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A multi-specialty veterinary emergency hospital on Long Island with board certified specialists & so much more ••• 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICES ••• 631-285-7780

Our Services include: Acupuncture, Cardiology, Emergency & Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Interventional Radiology, Neurology, Oncology and Surgery

 

The premier veterinary multi-specialty group on Long Island is right here in Bohemia

  • Every pet’s health is our mission
  • So many lifesaving services under one roof
  • Highly trained & compassionate veterinary healthcare providers
  • Trusted services & convenience

We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! We can be reached at 631-285-7780.

Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists, available whenever you need us. We are conveniently located on Veterans Memorial Highway with easy access from the Long Island Expressway and Sunrise Highway

January 2017 Case of the Month 

Duke Lanzetta 

Meet Duke – an eleven year-old chihuahua mix and longtime patient of Dr. Kramer’s. Duke has been coming to Dr. Kramer for check-ups and follow-up exams for years. Dr. Kramer travelled to Versailles, France in the beginning of December 2016 to collaborate with Dr. Masami Uechi, along with an international team of veterinary surgeons, on an open heart mitral valve repair for Duke. Duke’s degenerative heart disease was so severe that, despite receiving optimal medical therapy, his life expectancy was limited – surgery with Dr. Uechi was his only option.

Despite a few post-operative complications, Duke recovered well and returned to New York and has been regularly seeing Dr. Kramer for recheck examinations.

Explore our previously-documented “Cases of the Month” by clicking the links below: 

August 2015 Case of the Month

September 2015 Case of the Month

Our Neurology Services Expanded with MRI Machine!

We are very pleased to announce that here at Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists, in addition to CT scanning, high-resolution ultrasonography, and other neurological diagnostic tools, we have added a state-of-the-art MRI system. An MRI is the most advanced diagnostic imaging tool available to veterinary professionals. A completely 100% non-invasive and safe process, our model allows a more thorough viewing of your pet’s body than any alternative examination. Our Neurology team can perform an MRI with absolute precision, easily identifying any injury or illness your pet may be suffering from. Should your primary veterinarian recommend an MRI for your furry loved one, call to make an appointment with us today!

Dr. LopezAtlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists is proud to announce the expansion of our Neurology team with the addition of Dr. Jennifer Lopez

Dr. Jennifer Lopez is now practicing at Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists alongside Dr. Jason Berg in our Neurology department.  Dr. Lopez has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minored in Chemistry and Philosophy/World Religions at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA.  She graduated in 2009 from St. Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, completing her final year at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.

After graduation, Dr. Lopez joined the staff at Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists where she completed a rotating internship.  She then went on to complete a specialty internship and residency at Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers, NY, alongside Dr. Jason Berg.  We are excited to have her back at Atlantic Coast as a full-time Neurologist.

Keeping Your Pet Safe During Winter

Just as the hot summer weather can trigger certain hazards/discomfort with pets, specific precautions should also be taken during the cold winter temperatures. Our specialists weigh in on their recommendations to keep your furry loved one as healthy and happy as possible throughout the chilly winter months.

Feed them a little extra. Did you know that your pets utilize extra energy in an effort to keep warm when the weather is cold? Giving them a little extra food provides the necessary calories to keep them warm and comfortable. Extra water will also ensure they remain hydrated and their skin doesn’t dry.

Dry them with a towel if they come in the house wet. If your pet comes inside the house wet, it’s important to dry them vigorously – taking extra care and paying attention to their paws and “foot pads.” If possible, keep the house humidified to prevent their skin from becoming irritated, itchy and flakey.

Never shave them down to their skin. A longer coat will provide optimal warmth for your pet during the season. Any naturally short-haired pets should be given a coat or sweater during particularly cold spells. Dogs with naturally long hair should keep a trimmed coat to ensure that certain ice-melting chemicals or ice don’t cling to the bottom of their coat.

Apply petroleum jelly to their paws. By layering their paws with petroleum jelly before they go outside, you help protect their paws from salt and other chemical agents that could irritate their skin.

If it’s too cold for you, then it’s too cold for your pet. Never, ever leave a pet outside during brutally cold weather. Pets can freeze, become disoriented, get lost/stolen, or injured.

 

Summer Safety Tips For Your Four-Legged Loved Ones

Water Watch

Now that the summer season is upon us, trips to the beach and days by the pool will be frequent.  While at the beach, be sure your pets don’t drink the salt water as it can upset their stomach.  Chlorine in the pool can also have this effect.

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As temperatures rise, be sure to always have water available for your pet, especially after exercise, long walks or play time outside.  Try to walk your pet earlier in the day to avoid heat exhaustion and extremely hot pavement.  Signs of heat exhaustion may include the following:

  • Heavy panting
  • Thick drool
  • Bright red gums
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Balance problems
  • Temperature in excess of 104 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Lethargy
  • Seizures
 Hey, Let’s Go For A Ride

Many pets enjoy going for a ride but always remember to keep your pet safe.  Never leave your pet unattended in your vehicle, whether you leave the car running with the air conditioning on or if you have the car off and the windows slightly open.  Leaving your pet in the car when the temperature outside is over 80 degrees Fahrenheit can lead to heat stroke, which can cause your pets organs to shut down and be fatal.

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With the summer season comes a variety of outdoor pests such as fleas, ticks and mosquitoes so be sure to speak with your veterinarian about the best preventatives to use on your pet.  Also, remember to keep your pets  away from lawns that have been recently sprayed with chemicals, fertilizers and insecticides as these may be poisonous.

Meet Our Compassionate Doctors

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 TESTIMONIALS

“I was referred to your facility where miracles took place. I was greeted by one of your doctors, who was knowledgeable and compassionate, and diligently treated Charlie, saving his life. The entire staff treated me with kindness and compassion, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

“Sadika was rushed in during the middle of the night and treated for a heart condition and was provided with around-the-clock attention by your wonderful staff. I called several times a day and each time I was greeted with enthusiasm and a general sense of caring.”

 

 

 

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