Emergencies

The Forest Hills Cat Hospital is NOT a 24 hour facility. We are open Monday and Wednesday till 8 pm and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday till 6 pm. Every Saturday and two Sundays a month we are open until about 1:30 pm. Om Saturday and Sunday nights a doctor usually comes in to check on the hospitalized cats. The same policy applies to the Sundays that we aren’t open in the morning; a doctor comes in to do rounds.

If you have an emergency after hours, please call the office and instructions will be given to you by our answering machine.Briefly your options in Queens are BluePearl Veterinary Associates in Forest Hills (between Austin St. and Queens Blvd.)and Elmhurst Animal Emergency Hospital (on Queens Blvd across from the Target/Bestbuy).These are 24/7 emergency clinics. In the 24 hour hospitals you have the option of taking your cat out of these facilities if it is stable enough or you can leave your cat there if It is unstable or you may bring him/her directly to our office at 8 am on weekdays and Saturdays. If you are uncertain as to what to do, please call and speak with one of our doctors. The other options for emergency facilities are outside of Queens.These hospital include The Animal Medical Center on the east side of Manhattan, The Center for Specialized Veterinary Care in Westbury, or Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists in Bohemia.

For Emergencies after Office Hours Contact one of the Following:

  • BluePearl Veterinary Associates
    107-28 71st Road
    Forest Hills NY 11375
    Ph.718-263-0099
  • Elmhurst Emergency Hospital
    8706 Queens Blvd
    Elmhurst, NY 11373
    Ph. 718-426-4444
  • The Animal Medical Center
    510 E 62nd St, New York, NY 10065
    Ph. 212-838-8100
  • The Center for Specialized Veterinary Care
    609-5 Cantiague Rock Road
    Westbury, NY 11590
    Ph.516-420-0000
  • Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists
    3250 Veterans Highway, Bohemia, New York 11716
    Ph. 631-285-7780