Oakdale Animal Hospital

Lara Cabugawan, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, De La Salle Araneta University


Dr. Lara Cabugawan was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. She attended veterinary school at De La Salle Araneta University (formerly known as Gregorio Araneta University) in Malabon, Philippines. She was given an award for high score and ranking 8th place on the Philippine Veterinary Licensure Exam. After graduating, Dr. Cabugawan worked as an associate veterinarian for less than a year in a small animal practice in Manila when she finally decided to relocate to the United States. While preparing for the New York State National Board exam, she worked as a veterinary technician at the ASPCA in Manhattan and VCA Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists. She learned and became skilled with numerous procedures and this became her stepping stone to acquire her license in New York State. Following the passing of her board exam, Dr. Cabugawan started to work as a per-diem veterinarian in various hospitals located in the five boroughs of New York. Her goal is to achieve the best quality and compassionate care possible that a veterinarian can give her patients.  


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

Oakdale Animal Hospital is open Monday, Tuesday 8:30AM-8PM; Wednesday through Friday 8:30AM-6PM and on Saturday 8:30AM-4PM (we are closed on Sunday). If your pet has a medical emergency during our hospital’s hours, please telephone us immediately at
631-567-3050. Our experienced team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to help you and your pet.

Our address is:

Oakdale Animal Hospital
1191 Montauk Hwy.
Oakdale, NY 11769

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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
Open 24/7/365

Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury
609-5 Cantiague Rock Road
Westbury NY 11590 
Open 24/7/365