Our Philosophy

A cat and dog inside text saying Basic Pet Care Animal Hospital. This is the hospital logo.

Veterinarian Dr. Peter Lugten has always believed that a pet is a member of the family.  He established Basic Pet Care Animal Hospital to be a place where pets can receive outstanding healthcare in a gentle, caring environment.

So what sets us apart?

We believe that quality care begins with an appointment of at least 30 minutes and requires a thorough examination.  The next most important step is communication.  We spend sufficient time to discuss all the findings and recommendations.  Dr. Lugten believes in the importance of follow-up phone calls to make sure that the treatment is successful. We place a strong emphasis on preventive medicine and also careful attention to dental health.

We are proud of the modern, well equipped facility and invite you to tour it. We have been accredited as meeting the standards set by the New York State Veterinary Medical Association.