Sunrise Veterinary Group

Sunrise Veterinary Group Testimonials

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  • the best people in animal care

    -barbara a palazzolo from bay shore, NY
    Pet Name: Angel

    Pet Image My father took our dogs here many years ago when the prior vet was there. Since he had always stated this was a great place, once I became a dog owner, I also came here. the Staff and Doctors at this facility have no equals. I have recommended them to many friends and relatives. their care and concern is not just for the wellbeing of my pets, but also for me and my family. I would never go anywhere else, and I have been a client here for over 12 yrs.

  • Would never go anywhere else

    -Mrs. Maxwell from Ronkonkoma, NY

    Thank you so much for all the help and support you have given us and our cats throughout the years. Boots, Lacie, and Layden are always so happy to visit the staff at Sunrise Vet. Your staff's ability to make us feel that our pets are priority has made trusting the doctors easy. We couldn't be happier with the services the doctors have provided to Boots. Also thanks to all the nurses and Receptionists who have been so kind.


    -Libby Trzcinski from Bay Shore, NY
    Pet Name: Nelly and Emily

    Pet Image I have been going to Sunrise Veterinary Group for over 20 years. I had the privilege of having Dr. Barbara Thode as my Veterinarian. Words cannot express my love and appreciation to Dr. Thode and her staff for the amazing care and kindness that was shown to all 5 of my furry children, and especially to me. Dr. Thode and her staff not only care about your furry children but they truly care for their parents as well. I recently lost my last furry child, Nelly. The overwhelming kindness that was given to me will always be remembered. I am truly grateful with all of my heart. With love and thanks, always, Libby Trzcinski xxxooo P.S. When the right time comes along to get my next furry child, the only place I would go would only be to Dr. Thode and her staff.

  • Caring Professionals

    -Chris Jaklitsch from Bohemia, NY
    Pet Name: Miss Tina

    My most sincere thanks to Dr. Bystry and the entire staff of Sunrise Vet Group for all of the hard work and attention they provided to my cat, Miss Tina, when she suffered a broken leg and eventually, amputation of the leg. Both Tina and I appreciated everyone's compassion, perseverance and understanding during months of treatment. Today, Miss Tina is her same old sweet little self, despite having only three legs.

    Thanks also for attending to Sandy, the handsome ragdoll cat, who found his forever home just in time for Christmas.

    I can't imagine taking my pets anywhere else!

  • Best care

    -Rosemary from Bay shore, NY
    Pet Name: Beast

    When I became a new pet owner I wanted to save money so I thought to use a low cost clinic for my veterinary needs. I thought they were taking care of him but when Beast became sick and after endless trips to this clinic that is when I realized that i needed a veterinary practice, I went to Sunrise because they cared for him a few times when he was at the pet store. My dog wound up with an infection and Sunrise brought it to my attention. After a month on antibiotics Beast was feeling better.Sunrise not only cares for your animal but they show the animals love and concern, Beastie gets the best care. I recommend Sunrise for all your pet needs

  • saving a life

    -Daniel Romano from Central Islip, NY
    Pet Name: starina

    Our cat has always had problems with her ears. We assumed it was just water after getting her washed and clipped. But her ears were becoming red and had some blood from her scratching. Dr. Bystry examined her and ran some labs tests. The test came back positive for a very bad bacterial infection. He said "Your cat is very sick. She could die". We followed his instructions and administered the medicine he prescribed. No vet had ever followed up with any tests. They only cleaned her ears and gave her back to us. Dr. Bystry followed up with phone calls for several days and nights. After several weeks our cat was well and found no need to scratch her ears. She has had no ear problems since then. We have never met any doctor more caring and knowledgeable than Dr. Bystry.


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

Sunrise Veterinary Group is open Monday through Friday 8AM-8PM and on Saturday 8AM-4PM (we are closed on Sunday). If your pet has a medical emergency during our hospital’s hours, please telephone us immediately at 631-661-5380. Our experienced team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to help you and your pet.

Our address is:

Sunrise Veterinary Group
521 Sunrise Highway
West Islip, NY 11795

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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