Island Trees Veterinary Hospital FAQs

Our veterinary staff does not consider any question to be too small or significant. Some of the most common queries we get have answers here.

Frequently Asked Questions from Island Trees

It is our mission to partner with our clients to nurture and preserve the human-animal bond by providing compassionate, expert, and affordable veterinary care from your pet’s first adventure throughout a long and healthy life.

What are your hours?
Our hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8am to 5 pm
Wednesday 8 am to 7 pm
Saturday 8am to 1 pm
Closed on Sunday
What kind of pets do you treat?
We treat dogs and cats.
How do I make an appointment?

You can schedule an appointment by calling us at 516-735-0090 or book an appointment online.

What are the recommended vaccines for a dog?
Rabies and DHP are core vaccines that should be administered to all pets. Bordetella and influenza are recommended for dogs that are particularly social. Lyme is recommended for dogs that spend time out in nature, such as on hikes or in parks.
What age should I spay or neuter my dog or cat?
We recommend spaying/neutering your pet at 6 months.
Should I give my dog or cat a flea and tick preventative year round?
Yes, fleas are common in Long Island, especially in an apartment setting. Ticks can be encountered when hiking or frequently visiting the park.
What forms of payment do you accept?

We currently accept Cash, Credit, and Care Credit.

Do we offer payment plans?

We offer payment plans through CareCredit – they offer veterinary and pet financing to help keep your most cherished family members in top shape.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, Please call 516-735-0090 to make an appointment or book an appointment online.

What vaccines are recommended for cats?
Rabies and FVRCP are core vaccines for all felines. FeLV is recommended for outdoor cats.
Why should I spay or neuter my dog or cat?
There are a number of benefits to spaying/neutering. Some of these include decreasing overpopulation, limiting aggression, pyometra, roaming protection, and cancer prevention.
Should I give my dog or cat monthly heartworm preventative?
Yes, we recommend administering heartworm preventative as mosquitos are common in Long Island year-round. Intestinal parasites are also commonly found in the city, which can pose a threat to your pet.
How can I order food, medications, and preventatives for my pet?

You can order medications by calling us at 516-735-0090 or requesting through PetDesk.