Emergency Services for Your Long Island Pet

Emergency Vet CareThe doctors and staff at Sachem Animal Hospital and Wellness Center understand that medical emergencies for a beloved pet can, and often do, happen outside of normal business hours. This is why we work to make sure our clients have access to the best emergency care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During our regular business hours, our medical staff and state-of-the art resources are available to help you with any emergency your pet experiences. If possible, please call in advance so we can prepare for your arrival.

For emergencies that occur outside of our regular hospital hours, we refer our clients to the following emergency facilities:

Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island
75 Sunrise Highway
West Islip, New York 11795
(631) 587-0800

Animal Emergency Service
280-L Middle Country Road
Selden, New York 11784
(631) 698-2225

Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists
3250 Veterans Memorial Highway
Bohemia, New York 11716
(631) 285-7780

When Should I Seek Veterinary Emergency Care for My Pet?

You should seek emergency care for your pet when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate