Animal Specialty Center

For Veterinarians Overview

We know that entrusting your patients to another doctor is a serious responsibility. At Animal Specialty Center, we want you to know that your referred patients will receive only the best care from us. You always can count on us to be your partners in health care. We have a full range of services and specialists to meet the needs presented by even your most challenging cases. Feel free to contact us for a tour of our facility and to meet some of our staff.

Internship and Residency Programs

Animal Specialty Center is also a teaching hospital and offers internship and/or residency programs to veterinarians seeking advanced training in a specialty area. Please call us to learn more about these programs.

Continuing Education Program

Additionally, we offer conferences and seminars to help you meet your ongoing continuing education needs. Be sure to check our website often for conference listings or contact Joe Chiapperini at to be added to our mailing list.

Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging Services

Animal Specialty Center now offers abdominal ultrasound imaging services for your veterinary practice. At your request, our Internal Medicine specialists will perform an abdominal ultrasound on your patient at our facility and provide you with interpretation via fax/telephone so that you may convey the relevant diagnostic information to your client. (Please be aware and inform your client that our specialists can only discuss patient case information with you, that your client will receive all pertinent information from you at your practice.) Our hospital utilizes state-of-the-art GE Logiq advanced ultrasound technology, which offers superior high definition image quality for enhanced diagnostic capabilities.

To arrange for imaging services, please complete our imaging request form in full (click on 'ASC IMAGING REQUEST FORM" link just below to open document) and fax it to the attention of "Internal Medicine Coordinator" at fax # 914-457-4001. (Please note that this form is an interactive PDF. After opening the document, you may choose to either (1) type the needed information directly into the form, save and print or (2) print the document and hand-write your entries. In either case, please fax it to us as instructed above. Once we have received your imaging request, an ASC staff member will call you to arrange a convenient appointment time for your patient's ultrasound. If you have any questions or would like more information about our imaging services, please call us at 914-457-4000.



General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care


TEL: 914-457-4000

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Animal Specialty Center is a fully-equipped 24/7/365 emergency hospital serving communities in and surrounding lower Westchester. If you suspect your pet may be having a medical crisis, we have a staff of top veterinarians, technicians and client care specialists prepared to handle all pet medical emergencies.

Our Emergency and Critical Care units can assist in all of the following situations requiring immediate medical attention: Auto accidents, traumatic injuries (fractures, bites, burns, lacerations, wounds), respiratory emergencies (choking, difficulty breathing), vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty urinating/defecating, shock, loss of consciousness, dizziness, staggering, tremors, seizures, paralysis, toxic reactions, poison ingestion, labor and delivery problems, blood in urine or feces, swollen, hard, painful abdomen, heatstroke.