Have you noticed that your pet seems to develop jaws of steel when it's time for a dose of medicine? As you struggle to pry apart your furry friend's teeth, you know you only have one chance to dr ...View Article
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Appointments, Emergencies, Community Service
To best accommodate our clients, we schedule appointments via phone, fax, email, and from our website. We are open for scheduled appointments from:
Please call 914-723-1250, fax (914-723-2856), email us at BESTVETS.NET@GMAIL.COM , or send us a Request Appointment using the link below, to make an appointment, and we will call you to confirm.
We are also available for urgent care, if you feel your pet needs immediate medical attention. Our receptionists will "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments.
Of course, emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. Our veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians are here 7 days a week and are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Emergencies can be things such as poisoning, bleeding, trouble breathing, difficulty walking, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment, do not hesitate to call or come in immediately.
AFTER-HOUR EMERGENCY & URGENT CARE
When we are not available, we recommend The Veterinary Emergency Group, located at 193 Tarrytown Road (Rte. 119) , in White Plains. The facility is located across from the Greenburgh Police Station. They are an emergency facility, trained to diagnose, treat, and stabilize your pet. Their phone number is 914-949-8779.
We are proud to provide veterinary care to the Canine Units serving the Greenburgh, Eastchester, and Pleasantville Police Departments and the Greenburgh Fire Department at no charge. We also provide free medical care for the animals at the Greenburgh Nature Center, treat avian wildlife, and work closely with area shelters and rescue groups, providing medical care at much reduced costs.
We are often called upon to treat injured wildlife before sending them to a wildlife rehabilitator. We have seen hawks, deer, swans, coyote pups, baby birds, and these 3 ducks and 7 geese found, covered in oil, in Carroll Park in Thornwood. The doctors and staff at Central Animal Hospital in Scarsdale worked together, washing each bird thoroughly,and providing fluids, warmth, and medical care. Our veterinarians who care for companion pets, as well as exotics and birds, along with our licensed veterinary technicians and animal handlers, successfully treated the birds who were released back into the park. Thanks to an alert Fire Chief and the DEC, the birds were brought to Central Animal Hospital quickly enough to be saved.
We also enjoy sharing our love for pets, while teaching about pet care, with school age children, and participate in Career Day events, as well as hosting tours in our hospital for Scout groups and school children. Here, Dr. Cheryl Gross is promoting pet care with visiting school children.
Several years ago, we assisted Dr. J. Alan Clark, professor of biology at Fordham University, in a study involving nocturnal bird flight. Dr. Clark was gathering data to test the effects of light and noise on bird behavior during migration and has successfully instigated a voluntary Lights Out program in NYC to save energy while reducing bird mortality due to collisions.
And, we are especially proud of our own Dr. Michael Woltz and 2 of our licensed veterinary technicians who assisted at Ground Zero just a few days following the Twin Tower tragedy. Dr. Woltz attended to the search and rescue dogs, cleaning their fur, eyes, ears, and feet following their search in the rubble.