Tip-Top Vets in the Brooklyn Area

Posted on
November 17, 2018

Going to the vet can be tough--whether it’s finding the right vet, transporting your pet there (anyone else having difficulty coaxing your kitty into a carrier?), or an emergency situation at three in the morning--I know I’ve sat in the waiting room at an animal hospital that late.

To make things a little easier for all you pet owners (or maybe, like me, you feel like your pet owns you) out there, here’s Fauna Care’s list of the tip-top vets in the Brooklyn area:

For Your Everyday Visits

Whether you’re new to Brooklyn or new to pet ownership, here are the best vets for your everyday visits.

Brooklyn’s Finest Animal Clinic

Location and Contact Info:

1116 Nostrand Ave.

Brooklyn, NY

(718) 735 - 7010

Services Include:

  • Wellness exams
  • Vaccinations
  • Surgery and dental cleanings
  • Microchipping
  • Health certificates
  • Euthanasia
  • Online pharmacy
  • Emergency stabilization (but pet will have to be transferred to 24/7 care)

Types of Animals Seen:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Guinea pigs
  • Ferrets
  • Rabbits

Details

Brooklyn's Finest Animal Clinic is headed by Dr. Remona Rhooms, who, after working at the largest animal shelter in New York City, then at a large 24/7 emergency practice, took her knowledge with her and opened up a “second home for your furry family member.”

New and returning clients can call in or book an appointment online, and house calls are made on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Reviews

Top reviewers for Brooklyn’s Finest rave about Dr. Rhooms’ friendliness with both clients and pets! One client writes that though other vets in the area were nice, “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 where 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."

ferret peeks out from under covers
Make sure your vet is someone that you trust.

Greenwood Veterinary Care

Location and Contact Info

Greenwood Location

708 5th Avenue (at 22nd street)

Brooklyn, NY 11215

(347) 457 - 5588

Bensonhurst Location

7424 20th Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11204

(718) 676 - 7001

Services Include

  • Wellness exams
  • Sick patient exams
  • Vaccinations
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Surgical services
  • Dental procedures
  • Laser therapy
  • Behavioral counseling/modification

Types of Animals Seen

  • Cats
  • Dogs

Details

As a practice, Greenwood Veterinary Care focuses on continued education and communication with their clients to provide medically advanced, optimal treatment plans for each individual patient. Dr. Zawie and Dr. Zaccheo are both New York natives and proud pet owners, which allow them to really connect with and show compassion for their clients.

Appointments are now available at both locations, seven days a week!

Reviews

With a five star rating on Yelp, Greenwood really does click with their new (and existing) clients! Their vets have been described as knowledgeable, informative, transparent, with a great “bedside manner” and a love of animals that clearly shines through.

One Yelper even writes: “Recently I moved to Astoria, but still drive down to Brooklyn specifically for them. If my willingness to get on the BQE doesn't speak volumes idk what will.”

kitten plays with weed outside
You never quite know what your pet could be getting into. That’s why it’s so important to schedule regular check ups for them.

For Those Three A.M. Crises

Oh sh*t, Sprinkles got into a fight with another dog on your evening walk. He might even need surgery. Here’s where to go for all those serious cases.

Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group (VERG)

Location

VERG North

196 4th Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 522 - 9400

VERG South

2220 Flatbush Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11234

(718) 677 - 6700

Services Include

  • Specialty services by appointment
  • Emergency and critical care
  • Special equipment
  • Surgery
  • Internal medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Corneal ulcer therapies
  • Glaucoma therapies
  • Blepharoplastic (eyelid) procedures
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Dermatology
  • Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Euthanasia

Types of Pets Seen

  • Cats
  • Dogs

Details

As a 24/7 emergency care animal hospital, VERG Brooklyn is the place to go for your pet’s middle of the night pains as well as the problems that your regular vet can’t handle.

Make your visit to VERG seamless by pre-registering your pet online, calling ahead to inform the facility of your arrival and paying your invoice online. When your furry friend is all taken care of, you’ll be given written instructions at discharge for aftercare, to make your pet’s recovery seamless too!

