Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Veterinary Preventative Medicine in Port Jefferson, Long Island
Animal Wellness Exams: Preventative care is the most effective form of keeping your pet happy and healthy. It decreases the overall financial investment of your pet and helps you to avoid long-term care and many diseases. Countryside Animal Hospital recommends a wellness exam for your pet once per year. During the exam, you will first meet with one of our technicians. The technician will take a brief medical history and inquire if there are any questions, concerns, or observations you would like to discuss with the doctor. The doctor will assess the pet’s health and happily discuss any issues you may want to explore regarding your pet.
Core Vaccinations: A secondary part of an animal wellness exam is vaccinating your pet. Vaccinations are an integral part of maintaining your pet’s health. Often, vaccinations prevent serious disease such as Lyme disease, Leptospirosis, Distemper, Kennel Cough, Rabies, Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS.
Microchipping: When your pet is missing, the anxiety, fear, and sadness can be overwhelming. An advantageous way to ensure a happy ending to this situation is having a microchip implanted in your pet. A microchip is a small device, about a half-inch long, which is placed under the skin in between the shoulder blades. The discomfort is minimal – similar to a vaccination. Each microchip is encoded with an individual number. This number is registered with a national microchip directory. Should your pet ever go missing, any animal clinic, shelter, or hospital can usually scan your pet. The process is that clinic/hospital/shelter will call the directory, which will then alert you that your pet has been located.