Apr 30 2021

Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Medical Center to Begin Renovations

At North Shore Animal League America’s Pet Health Centers, we strive to provide the highest quality medical care in an environment that is safe and comfortable for our clients, our staff, and most importantly for the animals in our care. That is why we will soon be undergoing a renovation to our Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center, located at 16 Lewyt Street on our Port Washington, NY campus.

What is being done?

We will be replacing the entire roof, as well as installing a new HVAC system. Both projects are a much needed upgrade to our building and will result in a healthier environment for all. We are expected to begin the renovation the first week of July, 2021, with the project currently expected to run through August.

How will this affect our clients?

As a result of this construction, we will not be able to see any clients at the Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center, and instead we will be working out of the Don and Karen LaRocca Pet Wellness Center at 63 S. Bayles Avenue – also on our Port Washington, NY campus.

During this time we will have to limit the number of appointments we can see daily due to the limited capacity available. We will primarily be covering:
• Wellness Visits such as vaccinations, preventatives, annual check-ups, medical follow-up.
• Urgent Care where it pertains to life threatening illness or injury and ongoing medical treatment.

Due to our limited availability, we will not be able to handle any non-urgent/elective procedures except where it pertains to an urgent medical condition.

We will not be able to perform spay/neuter services for pets other than those in our shelter. If you would like to find affordable spay/neuter services during this time, please visit SpayUSA.org.

What about prescriptions? 

While the Medical Center is under renovation our Dispensary will also be moving to our Wellness Center at 63 South Bayles Avenue. We will continue to fill all your pet’s  prescriptions to keep them healthy and happy. All food prescription orders can be picked up Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 3pm.  All other prescriptions can be picked up during our regular hours of operation. Due to limited space and to avoid overcrowding, we ask that you call 516-883-2000 before arriving to pick up your prescriptions.

We also recommend the following for general and emergency medical care for your pet.

Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury
609-5 Cantiague Rock Road
Westbury, NY 11590
Main: (516) 420-0000
Fax: (516) 420-0122

The Animal Medical Center
510 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10065
(212) 329-8890

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