24 Hour Emergency Services

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

August 2015

SignalemenIMG_4901 (2)t: 8 week old domestic short hair feline

Presenting Complaint: Presents for evisceration.

Treatment: Emergency abdominal surgery was performed.  A ventral mid-line incision was made and the viscera was examined for lacerations or bleeding after being retracted back through the wound.  A small amount of retroperitoneal hemorrhage was noted but this did not worsen through the procedure.  There were two foci of sub-serosal hemorrhage on the small intestines but no lacerations to any internal organs were noted.  There was a moderate amount of debris in the mesentery and omentum.  The abdominal cavity was flushed with copious amounts of sterile saline and the wound was closed with 3-0 ethilon for the external sheath and 3-0 PDS for the skin.IMG_4941 (2)

Outcome The patient has been discharged and is doing well at home.

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Open House 2015

New to the ACVS Family:

Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists would like to welcome a new member to our team, Dr. Deborah Trainor.

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Dr. Deborah Trainor joined the Internal Medicine team at Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists in 2015. She is a native Long Islander born and raised in Melville. Deborah began her career with a degree in veterinary technology from SUNY Farmingdale and worked as a licensed veterinary technician prior to attending vet school. Board certified in small animal internal medicine, Dr. Trainor obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with honors in 1999 from Ross University. She completed her residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 2002 working alongside Dr. Sharon A. Center. She achieved board certification in 2004 and in 2007 Dr. Trainor completed a one year ultrasound fellowship with veterinary radiologist Dr. Victor Rendano at Veterinary Multimaging in Lansing, New York.

Prior to joining Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists Deborah has provided exceptional care in New York, Virginia and Florida. She has returned to Long Island to spend more time with her family and in her free time enjoys traveling and paddle boarding.

Here are some tips to keep your pets healthy during the upcoming summer season:

Heatstroke — Symptoms and Treatment

Heatstroke is aAtlanticVet_348 serious condition that can lead to rapid death. Symptoms of heatstroke must be recognized and treatment must be initiated rapidly.


Early symptoms of heatstroke are labored breathing, warm dry skin, an anxious attitude, and profuse salivation. As the condition progresses, the animal develops a glazed look, and is somewhat unresponsive to external stimulation. Looking inside the mouth, the tongue and gums have a bright red appearance. The heartbeat of the animal increases and if left untreated, he (she) becomes weak and eventually collapses.


Immediate emergency care is required for an animal suffering from heatstroke. The animal should be placed in a bathtub filled with lukewarm water. If a tub is not available, the animal should wrapped in lukewarm damp towels (If towels are not immediately available, the pet should be hosed down). The water used to cool down the animal should be lukewarm, not cold. If the pet is responsive, small amounts of cool water should be offered to drink.
When the animal is cooled down, he (she) must be taken to a veterinary hospital. Intravenous fluid therapy is often required for animals with heatstroke.

Insecticide Poisoning

The most common cause of poisoning in dogs and cats is from insecticides. Presently there are more than 25,000 insecticides registered for use in the United States. Insecticides used to control fleas on pets cause the majority of poisonings.

Some animals are overly sensitive to flea products (insecticides used to control fleas) and in other instances the pet owner does not use these products according to instructions. Insecticides can be absorbed through the skin, inhaled through the lungs, or ingested. Cats often ingest topical flea products during grooming.

Overstimulation of the nervous system is the most common symptom of insecticide poisoning. Early symptoms include excessive salivation, uneasiness and a change in personality. As the condition progresses, muscle tremors, change in pupil size (contracted pupils), vomiting and diarrhea occurs. Eventually, if poisoning is severe, stiffness, paralysis, and seizures are common. Death occurs from cardiovascular and respiratory failure. Clinical symptoms generally progress rapidly and persist for days and even weeks.

Before using any insecticides on your pet (flea products in particular) talk to your veterinarian for advice. Most veterinary hospitals sell flea products that are safe, reliable, and effective.

Insecticide poisoning is a medical emergency and immediate veterinary care is required. If insecticide poisoning is suspected, the animal should be rushed to a veterinary hospital or animal emergency center.

Meet Our Compassionate Doctors



“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.”