Long Island Emergency Vet with 24/7 Emergency Care
Atlantic Coast New York Veterinary Specialists offers emergency care 24/7, 365 days a year at our Bohemia location. See our urgent care hours at our Farmingdale location below.
What is considered an emergency?
If your pet has had an accident, is injured, needs immediate care or is experiencing any of these symptoms, please bring them in as soon as possible:
- Eye injuries
- Heat stress or heatstroke
- Showing blue, pale or purple gums
- Clear signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea; more than two episodes in 24 hours
- Severe bleeding that doesn't stop
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
- Fractured or broken bones, inability to move leg(s)
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Severe lameness
- Straining during labor
- Difficulty breathing
- Continuous coughing/gagging, or choking
- Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
- You know or suspect your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
What to Do in a Pet Emergency
Make the process easier for both you and your pet by knowing what to expect in an emergency situation at our Long Island animal hospitals.
Call Ahead If You Can
We understand that things move fast in an emergency and that you may not be able to contact us in advance, but it's always best if you can. If there is time, we also invite you to complete our New Patient Form in advance.
Get to Our Emergency Vet Office Right Away
Our staff will show you to an exam room and you will be asked to complete a New Patient Form if you have not already done so. A veterinary technician will triage your pet before a veterinarian completes a full exam of your pet.
Once our highly trained veterinarians assess your pet, they will develop a treatment plan so your pet can receive the best possible care and treatment.
Animal Emergency & Urgent Care FAQs
While some pets may have non life-threatening conditions that require urgent attention, others will need immediate veterinary care. In these situations, time is of the essence.
- What is the difference between emergency and urgent care?
While serious and life-threatening issues are addressed in emergency departments, pet owners can bring their animals to Atlantic Coast New York Veterinary Specialists's Farmingdale location for urgent care during our regular business hours.
We address urgent, same-day issues that should be treated same-day but which are not life-threatening.
- What emergency services do you offer?
Our hospital offers state-of-the-art emergency care for your four-legged friends. We are equipped to provide specialized diagnostics, hospitalization and complete surgical services.
- Do I need to call ahead?
If you can, always call us before arriving. However, we understand that this is not always possible in emergency situations.
If your pet's situation does not allow time for you to call, please do not hesitate to bring your pet to our hospital for immediate attention.
- When is your emergency clinic open?
We are open 24/7 for 365 days a year.
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
Just like an emergency department at a regular hospital, this one can be unpredictable and you may need to wait. Unfortunately, we cannot predict which cases will come through our doors and when they will arrive, but we will prioritize cases based on medical need.
We offer a comfortable waiting area and will do our best to keep you updated regarding wait times and your pet's status.
- How long will you keep my pet in the hospital?
How long your pet will need to stay in our hospital will depend on each specific case. Your veterinarian will be able to provide a better idea of how long your pet will need treatment once our staff have assessed and diagnosed your pet.
- Can I visit my pet while they are in the hospital?
We understand that you may feel very worried when your pet is in the hospital. Many of our patients benefit from being visited by their families, so we typically encourage this. Please call us before you intend to visit to ensure your visit can be coordinated with staff availability.
- Will I be notified of status updates of my pet?
Yes. We understand that having a pet in the hospital is stressful for you and your family. Your veterinarian will keep you updated on your pet's condition. You are also welcome to call in for updates from our staff regarding your pet's progress.
- Will you keep in touch with our primary care veterinarian?
Yes. We keep your primary care veterinarian up to date about your pet's medical files and history to ensure integrated, seamless care.
Urgent Care in Farmingdale
Our veterinarians in Farmingdale offer urgent, same-day care for non life-threatening emergencies Monday to Sunday 8am-12am. Please call ahead to let our team know you are on your way.