Critical, Immediate Care
for Your Pet in Floral Park NY
Emergencies can happen at any time when you have a pet, and if it happens to you, we are here to help. If you believe your pet requires emergency care, or if you’re not sure, please call us right away at (718) 347–1057 or (516) 922-5850.
Our staff considers emergencies a priority. The Bellerose Animal Hospital’s critical care unit is capable of managing the most challenging cases using equipment and technology found in all busy human hospital critical care units as well as in veterinary teaching hospitals. We will accept all emergency cases, including those needing advanced care from other facilities as well as overnight emergency practices.
The following emergencies require you to call us no matter what hour of the day, night, or weekend:
- Frequent vomiting within a short period of time
- Frequent bouts of diarrhea
- Difficulty breathing
- Very fast or very slow breathing (get to know your pet’s normal resting pulse)
- Straining to urinate and/or blood in the urine
- Dangling limbs
- Any trauma—being hit by a car, falling out of a window, a fight with another animal—even if the pet appears to be acting normally
- Injury or irritation to the eyes
- If you suspect poisoning
- Bleeding wounds
Our entire staff, starting with our receptionists, is well versed in how to manage and prioritize an arriving emergency patient. Emergencies are handled by a team of skilled professionals including veterinarians, New York State-licensed veterinary technicians, and veterinary aides.
After triaging the patient, the hospital is capable of performing immediate laboratory tests using the most current veterinary testing equipment. In addition, when appropriate the hospital can:
- Perform routine and sophisticated laboratory monitoring
- Monitor EKG, blood pressure, and oxygen levels on a continuous basis
- Provide fluids and treatment using the same central IV catheters as used in human emergency room
- Take X-rays and ultrasounds to help diagnosis your pet’s condition
Pet owners are encouraged to stay in our waiting area so that they can be updated as needed and visit with their pet if he or she is medically stable.
Intensive care is available for the management of any medical or surgical patient including emergency patients. These patients are cared for and monitored by our highly skilled staff.
Nutrition is critical for our ICU and emergency patients
Bellerose Animal Hospital has the capability of “feeding” critically ill patients using specially formulated intravenous diets and by multiple types of feeing tubes, both temporary and permanent.
Anxiety and pain management
We take pain management very seriously and will do all that we can to ensure your pet’s comfort and ease at all times.
All professional staff members at Bellerose Animal Hospital are required to receive continuing education (CE) in emergency and critical care medicine. This CE includes national, local, and in-house education.
We hope that you will never need the treatment offered in this unit, but we welcome pet owners to take a guided tour.
After-hours veterinary proceduresIf you are calling before or after our reception hours:
YOUR CALL WILL BE ANSWERED by Blue Pearl Specialty & Emergency Medicine for Pets. Blue Pearl provides 24-hour veterinary emergency care. A triage technician will answer the phone to help you with your pet’s emergency and tell you what to do.
If it is recommended you see a veterinarian, you will be offered three choices:
- Bring your pet to their emergency hospital located at:
107-28 1st Road, Forest Hills, NY (parking is available)
- Take your pet to The Animal Medical Center (AMC) located at:
510 East 62nd Street, New York, NY 10065
- Suggest that you go to Long Island Veterinary Specialists located at:
Exit 46 Long Island Expressway (Sunnyside Blvd. exit)
136 South Service Road, Plainview, NY
All 3 facilities, though not related, are staffed by veterinary emergency and critical care specialists and specialized technicians. They are fully equipped to handle any emergency with standards of care meeting Bellerose Animal Hospital’s criteria for animal care. All 3 hospitals will advise Bellerose Animal Hospital of the medical care they have given your pet and will send you back to Bellerose if your pet needs further treatment after they have stabilized your pet’s condition.
“I love this place. Both of my dogs go here. The staff is always very nice! The doctors are amazing and take the time to explain everything to you about your pet.
“The staff at Bellerose has treated our family’s pets continuously since 1963. I cannot say enough about the excellent care that our pets have received from their professional, caring staff. They have treated 2 dogs and 7 cats during the last 49 years for everything.
“COMPASSIONATE STAFF.I was fairly charged for all the loving care. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
“friendly atmosphere, easy to get to location and a great staff—been going here for years and highly recommend it! The best decision I ever made! Unquestionably one of the best veterinary practices in the world!All of the vets here are fantastic.
“Loretta was a very special dog who had a good life with us and we had a good life too. My husband and I believe that your hospital and caring staff made her quality of life exceptional. Thank you all.
“ I would also like to take this opportunity to tell all of you how grateful I am for your many years of dedicated medical care to my beloved Spunky. It’s been 16 years, 5 months, and 7 days of wonderful service and loving concern and I will always love you for it!
Very Sincerely Spunky’s Mom
“We need you to know we will always be grateful you helped give our Fredo and us so many happy years together.
Many, many thanks,
Carol and Maria
“I wanted to thank you for everything that you did for my “baby”. You are such a great vet and I will be forever grateful for everything you do for me and MJ.
“We loved Missie very much as she loved us for ten years. She was a member of our family. We needed the little time left to us to talk to her, pet her, comfort her and express our love for her.
“We would like to take the opportunity to say how we are pleased at the service Sammy receives at your facility. Especially for Dr Mariliz Hernandez, she is a great asset to your hospital. We appreciate the care and understanding Dr Hernandez shows Sammy at the time of his exam.
Sal and Gloria Carbone
“Because of people like you...thank you for all you do.
Without the entire Staff, I would not have had Barney for as long as I did. You gave him all of your experience and love, everytime he needed you all.
I cannot express my thank you’s enough
“We continue to offer our patients all of the advantages and resources of a large teaching hospital with the individualized care and compassion of a progressive family practice.