Welcome to the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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. Jacqueline Carver

VMCLI is excited to welcome Dr. Jacquleine Carver to our team of veterinarians and surgery department! Dr. Carver performs orthopedic, neurological, oncologic, and soft tissue surgery. She has advanced training and expertise in laparoscopic and arthroscopic procedures. She has a particular aptitude for complex wound management cases, congenital conditions, breed specific conditions (i.e. brachiocephalic breeds), and “exotic” pet surgery.


VMCLI Welcomes Dr. Josh Morgenstern

VMCLI is excited to welcome Dr. Josh Morgenstern to our team of veterinarians and cardiology department! Dr. Morgenstern is Board-certified in veterinary cardiology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He graduated from St. George’s University before completing an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, a specialty internship in cardiology at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in Tampa Florida and a residency in veterinary cardiology at Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Los Angeles.


VMCLI Welcomes Dr. Rada Panich, Diplomate ACVD

VMCLI is excited to welcome Dr. Rada Panich to our team of veterinarians and Dermatology department! She is the author of professional publications, textbook chapters and has lectured on several areas of veterinary dermatology.


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]


Practice Excellence Continuing Education Series

This program provides 4 hours of NYS approved CE credit
through NYS Education Department

The Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island Invites you to attend our annual Practice Excellence. Dr. Daniel Carmichael, DAVDC will be discussing feline Gingivostomotitis & Tooth Resorption and Dr. Sean Hillock, DACVIM will be presenting on Hypoproteinemia.

All doctors, technicians and managers are welcome to attend. Please RSVP by 10/15/2016….. Seating is Limited!

Where: Crest Hollow Country Club | [Get Directions]
When: Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 from 6pm to 10pm
Hosted By: Dr. Daniel Carmichael, DAVDC and Dr. Sean Hillock, DACVIM

*** Check-in starts at 6pm | Lectures begin at 630pm | Dinner will be served ***

We look Forward to seeing you there!


National Walk ‘N Roll Dog Day

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE VMCLI’S FIRST ANNUAL NATIONAL WALK ‘N ROLL DOG DAY Founded in August 2012 by award winning author and advocate for dogs with Intervertebral Disc disease (IVDD) and dogs in wheelchairs, Barbra Techel created this day in memory of her beloved Dachshund, Frankie, nationally and internationally known as the ‘Walk ‘N Roll Dog’, and in honor of all wheelchair dogs around the world.

Barbara witnessed first-hand from Frankie who became paralyzed after a fall and diagnoses of IVDD, that dogs in wheelchairs can live happy, long, quality lives if given a chance. We should not take pity on pets who may lose their mobility but instead celebrate and embrace their perseverance and adversity. In Frankie’s memory Barbara founded this day to continue to bring positive awareness to all dogs in wheelchairs.

When: September 22, 2014, 4:30pm-5:30pm


Veterinary Acupuncture Services

Acupuncture has been shown to affect all major physiologic systems. It acts primarily on the central nervous system, but it also affects the musculoskeletal, hormonal, and cardiovascular systems. As a result, acupuncture does more than just relieve pain. [More]

Veterinary Avian & Exotics Services

The avian & exotic medicine & surgery department provides complete services including well care, exotic-only intensive care unit, dentistry, ultrasound, CAT scan, x-ray, and surgical procedures. [More]

Veterinary Critical Care Services

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. CarmichaelClick 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.

[Click Here to Read Our Thank You Letter to the ASPCA for their Grant]

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