Staten Island Animal Hospital

Staten Island Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Irwin Ruderman

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: The University of Milan
    Graduate School: The Ohio State University

    Dr. Irwin Ruderman, DVM, CVA, CVT, CVH

    Dr. Ruderman grew up on Long Island with a large variety of pets. He was the human to dogs, cats, birds, turtles, rabbits, iguanas and the list goes ...
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  • 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, Dr. Asaro completed her clinical year at the University ...
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  • Daniel Viado

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of the Philippines

    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 calls in Brooklyn, New York.
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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

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.