Hope Animal Hospital

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390 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Driving Directions

(718) 852-4219

Email: info@hopevet.com

  • Hours:
  • Mon
  • Tue: 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wed: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu: 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Fri: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat
  • Sun: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Hope Veterinary Clinic provides comprehensive, client centered treatment to enhance the health and well being of animals and to promote the human-animal bond. We believe in a holistic approach to veterinary medicine using complementary medicine. 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 life. Our practice of using complementary medicine means that we utilize both western and eastern treatments 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.

Hope Animal Hospital Services

  • Acupuncture
  • Anesthesia
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Dental Care
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • House Calls
  • Laboratory
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Reptiles
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams
  • Hydrotherapy

Hope Animal Hospital Staff Profiles

Tracy Akner, VMD, CVA

Veterinarian
Dr. Tracy Akner graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School in 2000 after receiving a bachelor's degree in biology from Barnard College. While practicing small animal medicine and surgery she became frustrated with many patients who suffered chronic diseases and did not achieve optimal health with conventional medicine. She sought training in Traditional Chinese Medicine to help them. In 2002 she received certification from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and has had great success in treating many pets with acupuncture, nutritional and herbal therapy.
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Kimmy Mazzola

Nursing Staff
Kimmy was born and raised in Brooklyn and currently lives in Crown Heights. She entered Hunter College majoring in Literature and Education. After three years, she changed her career goals and started working at Hope in August of 2004. She worked her way up from kennel staff to one of the head technicians. She adopted Emma, a 13 year-old Abyssinian, from Infinite Hope in 2008 after the cat was brought to the clinic needing very special reconstructive eye surgery. Emma lives with Max, a large 5 year-old cat rescued and adopted by her boyfriend who is a veterinary technician as well. Kimmy also has a black one-eared cat named Salem, and a chocolate chihuahua rescued by the ASPCA named Harley that she visits regularly at her mom's house in Bensonhurst. Taking pictures, wandering through museums, kickboxing, cooking and lounging at home are her favorite leisure activities.
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Dr. Jessica E. Faigle, DVM, CVA

Veterinarian
Dr. Jessica Faigle is originally from Birmingham, Michigan. She received a bachelor of science from the University of Michigan and earned her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Michigan State University in 2002. While working in Chicago, she became a certified veterinary acupuncturist through IVAS. After seven years in Chicago, she moved to New York to join Hope. When not at work, she enjoys running, yoga, eating, and although not skilled at it, loves to dance.
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