South Shore Animal Hospital

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  • Doctor Panarello

    -Harriet and Les Shaffer from Barnegat, NJ

    When we saw Dr. Panarello's name in the NY Post in an article about him saving a pit bull who got shot protecting his owner, we knew it was the same doctor who saved our cat Dayzee's life over 15 years ago. We will never forget him. Not only did he diagnose and treat a lupus-like arthritic condition she developed, but he found a cancerous tumor in her neck which would have killed her had it not been removed. She was 8 years old when diagnosed and we enjoyed loving her until she passed away in 2007 at the age of 19. If we were not living almost 70 miles away, we'd bring our rescue cat Tinkerbelle to him for her care. He is our hero.

  • great service

    -Happy Dog Lady from Staten Island, NY
    Pet Name: Jake

    I have used this animal hospital numerous times for emergencies. They are open twenty four hours everyday. The doctors are warm and caring and the staff is kind and welcoming. Thank you South Shore! No more driving to New Jersey.

  • love you

    -suzy from staten island, NY

    i love my vets at south shore. ive been going there for many years.

  • The Best of the Best

    -Lisa from Staten Island, NY
    Pet Name: Desi

    Since Dr. Pararello took over this hospital, it couldn't be better. Nothing compares to the peace of mind knowing that this hospital is open 24 hours a day-7days a week.. no more running the over priced NJ hospitals. Dr. Panarello is more than fair & has a genuine love for animals. It's not all about the money with him! Him & Dr. Clemente took amazing care of my cat over the last 3 weeks. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

  • Thumbs up

    -Mona Popkin from Staten Island, NY
    Pet Name: Spike

    The most caring staff and the most caring doctors. My pet Spike has a blood disorder called AIT, he is only four years old and it already has returned for a second time. Needless to say I was a mess the first time around but because of their knowledge and patience and willing to give the family the information they need to learn I feel I am more prepared this time around and a lot calmer. I will be forever grateful to Mary Grace for always being there for me early in the a.m. and always knowing what to say. I will always be grateful for Doctor Clemente's expertise and never giving up on Spike. There should be more animal care service like South Shore. Sincerely, Mona Popkin

  • Outstanding service and compassion

    -Donna D from Staten Island, NY
    Pet Name: Spot

    I can't express in words how thankful I am to Dr. Berenstein for helping my family through an extremely upsetting experience. On Sunday 9/8/13 our 10yr old Jack Russell, Spot, was run over by a DOT car in front of our driveway. Dr. Berenstein cared lovingly and thoroughly for our dog, explained everything in detail to us, and showed great compassion, especially to my son who has had Spot since his 4th birthday! With her help we were able to make the difficult decision to put Spot down. Dr. Berenstein and the entire staff was so wonderful to us. We were able to spend time with Spot and say goodbye. Thank you, thank you, thank you a thousand times over! If we decide to get another pet, we will definitely use South Shore!

  • Amazing Care

    -diane v from staten island, NY
    Pet Name: Boomer

    Unfortunately, my dog Boomer had to be rushed in for emergency treatment & unfortunately we did lose him :(...However, Dr. Panarello, Mary Grace & the entire staff provided my dog with amazing care in his final days. He was made as comfortable as possible, & even had a little personal fan set up to keep him cool following his seizures. The biggest thing for me was the ability to visit with him -- even at 1AM ! My heartfelt thanks to South Shore Vet.

  • I highly recommend this veterinary hospital

    -Kim from Staten Island, NY
    Pet Name: Elton

    My husband and I first brought our cat Elton to this hospital in November 2011. Unfortunately he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma (an incurable mouth cancer). After three months of ups and downs our cat just passed away. My husband and I are so grateful to all of the staff for their support, advice and kind words when we needed them. My only regret is not bringing my cats to them sooner. The veterinarians on staff truly know their field and most importantly love the animals they care for.

  • Place of Compassion

    -Helen T. from Staten Island, NY
    Pet Name: Kitty

    I became an owner of a Kitten that I took care of for two weeks that was very ill. I went to [another vet hospital] for help on how to take care of the Kitten and they treated me and the Kitten like a business. They did not want to give her a chance or any treatment options. When the Kitten was so sick that she had to be put down, I did not have the heart to bring her to there so I brought her here. The doctor treated me and the Kitten with such kindness and compassion, it made the whole ordeal easier. I have three other pets and from now on, I will only go here for all their treatment.


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

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital. South Shore Animal Hospital provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 718-980-2600. We are located at 125 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY, 10306.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.