9 Amazing Veterinarians in Brooklyn

Posted on
October 9, 2018

Taking care of a pet is the ultimate venture into adulthood because you are-- perhaps for the first time ever-- responsible for another living thing’s wellbeing. No pressure, right?! Luckily, Brooklyn is full of amazing veterinarians who can help you with everything from diagnosing why your dog stopped eating his kibble to finding the best products for pet wound care.

Don’t bother asking your friends and baristas about vets or scrolling endlessly through reviews online-- we’ve done the legwork for you. Next time you need to call in backup for a pet question, check out these 9 amazing veterinarians right here in Brooklyn, NY.

1. VERG - Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group

front desk at VERG Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group
VERG Brooklyn will ensure you and your pet feel right at home from the minute you walk through the door. Image courtesy of VERG

Founded in 2005 by Dr. Bret Levitzke, Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group is dedicated to providing emergency services and specialty medicine to pets in the Brooklyn community. For people and pets, health emergencies can happen at any time, which is why VERG offers 24/7 service.

The doctors, technicians, and assistants at VERG all work together to deliver the highest quality of care possible in their state-of-the-art facilities.

Some of their specialties include:

  • Surgery
  • Internal medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Dermatology
  • Ophthalmology

Five Paws Review:

“Staff was very professional and the cost was reasonable considering this is an emergency 24 hours facility. Came with concerns about my shih tzu's watery, red eye, which did turn out to be in need of immediate attention. So glad I was able to get this checked out on a Saturday night! Shih tzu eye issues are nothing to mess around with.  

Wait time was as expected. Dr. Bay (and the nurse I didn't get the name of) were fantastic. The front staff very friendly. If I ever need emergency care again I would come back to VERG.”

--Michael C. on Yelp

2. Pure Paws Veterinary Care of Clinton Hill

dog gets an exam at Pure Paws Veterinary Care of Clinton Hill
A pleased pup gets an exam at Pure Paws Veterinary Care of Clinton Hill. Image courtesy of Pure Paws Veterinary Care of Clinton Hill

If you’re looking for an awesome veterinarian in Clinton Hill/Prospect Heights, be sure to check out Pure Paws Veterinary Care of Clinton Hill.  Pure Paws is staffed by compassionate, knowledgeable veterinary professionals who provide the highest level of care to their patients.

By implementing the latest technological advances and foremost medical practices, Pure Paws is able to offer a variety of services, including:

  • Annual wellness exams and vaccinations
  • General surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Ultrasound and x-rays
  • Heartworm and other parasite treatments
  • Flea, tick, and heartworm prevention
  • Pharmacy
  • Nutritional and behavioral counseling
  • Holistic medicine

Five Paws Review:

“How could you rate this place less that 5 stars? Of course, nobody (humans or animals) WANTS to go to the vet, but Dr. Mann and his superb team saved our dog's life. Our pug's heart stopped for a minute and they performed CPR on him. We had ingratiating and informative support all throughout the ordeal and they gave our pet the same level of love and attention that we do at home. Our dog is certainly lucky to have Brooklyn Cares in the neighborhood. We are too.”

-- Nathan L. on Yelp

3. Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital

Kitten feeling better after Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital visit
Adorable Kitten Yodel feeling better after her visit to Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital. Image courtesy of Leah G. on Yelp

Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital in Brooklyn was built on the idea that people and their pets deserve nothing short of the best. That’s why Animal Kind’s experienced and dedicated staff is committed to providing exceptional veterinary care and fostering a caring and professional environment in their pet  hospital.

Animal Kind offers a variety of pet health and grooming services, including:

  • Allergy testing and dermatology
  • Cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Cardiology
  • Dental care
  • Emergency and critical care
  • End of life care
  • Nutrition
  • Treatment for pocket pets and small animals
  • Surgery and endoscopy
  • Wellness visits and vaccinations

Five Paws Review:

“They took amazing care of my kitten Yodel, I brought her in and she had a high fever and was very sick, she stayed with them for three nights and I brought home a healthy, happy kitten. The staff was kind and understanding, the vets called me twice a day unprompted to give me updates and were sensitive to my feelings as a pet owner. Veterinary care is always expensive, that is to be expected, however for the level of care she received over a three night stay, I'd say they undercharge for their service. I am going to continue to bring her and stay loyal to this practice, this is the best pet care I have ever received.”

