Emergency Veterinary Care in Suffolk County
Daytime Emergency Pet Care
Contact Deer Park Animal Hospital
OPEN: Monday to Friday 09:00 am - 09:00 pm
Saturdays 09:00 am - 4:00 pm
Call: (631) 667-4004
After-Hours Emergency Pet Care
Contact VMCLI Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island
OPEN: 24 Hours
Call: (631) 587-0800
Emergency Veterinary Services
Is your pet experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that you are concerned about? Contact our office right away, or the after-hours emergency pet hospital listed above.
Our reliable and compassionate team at Deer Park Animal Hospital offers veterinary care for pets in most emergency situations. Animals are our passion, we take pride in providing quality medical care when your pet needs it most.
Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency
If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.
- Call Ahead If Possible - During regular business hours call us right away. After hours, call the emergency animal hospital listed above to let them know you are on the way.
- Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable. Follow these instructions carefully.
- Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and may attempt to bite or scratch.
- Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our Suffolk County veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.
Dog & Cat Emergency FAQs
Want to learn more? Here are the most frequently asked questions we've received from people bringing their pet in for an emergency appointment at Deer Park Animal Hospital.
- Do I need to call ahead?
Deer Park Animal Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular hospital hours.
While it's always best to contact us in advance if you can, we understand that this is not always possible in emergency situations.
If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency vet location listed above.
- When is your clinic open?
Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:
- Monday: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm
- Tuesday: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm
- Wednesday: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm
- Thursday: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm
- Friday: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Saturday: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
- Sunday: Closed
- What situations require emergency veterinary care?
The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
- Heat stress or heatstroke
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
- Fractured bones or severe lameness
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Injuries to the eye(s)
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
- Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
- Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
- Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
Just like a human doctor's office, the pace at our Suffolk County animal hospital can be unpredictable and you may need to wait.
We are not able to predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive. If possible, call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat.
If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule we recommend that you visit the 24/7 animal emergency hospital listed above.
- What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?
Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Deer Park Animal Hospital we provide overnight care for animals in need.
While in our care, our dedicated team will treat your pet as if they were our own.
- What types of animals do you treat?
Our emergency veterinarians are mostly experienced with cats and dogs, but will see other small animals, such as birds and rodents, in serious situations.
New Patients Welcome
Deer Park Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Suffolk County companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.