Thursday, November 20, 2008

Specialized Animal Hospital to Open in Forest Hills

Manhattan’s NYC Veterinary Specialists has announced it is expanding into Queens with the completion of a new 24-hour hospital facility on 71st Road in Forest Hills.

Like its Manhattan counterpart, NYCVS Queens will offer an extensive range of specialized and advanced treatments, by referral, and 24 hour emergency service as needed. It is expected to open its doors by the end of the month.

“This brand new, state of the art, emergency and specialty hospital is opening to provide the greater Queens area veterinary community an increased local presence to support their most critical needs,” said NYCVS founder and medical director Dr. Neil Shaw. “The hospital will remain open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and cases will be seen by referral from a family’s primary veterinarian.”

Located at 107-24 71st Road, NYCVS Queens will house a uniquely-skilled team of veterinary specialists whose areas of expertise include emergency and critical care, ophthalmology, neurology, internal medicine, oncology, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, dermatology, neurosurgery, cardiology and behavior medicine.

The clinic’s veterinary specialists act as an extension of area general veterinarians and their practices, explained Dr. Shaw. “The patients we see are referred to us, either for after-hour emergency care when their family veterinarian’s office is closed or for specialized care,” explains Dr. Shaw. “So almost everything we do, including where we locate our offices and which service we provide, are the result of the suggestions of our colleagues.”

He added, “Expanding into Queens will allow us to continue providing the same high level of care we currently provide, but now, more conveniently to an ever larger portion of New York’s veterinary community.”

Dr. Shaw is also the co-founder of Florida Veterinary Specialists in Tampa, which was founded in 1996 and is the largest private veterinary practice in the southeast.

NYC Veteran Specialists opened in fall of 2006 and was founded with the concept of providing a superior level of patient and client care through close cooperation with the family practitioner. It serves as an extension of the general practice, along with offering its specialized services.

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