East Islip Animal Hospital

Hospice Care

Our hospital staff specializes in hospice care for your pet. Hospice care describes the care of pets that have terminal illness, such as cancer or severe organ failure. Our veterinarians aim to keep suffering and pain to an absolute minimum, and try to maintain your pet's quality of life. This may be accomplished with pain medication (analgesia), holistic care (acupuncture, etc), physical therapy (i.e. swimming, massage, etc), special nutrition, fluid therapy, and even surgery.

Home-based hospice care may be helpful when family members need more time to adjust to the imminent death of their pet. Hospice can be especially helpful in providing children time to understand that the family pet is dying, or giving time for a geograhically-distant family member to visit and provide mutual support to other family members.

Many veterinarians offer house call services to minimize the suffering of your pet during its last days. Our veterinarians can provide counseling about quality of life and euthanasia decisions. Your veterinarian may be able to provide you with a referral to grief counseling services or to pet loss support groups as needed. 
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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

East Islip Animal Hospital is open Monday through Thursday 8AM—8PM; Friday 8AM—6PM, and on Saturday 8AM—3PM (we are closed on Sunday). If your pet has a medical emergency during our hospital’s hours, please telephone us immediately at 631-277-2266. Our experienced team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to help you and your pet.

Our address is:

East Islip Animal Hospital
700 Main Street
Islip, NY 11751

Please click here for directions to our location.

If your pet is experiencing a medical crisis when our hospital is closed, you may take your pet to either of following 24/7/365 veterinary emergency hospitals in our vicinity:

Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island
75 Sunrise Highway
West Islip, NY 11795
631-587-0800
Open 24/7/365
www.vmcli.com

Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury
609-5 Cantiague Rock Road
Westbury NY 11590 
516-420-0000
Open 24/7/365
www.vcaspecialtyvets.com/westbury

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