Welcome to the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island
The Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island (VMCLI) is a 28,000 square foot, state of the art, 24-hour, emergency and multi-specialty referral practice, located in West Islip, Long Island.
At Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island, we know that the connection to your pet lasts a lifetime. next to you and your family, your veterinarian is one of the most important people in your pet's life. Our caring approach places emphasis on an efficient and accurate diagnosis, gained by the use of the least invasive techniques permissible. This often requires the expertise of our specialist staff. We are committed to providing cutting-edge veterinary medicine and sharing this knowledge and expertise with both pet owners and referring family veterinarians. We specialize in critical emergency care and offer a variety of services to meet your pets needs.
What makes a Veterinary Specialist a "Specialist"?
What makes a Veterinary Specialist a "Specialist" and what role do they play in the healthcare of your family’s treasured companion?....... A veterinary specialist is a veterinarian who has achieved board certification in their respective field. When one does this, they receive the title of ‘Diplomate’. The process to become board-certified is rigorous and requires the candidate to be accepted to an internship and residency program just like human doctors. This process typically adds four more years of post graduate specialized training and requires further examinations. Only when all these credentials have been successfully completed and approved by the governing veterinary specialty college or board, can a person then receive the title of ‘Diplomate’ and be considered a specialist in their field of study. [More]
The avian & exotic medicine & surgery department provides complete services including well care, exotic-only intensive care unit, dentistry, ultrasound, CAT scan, x-ray, and surgical procedures. [More]
The Department of Critical Care provides initial stabilization and advanced life support of critically ill and injured patients. In addition to providing state of the art emergency care, the Critical Care Service works in conjunction with each specialty service at VMCLI to provide peri-surgical and anesthetic support, as well as consultation for all hospitalized patients. [More]
Dr. Daniel T. Carmichael is the first and only board-certified veterinary dentist on Long Island. Endodontic therapy, jaw fracture repair, surgical extractions, restorations, orthodontics, treatment of periodontal disease, and oral cancer surgery are just some of the many procedures Dr. Carmichael and his team perform every week. [More]
The Dermatology Department at the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island aids in the diagnosis and treatment of skin and ear diseases in companion animals. Our goal is to provide the highest quality care in an atmosphere that is relaxing for both you and your pet. With our advanced technology and years of experience, we are able to diagnose and treat bacterial infections, food allergies, environmental allergies, skin cancer, chronic ear disease, and other conditions and because long term monitoring of dermatological conditions is often necessary, communication between the veterinarian and the pet owner is extremely important. [More]
No one plans on an emergency...especially your pet. but if an emergency situation arises, you’ll be glad to know that The Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island Is directly available to you 24 hours a day…7 days a week…365 days a year! We have a state-of-the-art intensive care unit which is continuously monitored by Emergency Veterinarians and highly skilled Licensed Technicians. Our clinicians will compassionately review all the available treatment options with you to help you make the best decisions possible for your pet. We are here when you need us most and our goal is to exceed your expectations! [More]
The Internal Medicine Department at The Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island offers 24-hour intensive care, 365 days a year. consultations are via referral from veterinarians throughout Long Island, New York City and the Tri-State area. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday and due to the often severe and acute nature of many illnesses, we accommodate emergency referrals for critical patients as a common course of action. Our caring approach places emphasis on an efficient and accurate diagnosis, gained by the use of the least invasive techniques permissible. Our medical therapies and care are of the highest caliber and our staff is devoted to healing with compassion. We are committed to staying on the cutting edge of Veterinary Medicine and offering that knowledge to our community. The internal medicine department, lead by Dr. John Fondacaro, works in concert with all of our specialists within the facility, to deliver the most comprehensive care possible for your pet. [More]
Our facility Is uniquely qualified to offer diagnostic evaluation and treatment In the area of Small Animal Neurology & Neurosurgery. Our Board Certified Neurologist, Dr. Georgina Barone, uses the latest equipment and her extensive training to detect and treat spinal fractures, tumors, herniated discs, Wobbler’s Syndrome and other small animal neurological conditions requiring both medical and surgical intervention. In addition, our Imaging Department offers the latest advances in MRI, CT and digital radiology, for a fast and accurate diagnosis. The Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island values your trust and understands how the immeasurable bond you share with your pet. We are here to help both you and your pet through whatever challenges your pet may be experiencing. [More]
The Oncology Service at The Veterinary Medical Center Of Long Island is lead by Dr. Edwin Brodsky. both Dr. Brodsky and his staff work tirelessly to provide information and support to both you and your pet who has received a diagnosis of cancer. Our Cancer Treatment Center works closely with other centers around the country to offer the latest advancements in cancer therapeutics. We understand your concerns and we will work compassionately to help you make the best decisions, utilizing the most progressive therapies available for your beloved companion. [More]
At the Veterinary Medical Center Of Long Island, our Ophthalmology Department offers advanced eye care for all species of animals. From the diagnosis and treatment of a vast number of ophthalmic conditions, to cutting edge surgical services, our specialist, Dr. Noelle La Croix, uses the latest equipment and her extensive years of training to provide the highest quality of care for your pet. At the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island, we will explain all of the options available, keep you informed every step of the way, and work together to help you make the best decisions for your treasured companion. [More]
If your pet has been injured in an accident or has undergone surgery, you’lll be glad to know that The Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island offers a wide range of rehabilitation services to help your pet recover as quickly as possible. Whether its therapeutic exercises, thermal therapy, low-level laser therapy, massage, acupuncture, pain relief, or medically managed weight loss, our licensed and certified staff can help relieve your pet’s pain, increase joint motion, improve muscle strength, restore balance, and improve body composition. [More]
Our Surgical Department is committed to the development and performance of the most progressive surgical techniques available. Our state-of-the-art surgical suites contain the finest equipment necessary to tend to your pets most critical needs. Additionally, for your pets safety, we have only the most highly trained Licensed Veterinary Technicians available, coupled with the most advanced anesthesia monitoring equipment. We also offer emergency surgical services directly to clients or via veterinary referral, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. [More]
The VMCLI was recently evaluated on almost 900 rigorous veterinary standards of excellence. We are proud to be one of the 15% of AAHA-accredited hospitals in the United States and Canada.
AVDC Service Dog Oral Health Exam
The AVDC Service Dog Oral Health Exam program is a philanthropic event provided to the Service Dog public by board certified veterinary dentists of the American Veterinary Dental College. If your Service Dog qualifies, it would receive a complimentary oral health screening exam in June to help identify any problems that may affect the dog's oral comfort and health.
Our veterinary dentists understand the tremendous daily contribution Service Dogs make to the lives of individuals and to all of us as a society. In return, we want assist in these efforts, by assuring that the Service Dogs can have pain free and healthy mouths. AVDC Service Dog Oral Health Exam will be given by Dr. Carmichael. Click here for more details.
ASPCA Offers $15,000 Reward in Puppy Cruelty Cases
The Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island would like to formally thank the ASPCA for their generous contribution made to help defer the costs associated with the extensive treatments and diagnostics performed to save Joey, the Pit-Bull puppy animal cruelty victim thrown from a car in Brentwood, NY. Their amazing generosity has invaluably provided essential continued care and awareness to this most deserving cause.