48-18 Vernon Blvd. Long Island City, NY 11101

Phone: (718) 383-VETS   Fax: (718) 255-6514

Open 7 Days a Week   Mon-Fri: 8-7   Sat: 8-2   Sun: 9-3


Emergency Care


Long Island City pet emergenciesEmergencies are never convenient, which is why the team at Long Island City Veterinary Center strives to be there when you need us. We can accept pet emergencies at any time during our regular office hours. After hours, we have an emergency veterinarian on-call at all times and use an answering service so that you can reach us quickly and easily.

We also will refer high priority pet emergencies to one of the following specialty veterinary emergency care practices:

When to Seek Emergency Veterinary Care

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for a pet is 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 out emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Abnormal vomiting or diarrhea
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Collapse
  • Punctures, cuts and bite wounds
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate

After Hour Emergency Care Options

Area hospitals providing 24 – hour care or specialists. This list is not intended to be comprehensive. We are not affiliated with these hospitals.

Animal Medical Center

510 East 62nd Street (Between York Ave. and FDR Drive); New York, New York 10021
Phone: (212)838-8100
Website: www.amcny.org

Avian/Exotic medicine, dermatology, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, kidney/hemodialysis, respiratory, neurology, hematology, oncology, radiation therapy, dentistry, soft tissue, orthopedic, and neurosurgery, rehabilitation/physical therapy, behavior, pathology, emergency, and critical care, radiology and ultrasonography, CT/MRI

Animal Specialty Center

9 Odell Plaza Yonkers, New York 10701
Phone: (914)457-4000
Fax: (914)457-4001
Website: www.animalspecialtycenter.org

Emergency service and intensive care, dermatology, acupuncture, internal medicine, chemotherapy, MRI/CT, neurology, surgery, ultrasound

Blue Pearl Specialty + Emergency Medicine for Pets

Midtown:410 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212)767-0099
Downtown:1 West 15 Street, New York, NY 10011 Phone: (212)924-3311
Brooklyn:32 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Phone: (718)596-0099
Queens:107-28 71st Road, Forest Hills, NY 11375 Phone: (718)263-0099

Website: www.bluepearlvet.com
Email: info.ny@bluepearlvet.com

Acupuncture & Integrative medicine, avian/Exotic medicine, behavioral, blood bank, cardiology, dermatology, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, dentistry and oral surgery, ophthalmology, radioiodine i-131, rehabilitation/physical therapy, diagnostic imaging/ultrasonography

Long Island Veterinary Specialists

163 South Service Road, Plainveiw, New York 11803
Phone: (516)501-1700
Fax: (516)501-1169
Website: www.livs.org

Dermatology, emergency and critical care, exotic animal medicine, internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, surgery, neurology

Oradell Animal Hospital

580 Winter Avenue, Paramus, New Jersey 07652
Phone: (201)262-0010 / (800) 624-1883
Fax: (201)262-4275
Website: www.oradell.com

Internal medicine, cardiology, emergency and critical care, dentistry, diagnostic imaging/radiology, neurology, oncology, rehabilitation therapy, avian and exotic animal medicine, behavior, radioiodine therapy

The Center for Specialized Veterinary Care

609-5 Cantiague Rock Road, Westbury, New York 11590
Phone: (516)420-0000 / (877)HELP-PETS
Fax: www.livetspecialist.com
Website: www.livetspecialist.com

Alternative medicine, rehabilitation, dentistry, dermatology, emergency and critical care, radioiodine therapy, internal medicine, neurology and neurosurgery, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology and imaging (CT/MRI)

Veterinary Emergency Referral Group

196 4th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217
Phone: (718)522-9400
Website: www.verg-brooklyn.com

Dentistry,dermatology, emergency ad critical care, radioiodine therapy, internal medicine, neurology and neurosurgery, oncology, ophthalmology.radiology and imaging (CT/MRI)

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