.
We offer convenient hours and animal drop-off appointments. In addition to our online pharmacy, we offer free pet portal services, Veterinary specialty services, su...ch as veterinary dentistry, ultrasound evaluation, echocardiology, endoscopy and orthopedic surgery are available as well.
Andrew Frishman, DVM
Fear Free Certified Veterinarian
As an advanced biology student in high school and college, Dr. Frishman marveled at the similarities between human and animal cells and anatomy. So when he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Neuroscience from Lehigh University, he decided to become a veterinarian, earning a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Today, he still approaches veterinary medicine from a scientific perspective. He scrutinizes the latest developments in veterinary care, and when he's convinced of their value, he adopts them. As a result, his Progressive Animal Hospital offers the most advanced veterinary diagnostic practices and care available today.
Because of his interest in holistic health, Dr. Frishman studied how it could be used to enhance veterinary care, particularly when treating chronic conditions. He became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist by attending the Chi Institute, and earned a Certificate of Proficiency in Western Herbs from the Australian College of Phytotherapy. He also is one of the first veterinarians in Westchester-Putnam to offer Pulsed Signal Therapy to treat osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal disorder as well as genetic testing to identify and prevent disease and chronic age-related illness, particularly in breeds predisposed to specific maladies.
Dr. Frishman says advances in veterinary pharmaceuticals give him more options than ever in curing acute disease, but he believes long-term use of synthetic drugs to treat chronic conditions can have toxic side effects. Therefore, whenever possible, he uses milder, traditional medicines and diet to treat chronic conditions such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, epilepsy, incontinence, asthma, or allergies. He also uses acupuncture and Pulsed Signal Therapy when appropriate.