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Welcome to Compassion Veterinary Center of New Paltz
Your Veterinarian in Highland,NY
Call us at (845) 255-5920

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (845) 255-5920!

Compassionate Care


Here at Compassion Veterinary Center of New Paltz your pets will receive the kind of care that we would give to our own family pets, that is why your pet's health and well being is our number one concern. We are a full service veterinary practice that you can trust to care for your furry, feathered, and scaled family members.

Full Service Facility


We are a full service small animal hospital that offers progressive treatment options for your cats, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, reptiles, birds or other pocket pets.  We provide a wide range of services to assist you in keeping your pets healthy.  Some of the services that you will find here at Compassion Veterinary Center  include; preventative health care, surgery, spay/neuter, dental care, in house pharmacy, cold laser therapy, radiology, boarding, and one of our specialties- special needs grooming and pedicures. Orthopedic and complex surgeries are done in our hospital by Dr. Martin DeAngelis.  Dr. Jan Robinson is available for in house ultrasound.

If you live in Highland/New Paltz or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Karen Bennett and Dr. Les Scherr are licensed NY veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Compassion Veterinary Center of New Paltz 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. Our doctors and techs have 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 and look forward to meeting our Highland veterinarians.

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) 255-5920 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Highland veterinarian 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 Highland pet owners.

At Compassion Veterinary Center of New Paltz, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Karen Bennett
Dr. Les Scherr
Highland Veterinarian | Compassion Veterinary Center of New Paltz | (845) 255-5920

204 Plutarch Road
Highland, NY 12528


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "The vets in this office are very hands on and compassionate, will answer every question you have with detail and authority so that you understand things fully. They also seem to be committed to your pets whole health and so will give recommendations that you wouldn't normally get from other vets."
    Chandra Concepcion
  • "I've been bringing my cat "Monkey" to Compassions since I moved upstate in 2008, they've always provided him with great care, they always have vaccination clinics in the summer to help you get the vaccines at a lower cost, their vets are competent and careful with him, I've never taken him anywhere
    else! ❤❤❤"
    Shana Falana
  • "They take great care of all of my three dogs. Excellent staff and vet."
    Kristen Piersa
  • "A wonderful veterinary office. Caring, compassionate staff and excellent Doctor - Ms Bennett."
    Jean Mumper
  • "I took my chihuahua in for what if thought was a terminal event. After a through exam he was found to have lime's disease and was medicated and is much better. Dr, Bennett and her staff were simply outstanding. What impress me most is a candle in the their lobby which stated that if the candle was lit someone was saying goodbye to a beloved pet and please be respectful. Truly the home of excellent and compassionate care"
    Mal Miller
  • "Wonderful service, very helpful and kind."
    Caroline Rowland
  • "I'm Keeping My Extended Family
    together for longer with Compassion .
    My eldest is Diabetic under Compassion Care .
    Thank You Compassion Veterinary !"
    Brian Tourville

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