-- Leah G. on Yelp

4. One Love Animal Hospital

art of One Love Animal Hospital
One Love Animal Hospital is dedicated to keeping pets big and small healthy and happy. Image courtesy of One Love Animal Hospital

Going to the vet can be a stressful experience for pets and people alike. One Love Animal Hospital understands that, and they do everything in their power to provide a calming environment that makes you and your pet feel at ease as soon as you walk through the door.

One Love Animal Hospital provides comprehensive medical care, including:

  • Pet wellness services
  • Health care services
  • Vaccinations
  • Diagnostic services
  • Surgery
  • Dental care
  • Emergency services

Five Paws Review:

“Love this place. They saved my cats life! I found a kitten in my yard 2 yrs ago which was nothing but skin and bones. She also had both of her eyes closed shut due to a very bad eye and respiratory infection. I took her in and they immediately took care of her and saved her life. My cat is now 2 yrs old and is doing great. We now follow up with Dr. D'Onofrio. She takes her time and is so sweet to my cat & I. The Hospital is always very clean, the receptionist are very sweet, they have plenty of availability to work around your schedule and there is little to no wait time once you arrive. I am so happy I found One Love Animal Hospital.”

-- L.A. on Yelp

5. Brooklyn Roots Veterinary Hospital

content kitty at Brooklyn Roots Veterinary Hospita
Remy the two year old cat looks calm and content after a purrr-fect trip to Brooklyn Roots Veterinary Hospital. Image courtesy of Stephanie D. on Yelp

First and foremost, the staff members at Brooklyn Roots Veterinary Hospital are animal-lovers. They strive to deliver the kind of compassionate, high-quality care they would want for their own animals, which means when you walk into their office you can expect nothing short of the best. The vets, technicians, and assistants at Brooklyn Roots Veterinary Hospital believe that truly providing care is about more than the skills they learned in school-- it’s about listening to what pets and their owners communicate.

Brooklyn Roots offers a variety of services, including:

  • Emergency care and walk-in services
  • Overnight nursing care
  • On-site, state-of-the-art, digital x-ray and ultrasound
  • In-house laboratory testing and same-day results
  • Dental services
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Wellness care
  • Chronic and acute medical case management
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • ICU and anesthesia patient-monitoring

Five Paws Review:

“I don't write a lot of reviews, but I just had to come here to share how wonderful Brooklyn Roots is. They go above and beyond in every way. The love with which the staff treat my dog rivals that of my significant other, which I didn't think was even possible. They have constantly bent over backwards to accommodate us (letting us in even as they're closing; checking out our dog even as they're working on another serious situation). My dog literally pulls me to the vet's office if I take him within a one-block radius. Seriously, do your pet a favor and bring them to Brooklyn Roots!!”

-- N.C. on Yelp

6. Metropolitan Mobile Vet

Dr. Ellen Singh of Metropolitan Mobile Vet cares for dog
Dr. Ellen Singh of Metropolitan Mobile Vet checking in on a patient. Image courtesy of Ellen S. on Yelp

No matter how small or well-behaved your pet is, it can be a hassle to get them to the veterinarian for a check up or other medical reasons. That’s why Brooklyn-based Metropolitan Mobile Vet brings high-quality, personalized veterinary care right to your home. Metropolitan Vet is equipped to offer veterinary services that support your pet in every stage of life, helping your pet have a long, healthy life by your side.

Metropolitan Mobile Vet offers services such as:

  • Physical examinations
  • Vaccinations
  • Microchipping
  • International travel documentation
  • Domestic health certificates
  • Preventative flea, tick, and heartworm medicine
  • Chronic health issue monitoring
  • Supportive care for geriatric pets
  • Euthanasia services

Five Paws Review:

“Dr. Ellen and her team are great! We used them for immigrating with our dog to Europe. She was patient and knowledgeable with all of our questions and concerns. We really enjoyed her calm presence in the house, and wish we had found her earlier for prior veterinarian needs. Even after the move, she followed up with us via email to see how we were doing. She really cares about her clients, even the ones who have left! Highly recommend.”

-- Mike M. on Yelp

7. The Vet Set

vets from The Vet Set pose with a happy dog patient
Experienced vets from Brooklyn-based veterinary practice, The Vet Set, pose with a happy pooch. Image courtesy of The Vet Set

Are you looking for mobile veterinarians? Do you want a veterinarian who has graduated from one of the top veterinary schools in the US? Then The Vet Set is the veterinary practice for you. Not only can The Vet Set provide expert care right in the comfort of your own home, but they also provide 24/7 care at their veterinary hospital on Henry St. in Brooklyn.

