Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center

Joseph Palamara, DVM, DACVS, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Certifications: DACVS
Departments: Surgery


Dr. Joseph Palamara received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with High Honors from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003, completing his clinical year at the University of Minnesota-St. Paul. In his senior year, he received the Hills Veterinary Scholarship for excellence in medicine and surgery. He went on to complete an internship in small animal internal medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center in New York City in 2004. He has volunteered time with the MTA and Orange County Sheriff's Department canine handlers alongside Paul McNamara, DVM, DACVS. Following his internship, Dr. Palamara spent four years as a staff emergency doctor for the Animal Emergency Clinic of the Hudson Valley. During that time, He also performed relief work for a dozen general veterinary practices and emergency facilities in Orange, Ulster, Dutchess and Putnam counties. Prior to joining the staff at Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center in 2012, Dr. Palamara was a staff emergency doctor with Animal Specialty Center and also completed his surgical residency there. Dr. Palamara is a board certified specialist in veterinary surgery.

On his off days, Dr. Palamara works with the Dutchess County SCPA spay/neuter program.


General Practice

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The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

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Emergency Care


24/7/365, if your pet has a medical emergency, you can find us at the following address:

TEL: 914-241-7700

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Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center is a fully-equipped 24/7/365 emergency hospital serving pets and their people in Westchester County and surrounding areas, including Putnam, Dutchess and Fairfield counties. If you suspect your pet is having a medical crisis, our experienced team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to assist you.

Our Emergency and Critical Care units can assist in all of the following situations requiring immediate medical attention: Auto accidents, traumatic injuries (fractures, bites, burns, lacerations, wounds), respiratory emergencies (choking, difficulty breathing), vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty urinating/defecating, shock, loss of consciousness, dizziness, staggering, tremors, seizures, paralysis, toxic reactions, poison ingestion, labor and delivery problems, blood in urine or feces, swollen, hard, painful abdomen, heatstroke.