Bay Ridge Animal Hospital

Barri Jessica Morrison, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, 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 of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies in the Caribbean. She then went on to finish her doctorate of veterinary medicine (DVM), doing her clinical year at Louisiana State University. After graduation, she completed a rigorous 1 year small animal rotating internship at Brightheart Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Westbury in Long Island, New York. During her internship she was able to work in many departments including Internal Medicine, Surgery, Neurology, Oncology, Emergency and Critical Care, and Dermatology. Beginning in August 2011, Dr. Morrison began working in a small, family owned, general practice on eastern Long Island. Her passion is most definitely soft tissue surgery but she also has a love for dermatology and internal medicine.

In her free time, Dr. Morrison enjoys traveling, doing anything involving the ocean (fishing, water sports, etc.), cooking, baking, and spending time outdoors, walking around learning more about what living in New York City has to offer! She also enjoys spending time at home with her cat “Izabella” and toy Yorkie “Charlie”.


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

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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