Oceanside Vet Animal Clinic in Long Island

Compassionate Veterinary Clinic For Your Dog or Cat

Who Are We?

Our Oceanside vet animal clinic is overseen by Dr. Gower, who cites his genuine love for animals as his primary motivation. Practicing since 1983, he moved his practice to Oceanside in 2003. He has been taking care of dogs and cats with emergency care ever since!

Veterinarian Care​

Friendly, Experienced, Comprehensive

Here at Woods Avenue Animal Clinic, we understand that a pets health care is very important. Pet owners should feel safe and comfortable. Dogs and cats are at the heart of everything we do, from the initial diagnosis to the final treatment decision. 

Compassionate Pet Healthcare

Dr. Stuart Gower

Oceanside Veterinary Clinic Near You

Dr. Gower is an advocate for pet-centered health care, using the animal's individuality and personal medical history as the starting point for all examinations. As he himself put it: “I love science and technology. But I love the simplicity of human interactions, human-animal bonding, and the invaluable information gained from engaging in the simple art of LISTENING!”

What Do We Do?

Our focus here is primarily on dogs and cats. Do you need an animal hospital?


If your pet has an emergency, please call us immediately. We work hard to get your pet feeling healthy and happy again.

Urgent Care

When your pet get's injured around the house, or maybe on a walk who do you contact?

Diagnostic Imaging

We take into account your pet's history and full medical records when making decisions.


We can investigate everything from the heart to the circulatory system to make sure everything is running as it should.

Cold Laser Therapy

Laser therapy can treat acute, chronic injuries, sprains, strains, arthritis, and swelling.

Spay & Neuter

Nationwide, millions of pets are euthanized each year. You can give your pet a happier, healthier future.


Cats & Dogs both get diseases just like we do so making sure your pet gets regular screenings is vital.


Proper dentistry is the first step in preventive care for your pet. Pet's need regular checkups just like humans.

Dog and Cat vaccinations icon


Like people, pets need vaccines. Schedule your pet's shots with us today.


Dr. Gower and his highly trained staff offer many pet healthcare services.

Patient Reviews

Top-Rated Oceanside Veterinary Hospital

Wilma Nance
Wilma N.
11:37 26 Jul 22
I would be lost without them. They are always kind and helpful. I've used other vets and non compare to them. They are my heroes for my furabies.
chaya kahan
chaya K.
22:56 16 Nov 21
The vet is caring and helps my dog.
Fiona Dumas
Fiona D.
16:12 03 May 21
Wonderful, Kind, and Caring Neighborhood Vet! 10 STARS!!I called Dr. Gower's office on a Saturday around noon, feeling pretty desperate as I had just driven out of the city having arrived in Long Island for what I had hoped would be about week. My 10month old puppy was diagnosed with Kennel Cough and I wanted her to have a healthy place to recover.With the anxiety of packing what we needed for a week, I somehow left the most important thing! the bag with her antibiotics in my apt in the city.Dr. Gower was so kind to take us - literally last minute on a Saturday afternoon as they close at 1pm, and see Tulip and treat her. I had never spoken with him or met him before this.He also called first thing on Monday morning to check on how she was doing.I am so grateful that I now have a vet I can trust and rely for Tulip's health out on here on Long Island, especially with Dr. Gower's experience and kindness.I highly recommend Dr. Gower if you need a vet in the area, if you are a new client or an old one! He's gold!
Lauren Davi
Lauren D.
20:36 16 Jul 20
Nicole Esposito
Nicole E.
15:08 27 Apr 20
Everyone in the office is great! I’d never bring any of my babies anywhere else!They even followed up to make sure my baby was doing better. They are sympathetic and personable. I’m so thankful!
Nicole Esposito
Nicole E.
02:32 25 Apr 20
Dr. Gower is the BEST!!! He truly cares about his patients. He’s clean safe and sympathetic! I’d never take my babies to anyone else! And Denise is pretty great as well ❤️❤️❤️❤️Love you guys so much!!!!!
Jennifer Clapp
Jennifer C.
20:24 07 Mar 20
Stu was very sweet and knowledgeable. I was very worried about my fur baby’s declining health but Stu walked me through everything and even discussed financing options. I will recommending to all of my friends!
Joshua Palmer
Joshua P.
20:56 18 Feb 20
Hey Dr. Gower, I wanted to say thank you for seeing my dog so quickly. I appreciate you taking the time with me to go over what was bothering him!
Joshua Palmer
Joshua P.
20:54 18 Feb 20
Hey Dr. Gower, I wanted to say thank you for seeing my dog so quickly. I appreciate you taking the time with me to go over what was bothering him!
17:37 06 Feb 20
Great service my dog is 14 and has heart problem and Mr. Gowen keep her well manage not sure she would be here without their great care...
14:34 31 Jan 20
My dog Taco is a very difficult client but the staff handles him with ease. Dr. Gower is awesome, would recommend.
Sharon Goldschmidt
Sharon G.
15:37 21 Jan 20
Very friendly office , professional and very helpful.
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