On November 10, Central Veterinary Associates was named winner of the Long Island Business News Health Care Heroes Award in the category of Veterinary Hero. The award ceremony was held at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.
Central Veterinary Associates is a 24-hour, full-service hospital that provides optimal small animal medicine, including exotic medicine. Central Veterinary Associates has its state-of-the-art hospital in Valley Stream which is open around the clock and also has other convenient locations in Great Neck, Bayside, Forest Hills, Far Rockaway and Belle Harbor. The hospital features intensive care units and intravenous infusion pumps and offers state-of-the-art radiology, endoscopy, ultrasonography, otoscopy and dentistry services. Central Veterinary Associates has over 110 staff members, including 17 veterinarians, as well as a board-certified radiologist, surgeon and internist available for consultation.
In November 2010, a red-tailed boa constrictor was cared for at the facility after it was found abandoned in Springfield Park in Rosedale, Queens. On June 4, 2011, the veterinarians at Central Veterinary Associates took care of a two-and-a-half-foot alligator that was found at Mill Pond in Valley Stream. A month later, they took care of a three-and-a-half-foot blue heron that suffered a broken wing.
Central Veterinary Associates also provides volunteer services on local Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to prevent animal abuse and cruelty. In addition, Central Veterinary Associates has offered microchip clinics as a community service and to protect pets in the event they are lost or stolen. They are also involved with the Alley Pond Environmental Center, with some of the veterinarians acting as judges at APEC’s “A Salute to NYC Biodiversity” Photo Contest, which is held during the Saving Urban Biodiversity Conference. They also offered their services caring for a group of penguins on the set of the film “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” starring Jim Carrey.
“We are proud to accept this prestigious award from Long Island Business News,” said Dr. Steven Fox, President/Chief Executive Officer, Central Veterinary Associates. “Every staff member goes above and beyond in caring for the pets, even after hours. They are totally dedicated and committed to the health of these animals. This award reaffirms the work Central Veterinary Associates does to make sure everyone’s pets receive the best care possible.”