Bay Ridge Animal Hospital

Howard Hollander, DVM, 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 in Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he spent some time at the Animal Eye Clinic of New York and then went to work in Brooklyn at the Animal Hospital of Brooklyn where he became the Director of Medical Services at their 4th Avenue branch. In 1981 he took over the practice of Dr. Richard Gillespie, the Bay Ridge Animal Hospital, at 6803 5th Avenue where he and his brother Dr. Paul Hollander developed a well known multi-doctor small animal practice. In 2006 Dr. Hollander fulfilled his career long dream of building a state of the art small animal facility with over 6,000 sq. feet of hospital and all the bells and whistles to provide his patients with the comfort and caring he feels they deserve.


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