DRAFT - ASPCA Brooklyn Community Veterinary Center (CVC)

The ASPCA Brooklyn Community Veterinary Center

The ASPCA Brooklyn Community Veterinary Center by the Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Charitable Trust is located in the East New York neighborhood. We are offering vaccine and wellness services by appointment only for pets who reside in Brooklyn.


Location: 464 New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207 

Hours: By appointment only, no walk-ins are accepted.
Tuesday - Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact: Call 844-MY-ASPCA to make an appointment.
Please review eligibility and available services below before calling.

Eligibility: Brooklyn residents with an annual household income under $50,000.

Pricing:

The CVC will offer partially and fully subsidized basic and preventive care to dogs and cats on a regular basis. Exact prices will be determined at the time of your appointment.


Services Available:

Please note – we only treat cats and dogs.

  • Physical Exams
  • Vaccines, Deworming
  • Microchips
  • Skin, eye and ear infections
  • Other diagnostics and treatments that are non-invasive and do not require sedation
  • For spay/neuter please visit the ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic

COVID-19 Safety:

Safety measures and social distancing guidelines are in place. Masks are required for the duration of your appointment. In order to help us continue to serve pets in need, we ask that pet parents who have recently traveled to a high-risk state or country, had any exposure to symptomatic or confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, are confirmed positive themselves, or are feeling ill, to please have another caregiver/family member bring your pet or wait until a later date.


FAQ

Why did the ASPCA choose to open a veterinary clinic in this Brooklyn neighborhood?

The ASPCA realized that many pet resources were out of reach for the East New York community, making it difficult for families to provide essential care for their pets. One of the priorities of the ASPCA is to keep people and their pets together by providing accessible veterinary care and resources. The CVC will make basic and preventative care accessible to the East New York Community.

When should my kitten or cat get vaccinated?

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To protect your pet from dangerous diseases they could contract from the environment or other animals, the ASPCA recommends vaccinating cats and dogs according to the schedule below. Your veterinarian may suggest additional vaccines based on your pet’s risk of exposure.

  • 2 Months Old: FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia)
  • 3 Months Old: FVRCP and Rabies*
  • 4 Months Old: FVRCP
  • 1 Year Later: FVRCP and Rabies* (Ask your vet for a 3-year vaccine)
  • 3 Years Later + every 3 years thereafter: FVRCP and Rabies*

*Rabies Vaccine: Required by state law. Some vaccines are effective for only one year. Be sure to request 3-year vaccines from your veterinarian.

Tip: Bring your pet’s vaccination records with you to the veterinarian to ensure they receive their vaccinations at the proper time.

Have a cat over 4 months old with no history of vaccines?

  • Unvaccinated cats 4 months of age and older should receive FVRCP and a rabies vaccine.
  • After the initial set of vaccines, each vaccine should be given again 1 year later and then every 3 years* after that.
When should my puppy or dog get vaccinated?

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To protect your pet from dangerous diseases they could contract from the environment or other animals, the ASPCA recommends vaccinating cats and dogs according to the schedule below. Your veterinarian may suggest additional vaccines based on your pet’s risk of exposure.

  • 2 Months Old: DA2PP (Canine distemper, Adenovirus 2, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza)
  • 3 Months Old: DA2PP and Rabies*
  • 4 Months Old: DA2PP
  • 1 Year Later: DA2PP and Rabies* (Ask your vet for a 3-year vaccine)
  • 3 Years Later + every 3 years thereafter: DA2PP and Rabies*

*Rabies Vaccine: Required by state law. Some vaccines are effective for only one year. Be sure to request 3-year vaccines from your veterinarian.

Tip: Bring your pet’s vaccination records with you to the veterinarian to ensure they receive their vaccinations at the proper time.

Have a dog over 4 months old with no history of vaccines?

  • Unvaccinated dogs 4 months of age and older should receive DA2PP and a rabies vaccine.
  • After the initial set of vaccines, each vaccine should be given again 1 year later and then every 3 years* after that.
What is spay/neuter? And why should I do it for my pet?

