Referral Process

Patients treated at LIVS must be referred by you or your staff for specialist care. Pets will only be treated for the condition for which they are referred. Routine procedures and general health care are services best performed by you and your staff, therefore, these services are not performed at LIVS.

Referral Communication

You or your staff will be contacted by telephone within 24 hours of a consultation, or the performance of any procedure on your patient.Additionally, a written report will be sent to your office within 48 hours.

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Fee Policy
An itemized estimate of costs for specialists care is provided to owners prior to pets being admitted to the hospital. A deposit is required at the time of admission; payment of the balance is due at the time of discharge. Cash, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express are acceptable forms of payment. Unfortunately, checks are no longer accepted.




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.