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Welcome to Goshen Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Chester NY
Call us at (845) 469-4277

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (845) 469-4277!

Goshen Animal Hospital

If you live in Goshen, Chester or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Michael Kay is a licensed NY veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Goshen Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Michael Kay has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room while you both look forward to meeting our veterinarian.

Dr. Kay and his staff have been providing quality healthcare to pets in Orange County, NY since 1980.

We strive to develop relationships with both pets and their owners and to offer individualized treatments and wellness programs. Our team of professionals are committed to creating a clean, caring, and safe environment while giving you and your pet personal attention. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care, early detection and treatment of disease, and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during your pet's lifetime.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (845) 469-4277 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our veterinary office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for pet owners.

At Goshen Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Michael Kay
Goshen & Chester Veterinarian | Goshen Animal Hospital | (845) 469-4277

1656 Route 17M
Chester, NY 10918

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Michael R. Kay

    Dr. Kay received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Marine Corps in 1968. He graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University in 1970 with a Bachelors of Science in Forestry and earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1976.

    Dr. Kay established the Goshen Animal hospital in 1980.

    Dr. Kay has a passion for reptiles and wildlife rehabilitation. He often rehabilitates and re-releases opposums brought to him from the local area.

    Dr. Kay is an avid hiker and outdoorsman, often found on the trail with his wife Patricia and their dogs, Marigold and Fudge.

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Read What Our Clients Say

    We have been taking our fur babies (Luka, Bravo and Mr Kitty) to Goshen Animal Hospital since we moved to the area almost ten years ago. Dr Kay and his staff are compassionate and caring. I am always amazed and pleased that we get a call after a procedure or surgery. It means a lot.

    Robyn P. (Facebook)

    Dr Kay's clinical skills are beyond amazing. He has a keen skill to recognize various disease processes and respond to them accordingly. He has even seen our dog on nonoffuce hour days to address our concerns. Best Dr. ever your fur babies will be healthy and happy in his care.

    Ann M. (Facebook)

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9:30 am-12:00 pm

4:30 pm-6:00 pm


9:30 am-12:00 pm

4:30 pm-6:00 pm


9:30 am-12:00 pm

4:30 pm-6:00 pm


Emergencies Only


9:30 am-12:00 pm

4:30 pm-6:00 pm


9:30 am-12:00 pm


Emergencies Only