Four Corners Veterinary Practice in Staten Island, NY with Reviews -
By: Claudia P.
Rosebank Animal Hospital
We have been clients of Rosebank Animal Hospital for several years. They remind us of yearly checkups for our two cats which include an examination, appropriate shots, blood work if indicated, all with competence and compassion.The whole staff is reassuring, helpful and very pleasant.The veterinarian is available by phone if necessary and this Animal Hospital together gives us the reassurance that we can depend upon them for the consistent competence and concern we have experienced with them.
By: alynyit2
Boulevard Veterinary Group
This place is great compared with the other animal hospital that I went earlier (somewhere in victory blvd) before I decided to come here. The doctor wasn't friendly and a little cold in personality. But in here, Dr. Michael Arpino was very sweet and friendly, the nurse and the receptionist were also very nice and helpful. They really took care my cat like their own. I'm glad that I found a prefect vet for my lovely cat.
By: Liz S.
Andrey Dembitsky DVM
I used Dr. Dembitsky when he worked in a practice in Queens right by my house. He took care of two of my dogs. He is very compassionate, and straight forward. He really loves your dog, not just your money. I now travel from Queens to Staten Island because I don't trust anyone else with my 3rd baby. Highly recommended!
By: rosapressimone
Boulevard Veterinary Group
Dr. Michael Arpino is the sweetest and the most caring veterinarian. My dog had surgery today and I loved the way Dr. Arpino explained everything beforehand. The staff is also very accommodating. Dr. Arpino is worth the drive from Tottenville.
By: christina.sahadiswiderski
St Francis Animal Hospital of Staten Island
Brought in my newly rescued puppy. The doctor and staff were very warm and welcoming. I felt well-advised, the office is very clean and had a good first experience for me and Riley!
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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