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.

Doctor Amaral in Uniform

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!

“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.”


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.
  • End of life care

Surgical Services:

We offer routine surgical services for cats including spaying and neutering. For dogs, we offer spay and neuter services through mobile clinics only – contact us for more information. Emergency surgical services for both dogs and cats available on a case-by-case basis. We are hoping to add a dental unit soon to offer quality, affordable dental services for dogs and cats.

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. These services are through a mobile clinic, usually offered several times a month at Little Friends or other locations in Lewis and Jefferson counties. Cats can be scheduled right at Little Friends every week. Click on the link for more information, clinic schedule and to print or submit the application. Contact us if you have any questions.

     CLICK HERE     


cute cat

Get in Touch!