455 Court Street, Brooklyn NY 11231
718-875-7007

About Us

Our Team of Experts Are Passionate About Pet Care

At Carroll Gardens Veterinary Group (also called The Garden Vet), we offer full-service medical treatment, routine check-ups including vaccinations, puppy and kitten consultations, emergency treatment, surgical procedures, digital x-ray, laboratory analysis, and dental procedures including digital dental x-ray.

Dr. Mollica and her staff are not only equipped to nurture dogs and cats, but welcome birds and pocket pets like hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets and rabbits just to name a few.

Both Dr. Mollica and Dr. Lyons are committed to providing the most modern diagnostics, treatment, and surgical options available. We attend continuing education lectures and wet labs multiple times a year and consult with a network of specialists. Our mission is to help you understand your pet’s health and provide options based on your pet’s individual needs.

Friendly and comfortable medical boarding options are also available.

We also offer a Free Dental Exam – dental disease can affect the entire body and early detection is key.

We are located on Court Street in Brooklyn, NY. We are proud of our growing relationship with the Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Gowanus, and Cobble Hill communities. We are pleased to be able to offer house-call services when a visit to our office isn’t convenient.

Contact us with any inquiries or request an appointment.

“I love the art of medicine and nurturing my patients back to health, but what I love even more is the relationships I have formed with my clients, their families, and pets along the way. We are the neighborhood vet you can call to discuss nervousness before your pet’s surgery or end of life issues multiple times and continue to speak to the same doctor. There is no revolving door of veterinarians. There are so many reasons why I nor Dr. Lyons have never chosen a specialty in our field and that reason is to grow with our clients and their pets through all the beautiful stages of life….together.”

~Dr. Erica Mollica

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Dr. Erica Mollica
DVM, Owner

Dr. Erica Mollica is part owner and medical director of Carroll Gardens Veterinary Group. As the neighborhood coined, “The Garden Vet.” Dr Mollica starting working in the veterinary field when she was 13 years old and has not left! Read More

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Dr. Rick Lyons
VMD

Dr. Lyons’ love of animals began when he was young, as he grew up with a variety of pets — from dogs and cats to birds and lizards. His interest in science and veterinary medicine sparked when he worked as a veterinary technician through high school in New Jersey.   Read More

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Dwayne
Veterinary Technician

Though his size can be a bit daunting, Dwayne is a lover of all animals big and small and has a special fondness for guinea pigs. He has been in the field for 12 years with the last few spent at Carroll Gardens Vet. His special interests include anesthesia, exotic husbandry, and client education.

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Karen T. Shrom
Veterinary technician and Hospital Manager

Karen worked for 13 years as a Critical Care/Emergency Nurse before making the switch to animal nursing over 14 years ago. She found her home at Carroll Gardens Vet where she became Hospital Manager in addition to being a Veterinary Technician. Her interests include senior dog care and wellness, rabbit and rodent medicine and anesthesia, and poultry medicine.

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Jennifer
Client Care Coordinator

Jennifer has been in the veterinary field for 9 years and joined CGVG full time in 2016. In her spare time she volunteers with New York Cares as well as Best Friends Animal Society. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband and two young daughters. She has a Yorkie named Briseis and a dachshund/chihuahua mix named Cinnamon

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Ayssa
Client Care Coordinator

Ayssa is a New Yorker at heart, living the Jersey lifestyle. She adores her fur babies and enjoys spending her off time with her husband and their little family. She’s found a home in the veterinary field and loves being able to make new furry friends as well as their wonderful owners.

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Lisa Alonso Vear
Veterinary Technician

Lisa has been in the veterinary field for 16 years and joined CGVG full time in 2013. Her special interest lies in senior and disabled animal rescue. She recently produced a web series called “Forever Home” that explores animal rescue efforts. Lisa and her husband are proud to have a distinguished older dachshund named Rochester as part of their family.

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Brian Smith
Veterinary Technician

Brian worked in a variety of fields before finding his path in his veterinary career over 10 yrs ago at North Shore Animal League. It was easy to see that he had finally found a career to match his lifelong love of animals. After starting in shelter medicine, he was transferred to the adjoining Medical Center. Since then Brian has worked in multiple Hospitals in NYC and Long Island. Brian says that settling into Carroll Gardens Veterinary Group, working with a compassionate staff and knowledgeable doctors has made his veterinary journey that much more rewarding.

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Damion Webber
Veterinary Technician

Damion Webber is superb addition to The Garden Vet family.  He has been with us since January, 2014 and provides exceptional care to our patients and their parents.  Damion made the move from his beautiful island of Jamaica and continued in the veterinary field when he moved to NY. He has worked in many hospitals doing emergency and critical care, surgery, dentistry, radiology, and rehabilitation. Damion found his home here at The Garden Vet! When not working Damion loves spending his time with the 4 loves of his life, his two sons, his girlfriend and his cat Lars.

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Dawn Barton
Client Care Coordinator

Dawn Barton, who has found her home here at The Garden Vet, absolutely loves being the first point of contact for you when you enter the clinic. She has been working in this field for the last seven years and has never looked back. Dawn loves to interact with our patients and you, their parents. Dawn is also mom to her son and her rescued pitbull daughter, Rubee, (who is quite the gem).