Dr. Rebecca Kryzak, DVM, CVA – Veterinarian
Dr. Rebecca Kryzak grew up in Kingston, NY on a small “hobby” farm with many pets including a horse, pony, goats, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and geese. Growing up with all those animals, there was no question what she would spend the rest of her life doing. Dr. Kryzak completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Albany and earned her DVM from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She saw the need for for a house call veterinary service in the Capital District and opened Cottonwood Creek Veterinary Services in June 2010. Dr. Kryzak has also completed advanced training in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida. Dr. Kryzak’s specific interests include acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy, geriatric medicine and pain management. She enjoys taking the best of both eastern and western modalities to increase the quality of life for her patients. She also has a strong interest in performance and sports medicine. When not working, Dr. Kryzak enjoys spending time with her husband, three dogs and three cats. She also enjoys hiking, archery, snowmobiling, reading and bee-keeping. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, New York Veterinary Medical Society and the American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.
Cats and Dogs
- Preventative Medicine
- Fecal Exams
- Geriatric Medicine
- Behavioral Consultations
- At-Home Euthanasia
- Herbal Medicine
- Food Therapy
- Sports Medicine
Call (518) 956-0551 to schedule an appointment and for immediate assistance.
Hours of Operation
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What are the benefits of house calls?
Often animals are more comfortable in familiar environments, such as their own home. This allows us to provide veterinary services with low stress handling and minimal restraint. This can help provide a more thorough comprehensive physical exam. House calls are also ideal for animals that do not travel well or multi-pet households. It is also more comfortable for the owners.
What is Integrative Veterinary Medicine?
Integrative Veterinary Medicine refers to the use of Eastern and Western diagnostic and treatment modalities as complements to one another. Dr. Kryzak feels that often where Eastern medicine may be less effective, Western modalities may be strong and vice-versa. Integrative medicine provides your pet with the best of both worlds and many more treatment options.
What if my animal has an emergency?
Unfortunately, the nature of house calls limits what we are able to provide your animal in the event of an emergency. In emergency situations, we always recommend bringing your animal to a local stationary animal hospital. After-hour emergencies are referred to either the Capital District Animal Emergency Clinic in Latham, NY or Kingston Animal Emergency Hospital in Kingston, NY.
What conditions can Acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture excels at treating any pain or inflammatory condition. We recommend acupuncture for geriatric management, chronic arthritis, degenerative joint disease and post-surgical rehabilitation. It is also useful for internal medicine conditions such as allergies, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease and renal failure. Acupuncture also works well for performance enhancement in canine and equine athletes. Cancer patients also benefit from acupuncture for whole body support to complement chemotherapy and alone as palliative treatment.
What is Electroacupuncture?
Electroacupuncture is a procedure Dr. Kryzak often does in conjunction with regular acupuncture methods. The electroacupuncture unit is a TENS unit. The leads are attached to the acupuncture needles in the patient and provide a low-level electrical stimulation across the acupuncture points. This provides a deeper, longer-lasting stimulation. The animals usually enjoy the electroacupuncture sensations.
What is Aquapuncture?
Aquapuncture is the injection of a benign substance such as saline or vitamin B12, into the acupuncture point. The liquid substance then acts as a constant stimulus in the acupuncture point for the next 10-12 hours until the body absorbs it. This provides a longer lasting stimulation of the acupuncture point.