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South Peak Veterinary Hospital



Monday             9am – 5pm
Tuesday             9am – 5pm
Wednesday      9am – 5pm
Thursday           9am – 5pm
Friday                 9am – 5pm
Saturday            9am – 3pm
Sunday              Closed

South Peak Veterinary Hospital Veterinarian and Animal Hospital in Saugerties, NY

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 with a veterinarian and team that serves the Saugerties, Woodstock, and Catskills Mt. areas, 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

  • Pet Surgeries

    Spay and Neuter
    Soft Tissue

  • Pet Diagnostic Services

  • Acupuncture

  • Laser Therapy

  • Pet Radiology and Ultrasound

  • Pet Euthanasia Service

  • Pet Pharmacy

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Dr. Jeanette Maucher

Dr. Jeanette L. Maucher Partner Doctor, DVM

Dr. Jeanette Maucher grew up in the Hudson Valley and received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Binghamton University in 2003. She spent several years working in veterinary hospitals before attending Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2011 with her doctorate degree.

Her veterinary interests are surgery and dentistry, preventative and senior care, pain management, and she has a particular fondness for felines and the unique challenges they can present. Dr. Maucher practices low-stress handling and continually pursues the most current information on best practices for the wellness of our kitty companions, following the adage "learn better, do better."

She is fortunate to have 3 mesmerizing feline companions agree to share her home – Lucretia (Borgia) Panthyr, Radagast Jaskier, and Tauriel Merigold – along with one corn snake houseguest, Mia. When she isn’t performing the role of veterinarian, she plays violin and a little guitar, writes, bakes, and gardens, and occasionally flies her geek flag at renaissance festivals and various cons. (Ask her about her cat names!) Having lived and practiced in New York, Pennsylvania, Iowa, and most recently Nebraska, she is pleased to return "home" and start the next adventure with the excellent people at Heart + Paw’s Family Partner, South Peak Veterinary Hospital.

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Dr. Marla Ellman VMD

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.

She grew up in Philadelphia but is happy to call the Hudson Valley her home. She lives in the area with her family and a rescued Labrador named Aurora. Professionally, she enjoys internal medicine and integrative care. In Early 2022, she became a certified veterinary acupuncturist through Chi University.

Reviews for South Peak Veterinary Center

Jennifer Engelin
Jennifer Engelin
23:51 30 Dec 22
My family has been with Southpeak since 1979. It has not been the same since Dr. Leighton passed away. They have... greatly increased their prices and when I pushed back on my latest bill I was told there’s clinics that are cheaper. I said I want my animals taken care of and have a regular vet and I was told that’s the price. I said Dr. Leighton would not have ever given me a bill like that. I was told he was old-school and that’s not how it’s done anymore. I will not be shamed because I want quality care for a reasonable price. Be prepared to be charged the higher end of the estimates and then having them finding other ways to add in other services. I have found a new vet to take care of my more
Christina Adams
Christina Adams
00:44 14 Aug 22
They have always taken amazing care of my fur babies. The staff are very kind and compassionate. The doctors are... amazing, especially Dr more
Melinda McKnight
Melinda McKnight
12:53 27 Jul 22
We had a pre-surgery consult for our pet. The surgery was scheduled two weeks from the visit. While at the appointment,... the vet suggested moving the surgery up to the following week. We agreed. As business owners, we cleared our calendar which is never easy or simple. The surgery was scheduled for 8:30am. At 4:45pm the night before - 16 hours before the appointment, they called to cancel. Their policy is, if we canceled the appointment less than 24 hours in advance, we would owe them $100.00. They refuse to pay us for canceling on such short notice. Yet they canceled and upended our life then they wanted to move the surgery to the end of August. This practice misdiagnosed my pet years ago and I was resigned to her living a life in pain. Another vet correctly diagnosed my girl and now she lives a happy, painfree life. I am so happy we changed from South Peak. They treat you and your pet like a number with no care about what their impact is on you and your life. Service is a slogan without more
Krista Barringer
Krista Barringer
23:04 09 Jun 22
I stopped going over a decade ago. The new doctors are wonderful. Gentle guidance in very difficult times.
Kimberly murphy
Kimberly murphy
17:37 28 Apr 22
They are absolutely amazing with my German Shepherd puppy who will be a year old next month. They gave me any and all... information I needed answered any questions I had with no problems made sure I fully understand everything let me know the best options for my dog and my situation they let me bring in my cat that I had just recently got back gave her her vaccines gave her updated everything super friendly the women at the front desk are super friendly they treat my dog just like it was one of their own personal animals so friendly with her patient kind everything I would ask for from a vet is 100% what Southpeak delivered I love using them and I love that they love my animals the way that they do!!!!!read more
Tori Craven
Tori Craven
14:48 05 Apr 22
Very good place great job with animals
19:59 17 Mar 22
I took my cats here for 6 years until the eldest just died, and could not be happier with the level of care this clinic... provides. I've seen both Dr. Ellman and Dr. Winkler and love them both. I've found the highest level of professional expertise and compassionate caring from both them and their staff, most especially so when all options for treating a sick cat had been exhausted and it was time to end their suffering. The clinic is clean, well maintained and well-run. Very highly recommended veterinary more
Maxwell Levin
Maxwell Levin
20:38 31 Dec 21
Everyone here was very professional. Dr Ellman was knowledgeable and informative. We would definitely bring our cat... to them more
John Barylski
John Barylski
02:27 12 Oct 21
Been here twice and both times got me in and out. As well my cat is not the easiest to deal with and they do great.
georgia mae
georgia mae
02:55 06 Sep 21
Great very friendly
Jamison Wallace
Jamison Wallace
10:54 10 Aug 21
Wonderful veterinsrians
Joshua Meldrum
Joshua Meldrum
22:56 15 Jun 21
I wouldn't have my dogs cared for by anyone else.Outstanding staff!
Mercedes Williams
Mercedes Williams
18:42 10 Mar 21
Inhumane businessMy husband and I are from out of town and got lost walking. This vet hospital was the only thing we... had seen for miles and we were tired and thirsty. I simply asked the two receptionist for a cup of water and no one would help us. I was wearing a mask and polite. If they couldn’t even give a cup of water to two stranded hikers how do you think they’ll treat your more
Yuri Crolla
Yuri Crolla
18:35 10 Mar 21
Inhumane businessMy wife and I are from out of town and got lost walking. This vet hospital is the only thing we had... seen for miles. I simply asked the two receptionist for a cup of water and no one would help us. I was wearing a mask and polite. If they couldn’t even give a cup of water to two stranded hikers how do you think they’ll treat your more
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South Peak Veterinary Center partnered with Heart + Paw in 2019.