Staten Island Animal Hospital Staff

Staten Island Animal Hospital

Phone: 718-698-1400
Phone: 718-494-0050
Fax: 718-370-8089
640 Willowbrook Road
Staten Island, NY 10314
Business Hours
Sun Closed
40.609293<--lat long-->-74.147231

Caring for pets... and their people, too.


Staten Island Animal Hospital has been serving the communities of Staten Island since the early 1940’s. Our hospital is a full-service veterinary facility providing comprehensive medical and surgical services for your pet. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our many services that will meet all of your pet’s health care needs. In addition, our hospital’s compassionate and expert medical team has years of experience in companion animal medicine, and they are dedicated to one thing �" helping your pet to get well and stay healthy.

At Staten Island Animal Hospital, we offer complete wellness care for all of your pet’s life stages �" from puppy or kitten through adult and the senior years. In addition, our hospital also provides specialized services, including:

  • Dental Care
  • Integrative medicine therapies including acupuncture, herbal and holistic medicine
  • Exotics
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New to VCA?

In addition to the traditional services you would expect from a veterinary hospital, we offer pets and pet parents a selection of specialized veterinary services. For example, we also specialize in treating exotic pets, including birds, reptiles, mammals, such as rabbits, ferrets, pocket pets among others. (Please see our extensive Avian and Exotics Pet Care Library below for our educational materials about many species of exotic pets.) And we provide onsite grooming and boarding, so you can count on us to meet all your pet's needs.

Staten Island Animal hospital also offers Integrative  medicine therapies including acupuncure, herbel and holistic medicine. Dr. Irwin Ruderman, our hospital's medical director, is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and is also certified in Chinese herbal medication and Tui-Na, which is a form of Chinese chiropractic treatment.

If you aren't sure if we offer a specific service that's important to you, please ask us. If we don't offer it already, we can refer you to one of our sister animal hospitals in the area or to one of our veterinary referral hospitals.



For the benefit of pet owners with avian and/or exotic pets, we have prepared pet care educational materials. Please click on the document links below and download the literature from our library to learn more about caring for these very special and unique pets. Please call our hospital at 718-698-1400 if you have questions or concerns about your exotic pet or if you wish to schedule an appointment for your pet.

The staff at Staten Island Animal Hospital are compassionate and dedicated individuals whose goal is to deliver only the very best service for you and your pet. From the moment you and your pet arrive, we strive to make your visit a positive experience and that you receive warm, friendly, welcoming, and efficient care.

Like you, our staff members are pet lovers and take pet health very seriously.They have had years of training and experience in companion animal medicine and their mission is to help your pet get well and stay happy and healthy for life. Many of our staff have worked together as colleagues for over 10 years and consider our hospital members family. We work together equally as a team to create a warm and welcoming experience for you and your pet.

Please don't hesitate to let us know at any time, how we can be of assistance to you and your pet!

Dr. Daniel Viado
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Other

Dr. Viado is a 1977 graduate of The University of the Philippines in Dilman, Quezon City. Prior to joining our practice in 1985, Dr. Viado made house

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The wonderful person and veterinarian that you are
Susan from Staten Island

Dear Dr. Ruderman, Where do I begin? I have been a very proud client of yours for many years. I am going to try my best to put into words the gratitude I feel for all that you have done for me and my fids (feathered kids) and my furbabies, as well as my many rescues and fosters. I have been to many veterinarians in New York, New Jersey, and Florida, searching for “the one” wherever I have lived. I have to say that you are the singular veterinarian that I admire and have and will continue to recommend to everyone who needs veterinary care for their companions. Your love of animals is apparent the minute that you greet them. You are so gentle and patient, even with my Piper who can be quite the handful! For me, that is an exceptional quality in a human being and especially in a medical professional. Also, your extensive knowledge and willingness to convey that knowledge is commendable. Many of the veterinarians that I have met hold onto their knowledge like some valuable secret or only extend minimal information, ensuring future visits for further treatment and income. You have given me so much information and advice during visits and over the phone to help me care for my beloved pets, rescues, and fosters so that I can give them the best possible care in my home as well as to continue to help more and more animals in need. Additionally, you have gone out of your way to show me reference material and to find medicine that I need to prevent and/or treat my babies. Your time and patience with regard to the aforementioned is invaluable! The previous May, I graduated with a certificate as a Veterinary Assistant. I can only hope that I become as knowledgeable and successful as you are. You are quite the role model for me! All in all, you not only have treated my furry and feathered companions, you have educated me to become a better caretaker of these wonderful creatures. I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done! I also want to wish you the best of everything for the future! You’ve certainly earned it and deserve it for being the wonderful person and veterinarian that you are! Susan Staten Island, NY

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
718-698-1400 or request an appointment.