At the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island (VMCLI), we know that your connection with your pet lasts a lifetime.
Our large, state-of-the-art, 24-hour practice in West Islip, Long Island provides emergency care and multi-specialty referrals. We work in cooperation with your family veterinarian to provide caring diagnoses and treatments to your beloved animals.
You will receive the most efficient and accurate diagnosis possible, using the least invasive techniques permissible. We are committed to providing cutting-edge veterinary medicine while sharing this knowledge and expertise with you and the referring veterinarian.
If you have concerns about a health issue with your pet, ask your family vet if they may be a candidate for specialty medicine or critical care.
Veterinary specialty hospitals like VMCLI have the training and on-site access to advanced tools like MRI, CT scan, ultrasound, and endoscopy. We are committed to staying on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine and sharing that knowledge with our valued clients and referring veterinarians.
What Makes a Veterinary
Specialist a “Specialist”?
A veterinary specialist is a veterinarian who has achieved board certification in their respective field, earning the title of “Diplomate.” The process of becoming 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 be considered a specialist in their field of study.
Veterinary Specialists fill a similar need to that of human medical specialists. These experts work in conjunction with and in support of your pet’s primary veterinarian. They offer advanced diagnostics, treatments, and surgical techniques for various diseases and traumas.
The sadness we feel when losing a beloved pet is a very real emotion, and everyone deals with the loss in his or her own way. For some people, the grieving process occurs quickly. For others, adjusting to the loss is much more difficult, and they need additional help to overcome their grief.
Although surveys show that most people consider their pets members of the family, pet owners often feel isolated and misunderstood when coping with the death of a cherished animal companion. Recognizing the need to provide bereaved pet owners with critical support is essential and we encourage you to reach out for assistance.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Our Specialists are waiting for you
and your lovely pet