We have adopted several elderly and/or special needs dogs over the past 10-15 years and Dr Chris Drabant at Riverdale Animal Hospital has very capably overseen their often complex care. We have found him to be a very knowledgeable and experienced vet with good instincts when diagnosing problems. More importantly, he shows genuine concern for the animals and takes a practical and collaborative approach with us when considering options for care. Unlike some vets, he values our observations, trusts our judgement, and acknowledges that we know our dogs better than he can. He provides information and recommendations but respects our decisions which sometimes must reflect cost considerations. In his absence, we have also worked with Dr Elizabeth who we have found to be a very knowledgeable and committed vet. The vet techs and office staff conduct themselves professionally, and many go out of their way to befriend the dogs and have become trusted advisors in helping us care for them.