Progressive Animal Hospital

Welcome to Progressive Animal Hospital, where your pet's health care is our first concern. 

Our Fear Free hospital in Somers, (268 Route 202 at The Somers Towne Center) has been serving Westchester and Putnam County since 2004. 

Progressive Animal Hospital has a team of dedicated and skilled professionals providing our animal friends with expert, highly personalized attention.  Progressive Animal Hospital's total involvement extends not only to your pet, but to the entire family.  The extra caring and meticulous attention to detail reflect our commitment to providing an exceptional standard of quality service.

Our patients include just about every kind of small animal and pocket pet: dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, mice, and rats.

At Progressive Animal Hospital, your pet will receive warm, personal attention and the most advanced veterinary care available today at affordable prices.

In addition to providing  routine veterinary services such as:

    check ups
    dental care
    wellness care

We incorporate holistic therapies into your pet's care when appropriate, including traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. We also can perform genetic testing so potential diseases and chronic conditions can be detected early and prevented or treated.

We encourage you to visit if your pet has a chronic condition, such as hip dysplasia, epilepsy, incontinence, asthma, or allergies, which are best treated with a combination of Western and Eastern therapies.

We offer convenient hours, animal drop-off appointments, house calls and online services, such as scheduling appointments, requesting prescription refills, and viewing your pet's health records. You'll have access to veterinary specialty services, such as veterinary dentistry, ultrasound evaluation, echo cardiology, endoscopy and orthopedic surgery. We invite you to talk to us. You'll discover how Progressive Animal Hospital can contribute to your pet's overall well-being and health.  

Young boy and girl sitting in grass with dog
  • Monday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 5:30
  • Wednesday 8:30 -6:00
  • Friday 8:30 -5:30
  • Saturday 8:30-1:00
  • Summer is every other
  • Andrew Frishman, DVM

    Practice Owner
    Fear Free Certified Veterinarian
    As an advanced biology student in high school and college, Dr. Frishman marveled at the similarities between human and animal cells and anatomy. So when he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Neuroscience from Lehigh University, he decided to become a veterinarian, earning a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Today, he still approaches veterinary medicine from a scientific perspective. He scrutinizes the latest developments in veterinary care, and when he's convinced of their value, he adopts them. As a result, his Progressive Animal Hospital offers the most advanced veterinary diagnostic practices and care available today.

    Because of his interest in holistic health, Dr. Frishman studied how it could be used to enhance veterinary care, particularly when treating chronic conditions. He became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist by attending the Chi Institute, and earned a Certificate of Proficiency in Western Herbs from the Australian College of Phytotherapy. He also is one of the first veterinarians in Westchester-Putnam to offer Pulsed Signal Therapy to treat osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal disorder as well as genetic testing to identify and prevent disease and chronic age-related illness, particularly in breeds predisposed to specific maladies.

    Dr. Frishman says advances in veterinary pharmaceuticals give him more options than ever in curing acute disease, but he believes long-term use of synthetic drugs to treat chronic conditions can have toxic side effects. Therefore, whenever possible, he uses milder, traditional medicines and diet to treat chronic conditions such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, epilepsy, incontinence, asthma, or allergies. He also uses acupuncture and Pulsed Signal Therapy when appropriate.

    Dr. Frishman has a life-long attachment to Westchester. He grew up in Chappaqua, N.Y, and graduated from Horace Greeley High School. He and his family now live in Ridgefield, CT.   Away from the job, Dr. Frishman is a jazz enthusiast and amateur saxophonist, and a windsurfer who hits the beach every chance he gets.
    Lehigh University, University of Tennessee
  • Deborah Frishman

    Office Manager
    Deborah is the Office Manager at Progressive Animal Hospital. She has always loved animals and loves working at Progressive, with such great people.
  • Dina Nathanson

    Client Service Representative
    A great Client Service Representative can make all the difference in the ease of your experience at each visit.  Not just for the Owner but, for the pets too!  
    Dina has been providing excellent client services at Progressive since she began in 2007.  She maintains a professional, cheerful & helpful attitude whenever she is needed throughout the office.  Her favorite part of her job is soliciting kisses from the patients!  Dina has two children, a grandaughter and one dog. In her spare time she enjoys being with her family and friends.
  • Danielle LaVerde

        Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Danielle, our Licenced Veterinary Technician, joined the Progressive family in 2015.  Danielle started working in the veterinary field in 2003 as an assistant.  Shortly after, she realized her kind and nurturing nature would flourish in a nursing program.  After graduating from Mercy College in 2009 with a Bachelors in Science, she obtained her Veterinary Technician license in January 2010.  Working in the veterinary field feels like winning the lotto to Danielle.  Combining her knowledge, skills and compassion, Danielle treats every patient as though they are a member of her own family.  Danielle believes that ALL creatures deserve love.  She is frequently seen trying to save anything from caterpillars to dogs!  Danielle shares her home with her fiance Mike and their two perfectly wild sons, Cole & River.  They have 3 dogs and 3 cats -5 of which are rescues!  Danielle loves her chaotic home.  She finds cat hair and barking endearing and is always on the lookout for the next member of their ever growing family!

  • Catie Corcoran

    Veterinary Assistant
    Although Catie began working at Progressive in 2019, she started working with animals in 2007 as a kennel worker.   Through the years, she learned on the job and worked her way up to the the incredible Veterinary Assistant she is today.  She is well versed with exotics and has 3 ferrets of her own.  Troy, Catie's special needs Pitbull, is the love of her life.  Catie is always ready and willing to assist when help is needed.  She is full of personality each day!  Catie loves working with animals and looks forward to helping all of our clients and their pets! 
  • Brianne Cassidy

    Technician Assistant

    Although Bri joined our team at Progressive in the beginning of 2022, she started her career as a veterinary assistant in 2019.
    Since then, she has enrolled in the Veterinary Technician Program at Penn Foster and is expected to graduate with her degree and license by the end of 2022.
    She has known for a very long time that this was the field for her- even in kindergarten, when asked to make a time capsule, she listed her future career as a vet!
    After losing her soul dog, Hershey, in 2019 she decided she wanted to help others make sure their furry family members were in the best health possible! 
    She loves her job and looks forward to working with all of our patients and clients!
  • Michelle Toth

    Veterinary Assistant
    Michelle joined Progressive Animal Hospital in 2021.  Her experience goes beyond working in an animal hospital.  She is a certified Groomer and an active volunteer for animal rescue groups.  July 2021 she fulfilled her dream of visiting and volunteering at Villalobos Rescue Center in Louisiana, which is the largest Pitbull rescue in the US.  Her dog Mac and cats Simon and Domino are her three furbabies!
  • C. Dillon, D.V.M., Dip. A.C.V.S.- Consulting

    Dr. Christopher J. Dillon is a 1991 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine Texas A&M University. After several years in private practice, Dr. Dillon decided to continue his education and successfully completed a small animal medicine internship and small animal surgery residency at The Animal Medical Center in New York City.

    Since then, he has worked many years both on Long Island and Manhattan, and most recently as Director of Surgery at a referral practice in upstate New York. Over the years Dr. Dillon has developed a strong interest in reconstructive surgery as it relates to trauma and in the treatment of cancer, with other interests in soft tissue and neurosurgery.
  • Brooke, Charley & Shirley Frishman

    Office Mascots