For over 40 years, Sunrise Veterinary Group has offered quality medical service to the communities of West Islip, Babylon, Bayshore, and Islip. We are dedicated to ensuring that your pet lives a longer, healthier life. Our experienced staff works extremely hard to provide you and your pet with the best in quality medicine and care. We offer every service, from wellness consultations to intricate surgery! Our groomer offers spa-like treatments with up-to-date hair-coiffing. Let your pets be pampered from the first minute they reach the door! Our boarding facility is matched by no other. We offer outside runs to be enjoyed all year long! Your pet is never cooped up or left lonely. Take your vacation stress-free, and let your pet enjoy his or her vacation with us! We believe that proper nutrition contributes to a healthier, longer, and higher quality of life for your pet. We have nutritional counselors on staff to assist you in implementing and maintaining a nutrition regimen. There is a full line of prescription and non-prescription foods available at our practice. No creature, great or small, deserves better individual attention than your pet. Come visit us and bring a friend. We always have time for you!
Local Medical Issues
Your pet can't tell you when something's wrong. Our veterinarians are trained to recognize the subtle signs that can indicate an animal has a problem. They use the same diagnostic tools as your own physicianâ€"blood tests, urinalysis, X-rays, ultrasonography, and moreâ€"to help pinpoint or rule out problems. An annual visit includes the following: A health consultation, hands-on examination, vaccinations, fecal exam, additional diagnostic tests, and recommendation on routine wellness care. Pets age four to seven times faster than we do, so their health problems can progress much more rapidly than ours. Have your pet examined at least every 12 months; don't put off a veterinary visit if you suspect a problem.
Your pets are family members. As with any member of your family, it's important to keep your companion healthy and free of parasites. Parasites can affect your pet in a variety of ways, ranging from simple irritation to life-threatening conditions if left untreated. Some parasites carry zoonotic diseases, that is, diseases that can be transmitted directly or indirectly from animals to humans. For example, some worms can be transmitted in the environment. Our doctors recommend fecal samples routinely with every exam.
Canine Flu Alert! Many of our clients have asked about the threat of canine influenza to their dogs. Canine flu is a highly contagious respiratory virus with nearly all dogs that are exposed becoming infected within a few days after exposure. This disease is highly contagious, so dogs that are around other dogs (boarding, grooming, dog shows, dog parks, contact with neighborsâ€™ dogs) are at increased risk.
About 80% of exposed dogs will go on to develop signs. Typical symptoms resemble those of kennel cough: a persistent cough (often accompanied by a nasal discharge). Some dogs go on to develop pneumonia and can become critically ill. A new vaccine is available that can reduce this risk. Call NOW to discuss this threat!