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159-19 Horace Harding Expressway
(Westbound Service Road of the Long Island Expressway)
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Your Community's Animal Rescue Veterinary Service
"helping those who help animals"
COVID 19 update
No one except the animal is permitted to come into the vet mobile
We guarantee to be open at least until 2pm but we stay until we see everyone who has come, so please try to come before 2 pm. if unable to, please call 718 544 pets when stepping out the door so we can predict whether we will still be seeing patients by the time you arrive
Please read this page carefully and entirely. We will NOT answer questions by phone about this basic information
We are continuing our regular schedule 5 days a week, with the only modification being that we are not traveling to other boroughs.
The Vet Mobile is now open EVERY Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Express buses QM4 (every hour) & QM44 (during rush hours) come from mid and upper Manhattan in 40 minutes
Get off at the last stop in Queens (Horace Harding Expwy [Service Road of the L.I.E.] & 164 St.) Walk four short blocks to 160 Street
We perform surgeries, dentals, spay/neuter, hospitalization, ultrasound, echocardiogram, chemo at low cost
A preliminary exam must first be done
If using Care Credit for payment click on the Click to Book button below
If paying with a credit card or cash you must come in person (without the animal). If you cancel after booking a surgery there is a $50 cancellation fee for Spay Neuters and a $250 cancellation fee for major surgeries.
PLEASE DO NOT BOOK A SURGERY / DENTAL / SN
UNLESS YOU ARE CERTAIN TO KEEP THE COMMITTMENT
To Book a Major Surgery or Dental
To Book S/N
Under 5 yrs no exam needed
Book in person w/credit card or cash, or use the Click to Book Button below to use Care Credit
We'll call you 1-3 weeks after booking
An appointment is NOT required for an exam or re- visit
We are a first come, first serve, walk-in service but if you want an appointment (since as a walk-in the wait time may be long) you can download our FREE "Low Cost Vet" App to your phone and make an appointment with it. The App does charge $20 for the convenience of getting an appointment.
You can also download all your records from our FREE APP
NO REFUNDS FOR THE $20 APP CHARGE
FOR AN APPOINTMENT TO BYPASS THE WALK-IN WAITING
To Book an Exam or Re-Visit
NO REFUNDS FOR APP APPOINTMENT CANCELLATION
5 years or older animals need exam & blood test prior to booking
Please read the above text CAREFULLY to avoid booking errors
We perform our surgeries usually within 1-3 weeks after booking it
PLEASE NOTE : Our APP is ONLY for exams NOT for surgeries
APP appointments can ONLY be rescheduled up to 72 hrs prior to appt. day/time
There are NO cancellations nor refunds for the $20 convenience fee of the APP
You can download the FREE Low Cost Vet APP by scanning the QR Code at right
Low Cost Complete Veterinary Services
The Low Cost Vet Mobile operates two full service veterinary hospital mobile vehicles which park at the same location in Fresh Meadows/Flushing five days a week, including weekends and all holidays. Our charitable mission on behalf of animals and their guardians is to provide full services with the highest in quality yet the lowest in costs. In accordance with our mission, in 2015 we launched our own online internet pet pharmacy. Our clients and patients may now obtain their medicines at the lower internet prices and thereby eliminate the need for prescription approvals and the resulting 1-2 week delay usually associated with low cost online prices. We also recently introduced our Low Cost Vet APP to download records for free and bypass the usual long wait times by making an appointment. While the popularity of our veterinary services can result in long wait times when coming for an examination, we do bring seating and an awning for coverage in case of rain or snow. There is also a place to use the bathroom nearby to all our locations in every borough. We require that all dogs be leashed at all times and cats be brought in a secure carrier or we may refuse to see the animal. We ask that you treat our staff with courtesy and patience as they are working on animals and may not be able to have time to answer all your questions. If you have any questions at anytime please feel free to call our office at the above telephone number and speak with administration.
Low Cost Full Examinations
Unlike vaccine clinics who offer low cost vaccine "packages" but do not include examinations, our $25 full exam is an industry wide low. Annual exams for animals is the single most important thing a pet parent can do, as your veterinarian can catch issues early, sometimes even before clinical signs have appeared, and thus keep treatment costs minimal and medically intervene in a timely manner so therapy can be most successful.
Low Cost Standard Surgeries
The Low Cost Vet Mobile provides spay neuter surgery services for just $175 for male cats and $200 for female cats. $200 for toy male dogs, $225 for toy female dogs and up, depending on size, and age. The price chart is on our home page. However, animals near or over 5 yrs old must get an exam and a blood test done first as a matter of medical protocol and may be required to have IV catheter and fluids, for a small additional fee. We also perform almost all other surgeries, please see below for a listing. You do not have to be on public assistance, nor be a New York City resident. We perform our surgeries at in the Vet Mobile in central Queens by appointment. You can book the surgery at our mobile truck location in Fresh Meadows or by using the "Click To Book" red button above using Care Credit payment plans. No food the morning of surgery and females cannot be in heat.
Low Cost Emergency Veterinary Care
Because our services are based upon a "walk in" system, and because our veterinary staff consists of several highly skilled surgeons, the Low Cost Vet Mobile is able to provide almost all the advanced surgeries and hospitalizations necessary for emergency situations.
Low Cost Vaccinations
Whereas low cost vaccine programs require you to purchase "packages" with no exams, our vaccine prices are able to be purchased individually, at the same price or lower. Consequently, for the same expense you can obtain a full exam at the Vet Mobile in addition to the routine vaccinations, and you can even pick and choose which vaccinations to do according to your budget. Vaccinations range between $20 - $35, with the two basic core vaccines costing $25 each.
