Our hospital offers primary care services that cover every pet’s basic needs. These services include spays and neuters, health exams, laboratory and pharmacy services, dental care, and much more! Please click on any of the subheadings listed below to learn more about the primary care services available to your pet.
Pets can suffer from allergies to elements in the environment around them, as well as certain ingredients in their foods, just like people can ... Read more
Anesthesia indicates the use of medication to block sensation, typically resulting in unconsciousness Anesthesia is induced using a variety of medications, both injectable and inhaled ... Read more
Dogs and cats don't often get cavities But they do frequently suffer from other types of dental disease Periodontal or gum disease, in fact, is the number one illness found in both dogs and cats... Read more
Our hospital offers dental radiographs (x-rays) as part of our dental care services. Specifically designed dental radiology equipment allows your veterinarian to view structures that lie below the gum line. The location of tooth root infections, the extent of periodontal bone loss and the identification of bone cysts and tumors can be identified using dental x-rays.... Read more
Our hospital offers thorough ear exams as one of our many services. Symptoms like head shaking, scratching and pawing at the ears, rubbing the ears on the floor or furniture, whining, and abnormal odors are often indicative of a problem with your pet’s ear.
Conditions of the ear occur frequently in dogs and cats and result from a variety of causes.... Read more
End of life decisions for our pets are never easy. Our staff understands the pain that comes with this choice, and we are here to help you cope in this difficult time.
Sometimes, a healthy recovery and comfortable existence for sick, injured, or elderly pets is not possible.... Read more
Our hospital is proud to offer our clients a complete diagnostic laboratory. Our in clinic laboratory machines can perform complete blood cell counts, complete chemistry panels, including liver, kidney, and pancreatic enzyme function tests, glucose, and electrolytes. Additionally, our hospital can send samples out to a diagnostic laboratory ensuring that we have a wide range of diagnostic capabilities.... Read more
Our hospital offers many general surgery services that include a variety of common and elective procedures performed under general anesthesia.
Examples of common surgeries include: spay (ovariohysterectomy), neuter (castration), lump removal and biopsy, laceration repair, abscess and wound repair, exploratory surgery, removal of gastrointestinal foreign bodies, enucleation (eye removal), cystotomy (removal of bladder stones), and skin biopsy.
As these procedures usually require general anesthesia, please refer to our anesthesia service for more information.... Read more
Our hospital offers geriatric (senior wellness) medicine services for your older pet.
When your pet reaches his or her “golden years,” they require special care. Your veterinarian will recommend certain screening tests that can help provide an early diagnosis for some of the common diseases that affect older pets.... Read more
There are two types of health certificates available: one which approves pets for travel within the continental United States, and another which approves them for international travel.
Acquiring a health certificate will require you to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian. Your pet will receive an overall exam during which the doctor will be able to certify that your pet is healthy and safe for travel.... Read more
Wellness Exams not only help flag any potential problems with your pet's health, but they are also important in creating an overall medical history for your pet. By meeting regularly with your pet, your veterinarian is able to become better acquainted with his or her personal history, and is able to offer more personalized care.
For pets who are 6 years and younger, wellness exams are recommended at least once a year.... Read more
Our hospital offers hospitalization services. Hospitalization involves admitting your pet into the hospital for monitoring or necessary medical care. Your pet will have their own cage or kennel within the hospital building and will be monitored closely by technicians and veterinarians throughout their stay.... Read more
Our hospital is equipped with an In-House Laboratory that enables our veterinarians to quickly perform diagnostic tests on a variety of bodily fluids (ear swabs, blood, urine, feces, etc. ) to achieve an accurate and rapid diagnosis.
This is especially important in very ill animals and those requiring immediate or emergency treatment.... Read more
For your convenience, our hospital has an in-house pharmacy, enabling you to pick up your pet's medications at the time of your visit.
While no hospital carries every medication, we keep the most commonly prescribed medications in stock. If your pet requires a medication that we do not carry, call ahead and we may be able to order it for you.... Read more
Surgical suites are rooms designated for use during surgery only. These rooms are kept as clean as possible to minimize bacteria and other infectious organisms that would be capable of contaminating a surgical wound.
Many surgical suites are designed with separate ventilation from the rest of the hospital as this helps maintain cleanliness of the room.... Read more
Our hospital offers an intensive care unit (ICU) for treating your pet during times of critical need.
Pets requiring ICU are often very ill and require specialized nursing staff and veterinarians to treat them through a crisis. The nursing staff are also often trained in advanced techniques and monitoring and may also have undergone additional certification.... Read more
Our hospital maintains an isolated area to prevent the spread of contagious disease from potentially infectious patients to others in the hospital.
These procedures include the appropriate use of disinfectants, the proper disposal of infectious materials, and the wearing of disposable gloves, boots, masks and gowns while handling infectious patients.
All these measures are meant to keep our patients and staff healthy.... Read more
Our hospital offers oxygen therapy for the treatment of many acute cardiac, respiratory and blood disorders. Oxygen may be provided to patients by a nasal catheter, oxygen cage, hood or mask. Close veterinary monitoring of these patients is required to maintain oxygen flow, avoid potential complications of oxygen usage and to insure that the expected therapeutic goals are met.... Read more
Keeping your pet pain-free is crucial to maintaining his or her quality of life. Our veterinarians use a multi-modal approach to pain management that includes anti-inflammatories, opioid drugs, local anesthetics, general anesthetics, and even epidural anesthesia to effectively combat pain at all levels. Some of our veterinarians even offer alternative options such as acupuncture or chiropractic services for additional pain relief.... Read more
As pet owners ourselves, the staff at Commack Animal Hospital understand that facing a pet's serious illness or the loss of a pet can be emotionally devastating. And in caring for a sick pet and having to make difficult decisions, a family must get clear information on treatment and to evaluate options. Our hospital staff is here to help explore your concerns about treatment choices and managing a sick pet at home and to help you make informed decisions about your loved one.... Read more
In our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, we are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients. From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet's surgical needs.
Our staff is highly skilled in performing veterinary surgeries and will make every effort to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.... Read more
Our hospital routinely performs spays and neuters, the surgical sterilization of female and male dogs and cats. Spaying involves removal of the uterus and ovaries of female dogs and cats and is called ovariohysterectomy. Neutering involves removal of the testicles of male dogs and cats and is called castration.... Read more
There are several problems that may affect your pet's urinary tract, such as urinary tract infections (UTIs), bladder crystals or bladder stones, kidney disease, incontinence, and even cancer. Finding a comprehensive solution to those problems, whether that be dietary changes, medications, or surgery, our team of veterinarians are here to help your pet with successful treatment..... Read more