The Vet Set offers a variety of services, including:

  • Pet wellness
  • Diagnostics
  • Vaccinations
  • Health certificates
  • Acupuncture and cold laser therapy
  • Hospice
  • Dental
  • Surgery
  • Radiology

Five Paws Review:

“Long time dog owner in an area of Brooklyn with many good, competent vets. Dr. Truitt is my favorite so far, has been terrific with my older dog Owen and my 11 month old pup Wally. She makes a lot of effort to stay current on what's going on in veterinary medicine, and is simply a lovely, patient  person to do business with-and she always puts your animal first and advocates for their needs, which I appreciate and, to my mind, is one sign of a good vet. So glad to have her in the hood, and I recommend her to everyone who asks me who I use for my guys.”

-- Ben T. on Yelp

8. Brooklyn’s Finest Animal Clinic

happy cat from Brooklyn’s Finest Animal Clinic
Brooklyn’s Finest Animal Clinic is offers affordable pet care services to keep your furry friends happy and healthy. Image courtesy of Brooklyn’s Finest Animal Clinic

Dr. Ramona Rhooms was born and raised in Brooklyn, and now she’s dedicated her career to providing expert animal care to her community. She has an impressive educational background-- including degrees from D’Youville College in Buffalo and The Royal Veterinary College in London, England.

She began her career at the largest animal shelter in New York City, Animal Care and Control. Moved by her love of animals to do more for our furry friends, she went on to open Brooklyn’s Finest Animal Clinic, which gives her the opportunity to improve the lives of more animals than ever before. She also works to connect adoptable pets with loving families.

Brooklyn’s Finest Animal Clinic offers these amazing services:

  • Wellness exams
  • Emergency care
  • Vaccinations
  • Surgery
  • Dental cleaning
  • Microchipping
  • Health certificates
  • Euthanasia
  • Online pharmacy

Five Paws Review:

“Dr. Rhooms and her staff are amazing!!! I had recently found a litter of the cutest kittens in my backyard. I decided to keep a few and to bring them in to Dr. Rhooms for their checkup. I called a few other vet office in the area, and though they were friendly enough on the phone, none were as great as Dr. Rhooms personally speaking to me and giving me advice about the kitties (these were the first pets I was adopting, so I was a bit nervous) and I knew I had to go with Dr. Rhooms. Then came the day were I brought the kitties in and wow was Dr. Rhooms great with them! She was able to check them out, give them their tests, and vaccinate them without issue and made the kitties feel very calm. She was warm and loving to the little ones and I'm so glad I chose her. Her pricing was also very competitive and she really wants to help folks who decide to foster strays! I'm excited to further work with Dr. Rhooms as she will be the primary vet for my new little kitties!”

-- Robi C. on Yelp

9. Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital

dog exam at Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital
A patient settles in for an exam at Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital. Image courtesy of Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital

Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital is home to experienced and enthusiastic veterinary professionals. Staffed by Dr. Heather Thomson, Dr. Beth Balsam, and Dr. Suzy Ryan, who have decades of combined experiences working with every type of animal imaginable, you can rest assured that Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital will take good care of your furry friend.

Services offered by Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital include:

  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Ophthamology
  • Wellness services
  • Vaccinations
  • Microchipping
  • Puppy and kitten exams
  • House calls
  • International health certificates
  • Senior pet care
  • Sick pet exams

Five Paws Review:

“We have been taking our boxer Max to see Dr Beth Balsam for about 4-5 years now. She is truly the only person I have ever (and will ever) trust with our pet. She is very thorough during office visits, and always take the time to answer our questions and hear our concerns. Our dog is somewhat questionable with people, and she goes above and beyond to accommodate him. She is responsive over email and even offered to be in touch with our dog walker while we are out of the country. I've recommended many people to Dr Balsam and they all love her. If you're looking for someone who will genuinely care for your entire family, it's her!”

-- Melissa T. on Yelp

happy dog walking through a park
Keep your pets happy and healthy by visiting these amazing vets in Brooklyn for all of your pet’s health needs.

When it comes to your pet, you want nothing but the best. These 9 amazing vets in Brooklyn go above and beyond to keep people and pets happy. Did your favorite veterinarian make the list? Let us know in the comments!

Posted on
October 9, 2018
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