HERE WHEN YOU NEED US! We are Open 24 Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year for Emergency/Critical Veterinary Care
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About GSiVS


Greater Staten Island Veterinary Services (GSiVS) is an emergency and specialty hospital that provides veterinary services to patients in need of medical treatment on Staten Island. The hospital is staffed by experienced veterinarians, technicians, and assistants; it is also fully equipped to handle your pet’s medical emergency. Your pet and family will receive the expertise and support of a dedicated staff, in a caring and nurturing environment. GSiVS is one of two satellites of Garden State Veterinary Specialists which is located in Tinton Falls, NJ; Dr. Thomas D. Scavelli privately owns all three hospitals. Many family veterinarians on Staten Island and its surrounding communities have trusted Dr. Scavelli and his NJ staff with their patients’ emergencies and illnesses for over 20 years.
GSiVS works with your family veterinarian, providing 24/7 emergency services when their office is not open or they are not available. Our hospital also offers appointments with Board Certified Specialists in Critical Care, Cardiology, Internal Medicine and Surgery. Our hospital has state of the art equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of your pet, including digital radiography, ultrasound, in-house laboratory, endoscopy, paperless medical records and integrated computer system, two fully equipped operating suites for both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, oxygen cages, and an isolation ward. In addition, we can coordinate scheduling appointments with and transporting patients to our New Jersey hospital locations for a consult with Board Certified Specialists in Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology/Radiation and Ophthalmology, as well as for advanced diagnostic imaging such as a CT scan, MRI and more.
GSiVS is staffed and equipped to care for patients experiencing all types of emergencies and life threatening problems, such as: respiratory distress, toxicity, trauma, foreign body ingestion, seizures, blood disorders, infection, organ failure and environmental emergencies. Patients can be hospitalized 24/7/365 at our Staten Island location, or transferred to our hospital for medical care when your family veterinarian is closed.
Our central location in the Coral Island Shopping Center at the intersection of Victory Blvd and Richmond Ave (location previously occupied by Blockbuster Video) is easily accessible from all areas of the Island, as well as central NJ via the Outerbridge Crossing, Bayonne, and Goethals bridges. The shopping center has a large lot with plenty of parking and amenities available.

  • 24 Hour Emergency/Critical Care

    HERE WHEN YOU NEED US
    GSiVS offers 24 Hour Emergency/Critical Care. We are open 24 Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year. All staff doctors are internship trained clinicians. Appointments are available with the following specialists: Critical Care, Cardiology, Internal Medicine and Surgery.
  • GSiVS Referral Policy

    If your pet is experiencing an emergency, there is No Appointment Needed for Emergency Care. When in need of a Specialist, patients treated at Greater Staten Island Veterinary Services must be referred by their veterinarian. The patient will only be treated for the condition for which they were referred; no routine procedures (i.e. vaccinations, prophylactic heartworm testing) are performed on any patients of the hospital.
  • Financial Policy

    An itemized estimate is provided on all cases admitted to the hospital. A deposit is required at the time of admission. Payment of the balance is due at the time of release. We accept checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. We also offer financing through Care Credit.
  • Our Relationship with Garden State Veterinary Specialists

    GSVS logo As a veterinary student, Dr. Scavelli had a 
vision to create a referral only specialty practice. His plan for the practice was to bring together a group of specialists who would work as a team to provide the highest quality of veterinary medicine to the referred patient. His concept was unique at the time since his philosophy for the hospital was to follow 
a strict “referral only” policy for non-emergency 
patients. In this specialty hospital, patients would have the benefit of consultations with veterinarians from multiple specialties and have available to them state of the art diagnostic equipment. In 1994, while a resident of Staten Island, Dr. Scavelli opened Garden State Veterinary Specialists (GSVS) in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. GSVS grew quickly in response to the growing demand for community based specialty medicine and the need for a hospital which could provide 24/7 veterinary medical care. In 2012, Dr. Scavelli also established a Hospital in Iselin, New Jersey. Garden State Veterinary Services provides Urgent Care and appointments with Specialists to patients in Middlesex County and the surrounding areas. In 2016, Dr. Scavelli opened a 24/7/365 emergency/critical care hospital in Staten Island, New York. Greater Staten Island Veterinary Services has now expanded its services to include appointments with specialists in the fields of Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Cardiology. Patients of our affiliated hospitals benefit from the expertise of our specialists through inter-office collaboration on difficult cases.