Hope Vet is owned and run by Kristine Young, a veterinarian, and Juliet Sternberg, a social worker. Hope began operating on a mobile basis in the fall of 2001 using the combined skills of a veterinarian and a social worker to serve older, homebound people with pets. For over 4 years now, Hope has been at 390 Atlantic Avenue, encompassing a modern facility with 6 doctors, a social worker, 15 nurses, an animal massage therapist and numerous support staff.
We believe in a holistic approach to veterinary medicine using complementary medicines. By this we mean that we address the entirety of the pet’s emotional, physical and environmental needs. We also believe in providing support and education for owners in order that they can care effectively for their pets from the beginning to the end of the pet’s lives. Our practice of using complementary medicines means that we utilize both western and eastern medicines according to a patient’s specific needs. Wherever possible, we try to use natural products and supplements to treat conditions (especially chronic conditions), but will also prescribe standard medicines if this is the most appropriate treatment.
In April 2006 we attained American Hospital Association Accreditation. This means that we are in accordance with the highest standards available for small animal veterinary practice. There are only 3,000 AAHA accredited practices in the USA (about 17% of all practices) that voluntarily meet or exceed the Association’s standards for patient care, equipment, and quality procedures. As part of our accreditation, we are regularly evaluated by an AAHA consultant to assure continuing compliance. AAHA standards are recognized around the world as the benchmark for quality care in veterinary medicine.
(picture of clinic façade & AAHA logo)
Monday 9am – 7pm
Tuesday 9am – 7pm
Wednesday 9am – 6pm
Thursday 9am – 7pm
Friday 9am – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm
All appointments begin at 10am.
390 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Between Hoyt and Bond in Boerum Hill
A,C or G @ Hoyt Street-Schermerhorn Street
F or G @ Bergen Street
So that we may continue providing the best possible service, we require that payments be made at the time services are rendered. For your convenience, we accept American Express, Debit Cards, Discover, MasterCard, Visa and cash.
We also accept CareCredit (make as a link to carecredit site) which is a flexible program, specifically designed for healthcare expenses, that eases paying for procedures and treatments through interest-free payment plans. If you wish to apply for Care Credit, please ask our staff in advance for an application form and be prepared to provide two forms of identification, one with a picture. The application is free and it only takes a few minutes.
If you have an emergency during our closed hours please call or immediately go to the Veterinary Emergency Referral Group located close by at 318 Warren Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 between Smith and Court Streets. (MAP to Veterinary Emergency Referral Group)
If you have an emergency during our regular hours please call so that we assess whether it is in your pet’s best interest to come to our clinic or to go immediately to the Veterinary Emergency Referral Group with whom we work closely. Feel free to call with questions, and our staff will help you to determine the best plan of action.