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.

Featured Articles

  • 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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  • Hypertension

    Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is fairly common in cats. Although it can occur on its own, it is usually a sign of other serious health problems. High blood pressure can also cause problems with other parts of the body, including the eyes, kidneys and heart. Cats are more likely to develop high ...

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  • Hyperthyroidism in Cats

    Hyperthyroidism is a condition that causes a cat’s thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone. This disease most often shows up in middle-aged and older cats. The thyroid gland is located in the neck. Thyroid hormones affect most organs in the body, so hyperthyroidism can lead to other problems ...

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  • Kidney Issues

    The kidneys have two important roles in a cat’s body. First, they filter wastes and toxins from the blood, which then exit the body in the urine. The kidneys also help regulate the volume of fluids in the body and important hormones and other chemicals. Cats can develop several kinds of kidney issues, ...

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  • Liver

    The liver is a very important organ. It is involved in digestion and removing harmful toxins from the blood. Cats can develop several conditions that affect how well their liver works. Cholangiohepatitis One of the most common causes of liver disease in cats is cholangiohepatitis. In this condition, ...

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  • Nasal Problems

    Cats can suffer from several conditions of nose, sinuses and other parts of the upper respiratory tract. These include nasopharyngeal polyps—a type of non-cancerous growth—and inflammation of the membranes of the nasal passages and sinuses. Nasopharyngeal Polyps A nasopharyngeal polyp is a mass of ...

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  • Neurological Issues

    Did you know that your cat’s brain is the size of a golf ball? Despite its small size, a cat’s brain is complex and is an integral part of how a feline’s neurological system functions. If a cat has a defect or injury associated with the brain and the other organs, muscles, tissues and nerves that ...

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  • Nutrition and Weight Control

    Like humans, cats need a balanced diet and to maintain a healthy weight, for optimal physiological functioning. Feeding your cat too much can lead to obesity; feeding your cat too little can lead to malnourishment. Furthermore, a cat may have an aversion to a certain cat food or a condition causing loss ...

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  • Oral Health for Felines

    In addition to nutrition and weight management, oral care is another component that plays a part in a cat’s overall health. By lessening plaque buildup and stopping the plaque from forming dental tartar, you can prevent or control periodontal (gum) disease in your cat. Destruction of the teeth, tongue, ...

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Testimonials

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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Office Hours

Office Hours

Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm