Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians of Aqueduct Animal Hospital in Schenectady, NY! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 518-346-3467 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Matthew Pike, DVM
Owner / Veterinarian

Dr. Pike first became interested in veterinary medicine after a veterinarian treated his sick dachshund puppy when he was 16. He started volunteering at the veterinary clinic later that year and eventually worked his way into an assistant position while in college.

After graduating from SUNY Geneseo, he moved to Minneapolis to attend the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2009, Dr. Pike purchased the Aqueduct Animal Hospital from Dr. Rapp. Since purchasing the practice, Dr. Pike has made several upgrades, expanding services to include advanced dentistry, and bringing on a board certified veterinary surgeon, new equipment, diagnostics, and even doggy daycare.

His professional interests include small animal medicine, dentistry, dermatology, soft tissue surgery, behavior, and acupuncture.

Dr. Pike lives in Ballston Spa, with his wife, son, four cats, and a dog. On May 31st, 2013, Dr. and Mrs. Pike welcomed their first daughter, Sophie Quinn. When he’s not at the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family, watching the Yankees and the NFL. He also has been spotted on several golf courses hunting for his ball in the rough and the woods.

Mark Caravaty, DVM
Veterinarian

Dr. Caravaty joined Aqueduct Animal Hospital in April 2015. He is a 1980 graduate of the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. He was a partner at Guilderland Animal Hospital in Altamont, NY for 30 years before moving to Clifton Park.

Dr. Caravaty joined Aqueduct Animal Hospital in April 2015. He is a 1980 graduate of the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. He was a partner at Guilderland Animal Hospital in Altamont, NY for 30 years before moving to Clifton Park. He is a strong proponent of preventive medicine and a compassionate pet advocate. Dr. Caravaty has dedicated his life and career to promoting a healthier lifestyle for people and their pets. His veterinary interests include internal medicine, geriatrics and behavioural medicine.

In his free time, Dr. Caravaty enjoys golfing, sailing, camping, bowling and travelling. He has three children and lives in Clifton Park with Ellen along with their six cats. “Mitzie,” “Penny” and “Charlie” are the Persians, “Murby” the alley cat, “Robie,” a Himalayan and “Toby,” the tuxedo cat.