Behavior Basics

If your pet is showing signs of unacceptable behavior, serious aggression issues, or undesirable conduct, please don’t give up on him or her. LIVS offers our clients a Behavioral Medicine Department which is committed to helping you communicate with your pet in a more positive and productive way to manage behavioral issues.

We see pets with behavior issues such as:
  • Aggression directed towards both humans and other pets
  • Destructive behavior when unattended
  • Excessive vocalization (Excessive barking)
  • Compulsive disorders and/or self destructive behavior
  • House Soiling
  • Anxiety, fears and phobias



When its necessary to admit a pet to LIVS, our Specialists and staff work closely with your primary care veterinarian to assure that the pet receives the highest level of care. Our staff  will remain in touch with you throughout your pet's stay and be in constant contact with your family Vet to ensure a continuum of care.

To arrange admission please call 516 501-1700


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After Hours:  Should a problem arise after normal business hours, all departments are covered by the Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center at Long Island Veterinary Specialists. It is always best to call in advance when possible, however, if problems arise, do not hesitate to bring your pet in immediately. This facility is staffed 24-hours by veterinarians and technicians ready to assist you and your pet.