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1022 County Road 619Newton, NJ 07860
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Worst experience ever! Rude receptionists that can't do their job properly. Take your money elsewhere to somewhere you will be welcomed! I don't know how this place stays in business with the lack of respect for their customers and lack of professionalism!
Visited Newton Vet Hospital 2/17/2017. We had been going to a vet in central NJ for cancer treatments for our dog. After explaining our situation and making an appointment, we were told that they cannot help us and sent us back to Red Bank. We paid $400 to be told that they cannot help us. They did take bloodwork and urine that could have been done at Red Bank for almost half the price. The office manager, Karen, was extremely rude on the phone. We felt deceived by their web site. Karen said that, "they are not Red Bank." Their web site appears that they are a full-service animal hospital, capable of handling everything. They don't even stock the cancer medicine that our dog needs and had to order it that same day from Red Bank. Karen the office manager also told me that she was not willing to meet me in the middle and that they "provided a service" despite that service being subpar. I wish we had known this prior to going. They seem to be very greedy and not willing to make the customer happy. They lost any hopes of us being a future client. I'll travel the hour and a half to Red Bank.
We have a trip planned to go internationally with our cat. We were given wrong information and no explanation as to who or why the mistake was made. The secretaries at this place are utterly incompetent and do not take responsibility for their actions. Now I have to wait on them to get more information and my flight is three days away. I don't know what to do as I have already payed hundreds on the travel fees for my cat. Terrible!
I have a long haired cat that was recently groomed at the clinic. The options for grooming were either a brushing or a lion cut. If I merely wanted her brushed I would have done that myself so I opted for a lion cut that cost me $74 and made my cat look terrible. Not only that but the groomer also cut some of her whiskers on the right side of her face (I didn't notice this til I got home)!! The groomer should have more than two options for grooming cats because the lion cut is certainly not for any cat and my cat looks terrible. I will not get my cat groomed at this place again because of both the expensive cost (it took them less than an hour..an it showed) and the outcome.
Where I live they have a Veterinary clinic its so dirty smells people are not friendly at all.my dog got her shots in the same spot the next day she woke up with a hug lump every went back again I been taking my dog to Newton they so clean very nice cares about animals, My dog sunshine was very small loving dog one day she stopped eating drinking water sleeping all day the 3 day her back legs would give up still not eating any way after 4 days took her to NJ . V. Hospital took her blood found cancer she never has a bump they were nice give me extra blanket for my dog we had to put her sleep with the angels soon I will be getting her ashes I would bury my dog in the yard other animals will eat her I love this place find them to be reasonable in price, you have a chance if you feel the cost is too much my dog was worth the money why she hardly got sick so add up all the years you never took your dog for a illness Newton Animal Hospital bless you all. have other dog they were fantastic only cost me $500.00 the whole year because she was a puppy do you know how much that would have cost you for every shot or appointment is was included. Now my sunshine is resting in peace the song you are my sunshine will always be in my thoughts I give her a good life
I was recommended to this place many years ago by a former employee that worked there. And I have to say, I cannot say enough nice things about this place. Dr. Grau is excellent, and I think once people started getting wind of this place, she was booked up. We now see Dr. Roche, and she is the only one (besides Dr. Grau) that my sheltie will go to. The facility is very clean, and they are very inexpensive for a vet's office. The only issue I have is that some of the women at the front desk are very rude, particularly, Marlo. Every time I go in, I pray that I do not get her during the check-out. Other than that, I would highly recommend this place. I drive about an hour to get there, when there are about 5 other vets (that I know of) closer to me!
horrible experiance...owner trains staff to bilk customers out of every nickle and dime before they even look at pet. BEWARE...they take pet in room without you and come out with exorbitant estimate. I know of two people who had worked there and left because of their uncaring sadistic practices. i've heard horror stories firsthand. ..They're worse than some puppy mills.
will never go back my dog was hit by a car no internal bleeding just a very bad broken leg set him on the table set up an IV made us sit in the waiting room for a long time to the come to us and say this is what we need to do it will cost$ 3562.90( at that price we were considering putting the dog down) for them to take xrays, pain meds one night stay in the there icu the iv and for his leg to be put in a cast. oh also they dont do payments they want half when you walk in and the other half when you are dune but they had no problem trying to get us to open a pet medical credit card turns out they dont even start until you put half of the payment down and the rest in full at pick up (was able to talk them down but not much) they then told me they would need a dogie orthopedic surgent to rebuild his leg and would need to spend the next week there the accident occurring on a Sunday night and it being the only 24/7 animal hospital had no choice. on Monday morning i called my vet Sam castamore in Augusta right up the road from this animal hospital saw him he spent over an hour just talking to us giving us his recommendations he recast-ed my dogs leg because it turns out the hospital used a cast that was to small for my dog and wasn't really helping i was able to take my dog home on Monday thanks to sam as i was getting ready to walk out it ended up costing 300 dollars and he said i can pay him the next time i come in only wish this didn't happen on a sunday will never return to the Newton Veterinary Hospital
Thanks to the amazing staff at this emergency clinic, my dog is alive today. My sighthound bloated and his stomach twisted 360 degrees. His spleen was twisted and needed to be removed too. I live a half hour away and called ahead to tell them I was coming in with a confirmed bloat case. They had the operating room ready when we carried him in the door. They took him from our arms, right to the operating table. My dog didn't have minutes to spare and they did everything they needed to do. Their professionalism, skill, care and speed at treating my dog is the reason he survived. I'm forever grateful to them for saving my best friend.
