Bay Ridge Animal Hospital

Brooklyn Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Amanda Oden

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: Tufts University

    Dr. Amanda Oden is Medical Director of Bay Ridge Animal Hospital. She attended and received her veterinary degree from Tufts University. Dr. Oden has enjoyed over 25 years of collaborating with hundreds ...
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  • Howard Hollander

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Howard Hollander was born in Far Rockaway, NY, and has lived in the Rockaways all of his life. He attended Queens College, and graduated from the University of Bologna, Italy in 1977 with a degree ...
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  • Barri Jessica Morrison

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Barri Jessica Morrison was born and raised in South Florida. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Biology from the University of Florida, she then attended Ross University School ...
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  • Loretta Pesteanu

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: North Carolina State University

    Dr. Loretta Pesteanu was born in Romania and raised in both Canada and the eastern United States. She received her Bachelor of Animal Science degree and graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina ...
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  • Mercedes Wilson

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Cornell University

    Dr. Wilson received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Iona College and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Cornell University. After receiving her DVM, she completed an intense ...
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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

Bay Ridge Animal Hospital is open Monday-Friday 8 AM-8 PM; Saturday 8 AM-5 PM and on Sunday 9 AM-2 PM. If your pet has a medical emergency during our hospital’s hours, please telephone us immediately at 718-748-1047. Our experienced team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to help you and your pet.

Our address is:

Bay Ridge Animal Hospital
6803 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Please click here for directions to our location.

If your pet is experiencing a medical crisis when our hospital is closed, you may take your pet to either of following 24/7/365 veterinary emergency hospitals in our vicinity:

VERG North
Veterinary Emergency
& Referral Group
318 Warren Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Open 24/7/365

Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists
One West 15th Street
New York, NY 10011
Open 24/7/365