East New York


Happening Now

The future site of the Brooklyn Community Veterinary Center (CVC) is 464 New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. Here we are offering appointment-only, urgent veterinary services and pet food distribution as a part of our COVID-19 relief efforts including treatment tents and mobile units, to safely provide essential, urgent animal care services in East New York. These are temporary measures geared towards the current needs of pet owners in Central Brooklyn and across New York City. In the future, our services will be conducted inside the building.

If you live in East New York and need assistance for your pet(s), you can also call the NYC COVID-19 Pet Hotline at (877) 204-8821.

The ASPCA is deeply committed to keeping animals healthy and safe at home with their families by helping pet owners access the resources and services they need during the COVID-19 crisis.

Next Steps for the CVC

In the spring of 2021, the new Community Veterinary Center will open, providing free and subsidized basic and preventative vet care to animals within East New York. The ASPCA Community Veterinary Center will be located at 464 New Lots Ave, Brooklyn, New York, between Bradford and Wyona streets.

The CVC will offer access to affordable veterinary services for pet owners and aims to improve the health and welfare of dogs and cats in East New York.

The CVC will offer primary pet care services including:

  • Physical exams
  • Preventive treatments like vaccines and deworming
  • Microchip
  • Treatment for common ailments such as skin, eye and ear infections
  • Other diagnostics and treatments that are non-invasive and do not require sedation

The Brooklyn CVC will also offer low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter surgery for pets of qualifying residents of East New York. Check back for updates on when these services will be available.

We want to hear from you!

If you have any questions, please fill out our Community Engagement form. Someone from our team will respond within 72 hours.

Other FAQ's

Where can I go for veterinary care now?

We are currently offering wellness care, vaccines and urgent pet care. These services will be offered in our treatment tents and mobile units. If you need to schedule an appointment for your pet call (877) 204-8821.

Please see our COVID-19 FAQ's for more information on our operations during this time.

When will the Brooklyn Community Veterinary Center open?

The Brooklyn Community Veterinary Center will open in 2021. Please check back for updates on the grand opening.

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.

How much will the services cost?

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 time of appointment.

How can I schedule an appointment for services?

If you need assistance for your pet(s) now, please call the NYC COVID-19 Pet Hotline at (877) 204-8821. This is a temporary measure in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Please check back for updated information on how to schedule appointments for services once the Brooklyn CVC opens.

Please see our COVID-19 FAQ's for more information on our operations during this time.

Where can I get pet food?

Food and supplies are available by appointment only and pet owners are encouraged to call the NYC COVID-19 Pet Hotline at (877) 204-8821 for more information and to request an appointment.

Please see our COVID-19 FAQ's for more information on our operations during this time.

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

Please contact the Animal Control Centers of New York 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 Animal Control Center website: nycacc.org.

What other services does the ASPCA offer?

We operate various programs and services in the New York City area, including our Adoption Center, Animal Hospital, mobile Spay/Neuter and more. For a list of answers to commonly asked pet-related questions from NYC residents please visit the NYC FAQ page.

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