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2 Rocking Horse Lane, Slingerlands, NY 12159

Dr. Ed Becker

Ed Becker DVM is the founder and veterinarian emeritus of The Animal Hospital. He graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine with honors, and then spent his first year of practice in Africa working in a free clinic in Marrakesh. After returning to the States, he joined a small animal practice in Elmira, New York for a year before designing and building The Animal Hospital. Ed has always had a deep respect for all animals, and an especially strong commitment to wildlife. Therefore, since opening the practice, he has treated countless sick and injured wildlife free of charge. The expertise developed in wildlife rehabilitation and treatment allowed him the opportunity to be asked to become the consulting veterinarian for the New York State DEC Endangered Species Unit. He held this position for over 25 years. During this time, we have successfully treated and released many endangered species, including Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, and literally thousands of other furry and feathered patients. His primary focus, though, has always been treating and healing those animals that have a special bond with you, our clients. Ed spends his leisure time rebuilding his 170 year old lake home. He shares his life with a rescued terrier mixed breed, Daisy, who was abandoned. Ed was honored by being nominated and elected to the Cornell University Council and was recently elected to the board of directors of the Lake George Land Conservancy. He is also vice president of the Antique and Classic Boat Society Adirondack Chapter. Dr Ed can be reached anytime at