AirHeart Pet Hospital soars into John F. Kennedy Airport


The airports animal terminal expands to provide primary and urgent veterinary services to both travelers and locals.

AirHeart Pet Hospital is located at 78A N. Boundary Road, Jamaica, New York. (Image courtesy of AirHeart Pet Hospital)Compassion-First Pet Hospitals recently opened AirHeart Pet Hospital (a nod to famous aviator Amelia Earhart) inside The ARK, a 24-hour animal terminal and quarantine center at John F. Kennedy Airport, according to a company release.

Staffed with five veterinarians, 13 licensed veterinary technicians and 13 veterinary assistants, AirHeart Pet Hospital provides primary and urgent care to both locals and travelers.

“With more than 2 million pets and other live animals being transported annually in the United States, veterinary medical care is critically needed,” says Lauren Jordon, DVM, of AirHeart Pet Hospital, in the release. “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.”

In addition to six exam rooms, two isolation wards and three patient wards, the full-service hospital includes suites for radiology and dental procedures, two surgery rooms, prep areas for instruments and surgery, a treatment room, and lab and pharmacy areas. Services range from new puppy and kitten exams to end-of-life care.

While AirHeart Pet Hospital is currently open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., starting July 31, it will be open from 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The hospital plans to eventually add 24-hour emergency services as well.



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