Airmont Animal Hospital

200-H Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901




Lawrence Ness was born in Brooklyn, New York. From very early on his love of animals was evident by the many pets he had while growing up. He attended Brooklyn College, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and received his Veterinary Degree in 1984. Dr. Ness is licensed to practice Veterinary Medicine in New York and Connecticut.



Dr. Ness opened Airmont Animal Hospital in 1989, to provide compassionate and loving animal care for all pets. Dr. Ness was on the board of the Hudson Valley Humane Society and is currently on the board of the National Foundation for Animal Rescue. He is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Westchester/Rockland Veterinary Medical Association and Veterinary Information Network.


Since its inception seven years ago, Dr. Ness has attended the Ramapo Dog Swim, providing healthy advice as well as medical attention to all its participants. Dr. Ness has also provided many Boy and Girl Scout troops in Suffern with the knowledge necessary to earn their Animal Care badges.

 Dr. Ness has lived in Suffern since 1995 with his wife Cindy, and three daughters, Chelsea, Taylor and Morgan. They are also the parents of Sawyer, a lively black lab, and Reese, an adorable chocolate lab.



This is Sissy and Joe, born to a feral mom but quite happy living the good life in a house. Since 2009, at less than 3 lbs each, until now (at nearly 17 lbs each!) they have come to see Dr Ness and his staff, who keep them healthy (if not always happy).


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