Sand Creek Animal Hospital

130 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205


We will be closed on Monday May 30th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.  Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Sand Creek Animal Hospital is an established full service hospital, providing digital radiology, laser surgery, dentistry, therapy laser, ultrasound, and a complete diagnostic laboratory.  All companion animals are seen here including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and hamsters.

Our Mission:

To provide the highest quality veterinary medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education.  Our commitment is to provide modern care with old-fashioned concern throughout the life of your pet.  

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Our Veterinarians:

The hospital is owned and managed by Dr. Matthew S. McDaniel and Dr. Anne Marie Carmichael-McDaniel. We graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. 


Dr. David Sonnekalb joined our team in June 2008. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Gina Watzka joined us in June 2014.  She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Dr. McDaniel and Dr. Sonnekalb are both USDA Accredited Veterinarians and can issue International Health Certificates.


 *EMERGENCY*  click here

When the hospital is closed, one of our veterinarians is available to clients by phone until 10:00 pm seven days a week.  By calling the regular phone number (446-9171) your call will be forwarded to them and they will be able to advise you on the best care for your pet until we reopen.  If your pet has an emergency of an urgent nature you should proceed directly to the Capital District Veterinary Referral Center, 222 Troy-Schenectady Rd. (Route 2) (1.2 miles east of the Latham traffic circle), 785-1094.  We feel strongly that the best place for serious emergencies is an emergency hospital.  They are a full service facility that is fully staffed throughout the night and are capable of handling any type of emergency, be it medical or surgical.  When we reopen your pet can be transferred to us for follow-up medical care.