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

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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Dr. Christine Asaro
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Christine Asaro graduated from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies in February 2000. After graduation,

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Thankful for staff that goes above and beyond
Christine and Thomas Pavia from Staten Island

April 1, 2013

Dear Dr. R, Gina & Dawn

I would personally like to thank you for the gentle and special attention you gave to Chloe. You both are so very patient and soft spoken. I know I asked a million questions and you were both busy, yet still took the time to talk to me and settle me down and make me feel better.

It is never easy to discuss the possibility of putting your pet down. Especially after 17 years of pure joy and companionship.

You both complimented each other in comforting my husband and I on Saturday that when we left, we felt we could actually breathe again.

We both found peace of mind knowing if this should happen while we are away, both Chloe and my mom are in the best of hands. That means more to us than anything.

This is the reason I will always be thankful for staff that goes above and beyond to really make us all feel like family. I can’t wait for you to meet Princess next, she is 19.

Dr. R, what can I say, you are simply heaven sent. You have given us peace of mind and so many choices to help Chloe, we both feel like we hit Lotto with you as our Vet.

We are both extremely grateful for all the options you have given us to make Chloe more comfortable in her illness. While age isn’t on her side anymore, knowing she is comfortable now and given better quality of life is all we could ask for.

I have to say that over the years I have experienced all kinds of service. None like at your hospital. It was a very relaxed and understood diagnosis, and we both walked away with total understanding of what we’re up against. I like the fact that no question was a stupid question.

I can honestly say I have a Dr. whom I love, Cherish and respect.

God Bless you. Thank you so much for everything.


Christine & Thomas Pavia & Chloe too

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.