Staten Island Animal Hospital
640 Willowbrook Rd | Staten Island, NY 10314Call 718-873-9939
|Monday||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|Thursday||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|Friday||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am - 3:00pm|
- Board Certified Acupuncturist
- Grooming Services
- Animal Boarding
- Animal Daycare
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Grooming
- Animal Microchipping
- Bird Vet
- Exotic Animal Vet
- Large Animal Vet
- Reptile Vet
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
- New Pet Initial Visit
- Physical Exam
At Staten Island Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you and your pets. Everyone on our staff believes that the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible health care for them. When you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians are known for, their kind and thorough care. You will receive 100% of the doctor's attention and have all your questions answered. We'll also carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to your pet's long-term health.
In every case, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable and friendly members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary assistants and receptionists are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of veterinary medicine and procedures ensures that all our patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.
Dr. Ruderman grew up on Long Island with a large variety of pets. He was the human to dogs, cats, birds, turtles, rabbits, iguanas and the list goes on. Dr. Ruderman went to Monmouth College, then to Oklahoma State and The Ohio State University. He got his Veterinary Technician license in 1975 and earned his B.S. in Zoology in 1976. While at Ohio State he lived over an animal hospital working full time and going to school part-time. Veterinary school took Dr. Ruderman even farther from home - Milan, Italy. Not only did he move to Italy but he also had to learn to speak, read, and write the language first.
Some of his hobbies, just like his medicine find origins in the East: Bonsai, collecting Japanese swords and sword fittings, fishing, and target shooting. He also enjoys cooking.
His personal accomplisments include a black belt in Shorin-Ryu karate hitch hicking alone from Turkey to Spain. Dr. Ruderman with the help of his wife Cindy and two children, Philip & Emily has also raised and bred Blue and Gold Macaws and Goffin's Cockatoos. He's only had his wife for 21 years, but he's had is male Blue & Gold Macaw named Melissa for appoximately 30 years. He also has 2 other Macaws Rosebud & Peta, a Russian Tortoise, a bearded dragon, and 3 dogs Sadie a 130lb. full of energy Newfoundland, his 2 other dogs, both rescues, are Maggie a Bichon, and Sophie an English Bulldog.
Dr. Ruderman adds "My theory is, if you have enough health equipment, you will lose weight just moving it around while dusting it."
Dr. Ruderman has lectured at the New York Turtle & Tortoise Society, The Staten Island Herp Club, The Big Apple Bird Club in Manhattan, The Staten Island Horticultural Society and currently blogs for The Staten Island Advance on SILive.com in the pet care section.
You can find him here at his second home most days except Sunday & Thursday which are his normal days off.
Special Interests: Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tui-na (Chinese chiropractic), fishing, target shooting and traveling. He is also hooked on an online world wide computer game called Worlds of Warcraft.
Dr. Viado is a 1977 graduate of The University of the Philippines in Dilman, Quezon City. Prior to joining our practice in 1985, Dr. Viado made house calls in Brooklyn, New York.
Many veterinarians develop a passion for a specific field of interest in veterinary medicine, for Dr. Viado that passion is surgery. Possessing a keen eye and steady, skilled hands, Dr. Viado is recognized among our affiliated veterinarians as one of the best surgeons on Staten Island.
Dr. Viado also has 2 pets of his own, a chihuahua named Noodles and a cockateil named Sunshine.
Special Interests: woodworking, home improvements, SCUBA diving (SSI certified), the outdoors and traveling with his lovely wife Nellie. The most recent hobby Dr. Viado has taken on is photography, he loves to show off his camera & pictures he has taken at the many exotic trips he's been on. The most recent & exotic being the Galapagos Islands.
Dr. Christine Asaro, DVM graduated from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicinein St. Kitts, West Indies in February 2000. After graduation, Dr. Asaro completed her clinical year at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. She is a member of AVMA, LIVMA and VMA of New York City. For the past nine years, she has been practicing in the metropolitan area with a main focus in small animal medicine.read more