Pet Health Centers 2017-12-29T12:34:31+00:00

North Shore Animal League America’s Pet Health Centers provide the highest standard of veterinary care to every dog, cat, puppy, and kitten we treat. The highly skilled, compassionate medical staff provide our clients with important information they need about preventative health care necessary to sustain the wellness of their beloved pets. Our patients do not need to have been adopted from North Shore Animal League America – our state-of-the-art facilities provide affordable care for all community pets in need.

Our Pet Health Centers are a full-service operation encompassing our Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center, accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the soon-to-be-operational Don and Karen LaRocca Pet Wellness Center, which will provide innovative techniques that will have your four legged friend living their happiest, healthiest life for years to come, and our Freed Special Recovery Center, which helps us to effectively isolate contagious animals from the general population. With cutting edge equipment including digital radiology, endoscopy, on-site laboratory, oxygen therapy, ultrasound, and a full dental suite, all located at our Port Washington, N.Y. campus, your pets will only receive the best quality of care.

Our Services

As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s just as true when it comes to the well-being of your pet. And there’s no better way to help your pets live long and healthy lives than to make sure they receive their annual veterinary exams. Even if your pet seems perfectly healthy, a yearly check-up is a must. During the exam, our veterinarians might pick up early warning signs of a medical problem that can be completely corrected, or at least slowed in progress. That means a longer and healthier life for your pet—and lower medical bills for you.

  • Wellness exam: $40
  • Outpatient Care Visit: $60
  • Emergency visits or clients without an appointment will incur additional charges.

Inoculating your pet with preventative vaccines to ward off dangerous diseases is not only necessary, but it ensures that your best friend is safe from harm.

The core vaccine protocol for dogs includes the Distemper combination vaccine (Distemper, Adenovirus Type-2, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza); Bordetella (kennel cough); and Rabies.

The core vaccines for cats are FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia) and Rabies. If cats have exposure to the outdoors, the feline leukemia virus vaccine should be administered every year. We do not vaccinate for FIV.

  • Vaccinations: $25
At North Shore Animal League America we offer everyone affordable spay/neuter services to keep their beloved lifelong companions in tip-top shape, as well as reduce pet overpopulation.

Canine       Male Female
Under 25 pounds       $120 $140
25-50 pounds       $140 $155
50-100 pounds       $155 $175
Over 100 pounds       $177 $200
Feline        $75 $110
Fee does not include pre-surgical exam, or any required blood tests and vaccinations.

Why is it important to spay/neuter your pets?


Cats and dogs have the unique ability to reproduce several times a year. They can go into heat as early as 5 months of age – sometimes earlier, and they can have litters several times a year. That is why there is an endless cycle of homeless animals. Reducing this overpopulation will reduce euthanasia rates and move us closer to a no-kill nation.


Sterilization of your cat or dog will increase his/her chance of a longer and healthier life. Altering your canine friend will increase his life an average of 1 to 3 years, felines, 3 to 5 years. Altered animals have a very low to no risk of mammary gland tumors/cancer, prostate cancer, perianal tumors, pyometra, and uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers.


While it is a myth that spaying/neutering your pet will diminish their natural instincts, it will make them a better pet. It has been shown that altered pets have a reduced urge to roam and thus decreases the risk of contracting diseases or getting hurt. Surveys indicate that as many as 85% of dogs hit by cars are unaltered. Intact male cats living outside have been shown to live an average of two years less neutered cats.

Microchipping is a simple procedure in which a microchip (about the size of a large grain of rice) is injected under the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. It only takes a minute to be completed, and no anesthesia is required. The microchip, which can be read by any universal scanner at vet practices and shelters nationwide, is registered in a national database. That means if your pet is ever lost, you’ll be able to locate them and be reunited. What a quick and easy way to give you peace of mind!

  • Microchipping: $35

Heartworm Testing: $30

Heartworm disease is one of the major health problems of dogs in the United States. It can lead to severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body.

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV, also known as feline AIDS): $45

FeLV and FIV are the two of the most common and dangerous feline diseases. We recommend that the FeLV and FIV test be run annually on all cats that go outdoors or with any ill cats if a recent FeLV/FIV status has not been determined. You should also get this test on any new cat before you bring it into your household, especially if you have other cats.

Fecal Diagnostic Testing: price dependent on type of testing

Can identify intestinal parasites—organisms that can rob your pet of nutrition and cause diarrhea, vomiting, serious illnesses or even death.

Our medical team provides advanced dental procedures for your dogs, cats, puppies and kittens at competitive prices.

  • Exams/Screenings
  • Cleaning, Scaling and Polishing
  • Extractions
  • Tooth Surface Sealing
  • Oral Surgery
  • Dental Radiographs

Pets can’t tell you when they don’t feel well, and they’re particularly adept at “hiding” signs of illness. Moreover, many diseases do not cause symptoms until serious damage has been done. Did you know, for example, that pets with kidney disease can lose as much as 75% of their kidney function before showing any clinical signs? Performing regular blood work will detect early changes and enable us to cure or manage many diseases, allowing your pet to live a full and healthy life. In addition, blood work is essential for any pet undergoing a surgical procedure requiring anesthesia. Pre-anesthetic blood work can alert us to any hidden problems that your pet may have, which will allow us to adjust the anesthesia or take other measures to reduce the risk of complications.

Our experience, advanced training, superior surgical suite and on-site diagnostic lab ensures your pet is receiving the highest quality veterinary care at our Pet Health Centers.

Your pet’s health and safety come first and you can be confident that your pet is receiving the best surgical care. Our veterinary staff is experienced in a wide variety of animal surgery procedures from the routine to the complex, such as:

  • Growth Removal
  • Soft Tissue Procedures
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery


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After Hours Emergencies

If you have a pet emergency when we are not open, please bring your pet to the nearest emergency center, such as:

Long Island Veterinary Specialists
163 S. Service Road
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 501-1700

The Animal Medical Center
510 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10065
(212) 329-8890

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