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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

  • Feline Ear Issues

    Most cats will never have a serious problem with their hearing during their lives. However, several ear issues can affect cats. Many of these can cause discomfort or pain, but some may even lead to a partial loss of hearing or deafness. Ear issues in cats can have a variety of causes, including infections, ...

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  • Fish

    If you’re thinking of getting a pet fish, you should know that your veterinarian has a lot of good advice about pet ownership. Fish can be very rewarding as pets, and you just may be surprised about how much fish actually interact with their owners. Here’s more valuable information about choosing ...

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  • Caring for Your Horse

    Horse owners form a special bond with their horses, but this close connection comes with the responsibility of caring for your equine companion throughout its life. This means taking care of your horse every day throughout the year, come rain or shine. If you do this well, your horse can live up to 35 ...

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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