Nassau-Suffolk Animal Hospital

Lynda Loudon, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Lynda Loudon completed her B.S. degree at The University of Rhode Island in 1997 and went on to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University in 2003. She then completed her final clinical year at the University of Oklahoma. She completed a one year small animal internship at Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists in Bohemia, NY. Dr. Loudon has been an Emergency Veterinarian for the past 9 years as well as an intern director for the past 5 years.

Dr. Loudon’s professional interests include the triage and management of acute traumatic injuries in dogs and cats. She also finds great fulfillment in teaching emergency techniques to both veterinarians and technicians. Aside from her job as an emergency doctor, Dr. Loudon has founded the non-profit organization Healing Haven Animal Fund. The mission of this non-profit is to provide funding for urgent veterinary care for sick or injured animals that are homeless or whose guardian has financial limitations. She also writes a blog about dog and cat care and living a connected, joyful life with your pets. Dr. Loudon regularly visits local nursing homes with her special needs dogs Brody and Joey and also donates time caring for local feral cat populations.

Dr. Loudon has been the primary veterinarian to large profile abuse cases such as Maximus, the pit bull set on fire by his owner in 2007 and Joey, the pit bull thrown from a moving car in 2012. Joey and Dr. Loudon have appeared on Fox and Friends monthly for the past 5 months and have also appeared on multiple national news channels. 

Dr. Loudon’s favorite activities include long distance running, yoga, writing and spending as much time at the beach as possible . She lives on the North Shore of Long Island with her husband Tim (also a veterinarian), their 2 year old son John, their three dogs Brody, Meg and Joey and her cat Tristan.


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

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

New York Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center
2233 Broadhollow Rd. (Route 110)
Farmingdale, NY  11735
Open 24/7/365

Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury
609-5 Cantiague Rock Road
Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: 516-420-0000
Open 24/7/365