Dogs and Cats Rejoice - JFK Airport Opens First Full-Service Veterinary Hospital

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AirHeart Pet Hospital Joins the Growing Services Provided through The ARK at JFK Airport

AirHeart Pet Hospital resides inside The ARK and provides primary and urgent medical care to pets traveling through and living around JFK Airport.

AirHeart Pet Hospital, the first-ever full-service airport veterinary hospital, resides inside The ARK providing primary and urgent medical care to pets traveling through and living around JFK Airport

With more than two million pets and other live animals being transported annually in the U.S., veterinary medical care is critically needed.

Travel and life at JFK Airport just got a little healthier for Fido and his furry friends. Today, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals announced the opening of AirHeart Pet Hospital, the first-ever full-service airport veterinary hospital, at JFK. AirHeart Pet Hospital is located at 78A N. Boundary Road, Jamaica, New York, and lives inside The ARK, the world’s first privately owned, 24-hour animal terminal and airport quarantine center at JFK. The new hospital will provide critical medical care to pets traveling through and living around the airport. AirHeart will provide primary and urgent care and eventually will add 24-hour emergency services to pet owners.

Inspired by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, AirHeart Pet Hospital will serve the veterinary medical needs in an airport setting for travelers, military personnel, the employees of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, JFK Airport employees and area residents.

“With more than two million pets and other live animals being transported annually in the U.S., veterinary medical care is critically needed,” says Lauren Jordon, DVM at AirHeart Pet Hospital. “Because of our location, we will face some of the most interesting medical challenges, so we have ensured our state-of-the-art facility and the professional staff are fully equipped to meet any issue that comes our way.”

AirHeart Pet Hospital is staffed with five veterinarians, 13 licensed veterinary technicians and 13 veterinary assistants. The hospital features six exam rooms, two isolation wards, three patient wards, a radiology suite, a dental/special procedures suite, two operating rooms, an instrument and surgery prep area, a treatment room, pharmacy and a lab area.

The hospital will be open initially Monday through Saturday 8am–6pm and will extend hours beginning July 31 to Monday through Saturday from 8am to 12am and on Sundays from 8am to 6pm.

For more information visit http://airheartpets.com.

ABOUT AIRHEART PET HOSPITAL AT JFK

AirHeart Pet Hospital is the first-ever full-service airport veterinary hospital, at JFK Airport at 78A N. Boundary Road in Jamaica, New York. AirHeart Pet Hospital resides inside The ARK and provides primary and urgent medical care to pets traveling through and living around JFK Airport. Established in 2017, AirHeart Pet Hospital is owned and operated by Compassion-First Pet Hospitals. For more information visit http://airheartpets.com.

ABOUT COMPASSION-FIRST PET HOSPITALS

Compassion-First Pet Hospitals is a family of well-known and respected emergency, specialty, and general practice veterinary hospitals across the United States. Founded in 2014 by John Payne, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals is comprised of hospitals working together through collaboration to advance veterinary medicine and increase access to multidisciplinary expertise. Compassion-First Pet Hospitals focuses on placing pet owners and their pets at the center of care. For a list of Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, visit http://www.compassionfirstpets.com

THE ARK AT JFK

As the world’s first privately-owned, 24-hour animal terminal and airport quarantine center, The ARK at JFK is located at Cargo Building 78A at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on 14.4 acres. The ARK Pet Oasis and Equine Export Center opened January 2, 2017 as Phase 1 and have welcomed horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, turtles, mice, goats and many others – not to mention, animal owners and shippers. The Equine Import Quarantine and The ARK Aviary will open in June 2017 (both pending USDA approval), as well as a full service 24/7 veterinary clinic, while Phase 3 services, operated by sub-tenants, will open in Fall 2017 and will include a long-term pet-boarding facility. Approved by the Board of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), The ARK was constructed by ARK Development, LLC and is a 178,000 square-foot, $65 million state-of-the-art animal reception terminal. For more information, visit http://www.arkjfk.com.

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