Chathams Small Animal Hospital

We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care. We treat your pet as we would our own. Our goal is to practice the highest 
quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an
 emphasis on client education. 
 
Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner. Thank you for taking the time to read about our veterinary practice and the services we offer. We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please contact us 
at (518)766-4600 for all your pet health care needs. 

Chathams Small Animal Hospital in North Chatham, NY is a full service companion animal hospital. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. 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. 

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  • 4042 Route 203
  • North Chatham, NY 12132
  • Phone: (518) 766-4600
  • Fax: (518) 766-4601
  • After Hours: Please call our main office line and you will be automatically directed to our emergency service line.
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  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • 24 Hour Emergency Service & Housecall Appointments Available
  • Dr. Jerry Bilinski, Practice Owner

    Dr. Jerry Bilinski is a 1969 Graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and is a member of the College Advisory Board and a member of the Cornell Board of Trustees.  He has written various articles on veterinary medicine and has a strong interest in surgery and reproduction. In his spare time, Dr. Bilinski enjoys raising horses, volunteering for the Humane Society and assisting with the rescue of animals. 

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1969
    Education:
    Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Gonzalo Diaz

    Dr. Diaz finds it very rewarding when he can help animals that are suffering.  Helping the owners to understand any situation regarding the care of their animals is his goal.Dr. Diaz enjoys tennis, soccer, mountain biking and skiing.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2003
    Education:
    Universidad Mayor
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    Dr. Stefani Gagliardi

    Dr. Gagliardi enjoys getting to know her clients and their pets while working to help ensure they lead long, happy, healthy lives. Every day brings new challenges. When she is not working, Dr. Gagliardi enjoys spending time with her dog, Ava & two cats, Skittles & Esteban. She also enjoys spending time outside and horseback riding. 

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2007
    Education:
    VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Barbara Dasch

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
  • Sue Pesano, Equine Medical Coordinator

    Sue has been with CSAH the longest and has established herself as the one who wears many hats!  She strives on meeting each days challenges and is known to rise above and beyond to meet the needs of each and every client and their patient(s). She is an impressive multi-tasker. In her spare time, Sue enjoys traveling, laying in the sun, baking, reading and coordinating fund raisers.


    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1998
  • Casey Rowen, Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Casey is a compassionate care giver and is proud of the team of co-workers surrounding her.  The love and care everyone puts forth on a daily basis to give the patients and their owners the best care possible makes her feel her team is a pleasure to work with.Casey enjoys walking, jogging with her dogs, horseback riding and hanging out with her husband and children.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2004
    Education:
    Ulster County Community College
  • Amy Mitchison, Veterinary Assistant

    Amy wears many hats at CSAH!  She is our main Animal Care Giver and is capeable of multi tasking at a high level.  Her duties include maintaining the kennels, tracking all boarding animals, assiting with surgeries, stocking the equine vehicles, incoming/outgoing deliveries, and this list goes on and on. You never have to ask Amy to get something done - it generally already is! Amy has the love of and for her family, the enjoyment of movies and hanging out with friends to fill her spare time outside of the hospital.  Phew! Maybe she should include a daily nap for all she does!

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2009
  • Alison Montalvo, Reception Supervisor/Veterinary Technician

    Alison moved upstate to Hudson from Long Island and started working with us shortly after.  She realized her love for animals when she was younger but her passion for the field grew stronger after she started working in her first clinic in 2012. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their four legged babies. They currently have 2 dogs - a Pitbull and a Pitbull-St. Bernard mix, a kitten, 2 bearded dragons, 2 leopard geckos, a Russian tortoise and last but not least a chinese water dragon.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Pam Nelson, Receptionist

    Pam joined our clinic as a part time receptionist in the spring of 2012.  She enjoys the fast pace of the office and always greeting clients with a smile.  Pam is happily married with 4 children, 3 dogs and a cockatiel.  Pam is on the board of the Kinderhook Lake Improvement Association and is a member of the Kinderhook Lake Corporation and the Tri-Village Rod & Gun Club.  When time allows, Pam enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, camping and reading.

    Years in Practice:
    Aug 20, 2013
  • Taylor Leggett, Veterinary Technician

    Having grown up in the North Chatham area, Taylor became familiar with the clinic as a client. After graduating from a local college, Taylor decided to turn her love of animals in to a career, which brought her here to us! At home, Taylor divides her time and love amongst her son Grayson, and her "furry children" which include her dog, cats, chickens, and ducks. In her spare time Taylor enjoys going on spontaneous family adventures, hiking, salt water fishing, and harnessing her creative energy through the visual arts. 

    Years in Practice:
    Oct 22, 2014
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    Meghan Splain, Receptionist/Veterinary Technician

    Meghan has lived in this area her whole life. She first started coming to Chathams Small Animal Hospital as a client where her love for animals grew. Meghan is currently in school to become a licensed technician. During her spare time she spends time with her family & has 4 amazing dogs, 8 frisky kitties and 2 beautiful horses. She has been competing in equestrian eventing since she was 6 years old. Her love for horses and animals has helped her follow her future career goals in becoming a licensed veterinary technician.                 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Education:
    Penn Foster
  • Morgan Cockcroft, Veterinary Technician

    Morgan went to school at Ulster County Community College to pursue her degree as a Veterinary Technician. She interned at Chathams Small Animal Hospital prior to working here full time. Morgan has been with our practice full time since the fall of 2015. She loves working in the lab and discussing nutrition with our patients. Morgan loves to spend time with her family and friends and also enjoys being outside and bike riding. She lives with her husband and their 3 dogs, Bandit, Ellie and Penny and 2 cats.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    Ulster County Community College