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Welcome to Rockaway Beach Veterinary Services

Your Veterinarian in Rockaway Beach, NY

Call us at (718) 408-7287 (RBVS)

Email us at info@rockawaybeachvet.com


Rockaway Beach Veterinary Services is dedicated to providing excellent care for your best friend. From the moment you walk through our door, you'll feel like part of the family.

We are a full service animal hospital offering the best in preventative medicine.

Some of our veterinary services include wellness exams, vaccinations, radiology, laboratory diagnostics, microchipping, in-house pharmacy, advanced dental care, dental x-ray, preventative medicine, parasite prevention & control, pain management, prescription diets.

At Rockaway Beach Veterinary Services, our mission is treating your pets with integrity, excellence, and compassion.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for our pet owners.

At Rockaway Beach Veterinary Services, we treat your best friend like our best friend.

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Joanne Ruggiero
    D.V.M. - Owner

    "I love coming to work everyday! Ever since our doors opened at Rockaway Beach Veterinary Services, I have felt welcomed into a community that has met my expectations far and beyond. I look forward to many wonderful years ahead.

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  • Howard Hollander
    D.V.M. - Owner

    Working so close to home and sharing this new venture in life with those I've grown up with has made opening this new practice a dream come true.

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  • Ronnie Havens

    Hospital Manager

  • Holly Amiel

    Head Veterinary Technician

  • Valentina Medina

    Veterinary Technician

  • Ruth Perez

    Receptionist Coordinator

  • Gabriella Torres

    Veterinary Assistant

  • Kristine Jackson


  • Jenny Jording

    Groom Specialist


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Office Hours


9:00 AM-7:00 PM


9:00 AM-7:00 PM


9:00 AM-7:00 PM


9:00 AM-7:00 PM


9:00 AM-5:00 PM


9:00 AM-2:00 PM



Featured Articles

Helpful Reading

  • Microchipping Your Pet

    Each year, nearly 8 million animals end up in local shelters. Of those 8 million pets, data shows that less than 20 percent of lost dogs and less than 2 percent of missing cats are ever returned to their original owners. Thankfully, there are some useful tools available to help pet owners who have lost ...

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  • Multiple Pets Benefit Families

    Just like humans, furry family members need to have company, playmates and social interactions to be happy. Sometimes it's hard to remember that our family pets are animals first and family second. We typically look at the benefits of pets in homes from the standpoint of work and expense involved. ...

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  • New Pet? 7 Questions to Ask Your Family Veterinarian

    Your new family member may be furry with whiskers and a tail, or have scales, hooves or even wings. If you're the proud new owner of a new pet, chances are you'll have best results integrating your new pet into your family when you include a veterinarian on your team. "Having a new pet isn't like having ...

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Feedback from our clients

  • "Our experience with your office was fantastic. Even though you never met our new puppy before, when I came in to ask you to see him because he is coughing, you immediately made an appointment for that day. You called to check on him the next day which really gave our family a feeling of confidence that our puppy will be in good hands with you as his Vet. Thank you"
    Margaret M
  • "Wonderful caring staff from the moment I came in with my sick dog. Front desk to vet assistants were kind and friendly. Dr Hollander listened to her and ordered chest and throat X-rays. I wish I had come to this practice when they first opened. More was done in one visit than had been done since 2013 when her collapsing trachea was first diagnosed."
    Francine M