This is a surgical procedure performed by veterinarians to make cats and dogs permanently unable to reproduce. Neutering male cats makes them less likely to mark their territory by spraying urine. Additionally, your female pet will no longer go into heat. Neutering male dogs may prevent them from roaming away from home in search of a mate. Spay/neuter may also prevent certain health risks, including uterine infections and some types of cancer.

My pet ingested something unusual. Should I take him to an emergency clinic?

If you cannot find out if the item is toxic to your pet the ASPCA® Animal Poison Control Center Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is staffed with licensed toxicologists. If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A consultation fee may be applied.

Is it okay to give my pet food from my dinner plate?

It is recommended that pets are fed only pet food formulated for their species. There are certain human foods that can be dangerous to your pet’s health, so please research any new food items you would like to feed your pet to ensure they are safe before giving it to him/her.

My pet sheds a lot. Is there anything that can help with that?

Most cats rarely need a bath, but you should brush or comb your pet regularly. This helps keep the pet clean and reduce shedding. Most dogs don’t need to be bathed more than a few times a year. Before bathing, comb out all matted hairs. Ask your local pet store to suggest a grooming product for your pet.

My landlord told me I need to get rid of my pet, is there anything I can do to keep him?

Mayor’s Alliance For NYC’s Animals assists with housing-related issues. Call (347) 938-7692 to discuss the best options available to you.

What should I do if I need to surrender my pet?

Please contact the Animal Care Centers (ACC) of NYC at (212) 788-4000 or [email protected] for any surrender inquires. To obtain more information about licensing, leash laws or behavior services, and other pet-related inquires visit the ACC website.

What other services does the ASPCA offer?

We operate various programs and services in the New York City area:


Local Resources

This resources below have been prepared for informational purposes and is not an ASPCA endorsement of the services provided. This is not an exhaustive list of NYC animal services.

Animal Care Centers

Humane Society of New York
306 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022
(212) 752-4842

Animal Care Centers of New York
Brooklyn Animal Care Center
2336 Linden Blvd, New York, NY 11208
(212) 788-4000

Low Cost Veterinary Services

ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic
Provides low-cost spay/neuter right in your community.

Low-Cost Vet Mobile
Veterinary services including routine exams, vaccines, nail trims and more. Every Sunday at 11:00 A.M. First come, first served. Proof of income required.
137-20 Cross Bay Blvd, Queens, NY, 11417

Vetco
Mobile service offers low-cost vaccines at Petco stores.
(516) 249-2482

24 Hour Emergency Veterinary Services

Blue Pearl
32 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 596-0099

Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group
Full service 24/7 vet care.
196 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 522-9400

Full Service Veterinary Care

Lefferts Animal Hospital
Full services veterinary care (call in advance for appointments).
86-37 Lefferts Blvd, Richmond Hill, NY 11418
(718) 849-3000

Glendale Animal Clinic
Full services veterinary care (call in advance for appointments).
67-35 Myrtle Ave, Glendale, NY 11385
(347) 599-1335

Howard Beach Hospital
Full services veterinary care (call in advance for appointments).
163-11 Cross Bay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414
(718) 848-6803

Local Pet and Animal Resources

ASPCA Community Engagement
Provides free or low-cost pet supplies, dog houses, boarding and more for those in need of assistance with a pet. Call (866) 816-4804 or email [email protected]

Petco Pet Store
Dog training, grooming, pet food and supplies.
528 Gateway Dr #4, Brooklyn, NY 11239
(718) 647-2604

Mayor’s Alliance For NYC’s Animals
Tenant advocacy for NYC residents experiencing pet- related housing issues.
[email protected] or (347) 938-7692

Pets Plus
Dog grooming, self-service pet wash, pet food and supplies.
135-25 79th St, Howard Beach, NY 11414
(718) 322-1724

The ASPCA provides the above veterinary referral list for the convenience of its clients, and is not formally affiliated with any of the service providers named herein. The ASPCA makes no representation or warranty whatsoever about, and shall not be held liable for, the services that may be subsequently provided by any such service provider.