Bay Ridge Animal Hospital

Bay Ridge Animal Hospital Testimonials

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  • Nowhere else Id take a furry family member

    -Annette Flood from Brooklyn, NY
    Pet Name: Jenny and new puppy

    Like in the TV show “Cheers”, we all want to go “where everybody knows your name”. And your beloved pet’s name! That is the kind of service and friendship Dr. Howard Hollander and his entire staff offer at the Bay Ridge Animal Hospital.

    With gentleness and expertise Dr. Hollander cared for our Jenny from the time she was an 8 week old pup until she peacefully slipped away at 16 years of age. And the tears in his eyes spoke volumes about him to me. What a long and healthy and happy life she had under his care!

    Months later when I brought our new puppy in for her first check up, his face lit up with a smile almost as big as mine! There is nowhere else I’d take a furry family member except the Bay Ridge Animal Hospital.

    - Annette Flood

  • We love Bay Ridge Animal Hospital

    -Rob Smith from Brooklyn, NY
    Pet Name: Max and Bella

    We love Bay Ridge Animal Hospital. At first we picked them because they were nearby but quickly decided to stay. Everyone there loves the animals and my dogs can tell, Max and Bella are always happy to see Dr. Ruggiero. Everyone there knows their stuff and they take great care with our babies!

    - Rob Smith

  • Thank you Dr.Hollander and everyone at BRAH

    -Toni Ann Minafo from Brooklyn, NY
    Pet Name: Howard

    This is my cat Howard who is named after Dr Hollander, who is a great Dr and who is always there when one of my many many cats need him. Thank you Dr Hollander and every one at BRAH!
    - Toni Ann Minafo

  • Thanks for excellent care

    -Nancy Brocking from Brookllyn, NY
    Pet Name: Doaja

    Doaja is resting comfortably after her surgery, and would like to thank Dr. Loretta and the entire staff for taking such excellent care of her!
    - Nancy Brocking

  • We LOVE Dr. Peseanu and the Bay Ridge AH staff

    -Courtney Hull from Brooklyn, NY

    We LOVE Dr. Pesteanu and the wonderful staff at Bay Ridge Animal Hospital. Thank you for everything!
    - Courtney Hull

  • Africa and Coco love eveyone at Bay Ridge AH

    -Carla Busardo from Brooklyn, NY
    Pet Name: Africa and Coco

    Africa (17 yrs old) n Coco (1 12 yr old) loves everyone at Bay Ridge Animal Hospital!!
    - Carla Busardo

  • Wonderful staff at Bay Ridge Animal Hospital

    -Mary Beth Purdy-Artz from Brooklyn, NY

    I don’t know what we would do without Dr. Hollander and the wonderful staff at Bay Ridge Animal Hospital! Thank you!!
    - Mary Beth Purdy-Artz


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