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Welcome to Rockaway Beach Veterinary Services

Your Veterinarian in Rockaway Beach, NY

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

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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

  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is the natural deficiency of thyroid hormone and is the most common hormone imbalance of dogs. This deficiency is produced by several different mechanisms. The most common cause (at least 95% of cases) is immune destruction of the thyroid gland. It can also be caused by natural atrophy ...

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  • Feline Distemper

    Feline distemper or feline panleukopenia is a highly contagious viral disease of kittens and adult cats caused by the feline parvovirus. It is also called panleukopenia as it affects the bone marrow and causes low white blood cell counts. It is relatively common in unvaccinated cats and is often fatal, ...

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  • Bloat and Gastric Torsion

    Bloat and gastric torsion is a serious condition and your pet should be rushed to the emergency room if this occurs. Certain breeds of dogs with deep chests and narrow waists, such as hounds, bouvier des Flandres, or doberman pinschers are more susceptible to a syndrome of gastric torsion and bloat. This ...

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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