Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury

Susan Kimmel, DVM, DACVIM, Medical Director

DVM, Cornell University
Certifications: DACVIM
Departments: Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine


Dr. Susan Kimmel was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She received a BS degree with honors in 1992 from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She is a graduate of Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. She then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Following this training, Dr. Kimmel continued at the University of Pennsylvania as a resident in small animal internal medicine and became board certified by  the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine) in 2000. Dr. Kimmel remained at the University of Pennsylvania for 2 years as a faculty member, where she taught students, interns, and residents in small animal internal medicine. In 2003, Dr. Kimmel joined Veterinary Referral abd Emergency Center of Westbury (formerly, The Center for Specialized Veterinary Care) and has enjoyed being part of the hospital's growth since it's beginning. In 2008, Dr. Kimmel was appointed Medical Director of Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Westbury.

Dr. Kimmel is published in the fields of diabetes mellitus, intestinal disease, pancreatitis, electrolyte abnormalities, thyroid disease, asthma, and liver disease. Dr. Kimmel's special interests include endoscopy, critical care, gastrointestinal disease, endocrine disease, and general problems in internal medicine. When not at the hospital, Dr. Kimmel's interests include exploring the beaches and waterways of Long Island by boat, traveling, and spending time with her husband, 3 young daughters, and their rescue dog named Star.


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.