South Shore Animal Hospital

Emergencies

At South Shore Animal Hospital, we're available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with a team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants to handle any situation requiring immediate medical attention. Whether your regular veterinarian's office is closed or you have been referred by your family veterinarian, we are prepared to care for your pet and handle all emergencies - from the minor to the most complex.

Our highly trained emergency and critical care teams have direct access to the hospital's full complement of state-of-the-art equipment. In addition, they are aided by the support of our facility's entire interdisciplinary team of specialists, as well as the referring veterinarian - all working in concert to deliver the best treatment possible. Pet medical emergencies can be stressful and traumatic for owners as well as their pets. So, we provide prompt, attentive, personal service starting the very first moment a patient arrives with a quick, clear line of communication to the primary care veterinarian and pet owner.

Our Emergency and Critical Care unit can assist in all of the following situations:

  • Traumatic injuries - fractures, bites, burns, lacerations
  • Automobile accidents
  • Wounds, bleeding
  • Respiratory emergencies, choking, breathing problems
  • Vomiting, diarrhea
  • Difficulty urinating or defecating
  • Shock, loss of consciousness
  • Dizziness, staggering, tremors
  • Seizures
  • Paralysis
  • Toxic reactions, poison ingestion
  • Labor and delivery problems
  • Blood in urine or feces
  • Swollen, hard, painful abdomen
  • Heatstroke
  • Post-operative or post-anesthetic problems
  • Pain management
  • Fevers
  • Masses or tumors
  • Abnormal gum color (pale, bruised, blue)
  • Inability or unwillingness to eat

Our ICU's specialized services and equipment:

  • 24-hour care and monitoring by veterinarians and veterinary nurses
  • Complete diagnostic lab for immediate test results
  • Blood gas analyzer
  • Emergency surgery
  • Digital radiography and ultrasound
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Pulse-Oximetry, End-Tidal CO2, blood pressure and continuous ECG monitoring
  • Continuous rate infusion for IV fluids and meds
  • Advanced pain management
  • Nutritional support

South Shore Animal Hospital's Emergency and Critical Care veterinarians can help in the event of a medical crisis. When every second counts, we're here and ready to assist you and your pet. For immediate medical assistance or for information, please call our hospital at
(718) 980-2600.

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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

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital. South Shore Animal Hospital provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 718-980-2600. We are located at 125 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY, 10306.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.
 

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