Staten Island Animal Hospital

Irwin Ruderman, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, The University of Milan
B.Sc., The Ohio State University

Biography

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 on. During his high school years he played keyboards in a rock and roll band. He also studied martial arts during those years. After high school, Dr. Ruderman went to Monmouth College, then to Oklahoma State, finally settling at The Ohio State University. He got his Veterinary Technician license in 1975 and earned his B.Sc. in Zoology in 1976. While at Ohio State he lived over an animal hospital working full time and going to school part-time. Veterinary school took Dr. Ruderman even farther from home - Milan, Italy. Not only did he move to Italy but he also had to learn to speak, read, and write the language first. Many are surprised to find a jewish veterinarian fluent in italian! Six years in Italy also gave him a appreciation for italian wines.

Some of his hobbies, just like his medicine find origins in the East: Bonsai, collecting Japanese swords and sword fittings, fishing, and target shooting. He also enjoys cooking. His personal accomplisments include a black belt in Shorin-Ryu karate hitch hicking alone from Turkey to Spain. Dr. Ruderman with the help of his wife Cindy and two children, Philip & Emily has also raised and bred Blue and Gold Macaws and Goffin's Cockatoos. He's only had his wife for 21 years, but he's had is male Blue and Gold Macaw named Melissa for approximately 30 years. He also has 2 other Macaws. Rosebud and Peta; a Russian Tortoise; a bearded dragon; and 3 dogs - Sadie a 130 lb. full of energy Newfoundland, his 2 other dogs, both rescues, are Maggie a Bichon, and Sophie an English Bulldog. Dr. Ruderman adds "My theory is, if you have enough health equipment, you will lose weight just moving it around while dusting it."

Dr. Ruderman has lectured at the New York Turtle & Tortoise Society, The Staten Island Herp Club, The Big Apple Bird Club in Manhattan, The Staten Island Horticultural Society and has blogged for The Staten Island Advance on SILive.com in the pet care section.

You can find him here at his second home -- Staten Island Animal Hospital -- most days except Sunday and Thursday.

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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, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

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