Little Friends Vet is here for you!

As the pandemic crisis wanes, the health and safety of our clients, pets, families, and team continue to be of the utmost importance. We may begin allowing clients into the office with their pets soon. We continue to offer visits for emergencies, illnesses, important immunizations and new puppy or kitten visits, and soon will be offering wellness visits as well. We are adhering to strict sanitizing protocols, including disinfection between visits, contactless pick up and payment and limited visitors into the facility. We ask that you limit your party to no more than two people and please wear a mask when entering our office. If you or any of your family or close contacts has tested positive for coronavirus recently, is in quarantine, or feeling ill, please let us know so that we can reschedule your appointment.

Our community cat spay and neuter program, feline dental services, and other feline surgical services are available. Please call for an appointment. We also now have expanded Telemedicine services for more non-urgent problems. This service is very helpful for folks who are home-bound or wish to limit travel and contact. Please call the office for more information about Telemedicine services.

Remember, parasite prevention is very important for your pets and ticks are very active right now – we have the best, safest, and affordable options for your family and budget. The Lone Star Tick – a very large, aggressive, and dangerous tick – has been found in nearby counties. Protecting your pet and family from these parasites is our goal. Please call us to find out what is best for your pet.

For a consistent supply of your pet’s food, see our link below for free shipping on Purina diets through our Purina Vet Direct program. We also offer delivery of Royal Canin diets through our online platform – contact us for details.

Call us for the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding the health of your pets. Little Friends is committed to offering the very best care in a safe, calm and stress-free environment for pets and people!

Thank you.
Dr. Liane Underwood and the Little Friends Family

Hours are subject to change at this time.

Mon:         9am—5pm
Tue:           9am—6:30pm
Wed-Fri:   9am—5pm


We now offer convenient evening hours on Tuesdays!

We accept cash, credit/debit cards, pre-approved local checks and Care Credit for payment.

Update. . .
Watch: Dr. Liane speaks about novel corona virus.

Little Friends is concerned about the health and safety of everyone! Please watch this short video from Dr. Liane regarding novel corona virus.

Little Friends is concerned about the health and safety of everyone! Please watch this short video from Dr. Liane regarding novel corona virus.

Posted by Little Friends Veterinary Services, PLLC on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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Feline behavior services

  • Declawing cats is now illegal in NY. At Little Friends, we can help with alternatives and guidance on managing scratching behaviors. Dr. Liane is your local feline expert!
  • Special focus on feline behavior issues – we offer behavioral consultations for cats for problems such as inappropriate elimination (not using the litter box) and aggression.
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Advanced Imaging Services

for your pet with digital ultrasound.

Our top of the line digital ultrasound will allow us to check your pet's heart, or check for pregnancy, and much much more!

Panks says HEY!

Remember at Little Friends we offer our Community Spay and Neuter program for cats all the time and there is no need to qualify - it's for everyone!

The program includes a full examination, surgery, pain medication, vaccinations and dewormer!

Cost is just $125 for male cats and $150 for females.

Call today for an appointment! 315-348-6389

Dr. Liane Underwood

Who We Are

I’m a local girl, having spent much of my childhood tromping about in the woods around Old Forge at my Grandparent’s camp. My husband, Pat, is a local boy from Rome. We live on the Moose River here in Lyons Falls in a little cabin we built next to the river – our favorite place! We are experienced whitewater kayakers and paddle the Moose regularly. We love the Northcountry, and enjoy gardening, hiking, snowshoeing, fishing and hunting as well as paddling.

I graduated from veterinary school in 1996 and have lots of experience over the years to make Little Friends the very best choice to care for your pet. I’m experienced in preventative care, internal medicine, behavior medicine, surgery and emergency care for both dogs and cats. I have a special interest in feline medical, surgical, behavioral and dental issues with advanced training in these topics. At Little Friends, we also care for “exotic” pets such as reptiles, small mammals and birds.

What Makes Us Different

We offer the very best care for your pet in a stress-free environment. We have a small, quiet office and take one appointment at a time so you and your pet can focus on your visit, not worry about other animals or people in a crowded waiting area. We have a child-friendly office with a toy table so your children can have a fun visit and you don’t need to worry about what they are up to! We focus on what is best for you and your pet – offering options for all budgets. You will always have the same doctor to care for your pet so we always know what’s going on and we do our best to get to know the families who come to us. We give you the time you and your pet deserve, one-on-one, with knowledge and care in a pleasant environment. We support our community with donations to school and community causes – we love our baseball and softball teams! – and we enjoy taking part in community events. Little Friends is YOUR small-town veterinarian!

Royal Canin prescription diets available

Remember year-round parasite prevention to keep your pet comfortable and your family safe!   Ticks are active in winter and fleas can be present indoors.  Little Friends has safe and effective products for every budget!

Services We Offer

  • Care for pets of all ages – from new pet care to senior pet care.
  • We offer care for cats, dogs, small mammals, birds and reptiles – even fish!
  • Preventative health care including: 
    • Examinations – annual wellness exams or if your pet is not feeling well
    • Vaccinations including Rabies and Distemper for both dogs and cats; Lyme, Leptosporosis and Kennel cough for your dog; and Feline Leukemia for your cat
    • Parasite prevention including flea and tick preventatives for your dog and cat; and heartworm preventatives for your dog
    • Laboratory testing including stool and urine testing, heartworm and Lyme testing, feline leukemia/FIV testing, and all types of blood tests.
  • Care for new pets, like puppies and kittens to provide a life-long plan of health and wellness
  • Care for senior pets with a focus on prevention and treatment of disease common to older pets
  • Diagnosis and management of chronic health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, skin conditions and more.
  • Special focus on feline behavior issues – we offer behavioral consultations for cats for problems such as inappropriate elimination (not using the litter box) and aggression.
  • Training and behavior consultations for dogs and puppies.
  • Grooming services for cats including bathing, brushing, nail trims, sanitary clips and full lion cut clips.
  • End of life care

Surgical Services

We offer surgical services for cats including spaying and neutering, as well as more advanced surgery and all dental services for cats. For dogs, we will prepare him/her for his procedure by ensuring preventative health care and wellness or diagnostic care is current, then refer to local colleagues for surgery.

Emergency Services

For after hours emergencies, the following facilities are available:

  • Veterinary Medical Center of Central New York - www.vmccny.com (315) 446-7933 - available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Center - Baldwinsville - (315) 638-3500 - nights and weekends
  • Waterville Veterinary Clinic - for clients to the south - (315) 841-4021 - nights and weekends
  • Northcountry Animal Hospital - for clients to the north - (315) 785-9505 - nights and weekends

Our current clients may contact us through Facebook Messenger after hours and we will do our best to respond when we are available.

Spay Neuter Now

Dr. Underwood partners with Spay Neuter Now to offer low cost spay and neuter services for dogs and cats for income qualified families. For cats, we offer this service for qualified families right at our office. For dogs, mobile clinics are provided in Lewis and Jefferson at other locations. The application must be submitted to Spay Neuter Now and qualified families will be contacted to schedule their pets. Click on the link for more information and to print or submit the application.

We offer local housecalls to Lyons Falls, Port Leyden, Lowville, C’ville, and Boonville.
If you are out of this area, contact us for availability.

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