Low Cost Specialized Surgeries
The Low Cost Vet Mobile utilizes the services of highly skilled surgeons in Dr. Linden Dodson, Dr. Roopnarine Balkaran, Dr. Ashraf Hussein, and Dr. S. Anthony Kahn. Please see below for a listing of standard and specialized surgeries performed.
Low Cost Ultrasound
The Low Cost Vet Mobile utilizes the services of specialist veterinarian Dr. Steve Konstalid for sonography. You can even be present while we scan your best friend. Results are obtained same day with the written report provided the next day .
Low Cost Blood Transfusions
The Low Cost Vet Mobile obtains its blood from blood banks so as to be guaranteed to obtain blood drawn with the most professional protocols. As usual, we charge less than half of market prices, resulting in a very reasonable cost of approximately $500 for purchase of blood, overnight shipping, and transfusion.
Low Cost Allergy Testing
The Low Cost Vet Mobile utilizes the services of a specialty allergy testing laboratory. Our reports are extensive, with listings of every allergent and the food manufacturer and name of foods without the allergents.
Low Cost Micro Chip Implanting
We implant both the 24 Pet Watch, Pet Link, and Home Again microchips for only $30 for cats and $40 for dogs with NO annual fee to keep the chip active. No more yearly payments.
Low Cost Full Bloodwork
Full blood panels, like X rays, are usually extremely expensive and there are varying "levels" of blood panels. The top-of-the-line blood panels provide far more information than the lower level panels which most veterinarians provide.Unlike many emergency hospitals who use an in-house blood test machine in order to keep outside professional laboratory costs low and get immediate bloodwork results, we at the Vet Mobile exclusively use outside professional laboratories for our bloodwork and have a midnight pickup from the lab 7 days a week so we get the "expanded" results the next morning. In-house blood testing machines provide 1/4 to 1/3 of the extensive information we get from a laboratory run blood test, and are not as accurate nor reliable as professional laboratories. Whereas most veterinarians provide lower level blood test for $150-$175, at the Vet Mobile we provide the top level blood test, including urinalysis and Thyroid indicator for just $120. Thus, we obtain the most comprehensive information for the lowest cost, with the quickest turnaround time.
Low Cost Medical Grooming
On the Vet Mobile we only provide medical grooming services, not regular grooming. Medical grooming is for those situations where the animal's circulation has been cut off due to the "matting" of the fur or the animal needs to be sedated in order to cut off the excess fur.
Low Cost Full Dental Care
We provide full dental services with ultrasonic cleaning and extractions. Many other veterinarians have not invested in an ultrasonic cleaning machine and therefore do "manual" scraping of the tartar. Full ultrasonic cleaning, including anesthesia and polishing costs just $350. Older animals will require IV catheter and IV fluids for $100 more. Extractions are additional, $30 -$150 each tooth, depending on the tooth, the size, and difficulty. Please be aware that small breed dogs and cats are particularly prone to dental issues and if timely dentistry is not done, the dog's heart can often get affected negatively.
Low Cost Radiology
X rays, along with full blood panels, are one of the two main diagnosing tools veterinarians must rely on in order to diagnose your pet's issue. Unfortunately, x rays are very costly but at the Vet Mobile state of the art digital x rays are provided for only $80 for one view and $95 for two views, and just $35 for additional views.
Low Cost Echocardiogram
The Low Cost Vet Mobile utilizes the services of a specialist sonography veterinarian, Dr. Steve Konstalid. You can even be present when we scan you best friend. Results are obtained same day, with the written report sent to you the next day.
Low Cost Chemotherapy
Regular veterinarians do not do chemotherapy but we at the Vet Mobile do. The Low Cost Vet Mobile provides state of the art chemotherapy treatments at 1/4 to 1/2 the cost of the specialty centers. Moreover, we pioneered the use of Chemotherapy beads and are participating in FDA trials for the past several years. Chemo beads are very effective since they put out the medicine only into the localized region. Now, following in our steps, some of the big emergency centers have begun to use the chemotherapy beads also.
Low Cost Cryosurgery
We can "freeze off" warts, skin tags, cysts, extra eyelashes, sometimes even without anesthesia. Most veterinarians do not provide Cryosurgery, we at the Vet Mobile do. Cryosurgery eliminates surgery when appropriate and is not invasive.
Low Cost Advanced & Specialized Surgeries Performed
Anterior and Cruciate Ligament (ACL/CCL)
Caeasarian (pregnant spay)
Cherry eye (popped out tear gland)
Colectomy (colon removal)
Cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal)
Cryptorchid (undescended/undeveloped testicle removal)
Cystotemy (bladder stone removal)
Ear Ablation - Partial (tumors in the ear)
Ear Ablation - Total (tumors in the inside ear canal)
Entropian (curled eyelashes)
Enucleation (eye removal)
Exploratory (ingested item)
Hernia - Abdominal
Hernia - Inguinal
Hernia - Umbilical
Hernia - Perineal
Hernia - Diaphragmatic
Imperforate anus (no anal opening)
Intestinal anastomosis (removal of part of intestine)
Liver Lobectomy (removal of cancerous part of liver)
Luxating Patella / MPL (kneecap out of place)
Mastectomy (breast tumor removal)
Mastectomy - Radical (entire chain of breasts removed)
Nephrectomy - Partial (kidney removal)
Nephrectomy - Total (kidney removal)
Oronasal Fistula (hole in the jaw bone)
Orthopaedic - External fixators
Orthopaedic - Pins & screws
Orthopaedic - Plates
Orthopaedic - ACL/CCL repair
Prostectomy (prostate removal)
Pyometra (infection of the womb)
Splenectomy (spleen removal)
Tumor/Mass removal - Internal
Tumor/Mass removal - External
Urethrostomy (urethral stones)
Urethrostomy - Perineal (urethral stones)