Animal Specialty Center

Grief counseling

Animal Specialty Center Pet Loss Support

As pet owners ourselves, we at Animal Specialty Center understand that facing a pet's serious illness or the loss of a pet can be emotionally devastating. To provide pet owners with the help, support and counseling they need to better cope and manage through these very difficult periods, on February 4, 2010 Animal Specialty Center began its no-cost ASC PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUP. The support group sessions are held 7:00'"8:30 PM on the first and third Thursdays of each month at our hospital at 9 Odell Plaza, Yonkers, NY 10701 and are open to the general public -- all are welcome. For further information about attending ASC Pet Loss Support Group sessions, please contact ASC at 914-457-4000. If you plan to attend, you are encouraged to bring along a photo and/or memento of your pet to the session.

Animal Specialty Center is sensitive to our clients and cares about their needs and has a Comfort Room, where pet owners can spend peaceful time with seriously ill pets.

Animal Specialty Center offers a selection of pet loss materials that can be viewed and/or printed by opening the links in our Pet Loss Document Library below. Included is our ASC Pet Loss Support Resources booklet as well as a wealth of information from well known and respected counselors/authors on the topics of bereavement and pet loss. Pet loss support resources can also be found in the 'Community Partners' section of our website under the 'Our Hospital' tab.

ASC Pet Loss Document Library

Publications by Pet Loss Counselor Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed:



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.