Central Veterinary Associates Reminds Public that It Offers Emergency Care during Hurricane Irene

Central Veterinary Associates is reminding the public that it is offering emergency care services during Hurricane Irene this weekend. Central Veterinary Associates' hospital, located at 73 West Merrick Road in Valley Stream, is open 365 ...

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VALLEY STREAM, NY - Central Veterinary Associates is reminding the public that it is offering emergency care services during Hurricane Irene this weekend. Central Veterinary Associates' hospital, located at 73 West Merrick Road in Valley Stream, is open 365 days per year, 24 hours per day.

Pet owners can bring their animals to Central Veterinary Associates' state-of-the-art facility in the event their pet becomes ill. Central Veterinary Associates offers emergency surgery, as well as emergency medical care for all conditions, including respiratory distress, bloat, dystocia, hit by car, ketoacidotic diabetes, traumatic injuries, seizure control or any other health issues. Its doctors are also knowledgeable in emergency medicine for birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rats, chinchillas and all reptiles and snakes.

"An animal could become sick unexpectedly and, when that occurs when a natural disaster occurs, many animal hospitals are closed during that time," said Dr. Steven Fox, President and Chief Executive Officer of Central Veterinary Associates. "We have our facilities open around the clock, 365 days a year, to provide care for your pet. There is a veterinarian available on the premises who will ensure your pet's health and well-being."

"Following emergency care, we will provide your regular veterinarian with your pet's medical records," Dr. Fox said. "We also want to remind the public that our rates for emergency care services are the same as regular care, with the exception of a modest $35 surcharge on your visit."

For more information or to make an appointment, call 1 (888) 4CVA-PET (428-2738) or visit www.centralvets.com.

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About Central Veterinary Associates, P.C.

Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. is a 24-hour, full-service hospital that provides optimal small animal medicine, including exotic medicine. The main hospital is located in Valley Stream, which provides 24-hour care at its state-of-the-art facility. Central Veterinary Associates also has other convenient locations in Great Neck, Bayside, Forest Hills, Far Rockaway and Belle Harbor. The hospital features intensive care units and intravenous infusion pumps and offers state-of-the-art radiology, endoscopy, ultrasonography, otoscopy and dentistry services. Central Veterinary Associates has over 100 staff members, including 14 veterinarians, as well as a board-certified radiologist and surgeon. For more information, call 1 (888) 4CVA-PET (428-2738) or visit www.centralvets.com.