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VIPee Week
April 5, 2018

During the week of April 9 – 15, Bay Street Animal Hospital is providing FREE urine analysis for your very important pet (usually costing $50).

No exam necessary. Just drop off your pet’s urine in a clean container and get the results back while you wait. If you cannot collect the urine, come in to BSAH and we will collect the urine specimen without any additional fee.

No appointment necessary. You can drop off a specimen or bring in your pet for urine collection any day during the week of April 9 – 15 before midnight (Sunday before 6:00pm).

Call 718-420-9100 for more information.


Upcoming VIP Lecture/Roundtable:  A Blend of Eastern and Western Petcare for Your Dog and Cat
April 5, 2018

Dr Candrilli

On Wednesday, April 11, Dr. Justine Candrilli will be presenting a lecture and slide show to invited pet owners, East Meets West: Acupuncture, Laser Treatment, and Herbal Medicine — An Integrative Approach to Canine and Feline Healthcare.

The lecture will be followed by a roundtable discussion. The event is scheduled for 7:00 – 9:00pm at Bay Street Animal Hospital.

The event will be filmed live and simultaneously live-streamed on Facebook. Digital participants will be able to relay questions and comments to Dr. Candrilli and the audience during the event.

Dr. Candrilli is an attending Veterinarian at Bay Street Animal Hospital, and has trained at the Chi Institute of Chinese Veterinary Medicine as a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist.

Rabies Alert
February 14, 2018

On February 1, The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) issued an alert to area veterinarians that several rescue dogs for adoption or sale have been diagnosed with the rabies virus. New York City is the main port of entry for rescue dogs from other countries.

The cases of recently diagnosed rabies in New York City has revealed that many rescue dogs are entering the United States with intentionally falsified documentation, such as fake certificates of vaccination against the rabies virus.

Rabies is a deadly disease of the central nervous system found in all warm-blooded animals, including dogs, cats, and humans. The virus is spread primarily when an infected animal bites another animal or human. Rabies is incurable. After the onset of symptoms, the course of the disease results in fatality from paralysis leading to cardiac arrest or respiratory failure. In humans, unless an anti-rabies serum is administered within 24 hours after exposure to the virus, the course of the disease is irreversible.

According to the DOHMH alert, maintaining vaccination against rabies is required for all dogs and cats in New York City. “Any healthy pet dog or cat that has bitten or otherwise potentially exposed a person to rabies is required to be confined and observed by the owner for 10 days after the bite incident.” 

Current information on rabies and animals testing positive for rabies in New York City is available on the Health Department Website ( Also available at the Website is additional information about rabies, including summary data for New York City and a downloadable brochure for pet owners.

February 2, 2018
  1. Bad breath stinks!
  2. That odor you smell may indicate a serious health risk to your pet — damage to your pet’s teeth, gums, and bronchitis. Senior pets (age 7+) are particularly vulnerable.
  3. To celebrate, Bay Street Animal Hospital is offering a 20% savings on your pet’s dental exam, pre-dental blood tests, and dental cleaning procedure with dental x-rays, if necessary. Offer ends March 31*


Call us today at 718-420-9100 to make an appointment.

*Dentistry patients must be current on their vaccinations, which will be updated at the pre-dental exam, if necessary. Some patients may require extractions or other services, such as x-rays at additional cost. Although all additional dental procedures will be discounted, basic prices quoted are subject to the actual procedures that are completed under anesthesia. Discount is being offered on dental appointments scheduled before March 31, 2018, and may not be combined with other discounts.

January 10, 2018

On October 20, Dr. Robert B. Cohen, Co-Director of the Bay Street Animal Hospital, was honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award from his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Delaware ( The award was based on a “clear record of outstanding career accomplishments, service, and leadership to the profession, and community service…” 

Academic Career

Dr. Cohen graduated from the University of Delaware with a Degree with Distinction in 1972. He went on to attend the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where he was awarded the coveted American Animal Hospital Association Student Achievement award for outstanding clinical performance. Dr. Cohen continued his post-graduate veterinary medical and surgical training at the world’s largest teaching animal hospital, The Animal Medical Center of New York (

Early Career

While at AMC, Dr. Cohen founded, with another veterinary cardiologist, a high-tech innovative computer-based cardiac and internal medicine consulting service for veterinarians. The venture evolved into the world’s largest provider of veterinary consulting services, CardioPet. AMC and Dr. Cohen sold their interests in the company in 1987. Today, the consulting service continues in worldwide use as part of Idexx Laboratories companion veterinary services program. 

The Bay Street Animal Hospital on Staten Island

Dr. Cohen came to Staten Island in 1988 and developed several private practices, including Rosebank Veterinary Practice. It was here that Dr. Cohen teamed up with Dr. Theresa Ann Cavallaro and blended their professional skills. In 1995, the team opened South Shore Veterinary Practice.

In 2002, Dr. Cohen and Dr. Cavallaro left South Shore and established a larger, state-of-the-art facility —  Bay Street Animal Hospital — a six-doctor, full-service veterinary practice. BSAH has developed into one of the largest animal hospitals on Staten Island, and has, over the years, been providing its patients with 24/7 comprehensive care. The facility houses an adjacent residence for veterinary staff. Services include emergency pet care; pet surgery; pet grooming; holistic and alternative pet medical treatments, such as acupuncture; and a pet boarding hotel. This spring, BSAH will be opening up an outdoor weather-protected 1,000-sq.-ft year-round sanitary green space, which will contain large runs and a communal play area for dogs. (