In our AAHA-accredited facility At VCA Nassau-Suffolk Animal Hospital, we've helped pets live long, healthy and happy lives since 1969. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.
Our veterinarians, technicians and other pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medicines ensures that all our patients receive the best in preventive and healing care.
Nassau-Suffolk Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital that has proudly served the Farmingdale and surrounding communities since 1969. One of the first AAHA-accredited hospitals in New York over 30 years ago, and a N.Y. State Veterinary Facility Accreditation hospital, it is our strong commitment to the health and well-being of our patients that has enabled us to maintain that certification consistently through the years. Our qualified and compassionate staff looks forward to caring for all your pet's medical, boarding and grooming needs.
Local Medical Issues
Everyone realizes the health benefits of owning a pet, especially to older individuals. They offer companionship and sometimes a link to lost family. At Nassau Suffolk, we also realize they can be a source of concern when there health needs are difficult to manage simply because it is too hard for some people to get them to a doctor. If you are in such a position, give us a call. We promise to do everything possible to bring the health care to you or your pet to us.
Canine Flu Alert!
Many of our clients have asked about the threat of canine influenza to their dogs. Canine flu is a highly contagious respiratory virus with nearly all dogs that are exposed becoming infected within a few days after exposure. This disease is highly contagious, so dogs that are around other dogs (boarding, grooming, dog shows, dog parks, contact with neighbors' dogs) are at increased risk. About 80% of exposed dogs will go on to develop signs. Typical symptoms resemble those of kennel cough; a persistent cough (often accompanied by a nasal discharge). Some dogs go on to develop pneumonia and can become critically ill. A new vaccine is available that can help reduce this risk. Please schedule an appointment today with one of our VCA veterinarians to discuss this emerging threat to your dog.
Caring for pets means meeting a wide range of needs beyond health care. Fortunately, there’s a whole community of organizations and businesses eager to help.
Here’s where to meet the local groups that we recommend to our pet-loving families.
Animal Care & Control of New York City
Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) is one of the largest animal shelter-systems in the country, taking in more than 30,000 animals each year. As a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization since 1995, AC&C rescues, cares for and finds loving homes for homeless and abandoned animals in New York City. AC&C facilities operate in all five boroughs.Visit Animal Care & Control of New York City
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Hotline
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is staffed 24 hours with veterinary health professionals who have been specially trained in veterinary toxicology. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call the ASPCA 24 hour emergency Animal Poison Control Center hotline at (888) 426-4435. A consultation fee is applied to your credit card.Visit ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Hotline
The Pet Loss Support Page
The Pet Loss Support Page, hosted by Moira Allen, offers compassionate, comprehensive information on how to cope with the loss of a beloved animal companion. It provides a variety of helpful articles and tips, as well as a state-by-state guide to bereavement resources.Visit The Pet Loss Support Page