Veterinary Emergencies

If you identify animals with either experimentally or non-experimentally induced illness, please use the following procedures to notify the DLAR veterinary staff.

Vet Contacts During Working Hours (444-2194)

Veterinary Staff (7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m) Facility Pager/Phone #’s
Dr. Tom Zimmerman All facilities (631) 279 - 2880
Dr. Rachel Brownlee All facilities (520) 909-7917
Ms. Sandra Scherrer All facilities (516) 589-3882
Ms. Jean Rooney All facilities (516) 848-8843
Ms. Lauren Pinner All facilities (631) 804-1576

Vet Contacts After Working Hours (evenings/weekends/holidays)

  • The pager numbers listed above may be used to contact the veterinary staff during evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Information Needed About Sick Animals

Be prepared to provide the veterinary staff with the following information. Label the animals’ cage(s) so they will be easy to locate.

  • Investigator’s name/your name;
  • Species of animal and animal ID number;
  • Location of the animal (building, room #, rack or cage #);
  • Signs of illness;
  • Experimental manipulations the animal may have undergone;
  • Phone number where you can be reached.

If an animal needs immediate veterinary care, either call (or come to) the DLAR main office (4-2194). The DLAR office will send an emergency (911) page to the veterinarian. If it is after hours, call the veterinarian on duty, as described above.