Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury

Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury Pet Loss Support

As pet owners ourselves, the staff at Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury understand that facing a pet's serious illness or the loss of a pet can be emotionally devastating. And in caring for a sick pet and having to make difficult decisions, a family must get clear information on treatment and to evaluate options. Our hospital staff is here to help explore your concerns about treatment choices and managing a sick pet at home and to help you make informed decisions about your loved one. Please know that you can count on our staff for any help or assistance you need during these difficult times. Our hospital is sensitive to our clients and cares about their needs and has a Compassionate Care Rooms, where pet owners can spend peaceful time with seriously ill pets.

Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury 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 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.

Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury Pet Loss Document Library
 (Publications by Pet Loss Counselor Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed)

Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss
The Moment After: Surviving Pet Loss
Helping Children Cope
The Emotions of Pet Loss
"Pre-Loss Bereavement" and the Power of Bargaining
Defining Quality of Life
Euthanasia: The Most Painful Decision
Breaking the Power of Guilt
Do Pets Go to Heaven?
The Final Farewell: How to Handle a Pet's Remains
Memorializing a Pet
Getting a New Pet


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

If your pet is having a medical emergency, please call us immediately at 516-420-0000. Our address is:

TEL: 516-420-0000

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Our facility is a fully-equipped 24/7/365 emergency hospital serving pets/pet owners in Westbury, LI and surrounding communities. If your pet is having a medical crisis, our highly trained team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to provide expert emergency and critical care support for your pet. In addition,our specialtists in surgery, neurology, oncology and internal medicine are on-call and available to our ER/CC units to assist.

Our ER and CC 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.