I completely disagree with anyone who says this place is driven by money. I have been a loyal client for 15 years, way before they had the big office. They recently introduced a yearly fee that includes all well care for your dog. It includes many unlimited free services. I have this for my 3 dogs. We have and 6 surgeries done at the facility and they were all done incredibly well. We had a dog get ill and need to be put down this year and they were amazing during the process. We had our two Minpin puppies spayed with laser surgery and they were home the same day. I drive over 45 minutes to get there (scary when there is an emergency but worth it) and there is a vets office right on the street where I live. Bottom line is owning a pet is a privilege, you don't have to have pets! I wish more people took into consideration the costs of owning a pet, then there would be far less abandoned pets! Dr. Bladek & Dr. Schnieder are AMAZING I also find all the techs very knowledgeable and helpful but most of all EVERYONE there is extremely caring! You can't fake that!
Choosing the right vet for your pet can be tough. After all, your furry friend can't tell you how he or she feels about the doctor. Even though you're not the one treated by the vet, whoever your animal sees is obviously your decision. Since many veterinary diseases and injuries can turn into emergencies very quickly, it's important to have a go-to vet. This way, you can ensure you'll know whom to see when your animal needs care.
Speak to your friends and family about vets who've treated their pets. You can even talk to your groomer or an animal shelter worker for referrals. When you visit the clinics you've been referred to, check that the facility is clean, animals are separated and the staff is calm and courteous. Not all clinics are American Animal Hospital Association accredited. This accreditation isn't a legal necessity, though a clinic that's AAHA-accredited is guaranteed to offer high-quality medical care. To receive accreditation, the clinic has to meet the AAHA's standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
If you're looking for a specialist, you want to make sure he or she is board-certified to practice in that specific area of animal medicine. You'll want to make sure your vet is also convenient to visit, so there are factors to take into account.
The type of animal you own should play a part in which vet you choose as well. While your options are vast if you have a dog or cat, you may have to visit an avian clinic for your bird or an exotics clinic for your snake.
Just as there are many types of doctors, there are many types of vets. Some focus on livestock or house pets, while others may specialize in dentistry or surgery. They may work in a veterinary clinic or zoo, working specifically with the animals housed there, or travel to farms to work with livestock. Since horse racing and other equestrian activities are so popular, some vets are trained to work just with horses.
Diseases, like malaria and yellow fever are also transmitted through animals. Some vets have insight to diseases that affect both humans and animals. Vets have contributed to the treatment and cure of many diseases that plagued both humans and their furry friends.
Government agencies employ veterinarians as well. When an animal comes from a foreign land, these vets quarantine them and check for any diseases that may be present in an effort to control new diseases that can be brought into the country. Other Specific types of vets include:
A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. In some cases, they may assist vets in surgery or restrain struggling animals during tests or lab work. The everyday duties of a veterinary assistant include; monitoring and caring for animals after surgery, keeping medical records, cleaning animals' teeth, feeding and bathing them, cleaning cages, sterilizing surgical equipment, giving animals medication, collecting samples for testing and performing laboratory tests, and offering grief counseling to pet owners.
It's a good idea to bring your pet to the vet regularly. This way, he or she becomes familiar and comfortable with the care providers, and you can stay on top of your pet's preventative care. If the animal is small enough, bring it to the office in a carrier. Just as you visit the doctor for a yearly check up, you should bring in your pet for regular check ups as well. During a routine veterinary visit, the vet will probably begin by asking you if there have been any changes in your pet's behavior or habits.
The vet will then take your pet's vitals, like weight, temperature, pulse and respiration rate, and perform a physical examination of the pet. During a physical exam, the vet checks the abdomen for swollen organs, and the legs, feet and joints for any potential problems. Depending on the age, breed or condition of your pet, your veterinarian may also check the eyes, ears and mouth.
When your vet conducts a full body examination, he or she will check out your pet's coat and skin, noting any hair loss, itchy spots or lumps. Keep note of your animal's shedding habits so you can let the vet know if anything seems abnormal. The vet will check for parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms as well.
Vaccinations are also important to your pet, especially if you have a cat or a dog, and your vet will suggest that you make sure they're current. Keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent your furry friend from getting distemper, rabies, hepatitis and lyme disease. Some vaccinations last longer than others, so speak to your doctor about staying caught up with your animal's shots.
Just like your own health insurance, you want to make sure your animal is covered before he or she needs veterinary services. Some common animal surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, and you don't want to end up having to foot a surprise bill that costs more than your paycheck.
There's no set price for pet health insurance. Costs can depend on factors such as where you live, the age and breed of your pet, and how much coverage you want. Before you take out a pet insurance policy, you'll want to meet with your vet to go over what he or she thinks your animal should be covered for. Many vets believe that you should make sure cancer, chronic disease, hereditary and congenital disease, and common breed-related medical conditions are all addressed in your policy.
Some pet owners can't afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. Some pet stores have wellness plans - which tend to be much cheaper than an insurance policy - that offer shots, check ups, screenings and discounts on various procedures your pet may need. A lot of veterinary offices offer payment plans for pricey procedures as well, as long as you have decent credit history. For a last-ditch option, there are even privately funded organizations that offer pet owners financial aid for their pet's treatments.