Telemedicine is now available at the Animal Hospital of Wappingers Falls! 

To schedule a video appointment, call 297-2727 for instructions and appointment time, then join Dr. Crew at doxy.me/animalhospital.

We will be able to view your pet, and you - and you can see us!  We can talk and discuss any of your concerns.  If you do not have a webcam we can still do a text chat.  We are here to help in new and innovative ways in these challenging times.

An urgent message to our Clients:

These are difficult times. Due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the New York on PAUSE order from Governor Cuomo, we will be suspending our routine procedures until the stay in place order is lifted. We support the Governor in his decision. Rest assured, our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our patients, clients and staff.

As of Monday, March 23, 2020, we are:



We will be available through telecommunication during regular office hours. If your animal companion has a medical issue, please call and we will attempt to manage the problem via phone. If you must come to the Animal Hospital, the following rules are in place:

  •  Call in advance. Be sure someone is available when you arrive.
  • Call once you arrive in the parking lot. A staff member will come out to your car. She will be wearing a facemask and gloves.
  • Stay in your car! Be sure your pet is on leash or in a carrier. The veterinary assistant will gather pertinent information about the problem and then bring the patient into the hospital for the doctor to examine.
  • No one with respiratory symptoms or who has known exposure to the corona virus is allowed in the hospital.
  • We recommend all clients stay outside. No one will be allowed inside the hospital without a facemask.

We are presently using extraordinary sanitizing procedures, including disinfecting counters, doorknobs and equipment, and aerosol disinfectant after each client. Changes will be made as conditions demand. We hope to remain open during this entire crisis.

Keep safe, stay healthy, and thank you for your understanding.

The Doctors and Staff

For over 60 years, we have welcomed and cared for pets throughout Wappingers Falls and beyond. Our veterinary hospital offers a warm, relaxed and inviting atmosphere where cats and dogs can feel safe and secure while also receiving the very best in veterinary care.

If you’re like us, your pet is a member of your family.
We are committed to offering the absolute best and most compassionate care for all of you!

We have a well-stocked on-site pharmacy and now, our online pharmacy and shop is available to you 24/7/365.
Information will be regularly updated, so keep checking back! We welcome your comments and suggestions, so please let us know what you think of our new website and services during your next visit. We appreciate your taking the time to visit our website and hope to see you and your pet(s) soon!

New! Your Pet’s Prescriptions and Food — Delivered Right to Your Front Door !

Did you know you can purchase your pet’s medications and nutrition products in our online store and have them delivered right to your front door?

We’ve partnered with VetsourceTM, the industry-leading Home Delivery pharmacy provider to offer you this convenient service. Our partnership with Vetsource means that we can continue to supply you with quality products sourced directly from the manufacturer and have them shipped right to your front door with no shipping charges.*

AutoShip allows you to schedule regular deliveries of your pet’s medications and food at your convenience. And with RemindMeSM, single doses of your pet’s flea, tick and heartworm meds arrive once a month on the day you need them.

Ordering is easy! Click here to visit our online store

About Us

The Animal Hospital of Wappingers Falls is a full service companion animal hospital. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Our practice was established in the early 1950’s by Dr. Daniel Hannigan. Dr. Crew and Dr. Kneifel became partner/owners in 1984 upon Dr. Hannigan’s retirement.

Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages, and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime. From wellness exams, vaccinations and pet dental care, to more advanced services such as veterinary radiology and surgery, our facility is equipped with the resources and state-of-the-art technology necessary to provide outstanding care for pets of all ages.


American Veterinary Medical Association  |  New York State Veterinary Medical Society
Hudson Valley Veterinary Medical Society

We Love Our Clients & They Love Us!

"This is my vet, and I've been going to them for over 30 years. They are a great group. Wonderful with all of my animals, and I've had quite a few. They have cared for over a dozen of my fur friends, and have never steered us wrong. Very friendly and knowledgeable." – Rich K.

"This animal hospital is incredible. The patients are always well cared for, the staff is professional and kind, and the doctors practice top notch medicine. AHWF feels more like bringing your pet to your family than to the doctors." – Andrew C.

"Only place we will take our pets. Have been clients for over 32 years. I would never trust anyone else to care for our dogs and cats. They always provide accurate and helpful information, and only sell pet care products that they personally research." – Crystal V.

We Love Our Clients & They Love Us!

"The only vets I trust with my 2 pups!"
– Paul B.

"The staff and vets here are always super kind and wonderful with our canine child. They make every effort to accommodate us whenever our dog has an issue." – Eddie L.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Steven T. Crew
Dr. Mark A. Kneifel


John Perkins, L.V.T


Joanne Pendleton
Kristen Wangner


Patricia Toscano
Ellen Laurelli
Dorothy Kellogg


We adhere to the standards of the American Animal Hospital Association. Since 1933, AAHA has set the standards by which companion animal hospitals are judged. These standards apply to the following areas:

  • Medical Records
  • Examination Facilities
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Anesthesiology
  • Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing Care
  • Housekeeping and Maintenance
  • Continuing Education
  • Emergency Services
  • Referral Services

Your Pet’s Prescriptions and Food Delivered Right to Your Front Door!

Did you know you can purchase your pet’s medications, food and nutrition products in our online store and have them delivered right to your front door?

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Hours & Emergencies

Mon | Weds | Thurs | Fri | 8:30am-6pm
Tuesday | 8:30am-8pm
Saturday | 8:30am-2pm
Closed Sundays

Mon | Weds | Thurs | Fri | 9:30am-11am | 2pm- 5pm
Tuesday | 9:30-11am | 2pm-5pm | 6pm-7:30pm
Saturday | 9:30-11:30am

Call 845-471-8242

After 6pm on weekdays and after
hospital hours on Saturday and Sunday,
emergency care is provided by the
Animal Emergency Clinic of the Hudson Valley
84 Patrick Lane, Poughkeepsie.