Reviews

Compassion, pricing and professionalism are prevalent in reviews, which is impressive considering the facility is a 24 hour emergency care service. One striking story was of a reviewer, Monique’s, dog Rocko passing as she got into the emergency room--staff rushed into action and though they could not save Rocko, they were very comforting in the reviewer’s time of grief.

dog and owner watch the sunset together
Your pet is your best friend. The right vet will help them live long and happy lives.

Bluepearl

Location and Contact Info

32 4th Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 596 - 0099

Services Include

  • 24/7 emergency medicine
  • Anesthesiology and pain management
  • Cardiology
  • Critical care
  • Dermatology and allergy treatment
  • Internal medicine
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Oncology (medical and radiation)
  • Radiology and diagnostic imaging
  • Surgery
  • Euthanasia

Types of Animals Seen

  • Cats
  • Dogs

Details

When your pet has become suddenly ill, or your regular vet does not have the equipment or expertise necessary to treat your beloved child (your pet is your child, too, right?), head on over to Bluepearl Brooklyn, one of Bluepearl’s national locations. The facility is open 24 hours, so when Fido decides to eat something poisonous at four a.m., you know where to go.

Reviews

While their prices are (expectedly) higher than other vets, reviewers detail Bluepearl staff’s efficiency, compassion and calm, often checking in with not only patients but with owners as well. One vet, Dr. Goodman, often started with, “If it were my dog…” instantly making pet owners feel assured that they are in the right hands.

dog with big eyes

For More Exotic Pets

Did you know it’s illegal to keep a ferret as a pet in New York? Me neither. You’re also not allowed tarantulas, roosters or turtles more than four inches in length.

But for other exotic pets, here’s where to go for all their health needs. (And for more illegality, check out Brooklyn's underground world of illegal pets)

Vinegar Hill Veterinary Group

Location and Contact Info

Dumbo Location

57 Front St.

Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 797 - 6875

Brooklyn Heights Location

10 Columbia Place

Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 852 - 8281

Services Include

  • Full service surgical facility
  • Advanced anesthesia delivery and monitoring technology
  • Digital radiography
  • Ultrasound with specialist interpretation
  • State-of-the-art dental suite and dental radiography
  • In-hospital laboratory
  • Diagnosis and treatment of chronic and acute illness
  • Preventative care
  • Addressing husbandry concerns
  • Surgical sterilization (spaying and neutering)
  • Teeth trimming with diamond disc
  • Beak trimming with dremel
  • House calls to decrease patient stress, and for assistance with environmental husbandry concerns
  • Online pharmacy
  • International and Hawaii health certificates

Types of Pets Seen

  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Rabbits
  • Ferrets
  • Birds
  • Hamsters
  • Guinea pigs
  • Rats
  • Gerbils
  • Sugar gliders
  • Chinchillas
  • Reptiles
  • Pot-bellied pigs
  • Fish

Details

With scheduled and walk in appointments 7 days a week, Vinegar Hill Veterinary Group could not get more convenient. The clinic, despite only being around for the past 10 years has the ability to see pretty much any exotic, except for alligators (which are probably definitely illegal to keep as pets anyway) and has USDA accredited vets for international health certificates, in case you’re traveling abroad with your six ferrets.

If you’re not traveling with your six ferrets--in fact, you’re staying home with them because who could imagine that sort of stress, Vinegar Hill makes house calls to Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, 7 days a week, so you’re set. Reduce your pet’s (and your own!) stress today and book a house call!

Reviews

Reviewers rave about Vinegar Hill’s knowledge of exotic animals, from turtle to rodent to bird care. The entire staff has been noted as friendly, while their vets are open, honest and efficient. Reviewers comment that while the price is a little higher than others, it was worth it to see their pets properly and knowledgeably cared for. Clients are sent reminders about appointments and often same day appointments are available--talk about convenient!

exotic pet bird

Whoever (or whatever species) your pet is, they deserve the very best in every situation. They’re our best friends, and these tip-top vets can give them the extra lives they need to run, play and snuggle for years to come.

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