About Us | The Garden Vet | Carroll Gardens Veterinary Group
455 Court Street, Brooklyn NY 11231

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

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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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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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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Dr. Debra Draper

Dr. Debra Draper was born in Bloomington, Indiana and spent time growing up in Colorado and Arizona.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Arizona State University, then moved to Florida to pursue a Master’s Degree in Marine Environmental Science. She went on to earn her DVM from the University of Florida in 2004 (Go Gators!). Read More

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