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General Info
VCA East Meadow Animal Hospital is national merit-award winning hospital that opened in July of 1969. Our staff is dedicated to caring for your pet's health in a professional and concerned manner. VCA East Meadow is a full service veterinary hospital. Our clean and comfortable facility is ready to serve the needs of your pet. Our staff of trained professionals provide compassionate and gentle care under the direction of our skilled doctors. Office hours are by appointment. Please feel free to request an appointment online or call us.
Hours
Regular HoursMon-Fri:8AM-7:45PM,Sat:8AM-3:45PM
Services/Products
VCA East Meadow Animal Hospital offers a wide range of preventive, primary & advanced care services for your pets including: Adult & Senior Pet Wellness, Advanced Dental Care, Allergy and Itchy Skin Relief, Anesthesia, Animal Rehabilitation, Bone & Joint/Orthopedic Surgery, Dentistry, Ear Checks, General Surgery, Health Certificates & Health Exams, Hospice Care, In-House Laboratory, In-House Pharmacy, Pain Management, Parasite Control, Pet Loss Support, Preventive Medicine, Radiology, Routine Surgeries, Sevoflurane Anesthesia, Soft Tissue Surgery, Spays and Neuters, Vaccinations, Weight Management Program, Wellness Exams We also offer boarding and grooming services. Please call us today for inquiries about our veterinarian and pet health services or to schedule your pet’s appointment.
Payment method
amex, discover, master card, visa
Location
We are conveniently located on Newbridge Rd. in East Meadow.
Neighborhood
East Meadow
Amenities
Caring for your pets the way we care for our own, Convenient, affordable, preventive nose-to-tail care (VCA CareClub), Educational opportunities for pet owners, Free First Exam for all first time pet visits, Healthy Pet Magazine, Home Delivery of Pet Medications, VCA Big Pet Project, VCA Quality Care Program
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VCA East Meadow Animal Hospital

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Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals, Pet Grooming, Pet Services, Veterinarian Emergency Services, Veterinarians, Veterinary Specialty Services
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Denise H.

12/07/2013

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Just a piece of information to pet owners. Dr. Kevin J. Gross of East Meadow Animal Hospital in East Meadow, NY overcharges and performs unnecessary, costly tests and procedures even if it hurts the animal. One of many examples is when my dog had a splinter in her paw. I removed it myself and she started favoring the splintered paw and tried to walk more on the unsplintered paw. I set up an appointment to have an x-ray. When I made the appointment, I specifically requested another one of their other doctors by name and the appointment was set. The office called me 45 minutes before my appointment and cancelled out on me due to "inadequate staffing." I asked why we needed more than one person for an x-ray. His admin told me that Dr. Gross said he needs to put the dog under anesthesia and it was apparent that Dr. Gross wanted to handle this case himself . In other cases in the past, Dr. Gross had given me different information than I had gotten from the other doctors such as Dr. Thonsen and Dr. Mansfield. The other doctors always gave the same diagnosis, but Dr. Gross always made it out to be something bigger and more costly than it really is. He uses scare-tactics to get people to give in the these costly procedures that are not suggested by any other doctors. One of their other doctors, Dr. Lopez was wonderful and he walked out on the practice twice. He came back once because he had many patients who loved him, so he gave the practice another chance and unfortunately, he had to walk out on them again. Both times it was on bad terms. In addition to the x-ray incident, I also asked about the prescription food (which is costly) that I had ordered for my dog about a week before. I said I wanted to come in and pay for it and pick it up and they said it was not ordered yet even though he is fully aware that my dog has bad allergies and that if she eats regular, non-prescription pet food, her paws start to itch profusely until they bleed. So, I was forced to give her store-bought food until I could get a prescription from another vet and get her the food she needs. At that point, I just said to Dr. Gross's admin "Forget the food and forget the x-ray. I will take my pet elsewhere". I have reason to believe that Dr. Gross's decisions are NOT based on what is best for my pet, but rather what is best for his profit. If any of you pet owners out there who are reading this can give me a good recommendation for a veterinarian, I would be very grateful. My dog is 10 years old and I want to find an honest and caring veterinarian. You can email me at southpaw115@yahoo.com.