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Welcome to Central Veterinary Associates


As one of the oldest continuous veterinary practices in the Nassau and Queens Counties, we pride ourselves in providing outstanding veterinary medicine coupled with compassion for your companions, reptiles and exotic animals. Each of our four locations provide a variety of services for pets, including surgical, diagnostic and preventative care, as well as boarding and acupuncture.

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Your Neighborhood Pet Care Experts

Our unique system of delivering outstanding veterinary care begins with providing convenient animal clinic locations throughout Nassau and Queens Counties. These clinics are backed by our 24/7/365 state-of-the-art Valley Stream Animal Hospital. The hospital not only serves as an emergency and surgical facility, but also provides advanced diagnostic and treatment services, pain management, dentistry and boarding services for our clients.

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Client Reviews & Testimonials

Since our beginning in the early 1900's we have valued our clients’ experience at Central Veterinary Associates. Here’s what some of your neighbors are saying about us.

Been going to CVA for years. I use Dr. Ottenbreit she’s very nice and great with any animal I have brought in. Place is clean, staff is friendly. 24 hour emergency hours which I have used in the past and been satisfied. I don’t think twice about my pets care using them.

Jackie D.

We are so grateful to Dr. Jackman for squeezing us in for a same day appointment and taking care of our dog's medical issue! If not for Dr. Jackman, we would still be in the dark and our dog would still be suffering! Highly recommend her!

Matthew R.

They took my dog in immediately for what I thought was an emergency. Luckily, nothing was seriously wrong. They were compassionate and professional. Very thankful to the staff and doctor who took good care of Archie.

Tina S.