Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of a bi-annual physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to provide for your pet's complete health care needs, including those to promote the general well-being of your pet, along with diagnostic and therapeutic services to address their medical needs.
Internal Medicine, Diagnostic & Therapeutic Services
When your pet is ill, you want to make sure your pet has access to advanced diagnostic and therapeutic treatment. These services are available through Central Veterinary Associates network of clinics and our Valley Stream hospital and emergency facility. Some of these services include Ultrasonography. Our state of the art ultrasound machine is operated by a skilled veterinarian who uses the equipment to aid in the diagnosis of medical conditions affecting your pet's internal organs. Radiology is also used in diagnosing problems with internal organs, as well as in revealing fractures, arthritic conditions and problems with your pet's spine. Our on-site, modern X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders. All of our radiographs are read by board certified radiologist. Central Veterinary Associates provides Electrocardiography (ECG) services on site, along with consultations with cardiology specialists. We also perform Endoscopy services for cases that require visual inspection and biopsy of the esophagus, stomach, nasal passages, trachea, colon, and other organs.
To help ensure the best possible care and the benefit of second opinions, Central Veterinary Associates offer Telemedicine referrals to an internal medicine specialist, Jonny Hoskins, DACVIM, who helps us with the diagnosis of more complicated cases.
Central Veterinary Associates is proud to offer 24/7 emergency service for our Nassau County and Queens clients as well as any other pets in need. Unfortunately, your pet's life does not follow the normal schedule that most veterinarians offer as your pet's health care provider, so we want to be there for you and your pet at all times. Also, when your pet has the serious illness that requires extreme intervention and/or care we want to be the ones who alleviate your fears and help keep your pet feeling comfortable and on the road to recovery at all hours. We keep the lights on at ALL TIMES and work ENDLESSLY to get your pet feeling better 24/7! If your pet needs a change in medication, is not feeling comfortable, needs constant monitoring, needs emergency life saving procedures, or just wants a midnight hug or kiss, our staff is ready to help.
We are able to offer emergency surgery for the pets that require it as well as emergency medical care for all conditions including respiratory distress, congestive heart failure, gastric dilation volvulus (Bloat), Dystocia, Hit By Car (HBC), Ketoacidotic Diabetes, Traumatic injuries, Seizure control or any other various health issues. Our expertise includes emergency medicine for Birds, Rabbits, Ferrets, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Gerbils, Rats, Chinchillas and all Reptiles and Snakes.
If your pet has an emergency, please call us immediately. We work day and night to try and get your pet feeling healthy and happy again. If you do not have a medical emergency, please feel free to schedule an appointment to start getting to know our facility and our staff. We will be looking forward to meeting you and your pet.
Our Valley Stream emergency animal hospital provides veterinary services to many pet owners from Queens and Nassau County communities including Valley Stream, Elmont, Franklin Square, Hempstead, Malverne, Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, Baldwin, Oceanside, East Rockaway, Woodmere, Inwood, Lawrence, Hewlett, Cedarhurst, Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, St. Albans, Cambria Heights, and Rosedale.
Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, and urinalysis on an emergency basis. We also utilize ANTECH laboratories on a regular basis and for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets from Purina.
Preventative Medicine & Well-Being
Central Veterinary Associates offers Microchip Identification at affordable prices from Home Again. We have also developed Individualized Flea Control Programs that meet specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard, and on your pet.
We will provide Dietary Counseling and guidance to help you meet the nutritional needs for each your pet's life stages, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance.
Central Veterinary Associates also provides Behavioral Counseling, including advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression.
Holistic and Acupuncture Services
Central Veterinary Associates also caters to pet owners who are looking for holistic solutions for their animals. As an effective and holistic treatment, acupuncture is one of the safest therapies available when administered by a veterinarian, according to the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. It can be administered to animals to treat musculoskeletal problems such as arthritis, skin issues, nervous disorders, respiratory problems, reproductive disorders, poor immunity and heart and kidney disease, among others. Side effects from acupuncture are rare and the body is allowed to heal naturally. It also works well in conjunction with traditional medicine.
Central Veterinary Associates also offers herbal modalities of treatment.
Pet Dental Services
Does Your Pet Need a Dentist?
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), by the time a pet reaches two years of age, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal infections have been linked to diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease and other life-threatening illnesses.
Central Veterinary Associates encourages you to consider your pet's dental health. Dental hygiene procedures are performed at the main hospital in Valley Stream, NY.
Exotic Pets Department
Our veterinary expertise includes not only dogs and cats, but our practice also includes anexotic pets department with a special interest in birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rats, chinchillas and all reptiles and snakes. We have over 25 years of experience.
We provide pet boarding as a service to our clients. All boarders receive personal attention from our caring staff 24/7. Pets must see one of our veterinarians prior to boarding to ensure they are healthy. All pets in our boarding facility must be current on their Rabies and Bordatella vaccines, as well as have a current Heartworm test and fecal. Dogs require 7-1, Bd, Rabies, Flu, HWT, and Fecal. Cats require 4-1, Bd, Rabies, HWT, and Fecal.
Since our boarding facility is located in our main hospital, you'll have the comfort of knowing that a veterinarian makes regular rounds of our boarding facility and that we can also administer medications to your pet during their stay. This is especially important for those looking to board older pets with medical conditions. Routine and therapeutic bathing services are also available.
Veterinary Housecall Services
Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. is proud to offer housecall services for all our clients living in Western Nassau (West of the Meadowbrook Parkway) and Queens.
Housecalls are excellent to help maintain the health of your pet when there are situations that prevent you from bringing your pet to one of our facilities.
During housecalls, we can perform many of the same services that we do at our facilities such as physical exams, blood collection, vaccinations, injections, toe nail clips, ear cleaning, etc. If you have difficulty bringing your pet to the veterinarian, whether it's because you don't have a car, your pet is too stressed, or your pet is too big to handle, it will be our pleasure to make your life easier.
2nd Opinion/Specialist Services
Central Veterinary Associates is a leader in the pet health industry. Our 6 locations and high case load through our 24/7 emergency hospital allows for our doctors to have an extraordinary level of experience in treating the common and unique diseases that may occur to your pet. We also have a Board Certified General Practitioner on staff who is part of the team managing all cases in our hospital.
On a case by case basis, we also may consult with top specialists in the fields of Radiology, Internal Medicine, and Surgery.
If interested in these services, do not hesitate to contact us at 516-825-3066 for more information.