Welcome to Prospect Park Animal Clinic

We're excited that you've chosen to visit the official website for Prospect Park Animal Clinic in Brooklyn, NY. From routine wellness exams and preventative procedures to treatment of illnesses and injuries, we want to be your trusted veterinarian. Take a moment to look through this site and get an idea of the many ways we can help your pet live a long, healthy life. Then reach out to us and set up your first visit and consultation at our office.

Need a Veterinarian in Brooklyn? Meet Our Trusted Team

When you're looking for a veterinarian, you want someone who combines skill, experience, and a heartfelt compassion for all kinds of pets. Here at Prospect Park Animal Clinic, our veterinarians and support staff strive to meet those expectations. Practice owner Dr. Leonard Silverman, who received his degree at the University of Bologna has been serving patients here since 1984. Dr. Raymond Quim, a graduate of Michigan State University's veterinary program, has been with us since 2004. Dr. Nick Silverman, a Brooklyn native, received his DVM from Ross University, and has been with PPAC since 2016. They're supported by a skilled, dedicated staff of animal lovers who aim to give your pet very best of care through his life.

Veterinary Services and Conditions Treated

Prospect Park Animal Clinic strives to offer the most complete veterinary care possible. We maintain a variety of services such as:

    • Wellness exams - Regular checkups that evaluate every aspect of your pet's health
    • Preventative care - Vaccinations, microchipping, flea/tick control, heartworm testing and prevention, and other procedures to keep your pet safe and healthy
    • Emergency, illness, or injury- If your pet is sick or has an emergency, we are here to help
    • Surgery - Spaying and neutering, abdominal surgery, emergency surgery, orthopedic surgery and more
    • Dentistry - Dental checkups, cleanings, extractions, and treatment to safeguard your pet's teeth and gums
    • Imaging- Digital x-ray and ultrasound to help us diagnose conditions quickly and accurately
    • Lab Work - In-house and reference laboratories are available for blood and urine testing
    • Dermatology - Diagnosis and treatment of all kinds of skin problems, from contact dermatitis and fungal infections to cancer
    • Endocrinology- Various hormonal disorders can be diagnosed and treated through a combination of history, physical exam, and laboratory testing
    • Geriatric care- Helping pets with diseases that develop as they age including arthritis, organ failure, cancer, and others. We also help with palliative care and hospice care when needed
    • Pet laser therapy - Low-level laser treatments that safely ease pain and inflammation while accelerating the healing process
    • Domestic and international health certificates with USDA certification
    • Boarding - Comfortable enclosures, affectionate daily care, and veterinary treatment as needed while you're away
    • Pharmacy services - We offer both a well-stocked in house pharmacy as well as a web-based pharmacy to get your pets the meds they need.
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Meet Our Doctors

  • Dr.
    Leonard Silverman, D.V.M.
    Practice Owner

    Lenny received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from SUNY Stony Brook in 1973. He then went to the University of Bologna where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1978. Born and bred in Brooklyn and then Queens, he returned to his roots in Brooklyn where he purchased the Prospect Park Animal Clinic in 1984. He enjoys all aspects of Medicine, Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery as well as Imaging. Outside of the clinic, he loves spending time with his wife, three kids, dog and two cats. In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis, cycling and playing piano

  • Dr.
    Nick Silverman, D.V.M.
    Associate Doctor

    Nick received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Washington University in St. Louis. He then moved to the beautiful island of St. Kitts where he earned his DVM from Ross University, including completion of his clinical training at Purdue University. A native Brooklynite, Nick returned home where he completed a one-year rotating internship at Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group, followed by an additional year of training at VERG in the internal medicine department. His professional interests include internal medicine, emergency medicine, and imaging. When not at work, Nick enjoys running, skiing, everything related to sports, ESPN, political debate, farmers markets, and spending time with his wife Bess, their three heavily shedding dogs Annie, Lucy, and Ebbe, and cats Dexter and Deeny.

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Hear From Happy Pet Owners

    I have been using Prospect Animal Clinic for years . The doctors are great with our pets .We know that our pets are always in the best of care .

    Ann & Tom H.

    I was very impressed by Dr. Quim. He is very kind, patient and an excellent communicator.

    Carloine N.

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