75 Sunrise Hwy, West Islip, NY | Directions 1179540.719044 -73.310464
Mon Open 24 Hours;Tue Open 24 Hours;Wed Open 24 Hours;Thu Open 24 Hours;Fri Open 24 Hours;Sat Open 24 Hours;Sun Open 24 Hours ; Open 7 Days
Neighborhoods: West Hills, Long Island
I have made numerous trips to the VMCL and everytime I have had a great experience. My dog has epilepsy and is treat by Dr. Barone & Dr. William's. They are always available to answer any questions. They always treat our dog right away and we are never left waiting. My dog has also been treated by several other doctor's there, each one is nicer then the last.
Dr. Lang was wonderful and caring. My dog was there for surgery to remove a gland and a mass. They took excellent care of her.
Expensive, yes. Have your credit card handy!
But, I suppose that's the price you pay for specialists who really know their stuff. This place is run better than some of the hospitals for humans that I have seen. It's clean and they are experts in their field.
They are very good with animals. Very clean and modern Facility. They took very good care of my cat and they treated her like one of their own. The wait was not long for a Sunday emergency.
I can not even begin to tell you how Dr. Lang saved my kitten's life. Not only was she patient, undetrstanding, and honest about the situation, but she saved my 3 lb kittens life at the time. She was so dedicated and still is and while she worked to go to school and probably has her own medical loans to pay for, she is about saving lives for her cats and dogs and not about the money making. The office staff are wonderful and I have had to bring my kitten there on several emrgencies in the middle of the night and I also highly recommend Dr. Howe as she is also amazing. It's very clean and they even have a kerrig coffee machine! I live 5 minutes from the selden animal hospital and while they have been helpful at times, the wait is hours and the doctors are not as good!
This facility without a doubt saved my pets life after a traumatic fall in my home. My pet had an underlying medical condition that caused him to become weak and stumble. After being seen by ER and stabilized, he was transferred to Internal Medicine. The facility and its staff are so caring and compassionate and truly understood what I was going through. They were in touch with me every day with progress reports and encouraged me to visit and spend time with my pet. The fees were reasonable for the level of care my pets life. I HIGHLY recommend them for any emergency or veterinary specialty service needed.
I brought my dog here on emergency for severe bleeding. The front desk staff was very courteous and they got me in right away to see Dr. Hillock, the internal medicine specialist. After performing some tests, it was determined that my dog was in need of medication, blood transfusion, and treatment in the hospital which was five star. Dr. Hillock was very knowledgable and provided a realistic approach for my dog. Without the care of the doctors and staff, my dog definitely would have died and I am forever grateful for their care and compassion. The cost for treatment here is not cheap, but you pay for the knowledge and service that is provided.
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Hopefully you will never need the services of a veterinary specialty clinic / 24 hr emergency hospital, but in the event you do, there is only one such place I would recommend, (highly recommend), based on many years of experience -- Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island (VMCLI) in West Islip, NY.
My 1st visit to VMCLI was thru emergency in 2006. Since then I have had to go back on numerous occasions--time and again one of my cats has had a medical crisis outside the scope of regular veterinary medicine: severe asthma, pancreatic cysts, laryngeal mass (very rare cancer, no other feline case studies), nerve sheath tumor (post surgery complications, transferred over to VMCLI), dental disease, nasopharyngeal stenosis, and the list goes on..... And, each time I go to VMCLI and each time I leave, I am so grateful to the Doctors and Technicians for the outstanding medical care and attention they consistently provide. VMCLI has an exceptional team of Specialists/Doctors under one roof: Internal Medicine, Dr. Fondacaro; Oncology, Dr. Brodsky; I could go on for days about the wonderful care, patience and compassion both these Doctors have shown. In addition: Surgery, Dr. Herndon and Dr. Puccio; Internal Medicine, Dr. Hillock; Dentistry, Dr. Carmichael, and the ER Drs. & Interns. The Technicians in Internal Medicine, Oncology, and ER are fantastic as well. I've come to refer to this special group of Doctors and Technicians as the Dream Team.
I also want to mention the non-medical staff. Each visit begins and ends with the front desk/reception area. They are (generally) responsible for first impressions, which are key for any practice. The front desk/reception staff at VMCLI is a wonderful group, always professional, attentive, personable, and understanding. No matter how stressful the nature of the appointment, in addition to the Doctors and Technicians, the front desk staff is also there to provide you with some measure of comfort. It's nice to see the familiar faces throughout all the years I've been a client; I'm grateful to each of them as well.
They're the "Best of the Best".
ps: I have been to a couple of other 24 hr. emergency / specialty hospitals on LI, and suffice it to say (for me) this is the hospital I come back to.
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