South Peak Veterinary Hospital
Heart + Paw Partner
South Peak Veterinary Hospital
South Peak Veterinary Hospital is a Heart + Paw Partner Practice, which means that it may have a different look and feel from other Heart + Paw Centers, but it’s backed by the same incredible technology and dedication to high-quality vet care. South Peak Veterinary Hospital is a veterinary facility servicing Saugerties, Woodstock, and the Catskills Mt. area offering compassionate and progressive care for your pets.
We are located at the foot of the Catskill Mountains in Saugerties, NY. We are a full-service veterinary practice dedicated to providing quality veterinary care for your pets.
Our highly trained vet staff is dedicated to providing quality veterinary medical, veterinary surgical, and preventative care for your pets. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership and pet health-related opportunities for our clients.
Veterinary Services in Saugerties, NY
Our veterinary hospital strives to educate our clients on medical care so they can make the most informed decisions. Come to our veterinary facility in the Saugerties area, enjoy the friendly atmosphere, and visit with our experienced veterinary staff who is able to better serve you and your pets. The team at South Peak Veterinary Hospital is equipped to offer complete veterinary care to exotics and pocket pets.
We provide nutritional counseling, medical care, preventive health care, and surgery to a variety of exotic pets, including rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, and ferrets. In some cases, vaccinations are offered as well.
Get year-long care that’s customized to your pet with a Prevention Plan.
Pet Wellness and Preventative Care
New Puppies and Kittens
Geriatric Pet Health
Spay and Neuter
Pet Diagnostic Services
Pet Radiology and Ultrasound
Pet Euthanasia Service
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Dr. Orman “Skip” Leighton
DVM and Medical Director
Dr. Orman Leighton is South Peak Veterinary Hospital’s Medical Director and he specializes in the General Practice of Medicine and Surgery, primarily providing care to dogs and cats, but also some exotics. He has been a veterinarian for 37 years. He earned his B.S. in Zoology from the University of Arizona and his D.V.M. from Araneta University in the Philippines. Dr. Leighton is a member of the AVMA and the New York State Veterinary Medical Society. Dr. Leighton, who grew up in the Saugerties area, has three children – Melissa, Ben, and Avery. He has two cats named Vinny and Aspen.
He enjoys raising bees, growing orchids, road biking, hiking and kayaking. He also enjoys studying the Civil War and traveling to “anywhere” time permitting. Dr. Leighton currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Hudson Valley Animal Emergency Clinic.
A former Eagle Scout, Dr. Leighton is a Vietnam Veteran where he received the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service.
Dr. Marla Ellman
Dr. Marla Ellman has been with South Peak Veterinary Hospital since 2012. She earned her degree in Biology and Philosophy from Bryn Mawr College and her Veterinary Degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Ellman grew up in Philadelphia but is happy to call the Hudson Valley her home. She lives in West Hurley with her family, a Labrador named Aurora and a guinea Pig named Lil Guin.
As a veterinarian she enjoys dermatology, internal medicine, integrative medicine and working with exotic pets.
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Partnering with Heart + Paw
South Peak Veterinary Center partnered with Heart + Paw in 2019.