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Fairmount Animal Hospital

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Primary Location
4101 W Genesee St
Syracuse, NY 13219
Phone: 315-468-3446
Fax: 315-487-2357

Office Hours

SundayUrgent Care Only
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Wellness Visits

A physical exam is an important part of your pets care. During this exam, the veterinarian will take a close look at your pets history, habits, and nutrition while performing a full body exam. Often, subtle problems can be missed by even the most meticulous pet owners because pets do not always show pain or illness in an obvious way.

Q: How often do we recommend wellness visits for your pet?

A: At Fairmount Animal Hospital we recommend once a year exams for all pets up to the age of 7. Pets over 7 years of age are considered senior pets. For these pets, we recommend a physical exam twice a year (every 6 months). Semi-annual exams give the doctor a better chance to prevent or diagnose any medical issues early.

Q: What should I expect at a wellness visit?

A: During a physical exam your doctor will listen to your pets heart and lungs, check ears, eyes, mouth, and lymph nodes and palpate the abdomen. After the exam, the doctor will discuss your pets lifestyle, age, and breed risks. Healthcare recommendations will then be made.

Q: What are vaccines?

A: Vaccines are injectable substances used to trigger specific protective immune responses against diseases. Vaccines can lessen the severity of or prevent certain diseases altogether. Vaccines stimulate the production of antibodies that identify and destroy disease causing organisms in the body.

Q: Why is it important to vaccinate my pet?

A: Vaccinations protect your pet from highly contagious, potentially deadly diseases and improve your pets overall quality of life. Vaccinations help avoid costly treatments for preventable diseases. Some diseases can be passed not only from animal to animal but also from animal to human, which means vaccinating your pet helps protect you and your family as well. Diseases prevalent in wildlife such as Rabies, Distemper and Leptospirosis can infect unvaccinated pets.

Q: When does my puppy or kitten need to begin vaccinations?

A: To provide optimal protection against disease in the first few months of life, a series of vaccinations are given, usually 3-4 weeks apart. For most puppies and kittens, the final vaccination in the series is administered at about 4 months of age; however, your doctor may alter this schedule based on your pets individual risk factors.

Talk with your veterinarian about your pets lifestyle, including any expected travel to other geographical locations and/or contact with other animals, since these factors impact your pets risk of exposure to certain diseases.

Q: How often will my pet need to be vaccinated?

A: Some vaccinations are good for three years, others are boosted annually. Your veterinarian will determine a vaccination schedule thats appropriate for your pet.

Sick Visits

We understand how concerning it is when your pet is sick, especially because it is hard for them to tell you exactly what is wrong. That is what Fairmount Animal Hospital is here for. What our sick pets cant say in words, theyll demonstrate through physical symptoms, behavior changes and physical exam findings.

If you believe your pet is sick call us right away. Describing to us what is going on with your pet helps us appropriately triage. We will make the appropriate recommendations and schedule your pet to be seen here as soon as possible.

Our in-house laboratory yields results quickly and efficiently. You can go home with any necessary medications from our on-site pharmacy. This one-stop care means better and faster recovery time for your pet.

Q: What are some common signs of illness?

A: Unusual behavior, lack of appetite, decreased activity, vomiting,diarrhea, coughing, hair loss, itchy skin, urinating more or less frequently,stiffness, lameness, difficult getting up, and increased vocalization. If your pet is exhibiting any of these signs, please call for an appointment.


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Have your pet's prescription food shipped right to your door!  


With our PetDesk app you can request appointments, get reminders, and have all of your pet's information in one easy to use app!

Our app holds your vaccination history, appointment history, and lets you know when it's time for that next check up or shot.   

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.


Client Testimonials

"We have being taking our pets to Fairmount Animal Hospital for over 25 years, and needless to say, we are very pleased with their care. Everyone on the entire staff – Dr. Losito and all the other veterinarians as well as the technicians and receptionists – have always been warm, friendly, professional, knowledgeable and caring. Their larger new building is a top notch state-of-the art animal hospital with a comfortable reception area as well. Their expanded staff and extended hours make appointments more accommodating for us, so our pets can receive care when needed.
Everyone at Fairmount Animal Hospital truly loves animals, and they treat our pets as if they were their own. At each of our visits, they take the time to fully examine them pets, explain procedures and offer advice. They also take note of each of our pet’s unique personalities, so they can best treat each of them in the most effective and least upsetting manner.
Most importantly, we’ve been through difficult times as our pets aged. Everyone on the Fairmount Animal Hospital staff was especially understanding, compassionate and comforting.
In short, we love Fairmount Animal Hospital, and gratefully appreciate having them as our veterinarians. We highly recommend Fairmount Animal Hospital. We know your fur babies will definitely receive excellent care there."

- Carol A. / Syracuse

"At first, we weren't sure we'd like Fairmount Animal Hospital. Prior to becoming clients, we'd enjoyed years of personalized attention at a smaller one-vet practice. But when that practice abruptly closed, we were forced to find someone new. Everyone we asked gushed about FHA, noting their expanded hours, compassionate doctors and staff, and focus on continuous improvement of the facility and their offerings. Now we've been taking our fur babies there for several years, and I can say without reservation that FHA lives up to the great reviews. They always find a way to accommodate spur-of-the-moment visits, and it's such a relief that they offer Urgent Care and weekend hours. Bonus: they work well with our pet insurance company, faxing forms to ensure that we are reimbursed as quickly as possible! In sum, Fairmount Animal Hospital treats us with the same care that we lavish on our own four-legged family! We love them."

-Daeya M. / Syracuse

"My experience at Fairmount animal hospital was wonderful! Dr. Logan was very helpful and knowledgeable. The hospital itself is very clean and well maintained. I would highly recommend anyone with pets to check this place out!"

- Chris H. / Syracuse

"Amazing staff. Super friendly. Beautiful vibe, I loved it. The assistant my cat had before the vet came in was very informational and even though my cat was stressed and scared crapless he still cared for her and was very sweet and gentle. The vet was amazing and my baby girl took a liking to her sweet voice giving her assurance everything will be alright. Thank you so much! Very amazing first impression and we have decided to make this location our only location for our furbaby."

- Mella / Syracuse

"My experience at Fairmount animal hospital was wonderful! Dr. Logan was very helpful and knowledgeable. The hospital itself is very clean and well maintained. I would highly recommend anyone with pets to check this place out!"

- Chris / Syracuse

Office Hours

SundayUrgent Care Only
Day Morning Afternoon

Urgent Care Hours

Monday 6:00pm 10:00pm
Tuesday 6:00pm 10:00pm
Wednesday 6:00pm 10:00pm
Thursday 6:00pm 10:00pm
Friday 6:00pm 10:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm 10:00pm
Sunday 10:00am 5:00pm

Meet The Team "Dr. Eileen Fatcheric-Burns joined the Fairmount Animal Hospital team as a veterinarian in 1992. She graduated from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in" Read More



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