Reliable Urgent Care When You Need

experienced, professional advice for your cat or dog

In the event of an emergency, it is only natural that you will want your pet to be taken care of right away. Having access to a trusted and reliable veterinary team offers you peace of mind and reassurance, and allows your cat or dog to receive the diagnosis and treatment that it needs as soon as possible in Oceanside NY.

Here at the Woods Avenue Animal Clinic, our team of highly trained staff is dedicated to helping you in any way they can and will do everything in their power to offer the very best outcome. Dr. Gower, our veterinarian, has over 37 years of experience in treating small animals and prioritizes the wellbeing and welfare of your pet over everything else.

We will use your pet’s individual history and personality to help inform every diagnosis and work tirelessly to provide you with the best course of treatment. This includes extended availability until 8 pm each night, and the option to have video calls with our downloadable app – offering a comprehensive consultation from the comfort of your own home.

This can help us to determine our next steps, and arrange for further tests with minimal disruption to your pet. We also have a trusted extended team who work with us out of hours, and so can offer you 24/7 treatment when you need it most.

Common Types of Care For Your Cat or Dog

There are a few types of incidents that indicate that your pet needs urgent care. If any of these signs are exhibited, get in touch with our experienced team immediately.

  • Any injuries to the eye area.
  • Constant vomiting or dry heaving which continues even when food is withdrawn.
  • Breathlessness and labored breathing.
  • Trying to urinate, but struggling and failing to produce urine.
  • Diarrhea which does not cease – this can lead to dehydration.
  • Gums turning grey, white or purple.
  • Heatstroke or suspected heatstroke.
  • Open wounds.
  • Seizures.
  • Extreme pain and discomfort.
  • Distended abdomen, or evident abdominal pain.
  • Collapsing, followed by unconsciousness or being unable to get back on their feet.

These are just a few examples of scenarios that may occur, and all require urgent veterinary treatment as soon as possible.

How Can We Help?

At Woods Avenue, we place your pet at the heart of every decision we make and are powered by a genuine love for animals. We see each cat or dog as a distinct individual, with their own unique needs and requirements, and will work with you to determine the best course of treatment. Our veterinary team are highly experienced in urgent care and have the skills your pet needs to help them feel better.

In the event that you require assistance out of hours – post 8 pm EST – there is no need to worry. We work with an extended network of veterinary experts, allowing you to access the care you need any time you need it.

Help is available from the Long Island Veterinary services – and all staff are Plainview board-certified consultants. You can also contact the Veterinary Medical Centre Long Island, and the VERC – the Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury. These are West Islip, and Wesbury board-certified consultants, for top-quality care.

LIVS – Long Island Veterinary Specialist

LIVS - Long Island Veterinary Specialist

VMCLI – Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island

VMCLI - Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island

VERC – Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury

VERC - Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury

Wherever possible, we will endeavor to offer you the assistance and treatment you need, and this can even take place in your own home, wither through an in-person visit or using the power of technology (download our app) – this can be useful if your pet is struggling to travel. There is no need to worry about dealing with complicated forms or confusing telephone menus. Instead, you and your pet can access experienced, professional advice in the way which best fits your family.

Here at Woods Avenue, we put your pet first and have created an extensive support system to make sure you are cared for around the clock.

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About Dr. Gower

Dr. Gower is a member of the AVMA; The American Veterinary Medical Association. A National Veterinary Organization which he has been a member for 37 years.

The AVMA promotes and supports its members through education, careers, research, publications, healthcare, etc.

Dr. Gower is an active participant of CE
LECTURES by well-noted Professors, researchers, and Board Specialists within almost every discipline of Veterinary Medicine.

My Life , My love of Veterinary Medicine, continues to evolve as I enter the next phase of my career. 

Patient Reviews

Top Rated Oceanside NY Veterinarian

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!
J A
J A
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...
CLAUDIA REESE
CLAUDIA R.
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.
Michael Heldt
Michael H.
16:00 10 Jan 20
Very friendly staff, Awsome Doctor. Compared to the last vet I was at this place is 100 times better.
Joseph Nicolosi
Joseph N.
15:41 09 Jan 20
dr. gower and are very educated and are very lovely to be around. visits are great.
Dana Drasser Alford
Dana Drasser A.
16:37 07 Jan 20
Love the people at Woods Avenue Animal Clinic ❤️ They have taken care of my kitties for many years and have been there through good and bad with a smile and professionalism!
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