The Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island (VMCLI) is a 28,000 square foot, state of the art, 24-hour, emergency and multi-specialty referral practice, located in West Islip, Long Island.
At the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island, we know that the connection to your pet lasts a lifetime. Next to you and your family, your veterinarian is one of the most important people in your pet’s life. Our caring approach places emphasis on an efficient and accurate diagnosis, gained by the use of the least invasive techniques permissible. This often requires the expertise of our specialist staff. We are committed to providing cutting-edge veterinary medicine and sharing this knowledge and expertise with both pet owners and referring family veterinarians. We specialize in critical emergency care and offer a variety of services to meet your pets needs.
What makes a Veterinary Specialist a “Specialist”?
What makes a Veterinary Specialist a “Specialist” and what role do they play in the healthcare of your family’s treasured companion?……. A veterinary specialist is a veterinarian who has achieved board certification in their respective field. When one does this, they receive the title of ‘Diplomate’. The process to become board-certified is rigorous and requires the candidate to be accepted to an internship and residency program just like human doctors. This process typically adds four more years of post graduate specialized training and requires further examinations. Only when all these credentials have been successfully completed and approved by the governing veterinary specialty college or board, can a person then receive the title of ‘Diplomate’ and be considered a specialist in their field of study. [More]
VMCLI Welcomes Dr. Samantha Barth, DACVIM
VMCLI is delighted to welcome Dr. Samantha Barth to our team of veterinarians and the Internal Medicine Service! Dr. Barth’s professional interests include all aspects of internal medicine, but she particularly enjoys diagnosing and managing gastrointestinal disease, autoimmune disease and endocrine disease in dogs and cats. While at Virginia Tech, she became proficient in many procedures, and has a blossoming interest in endourology utilizing laser lithotripsy. Dr. Barth and the entire Internal Medicine Team are available to accommodate consultations and emergency referrals 7 days a week. To speak with Dr. Barth or any member of our team, please call 631.587.0800 for more information.
VMCLI Welcomes Dr. Emily Cottam, DACVECC
VMCLI is delighted to welcome Dr. Emily Cottam to our team of veterinarians and the Critical Care Service! Dr. Cottam’s special interests include hemodialysis, transfusion medicine, fluid therapy for shock resuscitation, coagulopathies, and trauma. Dr. Cottam and the entire Critical Care Team are available to accommodate consultations and emergency referrals 7 days a week. To speak with Dr. Cottam or any member of our team, please call 631.587.0800 for more information.
VMCLI Welcomes Dr. Cameron Henke, DACVECC
VMCLI is excited to welcome Dr. Cameron Henke to our team of veterinarians and the Critical Care Service! Dr. Henke’s enjoys managing sepsis, respiratory distress, polytrauma, and complex endocrinopathies. He has a special interest in mechanical ventilation, extracorporeal therapies, and interventional radiology. He looks forward to working closely with pet families and veterinarians to optimize care and improve outcomes in critical patients. Dr. Henke and the entire Critical Care Team are available to accommodate consultations and emergency referrals 7 days a week. To speak with Dr. Henke or any member of our team, please call 631.587.0800 for more information.
VMCLI Welcomes Dr. Steven Moirano, DACVR (RO)
VMCLI is delighted to welcome Dr. Steven Moirano to our team of veterinarians and the Radiation Oncology Service! Dr. Moirano’s professional interests within veterinary radiation oncology include the use of hypofractionation and palliative care. Dr. Moirano has a passion for client education, as this allows owners to make the most informed decisions regarding their pets. Dr. Moirano and the entire Radiation Oncology Team are available to accommodate consultations and emergency referrals 7 days a week. To speak with Dr. Moirano or any member of our team, please call 631.587.0800 for more information.
VMCLI Welcomes Dr. Michelle Griego-Valles, DACVECC
VMCLI is excited to welcome Dr. Michelle Griego to our team of veterinarians and the Critical Care Service! Dr. Griego’s’ special interests include ventilator therapy, transfusion medicine, fluid therapy for shock resuscitation, coagulopathies, and trauma, particularly traumatic brain injury. Dr. Griego’s dedicated and caring approach is another essential part of our compassionate and experienced team.
The Department of Critical Care provides initial stabilization and advanced life support of critically ill and injured patients. In addition to providing state of the art emergency care, the Critical Care Service works in conjunction with each specialty service at VMCLI to provide peri-surgical and anesthetic support, as well as consultation for all hospitalized patients. [More]
The VMCLI was recently evaluated on almost 900 rigorous veterinary standards of excellence. We are proud to be one of the 15% of AAHA-accredited hospitals in the United States and Canada. [Read More]
AVDC Service Dog Oral Health Exam
The AVDC Service Dog Oral Health Exam program is a philanthropic event provided to the Service Dog public by board certified veterinary dentists of the American Veterinary Dental College. If your Service Dog qualifies, it would receive a complimentary oral health screening exam in June to help identify any problems that may affect the dog’s oral comfort and health.
Our veterinary dentists understand the tremendous daily contribution Service Dogs make to the lives of individuals and to all of us as a society. In return, we want assist in these efforts, by assuring that the Service Dogs can have pain free and healthy mouths. AVDC Service Dog Oral Health Exam will be given by Dr. Carmichael. Click here for more details.
ASPCA Offers $15,000 Reward in Puppy Cruelty Cases
The Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island would like to formally thank the ASPCA for their generous contribution made to help defer the costs associated with the extensive treatments and diagnostics performed to save Joey, the Pit-Bull puppy animal cruelty victim thrown from a car in Brentwood, NY. Their amazing generosity has invaluably provided essential continued care and awareness to this most deserving cause.