Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group is celebrating the relocation of its north Brooklyn hospital, a two-floor facility with separate outpatient and inpatient treatment areas and a rooftop exercise area.
“Moving to our new home has been a massive undertaking,” said VERG founder and medical director Brett Levitzke, DVM.
“This new space allows our doctors, specialists and team members to treat more pets and provide additional top-quality care options to our patients,” he said.
The opening, announced Nov. 8, brings to Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood a 24-hour hospital featuring separate dog and cat lodging areas, a continuing education conference room, and more exam rooms and surgical suites than were available at the former location a mile away. The new hospital also offers a dedicated intensive care unit, an isolation area with independent airflow.
Between the Gowanus location and VERG South, on Flatbush Avenue, the practice employs nearly 40 veterinarians. Among 13 board-certified specialists are cardiologist Justin Carlson, VMD, DACVIM, and dermatologist Rada Panich, DVM, DACVD.