Harborside Veterinary Hospital

Hours of Operation:

Mon, Wed, Fri
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tue, Thu*
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

*Some exceptions allowed for appointments to 8pm.
Call for up to date hours.

Medicine & Wellness

Wellness Exams

Harborside Veterinary Hospital Wellness Exam

Regular wellness exams are the best way to keep your pet healthy and prevent disease and illness before they become difficult - and costly - to treat. We recommend yearly physical examinations for all pets, though more frequent exams are encouraged. During a physical examination, we listen to your pet's heart and lungs, evaluate his or her vision, look for any unusual lumps or swelling, check your pet's teeth and oral cavity and examine his or her joints for signs of arthritis and swelling, among other procedures.

Routine examinations give us an opportunity to develop a picture of your pet's overall health. Examinations are also essential in detecting problems before they become serious health issues. During an exam, we may also talk to you about home healthcare for your pet. An examination is also a good time for your pet to get up-to-date on his or her vaccinations.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are an essential part of your pet's health care plan. Thanks to recent advances and innovations in veterinary medicine, vaccinations can protect your pet against most major infectious diseases. Vaccines are useful in preventing canine distemper, parvovirus, bordetella (kennel cough), rabies, Lyme disease and other diseases found in dogs and feline leukemia, panleukopenia, respiratory diseases, and rabies.

Up-to-date vaccinations play a large part in keeping your pet healthy and free from disease. Vaccine schedules are balanced to provide needed protection while not over-vaccinating your pet. We strive to vaccinate as little as possible and carry three-year vaccines for many diseases. We offer yearly vaccines for leptospirosis and Lyme disease for dogs living in areas with large tick populations.

Microchipping

Each year, millions of pets go missing and many never make it back to their homes. Implanting a microchip in your pet is a safe, simple way to avoid this tragedy. A microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath a pet's skin between the shoulder blades, and stays there for the pet's entire life. This procedure is as easy and as painless as a vaccination.

Each microchip has a unique number. This number, along with information about the owner and pet, are added to a national pet registry. Most veterinary hospitals and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If a lost pet is found and a microchip is scanned, the registry is called and the owner can be contacted. We use the Home Again microchip system. Please ask us for more information about microchipping your pet.

On-site Pharmacy

Harborside Veterinary Hospital Pharmacy

Our complete in-house pharmacy is stocked with a broad spectrum of pharmaceuticals used commonly in veterinary medicine that can help your pet recover from an illness or surgical procedure. Prescriptions are often ready at check-out. Our trained staff is knowledgeable and gives instruction on appropriate administration techniques and recommended doses. Refills are easy and can be called in for quick and efficient pick-up.

Emergency Services

Harborside Veterinary Hospital strives to provide complete veterinary care, including emergency visits. Emergency visits are only for our clients. One of our veterinarians is on call Monday through Friday until 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. If your pet requires emergency care outside regular hospital hours, we refer clients to the New York Animal Emergency Service or Long Island Veterinary Specialists:

New York Animal Emergency Service
2233 Broadhollow Rd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735
631-249-2899

Long Island Veterinary Specialists
163 South Service Rd.
Plainview, NY 11803
516-501-1700